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Permanent Rescues



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

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 seniors 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 the top of the page to download and complete an application.


This a new little rescue looking for a home She is 9 years old and her name is Highland!. Her owner has had some surgery and had put Highland into boarding for a month. It seems that the owner now says that she cannot manage her and has asked that she be put to sleep. The owner of the boarding facility has convinced the owner that she be turned over to rescue instead. So we are trying to find a loving home for her. She is a very pretty girl with lots of spunk. She has diabetes but this is controlled by medication. She has very little sight left so this is her main issues. She is very loving and gets along well with everyone except cats. If you would like to give this girl a caring, loving home, and you are home most of the day, please complete and submit an application form.
Update! Highland has gone to her new home!

 She is with her new family and doing very well.
We did experience a bit of delay last week when her babysitter placed her with a family.
It seemed to be a very good home but unfortunately the resident dog did not accept her and she was returned the next day. A short week later Westie Rescue of Canada brought her to her new family.
When Highland met her new Westie sister both tails were wagging! She is settling in nicely and enjoying the good life with lots of cuddles and tummy rubs.This little girl is even cuter than her pictures and beyond sweet!Highland still has some sight, I think she sees shadows and gets around nicely.Westie Rescue of Canada will have her assessed by an Ophthalmologist to see if we can have anything done to help her regain more of her sight.

 We had so much interest in Highland that she only had to travel a short drive to her new home.
Thank you everyone for your support and to everyone who expressed interest in Highland.