Westies in Need (WiN) works very hard to match our wonderful dogs with equally wonderful new families. Here are some of our success stories!
One of our little rescues was named Lilly - she was the worst case of skin problems we had ever seen when she arrived into our rescue program. The Pet Network saw her info on our website and asked if they could do a story on our Lilly and our rescue. Click here to watch the video of Lilly and her journey...they did a great job and we can't thank the Pet Network enough for supporting us! Lilly says THANKS too!
WELCOME to 9 yr old Amber who joined our WiN family today! Amber found herself displaced when her owner became ill and was no longer able to care for her. Thanks to a dear family friend who reached out to us and asked for our help .. we were able to spring Amber from boarding over the holiday weekend!!
An update...Amber has been adopted. Her name will be Meg and when she met her new family, she just knew it was the best home for her.
Welcome Jane to Westies in Need. Jane arrived "in the family way" and surprised us with some beautiful puppies!
An update...Jane and her puppies have all found new homes....Jane will be spayed ASAP and of course all her babes will be spayed/neutered as well....what a wonderful ending to their story.
Amy is just 5 years old and has come to us from a breeding facility. She has a bit of a journey ahead of her to come out of her shell and become the lovely young lady that we know she is!
Welcome Amy to Westies in Need
An update...Amy has been adopted. She met her new family and knew it was the perfect spot for her to call home!
7 year old Whitney is a Westie/Cairn mix and is just a peanut of a girl...so tiny! She has lived most of her life outdoors, so working on leash walking and house training is a must! She will also have to see our Vet in a few days as she needs to be spayed.
Welcome little Whitney to Westies in Need!
An update...Whitney has been adopted. She met her new Mommy, Patricia and they both knew it was a match made in heaven!
Duncan is just 2 years old and has come to us as an owner surrender. He is a darling little boy who needs some work with his leash walking and his house training as he has lived outside for most of his life.
An update...Duncan has been adopted. His new name will be D'Arcy and he has found an amazing new Mommy for his own!
Little 14 week old George has come to us as an owner surrender. This cutie-pie is having so much fun at his foster home and will soon be ready to go out on a "foster to adopt" program. He will not be officially adopted until he has been neutered in a few months!
An update...George has been adopted. He is the happiest of boys to have his new Mommy!
Welcome to 10 yr old Chico into Westies in Need. Our thanks to "Sit with Me Rescue" for reaching out to us to let us know that this boy and his son (Dou Dou that you will also see on this page) needed our help.
First stop today was the groomer to have awful dreadlocks and matts shaved!! Now we'll get them into our vet for a health check, neuter (yes!, the boyz must go!!!!) and dental.
You're in good hands now ♥
An update...Chico has been adopted. He is off to live with his new family....congratulations Chico!!
A warm WELCOME to Scottie our new senior boy who comes to us because his senior owner went into a facility.
Scottie has some serious health issues but we’re happy to share he’s receiving wonderful palliative care from his foster Mom ... to include much loved time outside in her beautiful gardens.
Thoughts & prayers to you sweet boy from all your friends at WiN ❤️xo
An update...Scottie has been adopted. His new name will be Lauchie, which in gaelic, means "Little Hero"...he and his new Mommy are very happy.
Lad comes to us as an owner surrender. This sweet little one year old is in foster care right now but we will move forward to find him the perfect forever home for darling Lad. Welcome to Westies in Need.
An update...Lad has been adopted. His new name is Oscar and he just loves his new home....congratulations Oscar!
WELCOME to our new rescue ....
4 yr old "Reece" came to us in need of urgent care as he has suffered a horrible injury to his paw/ankle ... caught in a snare (trap) and trying to free himself. Reece is a "Miracle to be Alive" ... his little body is malnourished, paw/ankle is broken and is very badly infected. After consulting with our Orthapedic surgeon there is a "spark" of hope that Reece's injuries can be repaired.
An update...Reece has been under the care of an Orthopedic surgeon/wound care team and Neurologist. Sadly Reece suffered neurologicial damage from his trauma and has peacefully crossed over to Rainbow Bridge. This is not the outcome we had hoped for but rest assured, in the time he was with our rescue, he was loved and very well cared for.
A heart warming WELCOME to 8 yr old Willie ... his story will bring tears of sad & happy!
Willie was left at the vet for euthanasia (skin issues) and thankfully the vet office reached out to WiN to ask if we'd take this very sweet boy!!
Thank you to Angela & Ian for picking up this darling boy and fostering, falling in LOVE. Willie was neutered today and will be showered with love as he recovers and settles in, to enjoy his new found life as a Prince.
An update...Willie has been adopted. He met his new foster family and asked if he could stay forever and they said YES!!!
Darling Cosmo is not quite 2 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender. This very sweet and handsome boy is in foster care and I am sure it will not be too long until he finds his new and "fur"ever home.
An update...Cosmo has been adopted! He met Christopher and Star and just knew they were the perfect family for him!
Alice and Maggie are owner surrenders to our rescue when their Mommy could no longer care for them. These 2 LOVELY girls are very bonded and must be adopted together.
They are 10 years old and are as sweet and loving as can be!
An update...Alice and Maggie have been adopted. This 2 girls found the most perfect home and are so happy that they have stayed together....and they even got a cottage as well to go to in the summer!!!
This sweet boy is truly a Westie in need and we thank his family for agreeing to surrender him to us so that we can get him the help he needs!
If you have ever wondered why we do, what we do...Geordie is the reason!!!! Geordie will be off to see the Vet ASAP and is in a wonderful foster home.
Welcome Geordie....we love you and will take SUCH good care of you!
An update...Geordie has been adopted. His skin is doing so much better and he found a perfect family and he even got a little brother, named Angus, to play with!!!
Here is 2 year old Rhaegar....(pronounced Ray-Gar) This VERY handsome (as you can see) boy has come to us as an owner surrender and we can not thank his family enough for trusting in us to find him a new home.
He is in a "foster to adopt" home with a family who have been on our wait list for quite a while and they are beyond thrilled. He is settling in great and is loving the snow in his big fenced backyard!
An update...Rhaegar has been adopted. He met Alex and her family and he just knew it was the perfect new home for him.
Felix is a 10 yr old, partially deaf Westie who found himself displaced when a tornado ripped through Gatineau, QC. A good samaritan rescued Felix from traffic and took him home where he was given to a neighbour who would care for him.
Through social media WiN learned of Felix in the New Year and went to work at finding his owner. We were successful in finding his owner who surrendered Felix to our rescue to be placed in a home where he would get the attention he so deserved!
An update...Felix has been adopted by his foster family.
Congratulations Felix, you have just won the lottery, enjoy your new found life as a prince!!!!
WELCOME Lolly! This super sweet 8 yr old, spayed female is an owner surrender and is happy to not have to share her home with a toddler.
She is settling in very well with her foster family. She will be seeing our vet this week for a check-up.
An update...Lolly has been adopted. She met her foster family and asked if she could stay forever and they said YES!!!
This little boy is just 4 months old and is just about as cute as can be! He is in foster care right now and having such a good time with his two new best friends, Westie girls who are teaching him the ropes for sure!
An update...BuBu has been adopted. HIs new name will be Tucker and he even got 2 Westie sisters as well!
These 2 VERY sweet little darlings are just 4 years old and come to us from a puppy mill in Ohio. They were shaved down in the mill, but we sure know that fur grows and they will be in full Westie coats shortly!
They are beyond wonderful and we are so happy to have saved them
Welcome Carol and Sarah to Westies in Need
An update...both Carol and Sarah have been adopted. These 2 lucky girls have found wonderful new and "fur"ever homes.
Shorty is just 5 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender. He is the most loving and special boy...loves his walks and his snuggles!
He is in foster care for a bit and we will find him a perfect home. Welcome Shorty!!!
An update...Shorty has been adopted. He met Donna and her family and he just knew it was the perfect home for him!!!!
Welcome to little Zoe who is a 1 yr old owner surrender. This sweet girl is having a great time in her foster home and we will move quickly to move with finding her a "fur"ever home.
An update...Zoe has been adopted. Zoe joins Mike and his family along with 9 year ol Westie, Maddie and 11 year old Jack Russell mix named Jack!
WELCOME to 4 yr old Azalee a little Westie mix. This darling girl is traumatized and terrified of everything!!!! She has spent most of her life (including the dead of winter) outdoors.
You can see from the picture she’s no idea of the comforts of a warm home, soft touch and kind voice 😢
Azalee needs some time to settle in with her foster Mom in Quebec and learn to trust .. then she’ll see our vet for a physical exam/spay! Your in good hands now sweet girl 💕
An update...Azalee has been adopted. Her new name will be Amy and she and her Mommy make such a great team!
Here is 4 month old Gracie. She is an owner surrender and we can not thank the family enough for trusting us to find her a new home.
She is in foster care right now and we will be going through our many applications that have been waiting and will find her a perfect family!
Welcome Wee Gracie!!!
An update...Gracie has been adopted. She met her new family and just knew it was a perfect home for her!
Darling Fraggle....this little girl just turned 4 years old and is an owner surrender.
Our love and our thanks to her family for trusting us to find her a new home. She is in foster care right now as we go through all our current applications to find this sweetie the best new home!
An update...Fraggle has been adopted.
WELCOME “Queenie “ a 7yr old female who comes to us from a shelter in Quebec.
Queenie is fostering in Quebec. Her foster family will be taking her to our vet very soon for spay ... no more breeding for this girl ♥
An update...Queenie has been adopted. Her new name will will Cookie and when she met Nadine and her daughter, she knew she had found her forever family.
Old Blue Eyes...
OK...this one is not really a WiN Westie
... but when we found this old picture of Frank Sinatra with a sweet little Westie, we just knew we had to put it on our website, somewhere!!!
Can you blame us???