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Maryland Westie Rescue Adoption Process

Our process is focused on the welfare of the Westie, as the needs of the homeless Westie are our primary mission. Please read and review our adoption agreement before submitting an application.

Maryland Westie Rescue Adoption Process

Our process is focused on the welfare of the Westie, as the needs of the homeless Westie are our primary mission. We receive more applications than Westies. Because each dog's situation and need is different, we do not place dogs into homes based on the order of applications received. We also cannot predict how long it will take for an applicant to receive a dog.

Please read this entire page and review our adoption agreement before submitting an application.

Maryland Westie Rescue Adoption Process

Our process is focused on the welfare of the Westie, as the needs of the homeless Westie are our primary mission. We receive more applications than Westies. Because each dog's situation and need is different, we do not place dogs into homes based on the order of applications received. We also cannot predict how long it will take for an applicant to receive a dog.

Please read this entire page and review our adoption agreement before submitting an application.

The Adoption Process

Adoption Application

Adoption Application

The first step potential adopters take is completing our adoption application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Adoption Fees

Adoption Fees

All adoption fees are used for the purpose of rescuing, providing medical care, and placing homeless Westies into new forever homes.

Adoption Contract

Every adopter must sign our Adoption Contract. Please review this contract thoroughly.

Post-Adoption Follow Up

Our goal is to help you enjoy life with your new Westie to the fullest extent possible. If issues arise, or you just need some good advice, we are happy to do follow-up counseling by email or telephone. We may also contact you from time to time to see how the adopted Westie is doing.

If Anything Prevents You From Keeping Your Adopted Westie

Sometimes situations arise which can not be helped. If, at any time, for any reason, you are unable to keep a dog you've adopted from MWR, you must either return the dog to MWR or obtain approval from MWR to transfer ownership to a friend or relative.

MWR is committed to the life, health and well being of every Westie we place for the remainder of that dog's life.

If you are ready to apply to our rescue, please complete our online adoption application.

Is a Westie the right dog for you?