Westie Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic
A not-for-profit organized to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome West Highland White Terriers (Westies)in need.
Who is Westie Rescue MidAtlantic?
Westie Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. ["Westie Rescue Mid-Atlantic"], a member of the Humane Society of the United States is an all volunteer 501-3c, not-for-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The organization is dedicated to assisting West Highland White Terriers needing rescue from neglect or abuse or assistance in finding new homes. We primarily cover the Greater Washington DC area, including Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the District of Columbia, parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We also support or participate in rescue efforts elsewhere in the United States.
Our volunteers have been involved in rescue over 10 years and, during that time, have taken in and placed hundreds of Westies. Westie Rescue Mid-Atlantic operates totally on donations from the public, which go only to pay the expenses [including medical care] of the dogs and administrative costs of finding potential adoptive homes and record keeping. There is no full-time staff. Volunteers receive no compensation except for receipts of out of pocket expenses directly related to rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of Westies in the program.
Each year, we place 40-60 Westies. Some are in excellent health; some are far from it. Although most are around 5 years old, the ages of the dogs range from 8 weeks to 11 years.