Welsh Terriers that are available for rescue can be viewed under the RESCUE tab > Available Welshies. Please fill out the adoption form and use the drop-down arrow, above the form, to direct the application to your closest WTCARES representative. Feel free to contact that representative to introduce yourself and discuss any adoption questions.
WTCARES was formed as a committee of the Welsh Terrier Club of America in the early 1980’s. With a mission to rescue Welsh terriers in need and to rehome them. WTCARES became a charitable trust established by the WTCA in 2007 with its own trustees and treasury. Welshes come to WTCARES for many reasons. Perhaps an owner has moved and cannot take their dog with them or the owner has become ill and is unable to look after their Welsh any longer. We also rescue Welshes from shelters, wondering lost in the streets, and those turned over from commercial breeders. At times people have gotten their dog from a breeder who, unlike our WTCA breeders, has not screened the home to see that they are aware of the personality and activity level of the Welsh. The dog is not bad nor are the owners but it was a bad match. For whatever reason, a Welsh terrier or its people has WTCARES for safety net when needed.
WTCARES is also an organization that Welsh Terrier owners can turn to for educational purposes; helping welshie families understand the breed and the dogs feisty, independent personality.
Rescues are fostered by volunteers and evaluated to determine their temperament, training, and suitability for placement. Our application process, interviewing of prospective matches, and home visits help us match the right dog to family. We continue to have contact with and support of family and dog through the years. All rescues are up to date on shots, have been spayed or neutered, and any health issues, testing, and treatment done before placement. Adoption fees are 250.00.
IMPORTANT: NOT ALL WELSH TERRIER UP FOR ADOPTION HAVE BEEN POSTED YET. WE FIRST ADDRESS ANY MEDICAL ISSUES AND EVALUATE TEMPERAMENT PRIOR TO LISTING. YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY ADDED TO THE DATABASE WHEN YOU FILL OUT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION, FOUND UNDER THE RESCUE TAB ON THIS SITE. ALL APPLICANTS ARE FULLY VETTED.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DOGS POSTED OR PENDING POSTS, CONTACT LYN HOLLIS AT 731-584-6530. IT IS ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL REP DIRECT, VIA THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION, TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FILL OUT AN ADOPTION FORM, THERE IS A LINK UNDER THE RESCUE TAB. ONCE ACCEPTED A REP WILL CONTACT YOU AND ASK TO DO A HOME VISIT IN PREPARATION FOR BRINGING ONE OF THESE FEISTY, SMART DOGS INTO YOUR HOME.
God made puppies irresistible for a reason, they are so ill-mannered and uncontrollable, you would either kill yourself or them before the training pads dry, so think hard when you request a welsh puppy. Welshes are notoriously hard to train, due to their stubborn, independent nature. This feisty breed was bred for independent work – rooting out vermin – rats, snakes, cats, chickens, possum bunnies, squirrels, etc. – welshes are prey driven. Blink and they are gone, turn your back and they are in the pool, get-up in the middle of the night to pee and they grab your space, forget about “recall” they turn thier back, look over their shoulder and give you the finger (tail straight-up). Welshies must be kept on a leash at all times – which is why we ask that all adoptee families have fenced-in yards – especially for puppies.
Also with a puppy –from a bad breeder- you do not know what type of genetics hide in his or her DNA. Aggressive, anti-social, illness, dominant – all tend to come out when their three’s.