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.

January adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP and Adoption Coordinator

Riley

Adorable 10-week-old sable Riley has been adopted and will be living in Iowa. His new mom and dad are thrilled to welcome him into their lives even though they are a little sleep-deprived right now.

Mia

Precocious Mia has also been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Her new home includes a sweet senior female who is graciously taking tiny diva Mia under her wing (or paw). We’re so happy for the chance to make sure these little sweeties will have great lives!

 

Gracie

 

 

 

Beautiful Gracie, a 2-year-old tricolor female, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. She has moved around quite a bit in her young life and originally came to MWCR several months ago. Sadly her first adoptive home turned out to be too busy for her to be comfortable but her new parents and collie sister are happy to give her a quiet, stable home where she can develop the skills, trust and good manners that will make her the wonderful companion she wants to be.

Elsie

Lovely Elsie, a 9 – 11 year-old mahogany sable female, has been adopted and will be living in Iowa. This beautiful lady was found as a stray and sent to the local shelter until her stray hold was up. We don’t know much about her former life but she was wearing an old shock collar and her coat was an almost unimaginable mess. A shelter volunteer spent hours working on her coat since she could hardly urinate or defecate because of the mats. Her affectionate personality and love of attention ensured that she quickly became a favorite with all the workers. Elsie and MWCR owe much thanks to the shelter that took the time to groom her and give her so much, even a name as sweet as her personality. We’re very grateful to be able to provide a soft landing in a loving home for this sweet senior girl.

December adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator

Diggins

Delightful Diggins, a nineteen-month-old collie mix (Australian Shepherd perhaps), has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Diggins was surrendered to a local humane society when his original family, which consisted of a small toddler, a frail grandmother, and a new baby on the way, realized he was not a good fit. Then he was transferred to MWCR because he was not doing well in the loud shelter environment. Fortunately for Diggins, he immediately wormed his way into the heart of one of the vet assistants at the clinic we use and she happily opened her home to him. So now this sweet boy who loves people has his very own person to cuddle and snuggle.

 

 

Sweet Holly, a 2-year-old merle female, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. She stole the hearts of her foster family and they sent this lovely poem that sums up foster failure perfectly.

Bouda

 

 

Handsome Bouda, a 2-year-old blue merle male, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. He came to MWCR via a transfer from a humane society in northern Minnesota where he was surrendered. Bouda loves being with his people and getting attention, especially belly rubs, and happily, his new family has plenty of time and love for him

 

Emmy

Beautiful Emmy, a 3-year-old mahogany sable, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. Emmy was surrendered when her family realized she was not doing well in their situation. Emmy’s new home has a large fenced yard and her new mom and dad have lots of time and love to give her. Congratulations on her new start for the new year

 

 

November adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, VP and Adoption Coordinator

Maisie

Maisie, a 12-year-old mahogany sable female, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. This sweet girl came to MWCR after she somehow lost her owners. She was found living rough and from the look of her coat, she had been on her own for quite a while. She was taken to a shelter which spent two weeks trying to trace her owners through her rabies tag but they were unable to locate them.

But her days on her own are over now because Miss Maisie slipped seamlessly into the hearts of her foster family, including their two kitties and especially their other collie – it seems like they have always lived together.

Bullick

Handsome Bullick, a 1.5-year-old sable/white male, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Bullick was surrendered to MWCR because his owners knew he wasn’t getting the attention he craved. Although he was living his life as a bit of a free spirit, this young boy was definitely craving a more structured lifestyle. Now he’s thrilled to have found that along with the love and attention of his new humans. Congratulations sweet boy!

Hazel

Sweet Hazel, an 11-month-old sable/white female MWCR alum, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Hazel was originally adopted out as a puppy but was sadly returned to MWCR by her loving mom due to unexpected changes in her life. This beautiful girl has always known the love and care that a collie deserves and it shows in her confident personality. She has already won over the hearts of her new family (canine and human) and is thoroughly enjoying romping with her new brothers in the big back yard