Charlie, 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.