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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.

1 week ago
Photos from Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue's post

Yesterday we raced the ice storm and moved little Chewy into foster.
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This little guy has missed out on socialization and training, and while he's a nicely behaved fella, he really needs his ... See more

1 week ago

What's happening on the farm today?
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New training pen ๐ŸŽ‰
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We know Skylar is excited for this to be completed, as it gives us additional options when it comes to helping dogs become the ... See more

1 week ago

#petpeeve
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You would not want someone randomly removing your dinner plate. Don't do it to your dog.
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'Can you take his bowl away' is a commonly asked question when folks ask about dogs ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue's post

We've hit 10k followers ๐Ÿคฉ
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What excites us the most about this number is the possibilities.
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What do we mean by that? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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Our 'budget' is approximately $4k each month. ... See more

1 week ago

Looking for fundraising partners for 2021 - namely philanthropic individuals who represent companies such as Pampered Chef and Tastefully Simple who are interested in partnering with us for ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue's post

MABCR Nova and Blue want to remind you that today's the last day to get your entry for the #WinterWander5K benefitting the rescue pups of MABCR!!
๐Ÿพ click on the link on the photo to get your ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue's post

Poppy wants to know where you're going to walk on your #winterwander ? We walked downtown today in the sneet and had a good, good time!! Can't wait to wander for the real 5k! #winterwander5k for ... See more