Sydney, Looking for Love

Jan 4, 2020 | 2020 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures, Lee Juslin

by Lee Juslin

Sydney is a friendly Scottie mix that is about eight years old. He was sent to a New York City shelter, and they contacted NY/NJ Scottie Rescue. Sydney had a number of health issues including an unidentified lump on his throat. He also needed dental work, and since the rescue has no health records, he was given a thorough vet check-up plus blood work. Although the shelter made sure he was vaccinated, he came into rescue with kennel cough which is not uncommon with dogs coming from shelters, so he was quarantined and is now kennel cough free.


When he came into the shelter, his coat was very matted, so the shelter shaved him. His coat is now growing back and looking as it should, and he has no skin issues. The lump was removed and proved to be only a benign fatty tumor. He has gotten a clean bill of health from the vet.

Sydney was overweight, but he has been on a special diet to lose weight and happily is making progress.

Sydney is an easy going, friendly dog. He does not need a fenced in yard as long as he is walked regularly. He does need to be on a leash if there is no fenced-in yard.

This gentle boy is okay with other dogs but would be just as happy as an only dog. He would be a good companion for a middle aged or older couple or single person who can spend at least part of the day with him and does not regularly travel away from home.

Sydney is looking for a forever home with love and care as he didn’t have good care or love in his previous home.

Most rescues, like Scottie Rescue of Greater NY/NJ, take in dogs that are in need of vet care which, as we all know, can be expensive. Rescues need support and donations to do their work. Most are 501C3 charities so donations are tax deductible. Please think about making a generous donation to your favorite rescue, so they can continue to save and care for dogs like Sydney.

Learn more about Sydney and his pals in Scottie Rescue, volunteer, apply to adopt a rescue, or make a much needed donation. Visit the Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue on their Facebook page or their website:

Website: Scottie Rescue
Facebook: Scottie Rescue on FB

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Lee Juslin is a free lance copywriter living in North Carolina with her husband, Scott, and her band of misfits: Tarquin, a Wheaten Scottish Terrier, and three handicapped cats. They can be seen on their website: Hampshire Hooligans. She owns I B Dog Gone, a small embroidery business and is the author of the Nurse Frosty books for children and Frosty’s Story: Tales of a Therapy Dog. She supports a number of national and regional terrier rescue organizations.


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