Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
We attained our non-profit 501(c) 3 status in 2006 but have been rescuing Westies and other terrier breeds since 2001. We currently rescue and re home over 100 dogs each year.
Westie Rescue Houston operates solely with the help of over 40 dedicated volunteers throughout the greater Houston and Southern Louisiana area.
How Our Organization Gets Our Dogs:
Westie Rescue Houston receives dogs through multiple channels. Some are strays turned in directly to the organization. Some are from owners surrendering the dog due to finances, health or family situations. We also receive dogs from over-filled animal shelters and from puppy mill and hoarder seizes.
What We Do At Westie Rescue Houston:
Westie Rescue Houston organize dog adoptions, fostering, educational and public awareness campaigns. We operate fund raising in order to cover the medical care and attention our adoptive dogs require. And finally, we help direct current owners with behavioral and/or medical issues of Westies and Scotties.
Browse our dogs available for adoption
-Complete the Adoption Application, stating the dog or dog breed you are interested in
-Applications are reviewed and references checked by Westie Rescue Houston. (Be aware, successful applicants must meet basic requirements such as a safe home environment, fenced yard, experience with the breed, etc.)
-A phone interview is conducted and a home visit is scheduled
-When the home visit passes inspection, an appointment will be arranged to visit with the available dogs and see if there is a match.
-A contract is signed and the adoption fee is collected and the dog goes to the potential adoptive home for a trial period that will allow up to two weeks to make sure there is a good match.
If, after two weeks, the family and dog are found to be a suitable match, the adoption is considered final as per the contract.
New owner completes the microchip and registration process.
Please note: Telephone inquiries are not accepted. Please go to our website at http://www.westierescuehouston.com to view our adoption policies and apply.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.