Volunteers needed in Milwaukee

Once again this year, MWCR will have a booth at the Great Lakes Pet Expo at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin.
The super fun event is Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we need volunteers to help at the event. Volunteers at the booth sell merchandise, answer questions about our organization – adoption, fostering and the breed in general – as well as show off some of our beautiful collies, although you can still help out even if you don’t bring a collie companion.
I’ll be coordinating the volunteers so if you can help, please let me know at sbrebe@yahoo.comEven if you can’t help man the booth, I hope you’ll check out the event and stop by to say hello!


Agility Run For Fun class

On Saturday Jan. 5th we will be offering a Level 1 Agility Run for Fun class. This is a class for those who just want to do agility for fun and have no interest in competing.

Students can then move into the ongoing Saturday classes. The classes play games and run courses. The contacts stay low. The teeter is never used. Only six weaves and jumps are low.

The class will meet for four weeks on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m., starting Jan. 5th. Cost is $100 for first session. Subsequent sessions are $80.

Please email Judith Roggow with questions (516jude@gmail.com). To register go to www.agilecanines.com events section.

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Thank you for attending the MWCR Dinner

Thank you to everyone who attended MWCR’s Annual Dinner Meeting and Fundraiser yesterday, Nov. 3. People had a good time. In fact, a few people from the bar area of the American Legion joined in the festivities and participated in the silent auction.

We had a dynamic speaker in Katie K9, a large silent auction, goodies from Gray Gables Farm and Spirit Graphics, and time for collie lovers to gather and share stories.

It was great to see familiar faces and to meet new people, including Ben Dobkin, our newest volunteer who is working on graphic design projects, and Elizabeth, a foreign exchange student from Denmark who is living with Jennifer and Jeff Krause.  Plus, a number of youngsters attended this year.

Thank you to those who brought wonderful items for the silent auction and to those who brought delicious desserts.

Thank you to everyone who brought donations for MyLinda and Neal Anderson to take to the Dominican Republic to help the abandoned dogs.  They may need to pack a couple of extra suitcases!

And of course, a big thank you to our team of volunteers who worked hard to make the event a success.

Thanks again for supporting MWCR and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Terry and the Events/Fundraising Committee


The Minnesota Collie Frolic held at the Stone Mountain Pet Lodge was a fun event for both dogs and people.  We had good food, great vendors, and fun contests, including the Longest Schnoz and the Shortest Schnoz contests.  Thank you to all who donated your time, items, and food as well as thank you to all who attended and made it a fun event.  Please check out the pictures on MWCR’s Facebook page.

The Madison Area Collie Frolic will be held on Sunday, September 23, at the home of Diane and Dale Liebert.  Their park-like yard is the perfect setting for the Frolic.  Hope to see you there.

Upcoming events

Fall Online Auction

Our May online auction was a hit so we’re planning another online auction running from September 26 through September 30.  More details as we get closer to the date.

Dog Days of Summer

Once again, MWCR will be participating in the Dog Days of Summer event held at the Alimagnet Dog Park in Burnsville, Minn.  The event runs from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, and includes a variety of activities and vendors as well as a silent auction to benefit the dog park.  Please stop by our booth or volunteer if you have an hour or two to spend at our table under the large tent.


Wisconsin & Iowa Walk/Run for charity

Two opportunities for charity dog events in Wisconsin and Iowa.

Although MWCR won’t have an official part, several members in Wisconsin have enjoyed doing the Run, Walk, Wag for MADACC for the past four years. So dust off your sneakers and come have some fun! The Iowa Dog Jog is a 4K and 2K run/walk or “dance” to benefit the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.

Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC 

9 a.m., July 14, 2018
Hart Park, Wauwatosa, WI

Iowa Dog Jog 2018 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., September 22, 2018

Terra Park, 5300 Pioneer Pkwy, Johnston, Iowa