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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.
Abigail was rescued from a high kill shelter and fortunately, she made her way to WROC. She came in with an upper respiratory infection and was a very sick little girl. It was a busy week for her, with many tests and specialists to evaluate her eyes and as we suspected, she has glaucoma. Yesterday, we found out that our sweet Abigail has an inoperable bladder tumor. Being with a beloved companion all the way to the end is an honor; one that we take to heart. Abigail will stay with WROC and will receive the very best medical and tender loving care. We will keep her comfortable until she let’s us know it is time.
We cater to all Westies and it’s no secret that our seniors are a driving force behind our rescue, but it’s not just seniors that need end of life care. We are not heroes, and we don’t do this work to hear accolades. We do this to bring a little kindness to the world. We do it because our animals need to know love and be loved. With the growing population of abandoned pets, we need and welcome foster homes to help us open our arms even wider so no animal goes without the love and care they need.
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 16 pound boy, current on my shots, neutered, & microchipped XOXO Thor
I am a very handsome 5-6 year old boy. I am the happiest and sweetest Westie that you could ever imagine...I love being loved, I love my toys, I love going on walks and I love giving kisses. I sleep in my very own bed right next to my foster Mom. I quietly wait for everyone to wake up and then I flip over on my back for a tummy rub.
I have had some challenges in my young life as I have been diagnosed with diabetes. My excellent vet has everything under control and I am in very good health. I am just like every other Westie only I need a specific diet and insulin shots twice a day.
I would like a very special family who will take care of very special me. I hope to hear from you soon, I will give you my heart! Trevi
My name is Patrick and I am 6 years old, neutered, and current on all my shots. My owner's son bought me as a puppy present for her, but now she is not able to take care of me. Being the resilient Westie that I am, I took my life change in stride and am fitting in well with my foster family.
I am a very handsome boy if I say so myself. I am active and strong. I enjoy long walks, playing with my toys, and even running by the bicycle. I love the exercise!! I am a smart guy and have a few tricks up my sleeve. I do a great sit up for a cookie!! I am really sweet and love ear rubs and relaxing with my people.
I am totally ready for my new life. If you are looking for a very cool dog, seriously, I am really really cool... then jump on that application and let me hear from you!!
THE MIGHTY QUINN
Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn
He is safe and sound, he’s been through the mill,
But not even a mean man could break his will.
Legs bound with zip ties and tossed on the street,
A nice policeman found him on his beat.
His owner denied that he was his dog,
But the truth came out, THANK YOU God!
You’ve never seen nothing like the Mighty Quinn,
What happened to him is such a sin.
Everybody’s busy making him feel at home,
He will never be sad, he will never be alone.
You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn
We won’t dwell on what his past has been
He is gentle and loving and oh such a boy
When he arrived, we all jumped for joy.
Come all without, come all within
You’ll never see nothing like our Mighty Sweet Quinn!
We are grateful to Chris Hogan from Lifeline for Paws and Betsy from Dogs Without Borders for dropping everything for this sweet deserving boy to get him home to WROC. THANK YOU!
Hi there, I am a very sweet, handsome 8 year old, 20 pound, neutered Westie. As happens just too ofen, my family had kids and then there was not enough time for me. But hey, I am a Westie, don't you know, and I have moved on in style. I am a mellow kinda guy, love to walk, love to ride in the car, and love my people. My foster family has 2 other Westies and I really enjoy playing with them. I am an excellent all around dog, (my foster Mom said that).
If you are looking for a perfect companion, then that would be me. All I ask is that you have time for me and I will be your very best friend forever.
Hope to hear from you soon. XOXO Murphy
Hi my name is Anastasia and I am a 4 year old spayed female. I am the absolutely sweetest girl you could ever imagine. I love to sit next to my foster Dad and put my head on his shoulder. He pets me and I am in heaven. I enjoy our morning and evening walks and I LOVE WROC's Westie diet. This great food is really improving my coat.
I will need a little time to recover from minor surgery and then I will be ready for my new home. My new family will be so very lucky to get a Westie angel like me. XOXO Anastasia
Hello Bert!!! This cutie pie was found languishing in a high kill shelter. He was so subdued, filthy and matted that we just couldn’t leave without taking him home. He sat perfectly still while undergoing 3 hours of grooming. He must have known it was just a matter of time before his little body was free of terrible neglect. And then the cutest, sweetest little boy all of 12 lbs emerged!
Bert is estimated to be around a year old. He is healthy, neutered, current on his shots and microchipped. He is a little love bug that is so happy to be in foster care! He loves all dogs and people and he is doing fantastic with his potty training. Bert has some pretty cute dance moves too and we keep catching him staring at himself in the mirror. He knows he looks good! We are working on getting some meat on his bones and he happily gobbles up his twice a day meals. Bert is anxiously waiting for that perfect family that will make him feel at home.
Rosie, here, just in...story and beauty makeover coming soon.
I’m Raleigh and I am tons of personality packed into a small doggie body. I can’t tell you my previous history, but I was rescued from the shelter after no one claimed me. I was severely matted and filthy and I had my rescuer convinced I was a white Westie. She gave me three baths and discovered that all the dirt wasn’t coming off! I emerged a beautiful white & cream Cairn, a very close cousin of the Westies.
My temperament is amazing. I am a playful boy who LOVES to play ball. If you throw it, I will bring it back. If you roll it on the floor, I will roll it back to you with my nose. I have a sweet little bark that will make you laugh. I am happy to take walks and I will take a cookie from your hand ever so gently.
I am approximately 5 years old, neutered and current on all my shots and now I have a microchip. I would like a home with active people who love to play, walk, and LOVE me. Oh, and I would really like a bucket full of balls!!!
Mick here, just in...story and picture coming soon
My name is Maisie and I am a beautiful 10 year old Westie girl. I found myself without a home when my owner passed away, but luckily I found WROC. I am spayed, current on all my shots, and microchipped.
I am a very active girl, I love my walks and I will run into the bushes to chase the bunnies, such fun! I especially like being with my people, I really like to snuggle up close and watch TV with my foster Mom. I have managed to sneak my way into the big bed because I am so charming and such good company. (my foster Mom said that!)
I am looking for someone who has a lot of time to spend with me. In return, I will be your very best girlfried. I will make you laugh and I will fill your heart with love, I promise I will adore you! XO Maisie
I am brand new to WROC and I just arrived from San Diego. It is very hard to understand why so many Westies are lanquishing in the shelters in San Diego. It just took a great groom to turn me into the beautiful boy that I am. I am approximately 9-10 years old, neutered and all my shots are current.
I am a gorgeous Wesite boy with a beautiful Westie spirit. I am gentle and fun and I will be the best boy ever for a family that will love me unconditionally.
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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