Adopting a Scottie

Each year STECS find new homes for Scottie dogs in need. There are many reasons why dogs are rehomed – sometimes family circumstances change and owners can no longer look after a dog, perhaps an owner passes away and unfortunately sometimes dogs are neglected or maltreated.

If you want to adopt a Scottie dog you must first ensure that you have the time and resources to devote to a dog. Feeding, walking and veterinary bills can take time and money so you must be sure that caring for a dog is right for you.

Scottie temperament

It would also be advised to research the Scottish Terrier breed if you are not already familiar with them. As, while being very loving, have also been described as stubborn.

They are sometimes described as an aloof breed, although it has been noted that they tend to be very loyal to their family and are known to attach themselves to one or two people.

Adoption process

The process to adopt a Scottie can take time as it involves an application to a regional co-ordinator who will arrange to meet with you in your home to ensure that you can accommodate a dog. It is important that the co-ordinator learns about your family background to ensure the right dog for you. You may also have to join a waiting list for a Scottie dog.

Adoption application

Anyone applying to adopt a dog from STECS is sent an adoption application form which gives details of family background so that we can match the dog to the home. These applications are returned to the regional co-ordinator, who is also notified whenever there is a dog needing re-homing in his/her region. The co-ordinator can then sort through the applications and try and find the best match.

Download the STECS adoption application

Pet Insurance

All our rescue dogs now come with free 5 week insurance from Agria.


Re-homing co-ordinators

If you are interested in adopting a Scottie please contact your local co-ordinator on the map below. In the event that you are unable to make contact please phone 07891 203 212 or 01772 601 169.


Carol Annan 01360 550 230
Postcodes: PH, PA, FK, G, KA, ML, DG, KW, IV, AB, DD, KY, EH, TD

07891 203 212 or 01772 601 169

Northern Ireland

Ian & Maud Hall-Keens 028 8164 7179


Penny Gutridge 0128 683 0817
Postcodes: LL, SY, TF
07891 203 212 or 01772 601 169
Postcodes: SA, LD, CF, NP

North East England

Gill & Paul Simms 0164 232 0826 or 07974 531 604
Postcodes: NE, DH, SR, TS, DL

Magda Teale 07891 203 212 or 01772 601 169
Postcodes: HG, YO, LS, WF, HU, DN, BD, HX, HD, S

North West England

Cath Marchbank 01772 601 169
Postcodes: CA, LA, FY, PR, BB, L, OL, WN

07891 203 212 or 01772 601 169
Postcodes: WA, M, CH, CW, SK


Karen Clayton 01629 810 595

Postcodes: LN, NG, LE, DE, ST, DY, WV, WS, PE

West Midlands

Tony & Caroline Hart 01676 522 173
Postcodes: B, CV, NN, MK

South East/East Anglia

Cath Marchbank 07891 203 212
Postcodes: NR, CB, IP, CO, CM, ME, CT, SS, TN

Rob McCleod 01403 891 125
Postcodes: GU, RH, BN, TN

07891 203 212 or 01772 601 169
Postcodes: GL, BS, SN, OX, RG, HP, SL, PE, SG, AL, LU, HR, WR

South West

Liz Bradley 01963 240 494
Postcodes: BH, SO, PO, SP, SN, TR, PL, TQ, EX, TA, BA, DT

Nick Sanders 07769 687 588 or 07768 932 254
Postcodes: GL, BS, SN, OX, RG, HP, SL

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