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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Our Fundraising Auction is winding down, so please head over to the Auction Page to make your final bids before it ends at 5:00 pm on Sunday 8/28. Our Westies need your help, and by bidding you not only help us raise much-needed funds, you can get some really cool items!

Follow the link in the comments section below and THANK YOU!!!
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Martin arrived to Westie Retreat via. Animal Rescue League of Boston. Now in NAWR's hospice program, we are evaluating his condition and providing him with much needed care and attention.

We at NAWR have decided to provide Martin with as much attention and comfort in his last months of life. We feel every dog, especially those who have lived in tragic situations, deserve the most respect, care and love possible in there final part of life. Here is a brief synopsis of Martin's situation and all we will provide:

He has a severe heart murmur, and enlarged heart. His chest cavity is malformed and his upper airway abnormality cause pressure in his chest. His overall picture is uncertain at best due to the underlying causes of his thoracic abnormalities. He will be receiving the very best medical care from Dr. Lord and our other veterinary partners.

We appreciate and thank the Animal Rescue League of Boston for providing us the opportunity to give care and comfort to Martin. We do not know what his expense for care will be at this time, but all donations in trust to our hospice care can be made directly to him on our website.
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Happy National Dog Day! This day was created to promote rescue. There are many dogs, not just at NAWR, who need homes where they will thrive and be valued! ADOPT TODAY! ... See MoreSee Less

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