I’m Simba. Let me tell you a little bit about my story.

I am one of 3 adorable puppies that were left at a shelter on 12/16/22. The shelter was at capacity and asked LSWR if they could help take us in. They didn’t want us to end up being Christmas presents. Of course, LSWR said yes!! I am a Schnauzer mix puppy and I’m about 4-5 months young.

I’m all vaccinated and will be neutered soon. I am a super sweet, playful, cuddly and affectionate puppy. I get along great with big and small pups.

I LOVE to play and run around outside, help in the garden and I would love to have a furry friend and toys to keep me busy. I have mastered potty-training skills and sleep all through the night. My foster mom says I’m so sweet and I love to cuddle. What more could you ask for?

If you have the time, patience, and are looking for a great puppy, please visit to complete an online application and ask for me Simba.

Puppy kisses,


Sophie (Adopted), Buddy (Adopted)

Let us tell you a little bit about our story. 

We are 3 adorable puppies that were left at a shelter on 12/16/22.  The shelter was at capacity and asked LSWR if they could help take us in. They didn’t want us to end up being Christmas presents.  Of course, LSWR said yes!!  We think we are possibly Schnauzer mixes and are about 4 months old.

We have had our first set of vaccinations and are microchipped.  We are all very sweet, inquisitive, and loving puppies, cuddly and affectionate!!  We LOVE to play and run around outside looking for twigs, help in the garden and we have plenty of puppy teething toys to keep us busy.  We are mastering our potty-training skills and sleep all through the night.  Our foster moms say we are very good puppies and we are starting to learn the sit command.

If you have the time, patience, and are looking for a great puppy, please complete an online application and ask for one of us. 

Puppy kisses,

Sophie (black puppy), Simba (apricot/beige color puppy) & Buddy (white & black spots)

Sweet Snoopy *** Adopted***

****Snoopy found hi forever home with his foster Family! They fell in love with this sweet boy and now he has a westie brother and all the cuddles and love he could ever want! ****

Hi everyone, I’m Snoopy.  I was dropped off at a shelter by my previous owner and the shelter contacted LSWR asking if they would take me and here I am.   My prior owner surrendered me because I have anal polys.  Gladly LSWR rescued me and I’ve been vetted and had a dental.  Although, rectal polyps are an infrequent, usually benign disease, my vet check went very well and I’m doing great.  I am about 8-9 years old, neutered, vaccinated and just super sweet.  Not to mention how handsome I am!! I’m housetrained, easy going and get along great with other dogs.  I’m even a great cuddle bug if you like cuddlers.  I bark and like to chase cats, so a home without cats would be best for me.  I’m super smart, walk great on a leash and love walks.  Thunderstorms scare me a bit, but if I can just sit and be next to my human, that is super helpful and helps calm me.

I hope there is room in your home and your hearts for me. I am an adorable little treasure and just a sweet calm and happy Westie.  Please visit to complete an online application.

XOXO Snoopy

Dexter – ADOPTED

Hello everyone, meet Dexter.  Dexter’s family surrendered him because they had 4 small children and they didn’t have enough time for Dexter.  His prior family had him since he was a puppy but made the right decision to surrender him.  Dexter is a 3 year-old Miniature Schnauzer who gets along great with other dogs (big and small) and even cats.  He’s in a foster home with a couple of Australian Shephards, one who is deaf and a cat.  He plays so well with them all.  Sudden and fast movements seem to startle him at first but comes around very quickly.

This little boy has lots of energy and he is very friendly and a total sweetheart.  He is neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated.  He is ready for his new family might that be you?

Please visit and complete an online application.

XOXO Dexter


Hello folks, my name Jasper I just turned 8 years this past February.  My birthdate is 2/14/2013. My human mom passed-away and I’ve been living with a family member.  It was a difficult decision but due to their busy and hectic schedule they decided to contact LSWR to find me a new home.

I am a very sweet Westie boy, gentle and a cuddler.  I love EVERYONE!  I love attention, being petted, sitting next to humans and I love being outdoors.  I love going for walks and I love to chat with all the people and pups on the walking trail.  Squeaky toys, rope toys, tennis balls, I love them ALL!!  I’m also very smart, I know sit, stay, come and I walk great on a leash and I ride very well in the car.  I know all about doggie doors too.  I recently had a dental cleaning in Dec-2020 and I’m fully vaccinated.

I’m a super great looking Westie, all 20 pounds of me.  I occasionally have a few tee-tee accidents in the house, not super often, so I will need someone that is home more to give me potty breaks.  I’ve lived with another Westie gal, so I am perfectly fine with another furry friend.  If you have the time for this sweet Westie boy, I promise, we’ll be great companions.  Please visit and read all about me.  I will be waiting patiently.

XOXO Jasper


My name is Cala and I’m looking for my prefect home.  You see, came in with a group of 9 Westies from a puppy mill a few months back.  I got fully vetted, spayed, vaccinated and had a dental and I’m certified as a very healthy and active Westie girl.  I have been in a foster home with 4 other pups, Westies and a Cairn Terrier and let me tell you, I’m just a wee small Westie, the smallest of the bunch.  But this little Westie wants to rule everyone and be the boss so I’m thinking I just might want a home where I am the only pet and get all the attention!

Here is what I need:  A loving home in the DFW geographic area that my sponsor Lone Star Westie Rescue serves.  That area includes all of Texas, and most cities in Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.  I need to be your only pet because I am very high attention demanding and very territorial.  I love people, but my foster siblings are competitors for your attention, and my territory, which I don’t love so much.  No cats or kids and no apartments please!   A home with previous terrier experience would be a big PLUS.  I am super cute and love to be spoiled and snuggled, but you know us Westies, we can be stubborn, and avid outdoor chasers of squirrels, mice, birds, and escape artists, it’s in our DNA.   So, with previous terrier experience you will already know and appreciate the expectations of this classic terrier behavior – WESTIETUDE.  I am bit on the small side for our breed, part of what makes us so super cute, but I can escape right out of the iron fencing so a secure fence is a MUST.  I just need patience, understanding, obedience training and potty-training reinforcement.  I’m smart, and get the new routines with kind reinforcement, but so much is still new to me so patience please.  Please understand I’ve never been inside a house or seen a television or had a potty routine before I came to rescue.  My Westitude is carrying me through splendidly though!    

If  you think you’re the perfect family for me, visit Lone Star Westie Rescue website and read about the adoption process, qualifications and costs.  If you are interested in applying for consideration for adoption, then fill out and submit the electronic application fully to begin the process.  You will be contacted within 5-7 days by one of our volunteers.  Please note LSWR is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and does not have a public shelter. All the rescues for adoption are fostered in private homes.  Thank you for understanding that only adopters meeting adoption criteria can be invited to meet the dogs. 



Hello everyone, my name is McGee. Some of my friends and I just joined LSWR. Another rescue group reached out to LSWR to ask if they could help some Westies in need and how can anyone turn away from helping any pup in need?

I am 22 pounds of a healthy Westie, active and simply adorable!  I’m even cuter in person if you can believe that!  I am heartworm and fecal negative, up to date on my vaccinations and my blood work came back with excellent results. I just turned 4 years old on 12/28/2016.

I was rescued from a puppy mill and I was so lucky that LSWR dropped everything and immediately came for me.  I was a little scared getting out of the crate after the transport, but as soon as I got out of the car and saw a nice yard with green grass, I perked right up!! I marched in like I owned the place.  I have grown up with other Westies so I would be okay with another Westie or even just me.  I’m a little “fireball” as I have huge energy and I love the backyard.

Many things are new to me so I will need time, patience & training.  I’m just learning how to walk on a leash and learning about potty manners.  I’m also learning that it’s okay to come in the house and now I run back in fast!  I will need a family that has that has the time and patience to teach me so many new things.

My shots are up to date and I will be neutered and have a dental in the next week.  I am a wonderful Westie bear and I am looking for a wonderful life.  Is it with you? 

Visit to read about me and submit an online application if you meet the criteria.

Please note:  LSWR DOES NOT HAVE A PUBLIC SHELTER. ALL OF OUR DOGS ARE FOSTERED IN PRIVATE HOMES. Only approved adopters will be invited to meet the dogs.



Hi folks, I’m cutie Chloe! Due to trying circumstances, my family could no longer keep me, so they made the difficult but right to call LSWR because they only want the BEST for me.

Let me tell a little bit about myself.  I’m estimated to be about 8 and ½ – 9 years young and in excellent health.  I have been very well cared for, as you can tell from my lovely pictures.  I get along great with other dogs, love going for walks & doggie park and LOVE playing ball.  I’m very playful and get excited when it’s play time.  I’m good in my crate but I also have full roam of the house because I’m such a good girl!  I’m potty trained and I do exceptionally well on a leash.  Balls and squirrels are my favorite and I know tons of commands.  I wait patiently as my meals are being prepared, and I greet visitors very nicely.  I have been an only pup in my home, but I get along great with other dogs.  Young children/toddlers make me nervous so I would not be a good fit with young children.  I am 21 pounds, spayed and up to date on all my shots.  I’m just a girl who wants to play and have FUN, not to mention I’m a beautiful spunky girl.

I’m a super sweet girl and I see my future with a loving family who dotes on me 24/7. I am looking for a new “leash” on life, would you be my new family? Hope to hear from you soon.

Please visit and complete an online application. 

XOXO Chloe

Mazie and Milo – ADOPTED

Hello everyone, We’re Mazie and Milo and we are the new kids on the block. We started off our years in a puppy-mill, but thankful some good rescue groups helped us get a second chance. We are both estimated to be about 6-7 years old and we are in excellent health. Milo is the smallest one of the pair weighing in at 15 pounds and I weigh 17 pounds.

We are a very bonded pair and get along great with each other. Milo is great with all Westies and I’m good with male Westies but I’m NOT compatible with other female dogs.

We both sleep in our crates at night and doing good on potty training. Sometimes Milo magically appears in my crate and likes to snuggle with me. Some of our favorite activities include sunbathing and chasing critters in the backyard. And for the record we are both SUPER FAST!! For a little guy, Milo, has a loud bark and so do I. Milo also likes to howl at the fire engine sirens when he hears them, it’s quite comical!!

I’m the leader of the two and Milo follows me around all the time. Anything I do, he does. I’m a super sweet girl and I’m going to blossom into a beautiful girl. I’m super affectionate and will thrive with love and patience. When we’re outside Milo and I wrestle and chase each other, we’re a hoot!!

Any family willing to give Milo and I a little love and take a whole lot of love in return would be the most perfect fit for us. Our shots are current, and we are microchipped. We will be spayed, neutered and have dentals in a few days and then we will be ready to meet our new family. We will need a loving and active family who understands Westietude and can continue our training.

So, what lucky family is out there just waiting for us?

Please NOTE: Mazie & Milo are not good apartment pets. They need a secured fenced in yard. No cats or children. LSWR does not ship our pets. Submit an application if you meet the above requirements.

XOXO Mazie & Milo


Introducing Sweet Cami,

I was found and picked up by a local shelter.  I had been wandering the streets for a while and eating my meals from garbage cans.  I was very skinny when I came into foster care on 3/7/20, but all that is behind me now!!

I am a very young Terrier mix.  I’m estimated to be about 1 year old so I’m still ALL PUPPY.  I’m spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.  I’ve been a great house guest in my foster home and have brought them so much joy, love and affection, humans and Westies included.

I have learned potty manners and I’ve proven that I’m a very smart girl and willing to obey all the house rules.  Like I mentioned earlier, I’m all puppy which means I’ve torn up a few things, which is what puppies do, but I’m learning quick.  I’m a little “fireball” as I have huge energy.  I play hard and love playing chase with my Westie foster buddies.  I love my toys and squeakers.  I am super sweet and love attention and being petted.  I’m working on my manners when greeting guests because I get so excited when family and friends visit but I’m making progress and will need to continue my training.  I’m not too sure about this “leash” thing because I want to run and run and pull on the leash, there’s just so many things to explore.  I really want a home/family that have LOVE and TIME for me.  I also want a home with a fenced yard and a puppy companion would be great to keep up with my active life style.

I am one happy and lucky girl so you better hurry, I am a great catch!


Cassie – Adopted

Hello everyone, my name is Cassie! I joined LSWR just a few weeks ago.  I started off in pretty rough shape after spending most of my years as a litter mom, but I’m so glad that is behind me now and I’m feeling my best.

I’m estimated to be about 5 years young and in great health.  I was so shaggy and matted upon arrival that I needed a short haircut, but I’m not worried, my gorgeous hair and Westie skirt will grow back nicely!  I came in with some skin issues but those are healing with medicated baths, medications and some really good food.  I’m doing so much better now.  I’m microchipped and vaccinated and will soon be spayed and have a dental, and then I’m good as new.

I could use a bit of work with potty training for the first few weeks in any new home, but once I understand where I am and am not allowed to potty, I’ll be really good at it! I’m very smart and learning so many new things.  I’m a very sweet, active and beautiful girl who loves humans.  I have learned how to walk on a leash and love going for walks now.  I’m in a foster home with a senior Westie female so I would probably do best in a home where I am an only pet or a younger furry companion.  I would love a family who would adore this Westie princess.  Could that be you?

Please visit to complete an online application.

Xoxo Cassie

Happy Howie is looking for his Furever home – ADOPTED


Happy Howie,

Hello everyone, I’m Howard but you can call me Howie. I was wandering the streets and animal control picked me up and took me to the shelter where I waited for my owners to come, but they never did. A very nice LSWR volunteer came to save me and here I am.

I’m estimated to be about 1 year old and full of enthusiasm and puppy playfulness. I love fun at all costs. I have learned “no” and mostly listen but hey, I’m a young puppy. My foster mom says I’m super SMART and know some commands like “off”, “drop it” and “sit” is quite solid. I am in a foster home with a huge Great Dane and a few Westies and let me tell you, I LOVE the Great Dane!!!

I am pretty good about going in my crate and love going for walks. I’m so very young that I’m still learning the ropes when other pups don’t want to be messed with. I’m just all about playing and can play for hours. My foster family says I am AWESOME and will be a fabulous companion for a very lucky family!! I really want an active family that has time for me and has experience with young pups like me. I’m neutered, shots are current, microchipped and potty trained. I am a very happy and playful pup. If you have a spot in your heart for me, I will give you mine. Please visit and submit your application.





North Texas Giving Day 2019


North Texas Giving Day will be here before we know it! This annual fundraiser is critically important to our mission and efforts, and makes up 1/3 of the annual donations LSWR receives… which is a HUGE portion! Quite frankly, we could not accomplish nearly as much without support from this event.  As a reminder – 100% of your donations go directly to these special pups in the form of veterinary care, dental procedures, surgeries, heart worm treatment, medications, vaccines, etc., all the way down to their food while they’re in foster care (and maybe a good toy or two!).

In addition to LSWR’s fostering/adopting initiatives, we also have another program that is very near and dear to our hearts called “Walking Them Home,” which is also fully funded by your donations. In this program, we will take in ANY Westie in need, who may have been discarded by their family for being too old or too sick or too much of a burden. We help them live out their final days, whether it’s one week or one year, with as much love and joy as we can possibly give them. Often times, these angels aren’t able to be adopted out, but that doesn’t stop LSWR from taking them into our care! Sometimes these can be the most challenging cases, as some elderly dogs require expensive medications, regular vet visits, etc. But, the case of the abandoned elderly dog has become far too common for us to ignore, and we are honored to be their source of love and care during their golden years and biggest time of need.

Over the next few weeks, as we get closer to North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, September 19th, we will share some of these stories with you… stories of just of a few of our special babies who have crossed our path over the last year.

We hope that you will generously open your hearts (and your checkbooks) and continue to support these loving creatures and their well-being.  Thank you beyond words for making our efforts possible.

********Adopted********** The Sweetest! Ingrid & Greta

Ingrid & Greta here to tell you a bit about our story…

Our elderly owner passed away and we were taken to a local shelter. Thankfully, the shelter reached out to LSWR to ask if they could make room for us, and they welcomed us with open arms. We went straight to the vet and have checked out in good health but will need a dental soon.

We are microchipped and up to date on our vaccinations. The shelter believed we’d grown up together most of our lives so if you have a place in your heart and home for us  twinkies, we’d love to meet you. We are estimated to be about 8-9 years. Greta is a spunky chunky monkey (and her Westie head-tilt game is on point!), and I’m the petite one. Greta is very curious and active. As for me, well, I move at my own speed!

Please visit to complete an online application.

XOXO Little Ingrid

****** Adopted***** Mr. Mikey!

Hello, friends!  Mikey here!

My last couple of weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind! I feel a little bit like Toto after the tornado… I’ve found myself in Oz and I’m ready to get home! Well, to my new, furever home, that is!

Somehow, a wee little guy like me ended up wandering the streets. Eventually, I ended up in the shelter, but no one came to get me… until LSWR stepped in!

The dogtors told my nice LSWR friends that I’m somewhere around 1-2 years old, but my foster mom says I’m likely on the younger side of that because I’m so spunky and have such beautiful little pearly white teeth! I am in great health, and I LOVE being social with other dogs and humans (mostly adults but older kids seem to be ok, too!). My foster buddy, Mac, is my new BFF, and my two Westie sisters are even ok, too! I’m so happy to be back with a family, and my foster mom is so happy – no accidents in the house for this guy here! I’m working on liking this whole kennel idea. It isn’t my most favorite thing at first, but after a while, I don’t mind taking a little snooze in there.

While I am loving my foster home and have enjoyed Oz, I’m ready to get to my new furever with my new furever family! I can’t wait to meet someone who will love me, care for me and continue to teach me the ropes (spoiler alert: I’m pretty easy to teach – I already have “sit” nailed and will even “dance” for treats!). I love the leash and going outside, especially if it’s sunny and I have a chance for some sunbathing. I have to say, a fenced yard where I can sun and play all day long is a must-have for me! I am a super happy boy and I have to admit, super cute too!

I’m vaccinated, neutered and microchipped, now I just need my new family.

I am very active and I love to walk and play, so I am looking for a family that is very active and will have lots of time to spend with me. If you’re looking for a young, spry, fun-loving, good-looking new friend, visit to complete an application and mention me!

If you’re looking for a young, spry, fun-loving, good-looking new friend, visit to complete an application and mention me!



Angelic Anna

It is funny how things turn out…I was so sad and now I am so happy. I came to LSWR when my human owner became ill and no one in the immediate family could take care of me.  I was not in very good shape and in need of grooming, so I went straight to the vet’s office for an exam, bath and haircut. My hair was so matted, but thanks to my haircut out came a beautiful sweet Anna.  I am so thankful LSWR welcomed me with open arms.

My foster mom noticed that I was breathing heavily when I first arrived in foster care, so my doctor ran tests and sonograms to check my lungs and heart.  I was diagnosed with hypertension and will have to take a couple of meds for the rest of my life.  I am so happy to tell you that I have responded great to my meds (Enalapril, Vetmedin and Salix) and I’m even more spunkier now!!

I get along great with other dogs and love people and have great house manners. I warm up quickly and like my crate.  When I first came in, I spent a lot of time in my cozy crate but now I’m exploring more and playing with my furry friend.  I am a SO very sweet I’m afraid I may just melt!!  Did I mention I LOVE meal time?  Well I most certainly do!! I am estimated to be about 10 years, microchipped, and current on my shots. I have the sweetest disposition and know I will instantly nudge my way into your heart.

I am looking for a family who has lots of time to spend with me and who will love me as much as I love them. Please visit and ask for Anna.

XOXO Sweet Anna

Gill – **** Adopted******

Hello everyone,

Am I just about the cutest little boy you have ever seen?  My name is Gill and I was picked up as a stray and taken to a shelter.  It’s a mystery to all of us how I could end up as a stray but here I am with LSWR. No one ever came to reclaim me but LSWR found me just in time and came for me.

I am a terrier puppy, approximately 14 weeks young and despite everything, I am a healthy, fun loving playful puppy.  I chase, run, play, and sleep for a while and then I start all over.  My foster mom says, “Gill, you are a ton of energy, in a little package”.  I am a quick learner and she also says I’m too DARN CUTE!  I walk pretty good on a leash and sometimes I think the leash is a toy but I’m learning fast.  My potty training skills are pretty-darn good for a puppy, my foster mom said I only had one potty accident on my first day of foster care.  I appear to be crate trained and I’m not too much of a barker.  I rarely bark or whine.  I can get distracted easily, as all puppies do so my new family will have to have time and patience with me.

I wish for a fun and caring family who will have lots of time to help me grow up.

Sweet Puppy Kisses, Gill

Dynamic Duo, Mattie and Baxter – Adopted

Our Mom recently passed away and we need a place to call our own.  We lived our whole life with her and she took great care of us, but we are the lucky ones because LSWR will find us another great home.   We are house trained, and we love toys and walk pretty good on a leash.  We are littermates about 4-5 years old and are a bonded pair, spayed/neutered, active and current on our shots.  Baxter loves to play fetch inside and outdoors and he listens well.  Me, well, I’m just a typical Westie girl who just wants to have fun.

This dynamic duo of happy Westies MUST BE ADOPTED TOGETHER!!  We will be perfect companions for someone who appreciates the incredible Westie spirit.   It will be a very LUCKY family who adopts us.  We are looking for a new “leash” on life, would you be our new family?

Please visit and complete an online application.  Please note, LSWR does NOT SHIP our pets.


Playful Piper – Adopted

My life took quite the turn when my family could no longer keep me. But lucky for me, LSWR stepped in and I found myself in the home of a foster family. And because I’m just so “laid back” and “chill”, it was just another “day in the life”. At first, I kept hearing my foster family say how amazed they were at how seamless of a transition it was with me. Well, it was so easy because there are two other Westies in my home now and I decided that I would just follow their lead and fit right into the routine. I love having “the whiteys” (what my foster mom calls the other two) around. So for my forever family, I am pretty flexible as I can be the only dog or I’d also fit right in with other dog(s).

I am a male Westie, approximately 7-8 years old (according to the vet), micro-chipped, & house-trained. I am a bigger boy and solid. But I have dropped a few pounds since arriving at my foster home, and that’s because we play like crazy and take lots of walks. My foster dad is the best because he takes me and the Whiteys on 3 walks a day!

I was diagnosed a few years back with Addison’s Disease, but it is under control and managed with a shot approximately once a month and a pill that I take every other day. My shots are “no big deal” and I take my meds right in my food. I will need a forever family who is willing to continue this medical treatment.
I like to romp in the yard, take walks, and love to play with toys. Oh yeah, I also love to be in the kitchen over-seeing & smelling whatever is cooking! I have my own bed with a brand new comfy blanket and sleep in it every night. The whiteys share their beds with me and we sometimes nap on them together. I am quite polite and don’t jump up on the couch or chairs unless I’m invited. I do love to cuddle on the couch with my foster parents and my new Westie friends, so I’m really glad that I’m invited up there!

If you’re looking for a handsome (my foster mom thinks so) boy who is low-key and just happy to be with people and other dogs, then get in touch with LSWR and put in an application . . . . and DON’T FORGET to mention my name, PIPER!



Magnificent Molly – ADOPTED

This beautiful soon to be 12 year old female Westie named Molly is looking for her furever home.

Molly’s first Mom became ill and had to live in a nursing home.  Unfortunately, she passed away and She was the only family Molly had ever known.  Molly ended up living on her back porch and being checked on, fed and walked by neighbors.

A kind woman heard about Molly’s situation and took her in.  Molly has been in her home for four months now.   Molly’s new Mom also has a small Doxie and Molly thinks she is small prey so her hunting instincts kick in and she stalks the small dog.  Molly’s new Mom has made the heartbreaking decision to surrender her to LSWR so we can find her a home that fits her needs better.

Molly is up to date on all of her vaccinations and is spayed.  She has dry eye in her right eye which will require eye drops for the rest of her life.

She walks well on a leash and knows how to use a doggie door, too.

Molly has never been around children or cats.  She must be the only pet in the household.

If you are looking for a loyal, loving companion that you can devote your time to, Molly is your girl!  Hurry and get your adoption application to LSWR (