by Lee Juslin
Snoopy is an eight-year-old Westie that was turned in by his owners and is now safely with Lone Star Westie Rescue. Taller and leaner than the Westie standard and weighing about twenty pounds, his foster mom, Kim, nevertheless feels he is a purebred Westie. She does think he was taken from his mom too soon as he suckles on his toys.Snoopy is a sweet boy who loves to sit next to Kim and rest his chin on her legs. He also enjoys being held like a baby. He is housebroken, but although he knows his name, he does not seem to know any commands. He also is not well trained to walk on a leash. He ignores Kim’s dog but enjoys playing with toys. At first, he also ignored Kim’s husband, and they wondered if he was not used to men. However, they soon realized that he didn’t recognize Tony’s Scottish accent.
Snoopy doesn’t have any serious health problems, but he does have some rectal polyps. However, they are not bothering him, show no symptoms, and currently do not need any treatment. He also has an eye issue, but the vet is not concerned and, while it is progressive, does not currently need medical attention. His vet also noted a slightly enlarged prostate but also not needing attention.
Snoopy has a good appetite and enjoys sleeping on the bed with Kim and Tony. He is a very sweet dog, and Kim says that when they play tug of war, he always lets them win. When Kim is home, Snoopy whines unless he is with her.
Because he does not walk well on a leash, a fenced-in yard would be a plus. However, he doesn’t run around and explore. He goes out, does his business, and comes back into the house. If his new owner would work with him to walk on a leash and learn some commands, an apartment would work well for him. Kim believes his original owners lived in an apartment.
Snoopy is not a barker and does not do a lot of running around the house. He would like a person that he didn’t have to share with other pets as he wants all the attention for himself. He would also like a person who is retired, working from home, or has only a part time job.
For anyone looking for a sweet, lover boy, Snoopy fills the bill.
If you would like to learn more about Lone Star Westie Rescue, volunteer, or make a very welcome financial donation to help dogs like Snoopy, go to their web site or FB page. Remember, breed rescues like Lone Star with an all volunteer staff, depend on financial, tax free donations from individuals as well as support for their fund raising activities. With Covid again on the rise, breed rescues like Lone Star really need donations and volunteers.