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Two Shy Westies Need a Loving Home

IN THE August 12 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin

Ziggy and Elly are two-year-old Westies, sisters from the same litter. They are a bonded pair that came to Sunshine State Westie Rescue (SSWR) in Florida as owner turn-ins. Due to family issues, the owner felt she didn’t have enough time to spend with these girls. Because they are a bonded pair, SSWR wants to place them together. They need a single person, couple, or family that has patience and is willing to finish the Westies’ training and socialization as both are quite shy.

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Elly & Ziggy

Neither dog has any health issues. They have been spayed, and both are up to date on their shots and vaccinations. Elly is doing well at the foster home and is coming out of her shell. However, she will need more help in continuing to build her confidence. Ziggy is still nervous and flinches at loud noises or sudden movements. She sometimes hides under a bed when she is scared. SSWR is confident that with the right help, Ziggy will gain confidence, but she needs to do so on her own terms and at her own pace. The rescue volunteers are encouraged by her progress so far as she has learned to cuddle and give kisses with her foster mom. “But with Ziggy, you really have to wait and let her come to you,” said Aggie of SSWR.

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Ziggy

The girls enjoy walks but will jump and shy away from loud vehicles like trucks and motorcycles. They need a fenced in yard to play in and explore, and since their training is not yet complete, they need to go out often. Ellie and Ziggy are not aggressive and want to learn, but their uncertainty and fear make the training process slower than it would normally be. They would benefit from an owner with Westie or Terrier experience, and one who has time and patience to work with them. SSWR feels that young children would be overwhelming for these two Westies, and it isn’t known how they would be with cats.

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Elly

If you would like to learn more about Ziggy and Ellie or their pals at SSWR, volunteer to be a foster parent for SSWR or make a much needed donation to SSWR, view their website or their FB page.

SSWR website: Sunshine State Westie Rescue www.sunshinestatewestierescue.org
Visit SSWR’s FB page: SSWR on FB www.facebook.com/flwestierescue

Check out more animal rescue & therapy animal stories in our Pets section.

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Lee Juslin is a free lance copywriter living in North Carolina with her husband, Scott, and her band of misfits: Tarquin, a Wheaten Scottish Terrier, and three handicapped cats. They can be seen on their website: Hampshire Hooligans. She owns I B Dog Gone, a small embroidery business and is the author of the Nurse Frosty books for children and Frosty’s Story: Tales of a Therapy Dog. She supports a number of national and regional terrier rescue organizations.

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1 Nancy CoxwellNo Gravatar August 12, 2017 at 1:01pm

Westies rule. Thanks Lee for spot lighting these two wonderful girls. Hope they find a deserving home soon.

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2 Kathryn SmithNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 3:12am

it is so sad when puppies are not provided the necessary socialization/coping skills while still with their mom and litter mates. The insecurity/fear exhibited by these to little girls is NOT the fault of the owner — it’s the fault of the person who produced these pups … much of this was already in place when she obtained them.

A good breeders provides this starting the day they are born – with human touch! then at about 3 weeks the 100 things in 100 days begins — new surfaces underfoot, new sounds, introducing new food, then it moves forward from there – the preliminary house training – from one end of the litter box to the other as Mom isn’t doing that job anymore!

Introducing new people, new dogs/cats/birds in the home; first time ‘out’ — remove the pups 2 at a time ( safety in numbers! ) out of the whelping box, and take to another room, or weather/conditions permitting outdoors — and the process continues until about 8-12 weeks when they transition to a new owner – who should keep up the 100 things for the next 100 day!
If pups are NOT provided the right social stimulus at the early formative weeks — the months and years to come will be difficult for everyone involved.

Ms. Juslin always comes up with the best stories!

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3 Annette NaishNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 9:09am

I hope they find a home where people appreciate them.

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4 LisaNo Gravatar
Twitter: @LBag
August 13, 2017 at 10:03am

Beautiful Westies , I’m in uk but if only I hope they find contentment and a happy home soon with love me and our jack a one year old Westie x?????

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5 Catherine RandazzoNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 12:15pm

My husband and I have a rescued Westie, Maxwell Henry. He is eleven and the light of our lives. We have had him since he was one year old. Everyone says that he is the luckiest little boy since he receives so much love, excellent care, regular Vet check-ups, monthly grooming, etc. We are the lucky ones! We would adore another Westie but it would need to be a male. If you come in contact with a young male Westie that needs recuing, please let me know.

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6 AggieNo Gravatar August 16, 2017 at 5:02pm

Hello Catherine,

If you are interested in adopting and you live in FL, please go to our website, SunshineStateWestieRescue.org and fill out an adoption application.

Thank you!

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7 Marc KuhnleyNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 1:30pm

Interested in being foster parents. Previously have owned 3 westies.

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8 AggieNo Gravatar August 16, 2017 at 4:56pm

Hello Marc,

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent and you live in FL, please go to our website, SunshineStateWestieRescue.org and fill out a volunteer application.

Thank you!

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9 Diane KennedyNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 2:28pm

Adorable! Not sure my two 10 year old pups would be able to get along with them without being jealous. One’s a westie and the other is a malti-poo. Also, don’t think my hubby would let me have two more dogs. :(
Hope they find a home soon.

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10 RobNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 3:05pm

R the 2 Westie’s still available?

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11 AggieNo Gravatar August 16, 2017 at 5:05pm

Hello Rob,

Thank you for inquiring, however these girls have been adopted. If you are interested in adopting one of our other westies and you live in FL, please go to our website, SunshineStateWestieRescue.org and fill out an adoption application.

Thank you!

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12 OlgaNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 3:09pm

I have full bred Westie (neutered) an a half Westie/half chihuahua (fixed) — both adorable! Wish I could add two more

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13 Lynn K ShawNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 5:14pm

Hello, I have a large quiet home with a fenced in yard and a screened in porch. I live in Tennessee and stay home, I would be able to give these girls a lot of undivided attention. I love westies and am the proud owner of a 8 year old male named Remy, Remy is very social without a mean bone in his body. What part of Florida are the girls residing? I would appreciate any information on them. Thank You, Lynn

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14 Lynn K ShawNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 5:14pm

Hello, I have a large quiet home with a fenced in yard and a screened in porch. I live in Tennessee and stay home, I would be able to give these girls a lot of undivided attention. I love westies and am the proud owner of a 8 year old male named Remy, Remy is very social without a mean bone in his body. What part of Florida are the girls residing? I would appreciate any information on them. Thank You, Lynn

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15 Christine WyattNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 6:33pm

Love to have them and give them a great home.

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16 AggieNo Gravatar August 16, 2017 at 5:09pm

Hello Christine,

Thank you for your interest in our girls, however they have been adopted. If you are interested in adopting one of our other westies and you live in FL, please go to our website, SunshineStateWestieRescue.org and fill out an adoption application.

Thank you!

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17 Christine WyattNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 6:35pm

(Love to have them and give them a loving home

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18 StacyNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 6:36pm

I fostered& then adopted a little guy known as Scruffy from the Lone Star Westie Rescue in TX & y’all *Kings River Life)did an article on him & LSWR. Symon looks & feels like a million bucks. I’m luckiest mom ever. My little guy Symon now is my 3rd Westie & they are just incredible dogs. My heary goes out to these 2 sweeties & I hope & ppray they go together 2 a great FUREVER HOME. They deserve love &2nd chance like my guy. Pls someone step up 2 the plate & give these 2 a great life ??

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19 Audrey GarrettNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 6:38pm

I recently lost my westie had 1 year before my 1st grandchild. My grandchild still miss her deeply I would love to have the psor

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20 AggieNo Gravatar August 16, 2017 at 5:11pm

Hello Audrey,

Thank you for your interest in our girls, however they have been adopted. If you are interested in adopting one of our other westies and you live in FL, please go to our website, SunshineStateWestieRescue.org and fill out an adoption application.

Thank you!

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21 Jeannie fentonNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 6:43pm

I just lost the second of my two westies which I got when my son was deployed to Iraq in 2001. I am lonesome to have another and would take both. All set for them both.

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22 AggieNo Gravatar August 16, 2017 at 5:12pm

Hello Jeannie,

Thank you for your interest in our girls, however they have been adopted. If you are interested in adopting one of our other westies and you live in FL, please go to our website, SunshineStateWestieRescue.org and fill out an adoption application.

Thank you!

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23 Jason A GrikisNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 7:22pm

I am in NJ but I would like to adopt both of these babies. I can offer them a safe and loving home.

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24 Jason A GrikisNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 7:24pm

My phone number is 732-606-2188. I am ready able and willing to give both of these babies a loving home

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25 Margaret PorterNo Gravatar August 13, 2017 at 10:12pm

I would take these two in a NewYork minute if I lived near this area. My Westie needs a bro.
or sister.

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26 AMBERNo Gravatar August 14, 2017 at 12:42am

PLEASE CONTACT ME. I JUST WANT TO
FIND OUT SOME INFO ABOUT THEM. AND IF THEY ARE STILL AVAILABLE…JUST HAVE SONE QUESTIONS. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE…..thanks appreciate it. ILL CHECK MY EMAIL OVER THE NEXT DAY OR SO IN hopes to get some kind of FEEDBACK… thanks! –
AMBER

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27 AMBER?No Gravatar August 14, 2017 at 12:54am

I was wondering DO the potential owners HAVE TO live in or out of the same state? Or can they go to a different state????

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28 Janeen WagemansNo Gravatar August 14, 2017 at 5:33am

I would love to take these sweet girls. Please let me know if they are still available.
I am retired and would love to give them all the attention they deserve.

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29 AggieNo Gravatar August 16, 2017 at 5:14pm

Hello Janeen,

Thank you for your interest in our girls, however they have been adopted. If you are interested in adopting one of our other westies and you live in FL, please go to our website, SunshineStateWestieRescue.org and fill out an adoption application.

Thank you!

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30 Ellen VinesNo Gravatar August 14, 2017 at 3:00pm

I have had Westies prior. I would love to talk to you about these girls! I am located in the Panhandle of Florida (near Destin).

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31 AggieNo Gravatar August 16, 2017 at 5:15pm

Hello Ellen,

Thank you for your interest in our girls, however they have been adopted. If you are interested in adopting one of our other westies and you live in FL, please go to our website, SunshineStateWestieRescue.org and fill out an adoption application.

Thank you!

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32 Linda ErbNo Gravatar August 15, 2017 at 4:51pm

I would love to have them but my yard is not fenced. I’m looking for another Westie at present. I always go out with them since my first
One was stolen from my back yard that was fenced in!

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33 AggieNo Gravatar August 16, 2017 at 5:15pm

Hello Linda,

Thank you for your interest in our girls, however they have been adopted. If you are interested in adopting one of our other westies and you live in FL, please go to our website, SunshineStateWestieRescue.org and fill out an adoption application.

Thank you!

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