Welcome to Abandoned Terrier Rescue Association           favicon


We are a Southern California 501 (c) (3) non-profit terrier rescue group. We are all volunteers and there is just a handful of us!  We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of  Wire Fox Terriers. Our dogs seek people with lots of “terrier savvy!”  That means an understanding their special needs and their unique  personalities. It also means understanding the sometimes misunderstood terrier behavior that may have led to their need for rescue.
We occasionally take in other purebred terriers such as: Welsh, Lakeland, and Airedale Terriers or, we may be able to refer you to another terrier rescue source.
Are you looking for a devoted terrier companion?  Can you can offer a lifetime commitment of love and caring?   Do you have the understanding (and enjoyment) of terrier challenges? If so, we are happy to assist you in adopting a terrier that will be the best match for YOU! faviconPlease note: We only adopt within the state of California!  The reason? Our resources are very limited.  We want to ensure we can check on the dogs we place. It is important to us to be immediately available if they need our help.


Mission Statement

TO: Rescue Wire Hair Fox Terriers where our help is needed.
TO: Assist with the rescue of other terrier breeds when requested.
TO: Provide any needed veterinary care for all dogs we rescue.
TO: Evaluate the temperament and personality of dogs.
TO: Screen all applicants to assure the best match for them and to ensure a forever home for our dogs.
TO: Provide ongoing support and education to adopters and potential adopters.


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Featured Adoptables!

Currently, all of our adoptable terriers have been placed!

See Currently, all of our adoptable terriers have been placed!'s rescue story.

Facebook Updates

Katie Bug would like to remind you that St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner! She makes the perfect model for one of the bandanas her devoted Mom, Sandi Gunn Kates, purchased for her in support of Abandoned Terrier Rescue's fundraiser for seniors. It can be found on the Auction for Abandoned Terrier Rescue page. Hurry to get yours! Time (and fabric!) are running out! It's size medium, by the way! Too cute! ...

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Your purchases will aid our senior dogs whose names are in the stars...we will be telling you all about them and how you have helped them in future posts. Remember when paying with PayPal PLEASE choose the friends/family option so that fees are NOT deducted! Our Paypal address is: donations@atrarescue.com Thank you all so much!

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