Scottie Rescue

San Francisco Bay Scottish Terrier Rescue

Rescue is in need of Foster Homes!! If you have room in your heart and home to care for a foster scottie, or you can provide a “forever” home for a rescued Scottie please email : or call:

Debby Knous 650–345–0245
Alice Ramsauer 408–738–4656
Pam Jewell 916–372–5003
Nancy Taverez 707–769–8699

After you contact Scottish Terrier Rescue, the next step will be to complete and submit the  Application for Adoption Online 2016.

The Adventures of Miss Sally Sue and Mister Mister McTavish!

Sally Sue & Mr. McTavishBounding in the house like a bolt of lighting, were two high-energy Scotties, who were wondering if this was just one more stop on their travels or was it as Debby promised a home forever!

Miss Sally Sue or aka “Long Tall Sally” was the first to size things up, hmmm the pillows on the couch can go sliding and flying with just a slight kick, the coffee table sitting in front of the couch seems to be the track markers for a good chase with her brother when things slow down.  Of course she had to give everything the sniff test and kept looking back at Debby to say is this it- are we finally home or this just another stopover?

Mister McTavishOn the other hand Mister- Mister McTavish or better known as “no-name” since he didn’t know his real name, (skinny and weak), was following his sister around, looking for cues of whether this place just might work.  While trying to stand proud and confident as a great Scottie should, he was certain to be within sight of where she was and what she was doing. Of course at meal time, that was his domain, a little sirloin mixed with kibble seemed to convince him this place just might work.

As you might imagine, the first night all in all went smoothly, as good visitors, they happily ate the dinner provided by the hosts, then proceeded to sleep in the guest bed provided….although it must have seen crowded, because the hosts were there as well.

Over the next couple of weeks, the hosts became guardians and started laying down some rules (of course they were seldom if ever obeyed) and a routine started to form, walks with their own personal trainer, Tim along with their buddies and a fun loving aunt named Debra became a regular companion on their adventures who kept telling them everything would be all right.  The only break in the routine, were the days when Debby came back to take them off to get “tutored” or something like that…..

Things are sure different here than in Sacramento, bicyclists go wheeling by, buses hiss at every corner, dogs seem to walk everywhere with their owners, and the parking in the city, oh well that’s another story; life seems to hold an adventure everyday.

All in all this is everything Debby promised, lots of love, good food, our place on the couch and of course the garden!  This is a place called home…..


11 thoughts on “Scottie Rescue

    • Hi Norma – unfortunately no, we would not ship a Scottie. It sounds like you are not in the SF area? If so you can try breeders listed at the national Scottie club here:

      Or if you’re in the SF Bay Area you can fill out the adoption application on this page and reach out to our Rescue chair, Debby Knous at 650-345-0245 for more information. Thanks for your interest in our club!

  1. Do you have any available Scotties to adopt? We live in Fresno and currently have 14 month old Westie. Our last Scottie at 1.5 years left us with a serious cancer. He just a puppy. Wonderful dog.

    • Hi Richard – I’m sorry that your little Scottie passed away. If you are interested in possibly adopting a rescue through our club’s Scottie Rescue program, please reach out to our Rescue Coordinator Debby Knous at or 650–345–0245 – she can give you further information.

  2. Looking for female, preferably Wheaten Scottish Terrier for our year and 5 month old. Would like to breed or just find a companion for our sweet Louie.

    • Hi Mary Jane —

      Wheatens are adorable aren’t they? The best resource through our club to find a puppy is our breeder coordinator, Lisa Kincheloe. You can email her at and she can distribute your information to any of our members who have dogs available right now. Thanks!

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