January Rainbow Bridge


From Cody’s mom: This sweet boy, Cody crossed the rainbow bridge on 12/31/19. He was 14 1/2. He loved to be petted by strangers and held his head high when told how beautiful he was. He loved his family dearly and we all loved him with all our hearts. We rescued him through the MWCR when he was 2 1/2. He came out of his shell the first few days knowing he was finally being loved and taken care of. When we met, he jumped up with his front paws on my chest and gave me a kiss. It was love at first sight for my baby boy and I. He loved going on walks and going to the dog park. His girlfriend at the park passed away six months ago. He loved his 90# yellow lab, Sophie so much, like a teenager in love. It was so sweet. Thank you for bringing us together.

January adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

Ruby & Saphire

Ruby and Sapphire, sable/white females, celebrated their 4th birthday on New Year’s Eve, and are now celebrating moving in with their new family. These gems were tearfully relinquished when their master passed away and his wife was concerned about her ability to care for them through the winter months.

Being litter mates, these super sweet girls are the best of friends and do most everything together, so we are especially happy that the Jewels are able to stay together in their new home in Wisconsin.


Sweet Cassie, a 7-year-old sable/white female, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Cassie has arthritis and chronic dry eye, which affects her vision and requires eye drops several times a day. She was surrendered to a small rescue group by her elderly owner due to her own health issues. Cassie was placed in a foster home by that group but it wasn’t working out, so they contacted MWCR to see if we had room for her. Of course we said yes, and her new foster home also started her on a diet because she’s quite the little chunky monkey, lol. Now this sweet girl has a new home where she will continue her foster home’s work of shedding a few pounds (which I’m sure will help with her arthritis) and get lots of love from her new mom.

Just ahead of a predicted snowstorm, Briggs, a 14-month-old male who was surrendered due to allergies, and Sati, a 1-year-old female who was surrendered due to her owner’s illness, have each found their new homes in Wisconsin.


Handsome Briggs and his new dad are looking forward to lots of play dates with their collie friends.


Sweet Sati has a new collie sister to be her BFF. Hopefully they all have fun playing in the snow this weekend!


A collie puppy is one of three dogs from New England Shelter playing in 16th annual Puppy Bowl


(WHDH) — Three dogs from animal shelters in New England will be competing in the 16th annual Animal Planet Puppy Bowl.

Team Fluff will take on Team Ruff on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m., just hours before the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.

The pups are not only competing against one another; they are also looking to get adopted.

Animal Plant says in years past, 100 percent of the puppies and kittens that have participated in the Puppy Bowl have been adopted to loving families.

Dogs that made the starting lineup from New England include:

Volunteers needed in Milwaukee

Once again this year, MWCR will have a booth at the Great Lakes Pet Expo at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin.
The super fun event is Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we need volunteers to help at the event. Volunteers at the booth sell merchandise, answer questions about our organization – adoption, fostering and the breed in general – as well as show off some of our beautiful collies, although you can still help out even if you don’t bring a collie companion.
I’ll be coordinating the volunteers so if you can help, please let me know at sbrebe@yahoo.comEven if you can’t help man the booth, I hope you’ll check out the event and stop by to say hello!