May adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

Gemma

Petite Gemma, a 1-year-old sable collie/aussie mix, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota.  Her tall collie dad’s genes were dominant, but her more petite frame and slight merling comes from her blue merle aussie mom. Gemma is a lovely active young girl, still in the puppy stage of her life. Unfortunately for her, changing work schedules and the demands of a very young family meant that she was not getting the people time she needed and her family decided to surrender her to MWCR so she could find a home that fit her needs. This gem just needs some of her rough edges smoothed out and her new mom and dad are excited to help her reach her full potential.

 

Bruno

Bodacious Bruno, a 4-year-old sable/white male, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Bruno was re-homed due to some difficulties within the family but his journey to a new home wasn’t a long one. His foster mom and collie brother knew pretty quickly that Bruno was meant to be a permanent part of their lives and have now made him an official member of the family. Nice work, Bruno!

 

Twister

Twister, a 5.5-year-old sable/white male, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Since he was a few weeks old this sweet boy has lived in one loving home, with several other collies including his sister, Arrow. Unfortunately the hardest of life’s knocks have torn their home apart and his loving Mom asked MWCR to re-home them. Twister is a clever, sweet-natured and mellow boy who will make a wonderful addition to his new home. I’m sure this big boy will twist them around his little white paw in no time.

 

Stormy

Handsome Stormy, a 1.5-year-old sable/white male, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Stormy is a very sweet, gentle boy who is a bit uncertain of new things at first but quickly warms up and takes them in stride once he realizes there’s nothing to be afraid of. His new mom and dad are happy to help him with that and his new collie brother is already making him feel comfortable – the cat is reserving judgement.

 

 

Big boy Badger, a 1-year-old blue merle, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This sweet boy is smart and loving, so he is quickly picking up on how to behave like the good boy we know he is, although he remains convinced that he is a lapdog . He is sure to get lots of love, attention and snuggles in his new home and he was appropriately respectful of his new kitty sibling.

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April adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick VP & Adoption Coordinator

Dean

Sweet senior collie mix, Dean, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Dean came to MWCR after he was picked up as a stray. Since no family came to claim him he was happily transferred to us and is such a nice, loving boy that his foster mom and dad quickly realized that he was the perfect fit for their family. Congratulations to all concerned!

 

Lucy & Ryder

Ryder, a 10-year-old male tricolor and his daughter, Lucy, an 8-year-old sable/white, have been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. These two lovely collies were surrendered by the family of their owner when she became ill and was no longer able to care for the them. Handsome Ryder has a few health issues that his new dad will keep an eye on but we’re happy to report that neutering has reduced his somewhat excessive interest in the lady dogs’ … um … backsides ;-). We’re so happy that he and Lucy were able to be adopted together!

Willow

Beautiful Willow, a 3-year-old merle female, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Because of unexpected and difficult changes in life, her owner to surrender her to MWCR, reluctantly, but with her best interests at heart. This lovely girl slipped seamlessly into her new home and the hearts of her new family, even her new collie siblings think she’s pretty great. Congratulations, sweet girl!

 

Haley

Beautiful Isla (nka Haley), a 3-year-old tricolor female, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Because of unexpected and difficult changes in life her owner to surrender her to MWCR, reluctantly, but with her best interests at heart. Now she is in her new home with her family that is so excited to call her their own. Congratulations, sweet girl!

Trudy

Trudy, a 6-year-old loving mahogany sable girl, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. She’s a very sweet, snuggly smaller girl (about 50 lbs.), who is a great kisser. We don’t know much about her former life but she is extremely loving and delights in being with her people, so much so that her foster parents think she would make a great therapy dog. Trudy will be enjoying her new home with a large fenced yard, a collie companion and a few cats just to keep life interesting.

March adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, Adoption Coordinator

Laddie

Handsome Laddie, an 11-year-old sable male has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. His owner passed away recently and although Laddie lived peacefully with lovely Molly and a cat for several years, now that he’s had some time as an ‘only’ dog, he’s decided that is the way he’d like to keep things. Laddie is an absolute sweetheart with people, freely giving kisses and love, and has been a wonderful house guest in his foster home. Laddie loves the snow but his favorite thing in the world is napping. We are so happy that he’s found his very own nice quiet retirement home.

 

 

 

All six of our sweet pups have now found their way to their forever homes. Venus (now Hazel), Apollo (now Teddy), Athena (now Seraphina), Zeus (now Theodore), Nike and Eros are all busy frolicking with resident dogs and keeping their new parents up at night. A wonderful bonus is that all of them are in homes with lots of previous collie experience so our only concern is everyone suffering from a serious case of cuteness overload.

 

Lucky Laddie

Recently adopted Laddie, an 11-year-old senior whose owner had passed away found his new home to be one that would save his life. While in foster care Laddie sometimes favored his right front leg, but the vet felt it was just due to arthritis. Shortly after being adopted, the limp got much worse. X-rays and testing indicated cancer and it was decided amputation was necessary.

Laddie came through surgery like a champ and is adjusting to his new normal. There are several updates on our Facebook page.

We at MWCR are very grateful that, even so soon after adopting him, his new mom is so dedicated to his care – we all know it doesn’t take long to fall in love! We are also thankful to have such a wonderful group of supporters and collie lovers that allow us to help with his care.

February adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP and Adoption Coordinator

Molly

Beautiful Molly, a 7-year-old Great Pyrenees/Collie mix merle who came into rescue when her owner passed away, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Her new mom lost her senior collie a few months ago and is excited to have a furry friend again. She also has experience with both collies and larger breeds and is looking forward to long walks and cozy snuggle time in the sofa. Sounds like a great fit for both lovely ladies!

Izzie

Beautiful 12 week old merle girl, Izzie (fka Charlee), has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. This sweet girl was originally given up because she was sick and it turned out she had parvovirus. As her transporter said, at 7 weeks old she defeated it and that does indeed make her a dragon-slayer! Now she’s looking forward to a long, healthy life with her new family, who also agree that she’s pretty special.

 

Hazel

Three of our sweet pups found their way to their forever homes this weekend. Venus (now Hazel),

Teddy

Apollo (now Teddy) and Athena (now Seraphina) are all busy frolicking with resident dogs and keeping their new parents up at night.

Seraphina

A wonderful bonus is that all of them are in homes with lots of previous collie experience so our only concern is everyone suffering from a serious case of cuteness overload.

Kylee

Rylie (nka Kylee), an 8-month-old sable smooth coat girl, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. She was originally surrendered to a local shelter but was transferred to MWCR because she wasn’t doing well in the shelter environment. This shy girl has transitioned well from her previous life living outside and her new mom is happy to help her relax and build her confidence so that she can blossom into the happy, mischievous smoothie she is meant to be.

 

January adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

Ace

Adorable Ace, a 3.5 year old tri-headed white has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Ace was surrendered when his human mom passed away from cancer and Dad just doesn’t have the time or capacity to keep him.  For an “outside dog” who had never worn a collar or a leash, he took to the life of an inside pampered pet pretty quickly. Ace is officially our first foster flunkie of the year and we couldn’t be happier that he found his loving forever home!

AJ

Big handsome AJ has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Sometimes life doesn’t go just as we planned it, and a gorgeous collie like AJ has to be reluctantly surrendered by his loving family.  AJ was adopted from MWCR in 2014 as a 2-year-old and is coming back to us for re-homing, due to a divorce. His new mom and dad are retired and have lots of collie experience. They already let us know that everything is going really well and that they love him. Mom is even planning to do some more training so he can get his CGC and go to the local retirement home. I know this sweet, gentle boy will love all the pets and attention!

Lance

Lovable Lance, a 4-year-old sable merle, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Lance was sadly surrendered when his owner realized that they didn’t have the skills to deal with his reactive behavior. This sweet boy has been working hard to learn how to get along with other dogs, but he didn’t need any help to know how to snuggle up his human. In fact, he’s done such a good job at being lovable that his foster home has turned into his forever home. Congratulations sweet boy!

 

Thank you MWCR

A year ago today we had to put down our beautiful sable girl, Callie. She was a MWCR rescue that was with us for 11 of her 12 years. We missed her so much!

Many people asked if/when we would get another dog. At the time, we couldn’t fully answer because we hadn’t told most of our friends that my husband, Jim, needed a liver transplant. End-stage liver disease has many symptoms, three of which are muscle-wasting, exhaustion and brittle bones. Those three things, among others, made it difficult to care for Callie in the end when she was up every night vomiting or needed to go out extra times during the day on slippery, icy, snowy sidewalks.

So, getting a puppy was probably not an option. Then, we decided to try adopting an older dog and in came tricolor Memphis. Memphis has been a Godsend. He is so loving, well-trained, easy to care for, fit right into our routine, and he needs us as much as we need him. His loving , snuggly, warm personality is all his own. He makes us laugh and cuddle and have something else to talk about besides liver disease. We are so grateful for him and the work that MWCR has done. And shout out to Memphis’ foster mom, Lori Goodsell, who was so good with him. Thank you Memphis for coming in to our lives! – Linda McDonald