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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!

 


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
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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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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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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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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
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Alfie
Alfie

Alfie is a 7 year old purebred Westie who,  as you can see, is very handsome for sure.

Our love and our thanks to Alfie's family for trusting us to find him his new home.

He is in foster care in the London area.

An update...Alfie has been adopted. His foster Mommy, Dianne and he fell in love and he asked if he could stay and live with her...and she said yes!!!!

Annabelle
Annabelle

Annabelle is not quite 2 years old and is a Westie mix...we are not sure with what, but it certainly  was another small dog as she is VERY Westie-ish!!!! Annabelle needs to be spayed and then will be ready to meet her forever family.

She sure looks comfy already in her foster home!!!

Welcome Annabelle!

An update...Annabelle has been adopted. She and her new Mommy make a perfect pair!

Annabelle
Annabelle

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Oscar
Oscar

Oscar comes to us as an owner surrender. Our love and our thanks to his family for allowing us to find him a new and "fur"ever home. Oscar is only 5 years old and is just a little peanut of a Westie-very tiny, he looks like a puppy!!!!

Oscar had a bad ear infection and some skin issues, so he will be in foster care for a while while we get him all better and then he will be ready to meet his new family!

An update...Oscar has been adopted! He met Brigid and her family and he knew they were his perfect family! He even gets a new little Westie brother, named Reece!!!

Lea
Lea

Lea is a 9 year old Westie girl that comes to us from an SPCA. 

This very sweet girl has been diagnosed with Diabetes, so she will begin her insulin treatments right away.

An update...Lea has been adopted. She will be a "fur"ever Westie with Mary and her family!!!

Roke
Roke

Roke is only 2 years old and was an owner surrender. Our love and thanks to his family for trusting us find him a new home!

This is such a lovely boy...he is neutered and will be ready to meet a new and forever family!!!

An update...Roke has been adopted....and he even gets a brand new name...Eli!!

Penny
Penny

Penny is only 8 years old and is an owner surrender. She came to us because of some skin issues she had that her family could not help her with.

As you can see our darling Penny is looking so good now and is just loving her foster home!

An update...Penny has been adopted! Her foster Mommy asked Penny if she would like to stay and live with her forever and Penny thought it was a great idea!!!!

Katie
Katie

Katie is a 10 yr old darling who came into rescue today. This was a heart wrenching decision for Katie's Ma-ma as  she is in the hospital with Stage 4 cancer and not able to care for her. We assured Katie's Ma-ma that we'd take really good care of her!!!

Miss Katie is fostering with wonderful volunteers in Ottawa

An update...Katie had been labelled as not house trained but at no fault of hers, she had been suffering from Hormonal Urinary Incontience from a spay a few years prior. A medication called Stilbestrol (hormone supplement) has Katie no longer soiling herself while sleeping or standing .. she is dry over night and beginning to get the concept of asking to go outdoors to do her business!! This sweet wee girl had been experiencing diarrhea off/on for a long period of time and low and behold wasn't her B12 low and folate high in her blood results. Again, at no fault of Katie's she was suffering from SIBO (small intestinal bacteria overgrowth). She has responded well to a series of B12 injections to build her up and will continue monthly injections for the remainer of her life. Katie was also very thin, having several bowel movements per day (7-8). A special blood test confirmed our suspicion that Katie has EPI - Exoocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and requires a special pancrease enzyme powder added to a wee bit of plain yougurt just before her meals, to aid in the digestion and absoprtion of nutrients. Katie has reached her ideal weight for her petite frame!!!

We are so very excited to share the news that Katie has been adopted (here is an updated picture!) and joined her new furever family! There are not enough words to express our thanks to those who will open their hearts and home to take in a senior Westie and we are elated to share this "happy ending" story! WE love you Katie ... all the best to you in your new home!!!!!!!!!!

Wesley
Wesley

Wesley is just 10 months old and comes to us as an  owner surrender.

This sweet boy needs to be neutered and then will be ready to join a forever family!!!

An update...Wesley has been adopted! He asked his foster Mommy if he could stay and live with them forever and they said yes!!!!!!!!

Wesley
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Mary and Joseph
Mary and Joseph

Mary and Joseph arrived into our rescue on Christmas eve from a puppy mill in Ohio. As you can see they have some skin issues, but they are  improving daily and sure look like different Westies already! They are now going to be spayed and neutered and will make their journey to Canada ASAP.

Mary is only 4 years old and Joseph is just 2 years old!

An update...Mary and Joseph made it to Canada and into the waiting arms of their foster families...below is an updated picture, take just 2 short weeks after the picture above. Now the best news...both our darlings have been adopted!!! Welcome to Canada and welcome to your new lives!

Mary and Joseph
Mary and Joseph

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Dorrit
Dorrit

Dorrit is just 5years old and is an owner surrender. Our love and thanks to his owner for trusting us with this lovely  boy.

Dorrit (Dory) is a handsome boy, walks well on his leash and is a sweet boy all around!!!

An update...Dory has been adopted! He met Barry and Ann and knew that he had found his forever home!

Dorrit
Dorrit

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James
James

James is a 12 year old Westie that WIN rescued from a Montreal shelter. His family dropped him off there (after having him since he was a little puppy) and he was so unhappy and scared.

He is now safe with our rescue. He is a sweet, sweet boy.

An update...James has been adopted! He has found his new home!!!!

Angus
Angus

Angus is 9 years old and is as cuddly as can be.  He has some skin issues that we are dealing with but will shortly be 100%!!!!

An update...Angus has been adopted! His foster Mom could not part with him, so he has found his forever home!!

Benji
Benji

Benji is 3 1/2 years old and as you can see...is CUTE!!! This very sweet Westie has come to us as an owner surrender and we are so thankful that his family would trust us in finding him a new and forever home.

Welcome Benji.

An update...Benji has been adopted! Judy and her family knew that he was the perfect boy for them!!!

Morris
Morris

Morris is only 6 months old and comes to us from an SPCA who asked for our help in finding him a new home.

Morris is a Westie mix we believe and is, as you can see, as cute as a button!!!

Morris is being fostered in the Kanata area.

An update...Morris has been adopted! He has found his new home with Heather!!!!

Morris
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Bailey
Bailey

Bailey is 8 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender. She is being fostered in Quebec.

She is a very sweet girl who will be looking for her forever home shortly!

Welcome Bailey to Westies in Need.

An update...Bailey has been adopted! This darling girl is now safe in her new home

Bailey
Bailey

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Liberty
Liberty

Liberty is just 6 months old and is, as all can see, as cute as a bug in a rug!!!

She is a Westie with a tiny bit of poodle mixed in there (our best guess!!) and is as sweet and cuddly and darling as her picture shows her to be!

Welcome Liberty!

An update...Liberty has been adopted! Her foster Mom and Dad said she is perfect and are so happy!!!

Liberty
Liberty

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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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