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.

Tax-Deductible Contributions

On behalf of WTCARES, I would like to thank everyone who has helped us in our mission to assist Welsh terriers in need. Without your kindness and generosity it just would not be possible.

We have seen the numbers of Welshes needing rescue and rehoming grow greatly over the years. While we are still doing many rehoming of dogs from one home to another, we have seen more and more dogs coming to us from shelters and puppy mills. These are often the dogs who need us most. They require vet expenses to cover everything from shots to operations to teeth care and their fostering period is often longer getting them ready for, and finding, the right home.

Recently, we took in six puppy mill dogs, including an eight week old puppy. Everything that needs to be done medically will be taken care of. When the phone rings or we get an email, we never know if we might need to help one dog or twenty. We need always to be able to say, “Yes, we can take them and we can help.”

Please remember WTCARES and its work with your continuing support.
Lyn Hollis

Now Tax Deductible!

WTCARES is now a "charitable trust" of the Welsh Terrier Club of America with 501C status. This means that donations to WTCARES are now tax-deductible on Federal income tax returns. The trust ID number is 20-8443410.

In many cases, donations can be eligible for employer matching fund. WTCARES can also be designated to receive donations through the United Fund and Community Fund organizations.

Your donations are greatly appreciated and may be sent to:

WTCARES c/o Lyn Hollis
164 North Forrest Avenue
Camden, TN 38320