The WRS Dog Sponsorship Scheme is there to care for those Westies who require indefinite and intensive treatment.
This initiative was first brought into existence in 2006 and is designed to help us to continue to care for those dogs who may stay within the scheme for a longer period of time than normal or, as is the case in many instances, indefinitely.
Westies sometimes remain within the Scheme indefinitely for a variety of reasons, but more often than not it is because of a long term medical problem or behavioural issue that many adopters are unwilling to take on. It is for this reason that we are now actively seeking sponsors for those Westies on our sponsor scheme, so you can help us to continue to provide constant care and a full treatment programme in order that all our sponsored Westies can enjoy a happy and well cared for life.
Those Westies which remain within the Scheme on long-term medical grounds will ordinarily be placed within one of our own foster homes. Currently, both the WRS and the foster carers provide all the necessary time, expertise and funds to cover the treatment of these dogs.
Due to an ever increasing number of dogs entering the Scheme - we are now actively placing dogs which fulfil specific criteria onto the 'sponsorship' programme. It is hoped that this scheme will encourage others to help us to meet a share of the costs of the long-term care we provide for these dogs. This is something which does not come cheaply, but which all dogs rightly deserve.
By joining and participating in the 'sponsorship' programme we would not be asking you to contribute to any of the day to day costs involved in fostering a dog. Instead, any help you do give would be directed towards meeting the costs of the treatment required by the dog. In return for your very generous support - we will provide you with periodical updates with regards those dogs who are currently on the Scheme, detailing how your money is helping them through their treatment.
If you are already interested in fostering a dog please contact our Secretary by clicking here & completing the volunteers form in the Downloads Section. Linda will be able to tell you immediately if there are any current Westies which need your urgent help. Unfortunately, we believe it is unfair to allow sponsors to individually select a specific dog as some dogs are often more popular than others, and therefore, your money will be going into the Sponsorship fund where it is used for the treatment of all the dogs currently on the scheme.
The 'sponsorship' programme is designed to be fully flexible. You can sponsor a dog for either 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. The specific dates will be confirmed when your confirmation of sponsorship form is received into the scheme and a copy passed back to you for you to retain or your records. Of course, should you sign up for 3 months and then not wish to continue beyond that period you are completely free to do so. Likewise, should you decide to continue after your initial period of sponsorship, you can do so on completion of a further 'sponsorship' form.
You are completely free to choose how much you want to pay - all we ask is that you contribute a minimum of £5.00 per month either by cheque, postal order or standing order.
By clicking on the links to the left you can view some details of those Westies who either have been previously sponsored, or who are currently being sponsored through the scheme.
The Westie Rescue Scheme is always grateful of your help, as are our little, white, Highland friends.