Our Westies

| March 20, 2012

Biscuit Sayles came to us from our cousin in Ohio, he wasn’t getting along with the new baby in the house and needed to live in a home without children.  Luckily we could take him!  We love him very much!

Tom and Martha Sayles

 Born: February 21, 2002

Originated in an Ohio puppy mill

Adopted by Susan & Chet Mienaltowski on February 13, 2007 

Bonnie’s Story 

Bonnie was “rescued” from an Ohio Puppy Mill from someone (unknown) and then given to a Michigan breeder.  Bonnie became very “depressed” and the breeder decided they had too many dogs and they had to get rid of Bonnie.  When Bonnie came into the West Highland White Terrier Club of Southeastern Michigan Rescue they indicated that she had gone through a false pregnancy and was just recovering.  Bonnie went to a foster home of Susan and Chet Mienaltowski, who had recently lost their Westie, also named Bonnie.  When Bonnie was spayed, an infection was found in the uterus which accounted for her “symptoms” and would have killed her had she not been cared for medically.  Bonnie was adopted by Susan and Chet Mienaltowski, who feel a special kinship with her because she came in so soon after their loss.  Bonnie is doing well now and enjoying a real “pet dog’s life”! Bonnie is formally retired and spends her summers in Michigan and winters in Florida with her adopted parents.


Therapy Dog International
MacTavish (aka Mackey) has been a certified therapy dog from TDI (Therapy Dog International) since 2002, right after he earned his CGC certificate. We are volunteers primarily with Heartland Hospice, but also visit Sterling House Assisted Living in Saginaw. Mac is owned by Kathy King and Matt Sprygada, Club Members

Theo Howie and McDuff Kelly
Two of our Club Westies appeared in the Michigan Opera Theatre performances of La Boheme.

Click HERE to read about their adventures.


Molly and Glennie, playing the role of Toto in the Troy Michigan Athens High School play – The Wizard of Oz.  Link to photos and story HERE

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