A Salute of Tails for Barney Bush

Posted on February 2, 2013 by STRSE


Barney_BushSTRSE send their heartfelt condolences to the Bush family. Barney did an amazing job representing Scotties all over the world. He was one of the most interesting First Dogs ever, and I am not just being bias. He had the Barneycam! It was apparent that the Bushes loved him with all their hearts, as did America! Run free Barney, you will stay in our hearts forever sweet boy!






2011 Recap!!!

Posted on September 28, 2012 by STRSE

Hello everyone. We just wanted to give you all a recap of Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast for 2011. First let me tell you that we rescued 49 Scotties. Yes, 49 Scotties were vetted, cared for and placed in loving homes in 2011. That is a large number and we could not have done it without all of you. Many of you helped to transport these little ones from shelters, private homes and puppy mill situations to our vet and many of you then helped to get these little ones to foster homes and their forever homes. We also now have 13 + foster families that have cared for these little ones. How can we ever thank you all enough for all you do?!! Many of you might remember that at one time we had 12 Scotties in rescue at the same time. WOW that was overwhelming. They are now in homes where they are loved and cared for. We also had a couple of crisis during the year and you all rallied round and provided loving support both in your compassion and financially. We were able to assist in getting 4 Scotties from the Alabama hoarder as well as taking 8 Scotties at one time from a family where they were loved by the Mom and abused by the man in the home. We worked through several Scotties with behavior issues because of the abuse and neglect that they experienced in their past lives. How fortunate we are to have a certified trainer available to assist when we cross that path. And we had several that were very ill and we were able to provide the best vet care for them.  When Maggie Mae had huge medical bills, you came forward and helped. When the little guy was attached by a pit bull in his own back yard you showed the family support and love by your generosity and concern. One little guy came to us in very critical medical condition and his foster Mom gave him all the love and comfort that he craved and then we were able to give him the final gift all with many tears. You are an amazing group of loving and wonderful people.

We also want to thank the Scottish Terrier Rescue National Trust for their help this year. How fortunate we are to have this available to us for special situations. A huge thank you to the board and all involved.

There were other Scotties that also benefited from our rescue group even though they did not pass through our organization. We can account for 3 and maybe more Scotties that are still with their families because we were able to give the family some advice and council on how to handle situations that were troublesome for the family. Another family was able to take their Scottie with them cross country when we gave them some advice and referrals so that they could handle the trip. And we are always open to helping other rescue groups with home visits, transport and getting dogs out of shelters so they are safe.

Prior to the creation of Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast, Florida Scotties in need of rescue were dependent upon volunteers with the Scottish Terrier Club of Tampa Bay (STCTB).  In 2011, the club's rescue program was responsible for rescuing 37 dogs in Florida.  The overwhelming majority of these dogs came to rescue due to economic reasons - their families simply could not afford to care for their Scottie any longer.  As a result, many of the dogs that came into STCTB Rescue had fairly serious health issues, including severe skin problems, cancer, diabetes, Addison's Disease, Heartworm Disease, and blindness.  Through the loving care of the network of foster homes that has been created in Florida, all of these dogs were made healthy and placed in new forever homes.

In 2011, we began to network with a number of animal shelters and breed rescues throughout the state of Florida in order to ensure that we were notified of a Scottie in need and that we had folks throughout the state who could pull dogs and foster them. We also worked on building up our roster of volunteers and now have a fairly good number of Scottie lovers in most areas of the state who can pull, transport, and/or foster for us.  Florida is a huge state and coordinating rescue efforts can prove challenging at times.  We are always looking for more volunteers, particularly in the Miami and Panhandle areas, so that when we receive a call for help, there is someone local who can go and identify the dog as a Scottie and bring the dog into our foster care program.

The STCTB also conducted two very successful fund raisers in 2011 which we will continue now that we are part of Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast.  Renowned Scottish Terrier artist, Marion Krupp, donated several of her lovely limited edition prints to our rescue to be used for a raffle.  Over $1,200 was raised from the sale of the raffle tickets for a beautiful custom framed print.

Our other successful fundraiser was the 2012 Scottish Terrier Rescue Calendar. This was a fun project that allowed our adopters to submit photos of their rescued dogs for inclusion in the calendar.  We submitted the photos to the printer/graphic artist, who created a delightful, colorful collection of the gorgeous Scotties that we had placed in 2011.  We raised over $1,000 and sold 125 calendars, many of them to the proud Scottie parents whose dogs were featured in the calendar.  The calendars were a huge hit and we are currently selling 2013 Rescue Calendars featuring alumni from North and South Carolina, and Florida.  If you have not yet purchased yours, please visit our Fundraising link to learn how you can do so.

Rescue volunteers in Florida are proud of our accomplishments in 2011 and are excited about our successful integration into Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast.  Working together, we can all help more Scotties in the Southeast to escape from harm's way and find that loving, permanent home that they so richly deserve.


Welcome Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast to the STCA Network!

Posted on November 30, 2012 by STRSE


There is exciting news to report on the rescue front!  Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Carolinas and Scottish Terrier Club of Tampa Bay Rescue (STCTB) have joined forces and created a brand-new organization:  Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast.

In March 2012, the STCTB Board decided that it wanted to focus more on breeding and education and eliminate rescue from club activities.  Club Rescue Coordinator Janet Skinner worked closely with STCA Rescue Chair Jeanne Lishia and the STCTB Board to come up with a plan to continue and enhance rescue efforts in Florida by teaming up with the Carolina Rescue.

The new organization will cover North and South Carolina and all of Florida. Both groups already have a terrific network of volunteers in place that will allow for the continued fostering and transport of Scotties in need in all three states.

The group will incorporate and then seek 501c3 status from the IRS in order to enhance its fund-raising efforts.  STCA Rescue Chair Erica Cerny has graciously agreed to assist in preparation of the necessary documentation for submission to the IRS.  STRSE’s board of directors will consist of MaryLou Kuklentz as President; Janet Skinner as Vice-President; Cristy Brigman as Treasurer; and Susan Levins as Secretary.

The STRSE’s new website is currently under construction.  There are two separate Facebook pages featuring up-to-the-minute news and photos for Carolina http://www.facebook.com/#!/STRSoutheast and Florida dogs http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Scottish-Terrier-Rescue-of-the-Southeast-Florida/228801497234830  If you would like to assist STRSE by volunteering your time or donating much-needed funds, you can reach the Board at these pages.

STRSE is proud to be a part of the STCA’s rescue network and looks forward to working with STCA members to safely re-home Scottish Terriers in need in the Carolinas and Florida.

It's been a very busy year for STRSE in 2015!

We took in 45 Scotties this year. Four were successfully treated for Heartworm disease and have since been placed in wonderful forever homes.

 Heartworm has fast become an epidemic. It's very easy and inexpensive to prevent, but treatment is extremely hard on the dogs, stressful for the foster family and very expensive. Average treatment per dog is in the $8-1200 price range. (X4)

Three Scotties were placed in our hospice care, better known as Forever Foster due to an untreatable illness making them un-adoptable. We still have two Forever Fosters from the previous year that we will continue to care for until they are ready to cross the Bridge. You may remember those two from 2014, Lacy and Miss Eva. Both have been diagnosed with cancer as well as a host of other medical issues. STRSE assumes all medical responsibility and cost of vetting and care for our Forever Fosters.

Sadly we did loose three Forever Fosters to renal failure in 2015.

Every single Scottie who comes into STRSE are medically evaluated, brought current on all vaccines, micro-chipped, spayed/neutered, and any illness or injuries are addressed and treated. They are also groomed and cleaned up as many are in bad shape and had their grooming needs neglected. They are then placed in foster care, where their personality traits are observed so that we can match the right dog(s) with the right family.

If they have any behavioral problems, we do send them into foster with a behaviorist to help them overcome the issue(s).

We couldn't do such wonderful work without the support from our Scottie family of supporters. We would like to thank everyone for your generous donations, participation in our fundraisers& events, all of the prayers and kind words, and most of all our faithful volunteers! Also a very special thank you to all of our adopters for giving these guys a second chance at having a great life with a loving forever family.  It takes a strong network of good hearted people who care for our beloved Scotties in order to continue our rescue efforts. Together we are the safety net for the homeless or displaced Scotties in need. STRSE works very hard to make sure that No Scottie is Left Behind! We take any Scottie in no matter the condition, illness or age.

Please visit and like our Facebook page for updates and information on our rescues.

Thank you for making 2015 such a success for our beloved Scottie dogs!

STRSE successfully adopted out 41 Scotties in 2015!

Job well done team!

Major, Gareth, Bessie, & Jude



Heartworm treated Scotties

Scarlet, Chalmers, Jude, & Watson



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We are saddened

Posted on September 1, 2014 by STRSE

We are saddened to announce the following losses to our cause & to everyone who knew them:

The Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast volunteers are saddened to  learn of the passing of one of our staunchest supporters, Beth Ealing of Sarasota, FL.

Beth was the proprietor of Max’s Dog Bakery and shared her home and heart with two Scotties, Pippen and Mac Jagger.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to Beth’s parents, brother, sister,  extended family and friends. Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast  thanks all who have made memorial contributions in her name.

Please keep Beth’s family in your thoughts & prayers.

It is with heavy heart that STRSE has recently lost yet another of our  valued volunteers & supporters, Debra Diana Basile of Jupiter, FL.

Debra passed away Sunday August 24, 2014 unexpectedly.  She was President of  Everglades Terrier Club and a huge supporter of Scottish Terrier Rescue  of the Southeast.  She is survived by family and her beloved dogs Riley, Bogie and Rex.

A memorial service is to be held for family and friends at Taylor &  Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center St, Jupiter FL 33458 on Saturday  September 6, 2014 at 11:00am.


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