Westie Rescue is a decentralized effort by volunteer rescue groups operating independently throughout the country. Groups of volunteers may be associated with the West Highland White Terrier Club of America (WHWTCA), a Regional Westie Club, or independent organizations created solely for rescue work.
Westie Rescue groups exist to facilitate the rescue of and find new homes for stray, abandoned, neglected, abused, and surrendered Westies. The policies and procedures they follow to accomplish this vary with the local environment and the resources available. Some groups are able to provide a range of services, including foster care. Others may have more limited resources and operate primarily through referrals and "home-to-home" placements. Many do both.
As active members of the national network of Westie Rescue, those rescue groups and individuals listed on this web site are guided by the following common code of conduct: