Adopt One of Our Cute and Lovable Scottish Terriers

Adoption Process

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Hannah with her new mom

Should You Adopt?

This very important decision is one that is life-changing for both you... and for the rescue Scottie you may consider adopting. Rescue Scotties may have been abandoned, mistreated, ignored, improperly trained, and/or deprived of quality health care, food, and housing for a variety of reasons. Adopting a rescue Scottie will require considerable investment of patience, personal and financial resources, and love and understanding to be successful.

Foremost in our placement decision is always the best interest of the Scottie! 

We do not adopt our rescue Scotties outside the state of Florida.

How to Adopt

If you are interested in adopting a rescue Scottie, you must complete an extensive application, pass a home visit inspection, provide personal and veterinary references, and demonstrate ability to properly care for your new family member. An adoption fee is required to help offset the cost of veterinary and rehabilitative care previously provided. All rescue dogs will be spayed or neutered before placement.

These are some of the factors that are taken into account when adoption applications are considered:

  • 1 Your reasons for wanting to adopt a Scottish Terrier.
  • 2 Previous experience with Scottish Terriers and other pets.
  • 3 Willingness to adopt an adult or elderly Scottie, a Scottie-mix, a bonded Scottie pair, or a Scottie with special needs. (Very few Scottie puppies become available for adoption.)
  • 4 Suitability of your living accommodations to meet the needs of a Scottie, which include: living indoors with their family out of the Florida heat and humidity, quality food and fresh water, daily exercise and human attention, frequent professional grooming, a fenced yard, and protection from ready access to pools or other large bodies of water. (Scotties do not swim well!)
  • 5 Presence of young children and/or other pets in your household.
  • 6 Your willingness to devote the necessary time, energy, and finances to provide a quality home for the Scottie.
  • 7 References—from your personal veterinarian and several friends—who can attest to your ability to provide for a rescue Scottie.
  • 8 Your agreement to sign, and abide by, the provisions of our Adoption agreement. (One key provision of that contract is that the new adoptive owner may not sell, donate, or otherwise dispose of the rescue Scottie unless it is returned to the rescue group if for any reason the adoptive placement is not successful.)
Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Gabby on her adoption day with her new mom Faye

Is it worth it to go through this detailed adoption process? Absolutely, yes! 

Just ask any Scottie who now has a safe, loving home...

or that Scottie's human family... for confirmation!

Still interested in applying? Click one of the adoption application links below.

We do not adopt our rescue Scotties outside the state of Florida.

Adoption Application

To begin the process of consideration to adopt a Scottie through Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida, submit the adoption application using one of the following methods.

Online Adoption Application
Click here
to fill out and submit online

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Max (right) on adoption day with his new parents and Scottie sibling

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida

Skelley and his adoptive Mom

This wonderful organization was there for Molly, Grace, and I when my health deteriorated to the point of not being able to care for them anymore. It broke my heart to give them up, but they were placed together in a loving, fabulous home and are living a beautiful life that I could no longer provide for them. STROF was a miracle for us!!

- Jackie Butler

Loving, caring group dedicated to the rescue and care of scotties.
The best dogs we have ever had!

- Ted Comes

The best rescue organization. They truly care about the dogs.

- Aylee Quezada

They are wonderful people to deal with. They want to make sure they place their dogs with the right family! It is worth the wait!

- Sandra Head Crittenton

Just having a Scotty is a pleasure I was introduced to this page as I have a 10 yr old baby girl her name is Marlee and doing good even with cushings and we live in st pete and costa rica

- G.Richard Mccafferty

Available Scotties

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Congratulations to all of our new adopters and thank you for giving our wonderful rescues a furever home. Please visit our Facebook page for news and updates.