Twists and turns of fate fill the life of this spunky young brindle male Scottie. Dougall came out of the Midland, TX, animal control facility where he had been picked up as a stray. A lady whose mother has Scotties called West Texas Scottie Rescue to report that her mother had noticed Dougall at the shelter. WTSR immediately checked on him and found a filthy matted small dog that appeared to be a Scottie mix. His time was almost up at the shelter, so he was sprung by WTSR and taken to their rescue veterinarians. Dougall was running a high fever, his skin badly needed attention, and he was a very thin and hungry boy. He was thoroughly vetted by WTSR. Once Dougall was brought to good health and gained some weight, he was taken for grooming. Everyone was very surprised at the handsome brindle Scot hidden under a wild mop of hair!
Dougall had another very lucky turn of events when his picture and story were listed on the Texas Scottie Rescue Fund Facebook page. Almost immediately, Steve and Elaine noticed him and thought he would be a nice addition to their family. At home near Elgin, Dougall loves finding a lap to snuggle in and also enjoys running in his big yard with his doggie pals. Steve and Elaine have been active rescue volunteers and advocates for many years, and Elaine serves as TSRF treasurer. They are well known faces at area Celtic events and highland games where they set up Scottie Rescue booths. Elaine reports that Dougall comes alive at the festivals and gives a friendly and enthusiastic greeting to everyone who stops by. (That is an understatement. To watch Dougall work the crowd is something to behold. Watch for Dougall and his followers yourself!)
What a lucky boy to be rescued from a shelter because of a chance sighting, to survive a serious bronchial infection, and to end up in a loving forever home where he has a chance to be a rescue ambassador thanks to TSRF’s Facebook posting! WTSR thanks Steve and Elaine for giving Dougall such a loving home. (Dougall was first posted by TSRF in September 2012.)