There are many reasons for Scotties being turned into rescue, such as the owner’s death, divorce, family situation has changed with a new baby, financially unable to take care of the Scottie, health reasons, owners having to move into assisted living, or just bought the wrong breed and aren't compatible with their temperament. Whatever the reason, we feel it is an act of kindness to turn these animals over to a breed rescue such as Scottish Terrier Rescue Northwest – it is what we do.
We do not judge the reasons; only praise your decision to give the dog to us. We take these surrendered Scotties and get their shots updated, have a general exam done by a Veterinarian, have them neutered or spayed as needed, evaluate their temperament and place them in a home that is able to provide care and the specific needs of each individual Scottie.
We have several applicants waiting to adopt at any one time. We review and contact applicants Veterinarian reference, as well as their personal references. We do personal interviews with the candidates as well as a home study visit to insure the safety of the animals after placement. Each time we look for the best candidate for a specific Scottie, the perfect adopter appears with just the right home environment and experience to take care of our rescued Scottie's needs.
We do not take the responsibility of placing a rescued Scottie lightly. We place our rescues where they will have a wonderful life in what we consider to be the perfect “forever home."
If you have a Scotty in need of a new "forever home," please contact our Placement Coordinator, Jon Beteag, via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: 253-858-7739.