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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-
Saving Scotties in the Sunshine State!
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In Remembrance honors a new angel.
"Truman" (Big Sky Copper Cowboy)
Rainbow Bridge: 1-30-17
Loved by Roxanne Huckstep and Jim Todt
We need lots of help to "Save Scotties in the Sunshine State"!
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new arrivals at STROF.
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Click here if you would like to foster for STROF.
Unfortunately, the precious animal companions of several Scottie
community members recently left for the Rainbow Bridge.
On our new web page..
we share their sadness- and remember their non-human companions in happier times.
You can also choose to make a donation to STROF in memory of a pet
who has passed, email a message of condolence to the pets'
human family, or visit the page to request that memories of your own
companions be featured on our memorial web page.
(Although Scotties are our primary focus, memorials may be placed for pets of any breed or type.)
SAVE THE DATE!
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
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Thee Frugal Scot Resale Shoppe to benefit STROF!
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Logo by M.C.Gill Fine Art ©
Art by Cindi Lynch.
Used with permission.
We are excited to announce that our first STROF adoptee and volunteer
"reunion" and picnicwill be held in conjunction with the
Scottish Terrier Club of Tampa Bay's Fall Fun Day event.
Sunday, November 5, 2017 (Orlando, Florida)
Watch for more details, and plan to join us!
Sad Goodbye's, Fond Memories
8-16-17 ADOPTION PENDING!
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 assistance
call (813) 238-9586(landline phone- does not accept texts) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedicated to the rescue and placement of homeless and displaced Scottish Terriers in Florida.
Enjoy Pictures from Recent Events!
These Scotties are currently being evaluated and may soon be available for adoption:
These Scotties are currently in foster-to-adopt homes or permanent foster care: