Sadly Rufus was surrendered to Rescue on his first birthday. His owner loved him very much, but was working long hours out of town and wanted Rufus to have a home where he could get the love, training and attention he needed. Rufus was very affectionate, highly energetic and extremely inquisitive, but had never had anyone to guide him from puppyhood into being a young adult Scottie.
After being neutered and thoroughly vetted, Rufus was fostered by West Texas Scottie Rescue coordinators Jeannie and Tom. He blended in beautifully with their current Scottie crew, and after several weeks they decided they couldn’t do without him. Rufus’ clownish personality and exploits keep things lively and keep his new family entertained in Midland. After several days of trying to figure out how their coffee cups were mysteriously emptied when left on a table or counter, the mystery was solved when Rufus was caught “red-pawed” on the kitchen counter with his nose buried deep in a cup. Amazingly, this small Scottie boy can jump from the ground onto a grooming table without a running start. The picture below shows “Mr. Coffee” looking through the window to see if he can spy an unattended cup!
WTSR is very appreciative of the selfless act that his former owner made when he decided it was best for Rufus to be in a home where someone had more time to spend with him. This lucky boy now has Scottie and human companions with him around the clock! Rufus was first posted on TSRF’s website March 25, 2013.
MacGregor is a very lucky fellow saved from death row with the help of several Texas Scottie Rescue Fund coordinators and volunteers. He was rescued from the Dallas area and transported to West Texas Scottie Rescue in Midland. This charming and loving very predominantly Scottie mix is a truly great dog. While his rescue journey has a very happy ending, his time with us made us very sadly aware of the plight of many Scottie mixes. MacGregor was boarded for four months before a foster home came forward for him. During his boarding time, he absolutely stole the hearts of the kennel staff and WTSR volunteers who walked him daily. This wonderful boy has all the great dog qualities wrapped into one package – he’s a perfect gentleman, has a heart as big as Texas, and is the personification of canine love and loyalty. His only fault was his longish legs that resulted from his being a mix.
WTSR had MacGregor treated for skin infections, a badly infected area on his tail, and infected eyes and ears. Once he was neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and tested negative for heartworms and tick fever, the long wait for his forever home began. After four months, MacGregor’s fortunes changed dramatically when a wonderful foster home came forward for him. MacGregor loved his life with Gary and Lynda and his three new doggie friends in Lubbock. He especially loved having a huge backyard to run and play in after his long term kennel stay. Just as he worked his way into the hearts of all of us who were involved in his rescue, he worked his way into the hearts of his wonderful foster family. He recently became an official member of their clan! This gentle boy is now safe and secure and deeply loved. Lynda and Gary truly appreciate the qualities that make him the very special dog that he is.
MacGregor is remembered with great affection by the many friends he made on his rescue journey. WTSR and Texas Scottie Rescue can never thank Lynda and Gary enough for giving him the loving forever home for which he waited so long. MacGregor was originally posted on TSRF’s website Oct. 15, 2012.
Remember Cricket? She is now Lola, as in “Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets.” Cricket is the cutie with Scottie Cramp placed by West Texas Scottie Rescue in Spring 2013. Her posting on TSRF’s website went up March 25, and Cricket got 2,469 “looks” on TSRF’s Facebook page. The right family surfaced thanks to tons of exposure on the Internet. Cricket needed a calm home because of her Cramp, and to be an only dog because she was quite “selective” about canine companionship.
Colin is a super sweet and smart Scottie lad of about five years old. He went through rough times, and was in bad shape when the West Texas Scottie Rescue ladies picked him up from a shelter in Southeastern New Mexico. About five years old, Colin had two types of tick fever, an eye infection, tape worms, severely infected ears, and non-malignant growths in his left ear. You can see from his “before” picture that he needed help badly. WTSR neutered him, brought his shots up to date, gave him a dental, killed the tapeworms, treated his ear and eye infections, and removed growths from his left ear. They also resolved his tick fever and implanted a HomeAgain microchip. In other words, Colin had the “works”. That’s what adopters can count on from Texas Scottie Rescue! See what a handsome guy Colin turned into from his “after” picture.
Colin needed extended foster care. He was fostered in San Angelo, and was very happy playing with the resident Scotties and even liked cats! A leash? He didn’t know what one was when rescued, but learned that lesson well. He surely did love, love, love toys from the beginning though, and snuggling in a lap. Colin learned so much, including house manners and how to use a doggie door. Colin’s downside was his talent as an accomplished escape artist. Libby and Ed curbed his escape career! In the end, Libby, one of the WTSR coordinators, and husband Ed, became so attached to Colin after his long stay with them for rehab and training that they just couldn’t part with him. By Summer 2013, Colin called San Angelo home, and Ed and Libby his very own humans . Congratulations, Colin. You hit the jackpot! (Colin was first posted on TSRF for adoption on Jan. 29, 2013.)
Adoption Pending. Hi! My name is Dougall and I’m a spunky young Scottie boy about eight months of age. My life didn’t start too well, but things are really looking up for me now. I was picked up by the dog catcher and taken to a shelter. I was scared, running a high fever, and very hungry. The ladies at West Texas Scottie Rescue came to get me just before my time was up and took me to their veterinarian so I could get well. Once my fever went away I was neutered, got my shots, tested negative for heartworms and tick fever, and got chipped with a HomeAgain microchip.
My first haircut was an adventure and the ladies were very surprised when they saw the beautiful brindle coat that was hiding under my wild dirty mop of hair! Seborrhea makes my skin oily if I’m not kept clean by regular baths with medicated shampoo. Baths are not my favorite thing but I’m putting up with them because they make me feel so good. I’ve gained a couple of pounds, and the doctor says I need to gain a few more. Having extra snacks right now sure is nice!
I love going for walks and do well on a leash once we get going. I also ride well in the car and enjoy playing with friendly dogs. Snuggling with people is high on my list of favorite things too. I’m very sweet and affectionate, and want a family of my own to love me and for me to love.
If you have lots of love and patience to help me through puppyhood, I’ll return that love many times over. If you are interested in adopting me, please fill out the online application at www.texasscottierescue.com and mention my name in the comments section. My adoption fee is $200.00. A securely fenced yard and home visit are required. For more information on Dugall, contact Linda Hill of West Texas Scottie Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org