The easiest way I’ve found to bid is to go to the Helping Paws, Inc Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HelpingPawsOnline/
Click on the “photos” link on the left side of the screen. You will then see the MN WI Collie Rescue auction photo with the notation beneath stating “auction is open”. Click on “see all”, and all photos will be displayed. You can scroll through the photos, clicking to open the ones that have items you wish to bid on.
The process to get to the site to bid is sometimes a bit confusing, just remember the auction is being hosted by Helping Paws, so their facebook page is where to bid at (not the MWCR Fundraising FB page).
I’ll be monitoring the site, and will be available to assist as needed, I’ll be checking the site frequently. You can also contact me directly at email@example.com or 612-756-2728.
Please share widely with your Facebook friends and families!
Event Season Has Started
Every year, the Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue participates in a number of community events to raise awareness of our rescue and to showcase our gorgeous collies. On April 28, Kitty and Arnie Hilk and Dave Gibson staffed our table at the All About Dogs Day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. On April 29, Chris and KJ Norman and Judy Roggow staffed our table at the Pause 4 Paws Adoption Day at the new Stone Mountain Pet Lodge in Brooklyn Park. Also on April 29, the Milwaukee Collie Frolic was held. We’re finalizing the date and location of the Minnesota Collie Frolic which will be held in late June or July.
We have more events planned for May and June. We’ll have a booth at the Bark for Life walk held at Barkers Alps Park on the border of Bayport and Stillwater, Minn. on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On May 21, we’ll hold our annual Collie Flower (and Sheltie) gathering at Catholic Eldercare in Minneapolis from 2 – 3 p.m. On June 3, we’ll be at the Canine Carnival at the new Wildlife Science Center located in Stacy, Minn. from 11 a.m. to 4.p.m. where our dogs get to interact with the wolves. Paws on Parade at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Minn. is from 9 a.m. to 1.p.m. on Saturday, June 10. Then we’ll be at the CBS Radio’s Pet-A-Palooza on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you can volunteer at any of these, please let us know.
Also our first Online Silent Auction will be held from Wednesday, May 3, through Sunday, May 7. Be sure to check out the fun items on the auction which will benefit our collies.
Special Needs Dogs
Recently, MWCR has taken in a number of collies who are deaf, blind, or both as well as several elderly collies who need homes. Thank you to the loving foster homes who have cared for these dogs and thank you to the wonderful adopters who have opened their hearts and homes to these special dogs. These dogs simply want a safe and loving home in which to spend their final years, and I’m so grateful that we were able to care for these dogs and find them their special homes. We couldn’t have helped them without the care and support of all of you.
Collies and shelties welcome for an afternoon with the residents of the Catholic Eldercare in northeast Minneapolis. The dogs do not need to be reigstered therapy dogs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Once 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 email@example.com or Terry firstname.lastname@example.org if you can make it. Hope to see you on December 11.