It is with great sadness that we let you know of the passing of Tom McElroy, a Lone Star Westie Rescue supporter and animal lover.
Tom loved everything about cats and dogs and had a very special bond with his Yorkiepoo, Ben. Tom fell in love with Ben the minute he saw him and showered him with love and attention from that day forward.
Every morning Ben would patiently wait for Tom to take him for a ride in his car around the block. It didn’t matter what the weather was, those two were going to take that ride! The two of them could often be found taking an afternoon nap together in Tom’s big chair. They were never too far from each other.
Tom is pictured here with Sam (the family’s Maltese whom he also loved very much) and Ben.
Tom was a very special man. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Lone Star Westie Rescue. Please go to our website, www.lswr.us if you wish to make a donation.
Introducing Charming Charlie!
Hi folks! I’m Charlie and I’m brand new to LSWR. I was picked up as a stray and taken to a shelter who reached out to LSWR. My face looked “Westie-ish” so they labeled me a Westie mix and here I am! I may not have all of the Westie traits, but I have a great disposition and am so very sweet.
I am about 4 years old, shots are current, microchipped and neutered. I walk great on my leash and I get along fine with the resident Westies in my foster home. I even ride great in the car on road trips. I did great with my bath and a mini-grooming to clean up my face.
So far, my foster mom says I am potty-trained and a super sweet foster. The only thing she’s noted is that I might be a little escape artist and find a way to try to escape but she has her eye on me. That could explain how I ended up a stray but no one ever came looking for me.
I am looking for a wonderful family to call my own, and I promise you will love me at first sight. I would be fine in an apartment or a home with a secured fenced in yard. The shelter even said I was fine with the resident cats so you see, I’m all that and a bag of chips! All I need is a really super family for super cute little me.
My name is Daisy Mae and I am a beautiful Westie girl looking for a wonderful family to adopt me. My world just turned upside down because my Mom recently passed away and I’m very sad. My Mom’s family reached out to LSWR in hopes of finding me another wonderful home. My mom was the only family I have ever known and she took excellent care of me!!
Here’s a little bit about wonderful me. I just turned 9 years April 2018 and I’m in excellent shape. I’m spayed, vaccinated, and just had a dental in February. I am a very playful and very loving gal and love to greet everyone I meet. I like to sleep in my crate and I have full roaming privileges because I’m very well mannered. I like to play with toys and I ride well in the car. I have great experience walking on a leash but don’t let me off leash because I’ll be in the next county!! I love older children and love playing with them.
Since I’ve grown up being the only Westie in the home, I would prefer a home where I would still be the one and only pup in the house. I would love to have a nice fenced in backyard and a family who has time to love and spoil me. Trust me, I will play and play if you have the time.
If you think I’m your gal, submit an online application. I will be on the lookout for your application, so send it in soon!
Hello, my name is Wally and I’m a Cairn Terrier! After being found on a busy street, LSWR rescued me from the local shelter and found me a relaxing foster home to live at until I find my forever family! I’m about 2 years young and weigh in at a light 13 pounds, which makes me a perfect size for snuggling on someone’s lap. I am also vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped. It took me a few weeks to really get used to my foster parents, but now I LOVE to snuggle with them on the couch while they watch tv and read books!
Like many dogs, I don’t get along with cats, but I like my foster brother (a small Cairn Terrier) a lot, and don’t mind sharing my toys with him. I even let him help me clean up cheese from the floor with my foster mom “accidentally” drops some. I also need a home without children because I sometimes get a little grumpy when humans take away a toy I am playing with.
My foster parents have me on a regular schedule each day (since they insist on going to work), which I like quite a lot. I’m most comfortable knowing exactly when it is time to eat, potty, play, and sleep. I don’t have a lot of grumpy moments these days, but when I do it is usually because my schedule has been thrown off and I am confused. When it is outside time, I love to lay in the grass and soak up the sun. Sometimes I accidentally roll in the grass just after it has been mowed and turn a little green, but I’m a good boy in the bathtub, so my foster mom doesn’t mind! And when it is time for bed, I jump in my crate and wait patiently for my foster mom to get me a little hotdog piece. I’ll do anything for a hotdog (or any other treat, really)!
I would love to find a forever family who will shower me with love and have lots of time to help me grow up. If I sound like the right boy for you, please complete the online application on the LSWR website.
Hi everyone, my name is Toodles, I know funny name for a girl right but it fits me just right. Not sure why I ended up in a local shelter, I have a microchip but I guess no one wanted me. I huddled in the back of cage, waiting and waiting. The shelter contacted LSWR to see if they’d help an 11-year old girl like me. And then suddenly I heard someone tell me that it was going to be okay because LSWR wanted me and they would find me a great home!
As you might guess, I am not a Westie….I may be a Wheaten Terrier mix. I am a super happy girl and when I get excited to see you, I wiggle my tush & nubby tail. The vet staff said I was super sweet and a very healthy girl.
I am estimated to be 11 years, spayed, microchipped and my shots are current. If you are looking for a sweetheart of a girl who is very grateful for her second chance, then I’m the one. I am house trained and walk great on a leash. I love to hang with humans and just lay on the floor by your feet. I’m easy going, laid back and love going for walks. I’m in a foster home with a Westie gal and a male Westie/Schnauzer and I’m doing okay with them but I would really enjoy a home where I’m the only pet.
Please visit lswr.us, complete an application and ask for Toodles. Hope to hear from you soon!
Hi everyone, Wrigley here,
I was found as a stray and no one came for me at the shelter but I happily joined the LSWR family about one week ago. The shelter listed me as a terrier mix so LSWR said “Hey Wrigley, come and stay with us and we will find you a new home”. Wow, this sounded great!
I was all raggedy & matted when I arrived at the vets but I had the best spa day ever!! Come to think of it, I think I heard them say, Wrigley, we think you might be a Poodle Terrier. Who cares, I’m in great hands now and I know I’m going to find a great home.
In the past week, I got a vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and a new haircut. I’m heartworm negative, young and healthy, so I’m as good as new.
The vet staff at Josey Ranch adored me and said I was super sweet, just like the chewing gum. I am one of the happiest, easy going and sweetest pup that you could ever meet. I’m estimated to be 2 years young, maybe a tad younger, appear to be potty-trained, love to ride in the car and romp in the great outdoors. My foster mom agrees that I’m a young pup because I love to nibble on her hands and toys, but I am not a chewer. I am doggie friendly, sleep in my crate, walk great on a leash and come when called – what more is there?
If you have room in your family for a boy like me, visit lswr.us and send in your application. I’ll warm your heart and make you smile.
Meet Frankie, an adorable 10-month old male Westie. He is all puppy, very active, playful and very smart. Frankie came to rescue because his family didn’t have the time to devote to a puppy. Thankfully, they called LSWR. Frankie loves other Westies, treats and stuffed toys. He is neutered and micro-chipped. He is 95% potty-trained and sleeps in his crate.
He will need a home without small children under the age of 8 years and no cats. He also needs a fenced in yard so he can run and play. He would thrive in a home with another dog his size and age range that can keep up with a Westie puppy.
If you have the time to devote to Frankie, please visit lswr.us and complete an online application.
Please note: we do NOT ship our pets. If you have a pool, LSWR requires you have a fence around the pool for a safe environment for a puppy.
LSWR does NOT have a shelter, all applicants need to be approved before meeting a foster.