Sunday, 07 July 2013 04:58


My name is Tallulah.  My first life was terrible. I lived in a puppy mill in the Bronx which was run by a horrible man who mistreated me and 50 other Wire Hair Fox Terriers.  When I was 2, the ASPCA rescued us and a nice couple in Manhattan adopted me. I lived there happily for the next 11 years, but hated the noise of the city and, truth be told, really, really wanted to be an only dog.

So, with the help of Cammy from American Fox Terrier Rescue, I found my current home. It’s the best of all worlds – I live in a wonderful house in New Jersey with my OWN lake where I love to swim and chase geese!

And thank you to all of our supporters for your donations and support of AFTR. Your support means dogs like Tallulah get a second chance at a great life.  Thank you all!

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Friday, 12 August 2011 04:57


A beautiful smooth fox terrier was saved by big hearts and great teamwork! Jackie is a sweet-tempered 10 yr. old Smooth Fox Terrier was left alone in the world when her elderly owners passed away. As if that weren't enough to turn a girl's world upside down, the heirs were headed to town at the end of June to settle the estate, but before they arrived, they made sure to tell Jacqueline's caretaker to "put her down to make life less complicated".

Thank goodness for the caring next door neighbor (also a rescue volunteer with Min-Pin Rescue) who promptly took Jacqueline in for a few days and contacted AFTR! Thanks to special friends of AFTR, Mark and Tom, for fostering Jackie till a new home could be found.

Jackie was placed in a wonderful home and recently that clever dog sent Cammie an

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Saturday, 09 April 2011 04:55

Parson Brown

Brownie, is a Special Delivery wire fox terrier, who was found by Greg H., a UPS Driver, while on his route. She was wandering in front of a car dealership on a busy street in New Bern, NC. Being a wonderful and caring dog-lover, Greg picked her up and took her to the shelter where she would at least be safe from all the dangers in the world to a dog running loose.

AFTR received an e-mail directly from the shelter when she was found, and we were told of the poor condition she was in. The shelter would hold her, and when the stray hold expired, she could go into rescue. Nobody claimed her, so AFTR stepped in and arranged for transport.

The closest we could get her was Smithfield. Thankfully, I remembered I had an applicant in that area. I worked in the home visit to Laura's house on the

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Friday, 08 April 2011 01:35

Toby - now Ivan

Toby wasn't very different from many of the Fox Terriers who come to AFTR. Health issues and a sad circumstance led to a Fox Terrier who definitely didn't have a bouncy Fox Terrier 'tude.

Here was Toby when he first left is owner’s apartment shows a dog with obvious health problems and without proper grooming. Besides badly infected eyes and respiratory infections, Toby was significantly underweight, had a severe cough, and had mild seizure activity prompting concerns of epilepsy … or worse.

Having survived near starvation, infections and the after effects of neglect (his elderly owner was unable to care for him properly), Toby was placed in a loving AFTR foster home. His foster Mom, Lisa, advocated for his health. She ensured that he had quality food and clean water, exercise, play

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Monday, 04 April 2011 04:54


Lily was found running around Nashville on her own. One neighbor built her an outdoor box shelter and finally a kind family who has rescue Greyhounds and Shihtzus invited little Lily into their home.

They searched for Lily's owners to no avail even though she had a rabies tag. As it turned out she was a long way from home and her owner had since become deceased. So Lily was turned over to AFTR, and quickly found her forever loving home that she shares with an Aussie/Corgi friend named Parker & and a brand new wonderful family. Congratulations to Lily and her new family! We are thrilled that you found each other.

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Saturday, 02 April 2011 04:28


When I first picked up Ava in mid December in MD, I thought, "Oh, she's small and dainty, not a rough & tough fox terrier at all", but she soon proved me wrong, having an attitude.

Fortunately the resident dogs thought her adorable & let her get away with much more than they usually tolerate. She was soon playing away with the springer and getting along with the grumpy Welsh terrier male. Christmas came & went, with Ava making herself at home, playing with wrapping paper, running around in the snow.

She got adopted locally (SE PA) by a wonderful woman who knows enough about WFT's to challenge Ava's intelligence by giving her things to do, as well as love, cuddling and enough outfits to keep her warm.

Now as spring is showing up here finally, emails like this one from Ava's

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Saturday, 02 April 2011 04:27

Baby Face Nelson

Baby Face Nelson and CW Moss arrived in Atlanta December 22, 2010 - and they were so cute that it was love at first site!  True to their namesakes, they "stole" many hearts everywhere they went!  They arrived in Atlanta after traveling from Omaha to Chicago to Long Island to Baltmore and finally Atlanta.

They made the trip just fine and both were happy to sit in laps and be cuddled all the way home from the airport. We didn't mind holding them!  Baby Face Nelson loved snuggling on Terrys lap, and giving little kisses. Does it get any better than that?

On first blush, it is easy to see that Baby Face Nelson, the smaller of the two, called all the shots between he and CW Moss, who was larger. Baby Face Nelson was the more self assured of the two, but CW Moss warmed up to hugs and snuggles

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Saturday, 02 April 2011 02:05


Hermann came to us on December 30, 2010. He settled in like a dream and has just been loving life here in Arlington, VA. He was house-broken in just a few days too. We became his "forever home" a few weeks later.

He is just such a joy to be with...curious, smart and affectionate! He also likes to chill on the sofa.

He has moved from being in his crate while I'm at work, with a break at noon, to staying out of his crate all day. I still come home at lunchtime to let him run around outside and play with him. He even lets me have my lunch! Hermann loves to take walks and is great on the leash...where did he learn to "heel" so naturally???!

Thank you, Celia, this April update on Hermann:

Here's the latest from Hermann, our very own from the MO 11 gang!

Yesterday Hermann was so funny I

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Saturday, 02 April 2011 02:05


Minnie is one adorable and lucky little girl. She started out life in a puppy mill, but little did she know how much her life would change in December 2010!

On December 15th, Minnie went from being a little midwest farm girl to becoming a City Slicker! She boarded a flight in Missouri and winged her way east to the Big Apple - New York City!

The day she arrived, we scooped her up from the Pet Airways lounge with all of her collars and leashes firmly placed, and tried to let her paws touch the ground of the airport parking lot for a bit of a wee, but she didn't seem too keen on producing anything right then and there, so we all hopped in the rental car to make the trip back to Manhattan where she fell right to sleep in the back seat. We took a quick stroll around my two favorite and

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Saturday, 02 April 2011 02:01


From the time she arrived from Missouri, three year old Sissy was the social butterfly and the "girly girl" of the Missouri 11. With her cheery disposition, sweet temperament and “happy dance,” this darling girl charmed both of her foster homes and then her forever family. When she arrived on her Pet Airways flight, it was clear that life in a puppy mill didn’t snuff out her joy or curiosity. Despite bearing litters for profit, Sissy was never afraid of people and thought that everyone she met would love her … and we do!

Sissy was fostered with Franklin for the first month after she arrived in Baltimore. She made excellent progress in her leash manners, ability to get along with other dogs, and being comfortable riding in a car and visits to the vet and pet supply stores. Like many puppy

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