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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.


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.

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Tally, a Cairn/Westie/Schnauzer mix needs a new home. This 6 1/2 year old is a healthy, happy girl looking for a new family. If you are interested in Tally, please email Sue at

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Here’s what Marc says about Tally

My family is looking to find a great home for our dog Tally.  Our one year old daughter has a severe allergy to pet dander and we haven’t had any luck over the past few months mitigating the dander in the house. So unfortunately, we have to try and find another happy home for Tally.

Tally is a 6 1/2 year-old “Avon Terrier” that we adopted when she was around 7 months old.  Basically, she is a Cairn/Westie/Schnauzer mix.  She has a great temperament and is very well behaved.  She walks well on a leash (although doesn’t like to share the sidewalk with another passing dog).  She is kennel trained and loves to lounge in there with the door open. She has been spayed and is up to date on all her vet visits. We went through several rounds of obedience training at K9 Coach when she was younger.  We can’t say enough good things about her and wish we didn’t have let her go. We live in the Mendota Heights area of the Twin Cities.

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 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


Help Dotty find a home!

Birthdate (estimated): 6/1/09

I love attention, and like to play!

I have lived in a home my whole life, but ended up in a shelter because my family couldn’t keep me.

I get along well with everyone. I like to hog all of the attention and would be just fine as an only dog.

I would rather not live with cats, unless they can commit to leaving me alone. They freak me out!

I need a home that can give me the love I deserve.

Meet Jasper the Friendly Westie!

Jasper is a honey of a Westie looking for a new home. He is a young and active 9 year old, neutered and tested heartworm negative.  He recently had a dental so he has a bright, clean smile now, too.

This little man is VERY house trained (NO accidents at all during his foster care). He knows a few commands, does well in a crate if necessary and is not a barker.  He also gets along well with other dogs and is very affectionate.

Jasper’s foster dad says he is “just a prize!” Says he is calm and gentle and loves being outside in the yard.  A couple of photos of Jasper are attached so you can see how handsome this little man is!

If you are interested in adopting this “prize of a Westie”, please call Steph Wisecarver at 763-354-0911

Here’s a link to Lake Minnetonka Magazine’s article about our Westies!!

Wayzata Westie Walkers

A group of passionate Westie lovers show off their LWDs (little white dogs) annually in Wayzata.

By: Nancy Eike | From the issue: June 2012

Photo: Wayzata Westie Walkers

Lynell Voigt joined the group in 2002 and creates elaborate handmade costumes each year for the Westies.

“Here come the Westies!” the parade announcer says enthusiastically as the two-block-long-procession of West Highland Terriers dressed as furry, four-legged versions of Uncle Sam–complete with red, white and blue handmade costumes and matching miniature top hats–comes into view on the downtown Wayzata street; their two-legged owners are similarly attired in patriotic wear.

It’s the 37th annual James J. Hill days parade, and the Wayzata Westie Walkers, who have been participating in the parade since 1996, always know how to make an entrance.

The crowd cheers and hoots in the warm, early afternoon sunshine. it’s a lovely day to be a Westie, and a Westie owner. And the kind of day Ginny Nelsen imagined when she formed the Wayzata Westie Walker group in 1996.

Nelsen was attending the parade the year prior and thought about how cute her beloved breed, West Highland Terriers, would be strutting their stuff down the parade route. “I didn’t know who would help me organize it, but I knew it would be fun,” says Nelsen excitedly, sporting Westie earrings and a necklace, her Westie photo albums and Westie bag on the table nearby.

“A few weeks later I was walking my two Westies and a gal with two Westies came up next to us and we started walking and talking, and she seemed nutty enough, so I asked her if she would help me do the parade,” Nelsen says, “She said, ‘Oh sure,’ and that was that.”

So Theresa Wilson and Nelsen put up signs at coffee shops, on street posts, anywhere they could tell people about their club. That first year, there were 13 Westies in the parade. By the third year there were 150.

Sue Storms, public relations coordinator for the group joined in 1998 and has helped to not only keep the group informed about upcoming events but spread the word about this merry little band of LWDs (little white dogs). She has also fostered relationships with local pet shelters, including Crossroads Animal Shelter in Buffalo, and whenever a Westie rescue comes into the facility they contact Storms, who sends out an e-mail to the Wayzata Westie Walker group (over 500 strong now), and frequently someone from the group will step up.

“Many of our Westies were adopted as rescues,” Storms says.

The creativity meter was cranked up in 2002 when Lynn Voigt came on board. What began as bandanas for costumes before Voigt joined has now turned into a full-scale costume extravaganza at each James J. Hill days parade, with costumes such as bumblebees, hobos, sailors, firefighters, clowns and cowboys. They also put on a style show after the parade, complete with the newest pet fashions from New York.

But this group has proven they’re more than just pretty faces and creative costumes. They support The Pet Project, which is a local nonprofit that collects pet food and distributes it to food shelves so folks in financial difficulty won’t have to worry about giving up their pet. For several years, the Wayzata Westie Walkers have held a pet boutique where group members crafted pet-related items to sell; the money was donated to local charities.

These Westie lovers are keen on getting together whenever they can. During the winter months, a smaller group might meet for a walk in the park; in the summer months, they put together a mini-parade around a neighborhood culminating in lunch in someone’s backyard.

“I never thought my idea would turn into something so big,” says Nelsen, “but we are so delighted and happy it did.”


Catch the Wayzata Westie Walkers at this year’s James J. Hill Days, September 8 and 9 in downtown Wayzata. For more information visit the Wayzata Chamber’s website.

Sorry that the volume isn’t very loud, but you can get an idea of some of my pet loss presentation. Stick with if for a while, the sound gets a teensy bit better.—Sid

Sid Korpi’s Pet Loss: the Lesson of the Squirrels

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,

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.

It’s just plain wrong that there are so many Westie seniors in need of re-homing these days. Here’s one more that needs your help:

Check out Rocky!  He needs a new home!

Quick Facts on Rocky

11 years old, but young acting and healthy

UTD on shots

H/W negative



Friendly and Active – like to play

Good with other dogs

Should go to a home withOUT small children

From Rocky’s FosterMom:

Rocky is very loving and wants to be with you at all times.  He follows you from room to room.  He is playful and doesn’t act his age. Vet believes he is younger due to his health condition being so good. Rocky gets along with other dogs if they are not aggressive towards him.  Leg lifting has subsided with the wearing of a belly band; Remember –  he has just been neutered after 11 years!  Rocky needs some training as he knows no commands, however he does know the word “no”. He is crate-trained.

Rocky’s adoption fee is $200.

If you are interested in adopting this lovable little fella,

please contact John or Steph Wisecarver at 320-963-6085

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