Thursday, 06 October 2011 04:59


Holly is the Angel who took in Blaze and watched over her, getting her to the vet, caring, visiting and updating us every day.  Without Holly, Blaze would have just been put to sleep at the shelter and that would have been the end of her story.  But she never gave up on Blaze - and she has shared the story of Nancy, her other miracle dog, so that everyone knows that where there is love, there is hope.  Enjoy Nancy's story.

For those of you who don’t know, my Nancy, who turned 13 in August, was diagnosed in May of 2009 with Level 3 spindle cell sarcoma, with a lump presenting on her left side. This is an extremely deadly kind of cancer that metastasizes by putting out tentacle things from the main growth. Fortunately, I had sense enough to recognize that it wasn’t like the ordinary old

Published in Featured Dogs
Friday, 12 August 2011 04:32


Myah is 9 yrs old and doing very well with her foster family. Lydia, David and their 12 yr old daughter Beatrice have fallen in love with hits sweet little old foxie. Our other WFT rescue Oliver who is 3 yrs old is learning to get along with Myah and they are now playing tag in the back yard as well as fetch with the ball. It took Myah a good week or more to run around the yard without a leash and find her legs for running and playing. But she is very active now! House broken and very affectionate, I think Myah will do just fine adjusting to the good life of a loving home and family.

Please fill out an application and state Myah if you are interested in adopting her and taking time to learn about how it is to be a loved pet.

Published in Featured Dogs
Friday, 12 August 2011 04:28


Tiffany is settling in well at her foster home. Though she's reported to be 10, in Fox Terrier years, that's apparently not very old, as Ms Tiff loves to be out and about. She's also a quick learner, getting housebroken in about 2 weeks. She already knew about crating and sleeps quietly in her crate overnight. During the day, she's given free roam of the house, but mostly hangs out near the people. She isn't needy but does love to get pets and sit on her foster mom's lap to watch TV. When not 'taming' squeaky toys or checking out new kitchen smells, she's usually found on a rug waiting for the next adventure.

Though fine with 2 spaniels and a male Welsh Terrier, this little miss would do best in a home without other small female doggies. She's healthy, shows no aggression towards humans

Published in Featured Dogs
Thursday, 11 August 2011 04:29


Sheeba is the youngest and smallest of the OH 7. Living outside of her breeder's shed is a really scary experience for her with all the new sounds, smells and experiences. New sounds that are routine to us like a dishwasher, washing machine, etc. particularly distress her. When she’s afraid, she flattens to the ground and walking on a leash is a work in progress. Right now, she has three speeds – walk, run or hop.

On a happy note, she’s learned how to navigate the stairs and is doing better on the hardwood floors. Housebreaking is progressing well in a very short time. When she greets people her tail vibrates with happiness. No matter how scary something might be to her, she is the sweetest, softest little girl who can't wait to cuddle and showers you with soft kisses. She’s learning to

Published in Featured Dogs
Sunday, 07 August 2011 04:33


Babs is an 8 year old spayed female.  She is beautiful and a great personality.  She is looking for an adoptive home where someone can help her learn what living in a house is like and getting all the love showered on her as possible.  She is doing well in her crate with minimum accidents; she walks pretty good on leash and just wants tons of attention and love.  Babs would do best as an only dog or with a non dominant male.  She would be fine around older children.  Please fill out an application if you are interested in Babs.

7/14/2011 Update from Bab's foster home: 

Babs, PuzzleBob and I have been enjoying each other this first week. I've been trying to establish some routines, allowing Babs to learn about the world since there are some scary things - dumpsters, plastic bags and

Published in Urgent Needs Dogs
Sunday, 07 August 2011 04:33

Blue Grass

Blue Grass is a spayed 9 year old female. Blue Grass is puppy like and very inquisitive. She needs to learn to walk on leash and learn her name. She seems to really like to have attention paid to her and is such a happy girl. Blue Grass had some trouble healing from her recent spay but is on the mend now. She is active and can do steps. She has been really good in her crate. She seems to really like other dogs but probably would be best to keep it to her living with a male dog. Blue Grass has a grade 4 heart murmur. That just has to be kept in mind.

Please fill out an application and mark Blue Grass if you are interested in fostering her and taking time to learn about how it is to be a loved pet.

Published in Featured Dogs
Sunday, 07 August 2011 04:32


Jessy is a ten year old spayed female that is looking for her forever home.  Jessy is full of energy and is a very happy go lucky little dog.  She is doing really well in her crate, doing stairs and not doing too bad at her leash walking skills.  She really needs a home of her own to be the queen she really is.  She needs a home that has some terrier experience and will help her learn what it is like to live in a house.  Please feel free to fill out an application and ask about Jessy.




Published in Featured Dogs
Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00


Jinx is a 13 year old male that desperately needs to learn that humans love him and how to live in a home. Jinx is doing well in a crate, needs work on his leash walking skills and actually needs to learn his name. Jinx would do well with female dogs and older children. Jinx appears to have a little trouble seeing when the lighting is poor and trying to walk in unfamiliar territory. He is neutered and has recently had a dental. Jinx is a very handsome dog and I know he’ll make a great pet once he’s given a chance. Please fill out an application and ask about fostering Jinx.

Published in Featured Dogs
Saturday, 02 April 2011 02:06


Franklin left Missouri and flew to Baltimore MD along with Ava, Hermann, Pretty Boy Floyd, Sissy, and Sugar on December 15, 2010. A sweetheart from the start, Franklin loved being part his foster home’s pack. He progressed quickly in housebreaking and leash manners. Gentle and lovable, Franklin routinely showed squeaky toys who was boss by specializing in squeakerectomoies. Final tally was Franklin: 10 Squeaky Toys: 0.

After having lived his whole live in an outside pen or crate, Franklin adapted well to life as a house pet. He snoozed by the fire, hopped on the couch to cuddle, and played well with his foster dogs. Having a fenced yard was a particular delight for him. As he “lapped” the perimeter, he’d run faster and faster until he was just a blur! When he was done with his work out

Published in Featured Dogs
Saturday, 02 April 2011 01:37


Sugar is one of the Missouri 11 dogs - and sadly, the most traumatized. Sugar spent the first six years of her life in a cage bearing puppies and based on her reaction to people especially men she was mostly definitely abused. She was terrified of everyone and everything. Though Sugar has made great progress with love, patience and medication she still has a long way to go. Sugar will be visiting a Veternarian who specializes in Behavior Modification next month.

She was introduced to squeaky toys which made her feel more secure. I would watch her sneak by Casey(when he wasn't looking) and steal all the toys and bring them up to my room and put them on my bed. She now feels more secure and does not have a need to hoard all the toys anymore.

Sugar's fears of pretty much everyone but me

Published in Featured Dogs
Page 1 of 2
  • Donate to AFTR

    American Fox Terrier Rescue needs your help to be sure we can help dogs like these.

    Please fill out this simple form and click the "Donate" to make your tax deductible donation via PayPal.

    Or you can mail your tax deductible donation to:
    Kathy Lauer
    American Fox Terrier Rescue Treasurer
    8738 Prestwick Parkway
    Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

  • (U.S. Dollar)

  • AFTR, Inc. is a 501-(3)(c) charitable non-profit organization. Thank you for your kind donation!