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Rescue is their last chance,
So we will make it their best chance ~WROC
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© 2014 Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond
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.
WROC received 5 very neglected Westies this morning and we immediately whisked them off to our vet. First, exams, then baths, then grooming, then medication. These dogs are in terrible shape, but they sure are happier now that we scrubbed them clean and took off their dreadlocks.
Ahead of us, we have 5 dentals, 5 sets of meds for skin, 5 ear meds, 5 eye meds, and though they look adorable now, all five has skin issues from neglect. Foster care will take care of this, but 5 at one time is going to cost a lot. If you can help, please donate today!
DONATE TO THE FAB 5
We will have more information on The Five soon.
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?
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
My name is Libby and I am a 6-7 year old Westie girl. My owners dropped me off at the shelter and I was crushed. I was a good girl and I did nothing wrong, but they did not want me. As you can see from my shelter picture, I was not taken care of and as it turns out, being in the shelter was the best thing in the world for me.
My rescue angel arrived only 2 days later, came up to me in my cage, petted me gently, and told me things were about to change. Boy was she right! I now have a clean soft bed, good food, and really nice people that take care of me.
Because of the neglect, the shelter shaved me down completely, but its only hair and it will grow. I will be a gorgeous Westie girl again. I am really sweet and love to be with my people. I am leash, crate, and house trained. My shots are current and I am microchipped. I am ready for my new life - could that be with you?
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.
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.
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.
My name is Jacob and I am a 7-8 year old Westie boy. I was dropped off at a shelter in terrible shape. I cannot remember the last time I had a bath or a haircut. I was so matted that shelter staff shaved all my hair off. It really feels a lot better and once it grows back, I will be stunning.
I am a very sweet boy. I love love love my people. I like to cuddle and gently play with my squeaky toys. I am crate trained & working on my house training. I really enjoy long walks and I am the perfect companion for humans and other dogs alike.
I am neutered, my shots are current, and I am microchipped. I am looking for a family who will love me always. Looking forward to meeting you. XOXO Jacob
As it often happens, Derek came to rescue because he had skin issues and his family didn't have time for him. This was easily remedied by medicated baths, short term meds (2 weeks only) and now he is being maintained by nutritious meals and supplements only.
Derek is 6 years old and acts like a puppy. He is crazy about all his foster siblings and just loves to play!!! He is equally smitten with toys and loves the bask in the sun. Derek is now neutered,and had his blood work done including a dental and he is current on his shots. He would do great in a home with another fun loving Westie that likes to play, chase and sunbathe. He is potty trained and is an absolute joy. His only request is that his new family should have lots of time for him.
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
Mia spent her life living in a backyard and was relinquished to WROC with Mogley so they could have the life they deserve. She was infested with fleas and most of her hair has fallen out. As a result she has a bacterial, fungal and yeast infection. To make matters worse, she is also dealing with an eye and ear infection.
Mia acclimated to foster care almost immediately. The medicated baths have brought so much relief. Mia has been to our vet and is recovering with the appropriate medications. Her foster home is bathing her every day. As soon as she is stronger, she will spayed and will have a dental.
Mia sleeps soundly in her crate at night and loves to hang out with all the Westies in her foster home. She is absolutely thrilled with squeaker toys and is such a good little girl. She is gentle, sweet and fun and once she is healthy she will be an amazing companion.
Mogley spent his life living in a backyard and was relinquished to WROC with Mia so they could have the life they deserve. He was infested with fleas and most of his hair has fallen out. As a result he has a bacterial and fungal infection. Mogley also has ear infections and eye infections and he also has dry eye which will require medicated ointment for the rest of his life.
Mogley acclimated to foster care almost immediately. He is quite fond of his medicated baths and he stands perfectly still so every inch of his body gets a good scrubbing. He has been to our vet and is recovering with the appropriate medications. He is getting daily medicated baths and when he is stronger, he will have a dental.
Mogley sleeps soundly in his crate at night and is just so happy to be indoors! He is not sure of toys yet, but he finds it fascinating to watch Mia go to town with her toys! He is just as sweet and gentle as can be. He is very curious about his new surroundings and he is very respectful around the seniors.
Like Mia, Mogley is not available for adoption yet, so watch for their updates. In spite of coming to WROC in such bad shape, they are happy to get the love and attention they so deserve. Mogley and Mia’s care has been extremely costly and we are still not done with them yet. If you would like to help us with their veterinary costs, please click here. Your donation is tax deductible. Mogley and Mia thank you!!
My name is Tazzie & I just arrived at WROC. I am an adorable 6 year old girl, spayed, microchipped, and current on all my shots. I am a very sweet girl and I love to be near my people. I get along with dogs, people, kids, just about everyone. and everything I walk great on a leash and my house training is coming right along.
It will be a very lucky family to adopt a wonderful girl like me.
I am cute as a button, don't you think? XOXO Tazzie
My name is Ralphie and I am one adorable 2 year old male Westie. I am a tad shy, but I am very happy. I am learning the ways of the world and doing just great with my leash and house training. I love my Highlander Hash and I discovered that vitamins in cheese are quite good! I will wiggle and jump up and down for toys, petting, treats or just about anything. I sleep quietly in my crate but when the door is opened, I run out, ready to seize the day.
My foster Mom says that it will be one lucky family who gets me. Me, I just want your time, attention & love. Drop me a line if you would like to be mine!! Great big kisses, Ralphie
Ralphie 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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