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Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond
Presents our 2012 Adopted Westies and their new families
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Jack & Joey, Adopted December 2012
We had the best holiday ever. We were adopted TOGETHER by Leanne & Armando. We get to sleep in the big bed and life here is all about us. We are loved, spoiled and extraordinarily happy. Thank you WROC, we know we had an angel watching out for us. Love and many kisses, Jack & Joey
JACK & JOEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am a 9 year old neutered male and my brother Joe is 7 years old. We lived our entire lives with our Dad Carey. Dad was a great guy, someone who always was giving of himself, like volunteering with WROC to help transport Westies who were less fortunate than us. Then one day our Dad passed away and Mom could not keep us any longer. Who would have thought we would be in the same predicament as those "other" Westies who were in need. Thank goodness WROC welcomed us with open arms and today, those "other" Westies are some of our best friends.
Our confidence is back thanks to WROC's loving care and we are so eager to have a family again. Joe is a bit of a clown and I am the serious one. We sleep together in the same crate and Joe copies everything I do since I am the independent one. Joe & I would really like a home together and we promise to love you forever. BTW – I love chasing my tail and Joe thinks I am crazy!! XOXO Jackie & Joe
Teddy, Adopted December 2012
My Christmas wish came true, I got my very own family. Mom & Dad Fatima & Stephen think I am the greatest and my very own kid, Shane, is over the moon for me! I am such a happy dog. Merry Christmas everyone! When you wish really hard, dreams do come true! XOXO Teddy
TEDDY'S ORIGINAL STORY: I landed myself in the pokey. Seriously, I was in jail in Manhattan Beach, but I had a guardian angel named Staci there. Best she could tell, I was dumped on a very busy street. She looked high and low for my owners, but I had no ID and no one came for me. That's when she contacted WROC and here I am on the road to recovery. I am a very sweet 5-6 year old, 18 pound boy, neutered, current on all my shots, and microchipped. I am going to the eye doctor to have my eyes checked, but I will be ready to go home very soon. I am a sassy sweet guy and my new family will be very very lucky!! Hope to hear from you soon. Love, Teddy
Cooper, Adopted December 2012
Hoorah, I was adopted by Paula & Scott. I got to go home for the holidays! I am so happy in my new home with this wonderful family. Thank you WROC for giving me a second chance at a great new life. Lots of kisses, Cooper
COOPER'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Cooper. I am a very handsome 5 year old, 25 pound neutered male. My owner gave me up because a new baby came on the scene and our lives changed. I have been to training to re-gain my confidence and obedience and I am a much happier boy now. I am looking for a family that really understands us Westies. I would like a pack leader that I can look up to and love unconditionally. I am a great dog, I love to play, and I love to walk. I am looking for my forever home. XOXO Coop
Bear & Bailey, now Harry & Gracie, Adopted December 2012
We were adopted by Brent and Libby.
Mom Libby writes: We are so in love! Our friends keep saying how happy we look. And, I keep telling Brent I'm so happy! I know Brent is happy, I can see it in his face, hear it in his voice, and witness it in his tender care of Gracie and Harry who seem to be adjusting well. Harry walks beautifully on leash, what a dream! Gracie is out in front, making all of us pick up our pace. Thank you so much for the service you provide and bringing Gracie and Harry into our lives. They are the shining stars in our life now so hopefully, if they could speak, they would say this is the best.
BEAR & BAILEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: Bailey (5 year old female) and Bear (6 year old male) are a bonded pair that have been with each other their whole lives. Unfortunately, their home life circumstances changed and because their previous owners loved them so much, they entrusted us to place them together in a forever home. They have been very well cared for and are two very sweet Westies. They love their toys, going on walks, dog parks and are potty trained and crate trained. They are spayed and neutered, current on their shots and microchipped.
BonBon, Adopted November 2012
I was adopted by Virginia. She and I make an amazing team. We go shopping, on long walks, and to the park. We are both having a wonderful time. We needed each other - thank you WROC for matching us up!! XOXO BonBon
BONBON'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am a darling 9 year old Westie princess. I have signed up for Jenny Craig because I am a little overweight at 21 pounds, but I will have my girlish figure back in no time. I am the cutest girl, I love to dress up and I love presents. I dance on my back legs just to get that new toy! My Dad passed away and Mom just could not keep me, so here I am, ready for my new adventure. Give me a call, I am waiting for my best home ever!!! Lots of Kisses, BonBon
Aiden, now Danny, Adopted November 2012
All it took was a play date with WROC Alum "Harry" and I found my forever home with Gordon, Michele, Rachel and Tomas. I thought foster care was a dream come true since my time spent in the San Diego shelter, but having a family to call my own is heaven on earth! To ensure my comfort, they bought son Tomas a bigger bed so there is plenty of room for me and Harry. Now, that's what I call a perfect family! We tag along when Mom brings Tomas to school in the mornings, get lots of walks, spend time at the dog park and taunt the squirrels in our big back yard. Life is really good! We are two very happy Westies. Thank you for this great new life! Love Danny
AIDEN'S ORIGINAL STORY: Aiden was tied up to a tree in front of the San Diego shelter. Not only was this frightening for Aiden, exposing him to the elements and predators of the night is cruelty at its best. Chances were slim that anyone would come for a boy that had a lateral luxating patella in need of surgery. Knowing that WROC never fails to provide top-notch veterinarian care, the shelter called us asking for help. Aiden settled in as though he had been here his entire life. He loves chasing balls at the park and kicking up the dirt with all the other dogs. He can also be a lap dog and for such a little guy, he takes up half the bed. Aiden had his surgery two weeks ago with the generous help from LifeLine 4 Paws. He is receiving laser therapy as well to help him heal as quickly as possible, as this little fireball pogo stick does not appreciate “crate rest”. But he most certainly appreciates all the love and attention foster care offers him. Aiden will be a delightful addition to the family.
Mickey, now Mickey McGee, Adopted November 2012
I was adopted by Mom Victoria and Miss Bree and what a home it is!!
MOM VICTORIA WRITES: Mick is adjusting to his new home so well and feels right at home and is in absolute LUV with me and Miss Bree. They get along famously, following each other around everywhere. He is just a joy to have as part of the our family and we could not be happier to have him. He definitely has a fabulous personality, is polite, well mannered, minds perfectly and is very content to finally be HOME again. We look forward to many happy years together. Thanks so much for allowing us to adopt this beautiful boy.
MICKEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Mickey and I am a handsome 8 year old, 24 pound, neutered boy. My family moved on, the kids went to college and my Mom went to work. I was once the family pet, pampered and loved, now left outside to fend for myself. I was lonely and sad until one day a lady came to the house, Mom petted me goodbye and I was whisked off to the groomer and the vet. What a day...bath, haircut, shots...I was exhausted, but I felt really good. I got a delicious dinner of Highlander Hash and I am happy again. No more being left alone for long periods of time, no more being left outside with no one to play with. I see in my future a loving family who dotes on me. XOXO Mick
Higgins, Adopted November 2012
I hit the big time when I found my way to my new folks David and Linda. Every day is an adventure with jaunts to the beach, walks through the neighborhood and best of all RV traveling around the country! My new sis Teddi (she's a cute Cairn terrier) shares toys with me and we do everything together. Mom says that I am the best thing since the electric car. I just love riding around town in my Dad's classic convertible with the top down (I'm secured of course) and I must say, I get lots of looks from the girls! I get so many tummy rubs, kisses and cuddles that I'm delirious! Thank you for finding me this great family! I am as happy as can be! Happy Kisses, Higgins
HIGGINS' ORIGINAL STORY: Sweet Higgins sat in a shelter waiting for his owners to come for him, but they never did. We believe he was loved at one time because ex-rays showed that he had a past knee surgery done. Our veterinarian exam showed that he was in need of another surgery on the other leg. With the help from Lifeline for Paws, Higgins had his surgery and is doing fine. Higgins is a very gentle soul. He engages in playtime with his foster siblings, but is equally happy to sit on his foster Dad’s lap as long as they are in the “man chair”. Higgins is neutered, microchipped, current on his shots and had his dental work done. He will be ready for his new home very soon. If you are interested in Higgins, please send in your application today.
Sophia & Lauren, now Lana & Lucy, Adopted October 2012
We were adopted by Dennis & David and what a great day that was. We have a brand new life with the most wonderful parents. We just love the "desert" and our beautiful new home. We are so very happy that we are staying together. Thank you WROC from the bottom our our contented little hearts...Lana & Lucy
SOPHIA & LAUREN'S ORIGINAL STORY: We are 2 of the sweetest Westie girls that you could imagine and we cannot imagine understand how we ended up in the shelter with our little rhinestone collars. We were very sad. I am Sophia and I was so happy when WROC picked me up from the shelter. Wow, free at last! I had been there so long that I was beginning to think that's the way my life would be forever. I jumped right into the car and was ready to go; anywhere. The car pulled out of the parking lot and I began to panic. "Wait! We can't leave without my Mom, Lauren." But the shelter rules had Lauren stay another week. Seven days later, I was re-united with my mom and I have been the happiest dog in the world since. I am hoping for a home where mom and I can be together forever. We are great girls & will love you lots. Can you make a spot for us in your hearts & home? XO Sophia & Loren
Carter, now Cooper, & Callie, Adopted October 2012
It's official! Callie and I are best friends and we got to go home together. We were adopted by Kim, the perfect Mom for us. She is patient and loving and we adore her right back. Our extended family includes Bill, Pam & WROC's previously adopted Westie, Wally. We are very lucky dogs indeed! Hugs & Kisses from us both, Cooper & Callie
COOPER'S ORIGINAL STORY: I'm Carter, a darling 9 month old Westie-ish puppy, sweet and entertainingly playful with the other Westies! I get along with everything and everyone, although I have been told that I am a bit shy, until I know you. I am handsome, smart, playful and I have a ton of personality going for me. I have been through a lot in my short little life so I am looking forward to a new family that would continue my training and maybe another Westie in the home. XOXO Carter
CALLIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Callie and I am 5-6 years old. I do not know why, but my owners dropped me off at the shelter. I was such a good girl, it broke my heart for them to leave me there. But a WROC associate spotted me in the back of a kennel, all huddled up, very scared and unhappy. She swooped me up & I flew into her arms! To say I am a perfect little girl is an understatement. If you think you might love me forever...I am waiting XOXO Callie
Gwendolyn & Gretchen, Adopted October 2012
Such adorable girls travelled a very long road to adoption. They are now happy, content and very much loved.
GWENDOLYN & GRETCHEN'S ORIGINAL STORY: Gwendolyn and Gretchen are two very fortunate young ladies. Gwendolyn set a goal to lose the extra weight and she is now an amazing 19.6 lbs, down from 27 lbs!! She is fit, fast, and loving her new look. We discovered that both girls needed surgery for a torn ligament and luxating patella. Both girls had surgery thanks to the generous help from Lifeline for Paws.
Evie, Adopted October 2012
Evie was adopted by Frank and they are living happily ever after!
FRANK WRITES: I am beginning to think that I AM THE RESCUE. She is the perfect dog. We are walking 4 times a day and I have lost 7 pounds. I got the food to make Highlander Hash, so, now I am Ms. Diva's Chef!! I love her to pieces and it's vice versa. I think I am the dog and she is my master..lol, it doesn't matter we really enjoy each other. I know now I am the owner of a perfect dog or she is a canine mastermind.
EVIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, my name is Evie A new baby came into our house and we just could not work it out. My owners knew that WROC was the best place for me, so here I am, an adorable 6 year old spayed female. I made an excellent transition to my foster home - so many toys and Westies. I am fun girl and I am ready for my new home, might that be you? Let me hear from you, a beautiful girl like me is sure to be very popular! XOXO Evie
Trevor, Adopted October 2012
I had a really close call...I spent 23 days in a shelter. My coat was overgrown and dirty and no one recognized me for the beautiful Westie that I am. Lucky for me, a WROC associate saw through the dirt and grime and saved me just in time. I am now recovering from the neglect that has been my life. My coat is shaved pretty close, but it will grow and I will be stunning. I am a very sweet, well mannered boy, neutered, current on all my shots and microchipped. I will make a great addition to some very lucky family. I will be ready for my new home in no time. Westie Kisses, Trevor
Eric, Adopted October 2012
I was adopted by Denise & David and I got my very own kids. I am such a happy boy - thank you WROC and Betze for making my dreams come true. Happy Westie Kisses, Eric
ERIC'S ORIGINAL STORY: I just arrived at WROC and I surely am happy to be here. Gone are my days of living outside and having to fend for myself. I had a home, but no one to love me. I was not mistreated, but I was neglected and I was very sad. I will need some training, but I promise you I will be the very best doggie. I am 3 years old, neutered and current on all my shots. I am a very smart boy and I learn really quickly. I cannot wait to have a loving family of my own. Might that be you? I would love to hear from you. XOXOXO Eric
Phillip & Savannah, now Fred & Ginger, Adopted September 2012
We are staying together!! Our new Mom Linda thinks we are the greatest and the feeling is very mutual. We have our own home with toys, great food, and lots of love. We are safe and very happy. Thank you WROC for our wonderful new Mom!! XOXO Fred & Ginger
PHILLIP & SAVANNAH'S ORIGINAL STORY: I remember the days when I had my own bed, my own toys and my own kid. Then one day my world and my sister, Savannah's turned upside down. We were unceremoniously dropped off and abandoned by our parents, along an on-ramp to a busy Los Angeles freeway. As the hundreds of cars whizzed by; we were terrified, devastated and felt a sense of betrayal that you could not even imagine. Lucky for us a good Samaritan picked us up and took us to a nearby shelter. Even luckier for us, WROC came for as soon as the shelter would release us. It is amazing what good food, TLC, and vet care can do. We are loving life again; emotionally, physically, we are healthy, trusting & learning to love again. We are 3 years old, neutered, shots are current and microchipped. We are so sweet and we both give great Westie kisses. XO Phillip & Savannah
Harry, Adopted September 2012
Life is all about timing...the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable becomes available, the unattainable...attainable. Harry spent his life in a neglected situation until several people made it possible to get Harry to WROC, where he spent a year in rehabilitation . He waited a long time for a perfect home which he found with Gordon, Michele, Rachel and Tomas. He settled in immediately as though he had been with his new family his entire life. We believe Harry knew that "timing is everything" and he did find his "everything". Harry's new life is filled with toys, family walks and park outings, but more importantly, a family that loves him to pieces. We just couldn't be any happier that Harry chose this wonderful family as his own. .
HARRY'S ORIGINAL STORY: Oh Harry! Whether he's good, bad, or indifferent, it's impossible to start a discussion about this amazing Westie without starting with "Oh Harry"! Also known by many as Harrison, Harry is his own dog and lives by his own rules. When it comes to fostering, rehabilitating and gentle discipline, we are the professionals but Harry has his own idea as to what this all means. It did not take long for Harry to figure out that he could get by on his "looks" alone. Though crate trained, and quite successfully for the first few months, Harry knows how to get his way with gentle whimpers in the night until his person shamefully gives in, and puts him on the big bed. He prefers to sleep on his back smack up against his person or smothered in a sea of pillows. Harry loves to chase balls, but will not bring them back. Harry will retrieve the ball and stand still until you come to him to toss it out again. Harry will give you the ball as long as its the big tennis balls but he will not give up the small ones under any circumstances. Harry does love toys though the stuffed ones do not stand much of a chance. He gets along with all dogs, it’s a very peaceful existence as everyone knows Harry gets what Harry wants. Harry also expects to ride shotgun everywhere we go. Putting Harry in a back car seat is not his thing. Harry is in excellent health. He came from a very neglectful past and endured many months of medicated soft brush baths but is virtually bath free; except when he rolls in the dirt. He has grown a beautiful thick wiry coat with the exception of his bum. It is likely he will never grow hair there again but it does not take away from his dashing good looks and his fun personality.
Nilla, Adopted August 2012
Look at me, I’m as happy as can be!
I knew that if I played it smart, they’d find it in their big heart.
I am a special girl as you can see, even if I’m not 100% Westie.
I may not be young and state of the art, but I am ready for my fresh new start.
Forever home I will be, with WROC to love and care for me!
Well, Nilla, we couldn’t have said it any better! Yes, it’s true. WROC is pleased to announce that Nilla has joined our foster family permanently. With the kind and generous sponsorship of Jean-Louis and Grace, this spry 13 year old, sweet senior girl will remain with her foster family and the resident Westies that have loved her since she arrived last fall. We are honored to have Nilla share her ‘senior sparkle’ with us. If you’d like to send your congratulations to Nilla by helping WROC seniors and special need westies, please CLICK HERE to visit our senior page. The “Perry Fund” has been established in honor of Perry, a very special and deserving senior Westie. Donations to this fund will assist our mission to provide the best medical for our seniors & ensure their comfort while in our care.
Buddy, Adopted August 2012
Lindy's adopters, Carol Ann & Howard, took one look at me and knew that I was the one for Lindy and their family. They were so right - Lindy and I are the greatest of friends and I am one very happy boy. I have a family that will take the very best care of me, Mom's a nurse and Dad's a doctor - can it get any better than that? THANK YOU WROC!! Sweet & Happy Kisses, Buddy
BUDDY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Buddy. I am the best companion anyone could ever hope for in a dog. I am a 6 year old, 20 lb. neutered male. My shots are current and my foster mom says that I am the best mannered Westie that she has ever met. My one big request is to be with you as much as possible. I love to ride in the car, go with you to the stores or work, sleep on the bed with you at night and be by your side while you do your chores. I had some skin issues that are almost healed and I need eye drops every day. I am a true diamond in the rough and I will bring a sparkle to my lucky new family. XO Buddy
Cindy, now Maggie, Adopted August 2012
My new name is Maggie and I was adopted by Agnes & Darrel. I have a great new home at the beach where I get to walk, play, and just have a great time. Thank you WROC for my new family! XOXO Maggie
CINDY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Cindy and I just arrived at WROC. My owner had a new baby (sigh) and there was just not enough time for me. So here I am...it took me all of one hour to be happy again! I am a really active and fun girl. I love to walk and play with all my new toys. AND I love to be loved and petted. My foster Mom says I am the sweetest girl ever. If you would like to love me forever, I would LOVE to hear from you. Happy girl kisses, Cindy
Chase, now Wylie Chase, adopted August 2012
I was patient, difficult for a puppy like me, but I waited for the PERFECT family. Laura and John walked up the path and I instantly knew they were the ones - my new Mom & Dad!!! I raced to meet them, so excited I could barely contain myself. Mom picked me up, I kissed her sweetly because I wanted to impress her. She hugged me and handed me to Dad who said I was a terrific boy. We walked and my feet barely touched the ground - I was soooo happy! My new family really understands us Westies...lots of walks, toys, and playtime. Life is grand. Thanks to WROC, I am home. XOXO Wylie
CHASE'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Chase and WROC rescued me from a big scary shelter. I do not know what happened - I was someone's baby and then my life turned upside down. But I am a resilient Westie and a happy go lucky pup. I am neutered, current on all my shots, and microchipped. I would love to hear from you. XOXO Chase
Lulu, now Lucy, adopted August 2012
I am such a lucky girl. I was adopted by Rose. My new Mom says that I am the best present she could have ever received. And I love her unconditionally. Thank you WROC for being such a great matchmaker. Love, Lucy
LULU'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Lulu and I am a very active happy 10 year old girl. My folks did not have time for me anymore, so they called WROC because they knew it would be the best place for me. I am having a great time in my foster home with lots of other Westies. My foster Mom is starting my diet and exercise regime...she says I could lose a pound or 2. I love walking and I love my new diet, so I will regain my girlish figure in no time. I love nothing more than to curl up next to you on the couch and snuggle my head in the crook of your knee. I am ready if you are! Happy Kisses, Lulu
Rocket, adopted July 2012
Never in my wildest dreams would I think that my life would turn out so great. I was adopted by previous adopter's Cathy and David. I am joining WROC's Buster in the best family I could ever imagine. My days on the street are over and I am home. Biggest kisses ever, Rocket
ROCKET'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Rocket and I was lost in Las Vegas. I found myself living from moment to moment trying to survive on the streets all alone. It was not easy, but I did the best I could to survive in a very inhospitable and hot environment. Thank goodness, I am now in the loving arms of WROC. I am enjoying the great California beach weather, not to mention that great Highlander Hash & a steady meal. Boy life sure has changed for the better for me, thanks to WROC. I am approximately 4-5 years old, neutered and current on all my shots. I am ready to go, so if you think I am your boy, please send in that application. I am looking forward to the good times!!! Love..."The Rocket Man"
Harley, now Charlie, adopted July 2012
Another happy ending!! I was adopted by Ann and Brent and my life could not be better. I am loved, happy, and content. Thank you WROC for my new family. XOXO Charlie
HARLEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My Mom became very ill and there was no one to take care of me. She had loved me my entire life, she was everything to me and I was everything to her. Suddenly without warning, I found myself boarded in a kennel until they could decide what was the best thing for me. It was a nice place, but I was scared, alone and then WROC was called. Thank goodness WROC welcomed me with open arms, love and lots of toys. I love walking and giving kisses. I am 10 years young and looking for that special person who will fill the hole in my heart. I am neutered and my shots are current. I promise I will give you my heart and love you forever. The very adorable, Harley
Billy, adopted July 2012
I am the luckiest Schnauzer in the world, truly rags to riches! I was adopted by Mom & Dad, Robert & Marcie, and I have a Schnauzer brother, Cody. I have settled in and I am very happy. Thank you WROC for saving me and finding my wonderful new home. XOXO Billy
BILLY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Billy and my owners were getting a divorce and they chose to forget about me. I wasted away from lack of food and attention. My malnutrition had me on death's door and, as if it could not get any worse, they dropped me off at a local shelter. The shelter put me on the euthanasia list. But I had an angel at the shelter...Kelly saw the spirit in my heart and just could not let me go. She called everyone she knew until she came to WROC and then my life began again. I am eating great food and getting stronger every day. I am a sweet and gentle survivor, a warrior in my own way. One last item worth mentioning, I am a WHITE SCHNAUZER!! Very grateful kisses, Billy
Brody, adopted June 2012
I was adopted by Lyra & David and I love them. They are the family that I have been dreaming about. They are kind, gentle, and caring. AND they have a bunch of balls for me to chase. I am one happy happy Westie. XOXO Brody
BRODY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Brody and I am a very handsome 5-6 year old neutered male, current on all my shots and microchipped. I am learning the ways of my foster family and with every day, I am happier and more confident. I love being part of a family. I am Terrier through and through and I adore my foster Dad and enjoy my quiet time alone with him. I am looking for a family with a strong and loving pack leader who understands us Westies and will love me forever. I am faithful, calm and attentive. I would prefer to be the only dog in your life so that I can get your full attention. Warm Westie Wishes & Kisses, Brody
Shelby, now Piper, adopted June 2012
My new name is Piper and I have a wonderful home with previous adopters Tammy, Jon, and Kensie, my WROC Westie sister! We are so cute together, don't you think we look alike?
There is so much love in my new home, I could not be happier. WROC found the very best place for me. Happy kisses, Piper
SHELBY'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, my name is Shelby and I am a 2-3 year old cutie. I just arrived from out of town and I am learning the ways of my new foster home. Give WROC a little time to find out more about me and I will have my beauty makeover soon! I am a sweet girl looking for a great home. Hoping to see you soon. Love, Shelby
Ruffles, now Phoebe, adopted June 2012
My new name is Phoebe and my Mom Sheila is amazing. She welcomed me with open arms and a gentle way. I have settled in so well and everyone thinks I am the most beautiful girl. Thank you WROC for finding my happily ever after home. Westie Love, Ruffles
Ruffles Original Story: My name is Ruffles and I have had a very hard month. The only Mom I knew for my entire life moved away and could not take me with her so they called WROC. I was welcomed, but was unsure of what was happening. But hey. I am a smart girl, I know a good thing when I see it!
I am a gorgeous 8 year old, spayed, 17 1/2 pound Westie girl. I have very gentle ways and will sit up and wave my paws for a treat. My foster Mom says that I am an adorable sweet girl. I am looking for someone to fill that hole in my heart. Would that be you? XOXO Ruffles
Scooter, adopted June 2012
I have a wonderful new family, Mom & Dad, Julie & Gary, human brother Jeffrey & Akita mix Thessie. I am much loved by this amazing family and I could not be in a better place. Thank you WROC from the happiest puppy ever!! Lots of kisses, Scooter
SCOOTER'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am a baby and I do not know how it happened, but I found myself in a shelter. A WROC associate saw me playing and jumping around happily all by myself. She came over amd petted me but walked away because I was not quite a Westie. I barked really loud trying so hard to get her attention. Suddenly she turned around and came back to me. She told me that my life was about to change because she just could not leave a baby like me in the shelter. I am an adorable 4 1/2 month old, 11 pound puppy. I love to play, run, jump, and then I sleep. If you have the time for me, I am so ready for you! XO Scooter
Polly, now Trixie, adopted June 2012
My new name is Trixie and I have joined the beautiful Sophie, previously adopted from WROC last year! My new life is filled with field trips that are tailored for us fun loving Westies, trips to work with my new Mom Kanna and Dad George, weekend walks along the beach with Sophie and I even have a new cat pal that I get along with great! I thought things couldn't get any better when WROC took me in, but now life is simply magical! So happy to have found my forever home, Trixie.
POLLY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Polly and I am a fun girl that likes to go for car rides, walks and I love to romp around the dog park with my pals. I am a faithful companion that soaks up kisses and will reciprocate in kind. I am potty trained, spayed, current on my shots, had my teeth cleaned and I am microchipped. I am looking for someone very special that will never leave me outdoors alone again. Love Polly
Pup-Pup, now Monty, adopted May 2012
I hit the jackpot when I met my new Mom & Dad, Larkin & Duane. They are the best family that I could ever hope for. I have a new wild Westie sister, Greta. We have a grand time together racing, playing, eating, sleeping and then we start all over again. We are definitely keeping Mom & Dad busy. I am very happy and grateful to WROC for this perfect home. Fun Westie Baby Kisses, Monty
PUP-PUP'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, my name is PupPup and I am a very healthy 9 week old puppy. My owner had very serious health issues and she decided that WROC would be able to take the best care of me. So here I am - I am a happy, beautiful puppy.
I run, play, bark and have the most amazing time of my life. I am puppy through and through and I am just about the most adorable dog that you have ever seen. I am ready for my family if you are ready for me. XOXO PupPup
Lucky, adopted by WROC April 2012
I have such good news...I am once again very "LUCKY" because WROC decided it would be best for me to join their pack. I love Joey, Holly & Max and while I may move a little slowly, they are patient with me. I love our morning walks, basking in the sun, and breakfast and dinner are my most favorite times of the day. I am back where I belong and I am very happy. Thank you everyone for your support and generosity. I am feeling very special, Lucky
LUCKY'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am indeed, a very "LUCKY" boy. My family's circumstances changed dramatically and they felt that WROC was the best place for me. It was very difficult living most of my life with a family then being uprooted. At first I was truly scared and confused but then I was put into WROC's loving hands. I was welcomed with open arms, a warm bed, and that wonderful Highlander Hash. Being the adaptable kind of gentleman that I am, I fit in just perfectly. XOXO Lucky
Amanda, adopted April 2012
WROC found the most perfect family for me. Mom & Dad, Roxanne & Jeff, are so kind and gentle with me. I love them VERY much. I have a Westie sister, Sugar, who is teaching me how to play. But I really love Mom the most. Thank you WROC for saving me and finding my perfect home. Many kisses, Amanda
AMANDA'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hello, my name is Amanda. I am a small 12 pound, 5 year old, Westie girl. I am so happy that I came to WROC. I have discovered the joy of soft squeaky toys and I have my favorite pink pig. I carry it around the house squeaking as I go - such fun! It takes me a bit to trust, but once I know you, I am your best friend and I will follow you everywhere. I love being held and I snuggle and give soft kisses. I am current on all my shots, microchipped and spayed. Sweet Westie Kisses, Amanda
Peppermint Padi, now Maddie, adopted April 2012
I was adopted by previous WROC adopters Tami & Rod. I have a new brother, Max, to play with. We are having a great time racing around the house and yard. Life is very good full of fun, exercise, and great food. I am a very happy girl. Thank you WROC for my happy ending!! XOXO Maddie
PADI'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, my name is Peppermint Padi because I am such a sweet and beautiful Wesite girl. I am 10 months old, spayed, current on all my shots, and microchipped. I arrived the weekend of the Pet Expo and WROC welcomed me with open arms. I am a really fun and happy girl. I love to walk and I love everyone that I meet. My foster Mom says that I am just about perfect. I am really ready for my forever home. Better send your application because I am just too cute. Love PP
Denny, now Danny, Adopted April 2012
I was adopted by Jeff & Gretchen and I am so happy with my life. My new Dad is so caring and gentle with me. He has taught me trust, love, and the simple joy of being a dog in a great home. Thank you WROC for this wonderful family. XOXO Danny
DENNY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Denny and I am a 5 year old neutered male. I came to WROC because my owners did not have time for me. I was scared and really concerned until my foster Dad picked me up, gave me a hug, and told me everything was going to be great. I am sure that my new life is going to be wonderful. iam a fun boy, full of spunk, and I love walking with the Westies. I am ready for a family who will love me forever. XOXO Denny
Ernie, Adopted April 2012
I was adopted by Mom Cari, 3 great human sisters, Cami, Bekah, Nina, and Westie Georgie. This is such a great place to be - I get to be my puppy self and run, jump, and play with Georgie. We are having the best time. Thank you WROC for giving me this wonderful new life. I am in puppy heaven!! Love & Kisses, Ernie
ERNIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: I do not know how it happened, but I found myself in a very high kill shelter. I was really scared of all the noise and very fearful that I would never get to grow up and have puppy fun. Lucky boy that I am, WROC was watching and came for me when I was available to rescue. I am 9 pounds, neutered, microchipped and current on all my shots, so I am a "big boy" and ready to go. Give WROC a little time and they will tell you about all of my puppy qualities. XOXO Ernie PS I have sweet puppy breath!!
Taylor, Adopted April 2012
I was adopted by previous WROC adopters, Jeremy & Kurt. I am joining the ever playful Ricky and we are having a grand time. Run, play, chase, jump, grab the ball, you name it, we do it! This is a great family and I am a very happy dog. We will always remember sweet Westie Evita. She is our guardian angel. XOXO Taylor
TAYLOR'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Taylor and I am a 1-2 year old neutered male. The San Diego animal shelter found me and immediately called WROC because my ear was hurt and my skin was itchy and they knew that WROC always comes through for us Westies. The WROC network went into full swing, pulled me out of the shelter, bathed me, and transported me to the beautiful OC. I I love to play, steal things and run through the house chasing the other Westies. I am a little clown and will dance for my dinner. I am current on all my shots and microchipped. If you are ready for an fun boy like me, I am ready for you. XOXO Taylor
Mellie, Adopted March 2012
My new life could not be any better. Everything always works out for the best! Big Kisses, Mellie
MELLIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Mellie and I am brand new to WROC. I am an adorable, sweet, 8 year old girl and I will love you forever. Give WROC a little more time and they will tell you more about adorable little me. XOXO Mel
Rider, now Wrigley, Adopted March 2012
I hit the jackpot when WROC found my new Mom, Stephanie, for me. My new life is everything that I ever hoped for, plenty of toys, great food, and so much love. Thank you WROC from the happiest Westie ever!! Love, Wrigley
NOTE FROM MOM STEPHANIE: He is so amazing!! It's like he has lived here forever. He is so settled in. :) He has lots of friends in the complex too. He is happy ALL the time. I LOVE him!
RIDER'S ORIGINAL STORY: I was so neglected by my owner, left outside to fend for myself. The food was sparse, I lost weight and my hair became brittle and fell out. I was itchy and miserable, so I took things into my own paws. I escaped and I ran as far and fast as I could. I was exhausted and scared and had given up hope, then animal control found me and took me to the shelter. Little did I know WROC had been following my story and the moment I was available to rescue, they took me home. Now I am eating great food and getting warm baths to heal my body and soul. I am well on the road to recovery and I am happy again. I love to play ball and I love to walk in the park. I am 4-5 years old, neutered, current on all my shots, and micro-chipped. I will be waiting for you. XO Rider
Ian, Adopted March 2012
By playing my cards right, I landed myself the best home ever! My new folks Margaret and Herb took me home with them prepared to raise a baby. I knew my good looks and puppy antics would win them over so I figure I'll give them a run of it for a while and then let them think they trained me well. I am getting lots of exercise and am eating good. Thank you WROC for giving me a wonderful new life! Love, Ian
NOTE FOR MOM MARGARET: He is our baby boy with attitude! Everyone in the neighborhood has met Ian and thinks he is adorable! He seems to already be at home...ate my slippers, snagged the baby wipes and shredded the package. It's all good because we are under his spell!
IAN'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Ian and our vet thinks I am about 1 year old. I am extremely active, curious and a whole lot of fun! I am current on my shots, neutered and microchipped. I am a beautiful, sweet boy, looking for adventure and fun. Love, Ian
Mac, Adopted February 2012
I was adopted by previous adopters Jenny, Stan, Eli, and Jack. They are taking really good care of me and I am very happy to be home!! XOXO Mac
MAC'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is MacIntosh and I traveled a long way to get to WROC. The trip was exhausting, but it was so worth it to find myself in beautiful Southern California. I am 6-7 years old, neutered, current on all my shots and microchipped. I am a wonderful companion, love to snuggle right next to you, and I give the greatest kisses. My foster Mom says I am stunningly beautiful - bet she says that to all the boys! I am really ready to settle into my new family. Could that be you? I would love to hear from you. XOXO Mac
Pixie, Adopted February 2012
I spent 297 days with WROC and travelled a very long road to recovery, but here I am, a beautiful Westie with a wonderful new Mom, Marge. We took one look at each other and knew that it was meant to be. I am particularly grateful to Karen E and Terri who helped with my rehabilitation. Thank you WROC, miracles really do happen!! Happy Westie Kisses, Pixie
PIXIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am about 6 years old, spayed, micro-chipped and current on all my shots. I am a hoot to be around, and if you noticed my picture, I am dazzling. My motto is: GIRL’s RULE! I have a lot of girl power. My foster mom gives me a bath as a part of my regular maintenance once a week. I always sit nicely in the tub for my bath, as it makes me feel really good. I also take a pill, Atopica, once a day that keeps my skin from becoming itchy. I adore people to pieces. I would most enjoy sleeping and relaxing next to you. I would prefer to be your only dog, so I can get all the attention! I am waiting for my new forever home. I promise to love you forever! Pixie
Simba, Adopted February 2012
I found my new forever home with Brad, Toby and Kacie. My wonderful new life has begun and they love me very much. Thank you WROC for finding me a perfect family. Love Simba
SIMBA'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Simba and I am 7 years old, neutered, current on my shots and microchipped. I was turned over to WROC by my owner because their life circumstances changed and they knew WROC would find me the perfect home. I am learning new things here such as leash and potty training and I just discovered a squeaky toy! It scared me at first but now I am very fascinated with them. I am a little shy at first but I do warm up rather quickly. I sleep very well in my crate at night as long as its next to my person. I am a gorgeous boy that is looking for my forever home. Until then, all the other Westies here will keep me company until I meet you. Love, Simba
Amelia & Simone, Adopted February 2012
Most thought we were an unlikely pair, but when new Mom Gina laid her eyes upon us, she knew instantly that we are kindred spirits. Without a second thought, we went home with her. Mom takes us to work every day where we get to play all day long at the Barkley day camp. The best part is that we get to stay together! Thank you WROC for finding us the perfect forever home. Love Amelia & Simone
Note from Mom Gina: The girls have adjusted beautifully and I cannot imagine life without them. Amelia knows that she and Simone are home for good so her wonderful personality shines brighter each day. These two girls are glued to each other. I am in awe of these beautiful girls and we couldn't be any happier!
Chancey, Adopted February 2012
We wanted to let you know that Chancey is doing fantastic! He’s eating well and still is as calm as ever. He loves to take a walk and he is beginning to enjoy the back yard. He is very inquisitive, checking everything out. He sticks close to one or the other of us. He has slept on our bed since we brought him home with no problems. He is definitely a “lover”. We took him to our vet yesterday. She found him to be in excellent condition. We cannot thank you enough for finding us our Chancey! Dave & Mary
CHANCEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: If you are looking for sweet, then here I am. I somehow got lost and ended up in the shelter. I had almost given up hope, but one sunny California day, my kennel door opened, and there was my WROC rescuer. I am a beautiful 6-7 year old neutered male. I will be the perfect addition to your family and I will love you forever. Chancey
Lindy, Adopted February 2012
I was adopted by Carol Ann, Howard, and my new pal Petey. They are everything that I could hope for in a new family. Mom says that I am a joy to them and I have to say I am one very joyful Westie. Thank WROC, I am home. XOXO Lindy
LINDY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Lindy and I am a 4 year old spayed female. My previous owner dropped me off at the shelter because they did not have any time for me. It was obvious that I was neglected because my coat and skin are in pretty bad shape. But I am a lucky girl because the shelter knew that WROC is famous for treating girls like me. They helped arrange transport and here I am in sunny Southern California. I am a gentle playful girl. I like to walk in the park and I love perching on the couch and watching the Westies go by. Special Westie Kisses, Lindy
Bubbles, Adopted February 2012
I want to thank everybody ever had anything at all to do with the making of this picture. I am overwhelmed, deeply touched but very humbled. I never dreamed I would win such a life changing award. There are so many to thank...my chauffeur for bringing me to So Cal where dreams do come true, my agents that always looked out for my best interest, my hairdresser for making me look fabulous 24/7, my foster pals who taught me the art of play, my personal dog walker who took me out on neighborhood adventures. But I want to thank my parents, Carol & William for giving me the opportunity at such a wonderful life. If it were not for them I would not be where I am today. Thank you all so very much. I love you all! Bubbles
BUBBLE'S ORIGINAL STORY: Bubbles is a very sweet girl, current on her shots, spayed, microchipped and estimated to be between 7-8 years old. She kisses every one she meets and does a little dance to let them know she is happy to meet them. Bubbles will be a great addition to a new family that will spoil her, but the real reward is the love she gives back.
Brady, Adopted February 2012
Thank you WROC for finding Bob for me. He is the most amazing Dad ever!! We are having a great time and he is taking such excellent care of me. I have finally found the home where I was meant to be. Huge Westie Kisses, Brady
BRADY'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, my name is Brady. My previous owner tried to take care of me, but her health issues landed me home alone with no where to go and no one to love me. I got food but precious little else for 2 weeks. A very kind neighbor took me in when my owner agreed she could no longer care for me. This good samaritan called WROC and they came for me the next day.
This is the beginning of my brand new life. I am a very handsome 5-6 year old neutered male and I am very partial to my foster Dad. I love walks in the park and I have discovered "Earl", a foot long chicken toy, and I love to play with him. My foster Dad says that I am a fabulous dog and will thrive with a strong loving pack leader - are you the one for me? XOXO Brady
Sophie, Adopted February 2012
My new name is Sophie and I was adopted by by Mom & Dad, Julie & Kevin, human kids Ryleigh & Tyler, and Westie McGraw. I am a beautiful girl with a beautiful new family. Thank you WROC for giving me a wonderful new life.
NOTE FROM MOM JULIE: We absolutely love her. She and Mcgraw are having so much fun - he is actually playing with her. Funny thing to she is the one in control and Mcgraw is on his back. They have been playing all day and are wiped out
SASHA'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Sasha and I am 6-7 years old, 12-13 pounds, spayed, and current on all my shots. My previous owner lost her house and she knew it was best for me to have a new home with WROC. I am a happy, playful little girl who loves everything. Will you love me forever? Sasha
Madison, Adopted January 2012
I have a wonderful new family, Mom & Dad, Garland & Kyle, and "Sherman". Mom says I am fabulous girl and they are having a great time with me. Sherman is not so sure, but even when he shows his tiny little teeth, I kiss him. He will come around in no time. I am having the time of my life! Happy, happy doggie dance, Madison
MADISON'S ORIGINAL STORY: My sister and I somehow lost our family. We were wandering the streets when a good samaritan found us and took us to the shelter. It was a cold scary place, but at least I had my Sis with me. But suddenly someone adopted her, but not me. I was so sad and lonely, almost inconsolable. But WROC was watching me all the while and they came for me on New Years Eve. I was so happy to go home! I am a 1-2 year old spayed female, current on all my shots and microchipped. I am a very sweet and happy girl. Would you be my forever family? I promise, I will love you unconditionally. Happy kisses, Madison
Cooper, Adopted January 2012
I have my new home with Mom & Dad, Ann & Dave. Their Westie Yoda just recently crossed the bridge and they loved her very much. Mom said a house is not a home without a Westie and when she saw me, she just knew I was "the one". Thank you WROC - I am really enjoying life at the beach! Love & Kisses, Cooper
COOPER'S ORIGINAL STORY: One sunny magnificent California day I thought I would sneak out and check out the neighborhood, what harm could that be? The gate was open and welcoming me to explore. I wandered a bit, sniffing new scents and enjoying new sights. I wasn't running away, I was just exploring. But before you know it I was picked up by Animal Control and put in a cage, so scary. After almost 30 days, WROC took me home. I am neutered, micro-chipped, and current on all my shots. Grateful hugs, Cooper
Kelsey, now Olivia, Adopted January 2012
I was adopted by Lisa and Catie, 2 very special WROC friends. My Mom Lisa has been helping rescued Westies for a long time, starting with Elaine and now WROC. I have 2 new Westie sisters, Hannah & Emma and life could not be any better. Thank you WROC - another happy ending!! XOXO Olivia
KELSEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Kelsey and I was supposed to be someone's Christmas present. People lined up to adopt me at the shelter, but I was not available until December 27. So I spent Christmas in a crowded shelter in a cage with 7 other dogs, we huddled together and argued a bit over who got the most food. Still I was hopeful that my new family would come, but it seemed like Santa overlooked me because no one showed up on my adoption day. Lucky for me, the shelter called WROC and my very own Santa arrived. I am an adorable, 12 pound Westie girl. I am happily waiting for my very own family. Lots of Kisses, Kelsey
Sugar Cookie, Adopted January 2012
Santa Claus was very good to me this year...he brought me Linda, Jim, Chappie, Skye, and Munchkin. Yes, it's true, I have my very own special family and I am the happiest Westie ever! You just have to believe and all your dreams will come true! Sending special thanks to my very own Westie angel, Toto! Much love and many many kisses, Sugar Cookie
SUGAR COOKIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: In the wake of the holiday I found myself looking for a new home. It felt like a difficult feat finding a place to rest my head. You see, I am diabetic and I require two shots a day. But diabetes does not define me, nor does it hamper my life in any way. I am a typical Westie girl, a very special one at that. As I wondered what my fate would be I heard faint bells ringing in the distance. I was hopeful and as I raised my head, I was placed in the arms of my foster family; Linda and Jim. The bells ringing in the distance were from Toto; their beloved dog that recently crossed the bridge. She helped me find my way to them knowing they would care for me until the right family is found. I believe in the magic of Christmas and it was that spirit that visited me and told me to follow the bells that led me to WROC. I am now nestled all snug in my bed, as visions of the Christmas spirit dance in my head. XO Sugar C.
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