Rufus is staying with his family!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN RUFUS. His family just cannot bear to part with him and are making other accommodations so he will get the exercise he needs. But we have several other wonderful dogs in need of loving, forever homes. Please keep looking!

Say hello to Rufus! Rufus is a sweet, lovable boy looking for a new forever home. His current owner has health issues that limit his ability to walk Rufus regularly. He lives in the greater Raleigh (NC) area. 
On my first visit, Rufus snuggled between my feet, looking for some scritches, and was very well behaved. He is potty trained exceptionally well and knows quite a few commands, including "sit" and "down," and is pretty good with his "stay" and "wait." One of his specialties is his "drop" command. As we played with a squeaky toy, he would drop the toy when asked. He likes to jump up a bit when a toy is held away from him, but backs off when told to "leave it." He is trained not to jump and is not allowed on the furniture. 

Rufus is very healthy and is up-to-date on all his vaccines and heartworm meds. He is accustomed to visiting his groomer regularly and plans to get all gussied up soon for his new family. He has been boarded occasionally for vacations and does well -- and is loved -- at the local boarding kennel. Traveling in a car while crated is no problem.

Rufus is not fond of sharing your attention with other dogs and has never been around children, so he would need to be your one and only! He’s a strong boy and can pull quite hard, and occasionally lunges, on walks when passing other dogs or people. I first walked him with a traditional collar then tried him with a harness. The harness made all the difference in the world. He was responsive to it and walked very well with light correction. A harness while walking is a must for this inquisitive boy.

As with most Welshies, Rufus enjoys letting his presence be known. He barks as passersby when he first goes outside and, of course, when the doorbell rings.

Rufus is a young 11 years old! I stress “young” since he is full of life, healthy and so much fun when playing and chasing toys. He loves his impromptu “zoomies” and then settles right back into his snuggly self. His enthusiasm for life is that of a 5 year old!

Maybe YOU can give Rufus the love and attention he deserves? If so, or if you have any questions, please contact Trish Biamonte at You may fill out an application for adoption a and also get additional information about our rescues. Rufus cannot wait to meet you!


Daufina is about 2 years old. She is quite delightful and loves to play. She has come a long way in her time with us. She walks well on a leash and is learning to ignore other dogs when they bark at her as she walks by. We are, however, recommending a home with no other dogs or cats (or at least dogs larger than her) as she plays rough. She will need an experienced terrier smart family.  If you are interested, please complete a Kritter Kamp Application Form.

Greet the New Day with Kikka

Kikka is a lovely senior female girl, small in size, and located in North Carolina. Originally from Finland, Kikka is an active senior at nearly 14 years of age. She loves to play with her toys, sit in laps, and snuggle with loved ones. She is in excellent health, but insists on going outside early each morning - generally by 6:30 a.m. - to "take care of business."

Kikka was raised with children. She is being rehomed because of changes in her family. While she is currently staying in a home kennel, she would much rather be in her own home. Kikka does need to be an only dog.

WTCARES is working with Kikka's current family to find her a new home. If you are interested in giving her the home she deserves after many loyal years, please contact Bob and Pat Peters at 918-556-6828 or by email at The Peters are easiest to reach by phone in the evenings.

Meet Joan Jett (JJ)

JJ is a young female pulled from a shelter in western Kansas. She is likely no more than two years old and weighs between 17 and 18 pounds. She is in good shape, with a natural tail and a hard black jacket.

Picked up as a stray, JJ will need some time to learn to trust people and to live indoors. She is not yet house trained, untested with cats, and unsure around other dogs. She wants to play with others, but doesn't quite know how to go about it. However, she loves exploring and running in the yard, and acts just like a young terrier - play bows, butt tucks and full out excitement about life. She also expresses her desire to get out of her crate by howling!

JJ will need love and patience to bloom into the beautiful little dog now hiding on the inside. She is often happy and her tail wags easily. JJ is located in Oklahoma. Please complete an application and send it to Paula Joseph-Johnson at

Smiling Jake in Maine

Jake, 10, is a sporty and sensitive guy. He is absolutely ball crazy and will happily catch and retrieve a tennis ball for you 100 times a day. He walks great on a leash, knows sit and stay, and comes when called. He is also very treat motivated, so he could easily learn a few more tricks! At the end of a busy day, he enjoys a nightly doggie massage and will give you sweet kisses as his way of saying thanks.

Jake came into rescue when he didn’t adjust well to a new baby in his life. He certainly likes to be the center of your universe, so he would needs to be in a home with no young kids. He has lived with and is living with other dogs now in his foster home. Like most terriers, he needs to be fed separately. Jake does have some medical issues that his vet is trying to sort out. He coughs sometimes at night but his condition doesn't stop him from having fun running around and loving life. He is ALWAYS smiling! He’s a good guy looking for a loving home. If you are interested in Jake, please fill out an application and send to Judy Pommett. You may also email her at for more information.