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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.
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.
Our groomer Mr. Pet did a fabulous job on Rex. 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?
MIA UPDATE: Am I cute or what? My hair is almost completely grown in and I am beautiful. I am healthy, happy, and as playful as a puppy. Life is glorious in my foster home, I graduated to sleeping in the big bed. I went to the beach with Surf Dog Joey & I love to swim in the ocean. Squeaky toys are one of my favorite things and I will play happily by myself, with you or with the other Westies. I am such a party girl and now I am ready for my own family. Hope to hear from you soon!!
Mia spent her life living in a backyard and was relinquished to WROC so she could have the life she deserves. She was infested with fleas and most of her hair has fallen out. Mia acclimated to foster care almost immediately. She is spayed and has bright shiny teeth from her dental cleaning. Mia loves to hang out with all the Westies in her foster home. She is gentle, sweet and lots of fun.
“Oh Louis!” We find ourselves saying this all the time! Louis is a surprise every single day. Don’t let his age fool you! True, Louis was in very bad shape when he first arrived but we know what love, patience, good food and proper vetting can do for these little seniors. Lou spent the first week hospitalized for pneumonia and he extremely thin when he first came in. But today is a whole other story! Louis is a WROCing Senior Superstar! He dances for food, loves going to the dog park because that’s where the two little Maltese girls hang out and Louis discovered that he can climb stairs! And because of this, he goes up and down…up and down…because he can!
Our little Lou Lou is quite a charmer. He sleeps soundly in his crate at night, but also enjoys a few nights a week on the big bed. He loves stuffed toys and is the best door greeter after a long hard day. Louis enjoys the things we take for granted, a butterfly fluttering by, a cool breeze on a warm sunny day and he loves to have his chin scratched. He thrives on routine and is excellent indoors and navigates his surrounding with ease. He loves to bask in the sun and though he is a tender, sweet and adorable senior citizen, he knows what he wants…and he always wins. Louis putters around the house and just simply wants to enjoy his golden years in a refined manner. He is curious, slightly demanding but easy to please.
It’s hard for us to believe that his owner requested he be euthanized because they thought he was “old”. Louis is a modern day Benjamin Buttons and very deserving of a home to call his own.
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.
Mogley spent his life living in a backyard and was relinquished to WROC so he could have the life he deserves. He has done to remarkably well in foster care. His coat has almost completely grown in!
He is a very happy and well adjusted boy and is as sweet and gentle as can be. He loves to snuggle, play and is just a darling. He sleeps soundly in his crate and night and is just so happy to have friends to play with. He finds it fascinating to watch the others play with toys.
Mogley will now have his dental done and is just about ready for his forever home!
Hello there, I’m Frazier. It’s been a hard couple of days, but I’m safe in my foster home and hoping to find a new, forever home very soon. I am a 9-10 year old, neutered male Westie and a very loyal companion. I love to play with toys and other dogs in my foster home. I roll over so that you can rub my belly and I sit quietly on the couch next to you when you watch TV. I get so excited when it is time for our walks. I’m house trained and learned to use a doggie door at my foster home in just two days. I’m a smart boy! I have a big, soft bed that I sleep on and I just love it.
I’m a bit overweight, but my foster mom says that can be fixed that with my new diet and two walks each day (did I say I love to walk?). I have one eye that needs medication every day for a condition called “dry eye.” My right eye does not produce enough tears to keep my eye moist, so I need eye drops and ointment. Pretty easy to care for me and I’m a good boy when it comes time for my treatment. I am neutered and all of my shots are current.
Meet Tippy. This gentle little soul is approximately 14 years old and has settled in the routine just fabulously. She was found wandering the streets of Las Vegas but now has a bed to call her own. She is timid, but so very sweet.
All of her medical needs have been addressed and we are still treating her eyes. If we don't see improvement soon, we will take her to see our eye specialist and a proper grooming will be had this weekend.
Welcome to rescue Tippy!
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.
Milo is an adorable 9 year old neutered boy. He is doing great in his foster home, really loves being with his people and enjoys the company of other dogs. He is active and likes running around the yard chasing squirrels. He is crate, leash, & house trained.
Milo is 18 pounds, neutered, shots are current and he is microchipped.
I found myself in the middle of the street with lots of traffic all around me. It was terrifying when one car came to a screeching stop just inches from me. The driver opened her door to see if I was ok and as I gathered my wits, I decided I needed to take action. I jumped into her car and hoped for the best. Such a nice lady, she found a temporary resting place for me and then called WROC. I went to the vet for all my shots and a dental, then off to the groomers for a long overdue bath and haircut. I am dining on Highlander Hash and taking great walks in the park. The diet and exercise are helping me return to my slimmer self!!
And now, I cannot stop smiling. I am the happiest, sweetest boy on the planet. I am thankful for the kindness of strangers who saved me from certain death. I am looking for a loving family who I can shower with love and kisses. I am just that kinda guy. Hope to hear from you soon. Lots of Kisses, Buzz
PS My shots are current & I am neutered and microchipped
SPRITE UPDATE: Sprite can see!!! She had surgery & her eyes are bright and clear. We are so happy for this deserving Westie girl. She will be available for adoption soon to a very lucky family.
SPRITE'S ORIGINAL STORY: At the charming age of 9 years old, Sprite was relinquished to WROC because she has diabetes. While patiently waiting for her forever home to come for her, we noticed Sprite was acting a bit disoriented. Unfortunately, a common complication of diabetes in dogs is cataracts and it can develop very quickly leading to blindness – sometimes overnight! What a blessing it is that her foster mom picked up on this immediately because this is an ophthalmology emergency!
Sprite went through all the diagnostic testing last week to see if she is a candidate for cataract surgery. AND SHE IS!!! We’ve been preparing her with medications for the last 5 days in preparation of surgery. Today is the day and our little girl is having surgery to restore her sight!
At first, we were feeling a little “down” thinking our girl just can’t catch a break. But the universe works in magical ways. It would have been a tragic outcome for Sprite had she not been turned over to WROC and being in foster care turned out to be the very best thing…for now. She is exactly where she is supposed to be so we can do this for her. It is so heartbreaking that these little souls can be so easily discarded when they need their person the most. She is undemanding and taking care of her is effortless. She takes her insulin shots like a true angel and enjoys just being a dog. She is playful, fun loving, and her puppy-like antics keep us smiling. She has captivated our hearts.
Diabetic dogs can live healthy lives. Sprite will need some time recovering from her surgery and then she wants nothing more than a loving home to call her own.
We are so grateful to EYECARE FOR ANIMALS in Tustin, CA, Dr. Brinkis, and Dr Venturi for their excellent care. The surgery is expensive and Sprite would be most appreciative if you would donate for her care. We have raised $1210 so far for this very deserving Westie. DONATE FOR SPRITE
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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