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

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

Monday, 13 September 2010 04:54


Trucker keeps on truckin'! Found roaming the streets of Moore, OK with Baxter, Trucker ended up at the Moore, OK shelter. When AFTR volunteer Teresa arrived to pick the boys up, she also found Tiffany so like any AFTR volunteer she scooped them all up! Teresa enlisted the assistance of Dee, AFTR volunteer in Houston, to help foster and place Trucker so he enjoyed the late summer/early fall in Houston.

Meanwhile, Kiki and Tim’s application was arrived and was approved for adoption. When the dog they originally applied for was adopted to another family, they were considered for Trucker and a match was made!

Kiki and Tim wrote “You might recognize the cute little fellow in the photo. We are now the proud and very pleased people of Trucker. He arrived here on Thursday night. Dee Langley has

Sunday, 01 September 2002 04:50


Poor Olivia was found as a stray in the Midwest in March 2002 and she was one very sick little girl. Among other things she had skin infections and terrible ear infections. Cathie, Olivia's new mom, contacted American Fox Terrier Rescue volunteer when she saw Olivia's picture posted on the web site, but at that time her foster mom had decided to keep her. Cathie was disappointed because she had felt a connection with Olivia as soon as she saw her picture. She continued to look for a new foxy friend but nothing ever quite seemed right.

Then at the end of August 2002, American Fox Terrier Rescue contacted Cathie again with the news that the foster mom could not keep Olivia. A American Fox Terrier Rescue volunteer travelling from the Midwest to the Northeast brought Olivia to another rescue

Friday, 12 March 2010 04:49


Vince was one hard-luck case, the product of a unscrupulous breeder and an early puppyhood of being tied outside and teased by kids. Vince was so afraid of strangers that he would grip on to people's clothing, pulling with all his might. His previous owners did their best to fix the damage, seeing behaviorists and trying different medicines, but the presence of their new baby and Vince's grabbing clothing gave them no choice but to re-home Vince.

Vince spent time in foster care with American Fox Terrier Rescue, getting the newly-prescribed Prozac into his system and becoming de-sensitized to people. After a month his progress was incredible, his demeanor more at ease and relaxed in the home and with people. Enter the Kelbach's. At first sight, the Kelbach's and Vince seemed to have

Saturday, 12 March 2011 04:48


This sweet boy's mom went into a nursing home and no other family member could help in the summer of 2002. So Cody made the long trip across West Virginia to be fostered by an American Fox Terrier Rescue volunteer. Cody is such a cutie that it didn't take long to find the 12-year old a new home, Cody wiggling his furry behind into his new owner's heart within a matter of minutes during the home visit.

Now Cody lives a life of ice-cream luxury in Northern Virginia, proving that even 12-year olds can be as spunky and energetic as a six or seven year old (and healthy too)! True to his terrier nature, Cody is a ball of play and terrier trouble, pouncing nightly on his blue koala toy and occasionally breaking into his toddler friend's crayons to enjoy a bit of color. Cody has also turned out

Thursday, 11 March 2010 04:47


Well, hello, Dolly, as they say in that famous show. And what a big hello Dolly loves to give, gathering dog and people friends whenever she walks down the street. This sweet girl was sent packing when her family no longer had time for her.

Luckily for Dolly, the Clark's of Maryland couldn't wait to welcome this sweater-wearing party girl into their home, having just lost their previous furkid to illness. Dolly moved from her foster home to the Clark's house, quickly getting to work teaching Mom and Dad to fetch food, treats, toys, and love. But the Clark's wouldn't have it any other way.

They are pleased as punch to have had AFTR fix them up with their own little Dolly.

Hello, Dolly, indeed.

Friday, 11 March 2011 04:46


Dude, formerly Bailey, had been in two homes in his short 11 month old life. That was, until he found the the Lyons Family.

Dude's story to the tune of the Beverly Hillbillies theme:

Come and listen to a story about a dog named Dude
An obnoxious fox terrier who was ready for a feud
Then one day he was barking at the door
And up through Interstate 70 came the Lyons to adore.
Good people that is, came clear from Martinsburg,West Virginia.

Well the first thing you know Lil Dude's a happy boy
The Lyons' said "Dude, put that down and get your toy"
Said "obedience school is the place you ought to be"
So they loaded up the van and off they went to learn.
Tricks, that is. Teach him, correct him, teach and again.

Well now its time to say good luck to Joel, Sissy, Susie & Patty and all
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:45

Available Fox Terriers

Below is a list of links to a partial listing of fox terriers available to adopt across the US and Canada. If you don't see a dog available in your area, please contact a American Fox Terrier Rescue volunteer in your area to assist you. Dogs may not be listed but are still be waiting for your love to find them!

Please check out our Urgent Needs Dogs, some need a new home, others could use your financial help.

California - Northern
Dogs on Petfinder

California - Southern
Dogs on PetFinder
ATRA Rescue

Wires and Smooths

Delaware, D.C., Maryland, Virginia

Dogs on PetFinder

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Pennsylvania

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana
Mississippi, North
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:41

General Dog Information

Fox Terrier Network is a virtual community for owners and fanciers of Smooth and Wire Fox Terriers with information galore!

Dog Breed Info Center is a site with general information on many breeds of dogs.

American Kennel Club is the official site for the AKC, with loads of information on all breeds of dogs, including breed standards, an AKC store and much more.

DogTime is a site that has information ranging from training to product reviews.

Jack Onofrio Dog Shows is the site to check if you want to find a dog show in your area.

Roy Jones Dog Shows is another site to check to find dogs shows in your area.

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