WESTIE REHOMING CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HOURS
Jacqui and Robert will be taking urgent calls covering the whole of the Christmas and New Year break, on 0844 879 4260. If you have a general call about rehoming we would appreciate if it could wait until after Christmas Day/Boxing Day so that we can try to spend some quality time with our own dogs during the holiday. Any enquiries of a veterinary nature, please contact your vet who will have out of hours cover. If your call really is urgent on Christmas or Boxing Day then do call us on the above number.
We would ask you to try to avoid calling other volunteers over Christmas week please as we would like them to enjoy Christmas with their families. Rehoming will resume in the first week of January.
The lead up to Christmas and the summer holidays is always our busiest period and so do bear with us if we don’t respond to your call/message/email as fast as you would like. At the moment we are working flat out with some very needy dogs that will sadly be long-term fosters and not ready for rehoming for the foreseeable future. We’d appreciate your patience as always.
Airidh - THE REASON IT ALL BEGAN
Airidh (pronounced ‘Arry’) joined our family here at ‘Westie ReHoming’ at the age of four; sadly at the time he was destined for destruction by another charity. Airidh and too many like him are our ‘raison d être’ and this lovely lad more than justified our faith in him over the next eight years, proving to be a loyal, loving companion with a wonderful zest for life and a wicked sense of humour. He enjoyed real quality of life until he left us suddenly and all too prematurely.
Airidh held such a special place in our hearts that we decided to make him the figure head of ‘Westie ReHoming’. Some of you may have met him on our stand at Crufts 2011, where he was ‘flying the flag’ for us and greeting everyone on behalf of the charity.
Airidh is a Scottish Gaelic name meaning ‘worthy or deserving’ and as a committed charity rehoming westies we feel very strongly that every dog deserves the best chance in life. Here at ‘Westie ReHoming’ we strive to help all westies regardless of age, disability, looks or pedigree and we hope that anyone looking for a loving companion will share our commitment when applying to adopt one of our lovely, and all equally deserving westies.
Go to the ‘Adoption’ button to learn more about adopting a westie
Introducing two of our special rehomed westies, MacDuff and Daisy. These lovely illustrations of them were drawn exclusively for Westie ReHoming by Tamsin McGeown and will be used on occasions to promote the charity’s work.
DAISY came to us as an ex-breeding bitch with her three very young puppies from a puppy farm. A very sweet little girl, she was extremely timid when she arrived but soon learned from the resident westies that this wasn’t such a bad place to be. She was uncomfortable with people that she didn’t know, but is now a delightful little girl, and very friendly with people once she gets to know them. She has gone from strength to strength, gaining weight and condition and was neutered when the time was right, so no more puppies for Daisy!
MACDUFF joined us in tragic circumstances after his owner suffered a cardiac arrest at home alone. It was a few days before he was found, and this poor boy had stayed by him in a state of shock. He was removed from the house by a neighbour who contacted us as she couldn’t care for him with four cats living in the house. Poor MacDuff was very troubled and was very reluctant to leave his home and his master. It took a while before he accepted that he wasn’t coming to take him home, but then he turned the corner and is now happily settled with a lovely couple. Cases like his are always very upsetting, and we are left wondering just what it must have been like for him in those initial days.