|Lovely dogs and lovely people|
We are very privilaged to have contact with so many wonderful dogs, and on the whole so many lovely people!
We have a lovely following on the website, sometimes with people who for whatever reason cannot adopt a dog, and people who need advice for their dogs.
Recently we gave advice to a lady who's westie was unwell, this morning I received a beautiful card from Marion who lives in Limerick, with a very kind donation towards the costs of the treatment for the 2 ex puppy farm breeding bitches- Thank you so much Marion, and all the other kind people who keep these poorly dogs in their thoughts
Mo and Ian
|urgent fosterers required |
We urgently need fosterers to join our friendly team, must be 'westie wise' please contact for a chat, and/or download an complete an application to foster from the website and e mail to me
I look forward to hearing from you to help these little dogs
Fosterer in South Yorkshire urgently required
Fosterer in South urgently required (Kent area)
Fosterer in Midlands urgently required
More dogs needing to come into rescue
Still need fosteres
Foster homes needed urgently
please bare in mind some dogs who come into foster are traumatised so we do not foster or re home when there are young children in the home
05.04.13 updated 14.04.16 unfortunately same message
I know most of you know we have had a HUGE vet bill for one of our poorly westies, and I cannot thank you all enough for your donations towards this, you are all very special and we could not continue to rescue and re home without your continued support, but in saying this when we accept a dog into rescue we do ask for a donation, this goes towards ALL the dogs we have in foster, it is happening more and more now that people will agree to make a donation when we accept a dog in, but then we never receive these donations, and more often than not the dogs we accept need vet treatment, including, castrating, spaying, grooming etc etc and other behavioural/skin problems, we have a wonderful team of fosters, who take these dogs in as part of their homes, and provide all the care the dogs need
We do not ever want to get to the stage where we have to refuse to take dogs into rescue, but on a practical point we cannot continue to accept dogs into us with sometimes very costly needs, and yet these are the dogs that really need to be helped
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I am getting various calls and e mails from people who have iphones, etc to say they can download docs, but cannot complete and e mail to me
these docs are viewed on these devices as 'read only' and need an app which usually can be downloaded free, so if you are experiencing this problem please download Microsoft word, and, or, pdf so you can complete the necessary doc and e mail to me, thank you
We have been trying to get this poor westie into rescue since last year, but the 'owner' did not want him to come into rescue. We think he is about 11 years old, and you can see he has been very badly neglected, and his very sore and blackened skin left untreated
Thankfully now he is safe, in foster with Janet, and his treatment has started, we are using totally natural products, he will have regular baths using the Dermacton Soap Bar, and the Dermacton Cream massaged into his sore skin on a daily basis, we will use the Dermacton Spray for his feet and paws. The Trophy Small Bite Holistic food is on its way for him.
Jake will be in long term foster with Janet, we will not be re homing him
Jake is slowly improving under the love and care of Janet, some of you may think his skin still looks awful, but as those who have been following is progress since coming into WiN he is much improved, the Trophy food, and the Dermacton products , and Janets care is really making a difference
Again you may think his skin still looks bad, for those of you who have been following his progress, you will really see the difference in him, unfortunately he has got an ear infection associated with his sore skin, he is receiving treatment for this
Janet was delivering cards yesterday, with Jake on a lead, lady came to door, letting dog she was looking after out, dog mauled Jake, Janet took him straight to vet who operated immediately, Jake pulled through, and will go back to vets today, bill is expected to be £600 +, owner will be reported, but it appears he shows no remorse for his dogs actions. Please keep dear Jake and Janet in your thoughts xx
Poor Jake had to go to vet hospital as he has abscess in his wounds, been on AB s , and now at vets to be sedated to drain puss out of wounds, please keep this very poorly Westie in your thoughts, thank you xxx
Frankie needed to come into rescue due to biting, he was booked into vets to be pts , thankfully the vet contacted the lovely Niall Lester, New Hope Rescue, who in turn , contacted our wonderful Richard and Janie, who went to collect him from his owner, they managed to get him a vet appointment, he is very underweight, various tests were done, he has been diagnosed with severe Anaemia, he has very little strength and energy, hopefully he will start to get better soon, we are waiting for more test results , when he recovers more we will be needing a foster for this poor westie.
He is 5 years old, castrated, microchipped, and he has now been wormed. His previous owner groomed him herself, and his nails need clipping, as you will see from the picture. Please keep this westie in your thoughts to help him get well
A big thank you to both vets, Niall, and Richard and Janie, - another westie saved from pts
This precious little westie, who we think was originally a 'puppy farm' pup, with interbreeding problems passed on to him, (and many others) he has got a liver shunt which until he came into rescue, had not been treated, he has been scanned with possibly only a 25% chance of pulling through this operation, so for now he is receiving the correct food, and medication to help 'build him up' and give him some energy. We will see how he responds , please keep this dear westie in your thoughts
Thanks to much tlc from Janie and Richard this lovely westie is doing so well, has more energy, eating his low protein food, and his systems are coping so well
Thank you to Tracy and Joanne for temp fostering Skye until we came back from our lovely week with Richard and Janie, and friends. Also thank you to Pat,Peter, and their adopted WiN westie Kenny for transporting him to us in North Yorkshire.
Skye needed to come into rescue due to his previous owner working long hours, resulting in Skye getting stressed. He is castrated,microchipped, vaccinated etc.He is 11 yrs young.
He has got very sore skin, which we are treating with the Dermacton products, he is enjoying his Trophy food. He has got very blocked ears which we are treating too. Skye has settled in really well with our other dogs, loves being outside with them, and cuddles up on the sofas with them and us. It will be quite some time before he is well enough for a forever home.
Dear Skye is doing so well, he is starting to 'fur in' and we are treating his blocked ears, we and the other dogs here love him
Skye is much improved, more hair appearing on his back and legs.
What a difference a few weeks make, Skye went for grooming on Tuesday, and thanks to some tlc and the help of the Dermacton products and Trophy food, this is how he is looking now. Such a darling boy
Skye is doing so well, he is nearly totally Hairy! he is quite deaf, and his sight is not good, but he is a darling
Tigger is nearly 6 year old westie, castrated, microchipped,and vaccinated, .He is Tigger by name and Tigger by nature. A very energetic westie with a lovely nature. He has good command response and loves to do "roll overs" . He is quite vocal although this maybe because he is with our dogs at the moment. Sadly he came into WiN because his previous owners had a young baby and were unable to give Tigger the attention he needed, he was a much loved westie. When he was around 6 months old he had a skin problem and was put on medication which he has remained on ever since. His skin appears to be fine at the moment, so we have taken him off the medication to see if the skin issue returns (and we are mindful that he maybe a little stressed at the moment due to the change in his life, so are keeping a watchful eye on his skin) He gets on fine with our other dogs and loves nothing better than playing with our puppy. They chase each other around the garden. If you are interested in Tigger he is with Richard and Janie in Kent, so please complete an application to adopt from the website www.westiesinneed.co.uk and e mail to Janie or Mo
unfortunately Tigger has had a set back in his behaviour, and is not yet ready for re homing
This westie needed to come into rescue has she did not get on with one of the resident dogs. We believe she is microchipped( we are awaiting confirmation of this) Not yet spayed(she in in season at the moment). We understand she was vaccinated as a puppy ( we are awaiting confirmation of this). She was born on the 14.07.17.
Dear Phil Lyons-John made the very long journey yesterday (bank holiday Monday!) from his home on the SE coast, to travel to S Wales to collect this westie,and then transported her all the way to North Yorkshire to meet with me, and then he had to make the long jourrney back home through very heavy traffic. A huge "thank you" to Phil.
Missy is settling in well ,explored outside yesterday evening, slept well, ate her Trophy food for breakfast and at the moment she is settled on a cushion underneath my desk whilst I type this. She is getting on fine with our other dogs, but like our other dogs she is not allowed in the kitchen where the cats sleep.
Missy is doing fine, but quite a nervous little girl,with a high pitched bark ! not too keen on men, we are treating her sore ear, she is rather underweight with some sore skin, which again we are treating, we feel this westie is not ready for rehoming yet
Please can anyone help with fostering dogs. We are always needing foster homes for the many dogs we are asked to accept into rescue
We cover all the costs for the dogs whilst in foster, food, grooming, vets bills, and anything else each individual dog needs
If you feel you can help please download a volunteer foster application from the website, complete this and e mail it to Janie, email@example.com or Mo , firstname.lastname@example.org
Izzy needed to come into rescue due to a change of circumstance. She is 6 years old, spayed, wormed, vaccinated.
Izzy in in foster with Sarah in Witney, Oxfordshire
Note from Sarah
Izzy is an energetic 6 yr old, and lived in a busy household with a family with children and other dogs. She would benefit by living in a calm home (without children) where her adopter will continue her training, and give her confidence, and have time to play with her and take her for walks.
She likes sitting in the sunshine and exploring the garden (and digging) she also loves playing.
She is a little unsure about walks, and nervous of cars and lorries. In fields and the countryside she walks and runs, and explores happily on lead.
She has mad moments of barking and unexplained anger/tension currently. She sleeps quietly overnight in her crate, and sits nicely to put a lead on , and for mealtimes
update 10.10.18 from Sarah
Izzy is playful, and sometimes spirited and stubborn. Any adopter will need to build her trust and then she will ask you for belly rubs and affection.
Izzy would like a calm home with maybe 2 other dogs to give her confidence, she is sometimes a bit nervous on walks still (ideally westie or similar sized dogs) However she definately needs ( and deserves) lots of 1:1 attention and patience in her new home too- to make her feel safe/loved, and plenty of time to take her for walks and play games ( and tire her out!)
She would like a home away from busy/noisy roads, with a safe garden to explore, and near countryside for walks
A big Thank You to Sarah who has so helped and cared for Izzy and her needs xx
update from Sarah 29.10.18
Just to say Izzy is having the odd episode but her mood/confidence has so much improved. With that in mind I have been taking her out to coffee shops, meetings, my parents again (who she now runs towards with wagging tail) ou and about etc. Point being she does not seem to be nervous in "busy" public places or with new people- she is keen to meet people and dogs,
The "road" and sudden loud noises nerves remain., (inside and outside the house) but what I see now is her very much seeking out attention and affection from people.
I'm now mentioning this because I don't think she "needs" another dog in the house for day to day confidence. It wouldn't be a bad thingbut no other dog could also be very good for her-ensuring she gets 1to1 attention that she does not need to share.