Westie Rescue - MidAtlantic Region
Westie Rescue USA
PO Box 342
Dunn Loring, VA 22027
Contact: Stephen Di Giulian, President
Telephone: (703) 628-9441
Web Site: www.westierescue.com
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.
Stephen Di Giulian- President
Jim Chapman- Vice president
Westie Rescue provides the following services: Rescue, Rehabilitation, and re-homing of homeless or un-wanted West Highland White Terriers (Westies). WESTIE RESCUE MID-ATLANTIC HAS HELPED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE RECEIVE ACCURATE AND UP TO DATE INFORMATION SO THAT THEY CAN KEEP THEIR WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER (WESTIE) HEALTHY, PROPERLY FED, EXERCISED AND SOCIALIZED.
In 2022 we reached a mile stone as Westie Rescue rescued and rehomed our 1,300th Westie. Each year for the past 28 years +, 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.
Every Westie is then placed into foster care as we screen potential homes for a final placement. Each year we help 60-75+ Westies under this program. Westies in trouble are 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 200-500 Westies in their own towns, cities, and States each year.
Prevention of cruelty to animals:
Westie Rescue provides public outreach through 5 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.
Westie Rescue maintains a website (www.WestieRescue.com) 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 27 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 2022 we marched for the 28th time in the annual Alexandria, Virginia Scottish Christmas Parade showing the general public how second-hand dogs really are make GREAT pets.
Westie Rescues all over the USA are seeking homes that have the terrier experience that will allow a rescued Westie grow into your best buddy. Owners need to understand that many of these dogs are happy friendly pets who have found themselves in the wrong home at the wrong time. Reasons for give ups range from death, divorce, child/dog conflicts, Armed service moves to conflict areas, health of the humans and declining health of the Westie him/herself, so we are seeking new owners who have the patience, mindset, resources, and understanding that this match is for the life of both of you.
If you are a senior what are YOUR plans for your eventual decline?
If you are in your 20's what is your plan when kids come along and the two don't fit?
Email anytime and we can discuss all things Westie, and who is seeking a new home might be a good fit for your home!