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.

5 days ago

Our favorite thing about this #covidcrawl5k pair is that the pupper walking is a shelter dog!! How fun is that?? What a way to provide enrichment for a #shelterdog !! #waytogo ... See more

6 days ago

Yeah, so she's not a border collie, but she is awfully cute. This little nugget is on her way to the farm! She'll be available for adoption once we understand her needs, information will be available ... See more

1 week ago

We received a wonderful update on Poe this evening - including some great photos to share!! This is why we do what we do!!

1 week ago

We're getting super excited to see everyone's photos from their #covidcrawl5k !! Pre-event photos have been fun, it's great to get know everyone a little bit, and to share in the camaraderie of the ... See more

1 week ago

Hot Dawg!! Our steamy summer auction is happening now through 21 August. We have some fun, useful items, as well as some great artwork. Check it out at shorturl.at/noEU3 #fundraising #helpushelpthem ... See more

1 week ago

Very best way to scratch your back and look cute while doing it!!

1 week ago

MABCR Iris here - it's hot outside, and my Auntie Sarah thinks I am ridiculously cute in my hat, and it keeps me cool!! If you want to be as cute as me, check out our bucket hats in our store. And my ... See more

2 weeks ago

If your dog had pockets, what would you find in them?

2 weeks ago

This morning the first mailing of Covid Crawl 5K swag went to the post. A few more packages will be mailed tomorrow, but if your entry was completed with payment, everyone should have their packages ... See more

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