By Terry Libro, MWCR President/Events Chair
The Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue has been busy this September participating in a number of community events to raise awareness of our rescue and showcase our beautiful collies.
Responsible Dog Ownership Day was held in Lake Elmo, Minn. on September 10. Numerous breed clubs and rescues participated in this event which promotes informed and responsible ownership of dogs. Various events, including rally and cart demonstrations, showcased dogs, and youth from a local 4-H club provided lunch for the crowd. Barb Gibson with Laddie and Emily happily represented MWCR and charmed everyone.
The following Saturday, MWCR participated in the Bark Park event held in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Rescues and vendors set up booths next to the beautiful dog park so dogs had the chance to play with other dogs as well as visit the booths. Chris Norman, her son KJ, and their dogs Brett and Rodgers along with Marian Ridge and Keeper were ambassadors for MWCR. No one could resist our gorgeous dogs.
Other events included the Walk/Run Fur Fun, Sept. 24 in Shakopee, Minn. and the Love My Pet Fair, Sept. 25 in Coon Rapids, Minn. You can view more pictures here.
Events like these give attendees the opportunity to learn more about MWCR, play with our lovable collies, and gain a greater understanding of the work that rescues do. Plus, MWCR enhances its reputation as an outstanding rescue with organizers always heartily welcome]ing us back to future events. Thank you to our volunteers and collie ambassadors!