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! Get in Touch

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.

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

Current Fundraiser

Rescue efforts are very expensive. To help raise funds to support the work of returning to health, and re-homing, Scotties in need we are offering a 2023 Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida Calendar!  Here are the details:Price:  $20.00 each (includes U.S. shipping only; no international shipping available).Format:  wall calendar, measuring 8.5″ x 11″, glossy finish.Layout:  The cover and each individual month will feature a photo of a Scottie rescued in the last 12 months.To order:  Please send an email to floridascottiesrescue@gmail.com with your
                  complete mailing address and the number of calendars you would like to
                  order and then make your payment.Payment:  We are in the process of updating our website and our payment links are not
                  currently working so we will accept online payments through PayPal (to

Checks will also be accepted (made out to STROF and mailed to STROF, c/o Dawn Dayringer, 1208 Hacienda Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573) 


STROF calendar graphic

Here are other opportunities to support STROF by shopping or purchasing great merchandise!

  • Amazon Smile ( % of sales)
  • Muffy Clark Gill Fine Art ( % of sales)

Shop AmazonSmile – STROF Gets a Donation at No Cost to You!

Click here to go to smile.amazon.com and select STROF

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida
  • Then, log in to Amazon with your regular user name and password.
  • Shop, shop, shop!
  • STROF automatically receives a donation based on the sale price of eligible purchases at no cost to you! Perfect!!!

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

STROF Policies and Practices Align with the Scottish Terrier Club of America

Rescue Code of Conduct

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).

Our rescue activities would not be possible without the help of our Board, volunteers, supporters, and donors.

Thank you all so much!!! Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

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.

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

David and Blossom (rescue) Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Amy and Abbey Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Brenda with rescue Monroe Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Babara and Scotty Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Muffy and Companions Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Leslie and Lacy (rescue) Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Bonnie (left) with her new sister Magie Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Dawn Dayringer and Mr. Boots Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Diana and Tobi (rescue) Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Janet Skinner and Abby (rescue)

  • Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida Volunteer Application

    If you would like to be considered as a foster parent for a rescue Scottie you must also complete the Adoption Application; the link to that online application is provided below.
    Adoption Application

    To be considered to volunteer with Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida or foster an STROF Scottie please complete all sections of this online application. (Please do not skip any sections; if a question does not apply to you please note "not applicable" for that answer.)

    When you have completed the application click the SUBMIT button to send it to us; if successful you will be redirected to our Volunteer page.

    (If your application does not immediately submit when you click the button please check to be sure you have filled in every field and noted "not applicable" where it applies.)

    If you prefer to download a paper version of the volunteer application to submit by email or postal mail, click here
    Email that application to: strof@scottierescueflorida.org

    We appreciate your interest in "Saving Scotties in the Sunshine State"!

    All required fields in the form (shown with an *) must be filled out or the form will not submit.

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