About Us

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is uniquely qualified to improve the lives of misplaced border collies due to more than 20 years of being a haven for border collies that have been abandoned, discarded, or neglected. Knowing and loving this breed allows MABCR to rescue dogs from uncertain futures, and place them into caring, responsible homes. MABCR knows each of their dogs intimately, and what each requires in their new home. Dogs that arrive neglected or with behavioral issues receive special care and training to allow them to rehabilitate. Assessment of each dog as individuals will determine if they should be placed as a pet, or into a working home – involved in service, herding, goose removal, agility, obedience, etc.

MABCR is a 501(c)3 organization run primarily by volunteers who have direct knowledge of living and working with border collies. MABCR currently serves the Mid-Atlantic region — including Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, portions of New York, northern North Carolina, and eastern West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.

Executive Director

With a lifetime of experience training horses and dogs, and more than 25 years experience training and living with (lots and lots of) border collies, she's our resident border collie expert and behaviorist.
Assistant to the Executive Director

Skylar came to us as an intern in 2015 and has adopted 2 MABCR pups. Skylar lives on the farm, and owns and operates Belle Rose Kennels offering training, day care, and boarding. Skylar competes in several sports venues, including agility and USBCHA herding.

Barbara is a long time volunteer for MABCR, and has adopted 5 dogs, and 2 cats! Barbara runs our store, where you can find all sorts of swag that supports our dogs. Barbara also conducts phone interviews and homes studies, and does therapy work with her dog!

We love staying engaged with our community and supporters through social media. We enjoy watching our alumni flourish in their news homes, sharing “pupdates” on our new intakes, and providing educational resources with dog owners to make them the best owners they can be!

You can get plugged in with MABCR’s social media channels and stay up to date with all the happenings on the farm with the links below.

1 day ago

Remember puppy Kit? She's come up with her own unique way of coming downstairs 😂
Apparently she does know how to walk properly, she just thinks this way is funner!! 🤷🏼‍♀️

1 day ago

We're super excited to be gearing up for our next virtual 5K - celebrating so much -- most significantly the anniversary of the formation of MABCR in 1997. Please help us celebrate by participating ... See more

2 days ago
Photos from Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue's post

Roc went home, and is now the BIG brother to MABCR Franklin!! They may be the odd couple, but they're part of a wonderful family!

4 days ago

I had to do a side by side. My goodness. He's not the same dog ❤️

4 days ago

Remember Henry?? Look at what love and care can do for a dog!! So handsome!!

4 days ago

One of the best things about pups in foster is the things they learn!! Kit's learning to chase a disk! Wheeeee!!

4 days ago
Photos from Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue's post

We hear Kit is doing well in his foster home!! He has a long way to go, but so much potential!!!

5 days ago
Support Us: Shop Our Chewy Wish List!

Shop our Wish List on Chewy! We need your help to donate much-needed pet food and supplies directly to our organization. Chewy will also donate to our cause with your first purchase. Click the link ... See more

Donate the pet food and supplies we need by shopping our Wish List on Chewy.

1 week ago
Photos from Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue's post

Got room in your heart for this handsome guy?

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