(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Good with dogs,
Spayed or Neutered,
Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue is a registered 501(c)3
Web Site: www.aberdeenstr.com
***MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION before we will respond to email or phone inquiries. Thank You for your cooperation***
Please read listings fully to the end before applying for one of our beloved rescues.
WE ARE NOT A SHELTER; WE ARE AN ALL-VOLUNTEER RESCUE WITH FULL-TIME JOBS.
Please do not contact us to look at a dog. We will contact you once we have reviewed your completed application if we think your home might be a good fit. A reference check, phone interview, and home visit will be completed before meeting an adoptable dog.
We work quickly. Please do not submit an application until you are ready to bring a new furry family member home. Expect your references to be contacted shortly after submitting your application. We adopt out to homes in WA state, but require that you are present for the meet and greet in Newcastle, WA.
Our adoption fee is non-negotiable. The adoption fee is due on the day of adoption in the form of a check, Zelle, or cash. We no longer accept PayPal because of the percentage they take & their fees.
The heinous life Iris lived before we rescued her is unacceptable. Iris’s mind body & soul was been used as a breeding machine in a puppy mill in Missouri to make money off her back & had we not bid on her & all the other amazing dogs they would of been sold again to continued to be used to breed & live a disgusting life in a cage. We were able to bid on her & in fact bought her to stop having a life of misery over & over again for evil human beings to make money off her. Living her life outside in the stinking heat day after day then in the freezing cold in winter time in a metal tin can of a shed was over. Her life was instantly changing in that moment & only for the better. On this day we rescued a total of 14 breeding mums & dads & puppies who all they knew was to breed in a life of hell & then being sold to start the cycle all over again. Of course when we rescue these amazing souls they have had no veterinary care whatsoever & we have to start from scratch.
Now the real healing, love & devotion could begin & show Iris how she is supposed to be loved & adored in a loving forever home.
Iris was bought back to the WA state where she now is so happy to be here & can’t wait to find her new loving devoted forever home.
Straight from the moment Iris was rescued we knew she was so special. She even got to ride shotgun when rescued as she was instantly a favorite for being so sweet.
Her foster mum said her tail does not stop wagging, she is always happy even when her foster mum or dad just picks her up to give her love her tails doesn’t stop.
This was a scary one for this girl, if we had not been there & bid as much as we did she would of ended continued to be used as breeding machine for as long as a breeder wanted to breed her. As it is, who knows how many liters of puppies she has already had?
She had to be shaved down in some areas as she did have some matting. But she was so scary skinny when we rescued her. Her tail bone & hips protruded & they still do but she has put on weight since being in her lovely foster home but absolutely would need to put on more weight in her forever home.
Her foster family said since they have had Iris her whole coat has changed being more healthy & her cost changed in color since she is now getting great nutrition.
She is good with her baths & adjusted to being groomed, but not a fan of the hairdryer but is getting used to it. She does not enjoy her feet being shaved on her pads.
For everything she has been through, she adapted quite quickly to her very devoted foster home.
Her foster mum & dad said she is just so easy & such a sweetheart that sometimes they don’t even know she is there. They said she is a very smart & picked up on everything very quickly.
Her foster mum will be preparing her & her foster siblings their food & while waiting she will be asleep at her feet with her foster siblings.
She adores being picked up & held & cuddled they said, she just wants to be loved & she loves them back. Her foster mum also said she likes to go for wander & do her own thing.
The reality is, the foster homes are her real first experience at being in a home, with a tv, bedding she can snuggle up in, a roof over her head that’s not outside.
When she first arrived in her foster home she did not know what to do with the food & treats. But now she knows exactly what is going on & doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to eating. She is now obsessed with food in her foster home. Originally she could take it or leave it but now woofs down her food. In her foster home all of her food is made for her & she eats clean, with fruits, vegetables, proteins & grains.
She adores comfy beds & big comfy blankets because again the reality is, this is something she did not get to experience ever until she was rescued. She will want to snuggle up in bed with you & she doesn’t take up hardly any room het foster family said as she curls up in a ball.
She would still need work walking on her harness & leash as it’s all completely new to her. In her foster home she explores the fully fenced backyard & loves to sit outside in the sun but not for to long because she thinks she will be left outside.
She does not discriminate against breeds. But she can be bossy & want to be the boss especially if a dog is being naughty to her, she will sometimes be the fun police but will then want to snuggle up with that dog.
Iris rides beautifully in the car & considering the only times we know of was when she went to auction to be sold & when we got her & going home with her foster family & she has done so amazing in the car with her foster mum. We are looking for a crate free home for this little lady only. She hates crates & will refuses to go near them. Iris as you can imagine spent the first part of her life in a caged environment. We are also looking for a forever home for Iris where someone is home during the day or she can go with her people wherever possibly she can go with them.
Iris is looking for a forever home who will cherish her & love her as she should be loved & be patient with her & never give up on her.
Iris has been around many breeds of dogs all shapes & sizes in the rescue & in her foster home & she is currently with other dogs & adores other dogs. Iris needs to go to a forever home with another dog or dogs in the home, she enjoys the company of other dogs & we currently have her with other dogs in her loving foster home. Please do not apply saying your neighbors have a dog or family members or you will take her to places where there are other dogs. That will not work, another dog or dogs is mandatory along with a fully fenced backyard.
Iris is roughly 13 lbs, she is 5 years old. She is a Lhasa apso & what she is mixed with we are not sure, female, she is spayed by laser by our wonderful vets. She received a dental scale & polish, dental x-rays along with gum surgery & extraction of 4 premolar’s intermediate removed. She is microchipped, had all her shots, including DHLPP, Bordatella, rabies & dewormed.
We have spent far more on Iris with paying for her from a puppy mill auction in Missouri. Bringing her to WA with her travel costs, her flight fees flying her to WA. All of her medical care in WA including, neuter by laser etc & bringing her to WA then her adoption fee comes close to covering. Her adoption fee does not even come close to covering half of what we have spent on Iris.
Iris has not been around cats since being in the rescue, but it’s always up to the new family to be responsible with their animals together & we have not had her around small children so we do not recommend small children nor cats & it’s always up to the family to be responsible with their children & cats.
We were not there when Iris was conceived so we do not know who her parents were & it’s always up to the new potential family to look at the pictures & decide what they think her breed is.
As with all of our rescues & Iris’s friends she will need work on potty training & training, so this should be something the new family would be willing to work on & commit to. Please do not submit an application if you are not willing to commit to one of our rescues care for their whole life & that includes if they need training. Please do not email us asking is Lila potty trained or available, nor do we ship dogs anywhere as we will not respond.
We would never say anyone of our rescues are potty trained. Our rescues need homes where the people are understanding of their past & what they have been through & what they will need in their daily lives & not willing to give up on them & if they do need training in their new home will in fact take them to training & not just say they will when applying.
Please only submit an application if you are truly interested in adopting Iris & going through our process and have read her listing fully to the end & are wanting to adopt. If you are not responsive to our calls, emails or your references do not respond we will move on. Or you waste this rescues time, will remove your application from our system. You must be willing to go through our screening process which includes your references being checked, a phone interview & a virtual home visit via WebEx or Zoom due to covid & followed by a meet & greet & if it’s a good fit, up to our discretion. We will only be accepting applications for Iris who understands her needs & that meet all the requirements for this special sweet little lady. Once we find the right home for each little soul we work fast, within days so the dogs can go to their forever homes in quite a timely manner. We do not hold onto dogs for people as our goal is to save lives & please do not submit an application if you are not ready to adopt. We also cannot respond to every application unfortunately.
Iris has an adoption fee of $1585 & is ready for her truly loving forever home & compassion & understanding of what she has been through.