Westies In Need West Highland White Terrier Rescue and Rehoming

West Highland White Terrier Rescue and Rehoming

Westies In Need

Rehoming Westies throughout the UK

Westies In Need West Highland White Terrier Rescue and Rehoming
Westies In Need West Highland White Terrier Rescue and Rehoming
Westies In Need West Highland White Terrier Rescue and Rehoming
Westies In Need West Highland White Terrier Rescue and Rehoming
Westies In Need West Highland White Terrier Rescue and Rehoming
Westies In Need West Highland White Terrier Rescue and Rehoming
Westies In Need West Highland White Terrier Rescue and Rehoming
Westies In Need West Highland White Terrier Rescue and Rehoming

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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

Nottingham area
Sheffield area

Still need fosteres
South Coast

Foster homes needed urgently

South Wales

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

Thank you


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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
update 26.06.16

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
update 08.01.17

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
update 12.12.17
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
update 16.12.17
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
update 20.10.17
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


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

Fosters Needed


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, westiesinneed@vfast.co.uk or Mo , westiesinneed@swaledale.org

Thank you


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
update 02.12.18
thank you to Sarah for fostering Izzy, sarahs work is taking her away for a while, so Izzy is now in foster with Jackie in Elsenham, Herts and is settling in very well


This is Buddy who needed to come into rescue due to the death of his owner, and no one else could keep him. , and because the people did not have anyone to help with transport WiN arranged for dear Phil Lyons- John to collect him and meet with me (Mo) to bring him into foster with us in North Yorkshire.
We have little information about Buddy, we believe he is 11 yrs old, not castrated, vaccinated etc.
He has explored outside, and in, had a shower and brush, and eaten his Trophy food with the other dogs.
We have booked him into our vets for next Thursday 28th March, to be fully vet checked, castrated,anal glands emptied, and maybe some teeth removing, together with dental work.
Initially he seems a very calm boy, has let us shower and brush him, and he seems fine with our other dogs, and they with him. He is now having a snooze in a bed under the office desk whilst I type this
update 30.03.19
Buddy went to our vets last Thursday, he was fully checked over, castrated, some teeth removed, and full dental, he is not microchipped so this will be done in the next few weeks when he has fully recovered from all the procedures. He is settling in really well with us, and the other dog, eating and drinking fine. A very calm westie
Showered Buddy and the other dogs this morning. Then Dave came to microchip Buddy, he is now ready for his forever home , we have had a number of applicants interested in him, so he will be going to his forever home in May
update 09.05.19
Change of plan, we have decided it would not be fair to rehome Buddy, his years of neglect have taken its toll, he is settled with us, get on with the other dogs, and they with him, thank you to those of you who showed interest in Buddy xx

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