June adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

Teddy

Terrific Teddy, a 4.5 year-old, white factored sable collie/border collie/husky male has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Teddy was surrendered to MWCR by his owner after the death of her husband. Teddy is a happy, gentle, loving boy; a real live teddy bear. Living on the farm, Teddy slept in the barn and had little experience riding in a car and his foster mom had her work cut out for her getting him to the point where he wasn’t afraid to go in or come out of a vehicle. Teddy loves everyone and he also loves all the dogs he meets no matter their size. His love and trust for people and dogs was very helpful in working with him to overcome his anxieties and over the course of his foster, he bonded so closely with the resident collies that we all realized it would be cruel to split them up. So congratulations to this big Teddy bear and his new family!

Ryder

Adorable 4-month-old sable/white Ryder has been adopted and will be living in Wis. Ryder was surrendered to MWCR because he was too high energy for the resident dog and because his mom knew she was not able to give him the socialization he needed due to COVID-19. That’s definitely about to change for him because his new home has lots of bonuses for a puppy, including another collie playmate, human siblings and lots of outdoor space to romp and play. With all this attention we’re sure this typical collie youngster will grow into a fine collie gentleman.

Lassie

Four year-old sable/white male Lassie has been adopted and will be living in Wis. Lassie was being sold from a Craig’s List ad and when MWCR reached out the owner agreed to work with us. Lassie had not been neutered or given any vaccinations or preventatives while in his former home and we had quite a scare when his initial testing came back as positive for Lyme and a ‘light’ positive for heartworm. Our vet sent out blood for further testing which came back as negative for HW so he was able to be neutered and started on treatment for Lyme. Now this handsome boy is starting his new life with parents who will make his health and safety a top priority and we couldn’t be happier for him

May adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

Wallace

Wallace, a 7-year-old sable headed white male, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Wallace was surrendered when his growing family realized that he was not getting the attention that he needed. He also wasn’t super thrilled about sharing his life with toddlers, except for snarfing up treats that little hands might drop – he’s a bit of a chunky monkey – so a more laid back lifestyle was in the cards for him. He recently met some potential adopters but in the end Wallace decided that he would be happiest staying with his foster family even though he’s been on a diet (he’s lost almost 10 lbs so far!). So congratulations to his family and good luck with his continued weight loss!

 

Toby

Handsome Toby, a 1-year-old sable/white, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. He was originally intended to be a balance assistance dog and has always been loved but Toby failed the test. His mom reluctantly surrendered him knowing that she was not able to provide the care this active boy needed. Happily, this bouncy boy has landed in the perfect place with a large fenced yard and another young collie for a playmate. Congratulations to all!

 

 

Cooper

And on Dog Rescue Day another happy young boy has found his forever home. Nine-month-old Cooper was surrendered to MWCR due to his owner’s poor health and will be living in Wis., with his new mom and dad. Congratulations!

April adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

Cinder

Lovely Cinder, a 3-year-old collie/shepherd mix, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin.  She is named for the striking gray/merle color of her coat and her backstory is a bit sketchy since she was surrendered to MWCR by local animal control after a humane intervention at her home. She is quite shy so will really benefit from the patience of her new mom and dad and their quiet home situation. She is an extremely sweet and loving girl so some basic training and gentle socialization should help her become an excellent companion. Congratulations on your new home, beautiful girl!

Tucker

So happy for Tucker, the 1.5=year-old male smoothie mix, to start his new life in Michigan. We’re all confident that Tucker will love his new home – lots of acreage, large fenced yard area, another collie for playmate, and a young, active mom and dad who are dog and animal lovers to the core. As an added bonus, he gets some new grandparents nearby with their fun-loving pups as well and everyone is so excited that he’ll be a part of their extended pack.

Abby

Lovely five year old tricolor MWCR alumni Abby was also adopted the same weekend as Tucker. Sadly, Abby’s dad developed serious health issues that required her to be re-homed. Abby is a sweet loving girl but not overly fond of other dogs, so we were happy to have a great waiting adopter where Abby can enjoy her role as an only dog.

March adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

Callie

Beautiful Callie, a 1.5-year-old female tricolor, has been adopted and will be living in Nebraska. Callie is an energetic girl who was surrendered by her heartbroken mom, when she realized she did not have the energy and good health to give Callie the attention and exercise that she needed. Happily, her new home has another young playful collie brother and very active parents who will make sure this sweet girl gets the training and exercise she needs to be a wonderful companion. Congratulations to all!

Blaze

Handsome Blaze, a 3-year-old sable/white male, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. He was surrendered by his loving mom after a change in life circumstances caused her to realize that the best thing for Blaze was to find a new place to live. His new home includes kids to play with, lots of room to romp and a family who is able to spend lots of time with him. Congratulations!

Buddy

Handsome Buddy, a 1-year-old tricolor male, has been adopted and will be living in Nebraska. Although this sweet boy had created a loving bond with his owner, as a very shy and fearful boy, she realized that the circumstances in her home made it a poor fit for him. Buddy’s foster home has worked diligently with him and a trainer and he is doing remarkably better, so we’re excited to have found an adopter with a loving, quiet home and experience with frightened dogs. Everybody looks pretty happy with the way things turned out.

Our special boy, gorgeous Graham, a 2-year-old blue merle, was adopted and became a true Lassie-style hero all in one day!

See Graham’s story featured in our newsletter.
Originally an MWCR adoptee as a young pup, Graham came back into foster after he started having seizures which quickly progressed to being frequent and severe. We are so grateful to the Kiesow family for stepping up to take on this difficult foster and for all the love they gave him. While in foster Graham had a neurology consult at UW-Vet with an MRI and spinal tap to see if there was some underlying cause for his seizures. All his test results were normal so it was classified as idiopathic epilepsy and the only thing we can do at this point is work on finding the best combination of medication, etc., to control his seizures. Happily, yesterday Graham went to live with his new family who understands his needs and is ready to make sure he gets the appropriate care. We know he’s going to enjoy his new human siblings and his collie sister.

February adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

Arlo

Adorable Arlo, a 2-year-old sable/white male, has been adopted and will be living in Arizona. Arlo was surrendered because his owners didn’t have enough time for him but his new mom, dad and sister collie are excited to welcome him to his forever home, where he will get lots of love and attention.

 

Murray

Mischievous Murray, a 1-year-old sable/white male, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Murray may look familiar since he became quite famous when he decided to jump the fence and take a two week stroll around the countryside. Happily, he was found and brought home none the worse for his adventure. Murray was originally surrendered because he kept getting loose (surprise!) and wasn’t bonding with his humans, so they felt he needed a situation where he could get enough human attention to overcome his shyness and give him the confidence to bond. His new home is happy to report that things are going well and he’s even been wagging his tail.

 

Gideon

Gideon, a 3-year-old sable/merle (he has one partial blue eye), has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. His original home breeds collies and he was surrendered because his owners are moving to an un-fenced property and were concerned that because of Gideon’s obsession with noisy motorized vehicles, this will be an unsafe place for him. Gideon is such a charmer that his foster parents fell in love and now he is a permanent member of their family.

 
Goliath (Golly), a 6-year-old sable headed white male, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Golly was being re-homed due to his owner’s changing situation and is a sweet loving boy who just wants to get attention from his humans. When he first came in this gentle giant weighed in at 123 lbs. Unfortunately, although he is a tall boy, he should only be about 90 lbs, still big but not of biblical proportions, and I’m happy to report that he has already slimmed down to 115. His new mom is retired and is excited to have a companion to cuddle with and a new walking partner.

Red

Adorable Red, a 1.5 year-old collie/cocker mix, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Red was originally purchased by a young girl as a puppy and was in pretty rough shape. She nursed him back to health and took excellent care of him but when she went off to college it was clear he needed to find a home where he could get more attention, so he was surrendered to MWCR. Red’s new mom is so excited to have him join her life and he is already doing great and making tons of friends on his daily walkies. What a good boy!

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.

Cassie

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.

Briggs

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

Sati

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

 

December adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

Dexter

Dexter, a 1.5-year-old tricolor smoothie male, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This sweet boy with his adorable freckles was transferred to MWCR from a shelter after being found as a stray, likely dumped on a back road. Fortunately someone saw him in the ditch, was able to get him in their car and brought him to the shelter. How anyone could have thrown away a gentle boy like this is unfathomable but things are definitely looking up for Dexter now. In fact his loving personality landed him in the perfect spot before he even completed his journey to his planned foster home – his transport required an overnight stay at another foster and he fit in so perfectly that it was obvious that he’d chosen his forever home. So congratulations on finding his home for the holidays!

Penny

Lovely 10-month-old tricolor female, Penny, has been adopted and will be living in Colorado. This sweet young girl was surrendered to MWCR due to significant changes in her owner’s life which meant she would not be getting the attention she deserved. Her new mom is looking forward enjoying lots of hikes and fun in the great outdoors and her new canine sister is excited to have a new BFF to hang with. Congratulations Penny!

Holly

Sweet Holly, a 2-year-old sable female, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. This loving girl was surrendered when her family realized they didn’t have the right environment for her and wanted a better life for her. Her new family has a human brother and a canine sister for her to play with and the whole bunch of them could not be happier. Congratulation on finding your new home in time for the Holly-days!

 

November adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordiinator

Ian

Ian has been adopted and will be living in North Dakota. An adorable 1-year-old sable/white male, Ian is a typical teenager who was looking for a new home where he can get all the attention and training that a young collie boy deserves. This sweet boy will surely blossom in his new home that has the time and dedication to shape the behaviors that will make him into the majestic companion he’s meant to be – and he even has a zen collie companion to show him the ropes.

Kelcie

Aubrey (nka Kelcie), has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Aubrey is a small sable nine month old female. Some good Samaritans found her running loose and when she was returned to her family, they decided they didn’t really want her back, so the people that found her surrendered her to us. She is an absolute doll – gets along well with other dogs, friendly with strangers, ignores cats, good snuggler, which is great because her new family has another dog for her to play with and a human brother for her to snuggle with. There may be something besides collie in there but whatever it is, it only makes her even cuter.

Fly

Handsome Fly, a 1-year-old tricolor male, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Fly was surrendered by his loving mom because, after getting out of an abusive relationship, she knew she didn’t have the ability to give him the attention he needed while rebuilding her life. We all know how stressful the environment must have been to a sensitive collie and we’re thrilled that this sweet, fun boy is now in a stable, loving home.

Dakota

Handsome 6-year-old Dakota (fka Chubs), has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. He was surrendered to MWCR because he wasn’t being accepted by the resident pack. Fortunately for this sweet boy, there was a home ready and waiting for a collie exactly like him! Now he and his new mom have made their own pack with extended family nearby so he never has to go too long without belly rubs.  Happy Holidays to all!

 

October Adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

June

June and Lacey have been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin and Minnesota. They were part of the litter of eight whose mom had been hit and killed by a car.

 

Rocky

Handsome Rocky, a 3-year-old sable/white collie/Pyrenees mix, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Rocky was surrendered to MWCR due to his owner’s changing life situation which meant he would not get the attention that he deserved. Rocky’s new home has a canine companion, a mom and dad with lots of love to give, plenty of room to run around and a couple of kitties to keep everyone in line – what more could a good boy ask for?

September adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

Lovely Lilah, a 9-month-old sable/white female has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Lilah was tearfully surrendered to MWCR when changes for her young family meant they were often gone, leaving her crated for up to nine hours a day. They wanted her to have a home where she would get the attention that she needed and hoped she could even have another pup to romp with. Happily, Lilah’s new home has a human sister and young aussie/x canine buddy – let the playtime begin!

Abby

 

 

 

Lovely Abby, a five-year-old tricolor collie female, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Although she has been a beloved pet all of her life, several large life changes led Abby’s owner to contact MWCR for help finding a new home for this sweet girl. Although Abby is not overly fond of other inquisitive dogs (after all, she’s a true lady who thinks butt sniffs are RUDE!), she is now happily coexisting with her new mom and dad’s resident kitties. Congratulations to Abby and her new parents!

Bart/Brett/Beau

This super cute nine week old sable merle boy has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. He doesn’t have a name yet but it sounds like it may be Bart, Brett or Beau – Go Pack!

Sadie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adorable Sadie, a 9-week-old sable/white female, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. I’m sure this sweet girl will be a treasured member of the family for a long time

 

 

Sasha, 9 weeks old, Signe (fka Masie) and Willi (fka Casey), 12 weeks, all found their forever homes this weekend in Kansas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Sasha came in with two of her siblings and Signe & Willi were part of a litter of eight whose mom had been hit and killed by a car. All of these precious pups are busy stealing hearts and harassing siblings – which is what puppies do best. Congratulations to all!

Sasha

Signe

Willi

 

Bennie

Adorable Bennie, a 6-month-old collie/afghan mix, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. This sweet boy came to MWCR from a local shelter. Bennie is a typical good-natured boy who quickly won the hearts of his new mom and dad and has already become BFFs with his canine sibling. His new home has lots of room to run and even some neighboring cows to befriend, so life is looking pretty good for this strikingly handsome, fluffy boy!

 

 

 

 

 

Callie

Stacy (nka Callie), had been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. She was part of a litter of eight whose mom had been hit and killed by a car. At this point five of the eight puppies agree, forever homes are the best!

 

Tucker

Sweet Tucker, an 11-month-old smoothie, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Tucker came to MWCR after he had been re-homed at least five times though no fault of his own. He was originally saved from a very bad living situation at age five months, but then went to an apartment that was too small for him as he grew. The next home seemed promising but unfortunately a new boyfriend decided he didn’t want him (personally I would have gotten rid of the boyfriend and kept the dog!). Tucker is still a bit of a diamond in the ‘ruff’ but he is smart and loving and his new family has the lifestyle to get his puppy energy out each day, as well the dedication to his continued training and patience to forgive the mistakes he may make along the way to becoming the wonderful companion we all know he will be. Congratulations to this handsome boy!

 

Gracie

Another adorable pup is in her forever home – gorgeous Gracie will be living in Minnesota with her new dad.

 

Charlotte

 

 

 

 

Lovely Charlotte, an 11-month-old sable/white female, has been adopted and will be living in Iowa. Charlotte was originally living on a working farm but her propensity for chasing cars made her family realize that farm life was not a safe choice for her. This sweet but very shy girl is now enjoying the life of a pampered pet with an experienced, loving mom and dad who are helping her to come out of her shell. Happy life, sweet girl!