Cassie

Hello everyone, my name is Cassie! I joined LSWR just a few weeks ago.  I started off in pretty rough shape after spending most of my years as a litter mom, but I’m so glad that is behind me now and I’m feeling my best.

I’m estimated to be about 5 years young and in great health.  I was so shaggy and matted upon arrival that I needed a short haircut, but I’m not worried, my gorgeous hair and Westie skirt will grow back nicely!  I came in with some skin issues but those are healing with medicated baths, medications and some really good food.  I’m doing so much better now.  I’m microchipped and vaccinated and will soon be spayed and have a dental, and then I’m good as new.

I could use a bit of work with potty training for the first few weeks in any new home, but once I understand where I am and am not allowed to potty, I’ll be really good at it! I’m very smart and learning so many new things.  I’m a very sweet, active and beautiful girl who loves humans.  I have learned how to walk on a leash and love going for walks now.  I’m in a foster home with a senior Westie female so I would probably do best in a home where I am an only pet or a younger furry companion.  I would love a family who would adore this Westie princess.  Could that be you?

Please visit lswr.us to complete an online application.

Xoxo Cassie

Cami

Introducing Sweet Cami,

I was found and picked up by a local shelter.  I had been wandering the streets for a while and eating my meals from garbage cans.  I was very skinny when I came into foster care on 3/7/20, but all that is behind me now!!

I am a very young Terrier mix.  I’m estimated to be about 1 year old so I’m still ALL PUPPY.  I’m spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.  I’ve been a great house guest in my foster home and have brought them so much joy, love and affection, humans and Westies included.

I have learned potty manners and I’ve proven that I’m a very smart girl and willing to obey all the house rules.  Like I mentioned earlier, I’m all puppy which means I’ve torn up a few things, which is what puppies do, but I’m learning quick.  I’m a little “fireball” as I have huge energy.  I play hard and love playing chase with my Westie foster buddies.  I love my toys and squeakers.  I am super sweet and love attention and being petted.  I’m working on my manners when greeting guests because I get so excited when family and friends visit but I’m making progress and will need to continue my training.  I’m not too sure about this “leash” thing because I want to run and run and pull on the leash, there’s just so many things to explore.  I really want a home/family that have LOVE and TIME for me.  I also want a home with a fenced yard and a puppy companion would be great to keep up with my active life style.

I am one happy and lucky girl so you better hurry, I am a great catch!

XOXO Cami

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

Westie Wes! **ADOPTED**

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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!

Thank you!
LSWR

Darling Dewey! **ADOPTED!**

Hi Friends,
I’m Dewey and the folks here in the Big D have given me the most heartfelt welcome I’ve ever seen! My current situation is temporary; it’s just until my forever family comes to pick me up. Until then I’m enjoying two meals a day, the company of fur-friends and my foster people. I love to play with the other fur-friends, but I like my space too. My foster Mom and Dad laugh every day because of my silly antics and I love all the attention! I’m male, about 2 years old, 23 lbs and in good health.
If you want a lovable, energetic boy to join your family, I’m your guy! I’m neutered, microchipped and up to date on all my vaccinations. I like other dogs, but I definitely need a home with no cats!
I’m ready to become your buddy so get your adoption application in to LSWR fast! Can’t wait to meet you!
Kisses and Nibbles,
Dewey

Amazing Annie! **ADOPTED**

Our precious, sweet, loving little Annie is now in her fur-ever home with her amazing new mom!
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We have some Amazing Annie updates for you all on this Monday morning! Please take a moment to read all about this special little girl!
Through no fault of her own, Annie found herself wandering the streets of Dallas in early June. Raggedy and shaggy, she weighed 14 pounds, blind, had an injured left eye, possibly deaf, not spayed, had an upper respiratory infection, and had dental gum disease.She was so matted and flea infested, that the shelter had to shave her at intake.Imagine how afraid and alone she must have felt! No familiar smells; no familiar petting and the scent of fear everywhere! Just all alone!!! Heartbreaking!!! It was evident that this little sweetheart had been horribly neglected. Annie was CODE RED and there was no time to hesitate!
Estimated to be around 10 years of age, she was one of the lucky ones to make it out of the shelter alive. Just as our senior citizens are sometimes disregarded or brushed aside, so too are our senior pets. Annie came into foster care on 6/29 and spent her first few days at the vets getting over her upper respiratory infection. She arrived in her foster home on 7/2 and has blossomed! Since arriving in her foster home, Annie has learned to get around inside and out. Since sight is not a dog’s primary sense and dogs no matter what degree of lost vision or hearing or both, including total loss of both, go on living full lives in safe and secure homes.
Annie may not technically be able to hear… but she CAN hear!! She knows her name and her little tail does a happy dance when you tell her it’s time eat. She loves to eat and loves treats. She is a love-bug and snuggle bug. She is happy snuggling next to her human on the couch or sleeping next to another furry friend. Annie is also potty trained. Annie was recently spayed and had her left eye removed and she is recuperating beautifully and taking her meds like a champ. She is vaccinated and micro-chipped and will be having a dental in another month or so.
Annie, though horribly neglected in her past, has rebound amazingly well with the medical attention she needed, a good diet, and with TLC, something this little Sweetheart clearly had not had in a long time. She has a sweet, gentle soul, loves the company of dogs and people and a very special girl looking for that very special family.
Could your home be that special family for this sweet girl? Please complete an online application and ask for Annie!

Sweet Stanley! **ADOPTED**

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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!

Love,
Stanley

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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!

Annie the Lovebug! **ADOPTED**

I hope everyone is having a special Monday… I know I am! My foster mom just told me some very special words that the vet said about me… “Annie was a train wreck, but this beloved abandoned sweet girl, has a life well worth living and deserves to sleep in a warm soft bed, and know love and compassion!”

I looked a little rough when I went into the vet, as you’ll see in my picture below… and, unfortunately I had various issues… some of which we are still working through. However, I was well enough to go to my new foster home over the weekend, and mom says I am just a lovebug! A few things about me that my fur-ever home will need to know: I’m a 10 year old girl, potty-trained and very lady-like. I am both blind (I will always need eye drops) and deaf but that doesn’t keep me down – I love to prance around like a pony in the backyard! I’m also on the path to recovery from heartworms and some skin issues. I’ll be spayed and have some dental work soon, too! I’m just considering it as some time at the spa & salon!

I’m being very well taken care of with my foster family… my friend, Sydney, and I like to lay by each other at nap time.

I’m so glad to have the warm, soft bed that the vet mentioned. I’m excited to keep everyone posted on my progress, and I would love to hear from anyone interested in knowing more about me!

Kisses,
Annie

Two Best Friends… meet Billy Bob & Rosie! **ADOPTED**

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Happy Monday from the happiest couple around! We, BB & Rosie, are on cloud nine! We had the best road trip to our new fur-ever home and are L-O-V-I-N-G it in Kansas City, MO! The surroundings suit us, don’t you think? Our new Mom, Dad & Sister love their new cute twinkies, and we sure do love them back! Just look at our first family photo! Papa Larry said that Mama Judy got all of the kisses on the car ride home ONLY because he was busy driving. 🙂 Papa Larry also said that this is a true fairy tale ending… we are all going to live happily ever after!

XOXO,
BB & Rosie

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We’re the two best friends anyone could ever have… Billy Bob & Rosie!

The last year has been tough on us. We survived a flood last year by floating on a mattress with our other best friend, Mom, until we were rescued, but now she has become too ill to care for us. We are 8 & 12 years old, and Mom has loved and cared for us every second of those years. We will miss being with her very much, but we still have each other and are currently on our way to the DFW area to settle in and begin our search for our new fur-ever home together!

More to come on our move!

Love,
Billy Bob & Rosie

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Meet Max! **ADOPTED**

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Handsome Max here!

Thank you all so much for the overwhelming response of love and care for me! I am so happy to let everyone know that I have a new furever home… that includes a ranch and HORSES! I’ve already jumped right in to help feed the horses, and I love exploring my yard! Thanks so much to my Austin parents, Al & Pam, for helping me find my way to Kristen & Vincent… and my new sister, Roxy! They loved me right away… and I loved them, too!

I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with my new family on the ranch!

XOXO,
Max

 

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Hi friends! My name is Max, and I am 12 years young! I had an owner since I was a puppy, but she got sick a long time ago and family members were suppose to take care of me. Sadly, one day they decided to take me to a shelter outside of Austin. The shelter staff rallied to contact a rescue to take me in and here I am!!

Quickly, my Austin foster family stepped in to go get me and take me to the vet. My fur was matted and covered with burrs, but my loving LSWR foster family gently removed them all and then bathed me. Since then, I’ve had a haircut and I feel GREAT! I am currently taking meds for an ear infection, a skin infection and an eye ointment, but as you can see from the pictures, I’m looking pretty handsome and feeling SO much better. I will have a dental in the very near future.

I’m taking daily walks with my foster Westies and even shedding some pounds. My foster family says I have a very sweet disposition and am very easy going and low maintenance. I get along great with dogs. I will be just fine with other pets or even if it’s just me by myself, I’m okay with that too. I would like a family who has time to spend with me, who will love me unconditionally, and never abandon me again!!

If you fit the bill, I would love to hear from you.

XOXO
Max

Ginger aka Sassy Girl! **ADOPTED**

Happy Sunday! I’m Lil Ginger, but you can call me Sassy Girl! I’m just a wee little puppy weighing in at about 4 pounds, and I will be looking for my new furever family very soon. I was found running along the highway and was picked up by a Good Samaritan before getting hit by a car. That is no way of life for an 8 week old puppy. I am so thankful to be an LSWR foster puppy, and I’m getting a lot of puppy training from my big foster sisters, Sophie & Sydney. While I can’t tell you what happened to me before being found on the highway, I definitely left my doggie mom and littermates too soon, so Sophie is showing me the ropes and teaching me all about puppy manners. I don’t want to brag, but I’ve only been in my foster home almost one week and I’ve only had one accident, and my foster mom said that was her fault! So really if you think about it, I’ve got a clean record. And on top of that, I’ve mastered “sit”!! I think you’d agree that I’m a pretty smart pup! I’m walking pretty darn good on the leash, LOVE toys and more TOYS, and I love the great outdoors, with lots of supervision of course!

I will need a loving family who will have the time to devote to having a puppy, along with a fenced in yard. Another furry friend would be great because I am learning so much from my foster buddies.

Puppy kisses to everyone!
Sassy Girl

I Love Lucy **ADOPTED**

Hi friends!

I’m Lucy, and I have to tell you that there really and truly are good people in the world! I’m 13 years young, and my family split up recently. It was a really hard transition for everyone, and I wasn’t quite getting the attention a cute Westie girl needs. My family did their best but eventually decided I would be happier in another home with lots and lots of time devoted to me. Enter… Lone Star Westie Rescue! My awesome Austin, TX foster fam, Pam & Al, took me right into their home! Now enter… Papa Todd and Mama Leslie! Mom and Pop were out of town and hadn’t had a chance to meet me yet, but when LSWR told them about me, they wanted me instantly. Even though I have some health issues, they just knew in their hearts that I was the perfect addition to their family. My awesome Austin family brought me to DFW where I met and fell in love with Papa Todd and Mama Leslie… and, I even have two new Westie sisters, Chloe & Roxy!

I’m happy to say… and they all lived happily ever after!

Hugs & kisses,

Lucy

Gunner is looking for a forever home!!! **ADOPTED**

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I’m Gunner and I’m the newest addition to LSWR.  I ended up in a shelter and didn’t not find my forever home so LSWR offered to give me some help!

 My foster mom says I’m a good boy with lots of energy.  Cuddles and kisses are a requirement for my adoption because I love to pass them out to everyone.  I like my foster siblings and really like to be chased.  I’m still learning a potty routine since I’m only 10 months old, but I’m catching on pretty quick.  The dogtor says I weigh in at 8 lbs and I’m in good health.  If I look like a good fit, please complete an application so we can meet!!

 Whishing all the fur kids and fur parents a Happy Easter!!

 High Paw!!

Gunner

 

Friday news from Scout! **ADOPTED**

Happy Friday, y’all! Scout here to tell you that after being rescued in 2013, I’ve found my FUR-ever home… with the ones who saved me! That’s right – I’m so much fun (you might say I’m the life of the party…) and my Westie brother, Oliver, and I are such best buds now, it would be silly for me to be anywhere else! I’ve also learned this trick that made Mama Ann fall head over heels for me – turn your head from side to side like you know EXACTLY what she’s saying and you’re golden! I basically get a new tennis ball (my favorite!) every time I do it. Oliver is totally on board with the game.
Enjoy your weekend, guys… I know I will!
Love,
Scout