Our current foster dogs are shown below.  See their stories at http://westierescue-mi.com/dogs-in-care/ 

We seldom place outside of the state. Occasionally a harder to place dog may find a home in a neighboring state but due to the difficulties in enforcing contracts, doing home visits, getting the dog transported back to us if the adoption doesn’t work out, etc., it is rare that a dog would go to a distant state.

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Jamie Fraser
Jamie Fraser


529 W Saginaw St
Lansing, Michigan

Through their “Quotes for a Cause” program, the RATHBURN INSURANCE agency donated $455 to Westie Rescue Michigan.

 For each quote they received in September, monies were donated to Westie Rescue Michigan. You can see they had a very successful month! If you are in the Mid Michigan area, please check them out for all your insurance needs. Please help us thank them for their generous donation!  (Our Westie Rescue Michigan volunteer, Katie McFarland, was presented with the check.)


It has almost been a year.  Boy, time goes fast.  Just wanted to give you an
update on Colby.  Even now, at 12, he is a little bundle of energy sometimes.
Of course he is still not a “morning person” but he is always ready to
chase the squirrels when he sees them.   And after dinner he is good for
little zoom around the yard and a 10 minute play tug with one of the
soft toys.  After that he is ready for a little snuggle on the sofa with
one of us. We see that you have some older fellows awaiting to get
adopted.  We hope they fine a good home soon.  We wouldn’t hesitate to
get an  older one again they have a lot of fun left in them.






Walk For A Dog – Earn funds for Westie Rescue just by walking your dog.  Ge the smartphone app at www.WoofTrax.com


AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM – Earn funds for Westie Rescue by making your Amazon purchases using the Smile program.

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Amazon shoppers: Please go to Amazon and choose Westie Rescue Michigan as your Amazon Smile charity!!!!


KROGER COMMUNITY PROGRAM – Earn funds for Westie Rescue by registering your Kroger Awards Card for the Community program.


  1. Go to www.krogers.com
  2. Log in
  3. Choose Community Rewards
  4. Search on Westie Rescue Michigan
  5. Check the box and enter

If you don’t currently have a Kroger Plus card, stop at the service desk and get one the next time you are at the store.


If you have it in your heart to foster a Westie, please go to the link above called “Volunteering”.  We hate to have to say “no” to any Westie in need but we don’t have the foster space to continue taking them in at this rate.  While we may not seem to have a lot of dogs when you look above, at times we have had as many as ten.  They tend to come in groups and it puts a real strain on our resources.  If you can foster even once or twice a year, it would be a huge help and may even save lives.  Please give it serious consideration!  A Westie NEEDS YOU!


Westie Rescue Michigan is a State of Michigan non-profit, 501c3 organization.   Our primary goal is to be the safety net for all homeless Michigan Westies who do not have a responsible breeder who will stand behind them in their time of need.  We continue to function as the Rescue arm of the West Highland White Terrier Club of Southeastern Michigan.

We accomplish this goal by caring for those in need through our foster-care system, supplying medical, emotional and behavioral care for these animals and eventually finding permanent homes for those who are safely adoptable and euthanizing those determined to be unsafe or too sick to have a good quality of life. We spay/neuter all animals who come through our program, prior to adoption unless medically counter indicated.

We advocate abolishing pound seizure and are against animal cruelty. Westie Rescue Michigan supports humane education programs for the public and encourages respect and compassion for all animals. We raise funds to support our efforts and, on occasion, to support similar efforts of other groups. We may also use these funds to support medical research meant to benefit the breed.


* Doing Rescue for the West Highland White Terrier Club of Southeastern Michigan (An AKC Club) * A member of The West Highland White Terrier Club of America’s “National Westie Rescue” * A member of Michigan Dog Rescue Advocates (MDRA)  http://www.midradvocates.org/ * A member of Michigan Dog Rescue (Yahoo) List