By Sarah Rebernick, VP & Adoption Coordinator
Beautiful Duchess, a 2-year-old tricolor female, has been adopted and will be living in Minnesota. She has moved around quite a bit in her young life and her previous owner hoped that MWCR would be able to find the perfect fit for this lovely lady. Duchess can be nervous of new situations and is a bit reserved when first meeting new people. Her new parents are excited to give her a quiet, stable home where she can develop the skills, trust and good manners that will make her the wonderful companion she wants to be. No more looking for love in all the wrong place for this regal girl.
Nellie, a 6-year-old sable/white girl and 9-year-old tricolor, Zivah, have been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. They originally lived with several other collies in one loving home since they were a few weeks old.
Unfortunately the hardest of life’s knocks tore their home apart and their loving Mom asked MWCR to re-home them. We’re so happy to announce that they are now officially foster ‘failures’. A big thank you to their foster mom for knowing these girls would be happiest staying together and making them a part of her family.
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.
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.
Sweet and petite senior Jesse is feeling good after her surgery last month to remove mammary tumors. The extent of the surgery required a longer than normal recovery period. She has been a very brave dog the whole time and can now be free of the hated neck cone and kennel confinement. She is running, playing, and bouncing with the other collies at the foster home.
She is wearing a pink ribbon breast cancer awareness bandanna her foster humans gave her so she can remind dog owners of the importance of spaying their dogs. Dogs are three times more likely to get mammary cancer than humans. Spaying a dog early in life can reduce the chance of contracting this disease by 95%. Spaying later in life can still significantly reduce the risk.
Spayed or not, please take time doing those belly rubs your dog likes so much to feel for lumps and look for changes in texture or coloration around the teats. Be sure to check in the crotch areas too. Early detection is key to having the best prognosis.
A huge ‘thank you!’ to fosterers Tim and Renee for their loving care of Jesse!
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.
9 a.m., July 14, 2018
Hart Park, Wauwatosa, WI
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., September 22, 2018
Terra Park, 5300 Pioneer Pkwy, Johnston, Iowa