October Adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator


Joyous Jessie, a 4.5 year-old sable/white female has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Her Mom hit a rough patch in life and tearfully surrendered Jessie to MWCR in order for her to have a better future. This sweet lady will now be enjoying her huge fenced yard, sister collie and a mom and dad that are home most of the time. Congratulations to all!


Sweetie Dickens, a 2-year-old red tricolor collie mix, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. She came to MWCR after being brought in from a cruelty case by the AHS. She was very scared and not doing well in the shelter environment but really blossomed in foster care.

With no disrespect to the fabulous Gloria Gaynor, we present The Ballad of Sweetie Dickens (now happily renamed Sadie). Feel free to sing along.
🎶 At first I was afraid, I was petrified.
Kept thinking something here would hurt me with you by my side,
But I’m not the kind dog who just feels sorry for myself,
So I grew strong and I learned how to get along.
And now I’m home! I’m not alone!
I’ve got toys and beds and couches of my very own.
I’ve got all my fur to pet, I’ve got all my treats to get,
I will survive, I’ll learn high fives! woof, woof! 🎶


Buddy (aka Snowy), a 2-year-old sable-headed white male, has been adopted and will be living in Illinois. This handsome boy is a deaf “double dilute”, the result of breeding two merle collies. He was sadly surrendered due to the owner losing her home. He’s such a love that his foster mom wanted to keep his original name of Buddy because that is exactly what he is. He is also quite the gentleman and enjoys the company of other dogs and cats so I know he’s going to love having both a new canine and human sister to play with.

Beethoven, a 6-month-old male collie/golden mix, has been adopted and will be living in Illinois. He and his brother came to MWCR when there was a death in the family and this wonderful smart pup will be an excellent family dog.
Beethoven is a bit shy at first but gets along with everyone and everything and is quickly learning all the ins and outs of being a ‘good boy’. As long as his new family makes a commitment to continuing his education and socialization, he will be a great companion once he outgrows the usual puppy naughtiness. With the smarts and strength of a golden combined with the smarts and grace of a collie, this sweet Beethoven hits all the right notes!


Sweet Piper, a 7-month-old female sable merle has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. This lovely girl was reluctantly surrendered by her loving mom because of changes in her life that make it difficult to meet Piper’s needs. You see, Piper had an accident when she was four months old that resulted in three fractures to her pelvis and hip and needed to find a home that could help with her exercise regime and rehabilitation. Although she will never be an agility dog or run a marathon, her new mom is more than happy to share her life with such a loving companion.

We’re also sending out a big Thank You! to our wonderful members Jim & Nadine Ferlaak who stepped up to fly this sweet girl to her foster home in order to shorten her travel time. Piper won the hearts of everyone involved in her transports and her happy, friendly personality makes friends wherever she goes. We know her fan club is only going to grow over time.


Prince, a 6-month-old Gollie (collie/golden mix), has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Prince, who came to MWCR when there was a death in the family, was adopted out a couple weeks ago but his new family unfortunately discovered they were extremely allergic to him. Happily, there was another adopter who had been waiting for a happy, wiggly bundle of puppy energy to join their family and Prince now has a new home with a canine buddy and two human brothers to keep him entertained. Congratulations cutie!

Buddy, a 9-year-old sable/white male has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This sweet, friendly boy was surrendered to a shelter when his owner hit a rough patch in life. Fortunately a fellow collie lover was able to notify us right away and help get him to his foster home. Now he is in his forever home, enjoying a soft bed and belly rubs.


Buddy is a big boy, weighing in at almost 130 lbs., so his new mom will be continuing his strict diet in order to lose weight and avoid injuries to his joints and ligaments. But just as he is “king-sized” in his physique, he also has a king-sized sweetness to his personality. He’s such a good boy that the store manager at Walmart offered to hire Buddy as a Greeter!

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