MWCR’s first online auction is coming

MWCR is planning to hold its first online silent auction this spring.  The dates haven’t been finalized, but it probably will be held in late March or April.  We’re starting small, with both a smaller number of items as well as items that are easy to ship, until we better understand the software and the process.  Dave Gibson has generously photographed all of the items which include gift cards, collie vintage items, jewelry, dog items, and artwork.

Watch your email for more information.

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 or Terry 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.

Harvest Howl

harvest-howlThe last community event for MWCR this year was the Harvest Howl held on October 1 at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn.  Barb Gibson with Emily and Laddie and MyLinda Anderson with Lassie staffed the booth.  The collies charmed the crowd and had fun visiting with the wolves in the compound behind us.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and their dogs who served as ambassadors for MWCR during the year.  Nothing makes a better impression on the public than the sight of beautiful, happy collies who have been adopted from us and their family members.  These public events serve as fundraisers for MWCR and as a public relations event to get the word out about our successful rescue. – Terry Libro, MWCR President

September events

By Terry Libro, MWCR President/Events Chair

The Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue has been busy this September participating in a number of community events to raise awareness of our rescue and showcase our beautiful collies.

Emily & Laddie Gibson

Emily & Laddie Gibson

Responsible Dog Ownership Day was held in Lake Elmo, Minn. on September 10.  Numerous breed clubs and rescues participated in this event which promotes informed and responsible ownership of dogs.  Various events, including rally and cart demonstrations, showcased dogs, and youth from a local 4-H club provided lunch for the crowd.  Barb Gibson with Laddie and Emily happily represented MWCR and charmed everyone.

The following Saturday, MWCR participated in the Bark Park event held in Brooklyn Park, Minn.  Rescues and vendors set up booths next to the beautiful dog park so dogs had the chance to play with other dogs as well as visit the booths.  Chris Norman, her son KJ, and their dogs Brett and Rodgers along with Marian Ridge and Keeper were ambassadors for MWCR.  No one could resist our gorgeous dogs.

Other events included the Walk/Run Fur Fun, Sept. 24 in Shakopee, Minn. and the Love My Pet Fair, Sept. 25 in Coon Rapids, Minn. You can view more pictures here.

Events like these give attendees the opportunity to learn more about MWCR, play with our lovable collies, and gain a greater understanding of the work that rescues do.  Plus, MWCR enhances its reputation as an outstanding rescue with organizers always heartily welcome]ing us back to future events.  Thank you to our volunteers and collie ambassadors!