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.

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

Billie had an exciting day today with his foster family! 4.5 miles with some stops for swimming. Then lunch outside at a local restaurant.
This sweet guy just wants to please. He's a great hiking ... See more

3 months ago

3 months ago

Just a few hours left to join us for our birthday celebration 5K!

3 months ago

Last day to sign up for our spring fundraiser!! Our virtual Birthday Bash 5k is a fun way for you to help us support our pups - even more important now that we do not have public fundraising events ... See more

3 months ago

Hey friends!! Only two more days to sign up for our virtual Birthday Bash 5K!! Please join us and bring your friends!!

3 months ago

3 months ago

Dear Border Collie Peoples: Gryff here! I need your help!!!! My mom has been spending lots of time digging holes outside and putting plants in them. She has also been pulling up other plants, plus ... See more

3 months ago

Look how happy silly Billie is!! He went into short term foster yesterday to see how he does with cats, and living as an only pup. What a fun boy!!
For more information and photos on Billie, ... See more

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