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Q: I found a stray dog, what do I do?
A: First, take the dog to the local vet to see if it is micro-chipped. If the dog does not have a chip, then consult our Contact Us page for best practices for lost and found
Q: My dog has reoccurring skin problems, what should I do?
A: For further information about skin problems, please visit our Westie & Scottie Rescue Houston's Skin Problems Information Page.
Q: I can’t afford to take care of my dog any longer, and I don’t know anyone who can take him from me. What can I do?
A: Contact a Rescue organization for your dog’s breed. If you own a Westie, Cairn, Scottie or Yorkie and can no longer take care of your dog, contact us. We will speak to you about your options.
Q: Does Westie Rescue Houston sell puppies?
A: No. We are not a breeder, but rather an organization that rescues and re-homes dogs. We rarely get puppies in our program. The average age of a rescued dog is 2-8 years old.
Q: I want a dog to give as a gift; is Westie Rescue a good place to find a dog?
A: No. We only accept applications from potential owners themselves. This is because we have to do rigorous vet and home checks to make sure the dog will be placed in a lifelong home.
Q: I want a dog for my children, is a Westie a good fit?
A: We generally do not adopt to families with small children, as Westies, and terriers in general, can be snappy with small children.
Q: Do I really need to microchip my dog?
A: Absolutely. It takes just a split second for your pet to wander off and become separated from the family. Now days, it is standard procedure for vets to check all strays for a chip as a first line of reuniting the dog with their owners. A microchip can also be used to prove that a dog is yours. A collar can be removed or lost, but a microchip will always be a way to identify your dog.