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!
Mina is a little Westie mix that has come to us from a puppy mill. She is so sweet and funny.
Mina needs a home with another dog to play with, a fenced yard and a family who is home all, if not most of the day (not out 8 hours working) and also a home with terrier experience-she sure is sweet but she is a handful....she is only 17 months old and has had no rules in her life, so she sure can be naughty when she wants to be!!!!
An update...Mina has been adopted. This sweetest of girls has been adopted by a perfect family!
Ranger is just 3 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender. He is such a sweet boy and as you can see is also very handsome.
He is being fostered right now and we promise we will find him a perfect new home!
An update...Ranger has been adopted. He really loved his foster home so much that he asked if he could please stay and live there forever and everyone said YES!!!!
Tommy has come to us as an owner surrender when his family could no longer care for him. Our love and our thanks to them for trusting us and allowing us to find Tommy a perfect home.
Tommy is 9 years old, but acts like a 5 year old!!!! He loves his walks and rides in the car so well!
Welcome Tommy to Westies in Need!
An update...Tommy has been adopted. He sure is one very happy boy with his new family!
Welcome Mac to Westies in Need. As you can see he is ADORABLE and is 11 years old (however his foster Mom says he is "more like 11 going on 6" as he has TONS of energy)
He is being fostered in the Toronto area and when we get to know him a bit better we will begin to go through our current applications to find him just the best home. Mac walks well on his leash, loves other dogs and is very loving!
An update...Mac has been adopted. He met Tina and Rod and he just knew that they were the perfect family for him!
A warm WELCOME to 16 month old Willy
Willy was an owner surrender and his past is quickly becoming a distant memory as he bonds with his new foster family!
An update...Willy has been adopted and his new name will be "Duke of Argyll" Duke and his new Dad are having so much fun and Duke is enjoying his new property with lots of squirrels to patrol!
Roxi is just 7 years old and is a TINY girl! Our love and our thanks go out to her family for contacting us when they could no longer care for her! She may be a Westie mix.... we are not sure, but she sure looks like a Westie.
Roxi will see our Vet today and have a full "once over" and then she will be ready to join a new family!!!
An update...Roxi has been adopted. She and her new Mommy are such a perfect pair!
A big WELCOME to 7yr old Cody who was turned over to our rescue by the Ottawa Humane Society. Cody was taken to OHS when his folks could no longer afford his vet care and as you can clearly see ... he NEEDS our help!!!!
Cody is fostering in Ottawa and will be seeing our vet pronto!
Hang in there lil' buddy .. it will take a little time but we'll have you feeling better soon
An update...Cody has been adopted. His new family are so excited to welcome into their home and will continue to work with us closely to continue his amazing improvement with his skin issues.
Kiahna is a 5 year old girl who has come to us from a puppy mill. She is now spayed, so no more babies for our girl! She is a gentle and lovely girl who loves all people and would do best in a home with no other dog.
An update...Kiahna has been adopted. She met Guna and her family and knew it was a perfect fit!
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!
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!!!!
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!
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!
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???