(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
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, but if the potential adopter is willing to pay the fees we will accept PayPal.
The absolutely sweetest girl you will ever meet, Miss Merci was in a brutal cold cement cell in a kill shelter in CA. Her picture broke us with her missing her fur. Her skin was all red & she had a coat on with her big beautiful eyes begging for help. 1 of our ladies seen her picture & started crying. We knew from the moment we seen Merci’s picture in the shelter we had to rescue her because absolutely no one was coming to save her. How she ended up there is mind boggling.
On this day we actually got 3 dogs out of 2 different high kill shelters in CA & this was a great day.
Now the real healing, love & devotion could begin & show Merci how she is supposed to be loved & adored in a loving forever home.
Merci was bought back to the WA state from CA where she is now so happy to be here & can’t wait to find her new loving devoted forever home.
We will never ever understand how Merci ended up in the kill shelter in CA. She is not the girl you see in these pictures to the girl we got out of the shelter. It’s unbelievable how different she looks now. Her skin was red, her fur was barely there & she was begging for help. She is beyond grateful to get out of that hell hole & is such a soft gentle little soul. Our vets said while she was there they all grew to love her & when it was time for her to leave one of them almost made us cry with how much she loved Merci. She was nervous at first but realized very quickly that everyone there adored her.
Merci’s foster mum said, she has such a easy going personality, loves everyone, from other dogs, to kids, to all adults. Wags her little tail furiously & constantly. Loves attention & cuddling. Slept next to me in my bed all night & snuggled up against me. Playful & energetic, healthy eater, knows basic commands, easily trainable, follows people around & wants to be with us. Licks us lovingly & she has no dislikes.
Merci loves to be loved by you picking her up & snuggling with her. The reality is, the foster homes are her real first experience at being in a home, & be cared as she should be. Once she knows & trusts you she will be your best friend. She is a little nervous at first but that does t last long at all. She is worried about what’s going to happen to her now?
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 also wants to sleep in bed with you & just to be with you.
Merci is really good with being bathed & groomed, she is so tolerant. Merci loves to eat & is a wonderful eater, she is not shy about that.
She would still need work walking on her harness & leash as it’s all completely new to her considering we don’t know if she was taught until coming into the rescue.
Merci loves her dog friends so much in both foster homes she was so good with the dogs. Not all the time, just when she feels like it but loves sitting & laying with the other dogs. She does not discriminate against breeds. Merci’s new forever home must have a fully fenced backyard. She has always been with other dogs & she adores other dogs so in her forever home another dog or dogs is mandatory in her forever home for her to have her best life.
Merci rides beautifully in the car & considering the only times we know of was when she was transported to WA & when we got her & she had done so amazing in the car. We are looking for a crate free home for this little lady only. Merci as you can imagine spent such a long time in a caged environment. We are also looking for a forever home for Merci where someone is home during the day or she can go with her people wherever possibly she can go with them.
Merci 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.
Merci has been around many breeds of dogs all shapes & sizes in the rescue & in her foster home in CA & WA state & she is currently with other dogs & adores other dogs. Merci needs to go to a forever home with another dog or dogs in the home, she absolutely adores them. 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.
Merci is roughly 8.5 lbs, she is 7 years old & a toy poodle, what she is mixed with we are not sure, female, she is spayed, treated for eye discharge for 7 days, which is all cleared up. She had a major dental with a scale & polish along with dental x-rays. Merci had gum surgery & extractions of 3 minor premolars, 1 minor molar & 4 minor incisors removed. Her fur was so thin & missing in places, her nails were long & overgrown. Her fur has been growing back in beautifully from when we first got her. She is up to date on her shots, including DHLPP, Bordatella, CIV, rabies & dewormed.
We have spent far more on Merci with bringing her to WA with her travel costs from CA, her medical care in WA, etc & bringing than her adoption fee comes close to covering.
Merci 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 had her around older children & she has done amazing with them, & is fostered with them but it’s always up to the family to be responsible with their children, cats & dogs.
We were not there when Merci 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 & Merci’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 Merci 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 Merci & 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 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 Merci 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.
Merci has an adoption fee of $850 & does not even come close to what we have spent on rescuing her & medically. She is now ready for her truly loving forever home & compassion & understanding of what she has been through.