Thank you, Scottie Mom!

Yesterday, I got an email from ScottieMom wondering how far I was from San Bernardino, California because there was a Scottie in need.

Scottie Mom sent me this link (it may not work after a while)


so I’ll steal the picture

bernardinoIt looks like he’s in a sterile jail cell. The description says 3YO Scottie mix, but i think they say that about every rescue to avoid problems later for false advertising. Do you think that he is a mix? I called the government (City of San Bernardino) shelter in the morning- And was on hold forever. Now, this dog was scheduled to die like today-not on Scottie Mom’s and our watch. We had a sinking feeling when our phone calls to the City of San B weren’t returned. Then He wrote to Southern California Scottish Terrier rescue. A few hours later, we got an email back that the dog was adopted this morning to someone with Scottie experience. YAAAAH TEAM!

Thanks to Scottie Mom, we would have gone to there tonorrow (five hours one way) to pick up the little guy. Boo Hiss to government flunkies who should NOT be in charge of life and death matters. It’s 10 hours later and still no call back.

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I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

50 comments on “Thank you, Scottie Mom!

  1. Well, we’re glad he got a home. Imagine putting a scottie down…. that’s so sad. We wish he could have joined your girls. We’re so glad Scottie Mom thought about you! And you were ready to race there. You’d think peeps who worked in those shelters would do anything to help.

  2. Glad that baby was saved!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  3. Glad he got a home, he are a cutie.

  4. Wow. We could have made that trip as we live in Southern California. So glad Scottie Mom contacted you even if the flunkies didn’t get back to you. We’re so happy he got adopted!!

    • I don’t know to whom he went, just that they had “Scottie experience”. That seems to be a big point for rescue. If the dog is scheduled for euthanasia, why not give someone without Scottie experience a shot?

  5. PHEW!!! Glad someone saved him!

  6. YAY, great news that the Scottie got a new home but this idea of putting healthy dogs down has got to stop! (do it to the officials who can’t be bothered to answer the phone instead!)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. Love a happy ending. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Oh I’m so happy he found a home before the DEADline. Those things make me so sad – perfectly healthy animals killed. This little guy was one of the lucky ones……

    Hugs, Sammy

  9. So glad that a home was found.

    Boo Hiss on the peep who did not return your call…

    • It was the government. Instead of returning the call, the employee (won’t call them workers) was probably daydreaming about the cushy pension after 20 years “service”.

  10. A big happy ARRRROOOO that this guy found a furmily literally at the last minute. It’s sad that this government guys never called back and that they had NO heart for a little dog in a dangerous situation….

  11. Situations like this just make us sick. You have a lovely dog with so much love and shelters Euthanizing. We seem to be a society of throwing the baby out with the bath water. Twice I have been turned down in the rescue system ~ once for saying I had a vet lined up to operate on a Scot going blind and second because I made the remark that I believed in obedience training and loved using my dogs as service/companion animals. I was told I had to high of expectations and would stress the dogs.
    Like Euthanizing is a better answer ~ GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!!
    Glad the little guy got a home.
    Sweet William The Scot

  12. Close call, glad this story has a happy ending.

  13. Quite happy for the turn out of this one, but sheesh!! Their listing on Petfinder makes it sound very urgent and then when one responds urgently, one gets no response? Glad we aren’t in San Bernadino, it would be hard, knowing this about their shelter!

    Edgar and his mum

    • I was in SB once. I would have gone again but this time I’d be prepared. I would have had a clothespin on my nose. I’d never go back unless I had to (this would qualify).

  14. City shelters are the black hole in municipal bureaucracy. It makes you wonder if they specifically advertise for uncaring Simon Legree types to run their agencies. So glad there’s a happy ending and that cutie has a fur-ever home. Yay team! Kudos to you guys. 🙂

  15. Glad that little sweetie got a home instead of the death chamber. Your peeps and Scottie Mom are pawesome to try to save this little guy. Mom can’t look at the photo b/c it breaks her heart to think what a close call this one was.

    Aroo to you,

  16. He did not look like a mix. We are happy that the Scottie was adopted.

  17. Yes, but you got it done another way. Some government agencies are awful. That one sure is.

    What a lovely post. I’m going to be thinking about this little cutie getting a second chance for a very long time.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  18. Phew!!!!! OMD, I almost had a heart attack reading the furst few lines, thinking something terrible happened while you guys were ‘on hold’!! Crap!
    I loves a story with a happy ending….
    I think I need a margarita now….
    Ruby ♥

  19. Oh…that makes us so happy…glad someone stepped up to save him form the STUPID government types….don’t thing most of them know how to use a phone…..guess it didn’t put any money in their back pocket!

    The Mad Scots

  20. The bird could have flown there in half the time. You gt to leverage your resources.

  21. Phew. God loves all animals!

  22. I’m so glad this little guy found a forever home! Mr. K was about his age when I adopted him from Pets, Inc. It was such a fund age! I was not an experienced Scottie Mom at the time but I think we’ve managed just fine. Thanks for your help on this one, Kismet. Much love, The Scottie Mom.

  23. glad he got a home,but that wasn’t great on the lack of communication from the shelter,xx Speedy

  24. WOW! Amazing, you guys saved this dog’s life!

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