Westie Rescue, Inc., is an all-volunteer, federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and welfare of homeless West Highland White Terriers (Westies).

Westie Rescue facilitates the rescue and adoption of stray, abandoned, neglected, abused, and surrendered Westies or Westie-mixes displaying the physical and behavioral attributes of a pure-bred Westie.


Westie Rescue serves Westies in need in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware, and parts of West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.

Ultimately, the availability of financial and volunteer resources determines how many Westies we can rescue and from where. Our goal is to provide quality care and assistance to as many homeless Westies as possible.

Qualified adoptive families are selected through an application process focused on the welfare of the Westie and the need to place each dog in an appropriate environment given the individual dog's background, temperament, and needs.

Our primary goal is to place our Westies in safe, loving, lifelong homes.


Donations to Westie Rescue are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Our IRS Non-Profit Tax ID is #52-2279786

We are a registered charity on GuideStar, the on-line standard for nonprofit accountability. Take a look at our listing.

A copy of our annual report is available to all who are interested. Please send a self addressed stamped envelope with your request to: Westie Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 187, Bluemont, VA 20135. Maryland Residents: A copy of the organization's financial statements may be obtained at the Secretary of State's Office, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-974-5534. Virginia Residents: Commonwealth of Virginia residents may obtain a financial statement from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218. Registration does not imply endorsement.