Welcome to the online home of North American Border Terrier Welfare, Inc.

Our Mission


We are so happy you found us!


We are the leading Border Terrier rescue organization in the US. We rescue Border Terriers from shelters, pounds, homelessness caused by the illness or death of an owner — any Border Terrier in

need — then work tirelessly to find them new, happy homes.

It is NABTW’s responsibility to meet the needs first of the

dog, but also the requirements of the adopting family.


We do not want any dog to be re-homed more than once.

Therefore, our adoption procedure is thorough, to ensure a happy outcome.

You are probably here because you have an interest in adopting a Border Terrier,

or perhaps, in surrendering one presently in your care. Our organization is here

to help you make the best possible choice, whatever the circumstance.


Once a Border Terrier is turned over to NABTW, we will find a foster home, see to veterinary care, vaccinations, medical tests and, when necessary, needed treatment. The foster will evaluate the dog’s temperament and make specific suggestions regarding the most suitable type

of home for a particular dog.

NABTW does not place a dog until we know what his/her strengths or weaknesses that indicate what family situation in which he/she will thrive or perhaps not. We reserve the right not to place a dog if the situation is not

absolutely right for that dog.


Click HERE to visit our Facebook page for adoption updates or to donate to our Border Terrier

“Find Fund.”

Click HERE to read or download our By-Laws.

Navigate to “Ready, Steady, Go” for an adoption application.

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