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Hi, my name is Daisy and I’m looking for my forever home! I’m only two years old and I love to play. My foster mom says I’m just the cutest little toy fox terrier/chihuahua mix ever!

Hi, I'm Daisy and I'm looking for my forever home!
Hi, I’m Daisy and I’m looking for my forever home!

I love attention and like to explore the outside world, but loud noises (especially outside) do scare me, because everything outside is new to me. Sometimes, I can feel a little anxious, but my curious nature wins out.

I can sit and I love treats so very much! I’m also super smart and learned how to go to the bathroom outside from my foster mom’s other dog all on my very own. 

Daisy taking a nap - beds are the best!
Daisy taking a nap – beds are the best!

I won’t lie, I like to sleep in the bed and under the covers! And I’ll lick your ear to show you how much I love you! I also love to cuddle up when things are calm. Plush toys are my very favorite things and as I’m still a bit of a puppy, I will grab a shoe every now and then just out of boredom (but I won’t chew too much on it, promise!).

I am up to date on my shots, am heartworm negative, and spayed. If you think I might be the right dog for you, please reach out to TFTR by email at or you can find me on Petfinder by clicking here (and see more photos of me!)

Daisy on couch
Are you my forever family?
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We are still selling the last tenth anniversary TFTR Cookbooks and Calendars! Don’t let these keepsakes disappear without getting one for you and a friend – these wonderful fundraiser items help us rescue and care for toy fox terriers in need.

Calling all chefs (or want to be chefs!), we have TFTR cookbooks available in celebration of our 10th anniversary! Only $14, just think about all the amazing recipes you can make – like Pat Land’s Yum Yum Cake, Homemade Kale Chips, and Pecan Chiffon Pie… there are even recipes for your little ones like Apple-Pumpkin Dog Treats and Banana Pupcakes!

2020 Calendars are also still available for $20 with adorable rescue TFTs from over the years – just picture all those happy doggie faces brightening your day all throughout the year!

TFTR Anniversary Cookbook
TFTR Anniversary Cookbooks
TFTR 2020 Calendar
2020 TFTR Calendars

If you’re interested in purchasing a cookbook or calendar for yourself (or a friend!), please send an email to

Thank you for supporting TFTR and the little ones in need!

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Here at TFTR, we love happy tail pupdates! We recently caught up with loveable Stretch and his family… Stretch is a TFTR rescue dog that was adopted and now lives on a ranch with his dad, Bob, as well as Bob’s daughter, Marilyn, and grandkids, Julie and Joe. He came into their lives at the absolutely perfect time! 

Stretch and Bob, best friends!

Bob, had just lost his toy fox terrier of 13 years and he was absolutely devastated.  Not only did he cherish his beloved TFT, but it was the last living fur baby link that he had to his wife, Lila, that he had lost a few years before (after 58 years of marriage).

These two seniors hit it off immediately and Bob discovered a new purpose in life, loving and caring for Stretch!  Over the past year, they have become best buddies and are pretty much inseparable.

Stretch on the ranch

Stretch is Bob’s shadow and follows him everywhere!  They have a daily routine of taking a walk after breakfast, playing fetch with Stretch’s toys, then taking a mid-morning nap. After lunch they enjoy watching TV in the kitchen and Stretch enjoys snuggling in Bob’s comfortable arms.  They have an afternoon nap, take another walk, then have dinner.  There’s a fully gated yard at the ranch and Stretch has lots of room to roam and play. Stretch has his own little bed he sleeps in right next to Bob and if he gets cold, he goes under the covers.  What a wonderful life!

One of Stretch’s favorite things to do is visit the neighbor’s house and get treats from them at least 3 times a week.  Stretch also loves to go on car rides with the family and he has his favorite spot in the car that he can look out the window!

Bob and Stretch taking a nap together!

Stretch, Bob, Marilyn, Julie, and Joe, we are so glad that you found each other! Thank you for adopting through TFTR!

If you’re interested in adopting a TFT of your own like Stretch, we have a lot of amazing little dogs looking for their forever families. You can find our adoptable dogs here or on Petfinder!

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Hi, my name is Riley and I’m a toy fox terrier who lived in a puppy mill for 6 1/2 years, where I was forced to live in a cage and have tons of puppies. But then I was rescued and adopted by my loving mom. Unfortunately, my mom is having some health issues and I’m staying at the vet right now until I can find another home where I’ll be just as loved. TFTR is helping me find just the right family!

Riley out and about town!

I turned 13 in November, so I’d love a home where I can have lots of love, snuggle in comfy beds, and hang out with you!

I have a very special walk because I had 2 broken bones in the puppy mill and no one took care of me, so my legs didn’t get a chance to heal the way they were supposed to. But I still get around just fine and only need pain meds every now and then to help me feel better.

I get along well with other dogs, but I am a little shy with people until I have a chance to get to know you. I had a doggie door in my last home, so I may need some help learning how to potty in the right place if you don’t have one at your home!

Just look at Riley’s big smile!

I’m located in Muskogee, OK and am up to date on my shots, am heartworm negative, and spayed. Transport is possible to surrounding areas like MO, TX, AR, and KS!

If you think I might be the right dog for you, please reach out to TFTR by email at or you can find me on Petfinder by clicking here!

Riley being adorable and all snuggled up in her comfy bed!
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Hello, everyone… 2020 has arrived. What a year 2019 was for TFTR.

Thank you to all for sharing our posts, liking and following our Facebook page, purchasing our 10th anniversary 2020 calendar, purchasing our first-ever cookbook, participating in our various fundraisers, as well as participating in our annual auctions. We could not continue our “work” helping these little ones without all of you.

Many of the activities and functions will remain the same, but TFTR will begin the new year with a change in our board of directors… the same faces but serving in different capacities. They are: President – Amanda Sentelle, Vice President – Patty Blair, Secretary – Chris Chrestay, Treasurer – Lynette Purciello, Board Member – Lorraine Dunsmore, and Directors – Constance Haynes and Linda Wharton.

On a personal note, I want to thank each of you for your support during the last six years, but it’s time for new leadership. I hope to become more involved with our volunteers to build that base because without our volunteers, we are lost.

So on behalf of TFTR, we wish you the happiest and healthiest of new years and please continue to support us. We need you!

Warmly, Patty

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Hi everyone, my name is Patty Blair and I am the President of Toy Fox Terrier Rescue (TFTR), a national, breed-specific dog rescue group, dedicated to helping Toy Fox Terriers and Toy Fox Terrier mixes across the country who need our help. While we would love to help all kinds of dogs (since we are all dog lovers and several of us own multiple breeds), we are set up to rescue TFTs. You may ask why only TFTs?

Well, for those of you who may not know our history, before TFTR was established, we were a rescue group working under the umbrella of the American Toy Fox Terrier Club (ATFTC), the parent club of the AKC for TFTs. In May of 2009, rescue became a separate entity and TFTR was formed by Patricia Land. When Pat passed away in January of 2013, it was decided to keep rescue going in her memory. I was elected President and have served in that capacity since then, with the help of some amazing women who volunteered their time as board members – Darielle Wiederrich, Dawn Sanchez, Dianne Clark, Leslie Greenwalt, Donnamarie Temple-Burgess, Michelle Tunnell, Samantha Spivey, and Kiersten Cremin. Each one left their mark on TFTR, left their mark on the dogs, and we will be forever grateful to them.

In addition to the past and present board members, we are so lucky to have a group of volunteers who have worked with us over the years fostering, transporting and fundraising. But more specifically, we have had some wonderful people choose to adopt one (or more) of our little ones, who have decided to open their hearts and homes to a little one in need. As a previous National Chair for rescue once said … you have earned your wings.

But like with all groups, time changes things. New faces come onto the scene while some other faces move on. The mutual love of the TFT remains constant and keeps this group going. We are all volunteers, no one is paid for this “work”. TFTR operates strictly on donations from you, from your participation in our auctions, for buying calendars, coloring books, and clothing, for following us on Facebook and for sharing our posts. Your generosity allows us to continue helping the TFTs. When we are low on funds due to high medical costs, we are faced with the decision on whether or not we can take on another dog. So many seniors are coming into rescue due to their owners passing away or surrendering them because they can no longer afford their care. We find ourselves limited as to how many we can help by the balance of our checkbook.

So, on behalf of my fellow board members, Amanda Sentelle, Constance Marie Haynes, Lynette Purciello, Lorraine Dunsmore, Linda Wharton, Chris Chrestay, and newly appointed board member, Laurel Huiras, we want to thank each and every one of you who support us and our efforts to re-home TFTs who need us. Thank you all,


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We have the 2019 TFTR Calendars available so if you want 12 months of cuteness, get your order in. Calendars are $20.00 and that includes the shipping within the 48 states. You can pay by clicking here and specifying TFTR calendar as the designated fund or via PayPal (our PayPal address is Please make sure to include your address in the comments field. If you need to send us a check please email us at Please help us continue our rescue efforts by purchasing a calendar and get 12 months of cuteness while you are at it! Thank you for supporting the Toy Fox Terrier Rescue!

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President’s Message
December, 2017

Hello everyone ~ For those of you who do not know me, my name is Patty Blair and I am the President of Toy Fox Terrier Rescue (TFTR). As I write this message, many of us are preparing for the holidays, closing out 2017 and turning the calendar to 2018. While 2017 has been a great year for some and a tough year for others, I hope that most of us are ready to bring in 2018 and receive all of the changes and opportunities that are available to us with the beginning of a new year. TFTR is just like you – 2017 has seen some growth, changes, and challenges, while 2018 gives us an opportunity to improve our operations and missions.

Here are a few of our activities in 2017:
• Created and sold our calendars for 2018 – still on sale now;
• Held our annual on-line auction in early November, spearheaded by board member, Leslie, with help from other board members;
• Developed our logo – new clothing coming soon;
• Held our annual Halloween costume contest – with the winner shown on the October page of our calendar;
• Had a coloring book illustrated for us by a good friend of TFTR, Kimberly Dalton – on sale now;
• Formed an alliance with Molly’s Closet, an on-line store with proceeds going to TFTR, as envisioned by TFTR friend Debra Peretti in memory of her Molly, and managed by board member, Linda;
• Initiated a state coordinator system to help spread the work load. Under the guidance of fellow board member, Amanda, we will implement our plans with the state coordinators and TFTR volunteers;
• Held a raffle at the ATFTC’s National Specialty in Topeka, KS in August with board members Patty and Dianne;
• Formed an alliance with DART (Delta Animal Rescue and Transport) – managed by board member, Linda, to help us transport TFTs to their new, forever homes;
• Performed administrative tasks – insurance and software purchases/renewals, board meetings via teleconference calls since we are scattered across the country; renewed corporate registrations; added four new board members to name a few;
• Conducted a couple of fundraising drives for the care of Mojo and the removal of his eyes and for MaKaila and her collapsed trachea;
• And most importantly, under the wonderful talents and watchful eye of board member Leslie, assisted by most of the board members, took care of the TFTs that needed our help – to include conversations with shelters and owners about 50+ dogs, rehoming about half of them, treating a couple for heartworm; making the commitment to permanently care for a couple in hospice, and working with other rescue groups on a handful of dogs.

In 2018, we will transition to the newly elected board in January, set up committees for tasks and jobs required by TFTR, provide resources to our followers, hold our fundraising activities, offer clothing and other items with the new logo, and continue to care for and provide homes for as many TFTs as we can.

TFTR’s current board members, Leslie Greenwalt (WA), Dianne Clark (WA), Donnamarie Temple-Burgess (MN), Constance Haynes (NV), Lynette Purciello (CT), Amanda Sentelle (MD), Linda Wharton (IL), Michelle Tunnell (KS), Lorraine Dunsmore (RI), and Patty Blair (NH) want to thank each and every one of you reading this message for your continued support. Without each and every one of you who donate items to our auctions, buy the products we sell, participate in our contests, donate to our special fundraisers, share our messages, foster, transport and adopt our dogs, we could not continue the “work” we do for the breed we all love so very much ~ the Toy Fox Terrier.

May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, St. Lucia Day, Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, or whatever it is you and yours celebrate, and a blessed 2018. With love and appreciation for you all,


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Buster and Babs posing together!


Babs and Buster are looking for their forever homes!  They are currently being fostered together in Knoxville, TN.

Babs is 11 years old and came from the same family as Buster. She is spayed, current on vaccinations, and heartworm negative. Babs loves to be snuggled and petted, she is pretty persistent about getting love! She is on a strict diet and meds to try and get control of her skin allergy issues. She’s the absolute sweetest, she loves to be held and give kisses! Babs is wonderful around children.

Buster is 9 years old, but you’d never know because he has plenty of energy and loves to talk to you! He is not a great fan of children as they are a little too rough with him. He has epilepsy, which is controlled through medication and a special diet.  Buster likes to sleep under the covers, loves blankets, and is a total model in all of his sweaters!

If you think you could give Babs and Buster a home or want to learn more about them, please contact us here! Learn more about our adoption process in our TFTR adoption letter! Click here to download an Adoption Application!





Babs 2


Buster 2


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Mojo and foster mom jenny

Mojo and foster mom Jenny

*ADOPTED* Pupdate, sweet little Mojo continues to heal from his surgery with his foster family! His foster mom Jenny says that he is the sweetest little guy. Though he had both eyes removed during surgery, as well as 20 teeth, he just takes everything in stride and has the best attitude! A huge thank you to K9 Heelers and foster mom Jenny for all your help with Mojo!  To learn more about Mojo’s story in previous blog posts, click here.

Mojo is 6 years old, good with other dogs and kids, and no issues other than he loves to steal socks!  He is able to move around just fine using his other senses (though he will appreciate it if you don’t move the furniture around too much on him!). Mojo has so much love to give, don’t you want him to join your family?

If you think you could give Mojo a home or want to learn more about him, please contact us here! Learn more about our adoption process in our TFTR adoption letter! Click here to download an Adoption Application!

If you would like to donate to help Mojo, you can send a donation via paypal using, donate via our website, or donate directly to the vet where Mojo had his surgery – Bear Branch Vet Hospital in Woodlands, TX at 281-292-5000. If you do call the vet, please thank them for their support, they have very generously given us an amazing discount to help lower the cost of MoJo’s surgery.

Mojo and friends presurgery

Mojo and friends pre-surgery

Mojo healing postsurgery

Mojo healing postsurgery

Mojo and friends

Mojo with his foster siblings


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