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!
Sweet Lily has come to us from a puppy mill. She is only about 4 or 5 years old and is such a lovely girl. She gets along with other dogs and ALL people and is having such a good time in her foster home.
She came to us with her fur shaved down, we are not sure why, as he coat is perfect!!! But no worries, Westie fur grows quickly and she will be in her full Westie cut shortly!
An update...Lily has been adopted. She will be the forever girl of Sameera and her family!!!!
Jack, and his brother Casper, were taken from a mill in Ohio and are now now free! The boys are only 16 weeks old and they are such a cute pair and we could not be happier that they are now safe in our care!
An update...Jack and Casper have been adopted. Jack is now living with Lesley and her family and he even got a new Westie big brother to play with named Finley!
Casper is having a wonderful time with Sabrina in his new and "fur"ever home
A warm WELCOME to 5 yr old Princess. This super sweet girl was an owner surrender and she is looking for her forever home. Princess does have some health issues. and is not currently up for adopion
An update-November 29th, 2017: Sweet Princess has been diagnosed with both dry eye and Westie Lung disease...unfortunately her life expediency will be only about 1-2 years. There will be no adoption donation required if you would like to adopt her…we would love to just have a final home for her.
Sweetie is a very pretty 2 1/2 year old female Westie who has come to us from a Vet clinic where she was surrendered. The ladies at the clinic started calling her Sweetie, because that is exactly what she is!
She is now spayed and up to date with her shots and had her teeth cleaned and will be having a bit of relaxing at her foster home for a few days and then will be ready to meet a new family!
An update...Sweetie has been adopted. This most darling of Westies has found a new and "fur"ever home!
Welcome 9 yr old Maggie to our rescue...her owner was no longer able to care for her so she was surrendered into our rescue, along with her brother Max.
Maggie is being fostered in the Ottawa area. She is booked for a full health exam and then she will go back to the Vet for her spay...no more baby making for Maggie...her only job now will be to be loved and cuddled!
Maggie has a fear of men, so we will be looking for a home for her with ladies only!
An update...Maggie has been adopted. She and Sandra are a match made in heaven!
8 yr old Max was surrendered, along with his sister Maggie after thier owner was no longer able to care for them. He is such a sweet boy and is loving his foster home!
Max needs to see our Vet for his neuter (sorry Max....but they HAVE to go!!!!) and then he will be ready to join a new family...Welcome Max to Westies in Need.
An update...Max has been adopted. He just loved his foster home so much....he decided to stay!!!!
A warm welcome for our newest little rescue "Adele" .. she is a petite girl who's owner passed away and sadly she wasn't happy with family members who had a very busy household.
Adele is fostering with an Ottawa couple where she is the only dog and someone is home the majority of the time.
An update...Adele has been adopted. She will be joining Barbara's family and will be living in Toronto!
Lady Bug is quite the girl! She is having such a good time at her foster home. She is now spayed and up to date on all her vaccinations, so she will soon be ready to join a new family.
She is only 3 years old and is such a sweet thing!
An update...Lady Bug has been adopted. She met Lynda and her family and knew it was the perfect forever home for her!
Alexia is, as you can see, about the cutest little girl you could find! She is such a lady and is all set to find a wonderful new home. She has been spayed and is now up to date on her vaccinations and has her teeth cleaned! She is about 4 years old...she will need to still work on her leash walking but she is already improving! She loves other dogs too!
An update...Alexia has been adopted. She has found a new and "fur"ever home with Cynthia and her family!
Barnaby comes to us with, as you can see, some skin issues....but that sure does not scare Westies in Need....we know skin and will get him feeling better soon!
This is one of the sweetest boys ever, loves to give kisses and is house trained and is loving his new foster home!
Welcome Barnaby to Westies in Need.
An update...Barnaby has been adopted. He asked his foster Mommy if he could stay and live with them forever and they said yes!!!!!
Edward and Spencer are two adorable “brothers” who are quite opposites in temperament but equally charming in character and looks. They are owner surrenders and truly are inseparable.
Edward (which means a big, strong and respected or dependable person, usually a man; one who is large like a horse.) is 8 years old and his little brother, Spencer is 6 years old.
An update...Edward and Spener have been adopted. These 2 darling boys were adopted together and are so happy in their new home.
Rosie is a 6 year old little Westie mix that comes to us from a home that could no longer care for her. This sweet but scared little girl has a great foster home now and will be relaxing and just learning how to be a Westie for a while and then she will be ready to join a new family.
An update...Rosie has been adopted. Rosie-Mae (as she will be known) has found her "fur"ever home with Lorna and Dave!
Duffy, a 12 year old boy (on the right) and Brodie...a 6 year old boy (pictured on the left) are a very bonded pair and we were asked by their family that they be adopted together...and of course that is exactly what we will do.
These 2 boys are so sweet and so loving, they walk well on a leash and are both house broken and both are excellent kissers!!!
They are enjoying their time at their foster home in the Hamilton area.
An update...Duffy and Brodie have been adopted! Two cuter boys could not be found and they are together and so happy!!!!
These 2 boys are so sweet and so loving, they walk well on a leash and are both house broken and both are excellent kissers!
Wilson...is a 3 year old male who was taken from a puppy mill in Ontario.
A sweeter or kinder soul could not be found. This is a darling Westie who is now loving his life at his foster Mom's home until he meets his new family.
An update...Wilson has been adopted. This sweet boy will be living with Shirley and her family!!!
A sweeter or kinder soul could not be found.
Willy...was a Westie in Need for sure...WiN to the rescue for this sweet, 6 yr. old male that comes to us from a back yard breeder.
So happy to WELCOME this boy to a new and better life!
Willy is fostering in Ottawa .. he will be off to see our vet as he has mites and yeast in his ears, needs neuter/dental. Sorry Willy but the boyz must go ... your rendezvous days at the back yard breeders are OVER!!! Foster Mom has cut off his dreadlocks and he's feeling so much better already ... not to mention he smells better too!!
An update...Willy has been adopted! This little boy is gonna have a wonderful life in his new and "fur" ever home.
Muffin...is a little Westie Poodle mix that is an owner surrender.
She is just a year old and is such a little peanut...only about 12 lbs!
She is getting spayed right away and then she will be ready to meet her new family.
An update...Muffin has been adopted! She met Jeanette and knew that she was in heaven!
Charlie...is 4 years old and is such a nice boy....he is an owner surrender as his family could no longer take care of him.
Charlie loves to go for walks and needs a family who knows terriers!!
Welcome Charlie to Westies in Need.
An update...Charlie has been adopted! He met Ilyana and knew that she was his perfect Mommy!
Charlie has been adopted! He met Ilyana and knew that she was his perfect Mommy!
Jack and Elliott... are a bonded pair of Westies who must be adopted together. Both are 3 years old.
Their previous owner's job has changed and as heart breaking as it is, they want them to have the attention they so deserve!
How adorable are these 2 little ones!!!
An update...Jack and Elliott have been adopted. These 2 boys will remain together in their new home!
How adorable are these 2 little ones!!!
Timothy...is 5 years old and was released from a puppy mill with his friend, Allison.
He is so adorable and wants to please....he has lived his entire life in a cage and is now walking on grass and making friends and having fun!
An update...Timothy has been adopted! Jessie and her family were the perfect fit for our darling Timothy!!!!
He is so adorable and wants to please.
Allison...is 3 years old and is just as sweet as can be.
She was released from a puppy mill and is now enjoying being free.
She has now been spayed and will become a Canadian citizen shortly and soon will be in a new and loving home.
An update...Allison has been adopted! She asked her foster family if she could stay and live with them forever and they said YES!!!
3 years old and is just as sweet as can be.
Yummy...is 3 years old and is an owner surrender. This sweet little girl is sure having fun at her foster home!
She is going to need to see our Vet to get spayed and then she will be ready to meet a new and "fur"ever family!
Welcome Yummy to Westies in Need!
An update...Yummy has been adopted! She met Jeff and it was love at first kiss!
This sweet little girl is sure having fun at her foster home!
Bran...is just 7 yr old and is a neutered male who was surrendered because his owner has severe dementia and has gone to a nursing home.
Bran will see our vet for a little check-up and have a day at the spa ... he is fostering in Ottawa.
An update...Bran has been adopted! He had a wonderful time at his foster families home and has now joined his new and fur"ever family!
Bran has now joined his new and fur"ever family!
Abby...is 3 years old and comes to us as an owner surender. Our love and our thanks to her family for trusting us to find her a new home.
Abby is as cute as can be and is having a wonderful time in her foster home!
An update...Abby has been adopted! She met her forever family and she knew it was the perfect home for her!
Abby is as cute as can be and is having a wonderful time in her foster home!
Daisy...is just 3 years old and has come to us from a puppy mill.
This poor little darling was bred FAR too many times but has now been spayed and is ready to join a family and have the wonderful life that she so deserves!!!!
An update...Daisy has been adopted! Her new name will be Piper and she loved her foster family so much, she asked if she could stay and live with them forever.
Daisy has been adopted!
Lexi...is only 5 1/2 months old and comes to us as on owner surrender. This is one cute but BUSY young lady and she is having so much fun at her foster home.
She needs to see our Vet to be spayed and then she will be ready to meet her new family!
An update...Lexi has been adopted! She met Joni and her family and just knew it was the best home for her!
This is one cute but BUSY young lady.
Reilly...is just 10 months old and is a Westie/Poodle mix and is being fostered in the Toronto area.
He is going for a groom (he looks kinda wild!!!) and then he is off to see the Vet..... (well you ALL know what 2 things he will be losing at the Vet...we just don't want him to know!!!!)
He is a cute boy for sure and will need some training and a family who will love him and give him some boundries!!!!
An update...Reilly has been adopted! He sure is a cutie and will love his new home.
He is a cute boy for sure
Molly...is just 10 years old and is an owner surrender. Sweet, sweet Molly has some health and skin issues that we are dealing with right now, but we will make sure that she is feeling better very soon!
We sure know skin at Westies in Need and this will be an easy fix for us!!!
An update...Molly has been adopted! Her skin is 100% better and she is now off to join her new family!!!
Molly has been adopted!
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???