Shop at www.iGive.com on Super Bowl Sunday (February 1) and double your donations to MWCR.
iGive is a program with over 1500 online retailers that gives a percentage of your order to your designated cause, which we hope is MWCR. If you aren’t already registered at iGive, simply go to www.iGive.com, set up your account, and select the Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue as your cause. Then click on the link to the retailers and shop away. The site includes national retailers such as Target, Macy’s, Ace Hardware, Staples, major airlines and hotels, Petco, PetsMart, Godiva Chocolate, Kohl’s, Walgreens, etc. In addition, the site will tabulate the percentage of your purchase that is donated and provide a receipt that you can use for tax purposes. Simply go to the Settings tab located at the top right of the page to set up your tax receipt. So, this is a win-win for all – MWCR gets a donation and you can use the donated amount as a tax deduction.
On Super Bowl Sunday, the percentage donated to MWCR will double. This is a great way to shop for yourself and help MWCR.
iGive now works with the AmazonSmile program which also donates a percentage of the sale to a designated cause. So, go to https://smile.amazon.com and set up your Amazon account and earn more donations for MWCR. The same Amazon order will earn donations via both iGive and AmazonSmile.
Thank you for supporting MWCR. We’ve received over $3200 in donations from the iGive program because you’ve selected MWCR as your cause. Have fun shopping online on Super Bowl Sunday and earn more donations for our Collies as well as a tax deduction for yourself! – Terry Libro, MWCR President
By Sarah Rebernick
Four-year-old sable/white Mackie has been adopted and will be living in Illinois and Georgia. Mackie came to MWCR through a local humane society where he was taken in as a stray. Although we don’t know about his time out on his own, I do know that things are definitely looking up for him now. He will be an only dog and his new mom and dad are retired, so they will have plenty of time to give him all the love and attention he deserves. Right about now it seems like a pretty sweet deal to be able to go south for the winter, too!
Sweet Tundra has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. This handsome 1-year-old tricolor male is a typical teenager with lots of energy and bunches of love to give. Now he has a huge yard to run and play in and his new mom and dad can’t wait to start giving all the love and attention he needs. Congratulations on you’re new home, handsome boy!
Pups and Rusty, 2-year-old sable/white brothers, have been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. The litter mates were surrendered to MWCR due to their family’s changing living conditions and we are thrilled that they will get to stay together in their new home. These two handsome boys originally came from a farm and, although they adjusted quickly to the comfortable life of indoor pampered pets, I’m sure they will enjoy the big fenced yard in their forever home. Congratulations boys!
Much to my surprise Laddie Luke won the trophy for the highest obedience score for rescued dogs for TCOTC (Twin Cities Obedience Training Club). Here he is with his trophy. He gets to keep it for a year, and he told Emily (his collie sister), “See I got one too, and mine is bigger than yours was!” – Barb Gibson
The 2015 Milwaukee Pet Expo is January 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MWCR will have a booth there and we’re looking for some people to help out and show off their collies! This event is a lot of fun and a great way to show your support for MWCR. Volunteers are needed for noon-2 p.m., 2-4 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. If you can help please contact our Wisconsin event coordinator, Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you’re planning on attending the Expo, be sure to stop by and say hello! wqeWe love to meet you and hear about your collie experiences.
Name/Family Members: Chris Norman | KJ Norman