By Sarah Rebernick, MWCR VP and Adoption Coordinator
Odie, a 3.5-year-old sable, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. When Odie’s original owners retired to town, he stayed on their small farm with relatives but he didn’t understand “no harm, no fowl”. Unfortunately he was overly enthusiastic with some pet geese being raised for a 4H project and found himself banished to a life in town where he was kept outdoors on a tie out. Now Odie will have his own lovely backyard and a family who can give him lots of attention. His new mom and dad’s previous collie passed away earlier this year and I know Odie will help fill their home with collie joy again.
Sweet Maggie, a 7-year-old sable smoothie mix, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Maggie’s family sadly surrendered her to MWCR because their lifestyle and home environment dramatically changed after the arrival of their first baby and a cross-country move. Now Maggie will be sharing a home with her new mom and dad and an English Shepherd sister – it’s always nice when your new place comes with a built-in playmate :-).
Teddy, a 9-year-old sable/white collie/sheltie mix, has been adopted and will be living in Iowa. This petite sweetheart was sadly surrendered to a shelter when his elderly Dad’s health problems meant that he could no longer care for him. Teddy was quite stressed in the shelter environment and was transferred to MWCR so that he could be in one of our foster homes. This turned out to be just the ticket for Teddy because his foster family fell in love and now they are his forever family. Beside his new mom and dad he will sharing his home with an MWCR alum brother. Congratulations Teddy Bear!
The Christmas Collie by Ted Paul, Illustrated by Mary Kummer and narrated by Ace Mask
At 9:00 this morning, my sweet Mario crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. He had an advanced case of kidney disease and his creatinine levels were so high they didn’t even register on their graph. I am so grateful that this little Sheltie came into my life when he did. He helped me get through the death of my mom and my divorce and he was my first therapy dog. Thanks to everyone who sent prayers and positive thoughts–I know they all helped him cross the bridge with peace. Thank you Mario for being such a special dog and inspiring pet therapy to be my life’s purpose. Run free little man! I love you! – Robin Kashuba
Thank you to everyone who supported the Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue in our Give to the Max fundraiser. We have an amazing group of supporters who care about our collies and the work our organization does. Every donation, regardless of the size, helps make the lives of collies in need that much better. So, thank you for allowing us to continue our great work.
A special thank you to MWCR’s Secretary and Give to the Max Coordinator, MyLinda Barke, for the extraordinary amount of work she put into this effort. MyLinda spent countless hours creating the beautiful videos, working with the GiveMN organization over the last several months, writing updates, and keeping all of us informed throughout yesterday. We would not have been able to raise this amount of money without MyLinda’s work and her dedication to MWCR and our Collies.
Congratulations to our friends at the Minnesota Sheltie Rescue who finished second in the Small Nonprofit category. It is heartwarming to see so much support for organizations dedicated to helping collies and shelties.
MWCR has earned a strong reputation as a high quality, highly respected rescue organization over the years. Thank you to everyone for the work you do on behalf of our homeless collies and for your support of our organization. We are an all-volunteer organization and it is all of you who make MWCR the great organization that it is. Every collie who has been touched by MWCR thanks you for your generous support.
Terry Libro, President
Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue
With grateful hearts we celebrate the life of Tieko, our permanent foster. Tieko joined us a year and a half ago, running and then walking, our vineyard with his three collie brothers. He barked at deer, trotted after squirrels, and tolerated the cat. He was gentle and quiet; friendly in a reserved way, and always enjoyed treats and meals. Tieko epitomized the elegance and grace of a collie. It was our privilege to share a small portion of his life. Tieko was a gift who was shared with us and we are thankful that we had the opportunity to know and love such a special dog. – Mary And Jeff Aderman
Watch the video created my MWCR board member MyLinda Barke and please donate to Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue. Thank you!