a 501(c)(3) non profit California corp, EIN #26-3124447
ADOPTING FROM WROC
Thank you for considering adopting a future family member from us. Adopting a rescue is one of the most loving gifts you can give to animal friends. WROC rescues Westies in crisis situations that were neglected, abandoned, abused, or wandering the streets. We also receive owner surrenders due to various reasons, arrival of a baby, a divorce, employment status, health issues within the family or dog, or a death in the family.
All Westies that come into our program are placed in foster care with dedicated volunteers for evaluation, vet care including all vaccinations, spaying/neutering, microchip and treatment for any illness if necessary. We never board our dogs. We treat all Westies that come into our care as long as the animal is not suffering. Due to the never ending vet bills, our adoption donation is $250.00-$500.00. This donation allows us to continue our work, saving the lives of forgotten Westies.
Our rescues are evaluated by their foster home over a 3 -4 week period (sometimes longer) which help us determine what type of home would best suit the Westie. Our foster families crate train, house train, and socialize the fostered Westie. When we place a rescue, we try to do everything we can to make this transition their very last. We share our observations while the Westie was in our care with the potential adoptive family to educate and prepare the new family for the arrival of their newest family member.
When a Westie is placed into Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond's rescue program, we review all our pending applications to assess the best match for the Westie. Our primary goal is to place the Westie in the best environment for that particular dog's background, personality and needs. If you would like to pursue adoption, the application is the first step to start the process. We will contact you and begin the process once we determine that a Westie would be a good match for you and your family.
We take particular care in placing our Westies. Our screening process includes an application, reference checks, interview and a home visit to ensure the home and family is compatible with the pet’s needs and our requirements. To complete the adoption process, we have a "meet and greet" with the new family including all family members and pets. We request owners to sign a contract obliging them to contact us if they cannot provide for the animal for any reason.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not charge for an adoption application and we do not ship our dogs.
We do get many more applications than we get dogs. We keep all applications on file and only call those applicants that fit the dog's profile. This process can take a week to several months as rescue is unpredictable. Please keep in mind that we are all volunteers with jobs and families and we spend a large amount of our time rehabilitating, bathing, feeding, vetting and transporting dogs. We appreciate your patience.
Thank you for considering rescue!
To submit an application to give a Westie a second chance, please fill out our on-line application (must have Adobe Acrobat) or simply print out the application, fax to 714-969-7163 or mail it to:
WROC & Beyond
P O Box 5006
Huntington Beach, CA 92615
Click here for our Adoption Application in Word Format. OR, you may print out the document below by a right click on your mouse, left click on print and E-MAIL to:
OR fax to 714-969-7163
ABOUT RESCUE DOGS A rescue dog is often referred to as a “second hand dog”. Some think rescue and shelter dogs have done something wrong or have issues. But rescue dogs are not broken - they have simply experienced more life than other dogs. They are not second hand dogs, but are wise and savvy beyond their years. Do not feel sorry for a rescue dog, adopt one and be proud to have their wisdom by your side.
You will have a friend for life!
Westie Rescue of Orange County and Beyond
Note: This application is designed for print only and is to be completed by hand. Should you wish to use your word processor in completing the application, be sure to take special care to avoid deleting any required information.
Please read our entire adoption process and take a moment to be sure all questions are answered completely and given as much detail as possible. We know the application is lengthy, but remember, our reviewing committee does not know you, so detail about your home, family, pets, etc. is important, and we encourage you to include photos if you wish. The information you give us will make sure we're matching the right pet and right family together for a happy ending. Please understand that applications that are not complete cannot be processed. By submitting your application, you are not guaranteed a pet. WROC takes great pride in not just finding a home, but a great home for each of our special pets. With the pet's best interest in mind, as well as yours, we match people and pets together for long-term relationships and we will try to help you find a great companion soon! WROC has the right to deny any application, for any reason. Thank you for considering one of our special Westies!
This is an application for: Adoption Volunteering Foster Home Adoption and Volunteering
(If you are filling this out for Adoption and Foster home, please fill out all blanks you are able to. Some questions may not be applicable if you are applying for volunteering only).
Name of dog(s) you are interested in:
First Name Last Name Age
Street (incl. Apt.)
City State Zip Code
Day Time Phone Evening Phone Email Address
Applicant's Occupation Applicant's Employer
First Name Last Name Age
Relationship: Spouse/Significant Other, Parent/Guardian, Roommate, Other
Co-Applicant's Occupation Co-Applicant's Employer
ADOPTION PREFERENCES (please check box)
No Pref Female Male
Age (please check box)
No Pref 0-1 years 1-3 years 4-6 yrs 6 yrs+
WHY DO YOU WANT A WESTIE? (Circle all that apply.)
Companion for humans
Companion for another pet
To give as a gift
I own _____
I rent _____ Are you willing to provide a copy of your lease or a notarized statement from your landlord authorizing you to keep a dog? Yes ______No______N/A______
How long have you lived at this address?_______________________________________________________
Do you have a completely fenced yard area for the dog? Yes______No______
What kind of fence is it?_________________________________________________
Do you have a pool or hot tub? Yes______No______
Is it separated from the dog area by fence? Yes______No______
How do you plan to exercise the dog? _____________________________________________________________
How many adults live in your house? _____________________________________________________________
How many minor children in your home? ______ List Ages of Children in your home ______________________
Who will be the dog's primary caretaker? __________________________________________________________
Does the primary caretaker have experience with dogs? Yes______No______
Is anyone home when the primary caretaker is absent? Yes______No______
Is the primary caretaker capable of exercising the dog? Yes______No______
How long will the dog be without humans daily? ______How long will the dog be alone during evenings? ______
Where will the dog be housed while alone: Crated ______Loose in the House ______Room Confined______
Yard______Other ______ If other, please explain:___________________________________________________
Where will the dog sleep at night?________________________________________________________________
Are you willing to housetrain? Yes______No______
Is anyone in your household allergic to dogs? Yes______No______
Does anyone in your household have asthma? Yes______No ______
Does your job require frequent out of town travel? Yes______No______
Who will care for the dog when you are out of town?_________________________________________________
Are you subject to relocation? Yes ______No______
What would you do with the dog if you moved?______________________________________________________
PET CARE AND COMMITMENT
For a healthy dog, costs of veterinary care (shots and flea and heartworm preventative), food, toys, and minimal boarding and grooming can cost $300-$700 per year. In addition, dogs are susceptible to most diseases that afflict humans such as allergies, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, etc.
Are you prepared to provide medical treatment for such problems as needed? Yes ______No______
Small dogs can live 15 to 20 years. Are you prepared to commit to a dog for his entire life?
We require all dogs to be altered before adoption. Are you opposed to spaying or neutering dogs?
YOUR PET EXPERIENCE
Please list all the pets currently residing in your home and all pets you have owned in the past 10 years. If none, include pets you have owned during your adult life, including species (cat/dog, etc), breed, gender, age, altered and where it is now:
If you ever had pets that died at early age or from unusual circumstances, became lost or disappeared, please explain the circumstances:
Have you ever sold a pet, given one away or surrendered a pet to a shelter or rescue group? If yes, please explain the circumstances:
If you presently have a dog, is it current on vaccinations? Yes______No______
If no, please explain.
If you presently have a dog, where is it housed? Inside ______Outside______Both______
Other than housetraining, have you ever trained a dog? Yes______No______
If yes, what type of training? ____________________________________________________________________
Relationship (neighbor, co-worker, etc.) ____________________________Phone Number___________________
Relationship (neighbor, co-worker, etc.)_____________________________Phone Number___________________
Relationship (neighbor, co-worker, etc.)_____________________________Phone Number __________________
Name of the Doctor ________________________________________Hospital Name_______________________
Phone __________________________________Street Address_________________________________________
Is this veterinarian familiar with pets you have owned? Yes ______No______
May we contact this doctor as a reference? Yes ______No______
Please provide any additional information you can think of about the living situation, activities the dog will participate in, and anything you do/would do to "spoil" your pet. Feel free to attach photos if you'd like to! Please feel free to use a separate sheet of paper should you wish to add anything to your application you would like us to consider.
By signing in the designated spaces below, I certify that the information in this application is true and I understand that false information will void this application. I also understand that failure to comply with future requirements, (eg. vet check, licensing) and accepted standard of animal care could result in my inability to adopt other animals from Westie Rescue ofOrange County
Westie Rescue of Orange County and Beyond
P O Box 5006
Huntington Beach, CA 92615
Tel (714) 960-1083
Fax (714) 969-7163
THANK YOU for taking the time to complete this application. Please stay in contact with us regarding this application and the animal you're interested in adopting. We will contact you shortly to review your application with you.