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

We're very fortunate to have good friends. Our MABCR friend who is fostering Kody, has a young puppy who has been the perfect mentor at teaching young Kody how to DOG. Socialization is extremely ... See more

2 days ago

** Please click on the album title above to see all available dogs.

All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to ... See more

2 days ago

Please read about Kody in his album description linked above !!

5 days ago

Please see Benji's album for additional information.

6 days ago

Approximate Birth Date - August 2019
Tan and white male Heinz 57 mix
Approx 40 lbs

Meet Zander! This crazy boy is all about the loving! He's incredibly affectionate and would love to be someone's ... See more

6 days ago

Intake date - 20 September 2020
Approximate Birth Date - 5 August 2019
Black and white female border collie

Meet Pan! Pan is going to need a patient and confident home with another confident dog. ... See more

6 days ago

Border Collie Peoples: Gryff here!!! Really, really, really, if you haven’t signed up for the Creepy Crawl, now is the time!!!! You only have 12 hours left. Registration closes at midnight tonight, ... See more

6 days ago

This morning was crisp, and the dogs were playful! Everyone had a wonderful time!!

1 week ago

This morning we hit 100 entries for our #CreepyCrawlVirtual5K We cannot express our #gratitude enough for the #support you all show us in our fundraisers. Fundraising can be one of the most difficult ... See more

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