July adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, Adoption Coordinator

Handsome Brodie, a 4-year-old blue merle male, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. This big happy boy was surrendered by his family because he needed a lifestyle change. You see he was living on a lake and although he was very loved, he is also quite reactive and just could not keep from trying to chase bikes, motorcycles, joggers, Amish buggies and boats! So we set off on a search for the perfect place with all the elements that would let the Bro-man relax and enjoy life – fenced yard, quiet neighborhood, no little kids and a nice canine companion. Happily, we were able to check all those things off the list and Brodie is settling into his new home nicely ๐Ÿ™‚



Hudson, a 1.5-year-old tricolor male has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This handsome boy was re-homed because his family could not give him the time and attention he deserved when they discovered that adding a young collie to their life was more than they could handle.

Hudson is a sweet boy who loves to snuggle and be with his people. He gets along well with other dogs although he is a little shy in new situations and when first meeting people but he warms up quickly and loves getting pets and being told how handsome he isย .
Although his temperament is all collie, there may be a bit of something else mixed in since he’s just a little bit broader in the forehead than some collies (maybe some scotch or border collie?). Hudson’s new home has lots of room to play and someone who will almost always be with him, which is just what this wonderful boy needs and deserves.

May adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, V.P. & Adoption Coordinator


Handsome Titan (nka Casey), a 1-year-old sable/white male has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This big boy is still working on some grown-up manners but he doesn’t need any lessons to learn how to snuggle and give collie kisses. His new kitty sister isn’t too sure about him but word is that he thinks she’s great ๐Ÿ˜‰


Handsome Copper, a 2-year-old sable/white male, has been adopted and will be living in Kansas. Copper was surrendered to a shelter with dermatomyocitis (DM), an autoimmune disorder of skin and muscle found primarily in collies and shelties. His new dad did lots of research on DM before deciding to adopt him – he understands the care that Copper may need and is looking forward to helping him reach his full potential. Copper is just excited to have his very own person to snuggle ๐Ÿ™‚



Sammy, a 12-year-old sable/white male – born on Valentine’s Day – was in permanent foster care but his foster mom decided it was time to make him a ‘real’ member of the family, so he has been officially adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. He was originally found by a Good Samaritan and they were able to trace Sammy’s owner from the microchip scan. MWCR contacted Sammy’s dad and he decided to surrender him so that he could have a better life than he could give him, spending too much time alone because he worked long hours and his kids were grown and no longer living at home. Sweet Sammy is a gentle, loving boy and we are thrilled that ‘foster mom’ is now simply ‘mom’ ๐Ÿ™‚



Lovely Cookie, an 11-year-old sable/white female, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Cookie has discoid lupus, also known as ‘collie nose’, and she came to MWCR when her family was not able to care for her. Thanks to the help of many caring people, this sweet and gentle lady has found her forever place with a family who is happy to deal with her special needs. They are already in love and it sounds like the feeling is mutual – foster mom said Cookie had a big smile on her face as she bounced into their car like she owned it ๐Ÿ™‚

April Adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, Adoption Coordinator


Charming Nicholas (Nico), a 2-year-old mahogany sable/white male, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin.ย  This sweet boy was surrendered to MWCR by a good samaritan who was worried that he would end up in a bad place when his original family didn’t have time for him anymore. This wonderful boy is working very hard to spruce up his manners but one thing he didn’t need to learn was how to be a sweet and loving collie!



Sweet Laddie, an 11-year-old sable/white male, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This wonderful gentleman proves the power of a tiny microchip. After picking him up from animal control we called the microchip company and they were able to tell us who this sweet boy was registered to! Sadly, after contacting his owner he was not able to go back to his original home but happily, we now know his age, name and history. Laddie is now comfortably enjoying his new forever home which includes MWCR senior siblings Bella & Jade (nka Kade).



Charming Crystal, a 1-year-old female double-dilute white collie, has been adopted and will be living in Missouri. Crystal is both blind and deaf – the result of a mating between two merle parents. She is the remaining sibling of Cloud (deaf) and Blue (blind), who were both recently adopted. These beautiful dogs were saved from euthanasia by their Guardian Angel and surrendered to MWCR. Crystal took to her new mom and dad right away and she also has two collie siblings to help her find her way, so life is pretty good for her :-).

March adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, Adoption Coordinator


Pretty Mandy, a 5-year-old tri-headed white, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Mandy originally came to MWCR after spending the first few years of her life as an outdoor farm dog. This diminutive diva has returned to us after spending a couple years learning all about the comforts of indoor living and even passing her Canine Good Citizen test. Mandy is a sweet and clever girl who is now sharing her life with a new mom, dad, human brother and collie sister. Congratulations to the whole family!

Ginger Bear




I am so excited to share the news that Ginger Bear has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Thisย beautiful, sweet collie girl, with an immune system disorder which affects her skin, was sadly surrendered to MWCR by her loving family when they were unable to successfully treat her condition. Ginger Bear has been through lots of testing and treatment and she was doing so well with the help of her awesome foster mom that she was ready to move on to her new home. She is already settling in nicely and we’re sure she will continue to do well in this loving home which has exactly the kind of low stress environment that her condition calls for. Congratulations to this sweet girl!


Adorable Ben (nka Cooper), a 4.5 month old sable merle, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Weighing in at 40 lbs already this little guy will soon be a Big Boy and his new home has plenty of room to grow and a collie sibling to show him the ropes. This clever pup has many more things to learn as he grows, but he has already mastered cuddling and that’s just about the most important skill a collie can have ๐Ÿ™‚



Handsome Luke, a 1-year-old tricolor male, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. His sweet personality is testament to just how much he has been loved in the past and his future is also going to be full of lots of love and attention. This big, gorgeous boy will now be sharing his life with a young family complete with two human brothers, a collie sibling and a huge fenced yard for awesome play times. Congratulations to all!





Blue, a 1-year-old merle-headed white has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Blue is blind, a “double dilute” characteristic that is the result of an accidental mating between two merle parents. Blue and his brother Cloud were saved from euthanasia as puppies and recently surrendered to MWCR. Now both of these sweet boys have found their new homes and we couldn’t be happier ๐Ÿ™‚



Stunning Star, a 1-year-old tri-headed white, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This sweet, gentle young lady loves cuddles, playtime and her new collie brother, who is just as smitten with her. Star has become part of the club known as “Foster Failures”and we couldn’t be happier that she found the perfect place for her so easily.

February adoptions



By Sarah Rebernick
Adoption Coordinator

Fabulous Fergie, a 5-year-old mahogany sable male has found his forever home in Michigan. This diminutive boy was surrendered to MWCR because he was having issues staying down on the farm. Life just seemed too exciting on the other side of a 4-foot fence and he kept hopping over to check it out. Since coming into rescue his desire to roam has been curbed with neutering and he hasnโ€™t shown any desire to try to get over the 6-foot fence in his foster home. Fergie will now be enjoying life behind a nice secure fence with his new mom, dad and sister collie. He will also get to visit with his MWCR collie cousins for play dates!




Tux, a strikingly handsome 3-year-old tricolor smoothie, with a beautiful white chest that makes him look as if he is wearing a tuxedo, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota.ย  He was surrendered to MWCR by a Good Samaritan but prior to that he was kept as an outside dog on a farm. Tux had a lot to learn about the wonderful world of couches and beds and he’s a bit nervous about it all, but his new mom and dad are ready to help this sweet boy blossom into the happy, fearless collie he was meant to be.



Handsome Cloud, a 1-year-old sable-headed white male, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconson. Cloud is deaf, a “double dilute” characteristic that is the result of an accidental mating between two white parents and he was surrendered to MWCR after a Guardian Angel saved him and two siblings from euthanasia.

Of course, Cloud doesn’t know he is deaf so he’s perfectly happy just the way he is, although this sweet boy is happiest when he is getting love and attention from his humans. His new mom and dad are definitely giving him that and he also has a new collie sister to play with – so happy for him!

January adoptions



Sweet Rocket, a 2-year-old tricolor male, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. This handsome boy was surrendered due to a change on living conditions but now he will be enjoying life in his new home with a big fenced yard and parents that will be with him most of the time. As an added bonus there are some lovely MWCR collies living right next door who can let him know how awesome his life will be from now on ๐Ÿ™‚




Lovely Lacy, a 9-year-old female tricolor, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. ย Her extended family sadly surrendered her to MWCR because her senior Mom was unable to give her the care that she needed. Her new mom and dad will be giving her lots of love and attention and we know she will enjoy life on their hobby farm.ย Lacy made herself right at home with a quick trip to the toy basket and when she’s done playing she can help take care of her new equine and feline siblings. And she fits right in with the the stylish cowboy hat her foster mom made for her – giddy up, cowgirl!

December adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, Adoption Coordinator


Petite beauty Fin, a 6-year-old mahogany sable female, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Fin was sadly surrendered to MWCR when they realized that a change in the family’s lifestyle was not a good fit for her needs. Fin will now be living with her new mom and dad and a senior MWCR alumni. She will definitely be getting lots of attention now and that will suit this little girl just fine ๐Ÿ™‚




Sweet Lucy, an 8-year-old tricolor, was originally surrendered due to changing living conditions. She was adopted through MWCR, but sadly, her new parents passed away and Lucy found herself in need of another home. This easy-going girl now has a nice mellow home for her golden years and as an added bonus it comes equipped with her very own kitty. Everyone who meets her says that Lucy is the sweetest girl ever so we’re so happy for her!




Elegant Elvira, an 8-year-old mahogany sable, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. This lovely girl was originally adopted through MWCR when she was young and has had a wonderful home for the past seven years. Sadly, her parents passed away and she found herself in need of a new place. We knew we needed to find one that could give her all the love and companionship she was used to and I know she’s landed in just the right spot. When she met her new mom she put her head right in her lap and snuggled in for hugs ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations to everyone concerned!




Pretty Penny, a 3-year-old sable-headed white, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This happy, friendly girl has been very loved for all of her life, but when her elderly mom became ill and unable to care for her they asked MWCR to help find Penny a new forever home. Her new dad lost his MWCR collie earlier this year and we know this bright, shiny Penny is ready to heal his heart and show him all that she’s learned about love.




Handsome Bullet, a 5-year-old collie mix, was originally adopted three years ago and came back to us when his adoptive mom passed away. Fortunately for all, he was able to go back to the same foster home he had then. His foster mom tells us that when he was there before he was still in his puppy phase and had chewed a little hole in the sleeve of a favorite fleece sweater that she likes to wear around the house on cold days. For three years, she thought of Bullet every time she wore it but now she’ll have more than memories because he is going to become a permanent member of their family. Congratulations to Bullet and his new forever family – seems like it was meant to be!




Sweet Sandy, an 8-10 year-old sable collie mix, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota with her new MWCR brother and kitties. Sandy was surrendered to a shelter when her owner’s moved and they contacted MWCR.While in the shelter Sandy was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease and she began a regime that seems to be keeping her pretty happy. Everyone in her new family seems to be getting along well and this mellow, laid-back girl now has a wonderful forever home to enjoy her golden years.




Beautiful Rosie, a 5-month-old tricolor, has been adopted and will be living in Illinois. Rosie is a very shy girl who was surrendered when it became apparent that her home was not the right fit for her personality. Rosie really enjoyed being with the resident dogs in her foster home and they helped her become more confident every day. Now she is in her new home with a couple canine siblings and a mom and dad with lots of collie experience. Congratulations to all of them!