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.
SPECIAL MING UPDATE:
Our Ming has been diagnosed with an enlarged heart and irregular heart beat. We are so very sad that his time with us will be limited. He is such a great dog that we made the easy decision to have him join WROC's pack. He will receive the very best care and will enjoy all of life's pleasures, whatever his little heart desires. Ming lives every moment to the fullest, enlightened and fully aware. He is our sweet and benevolent Ming. Truly amazing.
MING'S ORIGINAL STORY: 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. He is very attentive to his people & enjoys meeting and playing with other dogs. He loves basking in the warm California sun.
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.
I just found out I am the best kept secret in rescue! I'm a mover and a shaker! I move dog beds across the room and then I shake them up. I love the dog park and will play fetch with you for a good long time, even bringing back the ball until I've had enough. You will know it because I will make you fetch our favorite kong ball. Everyone gets along with me just fine, probably because I am a "kick-back" kinda guy and don't stress over the small stuff. I make things happen! If I want to sleep on the big bed, I am one cute little cookie that is hard to resist. I'm a sneaky little fella and will make my way to your pillow in a blink of the eye!
I will sleep in a crate next to your bed, if I have too and quietly sleep through the night, but you should know I don't think that's cool. I'm an easy boy to bathe and groom because I do like to be handsome. But for me, it's effortless. I have few demands but high expectations. If you give me good food, play ball with me and stuff a toy box to the rim, I will give you unconditional love! I am a healthy 16 pound boy, current on my shots, neutered, & microchipped XOXO Thor
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
Elvis has left the building. The shelter building, that is! I am a little hunk of burning love and an absolute sweetheart, looking for my forever home. I'm a small 2 year old boy, all of 12 lbs, neutered, up to date with shots, microchipped and had my dental done. My foster family is still getting to know me, though I settled in almost immediately. I get along just fine with the resident dogs and I am potty trained. I haven't picked up a toy yet, but this is still all so new for me.
So if you are lonesome tonight, that's alright. Just come my way and love me tender. I'm counting on you and once you meet me, you can't help falling in love, with little 'ol me.
My name is Patrick and I am 6 years old, neutered, and current on all my shots. My owner's son bought me as a puppy present for her, but now she is not able to take care of me. Being the resilient Westie that I am, I took my life change in stride and am fitting in well with my foster family.
I am a very handsome boy if I say so myself. I am active and strong. I enjoy long walks, playing with my toys, and even running by the bicycle. I love the exercise!! I am a smart guy and have a few tricks up my sleeve. I do a great sit up for a cookie!! I am really sweet and love ear rubs and relaxing with my people.
I am totally ready for my new life. If you are looking for a very cool dog, seriously, I am really really cool... then jump on that application and let me hear from you!!
My name is Wes and I am a 9 year old, 18 pound, neutered Westie. I visited the groomer and with a snip here & there, I emerged a stunning looking boy! Wow, you should hear all the oohs & aahs!!
I am a strong boy in great health. I can walk for miles and love every minute of it. My foster Mom suspects that I work out because I am in such great shape.
I really enjoy sharing my time with people and other dogs. I am looking forward to an active family who has plenty of time to spend with me.
Drop me a line if you think I am fine!!!! XOXO Wes
I waited and waited in the shelter for almost 2 weeks for my owners to come for me. They said they would come, but sadly, they never did. The shelter staff did its best to take care of me, but my ears were infected and I had skin issues due to fleas. As soon as I was available to rescue, WROC stepped in. When my angel arrived at my cage, I threw my arms through the bars, grabbed her hand, and burst into happy barks. I just knew I was saved!!
The shelter experience is so hard...I was so tired that I slept for 3 days. Then I was off the vet and the groomer and now I am looking and feeling so much better. I have some recovery to do, but will be good as new very soon.
I am a special girl, really sweet and ever so grateful to have been rescued. My ear was injured and is slightly floppy, but it just adds to my charm. I am 6-7 years old, spayed, microchipped and current on all my shots. I am waiting patiently for my new life and my new family that will take care of me forever. XOXO Andie
THE MIGHTY QUINN
Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn
He is safe and sound, he’s been through the mill,
But not even a mean man could break his will.
Legs bound with zip ties and tossed on the street,
A nice policeman found him on his beat.
His owner denied that he was his dog,
But the truth came out, THANK YOU God!
You’ve never seen nothing like the Mighty Quinn,
What happened to him is such a sin.
Everybody’s busy making him feel at home,
He will never be sad, he will never be alone.
You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn
We won’t dwell on what his past has been
He is gentle and loving and oh such a boy
When he arrived, we all jumped for joy.
Come all without, come all within
You’ll never see nothing like our Mighty Sweet Quinn!
We are so grateful to Chris Hogan from Lifeline for Paws and Betsy from Dogs Without Borders for dropping everything for this sweet deserving boy to get him home to WROC. THANK YOU!
Hi there, my name is Levi. My previous owner left me at the night drop at a local shelter. It was a frightening time for me being out all night and finding myself without my family and in a cage. But WROC came to my rescue and whisked me away to the vet. Unfortunately, I had pneumonia and spent 5 precarious days at the vet in intensive care. But I am a strong Westie and now I am relaxing in my foster home, enjoying WROC's Westie diet & Highlander Hash, and the nice people taking care of me.
I am 7-8 years old, neutered, current on all my shots, microchipped, and so very HANDSOME!!! I am a very sweet dog and love being around people and other dogs. I really like walking in the park and walk great on a leash.
If you are looking for a love bug, then I am your man. XOXO Levi
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.