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!
Poncho is a 3 year old boy who comes to us as an owner surrender. Our love and thanks to his family for trusting us to find him a wonderful new home.
Poncho needs to see our Vet as he needs to be neutered (sorry Poncho..but they have to go!!!!) and then will be ready to join his new family!
An update...Poncho has been adopted! he met Madison and he knew it was the right spot for him!!!
Max is an 8 yr old Max, owner surrender into to a shelter in Quebec.
Max was depressed and not doing well in the shelter but we're happy to report that he's doing much better with our great foster volunteers!!
We're so happy to have sprung him out of there and so is he!
An update...Max has been adopted! He and Brenda and her family are just made for each other!!!
Benji is a 9 yr old neutered westie mix. Sadly, Benji's owner passed away.
Benji has a horrible ear infection and he's overweight, so a new diet of healthy foods and excercise begins right now. He will see our vet very soon!
Welcome Benji...we will get you feeling better and you will be off to your new home.
An update...Benji has been adopted! He met Carol Ann and he just knew it was the perfect home for him!
Zoey is a 6 yr old owner surrender.
She is super outgoing and friendly ... loving other dogs and humans of all ages!
She is off to see our vet for an exam and her spay surgery won't be far behind it.
An update...Zoey has been adopted! She asked if she could stay forever with her foster family and they said yes!!!
Snowflake has come to us from Ohio, along with the 2 darlings you see directly below (Snowdrop and Lilly). This sweet girl has lived her life in a wretched puppy mill but that is all behind her now!
Welcome to Snowflake (who we are now calling Poppy) to WiN!!!
An update...Snowflake has been adopted! Her new name will be Poppy and she is one lucky girl for sure!
Tigars and Maggie are littermates and are only 5 years old. They are an owner surrender and we can not begin to thank the family for allowing us to help them.
These little ones are VERY bonded and will be adopted together. They are being fostered in Quebec and are having fun at their foster home.
Welcome to Westies in Need!
An update...Tigars and Maggie have been adopted. They met Marlene and they all knew it was love at first sight!
Gambler is a 2 yr old westie/maltese mix that was saved from being euthanized at a shelter.
Our thanks to Sit With Me Dog Rescue who went in and evaluated this boy, determining that he has potential to be a great family pet.
Gambler is being fostered in the Ottawa area. Welcome Gambler to Westies in Need.
An update...Gambler has been adopted! He is gonna LOVE his new home!!!
Hope is a 10 year old Westie who is a true survivor.
This darling girl came to us from a terrible situation and in this picture she is just getting ready for her surgery that we are sure, will be a big help!!!
An update...Hope has been adopted. She has found a wonderful new home with Deb and her family!
Peggy Sue is a tiny little Westie who is just as cute as a button!
She has come to us from Ohio and is now ready for a new and "fur"ever family!
An update...Peggy Sue has been adopted. Her new name will be Maya. She asked her foster family if she could stay and live with them forever cause they were so nice and they all agreed!!!!
Gracie is also a 6 year old little girl who has come to us from Ohio (with Peggy Sue that you see above).
She is a darling girl who is so sweet and kind and is having so much fun at her foster home.
Look at that face!!!!
An update...Gracie has been adopted. She has found her "fur"ever home with Kathy and Steve!
Vanille is a 2 yr old female with some mild skin issues that we will have under control in no time!!!
Vanille is an owner surrender, coming from a home where she was not happy living with a young child.
Much thanks to foster Mom who took her in on a moments notice...Vanille is fostering in Ottawa and will be off to see our vet first thing this week.
An update...Vanille has been adopted. Her new name will be Oban and she is VERY happy to join her new family!
Jeremy.....well...where do we even begin! OK, we will start at the beginning...
Late one afternoon the phone rang and it was the Montreal SPCA ... they have a 13 year old partially deaf, visually impaired Westie that was brought in to them as a stray. They've held him the required time for a stray and he's now ready to be released....would our rescue take him???? Of course we would!
Our WONDERFUL co ordinator in Quebec jumped into the car to head over to the SPCA to pick up this senior fellow. She arrived to find a filthy little Westie ... covered in dreadlocks and caked in excrement. So pitiful looking, long hair covering his face ... you couldn't even see his eyes!
Stiff from being caged the last 12 days, it took us a long time, to go a really short distance ... over 15 minutes and we'd only made it to the parking lot. However, this boy was happy to be outside in the fresh air.
We found a GREAT foster home and he was welcomed with open arms. A bath was next, then gently trimming some hair and crusted discharge from his eyes. Jeremy was very sensitive to anyone touching his face.
Next was a visit to the Vet...bloodwork was done and believe it or not, his blood panel results were amazing, so an appointment was booked for his dental work. Not a wonder this poor boy didn't want anyone to touch his face, his mouth was in a horrific state!!! While under anesthetic ... 14 teeth were removed, the remaining scaled and polished, his nails clipped (they were so long they had curled under into his pads!!) and his paw pads cleaned up ... they were infected from so much tangled hair and excrement caked into them. Anti-biotics and pain meds ... he was on his way to his foster home to begin recovery.
Each day has been a new beginning for Jeremy ... he has been gaining strength and feeling better!
An update...Jeremy has been adopted. We are very excited to share that Jeremy will find his forever home with Susan from Ottawa. It was LOVE at first sight! Susan has been a Westie owner her entire life and is very excited to become a family with Jeremy.
Please give a warm welcome to 9 yr old Paxi. Sadly her owner is not well and no longer able to care for her.
Miss Paxi .... you'll be part of a new furever family, before you know it!!
Our thanks to Laura and her fur kids from Higgs and Bee Greans in Ottawa for fostering!!!!!!
An update...Paxi has been adopted. This sweet girl has found her forever home.
Rocky comes to us as an owner surrender. Our love and our thanks to his family for allowing us to help Rocky find a new home. He is just 5 years old and is a Westie from one of the premier breeders in Ontario, the late and wonderful Margaret Buglass from Cheviotvale Kennels.
He is in a foster home in Barrie and is going to have a meet and greet with an adoptive family in the next few days!
An update...Rocky has been adopted. Rocky will be living in Toronto with Helen!!!!
Finnigan was a stray and he waited for his family to come and get him...but they never did.
The shelter reached out to us and we said of course, to taking in this ADORABLE boy!!!His wonderful foster Mom has named him Finnigan and we think he is about 4-5 years old, but maybe younger...
An update...Finnigan has been adopted. he will now live with Bobbie and Donald in St. Catherine's!
Leo is one lucky boy! He was surrendered and on his way to an SPCA when Westies in Need got word and we took him into rescue! No cage or shelter for this boy...he is now having a great time in his foster home in Quebec and will be adopted shortly.
Leo is just 10 months old and as you can see, is quite a handsome boy!
Welcome Leo to WiN!!!
An update...Leo has been adopted. He asked his foster family if he could stay and live with them and they said yes..his new name will be Stewart!!!
Jamie is a just 2 or 3 years old and was found as a stray and no one came to claim him!
This DARLING Westie needs to see the Vet and needs to be neutered (please do not tell Jamie if you see him!!) and then he will be ready for adoption!
An update...Jamie has been adopted. He is moving to Beaconsfield QC and he evens gets another doggie friend to play with!
Scooter is a 10 year old owner surrender. Our love and our thanks to his family for trusting us to find him a new and wonderful home. Scooter is a VERY handsome boy, as you can see, and he will be looking for his forever home very soon!
An update...Scooter has been adopted. He joins Nancy and her family of Westies!
Faith and Gabby are 2 little ones that find themselves in rescue as their Mommy has passed away. Our love and our thanks to their family for contacting us to find them new homes.
Faith (below with her pretty pink bow) is about 7 years old and Gabby is about 9...two darling girls, who do not need to remain together, will be in new homes very shortly!
An update...Faith has been adopted. She and Joan are the perfect pair. Gabby has also found her forever home...she and Esther met and they are just a perfect match!
Fergus is a 4.5 yr. old, neutered male that has found himself back in our rescue and needs a forever home, without other dogs, cats or children.
Fergus is a Westie-mix, born to Muffin - and yes, she was definitely a Westie but her gentlemen caller, well ... we are unsure, just what breed he may have been!
Fergus loves his walks, snuggling on the couch and all the belly rubs he can get!
An update...Fergus has been adopted. he met his new family and just knew that they were perfect!
Duggie is just 6 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender. This very handsome boy is so sweet.
He is being fostered inthe Brampton area and will be moving to his new and "fur"ever home very shortly!
An update...Duggie has been adopted. He went for a meet and greet with Charles and his family and he never left!!!! He is such a lucky boy!
Toby is 10 months old and comes to us as an owner surrender. This is such a cute boy...he is neutered and is going to spend some time in his foster home until we get to know him a bit so we can pick just the right home for Toby!
Welcome to Westies in Need!
An update...Toby has been adopted. Nancy and her family are over the moon to have little Toby join their 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???