Wheatens In Need
Wheatens In Need, founded in 1998 as a 501c-3 non-profit
charitable organization, is dedicated to providing a safe haven
for wheaten terriers requiring placement into new permanent homes. We
work directly with owners who find themselves overwhelmed with the
responsibility of caring for their wheaten or experience life changing
events. We also work closely with shelters throughout the United States
and Canada who deal with abandoned, abused, unwanted, or otherwise
homeless Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers.
Our network of volunteer Wheaten Terrier lovers provide foster homes
and transportation throughout the USA and Canada The Volunteers also
participate in The "WURL" (Wheaten Underground Railroad) has aided many
Wheaten Terriers by getting them either to foster homes or to their new
adoptive homes. They work with surrendering owners as well as screen
and complete home checks for those who have applied to rescue a
Many WIN volunteers also provide temporary foster homes for the needy
Wheatens. During this foster period, the Wheaten will typically have
been checked by a veterinarian, treated for any infirmities,
spayed/neutered, and evaluated for temperament. The evaluation process
in the foster home may take only two weeks or could last a few months.
The nature of the rescue situation will generally determine the length
of time it takes to place a Wheaten Terrier in his or her new home.
If you own a wheaten terrier in need of a new home, please read
through and complete the required
Transfer Agreement and
Observation Form. Then send us an email at
we can determine how we can best assist you and your wheaten. You can
expect to hear from someone from our organization quickly.
If you would like to become one of our volunteers, check out the
Foster and Volunteer Applications. Once
you’ve filled it out, your application will be sent to a regional
coordinator who will follow up with your directly to identify the level
of support you’d like to volunteer for.
Since our beginning in 1998, WIN has helped match more than 870
wheatens to new owners. With over 200 carefully screened applicants on
file, WIN has a great track record for successful re-homing of WIN
dogs. From start to placement, our adoptive families receive the
support that is so necessary to insure that these Wheatens have truly
found their 'forever' homes.