Weatherford Wags is a small, foster home–based dog rescue in Weatherford, Texas, dedicated to effecting positive change in the lives of dogs in and near Parker County by finding permanent homes for shelter dogs, keeping dogs out of shelters, and promoting responsible pet ownership.
We are committed to helping dogs of all ages and sizes, regardless of breed or breed mix, and don’t shy away from the “difficult” dogs, the overlooked ones, or the ones who require extra attention and care. We focus on the underdogs and are drawn to the misunderstood and scared ones. We embrace challenges, find joy in small successes, and celebrate our dogs’ big milestones.
We're in this for every dog. Because we want to give all dogs the same chance to show how remarkable they are and to find a family to call their own.
In our efforts to improve and transform the lives of the dogs we take into our rescue and prepare them for their permanent homes or a transfer to another rescue organization, we take care of not only their basic wants, such as food and shelter, but also their medical needs, such as heartworm prevention or treatment.
We strive to match our rescue’s dogs with their ideal humans and want to set them up for successful fostering experiences and adoptions. With this in mind, we focus on equipping foster care providers and prospective adopters alike with the educational tools they need to cultivate an environment in which our dogs can thrive, reach their full potential, and let their personalities shine.
As we do not have a facility, we depend on foster families to temporarily care for our dogs in their homes until they are adopted or go on transport to be adopted elsewhere.
Foster homes are essential to our mission of saving dogs. The more foster homes we can rely on, the more dogs we can take into our rescue.
If you aren't able to foster but want to support us, please consider making a donation to help us pay for temporary boarding, medical expenses, and food for the dogs. Check out our donation page for other ways you can help our rescued dogs.
Unsure of what she would find or experience at a municipal animal shelter, Deborah felt called in 2015. She started walking shelter dogs two days a week, which later turned into six days a week and networking urgent dogs to rescue groups in the evenings and on the weekends. When the volunteer rescue coordinator resigned, the shelter manager offered Deborah the role.
Although often challenging, sticking with it has resulted in countless dogs – many that were at risk of being euthanized – living happy lives all over the US and Canada.
In November of 2022, Weatherford Wags was established and we received our nonprofit status. Deborah's years of experience working with shelter dogs and her learning about dog behavior and body language have been invaluable in successfully placing neglected and unwanted dogs whose great potential she could see.
We are finding our way as a new rescue and are inviting donors and volunteers to join our mission.