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!
a 9 yr old boy who is going through some skin issues, to include malassezia
dermatitis (thick grey/black elephant skin)
and he's scratching and chewing himself silly.
in Ottawa and is fostering with our wonderful volunteers who have our skin
regime down to a science!!!
Hang in there little buddy ... you will feel
is 8 years old and as you can see is such a good looking girl who is so happy
and loves to give lots of kisses!
She is being fostered in the Toronto area and is having a
Welcome to sweet, special, spectacular Samantha.
An update...Samantha has been adopted! She has
found the perfect "fur"ever home.
has come into rescue from Regina. We want to thank her family for trusting us
to find her a new home.
After a little flight, she has arrived safe
and sound and is now in foster care.
Mattie is 4 years old and is enjoying
her foster home!
update...Mattie has been adopted! She just loved her foster home so much that
she asked if she could stay forever!
a 6 year old who comes to us as an owner surrender when her family could no
longer care for her. This sweet girl is being
fostered in the Ottawa area and we know that we will find a
"fur"ever home for her soon!
Her foster Dad says she gives the BEST
An update...Bella has been adopted! She
has found the perfect "fur"ever home.
a 3 year old boy who comes to us as an owner surrender. Our love and thanks to
his family for trusting us to find him a
wonderful new home.
Poncho needs to see our Vet as he
needs to be neutered (sorry Poncho..but they have to go!!!!) and then will be
ready to join his new family!
An update...Poncho has
been adopted! he met Madison and he knew it was the right spot for
|Max... is an
8 yr old Max, owner surrender into to a shelter in Quebec.
depressed and not doing well in the shelter
but we're happy to report that he's doing much better with our great
We're so happy to have sprung him out of there and so
An update...Max has been adopted! He and
Brenda and her family are just made for each other!!!
a 9 yr old neutered westie mix. Sadly, Benji's owner passed away.
a horrible ear infection and he's overweight,
so a new diet of healthy foods and excercise begins right now. He
will see our vet very soon!
Welcome Benji...we will get you feeling
better and you will be off to your new home.
|Zoey... is a
6 yr old owner surrender.
She is super outgoing and friendly ...
loving other dogs and humans of all ages!
She is off to
see our vet for an exam and her spay surgery won't be far behind it.
An update...Zoey has been adopted! She asked if she could stay
forever with her foster family and they said yes!!!
is just 17 months old and comes to us as an owner surrender.
He has some
skin issues that we will be working
on for a while and then he will be ready to join a new and forever
Welcome little Stanley!
has come to us from Ohio, along with the 2 darlings you see directly below
(Snowdrop and Lilly).
This sweet girl has lived her life in a wretched puppy mill but that
is all behind her now!
Welcome to Snowflake (who we are no calling
Poppy) to WiN!!!
An update...Snowflake has been
adopted! Her new name will be Poppy and she is one lucky girl for
is just 6 years old and is also a
puppy mill survivour. She is just loving her new life in a nice warm
Her new name is Abbey!
update...Abbey has been adopted! She and Richard make a perfect
a tiny little girl who was taken
from the same mill as her 2 friends above (Snowdrop and
She is being fostered in the Toronto area.
An update...Lilly has been adopted! She and Susan are such a
perfect pair! See you at all the Westie events Lilly.
is a 2 yr old westie/maltese mix that was saved from being euthanized at a
Our thanks to Sit With Me Dog Rescue
who went in and evaluated this boy, determining that he has
potential to be a great family pet.
Gambler is being fostered in the
Ottawa area. Welcome Gambler to Westies in Need.
sweet girl who came to us
(along with Hope that you see below) from a bad
situation...but that is all behind them both now!
Welcome girls to Westies
An update...Faith has been adopted. She
has found a wonderful new home with Mathew and his family!
10 year old Westie who is a true survivor.
This darling girl came to us
from a terrible situation and in this picture
she is just getting ready for her surgery that we are
sure, will be a big help!!!
An update...Hope has
been adopted. She has found a wonderful new home with Deb and her
Sue...is a tiny little Westie
who is just as cute as a button!
She has come to us from
Ohio and is now ready for a new and "fur"ever family!
An update...Peggy Sue has been adopted. Her new name will be
Maya. She asked her foster family if she could stay and live with them forever
cause they were so nice and they all agreed!!!!
also a 6 year old little girl
who has come to us from Ohio (with Peggy Sue that you see above).
She is a darling girl who is so sweet and kind and is having so much
fun at her foster home.
Look at that face!!!!
An update...Gracie has been adopted. She has found her
"fur"ever home with Kathy and Steve!
a 2 yr old female with some mild skin issues that we will have under control in
Vanille is an owner surrender, coming from a home
where she was not happy living with a young child.
thanks to foster Mom who took her in on a moments notice...Vanille is fostering
in Ottawa and will be off to see our vet first thing this week.
An update...Vanille has been adopted. Her new name will be Oban
and she is VERY happy to join her new family!
|Jeremy.....well...where do we even begin! OK, we will start at
Late one afternoon the phone rang and it was the Montreal
SPCA ... they have a 13 year old partially deaf, visually impaired Westie that
was brought in to them as a stray. They've held him the required time for a
stray and he's now ready to be released....would our rescue take him???? Of
course we would!
Our WONDERFUL co ordinator in Quebec jumped into the
car to head over to the SPCA to pick up this senior fellow. She arrived to find
a filthy little Westie ... covered in dreadlocks and caked in excrement. So
pitiful looking, long hair covering his face ... you couldn't even see his
Stiff from being caged the last 12 days, it took us a long time,
to go a really short distance ... over 15 minutes and we'd only made it to the
However, this boy was happy to be outside in the fresh air.
We found a GREAT foster home and he was welcomed with open arms. A bath
was next, then gently trimming some hair and crusted discharge from his eyes.
Jeremy was very sensitive to anyone touching his face.
Next was a visit
to the Vet...bloodwork was done and believe it or not, his blood panel results
were amazing, so an appointment was booked for his dental work. Not a wonder
this poor boy didn't want anyone to touch his face, his mouth was in a horrific
state!!! While under anesthetic ... 14 teeth were removed, the remaining scaled
and polished, his nails clipped (they were so long they had curled under into
his pads!!) and his paw pads cleaned up ... they were infected from so much
tangled hair and excrement caked into them. Anti-biotics and pain meds ... he
was on his way to his foster home to begin recovery.
Each day has been
a new beginning for Jeremy ... he has been gaining strength and feeling better!
An update...Jeremy has been adopted. We are very
excited to share that Jeremy will find his forever home with Susan from Ottawa.
It was LOVE at first sight! Susan has been a Westie owner her entire life and
is very excited to become a family with Jeremy.
just 10 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender.
She sure is a cutie pie and will be ready for a new home
has been adopted! She met Lynda and knew that she had met her forever
|Paxi...please give a warm welcome to 9 yr old Paxi.
her owner is not well and no longer able to care for her.
Miss Paxi .... you'll be part of a new furever
family, before you know it!!
Our thanks to Laura and her fur kids from
Higgs and Bee Greans in Ottawa for fostering!!!!!!
An update...Paxi has been adopted. This sweet girl has found
her forever home.
|Rocky...comes to us as an owner surrender. Our love and our
thanks to his family for allowing us to help Rocky find a new home.
He is just 5 years old and is a Westie from one of the premier
breeders in Ontario, the late and wonderful Margaret Buglass from Cheviotvale
He is in a foster home in Barrie and is going to have a meet
and greet with an adoptive family in the next few days!
An update...Rocky has been adopted. Rocky will be living in
Toronto with Helen!!!!
was a stray and he waited for his family to come and get him...but they never
The shelter reached out to us and we said of course, to
taking in this ADORABLE boy!!!
His wonderful foster Mom has named him
Finnigan and we think he is about 4-5 years old, but maybe younger...
has been adopted. he will now live with Bobbie and Donald in St.
about 10 years old and comes to us
as an owner surrender.
She is a darling girl who needs to
see our Vet and then she will be ready to join a new family.
update...Molly has been adopted. This darling little girl has found a new home
with Susan and John!!!
one lucky boy!
He was surrendered and on his way to an SPCA when Westies in
Need got word and we took him into rescue! No cage or shelter for this
boy...he is now having a great time in his foster home in Quebec and will
be adopted shortly.
Leo is just 10 months old and as you can see, is
quite a handsome boy!
Welcome Leo to WiN!!!
An update...Leo has been adopted. He asked his foster family if
he could stay and live with them and they said yes..his new name will be
just 2 or 3 years old and was found as a stray and no one came to claim him!
This DARLING Westie needs to see the Vet and needs to be
neutered (please do not tell Jamie if you see him!!) and then he will be ready
An update...Jamie has been adopted.
He is moving to Beaconsfield QC and he evens gets another doggie friend to play
is a 10 year old owner surrender. Our love and our thanks to his family for
trusting us to find him a new and wonderful home.
Scooter is a VERY handsome boy, as you can see, and he will
be looking for his forever home very soon!
An update...Scooter has been adopted.
He joins Nancy and her family of Westies!
Gabby... are 2 little ones that find themselves in rescue as their Mommy
has passed away. Our love and our thanks to their family for contacting us to
find them new homes.
Faith (below with her pretty pink bow)
is about 7 years old and Gabby is about 9...two darling girls, who
do not need to remain together, will be in new homes very shortly!
An update...Faith has been
adopted. She and Joan are the perfect pair.
Gabby has also found her forever home...she and Esther met and
they are just a perfect match!
a 4.5 yr. old, neutered male that has found himself back in our rescue and
needs a forever home, without other dogs, cats or children.
Fergus is a Westie-mix, born to Muffin - and yes, she was definitely
a Westie but her gentlemen caller, well ... we are unsure, just what breed he
may have been!
Fergus loves his walks, snuggling on the couch and all
the belly rubs he can get!
update...Fergus has been adopted. he met his new family and just knew that they
only 2 years old and is such a sweet boy!
He is being fostered in Quebec and we hope to find him a
new family right away!
An update...Jack has been
adopted. His new name will be Tommy and he sure is one lucky boy!
8 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender.
This very pretty girl needs to be spayed and then will be ready to
find her new and forever home.
has been adopted. She met Bonnie and her Mom and knew that they were the
perfect family for her!
just 6 years old and comes to us as an
owner surrender. This very handsome boy is so sweet.
being fostered inthe Brampton area and will be moving to his new and "fur"ever
home very shortly!
update...Duggie has been adopted. He went for a meet and greet with Charles and
his family and he never left!!!! He is such a lucky boy!
10 months old and comes to us as an owner surrender. This is such a cute
boy...he is neutered and is going to spend some
time in his foster home until we get to know him a bit so we can
pick just the right home for Toby!
Welcome to Westies in
An update...Toby has been adopted. Nancy and
her family are over the moon to have little Toby join their family!
just 6 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender.
This very handsome boy is as cute as can be and is having such a
nice time in his foster home in London!
Remi needs to be neutered and
then will be all set to join a new and forever family.
An update...Remi has been adopted. He and Allison and her
family are such a lovely family!
a 9 year old lovely boy whose owner
was going to go into a retirement residence and sadly Mickey could
not come along.
Welcome Mickey to Westies in Need!!!
An update...Mickey has been adopted. He met Mark and his family
and knew it was the perfect place for him!
a 7 year old purebred Westie who,
you can see, is very handsome for sure.
Our love and our thanks to
Alfie's family for trusting us to find him his new home.
He is in foster
care in the London area.
An update...Alfie has
been adopted. His foster Mommy, Dianne and he fell in love and he asked if he
could stay and live with her...and she said yes!!!!
is not quite 2 years old and is a Westie mix...we are not sure with what, but
was another small dog as she is VERY
Annabelle needs to be spayed and then will be ready to
meet her forever family.
She sure looks comfy already in her foster
update...Annabelle has been adopted. She and her new Mommy make a perfect
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!
An update...Oscar has been adopted! He met Brigid and her
family and he knew they were his perfect family! He even gets a new little
Westie brother, named Reece!!!
|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.
An update...Lea has been adopted. She will be a "fur"ever
Westie with Mary and her family!!!
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!!!
An update...Roke has been adopted....and he even gets a brand
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!
has been adopted! Her foster Mommy asked Penny if she would like to stay and
live with her forever and Penny thought it was a great idea!!!!
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
We assured Katie's Ma-ma that we'd take really good care of her!!!
Miss Katie is fostering with wonderful volunteers in Ottawa
An update...Katie had been labelled as not house trained
but at no fault of hers, she had been suffering from Hormonal Urinary
Incontience from a spay a few years prior.
medication called Stilbestrol (hormone supplement) has Katie no longer soiling
herself while sleeping or standing .. she is dry over night and beginning to
get the concept of asking to go outdoors to do her business!!
This sweet wee girl had been experiencing diarrhea off/on for a
long period of time and low and behold wasn't her B12 low and folate high in
her blood results. Again, at no fault of Katie's she was suffering from SIBO
(small intestinal bacteria overgrowth). She has responded well to a series of
B12 injections to build her up and will continue monthly injections for the
remainer of her life.
Katie was also very
thin, having several bowel movements per day (7-8). A special blood test
confirmed our suspicion that Katie has EPI - Exoocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
and requires a special pancrease enzyme powder added to a wee bit of plain
yougurt just before her meals, to aid in the digestion and absoprtion of
nutrients. Katie has reached her ideal weight for her petite frame!!!
We are so very excited to share the
news that Katie has been adopted (here is an updated picture!) and joined her
new furever family! There are not enough words to express our thanks to those
who will open their hearts and home to take in a senior Westie and we are
elated to share this "happy ending" story! WE love you Katie ... all the best
to you in your new home!!!!!!!!!!
just 10 months old and comes to us as an
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!!!!!!!!
Joseph... arrived into our rescue on Christmas eve from a puppy mill in
As you can see they have some skin issues, but they are
improving daily and sure look like different Westies
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!!!
Canada and welcome to your new lives!
just 5years old and is an owner surrender. Our love and thanks to his owner for
trusting us with this lovely
Dorrit (Dory) is a handsome boy, walks well on his leash
and is a sweet boy all around!!!
has been adopted! He met Barry and Ann and knew that he had found his forever
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
He is now safe with our rescue.
He is a sweet,
An update...James has been adopted! He
has found his new home!!!!
9 years old and is as cuddly as can be.
He has some skin issues that we are dealing with but will shortly be
An update...Angus has been adopted! His
foster Mom could not part with him, so he has found his forever home!!
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
An update...Benji has
been adopted! Judy and her family knew that he was the perfect boy for
only 6 months old and comes to us from an
SPCA who asked for our help in finding him a new home.
is a Westie mix we believe and is, as you can see, as cute as a
Morris is being fostered in the Kanata area.
An update...Morris has been adopted! He has found his new home
8 years old and comes to us as an owner surrender. She is being fostered in
She is a very sweet girl who will be looking for her forever
Welcome Bailey to Westies in Need.
An update...Bailey has been adopted! This darling girl is now
safe in her new home
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!
An update...Liberty has been adopted! Her foster Mom and Dad
said she is perfect and are so happy!!!
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!!!!
An update...Kinchie has
been adopted! His new family are so happy to have this darling boy to call
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!
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
only 5 years old and comes to us as an owner
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!
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 .
only one and half and is a Westie Yorkie mix.
He is such a little guy and was pulled from a shelter in
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!!!
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
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!!!!
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
She is being fostered in the Ottawa
An update...Phoebe has been adopted.
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
An update...Oliver has been adopted. He
and Glenn and Sylvia are a new family.
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
Welcome Aubree to Westies in Need.
update...Aubree has been adopted. She has found a wonderful new home with
Christine and her family
9 years old and as you can see is one very good
She is beyond sweet and is so kind and
She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations and is so ready to
meet a new and forever family!!!
update...Blossom has been adopted. She is in a perfect home and will now live a
great Westie life!!!
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!!!
update...little Fitzgerald has been adopted. He met Althea and her family and
just knew it was his forever home.
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!
update...Blanca has been adopted. She has found a wonderful new home and
|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!!!
An update...Lia has been adopted.
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
An update...McDuff has been
adopted. This boy has found a forever home!
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!!!!
update...Marley has been adopted. This little girl has found a great
|Rex (on the left)
and Duke (on the right)... are only 12 weeks old and are (we believe!!)
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!!!!
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
An update...Derby has been adopted. This
very lucky boy is now in his "fur"ever home!
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
An update...Tigars and Maggie have been
adopted. They met Marlene and they all knew it was love at first
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???