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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!

Wesley... is just 5 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!!!

**ADOPTION PENDING**
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!!!
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!
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.

**ADOPTION PENDING**
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!
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!!!
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!!!

**ADOPTION PENDING**
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!
Toby... is a 9 yr old owner surrender. His folks were suffering from poor health and were no longer able to care for their sweet boy ... with broken hearts, they made the decision, in the best interest of Toby, to have a new home and all the attention he so deserves!

An update...Toby has been adopted through our "Seniors for Seniors" program and is enjoying being treated like a little prince.
Humphrey... is only 1 1/2 years old and is an owner surrender.

What a happy boy he is...so full of life and is loving his foster home!

He is very good with other dogs and all people!!!

Look at his sweet smile!

An update...Humphrey has been adopted. He is just loving his new life in Niagara Falls and is so enjoying his new family!!!
Duffy... is 4 years old and is such a sweet little boy. He is an owner surrender and is being fostered in the Ottawa area and is having such a great time at his foster Mom's house!

Welcome Duffy to Westies in Need.

Gotta love the "Westie frog leg" pose!!!!!

An update...Duffy has been adopted!!! Could not have happened to a nicer boy!
Sophie... is a lovely Westie mix from a puppy mill seizure of 220 dogs. This darling little girl is only 1 1/2 years old and is now spayed and up to date on her shots.

Sophie is fostering in the Cornwall area with a great family and their Westie and she is learning that it is not such a scary outside world after all.

Welcome Sophie to Westies in Need!!!!

An update...Sophie has been adopted. She just wiggled her way into the hearts of her foster family...who could say no to that face!
Dodi...is a tiny little girl who was a breeder release.
She is such a darling girl, about 4-5 years old and was used for breeding, but that is all behind her now.

She has been spayed and is all ready to begin her new and wonderful life.

She was surrendered with Libby, that you see below.
An update...Dodi has been adopted. She will now be the new and forever girl of Linette and her family.
Libby... is also about 4 or 5 years old and is about the sweetest little girl you will ever find.

She is walking well on her leash and just loves all people and all dogs!

Not an unhappy bone in her little body!

An update...Libby has been adopted! This VERY darling girl is so sweet and is now the little girl to Janice and her family!
Oxy...a 2 yr old neutered male who has come to us with allergies/skin issues.
Thank you to the SPCA for surrendering him into our care and letting us get this sweet boy on the right track!

Oxy will be fostering in Quebec and we know that we can get his skin back to perfect in no time!!!

An update...Oxy has been adopted. His new name will be I.Q. (gotta love it!) and he will live in Kingston!
Justin... is between 5 and 7 years old and is a Westie/Cairn mix. we believe-although he is way more Westie than anything else! He was a stray at a shelter. He waited and waited for his family to come and get him, but no one did.

Justin is a darling boy, rides very well in the car and likes other dogs.

He is a terrier through and through and will need a strong owner who will love him.

An update...Justin has been adopted. He will be the forever boy to Elda and her family! His new name will be Caesar!!!
Tandy and Jack... are 2 lovely Westies who were released from a puppy mill in Missouri.

Tandy (on the left) is a TINY girl who is just one year old and is the dearest girl. She is playful and kind and so happy!

Jack (on the right) is her Dad and he is 5 years old.
He was used as a breeding boy-as you can see he is quite handsome!!!


Welcome Tandy and Jack to Westies in Need.

OK....time for a new picture.....here is a picture of little Tandy fresh out of the bath after becoming a brand new Canadian citizen!!!

An update...Tandy and Jack have been adopted.

Jack will now be the forever boy to Wendy and George and Tandy (now known as Candy) has found her family and is loving her new home with Gail!
Dougal...is just 3 1/2 years old and as you can see, is a very handsome boy! Our love and our thanks to his owners for allowing our rescue to find him a new home.

Dougal is neutered and is a real snuggler!

He loves other dogs and is a darling boy!

An update...Dougal has been adopted. Maureen and Fred knew he was a perfect fit for them and he even gets a little Westie brother as well!
JJ...is my name and chase is my game!

I am a 4 yr old neutered boy that my owner was no longer able to keep. I am being fostered in the Montreal area.

I’m not only handsome, I’m the sweetest boy and I LOVE other dogs.

Look at that face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An update...JJ has been adopted. He asked if he could stay forever with his foster family and they said yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Katie... is 5 years old and is an owner surrender. This sweet girl is very pretty as you can see! She would do best in a home where she is the only pet as she sure loves lots of attention.

Welcome Katie!

An update...Katie has been adopted...she will have a forever couch with Moira and Mike in Grimsby.
Ozzy... is 2 1/2 years old and is a darling boy. He is an owner surrender and we can not thank the family enough for allowing us to help this boy.

He is great on leash and loves to go on LONG walks, gets along very well with other dogs and is a sweet and cuddly boy!

He is being fostered in the Elora area.

An update...Ozzy has been adopted. He is the forever boy to Anne and David in Toronto.
Moose and Amigo... were surrendered into Cleveland Westie Rescue when their family could no longer care for them. We worked along with this wonderful US Westie rescue to find these boys a wonderful new home in Canada!

An update...Moose and Amigo have been adopted together. They are now part of Connie and Robyn's family in Toronto.
Kyla... is only 7 years old and as you can see this darling girl has some skin issues. She has come to the right place---we sure know skin and we will get her feeling better in no time!

Welcome Kyla!

We promise to post pictures as she improves!

....as promised...an update...Kyla is doing so much better and her skin is imporving daily!





Here she is...looking and feeling more like a real Westie should! It really does not look like the same dog!

An update...Kyla has been adopted. She asked if she could stay forever with her foster family and they said YES!!!!
Quincy... is 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 journey!!!

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!!!
Brinkley... is only 8 months old and is an owner surrender. Our love and thanks to her family for contacting us and allowing us 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 face!!!!
An update...Brinkley has been adopted. She met Sarah and Scott and knew she had found her forever couch!!!
Milou... is 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.

An update...Milou has been adopted. He has been adopted and will join Marc and Daniela!!!
Elton... is 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!!!

An update...Elton has been adopted and it could not have happened to a nicer boy!
Cosette... (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 rescue.

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!

An update...Cosette has been adopted. She is improving more and more every day and does NOT look like the same girl in her first pictures!!! Cosette joins Dianne's family and even gets a Westie brother and sister to play with!

also here is a new picture of Cosette-just one short month from the first picture above and look at how good she is looking...
Harry... is 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.

Harry 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!!!
Willow... is 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, pretty girl gets along with other dogs, is housebroken and just loves to go on walks.



An update...Leia has been adopted! This darling girl has found a forever home with Cherie and her family.
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 the backyard.

An update...Luke has been adopted! Luke has found a perfect home with Cindy and her family and he is one happy boy!
Katie... is 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 girl!

She needs a nice grooming right away and then will be off for her spay.

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!!!
Chase... is 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 food!
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.




An update...Chase has been adopted!!!!
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.

He is being fostered in the Montreal area.

An update...Milo has been adopted! Milo, who has a new name...Beckham...will be the forever boy to Adam and his family!!!
Moxie... is 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 area.

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! Congratulations Sandy!
Albie... is 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 very friendly!


Look at those eyes...can melt a heart for sure! Albie is being fostered in the Windsor area.

An update...Albie has been adopted! Could not have happened to a nicer boy!
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 Westie pup!!!

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!
Dandy...is 3 1/2 years old and is an owner surrender. She is very good in the car and likes other dogs.

She is potty trained and is sure having a great time in her foster home!

Welcome Dandy to our rescue!

An update...Dandy has been adopted! Could not have happened to a nicer girl!
Kenzie...is 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 too excited.

An update...Kenzie has been adopted. This darling, darling boy will now be the "fur"ever Westie to Marion and her family.
Gwynn...is 4 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.

He is being fostered in the Ottawa area.

An update...Gwynn has been adopted! This sweet boy has found his perfect family!
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!!!!
Bandit...is 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!
Bisom... is 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 looks!

An update...Bisom has been adopted! Lucky Bisom-who will now be known as Beatice- has a new home.


To See even more of our successful rescues - Click Here
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