Posts by Lone Star Westie Rescue

Playful Piper

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 (lswr.us)

 

Riley – Available for Adoption

Update:

Riley has made an amazing recovery since coming to LSWR. His hair has grown back nice and thick and his skin has cleared up, he’s quite the healthy boy. He is a very sweet, loving 10-year old Westie who loves to play chase with his Westie foster brothers. He loves daily walks and squeaky toys. He gets so happy to greet you when you get home and treats you like the most important person in the world. Riley has a great personality, loving, gentle and just a sweetheart. He sleeps soundly in a crate or the bed. One thing we can say with absolute confidence is that Riley is a dog that truly appreciates being rescued. He is a perfect foster pup and we know he’s going to bring lots of joy to his new family.

 

Hi, I’m Riley. Seven years ago, my family adopted me and during that time things changed.

Sadly, my family’s circumstances got to the point where they could no longer take care of me and didn’t have the time for me that I deserved so they did the right thing and called Lone Star Westie Rescue to see if they would find me a new home.

Lone Star Westie Rescue was more than glad to take me in to their rescue program and quickly arranged for me to go to foster care.

Because of lack of medical care, I have major hair loss on my legs and some loss of hair around my eyes. My foster mom, Linda, took me to the vet right away. The vet said I needed to have medicated baths twice a week and gave Linda pills that I had to take to keep me from itching. Foster mom Linda told me not to worry, that she and Lone Star Westie Rescue would bring me back to good health and I will be as handsome as ever. You can see a couple of pictures of me below with all my beautiful hair and I’ll be looking like that very soon. My hair is growing back on my chest and legs and I’ll be ready for a grooming soon.

I’m a very sweet, loving 10 year old who loves to play chase with my two Westie foster brothers. I also love my daily walks and squeaky toys. I’m 90% house trained and sleep in a crate at night.

I’m looking for a home with people who will shower me with love and attention and I will give you the love right back! And if I get a brother or sister, that’s awesome too!

Are you ready for a loyal companion to share your life and home with? If so, that’s me. Hurry get your adoption application completed and returned to Lone Star Westie Rescue.

XOXO
Riley

Gracie is Available for Adoption!

I’m Gracie and I want to tell you all about me! My human mom got sick and could no longer take care of me, so her family reached out to LSWR and they gladly stepped in to bring me into foster care.

I am 12 years and very inquisitive. My foster mom is always looking for me around the house! I get along great with the other Westies in my foster home. I weighed 8.9 pounds when
I arrived but I’m up to 13.9 pounds now and looking pretty good!

I’m spayed, vaccinated and recently had a dental and had 8 teeth pulled. I just want a low- key family to spend the rest of my life with and I promise to love you to pieces. I’m so very sweet and my foster mom tells me I’m a beautiful girl. I may not have the best hearing, but I have a very good nose, I can smell snacks, a mile away. I’m also working on my potty skills as they regressed a little when my human mom got sick. I would love a family who works from home, is semi-retired or better yet fully retired. I know it will be love at first sight!

If you are looking for a sweetheart of girl who is very grateful for her second chance, then I am your gal.

 

 

Wally is Available for Adoption!

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 while to get used to my foster parents, but now that I trust them, I absolutely love spending time with them. My favorite activity is licking my foster mom and dad’s toes when they get home from work, even though they think it’s “gross”. While I have a very loving personality 99% of the time, I do sometimes struggle with aggression (usually when a human tries to take my toy). For the last few months, I’ve been working with a trainer to iron out some of these issues, and now I’m doing so much better! However, it would still be best if I live in a home without small children.

I would really love a family who will take the time to get to know how sweet and smart I am. Once I get to know someone, I love them from the very bottom of my heart! I also need a family that is willing to be patient while getting to know me, and be willing to follow-through with my training for years to come. If I sound like the right boy for you, please complete an adoption application. 

It’s North Texas Giving Day!!

Thanks to all of you who have helped save all of the amazing dogs that have come through our program!  We couldn’t do it without your support.  Today is North Texas Giving Day and we are excited about participating this year!  If you would like to help, NTGD will match a percentage of our donations.  Donations are accepted until midnight tonight.

Click here to donate: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/lone-star-westie-rescue

Here are a few of the special pups your donations have helped!!

In Memoriam

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.