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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 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.
My name is Wallace, Wally to my friends! I am a handsome 6 year old, 21 pound, neutered boy. I am microchipped and all of my shots are current. I came to WROC because my Dad passed away. I was sad and confused, but now I am good. After all I am a Westie...resilient, strong, and hopeful.
I am happy in my foster home. I go on long walks, I play, and I eat great food. That Highlander Hash is just about the best thing I every ate. I had surgery on my back knee, but I am good as new now. I am so ready for my new home. I am a strong, happy boy. I am looking a great pack leader who wants an excellent companion.
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, 3-4 year old 16 pound boy, current on my shots, neutered, & microchipped XOXO Thor
Hi there! It’s me Miranda. I am a really sweet, loving, gorgeous Westie. You won’t believe this, but someone walked me into a shelter, asked a stranger to hold my leash, and then disappeared. I know…right?... hard to believe since I am so charming and beautiful. I was dirty at first, but not anymore! I got whisked away to the beauty salon. Doesn’t my new “do” make me shine? My foster mom swears I am a puppy, because I have a ton of energy. I love to play with toys, and run around the house with small naps in between. I’ll follow you everywhere. I walk nicely on the leash, and if there is a bunny nearby, I am up for the chase. Oh, and when you eat, I just might gently nudge you to remind you I am down here at your feet.
I am about 7 years old, 16 pounds, microchipped, and current on all my shots. I have tons of Westie kisses to share for that exceptional family. Patiently waiting….Miranda
This darling little girl was rescued from a shelter, scared, tired and alone. Before Tessy's feet could touch the floor, she got a bath and was so relaxed and grateful to get all the grit off her little body. She is very cooperative on the grooming table, has a voracious appetite (she could stand to gain a pound or two) and she wants nothing more than to be by her person's side.
Tessy is approximately 4-5 years old, 15 lbs, up to date on her shots, spayed and microchipped. She will have her teeth cleaned as soon as she is settled in. Give us a little more time to get to know her better.
Meet MoJo, a very handsome 6-7 year old neutered male. MoJo was dumped at a shelter in horrible shape by his owners who said "he was too much trouble". Years of neglect did not break his spirit, however. He spent two nights in the hospital and is being treated for a urinary tract infection, ear infection and as soon as he is feeling better, he will get his teeth cleaned.
This tiny little boy, all of 12 lbs is underweight but that will be taken care of in no time. MoJo is a sweetheart and his eyes just burst with gratefulness! Give us a little more time to get to know him better.
There is something about being in the right place at the right time and I am one lucky girl. I lived in Joey's neighborhood and we often saw each other walking in the park. When my owner said she might put me down because she did not feel well enough to take care of me, WROC stepped up and took me in. Whew, what a relief because I deserve better than that.
I am such a happy girl, gentle, quiet and I love to walk and cuddle. My shots are current, I am spayed, microchipped and weigh about 14 pounds. I may not be a Westie, perhaps a Cairn/Schnauzer kissed by a Westie mix, but I have so much love to give and I will make someone a perfect companion. I would love to be your best friend, I promise to love you unconditionally. Mel
IZZY POP UPDATE (8/19/14) Just four weeks in rescue and already Izzy has a lot of new hair growth. Our great diet and skin regime has this girl on a fast road to recovery. Izzy is no longer on any medications and is being maintained by diet alone. She is still getting medicated baths, but just once a week instead of daily. Soon, those baths will be a thing of the past.
Is this just the cutest little thing you've ever seen? Meet Izzy Pop, a tiny 12 lb Westie girl that was rescued from a no-kill shelter after being turned in as a stray.
Izzy is approximately 3 years old and though life hasn't been kind to her, one would never know it because she is the sweetest little girl, bouncy and a very well behaved little peanut. Her eyes just beam with love and curiosity and she has already claimed her favorite spot on the back of the sofa. Something tells us she might even be a mischievous one...in a good way!
Izzy is currently suffering from Malassezia Dermatitis; a common cause of skin problems left untreated. No worry, because working with these skin dogs is something we do best and although she is already beautiful, she will be turning heads very soon. She is getting daily medicated soft boar brush baths which she loves, medication and lots of rest. Well, no rest. She's ready to take on the world! She was even a good little girl while she was getting her "groom on"! Izzy is not available for immediate adoption as she needs time in foster care while we work on her skin. But rest assured, she will recover and will be beautiful in no time. Watch for her updates. Welcome to rescue Izzy Pop!
This little 8 year old girl’s life crumbled before her very eyes. She was relinquished to rescue by her owner who didn’t have time for her. It was so painfully obvious the first two weeks in rescue that her heart was just broken. It took a little while but with the help of her gentle and kind foster parents and their sweet pack of Westies, Cairns and Scotties she has now come into her own. She is confident, has a smile on her face and a skip in her step.
She loves to play with the other dogs. She loves tummy rubs and loves to eat! She earns her keep by trying to catch flies and she is very good at it too. She especially loves to sit in the “man chair” with her foster Dad and watch golf.
She is a cuddle bug, super smart, playful and an all around beautiful Westie girl. Suzie is 8 years old, spayed, microchipped and current on her shots.
WOW - look at this beauty - amazing what a trip to the salon can do for a girl!!!
I was born in Germany and travelled to the US 2 years ago. I made the transition pretty well, but then my world was rocked when my owners gave me up. I could not understand what happened and my heart was broken. Then I had an abcessed tooth, my paws got sore along with overgrown nails. WROC fixed all of that...they even fixed my broken heart with kindess & love.
I am over the hump now and on the lookout for a new forever home where I will be loved and cared for. I am a great walker on a leash, I love my kibble with Salmon Highlander Hash, I sleep all night in a crate without a peep (but I would be really happy to share the big bed). I am a great companion in the car and I am potty trained. If you don’t have a doggie door, I know how to ring a bell to let you know I need to go out. I will sit, shake hands and lie down on your request.
I am a beautiful easy going 6 year old Westie girl. I am spayed, my shots are current, my teeth are cleaned and I am microchipped. I am the girl you’ve been waiting for, so hurry and get you application in. I won’t be here long! Westie kisses, Coco
Just when you think you have seen everything, life throws you another curveball. This adorable baby girl was left on a shelter counter in a shoebox. Her will to survive was so strong that she barked a tiny bark, just loud enough to be heard by shelter staff, before it was too late for her. When WROC was asked to help, there was no doubt that we would take in this little treasure. Our vet estimates her to be 6-7 weeks old, she weighs all of 2 pounds, she was dewormed & received her first set of shots.
Jessie is full of puppy energy. She is friendly and inquisitive, loves her puppy toys, and will cuddle into your neck when you pick her up. She is a very light apricot color and has the most beautiful eyes.
She needs to be inside for the next 6-8 weeks until she has all of her shots, she eats 3-4 meals daily, and, a bonus, she sleeps through the night...but she is an early riser!! We are looking for a family that has the time to devote to Baby Jessica, one who will give her the love and care that this little shoebox dog deserves.
Baby Jessica Update: Jessie is now 10-11 weeks old and weighs about 4 1/2 pounds. She has had her second set of shots and was the most popular pup at the vet office. Her happy playful personality just charmed everyone.
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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