By Sarah Rebernick, Adoption Coordinator
Wesley, an 8-year-old tricolor male smoothie, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Wesley was surrendered to MWCR due to his owner’s financial difficulties. He was originally an outdoor dog but adjusted quickly to his new indoor privileges, although he does have some trouble with stairs. Wesley’s new home has some kitties and two non-furry siblings for him to snuggle with and his new mom and dad are more than happy to help him with any mobility issues he may have. Congratulations!
Destiny, a 2-3-year-old mahogany sable female collie mix, came to MWCR as a stray from a local humane society. Although she was in pretty rough shape when she arrived, this sweet girl’s playful, happy personality shone through. Her new home has a great fenced yard and mom and dad are home almost all the time to give her all the attention she could want. She’ll even have lots of visiting grandkids and their pets to play with. Definitely a Valentine’s wish come true.
Dixie, a 2-3 year old sable/white female who was surrendered due to changing life circumstances, will be staying in Wisconsin with her foster mom and dad permanently. And who can blame them when you have a cute face like this to wake up to in the morning! She will be sharing her new home with some kitty siblings and a visiting doggie brother. Congratulations!
We’re planning the Madison Collie Frolic for Sunday, Oct. 4th. We decided that since it was SO hot last year, we’d plan it for maybe a little cooler weather. Save the date, Oct. 4th, on your calendar and watch for more information. – Sandy, Scout, Charley & Diane and Dale
Arkansas Ollie, an 8-year-old sable/white male, was the victim of extreme abuse due to neglect. Coming into rescue with bad hips and terrible teeth, he was also overweight and heartworm positive.
Ollie’s dental work is done and he is now comfortable eating dry food. Even though he’s enjoying his food his foster family is working hard to make sure he continues to drop his excess weight and his shaved coat is growing back nicely.
Ollie still has a couple months left on his heartworm treatment and then he will need to be neutered, but this sweet boy is doing great.
Thank you so much to all of our wonderful volunteers who worked so hard to get Ollie to us and to his foster home and our donors for his continued care. If you would like to donate to MWCR to help with his medical bills, you can do so through the donation link at the bottom of our homepage. Our member Catherine’s dog, Sailor, is helping to raise money for Ollie as well. If you would like to donate by sponsoring Sailor just let us know with a note on the donation form so that he can thank you personally!
Collie Flower Party 2014
A fun day to share your collie or sheltie with residents of Catholic Eldercare in northeast Minneapolis. You do not need any TDI or Delta certifications to attend.
2:30-3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 8.
See flier for more information.
Collie Flower Party 2015
Contact Kathy Bulicz, Catholic Eldercare: email@example.com or Judy Roggow, MWCR member: firstname.lastname@example.org
My sweet permanent foster Emily died in the early morning hours this morning. I was able to hold her and comfort her to the end. It was a natural passing of a little princess who 18 months ago didn’t seem likely to live 6 months. It was a joy and privilege to care for her through her last months. Her life had been so difficult, but her passing was gentle. – Marian Ridge
Luke was adopted by Chelsey in 2013 after being in a longtime foster home. Chelsey adopted him, knowing he had cancer. She sent a picture along with these comments: We adopted Lukie from you on June 8th, 2013 . . . He had cancer which we knew about and we had to make the tough decision tonight to put him down. His lungs and heart just couldn’t handle it any more. He did get one last car ride though which he loves.
If you find yourself in Grand Marais, Minn. February 15th, make sure you check out MWCR alum Robi in the 2015 Best in Snow Skijor Races. Go Robi!
Smokie, my foster I’ve had for five years passed away tonight (Jan. 31). He was a great boy. Always testing me everyday and I loved every minute of it. May he rest in peace. He was 12 years old. Goodbye buddy, I will miss you everyday. – Todd Alan
Thank you to all my volunteers at the Milwaukee Pet Expo, Jan. 31. It was a great day of fun. We did very well in donations as well as handing out information. I think this year was a record for me answering why my smoothies have no hair 🙂 Thank you so much. – Laura Michlig, Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinator