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Thinking of Adopting a Rescued Cairn Terrier? WELCOME!!!

If this is your first visit to this page and you are considering adopting a CPCRN rescued Cairn - Thank You!  Please browse this page, check out our Adoption FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), and then fill out an Application to add a new four-legged member to your family!

Fill out an Application for Adoption!

Come Blog with CP!

Please visit our Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network Blog!

Follow this link or go to: http://www.CairnRescue.Blogspot.com from any location on the web. Updated regularly by our CP Volunteers, this is the daily place to go to get a preview of In-coming Foster Cairns, Lost Cairns and pet food safety alerts, as well as lots of helpful information about dog care, New CP videos, and much more! 

Happy Endings and More!

And our Post Adoption Blog is a treasure trove of not only CPCRN follow-ups and happy endings,  but good, solid information on how you can improve relations and time spent with your own dog, whether they are a former Col. Potter Foster Cairn or not!  Please follow our link or go to http://PostAdoption.Blogspot.com from any location on the web.

After you read all the current stories on what's happening with some of our adopted dogs, scroll down and see the informative links and articles on various subjects such as dog food, getting skunk odor out, how to house-train an older dog, how to dremel your dog's nails, and much more.  Please be sure to bookmark our Post Adoption Blog and visit often!

NOTE:  If you want to submit a Post Adoption Story and photos, please e-mail us at: cpcrnpostadoptionblog@gmail.com

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He-Tubes, She Tubes, We All You-Tube!

Please visit the CPCRN You-Tube site and view our many great videos!  Lots of happy stories to enjoy, but be advised: You may want to have a few tissues handy!  Please visit our You-Tube videos and leave a comment!

Not Quite Ready to Adopt?

Finally, if you cannot currently adopt, there are Many ways to help - with your valued donations and as Volunteers.  CPCRN is 100% reliant on Volunteers and Supporters to accomplish all the things that happen every day in Cairn Rescue:  Rescuing dogs, fostering, rehabilitating, vetting them - and the list goes on!  There is tremendous effort and dedication involved, setting things right and doing everything possible to find our rescued Cairns the perfect, Forever Home.  Our wish is to help each rescued Cairn to live a life full of the Love that every dog dreams of - and deserves!  Please consider donating and/or volunteering if you can.


"Saving just one dog will not change the world,
but it surely will change the world for that one dog."

 

 


NOTE: Please be aware that during a National Holiday Season, it may take us a little longer to respond to you. We apologize and appreciate your patience.


IMPORTANT: Before applying for any dog, PLEASE read the FAQs which explain our adoption approval process, especially if you have children under the age of 12 in your family. Also, please be certain you are applying for a dog currently in the CPCRN program.


Cairns For Adoption

Cairns in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network lists Cairn Terriers and Cairn Mixes that are available for adoption from many other organizations, shelters, and rescue groups as a courtesy in a sincere desire to help find homes for all Cairn Terriers in need. All Cairn Terriers and Cairn Mixes which are in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN) program can be easily identified by the little pink heart graphic (shown above) directly to the left of the dogs' listings. Cairns in our program are available for adoption through our CPCRN program.

If you see a Cairn which is currently available and is in our CPCRN program, please submit an Adoption Application. However, if the dog is not in our Rescue program, please contact the organization, shelter, or individual listed in the dog's description under "Contact" for information about him or her, as our Adoption Applications are for CPCRN dogs only.

Please Note: The Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network makes no claim that dogs listed on this site without photographs are in fact Cairn Terriers or Cairn Terrier mixes. The exception to the above disclaimer would be Cairns that have been listed by various members of the Cairn Terrier Club of America or their regional affiliated club members.

Previously Placed Dogs: To keep our list of available dogs current, it would be greatly appreciated if you would notify us of ANY dog that you have determined to be previously placed so that we may update our list of available dogs.

The following Cairns and Cairn-Mixes are available for adoption. The dogs are listed by state/province, and the states/provinces are in alphabetical order. The majority of CPCRN dogs can be transported anywhere in the United States and Canada. Please do not feel you have to confine your search to your specific state or region of the country.

This listing is by far not a complete list of all available Cairns, although it is updated on a regular basis.

Any CPCRN dog with one of the following notations in his or her description is NOT currently available for adoption, and Applications will not be accepted for it:

Not accepting any more applications on this dog This dog has an adoption pending   This dog has been adopted

LEGEND
= Dog is part of CPCRN rescue network
= Dog urgently needs rescue
click for more info
= Dog has a Foster Grandparent
= Dog has special needs
= Dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
click for more info
= Dog needs a Guardian Angel

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          ALABAMA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Yoshi
Age:
9 yrs
Born 2/01/2006

Gender:
Male

Weight:
26 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
AL Foster Home; Huntsville

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.
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03/17/2015: Yoshi is the perfect affectionate little snuggle bug. He is very attentive to his person and always waiting to see what you can do together. He is awesome with other pets, dog or cat, male or female. Yoshi will be a wonderful constant companion for someone who loves the terrier disposition, appreciates their humor, affection and loyalty.

Adoption Application [mb0317][0317]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


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          ALASKA

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          ARIZONA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Kimee
Age:
Born 6/7/2006

Gender:
Female

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
AZ Foster Home; Apache Junction

Special Considerations:
Grain free diet

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.
Would you like to sponsor this dog?

UPDATE 3/8/15: I am so happy in my foster home, and time is flying by. I have two sisters. They both are Cairns like me but they are so different. My black brindle sister is easy going and never, ever makes a fuss. My other wheaten sister bugs me all the time. If I want to play ball she barks and steals the ball. It makes foster Dad mad so we cannot play as long as I would like. We sometimes get into fights. Food is a big problem so I have to be fed alone. She is good for teaching me stuff though. She taught me to open the door by pushing on it. I never ever bark when outside and cannot get in but Scrappy barks and barks until foster mom opens the door. I thought it would be nice to tell you some of my favorite things:

1. I love sitting on foster Mom's lap when we are out for a ride.
2. I love walks in the desert because there are so many great smells.
3. I love it when people come over and play with me. I love to eat so be careful what you leave lying around.
4. I have beautiful ears and I am pretty cute but I HATE having my picture taken.
5. I would be a very good dog for a family.

UPDATE 11/6/14: Hello everyone. It is me Kimee, giving you an update on my progress. The good news is my hair is growing in! I want a forever home, but my allergies are still acting up. I have been on a special diet but my scratching and itching still persists. I am off to the doctor today to discuss what else we can try so I will be giving you an update later this week. I am camera shy so I know when my foster mom gets that camera pointed in my direction - it is time to hide! Still, if you could see how cute I am you wouldn't be able to resist me!

UPDATE 9/14/14: The ‘Hot, Hot’ summer in Arizona is almost over and I can feel fall in the air. I have been in my foster home since mid-July and I have two foster sisters. We go everywhere together. I have to say that I am the active one in this family. I love to play ball and chase rabbits. One of my foster sisters is jealous and always hides my ball in the toy box if she can. My foster mom says I have the prettiest ears she has ever seen and this makes me happy. I have to tell you up front, I have some issues. We are working on finding out what is causing my allergies. I am on a special diet of kangaroo (not sure where they get kangaroo in Arizona) and rabbit food. I like it. This is a 6 week trial and if my hair starts to grow back and I can stop itching and scratching, then I will be ready for my forever home. You have to look beyond this and see my warm and loving heart. I am the gentlest of dogs and love children. Yep, the more children, the better. Keep reading my blog and I will keep updating you on my progress.

08/07/2014: Please welcome Kimee to the Col Potter family. She is petite, sweet and looking for a forever home. Her outside is in bad shape due to poor diet and allergies, however her temperament could not be better. She was surrendered by her most recent owner, and despite having 4 owners in her short life she is loving, trusting and playful. She is fitting in nicely with her foster family. Kimee has had training on the leash and loves playing with her ball. She will learn housetraining while we get her coat in better shape, so she will need meds for a while. Our goal to get her off all drugs. but for now she needs special attention and her treatment is very expensive. If she had gone to a shelter they would have put her down. Unfortunately humans tend to look at the outside of the dog not the inside when adopting.

Adoption Application [da0807][0312]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


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          ARKANSAS

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Skitch
Age:
1 yrs
Born 6/6/14

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
AR Foster Home; Cave Springs

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.
Would you like to sponsor this dog?

UPDATE 5/6/15: Skitch has been in foster care for a little over a month now and he’s really settling in. He gets along great with the three resident dogs, and especially likes to follow our senior girl around the yard and try to get her to play. He sleeps quietly in his crate at night and loves spending time with foster dad - who is his most favorite person of all. Skitch is working hard at learning to go outside to do his potty chores, and although he’s not yet 100% reliable, he is making great progress. We expect that soon he will be awarded a gold star! Also we now know Skitch’s lineage. The results of his DNA test show that he is a bulldog-Yorkshire-Manchester-terrier-poodle, or in other words, a true designer dog! But most of all, he’s just a sweet little guy who desperately wants to love and be loved by a family of his own. So if you have room in your home and heart for four extra paws, a wagging tail and a cute pug nose, consider Skitch.

04/04/2015: Say hello to Skitch! This youngster was found wandering the streets and taken to an animal shelter where Col. Potter quickly came to his rescue. We’re not sure yet how “Cairnish” Skitch is, but a DNA test has been done, so we’ll know soon. Regardless, with his squashed nose, underbite and little flopped ears, he is definitely 100% cute and adorable! Skitch is settling into his foster home and adjusting to life among the pack. He can be a little rambunctious at times (after all, he’s only 10 months old!), and has an odd habit of running in circles but he’s working hard at learning doggie manners like playing nicely with others and doing his business outside. Skitch does have a couple of minor handicaps. Although you could never tell by looking at him, he is deaf in his right ear and blind in his right eye. That doesn’t slow him down though! Skitch is sweet as he can be. When you pick him up he just sort of melts into you and looks up adoringly with those big brown eyes. He loves being held and petted and his most favorite thing of all is to lie beside someone on the couch or chair and just snooze away. While he is not quite ready for adoption, we think Skitch would do best in a home where his people are with him most of the time and where there might be another fun-loving pup to keep him company. If you’re looking for a furry companion full of life, love and devotion, Skitch could be your guy. Stay tuned for more updates, coming soon!

Adoption Application [ds0404][0507]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


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          CALIFORNIA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
SinJin
Age:
~7 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
24 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
CA Foster Home; Sutter Creek

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.
Would you like to sponsor this dog?

UPDATE 5/16/15: SinJin is adorable. He was a little timid for the first two weeks and followed me from room to room, never letting me out of his sight. He loves to be petted, becas he would immediately roll on his back to have his belly scratched. In the past two weeks he has really warmed up - much more affectionate; plays nicely with my Callie; comes when he is called (usually). His personality is much more apparent now. He's started playing with his toys, and he's so cute to watch. He barks a bit more than I would like him to, but there is a lot to see and hear in my yard (neighbors, other dogs he can see down the street, etc.) He loves to eat but is polite and patient while I prepare his food, and doesn't jump or cry. If I could, I would never let him go - I love him and so would anyone lucky enough to adopt him.

UPDATE 5/6/15: Watch Sinjin talk to foster Mom: Sinjin 5/6/15

04/18/2015: Sinjin joined the Col. Potter family two weeks ago when his former family surrendered him to our love and care. Sinjin arrived in an “ungroomed” condition and with a previously untreated bacterial infection so the little boy received an immediate grooming session and appropriate medical treatment. He has almost completed his antibiotic regime and the formerly flaky, itchy areas are resolving. Although his coat from the neck down is currently very short, it’s apparent that Sinjin has handsome black brindle coloring. He has settled in with his foster family and enjoys being both inside and outside. He is very sweet, housebroken, crate trained, and easy going. No dog is perfect, but Sinjin is very close to it! He loves the yard hose and when water is sprayed towards him he jumps in the air, twirls, and tries to bite the spray. Although he arrived with toys, he hasn’t played with them (yet). He is very good at taking naps, walks, and receiving/giving love. Foster Mom has a strong feeling that Sinjin is destined to join his forever family very quickly - so make your move now!

Adoption Application [ca0418][0528]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Yuli
Age:
~2.5 yrs

Gender:
Female

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Gray Brindle

Location:
CA Foster Home; Roseville

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.
Would you like to sponsor this dog?

UPDATE 4/27/15: Yuli continues to do well at her foster home. She has become much more trusting although she still occasionally cowers and drip-pees when we want her to come or when we pick her up. Housebreaking is coming along very nicely though, as long as we keep to the schedule. She is extremely loving and affectionate with her foster mom and dad. She loves to cuddle on the couch, the bed, the chair - basically where ever there is cuddling to be had! She is a champ on the leash. She is much better than our own dogs, (sorry Rufus and Charlie!) Yuli is very easy to bring on drives as well. She just settles in and relaxes.

Last weekend we took her to the Pacific coast where she got to play in the sand and run with foster dad along the water. It was likely her first time at the ocean but although it was a little scary at first she warmed up to the whole beach scene very quickly. Yuli loves long walks, but she needs her boot on when these walks are on hard surfaces. Otherwise her front paw nails will start bleeding.

We also brought her to a restaurant where we had dinner on the patio while Yuli sat quietly under the table. At the hotel Yuli was happy to sleep in her crate and all in all showed herself to be quite the perfect travel companion. Yuli is the sweetest little dog! We think she may have had a rough start in life and been left by herself a lot. If you have a little patience with her and show her love and attention she’ll be happy to give you her little heart. Visit Yuli’s Facebook page for some pictures from her latest adventures: Yuli on Facebook

UPDATE 3/12/15: Hi there! I'm doing really well at my foster home, but I'm still here waiting for my forever home. Do you like to go for walks? My foster mom takes me on walks all the time and it is so much fun! How about going for a drive? We also go on car rides and all the people we meet are smiling because I'm so cute. I'm now really good at going upstairs but I need a little help going down again; it is a little scary. But besides that I can do anything! I'm ready to give you all my love with a wagging tail and a tilted head and some sweet kisses. Just tell your matchmaker that Yuli is the one for you!

UPDATE 2/14/15: Yuli has come out of her shell and is a happy and playful 2.5 year old dog. She loves our walks, the dog park and car rides. She is very easy to bring anywhere and greets everyone with a wagging tail and a tilted head. She knows her name and comes for attention any time. She gets along really well with our other 2 Cairn terriers. She sometimes loses her courage and needs a little encouragement to move forward going up and down stairs. Yuli will be a great dog in most any home.

02/01/2015: My name is Yuli, although the shelter called me Eileen because my head is tilted. On January 17, 2015, the nice people at the Col. Potter Rescue found me a nice foster family up in Roseville, California. I was really afraid about the whole thing at first but I quickly realized that they were not going to hurt me in any way. They have two other Cairn terriers who show me the way to do things here.

I had a head trauma when I was little, so my head is tilted, my eyes crossed, and I have some balancing problems. I like to walk in circles. I walk like a soldier, lifting my legs up high. I get a little nervous when they take me out for walks because there are lots of different surfaces that I have never stepped on before. My favorite thing to do is play around with blankets. The longer I live here, the more my personality comes out!

Adoption Application [jj0201][0429]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
13 years old
M
04-18-2015
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          COLORADO

Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
5 years old
M
05-19-2015
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          CONNECTICUT

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          DELAWARE

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          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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          FLORIDA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Kyler (Mix)
Age:
~3 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Pensacola

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.
Would you like to sponsor this dog?

UPDATE 4/5/15: Kyler is sporting a new look. I took off some of the wild hairs and gave him a sleeker look. I think he likes it! Kyler is a gentle dog and he is learning to trust me more. He is not so scared when I pick him up and when I bring him onto the couch with me at night he stays next to me. He is comfortable enough now that he will sleep next to me on the couch. Kyler will follow me in the house and outside but still not ready to come all the way up to me. There have been times he was SO close and almost ready to do it. He is very happy hanging out with his female Cairn companion - he is playful and respectful. Kyler is ready for adoption. He would love to have another dog for a companion and a person who would love him.

UPDATE 2/22/15: I adore this little boy! He is still timid but trying so hard to trust me. When we are outside in the yard he wants me to play with him. It seems to be when inside he has less confidence probably due to the smaller space and him not being able to escape me as well. He now knows he can have things and they are his. He has figured that out so well that he carries his toy outside with him. When I let him outside after his evening meal he rushes over to his bed to grab his stuffed toy. Now he has started to bark with the toy in his mouth when he is outside. Kyler has a distinctive hound bark and it's pretty funny hearing a muffled hound bark! Kyler is very good about getting treats, my Cairn girl gets the treat first then I give one to Kyler. He knows to wait. He still will not eat his food with me nearby, he will barely take a treat out of my hand. He will ever so gently try to get the smallest portion of the treat and then move away from me to eat it. If he is in his bed and I give him a treat he drops it on the bed and will not look at me. I lift his head up and rub underneath his muzzle so he will look at me. I'll talk to him and tell him he is a good boy. I'm trying to raise his confidence. I've worked with him allowing me to take toys and chew items away from him. Initially he would hold on to it but he is now allowing me to take it and then give it back to him. He shows zero aggression. He is still not 100% house trained. When home with him all day he is perfect but when at work I sometimes come home to some wet spots. Good news is most times he goes on a pee pad I put down for him. I tried a belly band but he is too smart for that and always gets it off. I have been doing more hands on with Kyler so he knows human touch is not bad. As a result, he is more relaxed when I pick him up. I keep everything positive and he is rewarded for allowing me to pick him up or give him a massage. He loves treats and his favorite is meat. Any meat: turkey, fish, beef, whatever. When he gets a meat treat he does not make it back to his bed. He starts eating it and then turns around and comes back to me for more. Kyler is a sweet little guy whose confidence continues to grow. There is a playful boy inside him just waiting to come out.

UPDATE 12/19/14:Foster Kyler is a happy dog but he is still in the process of fully trusting a person. With that said he is progressing in the right direction and getting just a bit of more confidence each day.
The best way I can explain is to tell you about my first Cairn I adopted from Col Potter. He was a frightened, timid boy like Kyler. He had spent several months in a Col Potter foster home before I adopted him. When I got him he was still very timid and did not trust me enough to come close so I could pet him or pick him up. I always thought he would be happy but would never be a true companion dog because of his mistrust of people. After a few months he decided to trust me and instead of standing a couple of feet away when I called him he decided to come all the way up to me and let me pet him. I was very wrong about him not being a true companion dog. He became my best walking companion and we shared some great adventures together.

Kyler is in the stage where he will come to me when I call him but stays about 2 feet away. He is so darn silly, he'll run up to me when I call his name but stays couple of feet back, with his tail wagging the whole time. When I call him for a treat and show him the treat he does come all the way up to me but he takes it and runs unless it is something extremely tasty, then he stays next to me looking for more!

After a few months of ignoring toys he is now becoming a collector - stashing anything that he finds appealing in his bed. He has 2 beds to choose from and should he decide to get comfortable in the other bed his collection moves with him. I play tricks with him when he is out of the room; I will a few items in his stash and put them in different locations. He won’t start to collect them until I leave the room, so I have to hide and watch him gather them up and put them back into his bed. He does not know yet that it is ok to take a toy and play with it. I am working with him to let him know they are toys he can play with any time he wants.

Kyler is a sweet gentle boy still learning to trust people. He does get frightened by loud noises and voices and seeks a safe spot, but he is getting more confident everyday. For the right patient loving person, I’m sure he’ll cast aside his caution and become another loving little companion doggy.

UPDATE 11/10/14: Kyler here: I finished my heartworm (HW) treatment and get to run around in the backyard! Oh, it feels so good in the cool weather, rolling in the grass with my BFF and foster Lady (well, she is still a bit scary). My weight is now 18 pounds and foster Lady said that is perfect for me. I've moved out of my room and now have a bed in the big room so I get to watch what everyone is doing!
Foster Lady here: Kyler is so darn cute and he tries so hard to trust me but he is still not ready. Several times I have called him and he came running up to me, only to realize what he was doing and turn around. He is a sweet boy but needs a bit more time before he trusts me enough to come all the way up to me. Now that HW treatment is done Kyler will get more time out and about on a leash. He has stayed still and allowed me to do a bit of grooming around his face with some clippers. He is more relaxed than when I first got him, and allows me to pick him up but he is still a bit stiff. He is most comfortable and playful around my female Cairn when they go outside after a meal; he always goes up licking her face like a pup with their mother. Kyler would do best in a home with another friendly dog - he will learn best having another dog around to show him things and build his confidence. Col Potter did a DNA profile on Kyler and it is a hoot - definitely not what I expected. He is terrier and Norwegian Elkhound mix. I tell him at least you got the gray muzzle of the Elkhound. Kyler is ready for adoption and he will need a home that continues to work with him on building confidence. He is such a sweet boy and I love to see him running around in the backyard enjoying himself!

UPDATE 10/12/14: Hi everybody, it's Kyler. I have a request. Could you please whisper some well wishes for me? I go back to the vet on Friday to find out if I am heartworm negative. Foster Lady says if I am negative I can run around and she can take me out on walks - I'd really like that. I'm still unsure about people. I like Foster Lady but I am still scared to get too close. She will stretch her arm out and give me treats - I am brave enough now to take the treat! When I was too scared to take the treat, my female Cairn BFF got the treat and I told myself (yes, dogs think about these things) she might put on too much weight. So I decided I needed to be brave enough to take the treat. If I get the "all clear" this week, I'll show how brave I am on walks too! Don't forget the day - Friday - please wish me well. Many thanks, Kyler.

09/13/2014: Please welcome a little Cairn mix boy named Kyler. Kyler is a rescue from a shelter, and we don't know all of his previous living conditions. He came to me underweight, very timid and with little confidence. However - he is starting to be more confident and is very playful with one of my female Cairns. Kyler is still very leery of people and he won’t come all the way up to me, he keeps his distance. He knows I am a good person but is still not ready to allow me to have control of him. Considering he may have been stuck in a crate all the time in his past, he wants to enjoy this new freedom he has and is still concerned I might take that away. He has put on weight and looks much better. Kyler has a deformed left eye. The medical term for his condition is entropion and obviously went uncorrected for a long time and has eroded his cornea. He does not have vision in his left eye and the eye remains mostly closed. He is heartworm positive and will receive his injections in about 10 days. After that he will need to wait 30 days to get his check-up to make sure all the heartworms are gone then he can start to have some fun. Kyler is a sweet dog in spite of his fears. He was very good at his vet visit. And he has cute mannerisms that just make us smile. He wants to come up to me but then he gets scared and backs away, but if I leave the room, he comes running to see where I am. He is not ready for adoption but check back and see how this little boy is progressing, he is going to be a wonderful companion.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Leah
Age:
Born 6/8/2005

Gender:
Female

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Melbourne

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 4/29/15: Remember the last time I checked in I was starting to go on walks with my big fluffy sheltie friend? Well, now I am leading the walk! After all, my really observant nose can find every place the neighborhood dogs have been, so we can take a different path each time. I also like to join in the household fun but can be a little big for my britches (whatever that means). My foster mom figured out that I do not like brushes because I run outside if she picks one up. Every time I'm near a brush she gives me treats, so I MAY start to tolerate them but it will take some convincing. I am looking forward to finding a forever home so I can show you how silly and cute and sweet I am. Keep coming back to check on me! XO, Leah.

04/13/2015: As you can see, I am a little princess and am enjoying a new pink harness and the sweetest bed my Colonel Potter friends sent to me. My foster mom says I am very charming when I ask for pets or decide playing is lots of fun. She loves that I have very nice manners, ride well in a car and like to go on walks. I make her laugh doing flips in the soft grass and rolling around like a crazy girl. My foster mom and I are working on making sure I understand hands near my face are not a bad thing and that no one is stealing my bones, just trading them in for better ones. I will be available really soon so please check back often as I hear there are some adventures in my future.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Phoebe Ann (Mix)
Age:
~2 yrs

Gender:
Female

Weight:
10 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Stuart

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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04/29/2015: Phoebe Ann was rescued from a shelter after she was found as a stray, and had possibly just given birth to puppies. She is also heartworm positive. I picked her up myself. They brought her out in a little shirt and she was completely shaved. Only her little tail and face had hair left. From the moment I set eyes on her, I knew she was the sweetest little girl. She has beautiful dark brown eyes and although she is a mix, you can see the Cairn in her. Phoebe Ann has a long journey ahead of her while she undergoes the heartworm treatment. We are building up her little body's immune system for her treatment.

She loves to be with her human. Even on walks she presses against my leg. She is very good with the walking and bathroom routine. She is always a little lady, happy to see me and happy to be on my lap. She has to be kept calm, so not much playing now. She always gives me a special greeting. She loves Tomas the cat who greets her when she comes in from her walks. Phoebe Ann would love to be your companion. I have not introduced her to any other dogs yet, although she is curious. You could not ask for a sweeter, more affectionate little girl. As soon as she is free of heartworms, she will be ready for her forever home. Send in your applications and we will let you know when she is ready.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Wesley (Mix)
Age:
~1 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
12.7 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Temple Terrace

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 4/28/15: I have some important news for all of you: I am READY for adoption! That's right, this little, lovable and adorable pup could be all yours! Foster mom and dad say I am a dream to foster and that they will miss me very much when I find my forever home. Let me tell you what I like, so you can be all ready for me. I love my meals - grain free kibble with egg and cottage cheese for breakfast and kibble with chicken and kefir for supper. Oh, and I get vitamins to help me get big and strong. I also love my freeze dried liver treats - yum! And I know how to 'sit' for my meals and treats - how smart is that? I enjoy playing with stuffed toys and balls too. My foster mom or dad throw the ball in the yard and I zoom after it. They said I run so fast that I am a blur, hehe! I have a great time chasing lizards and squirrels - I have to keep the yard safe, you know. I am being a very good boy in the pottying department. I sleep quietly in my wire crate all night but sure wouldn't mind snoozing in bed with you. I don't mind a bath or being brushed but am not so thrilled with getting my nails trimmed. So, now you know all about me and here I am just waiting for you!

04/20/2015: Please welcome our newest foster Wesley, to the Col. Potter family. Wesley was found as a stray so we're not certain of his age or background. However, what we do know is that Wesley is an adorable, friendly, affectionate, agile little guy! The intake vet estimated him to be a year old and also indicated he may be a Cairn mix. His silky coat, long legs and long, curved tail seem to support this statement but Wesley's behavior and attitude are all Cairn! Wesley gets along well with his foster brothers and sister and was fine meeting our 2 grandchildren. He loves to run in the yard, zooming all around and is intent on chasing lizards. Wesley is thin but has a great appetite so we feel he will gain some needed weight quickly. He sleeps quietly in his crate all night and has been pottying outside like a good boy. Wesley loves to go for a walk and is very alert and attentive to all the squirrels who cross his path. Wesley is not quite ready for adoption but we feel he will be very shortly.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Totoro
Age:
~3 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Chicago

Special Considerations:
No cats

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 2/28/15: Take a look at that top photo peoples! Foster Mom managed to have a camera handy while I was waiting for dinner and she caught me with my ears UP! Pretty darn cute eh?

UPDATE 2/3/15: Totoro would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! While 2014 was a good year (because Totoro was rescued and learned to live in a loving home), he is looking forward to joining his forever home in 2015. It is such a joy to watch a neglected and insecure creature transform into a more secure and loved pet. It took a number of months for Totoro to adjust from his solitary life to one of active participation. While Totoro remains a fairly quiet young boy, he now happily greets visitors and has his moments of zooming and toy/ball tossing. Totoro continues to lead the pack on walks. He has become more vocal with his quiet whimper when he needs to go outside and when he wants love and food. This sweet, loving boy has also started to curl up right next to his foster parents on the sofa each night. He loves to be petted and told he is a good boy.

UPDATE 10/20/14: It has taken a number of months for Totoro to adjust to living in a loving home environment. Initially, Totoro did not understand the routine and was insecure with his foster family. Whenever approached, you could see him try to determine if you would be kind or if you would grab him. With the help of the resident Cairns, Totoro learned the routine and that dogs are treated with respect and kindness here. While Totoro isn't a morning dog, as soon as he hears the clink of dog food bowls he runs to the kitchen, dances a bit, and then sits patiently waiting for breakfast. If foster mom isn't fast enough for the morning walk, Totoro will sit by the door and whimper. He loves to go for walks and explore every scent he passes. Totoro has also been playing more with toys. He runs around the room while tossing toys or sits and nibbles them gently. Totoro is looking for a forever home who understands he needs time to learn trust before his happy personality can shine.

06/16/2014: Totoro is a young and happy boy who is learning to be a loved pet. This boy was isolated and never socialized with people or dogs. He is learning about the world and how to behave. Totoro is overcoming his shyness as he becomes more secure that people will treat him nicely. It appears that his former family did not supervise children when they were around Totoro and he may have been handled roughly. Totoro loves his foster brother, Timothy, and follows him around. Totoro loves to explore on walks or wander around the backyard. Totoro has already shown his prey drive as he chases chipmunks and squirrels. It won't be long before Totoro is ready for his forever home!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Danny
Age:
Born 6/24/07

Gender:
Male

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
IN Foster Home; South Bend

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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04/22/2015: Hi everyone! It's time for me to introduce myself. I'm Danny. I came to Col. Potter since my former Mom had a change of jobs which required her to travel too much. I'm getting used to my new foster family. I love to sit on laps and snuggle, and get an occasional belly rub, as long as it is on my own terms. I don't like to be picked up - and I will let you know that - but foster dad is working with me and I might let him pick me up one of these days. I'm a perfect house guest as I do all my business outside and I let my foster parents know if I need to go out. I am currently taking some medicine for my thyroid cause it was not as active as it should be. I feel much better when I am taking my medicine - just pop that pill in my food dish and I'll eat it with everything else. As you can see from my picture over there, I'm ready to go to my new permanent home. I even got my packing sticker on 'cause I'm just waiting to go home with you. I'm looking for a quiet home where I will be the center of attention, snuggle with you, and be a great companion. You just need to fill out that application and I'm ready to go!

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Age
M/F
Post Date
 
9 years old
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04-09-2015
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Brussels
Age:
Born 3/21/2002
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
KS Foster Home; Topeka

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 10/20/14: My foster parents moved to a new place and I love it here as much as the other place. My foster mom says I adapted faster than she did! As long as I'm living with people who love me - I'm happy. Last Saturday, my foster dad took me to a fenced-in dog park out in the country. It was great to smell all those great wild animal smells and run around with my foster buddies. Then my dad realized we had gotten into some stickers. When we got home I sat very patiently on my dad's lap while he got all the stickers out, which took some time. I loved the attention. I'd love to wag my tail for you and sit with you forever!

UPDATE 7/14/14: I had an exciting adventure - I got to visit a farm! There were all kinds of new smells and these black and white things my foster mom called cows. They liked me and I liked them, but I wasn't sure if I wanted them to lick me! My mom says because I'm so easy going, I love everybody and love to wag my tail, I would fit easily into your home and wag my tail for you constantly. I’m already trained to do that, all you have to do is look my way!

UPDATE 6/17/14: Hi all you out there. My mom says I'm all ready to be at my forever home now. I'm a super friendly guy wag my tail at everybody. I have enjoyed playing with my younger siblings here in my foster home. See the video of me, I'm the biggest one: Brussels 6-16-14. But I'm also just content to lay beside you or in your lap. I would be content with YOU forever!

UPDATE 5/26/14: I am really happy and content at my foster home. I love to be with my foster parents and I love the other dogs here too! I wag my tail at everyone we pass on our walks and I went to visit at foster Dad’s work and loved everybody there too! As you can see, I really like it when I'm held. But I'd love it even more if you would hold me forever.

UPDATE 4/30/014: Hi! My foster mom found a big stuffed ball - and I love to play with it! She says I don't destroy toys like a lot of other Cairns do. I especially like it when I'm getting petted and the attention that goes with it. I really like to hang around with foster Mom and I know I would love to be with you too. Did I tell you I’m housetrained, and walk pretty well on a leash? I’m basically a happy, friendly easy going fellow who would love to make someone the center of my world. I’m wondering if that’s you?

UPDATE 4/15/14: Hi all you Cairn lovers. I'm having lots of fun here at my foster home. I like all the toys here and my foster mom plays with me too. I also love to be in the kitchen with my foster mom. My tail wags when anyone gives me attention. I'm sure my tail would wag all the time if you adopted me.

04/04/2014: I'm Brussels and I'm a people lover! At 12 years old, I don't have the best vision in the world, but I can see you and get around just fine. I love the attention and guidance and care my foster mom and dad are giving me. And I like to play with toys! I'll chase a ball and bring it back (most of the time). I would love to come play with you forever!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Lake
Age:
Born 9/16/04
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female
This dog has special needs
Weight:
19.6 lbs.

Color:
Dark Brindle

Location:
KS Foster Home; Kansas City

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 3/24/15: “WANTED” A DADDY for this sweet girl.” Come on guys, I know one of you out there has been secretly (or not so secretly!) wanting a dog who Likes You Best! This is your chance. Lake would also like another dog to play with. The ones here are all old curmudgeons. She just returned from a week in the country where she loved the man of the house, played with their dog, was harassed, smacked, climbed on, rubbed against, head butted, tripped over and anything else a patient laid-back dog could be subjected to by four 6-month old kittens and enjoyed taking long walks every day. Back here at home I caught her barking at her food bowl, one foot tipping it up on its side. Ordering more food to appear? Probably! If she gets a bowl turned upside down she turns into hockey queen, careening it around the house like a hockey puck. She’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys! Apply now!

UPDATE 2/21/15: WARNING! This little girl will come pre-spoiled! Lake is so darn cute I can’t help it. And I bet you won’t be able to either. Her eyes look great, bright and sparkly, and I can’t tell that she has vision issues at all because she doesn’t miss a thing! She has become much more independent, though she still follows me around more than any of the others. Toys are her favorite and she likes ALL of them out of the toy box. I have heard her barking in the next room and when I go check out why, she is standing surrounded by toys, barking at the toy box! Ordering those last ones out? That is her style. She has a definite idea of just how things should be and works hard to get all of us to comply. Get her throne ready when you apply to adopt Lake. She is doing her best to become a Princess!

UPDATE 1/8/15: Lake went visiting over the holidays and made a huge impression on everyone. She LOVES MEN! Her foster mama was leftover cold mashed potatoes if a man came in the room. We also found out she likes walks, tolerates cats and likes chickens (but would probably chase them if allowed). Lake is a big personality in a little package. She is so quiet and unassuming it takes a while to figure out that she is determined to run the show. If a dog bed that she has selected for a nap happens to have a dog already in it - no problem! She climbs over them, wedges herself down behind them and shoves, wiggles and squirms until they get disgusted and let her have it. If foster mom is too long at the computer, desk or dinner table, she grabs a sleeve or pants leg and tugs with all her might to move me. She makes me laugh out loud every day. Now that she is heart worm free she is available to adopt. Is your house needing a DADDY’S GIRL? Don’t wait. Some home will be LUCKY to have her!

UPDATE 12/16/14: Lake makes me smile every day! Having had a hard life just seems to make her more determined to be happy. She dances around the house, loves to grab things ‘on the edge’ (coffee table, laundry basket, clothes on a chair) and pull them down for closer inspection. She discovered the toy box and has filled several beds with her ‘favorites’. Discovering that some of them squeaked - sent her over the moon! When she first arrived I had to stand right by her while she ate so she could nose bump me between each bite. If I moved she would leave her dish to come with me. Now, while she still follows me from room to room, she does more exploring on her own. She has learned to use the doggie door and doesn’t wait for the pack to all go out to use it. She is becoming more independent each day.

UPDATE 10/11/14: If you would like to make a contribution for Lake’s care, here’s a link to make that easy: Help for Lake

My Name is Lake

Little Lake was born in a Puppy Mill and used for 10 years to breed puppies for profit. She was rescued by Col. Potter Cairn Rescue and is presently in a foster home. She was given a medical examination like all the rescues that come in, but the news was not good for little Lake. Her time in freedom is what it is, as she cannot be cured of blindness from years of untreated minor eye issues and years of untreated ear infections. But whatever time she does have she will be very loved by her foster mom and then her forever family. If Lake could speak we believe this is the message she would want everyone to hear about her past, and far brighter future:

My name is “Lake” now. You probably don’t remember me. There were so many dogs, all of us scared, living side by side in the wire cages you put us in. You would feed us once a day - and sometimes I think you forgot to feed us. The food was not good, but we were all so hungry. You never really looked at me, you could not see the fear in my eyes, the sadness. All you saw when you looked at me was how much money you could make from my little body. You never gave me a name, you never called out to me in a loving voice. You never petted me or kissed my head. For 10 years you showed me no love, no compassion, no kindness.

For 10 years I had many puppies that you took from me to sell. You took them so soon that I did not have time to show them that I loved them. Sometimes I would cry, shake, and curl up in a corner. The loneliness was too much for my little mind and body to take. But you did not care, you did not come to comfort me as I lay there alone in the dark.

When I got sick there was no one there. No medicine, no doctor, no blanket to lie my body on. It was cold, or it was hot - but you never cared. My fur was matted, my nails overgrown, my little bladder full of stones. I had a mammary tumor, a cancer, but through it all I nursed my puppies.

You never bathed me or brushed me You didn’t care, you didn’t love me. I had heartworm, like all the other dogs, but you simply didn’t care.

Then one day you took me from my cage and handed me to people who were smiling. They looked at me and held me. I traveled for a long time with them and they talked to me while we drove. They bathed me and gave me a haircut and looked into my eyes and said I was beautiful. They called me “Lake” and smiled and told me again and again I was beautiful. People called ‘doctors’ gave me medicine to protect me and made sure that no one would make me have puppies anymore. My tumor was removed, my bladder stones were removed, and I’ve never felt such joy.

I traveled again to a house where a lady said she was my foster mom. She fed me and held me. She let me play with toys and run in the yard. She said I was beautiful- she told me she loved me.

My name is Lake now and I am free, I am beautiful, and I am loved. I will live the rest of my life with a special person who will love me forever - for as long as forever is. And I will look into their eyes and tell them how much I love them.

My name is Lake… and I am free.

10/07/2014: Lake’s “Cairn” is coming out! This morning after breakfast she was hopping around barking and play bowing trying to get my (very unimpressed) alpha girl to play. Sadly her bark is kind of a “squonk” so she has probably been de-barked. She has dry eye and limited vision. I think she can see about 2’ or 3’ in the house. She doesn’t run into anything big and solid and jumps off the sofa to come look for me. After years of not having a person of her own she is not about to lose the one she has found! Lake follows me everywhere and usually lays down so she can be touching me, or with one paw on me so I can’t sneak off without her. She is quite compliant with me handling her. She doesn’t fight the eye meds either. When I put in eye drops I kiss her nose and put my head by hers and then she licks my nose. This little girl has had a hard life and deserves all the security and good health we can provide for her.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Lala
Age:
Born 5/3/03
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
KS Foster Home; Lyons

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 3/20/15: Lala has really discovered her youth. She loves having a foster brother to wrestle with because it makes her feel younger. She has more bounce in her step and she runs/jogs more on walks. They wrestle every day and every time they get the chance. She's started to let her foster dad hold and play with her paws. She will get in her crate on her foster dad's command without a treat. She loves her foster family but she's ready for her furever home.

UPDATE 1/27/15: Lala follows her humans around the house. She will even wait in the bathroom while you shower! If you get up for food she will get up and go with you. Would you say she is a bit of a velcro pup? Well she is and it’s very sweet. Lala never hesitates to let you know when she wants up on your lap. You would never lack for love with this girl in your home and heart.

UPDATE 12/28/14: Lala is a very sweet dog. She loves to be with her human, but also loves to wrestle with her foster brother. She would likely do best as an only dog, or a mellow male dog. A fenced yard would be ideal so she can go outside on her own. She doesn’t want interaction with strange dogs however. When we walk her sometimes she’ll walk right along, and other times she’ll spend most of her time sniffing for new smells. A fenced yard would be ideal so she can go outside on her own. Occasionally we can see she prefers to simply stay home where it’s warm and cozy.

UPDATE 11/17/14: Lala has learned to turn around - or dance - for a treat now. She was getting better about going on walks just as the cold set in. She just doesn't like the cold very much, but she does do her business a little quicker now.

UPDATE 10/07/14: Lala is learning a new trick; jumping up and taking food right out of her human's hand. This is in addition to ‘sit’ for treats. ‘Shake’ is still a little far off because she needs all four paws for balance.

UPDATE 9/21/14: Lala has lost a pound and is now a fit 16 pounds. While she always loves to meet new pups, she hasn't always possessed good doggy-manners. She continues to do better with other dogs (two dogs in particular) and we're getting closer to removing the no other dogs limitation on her furever home. She has started going into the crate on her own and one time went into her crate for no reason other than she wanted to lay down in her bed - she's obviously feeling safer and more comfortable in her crate.

UPDATE 8/23/14: Lala continues to occasionally bark and let us know that she needs to go outside. She likes to meet new people and new dogs. Lala loves to be with people and cries when her humans leave. Her endurance on walks seems to be increasing. And her ability to jump up on the couch to sit with her foster parents is getting better. She still likes to play with her foster brother and she is getting better about not getting overly excited if food falls on the ground. Overall, Lala is improving and becoming more comfortable in our home.

08/10/2014: Lala is a sweet little girl whose tail is always wagging. She enjoys going outside even though she forgets she cannot walk very far. Lala came into rescue because her humans are going into assisted living and they want her to have a good home for the rest of her days. She likes squeaker toys and sitting with her foster mom and dad. She is house trained, and as she has settled down she has started to bark to show us she needs to go outside. Check back for updates as we get to know our foster girl!





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Adoption Application [lm0810][0320]
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Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
Young Adult
M
02-23-2015
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          KENTUCKY

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          LOUISIANA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Argentina
Age:
6 yrs
Born 11/7/2008

Gender:
Male

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
LA Foster Home; Ruston

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/18/15: Argentina went to the groomer on Monday. He looks beautiful with a shorter "summer" do. Argentina met a lot of new dogs of various sizes and was a perfect gentleman! He seemed to enjoy the car ride as well. He is patiently waiting for his forever home.

UPDATE 4/28/15: If you are looking for a laid back, down home kind of guy, I am the man for you! I am happy to sleep in my big bed, play with my toys or patrol the fence for intruders. It has warmed up here so I am happy to be outside in the sunshine visiting with the neighbors (through the fence). I prefer a fenced in yard so I can go where I want and not have to wait on foster mom.

Foster Mom reporting: Argentina is a well behaved man when it comes to potty training. He barks in the morning to let me know he is ready to go outside and will go to the door later in the day to alert me. He is also very good when it comes to being brushed or cleaning his ears, etc. He is still quite shy and does not initiate contact with me unless he receives a treat. He has come a long way from when he first arrived so I know he will make a wonderful addition to a patient and loving family.

UPDATE 4/19/15: Argentina is patiently waiting for his forever home! He enjoys spending time outside, sniffing every blade of grass and walking the fence to make sure everything is in order! He also enjoys being inside laying in his big comfy bed! He is good with other dogs but prefers the more laid back foster siblings than the very active, “in your face” younger foster brother! Today he accepted and gave back kisses from his foster sister! It was so sweet! Argentina is fully house trained.

UPDATE 3/2/15: My name is Argentina and I am the perfect Cairn boy! I am here to let you know that I am ready for my forever home. It has been cold here so I am not able to spend as much time outside exploring as I would like. Foster Mom calls me the explorer of trees and bushes. I get along with my foster brothers and sister but my favorite pastime is laying on my bed with my pet (toy) skunk. Foster Mom was real impressed when I sat up for my treat, and gave me an extra one. (Now I sit up for my treats every time hoping for extra!) If you are ready for a beautiful laid back boy then Argentina is for you! Better get your application in before I get snapped up!
UPDATE 1/18/15: Artie (aka Argentina) here checking in to let you know Foster Mom says I am ready for a forever home. She has taken a lot of photos of me because she does not believe the last ones let everyone see how beautiful I am. I have learned how to go outside for potty time. I love running outside with my foster brothers, (most of them anyway. One is a little bossy, I think his name is "Bad Cooper") and I love talking to the young female across the fence. I also enjoy curling up on the bed with my toys until dinner.
Foster Mom: Argentina is ready for his forever home. He has done great with housetraining and goes to the door to let me know when he needs to go outside. He enjoys being outside, walking the fence to see what the neighbors are doing and who is outside to visit with him. He is still hesitant about coming back in the house unless is time to eat or for treats. Artie knows how to sit up for a treat. I was telling the other dogs to ‘sit’ when Artie just sat right up on his hind legs for his treat! I hope he teaches his brothers that trick.

12/04/2014: Argentina spent his first 6 years in a commercial breeding facility. He is a big boy but does not appear over weight. Argentina was anxious when he first arrived at his foster home, often staying in the same place until he was picked up and moved. He is becoming more curious about his surroundings and has begun exploring, both inside and out. At first he was unwilling to walk through the door to go outside but he has finally conquered that fear. We are still working on coming back inside. Argentina gets along well with the foster siblings. He is working on his house training and has kept his sleeping area clean since the first night. As he's gotten more comfortable, he has found his voice and his tail wags a little bit! Stay tuned for more on Argentina.

Adoption Application [vs1204][0518]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Gumbeaux
Age:
~4 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
LA Foster Home; Haughton

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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05/21/2015: Hey everybody, there is a new kid in Louisiana. He’s a sweet little boy who is looking for a fur-ever home. Of course, he had to have a Louisiana name so we call him Gumbeaux. If you are looking for a couch pal, he is your guy. He loves nothing more than sitting by you on the couch while you rub his tummy. He's excited when you come home and lets you know when he wants to be petted. If you stop too soon, he'll let you know. Come on down and check out this little Southern boy. You won't regret it. Get your application in now because I don’t think he will be here very long.

Adoption Application [sl0521]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Hershey
Age:
~1 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:


Color:
Dark Brindle

Location:
LA Foster Home; Haughton

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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05/21/2015: Take a look at my picture and see what a catch I am. Foster mom says I'm a ball of energy. I'm not sure what that means but I sure love to play with the other dogs here and all the great toys. You are probably thinking I don't look too much like a Cairn but I'm that rare breed - a Chocolate Cairn. I've only been at my foster home for about a week and a half so I'm not quite ready to be adopted, but I will be soon. I don't weigh very much and don't take up too much space so please think about me. I'm just a baby so I'm learning all sorts of new stuff. I can already sit for my treats!

Adoption Application [sl0521][0527]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Peru
Age:
8 yrs
Born 11/7/2006

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
LA Foster Home; Haughton

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/21/15: Hi guys! Let me tell you about my foster home. My foster mom brought 2 MORE fosters home the other day so now I have to share my home with 6 other dogs. WHAT was she thinking? I like it to be nice and quiet so I can get my rest on the couch. Either these guys need to get adopted- or I do. So who is it going to be? Who is going to come rescue me from this crazy place. Foster mom also said her daughter's dog is coming to stay for a couple of weeks. Is she CrAzY?!?!? The worst thing is - it's a girl dog! We only have boys at our house. I don't think I'm going to like this one little bit. Please help me out. Come on and adopt me. HURRY!

UPDATE 2/8/15: Good news everybody! I'm now available! I went to the doctor and he said I'm all good and can go to my forever home now. So let's start sending in those applications for ME! My fur is growing back and I am looking so good! I'm still a little scared of things but that's to be expected since everything is so new. I've learned to run and play outside with the other boys in the house. I've got my own spot on the couch by foster mom and it's all MINE! That's important because if you want me to come to your house I have to have a spot on the couch. Well, I've got to go get my treat so I'll talk to everyone later.

UPDATE 1/25/15: If you would like to help Peru, here's a link to make that easy! Help for Peru

UPDATE 1/7/15: Hi, Peru's foster mom here. We received a little upsetting news about Peru this week. He has been diagnosed with a collapsing trachea. He's on medication right now for his treatment. He's not available until we get a better idea of his condition. He is such a sweet boy and is longing for a home of his own but for now he will be staying with us. I'll keep you posted on his progress.

UPDATE 12/7/14: Well, foster mom's grandbaby and family have moved in for a couple of weeks and I'm ready for that baby to go! I don't like him, not one little bit. He's taking up my foster mom's lap and that's my spot. Now I have to sit beside her on the couch. I don’t bother him, but my nose is pushed way out of joint!

I'm learning a whole bunch about living in a home with nice people. I follow foster mom all over the place but I'm still a little scared of everyone else. Foster mom says I will learn to trust people, and I’m trying. I'm going to ask Santa for a home of my own, but I love my foster mom, so I’ll just wait here until you find me.


11/24/2014: There's a new kid in town and his name is Peru. That's me! I've only been in my foster home for about a week. My foster mom traveled a long way to get me and we had a great adventure. Foster mom said I'm a super traveler. I got a package yesterday with all sorts of wonderful things foster mom calls toys. They are soft and I love to chew on them. Foster mom has a thing called the couch and I get to sit beside her whenever I want and she pets me all the time. She says I need some spoiling and I'm ok with that. Keep your computer tuned in Same dog time, same dog channel.

Adoption Application [sl1124][0521]
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          MAINE

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          MARYLAND

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Snuggles
Age:
Born 8/25/2012

Gender:
Male

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MD Foster Home; Montgomery Village

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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05/09/2015: Snuggles is a little bundle of joyfulness. He loves people, other dogs and playtime - in that order. He listens when he is called, loves to sit on your lap and give you kisses. He also gets along with another male Cairn and a mixed terrier. He will make someone a very wonderful, loving and loyal pet. His energy and love of humans is so apparent you just can't help but fall in love with him after only a few hours.

Adoption Application [mp0509][0523]
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          MASSACHUSETTS

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Mon Coeur
Age:
4 yrs
Born 2/1/2011

Gender:
Female

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Silver

Location:
MA Foster Home; Dorchester

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/27/15: Mon Coeur is a loving dog who likes to be close to her humans. She loves all vegetables - and playing. When she finds a nice grassy space, she loves to roll in the grass. Mon Coeur would be a good dog with active children as she is VERY active. A busy household and lots of attention would make her very happy. She rides well in the car and acclimates herself quickly to new situations. Mon Coeur is a happy little girl just waiting for her forever home.

UPDATE 4/18/15: I would like a forever home with someone(s) to play with and plenty of toys! I love to PLAY - PLAY - PLAY and I would love some kids to play with. I am young and energetic. Foster Mommy says to tell you I have food allergies so you have to be careful what you feed me - but she finds plenty of things that I LOVE! I like to dance and wiggle - especially when I am getting ready to go someplace! I have very long legs for a Cairn and Mommy says I am a wonderful mix of “Cairn terrier” and “something else” which makes me VERY SPECIAL.

Foster Mommy: This is a loving dog who likes to be close to her humans. She would do well in an active household and she loves to be busy. Finding healthy things to feed her is not a problem. We are avoiding grains and chicken and she is doing beautifully.

03/25/2015: My name is Mon Coeur and my foster mom says it is perfect for me because I am a sweetheart! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to play. Walks make me dance because I am so excited. Foster mom says I need some help in learning how to walk in a slightly more sedate manner, but I LOVE those walks. I like to check out every stairway and alleyway along our way - I am very curious. I love to play with kids too. Foster mom says we may need a little instruction between the kids and me as to how to handle each other, but I would really enjoy having someone to play with. I enjoy my foster siblings and sometimes we play. We have two cats here - one is for chasing, and one is for sleeping with on the bed. I only chase the chasing one because that is what my brothers and sisters do. Because it has been so snowy, we have not been able to play in the yard. But on our walks, I love to climb up on snow piles and check everything out. Sometimes that is the perfect place for me to pee! I am loving the time here with my foster brothers, sisters, cats and foster Mom, but I promise I would be a wonderful forever dog. I know they would miss me, but if I could find someplace where I could play even more, I would be VERY HAPPY.

Adoption Application [cs0325][0528]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Muzzle Tuff
Age:
~11 yrs
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
12.5 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
MA Foster Home; Dorchester

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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05/27/2015: Muzzle Tuff is a laid back, very small, quiet older dog who would do best in a low activity household. He will not need long walks but willingly joins us on our group walks. He finds quiet places in the house (under the bed) to feel safe. He likes to quietly play with toys by himself. He is a gentle little soul who needs a loving home.

Adoption Application [cs0527][0528]
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          MICHIGAN

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Glinda
Age:
Born 07/12/2002
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MI Foster Home; Milan

Special Considerations:
No cats

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 4/19/15: Hi everybody! It's me, Glinda! I'm still hangin' out here in Michigan where it is finally spring. And spring equals sunshine and boy do I like sunshine! Every chance I get (or as often as I can get someone to open the door for me) I am outside soaking up the sun. That also makes it really easy to chase the pesky squirrels out of the back yard too! I like to march back and forth along the fence and give a few warning "woof-woofs" just in case there are any dangerous intruders who might be lurking outside the perimeter. Life is pretty darn good and the only way it could get any better would be if I had my very own forever home! Don't let my age scare you off. I love to walk and go for rides. I sleep all night and I am not much of a barker unless someone gets me started. I am not a picky eater and I get along with other dogs and children. To top it all off I give the absolute bestest all over wiggly greetings when my foster mama and daddy some home. So - what's not to like about me? I do like to be with people though so I'd really like a forever home where someone is home more that they are away. Please consider a young senior Cairn girl - you won't be sorry!

UPDATE 3/3/15: Well hello everybody! This is Glinda from sub-zero Michigan, and I have to tell you about my latest pesky squirrel adventure. My foster siblings are pretty good about bringing the stuffies into the house that they dragged out to the back yard. I have been watching and learning from them these last many months. So last week I found a stuffy all on my own to bring into the house - but when foster mom saw me through the sliding glass door she got all excited! I think she was saying something like "drop it - DROP it"! But I was playing the game of "la la la la I can't hear you" (like us Cairns like to play). Mind you, it was about 4 am and -12 degrees outside. Foster mom would not let me into the house, and it was getting chilly out there. FINALLY after what seemed like forever, she squeezes out through the door in her jammies and grabs the broom and proceeds to ever so gently try and get me to drop my prize stuffy. Did I mention that the prize was a full size squirrel stuffy? I finally gave in cause I'm a senior girl and I was getting cold! Foster mom hustles us back into the house - without my prize stuffy I am sad to say - and the next time we went out that stuffy was no where to be found! Geez, you think I'd get some credit for learning a new trick from the other kids. See if I help pick up the yard NEXT time. Aside from all that, I am a model girl - doing just fine here while I patiently wait for my forever home. Foster mom and dad are gone this week so I am on my best behavior! I have a spa day today so I will be gorgeous when foster mama gets home later this week - I shall stun her with my beauty! Now that I have a proper haircut my ears look more proportionate.

Foster mom here: It's been a brutal winter here in Michigan but that is the first time the squirrel incident ever happened! I do believe we would have had mayhem had the others actually seen what Glinda had in her mouth! Other than this little adventure, Glinda continues to be a model family member, waiting patiently for her forever home. My ideal home for this senior baby is someone who is home at least part of the day - and given her love of the outdoors and squirrel hunting - a fenced-in yard. She gets along fine with her foster siblings so other dogs are not an issue. She is in good health and the only thing we need to keep an eye on is her skin because she can get a little itchy at times. Other than that she is an absolute sweetheart who just wants to be your best friend!

UPDATE 2/1/15: Hello everybody! It's Glinda here from snowy Michigan. I'm so glad I got to play outside yesterday and even lay in the sun on the deck for a while, because that's NOT happening today! Foster mama says 12+ inches of snow is nothing to sneeze at and she will have to shovel off the deck so we can go outside. No sunbathing today either. Yesterday we got to chase a lot of pesky squirrels who must have been trying to load up food before the big storm. Anyway, foster dad cut down two BIG trees in the back yard that the squirrels used to run up into and hide. So us Cairns were pretty sure it was going to be easy pickings on the critters now that those two trees are gone. Well those rascally squirrels just run up the fence instead! I was trying to jump up the fence and get to them but six feet of wood was just too much. I tried stalking them too. Foster mom says I need more practice being stealthy in the back yard. So other than squirrel chasing, car rides (as many as I can get) and frequent naps, everything is just dandy in Glinda-world here in Michigan. As long as I have my people, a couple of sofa cushions with afghans and some toys, I am a pretty happy girl. Oh yeah, and my two square meals a day. I do a pretty great happy dance when it's time to eat. I am polite though and wait for foster mom to put the bowl on the floor! So if you have a squirrel that needs chasing, a couch that needs a napping Cairn, an extra food bowl and a car that needs a doggy rider, then I'm your girl! Remember me - Glinda!
Foster mom here - Glinda continues to do very well. She is a little itchy on her skin this week for some reason, so we've adjusted her allergy meds a little. I thought with the onset of really cold weather in Michigan her skin would settle down - which it did - but she's had a little flare this week. I'm confident we'll get her under control very soon. She looks great after her grooming a few weeks ago and is all in proportion now with a good Cairn cut. Her ears even look the right size now! She is a sweetheart and a joy to have here with us.

UPDATE 1/12/15: Hi everybody! It's Glinda, checking in from cold snowy Michigan. I tell ya it was so cold last week I wanted nothing to do with going outside! But I was a good girl and went out with foster mama, and looked for the nearest door to get back inside! I do appreciate the doggy trails that foster dad made for us with the noisy snow blower though - much easier to take walks that way! Christmas was fun - lots of people visited and I was a very good girl. I didn't steal any presents or take any ornaments off the tree and eat them (like a couple of fosters did a few years ago)! I might have knocked a couple off with my swishy tail but when you're a happy dog you have to show it - right? I think I'm doing pretty darn good while I wait for my forever home. I sleep all night, I greet foster mom enthusiastically when she gets home from work, I do major happy dances for my breakfast and dinner, I love my car rides, I play nicely with the toys, I chase those pesky squirrels in the back yard. I am doing pretty much everything right so I can go to my forever home!

Foster mom here - Glinda continues to be a delightful foster who is patiently waiting for her forever home. She is a sweetheart who likes nothing better than curling up on the sofa and taking a nap, unless it's stalking a squirrel in the backyard! She has a spa day tomorrow so new pictures will be coming soon.

UPDATE 12/21/14: I’ve been working on my Cairnitude - foster mom took some video of me squirrel hunting recently. And while foster mom is a terrible videographer you can at least see me outside just daring the squirrels to come down from that tree. I often run off the deck now with a couple of warning barks. Foster mom also caught me on camera in the classic stalking pose watching the squirrel under the bird feeder: Glinda 12/21/14. Quickly though, I decided a car ride was a more exciting activity since the pesky squirrel didn't want to play anymore! I'm still the sweetest little Cairn girl you'll ever see - foster mom and dad tell me this all of the time. I sleep all night, I'm not a picky eater (I love my food!) and I love car rides and walks. I've started play bows with the other Cairn kids that live here and often grab a flip toy and toss it around.

Foster mom here: Glinda continues to be a sweet Cairn girl and a perfect house guest. She is affectionate and gentle - her biggest fault is too much love! She's all over me when I get home from work - you'd think I was gone a month instead of 10 hours. She gets along very well with the three resident Cairns and would probably get along just as well in your house. Need some Cairn Love in your house? Apply now for this lovey girl.

UPDATE 11/23/14: Hi everybody! Foster mom has been a little busy lately (and not on the ball) to tell all of you how great I'm doing in my foster home! I'm the sweetest Cairn-girl around, especially compared to my foster sister Lexi who everybody here calls the sheriff. She is so bossy - but I just ignore her when she is barking in my ear. Ya know, like "keep calm and carry on" - that's me!

Foster mom and dad took a vacation last week and they left all of us fur-kids home. The nerve of them! Anyway, foster mama's Cairn lovin' friend (who has her own CP fur-baby) came and stayed with us - I was a very good girl even though I was a little anxious because foster mom and dad were gone. I was sure happy to see them and did my usual major happy dance when they got home. Of course all my happy dances look the same because I practice every day when foster mama walks in the door from work. I can show those other Cairns that live here what a real happy dance looks like!
I still like my walks - I don't mind the leash and I do all of my jobs pretty quick. When it was 11 degrees here in Michigan I did them really fast. I play with the other Cairns here and like to join in the special games when foster dad tosses the toys in the air. I like my favorite chewy toys but I'm happy to take a nap in one of the cozy beds too. Mostly I'm just waiting here for my forever home. I know it's out there somewhere - a special home who needs a loving cuddle bug - because that's what I am. My favorite spot is next to my human on the couch all tucked in. Is there a spot on your sofa for a Cairn cuddle bug? Won't you check?

Foster mom here: Glinda continues to do very well here. She’s an easy, loving, little Cairn girl to have around. She's affectionate and eager to please. She found her outdoor voice last week with some sporadic barking off the deck but nothing too annoying. Mostly I think she was saying “Look out squirrels - I'm up now so stay outta the yard"! She does like to chase those pesky varmints back up the tree! Glinda is a sweet little girl who would do best in a home with someone who does not work full time. She really is a people kind of dog and bonds closely with her primary care giver.

UPDATE 10/20/14: Just checking in to say hello to my forever home out there. I know there is someone who needs a little Cairn girl to be their best friend. I am still doing great here at my foster home but I really want my own humans to love - and I have a LOT of love to share. I went to watch my two legged foster sister play college softball - I did great there! There were a lot of people, new smells and noises but nothing bothered me. I sat next to foster mom and was very well behaved (if I do say so myself!). I've also started playing catch with foster dad and my foster siblings. I'm not too good at the return part of the game, but neither are the other dogs so I guess that's okay. I’ve also found my outdoor doggy voice - so when I go outside on the deck I give a couple of warning barks to let those pesky squirrel that insist on invading the back yard know I am on patrol. One time I almost got one! The weather’s getting a little cooler here in Michigan. That doesn’t bother me, although I will say I don't like to get my feet wet! As soon as I get finished with my business in the morning I head right back to the door. I like to wait for the grass to dry off before I play outside. I do love to sit outside in the sun though. Anyway, don’t let my senior status scare you away - I’m an active healthy girl with a lot of love to give. All I need is a chance to make my forever home with you.

Foster mom here: Glinda continues to be a sweet affectionate Cairn - she is easily the happiest of all of the dogs whenever I get home from work. She likes other people and gets along with my three Cairns. She likes quiet time, and she likes activity - but she mostly likes just being with you.

UPDATE 9/28/14: Hi everybody - just checking in from sunny Michigan. This weather has been great. I love to stretch out on the deck or yard and sun bathe while foster dad works in the yard. I'm his little shadow - keeping him company and waiting for foster mom to come home from work. I am great at keeping him company! Do you need a little Cairn girl to keep you company? I've also been patrolling the fence, checking for any intruders and helping to manage the pesky squirrel population here. I've taken lots of car rides and I LOVE to ride in the car. Doesn't matter where we go - I'm happy just to go!

Foster Mom update: Glinda is a sweet little girl who is no trouble at all. She fits right in with the pack and is just happy to be here. She's perfectly content to take a nap at your side or jump up and go outside for a walk. She is a people dog and needs a forever home where she isn't home alone all day, every day. While she likes her fenced in yard, she also does fine on a leash for regular walks. She sleeps all night and is ready for bed whenever you are - because her "humans" are what's important to Glinda!

UPDATE 9/14/14: Hi everybody! It’s me, Glinda, checking in to let you know I’ve relocated to Michigan! So far I have fit into my new foster home beautifully! I get along with my two foster sisters and one brother and even play bow with them. I love to chase the birds away from the bird feeder and I am one of the fastest to chase the pesky squirrels up into the trees. My most favorite activities (next to sitting as close as I can to foster mom) are to ride in the car and take a walk! I love to be with all my human friends no matter what the activity. I also have no problem curling up in a comfy bed and taking a nap. Foster mom took me to the doggy spa yesterday and I had a nice bath and haircut. Foster mom says I am gorgeous and you can see my pretty face now. I also had a check up with the doggy doctor Friday and he was very satisfied with my skin – so I am ready to be your new best friend! Are you looking for a cute little Cairn girl to be your bestie? That can be me!

Foster mom here: Glinda was a little nervous when she moved here but has since settled down nicely. She really is a people dog. She is most happy when you are in her sight lines. She gets along fine with my three but I think she would be fine as an “only” dog too. I had a house full of company last weekend including two toddlers and she behaved beautifully. She had a few issues with her skin but that is almost completely resolved now. She is very interested in the critters that visit the yard but hasn’t tried to chase anything on our walks or bolt away. She just loves to be out and about with you. It doesn’t matter where. Her joy is in the journey and not the destination. She would make a great companion for a family or an older adult who’s looking for a buddy.

UPDATE 3/2/14: Glinda is tired of playing in the snow and is definitely ready for spring weather and sunshine! One of her favorite things to do is find a nice spot in the yard and sunbathe. She loves to romp with her foster siblings and snuggle with them - but she loves to snuggle with humans the best! If you love giving back scratches and belly rubs, then Glinda would be a perfect addition to your family. She has lots of love to give right back to you!

UPDATE 10/22/13: Glinda is loving the fall weather and loves jumping in our leave piles (although her Foster Dad is getting a real work out re-raking). She is a wonderful girl who loves car rides, slow walks, and a whole lot of love! Anyone who is looking for a fur-kid companion should consider this cutie. She loves affection and will give double the amount right back to you.

07/25/2013: If you are looking for a loving companion, I am sure that Glinda would fit right into your family. She LOVES to both give and get attention. She looks forward to her daily walks and sun bathing in the yard. Glinda has bonded well with her foster brother and sisters and will occasionally play tug-of-war with them. Glinda would do fine in a home with other gentle dogs, or as an only dog. She's housebroken, up to date on vaccinations, and looking to love her new forever home unconditionally.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
China
Age:
Born 11/7/2006

Gender:
Female

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MO Foster Home; Sullivan

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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UPDATE 4/22/15: Foster mom took that camera out one day and was able to catch me as I strolled around the yard in the green grass! She says my hair was pretty scrawny when I first arrived, but now I'm looking fluffy! I am an easy girl to have around - I don't demand much unless I hear you say it's mealtime, and then I'll make sure you know I'm ready and willing to eat. I am wishing for someone to adopt me who is patient and willing to help me slowly adjust to humans showing kindness. I still scurry away as I have bad memories from the past. I like getting skritches and being groomed and snuggling in a nice, soft bed. Do you have a spot for me in your family?


03/12/2015: I enjoy a good snuggle in a soft bed somewhere quiet. I came from a place where I wasn't exposed to much excitement, so I'm still learning what life is like in a home and all that goes along with being a member of a family. I certainly do not appreciate my foster mom and that flashy box! She keeps making funny noises and showing me treats, but I am not going to look at her - no way, no how! Do you have the room in your heart and the patience to help me learn how to be a Cairn princess?

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Darleigh
Age:
4 yrs
Born 7/19/10
This dog has special needs
Gender:
Male

Weight:
25 lbs.

Color:
Gray Brindle

Location:
MO Foster Home; Sullivan

Special Considerations:
Takes meds to prevent siezures

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 4/22/15: Yes, I admit it! I like to take naps. After running around in the yard fetching balls, can you blame me? I have a couple of favorite beds here, but sometimes another furkid beats me to them. I tried out Sitka's bed, but I didn't fit very well, and I couldn't get to sleep because she was sitting there giving me dirty looks. Sometimes I just enjoy a little frogging on the cool kitchen tiles. Do you have a spare bed at your house? If you choose me to adopt, I'd be proud to come fill it!

UPDATE 1/25/15: Foster Mom says there’s a big party and parade coming soon. I like to walk, and I heard people (and sometimes dogs) walk in parades! Do they play ball at parties and parades? I like to play ball! I also like naps snuggled in soft dog beds, and I will even go find one in a quiet spot when I'm really tired and want a good nap. I have epilepsy, but as long as I get my medicine twice a day, it's well-controlled. My foster mom says it's not a big deal - I like getting a snack, so taking my medicine is fine with me! I'm a great boy to have around - I don't ask for much and I’m willing to do whatever you have in mind. Do you have an empty spot in your heart and home for me?

UPDATE 9/3/2014: “SUMMERTIME, AND THE LIVIN' IS EASY.” Darleigh here, and I'm lounging the day away because it's too hot to do anything else. My foster mom says I'm one handsome dude - look at my brindling! She even took my harness off so you could see how handsome I am a little easier! I enjoy lounging around and taking naps, and when the weather is cooler, I'm up for some fetch or taking a nice stroll around the neighborhood. Are you looking to add a laid-back young guy like me to your family?

UPDATE 6/18/14: Darleigh here, just checking in to find out if anyone out there has an extra bed where I could crash. Summer starts in just a few days, and I've heard people like to travel and see the sights during this time of the year. I think I'd like to do some traveling and find my Forever Family! I don't mind all types of weather, so I wouldn't be picky about where in the country I live. I'd just like a nice bed and some skritches, and oh yeah, a ball and someone to play fetch out in the yard with - I LOVE to play fetch! Let me know if you've got room in your heart and home for me, and I'll hit the road. I'm ready for my next adventure!

UPDATE 3/1/14: Happy St. Patrick's Day from Darleigh! The ‘Pot O' Gold’ he's looking for at the end of the rainbow - is a Forever home! Here's a video of Darleigh playing fetch - he loves to play with a ball: Darleigh 3/1/14

UPDATE 2/10/14: Darleigh is tall, dark, and handsome! He enjoys going for a walk, playing fetch in the fenced yard, and curling up beside you or on your lap when you're ready to relax. He sleeps quietly in his crate at night, and he enjoys the company of other dogs, but he would also be fine as an only dog. He has epilepsy, but we have been "tweaking" his medications to eliminate the frequency of his episodes. We think we're on the right track! Are you that special home looking for a special boy?

12/06/2013: My name is Darleigh, and I am a sweet boy who loves to play with balls inside the house or out in the yard - I have a ball close by at all times! I also love to take walks and explore the neighborhood. I also like to find a comfy spot on the couch and take a nap while you watch TV. I am getting along with the other dogs here quite nicely. I am not quite ready to leave my foster home just yet. Please watch for an update on me after the Holidays.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
India
Age:
~8 yrs

Gender:
Female

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NV Foster Home; Sparks

Special Considerations:
No other dogs

Contact:
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UPDATE: 5/25/15: India is now at home in Nevada and settling in nicely. She had some teeth removed last week and all her tummy problems seem to be resolved but we are still monitoring her closely. Roadtrip! She is going on a long RV trip next week and she and our resident Cairn Toto, love to ride so it should be fun for all. In Ohio she will get to interact with children and cats for the first time so we will know how she does with them. This beautiful girl has come so far in the last three weeks here; she now plays with Toto, lays over to have her belly rubbed, lays in her bed during the day while watching outside and snuggles next to foster Dad on the couch at night. I know there is someone out there who will be her perfect match - are you the one?

UPDATE 2/26/15: India is progressing well. She has adapted quickly to our schedules and has not had any potty issues in the house. She's currently recovering from some tummy problems but she's been a trouper throughout. India came from a breeding background and instigated altercations on two separate occasions at another foster home when she was first being acclimated. She has greatly improved since! I traveled for the holidays and stayed with family for 3 nights that had a much larger dog. She was shy and a bit standoffish but soon learned to play outside with the other family dog. When she is out and about on her leash, she doesn't bark, pull or attempt to engage other dogs even if they're barking or straining to get to her. She'll sniff and give the other dog room. India is truly a unique dog - she doesn't try to eat food from your plate, doesn't beg, doesn't like treats or even a bit of peanut butter - she just likes her half wet/half dry doggy meals!

UPDATE 2/11/15: India is progressing well and showing more and more of her personality. She is a very calm, quiet dog who just wants to be near you. She is very well behaved and polite and is house broken.

UPDATE 1/29/15: India is one sharp cookie! Once she understands what you want, she's quick to pick it up. She walks on leash and heels very well. India has the prettiest little face and you can tell she's much happier, now that she’s had a chance to settle in. If you’re looking for a well behaved and mellow little companion girl, you need to consider India.

UPDATE 1/16/15: India is progressing very well. She hardly has any potty accidents in the house and walks right over to her designated potty spot. She likes to lay near you when you're home and occasionally come up to be petted but will never beg, push or bark for attention. She’s a very polite girl!

01/02/2015: India is a sweet (occasionally sassy!), intelligent and quiet pup who just needs a calm loving family. She enjoys being petted but does not jump, bark or get pushy for attention. She'll wait patiently if you go out and stays in the car very well. As a former commercial breeding mama, she is learning how to play and how to be affectionate. She is getting used to being on a leash and has no problem going potty if you let her out first thing when you get home.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Sandor
Age:
Born 3/20/14

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NJ Foster Home; Verona

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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05/17/2015: Sandor, the mighty Cairn of legend waits for the perfect home. Do you need a brilliant watchdog? A brave defender of life and limb? He needs no sword as his voice strikes fear into the hearts of deer, bunnies, humans and squirrels alike. When inside your home the facade of a warrior slips away and a timid dog looking to be loved, awaits those with patience and a tender heart. His bright eyes notice all that transpires and his nose is quick to detect the slightest hint of a cookie (or chicken, he lives for chicken). If you need a noble hound you should consider allowing his scruffy face and kind heart to fill the void in your house.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Ally
Age:
Born 3/11/2009

Gender:
Female

Weight:
14.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Babylon

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
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04/06/2015: My name is Ally and I am the sweetest, calmest, most affectionate Cairn you will ever meet. I prefer to be in the company of humans rather than other dogs. I will be your best friend, and will follow you wherever you go. I follow my foster mom from room to room and give her lots of kisses throughout the day. I love to go for walks and I will never pull or lunge. I also ride very quietly in the car. I am a Cairn you can take wherever you go and I will make you proud. I am not quite ready for adoption yet because I still have to be spayed. If you are looking for a little Cairn to be your best friend forever, then look no further because I'm your girl!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Little Wayne
Age:
~6 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
13.2 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
NY Foster Home; Buffalo

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/13/15: Guess what? I am ready to go to my forever home! I have been working very hard on my trust issues, and foster Mom says I have made great strides! I love to play with humans and dogs alike. One of my favorite things is going for walks. I love to smell all of the wonderful things in the air and I walk very nicely. I don't pull. I also enjoy being in the yard. I patrol it for squirrels and bunnies. I love to watch the birds overhead and I am fascinated by bumble bees. I try to catch them. I am a very handsome boy, and I love to be close to humans. Won't you please consider me? I promise I will love you to the moon and back again!

Foster Mom here: Little Wayne has made great progress with his trust/fear issue. He is relaxing and learning that humans will not hurt him. He is exceptionally bright and has learned many tricks and commands. He has begun to talk to me while I prepare his meal, and also when I give him belly rubs. He is learning "look at me". He recently learned "say please" before he is given a treat or his toy. He gives the cutest little low pitched "ruff". He is very proud of himself for having learned this. He is 98% housebroken. His few accidents in the house are because I did not let him out in time. He is not a marker. He is a very good looking little boy with beautiful expressive eyes. He looks at me intently when I speak to him. He will make someone a wonderful companion!

UPDATE 4/16/15: Little Wayne had his dental last week and his teeth are perfect! He is very loving and enjoys belly rubs and kisses. He is very bright and has learned several tricks and commands. Little Wayne is well behaved on the leash and looks forward to our walks! He gets along well with our 2 year old Cairn, but doesn't interact much with our 10 year old. He has some trust issues that we are working on. He has a trainer that comes to the house and is making progress in "baby steps." Although he is not quite ready for adoption, please consider him. Little Wayne is adorable, bright, and really wants to be loved!

UPDATE 3/8/15: Little Wayne here with a special announcement! As much as I want to go to my forever home, I will be staying here with foster Mom for just a little while longer. You see, I have a perfect set of teeth, but they have to be cleaned before I go to my forever home. Colonel Potter is going to see to that. Isn't the Colonel wonderful? I am also going to receive some extra training to improve upon my "sweetness!" I am learning new things everyday! I hope you enjoy my new photos. Please check back for updates on me. I am looking forward to meeting my forever family!

Love, Little Wayne

UPDATE 2/2/15: Hi everyone! Little Wayne here. I want to let everyone know that I am ready to go to my forever home!I can’t wait to show my forever family all of the things that I have learned! Foster Mom says I am very studious, cuz I study her! That's right, I listen to her very closely. I would love to be in a home with humans who have time to spend with me who know all about us Cairn terriers, cuz we are a "special" breed, you know!

Foster Mom here: Little Wayne is a little love button who is eager to please. He has learned so many things in the 4 weeks that he has been with us. He is 98% housebroken and is not a "marker." He does not bark at the door, but he does sit in front of it to let me know he has to go potty. He walks very well on the leash, not pulling. He will initiate play with the 2 resident Cairns, or amuse himself with one of the toys or nylabones around the house. He also loves to be close to me. He will jump up on my lap to press himself as closely as he can to me. We have had several grooming sessions, and he is, for the most part, quite tolerant. He allows me to brush his teeth daily. He is a small Cairn at 13.2 pounds, but not underweight. He has big expressive brown eyes with long black eyelashes. His coat is soft. He has a black undercoat with silver on the tips of his hair and a tail that curls over his back. His left ear has the cutest little “flop” just at the tip. He continues to keep his crate clean and dry and goes into his crate on command and at liberty. This little lover boy will make a great addition to your family - he has his bags all packed! Just let him know when you’re coming for him!

01/19/2015: Little Wayne is a petite, black brindle boy with the most beautiful, expressive brown eyes. His tail has not stopped wagging since he arrived in his foster home! He is very affectionate and loves to be close to his humans. He gets right up on my lap and nuzzles his head into my neck. He has learned ‘sit’, ‘shake’, ‘high five’, ‘down’ and ‘stay’ in the two weeks that he has been here. He gets along very well with my two male resident Cairns aged 2 and 9. He sleeps quietly in his crate at night, keeping it clean and dry. This beautiful boy is up to date on his vaccines and heart worm negative. He is not quite ready for adoption, but please check back for updates on this sweet little boy! You will want to apply NOW so you have a chance at catching this prize.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Sandals
Age:
Born 1/25/07

Gender:
Female

Weight:
18.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Syracuse

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/8/15: After only two weeks in foster care, this beautiful young lady is now ready for adoption. Sandy has made a deep impression not only on her foster parents but on everyone who's met her. She is quiet, laid back, undemanding, and has oceans of love to give to her people and their friends. She quickly learned "sit” and "come" and I predict that she will be quite easy to train. "Special" doesn't even begin to describe this unique, lovely little girl. Wait a minute; Sandy wants to speak: Foster mom says that I'm easy to train. Au contraire! I have trained HER to give me cheese just for sitting! She's also learned that if I stare at her with my big brown eyes, I can sit in her lap and be petted. Best of all, if I run in front of her and go belly up, I get a tummy rub! I am thinking of becoming a personal trainer. If you'd like to hire me, I'm only an application away!

05/01/2015: Introducing Miss Sandals! Who would ever guess that this gorgeous girl was until recently, a breeder dog in a large commercial facility? This remarkable princess-to-be is sweet, loving, affectionate, and so generally fabulous that it's hard to begin to know how to sing her praises. She is great with her foster parents and their resident Cairns. Sandals is a bit shy with strangers - unless cheese is involved, in which case she will immediately bond with anyone! She sleeps quietly in her crate at night, thus far has had no potty accidents in the house, and is equally happy exploring the yard or sitting in foster mom's lap. Sandy is not quite ready for adoption yet, but if you are looking for a darn- near-perfect-companion, get your application in now!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Sunshine Girl
Age:
~9 yrs

Gender:
Female

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Dark Brindle

Location:
NY Foster Home; North Rose,

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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04/07/2015: After a long, all-day car ride with no stops, my new foster mom took me out of the car for a potty walk. Phew, what a relief! Then, my new roommate (a cat) attacked me three times before I could get in the door. For the first few days, he would hiss and bat at me if I got too close. But I’m patient and gentle and now, we are good buddies. Sometimes we sleep together in front of the fireplace.
I like to be in the same room with foster mom. Not underfoot or on her lap, but if she’s in the kitchen, I’m in the kitchen and if she’s in the bedroom, I’m under the bed (or on it, next to her). Foster mom and I are going to class and learning new things. She says I had no training (what’s that?) in my previous life. We practice at home. She can’t figure out how I know when she has treats (I always listen when she has treats and only sometimes when she doesn’t), and I’m not telling how I know. After our class, I stay for Doggie Daycare and I always meet new dogs and have fun playing with my friends. I love going for walks now that it’s warming up. I’m learning not to pull on the leash. Sometimes foster mom carries a wooden spoon with peanut butter on it. I walk right next to her, watching that spoon and getting a lick every now and then. I think I could walk for miles and miles. Or even just around the block.

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Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
Young Adult
M
04-13-2015
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available
10 years old
F
11-19-2014
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          NORTH CAROLINA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Brienne
Age:
~3 yrs

Gender:
Female

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NC Foster Home; Raleigh

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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05/14/2015: Do you need help chasing squirrels out of your yard? Are rabbits eating your tulips? Then you need Miss Brienne - Bree for short, to patrol your yard for you. Nothing gets past this tiny dynamo, not even the birds in the neighbor's yard. No one is quite sure what her background is, she was found as a stray though we do guess she has spent at least some time in a house before. She was quite timid when she first arrived, but became more confident after she met my dog.

After a week here, she has had no accidents in the house, and gets braver and more affectionate each day. While she is still a little nervous about sudden movements or loud noises, she is comfortable enough to nap on the couch and even climb in your lap for some snuggles. She definitely enjoys being where the people (and dog) are, and absolutely adores being outside patrolling the fence, chasing all critters, and rolling around in the grass. Bree is up to date on all shots (though she will need a dental cleaning soon) and in great health. I do want to fatten her up a bit, life on the road appears to have been pretty lean. But this little girl adapts quickly, and I imagine in another week she will be all ready to go to her new home. Keep your eye on this spot - I don't think she will be around for long!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Mia Bella
Age:
~1.5 yrs

Gender:
Female

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NC Foster Home; Chapel Hill

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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05/11/2015: Mia Bella has been a member of our household for one week now. We have three other dogs (including a recent CP adoptee) and a cat. Mia gets along fine with our dogs and for the most part with Spot, my cat. We will wait to decide for sure if she is entirely comfortable with the cat though. Unlike our other dogs, she is not much of a barker. Our other kids bark ALL the time, and Mia Bella almost never joins in. Mia likes to play with balls and toys. She is not a food motivated kind of dog. When she first arrived she barely ate at all, but now she seems to enjoy her food (especially when we add some stewed chicken to her bowl).

She is very affectionate and loves being rubbed and held. She seems to have great curiosity. If anyone is up and walking about the house she is sure to be close behind. She appears to enjoy traveling (or at least doesn't mind it). We had over a three hour one way trip bringing her home and she never whined, cried, or whimpered. She scratched on the crate door a couple of times, but that was it. My girlfriend took her on a three and a half hour trip to visit her mom and she reports no issues on that trip either. We are working on teaching her the joys of pottying outside during her walks. Mia Bella is a bright little girl though and I am sure she will figure it out eventually.

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          OHIO

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Japan
Age:
8 yrs
Born 11/1/2006

Gender:
Female

Weight:
13 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
OH Foster Home; Kirtland

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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02/12/2015: Introducing a jewel of a Cairn! Japan is really cute and as sweet as she can be. She is very petite and shy - not your typical rough and tumble Cairn. After years of being a mom to many puppies in extremely tough conditions, she has been learning to trust her new life of leisure and love with her foster family. Japan is a smart little girl. She is quick to learn routines. Housebreaking has gone very well. She jumps around all excited when you tell her "good girl!" after she goes potty, then she runs back into the house for her treat. She also walks nicely on a leash with a cute little trot. In the house she likes following foster Mom around to be close and get lots of loving. Japan is a quiet one except at dinner time when she has to tell you that she is not getting it fast enough. Her confidence is growing everyday and she will soon be ready for adoption. Please consider making this little jewel your companion!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Zane
Age:
~8.5 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
OH Foster Home; Cleveland

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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04/18/2015: : Please welcome Zane to the Col. Potter family. He is a very nice boy who was turned in to a shelter "for a flea infestation". Zane apparently scratched and scratched because the fleas made him itchy. He now has yeast and hair loss from his shoulders to the tip of his tail. But in the two weeks he's been in his foster home he's doing great! Lots of baths and some medication along with good, healthy food are helping this little guy to get healthy again inside and out. Zane ignored treats when he first came but now all I say is "come and sit" and he starts moving immediately! He sits very nicely for his treats and takes them gently from our fingers. Doesn't he look sweet in his doggie jammies? Those help to soothe his skin and keep him from itching while he heals. Watch for this sweet boy to become available for adoption in the next month or two.

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          OKLAHOMA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Arya
Age:
Born 9/23/2014

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Brindle

Location:
OK Foster Home; Guthrie

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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05/18/2015: Arya is an almost 8 month old bundle of energy who was surrendered to Col Potter by her family. They realized that they just did not have enough time to meet her needs. Time is exactly what Arya needs. At this point she is quite the wild child, but is making great progress. She seems to be trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Maybe a retriever, since she dives into the dryer to pull the wet clothes out faster that I can put them in. Possibly a circus clown, shown by her uncanny ability to make us laugh at everything she does. Maybe an environmentalist? Arya's favorite toy is an empty 2 liter bottle, that she runs, wrestles, swings around and plays nanny-nanny-boo-boo with while showing off to her foster fur-siblings. It is also starting to look like she may become an athlete as I'm sure I've seen her jumping half way up a wall to land on her favorite foster sister. Whatever she chooses to be, she will definitely remain a sweet, loving, handful of Cairn enthusiasm.

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          OREGON

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Hushpuppy
Age:
Born 8/19/2011

Gender:
Male

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Gray Brindle

Location:
OR Foster Home; Portland

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 3/22/15: Hushpuppy has now settled in with the resident pack and, with slow careful introductions, gets along well. Surprisingly, his tiny foster brother, a 6 lb maltese, has become his best friend. They play and play then collapse down for a nap together. Hushpuppy has a crazy, wild, playful terrier side but also can be gentle and up on my lap for snuggle time. Under vet monitoring, he is now off all medication and allergies under control! He seems to be feeling well and in great health.

UPDATE 2/20/15: Hushpuppy has settled in and his personality is starting to come out — playing with toys, running with the resident dogs. With amazing early spring weather here, he enjoys being out in the yard, chasing away the birds. A recent visit to the vet found an improvement in his skin allergies. We think the climate here agrees with him, so his medications are being decreased and possibly discontinued! A problem with his ear was treated and hopefully that will also resolve very soon. Overall, the vet felt his health was excellent. Hushpuppy is ready for his forever home and his new best friend!

02/14/2015: Some rescue dogs have issues, but Hushpuppy is about as good as it gets! He is perfectly housebroken and lets me know when he needs to go out. He has basic obedience training and enjoys going for walks in the neighborhood, where he is friend to all he meets (except my chickens, he likes to bark at them). He has the most beautiful grey brindle coat you'll ever see. Hushpuppy does have some problems with allergies and will require a special diet, possibly medication, and vet care. Are you the special someone who will be his new best friend and take this good little boy into your home?

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Yowie
Age:
~10 yrs
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
OR Foster Home; Corvallis

Special Considerations:
No cats

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/2/15: Yowie has been waiting a long time for his forever home, but I tell him "Good things come to those who wait! Col. Potter will find the perfect forever home for you!" Are you the right forever home? Yowie is a sweet and affectionate dog who loves walks and is an active dog, chasing squirrels and bouncing up and down until asked to sit for his treats or kibble. He gets along well with the resident dog and loves meeting new people.

UPDATE 10/03/14: Yowie is ready for his forever home. Don't let his age fool you - he is an active and intelligent dog who makes a good companion. He loves ear rubs and long walks in the park. His foster home had house guests for a few weeks and he loved meeting and spending time with them. He enjoyed sitting on the sofa watching football with one of the visitors and going for walks with the other.

UPDATE 8/9/14: Yowie is wondering why he hasn’t found his forever home? He is a handsome boy who loves attention. And he gets along well with his foster sister Sasquatch and likes people, so would probably be best in a home with female dogs only. He loves to go for walks, and to chase squirrels. Are you a terrier savvy person who would like to be Yowie’s main companion, and will interact with him on a daily basis? Or would he and Sassy be a good ready-made family for your home? That’s all he needs… besides YOU that is!

UPDATE 4/5/14: Yowie may be an older dog, but he has spent the winter learning some new tricks! He is now familiar with ‘sit’, ‘down’, and ‘look at me’ (he loves the attention!). He would love to show off these new skills in his forever home! He is enjoying the spring weather here but would love to meet his new people wherever they live.

UPDATE 2/10/14: Yowie has settled into his foster home. He gets along well with his foster sister Sasquatch, but he and the resident male Cairn still sometimes squabble. Yowie is a work-in-progress - we are currently working on some dominance issues and he is making progress. However, he is learning his manners and is getting better.

UPDATE 11/21/13: Yowie is ready for his forever home with someone who knows and loves Cairns. He gets along well with his foster sister Sasquatch and would like nothing better than to find a forever home with her. Watch as they alert foster Mom to the squirrel in the tree out back: Yowie 11/21/13


09/04/2013: Yowie is named for the Australian Bigfoot, but Yowie’s prominent feature are his big ears. He is an affectionate boy who loves to explore his world. He is one who loves to try to push limits. We are currently working on keeping him off our tables, but that is a work in progress. He is not fond of crates, but will settle down in a dog bed or an exercise pen. Yowie enjoys going for walks, spending time exploring the yard, and cuddling with people. While Yowie will usually scratch at the door to go out, we working on his marking in the house, because the resident dog is a marker and Yowie is matching him. He is improving though, so correction should do the trick. If you are interested in adopting a pair of Cairns, Yowie has spent most of his life with Sasquatch, another Cairn available for adoption with Colonel Potter. They get along very well together and are very attached to each other.

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Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
2 years old
M
05-12-2015
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          PENNSYLVANIA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Germany
Age:
~8 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
PA Foster Home; Newberrytown

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/7/15: Germany has been in foster care a few months now and he has had a lot of changes. First of all, we discovered that he has an enlarged heart and needs to be on some medications to keep him comfortable. But the medications aren't very expensive, and he takes his pills twice a day as though they are treats. What a good boy! He will have this condition for the many years left to him. His only symptom is a soft sporadic cough when he is settling down for the night. He still plays ball, loves his walks, and interacts with the rest of the boys. Germany is such a happy dog, and he has made big strides in learning to live in a house and interact with people. He no longer guards his food, and will share a ball with the other guys. He lets folks hold him for a long time without getting excited, and he has learned to love being brushed. This boy is ready for a forever home that understands his heart condition does not define his ability to give all the love he has to share. Won't you give this special boy a chance?

UPDATE 2/16/15: Germany continues to show improvement every day as he learns how to live as an 'indoor' dog. He doesn't mark in the house at all, knows to go outside as soon as he is released from his crate, and is walking nicely on a leash for the most part. Right now we are working to get him comfortable with such things as ear inspections, tooth brushing, nail trimming, and giving up toys. All very challenging things for a boy who lived all his eight years in a breeding facility. If you like the idea of helping a Cairn discover a better world, and want lots of love in one wild little package, then Germany is the boy for you!

UPDATE 1/16/15: Life just gets better and better around here! That dog that I didn't like is gone now and that makes me very happy! (I had to keep him in his place, but then he would BITE me! Imagine that!) My foster brothers are sharing their balls with me, and I am loving that. I bounce the balls all around the house and chase them. Then I pick them up and chew on them. Such fun! Foster mom says to tell you that I go outside to do my business (potty!) and I am getting faster and faster about going into my crate for dinner and bedtimes. So, how about it - wouldn't you love to have a fun guy like me living with you? Do your paperwork and then ask for me, Germany!

12/31/2014: Meet Germany. He was a stud muffin (for a commercial breeder) in his past life, but now is learning to be a house dog. He is very happy about this change in his life! Germany thinks the best thing about all of this is BALLS! He loves to walk around the house and yard with a ball in his mouth. All this activity has slimmed him down a bit and he is getting very spry. He is very polite to his host doggies, loves to go for walkies, and while he doesn’t understand the dynamics of ‘fetch’ he is willing to run around with the rest of the pack when they chase things. He also enjoys a good cuddle on the sofa. All in all, Germany is a happy boy - and he is ready for his forever home!

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Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
6 years old
M
04-27-2015
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          SOUTH CAROLINA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Fritter (Mix)
Age:
~7 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
9 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
SC Foster Home; Columbia

Special Considerations:
No cats

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/18/15: While Fritter is happy in his foster home, he would really like a forever home where his people are not so busy. He loves to cuddle and give soft kisses and sometimes has to resort to laying at my feet and kissing my shins because I have so much to do. He would be a wonderful companion for a person of any age. Although he is not a Cairn, his Yorkshire terrier heritage shines through and he is an inquisitive, playful, loving boy, who gets along well with other dogs and will certainly let you know if someone is at the door. At 9 lbs., he's just a perfect little armful, so if you need "a little bit" with a "whole lotta love", put in your application for this devoted little companion boy.

UPDATE 1/9/15: Fritter has weathered the trials of major home renovation this summer and fall. As long as he has a little cuddle time every evening, he can handle moving furniture (where did my favorite chair go?), disappearing floors and walls (so that's what was under the vinyl!) and bedroom and dinner bowl relocations (just don't forget to feed me!). Fritter is a sweet, people loving, bundle of fluff who is sure that if you are just standing around, you really need a dog in your arms. He is a very affectionate, well mannered boy with lots of love to give. Do you have room in your heart for him?

UPDATE 7/24/14: Would you like a dog who can amuse himself by tossing around a piece of paper? Would you like a dog who is so happy to see his supper dish that he spins in circles? Would you like a dog who can curl up on your lap like a cat? Would you like a dog who gives soft kisses of love? Well then, Fritter is your boy. Fritter has many good points. He has polite house manners, walks nicely on a leash, reserves most of his prey drive for his toys, and loves people. He's not much of a barker and can amuse himself with a small toy.
Even though he's only an "honorary" Cairn, he does have terrier blood and a lot of terrier personality. Do you have room in your heart for this special boy? A note on cats: Fritter was an owner surrender and was listed as being good with cats. We only have an outside cat and Fritter has barked at her through the screen door. He may be fine with an inside cat, but I have not been able to observe this. There are many cats that would be bigger than Fritter! Apply now for this sweet boy!

UPDATE 6/6/14: The DNA tests are back and Fritter is a Chihuahua-Yorkshire Terrier mix. In personality, he favors the Chihuahua side in that he wants to stay close to his people and can be a little anxious about new circumstances, while the terrier blood gives him pretty fringes around his face, feet and tail. Fritter is having to deal with several new circumstances at the moment since his foster home is undergoing major renovations and furniture keeps getting moved around! But as long as he gets a little cuddle time every day, he can cope with the upheaval. If you dream of a lightweight body curled up on your lap or nestled at your feet, Fritter is the one for you.

05/28/2014: Fritter is a sweet boy who likes nothing more than staying close to foster mom as she does her tasks around the house. He is small and delicate. A DNA test has been submitted and the results letting us know what he’s mixed with should be ready in a couple of weeks. He gets along well with the other dogs but is really more interested in the people in the house. He would make a great companion for an older adult who is looking for a couch buddy. Fritter loves to give soft kisses and has excellent house manners.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Mr Murray
Age:
5 yrs
Born 11/28/2009

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
SC Foster Home; Cayce

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 2/19/15: Are you ready to add a new member to your family? Mr. Murray is looking for his own forever home. He has met quite a few foster siblings and has enjoyed playing with them, but really really wants his own place. He has not experienced cats, but finds them interesting when he sees them through the window. He is a very good boy and goes into his crate at night - all on his own many nights - and he sleeps all night long. Are you looking for a lap buddy? Maybe Mr Murray is your guy!

UPDATE 1/4/15: Mr Murray is hoping now that the stress of the Holidays is over with, that someone is ready to give him his own forever home. Mr. Murray is an active guy who likes having his family members around. He likes playing fetch and getting belly rubs. He knows how to use the doggie door and spends his day chasing his foster siblings around the yard. Mr Murray enjoys going for walks and checking out all the scents on the Riverwalk near our house.

11/18/2014: Mr. Murray is an active guy looking for his own forever home. He likes being outside and chasing tennis balls. He is not a fan of airplanes (or birds for that matter). He knows how to use the doggie door and is good about pottying outside. He has a big doggy bed that he likes sleeping on at night (along with his blankie from our Colonel Potter blanket ladies). Mr. Murray does not really like to be left alone all day and would love to have some parents that can spend the day at home with him. Are you looking for someone to hang with at home? Mr. Murray may be your guy!

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          TENNESSEE

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Julius
Age:
~8 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
23 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
TN Foster Home; Lake City

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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04/30/2015: Introducing Julius, a spunky little guy who came into the Col. Potter family after his family could no longer afford to care for him. Julius is such a happy boy and so full of energy. He especially likes to play with squeaky toys and fetch for his foster dad. He loves to go for walks and he’s already house broken. He gets along great with all the resident dogs and loves to meet new friends when we go on adventures.

Julius was diagnosed with several “spiky” bladder stones, that for this foster Mom made my tummy hurt to see them on x-ray. Poor Julius would play with the other dogs and have to stop mid-play to sit down for a minute, then he would take off again only to have to pause again. This went on for a few days after getting used to his foster home and he would dribble a bit of urine and blood. Col. Potter jumped into action and approved his surgery to remove those pesky stones that were keeping Julius from enjoying a pain free life. Julius had his surgery on 4/28/15 and he can’t tell you how good it feels to be free from that pain. Please donate to Julius’ Go Fund Me account: Help Julius Stay Pain Free . This funny little guy would really appreciate it!

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          TEXAS

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Brawny Lad
Age:
~8 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
27 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
TX Foster Home; Frisco

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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Brawny continues to be a sweet, sweet boy. He loves to be lazy but is ALWAYS ready for a walk. He is a laid back kind of guy who enjoys chillin' on the couch with his human and furry friends. He gets along just fine with other dogs but still does not show any interest in playing with them. Brawny has been on a diet and has lost a few pounds! He is a big boned boy anyway, and it cracks me up to watch him run, because he "lumbers". Brawny always seems to have a smile on his face - and he always puts a smile on mine!

02/10/2015: Brawny is an all around awesome guy! He puts a smile on our faces every day with his silly antics and rugged good looks. He loves to follow us around the house for a while then find a nice place to relax from the hard work of being so handsome. Pillows are no stranger to this young lad, and he knows how to prop himself up and rest his head just right - like a little person. Brawny knows how to sit and comes most of the time when he is called. He is house-trained and scratches at the door when he needs to go out. He likes to spend time in the sun but mostly just wants to be wherever the people are. He likes the other dogs just fine but doesn't really see much use in playing with them when humans seem like so much more fun. Brawny is a bit overweight, so he is on a strict diet to lose those extra pounds. He is very well-behaved on the leash and an absolute pleasure to walk. Won't you give this big, sweet teddy bear a loving forever home?

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Melba
Age:
10 yrs
Born 5/1/2004
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Frisco

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 12/21/14: Melba is such a comedian! When she gets excited, she rolls over on her back and starts wiggling and kicking: Melba 12/21/14 This little girl is such a ham and makes us laugh every day! Don't you need a little sunshine in your life?

UPDATE 11/3/14: Melba is such a sweet, sweet girl and a really wonderful companion! She is quite the comedian when she "begs" for petting and will only stop "asking" when you hide your hands. Melba is quite spunky and likes to wiggle around on her back on the floor, "talking" and grunting while we "tickle" her. Every once and a while, she will play with the other dogs for a split second. However, she actually does love playing with my parent's larger Schnauzer mix when we visit them in Houston. Melba isn't asking for much - she just wants a forever home that will love her!

UPDATE 7/18/14: Melba continues to be the absolute sweetest girl on the planet! Her favorite things are snuggling, going on walks, hunting rabbits and hanging out on the couch. She is the easiest dog ever and just enjoys being around her people. She follows foster mom or dad around the house until she gets bored then finds a comfy spot to plop down. Melba is all-around just a chill little love bug that just wants her very own, perfect forever home!

05/13/2014: Melba is a sweet, loving girl who enjoys sitting with foster mom and dad on the couch and following them around the house. However, she is an independent little gal too and likes quiet time by herself under the bed, in her crate or on the couch. Melba is learning how to play with toys and becoming more and more interested in them but prefers human love and attention above all else. She wiggles around on her back on the floor when she has an itch and when she is feeling frisky-so silly! She loves belly rubs and basically loves any kind of human touch. She is very submissive and comes when she is called 95% of the time, which for a Cairn, is AMAZING! Melba is adorable, easy, loving, snuggly, low-energy but spunky, and sweet. She would make the perfect companion for just about anyone!

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Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
3-4 years old
F
10-01-2013
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Jaxton
Age:
~10 yrs
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
13 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
VT Foster Home; Essex

Special Considerations:
Daily eye drops; no other dogs

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 2/22/15: Poor little man, Jaxton - he found himself in a world of hurt on President’s Day weekend and the solution was a very expensive solution for Col. Potter! After spending an entire Sunday vomiting, Jaxton ended up at the Emergency Vet for x-rays and medication which helped his vomiting enough to go back to his foster home that night but the next morning he was no better and no vet was available to do an ultrasound. Unsure if it was any number of diseases, a blockage, or even worse, cancer, he was finally able to get help 2 days later after an ACORN had to be removed surgically from his small intestine. The top picture is of Jaxton when he arrived back in foster care with the nasty, EXPENSIVE acorn in a plastic bag. He is recovering nicely but left a very large dent in the finances put aside for the CPCRN Foster Dogs! If you could help donate to little Jaxton's surgery and vetting fees, here’s a link to make that easy: Help for little Jaxton

UPDATE 6/15/14: Jaxton continues to be a loving boy to his human. He does need daily eye medication for the rest of his life and has a blind spot in one eye but that doesn't keep him from sitting in the observation window (aka the front window of Foster Mom's house) and alerting everyone each time a dog passes by. He has tenuous relationships with his foster siblings. For the most part he is fine with them but there are some times that make it clear he much prefers his human and would love to share that lap! New pictures are pre-grooming - he’s a fluffy little Teddy Bear and adorable as anything. Do you have a lap to share? Wouldn’t you like to be his very own human?

UPDATE 4/14/14: Watch Jaxton and Mcgraw check out the yard, (while noticing how handsome they are!): Jaxton and Mcgraw 4/14/14

UPDATE 2/24/14: Jaxton has been busy these cold winter months investigating Foster Mom's radiators - he is SURE there are mice in there! When he does settle down, he much prefers foster Mom's lap or bed to any other place in the house. Often we will find him tucked away on the bed sleeping by himself (especially when the electric blanket is on). He got a haircut on his face where his fur was very curly so we could see his eyes to give him his medication. He really does have eyes - they are just hard to see in his little black face!

UPDATE 11/22/13: Jaxton is a gentleman who needs a very special home. He has dry eye and requires special medication 2-3 times daily. He is a real trouper about getting the medication (providing there is a treat at the end!), doesn't mind baths and appreciates a cute little doggy coat in the blustery Vermont fall/winter. He gets cranky with other dogs and although he is getting along better with the resident dogs, he would probably love and benefit from being an only dog. He really is pocket-sized so would be a perfect companion for anyone needing a smaller size dog with a BIG personality.

10/14/2013: Welcome Jaxton - aka Monkey Face - a teeny, tiny bundle of love! He can run like the wind when he hears a critter in the yard but he can also curl up and sleep right next to you when you want a loving companion. Right now he is shaved because of being surrendered to the shelter covered in mats but based on the head furnishings not shaved, he will be a handsome dark black brindle with a little white beard. He prefers female doggie companions and probably no cats because he has a healthy terrier prey drive. Anyone who wants a devoted companion on the ‘petite’ side, will fall deeply in love with this little pocket Cairn.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Mcgraw
Age:
~8 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
VT Foster Home; Essex

Special Considerations:
No cats; escape artist

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 4/13/15: Mcgraw is so happy that spring has finally arrived. This boy just loves being outdoors for hours at a time. He would be the perfect companion for an active hiker or jogger - as long as he was kept on a secure lead because he is still an escape artist - especially if he hears the sound of prey (especially chipmunks) anywhere nearby. He is always the only dog in the house that will ALWAYS run to the door when Foster Mom says "Anyone want to go out?" and he will be the last one to come back in. Even in horrible weather, he will stick his head out and often be the only brave one to go out because being outdoors is what he loves best in the whole world (other than his favorite person!) He tolerates other dogs - barely, and can be a little bit of a bully with older, infirm dogs or anyone who gets in the way of his access to food (or prey). He would love to be an only dog and would be ready to get up and go for any adventure you have planned. We aren't sure of his age but this boy acts like a puppy - without the chewing, thank heavens! He has the energy to run and keep up with the most active outdoorsy companion. If you are looking for an active, handsome fellow with personality to spare, Mcgraw might be the perfect boy to share your home.

UPDATE 10/08/14: Sit down and let me tell you a story about Mr. Handsome Dude Mcgraw (aka Mugsy). On Monday, his smaller but older brother (unsure of their relationship but brother makes sense), Jaxton hurt his paw. While Jaxton was nursing the injured limb (don't worry it's fine now), he hid in a crate and wouldn't come out. So what does this have to do with Mcgraw? WELL, I'll tell you - did he hover around Jaxton and worry - absolutely NOT! Mcgraw was all over the place, just like a normal Cairn boy - chasing the noises, racing with the wind. He was FREE!

Jaxton is a little bossy and is constantly nipping at Mcgraw and telling him what to do and where to go. So Mcgraw took advantage of this freedom and had the time of his life. When it was time to relax, he joined Foster Mom and her dogs on the bed and instead of skulking off to a dog bed on the side and letting Jaxton have the prime spot next to Foster Mom, Mcgraw was able to lay down RIGHT NEXT to Foster Mom and get the attention for a change. No Little Napoleon pushing him around and making him miss the love and warmth he so wants. Now isn't that a sad story? But at the same time, it shows how much Mcgraw NEEDS a home of his own - with no Little Snot bossing him around and keeping him from what he really wants - to be loved and cherished for himself: Mugsy-Bugsy. And it also shows how SMART he is. How much he would love not only having his own human(s) but also obedience training and learning to overcome his bad habits - and yes he has plenty but nothing that can't be fixed with attention, patience and training. Wouldn't you like an active, happy boy to come and stay at your home, free from tyranny so he can find himself? Mcgraw is waiting…

UPDATE 6/15/14: McGraw decided to stand still for one minute so Foster Mom could get some updated pictures. He has gained weight from his initial intake but he was skin and bones then. Of course now with the nice weather, he wears off everything by racing around the yard in constant pursuit of the ever-elusive chipmunk(s) or any other critter that comes near. He is a wonder at finding holes in the fence and has ended up in the neighbor's fenced in yard several times, which is how Foster Mom knows he is good with strange dogs. McGraw is one dog who would benefit from leash walking to break him of some of his worst habits and he LOVES being outdoors. When it rains, he will stand on the screened-in porch and stick his head out the doggy door - possibly just wishing the rain to stop or to make sure he doesn't miss a single thing! We are very unsure of his age but McGraw's personality is very young at heart.

UPDATE 4/14/14: Watch Jaxton and Mcgraw check out the yard, while noticing how handsome they are!: Jaxton and Mcgraw 4/14/14

UPDATE 2/24/14: Mcgraw continues to be a sweet, sweet boy. He is a bit grabby because he always seems to be hungry but he is not nearly as skinny as he was when he first came into foster care. He still loves giving kisses and snuggling (when he can be near Foster Mom and Jaxton is NOT around). He does fine with other dogs and loves toys, although he rarely plays with them - he will at least pay attention to them.

UPDATE 11/22/13: Mcgraw has had a busy few weeks. He had originally been diagnosed with dry eye but his tear test was re-done and he does NOT have dry eye which makes him happy (no eye drops) and Foster Mom happy as well! He is still timid in some ways, and very bold in others. His favorite past-time is taking out the trash. Literally - he takes anything OUT of a trash can that is within his reach and shreds any paper so Foster Mom is learning to empty her smaller trash cans daily. What a good boy - training Foster Mom to be a better housekeeper. I'll bet he would love to train YOU as well!

10/14/2013: Mcgraw is reporting for duty at his foster home! He and his partner-in-crime Jaxton, managed to catch a mouse just outside the house and Mcgraw thought it might be a good idea to try and eat it. While Foster Mom is VERY grateful for the dispatch of the mouse, she managed to get it away from him (although Mcgraw did look a little green-ish later in the day. Mouse guts, ugh). He is a very active boy who is currently seriously underweight. He will probably be a good solid boy once he puts on weight because he has a long body, long tail and long face. Also, due to being shaved because of his matted coat, he looks a little patchy but he will be a very handsome black brindle boy with a little white beard once his coat grows back in. He is a little timid and submissive currently but he has no fear of any creature (especially mice) and has already joined his foster sister Hazel on her chipmunk hunt.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Bobbie Boy
Age:
~12 yrs
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
WA Foster Home; Langley

Special Considerations:
No cats

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 10/01/14: Bobbie Boy used to be slow moving and detached from his surroundings unless walking on leash or receiving affection from direct touch and of course, meal time! He has become an engaging, energetic, friendly Cairn. He adapted to our lifestyle and schedules like he has always been here. He is never alone and seems quite happy again. He runs and bounces across the yard, joins in the daily yard hunt for squirrels and rabbits, eagerly greeting foster dad when he comes home from work.

He doesn’t beg at mealtimes. Naps by himself on his own dog bed and sleeps through the night. And he alerts me when he needs to go out! This little guy follows me everywhere, watching every move I make. He sits on command and doesn't jump on people. He has put on muscle and you should see him move on the dog park trails, keeping 3rd place in the pack without missing a step! He is a perfect indoor/outdoor companion for the lucky person who may be missing that ‘certain something’ that comes with the company of a loyal loving dog. Better apply now!

07/15/2014: Bobbie Boy came to us as an owner surrender. He took a few nights to settle into the bedtime routine but now he settles himself in his dog bed just fine. By the second week, he was scampering out the front door, tail wagging, along with the resident Cairns to greet foster dad coming home from work. He likes the quiet life and a human close by. Bobbie Boy LOVES ear and neck rubs but will accept when you are finished. He really likes snuggling next to you on the couch or in your lap, if you let him. He follows foster mom throughout the house as she does her work. He is a quiet boy. I've only heard him “woof” twice and that was when I took too long preparing the dinner bowls. Bobbie has a sweet nature and obeys all his commands. He asks to go out to potty a few extra times in the evening than the resident dogs. He is becoming more interested in other small dogs at the dog park, but only briefly. After introductions are over, he goes about his way.

Like many mature gentlemen, Bobbie Boy will watch the “youngsters” play but it’s a spectator sport for him. Yesterday he came to me at the dog park when I called the first time! He is crazy for his walks; gets so excited that while I’m trying to collar the other two, he tries to stick his neck in it as well! He does like to stop and smell all the plant life here on our walks, but for the most part he keeps in step with the resident Cairn. There have been more than a few comments at the dog park that he seems younger because he will bounce and dance with joy and his hair is so soft. Bobbie Boy is happy and comfortable in his foster home with his foster brothers, but he would still like to have his very own furever mom or dad.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Coal
Age:
~8 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
WA Foster Home; Port Angeles

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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04/25/2015: Coal is a confident, happy, Cairn boy who thrives on human attention. If I sit down, Coal is in my lap and is the best little cuddle bug. He gets along with all dogs but loves his litter mate, Sable. They love to cuddle together and although he would do fine on his own, I think Sable needs him for confidence. He is on the thin side so he gets extra in his dinner bowl to try to put a few pounds on him. He can sit up better than any dog I have seen - almost looks like a Merekat and he is so well balanced, he can sit almost anywhere like this. Coal is afraid of the camera so I am having trouble getting pictures of his cute little face but I will keep working on this.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Sable
Age:
~7 yrs

Gender:
Female

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
WA Foster Home; Port Angeles

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/11/15: Sable continues to blossom a little more each and every day. She loves to get attention from visitors and is willing to come up and ask for a pet. She is such an easy girl to care for. If you are busy, she is content to nap or entertain herself. She is not comfortable riding in a car and we are working on that, trying to desensitize her. At first I thought that she and Coal would need to be adopted together and although this would be fine, I no longer feel it is necessary. They like each other but are not dependent on one another and each goes their own way during the day. She is very timid and it will take a while for her to come out of her shell, so a home with patience to allow her this time is what she needs. She is non-confrontational to all dogs - she will defer always. I do think she would like to have a fur-brother or sister.

UPDATE 4/12/15: Sable is fascinated with her shadow. She is so cute to watch when she is watching her shadow. She took this blanket and rolled it all up chasing her shadow. I was able to get a few minutes of it on video. Check out that tail wagging:Sable 4/12/15

04/10/2015: Little Cairn Princesses do not come any sweeter than little Sable. She does not have a mean bone in her body and is just a joy. She is a bit shy and timid and it takes her a while to come out of her shell and relax. Every day, I see more of the little girl that she really is and less of the scared little girl. Last night, she brought a toy to me, dropped it and backed up as if to say "Toss it foster mom, I will catch it". I did just as she wanted - and what a good little catcher she is! She came to me with her litter mate, Coal and it would be ideal if they could be adopted together as she relies on him and loves to cuddle with him.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Carlton
Age:
~8 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
WI Foster Home; Antigo

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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05/11/2015: Hello World! Let me introduce myself. My name is Carlton. Just like my counterpart on tv, I love to dance! I'm also a pro at ‘sitting pretty’. Foster dad timed me at two and a half minutes the other day! My favorite activity is cuddling. I love to cuddle more than anything else. I don't mind the other dogs here, big and little, and I just ignore the cat. She tries to get me to play, but I'd rather cuddle with the two-leggers. My only problem - I have stinky breath. Like, really stinky. But, don't you worry! I'm going to get my teeth cleaned shortly. Humans, I order you to get your application in quickly because I'm fantastic! I'm mellow, but I love adventures, too! Foster mom tells me I'm not going to be around for long, so hurry up!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Kenya
Age:
Born 11/1/2007

Gender:
Male

Weight:
23 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
WI Foster Home; Sturgeon Bay

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 4/19/15: Do you know what day it is? My 30 days are done and I am now available for adoption again! I know some people probably could not wait and that is OK. Col. Potter had other fellows like me that are now in happy forever homes. But guess what – it’s my turn! The right person for me should know that I am still a mellow kind of guy that thinks the best place in the entire world is called a couch. With the warmer weather, I will stay outside for a bit, but always look forward to coming back in the house. Foster mom says I am picking up bad habits from Sassy Pants (I will bark when I am outside, just sometimes I don't know what I am barking at.) Also I still prefer little walks. It seems there is so much to look at and smell that I LIKE to go slow. If you want to know more about me, you will need to talk to my foster mom, but you better hurry. I’m sure there are lots of forever homes that have been waiting for this moment!

UPDATE 3/25/15: Kenya came through surgery just fine and he's getting used to his new foot configuration. His calm sweet demeanor will see him through! If you would like to toss some change in the bucket for Kenya’s toe surgery, here’s a link to make that easy: Help for Kenya

UPDATE 2/22/15: Hi everybody. It is me, Kenya. I apparently will not be ready for a forever home until my foot surgery is done and healed. At this stage, I have been poked and prodded and I have been declared "good", so surgery will be soon. In the meantime, I have learned to walk down the steps! Yep, all by myself, except in the morning. I am in a big hurry to go out so I can have breakfast. Then I wind up "'tripping" down the stairs. Foster mom also said I am officially house-trained since I have not had an accident since Christmas. I am still trying to figure out this play thing. I try to "zoom" like bossy pants, my foster sister, but I am not as fast. Since I am a lot bigger than her, she does not want to wrestle. I will toss a toy around a bit and kind of hop around. Foster mom says I look like I am catching fairies. She took a video and you will be able to see that I am a very good looking fellow. Hopefully we can figure out how to share. I'll let you know how things went after surgery. So till then

UPDATE 1/18/15: With the busy holidays over, I planned to get Kenya's information updated, but I see he started without me. He has however neglected a few areas of importance. Such as - he is doing a great job with house training. On a very rare occasion, he will try to mark something in the house. And like many Cairns, he is not quiet. He will bark at his reflection in the TV, because the resident dog is barking, and at my spouse at various times. He hops and jumps and pushes toys around. Kenya moves slowly, loves to be petted, and prefers to lie next to you on the couch. He is using a wire crate in our bedroom for sleep, but we let him roam the house when we are gone. He has not chewed on anything. Oh, and it is much colder outside than in the refrigerator! Yes he does try to get things out of the door. I don't think he will ever be able to walk down more than 2-3 steps. He is going to have a toenail issue corrected and may not be available for adoption for a few weeks, but I tell you this guy is a near perfect buddy!

UPDATE 1/4/15: I didn’t get the present I wanted from Santa, but I am not greedy. I already got open spaces, nice places to sleep and toys that I am not too sure what to do with yet. We did have company for Christmas including two big dogs. It was fun, even though foster mom made me wear a belly band when they first came. I don't know why, but anything new I feel obligated to mark as mine. Usually I get scolded before I get that far and then it doesn't seem so important to do. I did want to tell you about this neat thing I have discovered. There is a box in this place that is almost as cold as outside and it is FULL of food! Every time the door opens I try to take something but I am just not fast enough. Do you have one of those that I can practice on?

UPDATE 12/20/14: Foster mom said I could write a letter to Santa to tell him what I want for Christmas. That sounds so easy, but there are so many new things I see everyday, that I don't know what I want. I can tell him what I DON'T want - lots of steps! Going upstairs is hard work. On top of that the trip down is well, a trip. Good thing foster mom holds on to me or there would be a dent in the wall. I have also developed a distaste for ice and slippery floors. I just cannot get a grip. I eat my meals on a rug so I don't end up spread-eagle. How embarrassing! One thing I do know is that I want my very own Mom or Dad to love, and who'll love me back. Do you think I can ask Santa for that?

12/07/2014: Please let me introduce Kenya, a big boy who came to Col. Potter with the ‘World Tour’ group. He is a honey gold color and just as sweet. A mellow cuddly fellow who will need to lose a pound or two, and is discovering the joys of the world. He spent many days trying to get on the couch and now has mastered that task, as well as going up and down the steps from the deck - no more flying leaps! Kenya is a quick study and is eagerly awaiting more 'firsts'. Wouldn’t you enjoy being his favorite teacher, as he learns about living life as a beloved pet?

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Calix
Age:
~7 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
25 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
WY Foster Home; Rock Springs

Special Considerations:
No cats

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UPDATE 4/15/15: Happy Spring! It's been a long time since Calix has had an update, but he's had a lot going on behind the scenes. Calix had some allergy testing done this winter to help address some mild but chronic health concerns, and we found out he's allergic to quite a few things! He's on a new food now and taking daily allergy meds, and is feeling much better. Unfortunately, he's also had a major regression with housemarking, and so far we don't have answers for the cause. Poor little guy is headed back to the vet soon for yet another work-up, since it obviously isn't a learning issue - he's one of the smartest dogs I've ever met! Don't let his health concerns scare you. So far, they're all easily managed, and he's a wonderful little companion in every way. He's always ready to go for a walk, for a ride, or even just outside to work in the yard. He loves the other dogs, is doing great with the resident cats, and is keeping the squirrel and bunny population in line (and that's hard work!). He is becoming more and more snuggly, and has learned to enjoy just laying on the couch or bed and getting petted. Sometimes he gets a little too comfy and the snoring makes it hard to hear the TV, but who can complain about something so cute?! If you can help Calix with some of his on-going medical costs, Col Potter would greatly appreciate it. His health issues aren't major, but the testing he needs has been and continues to be expensive. Please visit his GoFundMe link: Help for Calix for more details on how you can help.

UPDATE 11/6/14: Hello, Calix here. It's been the best of times, and the worst of times with my foster home lately. I was supposed to have foot surgery, but the vet gave me an amazing foot massage and decided I didn't need anymore work done - isn't that fabulous?! But then, Doc mentioned to Foster Momma that I was looking a bit "tubby". Oh, the horrors! Suddenly my kibble rations have been reduced, my walks have been increased (I guess that part is ok), and all those yummy chewies Momma bought for my surgery recovery time? I have to share those with the other dogs! It's a tragedy! I'm fairly certain Foster Momma is trying to starve me to death, so it's high time to find my furever home. I would love a place that understands big is beautiful, who will give me lots of tummy rubs, and who will let me destroy all the toys I can get my mouth on. Won't you please consider taking me home and spoiling me like the Prince that I am? You won't be sorry!

Calix's Foster Momma here: Calix is such a cutie, but there's a little too much of him to love right now. He is a master at sneaking the other dogs (and cats) food if I'm not careful, so he's on a diet now. He loves his walks though, and he's happy to go as often and as long as I'll let him, so taking the weight back off shouldn't be too hard. He's doing great with his training because he's so food motivated, and now that he has a clean bill of health (woohoo!) he's ready to find his furever home. He's a very lovey, snuggly guy who just wants to be with his people ALL the time. He sits in the bathroom with me while I do my hair and makeup, supervises all kitchen activities carefully, loves to run errands with me, and is ecstatic when I get home from work each afternoon. He could almost be considered a little "Velcro" dog. Calix needs a home that will give him a little TLC for his allergies, but otherwise he really is a perfect dog. And he's ready to be adopted right now - what are you waiting for?! Nothing would be cuter under the Christmas tree this year!

UPDATE 10/7/14: If you would like to make a contribution for Calix's care, here is a link to make that easy: Help for Calix

UPDATE 10/04/14: Calix is such a sweet, handsome boy, and he is very lucky to have found himself in Colonel Potter's excellent care. Calix had some trouble this summer with allergies that made his feet break out. While dealing with his feet, the vet found a growth that was filling the space between two of Calix's toes. We did surgery, and found the growth was much more extensive than originally thought. The good news was that it is a benign tumor, so it won't spread beyond where it is now, and it isn't going to affect the length or quality of his life. The bad news is that this type of tumor tends to grow back quickly, and needs to be fully removed ASAP. To get the whole tumor out, Calix will have to have one or two toes amputated. Poor little guy! He's been such a trooper-he's gone from shaking like a leaf to prancing into the vet's office, tail wagging, happy to visit all the friends he's made. His foot was originally so painful from the growth that he'd growl and snap when we touched it, but now that the majority of the growth is gone, he's a perfect gentleman about everything-even nail trims!

He's truly the nicest dog I've ever fostered. It's hard to write an update that adequately describes what a lovely, well-mannered, friendly little guy Calix is. All I can say is that if any dog deserves to be blessed with care from Col Potter, it's Calix. He gives back every bit of happiness we give him a thousand times over, and he'll be the best thing to happen to his forever home once we get his foot fixed up and he's ready to go. In the meantime, he's learning tricks and basic obedience commands, keeping the cats in line, and modeling his head cone like a champ!

UPDATE 8/9/2014: Calix (pronounced Cay-lick) has had a very busy couple of weeks! He's been to both pet stores in town, explored the local Home Depot, met most of the neighborhood kids, and made friends everywhere he goes. Calix loves to be right on my heels, supervising everything I'm doing and giving little kisses to remind me he's there. He's a wonderful helper; he serves as doorbell, dishwasher, and lap warmer. And if you have problems with rogue stuffed animals, Calix is a master at stuffie destruction too! He's co-existing peacefully with the kitties, and his housetraining is coming along very . He's learning to stand nicely for handling (instead of jumping up to give kisses, or rolling around to sneak in some belly rubs while I try to put his harness on).

My only complaint about this boy is that he is so affectionate and interactive, he's stealing all the attention from the rest of the household! Calix is a delight to live with. Please hurry, Forever Family, Calix is going to be a tough one to let go! If you're an active person or family looking for a smart, energetic, devoted dog, don't look any further-this Cairn might be perfect for you!

07/10/2014: Introducing Calix! Calix is a wonderful (not so little) Cairn who joined CP as a stray. Wherever he came from must have been a caring home, because he has lovely house manners and a fabulous personality. In the two weeks Calix has been here, he has already learned to "sit" and "kennel," and has walked nicely on a leash from day one. His only naughty behavior is house-marking, but much of it seems to just be Calix trying to settle in, as he's improved greatly in just two weeks. Calix loves toys, and can spend hours throwing, wrestling, and ultimately chewing them to bits. He isn't sure how to play with the other dogs yet, but he enjoys being around them. He is learning that the cats aren't prey, but they're very hard for him to resist. Calix would make a great Earthdog competitor.

Calix loves to nap with his people, and his preferred spot is laying right in your arms like a giant teddy bear. You have to help him up, though - Calix won't jump up on furniture, and isn't a fan of going up or down stairs. He loves to greet new people and dogs, and isn't especially barky unless he thinks he's missing out on something fun. He does have a wide range of grunts, hums, and moans that are hilarious to listen to. Calix is a wonderful, affectionate, mellow dog who's ready for a forever home that will keep him active and give him an interesting life!

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