If you would like to foster a rescue , please complete the application form to foster/adopt a Westie.

Westie Rescue also has permanent rescues, you can find them here



Benji April 2022
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We have a new rescue! His name is Benji and he is a Westie/Poodle cross. He is 11 years old, neutered, currently lives with a cat, but does not get along well with rambunctious dogs or little children. A quiet mannered or older dog might work. Benji definitely has a Westie personality, a westie head with floppy ears but a poodle coat! He is in good health.

He is looking for a new home where he has only one parent, either a Mum or a Dad but probably not both as he can be a bit protective/possessive of his own special person.

If you think you might be able to give Benji a good home with no stresses from children, please complete and submit an application.

Sparky  UPDATE!

Sparky has his forever home!

What started as being his “temporary” foster home has now become his permanent home.
He is doing well, is very settled in and living the good life.
Sparky says: I don’t know what took them so long to share the good news, I knew they couldn’t give me up!
After all, they talk to me all the time and call me “their boy”.
Sparky will remain in our Permanent Foster Program so that we can assist with his vet bills.
If you would like to help with the cost of his care please click on our donate button to donate by PayPal or by card.
Donations can also be made by e-transfer to

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Westie Rescue of Canada has recently taken in a new rescue in the Edmonton area.Sparky was surrendered by his owner when she had to move to a senior’s facility.We had only 3 days notice with little time to look for a home before taking him in.
He was picked up by one of our volunteers where he is currently being fostered.

Sparky is approximately 12 years of age and is a dear sweet gentleman.
He is very affectionate and quiet and sure loves his walks!
He loves people, is great with other dogs but cannot live with a cat.

Westie Rescue of Canada had him fully vetted and sadly it was discovered that he has stage 2 kidney disease. He is doing very well at this time but will continue to be monitored by his vet.
We have changed his food to a Kidney diet and he is on 1 pill a day and a supplement to help him stay healthy for as long as possible.

Sparky will be in our permanent foster program so that we can assist with vet bills that might be a burden for a new family.
This boy has such a sweet disposition and would make a wonderful companion for someone wanting to give him his retirement home.

If you think you would like to give him a loving home please go to our website http://www.westierescueofcanada.com/wrc1.doc. To download and complete an application.




Westie Rescue of Canada is taking in a new little rescue. He is just over a year old. He came into the Little Red Barn sanctuary in Manitoba as a very young puppy with a severe cleft palate. At that time,the veterinarians suggested to wait until his growth had stopped at around 1 year to see if it would close and assess for surgery at that time. At one year of age, Lewis was seen by a Board certified specialist. He found that unfortunately both the hard and soft palates had not closed. It has been determined that it is best NOT to go ahead with the multiple surgeries to repair the palate as the surgeries may not be successful and would be extremely painful for Lewis. He has been neutered, and is otherwise a happy and healthy one year old westie. He does sneeze to clear his nose at times. He has lived with other cats and dogs. He is a joyful, happy Westie and is now looking to find his forever home. He has only been to the vet once in a whole year to help clear his palate.

We are looking for a home in the Winnipeg area if at all possible so that Lewis can maintain contact with his doctors who know him. Also support from Red Barn sanctuary will be available. Lewis will be placed through Westie Rescue of Canada, on our permanent foster program, so that we might help SHOULD there be any unexpected, high vet bills that his prospective family might not be able to cope with. Our main concern, along with that of the Little Red Barn Sanctuary is to find a quality home for Lewis. He is used to being in an active living space so a home where folks are at work all day would not suit his needs. He is good with other dogs and cats.

Take a look at these pictures of a very energetic little westie. If you think you might like to give him a loving home, please go to our website and complete and submit an application form



Millie came into rescue from an Ontario Humane Society. She is approx 2 years old. She is a typical young Westie and full of fun. She is currently in a foster home




Willie is 12 year old male who was turned into an Ontario Humane Society. He suffers from severe dry eye and has surgery done by an eye specialist since coming into rescue paid for by Westie Rescue of Canada. His eyes are now doing very well. He is a happy little boy and acts like a teenager!


Angus Bruce

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We would like to welcome one of our newer rescues ANGUS BRUCE to our rescue family in Nova Scotia. He came into rescue at 3 years of age. His Mum passed away and his Dad had to go back to long working days and felt it wasn’t fair for Angus to be alone, so he asked us to find Angus a new home where he would have constant company. Angus does have some anxiety issues and has been placed in a wonderful foster/ hopefully forever home with some experienced Westie people


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