How long do I have to wait for a Westie?

This question is impossible to answer because it depends on many factors including:

Your specific requirements, sex, age, health etc.,
The number of dogs currently in the program,
The number of approved adopters are on our list, and
The number of dogs that are brought in to the program from the time you apply.

The more open you are to age, sex, health or behavior issues the easier it will be to place a dog with you.

Do you have any dogs available right now?

We usually have dogs in the program however they might not be a good fit for you and your family. We don't discuss the dogs currently in the program with you until you complete the application process. Once you complete the application process and we have had a chance to meet your current pets then we will call you with information on any Westies in the program that we think will be a match.

What does the adoption fee include?

Our adoption fee is $425 and helps to offset the expenses we incur to ensure our dogs are healthy, neutered/spayed, and microchipped. The fee also includes any procedures that we think the dog requires such as dental cleaning or specific medical tests.

Is there a discount for older dogs, multiple dogs or dogs with medical issues?

We waive a portion of the adoption fee for senior and special needs Westies who will require extra or ongoing care. We also provide discounts for pairs of Westies adopted at the same time.

Do you ever have puppies available for adoption?

Please read About Us under the Home Tab for more information about the Westies we normally adopt.

How often should a Westie be groomed?

Depending on your preference for coat length, a Westie should be groomed every 2 to 3 months. Their nails also need to be trimmed during grooming and you may need to trim them yourself between groomings.

Are Westies Hypoallergenic?

No. Many people have been told that Westies do not shed and are hypoallergenic but this is not the case. Westies do shed much less than many breeds. The coats of the Westies we rescue do vary so some do shed more than others.