Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida is an independent, tax exempt all volunteer charitable organization with IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
and registration in the State of Florida under the Solicitation of Contributions Act.
If you have a Scottie you need to surrender or know of a Scottie that needs help, would like to adopt
or volunteer, or need other information about our services and programs- click below!
Contact Us(Please note that we do not adopt our rescue Scotties outside the State of Florida.)
Click here if you would like to foster for STROF.
Would you like to become an STROF volunteer?
Click hereto complete a volunteer application.
Click here to read adoption success stories of happy former
STROF Scotties who found their "furever home".
Check out our web page for other opportunities to support STROF by shopping or purchasing great merchandise!
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"Dedicated to the rescue and
placement of homeless and displaced
Scottish Terriers in Florida."
Bailey (formerly Bales)
10 years old
Adopted 11-28-17 by
(dogs with extensive special needs, generally not
available for adoption except to very special homes)
Thee Frugal Scot Resale Shoppe
Sophie (formerly Freya)
2 years old
Adopted 12-31-17 by
Jerry and Jan Canavan
To see updates about our available dogs please visit our Facebook page.
Why We Rescue!
Once I was a lonely dog, just looking for a home.
I had no place to go, no one to call my own.
I wandered up and down the streets, in rain in heat and snow.
I ate whatever I could find, I was always on the go.
My skin would itch, my feet were sore, my body ached with pain.
And no one stopped to give a pat or a gently say my name.
I never saw a loving glance, I was always on the run.
For people thought that hurting me was really lots of fun.
And then one day I heard a voice so gentle, kind and sweet,
and arms so soft reached down to me and took me off my feet.“
"No one again will hurt you,” was whispered in my ear.
“You’ll have a home to call your own where you will know no fear.
You will be dry, you will be warm, you’ll have enough to eat.
And rest assured that when you sleep,
your dreams will all be sweet.”
I was afraid I must admit, I’ve lived so long in fear.
I can’t remember when I let a human come so near.
And as she tended to my wounds and bathed and brushed my fur,
she told me about the rescue group and what it meant to her.
She said, “We are a circle, a line that never ends.
And in the center there is you, protected by new friends."
"And all around you are the ones that check the pounds,
and those that share their home after you’ve been found.
And all the other folk are searching near and far
to find the perfect home for you, where you can be a star.”
She said, “There is a family, that’s waiting patiently,
and pretty soon we’ll find them, just you wait and see.“
And then they’ll join our circle they’ll help to make it grow,
so there’ll be room for more like you,
who have no place to go.”
I waited very patiently, the days they came and went.
Today’s the day, I thought, my family will be sent.
Then, just when I began to think it wasn’t meant to be,
there were people standing there just gazing down at me.
I knew them in a heart beat, I could tell they felt it too.
They said, “We have been waiting for a special dog like you.”
Now every night I say a prayer to all the gods that be.
“Thank you for the life I live and all you’ve given me.
But most of all protect the dogs in the pound and on the street,
and send a Rescue Person to lift them off their feet.”
-Arlene Pace September 18, 1998-
Two exciting raffles...
...and an Amazon "Wish List" donation option.
Watch for announcements in early 2018!
Martin's care was very expensive; he required daily insulin injections and other specialized prescribed medications. His total care costs were over $4,000 and examples of the costs are listed below:
Sponsorship donations helped us to provide the care that Martin needed to give him a happy life for the time that he had with us. We thank everyone for you generous donations.
Sweet Martin recently went to the Rainbow Bridge due to complications from his Diabetes, Cushings and Pancreatitis. Many thank to all who followed his story and donated to his care!
Rescue efforts are very expensive - and we are running
several fundraisers now to help raise funds to support the
work of returning to health, and re-homing, Scotties in need.
Several of our recent, and current, dogs are complex situations.
Please check out these new events and considering helping!
Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida ©
Logo by M.C.Gill Fine Art ©
Dee (formerly Diva) and Zelda
7 and 8 years old (bonded pair)
Adopted 11-5-17 by
Saving Scotties in the Sunshine State!
Ladies & Gentlemen welcome to Thee Frugal Scot Resale Shoppe. This will allow STROF to raise funds all year round. We gladly accept donations! All items are buy it now, unless other wise noted. Please let me know if you have any questions, and visit often as we hope to get new items in all the time! Please see "The Rules" to see how the group works!
Julie Jameson Leaver
STROF volunteers and adopters at the AKC National Championship dog show in Orlando, Florida
(December 16-17, 2017)- representing rescue Scotties
at the "Meet the Breeds" booth display.
Left to right: Doug McLeod (with Oliver), Paula Stolicny, Faye Morgan (with Gabby), Colleen Rafatti , and Rick Hunter (with Dorsey).
Congratulation to these STROF Scotties and their new families!