The Toy Fox Terrier is also known as the 'Ameritoy' as it was bred in America. The breed was first recognized by the United Kennel Club and later by the American Kennel Club. The Toy Fox Terrier is intelligent, alert, very active and friendly. A TFT is your personal body guard and is completely loyal. They were the original circus dogs and excel in agility as they learn new tasks quickly, are eager to please, and adapt to almost any situation. The Toy Fox Terrier is self-possessed, spirited, determined and not at all intimidated. They are able to take on the personality of the household, almost always highly animated and very comical, entertaining, energetic and playful all their lives.
What is TFT Rescue?
The members of Toy Fox Terrier Rescue are all volunteers, who network across the country to assist when a TFT, or an 'almost TFT' is in need. We have dogs up for adoption all across the USA,, not just CA, & we work out ground transports, as well as, air flights. There are additional charges for adopting a dog out of state, but they are more than worth it. Our adoption fee does vary depending on the age of the dog.
We rescue dogs in overcrowded pounds, on the PTS lists at a kill shelters, in a puppymills (known as HVB-High Volume Breeder), backyard breeders, abandoned companion pets, and now, many canine victims of the economy. TFTRescue also assists owners whenever possible with resources including but not limited to- choosing a TFT, training, behavioral issues, health care including dental, funding sources, lost pet protocol, and how to cope with illness. TFTRescue does not have an emergency medical fund as yet, but we do have micro-lending and food for companion dogs of homeless in some areas of the country.
Follow the link above to visit our web site. The American Toy Fox Terrier Club is an organization filled with devoted and loving people who adore their TFTs. We have members in most all states and a diligent Board of Directors who are constantly fighting for the rights and protection of our beloved breed. We offer a quarterly newsletter to all members which is filled with interesting facts and information pertaining to the TFT, as well as the opportunity to talk with TFT families in a daily chat session.
Follow the link above for an adoption application. We have dozens of little ones looking for a loving caring home in our rescue program at any given time. A rescued Toy Fox Terrier may need extra patience and attention at first, but it is a task well worth the reward.
The adoption fee, which varies depending on the dog, helps to offset the cost of spaying and neutering, vaccinations, dental cleaning, health certificates and testing for suspected illnesses. Donations help shore the difference between adoption fees and the costs of other treatments such as heartworm, broken limbs, kennel cough, etc...
If you are considering adopting one of our tiny wonders, acquaint yourself with the breed. Be sure you are suited for a very active, fearless, small dog that is a giant in spirit. It is also an adorable breed: intelligent, devoted, travels easily, requires little grooming. A Toy Fox Terrier is a snuggler, a cuddler, and a truly loving dog who will enrich your life as does nothing else.
How can you help?
Rescue warms your soul. Most of our dogs are fostered in our own homes. We welcome your involvement, be that as a foster, or conducting a home visit, or taking part in a transport, or arranging a fund-raiser or making a donation. As a volunteer organization, we operate by the skin of our teeth, on donations. Please consider giving a little bit. It's all about the dogs.