Adopting our collies

mwcr logoOftentimes we hear that people are frustrated because they go to our website’s available collies page, only to see we don’t have any collies. We actually do! We also have a waiting list of previous adopters who are looking again, and new adopters who have completed the adoption application process. Our adoption team works diligently as a matchmaker with the dogs we have in foster care and potential adopters, thus many of our collies don’t get posted on the page, due to their¬†successful work. We don’t want potential adopters getting their hearts set on a particular collie, only to have that dog gone, by the time they are approved. We can’t emphasize the pre-approval process enoughūüôā

We do have a rigorous application process. Once you submit your application, we check references, vet and personal, then do a home visit. While, it’s easy to make it through the process, it can take some time as everybody working on it are volunteers.

On the other end, all of our collies are put into homes to be assessed and vetted. A collie stays in a foster home for a minimum of two weeks. Many need extra care, which can take much longer.

If you are intent on adopting a collie, we would love to have you adopt from us! We encourage you to start the process of filling out an application. You can fill out an application online or download the form. There is a $25 application fee ($10 will be applied toward your adoption fee).

Our goal after all, is to get the homeless collies into a great home like yours! Thank you for your interest in a collie from MWCR and thank you for your patience.


September adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick


Charlie, a 5-year-old sable/white male, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. This sweet boy was surrendered to MWCR due to a change in living conditions and will now be sharing his new digs with mom, dad, two human siblings and his new collie sister. Congratulations to all concernedūüôā



Lovely Jade, a 10-year-old female smooth collie mix, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Jade was surrendered to a HS when her family’s work schedules meant she was spending long hours alone with little of the exercise and socialization that she craves. Jade was scheduled for euthanasia but we just couldn’t let that happen to such a sweet girl and a wonderful volunteer stepped up to spring her for us. This sweet senior has found a forever home with previous adopters who felt the time was right to add a new family member. Jade loves to snuggle and give collie kisses and her new mom is more than happy to be on the receiving end of all that loveūüôā


Annual Dinner & Fundraiser

mwcr logoThe Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue’s Annual Dinner Meeting and Fundraiser is fast approaching.¬† The event will be held on Saturday, November 5, from 3-6 p.m. at the Wayzata American Legion located at 949 Wayzata Blvd. E. in Wayzata, Minn.

This year’s guest speaker is KC Willis, founder and president of LightShine Canine which rescues over 200 dogs a month from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations in South Dakota and transfers the dogs to affiliated rescues such as MWCR.¬† KC is a dynamic and powerful speaker whose presentations are moving.¬† We will have a supply drive at the dinner to help KC. ¬†So, please bring extra stainless steel dog dishes, leashes and collars of all sizes, towels, blankets, kennel pads, dog training pads, and Frontline as well as any cash donations you’d like to make to help LightShine with their veterinary bills.¬† We are offering a reduced charge of $20 for the dinner to anyone who either brings a dessert to share or makes a monetary or supply donation to LightShine Canine.

Once again we’ll have a hearty lasagna dinner with meat and vegetarian options, caesar salad, and breadsticks along with a variety of desserts.¬† Kitty Hilk will have her popular Gray Gables Farm products including her famous dog treats, jams, and bath products for sale,¬† If you’d like to order anything in advance, please contact Kitty at¬†¬†¬†New this year is MWCR member Yogi Tadisch of Spirit Graphics whio will have a variety of MWCR merchandise for sale including MWCR tee-shirts, caps, mugs etc.¬† Check out the beautiful work he and Joan do with tiles.¬† Both Kitty and Yogi generously donate the proceeds from their sales to MWCR.¬†¬†¬†And, of course, we’ll have our large silent auction to raise funds for the care of MWCR’s foster collies as well as a FREE table with items for people to drop off and take..

So, please come for a fun evening with fellow dog lovers, a great speaker, a delicious meal, a chance to get a start on your holiday gift buying, and door prizes and free gifts for all who attend.  Registration is available at or by emailing Terry at or by calling 952-432-0200.  Reservations made by October 24 will ensure you a spot and will help with meal planning.

Hope to see you on Saturday, November 5!

Terry Libro and the Events/Fundraising Committee

2017 Calendars

Watch for information in the next few weeks on the 2017 Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue’s calendar.¬† Eileen Mack, MWCR member and talented artist, is once again creating our beautiful calendar.¬† Ordering information will be available soon and the calendars can be reserved for pick up at MWCR’s Annual Dinner on November 5. – Terry Libro, MWCR President

September events

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.

Emily & Laddie Gibson

Emily & Laddie Gibson

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!