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About Us

Scottish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue is registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.  We have no paid staff and are an entirely voluntary organisation. We are fully dependant on donations and fundraising efforts.

We are always very grateful for any donation we receive, however small it may seem to you. We also organise fundraisers every year so please keep any eye on our Events page!

We also have an Amazon Wishlist and this is updated regularly for items we need for our foster and kennel dogs 

 

The Rescue Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Everybody that contacts the SSBTR with a view to adopting an SBT, do so because they claim to love the breed. However, not many people seem to have taken on board that this is a rescue, we are not breeders, as such we are looking for kind, loving, permanent homes prepared to take on a rescue dog.

Sometimes you may see that our dogs are looking for homes without cats, children or other dogs in the home.  This is always because there is something in their background which means that if we rehomed with cats, kids and other dogs, the rehoming may not last. Please be assured we never put this criteria as standard and its purely due to the needs of a specific dog. 

If you are a genuine lover of animals and feel that you could offer a better quality of life to one of our” little darlings” then please go to  http://www.staffierescuescotland.co.uk/application-form/.

Please complete and submit the form. Please note we will only be in touch if we think we have a dog that potentially matches your circumstances.

 

How we work

Originally set up in England 1971 by Mr Vic Pounds, a branch was later opened in Glasgow in the following year by Mrs Joanna Mason. The Scottish Rescue as it is today was started in 1973 by Kay Carmichael (now the Dowager Duchess of Hamilton).

Our current Committee is:

                                    Amanda Wells, Chairperson

                                   Rachel Johnston, Secretary

                                   Anne Robinson, Treasurer

                                   Maggie Morgan, Trustee 

We are very proud to have Dowager Duchess of Hamilton, Kay Hamilton, as our Patron – she is the very reason the rescue exists and maintains this link with the rescue after decades of helping staffies

The Rescue operates all over Scotland. Individual members of the Committee each take a share in the workload. They are supported by a number of volunteers. 

Following the initial contact from an owner wishing to surrender their dog to the Rescue, a member of the Rescue will discuss with them what might be the best future for the dog. We can sometimes provide temporary foster homes. Should the dog require neutering, vaccinating or microchipping, this will be arranged. We also now look to provide behaviourist support for dogs needing a little bit more help.  If you wish us to rehome your dog, we do ask you make a donation to the rescue to help us to be able to help more dogs.

The Rescue operates strict rules for adoption.   Efforts will be made to find the right home for a dogs specific needs. This will involve advertising, or use of the Rescue’s extensive personal contacts. The Rescue maintains a list of prospective owners. In every case, before placing the dog, a visit will be made to the home of the prospective owner. The Rescue operates a fee system for placements and the current donation is £200.

 

Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to assist us finding dogs their homes. That means we look for people to homecheck, transport and assess dogs as well as task such as fundraising.  Please note, we do not have kennels so we do not look for dog walkers, except in specific circumstances.

If you think you can help, please email ScottishSBTR@gmail.com with the subject header ‘Volunteer’

 

Membership

As a charity, we need members in order to operate a fair and transparent rescue.  Membership costs nothing other than a wee bit of time for meetings and our Annual General Meeting. We are very keen to get more members on board. If you are interested, please email Scottishsbtr@gmail.com with the subject header ‘Membership’.

 

The Rescue relies entirely on voluntary donations and undertakes a number of fund-raising activities each year. 

About the Scottish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue

The Scottish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue is an entirely voluntary organisation. We are totally dependant on donations and fundraising efforts. To this end we are always very grateful for any donation you can afford, however small it may seem to you. We also organise fundraisers every year - see our Events page. These events are always lots of fun and we guarantee that at the dog show there is a class for EVERY dog whether pooch, Pedigree or three-legged mutt.

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