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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 Jazzie and I am 7 years old. I landed with WROC because my owner did not want to take care of me anymore. You see, I have a condition called Addison's. This means my adrenal glands are not producing enough corticosteroids. These glands have a role in regulating the way my body controls levels of water, sugar and salt. My vet developed a treatment where I am treated with a monthly shot and meds but other than that, I am just a normal dog.
I am having a great time in foster care. We go on long walks, eat delicious food, and get lots of pets. I feel like I have a new lease on life and I am looking for a special family to take care of special little me.
I am so ready for my new home! "Come on, babe, Why don't we paint the town? And all that Jazz.......ie"
I just got back from the groomer. Am I handsome or what?
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.
My name is Molly and I am a 12 year old 14 pound female Westie. My elderly owner was in hospice and left her daughter in charge of me. One day, a WROC supporter was out for a walk in Newport Beach with her Westie and was interrupted by this woman dangling me over a balcony shouting “do you want another one?!” Can you imagine how frightened I was? Who would do that?
Our friend contacted us immediately and thankfully I was surrendered to WROC. When the daughter dropped me off, she said to just euthanize me because I was not worth much and no one in the family wanted me.
My foster mom took me to the vet and they said I am a healthy, active and independent little girl. I am happy for the first time in a very long time. I love hanging out with my foster Mom because she tells me all the time that I am the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. She promised me that she will never let me down and will find me the most perfect forever home. I love to go on walks and basking in the California sun is one of my most favorite things. I will bring a smile to your face because being loved is all that I needed. XOXO Molly
PS My shots are current, I am spayed and microchipped. I went to the beauty salon and I feel so beautiful!!
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?
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?
PS, I am neutered, microchipped, shots are current & an all around great guy
This may very well be the saddest dog we have ever seen. At 8 years old, Einstein was languishing in a Las Vegas shelter scared and alone while his skin infection and eye infection worsened. Just one look into his eyes told us everything. It is defining moments like these that turn an ordinary rescue into something more. We can see the sorrow and feel the hardship and adversity as if he was speaking his thoughts aloud. As we held out our hand, he gently rested his head in them, closed his eyes and let out a sigh of relief. It was a quiet ride home from the airport. Every once in a while his head would pop up to make sure he wasn't alone, yet somehow he knew this was the last leg of his trip. We also see tremendous hope and a longing to be loved. He is sweet, quiet and gentle and with a little human help and companionship of the other Westies in the home, we already see Einstein's sad eyes turn into grateful ones. It will not take long for this sweetheart to start enjoying what being a WROC dog is all about.
We are so grateful to pilot Bob for giving Einstein the gift of rescue. Welcome to foster care Einstein! It's only going to get better from here.
Note: Einstein is neutered, up to date on his shots and will need some time in foster care to address his skin issues. Come back often for updates.
Meet Wally, a cute little bundle of joy! Wally if full of puppy energy and his coat has grown out so he is now ready for his first Westie cut!
Wally is between 1 to 2 years old, neutered, up to date on his shots and he is microchipped. At approximately 13 lbs, Wally loves to pick cherry tomatoes off the tomato plant, loves to play a good ol game of fetch, thinks he walks on water, but most of all he LOVES to sit in your lap. If you are sitting, that's where he wants to be.
He does wonderfully well with all the other dogs in his foster home, sleeps soundly at night and as all good Westies, loves meal time! After his grooming make over, we will update his adorable picture.
Is it true? Can it be? I've made my way to WROC!
Yes, it is true and we are relieved that Pudge is now with rescue where he will get everything he needs. Pudge is 10 years old and spent his days and nights in a backyard where temperatures dipped in the low 40's and days sweltered in the high 90's. Getting him to us wasn't easy, but a special thank you to both Keslinn and Jocelyne, his journey was smooth and Pudge is ever so grateful. He meshed in beautifully from the moment he walked in the house. The resident and foster Westies didn't even realize we had a new guest because he is that balanced.
He loves to love on people and if full of kisses. He is responsive to gentle commands and his house training skills are exemplary. He prefers to sleep on the big bed, and we are happy to oblige. He loves his food and sings under his breath while his meals are being prepared. He experienced the dog park over the weekend and had a grand time with the community, he just might be a ball chaser. Toys are new to him but there is plenty to get him acquainted. Aside from an ear infection which is being treated, Pudge will have his complete vet check up this week and a dental will be scheduled very soon. If you are looking for a mellow, happy & sweet dog, this is the one!
Truman is an amazing 9 10 year old boy that came to rescue because his family had a baby. He is a lovely little guy that gets along beautifully with all the Westies in the house and he is especially fond of walks and the dog park. Truman loves everybody! He is trusting, sweet, gentle and polite. He does his best to get all the Westies to play with him and he recently discovered tree squirrels which gave him the time of his life. (No squirrels were hurt).
Truman isn't sure what to do with the toy box but as he settles in, his curiosity is getting the best of him. He puts himself to bed at 9:00 pm sharp every night and waits so patiently for everyone to wake up the next morning. It took Truman all of just a few days in foster care to get to know the daily routine and he is just a bundle of pure joy. After a full day of fun there is no other place he would rather be than in your lap. He is potty trained, neutered and microchipped.
Truman had his vet exam last including having his teeth cleaned and a complete blood panel done and is a healthy boy.
Hi! Skippy here, I am the one you've been waiting for. I just had my first birthday and my family was not available to give me the attention I need, so WROC welcomed me with open arms. I'm full of energy and my foster mom thinks I'm pretty smart. It learned how to use the doggie door in my foster home in 1 day. I'm working on my house training skills and am already showing a big improvement.
I love to play. I can toss my toys in the air and catch them all by myself. I play well with my foster brother and I walk really nicely on the leash. If I'm speaking to your heart, please put your application in quickly. I'm a charmer and will be snatched up in no time.
Much love and many kisses, Skippy
Let’s face it. Royalty fascinates us. Whether it’s the style of the ever-glamorous Monarchy or the fairy tale weddings, royalty resonates with our cult of celebrity. It’s a wonderful fantasy.
Meet Prince, our newest male royal ruler of WROC. Found in the Downey shelter at the beautiful age of 13, Prince’s former life left him in a state of despair. His transport out of the shelter proved to be troublesome. He was agitated and crying out in pain. Prince was taken to the vet immediately and it was discovered that his teeth were so severely infected that the infection spread to his nasal canal resulting in oronasal fistulas. These defects allow water and food to travel from the oral cavity into the nasal passages. If left untreated, this could cause pneumonia and a host of other problems.
Being brought to the shelter turned out to be the best thing that could have ever happened to Prince because had he not been taken there, we wouldn’t have him and this infection could have easily been his demise. He had surgery yesterday, had 15 teeth removed and is on heavy duty antibiotics and pain medication. For the first time in a long time, he is beginning to relax.
The least of his worries were the 100’s of stickers stuck in his coat, face and pads of his feet, but our little Prince is now clean and shaved down and he can now feel our hands massaging his achy body. He finds this exhilarating! In a few days he will start on laser treatment for his mouth and arthritis. What he does not know is that foster care is not a lingering fantasy but a dream come true and he will never be let down again. He is a reminder that one does not need to be born into Royalty to be treated like a Prince. One just needs to be a senior that ends up with WROC because all seniors are Royals. And with a face like this…maybe we should be calling him King.
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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