• Falling for Skye

    Falling for Skye

    I didn’t think I’d ever fall in love again after Dougal died however I hadn’t met Skye yet.I had love within my heart but I thought the special stuff had all gone … then I saw her.  

    I looked eagerly at the resident Scotties standing in a row at Karen’s looking for her, I had gone to pick her up to foster her and then a tiny little senior girl pushed through the clan and she looked at me with what I thought was almost fairy dust within her eyes they glistened so brightly. 

    There was Skye confident yet quiet… although I saw her vulnerability she shone. From  that first day she just seemed to know that all was ok as if someone had whispered in her ear that she was going to be adored.

    She seemed to know her new home she seemed to know … Dougal’s walk along and through the fields, the little wood the Robin feeding times …..  she just seemed to know all about the routine I lived by… which was Dougal’s. 

    Skye began to blossom. She had a hair cut. She had good food. She had Scottie friends that we would meet up with often and she curled up in Dougal’s bed as if she had always been here.

    She never barked, not once but she had a low growl if a puppy or a dog sniffed her for too long … she didn’t suffer fools. She was a Scottie. She woke me every morning by looking at me. It was uncanny. Every day I would wake up early and there she was, staring up at me from the bedroom floor, at the corner of my bed. She said a lot with her eyes. 

    I was only suppose to foster her for a couple of weeks however when the time came to look for the very best home for her I realised she was already there with me. I realised I loved her as I did Dougal which even today astounds me. 

    We lived with love and respect for each other until the day came when I saw that it was our last day on this earth and how sad I felt, but she gave me the strength to get through that day and in my arms I felt her travel to Rainbow Bridge with dignity and with love.

    How I loved that little rescue. Just 6 months we lived together but how we lived it, is what counts.

  • Dylan


    Woof everyone – I’m Dylan and on Jan 5th 2022, Karen brought me to my foster home. I loved it so much and Jim and Claire loved me, so they adopted me. I am super happy here so wanted to tell you about my day!

    Today we are at the caravan. Around six thirty I wake Mum up with my usual ‘Rurmph’. If Mum’s a bit tired I may need two Rurmphs. Sometimes she puts trousers on but normally she walks me in her pyjamas. We go for a walk and sniff around the park, I see lots of rabbits, ducks and perhaps another human and their dog.

    When we get back to the van, Mum chops me some carrot (my favourite treat). I poddle around to Dad to say hello and have some fuss and we then all go back to sleep.

    I nod off for about an hour and then my tummy rumbles so I wake Dad up to get my breakfast. I do love my food and I have put on a bit of weight since January so Mum makes Dad weigh my breakfast out now as he was guesstimating and giving me too much.

    Dad will have his breakfast and then take me for another walk, we tend to go further and take a different route, I get bored going the same route as I like different sniffs. I love to say hello to other dogs and I hate rubbish so sometimes I bring it back with me for Mum to throw away. Mum did call me a womble, but I don’t know what that is!!

    I love to be taken out in the car to go for walks. I think National Trust properties are my favourite. After my morning walk it’s sleep time, either on the sofa or decking, wherever Mum and Dad are.

    Dad is busy putting a ramp in for me as I struggle a bit with the caravan steps and don’t judge them right and bang my chin. I’ll try it later, it looks like fun!

    I always help Mum in the kitchen, when she’s cooking. She’s very messy and drops stuff, but I help her clean it up.

    The television goes on for lunch time news and I always keep one eye on it in case there’s an animal story I can watch and bark at.

    I was known as the barky boy, but I don’t bark much nowadays, although I do talk to Mum and Dad a lot! I am very good at tapping Mum and Dad’s foot if I want something and they have to guess what it is: it might be because I want a snack, a wee, to play or just some love and a tummy rub. Sometimes I get all four!

    It’s another walk after the news. Today we went down the riverside at Shrewsbury. We then called at the local hospice. I had lots of fuss off everyone whilst Mum and Dad had a drink. Mum also shared her cake with me, my favourite is Victoria sponge. Back home then for an afternoon siesta.

    I wake up for play time and love a ball game although biting a football or a rugby ball is my favourite. I’ve even found these on my walks and brought them home too.

    Tea time soon and another couple of walks before bed. I like to chill in an evening whilst Mum and Dad potter around doing odd jobs, but I always keep one eye on them to make sure they’re close.

    Today’s been another lovely day. Mum’s just chopping my carrot for bed – sweet dreams all xxx

  • Rescue Stories

    We have found some lovely new homes for our scotties. We’ve helped join a few complementary rescue centres with people on our lists, people who have then gone onto adopted a scottie from elsewhere. The list is short : Eilidh / Badger / Ralph / Lottie / Hamish

    Below are scotties that have come into our care and how now found their lovely new forever homes.

  • Celebrations – August

    Here’s a few celebrations taking place this month. If you’d like to participate in next months celebrations, just send us your photo and details to newsletter@scottierescue.org and we’ll do the rest .

    Saturday 6th August

    Tayler and Sparta

    Wow , where did those 7 years go! Today is the 7th birthday of Tayler and Sparta, two of the “Resident Scotties” of Scottie Rescue Trust UK. They all play a role within the organisation in helping us to assess the characteristics of the little rescues that come to us.oday is Fabi’s 9th birthday. She’ll be celebrating in style with her son, daughters and

    Wednesday 17th August


    Sunday 21st August

    Bella and Guiness

    Wednesday 31st August

    Today is Fabi’s 9th birthday. She’ll be celebrating in style with her son, daughters and grand-daughter, and no forgetting wee “Broch”.

  • Pawsome Walks

    Here we will be sharing some fabulous walks that our scotties have taken us on. If you live locally to any of these walks and you’ve never been on the ones highlighted, maybe you might fancy taking a wander down those paths one day. Don’t forget to send us your article though, so that we can share it with others. Send it to newsletter@scottierescue.org

  • Rescue Update

    We continue to receive lots of completed application forms for a scottie. Unfortunately we do not have any scotties currently looking for a new and lovely forever home. However we have had quite a few scotties come into the Trust since we started in 2017 and we will hopefully be bringing you updates of all the scotties that we have had the pleasure of finding lovely new homes for. Check out our posts for “Rescue Stories”.

    Again, thank you for your patience. 

  • Forthcoming Events – August



    Thursday 4th August

    A few of us are going to check out this lovely place and hopefully make further plans for a clan gathering : The Outwoods is 110 acres of ancient woodland to the south of Loughborough and is one of the oldest surviving woodland sites in Charnwood

    The Outwoods consists of a variety of different routes and walks, including an easy access path with a bird feeding station. There is a 24 hour car park for visitors, a children’s natural play area and a cafe. The north side of the ancient woodland is home to an display of beautiful bluebells during Spring every year.

    The Outwoods is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by Natural England, which means it is protected by law to conserve its wildlife and geology. It is also part of the ancient Charnwood Forest and is the most easterly part of the National Forest.

    Wednesday 10th August 2022

    Ashover Agricultural and Horticultural Show takes place every 2nd Wednesday in August in the village of Ashover, Derbyshire – full details can be found here  This year it will be taking place on Wednesday 10th August 2022. We hope to be attending with a few scottie friends, and of course some scotties. If you can join us, that would be great. Email us at newsletter@scottierescue.org if you fancy coming along and we can make arrangements to meet up.