Westie Rescue Of The Mid-Atlantic States Inc.

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Westie Rescue helps over 150 Westies each year find new homes like yours. Our Website is currently experiencing some software issues. If you are interested in adopting please send an email to "Mid-Atlantic Adoption" stating you want the application to be sent by email to you. This option will have the application to be EMAILED to you. Please complete the adoption application and email it back to us to be eligible to adopt these sweet Westies.

NOTE: ALL DOGS ARE PLACED WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUBMITTED THE ADOPTION APPLICATION . Adoption candidates will be contacted about a specific Westie when a dog is received which fits the pet profile the applicant specified in their application.


Most of our rescues are quickly adopted (by people who have already registered) before we have time to post them here.

Westie Reacue Mid-Atlantic requires a home visit prior to adoption. If you are not in the Mid-Atlantic area, your application will be sent to the region where you reside so Westie Rescue individuals and organizations in your area will be aware of your desire to adopt a dog.

Note from Westie Rescue Mid-Atlantic:

If you know of SOMEONE WHO NEEDS HELP WITH A WESTIE or a WESTIE WHO NEEDS A NEW HOME, please contact us on their behalf by calling me directly at 703-628-9441 or by email at "Dog in Trouble Report" form on our web site. (Only for use when dogs need help...not for adoption information!).

Please provide a means of reaching the person or shelter (such as a phone number) with the Westie.

For the latest rescue news and events, go to the Westie Rescue Internet site!

Who We Are

Westie Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. provides rescue, fostering, medical, and adoption services for abused, abandoned, neglected, and/or homeless West Highland White Terriers ("Westies").

Our primary area includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia (Washington DC).

We also provide assistance to Westies all across the U.S. by connecting you with your local Westie Rescue group/individual available to help. We accept any Westie without regard to health, behavior, temperament, or breeding.

Westie Rescue Mid-Atlantic is an all volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization which is funded by donations from the public. Westies are fostered in private homes during rehabilitation or until adoption.

All dogs are required to be spayed or neutered before placement. A donation to cover program expenses is required at the time of adoption.

Adopting a Friend

Adoption Policies:

To qualify to adopt from Westie Rescue Mid-Atlantic you must:
  1. Reside in our adoption area so we can do a home visit. This area covers Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, WV, southern New Jersey, North and South Carolina, and the District of Columbia (Washington DC). We do NOT ship dogs to new homes.
  2. Complete and submit our adoption application.
  3. Agree to a home visit prior to adopting a dog.

Restrictions on Adoptions (and Reasons):

  1. Rescue does not place dogs in homes with children younger than 7 years old. (30% of the Westies given up to our program are due to poor interaction with small children).
  2. Rescue does not place Westies in homes with resident cats. (Westies were developed to hunt predators the size of cats. To this day, most Westies retain the instinct to hunt and kill such animals. For the safety of people's cats, we do not place in homes where one resides.)

Adoption Application -

You can submit an adoption application in three ways:

  1. EMAILED TO YOU: Send an email to "Mid-Atlantic Adoption" stating you want the application to be sent by email to you. This option is for the application to be EMAILED to you...not mailed to a street address
  2. MAILED TO A STREET ADDRESS: Send a Self Addressed AND Stamped envelope to Westie Rescue, P.O. Box 342, Dunn Loring, VA 22027 stating you want an application mailed to you.

Volunteers -

Volunteers and donations are always welcome and needed.

If you would like to help us with rescued dogs or with other rescue activities [events, fund raising, administrative work, etc.], please fill out the "Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Form". If you have trouble finding or filling out the form, please click on "Web Questions?" to send an email for help.

The more caring people who are actively involved, the less chance that Westies in need will fail to be helped by the rescue system in the US and be euthanized by owners or in shelters.

Donations -

Just as all other rescues and shelters always desperately need donations, Westie Rescue also appreciates every contribution made to keep our rescue program going.

Donations are used ONLY as necessary to ensure that Westies are rescued, rehabilitated, and adopted.

We are an IRS approved 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable group. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

You can make a contribution by:

Does Your Westie Want To Be "In The Know"?

We will be glad to put your Westie (and you) on our Westie Lover's mailing list! Click "Register Your Westie" to have the free newsletter delivered right to your home or business.

If you check the box on the form, you can also receive short emails quarterly from Westie Rescue about upcoming Westie events.

Come Visit Us!

Click "Mid-Atlantic" to go to Westie Rescue's web site.

Remember: If you have problems with or questions about the site, please click on "Web Questions?" send an email to us.


Go to our Westie Calendar by clicking "Events"!

Westie Rescue Of The Mid-Atlantic States Inc.
P.O. Box 342
Dunn Loring VA 22027

Emergency Phone: 703-628-9441 (only when DOGS need help!)
24-hour Information Line: 703-671-1039

Email: Click "Westie Rescue Mail" to send mail to Westie Rescue

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