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 lswr.us 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 http://www.lswr.us to complete an application and mention me!

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

Loooooove,

Mikey

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

XOXO M&B

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!