a 501(c)(3) non profit California corp, EIN #26-3124447
Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond is delighted to show you our 2010 Adopted Westies and their new families:
(click on the bottom right corner of each picture for a bigger picture)
How you can help these adorable Westies:
We are always in need of foster homes, transporters, event volunteers, and donations to help defray our vet costs. Please volunteer today or send a donation to:
WROC, P O Box 5006, Huntington Beach, CA 92615
Tel 714-960-1083, Fax 714-969-7163
Contact us today! We welcome your questions and queries. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brittney, Adopted December 2010
I was very picky about choosing my new family and I turned down quite a few. I knew that if I was patient, the right family would come. And then Frank and Andrea arrived on a stormy December day. I instantly knew they were my new Mom & Dad. I jumped into my new Mom's arms and gave her kisses because I really wanted to impress her. With tears in her eyes, she hugged me and kissed me back. Mom & Dad told me that everything was going to be great - I was going to my forever home. They were so right. Life is wonderful with my new family and my Westie brother, Merlin. This is the best holiday gift ever. Lots of happy and grateful kisses, Britt
BRITTNEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am a 3 year old, 14 pound, spayed and microchipped Westie girl. I am the sweetest girl you could ever hope to find.I really like long walks and riding in the car. My favorite place is next to you on the couch or snuggled up in the big bed. I am quiet as a mouse so I get to stay all night. I am not shy as some people might think but I am reserved, reflective, thoughtful, a dreamer and a deep thinker. My friendships are based on quality not quantity and once I get to know you I promise I will love you forever and there will never be a day of regret. Are you waiting for a Westie princess? XOXO Brittney
Sassie, now Roxy, Adopted December 2010
I BELIEVE!!! There is a Santa Claus because my wish came true! My new Mom & Dad, Al & Patricia, took be home on New Years Eve. I am so very happy and so are they. Thank you WROC & Santa!!! Love Roxy
Mom writes: "AL & I are in love with our little Roxy. We feel so fortunate that we were able to get her - she is just a gem. She has just been so easy settling in. She is a happy little tail wagger who loves to play. We will always be thanking you for putting us together with this sweet little girl. Patti and Al"
SASSIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: WROC has a very special Christmas dog every year, meet Sassie...I am a gorgeous 9 year old female Westie. I lived my whole life with my family and I loved them very much. Things changed when they had new babies and suddenly there was no place for me. I was very sad for a while, but I am a very lucky girl because they called WROC. I have a very special Christmas wish...I would love my very own family who will love me forever. If you have room in your home and heart for a beautiful girl like me, send in your application. I just know that Santa is listening and will find my special family. Love and Westie Kisses, Sassie
Eli, Adopted December 2010
I just had to be patient and I knew the perfect family would come for me. Sure enough, Mom & Dad, Debra and Roger, brought me home for the holidays. I am the happiest little Westie that you could ever imagine. Mom says it was love at first sight and I have to agree! Thank you WROC for making my dreams come true. Warm Westie Kisses, Eli
ELI'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Eli and I just arrived. My owner was very ill and knew I would be in good hands with WROC. I am an adorable 2 year old, neutered Westie, current on all my shots and microchipped. I am a fun-loving boy, full of energy and high spirits. I am working on my house and leash training. I am a really smart boy and am learning quickly.
Thank you Deanna at Mr. Pet for my makeover. I am so handsome - that's what they tell me. I would love an active family that would give me lots of attention and play time. If you fit the bill, quick send me an email - I am waiting. Love, Eli
Sarah, Adopted December 2010
I went home for the holidays and with the greatest family. Mom & Dad, Kristi & Dave, and brother Wes all welcomed me with open arms. I took over the place pretty quickly and made myself right at home. I am a cuddler and everone says I am the sweetest girl ever. Love, love, love my new home and family. Thank you WROC. Westie Love, Sarah
SARAH'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Sarah and I am approximately 1-2 years old. I am a tiny little Westie at 11 pounds and would not have lasted very long out on the streets. The shelter picked me up and thank goodness, WROC came to get me the very next day. I am spayed, have all my shots, and am microchipped. I ride quietly in my carseat and quite like walking on my leash in the park. I need to gain a little weight and I know that WROC's Westie Diet and Highlander Hash will do the trick. Sweet Westie Kisses, Sarah
Gracie, Adopted December 2010
I have a great new family, Mom & Dad, Elise & Ichiro and human sister, Hana. Life is very good and I am one happy Westie.
GRACIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Gracie and I am brand new to WROC. They need a little time to get to know me, but I am very sweet girl and I love my squeaker toys.
I am current on my shots, spayed and microchipped. I am 4 years old, 13 lbs and looking for a forever home where I can be the only princess. Have you been looking for me - I am waiting patiently. Westie Kisses, Gracie
Lainie, Adopted December 2010
I got to go home for Christmas!! Alan & Patricia drove in snow, sleet, rain and fog just to come get me. My new brother Hamish did not like his picture taken, but take my word he is a handsome boy. He and I are having a grand time in my new home - we chase each other all through the house. My new life is really wonderful. Thank you WROC, I am so happy!! Christmas Kisses, Lainie
LAINIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am a gorgeous and gentle 5 year old female Westie, DOB 8/4/05. I am spayed, microchipped and current on all my shots. I like to walk on my leash and I sleep quietly in my crate at night. I am working on my house training and my foster Mom says that I am a smart girl and I learn really fast. I am very sweet, a little shy, and I love to be petted and I give very sweet kisses. I would like a calm Westie knowledgable family to settle in with and I promise I will be your sweetheart for life!! XOXO Lainie
Watson, Adopted December 2010 - Another Senior Saved!
UPDATE FROM WATSON'S MOM: Watson is doing great. He has put on some weight and his fur and skin are doing much better. I think that his broken heart has mended. He behaves very well and loves to be with us everywhere we go. Thanks again for everything. Live Long and Prosper, Jeanne
Watson's story was a very sad one. He was abandoned by his owner to be euthanized, but fortunately,he was sent by a caring vet to a shelter very close to WROC. Because he was 10 years old and suffering from neglect, there was very little interest in him.
WROC discovered this adorable little boy and knew that he needed a helping hand. We found a fantastic adopter and are so happy that we facilitated Jeanne and Rick meeting Watson at the shelter and adopting him. We are thrilled that another senior has found a forever home. Thank you Jeanne & Rick for giving Watson a second chance on a wonderful life!!!
Jimi, now Henry, Adopted November 2010
My new name is Henry and would you take a look at this family? Mom & Dad, Jill & Tim, and 2 great human sisters, Caroline & Charlotte are just perfect for me. Mom & Dad really understand about taking care of a baby like me and my sisters are ever so gentle. I am in puppy heaven. Thanks WROC for my home for the holidays. Sweet puppy kisses, Henry
JIMI'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am an adorable 12 week old male puppy. My owner called WROC when her lifestyle changed and she was unable to take care of me. I am named after a rock star which seems appropriate since WROC rocks when it comes to taking care of us Westies!! I am all puppy and I love the resident Westies here. They tolerate me and I follow them everywhere and bite their necks and tails. I love my toys and shoes & shoe laces are excellent also. If you have a lot of time to spend with a baby like me, send it that application. Better hurry because a star like me will be very popular! Lots of kisses, Jimi
Sebastian, now Sonny, Adopted November 2010
Sonny here. I was adopted by Lola and Rick and my new best friend, Gordon Setter Harry. This is the best family I could have ever hoped for, patient, kind and loving.They are the perfect forever home for me. Thank you WROC for sending me home for the holidays!! More Westie Kisses, Sonny
SEBASTIAN'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hello, my name is Sebastian. I am a 6 year old, 20 pound neutered male Westie. I am current on all my shots and am microchipped. I am a fun loving guy who likes to ride in the car and romp in the park. I will be happy in an active adult household. Just got back from the spa - I am a handsome boy, don't you think? Westie Kisses, Sebastian
Mason, now Colonel, Adopted October 2010
I was adopted by Ephraim and he is a great Dad. He plays with me and takes me on long walks which I absolutely love, love, love! I send special Westie thanks to Barbara & Mark and Tami & Greg who helped me find my wonderful forever home. Another Westie home for the holidays!!! XOXO Colonel
MASON'S ORIGINAL STORY: Do you believe that good things happen when the stars and moon align? Well, I do!! I was in a shelter far away waiting for someone to save me. It just so happened that a volunteer was vacationing in the area, so WROC sent for me. I was a shelter favorite, so they let me hang out in the office during business hours because I am friendly, sweet, fun and gorgeous! I am 3 years old, neutered, current on my shots and I have been microchipped so I will never get lost again. The meals here are outstanding, the toys are plenty, and I have lots of pals to play with. I feel like royalty here and will enjoy myself until my forever home finds me. Hoping that will be you! Love Mason
Frankie, Adopted October 2010
Meet my new Mom Carol and my brother Teddy. We flew to northern California just to meet them. Mom has had many Westies in her life, even one that was a champion show dog. But she chose me and Teddy to be the champions of her life!! I love my new life with my best pal Ted and the best Mom in the whole world! XOXO Frankie
FRANKIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi everyone, my name is Frankie and I am a 1-2 year old, 16 pound neutered male. I am neutered and have all my shots. I am a fun loving mischievious Westie. The vet diagnosed me with malnutrition, but she said to feed WROC's Westie Diet and I would be good as new in no time. When I first arrived here, I weighed 14 pounds and I have already gained 2 healthy pounds. Did I mention I really love Highlander Hash? The daily walks in the park are strengthening my muscles, but more importantly, there are squirrels, lizards and birds to chase!! I like riding in the car, I sleep great in my crate, and I am looking for an active family who wants a fun boy like me that will include me in their active lifestyle. Love, Frankie
Foxie, now Pely, Adopted October 2010
My new Mom and Dad are Christine & Daniel and they are the best. My Westie sister Mima is 11 years old and Mom has had her since she was a baby. My new family certainly knows all about taking care of us Westies and I am in great hands. Thank you Karen E & Terri for taking such good care of me while I waited for this special family. Westie kisses to everyone, Pely
Pely's Mom writes: "We are so grateful to the entire WROC organization for bringing Pely into our lives. She is such a joy. She loves going on walks with Mima, playing with her new toys, and cuddling on our laps. She is perfect for our family. We truly appreciate the effort you put into placing your Westies - you knew she was the right dog for us! The work of WROC is invaluable & we will never forget what your devotion has given to us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Christine, Daniel, Mima & Pely"
FOXIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, my name is Foxie and I am an adorable small, 4 year old, 14 pound, spayed female. I am a very easy going happy little girl, I love riding in the car and walking in the park. I get along with all the Westies in my foster home. I just had eye surgery for a condition called dry eye and I will need eye drops in my eyes for the rest of my life. I am ready for my forever home now. I will sit in your lap and follow you everywhere.I am a very social and loving Westie. If you think you are the family for me, send in that application. Many Kisses, Foxie
Lola, Adopted October 2010
"Lola has landed." Yes, I have landed at my forever home. My new Mom Jackie, Dad Ron and Westie brother Duncan could not have been nicer in welcoming me into their lovely home. I was thinking that I might need to pull out my secrets from my treasure box to win their hearts; like dancing on my hind legs while waving my front paws or using my endearing little grunts when all else fails. But...being the adorable little Westie that I am, I hear that they are CRAAZZY about me.Thank you Cindy for taking such wonderful care of me while in foster care at your home. Happy and sending lots of hugs and kisses, Lola
Lola's Mom writes: "We are in love with Lola. What a sweet and energetic little girl. Lola is wonderful and we love having her as part of our family. I have never had a Westie that was such a cuddler. This little girl loves to be held and kissed. So much fun!She and Duncan since seem to watch over each other and have fun together. She loves to play with all of her toys, chew her nylabones and busy herself with whatever is going on in the household."
Mandy, now Maisie, Adopted October 2010
My new Mom & Dad are Fred and Betsy and they are just perfect for me. Their training is coming along very well - I know if I look pretty and kiss them, they will do everything that I want!! Thank you WROC for my second chance at this wonderful new life. XOXO Maisie
Mandy's Dad writes: She has taken over the house. She kisses all the time, loves the backyard,eats in a relaxed manner, rides in the car with no difficulty andis a great addition to our home. Thank you so much for introducing us to this adorable Westie!
MANDY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Mandy. I am a beautiful 3 year old, 17 pound female Westie. My owner could no longer take care of me so lucky for me, they called WROC. What a great place - my foster family is helping me to feel right at home. I love attention and I love to be petted. I really like walking with Frankie in the park. He is showing me the ropes of our foster home. I LOVE Highlander Hash and the Westie diet. Hope to hear from you soon! XOXO Mandy
Paschal, AdoptedOctober 2010
I have been adopted by Sandra and Mike. They were fostering me and Dad was tricky. It was Mom's birthday and he never said a word all day. Mom was mad! That night, I came running down the hall with a birthday card attached to my collar. Mom says that I am the best birthday present she ever received. They are a perfect family for me. Thank you WROC for another happy ending. XOXO Paschal
PASCHAL'S ORGINAL STORY: Hi everybody, I am the sweetest and most polite Westie you will ever meet! These great folks here named me Paschal, after Paschal Baylon, the Saint known for his remarkable and unfailing courtesy.I am a special boy too, I have been diagnosed with Addison's disease which is controlled easily by monthly shots and 1/4 tablet of prednisone every other day. Addison's disease results when the adrenal gland fails to produce adrenal hormones, so the medication does it for me.I will need this for the rest of my life. I am readyto go home. Cordially yours, Paschal
Ollie, Adopted October 2010
My new Momand Dad are Marcia & Dick. They are the best family in the world for me. I have a houseful of toys and balls, life is great!
Mom writes "Thank you so much for bringing Ollie into our family. It's amazing - when one door shuts, God just opens up the next. We do not get a "no unless there is a better yes" and Ollie is our better yes! He is doing great and we are so very happy to have him here with us." Sending my best Westie kisses, Ollie
CLICK HEREto see a video of Ollie's amazing transformation
OLLIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: I used to dream the impossible dream, but today it came true when animal control called WROC asking for their help. I was turned over to the authorities due to neglect and I was in desperate need of medical attention. They knew WROC was the place for me and boy, were they right!! These folks really know how to take care of us Westies!
Samantha, now Lola, Adopted October 2010
I have a new name, Lola, given to me by my new Mom, Elena. My Mom and daughter, Maureen, drove along way just to adopt me and I am a very happy girl to have my very own home in northern California. Thanks to Duffy's Mom who started my journey to WROC. I am eternally grateful and Mom is too!! XOXO Lola
SAMANTHA'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Samantha and I am an absolutely adorable 2-3 year old, spayed little girl. My foster Mom says that I am the sweetest little girl. I love to sit in your lap or snuggle up next to you on the sofa. My foster sister and brothers romp around with me and we love to chase lizards together in the yard. If you want a loving little girl (I weigh about 14 pounds) with big brown eyes and a soft coat everyone one loves to pet, I am your girl. I promise to love you forever and be by your side always if you please give me a chance. I'll warm your heart and make you smile. Hugs and kisses, Sam
Samson, Adopted October 2010
I was adopted by Jean and I have a cairn brother. Mom says I amthe greatest and I think she is wonderful. Thank you everyone who helped me find this wonderful home.
SAMSON'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, my name is Samson. My owners called WROC to come for me. I am an amazingly resilient Westie and I hopped into my WROC volunteer's car, happily off to my new adventure.
I am an active, fun loving boy who loves to walk and ride in the car. Believe it or not, I get along with cats and I really like other dogs. I am neutered and I have all my shots. I would like a forever home that will appreciate me for the wonderful active Westie that I am. Warm Westie Kisses, Samson
MacDougal, now Luke, Adopted October 2010
My new name is Luke, and I have been adopted by Barbara & Mark, along with Westie brothers Jordie and Tommy. Mom & Dad are avid WROC supporters and I am so happy that they chose me to join their family. Life could not get any better than this. Much love and many Westie kisses, Luke
MAC'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi all, Mac here. I am a 4 year old active neutered male, current on all my shots, and an all around great dog. I really enjoy walking on my leash and riding in the car. I get along great with other dogs and I just love all the people I meet. I sleep quietly in my crate all night, but I would love to sneak up on the big bed. I would enjoy an active family and another Westie would be great because I love to play and run. I am waiting patiently for my perfect family, XOXO Mac
Kadie, Adopted September 2010
Hello everyone, I have been adopted by previous adopter Patti. I am joining my sister Lacey in the greatest home ever. Mom knows all about us Westie girls and she takes the BEST care of us. I love my new home and my new life. Thank you WROC for this wonderful family. Big Westie Kisses, Kadie
KADIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, I am just in to WROC because my family could not keep me anymore. I am a very sweet, house-trained, approximately 6 year old Westie girl. I am spayed and have all my shots. I love to ride in the car in my carseat and I quite enjoy walks in the park. I am enjoying the company of the resident Westies-they are teaching me the ropes!!
I would love a calm new family who will love me forever. Let me know if you fit the bill. I am waiting patiently. Sweet Westie Kisses, Kadie
Levi, Adopted September 2010
I was adopted by the most wonderful person in the world. My new Mom Dana is just perfect for me.She was owned by Newton for 16 years and he taught her all about us Westies. She is patient, kind, and understanding and she has the greatest neighbors in the world. They all like me!!! Thank you WROC. I knew my new Mom was meant just for me! XOXO Levi
LEVI'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Levi and I am brand new to WROC. My owners could not keep me anymore so they drove me a long way to WROC. They heard what great homes WROC found for their Westies and knew this would be the best place for me. I am 3-4 years old, neutered, and I have all my shots.
I am a sensitive kind of guy and I LOVE to walk - I dance when I see my leash! I will do best with a calm family with no cats or small children. If you fit the bill, send in your application. I am waiting patiently, Levi
Ozzie, Adopted September 2010
I was adopted by Dad Jordan and doggie sister, Katie. I am so happy in my new home. Dad says that everything is working out just great. My irresistable personality is melting Katie and she plays with me more and more each day. Dad says that he is grateful to WROC for their care and attention throughout my foster days and adoption process. Me too!! Lots of kisses, Ozzie
OZZIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi, my name is Ozzie and I am a very special pup. The rumor at the shelter was my military family was deployed and there was no place for me to go, so they had no choice but to leave me at the shelter. It was a very sad situation, but fortunately, I was so cute and happy (that is what the staff said) that the shelter kept me for over a month. My life changed when WROC found me - a bath and a shave (yikes, my hair was so matted), shots, neutering, a warm bed, and Highlander Hash. I really love WROC's Westie Diet!!
I am a young boy who loves to play, play, and play some more. My foster Mom says I have a extraordinary "joy of life". I love people and dogs alike. I really enjoy walks in the park, riding in the car, and dancing for my dinner. I am neutered, current on all my shots, and microchipped. If you have room in your active family for a boy like me, send in your application. Happily waiting for my special family, XOXO Ozzie
Baxter, now Duffy, Adopted September 2010
I have a new name, Duffy, and a brand new family. Dad & Mom, Corky and Sally, are really wonderful and I love my poodle brother Toby. Dad is giving me lots of walks and exercise and Toby plays with me in the backyard. Life could not get any better for an cute, active Westie like me. Thank you to everyone who helped me on my journey to my forever home. Happy Wet Kisses, Duffy
BAXTER'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Baxter and I am a cute, healthy, 25 pound, 3 year old Westie. I just came to rescue because my dad is being deployed. I am very sweet, active and sleep very nicely in my crate. Give WROC a little more time to get to know me, and more information will be posted soon. Love Baxter
Sydney, now Carlie, Adopted September 2010
My new name is Carlie and I moved to northern California and I really like it here. Mom says that I am a wonderful family pet and they love me to pieces!! The feeling is very mutual. I am so happy to have my new home. Thank you WROC for saving me. XOXO Carlie
SYDNEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Sydney and I am approximately 1 year old. I was turned over to the shelter because my owner's health was failing and she could not take care of me anymore. WROC was notified of my plight by the shelter and my rescue angel came right over for me.I am a healthy, beautiful, spayed girl and am current on all my shots. I ride great in the car and get along with all dogs. I am playful, sweet and love everybody I meet. I am waiting for my forever home, so get that application in! Love Sydney
Noah, Adopted July 2010
I was adopted by Norman. He is a great Dad - he says that I am the sunshine of his life!! That's his friend, Sheila, in the picture. She is really nice too! I am very happy in my new home. Thank you WROC for my wonderful new life!! XOXO Noah
NOAH'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Noah and I am a 6 year old, 16 pound handsome Westie male. I am neutered, microchipped, and have all of my shots. I am a very sweet boy and I love being around people and other Westies. I enjoy long walks and chasing birds. I will sleep quietly by your feet, but enjoy sneaking up on the couch for more petting! I am a great Westie and am very grateful for my second chance at a happy life. I wonder if you are my new family? If you are looking for a sweet boy like me, I would love to hear from you! XOXO Noah
Sampson, now Dillon, Adopted July 2010
Hi, I have a great new family with Mom & Dad, Joy & Wesley. Dad trains dogs and my new doggie sister and brothe rare therapy dogs. And me, now I am an aspiring therapy dog!! I am running with the big dogs and I LOVE my new family. Happy WestieKisses, Dillon
Note from Dillon's family: Dillon is doing great! He and the other dogs are buddies! His obedience is coming along very well too! He can "sit/stay" from a distance, recall to my feet and sit, with a heel around to my left side....off lead!! We love him. He's a blessing to our family! Wes
SAMPSON'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am 6 months old (DOB 12/22/09). A very kind man saw me at the shelter as I was being turned in by my owner and called WROC immediately. I was not there for more than 30 minutes when they came to my rescue! I am so grateful because it was a very noisy place and I was scared. The staff was so happy to see rescue show up for me because they know I will never end up in a shelter again!
Jax, Adopted July 2010
I knew everything was going to be great when previous adopter Mark called WROC. He and Westie Bailey came to meet me and that was that!! There is no better family for me than one that has a rescued Westie. They are the greatest and I am a very happy Westie boy. I love my new Dad and my new brother. That's me on the right and Bailey on the left. Friend Song and Mozart came along too.Thank you WROC! Much love and many kisses, Jax
JAX'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi, my name is Jax and I just arrived at WROC. My previous owner called WROC because she had changes in her life and could not keep me. I am a beautiful 5 year old neutered Westie and am current on all my shots. I really enjoy the company of the resident pack of Westies. I am very sweet, love to be petted, and really enjoy walks in the park. I am ready for my forever family - are you the one? Westie Hugs and Kisses, Jax
Winnie, Adopted July 2010 - Another Senior Adopted!!
Dear WROC, Winnie knows she is safe and secure here and she gets a lot of love. Her favorite spot in the living room is on top of a pillow on the big chair facing the door.That is a logical place forher to like since it lets her observe what is going on and see if anyone is coming through the door. She seems very calm and happy here. I am sure that Winnie knows that WROC really rescued her and taught her about love. Whenever we say I love you Winnie she responds immediately, happy and tail wagging. Love & Light, Gerry & Winnie
WINNIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: Now that my skin has completely healed and I now have a beautiful and full coat, I am ready for my surgery. I am gettting my front leg fixed!! See, my front leg turns out 90 degrees and it was confirmed a break at the joint took place a few years ago. WROC's orthopedic surgeon says that I am a perfect candidate for this complicated surgery and it will allow me to walk on the pad of my foot and move around the dog park at the speed I see fit. My foster Mom says that I have a real zest for life and my spunky and determined attitude will have me healed in no time. The only challenge they are facing is keeping me off my favorite spot on the back of the sofa! I am very excited, but I will need to stay here a bit longer to complete my recovery.
My name is Winnie and my folks turned me over to Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond so I can get the medical help that I need. I am being fostered with one of WROC's skin specialists, the one that performed miracles on Boo (see our ABOUT US page). I will receive daily medicated baths, medication and WROC's Westie diet that has helped numerous dogs in their care. It has been specifically modified to meet my nutritional and allergy needs.I am an independent and active 9 year old, that enjoys the dog park, short walks and toys. I will be ready for my new family in no time, so watch for my updates! Love, Winnie
Betsy, now Missy, & Ben - Adopted July 2010
BEN & MISSY UPDATE: Click here for their video!
We get to stay together!! WROC found the greatest Westie experienced family, Mom Elena and Dad Carl. They are just wonderful and they really understand us Westies. They take us with them to lots of places and we just could not be happier! We have a great backyard to play in and our own doggie door - we are in Westie heaven. Thank you WROC for finding our forever home - we are here to stay! Lots of Westie Kisses, Missy & Ben
BEN & BETSY'S ORIGINAL STORY: Our owners could not keep us anymore so they called WROC. They saw all the rescue success stories on the website
and knew this would be a good place for us. Boy were they right!! We were whisked off to be bathed and groomed and then fed this wonderful Westie Diet. Highlander Hash is the best thing I have ever eaten!! We are a beautiful 4 year old Westie girl and handsome Westie boy. We are spayed and neutered, and current on all of our shots. We would love to find a family for both of us. XOXO Betsy & Ben
Rudy, Adopted July 2010
WROC found my forever family!! Mom & Dad, Diane & Lloyd, are truly wonderful. They drove 6 hours just to meet me and it was love at first sight for all of us! Mom picked me up and promised me that life would be great. She was so right! Thank you everyone who helped with my journey to health and happiness. XOXO Rudy
RUDY UPDATE: Look at me - I am one happy healthy Westie. I have the most gorgeous coat and the sweetest personality ever. I am ready for my forever family now! Hope to hear from you soon.
RUDY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Rudy and I had a very tough week. My owners of the past 8-9 years dumped me at a shelter. They said they did not have the money to take care of me anymore. It was frightening being in that little concrete cell after having been a house pet for all those years. I was a good doggie and I just could not understand what I did to deserve this. I was so upset that I barked myself hoarse, but then a miracle happened...turns out the shelter personnel thought I was very special, so they called WROC and my life changed again. I am clean and pretty again, my shots are all updated, and I have a microchip. I have been to the vet and have been given a clean bill of health. My foster Mom says that I am a wonderful Westie who loves walks in the park, having my ears rubbed, snuggling on the couch, and I LOVE this Westie Diet, especially Highlander Hash!! I will be ready for adoption soon, but this time, I really want a home FOREVER! If there is room in your home and heart for me, please send in your application. Patiently waiting, Rudy
As you know WROC is dedicated to saving the lives of forgotten West Highland White Terriers and we support a no kill philosophy. When we were called upon to rescue the Fortunate Fifteen, we were presented with two pregnant females. The Moms in our care gave birth to puppies, one and two weeks respectively after we rescued them. Here are the miracle puppies and their new families:
Bonnie Blue, now Coco, Adopted by Katherine & William. Cooper is her new brother!!
Kelly, now Billy, Adopted by Jody & David. Mrs Beasley is his new Westie sister.
Polly Purple, now Bonney, Adopted by Debbie & Bill. Stewey is her new Westie brother.
Pinkie Lee, now Winnie, Adopted by Debbie & David
Jenna Jade, Adopted by Christine
Kayleigh, Adopted by Kim & Daniel
WESTIE RESCUE OF ORANGE COUNTY'S STORY OF THE FORTUNATE FIFTEEN:
Fifteen Westies were discarded by a puppy mill breeder. When Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond was contacted, we mobilized our extensive California network of family, friends, adopters, and supporters. Within hours WROC had a plan in place and temporary foster homes for all 15 dogs.
The Fortunate Fifteen - the journey begins
The Fortunate Fifteen's journey began early morning. The Westies were brought to WROC where our wonderful network began medicated baths and grooming, preparing all Westies for their foster families. By that evening, all 15 were happily enjoying their first meal in their new foster homes.
Trooper, Adopted June 2010
Thank you WROC for giving me back a happy life, but even more for finding my Mom, Glennis, for me. She waited all that time while I recuperated and she only wanted me! She jumped through hoops to make her home ready for me. She built a fence, waited patiently, and drove a long way to meet me. I made her happy again and I just love her to pieces. XOXO Trooper
Note from WROC: The story of Trooper and Glennis is why we rescue - these two were meant for each other.
TROOPER'S ORIGINAL STORY: There is an old adage that goes, “when one door closes, another door opens.” When I first arrived, I held my head low and I was confused. I was unsure of myself and I didn't know where I belonged. I was underweight and every bone in my body protruded through my skin which was intensified because I had no hair. I even lost all the hair on my muzzle. I spent the first few weeks sleeping and never made a sound. I would cower when approached and would become stiff when I was picked up. I went to the park every day and would just stand still, watching all the other dogs play and chase each other. When a dog would come near, I ran away in fear. I did not understand.
But all of that now seems like a lifetime ago. When WROC opened their door, my life changed in so many ways that I could have never imagined. I received so many things; a full wardrobe as my skin healed, hearty meals twice a day, veterinarian care, but most important...time. I am no longer a skinny dog with no hair. I am incredibly handsome actually, and I get better looking each day. Cowering or avoiding my canine friends at the park is a thing of the past. Chasing cute females is my all time favorite activity and car rides are for taking me to places that I love. Toys are to play with and a good game of tug-o-war is on the top of my list. I love to chase balls and I will never pass off a treat. I have learned how to tell 'time' too! Every day I perform a side step tap dance and belt out a few muffled barks when it is time for breakfast and dinner. I hold my head high, I will sit in your lap for hours if you let me, I will snuggle up to you at night and sleep peacefully because I know I am cared for and safe. I am confident, happy, gentle and will kiss you any chance I get. I have learned a lot of things here. I have learned that love, patience and a gentle hand are things I deserve. A new door has opened. It is truly a dogs life now!
Enzo, now Martini, Adopted May 2010
Don't you like my new name? Martini!! WROC found John & Jana just for me. They are such a great family - they love me unconditionally and I love them right back. We are a perfect match. Thank you WROC from the bottom of my big Westie heart!! Hugs & Kisses, Martini
ENZO'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Enzo. My life as a breeding dog was not a good one, but things are looking up now that I am with WROC. I have been neutered, microchipped and I am current on all my shots. I am living the good life with the resident Westies, Cairns & Scotties. My foster family just LOVES terriers! I was a little shy at first, but I am coming into my own very nicely. I now have a routine, am eating well and I get lots of hugs and kisses. I am beginning to feel loved and secure, so my new family must be generous with their hugs & kisses too! Love Enzo
Casey, Adopted May 2010
It is official!! I have been adopted by Diane & Roger. Mom thinks I am the best little girl. She told me that I changed her life and made her happy again. Thank you WROC - you really changed my life also and I am really happy too!! Warm Westie Kisses, Casey
CASEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Casey and I am very glad to be with WROC. I am a pretty Westie girl, approximately 2-4 years old, spayed and microchipped. My foster family is taking very good care of me while I recuperate from our ordeal. I am still a little shy, but will be ready for my forever home in no time at all. Wonder if that's you? XOXO Casey
Rowdy, Adopted May 2010
Hi everyone, I would like to introduce you to my new best friend, Seth. He is just about the best person I have ever met. He understands all about my rehab and is patient and willing to help me completely heal. I am so happy that WROC found a perfect person for me. When I got to my new home, I found 5 brand new tennis balls, all different colors, waiting for me. Yipee, life could not be any better!! Westie Love Forever, Rowdy
Rowdy UPDATE: You may have noticed that I have been on the Adoptable List for quite some time now and let me tell you, I have quite a story. I was adopted, but I broke my front leg playing with my most favorite ball. The adopters doubted my vet's expertise and decided my recovery was too much trouble for them so they returned me to WROC. Sad, but everything always works out for the best. I had surgery on my leg, including a bone graft. The vet says that my bone was broken sometime before I came to California and never taken care of properly. But now with WROC's care, I am well on my way to recovery. My foster Mom says that I have been a real trooper and that I will make some lucky family a wonderful pet. I am happy go lucky and full of life - nothing gets me down!!! So if you have room in your heart for a pup like me, send in your application. I am almost ready to go home. Warm Westie Kisses, Rowdy
PS I still LOVE my ball!!!
Rowdy's Original Story: You’ve probably heard that WROC moved mountains for a very lucky senior boy, Perry…but as it turns out they fly over mountains too!!! I hear that I am one lucky westie rescue who just flew into California on my very own private plane; WESTIE AIR with my very own pilots, Alan and Barbara. I didn’t know that “first class” travel meant sitting on Barbara’s lap! They told me that Uncle Dave was ready to jump in his jeep and make a very long road trip just for me. I am really liking California , and Uncle Dave…I’m holding out on my best Westie kiss just for you!
They figure I am between 3-4 years of age, and I am a small Westie at about 14 pounds. I have recently been neutered, have all my shots, and dental done too. I have been cut really short, but my hair will grow out and I am looking forward to the beauty salon makeover. I am full of energy, and prefer to have a family that loves walks and has lots of time to play with me. I am a fun little dude! And I love my new Westie Diet - especially that Highlander Hash. I need a little more time at my foster home, but I am ready to read your applications. Are you the right family for me? XOXO Rowdy, because boys love to have fun
Bonnee, now Carlie, Adopted May 2010
My new name is Carlie and I was adopted by Mom & Dad, Connie & Paul, and brother Dominic. My Westie brothers are Cody & Willy. Mom & Dad are really great - when 10 year old Willy's elderly owner passed away and he had no where to go, they adopted him too. They are terrific and they think I am very special. Thank you WROC - I just love them!! Carlie
BONNEE'S ORGINAL STORY: My name is Bonnee. I am spayed, current on all my shots and just received my beauty makeover by my foster family. I am approximately 3 years old and I weigh 18 lbs. I am having a grand time in my foster home with my new Westie brother. I am learning house manners and am coming along wonderfully! I am eating WROC's Westie Diet and I get lots of healthy treats here. My first three years were tough, but now that I am with WROC, I know I will live happily ever after. Get your application submitted soon! Love, Bonnee
Coco, now Blanca, Adopted May 2010
I have a new name, Blanca. I was adopted by Linda & Ken and Westie brother, Buddy. My new family is so special - they had to re-fence their entire yard just for me!! I have been training Buddy and I almost have him where I want him!! I love my new life. I owe it all to WROC!! Westie Kisses, Blanca
COCO'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, my new name is Coco. Wow, how my life has changed! I am a 4 month old female, spayed, micro-chipped, and all my shots are current. The first few days with my foster family, I hid in the bushes, but my foster Mom kept offering me yummy treats and slowly I began to trust her. Now I sit with the Westie gang and happily eat my treats. I am no longer afraid and I go shopping with Mom and everyone I meet just loves me. I am a very adorable Westie puppy. I have learned to walk on a leash and am working on my house training. I sleep well in my crate at night. I have a great time with all the toys here and I love to explore the backyard. Yes life is good and I am ready to find my very own forever home. I am just too cute. XOXO Coco
Drew, Adopted May 2010
Thank you WROC for finding me this wonderful family. Mom & Dad, Sue & Randy, and brother & sister, Evan & Ashley. I am still a little shy, but I love them all very much. They are very patient and gentle with me, which is just what I need. Another perfect match!! Westie Love, Drew
DREW'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Drew and I am so relieved that WROC saved me. I am a 2-3 year old male, neutered, microchipped, and current on all my shots. I was so very scared when I first came to my foster home and I am still a little shy but I am definitely coming around. I really like to sit on my foster Mom's lap and I quite enjoy a long walk in the park. I am doing really well on my house training and have learned to use the doggie door. I also enjoy hopping in the car for a little joy ride!!
I am a great Westie - and smart too (my foster Mom said that). If you have room in your home and hearts for me, I am more than willing to be a great doggie for you. XOXO Drew
Ted, now Bobbie, Adopted May 2010
Hey there - I went home with Fast Eddie - Life could not get much better or more fun!! XOXO Bobbie
TED'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am brand new to WROC and my name is Ted. I am a 3 year old Westie and am as sweet and polite as can be. My foster Mom says that I am a lovebug.
Me & Eddie!!!
Eddie, Adopted April 2010
UPDATE FROM EDDIE'S MOM: Eddie has taken on a new role. He loves cuddling up to the clients I see for individual coaching. Sits under their chair in my office the whole session. The woman who came today said she could just see Eddie for therapy! Now that would pay for some dog food :) The therapy dog chewed up a shoe this morning. Guess he was taking out his own angst. But a very, very special and very smart dog indeed.
I found the greatest home with Judy & Ed. I am so special just because I am a great dog, and also because I am WROC's 100th adoption in less than 2 years. I am the most happy go lucky Westie that ever was. Take a look at Rescue Bobbie - he came home with us with us too! We are a really happy family. Thank you WROC. So many Westie Hugs & Kisses, Eddie
FAST EDDIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: I landed in the shelter and my owners never came for me. Unbelievable because I am just about the cutest most fun Westie boy that you can imagine. I love to play and play - there is nothing better than a game of chase with all the Westies chasing me. They call me Fast Eddie for a reason!!! I am a single white male, 1-2 years old, fit at 18 pounds, no tattoos, but I am sporting a microchip and I am current on all my shots. I love walks in the park, great food, but my all time favorite is WROC's Westie Diet with Highlander Hash on top. I like to socialize with other dogs; especially Westies, and I'm somewhat of the adventurous type! Are you looking for a great little man? If so, get that application in as soon as possible because a catch like me will not be on the market long! Love Eddie
Me & Bobbie!!!
Lexie, Adopted April 2010
Hi everyone, I was adopted by Jasmine & Jayvin. They are the greatest and they love me very much! I am a very happy girl and I absolutely love my new home. I especially love sleeping with Jayvin!! Thank you foster Mom, Terri, for taking such good care of me until WROC found my forever home!! XOXO Lexie
LEXIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, my new name is Lexie. I was picked up by a high kill shelter and very lucky for me, they knew to call Westie Rescue of Orange County. My days were numbered and WROC came immediately to my rescue. Thanks to many dedicated WROC associates, I was driven a long way to my foster home in Southern California. I am a very very sweet girl who loves to sit next to you and give kisses. I have all my shots and I am spayed. My beautiful hair is growing out and I am really looking pretty!! I love long walks and I ride really well in the car. I like to chase bunnies too!! I love the Westie Diet and especially Highlander Hash - best food I have ever tasted!
Emily, now Emma, Adopted April 2010
My new name is Emma and I was adopted by Debra and John. They are a great family and I will have them in shape very soon!! They are very patient and attentive to me - just the way I like it! They are the perfect family for me - thank you WROC!! More sweet kisses, Emma
EMILY'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, what a wonderful change WROC has made in my life. I was so scared that I would not come out of my crate, but now I walk happily with the other Westies in the Westie pack. I am 2-3 years old, spayed, microchipped, and current on all my shots. I am leash and crate trained, walk pretty darn good on my leash, and I ride great in the car. I am very sweet and love to give kisses. You see, I am still a little shy, but I love to sit on your lap and cuddle. With lots of love, I will be your Westie princess. If you are ready to adore and be adored, get that application in quick. Sweet Westie Kisses, Emily
Sadie, now Molly, Adopted April 2010
NOTE FROM MOLLY'S MOM & DAD: Just wanted to say "Thanks" . . . it was a year ago yesterday that you rescued Molly from the shelter and a year ago yesterday that we had to let our sweet Bailey go. I'm still sure the Bailey sent Molly to us!!!
Thank you, to all of you, for all that WROC does that makes it possible for all these sweet Westies to have a good life!
I'm SO thankful for having Molly in our lives. She has filled out lives and home with incredible joy, love and laughter on a daily basis! Love & Hugs Joni, Jeff, Wesley . . . . and of course Molly!!
SADIE'S ORGINAL STORY: My name is Sadie and I am a 2-3 year old spayed female Westie. I just arrived to my foster home and I am so glad to be here. I have had a pretty tough time - living outdoors with very little love and care, but I am a happy little Westie and I love to play and race around. my foster Mom says that I am a very smart girl. And I love the Westie Diet, especially that Highlander Hash. Are you ready for adorable me? Happy & Warm, Sadie
Cassie, Adopted April 2010
I was adopted by Arlene & James and they are just wonderful. They think I am just about the most wonderful Westie there ever was (I have them trained already!!) I love my great backyard - lots of room to romp and play. This is the best life I could have ever hoped for. Thank you WROC, the Fortunate 15 and I are indeed very fortunate!! XOXO Cassie
CASSIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am so happy to be in my foster home. My new name is Cassie and I am a bundle of happy energy. I am a 2-3 years female, spayed, microchipped, and current on all my shots. I was a little shy a first, but not for long. I love to walk in the park and I love to play with my soft squeaky toys. I knew immediately that you are supposed to shake and toss them - what fun!! I am working on my house manners and my foster Mom says I am doing really well. I am also crate trained and sleep quietly all night. Smart, energetic, sassy & fun - that's me. How about you - ready for a great Westie girl like me? XOXOXO Cassie
Grace, Adopted April 2010
Gracie here, I was adopted by Susan & Albert and I have a Westie sister Lola! As one of the Fortunate 15, my life has truly been turned around. I am one happy playful little girl who loves my new family. Lola has shown me all the ropes and we have Dad wrapped around our little toes. I never dreamed my life would be this fabulous. Thank you WROC for my loving family. Westie Kisses, Gracie
GRACIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: My new name is Grace, but my friends call me Gracie. I am a 1-2 year old female, spayed, microchipped, and current on all my shots. I was a little fearful at first, but no longer. I walk very well on a leash and I have learned how to use a doggie door. I get along with all my foster siblings. I am working on my crate training, but my foster Mom is a pushover and she lets me sleep on the floor next to her bed. I actually prefer the big bed and when the pet steps are up, I sneak right up! My foster Mom says that I am great dog and will make some one a very loving little girl. Are you the right family for me? Love and Kisses, Grace
Scarlett, Adopted April 2010
My new name is Lucy and I was adopted by this great family, Mom & Dad, Justine and Michael, brother & sister Grace and Jack and Westie brother, Chester. As one of the Fortunate 15, a girl like me could not ask for a better family. Life is good here on the California coast - I am living the good life!! Grateful and happy kisses, Lucy
SCARLETT'S ORIGINAL STORY: Scarlett here - I am a 2-3 year female, spayed, microchipped, and current on all my shots. I was so happy to come to WROC, that I tried my hardest to be the best little girl. I love to walk on my leash in the park and I love to play with the other Westies. I took little Emily under my wing. You see, she is still a little scared, so I kiss her and cuddle with her to make her feel better. I am a really wonderful little Westie and I would like a wonderful forever home. I am ready for my new adventure. Love, Scarlett
Daisy, Adopted April 2010
I was adopted by Michele, Ashley, and Brett. I am joining this great family along with WROC's Lincoln and Dusty. I am one of the Fortunate 15 and I am very fortunate indeed. Thank you WROC for my great new life. You live up to your name - you rock!! XOXO Daisy
DAISY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Daisy and I never dreamed that life could be so great. Because these wonderful people at WROC found me, I now have the chance of living large. When I came here, they worked on me for hours to get beyond the matted mess that made me look like a sumo wrestler. The mat at the end of my tail was six inches long and hard as a rock. As you can see, underneath it all, I am just adorable and only weigh 10 lbs. My foster mom is feeding me WROC's Westie Diet and I am a good little eater. I am enjoying my time here with my WROC rescue brothers and they all promise me that I will have a perfect home! XOXO Daisy
Dylan, Adopted March 2010
What a great family, Mom & Dad Cathy & Noel and all these brothers and sisters, James, Eryn, and Jeremy! I love having a huge family and they love me! They say that I am a wonderful and happy addition to the family. See you at the Paws in the Park Picnic!! I cannot wait for the games to begin! XOXO Dylan
DYLAN'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Dylan and I was found wandering the streets. Let me tell you it was a very scary experience - cars, trucks, loud noises, no food or water, and no one to love me. I am SO happy that WROC saved me. I am approximately 1 year old, just neutered, have all my shots, and I just visited the doggie spa. Am I just the cutest thing you have ever seen? I am a very sweet playful pup - I love soft squeaky toys and I love my foster Westie brothers. I am working on my house manners and learning how to walk on a leash. My foster Mom says that a family will be very lucky to adopt me because I am a lovebug!! Please send your application. I am so ready for my forever home. Love and grateful kisses, Dylan
Jessie, now Zoey, Adopted March 2010
I like my new name, Zoey - pretty just like me! I am a very lucky girl being adopted by Dad & Mom Dennis & Diane, and human sister Marissa. They love me to pieces and I love my new home. Thank you WROC for this new family and my new start on life!! Westie Love, Zoey
JESSIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi, my name is Jessie and I just arrived at WROC. Somehow I ended up in a cold and lonely shelter. It was so scary for me, but my WROC angel showed up and took me away to a warm and safe home. I am a 1-2 years old, 17 pounds, spayed, and I have all my shots. I am sweet as sweet can be. I just love people, walking in the park, riding in the car, and the Westie Diet is the best thing I have ever tasted. If you think I am the girl for you, send in your application soon. A cute little California girl like me will not be here long!! XOXO Jessie
Robbie - Adopted March 2010
Double WOW!! WROC found me the greatest home right here in Huntington Beach, California. Mom Kimberly and Dad Craig are the best family ever. Mom takes me everywhere and I just love to sit in her lap. I even get to go to work with her and everyone thinks that I am a perfect little gentleman. This is the best thing in the world to happen to a sweet Westie like me. Thank you WROC for my new life. Westie Kisses, Robbie
ROBBIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: Wow, it is great to be with WROC. My name is Robbie and I got my first bath in months. I was brushed and brushed to get out all the mats. It took hours, but WROC worked really hard to save my coat and as you can see, I am looking pretty darn good! I still need my complete makeover, but I am feeling so much better. My skin needs some attention, but WROC's people are the experts in that field - so I am in great hands. I am an 8 year old neutered male. I ride great in the car and walk well on a leash. I am getting a refresher course in housetraining, but I am a very smart boy and learning very quickly. If you have room in your heart and home for a wonderful Westie like me, send in your application soon. XOXO Robbie
Luke, now Finney - Adopted March 2010
I was adopted by Louis & Charlene and I have to tell you it was love at first sight - for all of us! And I have a Westie brother Shorty - could life get any better? They think I am the best little Westie they have ever met and I think they are the most wonderful family ever. Another happy ending! Thank you WROC from me and my new family. Westie Love, Luke
LUKE'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Luke and I am a gorgeous, fun, happy and silly boy! I am a rescue from northern California and traveled quite a ways. I have to tell you, I really like this sunny southern California weather!! I am about 2 years old and looking for a family that wants to have a good time! I am full of energy, I am sweet and I like to play...A LOT! My new home should be active, enjoy daily walks, and make me their number one boy! I am so happy to be with WROC, where there are toys everywhere! I am now relaxing at my foster home, recently neutered, current on my shots and microchipped. I will hang out with my other canine friends waiting for you to make me a part of your family. Lots of licks, Luke
Macey, now Lacey - Adopted February 2010 - ANOTHER SENIOR WESTIE FINDS A HOME!
My new name is Lacey and I was adopted by the most wonderful Mom ever, Patty. She asked for me specifically because she thought I was beautiful and the perfect dog for her. She was so right and we are very happy together. I have lost a little weight and am recovering very nicely from my knee surgery that WROC discovered I needed. Life is very very good. Please consider us seniors when you think about adopting. We are terrific companions and will love you unconditionally. Thank you WROC for my second chance. Sending Westie kisses, Lacey
MACEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Macey and I am a 10 year old female. I was relinquished to WROC because my owner could not care for me anymore. I am a bit over weight, but now that I am in WROC's care, I am eating their Westie Diet, tailored for my specific needs (low fat) with Highlander Hash on top and I am getting the exercise I need. I've also been diagnosed with 'dry eye' which means I don't produce natural tears, so I need drops in my eyes twice a day for the rest of my life. I am now current on all my shots, spayed and I am housetrained. I am a perfect little companion, very friendly to other dogs and humans alike - I give lots of kisses. I need a home that will have me groomed regularly, stick to my diet and give me daily walks. I am waiting patiently. Love, Macey
Dixie - Adopted February 2010
Just like to let you know, I love my new home. My new parents, Karen & Fred love me so much, they think I am just the sweetest thing there ever was. So I know that they will take very good care of me for the rest of my life. Mom and I go for a Walk every day, sometimes we go to the Park, or to an open Field across the Street where we live. I love our big yard and we play tag and fetch . I also discovered that there are several Bunnies that come to munch on the grass in the evening and early morning, I almost caught one but it was just a little faster then me. Yesterday Mom took me the Vet and everything is normal. He told my Mom that she did an exellent job on picking me. So I would like to thank you and all the wonderful people at Westie Rescue for finding me a great forever home! Hugs and Kisses, Dixie
DIXIE'S ORGINAL STORY: My name is Dixie and I am a very healthy spayed female, approximately 2 years old and weigh 20 pounds. I waited in the shelter for my owners but they never came. My rescue angel came to my aid and brought me to WROC. Thank you Linda!!! I was matted, and my toenails were very long, but that didn't last long at all. I had a bath and blow dry and WROC worked on me for hours and saved my beautiful coat! I am current on all my shots and I am microchipped. I am eating good here and there are lots of toys! I am looking for my very own lap to sit on and someone that will love me forever. Patiently waiting,
Bailey, now Ruby - Adopted February 2010
My new name is Ruby and I was adopted by Mom & Dad, Mimi & Patrick and twin sisters Claire & Louise. They searched all over California for the perfect little Westie for their family. They drove for miles looking and were very disappointed by other rescues. Little did they know that adorable little me was right here in Orange County waiting for them. The rest is history - I love them and they are a WONDERFUL family. I am ever so thankful that WROC recognized this wonderful match! Sweet princess kisses, Ruby
BAILEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi, my name is Bailey and my birthday is 4/28/06. As you can see, I am a darling little Westie girl. I only weigh about 12 pounds. I had a journey across California to get to WROC. I am a very sweet and shy little girl. I am looking for a calm family that will love me for the princess that I am. I think that I will look best in pink!!! I like to ride in my carseat and I enjoy walks in the park. I have all my shots and am microchipped. Are you the family for me - better hurry-this princess is ready for her subjects! XO Bailey
Nikki, now Brianna, Adopted February 2010
I love my new name, Brianna!! My Mom, Judy, drove all the way from Nevada to adopt me. She is a great Mom - patient, loving, and very terrier knowledgeable! We make a great team. Thank you WROC for my new home - I am one very grateful Westie. XOXO Brianna
NIKKI'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Nikki and my owner brought me to WROC so I could find my forever home where I can get all the attention and exercise that a young dog should get.
I am 4 years old, current on my shots, and spayed. I love to play and sit in your lap. I really like our long walks and riding in the car is fun! Do not wait too long to get that application submitted because I am a cutie. Love, Nikki
Dewey, now Riley - Adopted February 2010
My new name is Riley and I was adopted by Rita, Rick, Allison, Connor, and Ryan. They are a wonderful family and I have a Westie sister, Jo. She taught me all the ropes in my new home and I am her eyes and ears when we go exploring. You see, Jo is 12 years old and is really enjoying spunky little me!! My new life is so great - everything a Westie could wish for and more. Thank you WROC. XOXOXO Riley
DEWEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Dewey and I just turned 7 years old (DOB 10/10/02). I am new to WROC and I am looking for my forever home. I am learning the ropes here, such as housetraining 101 because I was an outdoor only dog until I came here. I am learning how to walk on a leash for the first time in all my 7 years! I sleep very well in my crate and I get along great with
the foster and resident Westies here. I have recently been neutered and just had my teeth cleaned and they are sparkling! I am current on all my shots and have been microchipped. My new family should have lots of energy and take me for daily walks and romps at the dog park because I like to run run run! I love to give kisses, I am a gentle boy and I am as sweet as they come! Love Dewey
Hi everyone, Max here. I was adopted by Susan and Tony. My new Mom is very patient and loving and is teaching me all about house manners!! I really like Schnauzer Gino & Westie Becka - we are quite the pack of terriers. Thank you WROC and Nancy for sending me to this wonderful family. Sending happy & playful kisses, Max
MAX'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, my name is Max. I was living in northern California and my owner decided that I needed more care and attention, so naturally she called WROC. She arranged for my transport to Southern California in a luxury RV, can you believe it? My driver Dave was just great and he managed me, 2 Pitbulls that belonged to an Oakland Raider football player, a poodle on his way to Arizona and a monkey on his way to a wildlife reserve. Honestly, what a Westie will go through to get to WROC, but it was all worth it because I am loving my new digs. If you are an active family who would love a playful little guy like me, send in your application. I would love a Westie brother or sister! XOXO Max
I was adopted by Kristina, Joe, and WROC's Westie McGuyver (he is on the left & I am on the right). These folks really know their Westies and they chose very special me to join their family. I am really happy here and I like hanging out on the couch with Mac! Do not tell Mom, but I am my Daddy's little girl!! Much love and many Westie Kisses, Pips
Tiffy's Original Story: My name is Tiffany, (Tiffy to my friends) and I am 6 years old (DOB 11/04/03). I am spayed and have all my shots. I came to WROC because my owners moved away. I am fun, active and outgoing little girl. I ride great in the car, walk well on a leash and was a dream at the groomer. I feel much better now and am thoroughly enjoying myself with all the other Westies here. I am now getting daily walks which I was not getting before and am on a strict diet to help me restore my girlish figure. I have been to WROC's vet and I have 'dry eye' which will require eye drops daily since I do not produce natural tears. I am recovering from some neglect of the condition, but I will be good as new and ready for my new home in no time. I am a cutie and am looking forward to my new life adventure! Westie Love & Kisses, Tiffy
Hi, it's me Wally and I am here to tell you I love my new Mom & Dad, Pam & Bill. My new sister Molly is great too - I have her running around the house like a puppy. Life is great - I can see, I have my forever home with a family that really knows how to take care of cute little me (that's what everyone says!!), and I tell everyone exactly how I feel (Mom says I cannot quit talking!) Thank you WROC and everyone who donated for my cataract surgery. I love you all, Wally
WALLY'S UPDATE AFTER SURGERY: Everyone at Westie Rescue of Orange County and I want to thank all my fans and supporters. Because of all of you, I had my cataract surgery. Dr Brinkis and the staff at Eye Care for Animals in Tustin, California, were just wonderful. They said I was one of the best little patients they had ever had. It has taken about 6 weeks, but my recovery is just about complete.
My eyes are good now - I saw a crow sitting on top of a light pole and I barked so hard, all of my four feet came off the ground - it really felt good!! And then I saw myself in the mirrored door - WOW, what a good looking Westie - I barked at myself and then felt a little silly. I am now ready for my forever home. I will need eye drops twice a day for the rest of my life, but it is so worth it because I can see. I am waiting for my very own forever family. Having so much fun watching the squirrels with love & anticipation, Wally
Wally's Original Story: Hi, Wally here. My name is short for William Wallace - Braveheart, you know. The shelter called WROC because they knew from previous experience that WROC is famous for their successful work with Westie skin issues and I need a little help with my skin and coat.
So WROC's amazing associates Nicole & Karin and Jim & Linda jumped in their cars and caravaned me across California to Westie Rescue of Orange County. Thank you all for your help!!!
My dreams really did come true. I am living the life in Huntington Beach, California with my new family, Mom & Dad, Ann & Tom, and human sister Christina. I get lots of walks and playtime. My family thinks that I am very special, but then all of us Westies are extra special. Thank you WROC for my second chance - I am forever grateful. Love Kenny
KENNY'S ORIGINAL STORY: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH WROC! Whew, I am just in from the shelter and so happy that I will spend Christmas in my wonderful foster home. It is my Christmas dream come true - home for the holidays!!! Thank goodness the shelter called WROC to come and bail me out. Special thanks to Barbara for coming to my rescue. I need some TLC for my coat and skin, but WROC will have me healed in no time because they specialize in skin care. I am looking and feeling better already!! I am a 15 pound, neutered, approximately 4-5 years old male and I have all my shots. I am a happy go lucky kind of guy and really like all the other Westies here. Look for more information about cute little me shortly. XOXO Kenny
I was adopted by Nina & Jim and my Westie sister, Zoe. She was not crazy about me at first, but to know me is to love me and she came around. I am a very happy Westie - I love my new home. Thank you WROC for taking such good care of me and finding this perfect home! XOXO Andy
ANDY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Andy and I am brand new to Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond. Since my family moved to California, our lives have changed in many unexpected ways. My mom is going to medical school and did not want me to suffer with her school schedule and very long hours studying. She called several rescue organizations and they all recommended WROC. So her decision was easy, she brought me to WROC because she knew I would get the
very best care. And boy, am I glad she did because I am having a grand time!!!
My very special family drove all the way from Arizona just for me. Mom & Dad, Debbie & Bill, treat me great and they spoil me. I really like that - I already sleep in the big bed!! I got to spend a little time with my Golden sister Bailey before she crossed the bridge. I know that I was meant for Mom & Dad - it is my job to make them happy! Thank you WROC for saving me and giving this wonderful new home. XOXO Cailey
KAILEY'S ORGINAL STORY: My name is Kailey and I am a spayed 15 lb female that is approximately 3-4 years old. Two very special angels came to my rescue. They picked me up from a high kill shelter, bathed me 3 times and gave me lots of toys to play with for our long trip to Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond. Thank you Tami & Greg!!!
Immediately, I showed them how sweet, gentle, fun and playful I am. I am very smart too, I know how to use the doggie door and I have already chosen my favorite spot on top of the sofa! I am being fostered with other resident Westies, and I love them all!
WROC's expert groomer, Karen. worked on me for 5 hours, combing out all my knots and I was ever so patient. She saved my beautiful coat and I turned out very pretty, don't you think?
I get lots of hugs and kisses here and things are swell, but a family of my own that will watch over me, love me and care for me is a girl's dream come true. I am waiting for your application, so get it in to these great folks so I can go home with you. Love Kailey
My Christmas dream came true - I have the most wonderful family, Mom & Dad, Lindsay & Scott, Westie sisters Lola & Lexie, and 2 Jacks, Dixie & Rex. We are quite the sight to see, racing around the house, playing in the yard, and walking in the park. My new Dad thinks that I am very special - I am his little princess!! Thank you WROC for this new beginning. Much love and wet Westie Kisses, Pinkie
EVE'S ORIGINAL STORY, A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVE WESTIE FOR WROC:
My mom fell victim to these hard economic times, and when she lost her job, car and now our home, she did not want me to spend Christmas homeless. This was a very hard decision to make and a great act of selflessness to relinquish me to Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond. WROC picked me up on Christmas Eve and immediately took me to the vet to get current on all my shots. My stocking was hung on the fireplace and it was filled with squeaky toys and I cannot stop playing. A girl can never have too many toys!
I just turned two (DOB 11/23/07), I am very fun, active, 10.5 lbs and will be spayed after the holidays. I am looking forward to starting the New Year with my very own family. Merry Christmas, Eve
Westie Rescue of Orange County is not affiliated with any other Westie rescue group in the Southern CA area. We are an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non profit corporation, sanctioned by the West Highland White Terrier Club of America. All of our funds and efforts go to the rescue and support of our Westies.