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.

Millie (age 9 1/2, rescue)

Our  mission:  We are dedicated to the rescue and placement of homeless and displaced Scottish Terriers in Florida. 

These dogs come to us from a variety of sources.  Some are abandoned by their owners or are turned in to an animal shelter.  Others are picked up as strays and never claimed.  Occasionally, owners must give up their dogs because of medical problems, moving into retirement homes, divorce, or a new baby.  Some become homeless because they outlive their owners.

We take them in, love them like our own, and

ensure their medical needs are taken care of.

STROF policies and practices align with the Scottish Terrier Club of America

Rescue Code of Conduct

All dogs are fostered in volunteers' homes- we do not have a shelter.  All rescue activities are performed by volunteers.  There are no paid staff.

Bonnie (rescue)

President's Update

January, 2017

Our first full year of operation as an independent rescue (2016) was a great success thanks to the hard work of our volunteers

and the support of our fans.   We were able to rescue and help eighteen dogs, and referred prospective adopters to five others

that were in other rescues or shelters.   We have also had some successful fundraisers that allowed us to provide the care

needed for our rescued Scotties, including a bonded pair that went into STROF hospice foster care. 

At the beginning of 2017 we have one Scottie in care who has severe skin issues and very little hair, and another that

is in hospice foster due to lymphoma.  It is a good feeling to know that our supporters have provided the funds we need to

provide the proper care for all of our rescue dogs.

We have had the opportunity to participate in several events in the Tampa Bay area and one of our rescues, Robbie,

found his forever home at one of them.   The Scottish Terrier Club of Tampa Bay has been very supportive of our

Florida rescue, and we participated in several fun events they sponsored.  We encourage you to check out the link to their

website on the Links and Resources page.

We would like to share our goals for 2017, hoping you might find an activity that would fit into your

thoughts of becoming more involved in the rescue.  They are:

  • Become a foster family or serve as an area coordinator.
  • Volunteer to be part of a fundraising committee.  The Board is ready for fresh ideas!
  • Promote the rescue through word of mouth, social media, visits to shelters, etc.
  • Join our network of volunteers to help with transport, pick up at shelters, representing STROF at events, etc.

Volunteers are the back bone of any organization and we need your help
and new ideas to make us the best Florida Scottie rescue possible.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Sincerely, Your Florida Rescue Team.

Time has flown by, and we celebrated our first full year of operation (in September 2016). 

As we reflect on that milestone, here are some STROF highlights from 2015 and 2016:

     Rescue of 24 Florida Scotties/Scottie mixes- and 1 Scottie's Westie companion 

     (aged 2-15 years).  Of those 24 dogs:

  • 20 were adopted
  • 3 were placed in permanent foster or hospice care
  • 1 was currently being evaluated in foster care at year's end

     Facilitated placements for 6 additional dogs.

     Developed a network of 60+ volunteers state-wide.

     Made contact with every county animal shelter, ASPCA, and humane

    society organization in Florida.

     Conducted several very successful fundraisers.

Our motto is “Saving Scotties in the Sunshine State!” The best interests of the Scottie are always primary, as we serve as their advocate.

This would not have been possible without the help of our Board, volunteers, supporters and donors.  Thank you all so much!!!

About Us

Prospective adopters must submit an application and complete a multi-step application process for consideration. An adoption fee (amount varies) helps offset our costs.

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida (STROF) is an independent non-profit all-volunteer charitable organization designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax exemptorganization (# 47-4925001).  Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida is compliant with registration in the State of Florida under the Solicitation of Contributions Act(#CH45495).





We are proud to celebrate the successes of our first year...
                                                 “Saving Scotties in the Sunshine State”!

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Facts at

a Glance

In order to accomplish this mission, Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida focuses on the following activities:

1. Rescue– rescue all Scotties that have been lost, abandoned or voluntarily surrendered by its owner.

2. Intake– take full legal possession of the Scottie by obtaining a signed release for owner surrender or through placement partnerships of various shelters. The Scottie is then transferred to one of our approved foster homes.

3. Care– it is the intention of the rescue to obtain care for any rescue Scottie prior to placement in an adoptive home.

4. Placement – placement is at the discretion of the STROF and will be based upon the best match for the Scottie.