Watch for more details about our our annual

Facebook auctionNovember 8-12, 2016

Scottish Terrier Club of Tampa Bay (STCTB) fall fun day, October 29th (Hillsborough River State Park).  Free.  All Scottie fans invited.

Saving Scotties in the Sunshine State!

Would you like to become an STROF volunteer?  Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities

and to complete a volunteer application.

Munchkin (age 7)


the Breed

Dedicated to the rescue and placement of homeless and displaced Scottish Terriers in Florida.

Meet sweet boy Willy.  He arrived in rescue on 7-18-16and is now available for adoption.

Click here for more information!Click here for an adoption application.

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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.

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...for opportunities to support STROF

by shopping or purchasing great merchandise! 

  • Amazon Smile (% of sales)
  • Cafe Press- STROF merchandise (% of sales)
  • Plaid Scottie ($5 from each vintage brass Scottie pin)
  • Modify Watches (% of sales)
  • Julia's Fabrications- custom pet tags (% of sales)
  • Muffy Clark Gill Fine Art (% of sales)


Hannah (rescue)


for Adoption

Why We


Scotties are" big dogs in a little package". They normally weigh in around 18-25 lbs (although some are larger) and are black, brindle or wheaten (light tan) in color. They need to be professionally groomed (bathed, clipped) on a regular basis (every 6 – 8 weeks), brushed and combed at least once a week, and kept free of fleas and parasites.

We know that Scotties are not the breed for everyone, so we try to make sure that you know something about this breed before you make the long term commitment to care for and love one of these dogs. Scotties do need to be primarily inside dogs and we will not place dogs in homes where they will be left outside for extended periods.

Scotties originally came from Scotland where they were bred to hunt vermin. Their prey-drive is usually very strong, and nothing can stop them once they have their mind made up.  They love to hunt mice, lizards, birds... just about anything that moves.  Their powerful jaws can instantly kill rodents.

Our beloved Scotties are loyal, independent, and aloof at times, but are grand masters at stealing hearts. They can both hold a grudge, and charm the socks off of the object of their affection. They are intelligent dogs who respond extremely well to positive, reward based training.

Brought up with children who respect the breed’s independent nature, Scotties will adjust to the children’s activity but, as with all dogs, require close parental supervision to ensure everyone’s safety.

Favorite games are those that appeal to the Scottie’s hunting instincts: the ball to be pursued, the squeak toy to be demolished, rambles to be enjoyed in fields or even on city streets.The goal of Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida is to place every one of our dogs in a loving, permanent home. Should you adopt one of our Rescue Scotties and give it your affection, you will be rewarded many times over with eternal love and gratitude. 

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with Us!

 If you have a Scottie you want to surrender or know of a Scottie in immediate need of rescue please call (813) 238-9586

or email


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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-