The New Barker- Florida's Top Dog MagazineLifestyle magazine devoted solely to people living with dogs throughout Florida.  All stories have a Florida connection and are original.

Purchasing a Scottie.  What the Prospective Owner Needs to KnowExcellent information about Scottie personality traits, exercise and care requirements, and  Scottie FAQ's.

The Illustrated Guide to the Scottish TerrierA brief excerpt and link to site from which to purchase the full guide).

Terrier-Centric Dog TrainingIn Terrier-Centric Dog Training, author Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell takes up the challenge to help terrier owners train their dogs by making sure they understand the instincts bred into terriers and what the most effective training and management techniques are to use when working with a “natural born killer.” You can train your terrier, but just don’t let him loose off-leash in a park full of squirrels!

When Pigs Fly Dog Training Excellent, informative website by Jane Killian (author of When Pigs Fly! Training Success with Impossible Dogs.  A long-time breeder and trainer of bull terriers, be sure to check out her article Consequences, Schmonsequences- How Dog Training Works.

Virtual Pet BehavioristAdvice about treating your dog's behavior issue or understanding why your dog does what he does.  (Includes many topics such as house training, chewing, digging- and much more!) many different resources- some breed specific and others illness/disability specific.

Information for Adoptive Scottie Parents

iHeartDogs.comprovides an article with information about 12 different programs that may be able to assist with the cost of medical care. 

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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While the links below are are of special interest to Floridians as they frequently face the prospect of coping with tropical storms or hurricanes, the information provided is valuable to any pet owner.

Word Pressoffers a resource listing web sites to explore that help pet owners find financial assistance for vet bills.

Links and Resources

These special resources will help your newly adopted or foster Scottie make a smooth transition to a new home.

Need Help with a Pet's Emergency Health Care Expenses?

Check These Sites.

Scottish Terrier Club of America (STCA)The national Scottish Terrier breed club provides information of special interest to owners of Scottish Terriers including the breed standard, breeder and rescue referral, health and safety links, and breed history.

Scottish Terrier Club of Tampa Bay (STCTB)The regional chapter of the Scottish Terrier Club of America since 1987, STCTB promotes the best interests of the breed and responsible breeding and conducts specialty dog shows and recreational activities for the enjoyment of  Florida Scotties and their owners.  Visit the STCTB website for information about these activities and enjoy their free quarterly electronic newsletter. 

American Kennel Club (AKC)This site features a wealth of information for dog breeders and the general public about dog-related events and shows, registration, dog health and safety, and legislation.

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American Animal Hospital AssociationIncludes a pet health blog, and a list of accredited veterinary hospitals.

American Kennel Club

Information on dog care and health, news of importance to dog owners, feature stories, and contents for a dog first aid kit- among many other resources!

Bufo Toad Information- University of Florida- Wildlife Extension ServiceExcellent photos to assist in identification, information about the life cycle of the bufo, a tape of the call of the bufo toad- and much more.

Bufo Toad Poisoning- a Case in Tampa, Florida  The Tampa Tribune  9-6-15

Bufo Toad Poisoning in Tampa- Video Report Local Vet Group Issues Bufo Toad Warning

WFTS  9-26-13

Canine Health Information Network  Features a searchable, centralized canine health database.

Common Household Dangers (Humane Society of the United States)

Dog Food AdvisorPosts notices about dog food and pet treat recalls.

Florida Snake Identification(Florida Museum of Natural History)

An excellent database for identification of Florida snakes (poisonous and non-poisonous) including detailed descriptions and color photos.

Hornets and Snakes and Spiders- Oh My!  Protecting Your Dog from Things That Bite or Sting.Excellent article by Norine Dworkin, originally published  in the AKC Gazette (April 1996, Vol. 114, No. 4)

General Information for

Scottie Owners

Emergency Preparedness

for Pet Owners

Florida Division of Emergency Management - FloridaDisaster.orgThis site provides a wealth of information including updates about weather and pending emergencies, post-disaster recovery, and planning.  Included is a step-by-step online guide to develop your own family disaster plan, suggested contents for emergency kits, and numerous other resources.

FEMA brochure- Prepare for Emergencies Now- Information for Pet Owners

FEMA - Kit of Emergency Supplies for Pets- Pet Owners Fact Sheet

Disaster PreparednessIncludes  a link to request an emergency planning kit for pet owners.

American Red Cross- Pets and Disaster Safety Check List

Do-It-Yourself Emergency Kit This kit is packed in a 5-gallon bucket... easy to transport in case of evacuation.  Experts advise that you construct one for each of the humans in your family, and another for your pets.

Pet Disaster Preparedness Guide- 2015Publication of the Highlands County (Florida) Emergency Operations Center.  (Although this document cites Highlands County specifics regarding pet shelters and registration, many other counties will have similar requirements.  Check for resources in your county!)

Health and

Safety Resources

Tips for Training Terriers

Heatstroke- Can My Dog Get Heatstroke?Excellent overview of heatstroke in dogs published on the Dogs Naturally website, written by Jessica Peralty initially for Holisitc Care.

Pet Poison Help

(855) 289-0358

A searchable database of items poisonous to dogs (free) and a 24-hour poisoning crisis help line ($49 fee).

Physical Therapy for PetsAn interesting article containing many related links focusing on the use of physical therapy for dogs.  (Contributed by  Sara- a student interested in physical therapy.)

Scottish Terrier Health Library(ScottiePhile- Scottish Terrier Club of America)

A comprehensive  library of information regarding Scottie health issues and diseases.

Ticks- The Best Way to Remove a Tick (Video)

University of California-Davis Veterinary Medical SchoolIncludes an extensive list of plants toxic to dogs (with photos and details descriptions).


University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

UF Small Animal Hospital (Gainsville, FL)

Call (352) 392-2235

UF Pet Emergency Services (Ocala, FL)Call (352) 512-0886

Check out these many informative sites and articles to help you enjoy your happy and healthy Scottie companion!