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Westies We've Placed

Here are some of the adorable Westies we've rescued and placed in Forever Homes. Westie Rescue of CA is in constant need of donations to help defray the cost of rehabilitating and caring for Westies that have health issues. If you can help, please donate.

14 Westies placed in 2013

Andrew Sep Andrew now: Yewel
Belle Apr Belle now: Suzy
Cagney Jun Cagney now: Cassie
Frankie Aug Frankie now: Casey
Lacey Jun Lacey now: Betsy
Magnum Apr Magnum now: Basil
Margi Apr Margi now: Minnie
Raylea Aug Raylea now: Rose
Selena Aug Selena
  • Andrew
  • Andrew
  • Andrew
Andrew, now Yewel
New adoption Mom, Elaine (2nd time adopter with WRCA) with new sister, Molly
Adopted September 2013

My elderly owner was in poor health for a number of years. A neighbor checking on her welfare one morning, found her in bed where she had passed during the night. Oh, no…what will become of us? Will we lose the only home we have known? Well, the Coroner was called and so was Animal Control and we (2 females and me) ended up in this scary place called a ‘shelter’ with lots of barking dogs, different food and nothing we recognized. Yikes! Thank goodness the Estate’s attorney and Westie Rescue of CA & 7 Western States worked very hard to get us released ASAP. When the smiling, loving and very caring WRCA volunteer, Jennifer, came to 'spring' us (both females and me). I was so excited. It was a long car ride, I sat very still in her big SUV and looked out the window. Where was she taking me? Thankfully ended up in a wonderful foster home with a big back yard…can you say 'Ca-ching?'. When I got out of the car…ran around the yard like I had not seen grass before. Huh, maybe I hadn't…it felt so good!

Now I have current vaccinations (Rabies-3 yr., DHLPP, Bordetella), have a microchip and have been wormed. On flea product and am an AKC Registered purebred, altered/ neutered male Westie. They believe my birthday is 05.25.2009. Whew, got a much needed—after my shelter experience—spa treatment: shampoo, massage and blow dry. Boy, did I feel like a different Westie. Here’s what they know about me so far: crate trained and actually like my own little space, can walk on leash well, am NOT fond of Cats, already treed the neighbor's at my foster home. Okay… it was in my new yard. That is my job, right? Drats…sorry Cat owners, guess can't have one in my new forever adoptive home.

Never been around small kidos, so that would not be a good choice for adoptive home either. I was raised with female and male Westies. Actually I love 'me' time, tummy rubs, setting on the sofa watching Animal Planet, sunning in the back yard, ya know—the good life.

So, WRCA, could I have a retired couple, someone with an 'in home' office maybe, with no small kids or Grandkids, who will shower me with one-on-one loving. And are good at reinforcing housetraining, taking me to an Obedience Class or two (okay 3?), might have a direct doggie door to a fenced back yard and will continue to feed The Westie Diet. Sounds like a long list, but promise I will love you lots!

My food and treat diet was changed to the healthy: The Westie Diet™, Yummy! It’s great !!! Plus, I now am on a ridgid exercise routine, on leash and walking, twice daily. Nice neighborhood where I am fostered, lotsa nice folks pet me while we are out walking. Who knew I could get this lucky in life? Seems previously I was left to my own devices daily, playing with toys, chasing cats, running around in the yard…barking at the moon! Nah! Not really! Just kidding!!

My Foster Mom and Dad have indicated I need a Terrier experienced owner, one that won’t let me get away with my Terrier antics! What…you talking about little ole me? Okay, I get it! No hiding treats in the couch. So if you have fallen in love with my story and glam photos, are willing to take me and you to a couple of Obedience Training Classes, have plenty of time to walk and exercise yourself (ok and me) perhaps, just perhaps I am your man or, augh, Westie.

Hugs, snuggles and wags, ANDREW.

  • Belle
Belle, now Suzy
Adopted April 2013

Belle is now Suzy…here with her new family—Janice, Kenneth and Tucker

  • Bowie
  • Bowie
  • Bowie
Bowie
Adopted 2013

Bowie…was an owner surrender and needs TLC performed by our amazing volunteers before he is ready for his forever home. The photos above are of his 'cuteness' prior to having an owner who could not provide appropriate flea control, food, medical treatment, grooming, bathing and administer medications. He came to us with uncontrolled Yeast outbreak, secondary Staph infection and both ears very infected.

He went directly to our Veterinarian and will have a wonderful foster volunteer who will start our proven skin regimen and change his food over to our great The Westie Diet™. It may take a few weeks, so please be patient till we post his new glam shots and story. He'll be cuddling his Teddy Bear and chasing his tennis ball real soon and feeling much better — you just wait and see! Thanks for reading about the many incoming Westies In Need that our program helps.

  • Cagney
  • Cagney
Cagney, now Cassie
Now Cassie and Betsy with new adoptive Mom, Sally and Dad, Dennis
Adopted June 2013

This darling purebred female Westie is an owner surrender. Unfortunately, the owner could not care for her any longer. Thankfully she called Westie Rescue of CA & 7 Western States.

We do know, she is a very loving female, all vaccinations (Rabies-3yrs, DHPP, Bordetella) were undated by the owner before surrender. Now has a transferable microchip. Her previous owners were Seniors, so perhaps an adoptive home with a child 12+ years old, depending upon household. Since in our foster home, has discovered toys…and loves running through the house squeaking them. Enjoys riding in the car, going for daily walks and belly rubs while setting next to you on the sofa. She is house trained, crate trained, can use a doggy door and enjoys exploring the fenced back yard.

Does she should like she might well within your home? Well then get in your application very soon. Have four paws, willing to travel…Cagney.

  • Deetz
  • Deetz
Deetz
Adopted 2013

My one and only loving owner, had me since 8 weeks old, was battling cancer and then had a major debilitating stroke. Unfortunately there is no way she will get better so her adult children contacted Westie Rescue of CA & 7 Western States. Thankfully they stepped up and helped.

I was dropped off at one of WRCA's nice volunteers homes. It was really scary, missed my owner and my own house. But as the Brit's say…I carried on pip, pip and all that. Well am settled in with my foster Mom, so hurray am a 'singleton once again. Really, really like being the center of attention, cause been told "do not play well with others." Well actually I steal the toy or ball from other dogs, then of course they are mine only. Gosh, sorry about that…it's 'only' child syndrome.

Here's the good part; I'm an AKC Pedigree Registered, neutered male Westie who's birthday is 11/16/2007. Came with AKC Registration and 3 generation pedigree, so guess that makes me official. All my vaccinations are up to date (Rabies-3 yr., DHPP, Bordetella), on heart worm meds and my fecal was negative. Yahoo!!!! I kind of moved in at my Foster Mom's, bringing my own leash/collar, some toys, a favorite ball and a comfortable doggie bed. Home Sweet Home until my forever home comes along. Please hurry.

DEETZ should be the 'One And Only' dog (and no Cats-chases them) within his adoptive home. He is fine on walks meeting dogs, but doesn't really want to share his space, toys and owner with any other dogs. He is crate and leash trained, absolutely LOVES riding in the car. He was changed over to The Westie Diet™ and is doing so much better. His owner had Cancer and then a stroke so he was not groomed or bathed regularly. Definitely needs structured daily exercise, in a home with no young children or grandkids under 15 years old.

Plays 'fetch' with tennis ball and likes playing that game with owner. Previous home had a patio slider which was kept open a bit, no doggie door so would need to train to use. Very willing to please owner however. Foster Mom has taught him to 'roll over' already knows; sit, stay, come and heel. Does well when groomed, does have sensitive front feet. An enclosed fenced back yard is what we are seeking.

  • Frankie
  • Frankie
Frankie, now Casey
Frankie, now called Casey with new adoptive Mom, Shirley and Dad, Rod (2nd time WRCA adopters)
Adopted August 2013

Frankie's story is coming soon…but, what a face!

  • Gracie
Gracie
Adopted 2013

Here is Gracie—a purebred female who's spayed and 5 years old.

This beautiful purebred female Westie was owner surrendered due to family financial hardship. Let us get her settled in to our loving Foster home, take her to the Veterinarian and get her groomed appropriately. We will update all the information here and on Petfinder.

  • Jaxon
  • Jaxon
Jaxon
Adopted 2013

Howdy, my name is JAXON. But my Foster Mom, calls me 'The White Blurrrrrrrr.' Yep, that's me alright, active, playful and soooooo darn cute! Thank you very much!

Guess I am another one of those holiday presents that is apparently worse than Fruit Cake! 'Cause I was in my elderly owners house for one week and that was too much for her ! Didn't really, really mean to be bad, but was just doing what Westie puppies do so well…get loose in the back yard, roll in the mud, track it into her house, play 'chase' with her while she is trying to catch me running all over the carpeting! Great FUN was my thought…NOT SO MUCH for my owners. Thankfully she called these nice folks at Westie Rescue of CA & 7 Western States they said I wasn't really a bad puppy, but was just being a 4 month old, full of energy Westie male puppy. TaDa…that's me!

I was purchased from a breeder and picked up on Christmas Eve. Have AKC Pedigree Registration paperwork, guess am one of those 'purebred' dudes…who knew!

My Foster Mom took me to the Vet for more vaccinations (DHLPP (Puppy Series Finished), Rabies-1 yr., Bordetella), got a microchip and was wormed too. On heart worm and flea/tick medication now too.

Because I am a quick little fella, I am tethered to my Foster Mom in the house, that way she can begin teaching the 'come' and 'sit' commands plus walking on a leash. My Foster home pals are male and female adult Westies and a Senior male Westie who sleeps a lot. I like playing take-away their toys, they seem to be playing with when I think I should have them. That's what I was doing in the video, trying to get 'MY' that 'SHE' had…which wasn't working so well.

They think I need an experienced Westie or Terrier home, fenced back yard and considerable time for training, exercising and bonding with JAXON. He is eating The Westie Diet™ recipe and loves it. He is being fed 3 times per day at this age. He is a loving little guy, that is full of himself. He will make a wonderful Westie with the patience and understanding a Westie owner must possess. He commands an active 'STAFF' and that is the home we will find for him.

Just sign me…ACTION JAXON.

  • Lacey
  • Lacey
Lacey, now Betsy
Now Betsy and Cassie with new adoptive Mom, Sally and Dad, Dennis
Adopted June 2013

This darling purebred female Westie is an owner surrender. Unfortunately, the owner could not care for her any longer. Thankfully she called Westie Rescue of CA & 7 Western States.

We know, she is a very loving purebred female, all vaccinations (Rabies-3 year, DHPP, Bordetella) were updated by the owner before surrender. She now has a microchip and reportedly does well around children (8+). She is prey oriented so, no Cats please! We have worked our magic and took glam make-over photos. As you can see she is absolutely a living doll.

Totally housetrained, can use a doggie door, knows basic obedience commands, walks on leash well and loves going 'bye-bye'. Crate/kennel trained, but if you will let her she would love sleeping on your bed! She is a dream grooming, loves getting a bath and all the extra attention…treats of course are included! She will roll over for her complementary belly rub and will set next to you and watch TV.

Precious and loving, she needs a calm home, with a yard, perhaps a single person with a home office or a retired couple to absolutely love on her. Is that you? Then get in our website application quickly. She's wait'n for ya…Lacey.

  • Magnum
  • Magnum
Magnum, now Basil
Shown with his new owner Jeannie, our Magnum, now Basil, is happy and loving life again! Another success story from WRCA!
Adopted April 2013

Hi All You Westie Lovers…my name is Magnum.

I am an owner surrendered purebred, male (handsome if I do say so) Westie. Brought my AKC Registration, Certified Pedigree and DNA Profile. Yep, that makes me the 'real deal' alright. My DOB: 01.28.2006. My owners fell onto hard times and couldn't keep me any longer. So, I currently am in a great foster home, after being neutered (altered), updating my vaccinations (Rabies-3 yr., DHPP, Bordetella), wormed and a microchip. Whew, I am locked and loaded for my new forever home.

My foster Mom refers to me as a 'social butterfly', that's cause am such a sweet boy, get along with other dogs (small and medium size so far), was raised around children and am OK with them (5+ years old please). Because I am considered still young for my breed, have lots of energy and like structured activity. These folks are saying, my new owners will want to provide basic Obedience Training Classes, have a fenced back yard so I can run around and chase the tennis ball. and walks or dedicated exercise daily. I sleep in my crate/kennel at night at my Foster Mom's. Have a new diet The Westie Diet™—Yum Oh! I lick my bowl clean cause it is so tasty. So, if I sound like your 'Westie Boy' then get in your application from the website. Wait'n and Wagg'n by the door for ya…Magnum.

  • Margi
  • Margi
Margi, now Minnie
With her new dad, Albert. Isn't she just the prettiest?
Adopted April 2013

Margi, just into our program. Check back frequently for my updates and what type of adoptive home I need. They do know…owner surrender, purebred, spay/altered, female, 6 year old Westie. Owner sad, but couldn't care for me any longer. It was scary but am so glad these fine folks stepped up and rescued me. Check back here again for additional information.

  • Nellee
  • Nellee
  • Nellee
Nellee
Adopted 2013

This purebred animated and darling female adult Westie came to us as an owner surrender. The family lost their house and had moved in with In-Laws. That didn't work so well; 3 children, 2 adults, 1 Chocolate Lab and 1 Westie. Hmmm.…wonder why?

Her owners purchased her as a puppy, along with her littler brother. Tragically the brother was attacked and killed by coyotes who jumped into the yard. Nellee was attacked, too, and they didn't believe she was going to pull through. But, 3 years later she is happy, healthy and no health problems. She was very lucky.

She has a beautiful thick coat and is your shadow, following you around the house. She is house and crate trained, loves riding in the car, walks on leash well, is currently fostered within a home with both male and female Westies. Previous owners had a young male Chocolate Lab that she enjoyed too. They used to sunbath in the back yard together. We have taken her to our Veterinarian now has a microchip, all her vaccinations (Rabies-3 yrs., DHPP, Bordetella), on monthly flea medication and is ready to give her love again to an adoptive owner.

She would do well in an active family with another calm male or female dog. She has been around children over the age of 10 years. Likes the big basket of squeaky toys at her Foster Mom and Pops house. Always ready to go for walks and really enjoys her new diet, The Westie Diet (recipe on our website). Uses the doggy door to the outside. Her special toy that she walks around the house with is her plush pink pig oinking toy. Takes it to bed with her and sometimes in the night the pig oinks cause she laid on it! LOL. She does need daily exercise and now receives 3 walks during the day.

  • Raylea
  • Raylea
Raylea, now Rose
Raylea, now called Rose with new adoptive Mom, Mary Jo and Dad, Bob
Adopted August 2013

This darling purebred female Westie was owner surrendered at a Humane Society. Because she is a senior gal they called Westie Rescue of CA & 7 Western States because she would be put down otherwise.

Let us get her settled into a loving foster home, taken to our Veterinarian for evaluation, to the groomer for a 'glam makeover' and we will put up her story and a little about this darling Senior Princess. We already know the quick trip to the pet store to get her a squeaky red ball brought her much happiness. It's the little things in life that matter…huh, sweetheart RAYLEA.

  • Selena
Selena
Adopted August 2013

These fine folks at Westie Rescue rescued me from my inappropriate home. See my 'new' owner adopted me from a local shelter, only 2 days ago. They wanted a companion for their elderly, cranky, slow moving, dominant female Pit Bull mix. You fill in the rest…after a major dog fight, with me trying to defend myself and the owner being bit by the Pit Bull, it was decided I needed to find another home! I would have to agree.

Thank goodness, the owner called Westie Rescue of CA & 7 Western States, so after having to sleep in the garage to keep me away from the Pit Bull, my Foster Mom came and whisk me away to safety and her loving home. Whew! That was close!

They think I am a 2 year old, purebred female Westie. Just being spayed at the shelter, I really should be kept calm because I acquired a case of kennel cough and diarrhea from my animal shelter stay. Oh, joy. But I am on medication and am getting better. I am up to date with my vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella), and have a microchip now too.

Let me get settled in my foster home, and finish my medication for kennel cough then I'll be ready for my new adventure...which is finding my very own 'perfect' forever home. Plus, with a little bit of time to settle into my Foster Mom's home, she will be able tell you all about my cutie-patootie ways.

With my upcoming 'glam makeover', new photos and a change of diet to the great THE WESTIE DIET, I promise to be ready for my new adoptive owners. Check back soon and let these fine folks get to know me…SELENA.

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