Hey, everybody! You know me as Skittles, but I have a new name now–it’s Dallas.
When I came to Lone Star Westie Rescue, I had severe skin, ear and eye infections. I was not feeling my best, that’s for sure.
LSWR quickly got me to their vet for an exam and she put me on the medications and special dog food that I needed to get healthy again.
Then off to foster care I went! My foster parents, Lauren and Jim , took such good care of me.They gave me the medicated baths I needed, made sure I had my daily meds, took me on long walks in the neighborhood, and gave me tons of love and attention. I blossomed while I was in their care.
Next thing you know, LSWR posted my story on their social media and a wonderful family fell in love with me and adopted me this week!
Their previous Westie went to the Rainbow Bridge last Fall and they were looking for a new furkid to love. They wanted me!!❤️
I am living a great life now; I’m the only furkid in the home so I get all the family’s love and attention and I get to sleep in the big bed with them and I have a fishing dock in my back yard. Boy, do I love rolling around in dead fish if I find them! Mom says I shouldn’t do it, but it’s so much fun!
I know I will be forever loved and taken care of.
Big Westie hugs and kisses to my foster family, Lauren and Jim. Thank you for getting me on the road to recovery!
Thank you to LSWR for rescuing me and thank you to my new family for giving me a second chance at life.
Now presenting…… Just Jack!
Jack is a bunch of awesome in a small package! He has a sweet disposition and is absolutely loving life! He is between 1 – 3 years old (probably closer to the younger side based on his puppy behavior!). While Jack is working on becoming the perfect companion, he will need some consistency in his home… he knows how to “work the system” and take advantage of any change in the rules.🙂 He is very smart and easy to correct; however, he is a terrier, after all!
Jack has a very soft coat that will need regular grooming. He loves to be by your side regardless of the activity. Want to go for a walk – ok! Want to rest a bit – works for him!
Jack is good with children but should be in a home with kids who understand how to respect and treat animals. Jack does guard resources (toys and food) from other dogs. He gets along well with other dogs but does like to slightly dominant. It is important that Jack and any other dog companions understand their humans are the top dogs – not them.
Jack can be a bit of an escape artist… he is learning to wait patiently at the door to go outside. He also knows how to use a pet door and can be trusted in the house if given access to the doggie door.
Jack is an active, young dog that is interested in learning new things. If you are looking for a great dog interested in being an active part of your life, Jack is the companion you’ve been looking for!
Please visit us online at www.lswr.us to complete an application for Jack!
Dottie update 8.30.17
When I arrived at LSWR, I was in terrible shape. I had ear and eye infections and my skin and coat were in bad shape. Despite not feeling well, the entire vet staff said I was so very sweet and such a trooper to go through all the vetting exams. Fast forward to today and take a good look at me now!
My infections are pretty much gone and my coat is coming back. It is amazing what TLC, medicated baths, excellent vet care, and a healthy diet can do for a gal like me. Now that I’m better, I’m going to have a dental very soon. Then it won’t be long before I join a very lucky family to call me their very own. You won’t believe how incredibly sweet I am until you meet me. I am a very happy girl and very soon I’m going to make a family VERY HAPPY!
This post is about a new intake named Dottie. Dottie won’t be writing this post herself 🙂, her foster mama is going to! I’m taking this one over because Dottie wouldn’t do herself justice and compliment herself as profusely as I am about to!
I had the pleasure of welcoming Dottie into my home this past Friday, and I must say – she may be the sweetest, most gentle Westie I have ever met.
Dottie is a Westie/Poo mix. Unfortunately, her owner became unable to properly take care of Dottie, so she surrendered her to LSWR. Dottie is 8 years old, potty trained, is comfortable with a crate (though she loves to sleep in bed and snuggle!), walks like a perfect little lady on a leash and she is great with other dogs once they’ve established who gets to be the alpha! She’s a playful girl (loves playing with her foster brother & sister) and adores belly rubs, as you’ll see from the pics!
Dottie does currently have some skin/allergy issues that are being addressed. She has already started medication to clear up her belly area and let some of that soft, white fur grow in! In just a few days, she is looking 10 times better!
If you’re ready for your furever buddy, Dottie is ready for you!
Please complete an application at www.lswr.us and mention “Dottie”!
Jazzie update 8.30.17
We want to share some wonderful news on Jazzie. Fast forward to today and Jazzie has made great improvements. As you can tell from her recent pictures, her skin is healing her hair is growing back. She loves her foster buddy, Scout and loves to run along with him chasing birds, squirrels and anything that steps foot in their year.
We are grateful Jazzie has made a remarkable recovery and continues making daily progress. LSWR will cater to all her needs and show her the love and kindness she so deserves. Jazzie is going to make a great Westie companion to a very special family.
We are relieved that Jazzie is now in our foster care program where she will get everything she needs. Her owner’s life crumbled right before her very eyes, and it is apparent Jazzie spent her life in a neglectful situation.
Jazzie spent her first first five days with LSWR getting vetted, receiving good meals and medicated baths. She is now in her foster home with two Westie companions, who are helping her feel right at home. Despite her neglectful past, Jazzie is a very sweet Westie. She gets very excited on her evening walks and keeps up with her Westie pals. She is running and barking along with her foster buddies and loves to come home to get her spa baths. She is a doll!! She allows her foster mom to soak her for 10-15 minutes in the medicated baths, never complaining or even trying to get out of the tub. We believe Jazzie will make a full recovery as she is making daily progress. LSWR will cater to all her needs and show her the love and kindness she so deserves.
Jazzie is spayed and estimated to be about 10 years. Once we get her skin issues under control, she will receive a much needed dental. Please stay tuned for more updates on her progress.
Welcome to rescue life Jazzie – you are a sweet and gentle survivor!
Introducing Jolly Jezzy!
My name is Jezzy and I am a 10 year old, spayed female Westie. I came to rescue because my loving mom of 10 years is moving to a memory care facility. She and I have lived together since I was 8 weeks old. She has taken great care of me. My mom’s family called LSWR in hopes of finding me a new family. You see, they only want the very best for me!
Let me tell you a little bit about me. As you can tell from my picture, I am as cute as a button! I walk great on a leash and love my furry plush/stuffed toys. I can certainly tell you I am a sweet typical Westie girl full of life and Westietude. This girl just wants to have fun! Although, I’m very friendly and I did have a furry companion for years, I think I’d prefer a home without other dogs so I can get all the love and attention to myself. The vet staff said I was very friendly and with the right dog might be okay in a multiple dog house but I am super sweet with people. I’d also like a fenced in yard and a home without children.
I am potty-trained, well-mannered, adorable and healthy. Please visit lswr.us to complete an online application. I am such a catch and I know a great family will snatch me up – I will dance my way into your heart!!
Are you looking for a cuddle bug to warm your heart furever? Allow me to introduce myself – I’m Gracie! My mom has made the very difficult decision to return me to Lone Star Westie Rescue so they can find me a new home. It’s nothing I did, her life circumstances have changed and she feels she can’t give me the love and attention I deserve. I’m about 4 years young, up to date on all my vaccinations, spayed and microchipped. I walk on a leash, I’m potty trained and I have grown up with a furry companion. I’m not too crazy about bikes or skateboards as I try to chase them. My mom says I like to be the queen of the house so I would be okay as an only dog or another furry companion would be okay also but no kids please. I don’t play with toys too much but I love humans. As you can see from my pictures, my goal in life is to just have fun!
I have lots of love and cuddles to give to my new family. If you think we would be a match made in heaven, hurry and complete an adoption application for me at www.lswr.us!
Greetings, everyone! Lulu here… and I have LOTS to say! So let’s get started talking about ME!
I’m a cute little female Chihuahua/ Westie mix, a year old at the most, and I’m not afraid to admit, I may have a bit of a “napoleon complex” already… there’s no dog out there that will scare me! :-) I love to have all of the attention from my humans, and I’ve had to learn not to steal the attention from my foster siblings.
I am potty trained, love to chew on antlers and have a great time with any and all toys but especially soft, squeaky ones!
Another confession- I LOVE people food, but I’ve been told it’s not great for my health. I’ve had to adjust to common dog food, but it seems to suffice…
An ideal home for me would be me as an only fur-kid with human kids to love and play with me. I have lots of energy and can entertain myself with my toys… but there’s also always a time to cuddle!
I’m doing great with my foster family right now, and LSWR will keep you all updated on my progress.
If you’re interested in this little cutie (ME!), please complete an online application at www.lswr.us and mention Lulu!
Hi! I’m Katie!
I was picked up as a stray and had nowhere to go, but LSWR gladly took me in. I was very scared at the shelter, but the staff at my vet’s office said I was so good letting them examine me. I arrived very dirty with flea & tick critters but after a couple of baths, I’m critter free! I’m a little shy but I have a tender heart and am a very sweet girl. I am about 3 – 4 years young, spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Sadly, my prior owner didn’t give me monthly heartworm preventative, so I tested positive for heartworms but my foster mom and Dr. Stewart said I was going to do just fine through the heartworm treatment. From here on out, it’s all looking up for me and my neglectful past is behind me!
I have a gentle soul and enjoy the company of other dogs & my foster mom. I am potty-trained and walk great on a leash. Indoor living seems new to me but I’m getting the hang of being a pampered girl. I was a little timid and shy my first few days in foster care but I’m making daily progress!!
If you have the love and a little patience for me, I know I will steal your heart. Please visit lswr.us and complete an online application.
Hello! Ryder here with an update!
I have so much to tell you! The big, big news is (drum roll, please)………
I have a new furever home… AND a new name! You can call me Guinness!
My mom, Tricia, and dad, Bill, love me to pieces. Can’t you tell from these pics?! They give me a lot of love and attention and make sure I have everything I need to live the happiest life. I’ve come a long way from the streets and shelter, that’s for sure!
I want to send big hugs and kisses to my foster moms, Linda and Kay! And thank you to Kim for transporting me to Lone Star Westie Rescue!
My name is Ryder but my friends call me Bo. I am a bundle of a super cute Yorkie Terrier mix approximately 14 pounds and estimated to be about 3-4 years young. I was picked up as a stray and landed in a shelter but thanks to all the LSWR volunteers who got me to Big D. I am a very healthy happy boy, love other furry friends and I have a charming personality and delightful demeanor, that I know anyone that meets me will fall in love.
My foster Mom says that I am the sweetest boy ever. I’m potty trained, like laps and I am a lovebug. My foster home is great, but I would love to have my very own family. I’m scheduled to have a dental very soon and that’s it for this cutie patootie.
I am neutered, microchipped & current on my shots and I am ready for you!!
Hugs & kisses, Bo
My name is Ellie! I am a very young and healthy pup, estimated to be about 2 1/2 years old. I’m spayed, microchipped and current on all my shots. Unfortunately, my family’s home life circumstances changed due to children joining the household and they decided to surrender me to LSWR so they can find me a new home. I must admit the 4 children stress me out. I had a doggie companion and I got along ok with my furry friend but I must tell you I would prefer to be the only pet. That’s just how I roll.
I am a cutie patootie and love human companions. I have a wonderful personality, love to play, love being around my people, enjoy playing with squeaky toys, squirrels, I love them all! I walk great on a leash and I am very well mannered.
I am looking for a loving family who I can shower with love and kisses and a family who has time for me. I want a family that loves me to pieces! I am just that kinda girl. I promise to be your best companion and fill your heart with love and laughter. I know I will steal your heart and you will love me FOREVER!! Please visit lswr.us to complete an online application and ask for Ellie.
Sweet Seelie here! It’s official… I have a new fur-ever home! Mama Dina and Papa William love me to pieces! I even have a new brother, Snoopy! We go on trips in the motorcoach, and I even sleep in bed with my paw-rents!
We are having the best time as one big happy family. I couldn’t have asked for more!
Happy Friday, everyone! My name is Seelie! I’m a playful, spunky girl and I turn 8-years old next month! Up until now, I’ve only known one home with a wonderful mom and dad who took great care of me. I’m spayed, microchipped, up to date on my shots and very healthy. Unfortunately, my mom & dad had to surrender me due to health issues and I found myself taking a road trip with a foster family. I loved riding in the car and it was fun having two foster westies riding along with me. Little did I know I’d be living with them. My first days, I have to admit, I was scared. But I am a very adaptable girl and I fit right into the routine here at my foster home. I love being around my foster fur friends, taking walks, lounging on the couch, playing fetch, and chasing those pesky squirrels in the backyard. I also love to cuddle and give kisses. My foster mom tells me that I have a lot of energy and that I’m a very good girl. I listen well and know a few commands. I have the run of the house when my foster parents are away and I behave exemplary. Check out my pictures – I’m told I’m a cutie! Maybe I’m the cutie for you!
Please ask LSWR about me! I’m ready to start life in my new fur-ever home! Submit an online application at www.lswr.us and mention your girl, Seelie!
Awesome Archie and his fur-ever Mom sent us this picture of their weekend of bonding and companionship! They are a match made in heaven!
Happy tails, Archie! We can’t wait to hear more about your new, amazing home!
Hugs & Kisses,
Hi I’m Archie, an adorable Carin Terrier, and I’m 9 years young. Sadly, my owner’s medical needs prevented them from caring for me and I was surrendered to a local shelter. I can tell you, I miss my family very much but I was assured it’s all going to be good. I’m current on my vaccinations, neutered and microchipped, too. I’ve had a haircut and I feel GREAT!
I’m a 21 pound bundle of a fun loving strong & healthy boy. I’m smart too. I’m potty trained, walk great on a leash and I sleep in a crate! I’m on my way to my foster home so you’ll be hearing more about me soon.
So keep me in mind if you need someone with a little spunk and great personality to love, I’m your guy. You’ll soon discover what everyone has known all along about me…that Awesome Archie is a happy, sweet, gentle and all around wonderful companion! Hurry and visit lswr.us and submit your online application so we can start our new life together.
See you soon!
PS- What do you think of my before and after haircut pics?!
Our handsome little Leo is in his new fur-ever home… here he is loving life on a Sunday and ready to watch the big game!
My name is Leo and I am a handsome 6 year old, Westie Maltese pup. It was with a broken heart that my family surrendered me to LSWR. As sick and sad as my Mom was, she only wanted the best for me and LSWR assured her that I would be okay.
I can tell you my foster mom says very good things about me & nothing negative!! I am so very sweet and very mindful. I adore people and enjoy the company of other small dogs. I’m a perfect gentleman, 14 pounds, neutered, current on shots and microchipped. I have certainly been loved and well cared for and still have so much love to give. I know I’ll make someone a perfect companion and best friend. I’m on a special diet that help with bladder stones but don’t let that scare you.
If you are looking for a great little guy, then jump on that application and let us hear from you! To complete an online application visit lswr.us or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSWR is excited to present our newest friend, Wes!
Wes is currently being fostered in Temple, Texas. He is about 4 years old, neutered, vaccinated, heartworm negative and gets along great with small & big dogs…. AND… he’s potty trained!
He was found as a stray and our friends in Temple asked LSWR if could take him in to find him a home. Of course, we said “yes!” Wes is very, very sweet little guy, per his foster mom. He even likes to hang out in the crate if the door is open!
If you’re interested in this little cutie, please complete an online application (or the application link can be found on the left side of our Facebook page) at www.lswr.us and mention Wes!
Braxton has come a long way since he joined LSWR in September. He was very thin when he came into foster care but with the care of our vet we discovered he had a condition called EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency). EPI is a disease of mal-digestion and mal-absorption, which when left untreated eventually leads to starvation. We are so very happy to report managing his treatment of supplementation with pancreatic enzymes, has been successfully treated and regulated!!! Braxton is all Westie and made of tough stuff weighing in now at 18 pounds and looks amazing!!!
He is thriving in his foster home and loves the company of the other Westies. Braxton will be the first to tell you he loves sharing a comfy recliner with his foster Dad. He is a very active 10 year old and quite vocal as well, he’s a talker! He loves to chase after the birds and squirrels and can smell them a mile away. He loves the great outdoors and knows how to use a doggie door. He is potty trained, vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. He sleeps in a crate at night and gets along great with pets & loves human companions. Braxton’s ideal home would be one with a doggie door and a fenced in backyard.
This little guy is sure to nudge his way into your heart and give you his heart forever. Braxton is a perfect Westie and he is ready for his new family, are you the one? Please visit lswr.us to complete an online application and inquire about Bright Braxton
Our girls have found their furever home! A note from Bella & Sasha:
We are so happy to be home with Mama Teresa and Papa Jim! We have a great big back yard that we explore together, and I just love to give kisses to my new humans! Of course, Sasha is being her laid-back self… she acts like she’s been here forever! We are so thankful to be together and with a family who loves us to the moon and back!
Hello, friends! Bella & Sasha here!
Our owner had to surrender us, but God blessed the broken road – LSWR found us and scooped us right up! We told LSWR that we are in great health, but we still had to go visit the vet (we don’t know why they didn’t just take our word for it!). Of course, the vet agreed with us! We’re two very healthy 12 year old sisters! We are the very best of friends, and we love to give Westie kisses. We also get along with other dogs… as long as they want to chase birds and squirrels with us! We are very lady-like… no potty accidents in our foster home. The only difference you’ll find in us is is that I, Bella, am a laid back girl, while my silly sister, Sasha, is a spitfire and is always clowning around. We still play with each other just like we did as puppies.
I, Bella, am in the red collar and sis Sasha is in the purple collar.
We are ready for some fun whenever you are! Please submit an application to meet us… we’re tons of fun!
Bella & Sasha
Stanley’s Happy Tail!
Well… all I can say is… that was FAST! I’ve been adopted into the best fur-ever home with the Kaplan’s! That’s right- you can call me Stanley Kaplan now! My awesome fosters, Mary & Stephen, knew as soon as I met the Kaplan family that we were a match made in Heaven! I even have three brothers to play with! This picture is us earlier today having our mid-morning snooze after play time in the yard. Playing chase with four boys deserves a good nap!
I couldn’t be happier! Thank you to everyone for their help and well wishes!
LSWR would like to introduce our newest friend, Stanley! Stanley has been a sad little guy lately – his mom passed away two months ago and he’s been staying with family. Unfortunately, they can’t keep him, but they came to the right place! We are so excited to take Stanley in. He had a wonderful mom and is in excellent health. He’s 9 years old and came in current on all vaccines and heart worm meds. Even neutered! He is a young 9 year old guy – could easily pass for 5! He has the most robust bark and is just a happy go lucky boy! He will make an excellent companion – he’s great with both kids and other dogs.
Please let us know if you’re interested in meeting Stanley. Please complete our application located on the left side of our Facebook page or on our website at www.lswr.us.
Thank you from LSWR & Stanley!