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Westie Rescue MidAtlantic

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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Westie Rescue MidAtlantic covers all the eastern USA

About Our Rescue Group:

Westie Rescue of the MidAtlantic States, Inc
Westie Rescue USA
PO Box 342
Dunn Loring, VA 22027
Contact: Stephen Di Giulian, President
Telephone: (703) 628-9441

Web Site:

Who We Are
We, the volunteers who make up Westie Rescue, provide education to the general public of dog owners, rescue, rehabilitation, and re-home West Highland White Terriers (Westies) in the MidAtlantic area, as well as support rescue efforts in all the USA.
Chief Executives
Stephen Di Giulian- President
Jim Chapman- Vice president

Humane Activities:
Westie Rescue provides the following services: Rescue, Rehabilitation, and re-homing of homeless or un-wanted West Highland White Terriers (Westies). WESTIE RESCUE OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES HAS HELPED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE RECEIVE ACCURATE AND UP TO DATE INFORMATION SO THAT THEY CAN KEEP THEIR WEST HIGHLAND

Each year, owners, state, county, and local municipal animal control authorities, reach out to Westie Rescue regarding dogs that are unwanted, contact Westie Rescue. Westie Rescue acts quickly to pick up the animal in question, drives them directly to a veterinarian hospital to ensure that the Westie in question receives a medical evaluation, rabies shots, and other medical care as required by the experienced vets we use.

The Westie is then placed into foster care as we screen potential homes for a final placement. Each year we help 100+ Westies under this program. In 2011 over 200 Westies were assisted in multiple forms, some were rescued, rehabilitated and when ready medically and behaviorally were rehomed. With others we assisted the owners with concerns and help them train and care for their own Westie. Westie Rescue also assists other volunteer rescue groups across the USA who in turn rescues an additional 500 Westies in their own towns, cities, and States each year.

Prevention of cruelty to animals:
Westie Rescue provides public outreach through 6 special events each year, and actively participates in helping owners with issues and training to ensure proper care, feeding, behavior training, and proper pet ownership. These events include ethic such as Scottish Festivals and other public events where the public can see and touch these animals to get first hand information and assistance. Each year Westie Rescue’s out reach touches as many as 45,000 people through these events. Hundreds more owners are positively impacted through our website and other uniformed methods of communication.

Educational Assistance:
Westie Rescue maintains a website ( where we provide resource materials and links to help owners and potential owners of West Highland White Terriers with proper animal care and ownership. This site receives over 1000 visits per day from people seeking behavior training, medical assistance, proper care, and feeding for Westies. This website is also used by over 40 Westie Rescue organizations through out the USA, Canada, and the world. This website is the key to help owners and potential adopter find assistance. Westie Rescue also does local community outreach to owners through special events each year, including museum programs on Scottish heritage, City Parades, and other public events. In 2011 we marched for the 16th time in the annual Alexandria, Virginia Scottish Christmas Parade showing the general public how second hand dogs really are make GREAT pets

Come Meet our Pets:

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Our Adoption Process:

Please visit our website for detail on adoption, fostering and volunteering homless West Highland White Terriers (Westies)

All adopters need to fillout an online Application form
all adopters will have their references (Vet, contacts) checked.
An Adoption contract is required
A donation to help the next incoming Westie is required.
Home checks are a part of our process
Prior Westie/Terrier experience is a PLUS!

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.