West Highland White Terrier
Picture of Lacy, a female West Highland White Terrier

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Home:Red Lion, PA  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Lacy

Little Stinker - she likes to do devious things to get attention.

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

February 22nd 2004

walks, rides in the car, playing fetch

When I sit in the chair and don't let her on my lap

Favorite Toy:
anything fuzzy that squeaks, she loves to shred an empty cardboard toiletpaper roll

Favorite Food:
grapes, popcorn - she gets all excited when she hears the popping in the microwave, anything that get's dropped by the kids at dinner

Favorite Walk:
York Township Park, Rocky Ridge Park, to the kids bus stop

Best Tricks:
play dead, rollover, sit, stay

Arrival Story:
I had been looking for months for a Westie or a Cairn to adopt. Because we are currently renting a townhouse we can't have a puppy. I religiously combed through but no luck. All small terriers were either adopted immediately or we weren't even considered to be allowed to adopt because we have young children and our yard isn't fenced in. I finally came across Lacy and we were given adoption approval. Yeah!! When we first got her she was competely shaved. People we came across while taking walks didn't know what kind of dog she was. My husband doubted if she was really a purebred. Her coat has come in and she definitely looks like a Westie now.

We had some concerns about her in the beginning. She became possesive of new toys and nipped at my kids hands to prevent them from taking them. We think that behavior is in the past and she seems to be working out great. She was part of a large breeding kennel until she was one and a half. When we got her she wasn't leashed trained and didn't know how to go up and down the stairs. Within a day she was walking very nicely on a leash. A couple of days later she was going up and down stairs. She camed to us crate trained and still loves her crate (what a blessing!). She was also very shy and scared of new people and sounds/sights. She didn't even try to chase squirrels at first. She has come a long way and loves being out and about. She can still be a little weary of new people at first. In some ways this is a good thing because she doesn't jump on strangers. We have been very fortunate with Lacy but would start with a puppy if we decided to get Lacy a playmate. With kids it's too risky to adopt an older dog unless it's been used to being part of a family.

The Groups I'm In:
Westies Unite, Dogs with Allergies, Scratchy and Itchy Group

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 15th 2006 More than 11 years!

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