"Within the heart of every homeless Westie lies the simple desire to be loved." --Angie Gittles, Co-Founder, Maryland Westie Rescue

Harry Brownes

Dine in Annapolis this Summer and Help Maryland Westie Rescue!!

Planning to visit Annapolis or want a reason to?? Eat at the Harry Browne’s restaurant outdoor café (it’s pet friendly) and you will help animal rescue! During the following weeks this summer, 10% of all proceeds from outdoor dining will go to Maryland Westie Rescue:

  • June 8-14
  • July 6-12
  • August 3-9
  • September 7-13
Harry Browne’s is located at 66 State Circle, Annapolis, MD and the owner is owned by three MWR alumni! Visit the restaurant's website at www.HarryBrownes.com


Wine Bin


Join Maryland Westie Rescue for Yappy Hour on Friday, October 3, 2014!!

The Wine Bin in Ellicott City, Maryland will be hosting a Yappy Hour to benefit Maryland Westie Rescue on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 6pm – 9pm. Bring your Westie (or other dog) and enjoy wine, live music and other dog lovers.

The Wine Bin is located at:
8390 Main Street,
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Ph. (410) 465-7802


SAVE THE DATE: Westie Walk in the Vineyards

Join us on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 for a Westie Walk in the Vineyards at Elk Island Winery in Goochland, VA. Meet the Terroiriers: Macaroni the Westie, Oscar the Cairn and Gus the Yorkie! Try Terroirier Red and Terroirier White wine along with other fabulous Elk Island wines. Details to follow. Visit the Elk Island Winery website to learn more about their fabulous wines.

Winky the Westie


2014 Wine & Fleas Fundraiser THANKS EVERYONE FOR ATTENDING!

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2014 Wine & Fleas event at Barrel Oak Winery, and a special thanks to all our sponsors and donors. Check out the event photos on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/marylandwestierescue. Professional photographer Michelle Zak also has three beautiful albums of photos on her Facebook page at www.michellezak.com.

We'll see you next year on Sunday, May 17, 2015!


For the Love of Westies

Maryland Westie Rescue was founded in 2007 by a small, all-volunteer group of people dedicated to saving West Highland White Terriers (Westies) in Maryland and the surrounding states. We'd like to extend a special "thank you" and to recognize the love and dedication of our volunteers, foster families, and those who have been willing to open their hearts and homes to a rescue dog. And remember, "it's all about the Westies!"

Be sure to check out our Online Adoption Application!

Postage For Paws

Postage For Paws MWR is having a Forever Stamp Drive!

Simply send us a book (or 2 or 3...) of Forever Stamps! Why Forever Stamps, you ask? Because, they can be used at the current first-class postage rate at any time, regardless if the postage rates go up (which they will). You can buy them now, and they will be good FOREVER without having to add any extra postage. Seriously!


Rescued Hearts

Taking care of rescue dogs
Is something I do best.
I know because I've done it,
And I've surely passed the test.
The dogs I've bathed, the food I've fed,
The vacuuming I've done,
And all to watch a frightened soul
Sit dreaming in the sun.
My own dogs I've neglected,
But I tell them everyday
That I love and cherish each of them
Though a new dog's come to stay.
I know they understand this,
For in their eyes I see
The love that I have given them
Come shining back at me.
Some people think I'm crazy,
Some others think I'm great.
But very few can understand,
What really is at stake.
If I can love and help a dog
To find a better way,
My own life is much richer,
I look forward to each new day.
So now you know my secret,
It's there for all to see,
The love I give, the life I save,
I do it all for me.

~Kathleen Parsons~


Maryland Westie RescueCertified Best in America