The WTCARES is a nationwide rescue service for Welsh terriers that is supported by the Welsh Terrier Club of America (WTCA), and the rescue service has representatives in 25 different states as of July 2015. The Rescue Me! website, which serves as an online portal for a network of animal rescue volunteers and shelters, is also a good means of searching for Welsh terrier rescue facilities.
The Welsh Terrier is an active breed of small dogs that make good family pets. They are good to have around with children and are more tolerant of other pets compared to other breeds. Welsh Terriers are one of the oldest breeds, with the first Welshies recorded as far back as the 1400s. Welsh Terriers are highly intelligent dogs, which means that they will need to have firm and steady training.
Welsh Terrier fanciers in the United States organized the Welsh Terrier Club of America in the 1900s. An official member of the American Kennel Club, the WTCA aims to promote high quality breed standards, as well as to continue improving on the breed's working qualities.
The WTCARES became a committee of the WTCA in the early 1980s with the mission of rescuing and re-homing Welsh Terriers. The WTCA established the WTCARES as a charitable trust in 2007.