We invite you to join us for our premier MWCR online auction!

By Linda Riegger
We are very excited about this new fundraising venture to benefit our collies in need, and hope everybody will jump on the bandwagon to have fun bidding on the vintage collie jigsaw puzzle and the fresh Key Lime fudge, along with an “I Love My Collie” hoodie, a silver cuff bracelet with “Collie Lover” charm, several adult coloring books and so much more. A most special item has been generously donated by MWCR member Jane Roberts – a handmade stained glass sable collie, with an attached chain for the winner’s hanging convenience. MWCR will pay for shipping on this one of a kind item. (This fact won’t be noted on the bid photo, due to logistics, but we wanted all bidders to be alerted before the bidding begins). 

The auction will run from the morning of Wednesday, May 3, 2017 through Sunday night, May 7. Bidding will close at 7 p.m. (CDT).

Here’s how it works:

Helping Paws, Inc., is the organization that actually hosts the auction. Once I get all of our auction items and descriptions into the photo section of the MWCR Fundraising page, Helping Paws will pull these photos and load them onto their auction page. Helping Paws then determines the pricing of the items up for bid including shipping costs, and maintains the auction throughout its running time.
Helping Paws will provide a link to the auction, in addition to promoting it. It is very important for all of us to also promote it so we can make this event a smashing success. Once the auction has begun, please share daily as an album, or share individual items to friends as you see fit. In order to bid, you just type your bid amount in the comment section beneath the photo of the item(s) you want to bid on.
During the auction, I will be monitoring the Helping Paws auction page to answer any questions anybody may post.
Winners will have two weeks after the auction closes to pay for their items.
Going once, going twice……we have almost 100 items ready for your bidding pleasure! New items to bid on will be added to the auction page throughout the week, so make sure to check in frequently!

Volunteers needed for upcoming events

Hi Collie Lovers!

We need volunteers for three upcoming events happening in Minnesota:
  • May 13th: Bark for Life –  American Cancer Society walk  for dogs and owners in Bayport, Minn, 9 a.m.-Noon
  • June 3rd: Canine Carnival – Need someone to set up and help take down our booth. 22830 Sunrise Rd NE, Stacy, Minn.,  55079,  11: a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • June 17th: Pet-A-Palooza – Need someone to set up and help take down our booth. State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, Minn. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Please contact Cat Olund at cat_chisago@frontiernet.net if you can help.

Milwaukee Collie Frolic

It’s time again to get our frolic on in the Milwaukee area. Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 30th, from noon to 4 p.m., and be ready to romp. We will be gathering at the Central Bark on State St. in Wauwatosa – the same location as last year, 6228 W. State St. Suite G.

Central Bark requires all dogs that use their facilities to be up to date on vaccinations including Bordatella. There will be a form to sign that requests vaccination expiration dates. Please make sure you have these dates for the form or print out the attached copy to fill out in advance.

To RSVP, get directions or ask questions, please email me at sbrebe@yahoo.com
I hope to see lots of collies for tail wagging fun – Sarah
From I-94 West:

Take exit 307A for 68th St. toward 70th St. (0.2 mi)
Turn Right onto S 68th St. (1.0 mi)
Turn Right onto State St.
Central Bark is on the Left
6228 W. State St. Suite G, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

From I-94 East

Take exit 307A toward 68th St/70th St (0.2 mi)
Merge onto W. Kearney St. (0.2 mi)
Turn Left onto S 68th St (1.0 mi)Turn Right onto State St.

Central Bark is on the Left

6228 W. State St. Suite G, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Caroling with Collies is back!

caroling-colliesOnce again, the Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue will be Caroling with Collies and Shelties on Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m. at Catholic Eldercare located at 817 Main Street NE in Minneapolis, Minn.  MWCR member Judy Roggow is a volunteer at Catholic Eldercare and has organized this event.  The staff and residents are always thrilled to see our sweet dogs.  Hope you can join in the fun.  Please either email Judy at roggowja@gmail.com or Terry attlibro@hotmail.com if you can make it.  Hope to see you on December 11.

Annual dinner and fundraiser

ellieMWCR held it’s Annual Dinner and Fundraiser on Nov. 5 at the American Legion in Wayzata, Minn. Guest speaker KC Willis, from Lightshine Canine: A Rez Dog Rescue, gave an inspiring presentation of her work in South Dakota.

A large crowd enjoyed a delicious meal with many desserts, visited with friends and made new friends like the group from the Carver County Humane Society, visited the silent auction, shopped for items at the Spirit Graphics and Gray Gables Farm displays.

Ellie Sager (pictured with her parents Christina and Russ), our youngest volunteer received a special gift. You can see more pictures here.

Thank you everyone who attended, making MWCR’s 2016 Annual Dinner and Fundraiser a success!

Annual Dinner and 2017 Memberships

MWCR’s Annual Dinner is on Saturday, November 5

Looking forward to seeing everyone at MWCR’s Annual Dinner Meeting and Fundraiser from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Wayzata American Legion in Wayzata, Minn.  We have a fun event planned with a dynamic speaker, KC Willis of LightShine Canine, a large silent auction, Gray Gables Farm and Spirit Graphics merchandise, a delicious lasagna dinner, door prizes, and more.  Looks like the weather will be perfect as well.

2017 Membership Renewals

Watch for your 2017 membership renewals at the end of November/early December.  Memberships must be renewed by midnight of December 31 for members to be eligible to vote in our 2017 elections.