a 501(c)(3) non profit California corp, EIN #26-3124447
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 3 - 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.
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, we think she is closer to 2 which would explain why she is able to jump up on a very high bed with ease! In the short few weeks we've had her, she has blossomed with such curiosity, and her zest for life is endearing.
Her first day at the dog park was a grand day indeed. She paired up with another terrier and they chased each other and tumbled around for a solid hour. Zola has wonderful energy, but she is also a snuggle bug. She prefers to sleep with her person, but she is also content to sleep in a crate next to your bed. Zola likes to play with other dogs and often initiates the play though we would prefer to see her in 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 very attentive, obedient and wants to please. She yearns for a place and person to call her own.
Zola is spayed, microchipped & current on her shots.
MING UPDATE: Ming is a loving, sweet, and calm Westie. He is approximately 4-5 years old, 17 pounds, neutered, microchipped and current on all of his shots. A recent visit to the vet found him in perfect health. He is very attentive to his people & enjoys meeting and playing with other dogs. He loves basking in the warm California sun.
Ming lives every moment to the fullest, enlightened and fully aware. He is our sweet and benevolent Ming.
MING'S ORIGINAL STORY: When we founded WROC 5 years ago, we knew that we would always go "BEYOND" Orange County with our mission to save forgotten Westies. We even knew that we would go to adjoining states to rescue our Westies...but never in our wildest dreams did we ever think we would go across oceans and continents to save a dog. But that is exactly what happened. We rescued our Ming from Taiwan. It was a very long journey, but Ming is now safe with WROC. Ming means "shining, bright, clear". He has a shining spirit, bright eyes, and a clear will to survive. He is eating delicious food (Highlander Hash is his favorite) and getting lots of love and attention. In return, he gives soft kisses and contented sighs. This is one amazing little Westie.
It is hard to fathom that Thor's owner told the shelter to "just put him down". When we walked him out of the high kill shelter, our first thought was that something was terribly wrong with his leg. It turned out that the horrible matting he endured for a very long time had his inner thigh connected to his chest. There was no way to save his coat as the mats had twisted their way into his skin. Thor knew that he was rescued today. He laid down on the grooming table and did not make one peep while we worked through the mats. It didn't take him long to start walking normally as he slowly realized his legs were free! He had no idea what a bath was and though very frightened at first, he soon relaxed and practically fell asleep. Back on the grooming table for his finishing touches, he once again sat very still with a sparkle in his eyes. After he ate his first warm meal, he picked up a toy in his mouth and just stared. This is the beginning for him & he will soon know what true companionship is. Thor is a very trusting little guy. His coat will be beautiful again and we already see a very special little boy in Thor. It was a big day for him! These little souls depend on us, and to see them flourish is so heartwarming.
I am a very handsome 5-6 year old boy. I am the happiest and sweetest Westie that you could ever imagine...I love being loved, I love my toys, I love going on walks and I love giving kisses. I sleep in my very own bed right next to my foster Mom. I quietly wait for everyone to wake up and then I flip over on my back for a tummy rub.
I have had some challenges in my young life as I have been diagnosed with diabetes. My excellent vet has everything under control and I am in very good health. I am just like every other Westie only I need a specific diet and insulin shots twice a day.
I would like a very special family who will take care of very special me. I hope to hear from you soon, I will give you my heart! Trevi
S&S Update: Hi! Spinner and Sparky here. We are a dynamic duo. We were rescued from the streets and it is obvious that we belong together for life! We are so compatible it is like we are only one dog with two halves. We walk on our leashes together, we play together, we eat the same food, we sleep together, and we cuddle together. Our foster mom says we are easy to care for and very good boys. We use the doggie door and play with our toys. We love to ride in the car. The only things we don’t like are cats! We are both neutered and looking for a forever home where we won’t have to worry about ending up on the streets again. Do you have a place for a great pair like us? Hope to meet you soon. XOXO Spinner & Sparky
Wow, we have a story for you...we were found wandering the streets, filthy dirty, matted, thirsty, and hungry. Our rescuers began searching high and low for our owners, but were concerned for our welfare because we were so dirty and matted. Happily, they found our owner, sadly, he said to just turn us loose. Being the clever doggies that we are, we wiggled our way into the hearts of our rescuers and they could not ignore our plight. They found WROC and within a day, we were in the very capable hands of our foster family. We had mats the size of golf balls and overgrown nails that pierced our skin. We were so dirty and matted that it took three baths and three trips to the grooming table (thank you Joy) 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 really sweet dogs and the best of friends. We do not think we would have survived our ordeal without each other. So many people helped us and we are so grateful, but we would love a new family to call our own. We are a special pair and if our story of our survival touched you, please consider adopting us.
Snoopy's letter to his previous family: It was a good day, the sun was bright and I was in the yard as always, but you let me in the house. Wow, that was a treat. I tried to be really good because it is so nice to be inside. Then you opened the car door and invited me in. Double Wow, my favorite thing, a car ride! But I sensed something was not right as we drove a while in silence, then you took me to a place I had never been. A stranger took me away as you stood at the counter, you did not pet me or even look my way. They took me to a cage with bars and locked me in. I was so frightened, I cried. I huddled in the back of the cage and I cried and cried and cried.
But then a nice man came to see me. He took me out of the cage and we walked in the sunlight. I felt ever so much better. Little did I know this was my Rescue Angel. He held me, gave me a treat, and told me everything would be okay. He made sure I got all my shots and took me to the vet. Did you know that I had a hernia and needed dental surgery? You probably never noticed that I was in pain because I never complained.
So do not worry about me. I have a brand new wonderful life. I am healthier, happier, and wiser now. I am a great dog and I know what a great life is. I now know that people do care about me.
Note from WROC: Snoopy is a wonderful dog, 8 years old, neutered, microchipped, fully recovered from his surgery, and his shots are current. He loves the Westie Diet and Highlander Hash, walking in the park, and cuddling on the couch. Life was a challenge for Snoopy, but he met it. Life is now a promise for him, please help him fulfill it. He is eagerly awaiting his new family!!!
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
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.