2017 Rendezvous and Romp Picnic

2017 Rendezvous Picnic and Romp Fundraiser *NEW DATE SAME LOCATION*

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

at Moraine Hills State Park 1510 S. River Road McHenry, IL 60051

Shelter Name: Northern Woods

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come join us for food, games, demos, raffles, MWBCR store specials, goodie bags and much more.

Register for our 2017 ROMP!  Our fundraising walk to raise money for dogs in our care throughout the year.  Our GOAL for the 2017 Romp is to raise $5,000.   There is a 3 mile circuit in which the Romp will be held.  Sign up now!
If you cannot make it you can still collect pledges in your name via paypal and walk virtually in honor or memory of a Border Collie who may have touched you.  Please have any supporters include your name in the special notes area when submitting the donation on Paypal so you receive credit.  There will be special prizes awarded to the Top 5 Pledges Collected!  Anyone who collects $50 or more in pledges will receive a 2017 Picnic T-Shirt AND if you collect $100 or more we will include a 2018 MWBCR Calendar (these will be shipped if you are not in attendance)!


Make sure you register for the Rendezvous and Romp before August 10th so we know how many T-Shirts to order!

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Registration Form

Register for the Picnic and Romp Fundraiser

Sponsor a Romp Participant

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Pet Expo!

Come see us at the Libertyville Pet Expo!

Romp Teams!

Meet Team “Collie Carnival”!

Team “Collie Carnival” consists of Oakley (an MWBCR Alumni), Sam and Ivy!  Together, this fun-loving trio and their devoted humans, are working to gain pledges for our rescue!  Their mom, Liz, is an amazing volunteer who consistently helps us with fosters and processing new applications.  Please consider sponsoring this adorable crew and supporting Liz who devotes so much of her free-time to helping our organization!



Meet Team Sebastian!

Team “Sebastian” consists of Pepper and Taylor with their family of four humans!  This family is one of our oldest volunteer teams and they wear many hats here within our organization.  Jackie is also our amazing Picnic Organizer and devotes hours upon hours to help keep our rescue running smoothly.  Please consider supporting them and donating pledge money to see them walk for MWBCR!




Team Zando!

Gracie and Teagan, with their human are walking for MWBCR! Kelli is a wonderful volunteer for us that rarely skips working a booth event! Teagan can always be spotted in a fun get-up as she greats our patrons at pet expos! Give them some love for us!




Team Jilly and Gidget!

Meet Jilly and Gidget. Jilly is 14 years old and was adopted from MWBCR in 2005. Jilly was living on a farm in Southern IL and her owner didn’t think she had any herding instinct so he left her at a shelter to be re-homed. She was a VERY shy girl but with lots of TLC, by friends and family, she came out of her shell slowly over the years. Jilly loved her agility training (she’s now retired) and she loves to go swimming. Gidget is 11 years old and was adopted in 2007. Gidget came into rescue at 4 1/2 months old with a badly broken left rear leg. MWBCR paid for surgery and rehab. The leg was never going to heal properly so as much as Gidget would have loved to play agility that would have been too hard on her body. You’d never know it to watch her run but the jumps and turns and landing would have been a problem. So Gidget decided the next best thing for her was nose-work. She loves a good search! In the summer months Gidget can be found swimming in our back yard pool as often as her mom will open the gate for her. These long-time supporters, of all things Border Collie, are happy to participate in the 2017 MWBCR romp!


Meet Team Toby!

Team “Toby” is a newcomer to our Romp Teams! Toby was born to an unwanted litter on a farm in Iowa and was given to a rescue in WI to be responsibly re-homed. If he could talk, he’d tell you “He was lucky to find his forever home as a puppy.” However, his mom feels like the lucky one, he is her pride and joy all day, everyday! So joining Toby will be his sister Andie, his mom and another avid dog lover! They are newcomers to the MWBCR family and want to help raise funds to support the beloved Border Collie breed and help other dogs find their forever homes.


Team MooLily!

Team MooLily consists of 10 year old Red Border Collie/Aussie mix named Miley (aka Moo) and Lily who is an MWBCR Alumni!  Lily was adopted just last year and was the mom to four little boy puppies that we also rescued with her.  They, with their faithful humans, will be walking to raise money for MWBCR at our annual picnic!



Team Double Trouble!

ZuZu and Riley are walking with their humans for MWBCR! They are an amazing foster home for us that got roped in by being a temporary layover home. They are a great asset to us and are now helping raise pledges!



Team Reed

Team Reed is a new to the MWBCR family, having just adopted precious Riley this past Summer!  Riley, and her family are going to be walking for MWBCR at the picnic!   We appreciate all of their support for the breed and welcome you to sponsor them and help them reach their personal pledge goal!




Team Crazy Daisy

Meet Team Crazy Daisy! Her human is also one of our amazing volunteers! Cheer them on and support their cause!





Team Tillie!

Team Tillie is a newcomer to our picnic and this is their first year participating in our romp!  Team Tillie is walking in memory of their beloved Border Collie, Murphy, who started their love of the breed by being their “first” BC.  We appreciate all of their support for the breed and welcome you to sponsor them and help them reach their personal pledge goal!