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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Many thanks! ...

Needless to say, everyone at Abandoned Terrier Rescue is overjoyed and so thankful to everyone who helped to make “The Sky’s the Limit” Auction such an enormous success! We truly reached great heights with this one! The donations and bidding were generous beyond anything we could have imagined! To everyone who rallied on behalf of our dogs as though they were yours, we are deeply touched and so very grateful. We are all connected in this Wirey World of ours! A special thanks to Brenda Truett who guided us through this from beginning —with a new cover photo to speeding through the tedious bookkeeping end in order to share the wonderful news ASAP! Did you hear a sound rising above the barking of terriers? It was Ruth Millington breathing a huge sigh of relief! Thank you all so very much!

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We are so thankful! ...

A huge THANK YOU to each and every one of you! You guys rock! Be expecting your invoices via messenger in the next day or two. Those of you who just want to make a donation - the PayPal address is: donations@atrarescue.com

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Scruffy has something to tell you.... ...

Before the auction ends, a word from Scruffy. Most of you probably remember Scruffy for it was his flight from Taiwan to us that inspired this latest Auction, “The Sky’s the Limit.” Helen Ray Young rescued 8 month old Scruffy from a cramped cage in a Taiwan pet store. Ignored and neglected, he was emaciated with inflamed skin from allergies and bald patches where hair should have been. Even worse, his spirit was nearly broken. He would hardly lift his head for Helen. Helen nurtured Scruffy back to health and when he came to us he was a beautiful, energetic Wire ready for a new life in America. We want to repay Helen for the many expenses she incurred: paying for Scruffy, taking him to the vet numerous times, buying his airline approved crate and flying him to us and so much more. But Helen has said she doesn’t want any reimbursement. Her reward was seeing Scruffy thrive and be adopted to the most wonderful home ever! Yes! Scruffy has been adopted! We will be making the formal announcement about that soon so you can meet his new parents. Helen wants us to have the money you have raised to help all the foxies that come to us needing care. She is as selfless as the dogs she rescues! So, Scruffy says thanks, too! And he wants you to remember that bids are accepted up to 5:59 PM EST. The auction closes promptly at 6:00 PM EST. Bids at 6 PM EST or later will not count. Bids must be in the Comments section not the reply section. Bids must be in whole dollars. Scruffy wants you to have as much fun at the Auction as he is having in his new home! Let’s remember win or lose, it’s all for the dogs-like Scruffy, Mavis, Santa and Molly-who all thank you for loving Terriers and for being so generous to the Rescue!

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