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Westies In Need

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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


Charlie needed to come into rescue due to a change in owners lifestyle.he is nearly 7yrs old born 01.06.2011 He is microchipped, castrated, vaccinated, flea and worm treated. He is in foster with Becci in Portland, Dorset
Note from Charlie
My name is Charlie, I am a westie x Lakeland terrier, (I am more Lakeland then Westie) I love company and I love my sleep, I love being outside, and I am a very fast pace walker but I do not pull on my lead. I am a bit worried at meeting other dogs, and may growl on or off lead but my foster Mum is showing me that not all dogs are to be scared of, I like to hunt when I am out and do my meercat impression if I sense something, I may run off, but if you are firm, I won't. I get on with cats, and have lived with them. I do respond to commands but I am independent. I have not been left on my own yet so I will update you when this happens
update 20.03.17
note from Becci
Charlie seems fine when left, he cries a little but doesn't appear to be stressed. Needs work when meeting dogs on the lead, when off lead likes to charge at them, and will follow other dogs examples, he is very playful and other dogs love him. He walks by my side and will stop and come back when called. He did run after a cat which I had not seen, but came back but he is friendly with them, so I think he just wants to say 'hi' and play
update from Becci
He has issues with being anxious and a little afraid of other dogs especially the bigger ones. The aggression on the lead when he sees other dogs has calmed down a lot , but needs long term work, and he loves cats and they love him once they realise Charlie is not going to eat them as he gets so excited which gives them the wrong impression
Charlie has been to the groomers, what a handsome boy
This lovely dog is ready for his forever home
This dear westie really needs a forever home, he has been for grooming again and is such a smart well behaved little dog
note from Mo
sorry I understood Charlie was 9 yrs old but on checking his vacs record he will be 7 yrs old on 01.06.18


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


Dallas needed to come into rescue due to arrival of baby.
He is 11 years young, microchipped, castrated and flea and worm treated. We discovered poor Dallas came into rescue with a perforated ear drum, this has now been operated on and he has recovered very well.
He is in foster with Kevin and Mavis in Sunderland
Note from Kevin
Dallas is a friendly affectionate little westie. He is very playful and enjoys being chased.
Dallas enjoys being stroked, and having his tummy rubbed.
He enjoys his Trophy food, but does not like to rush to eat, he takes his time
He likes to go for walks and gets on with other dogs. If the back door is open he enjoys nothing better than wandering in and out. He has had a couple of visits to our caravan and loves running on the beach, although never goes near the sea
update 06.01.18
Dallas is doing really well, gets on with other dogs but we think he may like a forever home as the only dog
Dallas has an ongoing ear problem, the vet is saying he needs his ear canal removing, but in our experience this is rarely a success, so we have decided not to go ahead with this, if there was a chance this would work we would try and raise the funds to cover, but the fail rate is very high. He is been treated with drops, and is in no pain. He is getting to playful with the resident westies who are older and want a quiet life, so we are needing a long term foster/ forever home for Dallas


Gus needed to come into rescue due to some unpredictable behaviour, where he has turned and bitten for no apparent reason. We call this the 'westie switch' which is usually caused by interbreeding (puppy farm dogs)
Sarah and Robert kindly agreed to foster him, they have their own westie Dylan who was a WiN westie with behavioural problems, which over time they were able to cure, and went on the adopt him.
Gus is 21 months old, castrated, microchipped, wormed, and vaccinated.
He is settling in quite well, but this morning he suddenly 'switched' and tried to bite Sarah, and then he was so remorseful immediately after
We thank Sarah and Robert for coping with this troubled westie, who will most likely be in foster for some time, before we could consider a forever home


Thanks to the lovely Niall Lester, and our wonderful Richard and Janie, this poor very neglected westie is now safe in foster, Richard and Janie collected her, and took her to the vets to be checked over, initially she has had pain relief injection, anti biotic, and ear drops. We then arranged for her to come into foster with us in North Yorkshire.
she is settling in so well, she is 12 years old, very thin, sore skin, totally blocked ears, must have been neglected for years. She is getting on fine with the other dogs, she loves to be cuddled, we are cleaning her ears, and using the drops on a twice daily basis. She is having the Dermacton baths every other day, and the Dermacton Cream massaged into her skin on a daily basis . she has difficulty eating as she can hardy open her mouth, and many rotten teeth. We are feeding her little and often, she loves her food, inc porridge with honey, and I am softening the Trophy food, which she is also enjoying. she is such a sweetheart and lets us treat her without any problem.
update 27.01.18
This little sweetheart is such a special westie, Ian took her to the vets yesterday who confirmed our thoughts on the problem with her jaw, which because this has been neglected for so many years she has got arthritis in her jaw, and goes back to the vet next Tuesday for x rays, also her ears are so bad due again to neglect so the vet is going to try and deep clean her ears, but it is possible that this may not work because of the years of neglect. She has gained some weight, and is such a pleasure to care for. We have ordered the arthritis remedy from the dog herbalist, so we hope this will help. Her skin is improving on a daily basis. What a brave little westie who is so loving
update 12.02.18
This so neglected westie is slowly improving, but her jaw and head are totally fused due to been left untreated since she was a puppy. She is such a gentle westie, she cannot bark again due to the fusion. Her eyes are so much brighter, and she loves the big stove in the living room, and loves to be cuddled. The other dogs are so good with her, and Scottie Frederick has taken her under is paw xx
This little westie is such a sweetheart, how anyone could neglect her as they have done, we love her dearly
Little Daisy is a darling, we are now feeding her a liquid feed, which she is doing quite well with, but doesn't like her face wiping afterwards.

It is with great regret and sadness I am sorry to say dearest Daisy has passed over the Rainbow Bridge, she went peacefully in my arms. This sweetheart had been neglected for too many years, it took its toll, I am just pleased she was able to be with us for her last few months, and knew love and care xx


Charlie westie is 10 years young(his birthday is Christmas Eve) He was a very much loved dog but sadly is owners circumstances changed and so he came into us. He is being fostered in Bath, Somerset. He is a loving boy who likes his walks and playing with his toys. He enjoys travelling in the car and is good with other dogs. He does not appear to be showing any signs of stress with the recent changes that have happened to him. He would suit a quieter household with a more sedate lifestyle. If you want to know more about Charlie please download an application to adopt and send it to either of the e mails on the website, stating which dog you are interested in , and any questions you may have. Thank you


Benji is a sweet quiet boy who has had a sad time since his mummy died. He is learning to trust again and be a happy westie. He loves walks and meeting other dogs who greet him with a friendly bark... as he is 12 years old we feel he would be happy as an only dog or with a doggy companion of a similar age, and in a quieter home with no cats and young children. Benji is happy exploring the garden and then having a snooze in his basket, he has been in foster for a week now, and has settled in quickly into a new routine, and is no trouble at all, he actually started to play with some toys last night, which was great to see. All Benji needs is a kind family to love and care for him.
Benji is in foster in Hertfordshire

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