Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue

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

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 1300 collies a second chance at life and love.

What We Do
  • 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. 
  • Even after a Collie has been adopted, the MWCR team continues to provide follow up, education and support to adopters and their Collies.

Our Results
In 2015 MWCR helped find homes for over 52 collies.  So far in 2016 more than 37 collies have been placed in loving, "furever" homes.  For a current listing of the Collies looking for their "furever" family, please see the available collies featured on our website.

Featured 2016 Success Stories

Annie's Story
Sweet senior Annie came to MWCR after we were contacted by a shelter in Arkansas. She was surrendered to them with some other dogs when their owner died. We don't know much about her life before coming into rescue but from what we're told, the neighbors didn't even know he had dogs, so it can't have been too great. Annie was in pretty poor condition and has some vision issues but one of the biggest concerns was the large mass on her front paw. Once her test results showed that she was strong enough, she had the mass removed in a very successful surgery. Annie was been adopted and is now living with another MWCR senior that was adopted earlier this year. She sends her grateful thanks and kisses to the many people from different organizations who helped to get her to her happy home. Her story is truly a testament to what can be accomplished when rescuers work together to help an animal in need! Thanks to the generous support of donors like you, Annie was able to become the bright, happy girl we knew was waiting to come out :-). 

Chance's Story
If you look up 'Extreme Cuteness' in the dictionary, you will probably see a picture of adorable Collie puppy Chance.  This handsome 12-week tricolor boy came to MWCR all the way from Colorado when he was surrendered to MWCR by his breeder. Sweet Chance had a heart condition caused by a birth defect known as PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosus) which is ultimately fatal without surgical intervention.  Happily, a wonderful couple brought Chance to us and his surgery at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital was a success. Chance recovered quickly and is now in his loving forever home complete with a big brother collie.  Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, Chance will now lead a happy life with a normal life span.
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