Westies in Need - WiN
|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
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!
3 years old and was an owner surrender. We worked along with Cleveland Westie
Rescue to find this boy a wonderful new home!
When his family could no longer care for him they reached
out for some help and we were very honoured to be a part of his
An update...Quincy has been adopted. He
has found a perfect home with Donna and Jim and he even got a new Westie
brother, named Bob!!!
only 8 months old and is an owner surrender. Our love and thanks to her family
for contacting us and allowing
to help this darling girl find a forever home.
She is being fostered in
the Montreal area.
Look at that face---who could ever say no to that
3 years old and is a Westie-Poodle mix. He is neutered and is his foster Mommy
has said that he is
the sweetest boy!!!
A kind and gently soul
for sure. He is being fostered in the Montreal area.
a 10 year old boy who has come to us via a humane society. He is being fostered
in the Ottawa area and is having so much fun right
now playing with the foster Mom's dogs!
Welcome Elton to
Westies in Need!!!
(named after the little girl that Jean Valjean rescued in "Les
Misérables") is only 1 year old and was a prisoner in a puppy mill.
She developed some skin issues so she was released into our
She is being fostered in the London area. We will work on her
skin right away and she will be 100% in no time!!! Welcome Cosette!
2 years old and was released from a shelter into our care. He is a handsome boy
and we believe was used as a breeding dog at one time.
would do best in a home with no other dog as he sure has earned a place of his
very own where he can be the king of his little castle!!!!
An update...Harry has been adopted. He has found a perfect home
with John and Barb!!!
just a little puppy and was an owner surrender. She is such a darling girl and
is having so much fun in her foster home!!!
An update...Willow has been adopted! Our little one is now
living with Kristen and even got a new big brother named Finnigan and she is
enjoying life to the fullest!
|Leia... is 5
years old and was surrendered (along with Luke that you below). This pretty,
gets along with other dogs, is housebroken and just loves to go on
An update...Leia has been adopted!
This darling girl has found a forever home with Cherie and her
|Luke... is 3
years old and is an owner surrender. He needs to be neutered and then he will
be all set to join a new family.
Luke is such a kind and sweet
boy-a gentle soul for sure! He is enjoying his foster home and loves running in
An update...Luke has been adopted!
Luke has found a perfect home with Cindy and her family and he is one happy
4 years old and is a Westie/Lhasa Apso mix...and as you can see, is very pretty
indeed! Such a soulful face.
Katie was surrendered into our
rescue when her family could no longer care for her. She is a tiny girl-only
weighs about 10 lbs.
She is enjoying her foster home and is a darling
She needs a nice grooming right away and then will be off for her
as promised, a new picture of our darling
Katie after her grooming!
An update...Katie has been adopted! She wiggled her way right
into her foster Daddy's heart and there she will stay!!!
coming to us all the way from Taiwan!!!
Chase is only 6 months old and is a
Westie mix...he was caught in a marketplace
(where we are told they are NOT very dog friendly) begging for some
The picture to the right shows him desperate for something to eat.
He is now safe in foster care and will hopefully love his new
life in Canada.
|Milo... is 8
weeks old and was surrendered by his owners when they could not care for him.
As you can see...adorable just does not describe this boy.
We just can not think of anything cuter than a Westie puppy.
being fostered in the Montreal area.
update...Milo has been adopted! Milo, who has a new name...Beckham...will be
the forever boy to Adam and his family!!!
about 5-6 years old we believe as she was found as a stray.
She is a lovely
girl, rides very well in the car and has certainly been
owned by someone as she is very comfortable in a home, knows how to
sit and shake a paw and she sure knows all about getting comfy in a dog bed!!!
She is good with other dogs but will need some work with leash training
as she is a bit strong right now. She is being fostered in the Whitby
An update...Moxie has been adopted! This
darling girl has found a perfect home with Gail and her family!
|Maggie-Mae... is 4 yr. old and is learning that life outside a
puppy mill is good.
This girl is a bit timid right
now but super sweet and before you know it she'll feel confident that life can
be GREAT from here on in!!!
Welcome to WiN Maggie-Mae
An update...Maggie-Mae has been adopted! This sweet girl had a
chat with her foster Mommy and wanted to know if perhaps she could just stay
and live with her forever...her foster Mommy was in 100% agreement!
3 years old and is an owner surrender.
Our love and our thanks go out
to his family for contacting us and asking
for our help to find him a new home.
Albie is neutered,
drives great in a car and is a sweet boy. He likes other dogs and cats and is
Look at those eyes...can melt a heart for sure! Albie
is being fostered in the Windsor area.
|Puppies...our darling rescue, Dollee-Mae (that you see below)
had a wonderful surprise for us on January 29th...3 little Wesite-mix puppies.
She had 2 boys and one
girl...all happy and healthy, growing and thriving!!!!
Our puppies will
be available for adoption on or about March 26th.
Gotta love a sleeping
An update...our darling puppies have
now all been adopted! Thanks to the wonderful families who have opened up their
hearts and their homes to our pups!
1/2 years old and is an owner surrender.
She is very good in the car and likes other dogs.
potty trained and is sure having a great time in her foster home!
Welcome Dandy to our rescue!
update...Dandy has been adopted! Could not have happened to a nicer
3 years old and as you can see is a very handsome boy!!!
He is an owner surrender and we can not thank his family
enough for allowing us to find him a new family.
He is a high energy boy
and is such a happy soul!!! We feel that he will do best in a quieter home with
no other dog or cat as he has a bit of "happy peeing" that he does if he gets
An update...Kenzie has been adopted.
This darling, darling boy will now be the "fur"ever Westie to Marion and her
years old and is an owner surrender.
He is such a nice boy with tons of energy. He needs to be
neutered and then will be all ready to join a forever family.
being fostered in the Ottawa area.
update...Gwynn has been adopted! This sweet boy has found his perfect
|The 5 Westies that you see directly
below have all just arrived into our rescue as a breeder release. More kind and
gentle Westies can not be found and each of them are so darling...well...we
just have no words!!!!
about 4-5 years old and was used
(as was her 3 sisters below) for breeding. She is a happy girl who
is loving her foster sisters!
As you can see, she has some staining
around her eyes (hence the name Bandit!!!) but with some regular cleaning of
her eyes and good food, that will all fade away!
An update...Bandit has been adopted by Ken and his family---her
new name will be Rue!
also about 4-5 years old and is loving
being at her foster home.
She has fit in so well...she is
playing with toys and having such a great time!
Look at how relaxed she
An update...Bisom has been adopted! Lucky
Bisom-who will now be known as Beatice- has a new home.
|Dollee-Mae... is, we think, about
7 years old and as you can see is as pretty as they come!
This little girl walks well on her leash and is picking up on her house
training very quickly!
An update...Dollee-Mae has
been adopted. She asked her foster family if maybe she could stay and live with
them forever and they said yes!
also about 4-5 years old and is such a pretty girl.
She is already learning how nice it is to live in a home and to
get comfortable on the couch!
She is being fostered in
Look at that face...now that is a pretty girl!
An update...Millie has been adopted. She met Gina and her
family and she just knew it was her "fur"ever home.
(we believe) the "Baby Daddy" for all the girls above...however that is all behind him now as he was neutered yesterday!
This handsome boy is relaxing after his visit to the Vet and then
will be ready to join a family!
Brody is being fostered in the Whitby
An update...Brody has been adopted! This
hadsome boy is now in his forever home and is having the time of his
is 5 years old and has come to us from Ohio, with her sister Whisper
These 2 darling girls are very sweet and after a bit of R
and R will be ready for adoption.
Journey is being fostered in the
Ottawa area and is loving her new foster home.
also about 5 years old and
is such a darling girl, just like her sister (Journey) that you see
Whisper has such a kind face and as you can see from the
picture, has fit into her foster home and loves to snuggle!
An update...Whisper has been adopted. She has found a wonderful
new home with Joan in Ottawa and even got a new Westie brother named
|Lua... is 7
years old and is an owner surrender. She has been diagnosed with Addison's
Addisons disease is a disorder that occurs when the adrenal
glands fail to produce enough hormones for normal function.
It can be
very easy to control and dogs can live a long and full life!
girl is in foster care in the Ottawa area.
update...Lua has been adopted! She has a wonderful new home and loves her new
only 4 years old and has come to us from Taiwan.
She was found with quite bad skin problems and we were asked
if we could take her into our rescue and help.
Annie arrived on a very
cold day in Toronto and was welcomed into our rescue.
An update...Annie has been adopted! She met her foster Mommy
and knew she had finally found a family of her very own!
update...little Annie has been in her forever home now for a few weeks and her
fur is already coming in and her eyes are bright and she is a happy girl!
7 years old and was found as a stray. She waited for her family to come and get
her...but they never came.
The shelter called and asked for our help.
Callie is such a
lovely girl...she walks very well on her leash and rides well in the car. She
is very good with other dogs but would also do well in a home where she was an
Callie is spayed and has had dental.
I don't know
about you...but I just LOVE the one ear up and one down---it makes Westies look
so sweet! She is being fostered in the Ottawa area.
An update...Callie has been adopted! She and Jacquie are so
4 years old and is an owner surrender. He is being fostered in the London area
and is having a lot of fun with his
2 new Westie foster siblings!
He gets along
with other dogs (not sure about cats?) but is quite frightened of little
children, so he would do best in a home where no children visit.
can see...he does love the boat!
update...Norman has been adopted! He and Elizabeth make a perfect
is only 3 years old and is a dear boy indeed!
He is very good with other dogs, rides well in
the car and he is being fostered in the Ottawa area.
Frankie needs to
be neutered (all booked for next week...sorry Frankie!!) and then will be set
for his new home!
An update...Frankie has been
adopted! Cathy and her family are a perfect family for Frankie!
9 years old and is a wonderful boy-and as you can see...he is very handsome
He gets along with other dogs and people, but is quite
frightened of little children, so he will be adopted to a family who has no
He is neutered, housebroken and walks very well on
An update...Happy has been adopted!
Eleanor and Happy will be a perfect pair!!!
is 5 years old and was surrendered by his family when they could no longer care
He is neutered, walks a bit strong on his leash (gotta work
on that!) and is quite a darling boy! He likes other dogs as well as
Not sure about you....but this this not the cutest
An update...our Mr Darcy
has been adopted! This darling boy has found a new family and will live in
13 years old and is a darling Westie for sure.
sure has a ton of energy for a girl and just needs a loving and warm spot to
An update...Jenny has been adopted.
She and Molly will make a perfect pair for sure!!!
have 4 little ones in our rescue!
Zack, Zara, Zita and Zoe (1 boy and
3 girls) are only 17 weeks old!!!!!
Gotta love Westie
An update...our puppies have all now
been adopted! They have all found new and wonderful homes and have gone out on
very strict spay and neuter contracts!!!!
|Toby is 18
months old and is an owner surrender.
He is a lovely boy who is an
absolute joy! He needs to be neutered (sorry Toby!!!) and then after a bit of
rest will be ready for adoption.
update...Toby has been adopted! His foster family knew he was the perfect boy
|Kodee is 2
years old and is a darling boy as you can see.
He is neutered, gets along with other dogs, is housebroken
and just loves to go on walks.
This very lovely boy is having so
much fun at his foster home!
has been adopted! He and Jean and David will be a new and forever family and he
will live in Uxbridge!!!!
only 13 months old and is an owner surrender.
thanks to her family who reached out to us for help!!! Sadie has now been
spayed and is in foster care for a bit of rest and then will be up for
She is BEYOND sweet and very loving!
An update...Sadie has been adopted! She and Joan will make a
only 10 months old and is an owner surrender.
Our thanks go out to the family who contacted
us to find this darling a new and forever home.
Maggie is spayed and
house-trained and likes other dogs as well.
update...Maggie has been adopted! She has found a perfect home in
Lili have spent their entire 6 yrs together and will be adopted to a
furever home together. These 2 darlings are a perfect pair and sure deserve a
great new home!
Maggie is here pictured on the left and her sister Lili
(who may only have one eye...but boy that sure does not stop her!!!!) is on the
They are being fostered in the Ottawa area.
An update...our darling girls have been adopted. Susan and Paul
are the very lucky family who will now be living with 2 of the most adorable
(which means 'forever friend') is 16 weeks old (she was born May 30th) and was
surrendered into our rescue by the breeder.
As you can see...she is very pretty.
She will be
in foster care for a short while and then she will be ready to find her forever
An update...Makita has been adopted! She
and Melissa are the perfect pair!
|Theo is 2
years old (left) and Mimi is 3 years old and they are
Mother and son!
They were surrendered into our rescue as a pair and we would
sure like to keep it that way!
Theo, as you can see, has the most
soulful eyes and Mimi may be small but she's a feisty little one!
are very friendly and affectionate and are being fostered in the Ottawa
An update...Theo and Mimi has both been
adopted! Theo will be the very well loved boy of Julius and Teresa.
Mimi will live with Diane in
|Ivy is just
2 years old and is an owner surrender.
She is a sweet little girl who is
spayed and up to date on her shots.
She is a cuddle-bug for sure! She
is being fostered in the Ottawa area.
update...Ivy has been adopted! She has found a perfect home in Ottawa with a
|Argyle is 8
years old and was used for a breeding and a
show boy for a number of years.
He has now been neutered and
is ready to find his new and his forever home!
Welcome Argyle to
Westies in Need.
An update...Argyle has been
adopted! He will live in Orillia with Isobel and her family!
|Sam is 5
years old and is an owner surrender. Our thanks go out to his family for
trusting us with this boy's care.
He is a great little
guy and is having a good time at his foster home.
He is a very well
behaved, laid back, inquisitive and happy wee guy.
An update...Sam has been adopted! Could not have happened to a
nicer boy...he met Joan and knew that they would be very happy
just a tiny girl (only 13 lbs) who is a puppy mill survivour. She was taken
from the mill and here she is at the Vet
getting all ready to be prepped for her spay and dental
This little girl is one of the lucky ones who got out of the
terrible mill and we are gonna make sure that the rest of her life is a GREAT
Welcome Terry to Westies in Need---and we promise to get better
promised...a new picture!
our Terry at her foster home...first time she has been on grass, out of a cage,
in the sunlight and having a loving family to call her very own...makes us very
proud!! She also has a new pink leash and a collar with a
An update...Terry has been
adopted! She will live in Hamilton with her forever family!
|Rico is 5
years old and is an owner surrender.
needs to be neutered (sorry Rico-but that is why you are at the Vet today!!!)
and then he will be ready to find his new and forever home!
He is a
lovely boy who is very sweet!
has been adopted. He and Melanie are going to make a perfect
|Amy is only
8 weeks old...she is BEYOND cute as you can see.
This tiny, tiny girl was surrendered into our rescue when
her family could not care for her...she is so precious and charming!!!
She will be adopted on a VERY strict spay contract-she needs a
family with someone who is home all day (we do not want her alone for long
periods of time) and a fenced yard for sure!
update...Amy has been diagnosed with a heart murmur and needs surgery---a
Ballon Valvo Plastie. She has been scheduled for her operation in
An update...Darling Amy has been
adopted! She asked if she could live forever with her foster Mommy, Madelon and
her family and everyone agreed!!!!
|Jackson is 2
years old and is such a sweet cuddly boy. He has now been neutered and is ready
to join a new and forever family.
He loves people and will make a lovely companion for his forever
He plays well with other dogs.
Welcome Jackson to
Westies in Need!
An update...Jackson has been
adopted! Could not have happened to a nicer boy!!!!
only 7 months old and he sure was a Westie in need when we met him...and we are
so happy that we were there to help.
He needs to be
neutered right away and then will be ready to meet a new and forever family who
will love and care for him!
An update...Bailey has
been adopted. He and Allison will make a perfect pair!
|Ace is 4
years old and is one special boy indeed!
is a real love-bug for sure and is having so much fun at his foster Mom's
He is good with cats and other dogs and is a perfect boy indeed!
He rides well in the car and is great on walks as well.
An update...Ace has been adopted! His new name will be Casey
and he even gets a Westie sister as well!
|Jeffrey is 4
years old and as you can see from his picture, he has had a bit of a rough time
Jeffrey was found, tied to the door of a shelter, with a note
on him that said "I have a broken leg and my family can not care for
he is fine now and will be running and playing in no time...no squirrel will be
safe in just a matter of weeks!
update...Jeffrey is doing great and has healed beautifully and has been
adopted! He has found a perfect home with his perfect foster
|Nismo is 4
years old and is an owner surrender. Nismo has EPI
(Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) EPI occurs when the part of the
pancreas that produces digestive enzymes no longer functions properly. He gets
a little powder sprinkled on his meals and he is 100% fine!
sure seems to like other dogs and kids...but he does like to chase cats!!!! He
is being fostered in the Whitby area.
update...Nismo has been adopted! His new name will be Murphy and he is one
lucky boy indeed!!!!
only 3 years old and was pulled from a puppy mill in Ohio. Look at how tiny she
is and quite a pretty girl as well...just a little darling who was used for
breeding and kept in a cage for her all her life.
That is all behind
her now...she has been spayed and will be fostered in the Burlington area.
An update...Violet has been
adopted! Her new mom is over the moon happy with her new girl! Her new name
will be Katie.
|Geordie is 5
years old and he a Westie/Schnauzer mix
who comes to us all the way from Taiwan!
After a very long
14 hour flight, he arrived into the waiting arms of his foster Mommy.
Geordie was found wandering in Taipei and we were contacted asking for
our help...we had to say yes...how could you say no to that
An update...Geordie has been adopted!
His new name is Danny and he and his Mommy and new Westie sister make a perfect
only 21 months old and as you can see a very handsome boy! He came to us
through the SPCA
when his family could no longer care for him.
wonderful on leash, loves other dogs and his foster Mommy says he is very
intelligent and inquisitive and she thinks that he could be taught many tricks
He is house trained and is having so much fun in his foster
home-he is being fostered in the Montréal area.
An update...Shadow has been adopted! His new family are so
happy! He will also have a new name, Benji!!!!!
we know it is wrong to show a picture of a gentleman when he is just out of the
bath--but we HAD to...look at that face!!!!
This is Toby, just out of the tub and looking as cute as can
Toby is a great little Westie who is being fostered in the Ottawa
An update...Toby has
been adopted! His new family are happy to have him join them!!!
only 4 years old and is an owner surrender. He is such a nice boy and is
already very happy in his foster home!
Dugal seems to like cats and really likes other dogs. He is
an excellent kisser and is a real snuggler for sure-he loves to be with his
An update...Dugal has been adopted!
Colleen met Dugal and it was love at first sight for sure. He will be living in
found wandering, alone and scared in Taipai, Taiwan. Yes
you read that
She was picked up and brought to a local shelter and
they knew right away they needed our help.
A wonderful Taiwanese volunteer, who just
happens to be a member of our Westies in Need Facebook group (the power of
Facebook can be amazing) contacted us to ask if our rescue could help Faith and
find her a forever home in Canada.
We said of course
she was taken
from the shelter and placed in foster care till she is was ready to travel 14
hours to Toronto and into the waiting arms of her foster Mom.
We will do
anything and everything to make sure that the rest of her life is one that is
filled with joy and love and toys and sunbeams!!!
Cause that is what we
we are rescue! Always remember...you gotta have Faith!
An update...as promised...some new pictures of Faith! Her fur
has grown in, she is so sweet there are no words, runs like a dear, loves other
dogs and all people and is the best kisser and best of all....she is ready for
|Here is our girl enjoying being
||Look at how pretty our Faith is!
Click here to see a video
that we have made of Faith's experience and her journey to Canada (tissue alert
update...Faith has been adopted! Wendy and John and their Westie, Gabby have
welcomed Faith into their family!
and now for a final
picture...are you all ready....here is our Faith now!
She is lovely as you
can see and has a wonderful life! Her first official grooming picture..we could
not be more proud of our girl!
just the sweetest boy! His owner had to move to a facility that would not
accept a dog,
so we were asked to help.
He needs to be neutered (sorry
Harris...but they have to go buddy!!!) and is a real darling of a
An update...Harris has been adopted! He
met his new parents and he just knew they were the ones for him!
Harris, Rick and Ruth are now a perfect
Sugar are owner surrenders. Their family was no longer able to care for
them and we want to
thank them for reaching out to us for help!
darlings MUST be adopted together-they are quite a bonded pair indeed.
An update...Max and Sugar have been adopted.
Our love and thanks to their wonderful foster Mom who cared for them and to
Sandra for adopting these 2 special Westies.
only 6 years old and is an owner surrender. He is such a sweet boy and is
having a blast in his foster home in Whitby!
Rayme is house trained but does still need some work on his
Look at that cute face!!!
An update...Wally has been adopted and will now be the forever
boy to Ted and Christina in Toronto.
just 15 months old.
This is one cute face for sure!!!
This sweet boy is
in foster care in the London area and is having so much fun going on long walks
and having Westie friends to play with!
update...Jackson has been adopted! He has found a perfect home with Niki and
David and gets a new Westie sisiter at the same time!
just 13 months old and was an owner surrender.
When his family could not keep him any longer they asked for our
Finley is a real charmer, likes other dogs and would do best in a
home with a fenced yard and someone home most days-he loves being with his
An update...Finley has been adopted!
This cuter than cute boy is having the time of his life in his new
|Honey is 8
years old and is an owner surrender.
This girl needs to shed a few pounds for sure but is a
healthy Westie who is a happy girl and loves to play!
Our thanks to her
family for allowing Westies in Need to find her a new and wonderful
An update...Honey has been adopted! She
has joined Ellen's family and is so happy.
only one year old
and was an owner surrender into a shelter.
They called and
asked for our help to find this boy a new home!
Scout is such a darling
boy and is having a ton of fun at his foster home!
An update...Scout has been adopted! He found his perfect family
in Toronto and is having a blast!
nothing much cuter
than 10 week old Westie puppies!!!
puppies (4 girls and 2 boys) were surrendered into our rescue. They will all be
adopted out on VERY strict spay and neuter contracts.
Here they are all
sleeping in a little puppy pile!!!
update...well that sure didn't take long...all of our puppies have now been
adopted! These darling balls of white fur are now all in forever
only 4 years old.
He is an owner surrender and is, as you can see, quite a handsome
He has such soft, kind eyes!
He is a darling boy who
likes other dogs and children as well!
update...Champ has been adopted. There sure are some great Westies out there
and Champ is one of them...this perfect boy has found his perfect
|Truman is 2
yrs old, gets along well with the other dogs and even the cat at his foster
We were contacted by a shelter in Quebec and asked to help
find this wonderful little guy a great home.
Truman we feel will do
best with an active family and a securely fenced yard.
An update...Truman has been adopted. It was so hard for his
foster Mom to let him go but he has been adopted to a wonderful new
only 4 years old. This darling boy needs to be neutered right away as he was
used as a breeding boy...but not any longer. (Sorry Humphrey...but
they have to go!!!)
He was saved along with Millie that you see below. He is
now safe and we will make sure he is a well loved boy for the rest of his life.
An update...Humphrey has
been adopted. He has found his forever home!
|Millie is 4
years old and was used in a breeding program but that is all behind her now!
She is a bit unsure right now of her new surroundings but she seems to like
being in a home and not a kennel!
Here she is looking at her new foster
Mom asking for a treat---such a sweet girl!
needs to be spayed right away and then after a bit of rest will be ready to
join a forever family.
An update...Millie has
been adopted. This girl is an angel and she has found her home!
quite a handsome boy as you can see!
His family could no longer care for him and we are very
happy to be able to help.
Angus is the happiest, sweetest boy whose tail
seems to be in constant motion!
He loves to play and is very
update...Angus has been adopted. This darling boy has found a new home with
Louise and Ron and even gets a new Westie sister named Cleo as
|To See even more of our successful rescues -
OK...this one is not really a WiN
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,
Can you blame us???