April adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, Adoption Coordinator
Lobo

Lobo

Ten-week old sable/white male, Spirit, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This handsome boy has a new name, Lobo, to go along with his new family. Lobo is already BFFs with his basset hound big brother, although the resident kitty has yet to make up his mind. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Mystic

Mystic

 

 

 

 

 

Ten-week Mystic has also gone to his forever home. The last of the pups will also be living in Wisconsin and joined a big brother collie and an MWCR sister collie. Dad reports that we took a nice nap after a four hour play session and already know what ‘potty’ means, so it sounds like he’s off to a good start ūüôā

 

Bobbi

Bobbi

 

Beautiful Bobbi, an 8-year-old sable/white female, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Her new family came to the frolic for a meet-n-greet with her and knew she was the one for them ūüôā

May events preview

mwcr logoThe Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue will be participating in three dog events in May.  Hope you can either volunteer at our booth or stop by our booth while attending these fun events.

The Pause 4 Paws Adoption Event will be held on Sunday, May 1, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Fetch Delivers Warehouse located at 777 Harding Street NE in northeast Minneapolis.  In addition to many adoptable dogs and cats at the event, there will be games for kids and face painting, a food truck, a raffle, and samplings from Northgate Brewery located next door.  Pause 4 Paws always holds entertaining events for the entire family.

The American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life of Stillwater is a noncompetitive walk for dogs and their families to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and to honor people and pets who have been touched by cancer.¬† The walk will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Barkers Alps Park located on 5th Avenue N. between Stagecoach Trail N. and 9th Street N. in Bayport, Minn.¬† Local dog trainer, author, and radio personality Katie K9 is on the planning committee for this event and reached out to several rescues, including MWCR.¬† Games, demonstrations, and contests will be held in addition to the walk.¬† This is MWCR’s first time at this event.

The Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter in Hutchinson, Minn. will hold its annual Paws on Parade event from¬†9 a.m. to noon at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.¬† The day includes a walk, demonstrations, a silent auction, games, and prizes.¬† Thanks to Robin Kashuba’s involvement and leadership, MWCR has participated in this event for several years.¬† It is always fun to see who participates in the walk besides dogs – sometimes cats, horses, and other pets.

Hope you can join us at these events which promote MWCR in our communities, showcase our gorgeous collies, and help other nonprofit organizations.

Terry and the Events/Fundraising Committee

April events recap

By Terry Libro, MWCR President

In addition to the wonderful Collie Frolic in Milwaukee, MWCR participated in two dog events in April.

Robin and Harley

Robin and Harley

The Dog Olympics was held on April 9 at the AgStar Arena at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul.  The annual event is organized by the veterinary students at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine to raise funds for the St. Paul K-9 unit, to highlight various programs within the Veterinary College, and to spotlight rescues such as MWCR.  MWCR members Doug Jurcich and Robin Kashuba with gorgeous and gregarious Harley greeted the crowds.

Doug and Harley

Doug and Harley

Harley made sure that no one missed our table!

Kitty and Arnie Hilk

Kitty and Arnie Hilk

Kitty and Arnie Hilk with Tristan, Jackson, and Sammi staffed our table at the Dog Day at the Arboretum held on April 23 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum located on the Chanhassen/Chaska border in Minnesota.  Dog Day is one of the few days when dogs are allowed to walk through the miles of paths within the beautiful Arboretum.  The Arboretum staff held prize drawings and provided free professional photographs of dogs and their families.  As usual, Tristan, Jackson, and Sammi charmed the crowd.  No one can resist a smiling, fluffy collie!

Twin Cities Collie Frolic

Collie frolicThe next Collie Frolic will be held on Sunday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stone Mountain Pet Lodge located at 10073 Baltimore Street NE in Blaine, Minn.

The Collie Frolic will feature both an indoor and outdoor play area for collies and their doggie friends of all breeds.¬† We will have lunch, games for dogs and their people, door prizes, a FREE table with items including dog treats and dog food that are free for attendees, and other surprises. Once again, we’ll have a raffle-style drawing for various prizes, such as a large dog bed, a director’s chair, a wooden keepsake box with a collie on the cover, a set of Fiesta dishes and silverware, a gift card, and other prizes.

MWCR member Kitty Hilk of Gray Gables Farm will have her high-quality goodies for sale including jams, bath products, and dog treats.  Kitty donates the proceeds from sales to MWCR.  MWCR members Yogi and Joan Tadisch of Spirit Graphics will have a table featuring items, such as shirts, caps, mousepads, and coasters made for MWCR.  Yogi and Joan can customize products featuring your dogs so visit them to learn more about their products and place an order.  Yogi and Joan also donate the proceeds from sales to MWCR, so buying from Gray Gables Farm and Spirit Graphics with get you top-quality products and will enable MWCR help our foster dogs.

Ilga Cimbulis, animal communicator, will be joining us this year again to provide insights on your dogs and their thoughts.¬† We’re finalizing plans for a canine massage therapist.

The Collie Frolic is always a fun event in which collies get to play their collie games with other dogs and collie parents get to visit and share stories.  As always, this event is open to the public, so bring friends, family members, and neighbors along with dogs of all breeds to this event.  Watch for registration information so that we can order the right amount of food for lunch.

Hope to see you on Sunday, June 5!

MWCR Events and Fundraising Committee

April Photo Wall

What a difference rescue makes! Gabe came into MWCR 3.5 years ago, barely weighing 50 lbs. He struggled through heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasmosis, various worms treatment &and malnutrition. He just had a vet visit and all his tests came back within normal range. Gabe is a gentle giant and a sweet natured collie boy, now weighing a healthy 97 lbs. We so enjoy him and so does his MWCR adopted collie brother, EZ Ryder. Submitted by Vickie Dutter.

What a difference rescue makes! Gabe came into MWCR 3.5 years ago, barely weighing 50 lbs. He struggled through heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasmosis, various worms treatment &and malnutrition. He just had a vet visit and all his tests came back within normal range. Gabe is a gentle giant and a sweet natured collie boy, now weighing a healthy 97 lbs. We so enjoy him and so does his MWCR adopted collie brother, EZ Ryder.

 

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Recently adopted Lobo getting cozy with his brother.

 

Lobo is now 27 lbs. at 18 weeks. He loves the new house and backyard for running around. His favorite spot is the heated bathroom floor. He has come out of his shell and not the same shy timid puppy we got 1 1/2 months ago!

Lobo is now 27 lbs. at 18 weeks. He loves the new house and backyard for running around. His favorite spot is the heated bathroom floor. He has come out of his shell and not the same shy timid puppy that came into the rescue two months ago. 

Rainbow Bridge: Hawkeye

Hawkeye is the smoothie in the right

Hawkeye is the smoothie in the right

It is with a heavy heart that I’m writing to you to let you know that my dear boy Hawkeye has crossed¬†the Rainbow Bridge April 20.¬† He had become part deaf and blind and was having trouble walking.¬†¬†Yesterday I took him for a last walk, feed him his final dinner (with steak added of course), and we took a slow ride to the vet with the windows down.¬† He was such a wonderful sole and he will be missed dearly by those who knew him. ¬†– Cindy Willman

Milwaukee Area Collie Frolic

wis collie frolicFrom Sarah Rebernick: Our Milwaukee Frolic was a barking good time! A big thank you to everyone who came out and brought their babies to play and yummy treats to eat, to our president, Terry Libro, for coming all the way from MINNESOTA with goodies and Joan & Yogi Tadisch for bringing MWCR merchandise to check out.  We had over 25 collies and there are some lovely pictures on our Facebook page thanks to Central Bark employee, Julianna. You can find them at this link and scrolling down to the post on April 17. https://www.facebook.com/MWCRcollierescue/

From Terry Libro: Sarah, Mary, and the Milwaukee Planning Committee did a wonderful job organizing the Milwaukee Collie Frolic. It was great to meet new MWCR members and to see people and dogs who have attended in the past. Seeing all of the rescue collies so happy in their loving homes is truly heartwarming.

The Collie Frolics are the perfect event for collie lovers to visit with each other while our gorgeous collies have a blast, running and playing their collie games. Two more MWCR Collie Frolics are planned for this summer Рthe Minnesota Collie Frolic on Sunday, June 5, in Blaine, Minn., and the Madison Collie Frolic on Sunday, September 11. Mark your calendars Рwe hope to see you there!

And a video from Monty Witt