Congratulations to Olive, adopted last year, who is now a registered Pet Partners therapy dog. Here she is resting after making her first visits and her “business” card.
Misty Mae, adopted in 2014, received her AKC Canine Good Citizen.
From Sarah Rebernick, MWCR V.P. & Adoption Coordinator
Not technically an MWCR adoption story but a wonderful example of how lives (human and canine) can be changed for the better when rescues and rescuers work together. Randy originally applied to adopt a collie named Lassie from MWCR in July 2014. Since he lives in Oklahoma we reached out to Oklahoma Collie/Sheltie Rescue for help with the home visit. We also let them know that if they had any collies that would be a good match they should feel free to share that with him as well – after all, the important thing is that a collie finds a good home and it’s a long trip to Minnesota. Their volunteer let us know that since it was ok with us, she would be bringing a couple collie girls needing homes with her on the visit.
Randy and resident collie, Einstein, met Liv, a shy 3-year-old sable headed white girl, who had been living a pretty wretched life in a small puppy mill before coming into rescue. Randy told me that the main reason he chose OKCSR’s Liv was that he knew she would have a harder time being adopted than our Lassie and that was one of the sweetest things I’ve ever heard. This weekend we got an email and donation from Randy – he says that coaxing his shy girl out of her shell these last 18 months has been one of the most rewarding things he’s ever done. She also has a new name because, as Randy said “She came into our lives ready to love, and be loved; she having none for her first three years. I named her Love.”
And as if all that wasn’t heartwarming enough, Randy helped save yet another collie this weekend, playing a big role in getting 12-year-old old senior Duke into the loving care of Freedom Collie Rescue in Texas. So a big Thank You to Randy and all the collie lovers out there working together to make their lives better!
A tribute to the friends we lost in 2015.