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 sweet Selma...his 13-week-old pup has been diagnosed with a pretty serious heart murmur. Our love and thanks to the VEC (Veterinary Emergency Clinic) in Toronto for moving heaven and earth to get her in to see the cardiologist on Friday.
A murmur adds an extra sound to a heartbeat and can be serious… but we are pulling out all the stops for Selma…X-rays, an electrocardiogram (ECG) and possibly also an ultrasound (echocardiogram) so we can know exactly what we are dealing with. It is because of all our WiN folks who support our fundraising efforts and your amazing donations that allows us to help this girl!!! It "takes a village" and our WiN village is the BEST.
If Selma is only with us for a short time or hopefully a long time, she will be loved and get the best care…that is our promise. Welcome darling girl to Westies in Need.
An update...Selma's visit to the cardiologist was NOT what we hoped for. She will be off in the next few days to the OVC (Ontario Vet College) to see if she is a candidate for a balloon valvuloplasty that may give her a little more time with us.
Welcome to Westies in Need.... our newest arrival 3 year old MeiMei.
Her family had some health issues and made the decision, out of love for her, to surrender MeiMei into our rescue. MeiMei is in foster care at the moment but we are kinda thinking this is where she will stay!!!
Welcome to WiN!
An update...MeiMei has found her perfect home! She asked her foster family if she could stay with them and they all thought it was a great idea.
This sweeter than sweet boy has come to us an owner surrender. He is just the nicest Westie that anyone could ever dream of. He does have some skin issues that we are working on and then will be up for adoption.
An update...Dingding's new name is Dudley and he is very happy in his forever home! He even got a little brother to play with.
You're in good hands Theo!
Findlay comes to us as an owner surrender. He is just 16 months old and, as you can see, as cute as a button.
Love and thanks to his family for trusting us to find him his new home! Welcome Findlay.
An update...Findlay has been adopted! He asked his foster family if he could live with them forever, and they all thought it was the BEST idea!
3 year old Harley comes to us as an owner surrender. As you can see he has some skin issues, but that does not worry us. He will start on our Westies in Need Itchy Skin program right away and we will get him feeling and looking better!
An update...Harley has been adopted! He met his new Dad at our indoor Play Day and it was love at first sight!
Welcome Mimi to Westies in Need. This darling year old girl is just too cute for words. She will need some dental work and vaccinations need to be updated, but afterwards she will be up for adoption!
We currently have some GREAT applications from WiN folks who have been patiently waiting for a little Westie, some for well over a year….so we will be looking at those applications first.
An update...Mimi has been adopted....she has found the perfect home and has moved to the Ottawa area to join her new family!
Welcome to Mac Gyver- a nine week old puppy who was surrendered into rescue by a breeder. This darling boy was born congentively blind but you would never know it! He is a little spitfire and is just perfect! Welcome to Westies in Need Mac Gyver!
An update...Mac Gyver has been adopted! This little guy has found the perfect home!
Skye comes to us as an owner surrender. This VERY sweet unspayed girl (sorry Skye..not for long!) will see our Vet in the next few days and then she will be ready for adoption!
An update...Skye has been adopted. She loves her new family already and she even gets a big Westie brother, Fergus to play with too!!!
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???