MyLinda Anderson recently traveled to the Dominican Republic and spent a day with a local rescue working with street dogs. She also delivered donated supplies collected from fellow MWCR members/supporters. Click on this link to read her account of the day and the valuable work done by Rescatamepuntacana and Dogs and Cats of the Dominican Republic.
Celebrating the 61 collies that found new loving homes through MWCR this year.
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.
In January, Sarah Rebernick and her husband, Randy, took in a mother collie and her litter of six unexpected puppies. Sarah and Randy, along with their collies Rivers and Creena, made the new arrivals welcome in their home and began the journey of fostering and raising the puppies. During this time, Sarah did many daily loads of puppy laundry, made puppy gruel, took the puppies to the vet for physicals and their puppy shots, worked full-time, took care of her daughter who had emergency surgery after a fall on the ice, ran her household, distributed donated dog food to MWCR members in the Milwaukee area, staffed MWCR’s booth at the Great Lakes Pet Expo, and fulfilled all of her responsibilities as MWCR’s Vice President and as MWCR’s Adoption Coordinator. Makes me exhausted to think of the amount of work Sarah did! The puppies are healthy, happy, very well socialized, and are transitioning to their adoptive families. Thank you, Sarah, for doing amazing work for MWCR, for your dedication, and for bringing happiness to the new puppy parents. – Terry Libro, MWCR President
There’s no love quite like that of a rough collie. So, can you relate?
Congratulations to Barb Gibson and Laddie for passing the TDI test on Saturday at the Responsible Dog Ownership Day event in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. Not only did Laddie pass, but the evaluator told Barb that he did the best of the dogs in the group. Laddie spent the first years of his life outdoors on a farm before coming to MWCR. He now enjoys the benefits of city life, a loving home, healthy food, and dog parks nearby. The attached picture shows Laddie (in front) with his sister Emily shortly after passing his therapy dog test. As you can see from his smile, Laddie is quite proud of his accomplishment.
Barb works at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis. Barb plans to take Laddie, who loves people, to visit the veterans and brighten their days. Congratulations to Barb and Laddie!