What we do
Rocky Mountain Scottie Rescue, Inc. rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes Scottish Terriers in the Rocky Mountain regional states of Colorado, Utah, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming and Arizona.
RMSR is a volunteer-based tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the Denver metro area of Colorado.
Most of the dogs in our program have been relinquished by their owners for many reasons which may include: a new baby, illness or death, job relocation, economic hardship, dog behavior or the Scottie does not fit their lifestyle, and divorce. Occasionally a dog may be transferred to us from regional animal shelters.
The average age of a rescued Scottie with RMSR is 6.8 years. These adult dogs make terrific companion animals. We would love to adopt out young Scotties, however, the reality is the RMSR rarely sees very young dogs in its program.
All Scotties entering the Rescue Program are responsibly cared for, which includes:
- Full medical checkups from a licensed veterinarian
- Spaying and neutering
- Updated vaccinations
In cases where more extensive veterinary care is indicated, the Scotties receive whatever care is deemed necessary for treatable conditions. Our cost to care for a rescued Scottie averages more than $740, but the companionship of a loving Scottie is well worth the cost.
Each Scottie is placed in their own dedicated and caring volunteer foster home. This allows them to feel loved and secure while being evaluated for behavior and temperament. Foster caregivers are at the core of our program. Their assessment of and experience with the dogs in their care help make the transition of the rescued Scottie easier for both dog and adoption family.
Despite the extensive vet and fostering costs, our adoption fee is reasonable. We may waive a portion of this fee depending on the Scottie’s age and health.
Wonderful Scottish Terriers are in need of rescue and a fresh start all over the country.
There are many volunteer opportunities available for friends of our beloved breed of Scottish Terriers
We recognize there are times when it is necessary to find a new home for a Scottie