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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!

Westies in Need (WiN) works very hard to match our wonderful dogs with equally wonderful new families. Here are some of our success stories!

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!
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.

**ADOPTION PENDING**
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!!!

**ADOPTION PENDING**
Penny... is only 8 years old and is an owner surrender. She came to us becuase 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 Momy asked Penny if she would like to stay and live with her forever and Penny thought it was a great idea!!!!
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
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!!!!!!!!
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!
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!
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... 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... 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... 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!!!!
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
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!!!
Kinchie... is 7 years old and has come to us with some skin issues. His Mom worked so hard to get it under control, but he has come into rescue and we thank her so much for trusting us!


We will get him on our "itchy Westie program" right away and hope that he will improve shortly!!!!

Welcome Kinchie!!!

An update...Kinchie has been adopted! His new family are so happy to have this darling boy to call their own!
Annie and Duffy... are only 3 years old and are a very bonded pair for sure. These 2 darlings...one boy and one girl...are as sweet as sweet can be and must be adopted together...so that is just what will happen!

They are so loving and are ready to meet a new family.

An update...Annie and Duffy have been adopted! This very sweet and bonded pair have found a wonderful new home with Angela and her family.
Maggie... is only 5 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender.

This VERY pretty girl needs a grooming as you can all see...(hey Maggie...are you in there???) and she needs to be spayed and then after some rest and relaxation at her foster home, will be ready to join her new family.

An update...Maggie has been adopted! Could not have happened to a sweeter girl!
Jules... is 9 1/2 years old and he has been deaf since birth. He was surrendered into our rescue and we just know that we will find him a wonderful and forever home.

An update...Jules has been adopted. His new and forever Mommy left at the crack of dawn to drive 6 1/2 hours to come and get Jules.... what an amazing lady. There angels amongst us and she is one of them. We all had a good cry when he left he cuddled up in his little bed In the back seat and off they went .
Benny.. is only one and half and is a Westie Yorkie mix. He is such a little guy and was pulled from a shelter in Quebec.



An update...Benny has been adopted. He and Rhonda met and knew it was love at first sight...he even gets a new Westie sister, Bonnie, as well!!!
Kimmy.. is only 7 years old and has come to us (along with her sister that you see below.

She is a very sweet girl indeed...she needs to be spayed and have a little time in foster care, but then she will be all ready to find a couch to call her own!

An update...Kimmy has been adopted. She met Micheline and knew this was the perfect spot for her...she even got a new Westie brother, named Romeo!!!!
Phoebe.. is 6 years old and comes to us from as a retired breeding female...so she has just won the lottery!!! She needs to be spayed and have some time to rest and then she will be ready for her new home.



She is being fostered in the Ottawa area.

An update...Phoebe has been adopted.
Oliver.. is 3 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender. As you can see, he is a handsome boy, neutered and up to date with his shots.



Oliver will be do best in a home where he is the only dog as he just loves lots of attention!


What a lovely Westie!!!!

An update...Oliver has been adopted. He and Glenn and Sylvia are a new family.
Aubree.. is 5 years old and is the survivor of a puppy mill. This DARLING girl is now free and will be arriving in Canada shortly to begin her new life.

As you can see, she is very pretty and is as kind as can be...a loving girl who will be soon looking for a couch to call her own.

Welcome Aubree to Westies in Need.

An update...Aubree has been adopted. She has found a wonderful new home with Christine and her family
Blossom.. is 9 years old and as you can see is one very good looking Westie.

She is beyond sweet and is so kind and loving.
She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations and is so ready to meet a new and forever family!!!


An update...Blossom has been adopted. She is in a perfect home and will now live a great Westie life!!!
Fitzgerald.. is only 8 months old and is (we believe) a Westie/Schnauzer mix. Look at this face....too cute for words.

He is neutered, up to date on his shots and very playful...he does need a bit of work on his leash walking, but we know that will come quickly...he is one smart boy!!!

An update...little Fitzgerald has been adopted. He met Althea and her family and just knew it was his forever home.
Blanka.. is a darling 1.5 yr old, owner surrender. This sweet girl was a bit unsure but is learning trust in her wonderful foster home.

Blanka has been to see our vet for a physical exam and base vaccine, she is being spayed on Thursday and will need a couple days recovery time before joining a new family!

An update...Blanca has been adopted. He has found a wonderful new home and couch!
Lia... is an owner surrender...and as you can see, this little girl sure is a good looking girl!!!!

She is almost 7 years old and will be looking for her new home!!!


Welcome Lia!!!

An update...Lia has been adopted.
McDuff... is a 6 year old boy, who is unaltered, that we pulled from a kill shelter in Quebec. MacDuff needs to see our Vet (sorry big guy...but the boys HAVE to go!!!!!) and then will be ready to meet a new and forever family.



An update...McDuff has been adopted. This boy has found a forever home!
Marley... is an owner surrender who came into rescue in Ottawa today!
Marley will be seeing our vet on Wednesday for a health exam and vaccine.

Not to worry Miss Marley .. we are going to place you in a GREAT new home!!!!

An update...Marley has been adopted. This little girl has found a great home!
Rex (on the left) and Duke (on the right)... are only 12 weeks old and are (we believe!!) Westie-chihauhau mixes.

These are 2 cute boys for sure and are having a blast at their foster home!!!!



An update...Rex has been adopted. He and Lisa and her family are so excited!!!!

Duke: has been adopted....he has found a perfect home with his new brother and Mommy!
A further update...both of our boys have now reached 6 months of age and are both now neutered...YEA!!!!
Derby... is just 4 years old and as you can see, is a VERY handsome boy for sure!!!!

Derby is being fostered in the Pickering area and after seeing the Vet, he will be ready to meet his new family!

An update...Derby has been adopted. This very lucky boy is now in his "fur"ever home!
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!
Sporty... is 9 years old and was surrendered with his sister (that you see below)

Sporty has tons of evergy and is a true Westie through and through!!!

An update...Sporty has been adopted. This darling boy met Carley and they knew it was meant to be!
Brandy... is 11 years old and was surrendered with her brother (that you see above) .

She is such a pretty girl and just wants to find a forever home to call her own.

She walks well on her leash and loves to cuddle.

An update...Brandy has been adopted...she and Sharon are the perfect pair!!!
Lloyd... is only 1 1/2 years old and was found as a stray. He is a darling boy who, as you can see, is VERY comfy in his new foster home.

Lloyd likes to ride in the car, is good on leash and is very cuddly!!!

An update...Lloyd has been adopted...his new name will be Higgins!!
Magpie... is a very sweet girl who's turning 8 yrs in July. Her family was no longer able to care for her so we were happy to be able to take her and assure them we'd place her with a great family!

Welcome Magpie to Westies in Need!

An update...Magpie has been adopted...her new name is Maisie!!!
Po... is a little Westie/mix (poodle we think) that has come to us as an owner surrender. She was very matted unfortunately so our groomer was only able to shave her down...but no worries, Westie hair grows back!!!

As you can see she has some staining around her mouth and her eyes from eating a very poor quality food (Caesar dog food ) but all that will clear quickly when she is on a proper food!!!


This is such a lovely girl, so kind and loving...she needs a quiet home where she will be the center of attention!!!

An update...Po has been adopted!!! This kind girl has found her home!
Lucie... is an adorable, petite Westie mix who was found wandering the streets and sadly, no one came to claim her..
She is fostering in Quebec and will be seen by our vet this afternoon.


Don't worry lil' munchkin ... we're going to find you a wonderful new home where you will have the life of a Princess!!

An update...Lucie has been adopted!!!
Bella and Barkley... are a wonderful bonded pair of Westies, who are as cute as can be!!!

Barkley (on the right) is 5 yrs old and needs to be neutered (sorry Barkley...but the "boys" have to go!!!!) and Bella (on the left) is only 3 years old.

These little ones must be adopted together!!!!

An update...Bella and Barkley have been adopted!!! They are staying together forever!!
Lola... is a 6 yr old female, unspayed Westie who was an owner surrender.

Her first stop will be to the Vet and after her spay she will have a bit of rest and relaxation before going to a forever home!

Welcome Lola!

An update...Lola has been adopted!!! She and Martha are going to be a perfect pair!
Wesley... is just 8 years old and is an owner surrender. Our love and our thanks to his family for calling us and allowing us to help and find him a new home.



Welley is neutered, rides great in the car, loves other dogs and all people!!!

An update...Wesley has been adopted!!! This handsome boy is now the forever Westie of Paul and Joanne!!!
Hailey...is a little girl who has come to us all the way from Taiwan (along with her brother Harry that you see below).

Hailey was found wandering the streets with her brother and was taken into a shelter in Taipei.

Our wonderful Westies in Need volunteer found her and called us right away and they began their journey to Canada.

Just look at that face!!!

An update...Hailey has been adopted!!! She is such a lucky girl to have found her new family!
Harry...is just a young boy and has come to us from Taiwan (with his little sister Hailey that you see above).

He needed to be neutered and is now seeing our Canadian Vet and will be all ready for a new and forever family!

An update...Harry has been adopted!!! His foster Mommy could not let him go...so Harry has joined their family!!!
Angus...is 6 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender.

This very lovely boy is such a darling. Welcome Angus to Westies in Need.

An update...Angus has been adopted!!! He is now the forever boy of Lissa and her family!!!
Maggie...is 5 years old and was an owner surrender.



She is off to her foster home for a bit of rest and relaxation! Welcome Maggie

An update...Maggie has been adopted!!! What a lucky little girl she is!
Lilas...is just 21 months old and is an owner surrender.


This VERY lovely girl needs to be spayed and then will be joining her new family!!!

An update...Lilas has been adopted!!! Her new name is Piper and she is one happy girl!
Zoe.. is just a young little girl and as you can see, is as pretty as can be!

She is off to the Vet for a little check up and then will be ready to join a new and forever home!

An update...Zoe has been adopted!!! She and her new Westie brother are a perfect pair!
Maggie and Molly... are owner surrenders and are, as you can all see, about as cute as 2 Westies can be!

They must be adopted together as they are very bonded and we will make sure that happens.


Welcome girls to Westies in Need!

An update...Maggie and Mollie have been adopted. These 2 girls are having the very best time at their new and "fur"ever home!
Westy... is just 4 1/2 years old and is an owner surrender. This little darling looks a bit lost we know in this photo, but we will find him a wonderful new home!



An update...Westy has been adopted!!! Such a lucky boy...his new family are perfect!!!
Princess... is a cute as a button Westie mix (we are thinking poodle????) and is only 4 1/2 years old and partially blind in one eye.



Our love and our thanks to her family for trusting in Westies in Need to find her a wonderful new home!

An update...Princess has been adopted! This darling girl has joined a wonderful new and "fur"ever family
Frimousse... is 3 years old and as you can all see...well...that is one handsome boy!!!

He was surrendered into our rescue and is relaxing at his foster home.

He needs to be neutered and have a bit of dental work done and then will be 100% ready for adoption!

An update...Frimousse has been adopted!
Victor... is about 7 years old and was in an animal shelter before he came to us. This DARLING little Westie mix (we think Westie/Schnauzer) is such a cuddle bug-very loving!

Here he is just relaxing at his foster home in Quebec.

An update...Victor has been adopted!!! Such a lucky boy!!!
Roxy... is between 4-5 years old and this sweetie who has come to us from a shelter.

Our love and thanks to them for allowing us to pull her and find her the most perfect home!!!

An update...Roxy has been adopted!!! She got a Mommy and a Daddy and a new little brother as well named Toby!!!!!
Teddy... is a 6 year old boy who was surrendered with his sister Maggie that you see below!

This darling boy is such a cutie!

An update...Teddy the handsome Westie has been adopted.
Maggie... is 7 years old and is an owner surrender (along with her brother that you see above) She is a sweet and darling girl who has a bit of skin issues, but that does not bother us!!!!

We know skin and will have her looking great in a short time...we promise!!!

An update...Maggie has been adopted!!!!
Blanco... is an 11 yr old male who’s owner was very sick with cancer and she had no family to take him. She surrendered him to a shelter who called us right away and our wonderful volunteers have picked him up and are fostering him.

Blanco is off to our vet today for a physical exam and will be available for adoption very soon. He is being fostered in Quebec.

An update...Blanco has been adopted!!!
Brodie...is 3 years old and an owner surrender. Thank you so much to his family for trusting in us to find him a wonderful new home. As you can see, he is a very handsome boy!!!!



Brodie is being fostered in the Ottawa area and will be ready for adoption shortly.

An update...Brodie has been adopted. His new name will be Dougal and he and his new Mommy, Sylvie, are a perfect pair!
Fergus...is just 5 years old and was surrendered into our rescue by a local shelter in Quebec.
He is such a sweet boy and is having a great time at his foster home. Fergus has been diagnosed with Addison's disease and will need medication for the rest of his life, but is doing so well!!!!


Welcome Fergus!!!

An update...Fergus has been adopted!!!!
Bella...is a only 7 years old and was an owner surrender.

This little girl is originally from the UK and came to Canada with her family, who sadly could not care for her any longer.

Welcome Bella....


An update...Bella has been adopted. This sweeter than sweet girl has a wonderful new home!
Chloe...is a such a tiny little thing...only about 6 years old and she really needed us!
Chloe was suffering with bladder stones and needed medical help ASAP!!! She came through her spay, a bit of dental work and the bladder surgery with flying colours and is now resting at her foster home!


Welcome Chloe to Westies in Need.

An update...Chloe has found her forever home...she even got a new Westie brother as well, named Floyd!!!
Tyson...is an 11 week old puppy that has come into rescue. Our love and thanks to his family for allowing us to find him a new home.

Because Tyson is too little right now to be neutered, his adorable little boy will go out on a very strict foster to adopt neuter agreement!!!

An update...Tyson has found his forever home!!!! He even gets a new sister named Lacey to play with.
Mia...is a 6 yr old owner surrender who came into rescue today and is being fostered in Quebec.

Mia was stressed with youngsters in her family and needs a wonderful new home with patience, terrier experience and no children.

Not to worry Mia, we will find you a wonderful new home!!!!!

An update...Mia has been adopted!!!! This darling girl has found her forever home!!!
Zoe... is a 4.5 yr old owner surrender fostering in the Ottawa area.

She's a very sweet little Westie girl that would love to have a terrier knowledgeable family to call her own!



An update...Zoe has been adopted!!! Could not have happened to a nicer Westie!
Fiona...is an owner surrender and is only 14 months old. She is such a lovely girl and is just loving her foster home in the Ottawa area.



Welcome Fiona to Westies in Need!

An update...Fiona has been adopted!!!!
Natasha and Tinkerbelle... are 2 little ones who are Mum and daughter. They are such sweet girls and need to have their spays done and then will both be ready for adoption!!!

Welcome to our 2 adorable girls!!!



An update...both Natasha and little Tinkerbelle have found new and forever homes!
Puppies...these adorable 15 week old puppies have been surrendered into our rescue. They are, as you can see, so cute and will be soon looking for their "fur"ever homes.


An update...All of our puppies have found new homes!!!!
McGee...is 7 years and is an owner surrender. He is being fostered in the Ottawa area while we get to know him a little better!!

Welcome McGee to Westies in Need.

An update...McGee has been adopted!!!!
Cricket...is 5 years old and was surrendered into a Vet clinic when her family could not care for her.
This little bum got cooked chicken bones lodged in her throat and needed emergency surgery!


All is well now and after a day or so of rest and relaxation, Cricket will visit the Vet once again for her spay surgery and then she will be good to go!

An update...Cricket has been adopted!!!! She and Natalie make a perfect pair!
Murphy...is 8 years old and is an owner surrender. This darling boy is so cute...there are no words!

Walks so well on his leash, housebroken, loves other dogs and is great in the car!!!!

Welcome Murphy to Westies in Need

An update...Murphy has been adopted! He is such a lovely boy and has found a lovely family to match!
Shilo...is a sweet little girl for sure. She needs to be spayed and needs her vaccinations updated and then she will be ready to join a new and forever family

An update...Shilo has been adopted! Her new name will be Flora and she and Lesley make a perfect pair!!!
Serah...is a 10 yr old Westie mix that the Ottawa Humane Society asked if we could help find a new home.

This girl has personality plus .. she LOVES people and other dogs. She is up to date on vaccines, has been spayed and had her dental work done. Serah also underwent surgery to have bladder stones removed and will have special needs of a diet appropriate to keep her from developing further stones.

Serah is fostering with a wonderful couple in the Ottawa area and is looking for her forever couch!

An update...Serah has been adopted! She had a long chat with her foster family and asked if she could live with them forever and they said absolutely!!!!
Bella... is 11 months old and is an owner surrender. She has some skin issues and will need surgery on her little back left leg to correct a genetic problem, but we promise that we will make sure that she gets all the medical help that she needs and all the love as well!

She is such a tiny girl, only 5.2 kg and is very sweet!!!!

An update...The surgery on Bella's leg was a 100% successful and her skin is so nice and pink now. Bella is looking and feeling great...and she has been adopted! Could not have happened to a nicer Westie.
Nola... is 4 years old and is a sweet girl! She has lots of energy, loves to play fetch and is a very cuddly girl!!!!


Welcome Nola to Westies in Need.

An update...Nola (her name will be Scotia) has been adopted! She met Carole and her family and asked if she could live with them forever!!!
Henry... is a 6 years old and as you can see is a very handsome boy!!! He sure is one happy boy-his tail is in constant motion and he is a darling for sure!!!

Henry is an owner surrender and we can not thank his family enough for allowing us to find him a new home.

I think he even looks like he is smiling in this picture!


An update...Henry has been adopted! What a darling boy and now he has a perfect family to love!!!!
Angus... is a 5 years old and is an owner surrender. He needs to be neutered (sorry about that Angus...but the boys have to go!!)

He is such a lovely boy, walks well on his leash, is great in the car, likes other dogs-but we think he would be happiest as an "only child" ...but he LOVES all people!!!!

Welcome Angus!



An update...Angus has been adopted. He has found a new home with Patricia and her family!

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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???


In a perfect world, every dog would have a home