a 501(c)(3) non profit California corp, EIN #26-3124447
Rescue is their last chance,
So we will make it their best chance ~WROC
© 2006 Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond
Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond presents our
Forever Foster Program
Sometimes when we bring a senior dog into our care, we find out they have a life threatening medical condition. They are not available for adoption for a variety of reasons; some have constant medical needs and some are in the final stages of illness. In our Forever Fosters program, we provide Hospice sponsored care and lots of love for these dogs for the rest of their lives.
You can make a huge difference by being a part of this program by sponsoring one of our wonderful senior dogs. Your contribution provides food and ongoing medical care. Without sponsors like you, WROC could not continue its mission of protecting and caring for old dogs that cannot be adopted.
We cater to all Westies and it is no secret that our seniors are a driving force behind our rescue, but it is not just seniors that need end of life care. We are not heroes, and we do not 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.
"Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord for a home to keep
If a family is found before I wake
I hope they see I am a keepsake
My bones may ache and my ears don’t hear
But I’m not scared, I have no fear
Angels watch me through the night
And wake me with the morning light
As I wait for a new home to be found
I am loved, cared for, safe and sound"
© 2015 WROC
Your one time or monthly donation will help us take care of our seniors and medically challenged dogs. If you care, please share!
MING...Our Ming has been diagnosed with an enlarged heart and irregular heart beat. We are so very sad that his time with us will be limited. He is such a great dog that we made the easy decision to have him join WROC's pack. He will receive the very best care and will enjoy all of life's pleasures, whatever his little heart desires. Ming lives every moment to the fullest, enlightened and fully aware. He is our sweet and benevolent Ming. Our Ming defies the odds, his 6 months has turned into almost two years. Though delicate, he loves his life & we are very happy to give it to him.
PEPPERMINT...was turned over to WROC in very bad shape. Her eyes were crusted shut, ears infected and her skin was hot to the touch. During her vetting we found out that Peppermint has chronic dry eye, kidney and liver disease and she suffers from epidermal dysplasia, a skin condition that is not curable. Many dogs with this condition are euthanized but one of our very first rescues years ago, taught us that anything is possible. It was decided that Peppermint would stay with WROC because we have experience with epidermal dysplasia and controlling her symptom must be carefully managed to ensure her comfort. Peppermint has no idea anything is wrong with her. She is comfortable, happy and a very sassy girl. Peppermint loves the dog park and is especially fond of tug-o-war. However she does not care for Legoland commercials.
TIPPY...Gentle Tippy was found wandering the streets of Las Vegas and is estimated to be around 14-15 years old. From all appearances, she lived a very hard life and came to rescue withdrawn and particularly sensitive. After addressing all of her medical needs and providing her with a quiet and calm home to gain her bearings, Tippy suffered an episode of Vestibular Disease. This resulted in the loss of balance, dizziness and other symptoms, much like vertigo in humans. The physical exam and neurological assessment points to central vestibular which usually has a poorer prognosis than the more common peripheral form. But to confirm this would entail an MRI or CT scan and we do not want to put her through that at her age. However, Tippy is slowly recovering though it is likely she will always have the head tilt. With her age, liver issues and vestibular disease, Tippy is now a WROC Forever Foster girl. She will stay with WROC so we can treat her symptoms, manage supportive care but most importantly, give her that second chance for a happily forever after.
THOR...Our sweet Thor spent a year in foster care, was adopted and then was returned because he didn't quite fit in. Shortly after he came back to WROC, he was diagnosed with Westie Lung Disease (Pulmonary Fibrosis). For that reason, Thor will stay with his original foster family where treatment will focus on support and controlling the symptoms to enhance the quality of life. We felt this was best for Thor because upon his return, he was withdrawn and depressed and we didn't want him to go through another significant change with his condition. It is important to note that Thor is happy again and has an abundance of squeaker Kong balls which makes his world go around.
LOUIS...was brought to a Northern California shelter by his owner with a request to be euthanized because they thought he was “old”. The shelter contacted us and he was transported to WROC. He was in very bad shape and extremely thin when he arrived and he spent his first week hospitalized for pneumonia. Louis is incontinent, deaf and partially blind which can startle him very easily. Louis needs to be handled carefully and methodically so to keep him safe, he is now a WROC Forever Foster
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.
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