Mission Statement

Westie Rescue of Canada (WRC) is a registered charity dedicated to the protection and well-being of West Highland White Terriers. WRC is funded by private donations and is run by volunteers to find permanent and loving homes for westies who can no longer be cared for by their owners, have been abandoned or mistreated or are in need of care because of the death or illness of an owner.

The primary role of WRC is to ensure that quality care is given by facilitating the pick-up and transport of such dogs: arranging for their spay/neuter as well as for the provision of other appropriate veterinary care; rehabilitating and fostering such dogs; seeking applications for, and screening permanent homes for such dogs and  facilitating their adoption.

About Us

Westie Rescue of Canada (WRC) is a national registered Canadian charity (83226 8700 RR0001). We are an  independent,  all-volunteer organization operating across Canada. Our rescues come from all walks of life – owner turn-in, shelters, veterinarian referrals. We will take in any Westie, no matter its history. Our rescues are cared for in private foster homes where they receive proper Veterinarian care and rehabilitation. WRC was founded in 1999 by a group of dedicated volunteers.  We would not be able to continue this important work without our network of volunteers, foster families, supporters and our adopters that have opened their hearts to a rescued Westie.

WRC depends solely upon fund raising events and donations to continue with our rescue care and activities.  If you would like to donate to Westie Rescue of Canada, donations may be submitted by cheque, money order  or by e-transfer to  the secretary email address that you can find here
                   Westie Rescue of Canada
                   c/o 227 Newdale Court
                   North Vancouver, BC   V7N 3H2

A special thank you to Rhonda Wilford who designed our logo and to Kirsten Fox for adapting the logo for the website and all other graphics on this site.

A special thank you to Jane Kabel and Ida Bouwhuis who so willingly have helped us with our website. All graphics and design elements on this site are copyright of Westie Rescue of Canada. All rights reserved.

To all the many volunteers who have helped us in the past and to all those who are currently giving so freely of their time, patience and dollars, we say a most heartfelt thanks. Without you, many Westies would not have had such a wonderful second chance in their all too short lives.