A West Highland White Terrier Westie named Taters has been adopted at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...


Breed: West Highland White Terrier Westie (medium coat)
Age: Senior
Size: Small
Color: White
Sex: Female


Tiny Taters can be a tough cookie on the outside. But underneath, she's a squishy marshmallow. She's just still learning how to trust people, and if they are too forward with her she will let them know. Taters gravitates toward people who have a calm energy and a gentle touch. She loves food, laps and sleeping and is a low maintenance dog even though she looks like a princess.

Born in 2006, Taters is on a special diet for allergies, and she has a thyroid condition. She is unconcerned about other dogs and prefers to spend the majority of her day snuggled up in the most comfortable spot. But she'd be happy to take a break from sleeping to go on a fun car ride or outing. Taters is looking for a home with someone who is willing to go slow with her and to earn her trust. In return, she will entertain you with her silliness.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.


This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.