For those that know me Scotties are near and dear to my heart and for us rescued Scotties are the only way to go. We have five ... Bert who is 9, Sam E who is 12, Miss Sassy who is 12, Mr. Murphy who is the baby at 7 and the last to join us this past October is Miss Katie and she is 12 also. Miss Katie came from a rescue in Minnesota called Memory of Monroe Scottie Rescue. Here is a link to their website http://www.memoryofmonroe.com/ Jan Seeger is a wonderful lady and is really passionate about Scotties. She covers the state of Wisconsin where I live also. Every year they have fund raisers and I donate items for the silent auction but this year something prompted me to do more. Sooo...I decided that every Scottie going through Memory of Monroe should have a doggie coat to call their very own. Some of these dogs come from puppy mills and have never had a kind word or a gentle touch. They have been so very cold in winter and stifling hot in summer. For them having a full tummy and a soft warm place to lie down instead of a bare wire cage is like heaven. Many have very sparse fur and are skinny so they can't retain the heat. And so far this winter in our area it has been cold. Jan sent me a photo of one of the latest little girls that is going to her new home this coming Saturday wearing hers. Her name is Carmel. She sure looks like a sweetheart.
You may not all be interested in Scotties....it may be another breed that captures your heart. That's okay. But...if you are interested in getting a new dog...please think about contacting the breed rescue of your choice and adopting an older dog. It is so rewarding. In the meantime....donate to rescue or your local shelter. Money, time, food. Even a dollar or a can of cat food helps them. There are other Scottie organizations that we donate to. They will also some day find themselves in print here at the Scottie Acres Blog. God Bless all those who work in rescue.