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Our Featured Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Partner:

Sunshine State Westie Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

The entire state of Florida

About Our Rescue Group:

Sunshine State Westie Rescue is a relatively new entity of Westie Rescue USA. We operate under 501(c)3 of Westie Rescue of the Mid Atlantic States, Inc. We provide rescue, fostering, medical, and adoption services for abused, abandoned, neglected, and/or homeless West Highland White Terriers ("Westies"). We welcome every Westie without regard to health, behavior or temperament.
Sunshine State Westie Rescue 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 treated for any medical issues, brought up to date and are required to be spayed or neutered before placement. A tax deductible donation is requested at the time of adoption. These donations are the lifeblood of the organization. We operate under the 501(c)(3) of the Mid Atlantic States; their suggested tax-deductible Adoption Donations range from $250-$500. The Adoption Donations are not for a particular dog, but go toward the care of incoming dogs.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Just as all other rescues and shelters always desperately need donations, Westie Rescue also appreciates every contribution made to keep our rescue program going. We are an IRS approved 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable group. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations are used ONLY as necessary to ensure that Westies are rescued, rehabilitated, and adopted. You can make a contribution by: BY CREDIT CARD - Follow this secure link: ”" BY MAIL - Send a check to: "Westie Rescue" P. O. Box 342, Dunn Loring, VA 22027.

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Our Adoption Process:

To qualify to adopt from Sunshine State Westie Rescue you must first:
- Reside in Florida so we can do a home visit. We do NOT ship dogs to new homes.
- FULLY COMPLETE and submit our adoption application sponsored by Westie Rescue Mid Atlantic.
- Agree to a home visit prior to adopting a dog. Sunshine State Westie Rescue requires a Home Safety Visit prior to approval to adopt. A Westie Rescue volunteer in your area will be contacted to arrange and conduct the Home visit.
To familiarize yourself with all the factors affecting your decision to adopt a rescued Westie. please take a few minutes to read the FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions
If you think you could be the perfect forever home for one of our rescued Westies, we look forward to receiving your Application!
You can submit an adoption application two ways:
Send a Self Addressed AND Stamped envelope to:
Westie Rescue
P.O. Box 342,
Dunn Loring, VA 22027

Incomplete applications are filed until a volunteer has time to contact the applicant to obtain the missing information. Unfortunately, in an all volunteer organization, this could take quite a while, delaying the approval process.

Restrictions on Adoptions (and Reasons):
Westie Rescue does not place dogs in homes with children younger than 7 years old.
Rescue does not place Westies in homes with resident cats unless the dog is proven to be cat friendly. (Westies were developed to hunt predators the size of cats. Typically, o this day, most Westies have retained the instinct to hunt and kill such animals. For the safety of people's cats, we do not place in homes where one resides.)

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.