“We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.”
Anyone who knows me, knows that Maggie, my Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, is the love of my life.
So, what is a SCWT like? First off they don’t shed and are a wonderful choice for people with allergies! They have fabulous soft coats of hair, not fur, like a big stuffed animal. Wheatens have lots of energy and are incredibly smart. They are sweet and playful and stay puppy-like even in their senior years. Mine follows me wherever I go! Most of all, she is truly a member of my family.
I belong to a Wheaten Rescue that will do its best to match you and your family with a dog that is looking for a “furever” home. In some cases a transport can be arranged to get a dog from one part of the country to another. Puppy-mill dogs are continuously bred and kept in crates for most of their lives in order to sell the puppies to pet stores. Many have never known the warmth and love of humans! There are also dogs located in foster homes around the country. These great dogs need people to call family and a “furever” home. For most of them you only need to have a fenced-in yard and an open heart. You would be giving them something they very much deserve.
Could you be looking to add a dog to your family? If so, please reach out to “Wheatens In Need.” If you are not looking for a dog at this time, please forward this information to anyone who might be. It is really easy to submit an application and a rescue coordinator will get in touch with you in a timely manner.
All About Rescue:
Lassie, Cleo, Rin Tin Tin and Toto don’t show up in rescue. We don’t get the elegantly coiffed, classically beautiful, completely trained, perfectly behaved dog. We get the leftovers. Dogs that other people have incompetently bred, inadequately socialized, ineffectively “trained,” and badly treated. Most Rescue dogs have had it. They’ve been pushed from one lousy situation to another. They’ve never had proper veterinary care, kind and consistent training, or sufficient company. They’ve lived outside, in a crate, or in the basement. They’re scared, depressed and anxious. Some are angry. Some are sick. Some have given up. But we are Rescue and we don’t give up. We never give up on a dog. We know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings. Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. They are part of sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminster champion. So please, please don’t come to rescue in the hopes of getting a “bargain,” or indeed of “getting” anything. Come to Rescue to give, to love, to save a life — and to mend your own spirit. For Rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible. I can promise you this — a rescue dog will make you a better person.
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