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.

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue

2 days 13 hours ago

Sharing this information for MABCR donors as well as for YOUR use for YOUR pups! We use all sizes!! They make really nice floor mats,

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 3 new photos.

4 days 9 hours ago

Mirk in foster - he sure looks comfy!!

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue

4 days 11 hours ago

If you had a whole day to just spend with your dog, what would you do? Where would you go? 🐾 #mabcr #midatlanticbordercollierescue #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #rescuedog

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue

6 days 13 hours ago

Well, y'all brought your A game to Betty White's Birthday Bash, that's for sure! ❤ #TheBettyWhiteChallenge brought more than $4000 to MABCR in less than

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue

6 days 18 hours ago

We use the word partnership a lot, but coach is an excellent word to describe how to form a great relationship with your pup 🐶

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

1 week 10 hours ago

Received a wonderful update from Scamp's new home!! Look at that cute boy!!

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 2 new photos.

1 week 11 hours ago

Really great update from TJs foster!! He's really starting to blossom!

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue

1 week 16 hours ago

Today we honor the birthdays of two great Americans -- each from a different walk of life, each with their own path to follow, and

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue

1 week 1 day ago

Long time volunteer Laura Cook is fundraising for us! Let us help her reach her goal!

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 32 new photos.

1 week 3 days ago

Decided that Maeve needed some fresh snaps for her album. Not sure we were successful, but here you are 🤷🏼‍♀️😂