Adopting a Scottie
decision to add a Scottie to your life is not one to be made lightly
or on impulse. You must first evaluate your needs, the needs of
your family, what you want in a dog and whether this breed is the
one for you. Purchasing or adopting a dog - (any dog) is a long-term
commitment; with proper care, many Scotties can live 12 or more
years. Before your make any decision, make sure you know exactly
how a Scottie will affect your life.
What is a rescue Scottie?
The Scotties that enter the Rescue Program come
via a variety of ways. Many are abandoned by their owners or
are turned into the pound or animal shelter. Some are picked up
as strays and never claimed. Occasionally, owners must give up their
dogs because of medical problems, moving into retirement homes,
divorce, new baby, etc. Some become homeless because they outlive
Many of the dogs that we get into our program
have little time or attention paid to them and they may not be housebroken.
Some are grieving for a lost loved one. We have found that when
they get into a good home where they are wanted and loved, they
return that love many times over.
The primary goal of the Rescue Program is for
the dog to be placed in a good, loving, permanent home. If you adopt
a stray, mistreated, or abandoned Scottish Terrier through the Scottie
Rescue Program and give it your affection, it will reward you with
eternal love and gratitude.
How to reach Area Coordinators: