Westies in Need - WiN
Senior for Seniors-Adoption Information
Please read all the info below and then, if you are ready, move on to our
adoption application info, which is below.
| Are you a senior looking for the
special love and companionship that adopting a Westie can provide???
Pets can help seniors in numerous ways
they provide unconditional
love, companionship, and a reason to get out and walk (even if it's just a
short one). Studies have shown that the simple act of petting a dog or cat can
reduce blood pressure and stress levels.
Senior pets are especially
suited for senior people because they are generally calmer, more even-tempered,
require less vigorous exercise, and often already have been trained in
important issues like housebreaking and leash walking. Senior dogs are often
great characters. Many of our own rescue volunteers have adopted a senior dog
that they were fostering because they grew attached to them and found them
endearing, entertaining, and full of life.
We would like to encourage
senior citizens and retired people to consider adopting a senior dog.
|That's why Westies in Need is
introducing our Seniors for Seniors adoption program.
Seniors matches senior owners with senior pets and provides much needed support
for a lifetime of happiness together.
It's simple. The program is for
anyone age of 65 or older who adopts a Westie from us, age eight or older. We
will waive our adoption donation fee and provide and pay for all necessary vet
care prior to adoption.
If you are a senior citizen, we hope that this new
program will open your eyes and that you will open your heart to one of our
wonderful senior Westies in Need.
| If you have read the 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 or e-mail. All the contact
info will be on your Adoption Application
|Step 1: Click here for
Application. Please fill it out and mail or e-mail it back to us. Your
application is filed until a dog becomes available for adoption and a home
visit is scheduled. All approved applications are kept on file for 6 months (We
ask that anyone who applied to adopt a Westie and, subsequently, acquires
another dog to notify us so that we can remove them from our files)
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. WiN calls the applicant(s)
selected and arranges an interview between the Westie and potential new
Step 5: The best family for that particular Westie is chosen
after an evaluation of all factors.
Step 6: The new family signs the
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