Homeless Dogs Need Your Help

NAWR rescues 30-40 Westies and small terriers every year. Help us rescue more.

There’s never been a better time to volunteer for North Atlantic Westie Rescue. As the largest Westie Rescue in northeastern United States, we have developed expertise in rescuing dogs with complex medical and behavioral health needs. We rescue Westies, Scotties, Cairns, Yorkies, mini-Schnauzers and more. Consider fostering, driving, raising money or volunteering your special talents to this special cause today!

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Who are we?

North Atlantic Westie Rescue is tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping Westies in need. We believe every dog deserves a forever home where they can be the best dog they can be.

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Urgent Cause

Lulu Belle Needs Surgery!

Lulu Belle is a retired breeding dog who needs surgery to remove a mammary tumor and other suspicious tissue in the surrounding area. We urgently need to do surgery and this means raising funds for this procedure and her spay....
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Meet Our Adoptable Dogs

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Dogs in Foster Care

Our dogs in foster care and getting ready for adoption. Check out their stories!
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The "Prince" and the Pea??? .... NAWR alumnus Marley resting on a pile of dog beds while Mom vacuums! Oh Marley!!!

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The "Prince" and the Pea??? ....

NAWR alumnus Marley resting on a pile of dog beds while Mom vacuums! Oh Marley!!!
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Adoption Announcement!

We are pleased to share the news that Frosty has been adopted! He is the newest member of the Cataldo family and is happy to be in a home as the only dog where he can get all the attention he deserves. His Mom, Tina, tells us he's settling in nicely and that they are in love! He's a sweet boy, loves hugs and kisses, going for walks and just being with the family. Please join us in congratulating Frosty and the Cataldos and wishing them many years of happiness together.
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Featured Video

This month, we honor the memory of Scout who passed on to Rainbow Bridge in early 2016.