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.

4 days ago

Can't say we are not overwhelmed and humbled by your support of our pups through the #creepycrawl5k
Your continuing support allows us to concentrate on saving dogs and caring for our current guests. ... See more

5 days ago

Border Collie Peoples: Gryff here, assisted by my big brother, Bing, who got his hair under control so he could join me to tell you THERE ARE ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS TO GIVE YOUR DOGS A CAR RIDE!!! Oh, ... See more

6 days ago

Hanna is currently available for adoption to an appropriate, approved home.
Please read about Hanna in her album description, linked above.

6 days ago

Just a tiny reminder that when we are fundraising or ask for donations, this is who we are asking for....thank you 🐾💕🐾

1 week ago

Transport assistance needed Saturday morning at 7am. Harrisburg PA to Chestertown MD.
Two passengers - one 25lbs, one 35lbs. Crating in the vehicle preferred.
Please email Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org ... See more

1 week ago

UPDATE! Glory has found placement

1 week ago

Have you met Zoey? Can't tell you how much I love this wee one. She's super connected, bouncy, and sweet. She may not be a border collie, but she'll surely make someone a super companion!! Zoey ... See more

1 week ago

Hey guys, I'm excited to share that we've finalized the Creepy Crawl t-shirt design, and we've 'upgraded' our t-shirt to a 'soft' shirt as requested!
One more week to sign up - then regular entries ... See more

Creepy Crawl 5K We kicked off our first 5k during COVID-19 as a way for folks to be active during Stay at Home, spend time with their dogs, and support MABCR. Our virtual 5Ks take place in YOUR nei…

1 week ago

Dear Border Collie Peoples: Gryff here! Have you signed up to Creepy Crawl with me??? I hope so!!! There is still room, and Miss Auntie Sarah is planning a VERY SCARY T-shirt for everyone, plus VERY ... See more

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