Westies in Need - WiN
Thank you for your interest
in helping homeless Westies. Please read all the info below and then, if you
are ready, move on to our adoption application info, which is below.
are sorry, but we can not accept applications from families who have children
under the age of 8 years old. We also strive to place our Westies in smoke free
homes. We adopt our Westies only to folks who live in Ontario or
|Westies in Need does
from time to time get puppies into our rescue...however if you are interested
in purchasing a Westie puppy right now,
we sure have some good information
about how to choose a reputable Westie breeder
click here for all the info!!!!
If you are drawn to Westies because, "they are so
cute" please be advised that their looks can be deceptive. The West Highland
white terrier was bred to hunt and kill vermin in the Scottish highlands. He is
tough, hardy, independent, and tenacious. This makes him a wonderful companion
for those who appreciate and are charmed by the terrier temperament, but
possibly a problem for the person who wants a gentle-natured little dog bred
primarily for cuddling.
We receive more qualified applications from
very fine homes than we have Westies to place, and it may take several months
to put the right person with the right dog.
|If you would like to
get more info about our new Seniors for Seniors adoption program...click here.
We would like to encourage
senior citizens and retired people to consider adopting a senior dog....
we have made it VERY easy to do!!!
We do understand that people often are
looking for dogs from more than one source and may find a pet before we have
one available. If you acquire a dog from another source, please let us know, so
that we can put your application in our inactive file. It will save your time
We also ask you to remember that we are a volunteer network, not
a kennel or a shelter. We cannot hold dogs for people, and if we call you, we
need a timely response.
Thank you again for your
interest in helping homeless Westies. If you have read the information above
and are ready to move on the next step in the application process, please
complete the adoption application and return it via regular mail, e-mail or
fax. All the contact info will be on your Adoption Application
Please fill it out and
either mail, fax or e-mail it back to us. If we currently have a Westie in
rescue that would be a fit for you, we will contact you right away...if not, we
will keep your application and when a little Westie becomes available that
matches your application we will contact you.
applications are kept on file for 6 months (We ask that anyone who applied to
adopt a Westie and, subsequently, acquires another dog to please notify us so
that we can remove them from our files)
Step 2: When a rescued
Westie is ready for adoption each approved application is checked to see which
one(s) most closely match the needs of the dog.
Step 3: We
schedule a home visit with you and your references will be called. WiN calls
the applicant(s) selected and arranges an interview between the Westie and
potential new family.
Step 5: The best family for that
particular Westie is chosen after an evaluation of all factors.
6: The new family signs the Adoption Contract and provides a contribution
which goes to cover program expenses.
Through The Gate
Come all ye Westies who need our help
comfort and love you and tend to your needs
Beyond the gate you will never
You will find soft gentle hearts to help mend your own
your mind needs to mend we will fill it with love
If your body needs
mending we will do what we can
If you are old and just need a nice place to
We will find you a home to lay your sweet head
If you are broken
in mind, spirit and body
We will help you end the pain so you can be happy
Come all ye Westies and walk through the gate
You will find all you
need in the hearts of good friends
adopt from us you help to save two lives:
the one you bring home and the one who takes its place