August adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

Fiona

Vera (nka Fiona), a 6-month-old female merle-factored white smoothie with a unique harlequin coat pattern, has been adopted and will be living in Virginia. She and her canine mom, Stella, came to MWCR after her human dad died unexpectedly. Fiona is a sweet girl who can be a bit shy at first due to all the recent changes in her life, but she is a fun and playful pup once she knows everything is okay. She’s sure to bring a lot of joy to her new mom and dad, as well as her new collie siblings!

Carmel

Sweet Carmel, a 12 year-old rough sable, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. She came to MWCR after she became lost, and someone picked her up and took her to the Humane Society. Her owner was very ill and his brother had been looking for a home for both his brother and Carmel. While they were gathering information for us about her, a good samaritan neighbor took her to be groomed, as her coat had become matted. The groomer ended up shaving her but her new mom has some cute sweaters for her so she’ll stay toasty warm. Since Carmel has had a lot of recent upsets in her life, as well as a few continuing health issues, we are thrilled that she will be able to permanently stay in her foster home to give her some stability.  We’re so glad we were able to help this sweet and gentle girl.

Stella

Stunning Stella, a 2-year-old sable-headed white smoothie, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Stella came to MWCR, along with her canine daughter Vera, after the sudden death of her human dad. She had been used for breeding but was kept inside as a loved pet and you can tell that from she sweet disposition. Although she’s a little shy from all the recent changes in her life, now she’ll be able to settle in with her new parents, collie sister and hopefully even win over the hearts of her new kitty siblings.

Robbie

 

 

 

 

We all had a barking good time at the Minnesota Frolic, but handsome senior Robbie had the best time because he was adopted and got to go home with his new family. Congratulations!

 

Molly

Beautiful 10-year-old Molly has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This senior girl is a gorgeous tri-color who may be mixed with Chesapeake Bay retriever since her hair is a bit curly. Molly was found wandering in traffic and when her savior located her owner and took her home, they said that she kept figuring out how to open the gate and they were tired of chasing after her. Easy-going Molly has already made friends with the kitty in her new home (and acknowledged that he is in charge), and now has her very own loving human to call mom – oh, and a beautiful backyard with a nice, secure latch on the gate!

Copper

Cute Copper, a 6-month-old collie/retriever mix, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. This young, mild mannered boy came into the shelter as a stray. Although Copper can be a bit shy he is happy and gentle with kids and gets along with dogs of all sizes. His new mom and dad fell in love the second they met him and I have a feeling that will be a continuing trend for this loving boy

Charlie (facing us)

Charlie Boy, a 1-year-old old collie mix (golden?), has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. He came to MWCR through the local Animal Control. Charlie would frequently visit the neighbor’s house and they finally got frustrated enough to call AC to pick him up. His owners decided to surrender him and we were happy to welcome him into our care. Charlie is a very nice dog who needs some confidence building, but it’s clear he has the social inclinations of a collie – just ask the neighbors! We know he will thrive under the care of a gentle of his new family who will help him develop into a confident, well-rounded collie gentleman.

July adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator
Buddy, a 7-year-old sable headed white male, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Buddy came to MWCR after his elderly owner became ill and was transferred to a nursing home. A neighbor was caring for Buddy, where he stayed in a pen/crate in their barn, but when the owner realized he would not be coming home he gave them permission to surrender Buddy to the local Humane Society, who then contacted MWCR.

Until now, Buddy has spent his entire life living in a small kennel outdoors but that did not crush his loving spirit. Although his experiences have been limited and he had no exposure to other dogs in his previous home, his foster mom says he is a very friendly, happy confident boy who gets along well with dogs of all sizes. Buddy’s new mom and dad are excited to introduce him to all the joys life has to offer a pampered, beloved pet.

Duke

Duke, aka the Farrah Fawcett of collies, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Four-year-old Duke was a beloved pet who was surrendered when his family realized that they couldn’t give him the attention that he deserved. After several meet-n-greets that just weren’t quite the right fit, we finally realized that Duke was already in the perfect spot with his foster family and they’ve made it official. Congratulations to Duke and his new family.

Carmel

Sweet Carmel, a 12 year-old rough sable, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. She came to MWCR after she became lost, and someone picked her up and took her to the Humane Society. Her owner was very ill and his brother had been looking for a home for both his brother and Carmel. While they were gathering information for us about her, a good samaritan neighbor took her to be groomed, as her coat had become matted. The groomer ended up shaving her but her new mom has some cute sweaters for her so she’ll stay toasty warm . Since Carmel has had a lot of recent upsets in her life, as well as a few continuing health issues, we are thrilled that she will be able to permanently stay in her foster home to give her some stability. We’re so glad we were able to help this sweet and gentle girl.

 

 

June adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP and Adoption Coordinator

Bandit

Handsome Bandit has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Bandit came to MWCR from a local shelter. The owners had originally taken him in from a very neglectful situation but because he wasn’t getting along with one of the family’s other dogs they surrendered him. Bandit still has a few behavioral quirks but his new mom and dad are determined to do everything they can to help him live his best life and I’m sure the resident kitties will lend a paw as well. Congratulations!

Cosette

Lovely Cosette, a 6-year-old sable headed white, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This sweet girl was originally adopted from MWCR five years ago but unfortunately changes in their life meant that she was not getting the attention she needed and her loving family knew they needed her to find a new home. Cosette’s new mom is thrilled to add this beauty to her life and is looking forward to long walks, comfy cuddles on the couch and doing some volunteer therapy work.

Charlie

Handsome Charlie, a 4-year-old sable/white male has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Charlie was sadly surrendered by his loving family because they were unable to give him the attention he needs while they are dealing with the illness of a family member. Charlie’s new mom and dad are so excited to welcome him into their lives and since they are home most of the time, he is sure to get lots and lots of attention.

Chance

Adorable Chance, a 1-year-old sable male, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. He was surrendered because his previous owners were unable to stop their toddler from being mean to him. They had gotten him as a puppy and he loved his family (including the toddler), but they realized it wasn’t fair that Chance couldn’t feel safe in his home. Now he’s happily ensconced with his new mom and dad and is especially excited that he has a young canine companion to play with. Chance may be compact in stature but he has a supersized personality and all of it is filled with happiness that he is always willing to share with everyone around him

 

May adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

 

Brianna

Congratulations to sweet Brianna (now known as Lady) and her new family!

 

 

Prince

Bridget

 

 

 

 

 

Prince 2 and puppy Bridget have been adopted this weekend. Prince will be regally residing in Wisconsin and Bridget will be in Minnesota. Prince was surrendered to MWCR after a fire destroyed his owners’ property and they sadly needed to find a new home for him.
Bridget’s new family says: she has a wonderful personality and is fitting into our family so well. We feel blessed to have her!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handsome 10-year-old sable headed white, Spencer, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Spencer was surrendered because his family did not have the time to give him the attention he deserves. Spencer’s new mom and dad are retired so he’ll get lots of love and he has new senior collie brother to hang with. So happy for this sweet boy!

 

 

Shamrock

Handsome 4-month-old Shamrock has been adopted and will be living in Illinois. Always love to see puppies and kids playing.

 

Brooklyn

 

 

Beautiful white puppy Brooklyn came to us from a breeder who contacted us when he realized that she was deaf. Being born deaf or blind is usually an all too common side effect when two merles are bred together and that is often done in the hopes of producing more white, merle or unusually colored puppies. We are thrilled that Brooklyn has been adopted into a family that includes another collie who is both deaf and partially blind, so mom and dad are fully prepared to help this little sweetie lead a fun, full life. She’s already learning sign language and her big sister collie is helping her to master the art of stair climbing. We’re so grateful to her new family and excited to see her grow up!

Zara

Beautiful Zara (nka Meadowsweet), a 2.5-year-old sable female, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Zara was sadly surrendered by her family with another collie (Prince2) when they needed to rebuild their lives after a devastating fire. Unfortunately, the necessary upheaval of her life was very upsetting to Zara and she has had (and continues to have) some issues to work through. Fortunately, her foster mom has dedicated herself to helping Zara recover and over the last few months, while working to gain her trust, they have formed a loving, lifetime bond that will be the basis of Zara’s ability to blossom like the meadowsweet she’s been renamed for. Her foster mom knows that there’s still lots of work to do and that it would not be in Zara’s best interests to start over with a new family so Meadow has officially found her forever home. Her new mom says she can’t imagine her life without her. Congratulations to both of these lovely ladies!

Teddy

And last, but not least, ridiculously handsome Teddy, an 8-month-old tri headed white male, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Teddy is a big, sweet, playful boy who was extremely nervous when he first came into foster but quickly relaxed in the company of the resident collies and let his true happy, puppy personality show. Teddy’s new home has a big brother collie to show him the ropes and an extended family of collie-lovers to adore and guide him. Congratulations to this big heart breaker and his new family!

 

Colleen

 

Beautiful Colleen, a five month sable girl, was the last of the four Irish named pups to go to their forever home. Congratulations sweet girl!

April adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

Prince

Prince 3, yes ‘3’ – we’ve had a lot of royalty lately, it’s kind of like Game of Bones around here ;-), a 7-year-old sable/white male has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This lovely boy needed to find a new home after his owner passed and is now enjoying his own fenced yard and a mom and dad who are retired, so they have plenty of time to give this prince the devotion he deserves.

Patches

 

Patches, an almost 1-year-old tricolor male, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This sweet, playful boy was surrendered because he was a bit too high energy for the daycare his family had. Fortunately his new home comes equipped with another young dog to play with and lots of loving family to spoil him. Congratulations to all!

 

Rosie

Lovely sable headed white, Rosie, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Rosie is still pretty much a puppy at 1.5 years and was a bit more than her previous owner could handle since she kept wandering off to check out the neighborhood. She first came to our attention when she was picked up as a stray but after she was returned to her home, they decided it was best to surrender her to MWCR. Now Rosie has a nice, secure fenced yard, parents who are home most of the time, grandkids to play with and a puppy buddy to help her learn the ropes – sounds like she found a pretty sweet deal.

 

 

March adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP and Adoption Coordinator

Blue

Handsome Blue, a 3-year-old blue merle male, was sadly surrendered by his dad when he realized that he didn’t have the right home situation for him. This gorgeous boy has strong herding tendencies and needed to learn what should be herded and who shouldn’t. Since coming into rescue, Blue has been working with a trainer with good results and his new dad will be continuing patient and gentle guidance. Blue’s new life also includes another collie buddy – so pleased for everyone!

Jackson

Playful Jackson, a 1.5-year-old sable/white male, has been adopted and will be living in Missouri. Jackson was surrendered because he was not getting enough attention in his home and they knew he needed to find a place where he would get the love he needed. Jackson will be living with two other collies including sweet Anwyn, a deaf/blind double dilute girl, who I’m sure is going to be super excited to have a new playmate.

Josie

 

 

Josie, a 2-year-old sable/mahogany female, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. She was surrendered to MWCR by a family who took her from a situation where she was tied up outside all the time but unfortunately she wasn’t a good fit with them. Now this sweet snuggler and kisser has a new mom and dad to snuggle with and a canine sister to play with – what good girls!

 

Lady

Lovely Lady, a 4-year-old sable/white, has been adopted and will be living in Colorado. This sweet girl was originally surrendered last year when her mom passed away and her dad moved to assisted living and was finally settled into what everyone was hoping to be her forever home, when her new mom broke her ankle. One of our foster homes graciously took Lady in while her mom was recuperating but, unfortunately complications meant her healing would take much longer than anticipated, so this beautiful girl was looking for a new home once again. Happily, she has now found one with a previous adopter and she was a great companion on her road trip across country yesterday. Congratulations to Lady and her new dad!

Agility class in the Twin Cities

Agility Run For Fun

MWCR alum Gunnar, relaxing after his agility class. His owners say he has become more focused since coming to class.

On Saturday April 14th Agile Canines in St. Louis Park, Minn., will start another 4 week Level 1 – Intro to Agility Run For Fun!

This is the class for those who do not want to compete in agility but want to do it just for fun. Contacts and jumps are always low. Teeter is never done.

If anyone is interested in this class please email Annelise Allen privately. Please share with any friends or neighbors who may be interested!

One of the instructors, Judy Roggow, is a MWCR member.