Terrier-mix dogs may be purchased from reputable and registered breeders or be adopted from animal shelters and rescue group facilities. Pet adoption advertisement sites, such as Adoptapet.com and Petfinder.com, also post adoptable terrier-mix dogs and puppies.
The American Kennel Club provides a dog search tool that allows online users to find a breeder of a specific dog breed within a specific location. The site also features a breed selection tool for easier identification of the dogs under the terrier group.
Dedicated rescue groups also post adoptable terrier dogs on pet adoption sites, such as Adopt a Pet and Petfinder. Interested applicants may submit an adoption application. If approved, the hopeful pet owner may need to pay an adoption fee, which is typically lower than the amount paid for in pet shops or to private dog breeders.