Rescuing Florida Scottish Terriers in need

We are dedicated to the rescue of Scottish Terriers in Florida. If you have a Scottie you need to surrender or know of a Scottie that needs help, would like to adopt or volunteer, or need other information about our services and programs, click below!

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Why We Rescue? One look like this and there is your answer!

We need lots of help to "Save Scotties in the Sunshine State"

  • Click here to review the STROF adoption process.
  • Click here to complete an STROF adoption application.
  • Click here if you would like to foster for STROF.
  • Click here to complete a volunteer application.
Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

What is a Forever Foster?

(dogs with extensive special needs, generally not available for adoption except to very special homes)


Sweet Martin recently went to the Rainbow Bridge due to complications from his Diabetes, Cushing’s, and Pancreatitis. Many thanks to all who followed his story and donated to his care!

  • Scottish Terrier, male (neutered).
  • Age 9 years.

Martin's care was very expensive; he required daily insulin injections and other specialized prescribed medications. His total care costs were over $4,000 and examples of the costs are listed below:

  • Insulin (for diabetes): $52
  • Insulin syringes: $30
  • Vetoryl (for Cushing's): $71.
  • Prescription eye ointment (for dry eye): $40
  • Specialized diet: Prescription WD ($50 for a 17 pound bag) and Merrick Grain Free Rabbit and Chickpeas ($70 for a 22 pound bag); these last 6-8 weeks for Martin.
  • Periodic testing to manage his diabetes and Cushing’s
    (glucose curve test: $72, ACTH test: $251)

Sponsorship donations helped us to provide the care that Martin needed to give him a happy life for the time that he had with us. We thank everyone for your generous donations.

Follow this link to Donate or Pay Fees

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida
Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Previous Adoptions!

Congratulations to these STROF Scotties and their new families!

  • Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

    Dee (formerly Diva) and Zelda

    7 and 8 years old (bonded pair)
    by Sally Kocher

  • Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

    Bailey (formerly Bales)

    10 years old
    by Holly Gould

  • Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

    Sophie (formerly Freya)

    2 years old
    by Jerry and Jan Canavan

To see updates about our available dogs, please visit our Facebook page

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Current Fundraisers

Rescue efforts are very expensive—and we are running several fundraisers now to help raise funds to support the work of returning to health, and re-homing, Scotties in need. Several of our recent, and current, dogs are complex situations.

Please check out these new events and considering helping!

Check out our web page for other opportunities to support STROF by shopping or purchasing great merchandise!

Click Here to Explore These Ongoing Fundraisers

  • Amazon Smile ( % of sales)
  • Muffy Clark Gill Fine Art ( % of sales)
Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida
Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Bonnie (rescue)

About Us

Our motto:

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

Our mission:

We are dedicated to the rescue and placement of homeless and displaced Scottish Terriers in Florida. We do not adopt our rescue Scotties outside the state of 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.

Our team

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Dawn Dayringer

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Casey Kellman

Vice President
Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Diane Goodreau

Vice President
Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Celia McKibben

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Paula Stolicny


...and innumerable volunteers from around the state of Florida—and beyond!

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

In order to accomplish this mission, the team at 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.

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Millie (age 9 1/2, rescue)

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.

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 nonprofit all-volunteer charitable organization designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (#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 our successes... “Saving Scotties in the Sunshine State”!

Time has flown by, and we celebrated our fourth full year of operation (in September 2019). As we reflect on that milestone, here are some STROF highlights since inception in September 2015:

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida
  • Rescue of 65 Florida Scotties/Scottie mixes.
  • Several have been placed in permanent foster or hospice care.
  • Facilitated placements for 9 additional dogs.
  • Developed a network of 60+ volunteers statewide.
  • Made contact with every county animal shelter, ASPCA, and humane society organization in Florida.
  • Conducted several very successful fundraisers.

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

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Order a Pet Portrait by Muffy Clark Gill and STROF will Receive a 15% Donation

Let artist Muffy Clark Gill, the artist behind our gorgeous logo create a special pet portrait for you in oil on canvas ready to frame and 15% of your purchase price will go to help the Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida!

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Volunteers are Always Needed

Sadly, some Scotties in Florida need help — and we need you to help us help them!
Caring for, fostering, and re-homing sick, abandoned, or mistreated Scottish Terriers isn't easy... but it's worth it!
Our volunteers at Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida are passionate about Scotties and love their work.

We are always searching for caring volunteers to help us with the many tasks associated with rescue.

No prior rescue experience is required; however, familiarity with the Scottish Terrier breed is a plus.

If you would like to volunteer and have an interest, or expertise, in any of the following areas please submit your

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

STROF Volunteer Application today:

  • Temporarily fostering a Scottie in your home.
    (Foster parents must complete an Adoption Application and be approved.)
  • Transporting rescued dogs.
  • Claiming Scotties from shelters.
  • Conducting home visits required in the adoption process.
  • Making phone calls.
  • Organizing or representing STROF at special events and fundraisers.
  • Marketing STROF services throughout Florida.
  • Grooming or training rescued Scotties.
  • Providing technology support to create promotional materials and to assist with keeping our social media sites up-to-date.
  • Participating in outreach and educational efforts.