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About Maryland Westie Rescue

Maryland Westie Rescue, Inc., (MWR) is an all-volunteer animal rescue organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing West Highland White Terriers (Westies) and Westie mixes. While MWR focuses on Westies in Maryland and surrounding states, often our resources and volunteers allow us to help dogs in states further away.

MWR is not a shelter and has no paid employees.

About Maryland Westie Rescue

Maryland Westie Rescue, Inc., (MWR) is an all-volunteer animal rescue organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing West Highland White Terriers (Westies) and Westie mixes. 

About Maryland Westie Rescue

Maryland Westie Rescue, Inc., (MWR) is an all-volunteer animal rescue organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing West Highland White Terriers (Westies) and Westie mixes.

Our Goal

MWR's goal is to provide quality care and placement assistance to the stray, abandoned, neglected, abused, and surrendered Westies that come into our care. We provide appropriate foster and veterinary care, proper nourishment, and give plenty of love and attention while we find permanent, loving homes for our adoptable dogs.

Our focus is on the welfare of the Westie and the need to place each dog in an environment appropriate for that dog's background, temperament, and needs. The needs of the homeless Westie are our primary concern and finding safe loving, lifelong homes for these Westies our primary mission.

While MWR focuses on Westies in Maryland and surrounding states, often our resources and volunteers allow us to help dogs in states further away. MWR is not a shelter and has no paid employees.

The MWR Leadership Team

Board of Directors

MaryAnn Keyser, President
Nini Goodwin, Vice-President
Diane Pelton, Secretary/Treasurer
Phil Margolies, Board Member
Bruce Ferguson, Board Member

Intake Coordinators

Phil Margolies and Diane Pelton
intake@marylandwestierescue.com

Foster Home Coordinators

Bruce Ferguson
Debra Roane
fosterhomes@marylandwestierescue.com

Adoption Coordinator

Donations/Gifts/Memoriams Coordinator

Social Media Coordinator

Newsletter Editor

Logo License Plate Coordinator

Webmaster

The MWR Leadership Team

Board of Directors

MaryAnn Keyser, President
Nini Goodwin, Vice-President
Diane Pelton, Secretary/Treasurer
Phil Margolies, Board Member
Bruce Ferguson, Board Member

Intake Coordinators

Phil Margolies and Diane Pelton

Foster Home Coordinators

Bruce Ferguson
Debra Roane

Adoption Coordinator

Nini Goodwin

Donations/Gifts/Memoriams Coordinator

Diane Pelton

Social Media Coordinator

Diane Pelton

Newsletter Editor

Diane Pelton

Logo License Plate Coordinator

Diane Pelton

Webmaster

Phil Margolies

Mailing Address

Maryland Westie Rescue
PO Box 68
Spencerville, MD 20868-0068

Our 503(c) History

MWR applied for our EIN on July 30, 2007. We were assigned EIN 26-0612180 on August 3, 2007. MWR filed our Articles of Incorporation with the State of Maryland on August 13, 2007. Our IRS Form 1023 (Application for Recognition of Exemption - Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) was prepared on November 26, 2007, and approved by notice dated July 10, 2008.