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Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond
Presents our 2013 Adopted Westies and their new families
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Spinner, now Murphy, & Sparky, now Buddy, Adopted December 2013
We are staying together!! We got the most wonderful Mom & Dad, Cindy & Tim. Dad Tim writes: "They seem very much at home. Murphy has assumed ownership of the house, the yard and the walking trails. Buddy is still a little shy, but he initiates wrestling, does this quiet little growl when a stranger visits us, and will jump into either of our laps without prompting. All is very good!"
SPINNER & SPARKY'S ORIGINAL STORY: We were found wandering the streets, filthy dirty, matted, thirsty, and hungry. Our rescuers began searching high and low for our owners; happily, they found our owner, sadly, he said to just turn us loose. Our rescuers could not ignore our plight so they called WROC. Within a day, we were with our foster family. We had mats the size of golf balls and overgrown nails that pierced our skin. It took 3 baths and 3 trips to the grooming table to clean us up. We emerged a beautiful Westie, Spinner, and an adorable Westie mix, Sparky. We are approximately 3-4 years old, current on our shots, microchipped, and neutered. We are the best of friends and do not think we would have survived our ordeal without each other. We would love a new family to call our own. We are a special pair & if our story of our survival touched you, please consider adopting us.
Zola, Adopted December 2013
I am a very lucky little girl because I found my forever home with Nancy! Not only do I get to go on many walks every day, I go to the dog park too where I can run around to my hearts content. My new Mom thinks I am the most special Westie ever, I would have to agree! Thank you so much WROC for finding me a new home for the holidays! XOXO Zola
ZOLA'S ORIGINAL STORY: Sweet Zola was found in a high kill shelter, scared and confused. But all that has changed for this little girl. Though the shelter estimated her to be between 4-5 years old. In the short few weeks we've had her, she has blossomed with such curiosity, and her zest for life is endearing. She has wonderful energy, but she is also a snuggle bug. Zola would prefer to an "only dog" home where she gets all the attention. Her previous owner failed her miserably and we think it is time she lives like the little princess she is. Zola is spayed, microchipped & current on her shots.
Heather, Adopted December 2013
Once again, WROC found a wonderful family for me. Mom & Dad, Becky & Jim, are the best and I have 2 beautiful sisters, Jessica & Angela. Thank you Angel Annie for watching over me. I am ever so happy. Many Westie Kisses, Heather
HEATHER'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Heather and I just arrived at WROC and for sure, I will not be here long!! I am a beautiful 2 1/2 year old, 19 pound, spayed girl. My shots are current and I am microchipped. I have a wonderful personality, love to play, love being around my people and really enjoy playing with the other Westies. I walk great on my leash and when I see a squirrel in the park, I sit up on my hind legs so I can see better. My foster Mom says it is really cute. I came from a loving home that just could not take care of me, so I am willing and ready to make my next move. I am looking for a family that will spend lots of time with me and love me forever...I promise I will adore you. Westie Kisses, Heather
Hamish, Adopted December 2013
I was so excited when WROC's Jamie brought her family to meet me. They took one look at me and that was that. My new Mom and Dad are Julie & David, sister Jamie, and Westie sister Jamie (2 Jamies & even more extended family). I have settled in so well and my new life is wonderful. Westie Kisses, Hamish
HAMISH'S ORIGINAL STORY: My owner made the hard decision to give me up because she did not have time to spend with me. I am 5 years old & weigh 28 pounds, but I am not fat. I am from England and they grow us Westies bigger there!! All my shots are current and I am nautered & microchipped. I am a happy boy, I love to walk in the park, and I am having the time of my life playing with the Westies here. I really like to cuddle up next to my people and watch TV at night. I am looking forward to my new family. I will move in so easily & will love you forever.
Dolce, now Lucy, Adopted November 2013
My new name is Lucy and I was adopted by very special friends of WROC, Heather & Mark. I am so smitten with them. They take me everywhere and my wish is their command. I am such a lucky girl...this is my perfect home! Thank you Angel Ellie for guiding me here. So many grateful kisses, Lucy
DOLCE'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, my name is Dolce and I am a pretty 3 year old Westie girl. I came to WROC because my family had kids and had no more time for me. In typical Westie fashion, I happily began my new life with barely a glance back. I am fun-loving girl and enjoy sitting on your lap or cuddling up next to you. I enjoy walking in the park and chasing those pesky squirrels. I had surgery on my back knee and will be in recovery for a while. I think I am almost good as new, but my foster Mom keeps telling me to settle down and stay quiet...oh sure!! I am spayed, current on all my shots, and micro-chipped. I will do best as an only dog because I love all of the attention! XOXO Dolce
Ari, Adopted November 2013
My life could not have turned out better. WROC's famous Wolfie and his family, Beth, Stephen & Paige adopted me. I am the happiest most fun Westie girl ever. I love my family, especially Wolfie. He is a wonderful roll model for me and I love this amazing family. Thank you WROC from the bottom of my heart, Ari
ARIANA'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi, my name is Ariana. I am 4-5 uears old, spayed, current on all my shots and microchipped. I am a small Westie at 10 pounds but do not let my size fool you. I have a big girl Westie personality. I love to kill my squeaky toys, to chase my ball, and to run with my foster Westie brothers and sisters. I will flip over for a tummy rub any time of the day or night and I love cuddling with my foster parents. I arrived at WROC from Las Vegas in pretty bad shape. I had an abcessed tooth that ruptured through my face. I am recovering from surgery that removed the tooth and cleaned all my other teeth. Let me hear from you if you think I am divine. Happy Kisses, Ari
Chilly, Adopted October 2013
It was love at first sight when Westie Finnegan met Chilly at the dog park. They chased each other for two hours, tugging on tails and ears, as though they have been with each other their whole lives. We had a grand time watching these two together. They are inseparable and it was obvious that Chilly found her forever home with Aisling, Wes and Finnegan!
CHILLY'S ORIGINAL STORY: Chilly, 6 1/2 year old femaleChilly is a 6.5 year old spayed female that is looking for a forever home. Her owner loved her immensely but the economy took its toll and Chilly's owner had no choice but to bring her to WROC. It was a very difficult decision, but Chilly is settling in with her foster family. Chilly is potty trained, current on her shots and microchipped. She loves to sunbathe, sleep in her person's bed and loves to be under the covers. She loves to play with balls and even has a favorite basketball that she can play with for hours. She will never turn down a game of tug-o-war and knows basic commands such as sit, lay down and stay pretty. She loves all dogs and people and would do wonderful with another playful dog.
Sonja,now Ellie, Adopted October 2013
Meet my new family, WROC's Chance, Mom & Dad, Caroline & Doug, and Jack. I am thrilled with my new digs. I love Chance - we race and play like crazy Westies. My new life is filled with joy and love. I am so very happy. Happier Kisses, Ellie
SONJA'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Sonya and I am a 1 1/2 year old imp! I have lots of energy and I love to investigate everything, I race around the house chasing the other Westies until they tell me to stop. I am spayed, current on all my shots and microchipped. I weigh about 13 pounds. I love WROC's Westie Diet & Highlander Hash is the best food I ever ate, really!! I love attention and will do a happy dance for you just because I like to! Please send in your application, a little doll like me will be very popular. Happy Kisses, Sonya
Max & Kadie, Adopted October 2013
Do you believe in miracles? Well, Max & I certainly do. We were devastated when our Mom left us. We did not know why and could not understand. She loved us so, where did she go? And then a very kind gentle person came for us. We were afraid, she soothed our fears. We were lonely, she filled the hole in our hearts. We were needy, she was there for us. Meet our new Mom Rosie, she is our miracle. Thank you WROC for taking such good care of us. Eternally grateful and happy Westies, Kadie & Max
MAX & KADIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: Max & Kadie came back to WROC because their loving owner, Patti, passed away very suddenly. When the family called, we had a volunteer pick up the dogs within two hours. WROC always takes care of their own. Both Max & Kadie were visibly upset, but are settling into their foster home very nicely. They are wonderful loving dogs, current on all their shots, 6 and 9 years old, and freshly groomed. These two were very well taken care of, loved immensely, and will make their new family very happy. These lucky dogs have a guardian angel looking over them.
Marley, Adopted October 2013
Lucky me, I got to move to the river with my new Mom & Dad, Michelle & Robert. I have the best new home with Westie Daisy. She is a little bossy like most Westie girls, but a sweet boy like me had her turned around in no time. I easily moved right in because I know this is where I belong. Thank you WROC for my forever home! Fun & happy kisses, Marley
MARLEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, my name is Marley and I am a 6 year old neutered male, current on all my shots and microchipped. I have a REALLY short haircut, but it will grow out in no time. My family moved and decided not to take me along, but they brought me to WROC and boy I am glad they did. I am having a great time playing with the Westies, going on walks, chasing the squirrels, and eating that wonderful Westie Diet with Highlander Hash. I am ready for my own family now, one who will have lots of time and love for me. I am a great dog looking for my great family. I have some nice squeaky toys I would like to show you, so send in the application. XOXO Marley
Penelope, now Penny, Adopted September 2013
When shelter staff sent out a plea on my behalf because I was so frightened being in the shelter, WROC knew that a little foster care would be the best thing for me! How lucky can a girl be! Not only did they fix me up, but they found me the very best home ever with Mom Lisa and WROC's very own Dougie! Thank you for this fabulous home! Love Penelope
PENELOPE'S ORIGINAL STORY: Meet little Penelope; a very rare breed indeed from a magical land far far away. She is a 9.5 lb "West Lowland" White Terrier. Though she looks a little different from her cousins the West Highland, Penelope’s origin descended from the lower flat coastal lands that occupy parts of the Scotland counties. The "Lowland" was originally bred to protect the red squirrel of any impending danger, which happens to be the most popular and well loved mammal of Loch Lomond. Quite the opposite of our West Highland squirrel hunting terriers!
Penelope is 2-3 years of age, spayed, microchipped and current on her shots. She is a little shy upon meeting new people, but warms up quickly. She is a little dancing dog with some very sweet dance moves. She has mastered the Bunny Hop and she Twirls for Treats. She loves all dogs, and though new noises startle her, she is quickly learning that all these new sounds are part of normal house living. She is a magical little girl that wants to be loved and wants a home to call her own
Maddie, Adopted September 2013
I was adopted by Mom & Dad, Rebekah & Marshall. I join Westies Milo & Mina in my new home. Mom & Dad are active in San Francisco Westie Rescue and long time lovers of Westies. The minute they saw me, even when I did not look so good, they knew that I was meant for their family. I moved in easily and now I rule their roost! Thank you WROC for saving me and finding this wonderful family to care for me. XOXO Maddie
MADELINE'S ORIGINAL STORY: In 7 short weeks, I have improved so much. I am a butterfly emerging from my cocoon. I feel so much better and I just love to race and play. The Westie Diet and that fantastic Highlander Hash have me getting better every day.
When I was little girl, I dreamed of growing up to be a beautiful Westie with flowing white hair, leaping through the meadows chasing butterflies. Now that I am with WROC, it is just a matter of time before my dream becomes reality. They are hard at work with their skin regime that consists of soothing medicated baths, vet prescribed meds, home made meals served warm, and oh, the softest of beds! I am so small (all of 11 pounds), 6 years old, spayed, current on all my shots and now I will relax, chase the birds in the park (haven't seen the butterflies yet, but I know they are out there!) while the magic is being performed before my very own eyes. Comfortable and relieved, Madeline
Reggie, Adopted September 2013 - WROC's 300th Adoption!
WROC is thrilled to announce our 300th adoption, Sweet Reggie. He is the perfect representation of our mission in rescue. Reggie has diabetes, his owner could not keep him, his previous agency would not take him back, so his owners called WROC. He was welcomed with open arms, great vet care, and his diabetes was under control within 2 weeks. He is now enjoying life with his new family, Linda & Jim, and Westies Sugar Cookie, Chrissy, and Chappy. We are so happy that we could assist Reggie on his journey to happily ever after.
MOM Linda writes it best: Reggie is so loved here with us. He is quite the gentleman. He loves to play tug of war with his parents and.or siblings. His favorite sibling is Chrissy. He finds her when she wanders outside and we call her in for dinner. Reggie loves 70's rock and has expensive taste for imported Celtic cheese as a very special treat. He is an absolute joy...just like the rest of the pack.
REGGIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am a beautiful 7 year old neutered male. I was a very young rescue and placed in what I thought was my forever home for the past 7 years, but my family has a newborn and a toddler. About 9 months ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes, so I require insulin shots in the morning and at night, as well as a special low carb diet. I am affectionate, loyal and sweet-natured. I love going on walks and am very gentle around people and other dogs. I really enjoy baths and snuggling on the couch or bed. Would you open your heart and home to a handsome boy like me? You will not be sorry, I will love you with all my heart and soul. Reggie
Whitney, Adopted September 2013
Whitney's Mom Liz says it best: We just love Whitney. She has everyone wrapped around her little paw. She is so sweet natured and follows us around the house. Loves rabbit and lizard chasing :) She loves to have her tummy rubbed. All day if you'll do it. She's quite an extraordinary sweetheart!!!
WHITNEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Whitney and I am a beautiful 7 year old, spayed girl. Sadly, my family just could not keep me anymore, so they made the right decision and called WROC. It was a very good decision because I am having the time of my life. I am playing, investigating, walking, riding, and I loving all my new experiences. I am a gentle and quiet soul but I love the company of everyone and everything. I am smart too - walked right out the doggie door just like a pro. Westie Jack and I went flying around the backyard checking out squirrels. Wow, such fun to have a playmate and I love power walking to and from the park. XOXO Whitney
Wyatt, Adopted September 2013
I was adopted by Cathy, the best mom ever! I've come a long way from shelter life and things can only get better from here on out! My mom thinks I am the best and I think she is too! Thank you WROC for getting me out of the San Diego shelter and into a forever home! Love Wyatt
WYATT'S ORIGINAL STORY: This is Wyatt, another Westie in a San Diego shelter. No one came for him because of his mild skin issues which will not be an issue after a few weeks in foster care. He was obviously neglected but with medicated baths, nutritious meals and some TLC, he will make a full recovery. He is very sweet and gets along with all dogs. He is 1-2 years old, microchipped, current on his shots and neutered. Give us a little time to get to know his personality and check back often to see his progress.
Mackie, Adopted August 2013
WROC found the perfect Dad for me. My new Dad David says that I am a wonderful dog and that it seems like I have always lived here. I am SOOOO happy, I love my basketball, and I love my new life. I never thought that I would be a rescue dog, but thanks to WROC, I have the happiest of endings. Happy Kisses, Mackie
MACKIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am a 6 year old neutered male, current on all my shots and microchipped. My family life changed and I arrived at WROC. It took me a bit to adjust, but now I am back to my happy energetic self. I love to go on walks and I love playing with my ball. I enjoy the company of the other Westies and I even like big dogs. I am quite the charmer with people and dogs alike. I would like an active family who has time to spend with a handsome boy like me. I will be your best friend for life. XOXO Mackie
Markie, now Lincoln, Adopted August 2013
I was adopted by Mom & Dad Liz & Mark, and the fabulous 14 year old Westie Gwynn. I fit right in with my new family and moved in with ease. It is so good to have my own home again. I am happy and content. Thank you WROC!! More kisses, Lincoln
MARKIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Markie and I am a handsome 5 year old neutered male. My Mom got sick and could not keep me. It was really hard, losing the only family I had ever known, but I am a resilient Westie and WROC welcomed me with open arms. Thank you Laura for the ride!! So here I am, enjoying the beach, playing with my foster buddies, and anticipating my next move. I am very sweet and love being around my people. I would love to hear from you if you have the time for a wonderful boy like me. Kisses, Markie
Dillon, now Dylan, Adopted August 2013
I am the happiest pup ever, really!! I have my new home with Mom & Dad Megann & Jon and Westie Sally. It is so wonderful to have a family that adores me and a sister that will play, play, play. Thank you WROC for saving me and giving me a second chance at this wonderful new life!! XOXOXO Dylan
DILLON'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Dillon and I am just about 2 years old and weigh 12 pounds. I am a fun loving little monkey. I love to run, play and throw my toys in the air. I roll in the grass and dance for my dinner (breakfast too!). I had a hard start, landing in the shelter. I was matted to the skin and covered in fleas and ticks. WROC took extra care to save my coat and I stood by patiently as they brushed and trimmed me. Look at me now, cute as a button and waiting happily for my new family. I am a smart boy and I really want to please. So give me a jingle if you would like to mingle!! Dillon
Truman, now Rex, Adopted August 2013
I was adopted by Kristin & Westie Oliver. My new Mom is so patient with me as I learn their ways. I really like it here and am so very grateful for this calm and loving home. Happy Westie Kisses, Rex
TRUMAN'S ORIGINAL STORY: My family's lifestyle changed and they could not keep me anymore, so lucky for me, they called WROC. I am still settling in but as you can see, I am a beautiful small 14 pound neutered Westie (with a really short haircut!!). I LOVE LOVE LOVE to go on walks - we just did 2 miles this morning and I could have done more. When we stopped, I hopped into my foster Mom's lap and sat there very quietly and happily. I figured if I was very still, she would let me stay and it worked!! I would like a happy calm household that will love me forever. XOXO Truman
Scotch & Soda, Adopted August 2013
We are so happy we got to stay together. Our new Dad, Michael, is the greatest. We have settled into our new home perfectly. Many kisses, Scotch & Soda
SCOTCH & SODA'S ORIGINAL STORY: This adorable pair are Scotch, a 7 year old Scottie and Soda, a 8 year old Westie. Both boys are neutered, microchipped and current on all their shots. They are house and leash trained. They are a fun loving pair, but they most enjoy being wherever their people are.
They both have a wonderful sense of time and know exactly when it is time to eat. They are very vocal when the crunches rattle and can hardly wait to enjoy their food. When it is time for bed and the lights go off there is never a sound until morning.
They love riding in the car and walking on their leashes. They behave like little gentlemen. They are looking for a wonderful home that will love and pamper them. In return, they will love you unconditionally.
Spartacus, adopted August 2013
As it turns out, Spartacus is indeed the lucky one. He will be staying with WROC, enjoying his meals, trips to the dog park, and basking in the the sun. Senior dogs are very special pets and we hope that Spartacus' story will inspire you to consider bringing a senior dog into your life. The rewards are amazing.
SPARTACUS' ORIGINAL STORY: I found your dog at the shelter today. He was in a cage with six other dogs, curled up in the corner trying to sleep. They told me you said you were moving and that he is an outdoor dog only but sleeps in the garage at night. He is frail, tired, and his bones are showing through. He was listless, and couldn’t walk to the parking lot so I carried him. We headed straight for the vet where he was hospitalized for dehydration and his gums were awfully infected. He was frightened and confused but I did my best to reassure him everything would be okay. I was so excited to bring your gentle senior home but two hours after our homecoming he had a seizure. This left him temporarily blind and unable to walk. I felt so grateful that he was with me when this happened instead of being alone in that shelter. He most likely would have died. But please don’t worry about him because he recovered rather beautifully after 5 more days in the hospital. The staff was wonderful and gave him plenty of kisses and assured him that someone loves him very much. His eyesight returned and he is walking again. He moves slowly but we aren’t in a rush for anything. It took some time, but when he gave me my first kiss I thanked him for giving me the chance to love him unconditionally. Naturally, he loves soft beds and all the comfort that indoor living brings. He is slowly learning to trust humans again. I find this to be bittersweet. He has a huge appetite and I’m happy to oblige. Did you know his favorite thing is to have the inside of his ears rubbed? You may have been too busy to hug him which is a shame because he is quite fond of them. He has a lot of love to give and asks for so little. Again, please don’t worry about him. He is in good hands now and we will do our best to give him a lifetime of hugs in the amount of time we have together. He may be the lucky one, after all.
Summer, adopted August 2013
There were smiles all around when my new Mom & Dad, Larry & Liz, came to meet me. Mom & Dad are long time Westie Rescue of OC supporters and they were watching me from the moment I came to WROC. Once they arrived to meet me, my feet never touched the ground and I just loved it. They even brought neighbor Russ with them and he thought I was spectacular! I have big shoes to fill, but I know Westie Angel Shannon is looking out for me. Thank you WROC for my new family-it could not be more perfect. Summer
SUMMER'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Summer. I had forgotten what it was like to get a meal twice a day and have a soft fluffy place to lay my head at night. I’ve been wandering the streets for awhile trying to make it on my own. A kind citizen turned me in to WROC & they have taken such good care of me! I am ready for my new home where I can explore and play. I am about 4 years old, spayed, and weigh 16.5 lbs.
Maxie, adopted August 2013
I got to go home with Nikki, WROC's Coach & Gina,, & Tyler (and Momma & Papa). I love our ranch lifestyle with horses, chickens, and Westies. Life could not get any better or more exciting. I have the most caring family ever. Thank you WROC - I am happy and so very content. Maxie
MAXIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Maxie and I am a frisky fun loving 3 year old Westie. The shelter found me in the "night drop" and immediately called WROC. You see, I need a little attention to my underside and WROC is famous for taking care of Westie skin. I will be good as new very soon. In the meantime, I am enjoying my foster buddies and WROC's Westie Diet. I LOVE Highlander Hash!!
My foster Mom says that I am a very smart boy. I am working on my housetraining and will have that down in no time. I enjoy walking in the park and riding in the car. I am neutered and current on all my shots. Hope to meet my new family very soon. XOXO Maxie
Nothing better than 4 white Westies on the white couch!!
Dougie, adopted July 2013
Have you heard that "good things come to those who wait"? Well, I am living proof that it is true. I waited a very long time for my perfect home and it was so worth it. My new Mom Lisa is everything that I dreamed about, patient, loving and caring. A huge thank you to my foster Mom, Karen E who guided me on my journey to my new life! Grateful kisses, Dougie
DOUGIE'S ORGINAL STORY: My name is Dougie and I am ready for a new "forever home" in a patient, loving home with parents who will understand that I am a good dog who gets scared with new experiences. I would love another small dog companion. I love to walk on a leash and play with toys. I am crate trained and love the Westie Diet. It has been a long road for me from the high-kill shelter, but I'm ready to leave all of that behind and be a faithful, loyal companion for the right family. Would you consider making my life complete? I would be so grateful. XOXO Dougie
Christina, now Chrissy, Adopted July 2013
Chrissy was adopted by our good friends, Linda & Jim, parents of Chappy & WROC's Sugar Cookie. MOM LINDA SAYS IT BEST: Dear WROC, have you heard the little piece of wisdom that says "sometimes you don't get what you want...you get something better." Well that is what has happened to this pack. She fits so well, she was meant to be ours!!
CHRISSY'S ORIGINAL STORY: When the shelter called WROC, our volunteers jumped into motion. Within hours, Laura picked me up, drove to meet Barbara & Mark, who then delivered me to WROC. WROC's teamwork is the best!! Turns out, I was in really bad shape. I had been bitten while at the shelter and I developed pneumonia. It was touch and go and I spent 5 days in intensive care, but I am a Westie and we are made of strong stuff!! I am fully recovered. I love this wonderful Westie Diet and my very own warm bed. I am about 10 years old, spayed, microchipped, and current on all my shots. I am a quiet, sweet girl who would love a calm and gentle family. XOXO Christina
Donovan, now Angus, adopted July 2013
I was adopted by the best Mom & Dad ever, Emily & Bill. They waited for just the right dog and it was me!! Mom says I am the perfect sweet dog for their family. I am finally home and very happy. Lots of sweet kisses, Angus
DONOVAN'S ORIGINAL STORY: Who would have thought that being in a county shelter would be the right place? For Donovan this is exactly what it meant and it was a life or death situation. We stumbled upon him and found a horrible matted mess that was clearly suffering in the extreme heat. He was curled up in the back of a cage with just one day left due to shelter over-crowding. He had no chance of being adopted & we did not know what was beyond the matted mess, but what we did know for sure is that we were bringing this “forgotten dog” home to heal and rest. He had to be completely shaved, but was so happy for a soft bed and warm food. Donovan is 4 years old, neutered & current on his shots. This is one VERY sweet dog
Emmie, adopted July 2013
I was adopted by Mom & Dad Melanie & Mark, Matthew & Molly and Westie Maxie. I fit right in with the "M" names! MOM MELANIE WRITES: Emmie & Maxie have settled in nicely and are getting along well. It's fun to watch them nudge each other on their walks and run around the backyard together. We love Emmie! She is so cuddly and sweet. She is very active and energetic, then she crashes for a nap. So glad to have her in our family!
EMMIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Emmie and I just arrived at WROC. Here is what they know so far: I am approximately 7 months old, spayed and current on all my shots. I am all puppy energy and I love to run, play, and chase. I would like a family who can give me lots of time, attention and training. I am as cute as can be and I love to have fun. Hope to hear from you soon, Emmie
Bogie, Adopted July 2013
Bogie found his forever home with his new mom Kelli. These two go everywhere together and Bogie is now living the life he was always meant to be living. And we couldn't be happier for them both!
Note from Bogie's new mom: I hit the lottery with this boy! He does not want to leave my side, and I never want him to. He has figured out his bed which is too big for him but he looks like the prince! I love him so much. Thank you for matching me with Bogie because he is simply amazing!
BOGIE'S ORIGINAL STORY: My life did not start out perfect. I am just a baby that was dropped off at the shelter by my previous owner. I was no longer wanted and it broke my heart. I was filthy, had mats the size of golf balls behind my ears and was way too thin. When I first arrived, I was reserved, but that all changed in a matter of days! Turns out that I am a party boy! I am sweet and I am quick to learn. I love playing with all the dogs here and they love me too. My rescuer said I can now have anything that I want, so this is what I want…I want people to take care of me. I want the soft-pillow feeling under my head, & a sweet hand to rub my chin. I want hugs & kisses and someone to play fetch with. I want toys that a puppy should have, walks in the park and trips to the beach. I want to be a puppy. I want someone to love me, protect me, guide me and show me the world. I want my meals served twice a day. And I want sardines and turkey, too. You see, I just want things all safe and familiar. And in return, I will give you my heart. XOXO Bogie
Meggie & Sammi, Adopted June 2013
We were so happy to meet our new Mom Pam and Sis Katie. Mom is from a long line of Westie lovers including WROC's previous adopters Debbie & Bill who adopted Calle. We all met in beautiful San Diego and had a wonderful time at the beach. San Diego rocks - we watched Westie Joey surf, walked on the beach, and then travelled home with our wonderful new Mom. We are so happy and thankful for our new adventure. We are two very happy Westies that were able to stay together. Thank you from the bottom of our happpy hearts. XOXO Meggie & Sammi
MEGGIE & SAMMI'S ORIGINAL STORY: Hi there, we are Meggie & Sammi. Our Mom was sick and she just could not take care of us anymore. She knew that WROC would find us the best home ever, so here we are, waiting patiently for our new family. We love walking in the park and we walk great together. We are happy polite girls, completely housetrained, spayed, and current on all of our shots. If you have lots of love to give, we have lots of kisses waiting for you. Meggie & Sammi
Carlee, Adopted June 2013
My feet barely touched the ground in California before previous WROC adopters Ann & Larry swooped me up. My new sister, Hope, is from WROC too and we are the best of friends. I am one happy California girl and I adore my new family. Westie Kisses, Carlee
CARLEE'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Carlee and I am a 4-5 year old, 16 pound spayed Westie girl I travelled all the way from Las Vegas to Southern California and it was quite a journey. I am now safe and sound with WROC and very grateful for all of the attention.I am a very fun girl and love to play with my ball. I will sneak up into the big bed and lie very quietly so you might not notice me. I just love it there! I am a great walker, ride well in the car, and I am very social, just an all around great Westie. Hoping to hear from my perfect family really soon. XOXO Carlee
Scout, Adopted June 2013
I have been adopted and I am very happy! Thank you WROC for finding me my forever home.
SCOUT'S ORIGINAL STORY: Scout is a healthy spayed 1.5 year old female (DOB 11/22/11) that is looking for her forever home. She is full of wonderful energy and is happy to play with toys, dogs and people alike. She is crate trained; sleeping soundly at night and is ready for a good time once the alarm clock goes off. Grooming puts her to sleep and one of her most favorite things is to be cuddled with.
There is no price for kisses as she freely gives them away to anyone. She is quite the flirt with a house full of Westie boys, but welcomes the company of the girls too. She will surely steal your heart as she has ours.
Blake, now Henry, Adopted May 2013
I first met her at WROC's picnic. I thought she was wonderful so I was on my best behavior, hoping she would like me. I was nervous, but put on a good show, taking cookies gently from her hand and giving her a kiss or two. Then she was gone. I was back with my foster family, but I missed her. Would I ever see her again? And then, a few days later, she came back for me. I was elated...I love my new Mom. Her name is Music and she is "the one" - everything I was hoping for. She adores me and my life is very good now, no more hard times. Thank you WROC for saving me!! More kisses than you can imagine, Blake
BLAKE'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Blake and I am a 13 pound, 6-7 years old, neutered boy. My life was so hard. I wandered the streets, scrapping for every bit of food that I could find. I was matted and dirty and so malnourished that you could see all the bones in my little body. I was picked up by the shelter and they immediately called WROC. I was so exhausted, I slept for a week. Slowly, I emerged from my trauma and realized I was safe. I had my own warm bed. And the food, oh the glorious food - all that I could eat! The Westie Diet with Highlander Hash is so so good!!! I walk perfectly on a leash and I quickly learned housetraining. I will be the perfect little pet for my new family. Waiting patiently for "the one", Blake
Cruiser, now MacIntosh, Adopted April 2013
My new name is Mac and I was adopted by previous adopters Mom & Dad, Justine and Michael, brother & sister Grace and Jack, Westie brother, Chester and WROC's own Lucy. I love Grace and she is teaching me how to be a great Westie. My big family is wonderful and the love and attention are just what I needed. Happy Kisses, Mac
CRUISER'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Cruiser and I am a 9 month 16 pound boy. I am a high energy fun guy and I would like a family who will have time to give me lots of attention. I am working on my house training and leash skills. My foster Mom says I am very smart and that I learn very quickly. If you are an active family who would love a youngster like me, I would love to hear from you. On my way to the vet very soon to be neutered and microchipped. XOXO Cruiser
Paisley, Adopted April 2013
I was adopted by long term friend of WROC, Theresa and Westie Sofia. My new family is wonderful and I am such a happy girl. Sofia showed me around and now I feel right a home. Mom says I am the perfect addition to their family. Many thanks and happy tail wags!!! Paisley
PAISLEY'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am just in to WROC. My name is Paisley and I am 6 years old and weigh about 17 pounds. I am a beautiful girl with a beautiful spirit. WROC needs a little time to find out about adorable me. Check back soon. XOXO Paisley
Pearl, Adopted April 2013
Jonathan and Felipe were looking for a very special dog to love and spoil and now Pearl's new life has just begun. They knew the moment they met her that she was the girl for them and Pearl sealed the deal with lots of tail wagging and kisses. Pearl's previous life of neglect is far behind her and she shall never have another worry in the world. Pearl is enjoying her walks, and loves to snuggle with her new family and we couldn't be happier for this fabulous trio!
PEARL'S ORIGINAL STORY: When Pearl found herself lost and being chased by good Samaritans who were trying to get her off of a very busy street, divine intervention stepped in when they managed to corner this very frightened little girl in a stranger's front yard. This stranger turned out to be a friend of WROC. She was filthy, matted, malnourished and just worn out from living on the streets for what appeared to be a very long time. After several weeks of warm delicious meals, lots of rest and excellent vet care, Pearl has regained her strength, put on a few pounds and is enjoying the security and love that foster care offers. Pearl's confidence has blossomed and this very sweet, 16 lb girl is ready for her very own lap to call her own. Might that be you?
Gina, now Gigi, Adopted April 2013
I am the luckiest girl in the world. I got to go home with WROC's Coach's family! Thank you everyone who contributed for my surgery. My knee is just great and I can run as fast as the boys. I love my new family almost as much as they love me...can you say "princess Gigi"?
GINA'S ORIGINAL STORY: My owner was really down on her luck and she could not care for me. Life was hard, I was shuffled from home to home & I really did not understand what was happening. Then one day, we went on a long drive and I was delivered to WROC. Scary at first, but my foster Mom hugged me and told me everything would be fine. I was whisked off to the vet where I got all my shots. The vet discovered that I need knee surgery but my knee will be good as new. I am am a really sweet girl and I love to give kisses. I will love you forever. Love, Gina
Merri, now Chelsea, Adopted March 2013
I have travelled a very long road to my adoption, but I am the happiest girl ever with my new family, Mom & Dad, Renee & Richard, and my very own kids, James & Grace. I am a great example of what rescue is all about. I was saved from a very hard life and now I get to be a spoiled Westie princess. Yes, life is very good. Much Westie Love, Merri
MERRI'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Merri and I was found wandering the streets during the Christmas season. I once had an owner, but not a very responsible one. I was used to breed puppies over and over again and I was so tired. I found myself in quite a predicament; pregnant, sick and in a shelter. When WROC came for me, I could barely hold my head up, my breathing was very labored and my nose was runny. A week of good food, antibiotics, vitamins and love and care helped give me the strength to carry on. Then came my puppies...it was touch and go, I was so sick and the pups so fragile. But I was a trooper. I knew the puppies needed me and with WROC's help and attention, I got better and my pups got strong and healthy. I am feeling great now. I am spayed, microchipped and current on all my shots. I am looking for a new "leash" on life, would you be my new family? XO Merri
Oliver, Adopted March 2013
WROC found me the best family ever with Amber & Mark. They took one look at me and knew I was the one for them. I fell in love the minute I saw them. A perfect match!! Thank you WROC for my brand new life. Sweet happy kisses, Oliver
OLIVER'S ORIGINAL STORY: I found myself in a shelter waiting for my family to come, but they never did. I waited some more to be adopted, but no one did. Hard to understand because I am such a sweet lovable boy. Little did I know that WROC was watching me and they rescued me from that scary place as soon as I was available to rescue. I am one of the lucky ones and I am grateful. I am 1 year old, a baby really, neutered and current on all my shots. I love to walk, play and run. I am working on my house manners and my foster Mom says that I am very smart. My little floppy ears just add to my charm! If you are looking for a cutie like me, send in that application. I am waiting for my family!!! XOXO Oliver
Bella, Adopted March 2013
OMG, I was adopted by Mom & Dad, Pam & Bill and I have a great Westie family with Molly and WROC's Wally. My Westie family extends even further to Callie & Mini-Cooper who were adopted by Kim, another member of the family. WOW, this is the greatest. Mom says I am a perfect addition to the family. Happily ever after, Bella
BELLA'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Bella and I am a pretty 7 year old, 19 pound, spayed Westie girl. My family could not keep me anymore & being the savvy Westie girl that I am, I took over my foster home with ease. I am very social and sweet and I just exude girl power. My foster Mom says that I am a great girl. I am looking for a family who understands us Westies and will have time to spend with me. Waiting patiently, Bella
Moose, Adopted March 2013
Dreams really do come true for rescued dogs! I was fostered in the same foster home with my pal Henry, and after he got adopted, he dialed me up for a play date. I purposely wiggled my way into Mahmoud and Peri's heart, and the next thing I know, I am officially adopted! How's that for being charming! My new life with Henry and Silky Terrier Dodo brings so much joy to my new folks and I couldn't ask for better parents. Our home is filled with love and joy and I am one very happy little guy!
Moose's Original Story: This darling boy was dropped off at the shelter by his owner. It was apparent he lived outdoors & in desperate need of rescue. Moose is approximately 8 years old. He endured two grooming sessions but then a small, beautiful 15 pound boy emerged. His eagerness to learn and please is so endearing. Moose is now current on his shots, neutered, microchipped. Moose is a wonderful, gentle little guy looking for a home to call his very own.
Henry, Adopted March 2013
Henry waited a long time for the perfect family, but the moment Mahmoud and Peri saw our sweetheart, his long wait finally came to an end. They felt that giving a home to an older dog in need is the perfect tribute to their beloved Westie; Corky. Henry is now at home with Dodo, his new silky terrier sibling, playing with lots of toys, lots of walks and a lot of love!
HENRY'S ORIGINAL STORY: When Henry arrived, he was so exhausted from his extended stay at the shelter. His owner promised to come for him, but decided against it, thankfully. He slept a week solid, tightly curled up as though he was trying to keep himself warm, not realizing he didn’t have to worry about that anymore. In the several weeks he’s been with us, he has become an incredible dog! He is quite full of himself actually, and thinks he must keep order in the house. He loves all people and dogs and he finds strolling around town with his person to be one of his most favorite things. He gives so much and asks for very little. He truly is a special boy.
Gus, Adopted March 2013
My new dad Shaun is the greatest! He wanted me at my worst and waited patiently for me to heal. My new life is filled with walks, family outings and a lot of love. Dad Shaun writes "Just wanted to let you know that Gus is everything you said he would be and more. He is eating and sleeping well – my guess is that he is sleeping so well because we were walking all day yesterday and spent half the evening playing with other dogs at The Grove". Thank you WROC for this fabulous new life! Love Gus
GUS' ORIGINAL STORY: All Westies at WROC are special, but Gus is a very lucky boy that had a lot of people rooting for him. This sweet boy, that we believe to be approximately 5 years old was picked up by Animal Control as a stray and taken to a high kill shelter. Not knowing he was injured, Gus sat in the shelter for several days, sharing a kennel with 13 other dogs. Our friends at SAFE Rescue drove a long way to WROC where he was taken to our vet immediately. X-rays indicated a ruptured abdominal wall that allowed his intestines and fatty tissue normally found behind the muscles in the abdomen to push through, most likely sustained from being hit by a car. Gus underwent emergency surgery and while he was under anesthesia, blood pressure was dangerously dropping. Gus needed time to get stronger, and a week later, he underwent a second surgery to finish repairing all of his internal injuries. Throughout his ordeal, one would have never known Gus was hurting. This brave little dog will make a full recovery. Gus is a very happy boy that does not dwell on yesterday; he enjoys today and is looking forward to Christmas. Thank you to LifeLine 4 Paws for their very generous sponsorship and to Jean-Louis & Grace and Brent & Libby for their very generous donation toward Gus’ care.
Merri's Miracle Puppies, Pinot, Grigio, Merlot & Bud, Adopted February 2013
Pinot & Bud, now Faith & Finnegan
Adopted by Jennifer & Mike
Merlot, now Ellie
Adopted by previous WROC adopters, Denise & David & Westie Oliver
Grigio, now Lucy
Adopted by Kristi & Tomas
Jaxson, Adopted February 2013
WROC found me a wonderful young family with a great Westie sister Molly. I knew the minute I looked into their eyes that they were the perfect ones for me. Me & Molly race and play and then we collapse. Life is grand. Thank you WROC for making the right decision for me. XOXO Jack
JAXSON'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Jaxson and I am 15 months old, current on all my shots, and microchipped. I love to run, play, and dash around the yard. I love my foster buddies and we play until we all collapse exhausted. I have a really cute personality and I really like my foster Mom & Dad. If I am not running around with my buds, I am cuddling with my people. I am very handsome after my trip to the beauty salon I am looking for an active family that knows about us Westies and likes to have fun!! I would love a brother or sister or maybe even both. See you soon. Westie Kisses, Jaxson
Coach, Adopted February 2013
WROC found the greatest family for me. I have an extended family with my new Mom, Nichole, Nana & Papa, and of course Westie Tyler. We have 2 acres of land to play on with horses, chickens, and all kinds of things to chase. My wish really came true, I can be the active playful boy that I am and I am very much loved. Thank you everyone who helped me with my journey home. XOXO Coach
COACH'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Coach and I am a handsome 4 year old, 23 pound, neutered male. I love to walk & run, play chase me, and run figure eights around the room. I love to be with my people & I am highly entertaining. I would like a family who would spend lots of time with me and a brother or sister Westie would be nice. I am current on all my shots and microchipped. Waiting to hear from you, Coach
Duffy, Adopted January 2013
Diane & Lloyd, previous WROC adopters, are my new Mom & Dad. They took one look at me and that was that. I am on my way to a great new adventure with big dog Barney. There is snow here, and deer and rabbits and squirrels abound. What more could a Westie ask for? AND I get to mind the store with Mom & Dad. Life is grand and I am the happiest boy ever. XOXO Duffy
DUFFY'S ORIGINAL STORY: I am Duffy and I lived all of my life with my Dad who was retired and able to give me so much attention and love. Then one dreadful day came when Daddy got ill and “passed away”. I was so sad and mourned this incredible loss yet I knew how lucky I was to have him for so many years. I am a sweet mellow guy who loves everyone and every thing. I am looking for someone who wants a loyal lap dog and will let me sit by your feet adoringly. I am 8 years old, 25 pounds, current on all of my shots and neutered.
Piper, Adopted January 2013
WROC found my very special family, previous adopters Kevin & Amanda & Westie Chloe. They are so kind and gentle with me. Chloe & I are becoming fast friends and my new year and my new life have begun. Thank you WROC & Karen E for making it all possible. Happy Kisses, Piper
PIPER'S ORIGINAL STORY: My name is Piper and I am a 4-5 year old, spayed female. I spent the entire month of December in a shelter. I waited and waited, my spirit was sinking and I was very sad, but no one came. Finally, the shelter called WROC and asked them to come for me. Within the hour, my special angel arrived and took me home. I never looked back, my spirit soared, Christmas wishes do come true! I am happy again and looking forward to a wonderful new year! I am a very special girl looking for a very special family. XOXO Piper
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