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.

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.

 

**NEW DATE** Annual Reunion & Picnic

Hi everyone! We will resume the Annual Reunion & Picnic festivities on Sunday, June 11th, 2017, at Mary Heads Carter Park from 10am – 1pm.
We hope everyone can make it for another great time! Please send us an email at lswrvolunteers@verizon.net or message us on Facebook if you still plan to attend!
Thank you!
LSWR

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Happy rainy Friday, all!

In an effort to spare us all (and our cars) the mess that is a Westie who has had a bit too much fun in the mud, we are postponing our annual reunion & picnic currently scheduled for tomorrow.

Our apologies for the inconvenience… we just want everyone (and everydog) to have the best time possible!

A new date will be shared ASAP… we hope you’ll be able to join!

Stay dry!
LSWR

Muddy Westie

Smart, Sweet Seelie!

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 tails!
 
Love,
Seelie

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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!

XOXO,
Seelie

Awesome Archie! **ADOPTED**

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,
LSWR

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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!
Awesome Archie

 

PS- What do you think of my before and after haircut pics?!

Little Leo **ADOPTED**

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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!

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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 lswrvolunteers@verizon.net.

XOXO
LEO