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.

1 week ago

Not sure about you, but we are very happily looking forward to a new year 😉 #MABCR is pleased to share that our 2021 calendar is completed and is ready for pre-orders!! If you plan to order a ... See more

2 weeks ago

AKC is now offerring a new titling program that I (Skylar) am eligible to evaluate!

Check it out at the link below and let me know if you'd be interested in submitting an entry by reaching out at ... See more

If you have trained your puppy or adult dog at home and would like to earn the AKC’s Virtual Home Manners titles to demonstrate your accomplishments, this is the place for you!

2 weeks ago

Serious question for a Monday night:

We had planned to replace a good deal of field fencing this year utilizing our Break college crews to get the job done. Covid changed those plans, so we looked ... See more

2 weeks ago

Who's ready for a little Kody in their life?? This guy is soon ready to go hoooomme!!!
For information on Kody, please see the link to his album, above.
For information on adoption, please see our ... See more

2 weeks ago

Friends!! It's MABCR CALENDAR time!!
I'm WAAAAY behind, so need your help fast! As always, we are looking for GREAT photos of your pups -- simple, cute, silly, beautiful -- we want to see them!!
Just ... See more

2 weeks ago

Have you joined us in our latest virtual 5k? We're raising money to help support the furry #mabcr residents!! The pandemic has really put the pressure on for us to find fun and creative ways to ... See more

2 weeks ago

Anyone willing to take a chance on this girl?

Kerri, smooth coated black with white mix, continues to hope for her forever home. This girl can play with ANYONE and for hours. She makes me laugh ... See more

3 weeks ago

Introducing Miles!! For information on Miles, please see his description on his album, linked above.

3 weeks ago

Received a question about the #CreepyCrawl5K this morning!! REGULAR entries are closed, HOWEVER, we are offering a #lateentry option of a #swagbag which contains everything the regular entry ... See more

3 weeks ago

More pics of Kody and his foster brother 😍
For information about Kody, please see his description on his album.