Ella’s Happy TailElla

Posted on March 31, 2013 by STRSE


Ella is turning into a farm dog a little bit. We are up in Zionville with my oldest child Holly. Ella is the best friend ever. Thank you for  matching us.- Faye

Scottie Ella at a farm visiting relatives. She and her adoptive Mom Faye are best friends.They are a match made in heaven.  So nice to hear from our families that have adopted a Scottie and know that they are so loved and cherished.


Arnie’s Happy Tail

Posted on April 14, 2013 by STRSEarnie


Arnie went to live with his forever family this past week, and we have our first update to share!

Things are going  great. He went for a run and saw a coyote, he got very excited! Also a bit of sibling rivalry with his sister but nothing to bad. He is very active, becomes anxious when he can't find his squeaky toy. He loves to sit on my lap. Loves our rabbit in our backyard. I think he would like her for dinner, but she is safely caged. He is a pleasure to have around. Always using his best manners most of the time.



A Happy Tail for Mac!

Posted on April 1, 2013 by STRSE


Meet Mac with his new Scottie sister Brie. Mac came to STRSE after being in Mac-24 homes in his short life. His new Mom and Dad (Sheila and Steve) have been working with him for several months now and he is still emotionally challenged. Sheila does not think he was ever indoors in any of his homes as it was all so new to him Brie has adopted him and is working with his new family to help him get over all his fears and issues. I told Sheila she can now join a very special club of Scottie foster failures. We are so happy that Mac now has his forever home and will be staying with Sheila and Steve so that  they can continue to work with him and help him to become the Scottie boy he was meant to be.  Look for updates on his progress - we will  share. Mac could not be in a better suited home for him. He is getting lots of love and being exposed to new experiences so that he can learn that his world is no longer a frightening place. Thanks Sheila and Steve for giving so much to this little boy.


Patches Happy Tail!

Posted on June 16, 2013 by STRSE


Happy News for another Foster who finds himself in a ”€¯furever home . . . . . “.

The Rescue Coordinator for the Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast, Meg, had been in contact with someone who had a Scottie listed for sale on Craig’s List. She tried for months to convince thpatches2is person that our group would provide a good home for this older Scottie. The owner said that it was a very difficult decision, but the Scottie that had been part of their family since he was eight weeks old could not remain with them.  After more conversations between Meg and the owner, it was finally agreed that it was in the Scottie's best interest to be rescued.  We volunteered to help out by meeting the owner and transporting the precious lad back to Tampa. We were thrilled to see how well he looked and how calm and friendly he was.

We had arranged in advance for a visit to the vet for his shots before  bringing him in to meet our three Scotties, as we had been told that he had not had any shots since he was a puppy. He was greeted with wagging tails from our Salt & Pepper Gang. Toby barked like crazy at first, as if he was giving him all the details of his fostering and  then becoming a “furever”€¯ member of the Gang. Kenzie and Dougal just wanted to play, which Patches wasn't so sure about at first since he  was the sole “furchild”  in his former family's household. It wasn't long, though, before Patches joined in with his new friends, playing like they had been together forever. At that point we realized this little guy was just so special, we couldn't  let him leave.

After another visit to the vet to have two broken teeth removed and to be  neutered (this is a “rescue”, right?). The stitches are out and after a trip to the groomer, Patch or, as we now call him, Patches is one handsome Scottie. He stole our hearts and the hearts of our other  “furchildren” and will be with us for as many years as the Lord above allows.
Welcome to the new and improved Salt and Pepper Gang

Dougal, Kenzie, Toby & Patches


Zak’s Happy Tail

Posted on May 13, 2013 by STRSE zak

Zak (on stool) is enjoying his new life and family in Murrells Inlet. He and Scottie brother Augie have become best friends. Zak also enjoys time with his families granddaughter.  They have adopted each other and are so cute when they play together. Zak is a happy, loving and content little Scottie. He feels right at home with his new family.


Annabel gives back

Posted on July 31, 2013 by STRSE


In the fall of 2004, ANNABEL was found wandering the streets in a small town in West Virginia. The Greater Washington DC Scottie Rescue saved her from being euthanized and brought her into the rescue program. ANNABEL spent two weeks under the care of a veterinarian receiving antibiotics and fluids. She was very thin and her hair had to be completely shaved. Life on the street had been rough. After recovering, Annabel2MaryLou Kuklentz and her husband Dick brought her home. They had lost one dog earlier that year and had a fifteen-year-old Westie battling Addison’s disease.  They needed ANNABEL as much as ANNABEL needed them. MaryLou worked with a trainer to teach ANNABEL that life was safe and that people were good. ANNABEL’s very gentle soul  emerged and she immediately fit into her new family.

ANNABEL is a certified therapy dog and she loves people. She has visited children at the  local hospital. While on her hospital visits ANNABEL will often curl up on the bed and just relaxes for petting. She has calmed many a youngster with her sweet nature and love of people. She just seems to know what is needed and steps up to the job. ANNABEL is well known by the nursing staff and happily greets them each week. She is well known in the halls of the hospital as well and does a lot of her work before she even gets to the pediatric wing. ANNABEL also loved visiting patients on the oncology unit at the same hospital.

ANNABEL has visited several assisted living and nursing facilities in the Charlotte and Harrisburg area. She has participated in several programs at a local library and has been part of a tutoring team at the library for several years. ANNABEL participates in Paws for Exams at UNCC - a program to give college students a break while studying for exams. She also visits seriously ill and homebound members of her family's church. MaryLou and ANNABEL have also given talks on how to take care of a dog and they  participate in other events featuring therapy dogs.

Her Mom relates the following stories to illustrate ANNABEL’s gentle and loving soul:

1. Annabel and I visited an oncology unit every Wednesday afternoon.  Most patients receive their treatments on the same day each week so we would see some people many times. One lady was particularly fond of ANNABEL. Every Wednesday she looked for us at 1:30 and every Wednesday ANNABEL would curl up in her lap and just relax and spend time with her. This wen  on for weeks.This lady was discharged and I had not seen her for  months. At the Blessing of the Animals at a different church than ours I took ANNABEL and my other dogs. This lady ran through the crowd of people and dogs to get to us. She told me that ANNABEL was her saving grace during her chemo treatments. She told us that ANNABEL got her through a very tough time in her life. There were tears in her eyes. She stayed with us through the entire service and kept thanking us for being with her.

2. On one visit to  the pediatric wing of the hospital, a young boy had been crying all  morning. He was in pain. The family and staff could not console him-  but ANNABEL did. When she got up on his bed he started to stroke her and you could see him relax and stop crying.  ANNABEL stayed with him while the nurse flushed out his incision.  I so admired ANNABEL’s  courage in the face of so much confusion.

3. An elderly couple in our church had dogs all their lives. They were both struggling with illnesses and could not take care of a dog at this time. I took ANNABEL to visit every week.  The gentleman called her his little peanut.  She went to their home, to the hospital and to the nursing home to visit with him. He always looked forward to her visit and told us so many times how wonderful she was and how great to have her visit since they were unable to care for a dog of their own.

4. Currently we visit a nursing  home for homeless people dying of AIDS. ANNABEL sits on the laps of  the folks as we all visit.  One of the residents really liked ANNABEL. One visit he was very ill but still wanted to come out and visit with ANNABEL and Mozart (another therapy dog). She sat on his lap and did her magic. The next week the director told us that the gentleman had died that Friday.  He had told the director that his last pleasant memory was ANNABEL sitting on his lap and how much the visits meant to him.

In addition to therapy work, ANNABEL has excelled in Rally Obedience. She has her Championship title in AKC Rally, her third level championship title (ARCHEX) in APDT Rally (now Cynosport Rally). She also has several  level championship titles and was fifth place in the nation in RLX2 in  2011. Her little tail just wags and she is a delight to watch in the ring.  One judge said she has the cutest pivot she has ever seen. There are not many Scotties that compete in this sport and she is a wonderful example of what a Scottie can do!

ANNABEL is now about eleven years old and shares her home with four other Scottie Rescues. She is still the queen of her home and her castle! This little waif who was someone's discard is now her family's precious treasure.  ANNABEL has touched the lives of so many lives. She is a wonderful dog and a wonderful representative of a Scottie rescued from a horrible situation.


Searsha & Flowers Happy Tails!

Posted on July 28, 2013 by STRSE


Searsha has a favorite chair, although, as you can see, she doesn't always stay in the seat. She and Flower are often found together! So very cute!

Searsha the-girls2We are so happy the girls were able to stay together, and are adjusting well to their new home! Congrats to Dawn and the girls, a perfect match.

Searsha the-girls3Searsha the-girls


Please meet Prince

Posted on July 21, 2013 by STRSE


PrincePrince2The story of a Prince without a Castle. This poor boy is coming to STRSE  Florida from the Cocoa Beach shelter. As you can see this sweet boy looks like he’s been in a war! He is going to need a lot of love and care. If you would like to donate to his medical care, you may do so by going to our website and clicking on the donate now link on our website. http://scottiesoutheast.org/.


Sister’s together...forever - Another Happy Tail!

Posted on August 6, 2013 by STRSE


Many of you may remember the story of Maggie Mae, a very sick little girl we were ablMae-Girlse to get out of a puppy mill and tenderly nurse back to health. She had a few foster homes, due to her resource guarding, but after working with her and letting her know that she was safe and loved, she  was adopted by a wonderful family in GA.

The following year, we were able to pull another dog from the same mill,  named Daisy Mae. She was a food aggressive, territorial girl who felt she needed to fight for everything as she had done all her life in the puppy mill. We worked long and hard with her nursing her back to health and taught her some much needed manners to put her up for adoption.

When we started to look at the few medical records we did have, we realized that Daisy Mae and Maggie Mae were sisters! Different litters, but same parents.

We crossed our fingers and contacted the family in GA that had adopted Maggie Mae and told them about Daisy Mae. We asked them if they would consider adding her to their new family and allow the sisters to be together again.

I am happy to announce that they did open their home and their hearts to Daisy Mae and one year later, the sisters are happy, healthy and home.  This picture says it all...


Bogie’s Happy Tail

Posted on August 1, 2013 by STRSE


Bogie is an 18 month old Scottie who in June found himself in a kill shelter in SC,Bogie branded as dog aggressive. STRSE quickly got involved to save him.  After picking him up from the shelter, Billy & Lisa Mann  brought him into their home to start working with him on his doggie manners and getting along with others. He was in dire need of a bath and a haircut, as it seemed he had never had either. What we found underneath the over grown mess that he was wearing was a treasure. How could anyone discard this sweet, beautiful little guy? He spent  several days separate from our other dogs because he had parasites that were being treated. He was neutered  and began the process of socialization. Within a few days, he completely came full circle and was showing signs of possibly being a role model for other dogs in need of behavior modification.

After a week in foster with our family, we decided that he was already home with us and would be a wonderful asset in assisting other troubled dogs. Ā He now lives with two other Scotties, Monty & Piper and is currently helping other fosters get over fear issues and learn  manners. He is enrolled and doing a wonderful job in a Rover One Obedience class. He is often times the example dog in his class. We are  going to continue his training with Nose Work after he graduates and who knows what he will continue on to do. We are so very proud of the dog he's become in such a short time. He is paying it forward everyday by helping others find their potential and being a positive role  model. In his short time with us so far, he has helped rehab other dogs with issues, 3 of which have been adopted to forever homes already. These were dogs that were considered not adoptable and  deemed candidates for  possibly being euthanized. We know that the possibilities for him to learn and lead by good example are endless.  He is an absolute joy to have and we feel so blessed to have found him.


Happy Tail Bunny Rebecca

Posted on March 27, 2014 by STRSEBunnyRebeeca


Meet Bunny Rebecca! Her new parents Howard and Karen contacted us in Florida about a year ago after loosing their precious Scottie Ann. They weren't sure if they were ready so we put their application on hold for awhile.

Well, along came beautiful Bunny that needed a new home where there were no other dogs.  She was surrendered by her owner due to health reasons and had very little socialization for most of her life. She needed a new devoted  family that could introduce her to a big wide world and Howard and  Karen were just the ticket. They saw her pictures and heard her story and it was the perfect match at the perfect time.

She has settled in just fine as you can see from her happy expression and is enjoying walks around the neighborhood, playing with toys and lots of love. Many thanks to Dawn for reaching out to her new potential family, Brenda and her family for fostering and Pam for doing the home visit at short notice in order to make this happen so quickly for Bunny Rebecca and her new furever  family.


Maggie’s Happy Tail!

Posted on March 12, 2014 by STRSE


maggieMaggie is thriving. Look at this  beautiful girl. She was fostered by Karen in 2011 and adopted by Patrick in June of 2011. She is a happy, loved and cherished little  Scottie lass. Thank you to our fosters for the wonderful care they give to these little ones and to our wonderful adopters for giving these Scotties the love and life the so deserve.  Patrick reports that Maggie runs the household - as it should be for a Scottie lass.


It’s a Happy Tail!

Posted on September 17, 2013 by STRSE


Miss LassieCongrats to Scott and Sally who have just adopted sweet Miss Lassie! She is beautiful and happy girl who is going to be loved for the rest of her life. And special thanks to first time foster Tracy! We can't thank you enough for opening your heart and home to fostering! 


Karlee Suzeee has happily settled into her new home

Posted on July 10, 2014 by STRSE


KarleeKarlee Suzeee’s Pack

Hawkhaven Highland Heart Song “Quincy”
Quincy is 12.5 years old & the feisty Man of the House!

Kayson’s Pocket Rocket “Karlee Suzeee

Eclipse When Stars Align “Capella Rose”




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