Violet, the Cairn Terrier’s Pups

Violet's Pups

Violet's Pups

Animal Clinic in Midland is calling them Lollipop and Bolt, but there is a call out on TSRF Facebook to help West Texas Scottie Rescue name the pups. Add your suggestions on our Facebook page. The pups are 8 weeks old and starting vaccinations. “Brownie” is a boy. “Blackie” is a girl.
Mom is pure Cairn. Dad is anyone’s guess. Mom and Dad met on the streets of Odessa, TX. Tipped over ears are how Scottie puppies start out. We predict these pups will have upright ears. And look what has already happened to “Brownie’s” ears. “Blackie’s” are almost there. (Photos from WTSR)
For information about adopting one of the pups, or Mom Violet, contact WTSR’s Linda Hill in Midland at . Submit applications at . Specify “Violet” or “one of Violet’s pups,” and we will forward the application to WTSR.
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Violet – Cairn Terrier



Violet is a Cairn Terrier, maybe two or three years old. She was running in the streets in Odessa, TX, picked up by a good Samaritan and was supposedly a Scottie. First surprise: she was not a Scottie. Unfortunately Facebook and shelter postings did not turn up her owner. Second surprise: two puppies born in short order eight weeks ago!

Violet has been fully vetted, is up to date on shots and will be spayed this week. WTSR thinks Violet should be an only dog. Contact Linda Hill in Midland at if you might be interested in adopting Violet. To apply for Violet, complete the application at . and specify Violet. (Photos from WTSR)





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Nessie has been adopted!

Nessie before

Nessie beforeNessie, a beautiful two-year-old Scottie who spent too many days in a shelter in Mexico, then a foster home in McAllen, has found her happy ever after home! After 30 days in a shelter in Mexico, a rescue volunteer brought Nessie to the San Antonio Scottie and Westie Rescue. She had already been microchipped in Mexico, but the owner could not be found. Since Nessie was bilingual, she could understand everything her new caretakers told her, fortunately.
She got along well with the big dogs, but had “issues” with the smaller dogs, particularly at dinner time. But that’s typical Scottie behavior since they think they’re big dogs anyway.
A foster Mom from South Texas volunteered to keep Nessie until a permanent home could be found for her. She already had a clan of Scotties and Westies with whom Nessie could play.
Within a few weeks, the SASWR people got a call from the foster Mom telling them to take Nessie off their list. She wanted to make Nessie her own. Love had blossomed between Nessie, the clan and the one-time foster, but now, real Mom. A Happy Ending for all. Congratulations!

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Charli–has been adopted!

WTSR, Charli, Aug. 2013 (1)

WTSR, Charli, Aug. 2013 (1)Friendly & Charming Wants a Home–That’s Charli. She is a sweet 5-year old black Scottie with West Texas Scottie Rescue and loves every person she meets. She was in terrible condition when her owner dropped her off at a shelter to be euthanized. “That was a lucky day for me,” says Charli! Charli’s foster mom and dad in San Angelo, Libby and Ed, were picking up another Scottie from the shelter and couldn’t leave Charli behind.

Charli’s ears were badly infected, her skin had large bald spots from fleas, and she was heartworm positive. Since coming into rescue she’s been treated for heartworms, been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, and her ears and skin rehabbed. Check out that healthy looking Scottie coat now. Charli brags, “I’m looking and feeling good!”


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joy after

joy afterJoy is Spreading Joy, Now in Her New Home in Austin–Jackie met Baby Scottie Joy several weeks ago and fell in love.  She took her home Aug. 10, from Westie & Scottie Rescue Houston.  “Both were pretty joyful,” reports WSRH! Joy is settling in with Jackie’s 8-year-old wheaten Scottie Quincy and 13-year-old Lab mix Meagan. Quincy was a rescue from North Texas Scottie Rescue.  We are betting puppy Joy is making Quincy and Meagan’s lives plenty joyful, too.


Baby Joy was pulled from a Houston area shelter this summer by one of Westie & Scottie Rescue Houston’s volunteers.  She was just a button of a pup, and she won hearts from the start. Just look at Joy’s smiles, and Jackie’s.


“Jackie and Joy came together because of our partnership with Texas Scottie Rescue Fund,” says Maggie Escriva, WSRH’s intake coordinator.  When you submit an application through Texas Scottie Rescue Fund, it is forwarded to the four Scottish Terrier Club of America-affiliated rescue programs in Texas. The perfect way to get the right dog for the right family!


Joy Before

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andrewAndrew was found wandering in San Antonio with no collar or microchip. Clearly he had been someone’s pet. As often happens, a lost Scottie like Andrew finds its way to San Antonio Area Scottie and Westie Rescue. SAASWR helpers Katherine & Brian and their Rescue Scottie Wally fostered Andrew.  He came in as a ball of fur, but our TSRF and SAASWR founder Daphne Branzell worked her magic and carved a beautiful new Scottie out of wooly Andrew.   The vet guessed he was two to three years old. SAASWR neutered and microchipped Andrew, heartworm tested him (negative), vaccinated and cleaned his teeth. That done, he was ready to go
Margaret in San Antonio submitted her application June 8. It didn’t take long. She adopted Andrew July 14. Andrew now keeps company with Margaret’s nine-year-old Scottie girl. We bet he keeps that girl busy. The traits that “sold” Andrew”? SAASWR advertised him as a very happy Scottie who liked to run and play with toys and was always up for a walk. Oh, the excitement when he’d see his leash!   He got along well with the resident Scottie at his foster home.  He was housebroken for the most part. In other words, Andrew would be an easy dog to live with.
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Toto before

Toto before

Toto is an adorable little guy that is some Scottie, some Schnauzer. He was turned into San Antonio Area Scottie & Westie Rescue by a family who found him wandering a neighborhood with no collar or microchip. Fliers they posted for two weeks did not locate the owner, so they turned to Scottie Rescue. Toto moved in with SAASWR’s Elke and her Westie for several weeks of expert fostering until he found his forever home. While in foster care, Toto was fine-tuned: neutered, microchipped, teeth cleaned and nails clipped.



Lucky Toto is home forever now with Deb in Elgin.  A veteran Schnauzer owner, Deb knew about Scottie Rescue through her friends TSRF volunteers Steve and Elaine Thompson. She applied to TSRF after losing three of her four rescue dogs to various medical conditions this year, and in short order Toto was hers!  Best wishes to Toto and his new older dog friend Daisy.


And what did everyone else miss out on? Toto is about five years old and combines the best qualities of several breeds. He weighs in at about 16 pounds, doesn’t shed and “talks” more than he barks.  Toto loves to play and go for well mannered walks. Toto gets along with other dogs, and seems OK with cats. It is plain that he seems to like everybody! He was an easy dog to place. Thank you Deb for being Toto’s new person.


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sunnie after

sunnie afterSunnie is the sweet young Westie mix whose owners died unexpectedly within a few days of each other, and she has found her forever home. She thanks Texas Scottie Rescue Fund for featuring her on Facebook.  That Facebook posting ultimately led to Sunnie finding the perfect home. Sunnie’s new family had lost their beloved Westie to cancer, and everyone was hoping for another to help fill the hole in their hearts. Sunnie was “it.”

Sunnie can’t believe her good luck.  She now has a Border Collie sister to play with, a wonderful yard to run in, and her very own set of twins (Addison and Madeline) to love and play with her.  Sunnie’s new mom reports that she has settled in well and is dearly loved and happy.

West Texas Scottie Rescue handled Sunnie’s adoption and thanks TSRF for our role in helping make this happy ending possible! Facebook was the first step, and a TSRF application the clincher.  Complete your application for Rescue Scotties, Westies and the occasional other terrier at .  Yes, Texas Scottie Rescue specializes in Scotties, but Westies, Cairns and assorted terriers also come the way of our Rescue Coordinators, and we always want to help.

Sunnie’s original posting read: “Everyone who knows me says my name fits my sweet and happy disposition perfectly.  In spite of going through a very sad time lately, my tail still wags constantly.  I’m two to three years old and am a Westie mix.  My features are predominantly Westie, but there’s a little traveling salesman in my blood somewhere!  My legs are a little longer than standard Westie length, and the back of my ears are a beautiful butterscotch color.  I’m spayed, my shots are current, I’ve had a recent dental and microchip, and tested heartworm and tick fever negative.  I’m very friendly with other dogs, and love every person I meet.  Walking is one of my favorite things and I’m a good girl on a leash.”


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TaraTara is the one at the right with new owner Michelle, looking straight at the camera “like the ham she is,” says Westie & Scottie Rescue Houston’s intake coordinator Maggie Escriva. The dignified new “older sister” is nine-year-old Annie at left. Michelle of Kyle adopted Tara in May, 2013.
Barking too much in the apartment is why Tara was turned in at seven months old to a Houston area animal control shelter by her previous owners. Thanks to the good relationship WSRH has with this facility, WSRH was notified immediately and picked up Tara for vetting and future adoption.
The Tara/Michelle love match happened through a Texas Scottie Rescue Fund application. Michelle is a veteran Scottie owner whose previous Scotties lived long, happy lives. The perfect applicant. You, too, can find a love match with one of the Scotties, Westies, or other terriers handled by our Texas Scottie Rescue groups. To apply, complete an application at . Your application will be forwarded to the four Scottish Terrier Club of America-affiliated Texas Rescue programs.
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Spenser (now McDuffy)

spensor new family

spensor new familySpenser is an energetic and inquisitive male brindle Scottie whose rescue journey took him all the way from Alamogordo, NM, to a six-week stay in Midland, TX, before he found his perfect forever home down south in McAllen, Texas.


Spenser was matted to the skin and weighed only 12 pounds when he came into rescue.  While in the care of West Texas Scottie Rescue he was fully vetted and gained four pounds.  This dashingly handsome and friendly young Scot was adopted by Sharon and Tom in McAllen.  Spenser’s name was changed by his new family to McDuffy.  At first McDuffy’s new wheaten brother McGregor (another rescue Scot) wasn’t too sure about the new addition to the family, but they are now fast friends. They love to patrol the fence together and alert the family to anyone or anything in the alley.


WTSR very much appreciates the loving and patient care McDuffy has received from Sharon and Tom.  At nine months old and with no previous supervision or training, he got into a fair amount of trouble initially, especially for chewing up the remote and his dog bed among other things!  This delightful young boy is now the picture of health and is a much-loved family member.

spensor before

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