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charlie 1Charlie, originally named O.P. for “overpass”, was found at an overpass on I-35 near New Braunfels. A kind family rescued him and contacted San Antonio Area Scottie & Westie Rescue. Charlie was in pretty rough shape—skinny, skin infection, ear infection, and general loss of fur. Brian, Katherine and their rescue Scottie, Wally, got Charlie on the road to recovery. He was with them quite a while, but then they were going out of town and Charlie needed another foster home!
Fortunately, Danielle inquired about adopting him. She and Paul live in San Antonio and were the perfect fit, having cared for Westies with skin issues before. Danielle agreed to keep Charlie while Brian and Katherine were gone on a “trial” basis, but it stuck and Charlie hasn’t looked back. What a handsome fellow he is now! According to Danielle, “Charlie is a great roadtripper, having been on vacation to Arizona, Louisiana and Florida. He loves to play with his squeaky toys, flipping them over his head. And he does not mind his twice weekly baths one bit. But we are still working on walking as he is more into stop-and-sniff.”
Here’s another plug for microchipping. If your dog goes missing like Charlie did, he can come home quickly if microchipped, and if the microchip has current contact information registered. Do it folks! And think about volunteering as a foster home, too, like Brian and Katherine. Fostering can be flexible, as Charlie’s story shows.
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Captain has settled in with Charline in Grandview. Here he is, really relaxed, in his new home.  The Captain’s new mom, who started fostering him, is a professional dog groomer. North Texas Scottie Rescue says Charline “immediately started commenting on what she was going to do to make his coat look better. He was dropped off on a Saturday and by Monday it was more than obvious that they were meant for each other, and she became another foster failure. Captain is now in his forever home and no doubt, will be the best groomed rescue dog in the state.”
The Captain came with Miss Lilly into North Texas Scottie Rescue together as life-long breeding partners. Both were in poor condition. After three months of good food and TLC, they both started to blossom. Two dog adoptions are difficult to come by, so Captain and Lilly were separated. Miss Lilly found her special home, too! See her separate Happy Endings listing.
Captain’s original listing said: “Captain is a lover boy. His name should be Elvis! He wiggles all over when he gets excited and hill shower kisses. All he is missing is his blue seude shoes. Captain is about six years old and is full of energy. He loves his toys, enjoys car rides and walkies. He gets along with other dogs. Captain is retraining his house manners and is making great progress…” (TSRF first posted Captain in January, 2012.)
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rufus afterSadly Rufus was surrendered to Rescue on his first birthday.  His owner loved him very much, but was working long hours out of town and wanted Rufus to have a home where he could get the love, training and attention he needed.  Rufus was very affectionate, highly energetic and extremely inquisitive, but had never had anyone to guide him from puppyhood into being a young adult Scottie.

After being neutered and thoroughly vetted, Rufus was fostered by West Texas Scottie Rescue coordinators Jeannie and Tom.  He blended in beautifully with their current Scottie crew, and after several weeks they decided they couldn’t do without him.  Rufus’ clownish personality and exploits keep things lively and keep his new family entertained in Midland.  After several days of trying to figure out how their coffee cups were mysteriously emptied when left on a table or counter, the mystery was solved when Rufus was caught “red-pawed” on the kitchen counter with his nose buried deep in a cup.  Amazingly, this small Scottie boy can jump from the ground onto a grooming table without a running start.  The picture below shows “Mr. Coffee” looking through the window to see if he can spy an unattended cup!

WTSR is very appreciative of the selfless act that his former owner made when he decided it was best for Rufus to be in a home where someone had more time to spend with him.  This lucky boy now has Scottie and human companions with him around the clock! Rufus was first posted on TSRF’s website March 25, 2013.




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McGregar biggerMacGregor is a very lucky fellow saved from death row with the help of several Texas Scottie Rescue Fund coordinators and volunteers.  He was rescued from the Dallas area and transported to West Texas Scottie Rescue in Midland.  This charming and loving very predominantly Scottie mix is a truly great dog.  While his rescue journey has a very happy ending, his time with us made us very sadly aware of the plight of many Scottie mixes.  MacGregor was boarded for four months before a foster home came forward for him.  During his boarding time, he absolutely stole the hearts of the kennel staff and WTSR volunteers who walked him daily.  This wonderful boy has all the great dog qualities wrapped into one package – he’s a perfect gentleman, has a heart as big as Texas, and is the personification of canine love and loyalty.  His only fault was his longish legs that resulted from his being a mix.


WTSR had MacGregor treated for skin infections, a badly infected area on his tail, and infected eyes and ears.  Once he was neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and tested negative for heartworms and tick fever, the long wait for his forever home began.  After four months, MacGregor’s fortunes changed dramatically when a wonderful foster home came forward for him.  MacGregor loved his life with Gary and Lynda and his three new doggie friends in Lubbock.  He especially loved having a huge backyard to run and play in after his long term kennel stay.  Just as he worked his way into the hearts of all of us who were involved in his rescue, he worked his way into the hearts of his wonderful foster family. He recently became an official member of their clan!  This gentle boy is now safe and secure and deeply loved.  Lynda and Gary truly appreciate the qualities that make him the very special dog that he is.



MacGregor Comes to WTSR

MacGregor is remembered with great affection by the many friends he made on his rescue journey.  WTSR and Texas Scottie Rescue can never thank Lynda and Gary enough for giving him the loving forever home for which he waited so long. MacGregor was originally posted on TSRF’s website Oct. 15, 2012.



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Lola, aka Cricket


Remember Cricket? She is now Lola, as in “Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets.” Cricket is the cutie with Scottie Cramp placed by West Texas Scottie Rescue in Spring 2013. Her posting on TSRF’s website went up March 25, and Cricket got 2,469 “looks” on TSRF’s Facebook page. The right family surfaced thanks to tons of exposure on the Internet. Cricket needed a calm home because of her Cramp, and to be an only dog because she was quite “selective” about canine companionship.

Martha and Hugo are pictured with Lola here and wrote, “We have been blessed with Lola (Cricket). She is a bundle of joy and makes us remember how beautiful life is. Let everyone know how grateful we are to all the kind people that work unconditionally to find good homes to such beautiful creatures. Keep up the good work!! Lola says hi! to everyone.”Maybe you’ll run into Lola. She is an Austin shopkeeper for several hours a day now and has “a nice bed by the counter where she stays and greets our customers.” Lola has not had a single incidence of Scottie Cramp since moving into her new home. Thanks to Facebook Friends for helping turn Cricket into Lola. And thanks to West Texas Scottie Rescue for dedication in finding a home for a Scottie with special requirements.

Martha, Lola & Hugo

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colin afterColin is a super sweet and smart Scottie lad of about five years old. He went through rough times, and was in bad shape when the West Texas Scottie Rescue ladies picked him up from a shelter in Southeastern New Mexico. About five years old, Colin had two types of tick fever, an eye infection, tape worms, severely infected ears, and non-malignant growths in his left ear.  You can see from his “before” picture  that he needed help badly.  WTSR neutered him, brought his shots up to date, gave him a dental, killed the tapeworms, treated his ear and eye infections, and removed growths from his left ear. They also resolved his tick fever and implanted a HomeAgain microchip.  In other words, Colin had the “works”.  That’s what adopters can count on from Texas Scottie Rescue! See what a handsome guy Colin turned into from his “after” picture.

Colin needed extended foster care. He was fostered in San Angelo, and was very happy playing with the resident Scotties and even liked cats!  A leash? He didn’t know what one was when rescued, but learned that lesson well. He surely did love, love, love toys from the beginning though, and snuggling in a lap.  Colin learned so much, including house manners and how to use a doggie door.  Colin’s downside was his talent as an accomplished escape artist. Libby and Ed curbed his escape career!  In the end, Libby, one of the WTSR coordinators, and husband Ed, became so attached to Colin after his long stay with them for rehab and training that they just couldn’t part with him. By Summer 2013, Colin called San Angelo home, and Ed and Libby his very own humans  . Congratulations, Colin. You hit the jackpot!  (Colin was first posted on TSRF for adoption on Jan. 29, 2013.)

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Captain–has been adopted!





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Coco is doing wonderful,” wrote her new owner Mary Jo in February 2013. “I will send a note about what a great Scottie she has been. Coco loves to chase squirrels in the backyard and loves to walk the streets in the neighborhood. All my neighbors enjoy her so much. She has been a great company for both my husband and I.Thanks so much.”
Mary Jo of San Antonio has had Scotties since 1986. Coco is pictured here in her great under-table-dog-den. She found her new home through an application submitted at Texas Scottie Rescue Fund’s website. Coco is one of the lucky Scotties and Westies placed by San Antonio Area Scottie & Westie Rescue.
Coco is a 7-year-old Scottie girl who needed to “rehome” because of long term medical issues with her owners’ family. When looking for a home, Coco described herself as “very smart and well behaved,” and we’re sure she still is! The lucky new owner adopted a friendly, housetrained dog, in good health, spayed, current on shots and heartworm negative. Coco did admit she was a bit overweight at a little over 30 pounds and expects to diet. (Coco was originally posted on TSRF’s website Nov. 27, 2012.)


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My name is Spenser and I’m looking for my forever home.  I’m named after Robert Urich in “Spenser for Hire” because of my dashing good looks and inquisitive nature!  I was taken in by an all-breed rescue in New Mexico and was in rough shape.  My beautiful brindle coat was matted to the skin, and I weighed only twelve pounds.  I’m now up to 16 pounds, and recently became a Texan!  I love to walk and am coming along well with my leash training.  I ride well in the car, am friendly with other dogs, and am very affectionate with people.  I am reported to be housebroken, did very well with the six resident dogs in my foster home in New Mexico, but couldn’t resist chasing the resident cats!  My energy level is typical of a nine month old young lad.


While in rescue I have been neutered and my shots have been brought current.  I tested heartworm and tick fever negative, and will be getting a HomeAgain Microchip and a flu vaccination in the next few days.  The vet says I will be in tip-top shape once I put on another couple of pounds.


If you have lots of love and patience to give a sweet youngster like me I will return your love many times over!  To apply to adopt me, please go to and fill out the online application.  You can indicate in the comments section that you are interested in Spenser with West Texas Scottie Rescue.  My adoption fee is $300.00, and a securely fenced yard and home visit are required. Please note your interest in Spenser on the application.

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Adoption Pending.   Hi!  My name is Dougall and I’m a spunky young Scottie boy about eight months of age.  My life didn’t start too well, but things are really looking up for me now.  I was picked up by the dog catcher and taken to a shelter.  I was scared, running a high fever, and very hungry.  The ladies at West Texas Scottie Rescue came to get me just before my time was up and took me to their veterinarian so I could get well.  Once my fever went away I was neutered, got my shots, tested negative for heartworms and tick fever, and got chipped with a HomeAgain microchip.

My first haircut was an adventure and the ladies were very surprised when they saw the beautiful brindle coat that was hiding under my wild dirty mop of hair! Seborrhea makes my skin oily if I’m not kept clean by regular baths with medicated shampoo.  Baths are not my favorite thing but I’m putting up with them because they make me feel so good.  I’ve gained a couple of pounds, and the doctor says I need to gain a few more.  Having extra snacks right now sure is nice!

I love going for walks and do well on a leash once we get going.  I also ride well in the car and enjoy playing with friendly dogs.  Snuggling with people is high on my list of favorite things too.  I’m very sweet and affectionate, and want a family of my own to love me and for me to love.

If you have lots of love and patience to help me through puppyhood, I’ll return that love many times over.  If you are interested in adopting me, please fill out the online application at and mention my name in the comments section.  My adoption fee is $200.00.  A securely fenced yard and home visit are required. For more information on Dugall, contact Linda Hill of West Texas Scottie Rescue at


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