Every year, the Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue participates in a number of community events to raise awareness of our rescue and to showcase our gorgeous collies. On April 28, Kitty and Arnie Hilk and Dave Gibson staffed our table at the All About Dogs Day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. On April 29, Chris and KJ Norman and Judy Roggow staffed our table at the Pause 4 Paws Adoption Day at the new Stone Mountain Pet Lodge in Brooklyn Park. Also on April 29, the Milwaukee Collie Frolic was held. We’re finalizing the date and location of the Minnesota Collie Frolic which will be held in late June or July.
We have more events planned for May and June. We’ll have a booth at the Bark for Life walk held at Barkers Alps Park on the border of Bayport and Stillwater, Minn. on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On May 21, we’ll hold our annual Collie Flower (and Sheltie) gathering at Catholic Eldercare in Minneapolis from 2 – 3 p.m. On June 3, we’ll be at the Canine Carnival at the new Wildlife Science Center located in Stacy, Minn. from 11 a.m. to 4.p.m. where our dogs get to interact with the wolves. Paws on Parade at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Minn. is from 9 a.m. to 1.p.m. on Saturday, June 10. Then we’ll be at the CBS Radio’s Pet-A-Palooza on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you can volunteer at any of these, please let us know.
Also our first Online Silent Auction will be held from Wednesday, May 3, through Sunday, May 7. Be sure to check out the fun items on the auction which will benefit our collies.
Special Needs Dogs
Recently, MWCR has taken in a number of collies who are deaf, blind, or both as well as several elderly collies who need homes. Thank you to the loving foster homes who have cared for these dogs and thank you to the wonderful adopters who have opened their hearts and homes to these special dogs. These dogs simply want a safe and loving home in which to spend their final years, and I’m so grateful that we were able to care for these dogs and find them their special homes. We couldn’t have helped them without the care and support of all of you.