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.
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:
This is the national breed rescue for all toy fox terriers, registered or not. We also rescue, across the country, any small (under 20#) dog in danger who appears in photo or is described as a toy fox terrier. We follow the standards set by the AKC and the UKC, but acknowledge most shelters do not correctly identify breeds, and therefore also work closely with RT, JRT, Chihuahua and small breed rescues.
Toy Fox Terrier Rescue began as a rescue committee of the American Toy Fox Terrier Club, and over their initial ten years, would take in/adopt @4-5 TFT's per year. ATFTC recommended we separate,due to any potential liability involved in rescue, and we incorporated as a not-for-profit in 2009. We remain a small rescue comprised of volunteers in over twenty states,finding homes in all states and the Cayman Islands for @50 dogs each year. We have formed relationships with shelters in all states, to be notified if a possible TFT is deteriorating or is in danger. The aging population with the economy has seen an incredible increase in dogs without homes, and an increase in owner surrenders. We will supply dog food(donated) or pet security deposit(micro lending), if that is what is needed for the owner to keep their beloved dog.Our love and experience in animal welfare give us the energy to rescue, but never enough funds, for broken legs, luxating patellas, missing limbs, or the dentals which were never done. We need additional foster homes, volunteers to pull from kill shelters, and always, donations toward vet bills.
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Come Meet our Pets:
Dog Days of Summer, US Airways Arena, Phoenix, AZ July 10,2011 * Dogtoberfest, Prescott AZ October 2011 *
Our Adoption Process:
Toy Fox Terriers are listed on Petfinder, and will soon be on our own website. Their is an application (no fee), telephonic interview, verification with veterinarian of record that all pets have been altered and are current on vaccinations as mandated in that jurisdiction. Home visits are done, unless the adopter is a prior adopter or personally vouched for by a board member of this rescue, or a board member of the ATFTC or NTFTC national breed clubs. We require love, commitment and safety. Fees vary, since senior adopters or senior dogs are afforded a discount. As an organization, we want the dog placed in a loving home forever. Therefore, adoption donations are balanced by additional fundraising.
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.