Our involvement in Welsh Terrier rescue

As long as Lucy has been a Welsh terrier breeder, she has assisted in the local rescue of Welsh terriers. While serving as the Welsh terrier representative for the Purebred Dog Rescue of St. Louis she fostered and placed several Welsh terriers as well as other terriers on occasion.

In August 1997, the
Welsh Terrier Club of America Rescue Service (WTCARES) co-chairman contacted Lucy and Linda to assist with a rescue. Linda returned home with four rescued Welsh terriers. By mid-December, a total of eleven Welsh terriers had come through the Saint Louis area. Lucy and Linda's work with these dogs included fostering them, caring for their medical needs, evaluating their behavior, and discussing possible placements with the national chairman of WTCARES. All eleven WTs were successfully placed into new homes.

In March 1998, Lucy and Linda were recognized for their efforts with an award from WTCARES. Shortly after that, Linda became an official WTCARES representative for the Midwest.

During the next three years, Lucy and Linda worked with another seventeen Welsh terriers in need of rescue.  In October 2000, they received a lifetime achievement award from WTCARES.

The Wysiwyg Welsh terrier puppy contract requires owners of Wysiwyg dogs who can no longer keep their pets at any point in their lives to return them to Lucy and Linda, thereby ensuring that Wysiwyg dogs will not be in need of rescue themselves. Lucy and Linda continue to rescue Welsh terriers as the need arises.
WYSIWYG Welsh Terriers
Our Rescue Efforts
What is “rescue?“

“Rescue” in the dog world means taking a dog who has lost its current home and finding a new home for the dog. Sometimes owners have to give up pets because they develop allergies to them. Life circumstances such as death, divorce, or an owner’s move to a retirement home or apartment can leave dogs homeless. Owners may find that dogs take up more of their time and energy than they expected, and decide to find them homes where new owners have more time for the dogs. Sometimes the owners of lost dogs cannot be located and the dog must be placed into a new home. Twenty-five percent of dogs in shelters are purebreds.
What you can do for “rescue dogs"

If you are looking for a Welsh terrier, consider whether adopting a rescue WT might be right for you. The
WTCARES webpage can help.

There are dogs who need rescue in every breed no matter how rare or expensive. If you are interested in rescue organizations for a different breed, type the breed name and the word “rescue” into a search engine to find them.

Support your local shelters! The people who work there do a very hard, important, and generally thankless job. Most importantly, be a responsible pet owner yourself. Train, leash, fence, spay or neuter, and love your dog.
Our Rescue Efforts - Pg 2 (photos)