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!
9 yr old Roy came to us from the Montreal SPCA, where he was found to have bladder stones and several lipoma’s. Roy was fostered in Quebec while he underwent surgery at our vet. After months of a good solid routine, LOTS of patience, raw diet/supplements, meds for incontinence and a dental cleaning … Roy has flourished!
An update...his foster Mom, Shelley and her other Westie TJ offically adopted Roy (who's new name will be Brady) on Christmas day!!!
Molly was an owner surrender into our rescue and we can not thank the family enough for trusting in us to find her a new home. Molly is 12 years old and is being fostered in the Montreal area. Welcome Miss Molly to Westies in Need!
An update...Molly has found her new home. She asked her foster familiy if she could stay and live there forever and they all agreed!!!!
Darling Rocket has come to us (along with 4 other Westies above you see here!) from a terrible mill situation. He is safe now and is going to have the very best life. He needs to go in for his neuter tomorrow (sorry about that Rocket!!!) and then will be ready to join a family.
Welcome Rocket to Westies in Need
An update...Rocket has found his forever home...his new name is Winston and he even got a new Westie brother as well!
Baby Trooper is just 3 months old and has come to us from a puppy mill, along with his puppy friends that you see below. He is SUCH a lover and gives the very best kisses.
He is loving his foster home and will be joining his forever family shortly.
An update...Trooper has been adopted. He just loves his new family!
WELCOME 6yr old Dixie who comes to us as an owner surrender.
Sweet Dixie is settling in nicely, doing very well having someone home the majority of the time dedicated to her house training and she's loving having a senior Westie sister. Dixie will be off to our vet for spay very soon!
An update...Dixie has been adopted. She met her new family and knew it was the perfect place for her.
Hiro (10 years old) and Shooter (13 years old) come to us as a bonded pair and are in need of our help because of skin issues. They are currently in foster care getting the Vet treatment needed and then will be ready for adoption.
An update...Hiro and Shooter have been adopted. The boys will stay together and have found a wonderful new home!
Please Welcome Kelly and her sweet puppies to our rescue. Kelly came to us expecting and we gave her the best care and love...welcome to the new family!
An update...Kelly and her puppies have now all been adopted. These sweet Westies will have amazing lives and we are so proud to be part of their journey.
Welcome Toby to Westies in Need. This little Westie/Yorkie mix is just 2 years old and is as cute as can be! He is in foster care right now and needs some relaxing (and gaining weight!!) time and then he will be up for adoption!
An update...Toby has been adopted! He met his new Mommy and just knew it was a match made in heaven.
Darling Scotty has come to us as an owner surrender. Our love and thanks to his family for trusting in us to find him a new home.
Scotty is 7 years old and loves all people, dogs, cats and kids!
An update...Scotty has been adopted. His new family just knew he was the right boy for them. He gets a nice big fenced yard and a winter vacation down south every year too...welcome to your new life sweet Scotty!
Welcome Jane to Westies in Need. Jane arrived "in the family way" and surprised us with some beautiful puppies!
An update...Jane and her puppies have all found new homes....Jane will be spayed ASAP and of course all her babes will be spayed/neutered as well....what a wonderful ending to their story.
WELCOME to 9 yr old Amber who joined our WiN family today! Amber found herself displaced when her owner became ill and was no longer able to care for her. Thanks to a dear family friend who reached out to us and asked for our help .. we were able to spring Amber from boarding over the holiday weekend!!
An update...Amber has been adopted. Her name will be Meg and when she met her new family, she just knew it was the best home for her.
Amy is just 5 years old and has come to us from a breeding facility. She has a bit of a journey ahead of her to come out of her shell and become the lovely young lady that we know she is!
Welcome Amy to Westies in Need
An update...Amy has been adopted. She met her new family and knew it was the perfect spot for her to call home!
Little 14 week old George has come to us as an owner surrender. This cutie-pie is having so much fun at his foster home and will soon be ready to go out on a "foster to adopt" program. He will not be officially adopted until he has been neutered in a few months!
An update...George has been adopted. He is the happiest of boys to have his new Mommy!
Duncan is just 2 years old and has come to us as an owner surrender. He is a darling little boy who needs some work with his leash walking and his house training as he has lived outside for most of his life.
An update...Duncan has been adopted. His new name will be D'Arcy and he has found an amazing new Mommy for his own!
7 year old Whitney is a Westie/Cairn mix and is just a peanut of a girl...so tiny! She has lived most of her life outdoors, so working on leash walking and house training is a must! She will also have to see our Vet in a few days as she needs to be spayed.
Welcome little Whitney to Westies in Need!
An update...Whitney has been adopted. She met her new Mommy, Patricia and they both knew it was a match made in heaven!
Welcome to 10 yr old Chico into Westies in Need. Our thanks to "Sit with Me Rescue" for reaching out to us to let us know that this boy and his son (Dou Dou that you will also see on this page) needed our help.
First stop today was the groomer to have awful dreadlocks and matts shaved!! Now we'll get them into our vet for a health check, neuter (yes!, the boyz must go!!!!) and dental.
You're in good hands now ♥
An update...Chico has been adopted. He is off to live with his new family....congratulations Chico!!
A warm WELCOME to Scottie our new senior boy who comes to us because his senior owner went into a facility.
Scottie has some serious health issues but we’re happy to share he’s receiving wonderful palliative care from his foster Mom ... to include much loved time outside in her beautiful gardens.
Thoughts & prayers to you sweet boy from all your friends at WiN ❤️xo
An update...Scottie has been adopted. His new name will be Lauchie, which in gaelic, means "Little Hero"...he and his new Mommy are very happy.
Lad comes to us as an owner surrender. This sweet little one year old is in foster care right now but we will move forward to find him the perfect forever home for darling Lad. Welcome to Westies in Need.
An update...Lad has been adopted. His new name is Oscar and he just loves his new home....congratulations Oscar!
WELCOME to our new rescue ....
4 yr old "Reece" came to us in need of urgent care as he has suffered a horrible injury to his paw/ankle ... caught in a snare (trap) and trying to free himself. Reece is a "Miracle to be Alive" ... his little body is malnourished, paw/ankle is broken and is very badly infected. After consulting with our Orthapedic surgeon there is a "spark" of hope that Reece's injuries can be repaired.
An update...Reece has been under the care of an Orthopedic surgeon/wound care team and Neurologist. Sadly Reece suffered neurologicial damage from his trauma and has peacefully crossed over to Rainbow Bridge. This is not the outcome we had hoped for but rest assured, in the time he was with our rescue, he was loved and very well cared for.
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???