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Rescue is their last chance,
So we will make it their best chance ~WROC
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All of our rescues are fostered in private homes throughout California where they receive medical care and rehabilitation. Not all of our rescues are posted until they are ready for adoption as all rescues are evaluated by their foster home over a 2 - 4 week period or sometimes longer. When we place a rescue, we try to do everything we can to make this transition their very last.
Our website & Petfinder are constantly being updated so you can be assured that you are viewing dogs that are adoptable. Please note, we do NOT charge an application fee.
Sometimes the world seems like a cold, cynical place where miracles only seem to come around Christmas time. That's when you start hearing about "Christmas miracles," those amazing tales about dogs like me overcoming impossible odds. It is almost Christmas but that’s really not my story.
I had a pretty good life. Some may not agree because I was abandoned behind a shop building when I was about a year old. I was young, homeless and worried, but a stranger took me in who was also homeless living in a car behind the same building. It didn’t take long before the shop owner saw we were trespassing so he did the most amazing thing. He set us up in the apartment above the shop and for the next six years, he took care of my owner and me. He made sure we always had enough to eat and even took care of my vet needs.
Things change though, my owner got sick and was moved to hospice care and that’s why I am now with WROC. The shop owner wants the best for me and it is his wish that I find a new home for Christmas. But I don’t think he realizes that my life was Christmas year round because of his huge gentle heart and compassion for people and animals alike.
I think he is Santa Claus! Actually all of us at WROC think so!
I have great memories. I am lucky. I am safe, loved and cared for and will wait patiently until my new forever home is found. I will never forget my owner or Santa Claus. Maybe I am a Christmas miracle after all. How many girls can say Santa Claus checked in on them every single day? It’s still a wonderful life thanks to a homeless man and a kind shop owner.
I am 7 years old, sweet as can be, spayed, shots are current and I am microchipped. My coat was shaved down, but it will grow back. On the bright side, I will not need to go to the groomer for months!!!
Our groomer Mr. Pet did a fabulous job on Rex. Our boy is beautiful again.
Rex was turned in by an owner who said that "he got bad really fast". Clearly, poor Rex was the victim of years of neglect. He lost a lot of weight, his skin was badly infected and he had to deal with other neglect issues such as infections. We immediately started our skin regime of daily soft scrub medicated baths and vet prescribed medicine and low and behold, we have a gorgeous boy.
Rex will always need frequent baths and skin exfoliation. We are looking for a special family...one who will give this Westie boy all the love and care that he so deserves. Rex is happy again, he plays with his ball and soft squeaky toys. Rex is 21 pounds, neutered, and current on all his shots.
Is there a place in your heart for him?
Hi there, my friends call me Fitz. Animal Control found me wandering the streets and took me to the shelter. I waited patiently, but my owners never came for me. I felt like no one cared about me and I was sad. Little did I know WROC was looking out for me and they brought me home. What a life-changer!!
I am a sweet, strong guy. I love to walk and am working on my leash training. I really enjoy being petted and will sit quietly by your side. I am 8-9 years old, 22 pounds, current on my shots and microchipped. Unfortunately for me, the shelter gave me a buzz cut, but it is only hair and it will grow back. I would really like a family to love, one that would never lose me again. XOXO Fitz
My name is Will and I am a 9 year old neutered male Westie. My family gave me up and I was very sad at first and did not understand what was happening, but I am recovering from the loss and am discovering how good my new life can be.
It is so nice to be in the house again and to go on long walks. I especially love my new food and happily clean my bowl. I have very good house manners and enjoy hanging out with my new people. I am really ready for my new home. Hope to hear from you soon.
My owner gave up Skipper & me because they were moving and unable to take us with them. We transitioned into our foster home very nicely. I am a typical Westie girl, bossy & beautiful. I get very excited when I see my leash because I know its time to go for a walk (so does Skipper).
I really enjoy my new diet of Highlander Hash, it is so yummy. I am looking for a Westie-savvy family, hopefully with Skipper, who understands us Westies and will cherish us forever! I am 17 pounds, spayed, microchipped, and my shots are current.
My owner gave up Tigger & me because they were moving and unable to take us with them. We transitioned into our foster home very nicely. I am a typical Westie boy, good natured and gorgeous. I get very excited when I see my leash because I know its time to go for a walk (so does Tigger).
I really enjoy my new diet of Highlander Hash, it is so yummy. I am looking for a Westie-savvy family, hopefully with Tigger, who understands us Westies and will cherish us forever! I am 20 pounds, neutered, microchipped, and my shots are current.
Chester is a gorgeous 7 year old male Westie. He is a great dog who has had some challenges in his life. He has Addison's which requires a once a month shot. He will lead a normal happy life with this treatment.
Chester will do well with other Westies and an experienced Westie owner. He enjoys walking and basking in the sun. He is neutered, microchipped, and current on all his shots.
The Perry Fund - Established for our Seniors
The “Perry Fund” has been established in honor of this special and deserving Westie. Donations to this fund will assist in our mission to provide the best medical care for our seniors and others, and ensure their comfort while in our care.
Our Perry crossed the Rainbow Bridge on December 1, 2009. If you would like to donate in memory of Perry and for our seniors, click here to donate by Paypal: DONATE TO THE PERRY FUND
Please take a look at our very special page "The Perry Fund"
WROC is not affiliated with any other Westie rescue group in the Southern CA area. We are the only recognized 501(c)(3) non profit corporation in Califonia recognized by the West Highland White Terrier Club of America. All of our funds and efforts go to the rescue and support of our Westies.
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