Welcome To Atlantic Region Central Border Collie Rescue

We’re glad you’re here. Spend some time with us. Have fun learning about each of our dogs, and please feel free to contact us regarding adoption, volunteering, or donations. We look forward to hearing from you!

Who are we and what do we do?

Atlantic Region Central Border Collie Rescue, Inc. (ARCBCR) is a small, local, nonprofit, all volunteer border collie rescue organization based out of Richmond, Virginia.

We are made up of a passionate and dedicated handful border collie lovers who had the good fortune of meeting and befriending each other through past rescue work.

Ou mission is to rescue and rehome border collies, border collie mixes and other herding dogs. We take in dogs primarily from Virginia and North Carolina; however, we do occasionally reach out to South Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland and even Georgia when situations call for it.

Most of our dogs come directly from animal shelters. Some have been abandoned and brought in as strays; some have been surrendered by owners. Some have obvious pasts of neglect or abuse; some are happy and well adjusted. Many were at risk of euthanasia. Other dogs in our program come directly from people who can no longer keep them for one reason or another. For dogs we do not have space for, we offer owners a free courtesy listing on our website and assistance with background checks.

All of our dogs are cared for in the private homes of our foster volunteer - fosters open not only their homes, but their hearts, to these dogs.

At ARCBCR we believeIt’s Always All About The Dogs


We can always use donations to help cover the cost of care for our pups. If you'd like to donate, please click on the PayPal link below. Remember, all donations are tax deductible. ARCBCR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue making your donations tax deductible.



Boomer's incisors were in such bad shape that the top teeth were worn down to the gum and had exposed pulp. This is excruciatingly painful but dogs are very stoic when it comes to pain so you would never know it. Boomer's bottom incisors were not worn as badly but badly enough that they were infected. We had all 12 teeth removed and Boomer was like a new dog.


Meet Benny! Benny is a sweet, handsome Border Collie mix that is approximately 7 years old and weighs about 40 pounds.

We don’t know much about Ben’s past but we think he probably didn’t have the best life before becoming part of the ARCBCR family. Ben was found a stray in South Carolina and wound up at the county shelter. Ben was underweight, matted and frightened when he first arrived at his foster home. With a little love and patience he has learned that people are kind, toys are fun and dog beds are great for naps!

Benny is a very friendly fellow and loves a good wrestling match with his foster brothers and sisters. He loves to go on walks and play ball and then settle down for a good nap. 

Ben is house trained, crate trained, likes car rides, walks well on leash and is learning some basic commands. He is eager to please and a sensitive soul. On the rare occasion that he’s up to something naughty, a sharp “No” is all it takes to get his attention and redirect him.

Benny would love to find a loving forever home with a gentle, caring human, a canine buddy to play with in a fenced yard and a lifetime of love, squeaky balls, belly rubs and Frosty Paws.

Benny is currently undergoing heartworm treatment and will be good as new and ready for adoption in mid September. Please check back as we post updates here.

Ben is being fostered near Charlotte, NC.