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Oklahoma Westie Rescue in Bixby, Oklahoma is a non-profit organization. It's run by volunteers dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of neglected, abandoned or injured Westies, Scotties, and Cairn Terriers. They also sometimes re-home other breeds or mixes.
Oklahoma Westie Rescue’s dogs come from various places:
Oklahoma Westie Rescue transports these dogs and places them in foster homes until a forever home is found. Adopting from out of state is possible as long as you're willing to travel to Oklahoma to collect the pup.
Considering adoption from Oklahoma Westie Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Oklahoma Westie Rescue saves lives four paws at a time. Here’s their simple adoption process:
Adoption fees at Oklahoma Westie Rescue are as follows:
Your adoption fee helps Oklahoma Westie Rescue cover the costs incurred in saving the lives of countless dogs. These costs include transport, veterinary care, and providing foster families with things like food, toys, and a kennel.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.