Rescue

The Scottish Terrier Club of America and Rescue

The Scottish Terrier Club of America (STCA) and a combination of several STCA’s Regional Clubs, independent rescue organizations, and individual Scottie lovers, share their love of the breed and are dedicated to help those in need.

Not all STCA Regional Clubs have rescue programs, but there are rescue programs or organizations that cover most of the United States. Each program/organization operates independently of the STCA, sets their own policies, carries their own insurance, and conduct their own fund-raising.

Scottish Terrier Rescue groups operate in the recovery, rehabilitation, evaluation and re-homing of purebred Scotties in permanent homes suited to the temperament of the specific Scottie. A rescue Scottish Terrier shall be considered any Scottish Terrier of unknown origin that has been lost, abandoned, or voluntarily surrendered by its owner, or, in the event that the breeder is known, that breeder declines to accept the responsibility for the Scottie.

The STCA offers a list of contacts on its website by state. In order to be listed, certain criteria must be met by each, specifically that they abide by the STCA Code of Ethics and the Rescue Code of Conduct.

The STCA does not endorse or accept responsibility for any of the contacts listed on the STCA Contacts Rescue Web Page and to be listed, each group signs this Code of Conduct and an agreement to hold the STCA harmless in any dispute.

Interested in Adoption? How does it work?

Please contact one of the rescue program/organizations listed on the website, preferably one near your home. You may be asked to fill out an Adoption Request Application. Each situation is evaluated and on-site visits are typically conducted by the organization. Please remember, not all rescued dogs, or dogs that need to be rehomed, are able to adapt easily to a new home. Each organization wants to ensure that each dog is placed in a home that best matches you and the dog. Most programs/organizations will ask for an adoption fee to help cover partial costs of medical bills, grooming, housing and supplies while the dog is in foster. The end goal is to ensure that the adoption is successful and that the dog has found their forever home!

Fundraising for Rescue

The STCA has established a Rescue Trust Fund to assist rescue programs/organizations to help meet the financial needs for a dog’s care that may exceed the capability of the program/organization The Rescue Fund is a 501c 3; donations may be tax deductible.

Checks, made payable to the STCA Rescue Trust Fund should be mailed to:
Linda L. Hill, RTF Treasurer
PO Box 187
Gramling, SC 29348

Finding a Rescue Coordinator

This list shows rescue coordinators listed by the Area they serve. Find one or more close to you and contact them.

Preferred Coverage AreaMemberPhoneWebsite Address
AL (Central)Frances Nelson334-782-0007ASTRA
AL (Northern)Belinda Holman931-858-4790Tennesee Scottish Terrier Rescue Network
AR (Central & Western)Vicki Frazier314-448-0460St Louis Scottish Terrier Rescue
AR (Eastern)Belinda Holman931-858-4790Tennesee Scottish Terrier Rescue Network
AZMarilyn Bennett623-979-6831Black and White Rescue
CA (Northern)Deborah Knous650-245-6554
CA (Northern)Alice Ramsauer408-738-4656
CA (Southern)Carol Herd714-893-5821Scottie Rescue SO Cal
COLaura Childs303-638-6555
CTBarbara Ljunggren203-234-1543Scottish Terrier Club of New England
DE (Eastern)Erica Cerny973-361-6790Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York
DE (West)Jeanne & Frank Lishia301-807-3248Mid Atlantic Scottish Terrier Education & Rescue
FLDawn Dayringer813-435-8890Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida
GALisa Mann864-415-1558Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast
IAVicki Frazier314-448-0460St Louis Scottish Terrier Rescue
IDHeidi Norman253-234-7792Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue
IDCarrie Smith253-234-7792Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue
IDLynda Filson253-265-8981 Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Northwest
ILVicki Frazier314-448-0460St. Louis Scottish Terrier Rescue
INVicki Frazier314-448-0460St Louis Scottish Terrier Rescue
KY (Western) Dr. Amy Cada816-618-3305 St Louis Scottish Terrier Rescue
KY (Southern) (Eastern)Belinda Holman931-858-4790Tennesee Scottish Terrier Rescue Network
LA (Western)Maggie Escriva937-323-8046Westie and Scottie Rescue Houston
MABarbara Ljunggren203-234-1543Scottish Terrier Club of New England
MDJeanne Lishia301-807-3248Mid Atlantic Scottish Terrier Education & Rescue
MEBarbara Ljunggren203-234-1543Scottish Terrier Club of New England
MISandy Dove734-568-0021
MIRegina Hess269-782-6567Scottish Terrier Club of Michigan
MOVicki Frazier314-448-0460St Louis Scottish Terrier Rescue
MNVicki Frazier314-448-0460St Louis Scottish Terrier Rescue
NCLisa Mann864-415-1558Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast
NHBarbara Ljunggren203-234-1543Scottish Terrier Club of New England
NJErica Cerny973-361-6790Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York
NM (Eastern)Libby Probandt325 234-2666West Texas Scottie Rescue
NVErica Cerny973-361-6790Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York
NVJeanne Lishia301-807-3248Mid Atlantic Scottish Terrier Education & Rescue
NYErica Cerny973-361-6790Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York
OH (Northeast)Joanne Young330-815-9290Scottish Terrier Club of Northern Ohio
OH (Southwest)Cheryl Bates937-657-2407Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Dayton
OH (Southwest)Deny Marshall937-626-6063Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Dayton
ORHeidi Norman253-234-7792Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue
ORLynda Filson253-265-8981 Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Northwest
ORCarrie Smith253-234-7792Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue
PA (Eastern)Erica Cerny973-361-6790Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York
PA (Philadelphia Area)Marion & Fred Krupp215-862-5837
PA (Philadelphia Area)Dana Smith-Mansell570-622-7599
PA (Western PA)Jan Kostyzak724-864-4229 Greater Pittsburgh STC
RIBarbara Ljunggren203-234-1543Scottish Terrier Club of New England
SCLisa Mann864-415-1558Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast
TNBelinda Holman931-858-4790Tennesee Scottish Terrier Rescue Network
TX (Dallas/Fort Worth)Pat Durrwachter214-534-2460North Texas Scottie Rescue
TX (Dallas/Fort Worth)Margy Tucker469-222-8191North Texas Scottie Rescue
TX (Southeast)(Central)Maggie EscrivaWestie and Scottie Rescue Houston
TX (Western)Libby Probandt325 234-2666West Texas Scottie Rescue
UTErica Cerny973-361-6790Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York
UTJeanne Lishia301-807-3248Mid Atlantic Scottish Terrier Education & Rescue
UTHeidi Norman253-234-7792Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue
VA (Eastern, Southeastern)Kelly Barnes757-369-8616Wee Beasties Scottie Rescue
VA (North, Central, Western)Jeanne Lishia301-807-3248Mid Atlantic Scottish Terrier Education & Rescue
VAMarty Straw757-874-1711Wee Beasties Scottie Rescue
VA (South Western)Belinda Holman931-858-4790Tennesee Scottish Terrier Rescue Network
VTBarbara Ljunggren203-234-1543Scottish Terrier Club of New England
WAKaleen McWilliams509-952-7423Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue
WAHeidi Norman253-234-7792Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue
WACarrie Smith253-234-7792Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue
WALynda Filson253-265-8981 Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Northwest
Washington, DCJeanne Lishia301-807-3248Mid Atlantic Scottish Terrier Education & Rescue
WI (Northeastern)Tracey Edwards715-425-1570
WI
Vicki Frazier314-448-0460St Louis Scottish Terrier Rescue
WVJeanne Lishia301-807-3248Mid Atlantic Scottish Terrier Education & Rescue
WYKaleen McWilliams509-952-7423Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue