Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue

A nonprofit organization

$10,559 raised by 84 donors

100% complete

$5,000 Goal

Help us provide new beginnings and loving homes to neglected, homeless and disabled Collies throughout the Midwest.

                        “Making a Difference…One Collie at a Time”

Who We Are

Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue (MWCR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization whose objective is to shelter and care for homeless, neglected, abused and/or disabled Collies and ultimately place them in permanent, loving homes.  MWCR is solely operated by its extremely dedicated volunteers and funded through the generous donations of our members and supporters. Since 2002 MWCR has given over 1600 collies a second chance at life and love.

What We Do

  • Our volunteers and members identify collies at risk or in need of homes and diligently work to have them relinquished to MWCR so we can move forward with their new, better life plan.
  • Transport surrendered Collies to temporary and permanent foster homes throughout the Midwest.
  • Approved foster families provide a loving, safe home for Collies and begin working to assess their traits and personality, provide needed medical care and begin preparing them to find their forever homes.
  • Surrendered Collies are spayed/neutered and brought up-to-date on vaccinations before being placed in a forever home, in addition to having any other medical issues addressed that may be discovered during the Collie’s veterinary assessment or during their evaluation period with the foster family.
  • The MWCR adoption team screens potential adopters to ensure they will provide the loving, safe home each Collie deserves, and then works to match adopters with the best available Collie for their home and lifestyle.
  • When a Collie goes missing the MWCR team goes into action and implements a variety of resources and tools to increase the likelihood of getting the lost Collie home safe and sound.
  • MWCR works to find permanent foster homes for the many special needs and/or senior Collies that are surrendered.
  • The MWCR team continues to provide follow up, education and support to adopters and their Collies.
  • Through its new program of “Collies, Community & Caring”, MWCR also serves as a resource to non-MWCR collies and their families, in particular as it relates to providing temporary support a family may need to avoid having to surrender their Collie to MWCR during hardships or challenging situations.

Our Results

In 2020 MWCR helped find homes for over 42 collies.  So far in 2021 more than 27 collies have been placed in loving, "furever" homes.   

Follow Our Stories

Check out two of the inspiring and heart-warming stories of the Collies that MWCR has helped this year on the "Success Story" tab.  With your continued support we can continue to save lives, restore spirits, mend hearts….basically…”Making a Difference…One Collie at a Time”.   Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook to follow the journey of these and other Collies touched by MWCR, its volunteers and its supporters like you.

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Organization name

Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue

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1600 18th Avenue NE Box 68006
Minneaplis, MN 55418



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