- To prevent the cruelty, abuse, or neglect of Fox Terriers
- To enhance the lives of our adopters by adding unconditional love to their lives
- To provide rescue services, rehabilitation, and medical treatment for Fox Terriers
- To place rescued Fox Terriers in appropriate homes
- To furnish information, education, and support to Fox Terrier owners
|WHY DO FOX TERRIERS COME INTO RESCUE?
|CAN'T KEEP YOUR FOX TERRIER?
Dedicated to finding the perfect home for
every adoptable homeless Fox Terrier
Sister Alice Marie (author), Rocky, & Sister Angela Marie
|THIS WEBSITE WAS UPDATED ON
WE LOVE YOU, ROCKY!
We met this little guy
three years ago
on the internet.
It was love at first sight.
The waiting period was
long for Sue and Doug
to give their ok.
But as luck would have it,
you became ours on
October 13, 2009.
It was strange for you and us.
You in a new home and
us having four paws run
through the house.
Before long, you took over
and we spoiled you to pieces.
We thought at first you were
seven but in reality you were
No matter who you met,
people knew, there was
something special about
When it was time to eat,
you waited and knew you
would be served.
Through PATIENCE we too
Would succeed in all we do.
When you did something wrong
And you knew it;
you accepted the reprimand that
was given and before long, you
came back to us as if to say,
The lesson is loud and clear;
don't hold on to grudges,
be ready to forgive.
Your LOVE was outstanding.
It's something how you knew
when one of us was upset or not
You were there at our side.
Help us also, to be there for
others as you were for us.
You brought us HAPPINESS
by your prescence.
The way you ate, slept and
moved, caused us to smile
and even to chuckle.
LAUGHTER is truly the
opposite of sadness and worry.
Somehow you knew there was
One mightier than you.
For when we couldn't find
you were there in front of the
Just you and God.
It is true when you hear
that a pet is special.
You taught us so much
And we thank you for that.
Rocky, you were an Angel.
Sent from above to remind us
how to LOVE.
We'll miss you, that's for sure
But we know that you are near,
In our thoughts and in our
~Sister Angela Marie
American Fox Terrier Rescue-NE is an Ambassador with the Rally to
Rescue® program. Through the Rally to Rescue® program, Purina® Pro
Plan® brand pet food supports pet rescue organizations like ours across
the country to help give rescued pets the nutrition and care they need and
the loving homes they deserve. To learn more, please visit us at:
Woofs, Whiskers, and Wags
Tales of Rocky's Brave Heart
Sister Alice Marie D’Onofrio was born in the Bronx, New York. She was raised in an extended family with her
parents, Saverio and Mildred D’Onofrio, her grandparents, Joseph and Alice Morales, and her great-
grandmother, Mrs. Lena Simons. Sister Alice Marie graduated from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Elementary School
and St. Simon Stock High School, both located in the Bronx. She received a BS in Social Studies and Secondary
Education from Fordham University and an MA in English Literature and an EDS/EdD in Administration and
Supervision from Seton Hall University. Sister taught [SUBJECTS] at various schools in New York, New Jersey,
and Rhode Island, serving as an administrator and principal for the last thirty-five years. For the past seventeen
years, Sister has been the principal of Our Lady of Grace in Fairview, New Jersey. Sister Alice Marie has served
the Community of Pallottine Sisters in various positions as a teacher, principal, member of the vocation team,
and provincial council.
" I realized after writing Rocky’s Forever Home (published in 2010) that our canine family member Rocky still has
tales to tell. Out of the desire to narrate and be his voice, this second book was born. This poem is a tribute to
our Rocky: Rocky For our Rocky who lives his life as a tale of unconditional love for all. The Lord of our lives
provided this bundle of wet nose, wet kisses and wagging tail to remind us of peacemaking and forgiveness. We
love you Rocky for reminding us of that which matters most in life … to love unconditionally."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
To order Woofs, Whiskers, and Wags:
ABOUT THE BOOK
Sister Alice Marie's second book entitled Woof, Wags, and Wags: Tales of Rocky's Brave Heart was created to
further the messages of Rocky's first narrative on the importance of caring, hoping and loving. In this second
book, Rocky has become a champion and speaks out for those who may have been bullied or abused. Rocky's
message is for each creature to leave an inheritance, a legacy of love and kindness for others to follow. Life's
span for all creatures is limited. It is the hope that everyone will find that as life on this side ceases, God will hold
each of us in the palm of His hands and someone will fondly remember us in their heart.
We are a group of unpaid volunteers that foster Wire and Smooth Fox Terriers and are devoted to finding them forever homes. All our
dogs are in foster homes or with their families. We do not have a shelter. We work together in a network (American Fox Terrier
Rescue, Inc.) of caring people throughout the U.S.and Canada who love Fox Terriers. As members of American Fox Terrier Rescue,
Inc.(a 501c-3 non-profit organization) we cover NJ, PA, MA, and NY State. We also help the Foxies in these states as well: CT,RI,
NH,VT & ME. Please remember we are all volunteers with jobs, families, and personal commitments. We ask that you be patient. We
will answer e-mails and phone calls as quickly as possible. We know how anxious you are to adopt a new friend, but please be
considerate when waiting to hear from us.
Fox Terrier Rescue takes in Smooths and Wires from shelters, puppy mills, strays, and owner relinquishes. We help dogs who have
lost their homes through divorce or death of their owners, owner relocation, birth of a baby, not getting along with housemates,
retirement, job changes, medical or behavior issues......the reasons are numerous. And, most of the time it is due to no fault of the dog.
Many come from wonderful homes, but through life changes, the Foxie is in need of a new home.
First, don't wait until the problem escalates into something serious. If you have purchased a puppy/dog from a reputable breeder,
call them and ask for suggestions and help. A reliable breeder, will be able to work with you and your dog to eliminate the problems
or will take their dog back if needed.
If you did not get your Fox Terrier from a responsible breeder, then you have a bigger challenge. Commercial and "backyard"
breeders are primarily interested in making money. There is little knowledge of the breed or of the dog's needs. In many cases, the
family finds out too late that this cute little "fuzz ball" is not a lap dog. But instead, they have a ball of energy who needs lots of
attention and exercise. Most Fox Terriers remain active throughout their entire life and require time for exercise. If this is not possible
in your schedule, then both you and the dog might be happier if she is in another home.
Education is the key. Knowing the Fox Terrier temperament and needs can make a big difference. With help, many problems can be
eliminated. Sometimes if the problems are serious, a professional trainer or behaviorist should be contacted. Like raising a child,
having a Fox Terrier in your life takes time, patience, and commitment.
If you are having problems with your Fox Terrier, please contact us right away. We are always willing to help in any way we can. Our
first choice is to keep the dog with his family. If that is not possible, then we will work together to find a new home for your dog.
Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate
545 Victory Ave.
Ridgefield, NJ 07657
+ 4.95 shipping