The STCA(Scottish Terrier Club of America) Rescue Program is made up of a combination of sanctioned Regional Clubs, independent Rescue organizations, and individual Scottie lovers, sharing their love of the breed and dedicated to helping those in need. These groups network with each other. Not all Regional Clubs have rescue programs but there are other rescue programs or organizations that cover most of the United States. All of these programs/organizations operate independently of the Scottish Terrier Club of America, carry their own insurance, and do their own fund-raising. If they wish to be listed here, they are expected to agree to and follow the STCA Code of Ethics and the Rescue Code of Conduct, and to sign a waiver that absolves the STCA of any liability. The Scottish Terrier Club of America (STCA) itself does NOT rescue and place dogs for adoption. We only provide the links to allow members and guests to find a rescue program/organization.
The Rescue programs/organizations are listed here for your convenience. If you are interested in becoming part of the rescue network, please contact a group that is in your area and they will help you get involved. If you are interested in adopting a Scottie, please read below before you contact a rescue program/organization.
How Adoption Works
Contact one of the Rescue Programs/Organizations listed on the website, preferably one near your home. You may be asked to fill out an Adoption Request Application. In addition to completing the application satisfactorily, you will be given an on-site visit by that organization to confirm that your situation is the best for the dog that is up for adoption. Not all rescued dogs are able to adapt easily to a new home, so it is important for the rescue organization and YOU to be sure they have the best match for you and the dog. Most of the Rescue programs/organizations will ask you to pay an Adoption Fee, which helps to cover the medical bills, grooming, and food while the dog was being fostered prior to adoption. In return the Rescue program/organization will help you through the entire adoption process and beyond to be sure the adoption is successful, the dog has a forever home, and everyone is happy.
Raising Money for Rescue
The Scottish Terrier Club of America has established a Rescue Trust Fund, to assist rescue programs/organizations with meeting rescue expenses for a particular dog that are beyond their capability. This non-profit organization is supported by donations from STCA members and the general public. The rescue fund is 501(c) 3 and your donation may be tax deductible.
To donate online, use the Donate Button to the left. Checks, made out to STCA Rescue Trust Fund, should be mailed to:
Linda L Hill, RTF Treasurer117 Creekwalk LnHendersonville, NC 28792
The STCA is starting a new STCA Handbook. This project happens every 10 years or so.
Please do your part by sending your information in.