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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.

2 weeks ago

Our #covidcrawl5k entries close tonight - though technically, you have until 7am tomorrow morning when we start to process your entries ๐Ÿ˜‰ We have been wowed by your support, and are truly grateful ... See more

2 weeks ago

Dear humans,

Youโ€™re taking too long. I would like to go for a walk so I can train for the COVID Crawl 5k. Aunt Sarah sent new this cute collar cover and everything, and here you two schmucks are ... See more

2 weeks ago

Dear Border Collie Peoples: Gryff here! I took my new cat brother, Mick Jagger, outside today to practice leash walking so he would be ready to join our team for the MABCR COVID CRAWL. You remember ... See more

3 weeks ago

PLEASE be careful if you take your dogs swimming. This report is local to us, but as algae is toxic and fatal to dogs, check your local swimming spots BEFORE you go. If in doubt, stay home and fill ... See more

***ALGAE UPDATE*** Please use extra caution when accessing the river this weekend. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite imagery confirms that there is an active ... See more

3 weeks ago

#MABCR is holding our first virtual fun run!! #runwalkcrawl at home, in your neighborhood, or your favorite place to get your exercise on!! Entries are open through 21 July, you'll receive your ... See more

3 weeks ago

Dear Border Collie Peoples: Gryff here. We wanted to show our whole Covid Crawl team, so we got the old man out for this post! Hooray for honorary MABCR Bing!!! We are posing naked today, though, ... See more

3 weeks ago

3 weeks ago

Meet Penny! Penny is a stunning auburn haired lady who is full of sass and will be a super fun partner for the right individual. Penny is located in Maryland. For additional information and updates, ... See more

3 weeks ago

Meet Gem! Gem is a 6 month old female Aussie (mini?). She is super sweet, and needs confidence building and other dogs in her life. Please see her album for updates and additional information.

3 weeks ago

Wow. Wow. Wow.
We are bowled over by your support!! The number of entries we've received for the COVID Crawl have been exciting and heartwarming!! Your support of mabcr through these difficult times ... See more

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