Foster a Westie
You don’t have to be a “Westie” person to help with rescuing a needy dog. Westie Rescue of Canada is always on the lookout for potential, good foster homes. Be prepared – we will ask you LOTS of questions as we want to make sure you are well-equipped to deal with foster dogs whose background may sometimes be unknown. We will also want to know if you are able to deal with the medical needs of some dogs that come in to rescue. Westie Rescue is not for the faint of heart and there are times when difficult decisions have to be made when dealing with some of the Westies that may come into our care.
Donations of money, time, services (grooming, boarding, transportation, etc) and provisions (such as dog food, blankets, towels, grooming supplies, food dishes, dog toys, etc) are always needed to ensure that all Westies requiring rescue and adoption services get the help they
require – and the care they deserve. Many foster homes provide much of these items, however when one home had had several fosters, it is nice to be able to help them out with some of these items.
Dependable volunteers who are ready and able to help with transportation, contacting shelters, veterinary clinics, humane societies or breeders are also in demand. As well, any volunteer willing to help with fundraising activities would be welcomed with open arms.
Volunteers are also needed to monitor the many rescue bulletin boards and e-mail lists on the internet to keep an eye and ear open for any Westies in need. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous people also lurk in these areas hoping to get a free Westie for breeding, so we need to know about any potential Westie needing a new home in Canada as soon as possible