a 501(c)(3) non profit California corp, EIN #26-3124447
All of our rescues are fostered in private homes throughout California where they receive medical care and rehabilitation. Not all of our rescues are posted until they are ready for adoption as all rescues are evaluated by their foster home over a 3 - 4 week period or sometimes longer. When we place a rescue, we try to do everything we can to make this transition their very last.
Our website & Petfinder are constantly being updated so you can be assured that you are viewing dogs that are adoptable. Please note, we do NOT charge an application fee.
Hi there, I am Dougie and I have improved dramatically during my stay with WROC. I am ready for a new "forever home" in a place where there are patient, loving parents who will understand that I am a good dog who gets scared with new experiences. I would love another small dog companion because I really enjoy the Westie at my foster Mom's house. I love to walk on a leash and play with toys. I sleep in a crate at night and I eat dry food. I am really easy to care for because I really want to please.
My foster mom calls me "Mr. D." When she puts on her make-up, I know that she is getting ready to go out. I go to the garage and lay next to the drivers' car door hoping I will get to go with her in the car. She often takes me for rides and I love putting my head out the window and letting the wind blow my ears.
It has been a long road for me from the high-kill shelter, but I'm ready to leave all of that behind and be a faithful, loyal companion for the right family. Would you consider making my life complete? I would be so grateful. XOXO Dougie
HI, my name is Nickie and I am a 6 year old, 20 pound, gorgeous girl. My previous owner just did not have time for me. She sometimes left me for 12 hours a day and I was really lonely. I feel very lucky that she brought me to WROC because I now have people to hang out with. I really enjoy the company. I am a high energy fun loving girl. I love to walk and play with my ball. I enjoy running alongside a bicycle or jogging with my people. I would like a family that has lots of time to spend with me. If you have a loving home and would like a girl like me, I would love to get to know you. XOXO Nickie
PS...I am current on all my shots, spayed, and microchipped - so I am ready to go!!!
I found your dog at the shelter today. He was in a cage with six other dogs, curled up in the corner trying to sleep. They told me you said you were moving and that he is an outdoor dog only but sleeps in the garage at night. He is frail, tired, and his bones are showing through. He was listless, and couldn’t walk to the parking lot so I carried him. We headed straight for the vet where he was hospitalized for dehydration and his gums were awfully infected. He was frightened and confused but I did my best to reassure him everything would be okay.
I was so excited to bring your gentle senior home but two hours after our homecoming he had a seizure. This left him temporarily blind and unable to walk. I felt so grateful that he was with me when this happened instead of being alone in that shelter. He most likely would have died. But please don’t worry about him because he recovered rather beautifully after 5 more days in the hospital. The staff was wonderful and gave him plenty of kisses and assured him that someone loves him very much. His eyesight returned and he is walking again. He moves slowly but we aren’t in a rush for anything. It took some time, but when he gave me my first kiss I thanked him for giving me the chance to love him unconditionally.
Naturally, he loves soft beds and all the comfort that indoor living brings. He is slowly learning to trust humans again. I find this to be bittersweet. He has a huge appetite and I’m happy to oblige. Did you know his favorite thing is to have the inside of his ears rubbed? You may have been too busy to hug him which is a shame because he is quite fond of them. He has a lot of love to give and asks for so little. Again, please don’t worry about him. He is in good hands now and we will do our best to give him a lifetime of hugs in the amount of time we have together. He may be the lucky one, after all.
When the shelter called WROC, their amazing volunteers jumped into motion. Within hours, Laura picked me up, drove to meet Barbara & Mark, who then delivered me to WROC. WROC's teamwork is the best!!
Turns out, I was in really bad shape. I had been bitten while at the shelter and I developed pneumonia. It was touch and go and I spent 5 days in intensive care, but I am a Westie and we are made of strong stuff!! I am still recovering. I love this wonderful Westie Diet and my very own warm bed. I am starting to walk in the park and I chased a squirrel for a bit. I am about 10 years old, spayed, microchipped, and current on all my shots. I am a quiet, sweet girl who would love a calm and gentle family. I look forward to meeting you. XOXO Christina
It is hard to fathom that Thor's owner told the shelter to "just put him down". When we walked him out of the high kill shelter, our first thought was that something was terribly wrong with his leg. It turned out that the horrible matting he endured for a very long time had his inner thigh connected to his chest. There was no way to save his coat as the mats had twisted their way into his skin.
Thor knew that he was rescued today. He laid down on the grooming table and did not make one peep while we worked through the mats. It didn't take him long to start walking normally as he slowly realized his legs were free! He had no idea what a bath was and though very frightened at first, he soon relaxed and practically fell asleep. Back on the grooming table for his finishing touches, he once again sat very still with a sparkle in his eyes. After he ate his first warm meal, he picked up a toy in his mouth and just stared. This is the beginning for him & he will soon know what true companionship is.
Thor is a very trusting little guy. His coat will be beautiful again and we already see a very special little boy in Thor. It was a big day for him! These little souls depend on us, and to see them flourish is so heartwarming. Stay tuned for his updates.
In 7 short weeks, I have improved so much. I am just like a butterfly emerging from my cocoon. I feel so much better and I just love to race and play. The Westie Diet and that fantastic Highlander Hash have me getting better every day. Keep watching...I am well on the road to recovery!!!
When I was little girl, I dreamed of growing up to be a beautiful Westie lady, with flowing white hair, leaping through the meadows chasing butterflies. Now that I am with WROC, it is just a matter of time before my dream becomes reality. I spent most of my life in disarray but that is all about to change. They are hard at work with their skin regime that consists of soothing medicated baths, vet prescribed meds, home made meals that are made with love and served warm, and oh, the softest of beds! I am so small (all of 11 pounds) that my foster family calls me "Mini Mad" which is funny because I am so sweet.
I am 6 years old, spayed, current on all my shots and now I will relax, chase the birds in the park (haven't seen the butterflies yet, but I know they are out there!) while the magic is being performed before my very own eyes. Comfortable and relieved, Madeline
This is me the day that I arrived at WROC. For more details on my care, click on this link, "Our Westie Diet Success"
My name is Carlee and I am a 4-5 year old, 16 pound spayed Westie girl I travelled all the way from Las Vegas to Southern California and it was quite a journey. I am now safe and sound with WROC and very grateful for all of the attention.
I am a very fun girl and love to play with my ball. I will sneak up into the big bed and lie very quietly so you might not notice me. I just love it there!
I am a great walker, ride well in the car, and I am very social, just an all around great Westie. Hoping to hear from my perfect family really soon.
Hi there, we are Meggie & Sammi. Our Mom was sick and she just could not take care of us anymore. She knew that WROC would find us the best home ever, so here we are, waiting patiently for our new family.
We love walking in the park - we walk great on our leashes together. We are happy polite girls, completely housetrained. We are spayed and current on all of our shots.
If you have lots of love to give, we have lots of kisses waiting for you. Hope to hear from you soon. Meggie & Sammi
The Perry Fund - Established for our Seniors
The “Perry Fund” has been established in honor of this special and deserving Westie. Donations to this fund will assist in our mission to provide the best medical care for our seniors and others, and ensure their comfort while in our care.
Our Perry crossed the Rainbow Bridge on December 1, 2009. If you would like to donate in memory of Perry and for our seniors, click here to donate by Paypal: DONATE TO THE PERRY FUND
Please take a look at our very special page "The Perry Fund"
WROC is not affiliated with any other Westie rescue group in the Southern CA area. We are the only recognized 501(c)(3) non profit corporation in Califonia recognized by the West Highland White Terrier Club of America. All of our funds and efforts go to the rescue and support of our Westies.