March adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, V.P. & Adoption Coordinator



Big boy Titan, a 9-week-old sable/white, has been adopted and will be living in Illinois. He will be sharing his new home with mom, dad, human sister and a canine big brother. It’s hard to imagine anyone being able to resist such a cute ball of fluff and, of course, his new family is already completely in love.




Ten week old pup, Dash, renamed Nick, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. He shares his new home with mom, dad, big brother collie and his very own kitty to terrorize ;-).




Handsome boy Braden, a 1-year-old sable/white, has been adopted and will be living in Iowa. Before coming to MWCR this big boy had been through a couple of homes looking for just the right spot to fit his personality. His foster mom realized that he was the perfect fit there and now he’s looking forward to mentoring other foster pups in the future. Congratulations on landing in just the right place!



A thank you from MWCR President Terry Libro

Our fearless leader, Terry Libro, working the iPad at May's Canine Carnival in Forest Lake, Minn.

Our fearless leader, Terry Libro, working the iPad at May’s Canine Carnival in Forest Lake, Minn.

People have asked me how I spend my time now that I’m no longer working full-time.  My answer is that I spend my time making a difference.

All of us who support and volunteer with the Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue truly are making a difference.  We make a difference in the lives of those sweet collies every time we renew our memberships, help with a transport, share information about a collie in need, volunteer at an event, buy an MWCR calendar, or make a donation.  Because of all of our members and supporters, our foster collies receive needed veterinary care and find loving homes.  The integrity and great work done by our volunteers have resulted in MWCR becoming a highly respected rescue.  Plus, our collies and their families are wonderful ambassadors for MWCR.  We are an all-volunteer organization that relies on all of you to make the organization a success.  MWCR is very fortunate to have the level of support, dedication, and commitment that we have.

Thank you for giving MyLinda (Barke), and me the opportunity to continue in our roles with MWCR.  Your involvement with MWCR makes our work that much easier and makes a difference in the lives of our collies.  Thank you for voting, for your kind words, and for always being there for our dear collies.

– Terry

Adoption update: Obi

ObiObi came into our lives this past year on Halloween. Fortunately, he was being fostered with Lori Goodsell who provided a very nurturing environment and taught him a lot in the month he lived with her. He’s been with us for about four months now and the bonds are very strong. He’s a great dog: smart, affectionate, playful, and totally handsome. He loves long hikes, games of fetch, cuddling on the couch and being with his people. We’ve struck gold twice with MWCR and greatly appreciate the important work you do.”

Milwaukee Area Collie Frolic

Collie frolicIt’s time again to get our frolic on in the Milwaukee area. Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 17th, from noon to 4 p.m. and be ready to romp. We will be gathering at the Central Bark on State St. in Wauwatosa, so we’ll have both indoor and outdoor play areas in case of rain (or snow!). Please note that Central Bark has a new location – their new facility is across the railroad tracks at 6228 W. State St. Suite G.
Central Bark requires all dogs that use their facilities to be up to date on vaccinations including Bordatella. There will be a form to sign that requests vaccination expiration dates. Please make sure you know these dates for the form or contact us to receive a form.
To RSVP, get directions or ask questions, please email
I hope to see lots of collies for tail wagging fun,
I don’t know what the construction will be like but if the 68th St. exit isn’t open the best choice would be Hawley Rd and head north to State St.
From I-94 West:

Take exit 307A for 68th St. toward 70th St. (0.2 mi)
Turn Right onto S 68th St. (1.0 mi)
Turn Right onto State St.
Central Bark is on the Left
6228 W. State St. Suite G, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

From I-94 East
Take exit 307A toward 68th St/70th St (0.2 mi)
Merge onto W. Kearney St. (0.2 mi)
Turn Left onto S 68th St (1.0 mi)Turn Right onto State St.

Central Bark is on the left

6228 W. State St. Suite G, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

2016 Minnesota Animal Welfare Conference

The 2016 Minnesota Animal Welfare Conference to be held May 26 in St. Cloud, provides new opportunities this year.  Attendees will have two tracts of learning to choose from for the day.  One focuses on medical issues while the other prods concepts regarding shelters and rescue groups that can help them grow and serve in a positive manner.

The medical tract will provide continuing education credits for veterinarians.  Shelter director of operations, executive directors, and kennel managers are also welcomed to attend any of these presentations.  Thanks to a special grant obtained through the ASPCA, fees for veterinarians attending this will be waived.  This is an opportunity that truly cannot be passed over, but space is limited.

Please contact the Tri-County Humane Society for more information.

Rainbow Bridge: Holly

HollyIt is with much sadness that I’m letting you and the group know that Holly has passed away. She was at the University of Minnesota Vet Hospital on Monday. Her owner took her there from Milwaukee after discovering she had a large tumor on her spine. They did surgery on Tuesday and removed 90% of it. On Wednesday, Jeff and I went to visit with her, she was still not able to get up. At around 6 p.m. her owner called and told us he was on his way back to the UofM because Holly was in respiratory distress. I met him there at around 12:30 a.m., they had her in an oxygen chamber to try to get her levels up. Randy spent the night, or what was left of it, after we got back to our house at about 4 a.m. Her doctor called this morning and they started a feeding tube. She declined this afternoon and passed away in Randy’s arms. She has her sister Madison that she left behind to comfort their dad.
Holly and Madison were adopted together in 2005.  They were sisters and MWCR wanted to keep them together.
Please keep them all in your prayers.
Holly   12-23-2003    3-17-2016
 – Laure Victor