Many of you may already be aware of the two dogs, one Scottie
and one Westie, who were surrendered to STROF in early April.
We knew immediately that both dogs had some serious health issues and wanted to wait until we had some solid information on their
health before posting anything about them.
On 4-7-16 we learned that 11 year old Molly, the Scottie,
had lymphoma. Molly settled in nicely in her foster home in Palm
Harbor and was dearly loved by foster mom, Janet Skinner,
until she went to the Rainbow Bridge on 4-27-16.
Little Westie girl, Sophie, recently celebrated her 15th birthday.
Sophie was deaf and came to us with serious skin and ear
infections, very thin, and vomiting bile and blood. With close
attention, vet care, and a good diet Sophie progressed nicely
and was a very sweet and happy girl who remained a
permanent foster in Janet’s care.
Update: There is sad news to report about furever foster dog,
Sophie. She crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on 7-24-16 with
the help of the staff at AA Animal ER and her loving foster mom.
She went peacefully while being showered with kisses and petting.
Sophie had been in foster care since early April. Due to her age
and health conditions, she was deemed unadoptable and
remained in the permanent care of her foster mom. Sophie
was one of the sweetest, most affectionate dogs ever to
come into STROF and will be sorely missed.
We can find comfort in the fact that both girls are now
reunited and running and playing together once again.
Love you and will miss you, Sophie girl.
In early April Willie and Shaun- a bonded pair of male Scotties-
entered STROF's care. First time foster parents, Barbara and
Frank,were up to the challenge of caring for both- and certainly
had their hands full! The "boys" were CRANKY because they
didn't feel well due to skin and ear infections and parasites.
Update: 4-25-17. Through the foster process we've learned
that Willie and Shaun would do best as only dogs in their own
new separate homes. Willie was adopted on 5-20-17.
Shaun is 7 years old and been neutered. He is very affectionate and loves attention. He is a dignified, laid back boy who adores people.
He needs to be an only dog and would do best in a home
with a fenced yard.
Update: 5-30-17 We have another surprise foster failure!
Shaun's foster parents, Barbara & Frank Grieco, have decided
to add little Shaun to their home! Once his brother, Willie,
was adopted Shaun began to come out of his shell. He's learning
to play with his very own toys and is staying out of his crate longer. When asked if he wanted to stay with them, Shaun jumped into
Frank's lap and smothered him with kisses....smart Scottie!
Special thanks to Barbara & Frank for being such patient and
loving foster parents to both boys and congratulations all around!
Thanks to the efforts of many STROF volunteers, after traveling over
300 miles, one little 2 year old Wheaten Scottie named Remy arrived
to his new foster home in Bradenton, Florida on December 15th.
Remy was very much loved by his family, but treating his severe
allergies was more than they could handle. They made the ultimate
sacrifice and surrendered Remy to STROF so he could have a chance
for a healthier, happier life. Our hearts go out to them as we know
they are hurting right now. Remy has an even longer road ahead of
him, but he is in the best of hands, with our volunteer, Angie.
Thank you to all the STROF volunteers who helped transport Remy
and to Angie for taking on this challenge.
Update! 1-7-17 Remy came into rescue in December with severe
skin infections. His foster mom, Angie, has been working hard every
day to improve Remy's condition - baths, medications, and lots
of TLC. Note the change in the slide show photographs of his
"before" pictures on his arrival date, and the "after" pictures
showing his progress in just one month. He's a happy boy and l
oves his brothers, Brody and George the cat.
Thanks, Angie and family!
Update 5-25-17. Poor Remy. He is still coping with severe skin
irritations. He recently visited a canine allergy specialist, and
we are hopeful that additional testing will result is the most effective
treatment to help Remy feel healthy and wonderful again!
April 15, 2017. STROF was contacted about a 12 year old female
Scottie whose owner had surrendered her that morning. There was
no name on her surrender paperwork -- we called her "Carly."
HUGE thanks to volunteer Kathy Coronado who dropped everything
to go to Lake County Animal Shelter to pull this little girl for us,
then drove to Lakeland to hand her over to Janet Skinner, who was her
first foster Mom. Carly was very thin, had some hair
loss and tapeworms, and was very unsteady on her feet.
A vet visit and evaluation soon followed.
Her blood panel came back pretty good fora 12 year old girl, with
normal kidney function, no sign of diabetes, and only very slightly
elevated liver enzymes. She had her teeth cleaned and lost one.
Carly's ears were just extremely filthy -- but there was no ear
infection, which is great. She was sent home with meds for tapeworm,
eye infection, and arthritis. Thanks so much to Dr. Reifer and his
vet tech, Lisa, for all their hard work with little Carly
Update 4-21-17. Little Carly is on her way to her new foster home
with Roberta Dickson in St. Pete. Miss Carly met her new foster
brother, Kelly, and it was love at first sight. I think Carly will be
much happier in a quieter foster home and with a calm dog like
Kelly (very unlike crazy 18 month old Timmy Skinner!)
Roberta will provide lots of TLC for Carly and keep us posted on
her progress. We hope to have her ready for adoption soon - we
know that there is someone out there with a soft spot for little
old senior girls! Thank you Roberta!!!
Update 5-9-17. Our precious little foster girl, Carly, got a makeover at
the groomer today and she looks great! Huge thanks goes out to Pam at
Gateway Paw House in St. Petersburg who donated the cost of the grooming.
We truly appreciate Pam's kindness to this little girl and STROF.
Carly is 12 years young, loves people, and gets along great with other dogs.
She is deaf and her vision is impaired in one eye as a result of cataracts,
but is otherwise a healthy little Scottie. Her foster mom reports that Carly i
s gaining much-needed weight and loves to eat. She even does a little
happy dance when she knows it is dinner time!
Update 5-23-17. Wonderful news to report - our little senior deaf
girl, Carly, went to her furever home today with the Harrell family!
Foster mom Robert Dickson delivered Carly to her new mom this
afternoon and the results are pure rescue magic.
Carly's slide show incudes a couple of photos taken by Roberta at the
meeting place and a beautiful collage that Carly's new mom sent us.
Carly is going to get all the love and care that she deserves from this
day on. STROF would like to thank Roberta for fostering Carly,
Kathy Coronado for pulling her from the shelter, and the folks at
Lake County Animal Control for taking the time and effort to call us
so we could give Carly a second chance.
This is one of those happy endings that keeps us all doing rescue!
Olive and Abigail
5-2-17. Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida took in these two
strays in the Jacksonville area. They had no identification tags or
microchips. Their story was shared on Facebook and other sources,
hoping to determine if their owner was looking for them or if
they were abandoned.
Update 5-20-17. Sadly, no one came forward to claim these girls as
their lost pets, so they are now available for adoption through STROF. These two girls are a bonded pair and must be re-homed together.
Olive is a purebred 2 year old Scottie and her sidekick, Abigail,
is a 4 year old mix - probably Scottie and Doxie.
They have been in foster care and are now ready for adoption.
Both Olive & Abigail have been to the vet and seem to be healthy,
considering their previous life as strays. They do need to continue
gaining weight, especially Olive. These girls are sweet, affectionate
and eager to please their humans. Both seem to be fine with kids
and cats, but other dogs are merely tolerated - not an uncommon
trait among Scotties. They have lots of energy and provide
hours of entertainment playing with each other. They were
recently groomed and look entirely different than they did when
they came to us.
Available for Adoption
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To quote one of our volunteer transporters today: THIS is the face of
Scottie Rescue. Meet Martin, a 9 year old Scottie whose owner is
sick and no longer able to care for him. Many thanks to
Jaime Milford, who contacted us about Martin, along
with volunteers, Nini Conner, Michele Amsdill and Aylee Quezada
who helped with his transport. Aylee will be fostering Martin until
we get him vetted and learn more about his behavior. He's a bit
rough and scruffy right now, but Aylee is a groomer so she'll
give him a proper spa treatment soon.
Update 5-9-17. Martin says, "How do you like me now?" Foster mom,
Aylee, owner of Scottie Paws Pet Spa & Resort, bathed Martin today
and groomed him. What a difference a day makes! Now, we have to
work on his doggie manners with others. We know Aylee can make
a huge difference!
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STROF said hello to its newest rescue- 10 year old Maggie- on January 13th. Unfortunately she has a sad story.
She was diagnosed with lymphoma in December, then her owner passed away recently. Due to her health, Maggie will be a permanent
foster/hospice dog and will receive all the tender loving care that her terrific foster mom- Holly Gould- can provide.
We send a hug ethanks to Holly. Fostering any dog is an emotional challenge, but fostering a dog with a termina lillness takes a very
special person. Without great volunteers like Holly, Scotties like Maggie would have nowhere to go.
Update 1-19-17. Maggie, saw the vet today, who confirmed the diagnosis of lymphoma and prescribed treatment with prednisone.
Foster mom Holly reports that Maggie is happy and enjoying normal activities. Maggie would like to give a huge thank you to Marylee and
Ken Jensen, Barbara Grieco and Jane Bruner for donating their unused prednisone to hel pfight Maggie's lymphoma.
(Maggie also thanks Scotties Rory and Claire, who recently lost their battles with lymphoma.)
STROF really appreciates the outpouring of love and support for this little girl!
Update- 3-13-17. Foster mom Holly reports that Maggie continues to feel well and is a joy to have around. Can't ask for more than that!
Update- 3-18-17. Special thanks to Jane Bruner, who donated a $50 PetSMart gift card to STROF. We could think of no better way to
use the card than to have our little hospice girl, Maggie, go for a shopping spree with her foster mom, Holly.
Some photos of Miss Maggie doing her shopaholic thing are included in the slide show - she had a blast and got lots of wonderful goodies!
Jane Bruner, you can see that the gift card you donated has certainly made this little Scottie very happy!
Update- 4-10-17. Foster mom Holly reports that Maggie is doing incredibly well. Yesterdaywas her "spa day" and she is lookin' good! The vet recentlyreduced her prednisone dose andwe will be watching her closely to see how that goes. Yay for the Maggadoodle!!"
Update 4-28-17. Another update from Maggie's foster mom, Holly, on this amazing little girl. Maggie was diagnosed with lymphoma in
December but continues to do surprisingly well. Holly has enrolled this little lass in a "Fungility" class -- in the slide show you will see her
toddling through the tunnel! Thanks so much, Holly, for providing such a wonderful hospice home for little Maggie.
STROF cannot thank you enough for all you are doing.
Update 5-15-17. Here is the latest update on our hospice girl, Maggie. Maggie is doing great...she is continuing her steroid every other day,
and is teaching the newest member of her foster family, a 14 yr old poodle, the ropes. She is such a great hostess. She has one more
class of Fungility and she loves all the treats for her accomplishments!!
Update 5-18-17. Congratulations to our little hospice girl, Maggie, who graduated from Obedience/Manners class and Fungility!
You will see her in the slideshow, proudly posing with her certificates.
This girl may be fighting lymphoma, but she is living life to the fullest and enjoying every minute.
Thanks to foster mom, Holly, for making this all possible.
Sometimes rescue is hard on the heart...
the story of hospice and "forever fosters" cared for by STROF this year
On April 5th a little Wheaten girl, Heidi, was placed into foster care
by STROF. She is 3 years old, and was surrendered by her owner because
she can't have pets in her new apartment. Heidi is a sweetie, but has
special needs. Unfortunately, she has"Scottie cramp" and cannot walk
or run for long distances. She's also being evaluated for overall
health and wellness.
Update 4-12-17. Hopeful that this will be a successful foster-to-adopt
home, we were so pleased to learn today that Heidi is fitting in very
nicely. Her older Scottie sibling, Angus, is learning to share his people
and his house with her- hopefully forever! Her foster mom, Kate,
has been on our approved adopter list for some time, waiting for
just the right new addition to her family.
Update 4-16-17. We have some good news today! Heidi is being adopted!
Kate and Angus are welcoming her into their family!
Heidi is being treated for Scottie cramp, which seems to be brought
on by stress. When she's tired she has her very own pink carriage
to ride in so she can keep up with the family activities.
Here she is in her special wheels! Thanks to foster mom Kate for taking
such good care of Heidi and to Angus for sharing
his home with another Scottie.
Mollie and Sophie
Willie is a 7 year old male Scottish Terrier currently in STROF foster
care. He will be neutered in two weeks and available for adoption
Willie is very affectionate and loves attention.He's very young at
heart and loves to romp outside and play with his toys. Willie needs
to be an only dog and would do best in a home with a fenced yard.
Update 5-20-17. Willie was adopted! After 6 weeks of vet care, surgery and TLC, Willie went to his new home yesterday. The event brought a smile to everyone's face. Robert & Jean are the proud adopters and Willie seems to know he found a good thing. Robert said Willie acts as if he's always been there. Huge "thanks" to Barbara & Frank for being such patient and loving foster parents.
Currently Being Evaluated
We currently have these Scotties who may soon need new homes.
If you are interested in adopting any of these from STROF, or to be considered to foster
or adopt a future STROF rescue dog: