MWCR’s Annual Dinner is on Saturday, November 5
Looking forward to seeing everyone at MWCR’s Annual Dinner Meeting and Fundraiser from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Wayzata American Legion in Wayzata, Minn. We have a fun event planned with a dynamic speaker, KC Willis of LightShine Canine, a large silent auction, Gray Gables Farm and Spirit Graphics merchandise, a delicious lasagna dinner, door prizes, and more. Looks like the weather will be perfect as well.
2017 Membership Renewals
Watch for your 2017 membership renewals at the end of November/early December. Memberships must be renewed by midnight of December 31 for members to be eligible to vote in our 2017 elections.
The last community event for MWCR this year was the Harvest Howl held on October 1 at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Barb Gibson with Emily and Laddie and MyLinda Anderson with Lassie staffed the booth. The collies charmed the crowd and had fun visiting with the wolves in the compound behind us.
Thank you to all of the volunteers and their dogs who served as ambassadors for MWCR during the year. Nothing makes a better impression on the public than the sight of beautiful, happy collies who have been adopted from us and their family members. These public events serve as fundraisers for MWCR and as a public relations event to get the word out about our successful rescue. – Terry Libro, MWCR President
By Sarah Rebernick, V.P. and Adoption Coordinator
Handsome Yogi, a 2-year-old tricolor, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This loving boy is doing great in his new role as grief counselor and loving big brother to his new collie sister, who was mourning the loss of her previous collie buddy. She’s definitely feeling better and his new mom thinks this sweet, gentle boy is pretty awesome too. So a wonderful outcome all around 🙂
Four-year-old sable/white Paisley, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. It looks like we have another canine therapy pup since she will be doing her best to heal the broken heart of another MWCR collie who lost his companion this year. Wouldn’t it be nice if all the world’s problems could be fixed with a healthy dose of collie love and kisses?!
The 2017 MWCR calendars are here! Check out the preview video and order yours today at mwcr.org. You can also pre-order to pick up at the annual dinner.
Ginger was regretfully surrendered because her owners felt it was the best way to get her the help she needs for a severe skin condition. Ginger’s foster mom got the results of her allergy test and she’s allergic to quite a bit – including human epithelial cells, which means people. That in combination with the dermatomyositis (DM) is probably is why her condition is so severe. So the plan is to get her on a food she can tolerate, keep working on getting her skin better and then we’ll start allergy treatments to help her build up an immunity to the environmental allergens. If we can keep the allergies from flaring up that should also keep the DM from getting out of hand. Ginger says she’ll just take a quick nap while we figure out the details.
We are all so thankful for your donations, allowing up to help this sweet dog.
MCWR is one of Pause 4 Paws benefactors. Their annual fundraiser is Nov. 4
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Oftentimes we hear that people are frustrated because they go to our website’s available collies page, only to see we don’t have any collies. We actually do! We also have a waiting list of previous adopters who are looking again, and new adopters who have completed the adoption application process. Our adoption team works diligently as a matchmaker with the dogs we have in foster care and potential adopters, thus many of our collies don’t get posted on the page, due to their successful work. We don’t want potential adopters getting their hearts set on a particular collie, only to have that dog gone, by the time they are approved. We can’t emphasize the pre-approval process enough 🙂
We do have a rigorous application process. Once you submit your application, we check references, vet and personal, then do a home visit. While, it’s easy to make it through the process, it can take some time as everybody working on it are volunteers.
On the other end, all of our collies are put into homes to be assessed and vetted. A collie stays in a foster home for a minimum of two weeks. Many need extra care, which can take much longer.
If you are intent on adopting a collie, we would love to have you adopt from us! We encourage you to start the process of filling out an application. You can fill out an application online or download the form. There is a $25 application fee ($10 will be applied toward your adoption fee).
Our goal after all, is to get the homeless collies into a great home like yours! Thank you for your interest in a collie from MWCR and thank you for your patience.