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.
Introducing Charming Charlie!
Hi folks! I’m Charlie and I’m brand new to LSWR. I was picked up as a stray and taken to a shelter who reached out to LSWR. My face looked “Westie-ish” so they labeled me a Westie mix and here I am! I may not have all of the Westie traits, but I have a great disposition and am so very sweet.
I am about 4 years old, shots are current, microchipped and neutered. I walk great on my leash and I get along fine with the resident Westies in my foster home. I even ride great in the car on road trips. I did great with my bath and a mini-grooming to clean up my face.
So far, my foster mom says I am potty-trained and a super sweet foster. The only thing she’s noted is that I might be a little escape artist and find a way to try to escape but she has her eye on me. That could explain how I ended up a stray but no one ever came looking for me.
I am looking for a wonderful family to call my own, and I promise you will love me at first sight. I would be fine in an apartment or a home with a secured fenced in yard. The shelter even said I was fine with the resident cats so you see, I’m all that and a bag of chips! All I need is a really super family for super cute little me.
My name is Daisy Mae and I am a beautiful Westie girl looking for a wonderful family to adopt me. My world just turned upside down because my Mom recently passed away and I’m very sad. My Mom’s family reached out to LSWR in hopes of finding me another wonderful home. My mom was the only family I have ever known and she took excellent care of me!!
Here’s a little bit about wonderful me. I just turned 9 years April 2018 and I’m in excellent shape. I’m spayed, vaccinated, and just had a dental in February. I am a very playful and very loving gal and love to greet everyone I meet. I like to sleep in my crate and I have full roaming privileges because I’m very well mannered. I like to play with toys and I ride well in the car. I have great experience walking on a leash but don’t let me off leash because I’ll be in the next county!! I love older children and love playing with them.
Since I’ve grown up being the only Westie in the home, I would prefer a home where I would still be the one and only pup in the house. I would love to have a nice fenced in backyard and a family who has time to love and spoil me. Trust me, I will play and play if you have the time.
If you think I’m your gal, submit an online application. I will be on the lookout for your application, so send it in soon!
Hi everyone, my name is Toodles, I know funny name for a girl right but it fits me just right. Not sure why I ended up in a local shelter, I have a microchip but I guess no one wanted me. I huddled in the back of cage, waiting and waiting. The shelter contacted LSWR to see if they’d help an 11-year old girl like me. And then suddenly I heard someone tell me that it was going to be okay because LSWR wanted me and they would find me a great home!
As you might guess, I am not a Westie….I may be a Wheaten Terrier mix. I am a super happy girl and when I get excited to see you, I wiggle my tush & nubby tail. The vet staff said I was super sweet and a very healthy girl.
I am estimated to be 11 years, spayed, microchipped and my shots are current. If you are looking for a sweetheart of a girl who is very grateful for her second chance, then I’m the one. I am house trained and walk great on a leash. I love to hang with humans and just lay on the floor by your feet. I’m easy going, laid back and love going for walks. I’m in a foster home with a Westie gal and a male Westie/Schnauzer and I’m doing okay with them but I would really enjoy a home where I’m the only pet.
Please visit lswr.us, complete an application and ask for Toodles. Hope to hear from you soon!
Hi everyone, Wrigley here,
I was found as a stray and no one came for me at the shelter but I happily joined the LSWR family about one week ago. The shelter listed me as a terrier mix so LSWR said “Hey Wrigley, come and stay with us and we will find you a new home”. Wow, this sounded great!
I was all raggedy & matted when I arrived at the vets but I had the best spa day ever!! Come to think of it, I think I heard them say, Wrigley, we think you might be a Poodle Terrier. Who cares, I’m in great hands now and I know I’m going to find a great home.
In the past week, I got a vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and a new haircut. I’m heartworm negative, young and healthy, so I’m as good as new.
The vet staff at Josey Ranch adored me and said I was super sweet, just like the chewing gum. I am one of the happiest, easy going and sweetest pup that you could ever meet. I’m estimated to be 2 years young, maybe a tad younger, appear to be potty-trained, love to ride in the car and romp in the great outdoors. My foster mom agrees that I’m a young pup because I love to nibble on her hands and toys, but I am not a chewer. I am doggie friendly, sleep in my crate, walk great on a leash and come when called – what more is there?
If you have room in your family for a boy like me, visit lswr.us and send in your application. I’ll warm your heart and make you smile.
Meet Frankie, an adorable 10-month old male Westie. He is all puppy, very active, playful and very smart. Frankie came to rescue because his family didn’t have the time to devote to a puppy. Thankfully, they called LSWR. Frankie loves other Westies, treats and stuffed toys. He is neutered and micro-chipped. He is 95% potty-trained and sleeps in his crate.
He will need a home without small children under the age of 8 years and no cats. He also needs a fenced in yard so he can run and play. He would thrive in a home with another dog his size and age range that can keep up with a Westie puppy.
If you have the time to devote to Frankie, please visit lswr.us and complete an online application.
Please note: we do NOT ship our pets. If you have a pool, LSWR requires you have a fence around the pool for a safe environment for a puppy.
LSWR does NOT have a shelter, all applicants need to be approved before meeting a foster.
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 few weeks to really get used to my foster parents, but now I LOVE to snuggle with them on the couch while they watch tv and read books!
Like many dogs, I don’t get along with cats, but I like my foster brother (a small Cairn Terrier) a lot, and don’t mind sharing my toys with him. I even let him help me clean up cheese from the floor with my foster mom “accidentally” drops some. I also need a home without children because I sometimes get a little grumpy when humans take away a toy I am playing with.
My foster parents have me on a regular schedule each day (since they insist on going to work), which I like quite a lot. I’m most comfortable knowing exactly when it is time to eat, potty, play, and sleep. I don’t have a lot of grumpy moments these days, but when I do it is usually because my schedule has been thrown off and I am confused. When it is outside time, I love to lay in the grass and soak up the sun. Sometimes I accidentally roll in the grass just after it has been mowed and turn a little green, but I’m a good boy in the bathtub, so my foster mom doesn’t mind! And when it is time for bed, I jump in my crate and wait patiently for my foster mom to get me a little hotdog piece. I’ll do anything for a hotdog (or any other treat, really)!
I would love to find a forever family who will shower me with love and have lots of time to help me grow up. If I sound like the right boy for you, please complete the online application on the LSWR website.
Hi all! Quincy here! When I joined Lone Star Westie Rescue on 10/27/17, 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 my vet started me on medications and special dog food that I needed to get healthy again. Then off to foster care I went! My foster family has taken such great care of me, I got 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 have blossomed while I was in their care. My foster mom said I have been the sweetest and bestest Westie housemate she’s ever had. I am so well mannered, potty-trained and I get along great with other dogs. My skin is looking great and my hair is growing back. I am neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and I also had a dental. I take daily eye drops for dry eye and I’m a champ with those eye drops. I am the most perfect 8 year old Westie one could ever imagine. I am so incredibly sweet and gentle.
I can assure you that I have reclaimed my life and enjoy being that awesome Westie that I was mean’t to be. A Westie without a care in the world, yep that’s me… Quincy!! All I wish for is a really super great family for a super great Westie like me.
XOXO Quincy (aka Little Buddy)
Thanks for checking me out! My name is Taylor. My story is that after 10 years with the same family and being their baby, my owners dropped me at a shelter because they had a human baby and didn’t have time to take care of me anymore. It was a shock, but I didn’t let that get me down! I charmed the shelter people, and they saw what a good boy I am. They contacted LSWR to come and give me a new start. The first thing I did when I saw my foster parents were there to take me home, was give my foster Mom a big hug. She said LSWR will find me a new home where my new family will have lots of love and time for me, which is all I want! I’m so excited, I can’t wait!
Don’t let my age fool you – I am as playful and friendly as a pup, plus cute as a button says my foster Mom. Everyone comments on my gentle and friendly nature and really good manners! I’m fully potty trained, crate trained and very happy go lucky. I walk well on a leash, enjoy car rides, and enjoy playing games. I also enjoy a good cuddle and relaxing together in the evenings when it’s couch potato time. I’m very interested in being a member of a household and work to fit right in with the others and routines. At my foster home, they say it’s like I’ve always been here chasing squirrels, sharing watch dog patrol with my pals, and of course, enjoying snuggle duties for the humans.
The vet’s office gave me lots of praise for being easy to handle and the best guess is that I am a Westie and Schnauzer mix to create this bundle of cuteness that is ME! I’m about 20 pounds and my fur is very soft, which my foster Mom says just adds even more to my snuggle appeal!
So as soon as I get finished with my teeth cleaning and vetting, I’ll be ready to dedicate my time and attentions to a new family who wants a best friend like me. If you’re interested, please contact them at LSWR so we can meet each other soon!
If you’d like to meet me, just complete the application on this site and mention your pal, “Taylor”!
We’re new to Lone Star Westie Rescue. My name is Joplin! And I’m Jagger!
We’ve been together all 6 years of our lives and need a new home where we can stay together. Our mom became ill and had to go to a nursing home, so Lone Star Westie Rescue was called upon to find us a new, loving “forever” home.
Excuse me just a minute… Joplin wants to ask me a question on her behalf:
“Jagger, some people call me bossy. Do you think that’s true?”
“Well, Joplin, you definitely want to be the alpha dog of the family, but I’m ok with that because I have a very laid back personality.”
Needless to say, we do best in a home where there’s just the two of us! Oh, and no cats please!
We are spayed and neutered, microchipped, and up to date on our vaccinations. We are house-trained and walk on a leash. The perfect combo!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook if you still plan to attend!
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!