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 ( To register go to 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

Minnesota collie frolic and May events

Minnesota Collie Frolic is on Sunday, June 24

Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 24, when the Minnesota Collie Frolic will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stone Mountain Pet Lodge located at 10073 Baltimore Street NE in Blaine, Minn.  Ilga Cimbulis will be our animal communicator this year and Alan Michael will provide energy healing/reiki for pets and people if requested.  Kitty Hilk’s Gray Gables Farm dog treats, jams, and bath products will be available, and Yogi and Joan Tadisch will have their Spirit Graphics MWCR merchandise for sale.  New this year is Arnie Hilk’s custom-made wood collie Welcome signs, including mantle style, mountable style, and garden stakes.  Each is unique and beautifully made to last a lifetime.  Please let us know if you’re coming by registering at or emailing me at or calling 952-432-0200 so that we can plan for the lunch.  The event is open to the public, so invite your friends and family as well.

May Events

  • MWCR participated in three fun events in May.  The first event was Paws on Parade in Hutchinson, Minn.  Robin Kashuba with Harley and Mackie, Brenda Pulkrabek with Eddie, and Kitty and Arnie Hilk with Sammi and Jackson staffed the event.  As always, our dogs charmed the attendees.  Brenda, who also serves on MWCR’s Events/Fundraising Committee, was honored at the event for raising the most money, $843, for the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter.  Congratulations, Brenda, and thank you everyone for sharing your gorgeous dogs with the public.
  • On May 20, MWCR participated in two events, one in Minneapolis and one in Milwaukee.  The Collie Flower party was held at Catholic Eldercare in Minneapolis where MWCR collies as well as shelties from the Minnesota Sheltie Rescue visited with the residents of the nursing home and their families.  Thank you to MWCR member Judy Roggow and Kathy Bulicz from Catholic Eldercare for once again organizing this very heartwarming event.  As the pictures which Judy already shared on Facebook show, the residents and the dogs had a fabulous time.
  • In Milwaukee, the annual Milwaukee Collie Frolic was organized by Sarah Rebernick and her team.  Collies and their families from the greater Milwaukee area and Madison gathered for an afternoon of collie play and socializing.  Many collies slept well that evening.  The organizers provided a yummy lunch, some of which was even enjoyed by the collies who snuck a sandwich or two.  Pictures can be found on the Facebook page or in the May photo wall in this blog.  Thank you to Sarah and her team and to everyone who attended.