Via eMail... 11/16/2011
in today for his second round of puppy shots. The vet said he was a beautiful puppy! Well put together - she said
he was nice and square, short backed, great tail and ear placement and that his coat was the nicest she has seen on a Scottie
puppy. She said usually the puppy's that come in are soft and fuzzy. Not Whisky he has a nice wire undercoat and
his color is beautiful. The only thing we have noticed is that he has only one testicle but he is still very young and
we hope it will drop soon. Sindee and Dale he is smart smart smart! lol He is a big eater and is so entertaining!
He sleeps through the night but that has been the case since the first night. Never have I had a puppy sleep this good!
We will send pictures soon!
Chad and Gina
It Doesn't Get Any Better Than Shady Nook!
If you want a quality Scottie from quality breeders, run, don't walk, to the phone and call Sindee and Dale
Hart. They're fabulous to work with and truly take the time necessary to answer all questions... as well as ask questions
of you. They want to be sure YOU'RE right for THEIR puppy; that's how much they care about their dogs and the people who welcome
them into their families. It's been 4 years since my MacLeod passed away, so it was time for another Scottie. I researched
breeders for months and kept coming back to Shady Nook. I'm happy to say that Greta is a beautiful, jet-black puppy who is
full of life and full of Scottie attitude. She's awesome and so are the Harts. Thanks so much, Sindee and Dale. You guys are
the best! I highly recommend Shady Nook Scottie Farm!
Reviewer: Susan, November 13, 2011
The puppy we got from Shady Nook is amazing! He is healthy and well mannered. If we ever get another puppy it
will be from Shady Nook. The process to get him was really easy and they want to be your partner not just your breeder.
Reviewer: Cole, November 9, 2011
So Happy With My MacKenzie!
I had a wonderful experience with Shady Nook, and I would definitely recommend them again and again. I purchased
a 10 month old black brindle female Scottie, and have named her MacKenzie. Sindee and Dale were wonderful - I had great conversations
with them prior to purchasing Mac. They were very detail-oriented and patient, answering all my questions. They gave great
directions to their farm, and upon arrival to pick up my new bundle of joy (what a pistol she is!!) they had a welcome sign
personalized, just for me. I'm highly confident of their integrity and honesty, as they had me do "homework" and check their
references. I did indeed check several references, and have heard nothing but rave reviews. You can add me to the list of
rave reviewers - you won't be sorry with your own little bundle of joy from Shady Nook!
Reviewer: Amy, October 26, 2011
Two Beautiful Pups
We decided to adopt a Scottie and interviewed several kennels. When we contacted Shady Nook, the search was
over. They are fantastic breeders with exception stock. We ended up getting two. Our pups are both beautiful and our vet says
they are two of the finest she's ever treated. The communication with Sindee immediately lets you know these are dedicated
and loving breeders. I can go on and on, but the best I can say is, "If you're interested in a Scottie, look no further".
They are the best all the way around. If you pick them up and need to stay over, the Sheraton in Louisville is very dog friendly
and happy to have them there. Two Happy People with Two Great Pups.
Reviewer: John, September 29, 2011
We lost our black scottish terrier on January 3rd of this year. We then lost our wheaten
on February 3rd also this year. I searched on the web for a breeder. After searching extensively, I kept coming back to Shady
Nook. I was impressed by their references and reviews. July 12th our little princess was born. She flew into Charleston on
September 10th. From the moment I held her in my arms I knew she was the ONE. There was no adjustment period at all. It was
like we'd had her for years. She's not stingy with her puppy kisses for which I am thankful. There is nothing like puppy breath.
She is the most beautiful, loveable puppy. She also shows her terrier side quite often. If something doesn't please her, she
lets us know !! Sindee and Dale were awesome, too. They were always available to take calls or answer e-mails. When we're
ready for another puppy we will defintely go to Shady Nook again. Thank you Sindee and Dale for our little puppy.
Reviewer: Olga, September 15, 2011
My husband surprised me on my birthday with a note in my birthday card explaining that I would be getting a
puppy. We lost our previous Scottish Terrier 4 months ago and it was time to move on. He research breeders online and felt
Shady Nook Scottie Farm was the one for us. He spoke with the owners and felt they were knowledgeable and sincere about breeding
the best possible puppies. In the weeks that followed they kept us updated on the birth of our puppy and her growth and development.
We picked her up at the appropriate time and enjoyed meeting Sindee and Dale. We feel they are truly caring and excellent
breeders of Scotties.
Reviewer: Darlene, September 11, 2011
Love our Shady Nook Scottie!
After losing our beloved Scottish Terrier Kenzie way too soon at 7 years old, we began to
seek out a breeder for another Scottie. We wanted to find a breeder that was responsible and trustworthy. Shady Nook Scottie
Farm excels in both respects. They are by far the best Scottie breeder in the Mid-West! We were completely informed about
the puppy that was selected for us and we were kept updated on her growth and development. We always looked forward to getting
pictures of her every week. When we visited Shady Nook to bring our puppy home, we found the facilities to be very clean and
well kept. We absolutely adore our puppy and have been amazed at how smart and well mannered she is. We will be calling upon
Shady Nook for another puppy in the future, nothing else would do :)
Reviewer: Becky, September 9, 2011
Hi Sindee and Dale,
Just a short note to say that the Babys
are doing just fine. Just had their rabies shots this morning. They're growing bigger and stronger everyday!
My Husband just adores these pups. All during the process from February until they came to us, he was kind of low key
about everything, but as soon as they got off the plane-OMG -He's just sooo good with them. And he's the one training
them. Just wanted to say thanks again for giving us such BEAUTIFUL PUPPIES!!!!
Carol , via email from the Bronx,
NY - Aug 27, 2011
Shady Nook Scotties have great temperaments!
I was looking for a scottie for a family pet and came across Shady Nook. I watched the site for six months before
contacting Sindee and getting on the waiting list for my scottie. Luna arrived three weeks ago and is fantastic. She fits
right into our family. First of all she is beautiful. She flew in to NY from Indiana, Dale made sure that Luna made her connecting
flight and that we picked her up. She was wonderful from the first second we had her. She was clean, healthy and ready to
play. Our vet said that it was obvious that she was a product of excellent breeding. Luna is very smart and lovable. We can't
remember a time that she was not part of our family. I recommend a Shady Nook Scotty to anyone who understands and loves the
breed. Scotties are not for everyone but Shady Nook is for every Scottie lover.
Reviewer: Louise, August 27, 2011
Oustanding, loving, and caring breeders
Sindee and Dale are both caring and loving breeders. I knew two other families that had purchased their scotties
from Shady Nook and they both raved about their puppies, so I was very confident when I purchased our Max from them. I also
verified contacts with other dog owners and they also gave great reviews. After talking to SHNF I felt they both were very
knowlegeable about breeding scotties and keeping their health a priority.I would definitely recommend them for purchasing
a scotty. Our little Max has won everyone's hearts here. Awesome people!!!! Joan in Illinois.
Reviewer: Joan, August 27, 2011
We Love Our Shady Nook Scottie!
We found Shady Nook Scottie Farm (SNSF) online and liked the look of the website, so I called
Sindee. We talked for over an hour about Scotties, SNSF, and their policies/procedures. Sindee gave me an assignment to email
about 10 of their previous customers for their review of SNSF-all gave glowing reviews. When the puppies were born, we chose
our pup, made our deposit, and began receiving weekly photos of our puppy. Because SNSF was only 3 hours from our home, we
were able to drive to SNSF to pick up our boy, "Jock". We were impressed with the nice clean place the puppies were kept,
and the Hart's obvious good care of their dogs. All along the way, Sindee and Dale were very clear about prices, policies,
etc., and using Paypal made payment a snap. Our puppy is a gorgeous boy, smart and funny-couldn't have asked for a better
Scottie pup! We would recommend SNSF to anyone looking for a reputable Scottie breeder, and they're nice folks, too!
Reviewer: Lea, August 14, 2011
JOYA - my sweet little scottish terrier
I purchased the prettiest little scottie (black) from sindee and dale hart. on July
31, 2011. they are such wonderful people and I really trust them. They are very particular with the puppies.
I waited a long time to get my little darling. She is just a delight and looks like a little fur ball. Her personality
is certaiinly that of a typical scottie. They take such good care of their litters. The biggest surprise when
I got home with her was that she was already potty treined. She always goes on papers. I wasn't expecting
that to happen a second time. You see my first scottie died in October, 2010 and she was also potty trained, however,
I didn't know sindee & dale then and she was purchased in KY and they only had the one litter and they were born in December
1995. If you are familiar with the breed I would rate SHADY NOOK FARM the best there is to purchase one. They
take the best care of them and have them vet checked for everything you can think of. I am so fond of them and their
loyalty to their scotties and when you see them you will understand what I mean. Oh, I forgot to mention they forward
me, and everybody that purchases one, a weekly picture of them and tell you how much they weight every week. I
just couldn't say enough positive things about them. They are the best!
via email from Sylvia, Aug 13, 2011
Reputable Scottish Terrier Breeder
We are very happy with our Scottish Terrier puppy. It is clear to us that Sindee and Dale take very good care
of the puppies. They also ALWAYS did what they said they would do. They sent pictures every week of our puppy, along with
information on how she was doing. They were very conscientious when flying her to us. We would definitely get another puppy
from Shady Nook and would recommend them to our friends.
Reviewer: Sharon, August 13, 2011
Great Experience, Greater puppy!
We just received are new puppy five days ago. What a great dog she'll turn out to be! My wife discovered Shady
Nook Scottie Farm while doing research on the internet. I'm glad she did! Our experience with the Harts was wonderful. No
surprises at all! There website explains everything about buying a puppy from them. They do a great job informing you how
your puppy's growth and welfare is. We had absolutely no worries about shipping. Without hesitation would I recommend Shady
Nook Scottie Farm. Brian Greene
Reviewer: Brian, August 10, 2011
From day one dealing with Sindee and Dale Hart was a wonderful experience. They are so helpful and will answer
all your questions, no matter what they are. There puppies are the most beautiful Scottie puppies I have ever seen. I am just
thrilled with my 2 puppies.
Reviewer: Carol, August 3, 2011
The best breeder you will find out there!
I cannot say enough good things about Shady Nook. First of all, they
have integrity and do all the right things to make sure that your puppy is disease free, not like some breeders. They are
friendly and open to any questions you have. I personally spoke to several of their references and everyone was unanimous
in saying what fantastic dogs Shady Nook Scotties are. I love that they send you weekly pictures of your puppy as it is growing,
even before you get to take them home. Also, they will ship to different cities in the US - which was great for me because
I couldn't find any breeders I liked in my area - and once I found Shady Nook, I didn't want a dog from anywhere else. :-)
If you are looking for a beautiful, healthy puppy for your family, call Shady Nook. (Misti Lusher in Oregon)
Reviewer: misti, July 19,
via email, 06/24/2011...
You and Dale have made owning a Scottie so wonderful........ you have beautiful animals, and
just as importantly, the happiest Scottie owners I have had the pleasure of 'meeting'. Your philosophy is what will
keep the breed healthy and allow so many owners the joy of knowing Scotties at their best. I toast Shady Nook Scottie
Farm and wish you all only the best. Thank you for all the time you gave this person who truly found life without a
scot at her side less tha whole.
via email, 06/21/2011
Sindee and Dale,
Thought I would send you new pictures of our girl Nessie.Is
she not wonderful and we love her so much. She weighs 12 lbs now and had her first hair cut. I hope you both are doing
well and Thank you again for our Baby.
via email, 06/03/2011,,,
I was just on the Shady Nook website looking
around ! It's so fun to see Tina and Silky's grown up puppies !!!!!!!!! Tina is just GREAT ! Everyone LOVES her
almost as much as we do ! Her hair is almost fully grown out and she looks beautiful after Thursday's grooming. Gregor's hair
is getting as shiny as hers since taking NuVet. Now, they look so much alike, people ask how we can tell them apart. I
want to send pics of the two together. She is not "in love" with the camera, as Gregor is. She is more accepting of my iphone.
We have many pics of her, but I want a good one of both. We three just ADORE her. She and Gregor love playing
with toys and share well. She's made him younger !
We are so thankful to have found Shady Nook Scottie Farm and our precious
girl! We're working on her weight with walks and crushed ice as rewards for both, and we continue with the
Blue Buffalo. I'll send pics when I can get some good ones. Thanks for helping to heal our
sad hearts with our happy Mollie Tina. Best wishes to you, Dale, and ALL of your fur babies.
scotty male born december 25,2010
jack is a wondweful puppy. he is very energetic and smart. his coat is beautiful.
the harts make the transaction easy. every thing is planned and went without problem. when we are ready for another scotty
we will definately purchase from shady nook.
Reviewer: marilyn, June 5, 2011 [ Delete ]
Recent Purchase from Shady Nook Scottie Farm
I just wanted to let you know that both Sindee and Dale Hart from Shady Nook
are topnotch! They run a very professional breeding business. I recently purchased an adorable 9 month old wheaten male from
Sindee and he is the love of my life. Everything we discussed on the phone prior to my arrival was true and accurate. Upon
arriving, I found myself lost and Dale drove out to the main road to greet me and let me follow him back to the farm. Also
contacting Sindee was very easy, she always calls you back if she happens to be on another line or not available to take your
call. I would highly recommend Shady Nook Scottie Farm as a place to get high quality bred puppies. When I get ready to add
a little female Blue/Black pup to our family, I will definitely be calling Sindee! ... Jayne in Ohio
Reviewer: Jayne, May 10, 2011
Shady Nook Puppy Purchase
Sindee was so helpful when I started my search for a Scottish Terrier puppy.
She told me all the things I should ask a breeder to be sure I was getting a healthy puppy. I put my name on the Shady Nook
waiting list and after talking with other breeders I decided I wanted to wait for a Shady Nook Scottie. I recently purchased
a 6 month old female from them and this has been a great experience for me. I would definitely recommend Sindee & Dale
as Scottish Terrier breeders. They are doing a great job with their dogs!
Reviewer: DEBORAH, April 30, 2011
Puppies from Shady Nook Farms
We purchased a puppy from Shady Nook Scotty Farms in Jan,2011 We drove up from
Alabama to get her.She is a beautiful little Scotty and very smart. Her health is great and we could not be more pleased.The
Harts are very nice people and wonderful to deal with.I would get a dog from them again. They send you wonderful pictures
and answered all my questions right away. They are really trying to make this breed better and they take great care to do
this. We are very Happy with our puppy!!!!
Reviewer: Sarah, April 19, 2011
When we began to search the internet for a place to buy a Scottish Terrier we were lucky
enough to find Shady Nook almost immediately. We called Sindee on a Sunday morning and had a great conversation about Shady
Nook. I soon became evident that Sindee was interviewing us, not the other way around. She takes great care to insure that
the people she sells to will provide a healthy and loving environment for their Scotties. She outlined the process for us
and explained exactly what she would do and what we were expected to do before and after we aquired our puppy. She did everything
she promised exactly as she said she would and we became the happy owners of a wonderful, healthy Scottie (Winston) on 3/11/11.
He's the hit of the nieghborhood with adults, children and other dogs. We recommend Sindee and Dale Hart of Shady Nook Scottie
Farm without any reservation. Mark and Randa Wilbur, Grayslake, IL.
Reviewer: Mark, April 13, 2011
via email April 4, 2011....
Hi Sindee & Dale!
Zoey will be 10 mo. old on April 14th and we love her more
with each passing day. Have been taking her for walks on the beach when the tide is out, I can unleash her and she can
run and play with her doggie friend we go with. We also have a new dog park here and I've taken her there a few times,
she is very social. She is going to experience her first airplane ride on the 29th, we're flying to IN. for a couple
weeks to attend our son's masters graduation. We'll return to FL. on the 10th of May, then we will drive up in June
to stay at our condo this summer. Just wanted to give you an update on this dear doggie's life in FL. She is keeping
Wisconsin loves Shady Nook Part 2
We have had our Shady Nook Scottie, Gus for 2 years now, and he has been our best find ever!
But we both work and Gus seemed lonely so we thought hmm we need another Scottie. So we called Sindee and Dale Hart and they
were very supportive! We had thought an older Scottie would be a good choice and then we saw Gorby needed a home. There was
no hesitation! Gorby has been with us for over 2 months and has completed our family. Gus is very accepting of his new brother
and Gorby is another wonderful example of excellent Scottie temperment. Shady Nook Scottie Farm breeds the best of the Scottie
and our black and blond duo are living proof! They charm both young and old and love to meet everyone! Amy and I highly recommend
Reviewer: Rick, March 27, 2011
via email Mar 25, 2011.....
Dear Sindee and Dale - We are really enjoying
little Ivy. She weighs 8 lbs. Tme for a new bed. Her little head hangs over the side when she sleeps.
We had some troubles with are older dog. He loves her and plays with her but he started having accidents in the dining
room corner after we had walked him. The vet assistant suggested that we walk him alone .Maybe Ivy was distracting him.
She does walk alot slower than him. They are just precious together. We took Ivy to my office one afternoon to
show her off and she was really good with the little children. She rolled over on her back and let them rub her belly.
Ivy is my new alarm clock. She wakes me up at 7:14 almost every morning. I haven't been late to work since we
brought her home. I,m looking forward to when she can jump upand off the bed. Sammy will not like that because that's
the only way he can get away from her when he is worn out. She keeps him moving ! We are really crazy about her.
Shady Nook Scottie Farm
We recently bought a male scotty from Shady Nook Scottie Farm. I want to say
how professional, nice, knowledgeable and helpful Sindee and Dale were all along the way. We were updated with beautiful pictures
of the puppy from when it was born until just before we received him. The puppy who we named Franklin Fala is beautiful. He
is smart, well adjusted, and loveable. He has blended in well with our family of two cats and two dogs. I am so pleased and
I recommend anyone looking for a Scotty, to purchase one from Sindee and Dale Hart at Shady Nook. We had Franklin shipped
by plane from Indiana to New York and all turned out well. The puppy was fine after his long flight and adjusted right away
into our household. We are very pleased!
Reviewer: Gayle, March 24, 2011
2nd Time Scottie Puppy Purchaser-Just as thrilled
I am a second time buyer for Shady Nook I'm proud to say, and that is because of the quality
of the first puppy that I received, the excellent rapport that I had with the breeder before and after the sale of first puppy,
and after seeing Shady Nook Scottie Farm for myself. The first words out of my vet's mouth when he saw my puppy were, "You
picked out another fine Scottie puppy!"-so it's not just my opinion. Sindee, wanted so to provide me with a puppy that first
time that I called when my 13 year old Scottie died in my arms, knowing what I had just gone through, and told me that she
would call me when she had a puppy for me. She did and I cried again and could hardly wait to go get him. This time, my 19
month old Scottie just needed a baby brother Scottie,so Sindee came through again. She sent pictures every week, just like
us getting an ultrasound when I was pregnant. Now with the two boys we feel like we are complete all thanks to Shady Nook.
Reviewer: MIKE, March 6, 2011
Highly Recommend this Breeder
Once you have made the decision that a Scottish Terrier is the right dog breed for you,
the next step is to find a quality, reputable breeder. I highly recommend Shady Nook Kennels. Sindee and Dale are truly committed
to providing the best quality Scotties available and equally committed to insuring that their newly adopted parents are prepared
to receive and care for them. Upon being notified that our 2 puppies were born, Sindee was very proactive in keeping us informed
on their progress, vet check-up updates, weekly photos and several emails on how they were doing. When it came time to arrange
for their transportation, Dale helped us through the process and we received 2 healthy, happy pure bred scotties. It was a
wonderful experience, Dale and Sindee are very professional and caring breeders and if you are serious about getting the best
possible Scottish Terrier, look no further than Shady Nook Scottie Farm.
Reviewer: Don, March 2, 2011
We have recently purchased our second Shady Nook scottie, Dougan, to join our first scottie,
McQuiddie, 14 months. Both puppies had to be shipped to Texas and both times, it went without a problem. We are delighted
with this breeder; we couldn't be happier with the adoptions. Both puppies have delightful temperaments and are gorgeous.
Dale and Sindee will help you through every step of the process. Have no fears about purchasing from them. Their puppies are
well worth the extra money you pay for them.
Reviewer: Yvonne, February 27, 2011
a super positive experience
We are so pleased with our new scottie puppy. She is adorable . Our vet said
she is very healthy. Sindee and Dale do a great job. It was such a positive experience from the first phone call. When we
picked up our puppy we were so impressed with the cleanliness of their facility. We got to see several puppies and the mother
of our puppy. They were all very well taken care of. I would recommend shady nook scottie farm to anyone wanting a first class
breeder to work with.
Reviewer: nancy, February 27, 2011
Top Quality Committed Breeder
Since our first contact Sindee was always professional and honest. She's passionate
about her dogs and take care of them as if they were human beings. Always using quality foods, proper facilities and regular
medical checkups. She always lets the females rest plenty before the next litter in order to ensure proper body recuperation.
Sindee also gives you access to other buyers emails once you decide is time to purchase. This is done to ensure you get the
most feedback about everything Shady Nook and to get a sense of what Shady Nook is all about. Personally, after picking up
our puppy and getting to know the facilities, Shady Nook is my first and only Scottish Terrier breeder. You can't go wrong
with this one, totally worth it. Did I forget to mention that even after buying, Sindee still checks with you? That is true
professionalism and passion for the job.
Reviewer: Juan, February 6, 2011
I have purchased two adult scotties from Shady Nook. Both dogs are wonderful
and have been very healthy. Contacting them is simple and quick, and both Sindee and Dale are honest and a pleasure to deal
Reviewer: Brit, January 25, 2011
Our little Scotty who is now three months old has been a bundle of joy. We
received her in early December from Shady Nook Scotty Farm. Upon our arrival,it was so nice to meet Sindee & her husband.
Sindee has been a wealth of information on helping us with our Scotty. This is our second Scotty so we knew the personality
we were looking for in the breed. Lily, our Scotty puppy, has a great personality. She is smart, playful, minds very well,
and doesn't know a stranger. She has blended in nicely with our lab & westie & two cats. Our vet was so impressed
with her beautiful coat and picture perfect health. She has been a great addition to our family. I would highly recommend
shady nook Scotty farm to anyone who is looking for a Scottish terrier.
Reviewer: Dee, January 24, 2011
Happy With Our Scottie Girl
We bought a retired 6 year old female from Shady Nook. We also have a 6 year
old male, who was very lonely after our 14 year old died. We are ALL so happy with our beautiful little girl ! The Harts are
very knowledgable about the breed and were very good about answering our questions and making arrangements for her transportation.
Everything worked out perfectly !
Reviewer: Ouida, January 14, 2011
Thank You Shady Nook! You Guys are the BEST!
We purchased a Scottie from Shady Nook and couldn't have been happier! When she arrived
it was Love at first sight. Our Beautiful Girl was everything we were promised and More! It was obvious she had been raised
and treated like a member of the family and was not kennel raised. She was well socialized to people and other animals and
fit right in to our home. I Highly recommend this seller. You can't go wrong getting a Scottie from them...
Reviewer: Brenda, January 13, 2011
My sweet little Duffy from Shady Nook Scottie Farm
So many wonderful things to say about Sindee & Dale... The first time I
talked to Sindee , it was like talking to my best friend. They have so much knowledge about Scotties. They e- mail pictures
every week of your puppy& you fall in LOVE before you get your baby to it's forever home. Duffy is the most Beautiful
Scottie I have ever seen just like his older brother Truman!!! If you can't go get your Scottie , Dale will ship the baby
to you, save & sound & when that baby comes out of that crate he will have a million kisses for you. If I need to
ask a question they are right there for me with the answer. My next Scottie will be coming from Shady Nook & it just might
be a little girl... Yipeee Trust this wonderful couple & you will get the most beautiful ,loving little package ever.
Reviewer: Claudia, January 8, 2011