“Changing Lives, One Westie at a Time”6

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!

 


Benji
Benji

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
Zoey

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!!!

Stanley
Stanley

Stanley is just 17 months old and comes to us as an owner surrender.

He has some skin issues that we will be working  on for a while and then he will be ready to join a new and forever family!

Welcome little Stanley!

An update...Stanley has been adopted! He met his new family and fell in love!

Stanley
Stanley

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Snowflake
Snowflake

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!

Snowflake
Snowflake

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Snowdrop
Snowdrop

Snowdrop is just 6 years old and is also a  puppy mill survivour. She is just loving her new life in a nice warm foster home!

Her new name is Abbey!

An update...Abbey has been adopted! She and Richard make a perfect pair!

Snowdrop
Snowdrop

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Tigars & Maggie
Tigars & Maggie

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!

Tigars & Maggie
Tigars & Maggie

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Lilly
Lilly

Lilly is a tiny little girl who was taken  from the same mill as her 2 friends above (Snowdrop and Snowflake)

She is being fostered in the Toronto area.

An update...Lilly has been adopted! She and Susan are such a perfect pair! See you at all the Westie events Lilly.

Gambler
Gambler

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!!!

Gambler
Gambler

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Faith
Faith

Faith is a sweet girl who came to us  (along with Hope that you see below) from a bad situation...but that is all behind them both now!

Welcome girls to Westies in Need!

An update...Faith has been adopted. She has found a wonderful new home with Mathew and his family!

Hope
Hope

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
Peggy Sue

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!!!!

Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue

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Gracie
Gracie

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!

Gracie
Gracie

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Vanille
Vanille

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!

Vanille
Vanille

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Jeremy
Jeremy

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.

Jeremy
Jeremy

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Rosie
Rosie

Rosie is just 10 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender.

She sure is a cutie pie and will be ready for a new home shortly!!

Welcome Rosie.

An update...Rosie has been adopted! She met Lynda and knew that she had met her forever Mom!

Paxi
Paxi

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
Rocky

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
Finnigan

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...

Welcome Finnigan!!!

An update...Finnigan has been adopted. he will now live with Bobbie and Donald in St. Catherine's!

Finnigan
Finnigan

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Molly
Molly

Molly is about 10 years old and comes to us  as an owner surrender.

She is a darling girl who needs to see our Vet and then she will be ready to join a new family.

An update...Molly has been adopted. This darling little girl has found a new home with Susan and John!!!

Leo
Leo

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
Jamie

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
Scooter

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!

Welcome Scooter.

An update...Scooter has been adopted. He joins Nancy and her family of Westies!

Scooter
Scooter

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Fergus
Fergus

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!

Fergus
Fergus

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Faith and Gabby
Faith and Gabby

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!

Faith and Gabby
Faith and Gabby

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Jack
Jack

Jack is only 2 years old and is such a sweet boy! 

He is being fostered in Quebec and we hope to find him a new family right away!

An update...Jack has been adopted. His new name will be Tommy and he sure is one lucky boy!

Maggie
Maggie

Maggie is 8 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender.  This very pretty girl needs to be spayed and then will be ready to find her new and forever home.

An update...Maggie has been adopted. She met Bonnie and her Mom and knew that they were the perfect family for her!

Maggie
Maggie

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Duggie
Duggie

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!

Welcome Duggie!!!

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!

Duggie
Duggie

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Toby
Toby

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!

Remi
Remi

Remi is just 6 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender.  This very handsome boy is as cute as can be and is having such a nice time in his foster home in London!

Remi needs to be neutered and then will be all set to join a new and forever family.

An update...Remi has been adopted. He and Allison and her family are such a lovely family!

Mickey
Mickey

Mickey is a 9 year old lovely boy whose owner  was going to go into a retirement residence and sadly Mickey could not come along.

Welcome Mickey to Westies in Need!!!

An update...Mickey has been adopted. He met Mark and his family and knew it was the perfect place for him!

Mickey
Mickey

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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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