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JillyJilly is looking for her forever home. She’s a 9-year old healthy Westie in search of a fairly quiet home life. Do you work from home? Are you retired and home a lot? If so, Jilly would love to spend her time with you.

She has been in foster care for a while now and has progressed immensely so she’s not as timid as when she first arrived at Lacy’s Legacy’s door. She gets along well with other dogs, enjoys short walks, is not a big barker, is crate trained and housebroken if kept on a fairly strict schedule.

Jilly is a little lap-lover and if your lap is full, she will be near you. Even though her confidence has increased the past few weeks, she occasionally seeks some quiet time alone to ponder the important things in life.
Jilly says that her wild, wayward puppy ways are behind her now and she would just like to settle down and enjoy her new family in a low-key fashion. Is she dreaming or could she be the girl of your dreams?
If you are interested in adopting Jilly, contact John or Steph Wisecarver through http://lacyslegacyrescue.org/
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Available for Adoption

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This is Carly, a spayed Westie female born 8-8-05.  She is on the small size about 13 pounds but is Big on cute.  She comes from a backyard breeder but is a real “people” dog, enjoying lap sits and hugs.  A quiet little lady she gets along very well with other dogs and is crate trained.  She walks well on a leash and knows what to do when outside.  Carly is a smart and loving little Westie who needs a good forever home to spoil her.

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Meet Dorie a very cute, quiet and petite Westie girl.  Her birth certificate shows 8-8-05 but she looks like a puppy.  Rescued from a backyard breeder she has learned crate training and her name very quickly.  She walks on her leash and knows “Go Outside.”  Dorie does have an issue with her left front shoulder but other than an occasional limp she moves around fine.  She gets along very well with other dogs and really likes people.  A true lap Westie, she would make a wonderful small companion.

Visit http://lacyslegacyrescue.org/available-for-adoption for more information.

Cubby and Toby are 6-year old Westie boys in need of new families.

These boys will be adopted separately.

Both are:

Housebroken, crate trained and they walk well on a leash.

They are good with other dogs, like to play with their toys and ride well in a car.

They have been bathed, groomed and behaved well – even during the nail trim!

They are neutered, heartworm negative and up to date on all vaccinations.

Toby, the big boy at 23 pounds, is a tad shy and reserved, but still very loving.

Toby

Cubby weighs 19 pounds and is very self-confident party boy.

Cubby

Each boy has a $250 adoption fee which will go to Lacy’s Legacy Scottie & Westie Rescue.

These boys are RTG!! (Ready To Go!!) Are you ready for them???

If you are interested in adopting one of these boys, please contact John or Steph Wisecarver from Lacy’s Legacy Scottie & Westie Rescue at 320-963-6085.

This darling girl has what is so typical of her breed, allergies. While I cannot guarantee it would work, I’d strongly suggest whoever adopts her tries out a raw food diet for her, a la “Sid’s Canine Kitchen” (an instructional DVD that explains how to make your own raw-dog-food diet for your beloved pets, available now if you email me directly at goodgriefpetloss@gmail.com and soon to be on my website). Seriously, we’ve had several Westies with allergy issues that cleared up by switching to this diet. Don’t let that detail keep you from giving this girl a forever home!—Sid

Meet Ms. Duffie!

Duffie, a sweet 8-year old Westie girl, is still in need of a new home.  This mature, loveable and very sweet girl is looking for a special family that can meet her needs.

This darling Westie is ready-made in many ways – she is crate trained, good with other dogs, is an obedience school graduate (knows several commands) and loves to be with you all the time. She likes to sit on your lap or next to you to watch TV or just chill out.

Duffie needs an owner that must be tolerant of her skin issues due to allergies. She will need occasional medicated baths (she is well-behaved during her bath), a good diet and daily checks of her skin to prevent or catch “hot spot” flare-ups before they get out of hand. 

She needs to lose a little weight so exercise is a must.  She is used to a fenced yard so she likes to chase squirrels; however she is also a good leash walker which will help in her weight loss program. She likes to walk and investigate her surroundings – she can run, too!

Duffie is a charming older girl that still has plenty of pep in her! Could she be your next Westie?

Duffie is available for adoption through Lacy’s Legacy Scottie & Westie Rescue

If you are interested in adopting her, please contact John or Steph Wisecarver at

320-963-6085

Hi Westie friends,

Do you remember me? Tugger? Remember when I first appeared on your computer screen, bald and looking pretty pathetic? I know I tugged at your heart strings so my name was very appropriate back then!  Thanks again to all of you who donated to my cause. I’m a lucky boy to be on the receiving end of such Westie love.

Well, look at me now  –  I’ve got hair! I’m not a hairy beast by any means, but I’ll get there….hairy  –  not beastly.

Now comes the exciting news…I’m ready to be adopted!  My foster folks have given the green light to let me go. They said the response to my treatments has been positive and I’ve progressed enough to go to a permanent family. They are sad to see me go, but they are bursting at the rafters with dogs at their house.

I’m guessing you want to know some details about me, so here’s the low-down:

I’m 3 years old and healthy – of course I’m up to date on everything medical – I’ve been to the vet clinic so much in the past couple of months that Dr. Sarah and I are BFFs. You will definitely want your vet to meet me and stay on top of the care I’ve been getting so I don’t fall into the same bald trap I am coming out of. At this time, I’m on NO medications – just a medicated bath twice per week. Foster mom and dad will send some of that special shampoo with me. It’s a part of my life now.  Just put in on and let it sit for 10 minutes or so.  We can have heart-to-heart chats during that 10 minutes or you can sing to me.  Oh, I’m on NO special diet anymore either.

Other endearing things about me….I get along great with other dogs – I love to play with toys, too.  I’ve visited cats at Crossroads Shelter and seem to be okay with them.  I’m house trained and crate trained. When I can, I sneak into bed with Foster mom and dad and curl up into a little tight ball and lie real still so I can spend the night in bed with them. I’m not really a lap dog, but I like to be very near you. Do you like to sit and watch tv or read? I’ll join you!

I know “sit” but would be willing to learn lots more. I’m getting better with leash walking but a harness is what works best for me.  My adoption fee is a mere $150.
Boy, I’m sounding pretty good, aren’t I? Do you think we are a match made in heaven? If so, give my foster folks a call and you all can talk about things.  John and Steph Wisecarver’s number is 320-963-6085.

Your friend,
Tugger

Hi Westie Friends!

My name is Tugger – some of you have met me before – I look a little different from the first photos you saw. As you know, I am being treated for a yeast condition that took away almost all my hair! I was naked and itchy and looking pretty rough. Thanks to so many kind and generous people, my treatments costs are being covered and my foster mom and dad (John and Steph) are taking good care of me. I get spa treatments several times a week. I have to sit still for 10 minuteswith the special stuff on me….this is difficult for a young Westie!! 10 minutes is a long time to sit so I can’t wait to get rinsed and dried off so I can start playing again.

Here’s a couple photos to show you that my hair is starting to grow back. So it’s true that good care and lots of TLC will take a doggie a long way.

Thanks again for all your donations to help me. It’s overwhelming to learn that so many people care so much about a little white (soon to be all white) doggie like me.

Your friend,
Tugger

Meet Ada! This young, spunky energetic terrier mix is just waiting for active FUN in her new home. She doesn’t know lots of commands, but she’s got focus and she can JUMP! She needs lots of exercise so her new family can not be couch potatoes. This darling little girl is spayed, vet checked, vaccinated and heartworm negative….she is rearin’ and ready to GO!

If you are wanting an active terrier to spend your fun times with, this is the girl for you! She’s at Crossroads Animal Shelter – she was owner surrendered by someone who didn’t have the time for her…..do YOU have time and love for Ada? Call the shelter if you have more questions about Ada.

Expected adoption donation for Ada is a minimum of $300

Rocky and Melvin have found new homes! Yeah!!!

Now, do you have room in your home and heart for a pair of sweet Westie orphans?
Angus and Bonnie found themselves homeless when their elderly owner died. Angus is 11, Bonnie is 6. They are up-to-date with all of their health needs, housebroken, well-loved and move-in ready! This lad and lassie will make a nice addition to a family needing a couple of Westies to spice up their lives!

If you are seriously interested in adopting Angus & Bonnie, please direct your questions to John and Steph Wisecarver at 320-963-6085.

This Westie boy, Tugger, is in rough shape and will definately ‘tug’ at your heart strings as seen by the attached photo. He is in foster care with John & Steph Wisecarver and Crossroads Animal Shelter. Tugger is a “special needs” boy that will require some extra funds to get him well and ready for adoption. This will take some time and obviously more finances than a typical foster dog. He needs help!

If you can, please consider an monetary donation to Crossroads for Tugger. We know finances are tight for everyone, but small amounts add up and little Tugger will be forever grateful.

Please send your donations for Tugger to:

Crossroads Animal Shelter
Attn: Tugger the Westie Fund
2800 10th St SE
Buffalo, MN 55313

Rocky and Melvin are still available for adoption. I have attached their photos again so you can see their sweet faces.
Older dogs often take longer to get placed in new homes just because of their age – Keep in mind that even though
these boys are considered “Senior” – they are a young 11. Many Westies don’t even begin to slow down at this age!

Does adopting an older dog scare you? Why?
Here’s some things to think about ….

Won’t I be adopting someone else’s problems? If the dog was so wonderful, why is it up for adoption?
……Answer:
Older dogs lose their homes for many different reasons….most of them having nothing to do with problems the dog has, but rather with those of the person or family surrendering the dog. Many folks think dogs who end up at shelters or in rescue are all genetically and behaviorally inferior. But, it is not uncommon for very expensive, well-bred, well-trained dogs to outlive their usefulness or novelty with folks who bought them on impulse and no longer want to take responsibility for them. 
Other reasons older dogs become homeless: death of a guardian….not enough time for the dog…… change in work schedule….. new baby…..need to move to a place where dogs are not allowed…. kids going off to college…. allergies…. change in “lifestyle”…. prospective spouse doesn’t like dogs

 

Isn’t it true that you can’t train an older dog the way you can train a puppy?
……Answer:
Dogs can be trained at any age. The old adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” just isn’t true.  Older dogs are great at focusing on you—and on the task at hand—because they’re calmer than youngsters. Plus, all those years of experience reading humans can help them quickly figure out how to do what you’re asking.

 

Don’t older dogs cost more in vet bills?
…… Answer: Veterinary attention and medication are needed at all ages and may or may not be more costly for an older dog.

Do older dogs have any “special needs”?
…… Answer:
With a health assessment of the dog, you will know whether any age-related conditions are present and you can take appropriate measures to address them. Otherwise, older dogs need all the things younger dogs do — good nutrition, exercise (although less intensive, usually, than for a younger dog), and regular visits to the vet.

What advantages do older dogs have over puppies or young dogs?
……Answer:

Older dogs have learned what “no” means and how to leave the furniture, carpets, shoes, and other “chewables” alone.

They have been “socialized” and learned what it takes to be part of a “pack” and to get along with humans and, in most cases, other dogs, and in some other cases, cats, as well. 
Older dogs, especially those who have once known it, appreciate love and attention and quickly learn what’s expected of them to gain and keep that love and attention.

Older dogs know how to let you finish the newspaper, sitting calmly next to you, while your workday stress flows away and your blood pressure lowers.

They are also instant companions, ready for hiking, riding in the car, walking on leash, fetching, etc. 

Finally, older dogs are a “known commodity.” They are easy to assess for behavior and temperament, and you also don’t have to guess how big they’ll grow!

 

 

Those of you who adopted Westies that are no longer puppies often share with us how devoted and grateful they are. It’s an instant bond that cannot be topped!

 

Consider adopting an older dog….you will never regret it.

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