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 E-mail: [email protected] 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. 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 WHITE TERRIER (WESTIE) HEALTHY, PROPERLY FED, EXERCISED AND SOCIALIZED. 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 (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 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
Please visit our website for detail on adoption, fostering and volunteering homless West Highland White Terriers (Westies) www.WestieRescue.com 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!