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.

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Starry Night fans - we have a few hoodies left for purchase! If you didn't get in on the fun and would like one of

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Written by the director of one of our partner shelters, and while she is speaking to her colleagues, it's a good read for anyone who

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2 days 5 hours ago

Fun Fact: each month we dose approximately $250 in heartworm preventative to our residents. 🐾 #woof #rescuedogs #bordercollie #mabcr #midatlanticbordercollierescue #heartwormprevention #heartworm #itsexpensive #preventivemedicine

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2 days 11 hours ago

Through some Facebook glitch, our giving Tuesday post fizzled, was not seen by many, and in the end seemingly failed completely at its purpose which

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

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Very excited that Steffi is adding to her 25 Days of Games!! We'll add them here, but as always, you can find SpiritDog at spirit

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3 days 15 hours ago

If you've followed our page for very long, you've read my note regarding our fundraising efforts for a new building which will include food storage.

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 5 new photos.

4 days 14 hours ago

Fabulous update from Goose's new folks today!! She's got a new bestie, and no surprise, she LOVES hiking!!!