Welcome to ATRA Rescue           favicon


We are a Southern California 501 (c) (3) non-profit rescue group comprised  entirely of volunteers. Our terriers are seeking people with terrier savvy who are interested in adopting a purebred Wire Fox Terrier. We may also house or refer you to Welsh Terriers, Lakeland Terriers, and Airedale Terriers who are in need of homes. If you’re looking for a devoted companion and you can offer the commitment of a lifetime of love and caring, in addition to the understanding of terrier challenges, we are happy to assist you in adopting a dog that will be the best match for you! faviconPlease note that we only adopt within the state of California so that we are able to follow and check on the dogs we place and are immediately available if help is needed.


Mission Statement

TO: Rescue Wire Hair Fox Terriers from any situation where help is needed
TO: Assist with the rescue of other terrier breeds when requested.
TO: Provide any needed veterinary care for all dogs in our rescue
TO: Evaluate the temperament and personality of dogs in our care to assist in determining their best placement.
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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Facebook Updates

Since so many interested and supportive folks have been added to our "Wing and a Prayer" First Auction for Abandoned Terrier Rescue, we have decided to add some more items!!!
Spread the word as there are only 2 more days to review!

Belle says, "I'm just helping with the auction! You know, shredding paper for packages?" Thanks, Belle! By the way, Belle is doing well --still infection free (thank you for that miracle!) and incontinence has shown some improvement. You are the best, Belle!
A great helper!

Chief Superintendent Airedale announces that as of 8:25 PDT all who have requested to join the group Auction for Abandoned Terrier Rescue have been approved!!!

REMINDER: this period until Oct 8th is for review only! And for the possible addition of items!!!Bids will be deleted at this time. All bidding starts Oct 8th!
( by the way --he is up for auction!)