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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.

Sarah
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.
Skylar
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
Storekeeper

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.

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

Billie was adopted in Saturday, and we got a GREAT update from his humans this morning!! Looks like they are having fun!!

2 months ago

Day 2!!!!

2 months ago
Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm

This morning's walk with Skylar's crew!! The new fencing allows for so much more freedom of movement, it's really incredible!!

Morning walk with the crew!

2 months ago
Wet Noses Art

Our own Carolyn Coon's painting "Looking at Ewe" won Maryland's Best Entry at S&W!! We're so excited for her!!
If you love it as much as we do, you can order your very own giclee at our website ... See more

My painting “Looking at ewe” took home the Best Maryland Resident Entry in the 2021 Maryland Sheep and Wool Fine Arts Competition. Won 2nd place in Watercolors. I am over the ... See more

2 months ago

Dear Border Collie Peoples: Gryff here again! If you haven’t visited our store yet, here is a link to MABCR’s website: https://mabcr.org/. To shop, click “Store.” At mabcr.org you can also ... See more

2 months ago

Dear Border Collie Peoples: Gryff here! I am taking over my mom’s computer to make sure you all know IT IS HERE!! IT IS HERE!!!!! This is an important weekend!!!!! Miss Auntie Sarah tells me that ... See more

2 months ago

It's #sheepandwoolfestival weekend!! Pre-pandemic, one of our favorite weekends of the year, and this weekend is no different - it's just virtual!!
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Please consider supporting us this weekend as ... See more

2 months ago

2 months ago
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue

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We don't run sales. Except when we do 😉 This weekend will be the second virtual Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. Those of you who know us, know this is our biggest fundraiser of the year. ... See more

2 months ago

We don't run sales. Except when we do 😉 This weekend will be the second virtual Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. Those of you who know us, know this is our biggest fundraiser of the year. ... See more

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