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 and ask for Anna.

XOXO Sweet Anna

Beautiful Bianca!

Pretty Bianca has crossed to the Rainbow Bridge. Though she will be missed, we know she is healthy and happy now.


Hi all! My name is Bianca, and I’m an 11 year old, 17 pound, spayed Westie girl. Sadly, my owner passed away unexpectedly, and I was all alone in my home for a month until a community of volunteers rallied to get me into Lone Star Westie Rescue.

So, here I am in a new state and getting my paws back under me while adapting to my Dad’s passing and my new, loving foster families.

I am a very sweet and beautiful Westie girl. I am diabetic and take 2 insulin shots a day, but don’t let that or my age fool you because I have been giving my youngster Westie foster siblings a good daily dose of exercise playing Westie tag! I am SUPER fast! While I was previously an only dog, I have been told that sharing is a good thing, but can’t a Westie girl have it all?

I am a very loving girl and love my humans to pieces. I would fit in with a family who already has a laid back fur-kid or I’d be fine as an only pup, as long as I can enjoy all the toys and human affection!

Is there a place in your comfy home for me? If yes, submit your application – I am ready to meet you! Visit for the LSWR application!


Payton’s Story

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Payton, a 5 year old male Westie, has been in foster care at Lone Star Westie Rescue since late December.  He came in with two torn ACL ligaments in his hind legs. He had TPLO (tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy) surgery on Monday on his right knee.  He spent the night and was supposed to be released on Tuesday.  His foster mom went to pick him up and when Payton was getting ready to be released, he suffered a seizure and was re-hospitalized.  In the interim, tests proved he has Addison’s disease so they quickly started addressing that issue.  His prior blood work from his dental in December and pre-anesthetic blood work had all come back normal so the Addison’s diagnosis was a surprise.


The two days following his re-hospitalization,  The skin around Payton’s TPLO incision became necrotic and is too graphic for details.  Payton’s foster mom has been visiting him daily and the LSWR directors have met with his doctors and been told that Payton’s diagnosis is not good.   His doctors agreed that we should know by Monday to see how to proceed as well as thru the weekend.  He is in ICU and the facility is staffed 24/7.  He is on IV’s and pain MEDs so his doctors are comfortable they are managing the pain.  Payton is lethargic and weak, but does raise his head when he hears his foster mom’s voice.  His surgeon and doctors are doing everything they can to save him.

Update From this Morning:

When we arrived in the room and Nicole his vet tech placed him on the table he quickly turned to look at his foster mom and he perked up.  He was loved and held during our visit.  He has not eaten since Monday night, but he took his first nibble today..he ate one chicken nugget….and when he took that first little nibble there were tears in the room!   Since he ate the chicken nugget for his foster mom, the vet staff suggested we get him a rotisserie chicken so they could have it on hand to feed him throughout the day.  The vet staff is taking such great care of him and really pulling together for him.  His condition has not worsened nor improved (per the medical doctors) but his nurse said she could see him perking up a little and trying to move.  The darken skin (infection) on his right leg has not spread and the skin appeared so much better than yesterday.  The nurse agreed his leg looked a lot better than yesterday.  So baby steps, are miracles for this little boy.  LSWR staff and volunteers (“Payton’s Crew”) will be back again tomorrow to visit with him.  Please put our little Chicken Nugget in your prayers that he may recover and lead and active Westie lifestyle.

If you would like to help with Payton’s medical expense and long term care you can donate through our Donate Social tab at the top of our Facebook Page at or you can donate through our website Donate Button at  Any and all amounts are welcome and help us to continue Helping Westie In Need

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