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

Winky the Westie


JOIN US!! Wine & Fleas Fundraiser May 22, 2016

Our 2016 Wine & Fleas event will be held Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Barrel Oak Winery, Delaplane, VA. Join us for lunch, wine tasting, silent auction, door prizes, Westie boutique and more! For more information and a registration form, visit our Wine & Fleas page.





All Breed Lure Coursing Ability Fun Run, June 4, 2016

    • Want to learn about Coursing Ability -- a fast growing AKC event open to all dogs?
    • Want to test your dog’s prey drive?
    • Want to have fun?!!!

Then join us on Saturday, June 4th from 8am – 2pm at:
Canine Meadows (Field #3)
John C. Rudy Park
400 Mundis Road
York, PA 17406

This event is sponsored by The Chesapeake Bay West Highland White Terrier Club and Sugarloaf Mountain Terrier Racing Club for the benefit of Maryland Westie Rescue, Inc.

The entire course will be inside a secure, completely fenced dog park so it will be perfect for novice dogs and those that may wander

General Info:

  • Dogs of all breeds are welcome!!
  • Pre-registration required; you can pre-register here
  • Fee: $10/per dog per run (maximum 2 runs per dog)
  • Current rabies certificate required on-site during check-in and inspection
  • Roll call and inspection at 8am; first run at 9am
  • Dogs under 12” at withers and brachycephalic breeds (e.g., English Bulldogs) will run a 300 yard course; all other dogs run 600 yards
  • Bitches in season will be allowed to run, but moved to the end of the line of the first run
  • To learn more about coursing ability, visit the AKC site


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~


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