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Lee Juslin

by Lee Juslin


The General, a Terrier mix, is only two years old and on the petite side weighing in at about eight pounds. Like most Terriers, he thinks of himself as a big dog and wants to be the alpha, but he is not aggressive.

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Nicole, the Miracle Westie

IN THE June 3 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Nicole, a little Westie girl, was brought to a local shelter to be euthanized. She was suffering from severe skin issues that had gone untreated, and although the owner’s vet recommended a number of meds, the owner refused them. Consequently, the skin problems had gotten way out of hand.

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Throw Away Dog

IN THE May 20 ISSUE

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NY/NJ Scottie Rescue doesn’t get a lot of mixes and when they do, these dogs can be difficult to place. “People come to us because they want to adopt a Scottie,” said Erica, “so often a mix is overlooked.”

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Scruffy, or Sam Malone as his first foster mom renamed him, had been rejected by his owner as being too old and too fat. She dropped him at a shelter with instructions to euthanize him. Fortunately, the shelter called Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network.

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Sophia and Spencer, two senior Westies, had spent their lives since puppy-hood in a stable home with a caring owner. Then, their world was turned upside down.
The Westies’ owner had gone on vacation leaving the pups with a responsible pet sitter. Unfortunately, the owner was killed in a freak accident, and, with no one in the family able to take the Westies, the sitter called Sunshine State Westie Rescue (SSWR) who then took both dogs.

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Dougal came into Greater New York/New Jersey Scottie Rescue at about seven years old.
His luck with finding a forever home had not been good. Dougal was turned into a shelter by his first owner but then adopted by a couple who owned a farm; not a working farm but a kind of a gentlemen’s farm. There were a number of various animals on the farm and sometimes Dougal was attacked or bullied.

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From Hell to a Slice of Heaven

IN THE February 18 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


One day, Paula of Great Lakes Westie Rescue, received a call about a Westie with health issues that the owners wanted to turn over to rescue. The situation seemed a bit dodgy, but when Paula learned the Westie couldn’t walk and was most likely in pain, she made immediate arrangements to meet the owners and take the Westie.

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Riley, a black Scottie, came into rescue as an owner turn-in but with a worrisome background.
Riley’s owners were an older couple in their mid sixties who both had some health issues. The wife was in a wheelchair and dependent on her husband for care. When the husband went into the hospital, he left Riley at a boarding kennel the couple had used many times. Sadly, the husband died unexpectedly and the wife had to go into a nursing home, leaving Riley’s future uncertain.

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About a year ago, Josie of Westie Rescue of NY received a disturbing call from an area veterinarian. Rory, a senior Westie, had been dropped off by owners who could no longer care for his many health issues. The vet told Josie, “If you can’t help, we’ll have to euthanize him.” Like all dedicated rescue volunteers, Josie couldn’t say no.

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A Pair of Rescued Westies

IN THE January 7 ISSUE

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Luna, aged seven, and Casper, aged four, lived happily with their owner until one day the owner decided to move and could not take the two Westies and that turned out to be a life-saving event for Luna. Enter Sunshine State Westie Rescue.

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The Accidental Designer Dog

IN THE December 23 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Donegal was little more than a puppy when he was found wandering the mean streets by a local rescue. Looking at his coloring and size, they thought he was a cairn and so called Col. Potter Cairn Rescue.

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by Lee Juslin


Jackson came into rescue as an owner turn-in. Despite the owner’s claims that she had been treating this now six year old Westie since he was a puppy, he was in about the worst shape that Aggie and her colleagues at Sunshine State Westie Rescue had ever dealt with.

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by Lee Juslin


Then, in what turned out to be a life changing event, their son called from the plant where he worked and said he had found a newborn kitten. “Its eyes are not even open yet, Mom.”
Bobbie knew with his family, work, and busy life, her son would not be able to care for the kitten. So, with fingers crossed, Bobbie agreed to take the tiny bundle of fur.

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Turbo came into Coastal Carolina Boston Terrier Rescue (CCBTR) as a puppy with Spina Bifida, a genetic defect.
A woman went to a breeder to buy a Boston Terrier puppy and saw Turbo. The breeder did not want to euthanize him and agreed to give him to the woman along with the female puppy she had purchased. Fortunately for Turbo, this good Samaritan, unlike the breeder, was a responsible person and did the right thing for Turbo. She called CCBTR once she realized she and her husband were not able to care for this little special needs puppy.

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Bentley Needs a Forever Home

IN THE September 24 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


An owner turn-in from a family who had gotten him as a puppy, Bentley had no big health issues when he came into NY/NJ Scottie Rescue. However, he was not up to date on his vaccines and he had several bad teeth that gave his mouth an unpleasant odor. Erica from the rescue took him into the group’s vet. They did a full work-up on Bentley including X-rays to see if there were signs of any hidden masses or problems, and a full blood panel. Bentley passed with flying colors.

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by Lee Juslin


Colin came in to Sunshine State Westie Rescue (SSWR) as a puppy and the poster child for the evils of puppy mills. Though he didn’t have any physical issues, as many puppy mill dogs do, his pronounced psychological and behavioral issues were severe.

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