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 week ago

Just a few more days left on our calendar pre-order free ship special!! Don't miss out!! #mabcr #midatlanticbordercollierescue #fundraising #thankyou #grateful #supportourpups

1 week ago

Our guy Luke had his first 'official' or maybe I should say - officially awkward - photo shoot this morning 😉 Some days we get great photos, other days they humble us 😂
Luke is ready for his ... See more

1 week ago

Prime Day(s) is today and tomorrow and with so many people using Amazon to shop every day of the year, we hope you will choose MABCR (aka Kent County BCR) as your designated charity for Amazon Smile! ... See more

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Support us every time you shop.

1 week ago

You may remember Jax, our fearful mini Aussie who struggled when meeting new people. We've just received a wonderful update from his people - people who were willing to take a chance on him despite ... See more

1 week ago

9 month old (1/14/20)
Black and White Great Pyrenees x Karakachan mix
65 lbs


Ellie was meant to be a livestock guardian dog, but she had other plans and would prefer to be a ... See more

1 week ago

#donations that require front end loader assistance are the very best!! 280lbs of food delivered yesterday!! Wheeeeeee!!! #thankyou #mabcr #midatlanticbordercollierescue

1 week ago

Meet Luke!
Information about Luke is in the description on his album, linked above ^

1 week ago

Check out the handsome #MABCRLogan wearing our #creepycrawl5k tshirt! He's ready to go!!
There's still time for a late entry - no tshirt, but a sweet swag bag! #fundraising #mabcr ... See more

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