Family circumstances change all too often, new baby, moving, domestic break-up, work commitments, going into care, death in the family, financial concerns, or any multitude of reasons why the dog can no longer receive the company, exercise or time which it deserves. We understand that due to life circumstances beyond your control, you may find the need to surrender your Westie into our Rescue Program. It is a great act of selflessness to give up your dog during a particular crisis. We never underestimate this fact and want to make the process go as smoothly as possible for you and the dog. Be assured that we are here to help you and your Westie.
If this is your current situation, please contact us:
You will be asked for medical records, a photo of your Westie, and any other information that you can give us about your Westie. This will help us find the best home for your Westie.
If your Westie is accepted into our program, we will coordinate a place and time for you to relinquish your Westie to us. At that time we will require you to sign an Owner Release form relinquishing ownership of your Westie to Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond (WROC). We will also request copies of all medical, vaccination and microchip records if you have them, and any familiar possessions such as toys, leash, collar, etc.
Whatever you do – please DO NOT take your Westie to a shelter. Your Westie deserves so much more. Shelter environments are very stressful on animals. They can be exposed to kennel cough, parvovirus and various other viruses and disease.
Our rescue program is a service offered throughout California. We are affiliated with the West Highland White Terrier Club of America. We follow the WHWTCA Code of Conduct and our own rescue program’s Code of Ethics.