Food recall

Just Food For Dogs of Los Alamitos, California, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its cooked frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link:

Just Food For Dogs Dog Food Recall of January 2018

Please share the news of this alert with other pet owners.

Mike Sagman, Editor
The Dog Food Advisor


Notes from our President

By Terry Libro, MWCR President

Happy New Year

2017 was a very successful year for MWCR and its collies, and we look forward to doing even more in 2018 for our collies, our members, and the collie community.  Thank you to everyone who submitted their thoughts and suggestions for additional ways we can help.  We will be reviewing your input and implementing new programs to better serve collies and their families.

All of us wish you a very happy and prosperous new year.

Membership Renewals

Thank you to everyone who renewed your MWCR membership by December 31 and are eligible to vote in our 2018 election.  We will continue to accept any late arrivals.

Holiday Photos with Collies

I, and many others, thoroughly enjoyed seeing the happy collies sharing the love of this season.  It’s heartwarming to see so many collies in loving homes.  Thank you to all who shared their pictures and thank you to everyone for opening your home to a collie in need.  Collies are the best!

2018 MWCR Calendars

We have a few 2018 MWCR Calendars left, so if you’d like a calendar featuring our gorgeous adopted collies, let us know.  Calendars can be ordered at


Member news

MWCR Member Robin Kashuba is an Author

Robin Kashuba, MWCR volunteer, adopter, and foster mom, is now an author.  Robin’s book, Redemption Has 4 Paws, was recently published and is available for purchase online from Amazon and from Barnes and Noble.  The book chronicles the impact that Robin’s dogs have had on her life, the love that rescue dogs give to others, and the many rewards of therapy visits.  Robin has generously offered to donate the proceeds from the book sales to three rescues, including the Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue.  This winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good book.  Congratulations, Robin, and thank you for giving a wonderful home to so many rescue dogs.

MWCR Member Brenda Pulkrabek Honored

The Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter in Hutchinson, Minn., honored MWCR member Brenda Pulkrabek in its latest newsletter, The Pawgress Report, for being the second highest fundraiser for the animal shelter.  Brenda, who has adopted from MWCR and is a frequent attendee with her collies at MWCR events, is the newest member of MWCR’s Events/Fundraising Committee.  Congratulations, Brenda, and thank you to you and all of our other members and supporters who volunteer with their local shelters and humane societies.  We are thrilled to have very generous and compassionate members who share their love of animals with local animals in need as well as with MWCR collies.


2018 MWCR calendars are here!

The beautiful 2018 Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue calendars created by talented Eileen Mack and featuring our adopted collies are available for purchase at  The calendars are popular items and make wonderful gifts for family, friends, and of course, yourself.  Order now so your calendar arrives before the holidays.  The proceeds from the sale of the calendars goes toward veterinary care for our foster collies.

Holiday cards and membership renewals are on their way

The 2017 holiday cards, designed by MWCR member Kerri Bash, will be arriving in your mailbox soon.  Current MWCR members will receive a membership renewal form with their cards.  Membership renewals are due by December 31 in order for members to be eligible to vote in the 2018 officer election.  Memberships can be renewed online at or by returning the paper form to the address on the form.  If you’re not a member and would like to join, membership applications also are available on our website.

The MWCR Annual Dinner & Fundraiser is less than a week away

The Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue’s Annual Dinner Meeting and Fundraiser is this Saturday, Nov. 4th. If you haven’t registered, please do so at or send an email to

This is the perfect weather to enjoy comfort food like traditional and vegetable lasagna and help our collies.  We’ll have an entertaining speaker, door prizes, and a “free” table where people can drop off items not being used and can help themselves to other free items.  As always, we’ll have a large silent auction with items such as a $100 VISA gift card, a $50 VISA gift card, a gift basket from Chuck and Dons, a wine basket, a gourmet pasta basket, dog beds, and other items perfect for gift giving.  Gray Gables Farm products, including gift baskets for people and yummy dog treats, will be available for purchase.

So, let’s gather from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, at the Wayzata American Legion located at 949 Wayzata Blvd E in Wayzata, Minn., for a fun event to benefit MWCR and our wonderful collies.  Plus, everyone attending will go home with a special gift made by MWCR members Joan and Yogi Tadisch of Spirit Graphics.

Hope to see you next Saturday!

MWCR Events and Fundraising Committee