Duffy and Cala

Hello everyone, I’m Duffy!  I was rescued from a puppy mill on 1/28/2021 when another rescue group asked LSWR if they could help me and my buddy Westies in need.  Here I am and happy to be in the care of LSWR.

I’m a wee darling Westie weighing in at 16 pounds, a little guy who will steal your heart! I just turned 6 years old in January and LSWR got me checked out from head to tail.  My blood work health results are excellent.  I am heartworm negative, neutered, and up to date on my vaccinations too.

During my initial intake exam my vet said my teeth were in horrible shape and there was a high probability that all of them might need to be extracted during my dental, and they were right.  All my teeth were extracted on 2/9/21 but that doesn’t bother me one bit cause I’m all healed.  In fact, my weight improved since my teeth and gums don’t hurt when I eat.     You should see me jumping for joy when my foster Mom preps my meals, you’d think I’m on a trampoline!  I can eat softened kibble, canned or homecooked, no problem.

When you look at me, my entire face looks just the same as dogs with a full set of choppers.  Having no teeth doesn’t stop me playing either, I play with other dogs just fine.  I play “bite me” games and I wrestle and chew on my soft fabric chew toys too.  While I understand my not having teeth may be a showstopper for some individuals, that’s ok, because my foster family said I can crash at their house until just the RIGHT family comes along.

Everyone who has met me, says I have a very kind and gentle soul and such a loving disposition.  They love how I cuddle with them.  If they have a lap, I’m in it.  You’ll never lounge alone with me by your side!  I love people and love my foster buddies.  I certainly want another doggie companion because I enjoy the company of other doggies.   Speaking of, I’d like to introduce my Westie pal and my buddy, Cala.  We want to be adopted as a pair, because we came in together from the mill, and we’re a great playful and active pair.  I will let Cala tell you herself…


Hi everyone, my name is Cala.  Well, yep, that’s my guy Duffy and he’s the best.  I match him perfectly not only in size, I’m a wee 12 pounder of dynamite, but I also match him perfectly in temperament.  We have a lot of energy, love playing with each other, and love cuddling with each other and our humans.  Make room on those human laps for me too Duffy, cause I’m taking my share!

My intake was good, excellent health I just needed a teeth cleaning, and a spay.  Done and done, and I’m heartworm negative and up to date on my shots too.  Did I say I’m a young 2 ½ year old Westie, full of energy and I’m always the one leading the way to our adventures. 

Like Duffy mentioned, many things are new to us and we are still learning.  We will need time, patience and training.  We still are getting used to new situations, and we get startled by loud noises like when the TV comes on or channels change, but we do it less and less as time passes and our confidence builds.

We are also new to learning how to walk on leashes and new to learning about potty manners.  We aren’t destructive with chewing or digging, but we do get into things because everything is new to explore.  We are kind of like puppies that way, still learning the rules and the ropes and full of typical terrier curiosity and “Westitude” about life.  But better than silly puppies, we have a clue and are fast learners.  We want to make you as happy as we are!

Duffy and I have checked everything off our wish list, clean soft beds, good health and good food, loving foster care.  And we’d sure like to check off that last item, a loving family of our own to enjoy life with!  We are ready for the next chapter of our lives together, could that be together with you?

If you think your home would be a good match for us, please submit an online application for our wonderful LSWR matchmakers!  They look forward to hearing from you!

Please note:  LSWR DOES NOT HAVE A PUBLIC SHELTER. ALL OF OUR DOGS ARE FOSTERED IN PRIVATE HOMES. Only adopters meeting adoption criteria can be invited to meet the dogs.  Thank you!