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Wheeeeeee!!! Doing laundry in the kennel for the first time in more than 6 months!!

It's the little things 😉

Thanks again to John, Melissa, Mary, and Marianne!!

23 Mar 2017 5:29 PM



Miley went with me to walk a client's dog this afternoon.
I can not believe that Miley is still available for adoption. She is pretty close to perfect in my book. This girl loves to play ball and go for long walks with her person. She'd make a great all around dog, she could do recreational agility, rally, obedience, or just be your best friend.
What I really love about her is how she takes everything in stride. Loose dogs running at her? No worries. Kids on bikes? Doesn't bat an eye. Loud trucks? No big deal.
Adoption applications can be filled out at www.mabcr.org!
~Skylar

23 Mar 2017 4:00 PM



Apparently it is National Puppy Day. Here is a gratuitous snap of Mama Lisa and her pups who stayed with us in 2013 (and quickly went into their new homes ones they were weaned). Care to share a pic of your puppy here? Please do!

23 Mar 2017 8:52 AM



There are times when I am overwhelmed by the help and generosity of our people. Today is one of those times.

I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to John, who made arrangements for us to receive a new washing machine for an excellent price (and free delivery and installation)...to Melissa for doing ALL of the leg work (she jumped in, feet first and made it happen)....and to Marianne and Mary for making the donations to cover the cost of the washing machine. We would not be receiving a new washing machine on Thursday if it weren't for you :)

I often tell people it takes a village, and it does. What an amazingly wonderful village we are. Thank you for being there for us when we need you.

Sarah

20 Mar 2017 8:06 PM



This morning Skylar and I were having a training discussion (related to this article). The question was regarding 'favourite' training tools for stopping pulling on walks. Her response? Patience and constancy. Brava!
Chris Zink agrees.

That said, I do think there is a place for no-pull harnesses - in conjunction with a serious training plan to eliminate the use of one :)

20 Mar 2017 6:49 AM



Check it out! A friend brought his drone to Yappy Hour!! Who do you see??

19 Mar 2017 7:39 PM



So, crazy request here , but does anyone have silicone muffin pans they don't use? We'd like to freeze supplements for the dogs meals, and they seem like they would be a good way to do it in portion sizes...

18 Mar 2017 12:41 PM



Part of our job is to keep resident dogs comfortable and clean, which means we need a washing machine and dryer. Those of you who have been with us for a while may remember that we have a huge issue keeping washing machines going - newer machines simply cannot handle the hair and dirt that farm dogs produce.
Our current washing machine was highly recommended by the serviceman who attempted to repair the machine we had purchased prior - which the appliance company took back since we had issues with it from day one. Unfortunately, the machine has electronic issues which will cost nearly as much as a new machine to repair...so, we need to purchase a new washing machine.
We've done a bit of research, and barring the purchase of a commercial machine (we simply cannot afford one), we think this machine will suit (hopefully for a very long time): Speed Queen AWN432S Top Load Washer with 3.3 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Wash Tub.
Why are we telling you? Because we are hoping that one of our supporters may know of a source for Speed Queen at a reduced price, and we plan to fund raise to cover the cost of a new machine...see below for more information on this machine and how you can help!

17 Mar 2017 8:38 AM



For the past ten years, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue has offered an alternative break program to groups of students from colleges and university around the country. Alternative breaks are service-learning trips in which students spend their fall, winter, summer, or spring break volunteering with an organization and learning about the impact that organization is having on the local community. Through intensive immersion experiences of direct service, issue education, and reflection, students come away with new perspectives and the motivation to bring what they learned on-break to their home communities.

MABCR and Victory Farm offer student groups food and lodging for up to 12 and a variety of projects including working directly with the dogs, building and repairing fences, and gates, gardening, and so much more. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience a close-knit community through weekly events like Yappy Hour, dinner out in Chestertown, Maryland, and working closely with the staff and board of MABCR.

If you are interested in becoming involved in our program, we would really like to hear from you! No special skills are needed, simply a desire to work with young people to make great things happen! Please contact Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org for more information!

16 Mar 2017 8:36 PM



For the past ten years, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue has offered an alternative break program to groups of students from colleges and university around the country. Alternative breaks are service-learning trips in which students spend their fall, winter, summer, or spring break volunteering with an organization and learning about the impact that organization is having on the local community. Through intensive immersion experiences of direct service, issue education, and reflection, students come away with new perspectives and the motivation to bring what they learned on-break to their home communities.

MABCR and Victory Farm offer student groups food and lodging for up to 12 and a variety of projects including working directly with the dogs, building and repairing fences, and gates, gardening, and so much more. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience a close-knit community through weekly events like Yappy Hour, dinner out in Chestertown, Maryland, and working closely with the staff and board of MABCR.

If you are interested in becoming involved in our program, we would really like to hear from you! No special skills are needed, simply a desire to work with young people to make great things happen! Please contact Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org for more information!

16 Mar 2017 8:30 PM



Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin (www.winebinec.com) will be a fundraiser for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Free music, wine, beer, and popcorn, lots of dogs and dog people to socialize with, and it's all free. 100% of the donations that go into the jar go directly to MABCR (well, actually it's over 100% because Dave rounds up when he writes the check!).

Come support the rescue, we'd love to see you and your pack! This is a super fun evening, one of our favourite events of the season!

16 Mar 2017 8:01 PM



Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin (www.winebinec.com) will be a fundraiser for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Free music, wine, beer, and popcorn, lots of dogs and dog people to socialize with, and it's all free. 100% of the donations that go into the jar go directly to MABCR (well, actually it's over 100% because Dave rounds up when he writes the check!).

Come support the rescue, we'd love to see you and your pack! This is a super fun evening, one of our favourite events of the season!

16 Mar 2017 7:50 PM



Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin (www.winebinec.com) will be a fundraiser for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Free music, wine, beer, and popcorn, lots of dogs and dog people to socialize with, and it's all free. 100% of the donations that go into the jar go directly to MABCR (well, actually it's over 100% because Dave rounds up when he writes the check!).

Come support the rescue, we'd love to see you and your pack! This is a super fun evening, one of our favourite events of the season!

16 Mar 2017 7:36 PM



Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin (www.winebinec.com) will be a fundraiser for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Free music, wine, beer, and popcorn, lots of dogs and dog people to socialize with, and it's all free. 100% of the donations that go into the jar go directly to MABCR (well, actually it's over 100% because Dave rounds up when he writes the check!).

Come support the rescue, we'd love to see you and your pack! This is a super fun evening, one of our favourite events of the season!

16 Mar 2017 7:30 PM



It's never too cold for a little play time!
Here's a short clip of Miley, Dean, and MABCR Auggie playing ball at Belle Rose Kennels this afternoon.
Special appearances by Alfie and Logan as well.

14 Mar 2017 1:34 PM



excuse the fuzzy photos - we wanted to get some photos up for Evie, but only had a photo op in the evening. We will replace them asap.

14 Mar 2017 10:05 AM



Epic game of 3 way tug on a cold March morning! A great time was had by all, wish we'd been prepared to video it for you!
Miley, Dean, and MABCR Auggie!

13 Mar 2017 8:29 AM



We don't know who this is, but 10% of the sale of this flugelhorn goes to mabcr :) please share with your musical friends!!

13 Mar 2017 8:16 AM



5 month old mix

Intake date 11 March 2017

PUPDATE: Thanks to Marisa, Nancy, Gwen, and Jennifer (as well as Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne), we've hit our goal of covering Fleck's intake expenses!! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!

PUPDATE: Fleck has partial sponsorship from Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne of $165. He still needs about $110 for full sponsorship. Can you spare a few bucks to help Fleck make his way to a new home?

This little guy is coming to us all the way from Texas. He is safe with a good friend of MABCR, and will be receiving vetting before transport. He is a survivor of parvo, thanks to good vetting and committed volunteers (as well as a generous donor who covered his hospital stay!!)
Fleck needs sponsorship!! His intake expenses will be about $275. Can you hep by chipping in a few bucks towards this guys road to his new home? Info on helping out in the comments...

12 Mar 2017 5:45 PM



12 lb scruffy little

12 Mar 2017 8:19 AM



9 month old little scruffy

11 Mar 2017 7:21 PM



What a long day!! We ended up with 6 dogs, and two (non-border collies) have already gone on - one to our local shelter where he met his potential adopters, the other to her new home with a good friend of ours! More on the rest of the new kids tomorrow!

11 Mar 2017 7:03 PM



Little man is on the ground!! Big dogs are a little intimidating!!
Can you please help with his intake expenses? Information in helping is in the comments!!

11 Mar 2017 9:25 AM



Not quite sure what we were thinking, but today we get in 5!! new dogs!! Whhheeee!!! Stay tuned for updates!!
If you'd like to help us with intake expenses (please, and thank you ;-) ) check out the information in the comments...and thank you for considering!!

11 Mar 2017 8:26 AM



Look who is on his way here!!! #Fleck #travelbuddies #itisalongwayfromtexastohere #mabcrdogs

9 Mar 2017 8:54 PM



"As pet owners, we want our canine friends to be to be happy in our company and in their life. Health is a significant portion of a dog’s happiness, and there is quite a bit you can do to increase your furry friend’s overall life happiness. There are some basic things that you can do to structure his life to increase his comfort, and then there are a bit more advanced things you can do to add to his happiness."

8 Mar 2017 6:33 PM



Found out this morning that this little guy is headed our way...can you please help cover his intake expenses?
Please see the link in the comments for information...and stay tuned for pupdates!!

8 Mar 2017 10:02 AM



Just a note this morning about foods. We always recommend to adopters to read food labels - be certain you understand all of the ingredients listed, understand what they do for your dog, and why they are in the food, and to purchase the best quality food you can afford.
Over the weekend, I cared for a dog who eats a food that is not a food I would feed. There was some left in the bag, and one of our dogs snatched the bag, and finished the food. Well, this morning I received the gift of recycled food, and it was not a pretty sight. If I had any question about the quality of the food before, it was answered this morning, and not in a good way.
My point here is that you don't want to eat subpar food, please don't feed it to your dog. Please read the label on the bag before you buy!!

8 Mar 2017 7:34 AM



Rumor has it that Fleck just got his traveling documents....

5 Mar 2017 8:29 PM



Bay had a rough day #breakaway #ab #alternativebreak #davidsonserves #davidsoncollege

5 Mar 2017 7:11 PM



It's crunch time!! This afternoon, our next Break crew arrives for a week of service to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. I am furiously cooking and cleaning to prepare for their arrival, as I am really looking forward to this coming week.
Our Break crews accomplish so much for us during their days of service, and in exchange, we house and feed them (no small job!!). We'd love for our supporters to be involved, and we have two additional trips planned for this year (so far.... we always add on!) and can always use physical and financial help.
If you'd like to help onsite, please email Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org. If you'd like to help financially, please use the donation link above or the donations page on our website at mabcr.org.
As always, thank you for your support!!!

4 Mar 2017 11:03 AM



Can you help our pups feel "the luck of the Irish" this month? For them, luck is all about finding the perfect family to call theirs forever. While they wait, your monthly financial support will help us provide them with vet care, food, and a safe place to sleep.

$8 a month is all it takes to make a big difference for our furry leprechauns!

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
Become a part of The Shepherds' Nook, a group of dedicated individuals who have committed to make monthly gifts to help rescued Border Collies.
MABCR.ORG

4 Mar 2017 10:24 AM



Miley is learning to play ball!!

3 Mar 2017 3:29 PM



Littles need jobs, too!! Alfie is in board and train with Skylar at Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm and is learning basic nosework. Here's a video of Alfie's second session!!

2 Mar 2017 12:45 PM



When I started working in the shelter system, it never occurred to me to foster a dog - I couldn't imagine living with a dog, caring for it, loving it, and then turn around and give it away?
Today, I am able to look at 'fostering' in a very different light. How wonderful it is to see all of the dogs and families that we have put together with would never have happened without fostering!!
MABCR is fortunate to have a few really wonderful foster homes, if you have ever considered fostering, find a rescue or shelter that you are comfortable supporting and give it a whirl!

1 Mar 2017 7:36 AM



PUPDATE: Thanks to Marisa, Nancy, Gwen, and Jennifer (as well as Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne), we've hit our goal of covering Fleck's intake expenses!! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!

PUPDATE: Fleck has partial sponsorship from Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne of $165. He still needs about $110 for full sponsorship. Can you spare a few bucks to help Fleck make his way to a new home?

This little guy is coming to us all the way from Texas. He is safe with a good friend of MABCR, and will be receiving vetting before transport. He is a survivor of parvo, thanks to good vetting and committed volunteers (as well as a generous donor who covered his hospital stay!!)
Fleck needs sponsorship!! His intake expenses will be about $275. Can you hep by chipping in a few bucks towards this guys road to his new home? Info on helping out in the comments...

28 Feb 2017 8:14 AM



Thank you, Gary!!!

27 Feb 2017 5:45 PM



Intake date 17 February 2017

6 month old purebred - $100 sponsorship needed for vetting expenses.

Bay is a sweet young guy who simply needs some rules and parameters in order to become the great partner he is destined to be. Bay is good with other dogs (though will work them if allowed to) and has been non-reactive in his limited exposure to cats. While he still some rude behaviours to work through (jumping and launching himself off of me for one ;-) ), Bay is responding well to good rules and exercise.

Bay is best suited to a home with multiple dogs, and one geared towards training, exercise, and classes, as Bay will need some good socialisation to continue him on a positive course.

27 Feb 2017 6:23 AM



This guy is saying 'See you later!!' - Yolo was adopted today after nearly 9 months on the farm. Special thanks to Skylar at Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm for Yolo's time in board and train, what a difference that special attention makes!!

26 Feb 2017 7:04 PM



After yesterdays storms, it is a beautiful morning! What are your plans for the day? MABCR Auggie is going to chill after a hard day at agility trials (where he completed his CPE level 2!)

26 Feb 2017 6:01 AM



enjoying the spring sunshine!

25 Feb 2017 8:15 PM



(in bed with his foster mom :) )

25 Feb 2017 8:14 PM



Intake date 4 June 2016 -- AVAILABLE!

Partial sponsorship provided by Marisa, Mary, and Sue! $144 needed to complete intake sponsorship!

3 year old neutered male.

25 Feb 2017 1:13 PM



We just updated our wish list -- we could really use some collars!! If you'd like to help support our residents, please check out our wish list! Each of our dogs leaves for its new home wearing a martingale or no-slip collar with ID tags! A good collar and ID is so very important :) WooF!!
#Amazon

25 Feb 2017 8:20 AM



February 2 year old neutered male cattle dog intake date 17 February 2017 - AVAILABLE!!

well, no, Max is not a border collie, but he is an extra specially fabulous purebred cattle dog. This guy is really nice, he could pretty easily convince me that I needed him. I've had him five days, and he has decided that I am his person, to come when he is called, and to jump up into his crate. If you're looking for a special guy, Max just might be the one!

24 Feb 2017 9:43 AM



well, no, Max is not a border collie, but he is an extra specially fabulous purebred cattle dog. This guy is really nice, he could pretty easily convince me that I needed him. I've had him five days, and he has decided that I am his person, to come when he is called, and to jump up into his crate. If you're looking for a special guy, Max just might be the one!

22 Feb 2017 7:35 PM



Throw back article: Happy Got Day, Boo!!

(click through to read article)

22 Feb 2017 7:12 AM



Intake March 2017

$100 intake sponsorship needed.

Evie is coming to us from a humane partner in the south. She had been adopted from our partner by a nice man who doted on Evie - they were partners in crime (apparently she really enjoys watching football games!). Several weeks ago, Evie's fellow passed away suddenly at home, and Evie stayed by his side for several days until neighbors became concerned and investigated. Evie is coming to us so we can help her find a new person to love. Are you that person?

21 Feb 2017 6:53 AM



Intake date: 2/12/17

18 month old, female GSD in need of sponsorship for $100

Although she isn't black and white, this girl has a lot of spunk and will make a great companion for the right partner.
She's currently in board and train with Belle Rose Kennels to get more exposure and to be socialized.

PUPDATE: Miley is a very sweet girl with a LOT of personality. She is extremely trainable and has already improved leaps and bounds with her barking and leash manners. This girl has a natural loose leash walk and a willingness to please her person. Miley is extremely loyal to her person, she doesn't wander too far away and will check in for pets often. This girl would do best with a confident handler who will continue to help her confidence grow, a person with another dog in the householdo, and someone who has an understanding of GSD behavior. As far as a rescue GSD goes, she's pretty perfect and we hope she can be placed into an appropriate home soon!

19 Feb 2017 7:24 AM



Intake date: 2/12/17

18 month old, female GSD in need of sponsorship for $100

Although she isn't black and white, this girl has a lot of spunk and will make a great companion for the right partner.
She's currently in board and train with Belle Rose Kennels to get more exposure and to be socialized.

PUPDATE: Miley is a very sweet girl with a LOT of personality. She is extremely trainable and has already improved leaps and bounds with her barking and leash manners. This girl has a natural loose leash walk and a willingness to please her person. Miley is extremely loyal to her person, she doesn't wander too far away and will check in for pets often. This girl would do best with a confident handler who will continue to help her confidence grow, a person with another dog in the householdo, and someone who has an understanding of GSD behavior. As far as a rescue GSD goes, she's pretty perfect and we hope she can be placed into an appropriate home soon!

19 Feb 2017 7:10 AM



Originally posted on 9 February, we are still short on funding for the heater....can you please help? The dogs would appreciate it :)

As sometimes (ok, more than sometimes) happens here, we had appliance drama today when the heater in the kennel quit (to be fair, I think it is about 15 years old). A few weeks ago the hot water heater went - to the tune of about $500. I suspect the bill for the heater will be about the same, so if you can spare a few extra bucks, please consider helping us get the heat back on for the dogs. In the meantime, they are all snuggled up in their blankets. Information on how you can help is in the comments below.
Please share with like minded friends, we'd really appreciate it.

18 Feb 2017 8:23 AM



MABCR Pearl having the best day ever!!

16 Feb 2017 7:51 PM



Hanging with Tank!!

15 Feb 2017 8:08 PM



AB Update from Penn State!! Click through for news you can use from MABCR!

12 Feb 2017 7:11 PM



Intake date: 2/12/17

18 month old, female GSD

Although she isn't black and white, this girl has a lot of spunk and will make a great companion for the right partner.
She's currently in board and train with Belle Rose Kennels to get more exposure and to be socialized.

12 Feb 2017 4:11 PM



PUPDATE: Thanks to Marisa, Nancy, Gwen, and Jennifer (as well as Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne), we've hit our goal of covering Fleck's intake expenses!! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!

PUPDATE: Fleck has partial sponsorship from Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne of $165. He still needs about $110 for full sponsorship. Can you spare a few bucks to help Fleck make his way to a new home?

This little guy is coming to us all the way from Texas. He is safe with a good friend of MABCR, and will be receiving vetting before transport. He is a survivor of parvo, thanks to good vetting and committed volunteers (as well as a generous donor who covered his hospital stay!!)
Fleck needs sponsorship!! His intake expenses will be about $275. Can you hep by chipping in a few bucks towards this guys road to his new home? Info on helping out in the comments...

12 Feb 2017 11:41 AM



oh my goodness, look at what Fleck's foster mom just sent to me....

11 Feb 2017 3:53 PM



UPDATE: Fleck has partial sponsorship from Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne of $165. He still needs about $110 for full sponsorship. Can you spare a few bucks to help Fleck make his way to a new home?

11 Feb 2017 1:27 PM



I'd say grab your tissues, but honestly, I just want you to read what it's like. Every day is a battle to get dogs adopted (into the right home) before it's too late.

We recently placed a dog who suffered from non-aggressive kennel stress. It's early in her adoption, but so far - so good. ~ Sarah

11 Feb 2017 12:39 PM



I'm so pleased to say that Denise has begun sponsoring Matty's monthly care!! That includes his food, flea/tick/heartworm, vaccinations and other medical care! Thank you, Denise!!

11 Feb 2017 7:48 AM



As sometimes (ok, more than sometimes) happens here, we had appliance drama today when the heater in the kennel quit (to be fair, I think it is about 15 years old). A few weeks ago the hot water heater went - to the tune of about $500. I suspect the bill for the heater will be about the same, so if you can spare a few extra bucks, please consider helping us get the heat back on for the dogs. In the meantime, they are all snuggled up in their blankets. Information on how you can help is in the comments below.
Please share with like minded friends, we'd really appreciate it.

9 Feb 2017 8:09 PM



Just got word that our last quarter check from amazon is nearly $100!! All of those pennies sure do add up!! Thank you!!

Support us when you shop for Valentine's Day gifts. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1720049 and Amazon donates!

9 Feb 2017 9:08 AM



Yolo was practicing his polite handshakes this afternoon!

For more information on Yolo visit, https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35475949 or our website www.mabcr.org

8 Feb 2017 6:01 PM



yep!

8 Feb 2017 3:20 PM



Whew! Another year begins! Click through for the latest from MABCR!

6 Feb 2017 6:00 PM



Are you in love with a wonderful 4-legged furry pup?
Or looking for a unique gift that does not involve chocolate and flowers?
If so, please consider celebrating Valentine's Day this year by becoming a MABCR sustaining member!

For as little as $8 a month, you can help us provide care for our pups until they find their forever homes. A small but consistent donation throughout the year makes a big difference!
http://www.mabcr.org/monthlydonate.html

6 Feb 2017 4:45 PM



Do you know about the '3 second rule'? If you don't, you should.

6 Feb 2017 2:04 PM



Dean went with me to walk some clients' dogs this morning!
Here's a short clip of those awesome leash manners. Dean has come a LONG way and is really looking for a confident, consistent, and patient furever home with another dog. If you think you fit the bill, visit www.mabcr.org for adoption information
~ Skylar

6 Feb 2017 8:39 AM



MABCR Auggie and MABCR June are cuddled up for game time!!!

5 Feb 2017 4:23 PM



Another Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm video this morning! This time, of our current 'little', Alfie! Alfie is a great snuggler, but as you can see, he loves to play ball!!

4 Feb 2017 8:04 AM



Belle Rose Kennel just posted a video of a play group. How many MABCR dogs do you see?

3 Feb 2017 5:38 PM



Furry Friend Friday! Please Share!

Dean (Deanie Beanie or Dean Dog) -
This lovable boy has an interesting story. Dean was brought to us as a feral stray from WV with his assumed brother, Sam. From the start Dean has been very shy and takes a long time to warm up to people. Dean's best two qualities are his impeccable leash manners and his playful attitude. He is improving everyday but really needs a home where someone will be patient, kind, consistent, and tolerant as he adjusts. Dean was in foster for a few months and did very well. He is housebroken and crate trained, and rides nicely in the care (in a crate). Dean would also need a confident dog in his forever family to help him come out of his shell. Dean is currently a board and train client with Skylar at Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm.

3 Feb 2017 7:10 AM



INTERNSHIP
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden - Chestertown, Maryland
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden offer internships to students that combine facets of dog rescue and rehabilitation along with gardening, and farm chores. We are looking for interns from May to September, and can work with individual schedules. Other time periods are available, please inquire.
Work activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Walking and exercising dogs in the rescue, feeding rescued dogs, basic training (including clicker and basic obedience, plus behavior modification). Also cleaning kennel area, kennel laundry, bathing dogs, and washing dog dishes. Students will be able to observe adoptions and learn the basics of running a 501c3, not-for-profit, dog rescue. Possible office work includes organizing, filing, and assisting in fundraising activities.
Victory Farm Community Garden. Intern will help direct and care for the garden, which produces food for local food pantries as well as garden volunteers. In addition to helping select crops, improve growing conditions, and harvest, they will work with and help inspire garden volunteers. Interns will also have the opportunity to deliver food to local food pantries and learn about the issues pantries deal with on a daily basis.
Victory Farm. Intern will also be able to learn about the chores and challenges of running of a small one-person farm. In addition to rescued Border Collies waiting for forever homes and a community garden, Victory farm is home to a herd of sheep and a flock of chickens.
Winter Internship
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue and Victory Farm LLC are proud to announce new winter internship opportunities! We have several internship positions available such as a Marketing, Grant Writing, Landscaping, Animal Management and Behavior.
Housing and partial board are provided. Reliable transportation is a must. We are looking for hard working, dedicated, and reliable people to help us as we help you learn about life on a working farm, commercial kennel, and a 501 (c)3 rescue organization
Compensation: Room and partial board. (The intern has access to produce produced in the on-site community garden as well as eggs produced by the Victory Farm chickens.) Intern must be clean, reliable, provide own transportation, be drug free, and have insurance. Time investment: approximately three hours each day, more if requested by intern. Intern can easily work at another job off site.
For more information, contact Sarah Ruckelshaus at SLR@mabcr.org

2 Feb 2017 6:19 PM



This little guy is coming to us all the way from Texas. He is safe with a good friend of MABCR, and will be receiving vetting before transport. He is a survivor of parvo, thanks to good vetting and committed volunteers (as well as a generous donor who covered his hospital stay!!)
Fleck needs sponsorship!! His intake expenses will be about $275. Can you hep by chipping in a few bucks towards this guys road to his new home? Info on helping out in the comments...

2 Feb 2017 10:43 AM



Our friends at Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm reminded me of one of our favourite articles, I thought I would share it again. ~sarah

"...the sheer number of overweight and obese pets has made it seem like it’s normal for dogs to be fat so people aren’t worried when their canine packs on the pounds."
Check out this article to learn how to tell if your dog is at the ideal weight!

2 Feb 2017 6:45 AM



We are so fortunate to have a wonderful volunteer who has committed to help out one day each week!! He helped out with our last AB group, his help was indispensable!!
This last week, Jack finished cleaning out behind the back kennel, a job that had been started with the AB crew.
We are so grateful, thanks, Jack!

29 Jan 2017 6:31 PM



This dog.

Jack needs his own lap. Do you have what it takes to be Jack's person?

28 Jan 2017 6:48 AM



Good morning all! If you made a donation (or cumulative donations) to MABCR of more than $250 (financially or in goods) in 2016 and did not receive a tax receipt, PLEASE email Sarah privately at SLR@mabcr.org so she can send one out to you asap.
We send them via email, and sometimes they bounce out or get sent to spam. Thanks!

27 Jan 2017 8:08 AM



For our friends on Burn's night.

The Twa Dogs
'Twas in that place o' Scotland's isle,
That bears the name o' auld King Coil,
Upon a bonie day in June,
When wearin' thro' the afternoon,
Twa dogs, that were na thrang at hame,
Forgather'd ance upon a time.
The first I'll name, they ca'd him Caesar,
Was keepit for His Honor's pleasure:
His hair, his size, his mouth, his lugs,
Shew'd he was nane o' Scotland's dogs;
But whalpit some place far abroad,
Whare sailors gang to fish for cod.
His locked, letter'd, braw brass collar
Shew'd him the gentleman an' scholar;
But though he was o' high degree,
The fient a pride, nae pride had he;
But wad hae spent an hour caressin,
Ev'n wi' al tinkler-gipsy's messin:
At kirk or market, mill or smiddie,
Nae tawted tyke, tho' e'er sae duddie,
But he wad stan't, as glad to see him,
An' stroan't on stanes an' hillocks wi' him.
The tither was a ploughman's collie-
A rhyming, ranting, raving billie,
Wha for his friend an' comrade had him,
And in freak had Luath ca'd him,
After some dog in Highland Sang,^2
Was made lang syne,-Lord knows how lang.
He was a gash an' faithfu' tyke,
As ever lap a sheugh or dyke.
His honest, sonsie, baws'nt face
Aye gat him friends in ilka place;
His breast was white, his touzie back
Weel clad wi' coat o' glossy black;
His gawsie tail, wi' upward curl,
Hung owre his hurdie's wi' a swirl.
Nae doubt but they were fain o' ither,
And unco pack an' thick thegither;
Wi' social nose whiles snuff'd an' snowkit;
Whiles mice an' moudieworts they howkit;
Whiles scour'd awa' in lang excursion,
An' worry'd ither in diversion;
Until wi' daffin' weary grown
Upon a knowe they set them down.
An' there began a lang digression.
About the "lords o' the creation."
Caesar
I've aften wonder'd, honest Luath,
What sort o' life poor dogs like you have;
An' when the gentry's life I saw,
What way poor bodies liv'd ava.
Our laird gets in his racked rents,
His coals, his kane, an' a' his stents:
He rises when he likes himsel';
His flunkies answer at the bell;
He ca's his coach; he ca's his horse;
He draws a bonie silken purse,
As lang's my tail, where, thro' the steeks,
The yellow letter'd Geordie keeks.
Frae morn to e'en, it's nought but toiling
At baking, roasting, frying, boiling;
An' tho' the gentry first are stechin,
Yet ev'n the ha' folk fill their pechan
Wi' sauce, ragouts, an' sic like trashtrie,
That's little short o' downright wastrie.
Our whipper-in, wee, blasted wonner,
Poor, worthless elf, it eats a dinner,
Better than ony tenant-man
His Honour has in a' the lan':
An' what poor cot-folk pit their painch in,
I own it's past my comprehension.
Luath
Trowth, Caesar, whiles they're fash't eneugh:
A cottar howkin in a sheugh,
Wi' dirty stanes biggin a dyke,
Baring a quarry, an' sic like;
Himsel', a wife, he thus sustains,
A smytrie o' wee duddie weans,
An' nought but his han'-daurk, to keep
Them right an' tight in thack an' rape.
An' when they meet wi' sair disasters,
Like loss o' health or want o' masters,
Ye maist wad think, a wee touch langer,
An' they maun starve o' cauld an' hunger:
But how it comes, I never kent yet,
They're maistly wonderfu' contented;
An' buirdly chiels, an' clever hizzies,
Are bred in sic a way as this is.
Caesar
But then to see how ye're negleckit,
How huff'd, an' cuff'd, an' disrespeckit!
Lord man, our gentry care as little
For delvers, ditchers, an' sic cattle;
They gang as saucy by poor folk,
As I wad by a stinkin brock.
I've notic'd, on our laird's court-day, -
An' mony a time my heart's been wae, -
Poor tenant bodies, scant o'cash,
How they maun thole a factor's snash;
He'll stamp an' threaten, curse an' swear
He'll apprehend them, poind their gear;
While they maun stan', wi' aspect humble,
An' hear it a', an' fear an' tremble!
I see how folk live that hae riches;
But surely poor-folk maun be wretches!
Luath
They're no sae wretched's ane wad think.
Tho' constantly on poortith's brink,
They're sae accustom'd wi' the sight,
The view o't gives them little fright.
Then chance and fortune are sae guided,
They're aye in less or mair provided:
An' tho' fatigued wi' close employment,
A blink o' rest's a sweet enjoyment.
The dearest comfort o' their lives,
Their grushie weans an' faithfu' wives;
The prattling things are just their pride,
That sweetens a' their fire-side.
An' whiles twalpennie worth o' nappy
Can mak the bodies unco happy:
They lay aside their private cares,
To mind the Kirk and State affairs;
They'll talk o' patronage an' priests,
Wi' kindling fury i' their breasts,
Or tell what new taxation's comin,
An' ferlie at the folk in Lon'on.
As bleak-fac'd Hallowmass returns,
They get the jovial, rantin kirns,
When rural life, of ev'ry station,
Unite in common recreation;
Love blinks, Wit slaps, an' social Mirth
Forgets there's Care upo' the earth.
That merry day the year begins,
They bar the door on frosty win's;
The nappy reeks wi' mantling ream,
An' sheds a heart-inspiring steam;
The luntin pipe, an' sneeshin mill,
Are handed round wi' right guid will;
The cantie auld folks crackin crouse,
The young anes rantin thro' the house-
My heart has been sae fain to see them,
That I for joy hae barkit wi' them.
Still it's owre true that ye hae said,
Sic game is now owre aften play'd;
There's mony a creditable stock
O' decent, honest, fawsont folk,
Are riven out baith root an' branch,
Some rascal's pridefu' greed to quench,
Wha thinks to knit himsel the faster
In favour wi' some gentle master,
Wha, aiblins, thrang a parliamentin,
For Britain's guid his saul indentin-
Caesar
Haith, lad, ye little ken about it:
For Britain's guid! guid faith! I doubt it.
Say rather, gaun as Premiers lead him:
An' saying ay or no's they bid him:
At operas an' plays parading,
Mortgaging, gambling, masquerading:
Or maybe, in a frolic daft,
To Hague or Calais takes a waft,
To mak a tour an' tak a whirl,
To learn bon ton, an' see the worl'.
There, at Vienna, or Versailles,
He rives his father's auld entails;
Or by Madrid he takes the rout,
To thrum guitars an' fecht wi' nowt;
Or down Italian vista startles,
Whore-hunting amang groves o' myrtles:
Then bowses drumlie German-water,
To mak himsel look fair an' fatter,
An' clear the consequential sorrows,
Love-gifts of Carnival signoras.
For Britain's guid! for her destruction!
Wi' dissipation, feud, an' faction.
Luath
Hech, man! dear sirs! is that the gate
They waste sae mony a braw estate!
Are we sae foughten an' harass'd
For gear to gang that gate at last?
O would they stay aback frae courts,
An' please themsels wi' country sports,
It wad for ev'ry ane be better,
The laird, the tenant, an' the cotter!
For thae frank, rantin, ramblin billies,
Feint haet o' them's ill-hearted fellows;
Except for breakin o' their timmer,
Or speakin lightly o' their limmer,
Or shootin of a hare or moor-cock,
The ne'er-a-bit they're ill to poor folk,
But will ye tell me, Master Caesar,
Sure great folk's life's a life o' pleasure?
Nae cauld nor hunger e'er can steer them,
The very thought o't need na fear them.
Caesar
Lord, man, were ye but whiles whare I am,
The gentles, ye wad ne'er envy them!
It's true, they need na starve or sweat,
Thro' winter's cauld, or simmer's heat:
They've nae sair wark to craze their banes,
An' fill auld age wi' grips an' granes:
But human bodies are sic fools,
For a' their colleges an' schools,
That when nae real ills perplex them,
They mak enow themsel's to vex them;
An' aye the less they hae to sturt them,
In like proportion, less will hurt them.
A country fellow at the pleugh,
His acre's till'd, he's right eneugh;
A country girl at her wheel,
Her dizzen's dune, she's unco weel;
But gentlemen, an' ladies warst,
Wi' ev'n-down want o' wark are curst.
They loiter, lounging, lank an' lazy;
Tho' deil-haet ails them, yet uneasy;
Their days insipid, dull, an' tasteless;
Their nights unquiet, lang, an' restless.
An'ev'n their sports, their balls an' races,
Their galloping through public places,
There's sic parade, sic pomp, an' art,
The joy can scarcely reach the heart.
The men cast out in party-matches,
Then sowther a' in deep debauches.
Ae night they're mad wi' drink an' whoring,
Niest day their life is past enduring.
The ladies arm-in-arm in clusters,
As great an' gracious a' as sisters;
But hear their absent thoughts o' ither,
They're a' run-deils an' jads thegither.
Whiles, owre the wee bit cup an' platie,
They sip the scandal-potion pretty;
Or lee-lang nights, wi' crabbit leuks
Pore owre the devil's pictur'd beuks;
Stake on a chance a farmer's stackyard,
An' cheat like ony unhanged blackguard.
There's some exceptions, man an' woman;
But this is gentry's life in common.
By this, the sun was out of sight,
An' darker gloamin brought the night;
The bum-clock humm'd wi' lazy drone;
The kye stood rowtin i' the loan;
When up they gat an' shook their lugs,
Rejoic'd they werena men but dogs;
An' each took aff his several way,
Resolv'd to meet some ither day.

25 Jan 2017 6:09 PM



good information on dominance theory....

25 Jan 2017 3:07 PM



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25 Jan 2017 7:06 AM



Excellent article on maintaining your training :)

24 Jan 2017 3:59 PM



"Shaping just means setting the dog up for success, breaking down the behavior, and making sure that the dog has the choice to perform the behavior (or not), and then making it very pleasant for the dog to perform it! Which is an awful lot like good dog training."

23 Jan 2017 1:46 PM



Well, Skylar said we couldn't keep her, so Miss Penny went to her new home today!! She has her very own border collie to play with!!

22 Jan 2017 8:52 PM



MABCR Tess was recently adopted! Congratulations to Pete and Riley on their new family member.
Tess was an MABCR training foster at Belle Rose Kennels. Her upbeat personality and playfulness will be missed, but we are thrilled that she found a forever home!

22 Jan 2017 10:39 AM



It's Furry Friend Friday!

20 Jan 2017 6:32 PM



18lb bundle of love and devotion

20 Jan 2017 2:36 PM



As I'm sure you know, we care for a lot of dogs each day. At the end of each day, as each dog goes to bed, I like to give them a treat. This can get expensive when we feed good quality treats, and I really don't like to feed junk. What is your favourite (reasonably priced) treat, and where do you buy it?

Thanks for your suggestions!! ~sarah~

19 Jan 2017 6:40 PM



An interview with our Executive Director from a few years ago. Worthy of a repeat.

19 Jan 2017 6:50 AM



This was our Adventure Crew. They arrived in snow, the first three days here were sub-zero temps, and we shared one toilet (no showers) between 14 people for 4 days. What a great crew, with great attitudes. They made me very proud.

16 Jan 2017 7:06 AM



18lb bundle of love and devotion

15 Jan 2017 8:02 PM



Becca and I just supported Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue and enjoyed a nice walk at the same time. Check out wooftrax and you can help too. Download the app and select Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue to make a difference. The more active walkers we have, the more of the donation pie we receive!!

~ Kris ~

15 Jan 2017 2:25 PM



I was looking for a photo on our shelter partner's page and came across Matty's first photo in rescue. He was found running as a stray at about 6 months old. That was in 2013. Matty is still in rescue, nearly 4 years later....while we have resigned ourselves to the fact that he may be a permanant resident, we would love it for him to find a home of his own.
In the meantime, Matty does have daily expenses. We gladly accept donations for our long term residents, and they are very appreciative!

14 Jan 2017 12:32 PM



Happy New Year 2017!

If one of your goals in 2017 is supporting your favorite non-profits, please consider a monthly donation to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue! For as little as $8 a month, you can help us provide care for our pups until they find their forever homes. A small but consistent donation throughout the year makes a big difference!

http://www.mabcr.org/monthlydonate.html

9 Jan 2017 3:44 PM



YES!!

8 Jan 2017 4:45 PM



The fur flies when it snows!!! Snow is like a big toy for the dogs, and it always causes fun and excitement!

Thanks to Skylar for the great photo of Dean, Alfie, Tess, and MABCR Auggie from this morning's play session! slr

6 Jan 2017 9:17 AM



Tess playing this morning....

Thanks to Skylar for the video!

slr

6 Jan 2017 7:20 AM



Penny (a new little) decided that Skylar needed help with her work 😂

4 Jan 2017 5:18 PM



Can I post this..

URGENT HELP NEEDED! Funds are needed to feed hungry workers arriving at the farm Saturday. 12 eager students will be arriving at MABCR to do much needed work for the week. We supply 3 meals a day, and they really work up an appetite. Food costs for the week run upwards to $400. PLEASE consider making a donation to our PayPal account for supplies to feed this group. These work weeks are essential to the running of our facility. The work done keeps our dogs safe and healthy as they wait for their forever home.

4 Jan 2017 1:02 PM



a few of our adoptable dogs playing with boarding and day care dogs this morning. They never fail to put a smile on your face :)

Thanks to Skylar for the video!

4 Jan 2017 7:47 AM



Truth!! Don't you think? 😉

3 Jan 2017 4:33 PM



Local (or not so local) peeps...We have an AB group coming Saturday evening for 7 days of service...We are looking for mature individuals who would enjoy working (guiding) with bright college students during their days here. One day, or 8, we would be happy to have you. The work isn't hard, and we have loads of fun, it's just hard for me to guide 9 people at once. We also feed you...PM me if you would like to know more. We could use someone with a chain saw for a specific project.

3 Jan 2017 7:00 AM



Thanks so much, Sarah, for helping bring into our lives this wonderful, dear new member of the family. We love Zoe so much. This Christmas I'm so grateful for her and for your knowing that we could be the right home for her. We send love, peace, and thanks to you for what you do and who you are.

In friendship,
Katie
PS trying to get a good pic of Zoe and me here on Christmas Eve playing Santa is pretty funny--here's the best I snapped!

2 Jan 2017 7:13 PM



Hello
I wanted to let you all know that Junior (Newt) is totally spoiled for his first Christmas! He is such a lucky boy and has a lot of toys to keep him busy. He is a very high energy guy, but he has a ton of stimulation and exercise. We love him so much and is a perfect addition to our family. I could imagine owning another breed ever again. I hope all the dogs on the farm have a good Christmas and I wish everyone a fantastic New Year.
Thank you times a million!
Emily

2 Jan 2017 6:17 PM



We are in need of assistance with 2 Home Visits in Virginia! Please let us know if you are able to help.

1 Jan 2017 4:50 PM



Help all the Dawgs in rescue, and keep yourself on track throughout the new year! The MABCR store sill has a few more 2017 Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue calendars in stock. To order, visit http://www.mabcr.org/store.html . Of course, we also have T-shirts, three-way leashes, toys, and some other cool stuff. Plus, all the money raised goes to feeding and caring for Border Collies in need!

1 Jan 2017 12:47 PM



New Year's Greetings from Sarah and the Pups (please click through!)

31 Dec 2016 9:29 PM



If you're looking for end-of-year donation opportunities look no further! Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue thanks each of you for your support during 2016.

If you like what we do - taking dogs from shelters and owners, training, rehabbing, desensitizing and socialization, matching dogs to new adopters, working with owners to help them keep their dogs, support services for new (and old) adopters, educating the public - then hit the donate button above to make a final tax-deductible contribution for 2016! Please, and Thank you!

31 Dec 2016 3:00 PM



Thank you to the kind soul who donated the laundry booster!! The package came unidentified, but we are grateful!!

31 Dec 2016 12:18 PM



A big thank you to the MABCR family who 'gifted' dad with 3 seresto collars for Christmas for MABCR long time residents Marty, Jack, and Sadie. Thank you!!

26 Dec 2016 9:13 AM



From all of us on Victory Farm - Happy Howlidays!!!

25 Dec 2016 4:01 PM



From the Heart (if only I could blame the flu)

22 Dec 2016 6:29 PM



an oldie, but goodie, from our friend Lisa, at Positive Paw:

22 Dec 2016 9:33 AM



From the Heart

21 Dec 2016 6:40 PM



Yolo says a big thank you for his new running harness!
He gets very excited to go and you can see in the video that he keeps "checking in" with me to see when we can go faster.
A good dog is a tired dog! Thank you for helping us tire this boy out.

21 Dec 2016 2:34 PM



ZOOMIES!!!!

20 Dec 2016 5:44 PM



Flocks of Sheep, Seven Stories Tall, at the Crossroads of the World!!

20 Dec 2016 8:46 AM



There is still time to order our 2017 Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue calendar. Calendars cost $20 each, and there are options for free shipping through the MABCR Store at http://www.mabcr.org/store.html. Enjoy all of our 2017 Calendar Dogs!

19 Dec 2016 1:49 PM



Hey, peeps!! Our storekeeper is looking to help you with your gift giving, and to help raise some funds for our furry guests!! Check out the link below, there are some special bundles, and I'd bet if you're looking for some of our other special things, you could contact Barbara directly (message us here and I'll give you her contact info) and she would be happy to help you out. Please don't wait, Monday's mail is really the last guaranteed ship out for the holiday (according to the PO).

17 Dec 2016 7:51 PM



We'd like to send out a big WooF! and Thank you to Jill, who has sent us several boxes of donations in the last week. Jill recently lost her 19 year old border collie, and this is her first Christmas without her. What a wonderful way to celebrate her furry friends life <3

17 Dec 2016 12:21 PM



I love when my boarding clients bring pressies for all of the pups!! Thanks, Jennie and Flash!!

16 Dec 2016 7:24 AM



Are you wondering what the rescue dogs are asking for for the holiday? A few of the long term residents (Jack, Matty, Sadie, Yolo, Mya) would REALLY like seresto collars. If you would like to help, you can find single collars here: http://amzn.to/2gKA8JG. Amazon currently has the lowest price if you have prime.

Thank you for considering! WooF!

14 Dec 2016 5:48 PM



Friends! One of our long term residents is learning how to run beside a bike! Skylar has been riding with Yolo nearly 2 miles a day! Since he loves it so much (video to come) we would like to get him a proper harness as the harness we have is two sizes too big. Can you help? http://amzn.to/2gKQDnH

Now - we only need one :) so if you would please comment that you have ordered the harness, and I will update the post!! Thank you for your support!!

14 Dec 2016 7:49 AM



Hey friends! For as little as $8 a month - you can benefit our dogs monthly.. I love this option BC you sign up and then no more effort is required to continue your small contribution that has a BIG effect.. please consider 🐾💙 any friends that sign up - I make a yummy crab dip as a thank you reward 😉💙🐾 lemme know so I can deliver ...

12 Dec 2016 9:11 PM



Snowy. Zoe.

MABCR Zoe, Formerly Sis

12 Dec 2016 12:53 PM



Are you looking for a unique and meaningful gift for the animal lover on your list? Please consider becoming a sustaining member for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue in their name, or the name of their fur baby!

The Shepherds' Nook is a group of dedicated individuals who have committed to make monthly gifts to help rescued Border Collies. Members provide a consistent source of income and help us continue to save the lives of discarded, neglected, abandoned, and stray Border Collies. It's one of the best ways you can make a difference in the lives of our dogs -- all year long!


You'll make a huge impact for as little as 27 cents a day ($8 a month)!

http://www.mabcr.org/monthlydonate.html

Please click though and give an amazing gift that keeps on giving!

12 Dec 2016 9:01 AM



UPDATE!!! Lynch Creek has had so much positive feedback and so many requests to extend the program, that they have!! The end date has been adjusted to EXTEND the campaign to December 18th at midnight, PST! If you've not yet ordered, please consider ordering today!! The beautiful things from Lynch Creek are just the thing to put your home in a holiday spirit!
We have been tickled by the feedback on the wreaths and centerpieces, people just love them, and several supporters have received theirs and purchased additional wreaths for gifts!!! Please share with your friends, spread the love!!
Support MABCR here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592
Funds raised through Lynch Creek will be used to help our dogs every day, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.
Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).
Thanks for your support,
Sarah
PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.
https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

12 Dec 2016 7:22 AM



Red and White Female #1
Born 6/25/16

This litter or pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

11 Dec 2016 7:12 PM



Check out Tess! This is only her 5th time practicing on agility equipment! She'll make a great active companion for the right family.

Jumps and Tunnel - https://youtu.be/LjpC1WxlTyE
Weave poles - https://youtu.be/6kfLzUXAeGM

10 Dec 2016 2:31 PM



Friends, our Lynch Creek Fundraiser is coming down to the wire! If you've not yet ordered, please consider ordering today!! The beautiful things from Lynch Creek are just the thing to put your home in a holiday spirit, and tomorrow (the 11th) is the last day to order!
We have been tickled by the feedback on the wreaths and centerpieces, people just love them, and several supporters have received theirs and purchased additional wreaths for gifts!!! Please share with your friends, spread the love!!
Support MABCR here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592
Funds raised through Lynch Creek will be used to help our dogs every day, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.
Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).
Thanks for your support,
Sarah
PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.
https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

10 Dec 2016 1:16 PM



Our Lynch Creek Fundraiser is coming down to the wire! If you've not yet ordered, please consider ordering today!! The beautiful things from Lynch Creek are just the thing to put your home in a holiday spirit!

We have been tickled by the feedback on the wreaths and centerpieces, people just love them, and several supporters have received theirs and purchased additional wreaths for gifts!!! Please share with your friends, spread the love!!

Support MABCR here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

Funds raised through Lynch Creek will be used to help our dogs every day, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.

Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).

Thanks for your support,

Sarah

PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.
https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

7 Dec 2016 7:04 AM



Intake date 9 September 2016
Rehome date 5 December 2016

~ Betty is an adult female who is sweet, affectionate, and fun. Her small frame and soft coat makes you think she might be a lap dog, and after good exercise, she would be happy as a cuddlebug! Betty came to us quite out of shape and overweight. Since arriving, she has lost a couple of pounds and has gained some fitness and really enjoys running and playing. Betty gets along well with other dogs, and really loves good play sessions.
Betty will do best in a home that enjoys walking or hiking, play sessions, and good, good cuddles on the sofa. Betty is sight impaired in her left eye (it appears to be from an injury), though it does not slow her down in any way. Betty is housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car.
Betty’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with her expenses, please see http\://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Tess, please see http\://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

5 Dec 2016 6:07 PM



Today we had a long time donor cancel her regular monthly donation...then reinstate it at a higher amount to help with our 'grocery' bill. It is difficult to express how very important this type of support is to us and the dogs we care for. We thank her, and all of the other members of the Shepherd's Nook - our group of donors that help us in this way. Thank you!!

4 Dec 2016 8:21 PM



Miss Maggie all dressed up for the holidays....

4 Dec 2016 7:17 PM



We are half way through our Lynch Creek campaign, and not yet half way to our goal!! Thank you so much for helping us get there, we have been tickled by the feedback on the wreaths and centerpieces, people just love them, and several supporters have received their and purchased additional wreaths for gifts!!! Please share with your friends, spread the love!!

Support MABCR here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

Just in case you didn't know, we're running a fundraiser through Lynch Creek for MABCR and we need your help to raise some needed funds for MABCR. These funds will be used to help our dogs every day, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.

Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).

Check it out here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

Thanks for your support,
Sarah
PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.
https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

4 Dec 2016 7:28 AM



MABCR Numa has a beautiful sit stay for his meals. Lollie (white) usually does too but there was a wall directly behind me so I had to hover over them a bit and she hates that. Miya (black) has no clue what to make of being fed like this.

1 Dec 2016 8:40 AM



INTERNSHIP
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden - Chestertown, Maryland

Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden offer internships to students that combine facets of dog rescue and rehabilitation along with gardening, and farm chores. We are looking for interns from May to September, and can work with individual schedules. Other time periods are available, please inquire.

Work activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Walking and exercising dogs in the rescue, feeding rescued dogs, basic training (including clicker and basic obedience, plus behavior modification). Also cleaning kennel area, kennel laundry, bathing dogs, and washing dog dishes. Students will be able to observe adoptions and learn the basics of running a 501c3, not-for-profit, dog rescue. Possible office work includes organizing, filing, and assisting in fundraising activities.

Victory Farm Community Garden. Intern will help direct and care for the garden, which produces food for local food pantries as well as garden volunteers. In addition to helping select crops, improve growing conditions, and harvest, they will work with and help inspire garden volunteers. Interns will also have the opportunity to deliver food to local food pantries and learn about the issues pantries deal with on a daily basis.

Victory Farm. Intern will also be able to learn about the chores and challenges of running of a small one-person farm. In addition to rescued Border Collies waiting for forever homes and a community garden, Victory farm is home to a herd of sheep and a flock of chickens.

Winter Internship

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue and Victory Farm LLC are proud to announce new winter internship opportunities! We have several internship positions available such as a Marketing, Grant Writing, Landscaping, Animal Management and Behavior.

Housing and partial board are provided. Reliable transportation is a must. We are looking for hard working, dedicated, and reliable people to help us as we help you learn about life on a working farm, commercial kennel, and a 501 (c)3 rescue organization

Compensation: Room and partial board. (The intern has access to produce produced in the on-site community garden as well as eggs produced by the Victory Farm chickens.) Intern must be clean, reliable, provide own transportation, be drug free, and have insurance. Time investment: approximately three hours each day, more if requested by intern. Intern can easily work at another job off site.

For more information, contact Sarah Ruckelshaus at SLR@mabcr.org

30 Nov 2016 7:06 AM



Give a little, Save a lot (of dogs)!

29 Nov 2016 7:23 PM



hey, peeps!! bravelets is having a HUGE sale - 30% off everything with code: CYBER30. Ends tonight at 12 AM CST! 10% of all sales goes to MABCR - please be sure to select us as your charity :)

28 Nov 2016 8:39 PM



hey, peeps!! bravelets is having a HUGE sale - 30% off everything with code: CYBER30. Ends tonight at 12 AM CST! 10% of all sales goes to MABCR - please be sure to select us as your charity :)

28 Nov 2016 8:02 PM



Baby Maggie playing with foster siblings MABCR Henry and MABCR Mae!! It's a tugathon!!

28 Nov 2016 8:14 AM



We are in need of someone to do a home visit in Smithfeild VA (near Newport News). Does anyone know someone responsible and somewhat knowledgeable who might be willing? Thanks!

28 Nov 2016 6:25 AM



Yolo's looking for a loving home where he can be an only dog. He loves to go on long walks and be pet for hours.
Visit mabcr.org to fill out an application!

27 Nov 2016 1:06 PM



MABCR El with his human Nate. I cannot say how much I love this. El was a difficult placement - he didn't do well with many other dogs. Nate met him and took the chance that he could help El become the very best dog he could be. El is Nate's constant companion, and their friendship shows just how wonderful rescue can be! We are so grateful!

26 Nov 2016 8:44 AM



While you are shopping for bargains today, please consider a small gift to benefit our canine guests here on the farm. Our needs list is always available on amazon:
#Amazon

25 Nov 2016 9:08 AM



Hey - what a great update on Beagan!!

25 Nov 2016 8:10 AM



So, it's not yet Thanksgiving, yet we are nearly at the halfway mark of our fund drive -- with 27 days to go!!!! Thank you so very much for your continued support!!
Just in case you didn't know, we're running a fundraiser and we need your help to raise some needed funds for MABCR. These funds will be used to help our dogs everyday, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.
Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).
Check it out here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592
Thanks for your support,
Sarah
PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.

23 Nov 2016 6:44 AM



MABCR Oliver. I love his photo so much I stole it from his mom.

18 Nov 2016 9:58 AM



young adult male
Intake date 6 November 2016

18 Nov 2016 8:31 AM



"I had often thought when I encountered cruelty and neglect that there was a whole army of people who did these unspeakable things, a great, unheeding horde who never spared a thought for the feelings of the helpless creatures who depended on them. It was frightening in a way, but thank heavens there was another army ranged on the other side, an army who fought for the animals with everything they had – with their energy, their time, their money.” – James Herriot

18 Nov 2016 5:15 AM



Great article by a fellow rescuer. Unfortunately, rescues closing seems to be a growing trend - still, her message is well written and a good read.

17 Nov 2016 7:04 AM



This past weekend was pretty wonderful. Old friends and new came to help fix some things up on the farm. We played with dogs, we worked hard, we ate well, and we built community.
If you are interested in becoming involved in a deeper, more meaningful way, please message us.

14 Nov 2016 5:48 AM



Emmy Lou is an 18 lb, seven month old wire-hair terrier spayed female.She is very sweet and loving and gets along well with other dogs. Emmy Lou likes to play and sleep on the bed. She is almost totally house trained. Hasn't been around cats or young children.

11 Nov 2016 9:07 PM



Good Morning!! Our offer of free shipping on all calendar orders expires at midnight! Please take advantage!!

11 Nov 2016 8:13 AM



Just a reminder that our offer of free shipping expires tomorrow at midnight!!

10 Nov 2016 2:22 PM



Tess tried agility equipment out for the first time today! She was practically a natural

5 Nov 2016 7:37 PM



Because many of you enjoy 'treating' our dogs I wanted to mention that now that the nights are longer, we are in need of good, hard chewing treats for the dogs when they go to bed. I have listed a few different types that they enjoy in the comments below.

3 Nov 2016 8:40 PM



I have had so many people ask if MABCR is hosting the Lynch Creek Fundraiser again this fall, and the answer is YES!! I wanted to wait until after Halloween to post about it, I'm one of those people who likes each holiday to stand on its own :)
Anyway, today is the day!! Lynch Creek offers beautiful wreaths, garland, and centerpieces for your holiday display. Their prices are very comparable to wreaths available at commercial establishments, but are so much nicer! The quality is outstanding, the greens stay fresh for a long time, and they are full and beautiful and shipped in a timely manner. The sale runs now through 11 December, and Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue will recive a nice donation from Lynch Creek Wreaths with each purchase. Please let me know if you have any questions, and please consider buying a wreath for yourself, or as a gift! Thank you!
PS Please consider sharing this post. It would be really wonderful to beat last year's fundraising goal!!

3 Nov 2016 8:04 PM



Tess' leash walking skills have gotten so much better over the last month! She will make a fantastic walking/hiking/jogging partner for the right person.

3 Nov 2016 1:54 PM



We will be placing the printing order for our 2017 Calendars soon, and will be taking pre-orders until 11 November. What's the big deal about the pre-order? Well, you will be the very first to receive your calendar, but more importantly, as a thank you for your pre-order, you will receive free shipping, so please order your 2017 Calendar now!!

2 Nov 2016 7:17 PM



Did your pup enjoy Halloween? It's funny how some dogs LOVE 'getting dressed', and others hate it -- if your pup loves it, we'd love for you to share a photo here in the comments!

Pictured here is MABCR Kit. Today is her birthday! Happy Birthday to Kit and her littermates!

1 Nov 2016 7:49 AM



Sweet Jack is always right next to me when he is in the house. In the morning he plops his entire head in my lap. Such a good, good boy.

30 Oct 2016 7:14 PM



Camping with Cadie! News Update from MABCR!

29 Oct 2016 11:12 AM



The clear answer is to play after you train!

28 Oct 2016 12:41 PM



Friday's Faces brings you Brooke! Brooke is a blank slate anxious for someone to make their mark:

Brooke is a young dog in need of someone to fill her head. She came to us from a shelter in the south, and it was quickly apparent that her head is empty (clean slate!!). Brooke has very few words in her vocabulary at this point, but is catching on quickly. She is a reasonably drivey dog who needs a calm, confident handler to help her traverse her new world. Brooke will only be placed into a home prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.
Brooke can clear a 5 foot fence with ease, and is quite agile. She is extremely food motivated, and would do well with agility. She will do best in a home willing and able to invest time in training and confidence building, and one able to deal with mild separation anxiety. Brooke will also need other calm, confident dogs in the home.
Brooke appears to be housebroken (she has been loose in the house on several occasions), is learning about crate training, and rides well in a car (in a crate). She is learning leash manners and is socialized daily.
If you would like to help with Brooke’s expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Brooke, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

28 Oct 2016 8:51 AM



Want some advice on learning how to run with your dog? This blog post may help...

25 Oct 2016 2:52 PM



Love this article! One of the things we tend to forget is that every moment with our dogs is a training opportunity!

24 Oct 2016 5:58 PM



MABCR Auggie and currently adoptable dogs, Yolo and Pan, out for a quick walk this morning!
It's amazing how much these two have improved in just a few walks. As you can see, leashes are loose and everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall weather. Happy Monday everyone :)

24 Oct 2016 9:26 AM



Just a reminder that the deadline for calendar photos was yesterday -- our designer was out of the office so won;t begin work on it until later this week, so TODAY is it! Send us your photos asap! :)

24 Oct 2016 8:13 AM



We had a beautiful day for Collies and Coffee!! The air was brisk, the sunshine was plentiful!!
We had some old friends join us, as well as some new fiends, and I think a good time was had by all!!
Thanks to all who joined us, looking forward to our next Sunday Funday in November!!

23 Oct 2016 1:21 PM



Intake date 18 September 2016

adult neutered male border collie mix

Tip is a bit of a conundrum – his front end is all border collie, his back end is a mystery! Tip is an older fella, and came to us quite out of shape and overweight. Since arriving, he has lost weight, gained fitness and really enjoys running and playing. Tip gets along well with other dogs, and really loves good play sessions.
Tip will do best in a home that enjoys walking, play sessions, and good love. Tip does ‘shiver’ when he is nervous or frightened – his whole hind end shakes - but that dissipates once the nervousness fades. While he doesn’t appear to need another dog, he may feel more comfortable with another dog in the home. Tip appears to be housebroken and is crate trained, and rides well in a car.
Tip’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with his expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Tip, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

21 Oct 2016 7:00 PM



Nala (24 June 2016) is a young pup in need of someone to fill her little head. Hand raised after her mother died, Nala is a well-mannered, well socialized pup who will be offered to a home with experience raising pups, other well-tempered dogs, and a job (agility, obedience, herding, etc). Nala will only be placed into a home prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.
Nala is (mostly) housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car. She is learning leash manners and is socialized daily.
If you would like to help with Nala’s expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Nala, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

21 Oct 2016 4:34 PM



Betty is an adult female who is sweet, affectionate, and fun. Her small frame and soft coat makes you think she might be a lap dog, and after good exercise, she would be happy as a cuddlebug! Betty came to us quite out of shape and overweight. Since arriving, she has lost a couple of pounds and has gained some fitness and really enjoys running and playing. Tess gets along well with other dogs, and really loves good play sessions.
Betty will do best in a home that enjoys walking or hiking, play sessions, and good, good cuddles on the sofa. Betty is sight impaired in her left eye (it appears to be from an injury), though it does not slow her down in any way. Betty is housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car.
Betty’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with her expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Tess, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

21 Oct 2016 1:02 PM



Intake date 16 October 2016

neutered male Borgi

21 Oct 2016 10:03 AM



Adoption Update: Junior!

21 Oct 2016 9:31 AM



Intake date July 2016 - ADOPTED!!
Rehome date 9 September 2016
Red and White Male #3
Born on 6/25/16

This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http\://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http\://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

21 Oct 2016 9:26 AM



Intake date 21 November 2015 - AVAILABLE

$200 intake sponsorship needed

Soot is a young (May 2014 ?) adult female with a striking appearance, and a sparkling personality. Her beautiful eyes and soft coat give way to a great smile when she plays. Soot had a rough start- she was tied in a yard with little human interaction and no exposure to other animals. Consequently, she can be nervous when introduced to new dogs, and has a difficult time when dogs put a lot of pressure on her space. Unfortunately, she is not good with cats, or livestock (totally obsessed, that is all she can think about when they are in her vicinity). The great thing is, she LOVES her people, and is joyfully sweet.
Soot will do best in an active home that enjoys walking or hiking, and a home that is willing to continue the training and socialization level that we have worked hard to help her achieve. She does LOVE ball, but is not the best at retrieving. Soot is housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car (in a covered crate). Soot does need a harness for walking – she will forget herself if there is something fun to chase, and she has an old injury that her collar would put pressure on if pulled.
Soot’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with her expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Soot, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

20 Oct 2016 9:05 PM



The Importance of Pawdicures! Click through for the latest news from MABCR!

20 Oct 2016 5:59 PM



Little Pan tried the water today -- she thought it was ok.

20 Oct 2016 3:20 PM



An American Border Collie in Paris!

17 Oct 2016 5:59 PM



For our friends and supporters who use or send us calming collars: amazon has them right now more than $2 less than the usual price! I'm not sure how long this price will last, so stock up and save!

PS we can always use them!

17 Oct 2016 8:30 AM



Are you a photo bug who loves to take photos of your border collie? Check it out!

16 Oct 2016 11:56 AM



Tip is a bit of a conundrum – his front end is all border collie, his back end is a mystery! Tip is an older fella, and came to us quite out of shape and overweight. Since arriving, he has lost weight, gained fitness and really enjoys running and playing. Tip gets along well with other dogs, and really loves good play sessions.
Tip will do best in a home that enjoys walking, play sessions, and good love. Tip does ‘shiver’ when he is nervous or frightened – his whole hind end shakes - but that dissipates once the nervousness fades. While he doesn’t appear to need another dog, he may feel more comfortable with another dog in the home. Tip appears to be housebroken and is crate trained, and rides well in a car.
Tip’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with his expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Tip, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

14 Oct 2016 7:38 PM



Betty is an adult female who is sweet, affectionate, and fun. Her small frame and soft coat makes you think she might be a lap dog, and after good exercise, she would be happy as a cuddlebug! Betty came to us quite out of shape and overweight. Since arriving, she has lost a couple of pounds and has gained some fitness and really enjoys running and playing. Tess gets along well with other dogs, and really loves good play sessions.
Betty will do best in a home that enjoys walking or hiking, play sessions, and good, good cuddles on the sofa. Betty is sight impaired in her left eye (it appears to be from an injury), though it does not slow her down in any way. Betty is housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car.
Betty’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with her expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Tess, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

14 Oct 2016 4:24 PM



Tess is a young (November 2015) female who is bright, silly, and fun. Her small frame and soft coat makes you think she might be a lap dog, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Tess came to us from another rescue because of her serious border collie behavior. Her little brain needs to be filled with lots of stuff, and she needs rules and parameters in order to thrive. Tess gets along well with other dogs, and loves good play sessions. Tess lived with cats in her foster home, and was super interested in them. She has seen cats here, and while she has been manageable, it would take training and patience for her to live with cats peacefully.
Tess will do best in an active home that is interested in training – perhaps agility or rally – and enjoys walking or hiking, and a home that is willing to continue with training and classes. Tess is housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car.
If you would like to help with Tess’s daily care, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Tess, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

14 Oct 2016 3:30 PM



Soot is a young (May 2014 ?) adult female with a striking appearance, and a sparkling personality. Her beautiful eyes and soft coat give way to a great smile when she plays. Soot had a rough start- she was tied in a yard with little human interaction and no exposure to other animals. Consequently, she can be nervous when introduced to new dogs, and has a difficult time when dogs put a lot of pressure on her space. Unfortunately, she is not good with cats, or livestock (totally obsessed, that is all she can think about when they are in her vicinity). The great thing is, she LOVES her people, and is joyfully sweet.
Soot will do best in an active home that enjoys walking or hiking, and a home that is willing to continue the training and socialization level that we have worked hard to help her achieve. She does LOVE ball, but is not the best at retrieving. Soot is housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car (in a covered crate). Soot does need a harness for walking – she will forget herself if there is something fun to chase, and she has an old injury that her collar would put pressure on if pulled.
Soot’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with her expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Soot, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

14 Oct 2016 12:26 PM



Pan is a May (?) 2016 mixed puppy, who looks like a tiny border collie (13 pounds!!). Smart as a whip, with energy and spunk to spare, Pan would make an excellent training or sports partner for the person looking for a smaller package. While she is tiny, there is nothing yappy about this little girl. Pan is highly food motivated, and is eager to learn anything you want to teach her.
Pan gets along well with other dogs, has been exposed to cats, loves people, and is learning to enjoy traveling. Pan will carry and follow a ball, though her retrieve is not yet 100%. Pan will do best in a multi-dog home where training is the norm. She will require some sort of job in order to keep her happy, and satisfied. We will ask that Pan’s adopter be willing and able to take her through several sets of classes (at a minimum) in order to keep her engaged and on the right track.
Pan’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with her expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Pan, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

14 Oct 2016 9:45 AM



Yolo took his first trip into town yesterday! He was very well behaved, has great leash manners, and LOVES people. Due to some manageable fear aggression towards dogs, Yolo needs an experienced handler who is looking for a loving companion, hiking partner, and who will give him the long walks he deserves. Yolo is extremely praise motivated and has a desire to please.
For more information on adoption, visit www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

12 Oct 2016 7:01 AM



PUPDATE: WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Thanks to Carl, Diane, Edith, Cindy, Aphrodite, Sandra, and Willa, we have $325, and need just another $63 to cover the cost of the Drontal Plus!! Can you please help?
~Yesterday I wormed all of the dogs here and emptied our bottle of drontal plus -- which means we need to re-order - which will cost us $388 -- which is a huge drain on our finances. Can you please help? We have nearly 4k followers here, if only 78 of you helped with just $5, that would cover our cost....Please consider! See our donate now button above, or see our website at: http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html Thank you!

11 Oct 2016 6:41 AM



PUPDATE: Thanks to Edith, Cindy, Aphrodite, Sandra, and Willa, we have $125, and need just another $263 to cover the cost of the Drontal Plus!! Can you please help?

~Yesterday I wormed all of the dogs here and emptied our bottle of drontal plus -- which means we need to re-order - which will cost us $388 -- which is a huge drain on our finances. Can you please help? We have nearly 4k followers here, if only 78 of you helped with just $5, that would cover our cost....Please consider! See our donate now button above, or see our website at: http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html Thank you!

10 Oct 2016 8:09 PM



Yesterday I wormed all of the dogs here and emptied our bottle of drontal plus -- which means we need to re-order - which will cost us $388 -- which is a huge drain on our finances. Can you please help? We have nearly 4k followers here, if only 78 of you helped with just $5, that would cover our cost....Please consider! See our donate now button above, or see our website at: http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html Thank you!

10 Oct 2016 8:43 AM



Intake date 21 November 2015 - AVAILABLE

$200 intake sponsorship needed

1.5 to 2.5 year old spayed female

10 Oct 2016 7:40 AM



Intake date 17 September 2016

Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finances. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http\://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

10 Oct 2016 7:36 AM



Intake date 3 October 2016

9 Oct 2016 2:18 PM



Intake date 3 October 2016

9 Oct 2016 1:48 PM



Intake date 3 October 2016

9 Oct 2016 1:43 PM



MABCR Lucy has a job!!

9 Oct 2016 10:15 AM



Intake date 18 September 2016

Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finaces. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

9 Oct 2016 9:41 AM



Intake 10 September 2016 - AVAILABLE!!!

7 Oct 2016 12:07 PM



Intake date 17 September 2016

Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finances. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http\://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

7 Oct 2016 11:35 AM



Great tips on helping your dog be more confident without you!

6 Oct 2016 7:05 AM



One of my favorite articles on weight and dogs! So easy to understand with the hand comparison. Check out your dogs to see if they fit!

4 Oct 2016 5:59 AM



Meeker Classic!!

30 Sep 2016 2:56 PM



You know that overwhelming feeling you get when someone is super grateful?
This morning I'm arranging for some dogs to come into rescue, and I agreed to help with a little border collie mix - my contact gushed her gratitude (I am sure she was crying), which of course, made me cry. Only I didn't really do anything that I don't do any other day, I said yes (we really don't have funding or room).
So, why am I telling you this? Because you can have that feeling, too. Each dog we intake comes with expenses. An average of $200-$300, and then of course, we have to feed and house them until they are placed into new homes. Am I asking for a $300 donation? No. $2.00 would do. Or $5.00. Or even $1.00. All of the small donations add up to cover the big expenses, it's really pretty incredible.
Please consider. We need you, and they need you (queue Sarah McLaughlin singing In the Arms of an Angel ;-) ) ~slr

30 Sep 2016 10:14 AM



Meet JoJo. JoJo is looking to catch a ride from the Roanoke VA area north - as close to Chestertown MD as possible. Can you help? If so, please pm me with your email address asap....JoJo says thank you!

29 Sep 2016 11:36 AM



Intake date 17 September 2016

Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finances. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

28 Sep 2016 6:04 AM



Priorities.

Also, smart.

27 Sep 2016 8:24 AM



Red and White Female #1
Born 6/25/16

This litter or pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

23 Sep 2016 1:33 PM



Race, Loki, Yogi, Tuck.

23 Sep 2016 1:25 PM



ADOPTED!!!

Rehome date 4 September 2016

This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http\://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

23 Sep 2016 8:51 AM



Query: Would you be interested in staying in a nice cottage (with its own fenced yard for your well behaved dog) on a working farm that included a dog rescue?
If so, what would you be willing to pay for a night (knowing that income from the guest cottage helps to support the farm and the rescue)?
Would you be interested in an opportunity to volunteer/work as part of your nightly rental?
If so, what portion of your rental fee do you feel could/should be discounted?
Thanks in advance for your responses!

21 Sep 2016 4:08 PM



Live coverage of the International!!!

20 Sep 2016 10:48 AM



Victory Farm in Chestertown, Maryland welcomes Kathy Knox
Handling and Training Clinic 24 - 25 September 2016. We have several working spots open, so if you have considered coming, stop thinking about it, and come! The weather looks great for the weekend!
Kathy is a world-class trainer and handler. Her thoughtful approach to training helps each individual dog use its own natural abilities to learn how to handle sheep in a calm and confident manner, while also working on opportunities for improvement. Kathy is an excellent teacher, ensuring each student has a clear understanding of the message or skill being taught.
Victory Farm has a round pen, a small field, and a large field to accommodate all levels of dogs and handlers.
The cost of the two-day clinic is $200.00, and spectators/auditors are invited to join us at $50 per day or $80 for two days (prepaid) per person.
Please message me for further details or a registration form.

20 Sep 2016 9:24 AM



Hey friends, did you know we host lessons taught by the fabulous Skylar of Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm?

19 Sep 2016 3:59 PM



Hey friends, did you know that we host classes taught by the fabulous Skylar of Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm?

19 Sep 2016 3:57 PM



MABCR Polly won her first Rally title llast night!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ncDBIjEgo

17 Sep 2016 10:21 AM



May I have my dinner, please?

16 Sep 2016 8:21 PM



Query: Would you be interested in staying in a nice cottage (with its own fenced yard) on a working farm that included a dog rescue?

If so, what would you be willing to pay for a night (knowing that income from the guest cottage helps to support the farm and the rescue)?

Would you be interested in an opportunity to volunteer/work as part of your nightly rental?

If so, what portion of your rental fee do you feel could/should be discounted?

Thanks in advance for your responses!

16 Sep 2016 2:33 PM



Intake date 9 September 2016

16 Sep 2016 1:53 PM



Red and White Male #2 -- ADOPTED!!!
Born on 6/25/16

This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

16 Sep 2016 12:19 PM



This morning's inspiration is from another horse training source (the comparisons for good training philosophy are endless).

"Be in a life long quest to bring your emotions under control.

There are few things more frustrating than struggling away with a horse and feeling that what we are doing isn't working. When that happens, it is incredibly hard for many riders to stay calm, kind and patient.

But staying calm, kind and patient are such enormously critical ingredients in the learning to ride well process that unless you can "get there" in your own head, you are likely to never go to those places you long to reach.

It is so so so so so easy to get into it with a horse, even if getting into it is being just a little tight. And, for many, it isn't a little tight. It can lead to horror shows of force and anger."

- Denny Emerson of Tamarack Hill Farm

16 Sep 2016 7:32 AM



Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finances. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

15 Sep 2016 7:09 PM



Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finaces. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

15 Sep 2016 3:42 PM



Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finaces. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

15 Sep 2016 3:39 PM



Intake date 17 September 2016 Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finaces. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

15 Sep 2016 3:36 PM



Intake 10 September 2016 - AVAILABLE!!!

13 Sep 2016 5:15 PM



Victory Farm in Chestertown, Maryland welcomes Kathy Knox
Handling and Training Clinic 24 - 25 September 2016. Due to last minute cancellations, we have several working spots open.

Kathy is a world-class trainer and handler. Her thoughtful approach to training helps each individual dog use its own natural abilities to learn how to handle sheep in a calm and confident manner, while also working on opportunities for improvement. Kathy is an excellent teacher, ensuring each student has a clear understanding of the message or skill being taught.

Victory Farm has a round pen, a small field, and a large field to accommodate all levels of dogs and handlers.

The cost of the two-day clinic is $200.00, and spectators/auditors are invited to join us at $50 per day or $80 for two days (prepaid) per person.

Please message me for further details or a registration form.

13 Sep 2016 7:50 AM



It looks like BEAUTIFUL weather for Sunday!! Hope to see you here!

12 Sep 2016 9:54 AM



Junior with his new buddies.

from his new human: He is doing fantastic! We love him so much and so does my dog and my parents dog. We have been taking him out and socializing him at pet stores and he even comes to work with me for a couple hours some days. We named him Junior and he already knows come and sit VERY well. We are working on down and stay now. He went swimming for the first time today and loved it. Thank you so much for helping bring us together. He is a very spoiled boy that seems very happy.

12 Sep 2016 8:43 AM



Max on location in his new job!!!

12 Sep 2016 7:50 AM



MABCR Adoptions Update Yowza - what a week!

11 Sep 2016 5:59 PM



Sam's foster mom asked him to get in his crate - his foster sibling's thought they should, too!! Good, good dogs!

11 Sep 2016 1:58 PM



Intake date 16 July 2016 - AVAILABLE following spay

$200 sponsorship needed

Sissy is a pretty southern girl with charm and spunk. Sissy is fairly dog-centric, but will adore the right person to challange her brain - she is super smart!!
To assist with Sissy's intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

7 Sep 2016 9:09 PM



We love seeing working dogs work!

7 Sep 2016 7:43 AM



This little guy is coming to us on Saturday through one of our partner shelters in Louisiana! If you are looking for a 'Little', this just might be your guy (I hear he is super sweet!).
We could use some financial assistance for transport and medicals. If you would like to chip in a few bucks, please see the link above, or the links in the comments here. Thank you!

6 Sep 2016 7:32 PM



Look at this Wiggly Giggly girl!
For more information on Syd, see her photo album here
https://m.facebook.com/mabcr.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10153466678823182
Visit mabcr.org for information on our adoption process.

5 Sep 2016 6:04 PM



MABCR Adopter Profile: Meet the Stotlands!

5 Sep 2016 5:59 PM



Ned and his new big 'sister' :)

4 Sep 2016 8:48 PM



Intake date 23 July 2016 - AVAILABLE following neuter

6 month old male border collie

Introducing Sam.
Sam came to us from a rural shelter. He and a buddy (Dean) had been picked up by animal control, and they are in need of some special care. Both pups are underweight, and need groceries, and both are very under-socialisation and are in need of intensive social work and training. That said, both are lovely, and handled appropriately, they will make wonderful companions.
To assist with intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

3 Sep 2016 9:40 AM



Sam hanging in his new foster home. Word is, he is being a very good boy!

3 Sep 2016 7:58 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue earned $9.86 this month from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20120&jltest=1

1 Sep 2016 10:12 AM



Help Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue every time you shop at 1,750 of the most popular online stores: http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

1 Sep 2016 10:06 AM



It's that time again! Yappy Hour at The Wine Bin (www.winebinec.com) this Friday (tomorrow!) will be a fundraiser for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Free music, wine, beer, and popcorn, lots of dogs and dog people to socialize with, and it's all free. 100% of the donations that go into the jar go directly to MABCR (well, actually it's over 100% because Dave rounds up when he writes the check!).
This YH is special. The Wine Bin just reopened after the historic flood earlier this summer. PLEASE come out to support our friends in Ellicott City. They need our help and support to rebuild and recover.
Come support the rescue (and the Wine Bin), we'd love to see you and your pack!

1 Sep 2016 6:46 AM



Skylar (of Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm) socializing Nina at Twigs & Teacups!

1 Sep 2016 6:31 AM



This socialization thing is so hard.

31 Aug 2016 8:42 PM



Whoop!! We just hit 3900 likes!! Thanks everyone!!

31 Aug 2016 1:06 PM



Intake date 12 August 2016

June 2016 female smooth coat

30 Aug 2016 7:23 AM



Hey MABCR Peeps!!! We got some GREAT news the other day when we got word that THE WINE BIN IS OPEN!!!!!!! We are so happy for them (and Ellicott City recover efforts) and we want to support them as much as we can! So, this coming Friday, PLEASE come out to Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin. Taste the wine and beer offerings, eat some popcorn, listen to music and hang out with the dogs.

30 Aug 2016 3:36 AM



Intake date 23 July 2016 - AVAILABLE following neuter

$200 sponsorship needed

6 month old male border collie

Introducing Dean.
Dean came to us from a rural shelter. He and a buddy (Sam) had been picked up by animal control, and they are in need of some special care. Both pups are underweight, and need groceries, and both are very under-socialisation and are in need of intensive socila work and training. That said, both are lovely, and handled appropriately, they will make wonderful companions. Dean is the shyer of the two, and will need more handling to become comfortable, but is workable.
To assist with intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

29 Aug 2016 8:16 PM



Hey friends! Please come out to see us, Friday night at The Wine Bin in Ellicott City, Maryland!! Join is for a wine and beer tasting, and a gathering of community!!

28 Aug 2016 8:19 PM



7-8 month old male puppy - ADOPTED!!!

Intake date 30 July 2016
Rehome date 27 August 2016

$200 intake sponsorship needed. Partial sponsorship provided by Jill!

27 Aug 2016 5:44 PM



Intake date 30 June 2016

Birthdate 24 June 2016

Pupdate 30 July: The pups were whelped 24 June and will not be available for adoption until sometime in September. Due to the delicate process of handraising whelps, we will not be taking applications or deposits on puppies until closer to their placement date. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are reportedly purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

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MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of powered (mixed) today alone! If you would like to help us keep these babies alive, there will be information in the comments.

27 Aug 2016 5:29 PM



I'm so happy to report that our local shelter had a huge adoption event today, and they partnered with us to place Gabe! Whhhheeeee!!!!!!

27 Aug 2016 5:25 PM



Hey MABCR Peeps!!! We got some GREAT news the other day when we got word that THE WINE BIN IS OPEN!!!!!!! We are so happy for them (and Ellicott City recover efforts) and we want to support them as much as we can! So, this coming Friday, PLEASE come out to Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin. Taste the wine and beer offerings, eat some popcorn, listen to music and hang out with the dogs.

27 Aug 2016 7:03 AM



Today is National Dog Day (and here I thought every day was?!?!). Tonight while you are hugging on your pup, please consider a donation to your favourite shelter or rescue. A donation as small as $5 or $10 can mean so much, and many small donations are what fund most shelters and rescues, so spread the love, and make a donation.
If donating money isn't your thing (that's very OK), most shelters and rescues have wish lists (we have one on our website, and one on amazon), so it's fairly simple to make a tangible donation as well.
Our dogs are our best friends. Let's work to support them. #nationaldogday #mabcr

PS we have a current need, you will see it in the comments!!

26 Aug 2016 1:06 PM



Red and White Female #1
Born 6/25/16

This litter or pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

26 Aug 2016 10:42 AM



yes, yes, yes!! all of this, YES!!! Sarah Wilson has hit the nail on the head!
Even if you're not going back to school, but schedules are changing, and the days are getting shorter - all of this advice is excellent.

24 Aug 2016 12:17 PM



Red and White Male
Born on 6/25/16

This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

24 Aug 2016 11:17 AM



Intake date 23 July 2016 - AVAILABLE following neuter

$200 sponsorship needed

6 month old male border collie

Introducing Dean.
Dean came to us from a rural shelter. He and a buddy (Sam) had been picked up by animal control, and they are in need of some special care. Both pups are underweight, and need groceries, and both are very under-socialisation and are in need of intensive socila work and training. That said, both are lovely, and handled appropriately, they will make wonderful companions. Dean is the shyer of the two, and will need more handling to become comfortable, but is workable.
To assist with intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

23 Aug 2016 8:09 AM



The large majority of dogs are understimulated. How can you tell if yours is one that is?

22 Aug 2016 7:57 AM



B & W Female #1
Born 6/25/2016

This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html
These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.
Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.
Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

21 Aug 2016 12:18 PM



Shopping? You can help MABCR!

21 Aug 2016 7:44 AM



An American Border Collie in Paris

20 Aug 2016 9:14 PM



Dean went into foster this morning and is doing. Better than we expected!! Look how relaxed he looks!!

20 Aug 2016 3:16 PM



Red and White Male #2
Born on 6/25/16

This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

20 Aug 2016 12:31 PM



This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html
These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.
Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.
Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

19 Aug 2016 3:17 PM



If you are looking for a pack for your dog, which should he carry?

19 Aug 2016 8:02 AM



MABCR Dakota visited Twigs & Teacups in Chestertown, Maryland earlier this week! She was a perfect little lady, showing off her good manners and social skills. Dakota has completed Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm's Puppy Obedience/Manners, Beginner Agility, and is currently enrolled in Nose Work/Tricks.
Many stores in Chestertown allow well mannered dogs and it is a great opportunity to practice their social and basic obedience skills!

18 Aug 2016 2:48 PM



So proud to partner with this shelter. They don't have their own building, and they are small, but they are mighty!! They are taking their own supplies to help the beings of an affected parish in flooded Louisiana. Such good people.

18 Aug 2016 7:19 AM



what an EXCELLENT training exercise for every dog!!

17 Aug 2016 9:12 PM



Bella has made a lot of progress since she has been in foster. She has transformed into an especially affectionate and trusting dog for her foster mom,– I can pick her up, clip her nails, etc. She is very loving dog and chooses to spend most of her time with me, though she is not clingy and will wander the yard if I’m out on the deck. (Note Bella would not want to be left out in the yard alone) She likes going for walks in the neighborhood and really loves snuggling on the couch and having her belly rubbed. In Bella’s eyes the sun rises and set on the person she bonds with and they will be the primary focus for her. She is very funny with her quirks, running around the house, flirting with my other male dog, makes silly gremlin sounds that make me laugh.

Bella still has a lot of confidence challenges. While she will take treats from strangers, she will not let them pet her. Eventually people she sees often she will let them pet her if she is close by her foster mom. She will let people take her outside, comes when they call her in, go in her crate, walk her on leash, etc. but she will not let them touch her. She does enjoy her walks in the neighborhood. She walks very nicely on leash and does not react to other dogs. She is okay seeing people, vehicles, bikes, in pet stores, etc. but this confidence comes from the trust she puts in her foster mom. Anyone who adopts her will also need to earn this trust before she will be comfortable in various situations. Bella does fine with the three other dogs she lives with but I am her main focus. She gets nervous around new dogs and needs time and space to become comfortable.

Bella will make the right person an loving, highly loyal, sweet furry companion. The person who adopts her will need to have the time and ability to transition her to her new home and new owner(s). With continued work Bella could become more confident with other people who are familiar to her. She will most likely never be comfortable with strangers and should never be put in a situation where she is being force to interact. Ie someone insisting on petting her even though she is she is scared.

17 Aug 2016 7:24 AM



This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html
These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.
Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.
Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

16 Aug 2016 7:44 PM



great tips on creating a reliable recall!!

15 Aug 2016 11:47 AM



This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html
These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.
Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.
Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

14 Aug 2016 3:34 PM



Some of the crew beating up on Syd!
It's so exciting to see Dean (smooth coat on long line) wagging his tail and playing. He's come a long way from the scared little guy we got a few weeks ago.
Hes playing with MABCR Auggie (beardie) and Syd (smoothie with docked tail). Also special appearances by Puck (limping from an old injury) and Yolo.

13 Aug 2016 7:11 AM



B & W Female #1
Born 6/25/2016

12 Aug 2016 3:53 PM



Training is about the dog, not the treat!!

12 Aug 2016 12:35 PM



Red and White Male #2
Born on 6/25/16

11 Aug 2016 7:52 PM



yes. Especially #4. PLEASE celebrate and laugh (through the tears). PLEASE. Your dogs life has been an incredible gift. Revel in that.

11 Aug 2016 10:09 AM



Red and White Female #1
Born 6/25/16

10 Aug 2016 8:22 PM



Update on Sam from his foster mom: Sam has really come around quickly, going from a shy dog afraid of walking into the house to comfortably playing with toys in less than 24 hours. He is very inquisitive to new things, quietly observing, but not fearful. He loves nothing more than cuddling up with Bett when he's tired, othertimes, he's my shadow. He'll make someone a great buddy. He's a fun boy and will only get better once he gets further out of his shell.

9 Aug 2016 6:49 PM



Whew! After a hard week, and an exciting fundraising weekend we are looking at what we need to accomplish next, and it is ADOPTIONS!!! If you are so inclined, please check out our adoptable dogs and consider sharing one on your facebook page (or in an email to friends!) We are packed to the rafters (ok, not really, it just feels that way) and need to get some dogs into forever homes, especially since we have a waiting list of dogs to come in!!

You can see our adoptable dogs here: http://www.mabcr.org/our_dogs.html and here: https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=MD17&sort=pet.Identifier

In addition, there are lots of photos of our dogs in our photo section here on facebook! Thank you!!

8 Aug 2016 6:46 AM



Well, you DID IT!!! Some very special donors came together to meet our special challenge!! THANK YOU!!!!

I need to do some math to see which of our dogs are covered, and I will do so in the next few days. In the meantime, special thanks to Jaclyn, Erika, Natalie, Stacy, Dianne, Carol, Noel, Michelle, and Mary for helping us reach our goal!!

Thank you all for your support. Remember that we cannot do what we do without your help!!

7 Aug 2016 7:53 PM



WOW!!! One of our long time supporters just contacted me to ask if we would do a challenge matching fundraiser!! What is that? That is where YOUR donation is DOUBLED!!!

So, from 4.30pm today (6 August), EVERY sponsorship donation made will be DOUBLED up to $500 until we reach our goal, which means the total amount donated to cover sponsorship of our current residents with be $1000!!!!!! Whhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! That's a whole lotta sponsorship!

Thank you for considering!! Information on participation is below, in the comments.

6 Aug 2016 3:37 PM



This morning my heart was filled when an adopter/supporter of MABCR donated a sizable sum to complete Jane's intake sponsorship. Folks who are not involved in the daily struggle to support a rescue may not understand the immensity of a donation(s), but they are huge - and make an impact on us in so many ways.
So, now Jane is covered, but we still have so many dogs whose expenses are not covered. Sam, Dean, Gabe, Puck, Yolo, Sis....they all need your support as well. The longer a dog is with us, the more support they need.
Thank you for considering. Information on support is in the comment below.

6 Aug 2016 9:04 AM



Hey peeps, check it out. As some of you know, we have a really great partnership with Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm (yes, it is on site). Skylar details our relationship here:

5 Aug 2016 4:21 PM



And sometimes, the dog chooses you....

5 Aug 2016 9:43 AM



We've just pulled this girl from a rural shelter. We need funding in order to get her vetted and transported here. If you have the means to assist, we would greatly appreciate it!!
Details in the comments!

4 Aug 2016 3:21 PM



Little Syd doesn't get much attention because she is not a classic beauty, but this little girl is one awesome pup! Syd is sincerely looking for a pertner, and clearly would excel at agility if only given the chance. More video to come soon!

4 Aug 2016 10:38 AM



This article illustrates why we are so careful with our placements and our assessments of dogs prior to placement.

4 Aug 2016 8:02 AM



7-8 month old male puppy

2 Aug 2016 8:48 PM



I live this!! So, so true. One merely needs the skills!! (Just replace the word horse with dog 😉 )

"Someone who doesn't know anything about the ways of the horse could be fooled into thinking the approach is all cosmic or mystical. It's not. Anybody can do it who has a passion to do it and has put in enough time. These people are horsemen and horsewomen, not whisperers." - Buck Brannaman

2 Aug 2016 5:51 AM



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1 Aug 2016 11:06 AM



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1 Aug 2016 10:12 AM



Really interesting article on hip displaysia.

One really important note: Body weight is a MAJOR environmental factor - If there is laxity in the hip joint, the amount of damage done to the femur and acetabulum will depend on the magnitude of the forces in the hip joint. The heavier the dog, the greater the forces will be and also therefore the higher the risk of hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis.

1 Aug 2016 7:48 AM



this was last week, but holy cuteness, Batman!! Yes, these are the Nuggets :D

31 Jul 2016 4:59 PM



Also not a border collie, though border collies can be excellent search dogs!

30 Jul 2016 7:34 AM



it's that time of year!!

29 Jul 2016 7:20 AM



OK, so Lu is not a border collie - but the story is the same. A boy and his dog go fishing.....

28 Jul 2016 9:28 AM



Intake date 16 July 2016 - AVAILABLE following spay

Sissy is a pretty southern girl with charm and spunk. Sissy is fairly dog-centric, and will need a multi-dog home, but will also need the right person to challange her brain - she is super smart!!
To assist with Sissy's intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

26 Jul 2016 9:26 PM



I love this photo of MABCR Hank and his girl Sue! Hank is now an official KPets Therapy Dog!!! He passed today with flying colours! Congratulations to Hank and Sue!

26 Jul 2016 7:48 PM



Introducing Dean.
Dean came to us from a rural shelter. He and a buddy (Sam) had been picked up by animal control, and they are in need of some special care. Both pups are underweight, and need groceries, and both are very under-socialisation and are in need of intensive socila work and training. That said, both are lovely, and handled appropriately, they will make wonderful companions. Dean is the shyer of the two, and will need more handling to become comfortable, but is workable.
To assist with intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

26 Jul 2016 9:05 AM



"Instead of a hard tightness, try to find a soft firmness." - Ray Hunt from the book, "Think Harmony with Horses"

26 Jul 2016 8:29 AM



Introducing Sam.
Sam came to us from a rural shelter. He and a buddy (Dean) had been picked up by animal control, and they are in need of some special care. Both pups are underweight, and need groceries, and both are very under-socialisation and are in need of intensive socila work and training. That said, both are lovely, and handled appropriately, they will make wonderful companions.
To assist with intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

25 Jul 2016 5:58 PM



As you all know by now, we have a litter of puppies...soon they will need to be challenged and exposed to strange things in order to learn about scary things in the world. We would really love to have an Adventure Box for them, but need someone willing to build one for us. If you can help. please PM me. We have instructions :)

Thank you.

Sarah

25 Jul 2016 3:53 PM



This is so good!!!

25 Jul 2016 12:21 PM



MABCR peeps - we are in need of a dryer for our kennel. If you have a gently used dryer you are looking to re-home, we would be grateful.

24 Jul 2016 4:48 PM



Hey peeps!! Think about us when you are playing Pokemon and walking your dog!! WooF!!

22 Jul 2016 8:12 AM



The latest news from MABCR - Active Citizenship -- Alternative Breaks

17 Jul 2016 5:59 PM



Look how big they are getting!!!

17 Jul 2016 2:26 PM



Really great graphic explaining the difference between bribery and reward.

Thanks to Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm for the share!

15 Jul 2016 11:00 AM



MABCR has placed several deaf dogs over the years. Each dog came into rescue as 'untrainable', and landed in homes that recognised exactly how trainable they are. One has even returned to the farm for a herding clinic, and engaged with the trainer and the sheep in an appropriate manner -- surprising to all of us! Would that more people would give these special dogs a chance!

14 Jul 2016 8:15 PM



30 June 2016

MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of poweder (mixed) today alone! If you would like to help us keep these babies alive, there will be information in the comments.

14 Jul 2016 1:53 PM



Puppies are eating real food!! Ok, mush food, but still food!! I'm so impressed with the incredible care our foster is giving these babies, she is a wonderful foster mum!!!!

14 Jul 2016 9:15 AM



30 June 2016

MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of poweder (mixed) today alone! If you would like to help us keep these babies alive, there will be information in the comments.

13 Jul 2016 9:06 PM



Oh my GOODNESS, YES!!!!!! Every minute you wait is a minute too long!!

13 Jul 2016 5:45 PM



Sadly you can't post videos to albums, but here is a brief video of Sis!

13 Jul 2016 8:37 AM



This young girl is headed here this weekend from one of our amazing partners in Louisiana!!! She is in need of intake sponsorship, she she will need full vetting and transport funding. Can you help a girl out?
Link and short video in the comments.

13 Jul 2016 8:16 AM



Neat video from a few years ago about a fellow who managed a property near where I grew up. I remember driving past it and admiring the sheep :) As an adult, I have taken lessons with my dogs from his son!

12 Jul 2016 7:35 PM



"Tom Dorrance once said, 'You can learn anything with these three words – observe, remember, and compare.' He said that beyond that, learn to adjust to fit the situation. That always meant so much to me. The last time I was around Tom, he said, 'Don’t treat them like they are. Treat them the way you’d like them to be.' At the time, I didn’t know whether he was talking about horses or people. Later, I realized that he was talking about both. I remind myself of that from time to time. Because sometimes, people might come into a clinic defensive, scared, upset, or emotional. The best part of the person isn’t gonna come out the first day. But if I do my part and help them along, I get an opportunity to see the best part of the person as time goes by." - Buck Brannaman

12 Jul 2016 5:08 PM



Hey peeps! It's Prime Day! Please think about using SMILE when you purchase, and crediting MABCR! We get a percentage of your purchase donated! Win! Win!

12 Jul 2016 8:10 AM



Looks like today is Miss Bea's Got Day! Happy Got day, little Bea!

(PS - this is Bea's puppy picture, she is now a grown girl, think you very much!)

12 Jul 2016 7:02 AM



Just confirmed our first AB week of 2017!! Looking forward to hosting University of Illinois Alternative Seasonal Breaks program!!

11 Jul 2016 8:42 PM



PUPDATE from Soot's foster 9 July 2016: Soot continues to both charm and challenge me. She is finally starting to play with other dogs but isn't quite sure how to be the popular pup among her peers. Soot is most happy after long walks and play outside. Soot uses her nose constantly and I think would excel at nose work. She still hasn't made friends with cats so would definitely NOT be suitable for a home with cats. She can become very focused on cats and cars but can be re-directed with guidance for better behavior. This pretty girl has made great improvements but still has room to grow. Luckily her sweet side makes the journey enjoyable.

11 Jul 2016 7:23 PM



What a fun day, and we hit 3800 likes today!! Wheeee!!!

10 Jul 2016 8:30 PM



I would like to thank everyone who came to Collies and Coffee today! We were overwhelmed by the turn out, and grateful for the incredible weather! It was just a really great day!
We have posted photos in an album, if you know dogs in the photos, please feel free to comment and 'label'!!

10 Jul 2016 7:29 PM



Oh what a beautiful morning!! Hope to see you!

PM for directions if you have not been here before....

10 Jul 2016 6:40 AM



PUPDATE 9 July 2016: During these past few months in foster, Mac has grown to be a fun, and happy companion. He has the energy of a puppy- even at 2 years old - though knows adult rules and usually follows them. He has curbed his nibbling/grabbing on hands and now asks for attention gently. Mac loves his daily walks and behaves nicely on a leash. He does require at least a couple one mile walks daily (though prefers more), but then settles quietly in the evening. He still has his small dog personality, and sometimes gets yappy, but a squirt bottle works wonders in quieting him. Mac gets along well with our other dogs and follows their lead â he has accepted his place in the pack. He enjoys his crate at night and when we are at work.

9 Jul 2016 8:59 PM



Further clarifying the definition of support animal....

9 Jul 2016 7:15 PM



PUPDATE from Pat's foster 9 July 2016: Pat is just a big love. He adores attention and will sit quietly for pets and love as long as his human is willing to give them. He is getting along well with the other dogs in his foster home, but occasionally has some resource guarding behaviors that have been easily managed with clear boundaries and feeding in crates. He goes into his crate when asked and rests quietly while he is in there. Pat would do best in a home that makes training a priority and people who will involve him in all the things they enjoy. He really is a sponge, and is a fast learner. A person who is interested in dog sports, particularly obedience or nosework, would be a great fit for him.

9 Jul 2016 2:26 PM



MABCR Mel went home with his new honey - MABCR Dinah - this morning. He's in love, she thinks he may just be ok 😉

I think I love repeat adoptions more than any other. Mel and Dinah's person adopted first from us many (at least 15) years ago, has made it a habit, and for that, we are grateful.

Mel's and Dinah's adoptions both illustrate how powerful fostering can be, as both were fostered to help gain the information needed for perfect placement. A solid foundation makes for wonderful new beginnings! Thank you to the MABCR volunteers who make these things happen!!

9 Jul 2016 10:32 AM



30 June 2016

MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of poweder (mixed) today alone! If you would like to help us keep these babies alive, there will be information in the comments.

8 Jul 2016 8:05 PM



please share!

8 Jul 2016 3:48 PM



Squeeeee!!! Eyes are opening!!!

8 Jul 2016 8:42 AM



morning friends - looking for someone to help us with a small project for mabcr. some knowledge of wordpress helpful. please pm me if you are willing to help.

8 Jul 2016 8:00 AM



Red female #1

MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of powered (mixed) today alone! If you would like to help us keep these babies alive, there will be information in the comments.

7 Jul 2016 6:51 PM



Red female #1

MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of powered (mixed) today alone! If you would like to help us keep these babies alive, there will be information in the comments.

7 Jul 2016 8:55 AM



Don't forget! We'd love to see you! If you've never been here, please PM for directions....

7 Jul 2016 7:30 AM



30 June 2016

MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of poweder (mixed) today alone! If you would like to help us keep these babies alive, there will be information in the comments.

6 Jul 2016 5:47 PM



nice little film about a man and his dog.

6 Jul 2016 4:39 PM



"You can be a leader without being intimidating. The horse can be your partner without being your slave. I’m trying to keep the best part of the horse in there. I’m not trying to take anything away from him." - Buck Brannaman

6 Jul 2016 1:17 PM



Black and white female #1

6 Jul 2016 6:59 AM



MABCR Pat in his foster home. Pat didn't know much about toys when he got here. He's learning what fun they are, and playing nicely with the other dogs. Major breakthrough for this sweet boy!

5 Jul 2016 7:52 PM



30 June 2016

MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of poweder (mixed) today alone! If you would like to help us keep these babies alive, there will be information in the comments.

5 Jul 2016 7:38 PM



fascinating....

5 Jul 2016 6:56 PM



“Doing something right once in a while will far surpass anything done wrong more often.” - Buck Brannaman

5 Jul 2016 12:36 PM



30 June 2016

MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of poweder (mixed) today alone! If you would like to help us keep these babies alive, there will be information in the comments.

5 Jul 2016 7:46 AM



After breakfast nappy.

Huge thanks to the foster mom of these little guys -- she has her own family to care for, and willingly signed on to care for these babies.
MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of poweder (mixed) today alone!If you would like to help these little nuggets make their way past hamster stage, and on to becoming real puppies, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

3 Jul 2016 10:20 AM



Hot out? It's important to properly cool your hot dog....

2 Jul 2016 8:41 PM



3AM feeding. Huge thanks to the foster mom of these little guys -- she has her own family to care for, and willingly signed on to care for these babies.
MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of poweder (mixed) today alone!If you would like to help these little nuggets make their way past hamster stage, and on to becoming real puppies, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

2 Jul 2016 6:59 AM



Osteoarthritis is the number one cause of chronic pain in dogs, affecting one in five adult dogs, with the incidence more than doubling in dogs seven years and older. It is a degenerative disease that causes pain, loss of mobility, and a decreased quality of life. Signs of canine arthritis include stiffness when getting up or lying down, limping, slowing down on walks, pain after exercise, or reluctance to jump or climb steps. It’s important to recognize these signs and begin treatment early, to slow the progression and help preserve your dog’s quality of life.

1 Jul 2016 2:14 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue earned $12.92 this month from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20120&jltest=1

1 Jul 2016 10:12 AM



Help Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue every time you shop at 1,718 of the most popular online stores: http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

1 Jul 2016 10:06 AM



Borders and Boomers - Fear and the Fourth

30 Jun 2016 8:27 PM



One of the most common behavioural questions we get is about play biting or mouthing. A common misconception is that mouthiness is a 'normal' behaviour for border collies, and that it is not trainable. Far from the truth, it is very trainable, and training begins when dogs are young.

30 Jun 2016 7:49 AM



Really great list of training tips that applies to all dogs, young and old, and even if you have had your dog for a long time, these are some good things to add into their training.

29 Jun 2016 5:43 PM



Intake 27 March 2015

Ben's sponsorship has been fully covered by Niki. Thank you!

16 month old neutered male. Very high drive.

For a description, and more placement information on this (or any of our dogs) dog, please see our website at httpa//mabcr.org/:::mabcr.org. If you are interested in adoption through MABCR, please read our FAQ, and use the application on our website. If you have a specific question not answered in the description or FAQ, please contact us directly using our website at httpa//mabcr.org/:::mabcr.org. As always, thank you for your interest and support!

29 Jun 2016 11:02 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is getting a check for $31.14 from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20121&jltest=1

28 Jun 2016 10:01 AM



INTERNSHIP
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden
Chestertown, Maryland
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden offer internships to students that combine facets of dog rescue and rehabilitation along with gardening, and farm chores. We are looking for interns from May to September, and can work with individual schedules. Other time periods are available.
Work activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Walking and exercising dogs in the rescue, feeding rescued dogs, basic training (including clicker and basic obedience, plus behavior modification). Also cleaning kennel area, kennel laundry, bathing dogs, and washing dog dishes. Students will be able to observe adoptions and learn the basics of running a 501c3, not-for-profit, dog rescue. Possible office work includes organizing, filing, and assisting in fundraising activities.
Victory Farm Community Garden. Intern will help direct and care for the garden, which produces food for local food pantries as well as garden volunteers. In addition to helping select crops, improve growing conditions, and harvest, they will work with and help inspire garden volunteers. Interns will also have the opportunity to deliver food to local food pantries and learn about the issues pantries deal with on a daily basis.
Victory Farm. Intern will also be able to learn about the chores and challenges of running of a small one-person farm. In addition to rescued Border Collies waiting for forever homes and a community garden, Victory farm is home to a herd of sheep and a flock of chickens.
Compensation: Room and partial board. (The intern has access to produce produced in the on-site community garden as well as eggs produced by the Victory Farm chickens.) Intern must be clean, reliable, provide own transportation, be drug free, and have insurance. Time investment: approximately two hours each day, more if requested by intern. Intern can easily work at another job off site.
For questions, please send an email to SLR@mabcr.org

28 Jun 2016 8:22 AM



Congratulations to Skylar and MABCR Auggie for earning his first "Perfect Day!" He Qualified in all 5 of the agility courses they entered, and placed in each!

26 Jun 2016 7:27 PM



Boating with Borders! Click through for the latest news from MABCR!

26 Jun 2016 5:59 PM



WooF!! Tweet us!!

26 Jun 2016 8:52 AM



I was surprised by how many products contain xylitol - a sweetener with is highly toxic to dogs.

24 Jun 2016 5:46 PM



I thought this deserved a reposting. Fostering saves lives.

23 Jun 2016 8:32 PM



You asked for a full zip hoodie - you got a full zip hoodie!! Also, a 3/4 zip!! Wooo!!!!
See comments for link to ordering album and info!

23 Jun 2016 7:51 PM



Great story on paddleboarding with your dog!

22 Jun 2016 5:52 PM



Again - another great article on 'listening' to our dogs.

21 Jun 2016 6:10 PM



Bringing up Gryff! Click through for the latest news from MABCR!

19 Jun 2016 5:59 PM



We know that you are busy and may not always be on Facebook, but we really don't want you to miss a single issue of our newsletter! To sign up and receive the newsletter in your email inbox, please click the link below, and please share with your border collie loving friends!

19 Jun 2016 3:01 PM



Kody went to his new home this morning!!!

19 Jun 2016 12:37 PM



BRK is proud to announce that next session we will be offering classes in preparation for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Tests and the AKC Puppy S.T.A.R test! At the conclusion of these classes dogs can be evaluated for these AKC titles.

*Dog's do not have to be AKC registered to gain these titles

19 Jun 2016 9:43 AM



Great resource for emergency planning for your pets...

18 Jun 2016 8:40 PM



MABCR Luke on his first canoe outing!

18 Jun 2016 12:12 PM



MABCR Lucy went to her new home yesterday. Who new moving could be so exhausting ;-)

18 Jun 2016 10:51 AM



Barbara and Skylar at the car cruise in socializing dogs!!

17 Jun 2016 9:19 PM



So, so many people have given up on dogs because they found them to be unmanageable using purely positive methods. Dogs come to us crazy, and out of control, yet within just a few days of rules and parameters, coupled with mild verbal guidance (correction), they settle in and become wonderful dogs to spend time with.

17 Jun 2016 8:04 PM



You asked for a full zip hoodie - you got a full zip hoodie!! Also, a 3/4 zip!! Wooo!!!!
See comments for link to ordering album and info!

17 Jun 2016 6:28 AM



Water Intoxication is a thing. At this time of year, it is especially important to educate and know what to look for, and know how to prevent it.

" Remember that dogs sometimes do not know what their physical limitations are and can continue on a specific activity even when it is already harming them. So, try to restrict and supervise your dog’s actions whenever they will be engaging in an activity involving water. "

16 Jun 2016 3:07 PM



You asked for a full zip hoodie - you got a full zip hoodie!! Also, a 3/4 zip!! Wooo!!!!
See comments for link to ordering album and info!

15 Jun 2016 8:20 PM



You asked for a full zip hoodie - you got a full zip hoodie!! Also, a 3/4 zip!! Wooo!!!!
See comments for link to ordering album and info!

15 Jun 2016 5:46 AM



Excellent article on preventable dog bites and children. As summer comes, and children are out of school and interacting more with neighbors and friends, keeping an eye on our canine friends as well as our children is of utmost importance.

14 Jun 2016 5:44 PM



You asked for a full zip hoodie - you got a full zip hoodie!! Also, a 3/4 zip!! Wooo!!!!

See comments for link to ordering album and info!

14 Jun 2016 9:19 AM



Help Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue every time you shop online through iGive.com! http://www.igive.com/yDFRSeo

13 Jun 2016 7:29 PM



The latest Have You Herd!

12 Jun 2016 8:55 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue’s store is once again offering embroidered Columbia fleece jackets and vests, and the Authentic Pigment sweatshirts that don’t have a band at the bottom. This is a great opportunity to order something warm and comfy for yourself, plus do some holiday gift shopping for all the Border Collie lovers in your life at the same time.

All profits go toward supporting our rescue, so you will be benefiting the dogs in rescue at Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue at the same time!

Bonus Tote Bag Offer: Everyone placing an order over $50 is eligible to order our cotton MABCR tote bags for $8 (originally $12). The bags are printed with the beautiful face of one of our rescue dogs and a Gilda Radnor quotation: “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” Our bags are perfect for wrapping gifts to all your Border Collie friends and relatives!

Order Deadline: Orders must be placed by November 30 in order to have embroidered garments to ship in time for the holidays.

To order:
1. Select the garments you want to order, specify colors and sizes, select a logo design, and order tote bags, if desired.
2. Add $5.75 for postage to one address. (MABCR will cover additional postage for large orders!)
3. Send your order to mabcr.store at gmail dotcom. The store can send an invoice that you can pay on-line or you can make arrangements to pay by check via regular mail.

Questions: Contact mabcr.store at gmail dot com with questions about placing orders.

GARMENTS
Prices include an embroidered logo on the front. See our standard logo, below, or see photos of all five available logos here. We’ll change the color of the lettering depending on the color of your garment. We also have larger logos for the back, available for an extra fee. Just ask for information about designs.
RED-AND-WHITE BC LOVERS NOTE: The dogs shown in the photos are black-and-white, but any of the logos can be embroidered with red-and-white dogs.

VESTS
C1023 Columbia Ladies’ Benton Springs Vest
Sizes & Cost: $56.00 in sizes XS, S, M, L, & XL; $59 XXL; $60 XXXL. All with front embroidery.
Colors: Black, Charcoal Heather, Bright Rose

6747 Columbia Mens’ Cathedral Peak Vest
Sizes & Cost: $56.00 in sizes XS, S, M, L, & XL; $59 XXL; $60 XXXL. All with front embroidery.
Colors: Black, Charcoal Heather, Navy

JACKETS
6439 Columbia Ladies’ Benton Springs Full-zip Fleece Jacket
Sizes & Cost: $65.00 in sizes XS, S, M, L, & XL; $69 XXL; $70 XXXL. All with front embroidery.
Colors: Black, Charcoal Heather, Navy, Bright Rose

3220 Columbia Mens’ Steens Mountain Full-zip Fleece
Sizes & Cost: $65.00 in sizes S, M, L, & XL; $69 XXL; $70 XXXL. All with front embroidery.
Colors: Black, Charcoal Heather, Navy

SWEATSHIRTS
#1983 Authentic Pigment Boxy Crew Sweatshirt (no bottom band)
Cost: $46.00 in sizes S, M, L, & XL; $50 for XXL. All with front embroidery. NOTE: these are generous unisex sizes
Colors: Celery (pale green), Denim, Periwinkle (bright blue), Washed Plum (purple), Moca (washed brown), Poppy (bright dark pink), Smoke (gray); Yam (orange)

12 Jun 2016 4:16 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue’s store is once again offering embroidered Columbia fleece jackets and vests, and the Authentic Pigment sweatshirts that don’t have a band at the bottom. This is a great opportunity to order something warm and comfy for yourself, plus do some holiday gift shopping for all the Border Collie lovers in your life at the same time.

All profits go toward supporting our rescue, so you will be benefiting the dogs in rescue at Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue at the same time!

Bonus Tote Bag Offer: Everyone placing an order over $50 is eligible to order our cotton MABCR tote bags for $8 (originally $12). The bags are printed with the beautiful face of one of our rescue dogs and a Gilda Radnor quotation: “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” Our bags are perfect for wrapping gifts to all your Border Collie friends and relatives!

Order Deadline: Orders must be placed by November 30 in order to have embroidered garments to ship in time for the holidays.

To order:
1. Select the garments you want to order, specify colors and sizes, select a logo design, and order tote bags, if desired.
2. Add $5.75 for postage to one address. (MABCR will cover additional postage for large orders!)
3. Send your order to mabcr.store at gmail dotcom. The store can send an invoice that you can pay on-line or you can make arrangements to pay by check via regular mail.

Questions: Contact mabcr.store at gmail dot com with questions about placing orders.

GARMENTS
Prices include an embroidered logo on the front. See our standard logo, below, or see photos of all five available logos here. We’ll change the color of the lettering depending on the color of your garment. We also have larger logos for the back, available for an extra fee. Just ask for information about designs.
RED-AND-WHITE BC LOVERS NOTE: The dogs shown in the photos are black-and-white, but any of the logos can be embroidered with red-and-white dogs.

VESTS
C1023 Columbia Ladies’ Benton Springs Vest
Sizes & Cost: $56.00 in sizes XS, S, M, L, & XL; $59 XXL; $60 XXXL. All with front embroidery.
Colors: Black, Charcoal Heather, Bright Rose

6747 Columbia Mens’ Cathedral Peak Vest
Sizes & Cost: $56.00 in sizes XS, S, M, L, & XL; $59 XXL; $60 XXXL. All with front embroidery.
Colors: Black, Charcoal Heather, Navy

JACKETS
6439 Columbia Ladies’ Benton Springs Full-zip Fleece Jacket
Sizes & Cost: $65.00 in sizes XS, S, M, L, & XL; $69 XXL; $70 XXXL. All with front embroidery.
Colors: Black, Charcoal Heather, Navy, Bright Rose

3220 Columbia Mens’ Steens Mountain Full-zip Fleece
Sizes & Cost: $65.00 in sizes S, M, L, & XL; $69 XXL; $70 XXXL. All with front embroidery.
Colors: Black, Charcoal Heather, Navy

SWEATSHIRTS
#1983 Authentic Pigment Boxy Crew Sweatshirt (no bottom band)
Cost: $46.00 in sizes S, M, L, & XL; $50 for XXL. All with front embroidery. NOTE: these are generous unisex sizes
Colors: Celery (pale green), Denim, Periwinkle (bright blue), Washed Plum (purple), Moca (washed brown), Poppy (bright dark pink), Smoke (gray); Yam (orange)

12 Jun 2016 3:53 PM



MABCR Kit with her humans at Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin last night!

11 Jun 2016 4:23 PM



Happy Got Day MABCR Auggie!!

11 Jun 2016 11:10 AM



Hey guys! A reminder that we will be at The Wine Bin in Ellicott City tonight from 6-9!! Come out to visit, have a glass of wine (or beer) and support the dogs!

10 Jun 2016 8:03 AM



This is an old post, but a good one. I have several friends whose old dogs came down with vestibular and their initial thought was panic. While vestibular is not fun to deal with, dogs usually 'mostly' recover from it, with varying minor leftover side effects.

9 Jun 2016 7:42 PM



Pat was picked up as a stray in a rural area and came to us through a shelter. He has obviously had some training, though currently has a serious case of ADHD.

Pat is in need of intake sponsorship! Please consider helping as Pat will need some training work in order to be placed into a new home. His temperament is lovely, but he needs to learn to losten :) Please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html to help, we cannot do what we do without your help! Thank you!

9 Jun 2016 8:55 AM



WooF!! Do you tweet??

8 Jun 2016 9:51 PM



Glyn Jones working a brace in the 70s. He and his dogs made it look easy (it's not!)

7 Jun 2016 5:08 AM



"As most trainers know, the vast majority of what we call “aggression” is really fear-based reactivity. While it’s true there are dogs out there who are flat-out aggressive, there are a lot more who are acting defensively. All of that lunging and barking is their way of saying, “Stay away from me! Don’t make me come over there!” In truth, they don’t want to come over there. What they want is for the scary thing to vanish into oblivion, preferably yesterday. But think about this: if a dog really meant to attack, he would. The lunging, barking dog is spending precious energy on a display that, if heeded, will actually avoid conflict. But if a dog is very still, staring, body fairly humming with tension, he’s conserving his energy. That is a dog who should cause the hairs on your own neck to stand up, because he might very well attack."

6 Jun 2016 7:16 PM



Help Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue every time you shop at 1,730 of the most popular online stores: http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

6 Jun 2016 10:13 AM



MABCR Dakota with her peeps!

Tuckahoe State Park #doggyselfies #familyfun #hikingwithdogs

5 Jun 2016 7:32 PM



Do you know how to prevent heat stroke?

5 Jun 2016 7:29 PM



What a difference a day makes!!! Special thanks to Skylar and Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm for bathing the new guys who arrived yesterday morning! More photos later today, but I wanted to share as they all look, and smell, great!

5 Jun 2016 11:36 AM



So interesting!

5 Jun 2016 6:48 AM



It isn't often that we get a special thank you note from a shelter (they always say thank you, but a special note is different). Shelter staff is overworked and so busy, that a special note is a big deal. Yesterday we pulled three dogs from a single shelter. This morning we received a thank you note telling us that the space that we (and other rescues) helped make allowed them to intake an entire shelters animals that were seized due to a cruelty investigation. YAY TEAM!!!

4 Jun 2016 8:20 AM



ok folks. You see the three guys I just posted -- they will need funding!! If you can help with a few dollars, please help. We need the help in order to help them....by taking these three dogs, we have saved six!

Link in the first comment.

3 Jun 2016 8:43 PM



Great article on behaviour relating to thyroid. If your dogs behaviour changes, one of the first things to look at it is health issues.

3 Jun 2016 10:56 AM



I found a great site that offers a wide range of replacement crate trays. I have a narrow crate (20 inches x 36 inches) that is perfect in my car next to a second smaller crate. The tray cracked several years ago, and until recently I have just used it with a dog bed in the bottom. That changed when I got MABCR Gryff, who is still getting used to car riding. He doesn’t throw up any more, but he does still drool, so I needed a pan.

Lots of sites show up when you search for “replacement crate trays” but most don’t provide dimensions. (Incredibly unhelpful!) This site has a great chart with well over 100 specific sizes for replacement trays in both metal and traditional plastic. I waited to receive the tray I ordered before posting this, and it came yesterday. It fits perfectly.

Here is the link to the site: http://www.dogcratesbeds.com/dog-crate-trays-pans-replacement/
The company offers other similar products and has a chart of different sized of dividers for crates.

Because the trays are oversize, shipping is high—my 20 x 36 crate cost $23.95 and shipping was just over $20, but for me it was worth being able to keep the same crate. You could probably save money by combining orders with a friend.

Barbara (mabcr volunteer and Store Keeper)

2 Jun 2016 6:54 PM



A little morning fun with your coffee -- the great Tommy Wilson on Letterman.

2 Jun 2016 8:40 AM



“It’s more than twice the work; it’s exponential. The two combine to produce levels of energy that we can barely measure. Tension develops in training and compliance as they squeeze the owner out of the relationship. They’re always living with an enormous distraction: each other.” ~ Ian Dunbar

1 Jun 2016 7:48 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue earned $21.85 this month from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20120&jltest=1

1 Jun 2016 10:39 AM



INTERNSHIP
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden
Chestertown, Maryland
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden offer internships to students that combine facets of dog rescue and rehabilitation along with gardening, and farm chores. We are looking for interns from May to September, and can work with individual schedules. Other time periods are available.
Work activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Walking and exercising dogs in the rescue, feeding rescued dogs, basic training (including clicker and basic obedience, plus behavior modification). Also cleaning kennel area, kennel laundry, bathing dogs, and washing dog dishes. Students will be able to observe adoptions and learn the basics of running a 501c3, not-for-profit, dog rescue. Possible office work includes organizing, filing, and assisting in fundraising activities.
Victory Farm Community Garden. Intern will help direct and care for the garden, which produces food for local food pantries as well as garden volunteers. In addition to helping select crops, improve growing conditions, and harvest, they will work with and help inspire garden volunteers. Interns will also have the opportunity to deliver food to local food pantries and learn about the issues pantries deal with on a daily basis.
Victory Farm. Intern will also be able to learn about the chores and challenges of running of a small one-person farm. In addition to rescued Border Collies waiting for forever homes and a community garden, Victory farm is home to a herd of sheep and a flock of chickens.
Compensation: Room and partial board. (The intern has access to produce produced in the on-site community garden as well as eggs produced by the Victory Farm chickens.) Intern must be clean, reliable, provide own transportation, be drug free, and have insurance. Time investment: approximately two hours each day, more if requested by intern. Intern can easily work at another job off site.
For questions, please send an email to SLR@mabcr.org

31 May 2016 7:31 PM



I'm sure you've seen lists of foods that your dogs shouldn't have, this list explains why.

30 May 2016 7:24 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is one of thousands of causes benefitting from iGive.com. It's free and easy. http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

30 May 2016 10:18 AM



WooF!! Please follow us on twitter!!

29 May 2016 8:51 PM



Capturing the Calm!! Please click through to read MABCRs latest newsletter!

29 May 2016 5:59 PM



Capturing the Calm! https://t.co/wxvrFPDOCD

29 May 2016 5:59 PM



Check this out! Another border collie at work!

29 May 2016 2:35 PM



ADOPTED!

27 May 2016 10:11 AM



We like to send our pups home after 9 weeks...there is a lot to be said for what they learn from their mum and littermates.

27 May 2016 6:40 AM



Interesting, and valid take on dog parks (or any sustained ball/disc playing). One of my personal dogs has been having soreness that I am almost certain is related to his ball playing -- so we are playing ball a whole lot less.

"In many ways, dog parks are equivalent to children’s playgrounds, where one witnesses a different level of “parent awareness” and understanding. Most dog lovers care about their dogs very much. However, love comes in different forms and sometimes people hurt their dogs despite their best intentions."

26 May 2016 6:53 AM



How awesome!!!

25 May 2016 6:35 PM



after weeks of rain, finally, a beautiful evening for Yappy Hour.

24 May 2016 5:28 PM



Dogs of Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue

2/2 Roli arrived at the farm a few days later, after making great friends on his journey north. Almost as soon as he arrived here, he made himself quite at home, showing us his sweet soul.

Roli was lucky enough to have wonderful humans come along who felt they could give him a great home - and they have. This photo was taken a year to the day of my posting his shelter photo (2012) where Roli (now Oliver) had begun to make himself quite at home.

Ollie now shares his home with two MABCR alum (Ruby and Quinn), and wants everyone to know, he could not be happier.

PS This is our first Dogs of MABCR post. I hope to make this a continuing feature of our page. If you have an MABCR dog you would like featured, please email me privately at SLR@mabcr.org.

24 May 2016 4:38 PM



Dogs of Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue

1/2 On this day in 2011, I shared a photo of a young dog in a shelter in North Carolina with a friend of MABCR. This little guy was afraid and was beginning to shut down in the shelter. It took a team of volunteers to get him pulled from the shelter, get his initial vaccines, and to get him on the road to the farm.

24 May 2016 7:04 AM



One of our favourite trainers is having a 3 day DVD sale! Check it out!

23 May 2016 7:11 PM



Is your online shopping benefitting Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue? iGive.com makes it easy. http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

23 May 2016 10:13 AM



I had a boarding client for the past two weeks who reminded me of a wonderful product that friends have used when their older (or dysplastic) dogs have gotten to be unsteady on slick surfaces.

ToeGrips give dogs just enough extra traction to stop that slipping on un-carpeted surfaces. If you've got a dog that has traction issues in the house, check these out. They are reportedly simple to apply and can be life changing.

23 May 2016 7:50 AM



Book Review!!

21 May 2016 5:38 PM



Fun!!!

21 May 2016 8:19 AM



Silly little goober!!

21 May 2016 6:44 AM



Living the dream!

20 May 2016 9:59 PM



I believe that most people do not know what it looks like when a dog is uncomfortable. It surprises me over and over when I see videos on line of supposedly 'cute' situations with dogs that are in reality, a hair's breadth away from a bite.

We can learn so much about our dogs through observation.

20 May 2016 7:30 AM



hey, peeps! We could use a sponsorship assist with Lucy -- can you please help? https://t.co/176BsZulOw https://t.co/XynBacwjt9

19 May 2016 3:18 PM



Miss Lucy is doing so well!! She is a sweet girl, and just a joy to be with. Once her vet check is complete, she will be ready to move into her new home!! Can you help sponsor her? She has partial sponsorship, thanks to Carol, but still needs a few bucks to be fully covered. Your help would be much appreciated!!

19 May 2016 12:55 PM



This guy has partial sponsorship (thank you, Mary!), can you help with a few dollars to get him the rest of the way there? He needs an additional $100 (total) to cover intake and transport. Little guy also needs a name!! What should it be?

17 May 2016 5:31 PM



WooF!! Please follow us on Twitter!!

17 May 2016 8:50 AM



Online Shopping + iGive = Donations for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Have you signed up yet to help? http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

16 May 2016 10:18 AM



This guy has partial sponsorship (thank you, Mary!), can you help with a few dollars to get him the rest of the way there? He needs an additional $100 (total) to cover intake and transport. Little guy also needs a name!! What should it be?

16 May 2016 6:43 AM



Intake date 14 May 2016 -- AVAILABLE!!

Needs sponsorship help, please!!!! Please consider making a donation to assist with his transport and medical needs!!

15 May 2016 8:46 PM



Intake date 14 May 2016 -- AVAILABLE!!

Intake sponsorship needed!! Partial sponsorship has been provided by Carol, please consider making a donation to help with her spay and other medical needs.

young, smooth coated female, excellent temperament.

15 May 2016 8:42 PM



Have Ewe Herd?

15 May 2016 12:34 PM



Intake date 14 May 2016 -- AVAILABLE!!

Intake sponsorship needed!! Partial sponsorship has been provided by Carol, please consider making a donation to help with her spay and other medical needs.

young, smooth coated female, excellent temperament.

14 May 2016 4:53 PM



Needs sponsorship help, please!!!!

14 May 2016 4:51 PM



It looks like Lucy, and a buddy will be transported to us this weekend. Intake expenses will be about $400 for the both of them, Lucy does have partial sponsorship, but we could really use some help getting together the remainder of the funding. Can you help with a few bucks? They'd really appreciate it, as would we. They are coming from the deep south, so their ride will be a long one, can you please help them get here?

Donations can be made through the donate button above, or through our website at http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

Thank you for considering.

13 May 2016 8:40 PM



Great article extolling the virtues of kefir. I have been drinking kefir for a couple of years now, and love it, and the benefits. I've fed yoghurt to my dogs for a long time, and do find that it helps a number of issues (yeast, loose stool) and have recently switched to kefir!!

13 May 2016 9:55 AM



It looks like Lucy, and a buddy will be transported to us this weekend. Intake expenses will be about $400 for the both of them, Lucy does have partial sponsorship, but we could really use some help getting together the remainder of the funding. Can you help with a few bucks? They'd really appreciate it, as would we. They are coming from the deep south, so their ride will be a long one, can you please help them get here?

Donations can be made through the donate button above, or through our website at http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

Thank you for considering.

12 May 2016 1:53 PM



INTERNSHIP
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden
Chestertown, Maryland
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden offer internships to students that combine facets of dog rescue and rehabilitation along with gardening, and farm chores. We are looking for interns from May to September, and can work with individual schedules. Other time periods are available.
Work activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Walking and exercising dogs in the rescue, feeding rescued dogs, basic training (including clicker and basic obedience, plus behavior modification). Also cleaning kennel area, kennel laundry, bathing dogs, and washing dog dishes. Students will be able to observe adoptions and learn the basics of running a 501c3, not-for-profit, dog rescue. Possible office work includes organizing, filing, and assisting in fundraising activities.
Victory Farm Community Garden. Intern will help direct and care for the garden, which produces food for local food pantries as well as garden volunteers. In addition to helping select crops, improve growing conditions, and harvest, they will work with and help inspire garden volunteers. Interns will also have the opportunity to deliver food to local food pantries and learn about the issues pantries deal with on a daily basis.
Victory Farm. Intern will also be able to learn about the chores and challenges of running of a small one-person farm. In addition to rescued Border Collies waiting for forever homes and a community garden, Victory farm is home to a herd of sheep and a flock of chickens.
Compensation: Room and partial board. (The intern has access to produce produced in the on-site community garden as well as eggs produced by the Victory Farm chickens.) Intern must be clean, reliable, provide own transportation, be drug free, and have insurance. Time investment: approximately two hours each day, more if requested by intern. Intern can easily work at another job off site.
For questions, please send an email to SLR@mabcr.org

11 May 2016 8:07 PM



Over the past week, I have had four MABCR alum staying with me whilst their families are traveling...It's one of my favourite things, when they come back for a visit! I thought I'd share some photos.

11 May 2016 8:12 AM



Intake date 13 February 2016

Full sponsorship donation made in memory of Sydney.

7 (?) month old spayed female

10 May 2016 5:36 PM



For our Pennsylvania friends - great hiking trails!

10 May 2016 5:29 PM



Just a note to follow up on our big event of last weekend :)

2016 saw the best Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival - Official Page we've had since 2006, which says a lot. One weekend of work will cover approximately two months of operations here, and we are so very grateful for all of the help we receive during the festival (and the purchases made!!)

A big thank you to Jaclyn and Tom, and Janet and Richard for getting the booth set up and ready to go each morning and for working the first shifts.

Thank you to Vanya, Karen, Mary Ann, Jeff, Theresa, Rebecca, Stacy, and Dee S. for working in the booth -- we especially appreciate that folks were willing to work double shifts and stay beyond their scheduled time. Traffic was crazier than ever this year, we know it was a big investment of time to help out.

Thanks to Dee, Denise, and Laura for being the on site managers and for keeping things running and for working in the booth.

A big shout out to the unsung hero of our store - Barbara works all year long to ensure the store is stocked with great merch, so that once we arrive at an event, people want to buy :) We would not have such a wonderful store if it weren't for her.

Stay tuned -- once the store is back in Barbara's garage, we will be promoting some of the new store items for those of you who were not able to visit with us during the S&W.

And thank you to everyone who has helped to support MABCR by making a donation or purchase through our store. Without you, we could not do what we do!!

--
Sarah

Sarah Ruckelshaus
Executive Director
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
slr@mabcr.org
www.mabcr.org
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

10 May 2016 7:35 AM



WooF!! Please follow us on Twitter!

9 May 2016 8:49 PM



This handsome guy has partial sponsorship thanks to Brenda and Sarah! Can you help get him the rest of the way there? He needs just $75 to round out his intake sponsorship....for information on how to give, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

Thank you!!

9 May 2016 8:33 PM



Online Shopping + iGive = Donations for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Have you signed up yet to help? http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

9 May 2016 10:11 AM



I don't need convincing ;-)

(though I am also a cat lover!)

8 May 2016 5:34 PM



Good Morning!!! It is O Dark thirty here at the farm, I am headed out to get the booth to the MABCR at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival!!! It has finally stopped raining, and the weekend looks wonderful! Please stop by to say hello!!

For more information on the festival, see: http://sheepandwool.org/

If you can't get to the festival, but are interested in some of the new items we have available in the store, stay tuned, we will be sharing next week!!!

7 May 2016 3:30 AM



Excellent article on solving the issue of barrier aggression (a far more common issue than people realise).

6 May 2016 4:51 PM



It's Friday!!! Make a plan to walk, or hike with your dog this weekend!!! You will be so glad that you did!

6 May 2016 4:20 PM



Good morning!!!
Maryland Sheep and Wool ( http://sheepandwool.org/ ) is upon us!! This weekend stars our biggest (and most funnest) fund raising event of the year! Visited by thousands of people, MD S&W is the largest event of its kind in the country. We have had a booth at the festival for the past 12 or 13 years, and hands down, it is the most fun, with the best people, and raises the most money of any single event we have ever done...so, needless to say, this is a super important weekend to MABCR and the dogs in our care.
If you've got a few hours to spare, we could really use some help in the booth. No special talents are required, just the willingness to chat it up with folks, and sell them some of the really great items that we carry in our mobile shop. And honestly, if you are shy, you can help add up sales, and bag things up!
Please consider the donation of your time...this is a super fun event, you'll get to know other MABCR volunteers, meet some fun people, and help raise funds for a cause that is near and dear to our hearts.
If you can help out, please send a quick email to Laura at lscook@gmail.com and she will let you know where we need the most help (right now, Saturday morning and anytime Sunday).
If you cannot attend, and would like to help by making a donation, please see: http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html
Our booth is located down by the sheepdog demos (pretty appropriate, eh??)
Please note: this is a NO PETS event (sorry, not our rules).
Hope to see you there!!!
--
Sarah
Sarah Ruckelshaus
Executive Director
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
slr@mabcr.org
www.mabcr.org
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

5 May 2016 2:56 PM



I wish the sun would come out, but I am loving wearing my new 'uniform'!!! New item -- available soon in the MABCR online store!!!

5 May 2016 10:39 AM



Good morning....

I am often contacted about old dogs in need. We are fortunate to have been able to assist with a few over the years, unfortunately, our old dog foster specialist is unable to foster at the moment, and I was wondering if anyone was interested in helping out with an old guy (or girl)?

Please pm me if interested....I know everyone who has fostered/adopted an older dog through MABCR has been super happy with their decision!

Sarah

Sarah Ruckelshaus
Executive Director
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
slr@mabcr.org
www.mabcr.org

5 May 2016 7:45 AM



It took 10 years, but a microchip got this dog home....

4 May 2016 8:26 PM



This isn't just about fosters not adopting their dogs, it is about just how important fostering is....

4 May 2016 5:29 PM



This is a fun blog post outlining taking your pup on a bike ride/camping trip. This is pretty much an ad for ruffwear, but it does have loads of good information, and photos from their adventure!

3 May 2016 3:59 PM



Good morning!!!

Maryland Sheep and Wool ( http://sheepandwool.org/ ) is upon us!! This weekend stars our biggest (and most funnest) fund raising event of the year! Visited by thousands of people, MD S&W is the largest event of its kind in the country. We have had a booth at the festival for the past 12 or 13 years, and hands down, it is the most fun, with the best people, and raises the most money of any single event we have ever done...so, needless to say, this is a super important weekend to MABCR and the dogs in our care.

If you've got a few hours to spare, we could really use some help in the booth. No special talents are required, just the willingness to chat it up with folks, and sell them some of the really great items that we carry in our mobile shop. And honestly, if you are shy, you can help add up sales, and bag things up!

Please consider the donation of your time...this is a super fun event, you'll get to know other MABCR volunteers, meet some fun people, and help raise funds for a cause that is near and dear to our hearts.

If you can help out, please send a quick email to Laura at lscook@gmail.com and she will let you know where we need the most help (right now, Saturday morning and anytime Sunday).

If you cannot attend, and would like to help by making a donation, please see: http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

Our booth is located down by the sheepdog demos (pretty appropriate, eh??)
Please note: this is a NO PETS event (sorry, not our rules).

Hope to see you there!!!

--
Sarah

Sarah Ruckelshaus
Executive Director
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
slr@mabcr.org
www.mabcr.org
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

3 May 2016 7:04 AM



By now most of you know how much I admire Buck Brannaman. Tom Dorrance was a trainer of Buck's ilk who had a strong influence on Buck. Again, horse training logic can easily be applied to our dogs.
"Tom Dorrance once said, 'You can learn anything with these three words – observe, remember, and compare.' He said that beyond that, learn to adjust to fit the situation. That always meant so much to me. The last time I was around Tom, he said, 'Don’t treat them like they are. Treat them the way you’d like them to be.' At the time, I didn’t know whether he was talking about horses or people. Later, I realized that he was talking about both. I remind myself of that from time to time. Because sometimes, people might come into a clinic defensive, scared, upset, or emotional. The best part of the person isn’t gonna come out the first day. But if I do my part and help them along, I get an opportunity to see the best part of the person as time goes by." - Buck Brannaman

2 May 2016 3:22 PM



Help Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue every time you shop at 1,745 of the most popular online stores: http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

2 May 2016 10:16 AM



Good Monday morning!!! This morning Miss Lucy is getting ready for her freedom ride!! She will be leaving the shelter and will be moved into foster to wait for her ride north. Can you help her with sponsorship?
Sponsorship is simply a donation made towards a dogs intake expenses. In Lucy's case, she is in Louisiana, and will be hitching a ride from southern LA to northern LA later today. There she will stay with our friends at The Delta Humane Society until their next transport northward -- when Lucy will hitch a ride to the farm. In the meantime, she needs to be wormed, de-fleaed, vaccinated, and spayed, as well as help defray transport costs.
Donations can be made in any amount through our website at http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html . Simply note that your donation is for Lucy!! Thank you for considering!!

2 May 2016 6:54 AM



Intake date TBD

young, smooth coated female

1 May 2016 7:25 PM



HOLD.THE.PRESSES!!! Jack just climbed into my lap for love. On his own. Not once, but twice <3

1 May 2016 5:30 PM



This is what happens when my mom leaves me with Auntie Sarah for the weekend.

1 May 2016 12:43 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue earned $11.18 this month from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20120&jltest=1

1 May 2016 10:19 AM



A blunt, but completely spot-on article....

29 Apr 2016 9:13 AM



I LOVE this quote from Dr Yin:

Positive Does Not Mean Permissive

It’s important to realize that positive does not mean permissive. Regardless of which species you’re dealing with there must be rules and guidelines for behavior.

Rule # 1: The animal should respect your personal space and enter when given permission. That is, dogs should not jump on people unless the humans have solicited jumping, horses and goats should not walk over your toes or butt or push you with their heads, parrots should not fly and land on your head and walk all over you like you’re a jungle gym. Instead pets/animals should ask for permission for your attention and everything else they want by sitting or standing quietly and calmly and focus on you. It’s up to the humans to pay attention and reward this polite behavior.

Rule # 2: The overall goal is to train your pet to respond to your cues/command to, for instance, come, lie down, walk nicely on leash, the first time you ask without your needing to beg or plead or carry treats or have a pinch collar or choke chain on. The response should become a habit.

28 Apr 2016 7:04 PM



For you twittering folks out there, MABCR has a new twitter (our twitter was hacked a few years ago, and I have not been able to recover it) -- you can tweet us here: https://twitter.com/MABCR1

28 Apr 2016 8:22 AM



Ever wanted to help raise funds for MABCR but just didn't have the extra money to do so? Or wonder what other ways you can help support the pups?
This app, "Walk for a Dog by WoofTrax, allows you to track where, how far, long, and fast you walk with your dog and then it distributes money from sponsors to rescue organizations to help fund the care of the animals.
Even if you do not have a dog, you can still track your walks and be counted as an active participant. The more active walkers (use the app once a week) the more money gets donated to MABCR! Just remember to make your supported shelter MABCR.
Check out the app or their website for more information.

27 Apr 2016 10:15 AM



while there are some dogs that love the love, there are many more that simply don;t appreciate being hugged, most especially by strangers...

26 Apr 2016 7:54 PM



Border Collie loyalty is second to none!

26 Apr 2016 5:55 AM



oh my goodness, yes, THIS!!!

25 Apr 2016 4:13 PM



If you haven't tried iGive - sign up this week, try the iGive Button and get an extra $5. It's so easy to give when you shop online at more than 1700 stores! http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 Promotion details: http://support.igive.com/kb/a265/no-april-fools-promo-2016.aspx

25 Apr 2016 10:13 AM



Worthy of resharing. Please contain your dogs while traveling in a vehicle...

23 Apr 2016 2:12 PM



Did you know we are deep in a really neat fundraiser??
At Christmas, we ran a very successful fundraiser, offering you freshly made wreaths and centerpieces. Thanks to you, we raised nearly $1000!! That's a lot of dog food!!! Since you appreciated that, we are offering a different green fund raiser (what is it about border collies and gardeners??), this time offering True Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, Tuberous Roots, or Tubers!! Please click through to see the wonderful variety of flowers being offered, just in time for Spring planting!
If you don't garden, please consider sending a selection or collection as a gift to a flower loving friend of family member. Please share far and wide! And as always, thank you for your support!

https://store.3rwc.com/mabcr

23 Apr 2016 9:10 AM



My dogs have taught me such patience...a few months ago, Jack was lured into a good sam's home as he was 'untouchable.He arrived here a fearful feral pup who never sought attention from humans, and was super awkward with other dogs (he would go skittering across the floor if another dog simply got up to stretch!).

Within the past week, Jack has turned a BIG corner with me. While he does continue to drag a leash, he now comes into the house on his own, seeks out my hand for rub, plays hard with the young dogs, and is really blooming. While he may always be somewhat shy, he now comes to me with a 'kiss' and a finger wiggle, and leans in for rubs and hugs. Whoever adopts him will be one lucky human.

To help support dogs like Jack, who are in rescue for months, rather than weeks, please use our <3 button above, or pm me for our needs list, or address for mailing...and thank you!

22 Apr 2016 7:23 AM



Unfortunately, over the weekend we discovered that our trusty, much used pressure washer has bitten the dust, so we need to replace it....can you please help with a donation?

21 Apr 2016 7:56 AM



MABCR Gryff learning about smells. Pretty sure nose work is on the future agenda!!

21 Apr 2016 5:52 AM



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18 Apr 2016 10:19 AM



Danielle shares her experience.

18 Apr 2016 4:53 AM



Throw your paws in the air!!! It's Friday!!!!

Soot in her foster home ❤️

15 Apr 2016 1:27 PM



This post is quite timely for me, as it can (and should) be considered for the training of all dogs, not limited to fearful dogs. We must remember as we are training, and working, and playing, that dogs (like people) all learn at different paces, and frankly, we cannot expect them to learn more than they can handle in a given time. Baby steps lead to big leaps over time...

15 Apr 2016 10:22 AM



Did you know we are deep in a really neat fundraiser??
At Christmas, we ran a very successful fundraiser, offering you freshly made wreaths and centerpieces. Thanks to you, we raised nearly $1000!! That's a lot of dog food!!! Since you appreciated that, we are offering a different green fund raiser (what is it about border collies and gardeners??), this time offering True Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, Tuberous Roots, or Tubers!! Please click through to see the wonderful variety of flowers being offered, just in time for Spring planting!
If you don't garden, please consider sending a selection or collection as a gift to a flower loving friend of family member. Please share far and wide! And as always, thank you for your support!

14 Apr 2016 1:07 PM



What a fun list!! Quite a few presidents lived with Collies, but only one (Jimmy Carter) had a border collie, and apparently that was for a very brief period of time, as it was a gift to his daughter Amy, and the gift was returned...wonder why ;-)

14 Apr 2016 7:28 AM



oh my, YES!!!! Time apart is so very important, start early, and practice on a regular basis. It is really good for them (and us!!)!!

12 Apr 2016 7:26 AM



If you haven't tried iGive - sign up this week, try the iGive Button and get an extra $5. It's so easy to give when you shop online at more than 1700 stores! http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 Promotion details: http://support.igive.com/kb/a265/no-april-fools-promo-2016.aspx

11 Apr 2016 10:12 AM



Good Monday morning!! Query -- what sort of content do you want to see here? I'm sure you are aware of our need to fund-raise, educate and raise awareness, but what is it you enjoy the most? I've heard a bit from folks I know personally (and do try to provide it), but would like to here from the other 3K+ of you....by the way, Matty says WooF!! Enjoy your day!

PS If you want to be sure to not miss our postings, please select the option to see first in your news feed!!

11 Apr 2016 8:01 AM



Flash is looking for sponsorship, can you please help?Sponsorship is a donation made (in any amount) towards a dog's expenses. In Flash's case, his intake cost approximately $150.00. You can use the 'donate now' button on our landing page, or on our website at http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html Thank you so much for considering!

10 Apr 2016 7:22 AM



Nice book to help kids learn how to read dog behaviour. Dr Ian Dunbar gave the book a great review :)

7 Apr 2016 5:35 PM



LOOK!! I can fly :)

6 Apr 2016 8:21 AM



buddies....

5 Apr 2016 9:26 PM



Have you met this little spitfire? Syd is a pocket rocket, just looking for action...she is an excellent agility prospect....or hiking and running buddy!!! If action is your game, Syd is your girl!!

For more information on adopting through MABCR, please see our website at mabcr.org

5 Apr 2016 8:29 AM



If you haven't tried iGive - sign up this week, try the iGive Button and get an extra $5. It's so easy to give when you shop online at more than 1700 stores! http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 Promotion details: http://support.igive.com/kb/a265/no-april-fools-promo-2016.aspx

4 Apr 2016 10:19 AM



Just had the loveliest session with an owner working to keep her dog. For me, that is the very best part of my job, helping people keep their dogs, and helping dogs to stay in their homes. Today is a great day! - slr

3 Apr 2016 1:05 PM



Happy first birthday to Bonnie T's puppies!! What a crew! If you were adopted by a Bonnie T puppy, please post a photo in the comments!!

2 Apr 2016 4:33 PM



Ben recently went into foster for a bit to see what he is like to live with....His foster mom had a lot of lovely things to say about him, including the thought that whoever was willing to put the time and energy into him, would be a very lucky person, as Ben has so much potential! Here is what she said about him:

Ben is a lovely young dog who would dearly love to have his very own person who can teach him all he needs to know to be a great partner. His first owner neglected this part of his education. As a result, he thinks that his role is to get excited about all manner of household activities, from opening envelopes to running the blender. He revs up and barks at anything he thinks is exciting. He is easy to correct, but it will take someone with patience to work through this behavior. The key will be to help him understand that other behavior is what his new person wants - sitting or lying down, for example. Ben walks well on a leash, including in group walks with other dogs and is crate trained (he LOVES his crate!). He also has a reliable recall, although he should be kept on a long line until he has proven himself in a new home. Best of all, Ben is very sweet and super smart. He would be a great prospect for trick training. He already retrieves balls, sticks, etc. He learns very quickly, and would benefit from having a forever family bent on teaching him as much as they possibly can.

Please read more about Ben on our website, and see additional photos of him (follow the link in the comments section).

If you are interested in potentially adopting Ben, please see our procedures and application at mabcr.org. If you can't adopt, please share this post :)

2 Apr 2016 11:34 AM



At Christmas, we ran a very successful fundraiser, offering you freshly made wreaths and centerpieces. Thanks to you, we raised nearly $1000!! That's a lot of dog food!!! Since you appreciated that, we are offering a different green fund raiser (what is it about border collies and gardeners??), this time offering True Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, Tuberous Roots, or Tubers!! Please click through to see the wonderful variety of flowers being offered, just in time for Spring planting!

If you don't garden, please consider sending a selection or collection as a gift to a flower loving friend of family member. Please share far and wide! And as always, thank you for your support!

1 Apr 2016 12:01 PM



We earned $15.01 this month from our iGive.com supporter donations. If you haven't tried iGive - sign up by 4/30, try the iGive Button and get an extra $5. It's so easy to give when you shop online at more than 1700 stores! http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20120&jltest=1 Promotion details: http://support.igive.com/kb/a265/no-april-fools-promo-2016.aspx

1 Apr 2016 10:20 AM



Soot has been with her new foster for a week...here is an update!!

Soot is an exuberant bundle of energy. She is a sweet girl who is good with dogs and kids. Her first visit to our local park - she did an excellent job behaving around other dogs, many children and all kinds of strange noises and smells. She is a dog who wants to please, and learns quickly. In one short week, we have made big progress on her learning to ignore the cats and settling in the house. She thrives on exercise and mental work. When she is tuckered out - her silly sweet side really shines! She has quickly learned that good behavior earns her treats and affection- which she likes. Currently her favorite activity is having her beautiful coat brushed. This girl is going to be hard to give up!! I'm excited to see how she continues to grow with consistent structure and exercise.

If you are interested in Soot, please see our website for our application. If you are not in the market to adopt, please share Soot's post!

Please remember, our dogs need your ongoing support....thank you!!

31 Mar 2016 7:18 PM



Great article on social referencing. Good trainers use these natural behaviours to boost their training power when working with dogs, especially the young, or timid/fearful. (ps, you can use them, too ;-) )

31 Mar 2016 11:42 AM



“Horses are consistent and logical. The horse will do what is easiest for him. If you make it easy for him to buck you off, kick you and run away, that’s just what he’s going to do. And more power to him. But if you make it easy for the horse to be relaxed and calm and accurate — and also have it be a beautiful dance between you and the horse — it won’t be too long before he’ll be hunting for that just as hard as you are. Whatever you make easy for the horse, that’s what he’s going to get good at.” - Buck Brannaman

Oh, my goodness, if this is not spot on for dogs as well (I see a lot of similarities in dog training/horse training/child rearing ;-) ). If you pay attention to what your dog is telling you, training becomes simple. Make the wrong thing difficult, the right thing easy.

Please see a note from Sarah in the comments below.

30 Mar 2016 8:03 AM



Flash says WooF!! Good morning! Flash is rocking, and ready to roll, but he could really use sponsorship....Can please you help out? Please see the link above for helping out, or if you prefer to send by post, please pm me for our address. And, thanks! You guys are the very best!

29 Mar 2016 8:09 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is one of thousands of causes benefitting from iGive.com. It's free and easy. http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

28 Mar 2016 10:14 AM



Happy Easter to those who celebrate, from the Auggie-Bunny, and the rest of us at MABCR!!

27 Mar 2016 3:05 PM



On a fairly regular basis, we are asked what sort of donations we need. amazon allows us to make Wish Lists to make ordering simple. Our current Immediate Needs List can be seen below. (note, while the account is in Sarah's name, it is exclusive to MABCR)

In addition to the items listed, we are in need of a gently used radio for the kennel.

Thank you for considering! WooF!

MABCR Immediate Needs Wish List
Link: http://smile.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/1NLYSW8RZW74V

26 Mar 2016 9:16 AM



Matty

24 Mar 2016 7:23 PM



On a fairly regular basis, we are asked what sort of donations we need. amazon allows us to make Wish Lists to make ordering simple. Our current Immediate Needs List can be seen below. (note, while the account is in Sarah's name, it is exclusive to MABCR)

In addition to the items listed, we are in need of a gently used radio for the kennel.

Thank you for considering! WooF!

MABCR Immediate Needs Wish List
Link: http://smile.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/1NLYSW8RZW74V

24 Mar 2016 4:37 PM



Sweet Soot headed out to her foster home!!

24 Mar 2016 12:41 PM



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21 Mar 2016 10:17 AM



Check out this special!! Please mention MABCR when you place your order 😃

19 Mar 2016 3:17 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is getting a check for $46.08 from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20121&jltest=1

19 Mar 2016 10:03 AM



MABCR Pippa putting on her Irish :)

17 Mar 2016 7:12 PM



Intake 27 March 2015

Ben's sponsorship has been fully covered by Niki. Thank you!

16 month old neutered male. Very high drive.

For a description, and more placement information on this (or any of our dogs) dog, please see our website at httpa//mabcr.org/:::mabcr.org. If you are interested in adoption through MABCR, please read our FAQ, and use the application on our website. If you have a specific question not answered in the description or FAQ, please contact us directly using our website at httpa//mabcr.org/:::mabcr.org. As always, thank you for your interest and support!

16 Mar 2016 5:08 PM



Intake 27 March 2015

Ben's sponsorship has been fully covered by Niki. Thank you!

16 month old neutered male. Very high drive.

For a description, and more placement information on this (or any of our dogs) dog, please see our website at httpa//mabcr.org/:::mabcr.org. If you are interested in adoption through MABCR, please read our FAQ, and use the application on our website. If you have a specific question not answered in the description or FAQ, please contact us directly using our website at httpa//mabcr.org/:::mabcr.org. As always, thank you for your interest and support!

16 Mar 2016 5:01 PM



If you are looking for another reason to volunteer....

16 Mar 2016 7:29 AM



Online Shopping + iGive = Donations for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Have you signed up yet to help? http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

14 Mar 2016 10:12 AM



We’re in the business of enriching the lives of dogs and humans by putting them together...

13 Mar 2016 2:04 PM



ADOPTED!!!

Rehome date 18 February 2016

11 Mar 2016 7:53 AM



Help Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue every time you shop at 1,771 of the most popular online stores: http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

7 Mar 2016 10:15 AM



need an expen but short on funds?

4 Mar 2016 12:42 PM



Believe it or not, this diverse group is all MABCR alum. Captured a year ago today, from left to right is Wren, Possum, and Phoebe enjoying a lovely cuddlepile.

4 Mar 2016 6:30 AM



I know this is a complete longshot, but....we are in need of a high velocity blower for drying dogs after bathing. We have one that is very old (I think it was donated 15 years ago) and it is in poor shape. Does anyone have one they don't use? Please PM me....and thank you :)

3 Mar 2016 1:35 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue earned $14.12 this month from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20120&jltest=1

1 Mar 2016 10:18 AM



I am super excited about some new items that will be available soon in our store!!! Stay tuned!!!

1 Mar 2016 7:51 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is one of thousands of causes benefitting from iGive.com. It's free and easy. http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

29 Feb 2016 10:10 AM



MABCR Polly with her favourites after the snow melt!

28 Feb 2016 12:41 PM



MABCR is looking for a donation of a gently used, current technology Verizon phone. Please PM if you can help. Thank you.

28 Feb 2016 9:41 AM



Aaaaaand Odie goes HOME!!!!!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27 Feb 2016 11:40 AM



For those of you looking to add to your training and behviour library, Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. is running a special that ends today....

26 Feb 2016 7:23 AM



:D

25 Feb 2016 9:14 PM



nice article talking about housebreaking...I've never met a dog I couldn't housebreak (with patience!!).

25 Feb 2016 10:50 AM



ok folks, we need some help. Some people have run up on some hard times and need to relinquish their dog, a 14 month old male who needs full vetting. We do not have the funds to get the dog vetted, can you help? He will need all vaccines, as well as a neuter, which I would guess to be about $200.

If you'd like to help, please use the donate button about and designate the donation to 'the new guy'. If you'd prefer to mail a check, please pm me for the address.

Thank you.

24 Feb 2016 7:13 PM



Found dog, Union Bridge Maryland. Click through for finder. Please share!

24 Feb 2016 5:50 AM



MABCR Alum Crash, Scarlett, and Nell (Lady) on a walk. Nell is learning to sit when they come to a stop. And the other dogs are teaching her. Cool, huh?

22 Feb 2016 8:12 PM



Is your online shopping benefitting Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue? iGive.com makes it easy. http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

22 Feb 2016 10:16 AM



Good morning!! I have an ask....we have had a stream of shredders this winter, and our towel supply went from generous, to almost none....we are in immediate need of gently used BATH size towels for the kennel. If you can help, please pm me. We do have volunteers in other areas that can help get supplies to us if needed. Thank you!!!

22 Feb 2016 8:46 AM



INTERNSHIP
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden
Chestertown, Maryland
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden offer internships to students that combine facets of dog rescue and rehabilitation along with gardening, and farm chores. We are looking for interns from May to September, and can work with individual schedules. Other time periods are available.
Work activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Walking and exercising dogs in the rescue, feeding rescued dogs, basic training (including clicker and basic obedience, plus behavior modification). Also cleaning kennel area, kennel laundry, bathing dogs, and washing dog dishes. Students will be able to observe adoptions and learn the basics of running a 501c3, not-for-profit, dog rescue. Possible office work includes organizing, filing, and assisting in fundraising activities.
Victory Farm Community Garden. Intern will help direct and care for the garden, which produces food for local food pantries as well as garden volunteers. In addition to helping select crops, improve growing conditions, and harvest, they will work with and help inspire garden volunteers. Interns will also have the opportunity to deliver food to local food pantries and learn about the issues pantries deal with on a daily basis.
Victory Farm. Intern will also be able to learn about the chores and challenges of running of a small one-person farm. In addition to rescued Border Collies waiting for forever homes and a community garden, Victory farm is home to a herd of sheep and a flock of chickens.
Compensation: Room and partial board. (The intern has access to produce produced in the on-site community garden as well as eggs produced by the Victory Farm chickens.) Intern must be clean, reliable, provide own transportation, be drug free, and have insurance. Time investment: approximately two hours each day, more if requested by intern. Intern can easily work at another job off site.
For questions, please send an email to SLR@mabcr.org

20 Feb 2016 12:48 PM



Every once in a while, someone tells me they free feed (or have in the past). We recommend meals, and this is a great article explaining why!!

PS we also feed in crates, which for folks with multi-dog homes can go a long way to solving a lot of problems!

20 Feb 2016 9:40 AM



The vendor's list is out for Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival - Official Page, and we are on it!! Join us for one of the premier sheep events in the country!! We always need volunteers in our booth, shifts run 2-3 hours, this is our biggest single fundraiser of the year!!

18 Feb 2016 8:07 AM



Intake date 13 February 2016

Full sponsorship donation made in memory of Sydney.

7 month old spayed female

16 Feb 2016 6:12 PM



Online Shopping + iGive = Donations for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Have you signed up yet to help? http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

15 Feb 2016 10:12 AM



Lady in her new home. At work already!!

14 Feb 2016 7:55 PM



Happy Valentine's Day to all of you, furry or not. Mamie went home yesterday, Lady is going home today, and we got in a little nugget yesterday (who will need sponsorship!!), stay tuned for photos...and spread the love!!

14 Feb 2016 9:23 AM



Remember these? We asked for donations of these wonderful collars a few months ago, and you all came through for us...well, we are in need again!!! These collars are just one of the many tools we use to help our dogs adjust, and feel comfortable while they are here, and when they move into their forever homes. Can you please help by sending us a few?
Clicking through 'should' get you to our wish page for the collars. Thank you so much for considering!!

12 Feb 2016 1:05 PM



The original title to the article is "Owning a Dog is not for Sissies" :)

ps apparently depressive dogs really is a thing, and there is an easy fix to it!

12 Feb 2016 8:15 AM



Nice graphic!! Great advice!!

12 Feb 2016 4:45 AM



so true!!! We use carabiners for lots of other things as well, but a gate (or crate) latch is an excellent use!

11 Feb 2016 1:08 PM



Help Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue every time you shop at 1,778 of the most popular online stores: http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

8 Feb 2016 10:13 AM



So many people don't think about how a dog is affected by the strenuous weekend exercise that we so often ask of our dogs. They can get just as sore and potentially injured as we can. Daily stretching and exercise are important :)

7 Feb 2016 9:42 AM



intake date 5 February 2016

spayed female

6 Feb 2016 5:54 PM



INTERNSHIP
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden
Chestertown, Maryland

Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden offer internships to students that combine facets of dog rescue and rehabilitation along with gardening, and farm chores. We are looking for interns from May to September, and can work with individual schedules. Other time periods are available.

Work activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Walking and exercising dogs in the rescue, feeding rescued dogs, basic training (including clicker and basic obedience, plus behavior modification). Also cleaning kennel area, kennel laundry, bathing dogs, and washing dog dishes. Students will be able to observe adoptions and learn the basics of running a 501c3, not-for-profit, dog rescue. Possible office work includes organizing, filing, and assisting in fundraising activities.

Victory Farm Community Garden. Intern will help direct and care for the garden, which produces food for local food pantries as well as garden volunteers. In addition to helping select crops, improve growing conditions, and harvest, they will work with and help inspire garden volunteers. Interns will also have the opportunity to deliver food to local food pantries and learn about the issues pantries deal with on a daily basis.

Victory Farm. Intern will also be able to learn about the chores and challenges of running of a small one-person farm. In addition to rescued Border Collies waiting for forever homes and a community garden, Victory farm is home to a herd of sheep and a flock of chickens.

Compensation: Room and partial board. (The intern has access to produce produced in the on-site community garden as well as eggs produced by the Victory Farm chickens.) Intern must be clean, reliable, provide own transportation, be drug free, and have insurance. Time investment: approximately two hours each day, more if requested by intern. Intern can easily work at another job off site.

For questions, please send an email to SLR@mabcr.org

6 Feb 2016 11:48 AM



YES!!!!

4 Feb 2016 1:31 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue earned $10.31 this month from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20120&jltest=1

1 Feb 2016 10:18 AM



Important read if you use a harness for containment in your vehicle.

30 Jan 2016 12:58 PM



This is important. Done well, dogs can be best friends...done not so well, they can hold a grudge.

29 Jan 2016 8:24 AM



Start planning that vacation!!

26 Jan 2016 7:11 PM



Interesting article on a (live) search and rescue dog. Not a border collie, interesting none the less.

25 Jan 2016 5:38 PM



Is your online shopping benefitting Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue? iGive.com makes it easy. http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

25 Jan 2016 10:18 AM



Hey everyone, hope you all are weathering Snowzilla in good spirits! Our dogs are toasty warm, thanks to some kind people here who donated new heaters for the kennel building. About half the dogs here LOVE the snow, the other half find it a huge annoyance ;-) I hope to have photos of dogs playing in the snow after the actual blizzarding is over. In the meantime, if you've got photos, please post them!!! -- Sarah

23 Jan 2016 5:38 PM



Yes!!!

22 Jan 2016 4:34 AM



Hey friends, we are having issues with the heaters in the kennel. One just died, and the other is not heating fully. We are in need of two of these heaters. If you can help with a donation, or ordering a heater, we would really appreciate it. If you do order one, please pm me to let me know. Thank you!!!

18 Jan 2016 8:46 PM



Is your online shopping benefitting Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue? iGive.com makes it easy. http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

18 Jan 2016 10:15 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is getting a check for $38.14 from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20121&jltest=1

15 Jan 2016 10:04 AM



Online Shopping + iGive = Donations for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Have you signed up yet to help? http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

11 Jan 2016 10:20 AM



Local (or not so local) peeps...We have an AB group coming today for 7 days of service...I am looking for mature individuals who would enjoy working (guiding) with bright college students during their days here. One day, or 8, we would be happy to have you. The work isn't hard, and we have loads of fun, it's just hard for me to guide 9 people at once. We also feed you...PM me if you would like to know more. We could use someone with a chain saw for a specific project.

8 Jan 2016 6:31 AM



Local (or not so local) peeps...We have an AB group coming next week for 7 days of service...I am looking for mature individuals who would enjoy working (guiding) with bright college students during their days here. One day, or 8, we would be happy to have you. The work isn't hard, and we have loads of fun, it's just hard for me to guide 9 people at once. We also feed you...PM me if you would like to know more. We could use someone with a chain saw for a specific project.

4 Jan 2016 5:44 PM



Help Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue every time you shop at 1,766 of the most popular online stores: http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

4 Jan 2016 10:15 AM



The following post is from an all-breed rescue, but I could not have written it better myself. Obviously, a few things the articles states do not apply to us, but the large majority sure does. Please take a minute to read. Feel free to comment, but please be kind.

http://www.coloradogs.org/why-we-say-no/

4 Jan 2016 8:32 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue earned $28.99 this month from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20120&jltest=1

1 Jan 2016 10:21 AM



It is with the most sincere heart that I thank all of you who have supported MABCR in 2015. We have worked hard to rehab and rehome a lovely group of dogs, some of our old dogs have left us, we have built fences, we have made new friends, and we look forward to what the future has to bring. Peace, happiness, and great joy to all of you, for a wonderful 2016.

31 Dec 2015 11:08 AM



As Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue (MABCR) looks forward to its eighteenth (!!!) year of rescue, I am proud at how far we have come. At the same time, I feel challenged at how many miles we have yet to go....please click through for the rest of the story.

29 Dec 2015 8:37 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is one of thousands of causes benefitting from iGive.com. It's free and easy. http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

28 Dec 2015 10:19 AM



As Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue (MABCR) looks forward to its eighteenth (!!!) year of rescue, I am proud at how far we have come. At the same time, I feel challenged at how many miles we have yet to go....

Please click through to read....

26 Dec 2015 8:17 PM



Intake date 5 December 2015 - AVAILABLE

$200 intake sponsorship needed!
This little guy needs your help with intake sponsorship. Can you help? Just a few dollars can help Bar get his intake covered!

Please use the donate button above, or gp here: http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

Thank you!!

6 month old neutered male

22 Dec 2015 7:16 AM



Another one of those things that seems like a good idea...until it is not. And most of the time, it doesn't end well.

21 Dec 2015 6:03 PM



Is your online shopping benefitting Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue? iGive.com makes it easy. http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

21 Dec 2015 10:19 AM



MABCR Moss and his human, Gary, in his awesome MABCR fleece jacket!!!

21 Dec 2015 7:48 AM



MABCR Teak abd his human, Stacy, wearing her awesome new fleece jacket!!!

17 Dec 2015 1:51 PM



See the resource below for a study on seat belt vehicular safety for your dog. This is why we prefer crates to seatbelt harnesses for vehicles.

16 Dec 2015 6:03 AM



Online Shopping + iGive = Donations for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Have you signed up yet to help? http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

14 Dec 2015 10:24 AM



Only a few days left in our Lynch Creek campaign, and we are almost to our goal!! Thank you so much for helping us get there, we have been tickled by the feedback on the wreaths and centerpieces, people just love them, and several supporters have received their and purchased additional wreaths for gifts!!!Please share with your friends, spread the love!!

Support MABCR here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/32667

Just in case you didn't know, we're running a fundraiser called MABCR - Benefiting Border Collies!! and we need your help to raise some needed funds for MABCR. These funds will be used to help our dogs everyday, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.

Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).

Check it out here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/32667

Thanks for your support,


Sarah
PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.
www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/32667

14 Dec 2015 8:38 AM



Bickie with MABCR alum Whisper!! Incredible how far Bickie has come!!

13 Dec 2015 8:22 PM



Thank you, Santa Paws!!!!

13 Dec 2015 3:49 PM



Miss Dee went to her new home this morning!!!

13 Dec 2015 11:27 AM



Thank you for the collar donations!!!! We have received several different donations, this is all of them waiting to be put away , saved for their special dog!!! Thank you!!!

12 Dec 2015 4:07 PM



Ben went home with his new person!!! YAY!!
Thanks so much to Niki, who provided sponsorship when Ben arrived.

12 Dec 2015 1:47 PM



Wish Ben luck, this is his morning to shine.

12 Dec 2015 8:34 AM



Intern Katey is on her way home for Christmas. Her dog Meg came into rescue somewhat afraid of being in the car. My how times have changed!

11 Dec 2015 2:08 PM



PUPDATE: Our little guy is sick, so is not making the trip this weekend. Cross your fingers and paws he is ok and we can organise transport for next weekend. In the meantime, he still is in need of $200 intake sponsorship. Can you help?

This little guy was full of fleas (see the red patch on his behind?) and not well cared for...but he will be here on Saturday. We're full, but he needs help and he is going to get it!!

If you'd like to help (please!!) you can use the donate button above, or use the donate page on our website: http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html Thank you!!

11 Dec 2015 12:16 PM



Hey peeps...we are totally out of medium collars!! All of our dogs start life here with their very own collar, and they proudly wear it to their new home! We could use some of these collars, in RED OR BLACK!! Thank you!!

10 Dec 2015 12:19 PM



$200 intake sponsorship needed. Can you help?

This little guy was full of fleas (see the red patch on his behind?) and not well cared for...but he will be here on Saturday. We're full, but he needs help and he is going to get it!!

10 Dec 2015 10:14 AM



Handsome Jack is in need of intake sponsorship. Virtually unvetted for his entire life, Jack needs 'the works', can you help him take the next step on his journey to his forever home?

'The works' means he needs his vaccinations, a microchip and his neuter, as well as worming, heartworm preventative, and flea treatment.

Please consider, Jack needs you :)

To make a donation towards Jack's intake expenses and care, please use the donate button above, or see our website at http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html. And thank you.

8 Dec 2015 7:38 AM



Help Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue every time you shop at 1,762 of the most popular online stores: http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

7 Dec 2015 10:19 AM



Ever wonder how to make your dog feel more comfortable when home alone? An interesting study that found dogs in a shelter rested more when audio books were played in the background, responding better to audio books than when classical music or even music designed specifically for dogs was played. The dogs also demonstrated less sitting and vigilant standing behavior.

Makes me want to buy a sound system for the kennel.

http://www.appliedanimalbehaviour.com/article/S0168-1591(15)00312-3/abstract

6 Dec 2015 11:28 AM



Intake date 5 December 2015

6 month old neutered male

6 Dec 2015 10:02 AM



Intake date 28 November 2015

8 month old male

6 Dec 2015 10:01 AM



MABCR Meg hanging with Santa :)

Do you take holiday photos of your dog? Share them with us!

5 Dec 2015 5:40 PM



Intake date 28 November 2015

8 month old male

5 Dec 2015 4:26 PM



We are half way through our Lynch Creek campaign, and more than half way to our goal!! Thank you so much for helping us get there, we have been tickled by the feedback on the wreaths and centerpieces, people just love them, and several supporters have received their and purchased additional wreaths for gifts!!!Please share with your friends, spread the love!!

Support MABCR here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/32667

Just in case you didn't know, we're running a fundraiser called MABCR - Benefiting Border Collies!! and we need your help to raise some needed funds for MABCR. These funds will be used to help our dogs everyday, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.
Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).
Check it out here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/32667
Thanks for your support,
Sarah
PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.
www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/32667

5 Dec 2015 8:50 AM



I'm super excited to let you all know that Nick earned his letters and his new home today!! MABCR Nick now lives with MABCR Jake!!

4 Dec 2015 11:44 AM



Everyone who has adopted from MABCR within the past 5 years or so has gotten the crate in the care education (ok, nag). I'll post some written edu in the comments for you who are non-believers, but today, your excuses are all null as amazon is running a GREAT sale on suv crates. If you do not already have a crate for your vehicle(s) PLEASE, I implore you, PLEASE take advantage of this sale and buy one for your dog today...PS we could use 4 of them.

4 Dec 2015 9:19 AM



Just because we needed one more reason 😉

3 Dec 2015 8:30 PM



I LOVE what this article says about body language. This is so important in becoming a good communicator with your dog!!

2 Dec 2015 3:18 PM



#GivingTuesday. The day set aside immediately following the biggest spending days of the year for Americans. The idea is that since you've just spent loads, you might want to give. Because it is my job to do so, I am here to ask you to Give today to MABCR.

Why should you give to us? I gather that since you follow us here on facebook, that you either have a border collie, or love one. And we save them. That is what we do, and that is why we are asking you to give. Pretty simple, I think.

Rachelle, Brian, and Mallory supported us earlier today...would you consider supporting us now? Even a donation as small as $2 or $5 helps to support our dogs, and allows us to save dogs in kill shelters, like Ms Leena pictured here. Ms Leena was left in a kill shelter, and we pulled her and found her a wonderful new home with her very own fella.

Thank you for considering. If you would like to support the life saving work of MABCR, please use the donate button above, or go here: http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html
If you believe in our cause, please share this post...asking others to help, helps us, too!!

1 Dec 2015 6:47 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue earned $16.02 this month from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20120&jltest=1

1 Dec 2015 10:44 AM



Walking on a rainy morning #GivingTuesday #mabcr

1 Dec 2015 9:02 AM



It's 8.30 am on #GivingTuesday, and I have no doubt you have been inundated by requests for giving. Because it is my job to do so, I am here to ask you to Give today to MABCR. Why should you give to us? I gather that since you follow us here on facebook, that you either have a border collie, or love one. And we save them. That is what we do, and that is why we are asking you to give. Pretty simple, I think.

So, consider giving up Starbucks today, and investing that $5 in saving lives.

Thank you for considering. If you would like to support the life saving work of MABCR, please use the donate button above, or go here: http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

1 Dec 2015 7:38 AM



Excellent link discussing the differences between service dogs and therapy or comfort dogs.

30 Nov 2015 12:56 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is one of thousands of causes benefitting from iGive.com. It's free and easy. http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

30 Nov 2015 10:22 AM



We still have spots open in our handling/training clinic with Kathy Knox Clinic to be held here on the farm December 19 and 20, 2015. Please let me know asap if you would be interested in attending!

30 Nov 2015 7:29 AM



Midnight tonight is the end of our Black Friday deals....remember, all purchases go towards supporting our dogs while they are in rescue!

29 Nov 2015 2:32 PM



Intake date 28 November 2015

8 month old male

29 Nov 2015 11:19 AM



What a difference a day makes. Yesterday ( intake day) I had to insist this guy go for a walk, today he led. At least for a while.

29 Nov 2015 11:07 AM



Barbara asked me to remind everyone that if you would like your order to reach you by Christmas, it MUST be placed no later than end of business day on Monday. Please remember that your purchases help to care for our furry guests, so new fleece keeps you warm, and keeps the dogs warm, too!!

Please click through for details on ordering....and thank you :)

28 Nov 2015 5:12 PM



Small Business Saturday?? The best part is you can shop from home and still support a small business!! Our Black Friday deals continue through the weekend....

28 Nov 2015 7:56 AM



Hey peeps, I just saw this deal from BarkBox -- it's an awesome deal, but ends at midnight...be sure to mention MABCR when you purchase a membership, BarkBox sends our pups something as a thank you!

27 Nov 2015 7:48 PM



Black (and white) Friday at the Farm.

27 Nov 2015 4:17 PM



Are you looking to catch a few Black Friday Deals? We've got them.

27 Nov 2015 7:59 AM



Happy Thanksgiving -

On behalf of myself, our volunteers, and all of the dogs in our care, I'd like to sincerely thank you for your support over the past year. Thanks to you, we have been able to assist 65 new dogs so far this year, and hope to assist a few more before the year ends.
Your commitment to helping homeless Border Collies is sincerely appreciated, and as you can see, makes the difference between a dog living on the street and living in a loving home.

Again, thank you. We are very grateful for your support.

Kindest regards and best wishes,

Sarah

Executive Director, MABCR

26 Nov 2015 5:52 PM



Yes, this is a self-serving post...but service work is very fulfilling, and apparently good for your career :)

23 Nov 2015 7:51 PM



Is your online shopping benefitting Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue? iGive.com makes it easy. http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

23 Nov 2015 10:21 AM



So, it's not yet Thanksgiving, yet we are nearly at the halfway mark of our fund drive -- with 27 days to go!!!! Thank you so very much for your continued support!!

Just in case you didn't know, we're running a fundraiser called MABCR - Benefiting Border Collies!! and we need your help to raise some needed funds for MABCR. These funds will be used to help our dogs everyday, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.
Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).
Check it out here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/32667
Thanks for your support,
Sarah
PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.
www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/32667

23 Nov 2015 8:12 AM



Intake date 21 November 2015

one year old spayed female

This little nugget is arriving Saturday morning. She could really use some love, can you help? Dee's intake expenses will be $200. The smallest donation makes such a difference, please consider helping.

Donations can be made through the donate button on this page, or on our website at mabcr.org. Thank you.

Please check back for updaes and new photos once she arrives.

For a description, and more placement information on this (or any of our dogs) dog, please see our website at mabcr.org. If you are interested in adoption through MABCR, please read our FAQ, and use the application on our website. If you have a specific question not answered in the description or FAQ, please contact us directly using our website at mabcr.org. As always, thank you for your interest and support!

22 Nov 2015 12:43 PM



And...behind Door #3 is Nick. Isn't he handsome? Thanks so much to Niki, Sam, Dave, Janet, and Richard who worked hard to get Nick to the farm today.

21 Nov 2015 6:31 PM



Two down, one to go...thanks to Laird and Barbara, we have two new guests. In a few minutes, I will leave to go retrieve our third new guest of the day. Each new dog generates expenses of about $200 (just for their intake, this does not include food, medicines, electric, etc). Please consider helping with a donation.

Donations can be made through the donate button above, or our website at mabcr.org.

Stay tuned for additional photos and information on our new friends!!

21 Nov 2015 12:38 PM



We have been using these calming collars on the rescue dogs now for several months - with great results.
If you prefer to make tangible goods donations rather than financial donations, this is something we need on an ongoing basis. Every dog receives a new collar each month, it truly helps with training, and relieving kennel stress!!
You can find a direct link to the collar here on our wish list at amazon: http://www.amazon.com/…/wi…/1XQ6T4RF9QHVU/ref=cm_wl_huc_view

If you are having issues with your dog that you believe may be stress related, consider trying these with your own dogs. You may be surprised at what a huge difference it can make for you and your dog!

21 Nov 2015 11:52 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue’s store is once again offering embroidered Columbia fleece jackets and vests, and the Authentic Pigment sweatshirts that don’t have a band at the bottom. This is a great opportunity to order something warm and comfy for yourself, plus do some holiday gift shopping for all the Border Collie lovers in your life at the same time.

All profits go toward supporting our rescue, so you will be benefiting the dogs in rescue at Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue at the same time!

Bonus Tote Bag Offer: Everyone placing an order over $50 is eligible to order our cotton MABCR tote bags for $8 (originally $12). The bags are printed with the beautiful face of one of our rescue dogs and a Gilda Radnor quotation: “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” Our bags are perfect for wrapping gifts to all your Border Collie friends and relatives!

Order Deadline: Orders must be placed by November 30 in order to have embroidered garments to ship in time for the holidays.

To order:
1. Select the garments you want to order, specify colors and sizes, select a logo design, and order tote bags, if desired.
2. Add $5.75 for postage to one address. (MABCR will cover additional postage for large orders!)
3. Send your order to mabcr.store at gmail dotcom. The store can send an invoice that you can pay on-line or you can make arrangements to pay by check via regular mail.

Questions: Contact mabcr.store at gmail dot com with questions about placing orders.

GARMENTS
Prices include an embroidered logo on the front. See our standard logo, below, or see photos of all five available logos here. We’ll change the color of the lettering depending on the color of your garment. We also have larger logos for the back, available for an extra fee. Just ask for information about designs.
RED-AND-WHITE BC LOVERS NOTE: The dogs shown in the photos are black-and-white, but any of the logos can be embroidered with red-and-white dogs.

VESTS
C1023 Columbia Ladies’ Benton Springs Vest
Sizes & Cost: $56.00 in sizes XS, S, M, L, & XL; $59 XXL; $60 XXXL. All with front embroidery.
Colors: Black, Charcoal Heather, Bright Rose

6747 Columbia Mens’ Cathedral Peak Vest
Sizes & Cost: $56.00 in sizes XS, S, M, L, & XL; $59 XXL; $60 XXXL. All with front embroidery.
Colors: Black, Charcoal Heather, Navy

JACKETS
6439 Columbia Ladies’ Benton Springs Full-zip Fleece Jacket
Sizes & Cost: $65.00 in sizes XS, S, M, L, & XL; $69 XXL; $70 XXXL. All with front embroidery.
Colors: Black, Charcoal Heather, Navy, Bright Rose

3220 Columbia Mens’ Steens Mountain Full-zip Fleece
Sizes & Cost: $65.00 in sizes S, M, L, & XL; $69 XXL; $70 XXXL. All with front embroidery.
Colors: Black, Charcoal Heather, Navy

SWEATSHIRTS
#1983 Authentic Pigment Boxy Crew Sweatshirt (no bottom band)
Cost: $46.00 in sizes S, M, L, & XL; $50 for XXL. All with front embroidery. NOTE: these are generous unisex sizes
Colors: Celery (pale green), Denim, Periwinkle (bright blue), Washed Plum (purple), Moca (washed brown), Poppy (bright dark pink), Smoke (gray); Yam (orange)

20 Nov 2015 1:43 PM



Incredible employment opportunity!!

20 Nov 2015 8:26 AM



Today is $5 Friday!! This little nugget is arriving Saturday morning. She could really use some love, can you help? Dee's intake expenses will be $200. The smallest donation makes such a difference, please consider helping. It only takes 40 $5 donations to make this happen...and there are more than 3000 people who follow our page!! Are you one of the 40?

Donations can be made through the donate button on this page, or on our website at mabcr.org. Thank you.

20 Nov 2015 8:22 AM



Looking to move a shelter dog from Hagerstown to the farm on Saturday. I'd really like the dog to NOT have multiple transfers, it is too easy to lose a dog that way.
The meet in Hagerstown is at 1.30. I can meet the transport EITHER in Elkton OR at the Bay Bridge, unless the transport can drive the entire way to the farm (Chestertown MD 21620).
Please consider. Please PM me if you can assist.

19 Nov 2015 11:44 AM



This little nugget is arriving Saturday morning. She could really use some love, can you help? Dee's intake expenses will be $200. The smallest donation makes such a difference, please consider helping.

Donations can be made through the donate button on this page, or on our website at mabcr.org. Thank you.

19 Nov 2015 11:19 AM



Good morning, I know some people had issues getting into the Lynch Creek website yesterday...well apparently there are epic storms going on in Washington State...their website is back up today, please try again!!

Just in case you didn't know, we're running a fundraiser called MABCR - Benefiting Border Collies!! and we need your help to raise some needed funds for MABCR. These funds will be used to help our dogs everyday, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.
Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).
Check it out here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/32667
Thanks for your support,
Sarah
PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.

18 Nov 2015 8:03 AM



Behaviour note:

17 Nov 2015 2:44 PM



MABCR friends received one of the Lynch Creek wreaths as a gift yesterday, it is beautiful!!!

Just in case you didn't know, we're running a fundraiser called MABCR - Benefiting Border Collies!! and we need your help to raise some needed funds for MABCR. These funds will be used to help our dogs everyday, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.
Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).
Check it out here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/32667
Thanks for your support,
Sarah
PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.

www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/32667

17 Nov 2015 7:48 AM



There are a few spots open in the Kathy Knox Herding clinic, held here on the farm 19, 20 December. If you would be interested in attending, or auditing, please pm me.

16 Nov 2015 8:13 PM



If you haven't tried iGive - sign up this week, try the iGive Button and get an extra $5. Plus the member that recruits the most new iGive supporters can win $1000 for our cause. It's so easy to give when you shop online at more than 1700 stores! http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 Promotion details: http://support.igive.com/kb/a243/november-2015-new-member-contest-promotion.aspx

16 Nov 2015 10:17 AM



Intake date 4 July 2015 - ADOPTED!!

Rehome date 7 November 2015

$150 sponsorship needed

15 Nov 2015 1:58 PM



We don't often have dogs that pair up like this, but Odie and Mya have become great friends! Neat, huh?

Sorry for the quality of the photo, I took it out the kitchen window.

15 Nov 2015 12:43 PM



With us for just shy of a year, this delightful fellow has blossomed under the care of his foster mom, and today, embarked on his journey to his forever home. Beau has been ADOPTED!!!

14 Nov 2015 2:52 PM



Behaviour note:

14 Nov 2015 7:56 AM



Hey MABCR peeps...we need two of these, can you help, please?

Please let me know if you send one so we don't get 5 ;-)

Thank you!!!

13 Nov 2015 5:04 PM



ooooooo....Check out this special offer that our Storekeeper cooked up just for you!!

12 Nov 2015 12:10 PM



Excellent posting from Patrica McConnell!!

12 Nov 2015 11:00 AM



MABCR Meg in class with her human. Lucky dog!!

10 Nov 2015 6:49 PM



Did you know that you can send a care package to a military dog?

10 Nov 2015 5:48 AM



If you haven't tried iGive - sign up this week, try the iGive Button and get an extra $5. Plus the member that recruits the most new iGive supporters can win $1000 for our cause. It's so easy to give when you shop online at more than 1700 stores! http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 Promotion details: http://support.igive.com/kb/a243/november-2015-new-member-contest-promotion.aspx

9 Nov 2015 10:21 AM



MABCR Friends,

I'm running a fundraiser called MABCR - Benefiting Border Collies!! and I need your help to raise some needed funds for MABCR. These funds will be used to help our dogs everyday, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.

Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).

Check it out here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/32667

Thanks for your support,
Sarah Ruckelshaus

8 Nov 2015 10:53 AM



Handsome Wiz went to his new home yesterday!! Thank you to The Delta Humane Society for their help getting him to us for placement. He just blossomed here, and now will be someone's constant companion, will go to work everyday, and will keep a golf course clear of geese!! YaY Wiz!!

8 Nov 2015 10:05 AM



So just how much exercise does your dog need??

7 Nov 2015 8:22 AM



Today, thanks to our beautiful new fencing, ALL of the MABCR dogs were loose ALL day long. It made me so happy, it made them happy, and they are so tired now, they are totally zonked out!! Thank you to all of you who helped make this fence possible, we are truly grateful!

6 Nov 2015 7:32 PM



We are still trying to cover Wiz's intake sponsorship...can you send Wiz a bit of love on this beautiful Friday afternoon?? Wiz is a sweet, energetic, athletic young guy who needs sponsorship!! Can you help cover his intake expenses? His transport was covered by a donor, so he needs only his medicals covered: $150. Can you help with a few dollars? If so, please use the donate button above, or see our donation page at mabcr.org. Thank you!!!

6 Nov 2015 1:37 PM



:)

6 Nov 2015 7:30 AM



so, Dinah went to her new home over the weekend :)

5 Nov 2015 8:01 AM



You may have noticed that we currently have three young smoothies that looks so much alike even I can't always tell them apart on the fly, and it doesn't help they are all boys!!
This is Wiz. Wiz is a sweet, energetic, athletic young guy who needs sponsorship!! Can you help cover his intake expenses? His transport was covered by a donor, so he needs only his medicals covered: $150. Can you help with a few dollars? If so, please use the donate button above, or wee our donation page at mabcr.org. Thank you!!!

4 Nov 2015 7:53 AM



On my soapbox again:

3 Nov 2015 8:01 PM



Have you met our lovely Lady?? Lady has been in residence for a while now, and is super ready to be in her own home. She currently lives inside with my pack, and is oh so easy to get along with. She and I have mastered the art of the hand signal (Lady is deaf) and have no issues communicating (I just need to remember that talking to her is useless ;-) ). She learned the routine in just a couple of days, and is just a joy to live with.

Lady is housebroken, crate trained, and loves people. She does well with other dogs, cats, and kids. Lady is an excellent ball player, and her only needs are patient people (the communication issue) and a fenced yard. Wouldn't you like to give Lady a home?

For information on adoption, an FAQ, and our application, please see our website at mabcr.org.

3 Nov 2015 6:40 AM



PUPDATE: Thanks to Sheila, Saralee, Karin, Carl, Carol, Edith, Susan, Marisa, and Suzanne, we have hit our goal of $400 in the can for the intake fees!!!! Thank you so very much!! You guys are super terrific, we couldn't do what we do without your help!

We have a new girl coming in this weekend...stay tuned for information on her!
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ok peeps...We need some help. Bob and Odie came in a couple of weeks ago, and their vetting bill is due.It costs MABCR $100 to $200 to intake ONE dog, and that is just for medicals and initial transport to MABCR, that does NOT include collar, bedding, food, toys, chews, heat, special training equipment (if needed), or care. Can you please help us pay this bill?? Just 20 donations of $10 would pay for one dogs intake....please consider helping these dogs on their journey into a furever home. You can use the donation button above, or on our website at mabcr.org. Thank you.

2 Nov 2015 6:18 PM



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2 Nov 2015 10:19 AM



PUPDATE: Thanks to Saralee, Karin, Carl, Carol, Edith, Susan, Marisa, and Suzanne, we have $375 in the can for the intake fees. Can you please help us get closer to our goal of $400?? We only need $25 more dollars to make our goal!
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ok peeps...We need some help. Bob and Odie came in a couple of weeks ago, and their vetting bill is due.It costs MABCR $100 to $200 to intake ONE dog, and that is just for medicals and initial transport to MABCR, that does NOT include collar, bedding, food, toys, chews, heat, special training equipment (if needed), or care. Can you please help us pay this bill?? Just 20 donations of $10 would pay for one dogs intake....please consider helping these dogs on their journey into a furever home. You can use the donation button above, or on our website at mabcr.org. Thank you.

2 Nov 2015 8:37 AM



Make your own jerky treats!!

2 Nov 2015 7:39 AM



PUPDATE: Thanks to Carl, Carol, Edith, Susan, Marisa, and Suzanne, we have $325 in the can for the intake fees. Can you please help us get closer to our goal of $400??
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ok peeps...We need some help. Bob and Odie came in a couple of weeks ago, and their vetting bill is due.It costs MABCR $100 to $200 to intake ONE dog, and that is just for medicals and initial transport to MABCR, that does NOT include collar, bedding, food, toys, chews, heat, special training equipment (if needed), or care. Can you please help us pay this bill?? Just 20 donations of $10 would pay for one dogs intake....please consider helping these dogs on their journey into a furever home. You can use the donation button above, or on our website at mabcr.org. Thank you.

1 Nov 2015 2:15 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue earned $22.62 this month from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20120&jltest=1

1 Nov 2015 10:25 AM



So, Halloween 2015 is nearly over....did your pooch dress up? Did he have fun?? If so, please share a photo or two here, we'd LOVE to see them!!

31 Oct 2015 10:47 PM



Halloween can be scary for dogs...here's a technique for helping to calm your pooch.

31 Oct 2015 10:47 AM



PUPDATE: Thanks to Carol, Edith, Susan, Marisa, and Suzanne, we have $125 in the can for the intake fees. Can you please help us get closer to our goal of $400??
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ok peeps...We need some help. Bob and Odie came in a couple of weeks ago, and their vetting bill is due.It costs MABCR $100 to $200 to intake ONE dog, and that is just for medicals and initial transport to MABCR, that does NOT include collar, bedding, food, toys, chews, heat, special training equipment (if needed), or care. Can you please help us pay this bill?? Just 20 donations of $10 would pay for one dogs intake....please consider helping these dogs on their journey into a furever home. You can use the donation button above, or on our website at mabcr.org. Thank you.

31 Oct 2015 8:59 AM



Intake date 17 October 2015

$200 intake sponsorship needed

2 year old neutered male

30 Oct 2015 3:18 PM



ok peeps...We need some help. Bob and Odie came in a couple of weeks ago, and their vetting bill is due.It costs MABCR $100 to $200 to intake ONE dog, and that is just for medicals and initial transport to MABCR, that does NOT include collar, bedding, food, toys, chews, heat, special training equipment (if needed), or care. Can you please help us pay this bill?? Just 20 donations of $10 would pay for one dog's intake....please consider helping these dogs on their journey into a furever home. You can use the donation button above, or on our website at mabcr.org. Thank you.

30 Oct 2015 11:51 AM



Look at what Bett's mom did!!

30 Oct 2015 8:01 AM



Intake date 17 October 2015

$200 intake sponsorship needed

2 year old neutered male

29 Oct 2015 12:40 PM



MABCR Leela (Mama Lisa). Isn't she pretty?

29 Oct 2015 4:51 AM



Time to carve your pumpkin!!

28 Oct 2015 11:10 AM



Quick and simple recipe for non-crumbly homemade dog treats!

28 Oct 2015 5:23 AM



Another great horse training quote that applies well to dogs! We use this technique all of the time with our dogs.

"After a horse makes a move that you don’t want, don’t do anything about it. Just start over and know what he’ll do wrong the next time and catch it before it happens. He’s made an arrangement to do it, so then use it to fix it. Encourage the things you want. Discourage the things you don’t want.” - Ray Hunt

(Can anyone name the dog in the photo??)

27 Oct 2015 7:08 AM



Now is the time to start planning your next vacation....maybe with your best furry friend?

26 Oct 2015 8:46 PM



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26 Oct 2015 10:22 AM



Mya has full intake sponsorship, thank you, Maryellen and Al!!

25 Oct 2015 8:14 PM



A little am bfsd for the pups.

The black and white smoothie is one of the new guys, Odie. He is a super fun guy, as you can see he really loves to play! Odie is looking for sponsorship, intake expenses for him will run $180. If you would like to help me make his way into his new home, please use the donate button above or look for the donate page on our website. I hope you are having a great Sunday!

25 Oct 2015 10:00 AM



Last nights Yappy Hour at The Wine Bin was so much fun! So many people came out to help and just to visit, it was really great to see some special alum (Luke, Ruby, Quinn, and Ollie) and their humans, and to meet some people who have applied to adopt! Special thanks go to MABCR Volunteers Laura, Alan, Greg, Barbara, Jaclyn, and Tom, who gave up their evening to help us make this event a success! And as always, special thanks go to Dave, Julie, and the staff at the Wine Bin, they are so supportive there is no wonder this is one of our favorite events! If you've never been, keep an eye on our events, as soon as we have dates for next year, I'll post them!!! And, if you live nearby, stop in to the Bin anytime to say hi and buy a nice bottle of your favourite!!

24 Oct 2015 1:11 PM



We have been using these calming collars on the rescue dogs now for several months - with great results.
If you prefer to make tangible goods donations rather than financial donations, this is something we need on an ongoing basis. Every dog receives a new collar each month, it truly helps with training, and relieving kennel stress!!

You can find a direct link to the collar here on our wish list at amazon: http://www.amazon.com/…/wi…/1XQ6T4RF9QHVU/ref=cm_wl_huc_view

If you are having issues with your dog that you believe may be stress related, consider trying these with your own dogs. You may be surprised at what a huge difference it can make for you and your dog!

24 Oct 2015 12:49 PM



"You can be strict, but that doesn't mean you have to be unfair." - Buck Brannaman

Another great one from Buck. Our chosen breed is bred for work. They understand structure and rules, and thrive when they are implemented wisely and fairly.

Nearly every issue that comes to me through behavioural clients could have been prevented with, and can be 'fixed' through structure and rules (and that strict consistency!!).

21 Oct 2015 7:38 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is getting a check for $28.77 from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20121&jltest=1

20 Oct 2015 10:06 AM



Hey folks!! Friday night is a special Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin! Come help us celebrate Fall with a wine and beer tasting on a beautiful evening in Ellicott City! The Wine Bin is one of MABCR's favourite supporters, the staff loves hosting Yappy Hour, and spreads the love to organisations like Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue each month. A few of your favourite MABCR volunteers will be there to help pour, so come out to see us, and bring along your well socialised dogs!

19 Oct 2015 6:45 PM



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19 Oct 2015 10:25 AM



"Human patterns are hard to change. If someone pulls on their horse to ask them to move, it's hard to change the pattern." - Buck Brannaman

I LOVE THIS!!!! This is such a true statement (Buck is one of my heroes). It is far easier for me (Sarah) to change a dog, than to teach a human how to change their behaviour (for their dog). Dogs are generally willing participants in training, they want to please. Humans? Not always so much. They like the way they do things, and often need to be shocked into changing.

Most often, if we change our behaviour, so will the dog. So, next time you have a bahvioural issue with your dog, think about how you can change in order to help your dog change.

19 Oct 2015 8:37 AM



Intake date 16 October 2015 - AVAILABLE

2 year old spayed female

17 Oct 2015 1:42 PM



Borders for Borders fence installation day 5!! Woot!!

Please see funding.mabcr.org for information on this important project!!

15 Oct 2015 7:38 PM



Have you met Wiz? He is a really super boy looking for some serious play. He loves disc, and ball, and is super athletic. He's looking for $150 intake sponsorship. Intake sponsorship covers all of the basic expenses we have for a dog when they come into rescue: collar, tags, vaccines, neuter, worming....can you chip in to help Wiz?

Please use the donate button above...and thanks!

14 Oct 2015 6:53 AM



Who needs a doctor when we've got dogs??

(joking, of course!)

13 Oct 2015 7:24 PM



Great story about a life jacket in a life saving situation!! No, the dog isn't a border collie, regardless, if you live near water, you should have a life jacket for your dog...it just may save his life!

13 Oct 2015 6:44 PM



Online Shopping + iGive = Donations for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Have you signed up yet to help? http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

12 Oct 2015 10:19 AM



Sometimes we are super lucky and have tiny visitors at Yappy Hour! Good for the dogs, good for the kids!!

11 Oct 2015 6:38 PM



Demi is now Zoey, and is doing really well in her new home!! According to her adopter, "She has blended in like she has been here forever. "

10 Oct 2015 5:30 PM



I am posting this late, but these are photos from Borders for Borders day two. It is starting to come together, I am more and more excited about having this safe play area for the dogs.

You can still donate to the cause, by making a donation your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by our generous donor! Thank you for considering

10 Oct 2015 5:05 PM



Becky and Lily are going home!!!

10 Oct 2015 11:06 AM



Miss Demi on her way home!!!

9 Oct 2015 2:04 PM



Good morning!

9 Oct 2015 8:10 AM



Day 1 of Borders for Borders complete!!!

Thanks to two extraordinarily generous donors, we have now hit $3500 in our fundraising drive! Can you help us make the pot a little bit richer? Remember, every dollar is matched dollar for dollar, so your $1 donation will equal $2!!

I'm so excited to be able to turn the dogs loose in the yard without concern that the gate will be inadvertently opened and dogs will be turned loose. This will be so wonderful for our dogs!

Thank you for considering, please be sure to designate your donation to Borders for Borders!!

8 Oct 2015 7:38 PM



Interesting reading. Dogs most definitely learn by observation, and not all dogs learn with the same type of training (just like people) so it is beneficial to have different tools in your toolbox.

8 Oct 2015 7:02 PM



Hmm. There must be something interesting up there

8 Oct 2015 6:39 PM



we almost don;t care why, but it is pretty cool to know the facts :)

8 Oct 2015 12:00 PM



Perhaps I posted at the wrong time of day, or perhaps you don't believe in our cause, but we still haven;t reached $3000. When our matching donor came to us with support for this project, I told him I knew we could come up with some funding...can you help us get over the $3000 mark? Please? Every dollar is matched - dollar for dollar. Please help us make a dent.

Thank you.

7 Oct 2015 5:44 PM



Hey MABCR Peeps!! One last push for fence funding...the contractor is delivering materials today and plans to start tomorrow morning (at 7am YIKES!!). We stand at $2847 for funding, I'd really like to get up over the 3K mark. Please remember, every dollar you donate WILL BE DOUBLED!!!

Please click through to donate to this cause, and thank you!

7 Oct 2015 7:50 AM



" Overweight dogs don’t choose to be that way. Sure they eat when given food but they don’t know the ramifications of doing so when done in excess. "

6 Oct 2015 4:54 PM



"It seems that animal mental illness can be triggered by many of the same factors that unleash mental illness in humans. That includes the loss of family or companions, loss of freedom, stress, trauma and abuse."

5 Oct 2015 7:52 PM



If you haven't tried iGive - sign up this week, try the iGive Button and get an extra $5. Plus the member that recruits the most new iGive supporters can win $1000 for our cause. It's so easy to give when you shop online at more than 1600 stores! http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 Promotion details: http://support.igive.com/kb/a239/happy-halloween-5-new-member-promotion-and-contest.aspx

5 Oct 2015 10:24 AM



Intake date 18 July 2015

$150 needed for intake sponsorship

2.5 year old female

4 Oct 2015 5:33 PM



One more reason to work with a reputable rescue to find a new dog for your family.

4 Oct 2015 3:45 PM



MABCR Beck!

2 Oct 2015 1:29 PM



OCD is most definitely an issue with Border Collies (many people don't realize that their dog has an issue).

2 Oct 2015 7:11 AM



We earned $13.73 this month from our iGive.com supporter donations. If you haven't tried iGive - sign up this week, try the iGive Button and get an extra $5. Plus the member that recruits the most new iGive supporters can win $1000 for our cause. It's so easy to give when you shop online at more than 1600 stores! http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20120&jltest=1 Promotion details: http://support.igive.com/kb/a239/happy-halloween-5-new-member-promotion-and-contest.aspx

1 Oct 2015 10:24 AM



Housetraining backslide?

29 Sep 2015 7:09 AM



Meeker is one of our country's greatest tests for a sheepdog.

28 Sep 2015 8:03 PM



If you haven't tried iGive - sign up this week, try the iGive Button and get an extra $5. Plus the member that recruits the most new iGive supporters can win $1000 for our cause. It's so easy to give when you shop online at more than 1600 stores! http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 Promotion details: http://support.igive.com/kb/a239/happy-halloween-5-new-member-promotion-and-contest.aspx

28 Sep 2015 10:42 AM



Good morning! We use different tools with different dogs along with training in order to prepare our furry guests for their new homes. Sentry Calming Collars are one of our new tools, and yes, they do really work. I was a total skeptic, but we have experimented, and they have made a big difference for our dogs.
Amazon just dropped the price on these collars by $3.00, and we are in need. Would you consider donating a box of 3? I know the dogs would really appreciate it, as would we! Click through for a direct link to our wish list. Thank you!

27 Sep 2015 10:50 AM



Sweet Bella ( on the right) with her foster brother, Cap.

25 Sep 2015 3:23 PM



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22 Jun 2015 10:26 AM



Puppy Bodie went home yesterday, but before he left, one of his new girls (I think she is 8) took this photo....he was posing for her :)


22 Jun 2015 7:38 AM



MABCR has been unbelievably fortunate to have two really wonderful interns this summer. If you remember Katey was here last summer, this year Skylar has joined her to help work with the dogs here on the farm.

Skylar loves to train. You can see her here in this photo with her new pup Auggie, she has already taught him a slew of tricks including a high-five sit pretty!

Auggie is not the only dog benefiting from Skylar's attention, she has been working with all of the dogs to improve their adaptability, and their transitions into their new homes. I'm not quite sure what the dogs and I will do once Skylar and Katey return to their schools, I'm just trying not to think about that.

In the meantime, Skylar will continue to work with the dogs, and help with Instagram and our Facebook page, among other things.


21 Jun 2015 5:58 PM



This morning's update is a quick one (getting ready for Collies and Coffee), we're sitting at $2197 with (technically) $12803 left to raise). WE (our supporters) need to hi only $7500 before our goal is met, as EVERY dollar donated is DOUBLED by a generous MABCR benefactor.

Special thanks to those of you who have already donated!


The Mending Wall: The Story Behind the ‘Borders For Borders’ Campaign
funding.mabcr.org
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue’s home base, Victory Farm, fronts a busy road that is often heavily traveled by vacationers headed to the nearby Eastern Shore. As they pass by our gates, travelers often note the landmark farm with its stately 125-year-old house and the acres of surrounding pasture…

20 Jun 2015 9:01 AM



One last reminder about tomorrow's Collies and Coffee...It runs from about 10 to about 2, all well socialised dogs and children are welcome! Please bring a nosh to share, and a donation to support the dogs. If you have not been here before, our parking area does NOT have an address, so you will need directions. Please email me privately at SLR@mabcr.org for questions or directions. Hope to see you!!



19 Jun 2015 1:18 PM



And Lizzie went home today!!! Whooooo!!!!


MABCR Lizzy
At Victory Farm.
1.5 year old femaleIntake date 1 November 2014Rehome date 19 June 2015Lizzie has been sponsored by Marisa, Karen, and Nancy! Thank you!!For a description, and more placement information on this (or any of our dogs) dog, please see our website at mabcr.org. If you are interested in adoption through MABCR, please read our FAQ, and use the application on our website. If you have a specific question not answered in the description or FAQ, please contact us directly using our website at mabcr.org. As always, thank you for your interest and support!

19 Jun 2015 11:43 AM




Bonnie T (and Puppies 2015!)
Intake date: 1 year old, black border collie mix (known to be 3/4 Border Collie, 1/4 Retriever) $50 additional sponsorship needed. Partial sponsorship provided by Rachelle and Kathy, thank you!! Guess what! MABCR has puppies! Mom Bonnie T (the "T" is for Two, since there is already a Bonnie at their foster home) came in with seven pups that are all as cute as they can be. Watch our Facebook page for albums for each puppy, plus mom, in the next week. Mom is half Border Collie, half Lab, and dad is a Border Collie. Bonnie T is under a year old and shy but lovely. The puppies turn 5 weeks old in a couple of days.

18 Jun 2015 3:15 PM




Bea
Bea is Momma Bonnie T's classic black-and-white puppy, and she couldn't be any cuter. She is bold and playful and usually is still looking for playmates and toys when most of her brothers and sisters are trying to start napping.

18 Jun 2015 12:55 PM




Bea
Bea is Momma Bonnie T's classic black-and-white puppy, and she couldn't be any cuter. She is bold and playful and usually is still looking for playmates and toys when most of her brothers and sisters are trying to start napping.

18 Jun 2015 11:59 AM




Bodie
Intake date 10 May 2015 -- Available $100 sponsorship needed black and white male, birthdate: 2 April 2015 Here is Bodie, one of Bonnie T's puppies. Bodie and his brothers and sisters came into rescue when they were only a couple days old. Bodie is one of three handsome boys in Bonnie T's litter. The litter of Border Collie/Lab mixes (3/4 Border Collie, one-quarter lab) came to MABCR from Louisiana. For a description, and more placement information on this (or any of our dogs) dog, please see our website at mabcr.org. If you are interested in adoption through MABCR, please read our FAQ, and use the application on our website. If you have a specific question not answered in the description or FAQ, please contact us directly using our website at mabcr.org. As always, thank you for your interest and support!

18 Jun 2015 11:31 AM



Have you met Lady?? She is a super sweet treat!


Lady

Intake date 8 May 20154 year old spayed female$70 sponsorship needed. Partial sponsorship provided by Vivian!For a description, and more placement information on this (or any of our dogs) dog, please see our website at mabcr.org. If you are interested in adoption through MABCR, please read our FAQ, and use the application on our website. If you have a specific question not answered in the description or FAQ, please contact us directly using our website at mabcr.org. As always, thank you for your interest and support!

18 Jun 2015 7:58 AM




Timeline Photos
We will be holding a Kathy Knox Handling/Training clinic the weekend of JULY 10-11-12. IF there is enough interest (minimum 5 dogs) we will have a shedding clinic on Monday the 13th. PLEASE let me know asap if you would like to attend and I will send you a form.

17 Jun 2015 8:29 AM



Good morning!! Just a reminder about our Collies and Coffee event this Saturday morning....It is supposed to be hot, but we have water tubs to help keep the dogs cool. We hope you stop by to say hi!



16 Jun 2015 8:47 AM



Online Shopping + iGive = Donations for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Have you signed up yet to help? http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou


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15 Jun 2015 10:15 AM



This post isn't about the type of dogs (this could have happened with any breed of dog), or about kids and dogs (this could have just as easily happened with an adult), but it is about electric fences and one great example of why they should never be used as a 100% means of fencing in dogs. Sadly, the boy is injured, and the dogs now have a reputation that could have been avoided with a hardscape fence.


Tazewell boy attacked by neighbors dogs
www.wvva.com
TAZEWELL, VA (WVVA) 9-year-old Montana Pugh was walking to his friends house when he allegedly was attacked by his neighbors' three Blue Heeler dogs.

15 Jun 2015 8:45 AM



Oh my goodness!! I just checked email before signing off for the night, and am so excited!! Thanks to Carol, Martha, Eve and Kathy, we have topped $2000!!! With 6 weeks left in the fund drive, I am fairly certain we can end the drive early, and then I'll stop posting about it :) If you haven't read our story, please do so at the link below.

#BordersforBorders #BigFundDrive #ThankYouForBeingOurFriend! #KeepOnKeepingOn #6451toGO


The Mending Wall: The Story Behind the ‘Borders For Borders’ Campaign
funding.mabcr.org
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue’s home base, Victory Farm, fronts a busy road that is often heavily traveled by vacationers headed to the nearby Eastern Shore. As they pass by our gates, travelers often note the landmark farm with its stately 125-year-old house and the acres of surrounding pasture…

14 Jun 2015 7:41 PM




Collie in the Creek
creekcollie.tumblr.com
Swimming in the intense green heat of an Eastern Shore summer.

14 Jun 2015 3:35 PM



We had a great Yappy Hour this morning -- some new dogs, some familiar dogs -- it was nice out, but warm. MABCR Rufus demonstrates his favorite way of cooling off in the heat at his house (MABCR Kit stands by).

Please remember our Collies and Coffee event; next Saturday the 20th.


14 Jun 2015 10:05 AM



If you need more to convince you to throw away your retractable leashes....


5 reasons the retractable dog leash is the worst invention, EVER
homefureverrescue.wordpress.com
The hidden dangers of a retractable leash How often have you been out for a walk and seen someone walking their dog on a retractable leash? Probably a lot, they’re everywhere. Well let’s take a loo...

14 Jun 2015 8:39 AM



Whoop! Whoop!! And Vanessa put us up over $1700!!! Thank you!!

#BordersforBorders #BigFundDrive #ThankYouForBeingOurFriend! #KeepOnKeepingOn #6650toGO


The Mending Wall: The Story Behind the ‘Borders For Borders’ Campaign
funding.mabcr.org
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue’s home base, Victory Farm, fronts a busy road that is often heavily traveled by vacationers headed to the nearby Eastern Shore. As they pass by our gates, travelers often note the landmark farm with its stately 125-year-old house and the acres of surrounding pasture…

13 Jun 2015 3:46 PM



We are just $3 shy of $1700!!! Thank you!!

#BordersforBorders #BigFundDrive #ThankYouForBeingOurFriend! #KeepOnKeepingOn #6250toGO

13 Jun 2015 12:16 PM




Collie in the Creek
creekcollie.tumblr.com
Whenever we leave town for a few days, we usually bring our dogs back to where we got them in the first place, the Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. We privately refer to it as “dog heaven”- for our collies, and for us. When we get really lucky, we arrive just in time for Yappy Hour, when all the pups are let out into a field to run and play and wrestle. Full border collies or part-collies cavort in the meadow, alternately tussling over frisbees, asking for pets, or just flat-out running. When it gets too hot, there are big troughs of water for them to wallow around in. It is definitely our dog’s happy place, and maybe a little ours, too. Many of the dogs I photographed are available for adoption. To learn more: www.mabcr.org/

13 Jun 2015 11:52 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is getting a check for $26.32 from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20121&jltest=1


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iGive is a free service where shopping at any of 1608 stores like Amazon, Travelocity, Overstock, and many more, means a donation to your favorite cause.

13 Jun 2015 10:02 AM



Good morning,

At 8 days into our 8 week fundraiser, we sit at $1362. In order to reach our goal, we need to raise an additional $6138 through traditional (or non-traditional) means. With nearly 3000 people following this page, if each one of you gave just $2.10, we would reach our goal. Our community is a strong community, it just isn't possible for us to properly care for the dogs without your financial support. $2.10 is less than a cup of coffee, can you make a cup at home to support that dogs?

If you have not read our story, please take the time to do so. Our dogs must be kept safe, and good fences are a must, but are expensive to install. You can read more about Borders for Borders here: http://funding.mabcr.org/

Thank you for reading, and considering. Financial donations are one big way people can help when they are unable to adopt or foster...We thank you, and the dogs thank you.

Sarah
ED MABCR


13 Jun 2015 9:33 AM



Adoption Update: Beck (was Willie) http://t.co/GfPrXuebT8

17 Sep 2014 7:06 AM



Polly's Great Adventure! http://t.co/tjo1EbEE7c

19 Jul 2014 7:00 AM



Different Than Your Other Dogs | The Bark http://t.co/lu9bspsYat

7 Jun 2014 8:00 AM



Thundershirts for Dogs: Coping with Storm Stress http://t.co/yd0M9YIdM2

5 Jun 2014 4:42 PM



In Memory: BuddyLee Merwin http://t.co/y2lSfdb2Bf

18 May 2014 12:39 AM



In Memory: Sadie Kilgore http://t.co/nLDklelcJv

10 May 2014 2:19 PM



MABCR Rosie Does Agility http://t.co/7vN1281Fv2

9 May 2014 10:48 PM



In Memory: Jeb Wallace http://t.co/mJQW3ZQbst

16 Apr 2014 10:48 AM



In Memory: Luce McNenly http://t.co/Dd4R2r0Mni

13 Apr 2014 10:39 PM



Happy Got Day, Boo!!! http://t.co/rWNbh9XjYd

22 Feb 2014 2:00 PM



Johnson State University: Why did we choose Mid Atlantic Border Collie Rescue? http://t.co/LE1OaiVhOK

22 Feb 2014 7:56 AM



Pippa's got Day - 21 February http://t.co/M4arfKDPod

21 Feb 2014 6:00 PM



Break Away: Johnson State College Badger Alternative Breaks http://t.co/3Hbo5LQ67J

21 Feb 2014 2:00 PM



Memoriam - Meg Wellheuser http://t.co/AK0d0H9qw2

19 Feb 2014 8:18 PM



Adoption Update: (Sugar) Ray http://t.co/ZCoKfMLBRz

14 Feb 2014 10:08 AM



Toy Review: Skineeez Big Bite by SPOT http://t.co/ERAcMclanM

6 Feb 2014 9:47 PM



Adoption Update: Dare! http://t.co/htOp9nzLWF

28 Jan 2014 2:15 PM



Adoption Update: Ray! http://t.co/Ph14hKi59d

17 Jan 2014 11:02 PM



It's almost #GivingTuesday! http://t.co/PmeNOxKBXr

2 Dec 2013 7:09 PM



Cyber Monday?? You Betcha!! http://t.co/1g4sE2y0u6

27 Nov 2013 2:16 PM



Adoption Update: Smiling Mac goes Home! http://t.co/g6zSUPQhGg

26 Nov 2013 6:31 PM



In Memoriam: MABCR Pete Painter http://t.co/NOTFjtbFCk

25 Nov 2013 8:12 PM



Tshirt - Calendar Store Special! http://t.co/WW7GfAMVMt

28 Oct 2013 12:05 PM



Adoption Update: Starla!! http://t.co/Nsv8iuDOdJ

17 Oct 2013 7:29 AM



In Memory: MABCR Scout Eyler http://t.co/Wz9dQ0C1QY

24 Aug 2013 7:25 PM



Happy Got Day, Charley!! http://t.co/nNQCK5GzdO

18 Jul 2013 12:37 AM



Why Should My Dog Take an Obedience Class? | the philly dog http://t.co/M0M4FhF11U

22 May 2013 9:07 AM



Adoption Update: Banjo!! http://t.co/LY3udVZqdT

5 May 2013 12:56 PM



Better Designed Dog Fences Make for Better Dogs - Whole Dog Journal Article http://t.co/TmeachZaFR

11 Apr 2013 6:29 AM



Adoption Update: Lucy!! aka Loosy! http://t.co/D1JVlDXWmS

9 Mar 2013 12:00 PM



Adoption Update: Hendrix (was James) http://t.co/9oH4ZIvZdA

7 Mar 2013 7:03 PM



Adoption Update: Speck! http://t.co/kU3yxyVp3N

6 Mar 2013 7:50 AM



Happy Got Day, Emmy! http://t.co/T4IkTpn4mV

5 Mar 2013 7:28 AM



Dog Behaviour Illustrated! http://t.co/eLQCrMZJc8

4 Mar 2013 8:08 AM



Adoption Update: Molly (was Victoria) http://t.co/cDw8opOSi3

3 Mar 2013 12:57 PM



Happy Got Day Finn! http://t.co/1uIdCItt2Y

26 Feb 2013 8:15 PM



Happy Got Day, Pippa!!! http://t.co/EkW6s5yPIp

21 Feb 2013 8:10 AM



Adoption Update: Breeze! http://t.co/uHr2mf3y

14 Feb 2013 4:28 AM



Nemo and the Dogs http://t.co/kOXNHjRF

10 Feb 2013 5:18 PM



Event Volunteers needed.... http://t.co/B3AaJJqa

6 Feb 2013 12:09 PM



Adoption Update: Lanie! http://t.co/K2aST4GO

4 Feb 2013 5:39 PM



Adoption Update: LADY!!!! http://t.co/c6o2WDTY

3 Feb 2013 8:19 AM



Adoption Update: Maggie (Nana) http://t.co/1oZ0Ls2O

26 Jan 2013 5:18 PM



Adoption Update: Tucker! http://t.co/bJOdPNED

25 Jan 2013 9:29 AM



Adoption Update: Sophie! http://t.co/HuEUwjqC

21 Jan 2013 6:13 PM



Adoption Update: Finn! http://t.co/b5Lv48wu

14 Jan 2013 5:28 PM



Adoption Update: Tuck! http://t.co/vfPB0llO

30 Dec 2012 11:38 AM



Happy Holidays! http://t.co/NgPP4tgM

25 Dec 2012 7:00 AM



Adoption Update: Molly (was Holly) http://t.co/9i2dcRyo

8 Dec 2012 10:55 AM



Canine Automotive Restraint Crashworthiness Testing http://t.co/3nfquJ0u

7 Dec 2012 8:31 AM



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