Thank you for your interest in our organization. Due to the popularity of our program, North Atlantic Westie Rescue is prioritizing intake of dogs who have complex needs that make them difficult to place or who are deemed “unadoptable.” As such, North Atlantic Westie Rescue only taking new cases that meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Seniors (8 years of age or up)
- Dogs with chronic illnesses or disabilities
- Dogs with terminal illness
- Dogs with behavioral conditions requiring medication
Our organization takes all “little white dogs” and other terriers, so it is not essential that your dog be a Westie as long as the above criteria are met.
We regret that we are unable to take dogs with severe aggression (e.g., repeated biting of human beings that goes well beyond “nipping” and occasional bites) to ensure the safety of our volunteers. If you need help with a dog that does not meet these criteria or has aggression, please contact us via our surrender line at 781-424-1477 to discuss your situation or to get a referral to another organization that can help you. We are committed to referring you to an organization that can help you with your dog.
If you need to surrender your dog AND they meet the criteria above, fill out our short surrender form below to receive a call from our intake Director.