The Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York Rescue adopts to applicants in the northeast US. Our adoption process consists of completing our application document located at www.stcgny.org under the rescue tab (.pdf file is there for download), then checking the references you provide on that form. Finally, a home visit is scheduled to see where the dog would be living. Please feel free to contact us by email or phone to ask any questions, or for more information to help you make your adoption decision. Our club has set the adoption fee at $350, but for older dogs or those needing continuing medical care, we use a sliding scale for fees, as we understand the adopter will have additional expenses. We prefer to complete the screening process prior to meeting the dog you are interested in, but you can meet them first if that is more convenient for you. But, please understand that you cannot take the dog home with you until the screening process has been completed and your application has been approved by the rescue committee. Your cooperation will speed up the process! Our rescues are spayed or neutered before adoption, unless there is an age or medical reason prohibiting this. They are examined by our vet, vaccinated, checked for intestinal parasites, tested for heartworm and 3 types of local tick borne illnesses. Many are microchipped. They are professionally groomed if that's possible. Older dogs or anyone undergoing surgery will have full bloodwork done to verify their general health status. Other procedures may also be done as indicated before they are available for adoption. Copies of all these medical records, as well as any we are able to get from their past history, are provided at adoption time. You will be asked to sign a meet and greet form before meeting them, and an adoption contract if you adopt them. Please ask if you have any questions, we're happy to share any information about ourselves and our rescues!