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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.
Hi there, my name is Sprite. My family decided that after 9 years that they could not take care of me anymore. I was diagnosed with diabetes which is treated with two insulin shots daily. With proper diet and my shots, I am able to lead a normal life. But my Mom grew old and no one wanted me. It broke my heart because I tried so hard to be such a good girl. I am sweet, loyal, kind, and very affectionate. Fortunately for me, the family called WROC who welcomed me with open arms. I am flourishing in my foster home.
I am small Westie, 16 pounds, spayed and cute as can be (my foster Mom said that). I am an active, nimble little girl. I enjoy walking in the park and the company of the other Westies here. I love cuddling with my people and I would like a family who has lots of time to spend with me. I promise I will steal your heart. Waiting patiently, Sprite
NOTE FROM FOSTER MOM: This is one adorable little Westie. She is such fun, has a huge personality and the energy of a 5 year old pup. Her shots are so easy to give, just show her a treat and she is captivated.
My name is Will and I am a 9 year old neutered male Westie. My family gave me up because they had a baby, the baby fell on me, and that was that. 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.
Rex had his first trip to the beauty salon and our groomer Mr. Pet did a fabulous job. Our boy is beautiful.
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 entire body was covered with sores and scabs, his eyes and ears were infected, his thyroid was very low, and he was battling an internal infection. We immediately started our skin regime of daily soft scrub medicated baths and vet prescribed medicine.
We are proud of his progress and he is on the road to recovery. 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, and he is playing well with others. Rex is 21 pounds, neutered, and current on all his shots. Is there a place in your heart for him?
We are Bella & Blanco, 5 & 7 year old Westies. We had the greatest Dad in the whole world, but suddenly our happy life fell apart when he passed away. The family tried to take care of us, but they lived on a big ranch with coyotes, snakes, and such. It was just too dangerous for us to be there. Lucky for us, they called WROC where we are doing very well. Our foster Mom has promised us that our lives will be happy again and we will stay together.
We are a delightful duo, partners in everything we do and we love to walk in the park and bask in the sunshine. We are looking for a family who wants to spend lots of quality time with us and we promise we will love you forever! XOXO Bella & Blanco
Bella & Blanco are spayed & neutered and current on all their shots.
Wow! Look at Einstein now! He has come a long way from a Las Vegas shelter! Einstein is such a pleasure to foster. He is sweet and outgoing. Einstein loves to walk on a leash and has the best leash manners. He loves romping around the dog park and would love a jogging partner. He is a cool dog, potty trained (though he figured that out in less than a week). He loves to lounge around the house too & just be loved.
Einstein had skin issues when he first came to rescue but this resolved fairly quickly after getting him on thyroid medication. His energy level also boosted back to normal and he is so much happier. This is a very inexpensive pill that he will need twice a day for the rest of his life. Einstein had his dental done and complete blood work and has healed beautifully!
Einstein would love to have a dog companion but will also do well as an only dog providing he gets socialization. He loves to play with other dogs. "Chase" is his favorite game. He is now ready for his forever home.
Note: Einstein is neutered, up to date on his shots
I came to WROC because, sadly, my family could not keep me anymore. They drove all the way from San Diego to Orange County because they knew that WROC would take care of me and never let me down. I am very grateful because my foster home is great. I discovered Highlander Hash the first night and it is the best food ever!
I am a sweet, active girl, 20 pounds, microchipped, spayed, and my shots are current. I love walking in the park and playing with my squeaky toys. I would like to request a family that has time to spend and play with me. I have lots of love to give you! XOXO Belle
Rumors are usually not a good thing, but this little nugget heard that WROC serves some pretty exquisite cuisine and that every day here is a spa day. Little Peppermint walked right into her new foster home and promptly stood at the bath tub, waiting for the bubbles to form and the massage to begin. Not wanting to show her back side, Peppermint has been fitted with some stylish pajamas to protect her delicate skin while we pamper her back to health. At only 12 lbs she has some weight to gain and she has started medication for her ear and eye infection as well as her skin.
One of her most endearing features is her adorable smile. Her under bite adds such character that her foster mom can't help but kiss her. Peppermint is 11 years old and is so appreciative of foster care. She needs some time in foster care while we work on her skin, but this little girl is going to be just stunning. Check back often to see her progress.
I was rescued from a shelter by one of WROC''s dedicated volunteers. I was so glad to see her when she bailed me out - it was such a relief to leave that scary place. My skin needs a little work, but it will be healed in no time by my WROC's amazing techniques. They are famous for healing us Westies, just ask Rex.
I am 4-5 years old, 13 pounds, neutered, shots are current and I am microchipped. I am a really cute boy and I have a great personality (Foster Mom said that). As soon as I am ready, I know my perfect family will snatch me up. Hugs & Kisses, Gunnar
We welcomed the sweetest boy to WROC today and wow, are we glad he is here! Meet Derek, a 6 year old male that is just over the moon having his own cozy bed, warm meals and medicated baths.
He was filthy and unfortunately not taken care of very well. He needs time in foster care so we can take care of his skin issues but we have no doubt that he will be so even more handsome soon. We've already had him neutered, blood work and dental taken care of including his shots. This cutie pie will have you seeing stars very soon!
Louis Braille was brought to the shelter by his owner to be euthanized. When the shelter staff asked why, the owner said “he’s a great dog, but he got old and he's blind and deaf". And the owner left. As luck would have it, the shelter manager did not have the heart to put him down because he is gets around great even in the midst of being uprooted from the only home he has ever known. How scary it must be to be blind and deaf and have everything that is familiar be taken away because the owner surrendered their responsibility to care for him for the rest of his life.
Well, his life is not over. Louis made the 7 hour drive to us and we now have a beautiful young 14 year old. He was matted, coat stained with urine, ear infections and he is so very skinny. But these are things that will resolve with some TLC. Louis enjoys the things we take for granted, a butterfly fluttering by, a cool breeze on a warm sunny day and someone to cook him meals. He is an extremely easy keeper, quiet and non-demanding. He thrives on routine and is excellent indoors and navigates his surrounding with ease. He loves to bask in the sun and he has a very healthy appetite. He is a tender, sweet, adorable senior citizen. He is very cooperative in the tub and on the table. Louis putters around the house and just simply wants to enjoy his golden years in a refined manner. He is curious, has a spring in his step and though we were told he is blind, we do believe he has limited eyesight. Welcome Louis B, we are so happy you found your way to WROC!
Note: Many rescues were contacted about Louis’ plight but all said they were full. We are too. But saying "no" to a senior would have guaranteed his demise simply because his owner failed him. He did nothing wrong. He aged...like we all do. Fostering saves lives. Please consider fostering a Westie even for just a few weeks.
This little guy is one very lucky boy and was literally saved moments before he was scheduled to be euthanized due to shelter over-crowding. Arriving at the Downey shelter just before closing, our volunteer's heart was pounding and she was visibly shaken because he came so close to not being turned over to WROC.
Alfie is recovering from his very scary ordeal in a loving foster home. He has an upper respiratory infection and is resting comfortably. Give us a little time to get to know this cutie pie. No doubt a very animated and fun personality is soon to emerge. Just look at that face!!!
Welcome Alfie and Happy Independence Day!
Alfie is 2-3 years old, microchipped, neutered, and all of his shots are curret
Hi there, my name is Monica and I am a 5 year old, spayed female. My family gave me up because my Mom had health issues and there was little time for me.
But I am a happy go lucky girl and in no time I made myself right a home in my foster digs. I am enjoying the frequent walks in the park and I love Highlander Hash. I am leash, house, and crate trained. I can sit and shake and will offer you my left paw then my right for a really tasty treat!!
My coat is cut really short, but that will grow out in no time. I am a bubbly energetic girl and you can see from my picture how cute I am. I am looking for an active family who will spend lots of time with me. I would not mind a Westie brother.
Better send your application quickly because I am seriously adorable. XOXO Monica
My new name is Amy and I am so glad WROC came and bailed me out of the shelter. I could not get a wink of sleep with all the noise. I am calming down now that I can run and stretch my legs. The food is also so much better and a soft bed is really comfy.
If I remember right I was mostly an outside girl and did not get training like I should have. My manners are improving, I am working on my leash and house training. I love all the dogs here, but not sure they really love me. They forget how it was for them when they first arrived alone and scared, but I am winning them over. I am trying not to jump around and land on anyone's head or back, but it sure is hard when I am so happy to see everyone.
I am so ready for my new home. Better send in your application now!! XOXO Amy
PS I am 3-4 years old, current on all my shots and microchipped.
When I was young, I was told,
That Westie puppies should be bold.
So I hold my head high, point my tail to the sky,
And many exclaim “what a handsome guy!”
What happened, I’m not sure,
It’s very much a blur,
But Britanny rescued me in Las Vegas,
Such a caring WROC girl.
She gave me a ride to the vet, you see
Because I was quite sick and needed meds to fix me
I’m all better now and wondering why,
All this could happen to such a sweet guy?
I need a new home with a yard to roam free,
Won’t you please consider adopting me? Love, Johnny
PS, I am neutered, microchipped, shots are current & an all around great guy!
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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