“You can't buy love, but you can rescue it”11

Success Stories

Westies in Need (WiN) works very hard to match our wonderful dogs with equally wonderful new families. Here are some of our success stories!


Lilly's Story

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!

 


Weston
Weston

Please give a warm Westies in Need welcome to Weston. This 6 year old boy was surrendered to us when his owner passed away and his remaining family could not keep him!

Welcome Weston!

An update...Weston has been adopted. This darling boy has found an amazing and "fur"ever home!

 

 

Weston
Weston

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Kelly and her puppies
Kelly and her puppies

Please Welcome Kelly and her sweet puppies to our rescue. Kelly came to us expecting and we gave her the best care and love...welcome to the new family!

Kelly and her puppies
Kelly and her puppies

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Suzy and her Puppies
Suzy and her Puppies

Suzy is our last little surprise that came to us "in the family way" and she and her 2 sweet girls are now part of our WiN family!

Suzy and her Puppies
Suzy and her Puppies

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Toby
Toby

Welcome Toby to Westies in Need. This little Westie/Yorkie mix is just 2 years old and is as cute as can be! He is in foster care right now and needs some relaxing (and gaining weight!!) time and then he will be up for adoption!

Scotty
Scotty

Darling Scotty has come to us as an owner surrender. Our love and thanks to his family for trusting in us to find him a new home.

Scotty is 7 years old and loves all people, dogs, cats and kids!

An update...Scotty has been adopted. His new family just knew he was the right boy for them. He gets a nice big fenced yard and a winter vacation down south every year too...welcome to your new life sweet Scotty!

Scotty
Scotty

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Whiskey
Whiskey

Darling 7 year old Whiskey has come to us as an owner surrender. As you can see, he sure is a handsome boy and is enjoying his foster home!

Welcome Whiskey!

An update...Whiskey has been adopted!  He met his "fur"ever family and he sure is one happy boy.

Whiskey
Whiskey

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Jane and her Puppies
Jane and her Puppies

Welcome Jane to Westies in Need. Jane arrived "in the family way" and surprised us with some beautiful puppies!

Jane and her Puppies
Jane and her Puppies

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Amber
Amber

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.

 

 

Amy
Amy

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!

George
George

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!

Welcome George

**Foster to Adopt** is pending

George
George

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Whitney
Whitney

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!

Whitney
Whitney

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Duncan
Duncan

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.

Welcome Duncan

An update...Duncan has been adopted. His new name will be D'Arcy and he has found an amazing new Mommy for his own!

Duncan
Duncan

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Chico
Chico

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!!

Scottie
Scottie

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.

Scottie
Scottie

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Lad
Lad

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....confratulations Oscar!

Reece
Reece

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.

 

Coco
Coco

A warm WELCOME to 10 yr old Cocoo who found herself in need when her senior owner was no longer able to care for her.

Coco is seeing our vet this afternoon for a check-up and is fostering-to-adopt

An update...CoCo has been adopted. She has found a PERFECT "fur"ever home

 

Willie
Willie

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!!!

 

 

Willie
Willie

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Robbie
Robbie

This darling owner surrender is just 6 years old and has come to us when his owner passed away. This handsome boy is in foster care right now and we will move forward to find him the very best new home.

An update...Robbie has been adopted. He met his new Dad and just knew it was his forever home!

Robbie
Robbie

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Cosmo
Cosmo

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!

Robbie, Harry, Meghan
Robbie, Harry, Meghan

Welcome our 3 newest arrivals! These 4 month old sweeties were rescued from a puppy mill and are now safe in our rescue.

An update...Robbie, Harry and Meghan have been adopted. They met their new families and it was love at first sight!!!

Robbie, Harry, Meghan
Robbie, Harry, Meghan

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Alice and Maggie
Alice and Maggie

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!!!

Alice and Maggie
Alice and Maggie

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Geordie
Geordie

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!!!

Geordie
Geordie

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Rhaegar
Rhaegar

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.

Rhaegar
Rhaegar

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Felix
Felix

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!!!!

 


 

Lolly
Lolly

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!!!

Champ
Champ

Welcome Champ to our rescue. This darling 9 year old is a handsome man for sure and we will find him a wonderful new and "fur"ever home!

An update...Champ has been adopted. He met Sue and her family and he knew it was the perfect home for him!

BuBu
BuBu

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!

Welcome BuBu

An update...BuBu has been adopted.  HIs new name will be Tucker and he even got 2 Westie sisters as well!

Carol and Sarah
Carol and Sarah

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.

Carol and Sarah
Carol and Sarah

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Cole
Cole

Welcome to little Cole! He is just 11 months old and is a cutie for sure. He has been neutered and will be ready to join a new family shortly!!!

An update...Cole has been adopted.  His new name will be McDuff and he knew he met the right family for him when he met Paul and Starlee!!!!

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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???

 

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