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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!

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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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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

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

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Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
10 years old
M
10-09-2013
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Bradley
Age:
~2 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
CT Foster Home; Portland

Special Considerations:
No cats

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 7/16/14: I'm thrilled to report that Bradley and Leon are now ready for their forever home. Bradley is at a good weight and has tested heartworm negative. During heartworm treatment, a dog needs to remain as calm as possible, which is a feat with a two year old Cairn! I haven't done a lot of training or exposed Bradley to different situations due to the need to keep him quiet. Now that we've treated the heartworms, we'll start to slowly build Bradley's endurance with freer romps in the fenced yard and progressively longer walks. I'll be excited to report Bradley's successes and am eager to learn about the "real", healthy Bradley. I suspect he may be a little nervous around big dogs and hope to know for sure soon. I also plan to work more with him on obedience. He knows some tricks so tends to get easily confused with what I think are easier commands like "sit" and "down". Bradley's tail is usually wagging unless he thinks he's in trouble, then he hides in a corner until foster mom laughs at him and tells him he hasn't done anything wrong, then he comes out for some love and more mischief.

07/03/2014: Bradley and Leon were surrendered to a shelter and both were heartworm positive. They are just finishing up treatment and we're hoping to announce very soon that they're ready for adoption. Bradley has what the vet calls "crunchy knees" but they don't affect his health. He also had some hair loss due to fleas. Bradley's a young, typically curious Cairn who sometimes finds himself in compromising situations. He's learning that curiosity is encouraged in his foster home and that he won't get in trouble for exploring. I've explained to him that his job is to check out how the world works and my job is to make sure he's safe while doing so. I've assured him many times that he won't be punished for being a Cairn!

Bradley is super friendly, intelligent and sweet. Though not as cuddly as Leon, he jumps right into the action if Leon's getting attention and he isn't. Bradley is a bit prey driven and will bark and chase the cat if given the opportunity. When we go to camp he sits by the screen door to bark as cars and golf carts go by. He can be a bit excitable but is really good when told to stop. Bradley knows a few tricks (like sit pretty). He's learning to sit nicely and wait for a release command when his food bowl is placed in front of him. He's on a diet to lose a few more pounds but is pretty close to being at a good weight. Bradley seems to be afraid of being punished (which doesn't happen in his foster home). He'll need to go to a home that's willing to continue to work with his fears and train him using only positive methods so he'll forget that hands and objects are something to be afraid of. Since Bradley and Leon are so close, I'd like to see them adopted to the same home. These two boys will make someone’s life complete - they are a dream to foster. I’ve rarely met nicer dogs!

Adoption Application [cc0703][0717]
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:
Leon
Age:
~3 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
20.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
CT Foster Home; Portland

Special Considerations:
No cats

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 7/17/2014: Leon has tested heart worm negative and is now ready for his forever home. As with Bradley, the need to keep Leon calm during treatment has limited his exposure to many situations so we're looking forward to slowly building his resistance and muscle tone, and learning a bit more about this very sweet boy. Leon is fairly low key and somewhat of a momma's boy, though he's comfortable with his foster dad, too.

Leon's lost six pounds and is starting to look really good. He adores car rides and is always upbeat and wagging his tail. We're still working daily on the knots is Leon's coat but I'm hopeful with good nutrition and grooming we can get a bit harsher coat on him that's less prone to knotting. Everyone who has met Leon and Bradley, from the people who pulled them from the shelter, to the transport people who worked to get them to their foster home, to the Colonel Potter volunteer that kept them for a few days until their transport could be arranged thought they were the nicest, sweetest dogs they had met in a long time. Both can use some obedience training but I've rarely seen Cairns in foster care with so few issues. These boys are fantastic!

07/02/2014: Bradley and Leon were surrendered to a shelter and were heartworm positive. They are just finishing up treatment and we're hoping to announce very soon that they're ready for adoption. Leon has very fine hair that knots easily and no undercoat. We're working hard in his foster home to keep him knot free and he's getting more trusting when I work on his knots. Leon is a doll. He's very outgoing, friendly and affectionate. He seeks belly rubs and snuggles every night. He doesn't like motorcycles or the riding lawn mower and will bark at them. He also barks at passing cars and golf carts at our camp but quiets down when asked. Leon knows ‘Sit Pretty’, which can be a little problematic when asking for a ‘sit’ - but it is very pretty! He and Bradley both need work on taking treats nicely because they just love those treats - especially since they've been put on a diet. Leon's lost a few pounds so he no longer looks like a walking ottoman. He has a bit to go until he's the proper weight and is so stinking cute when he tries his best to convince you he needs more food/treats. He loves to chew on elk antlers. The benefit of these are they're naturally shed, help clean his teeth, are hard enough that he doesn't get a lot of calories from them and they keep him occupied for hours on end. Bradley looks up to, and seems to rely on Leon, who is an excellent leader. Because these boys are so close, I'd like to see them adopted to the same home.

Adoption Application [cc0702][0717]
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:
Pavonia
Age:
Born 10/25/02
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
CT Foster Home; Milford

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 4/9/14: This is Pavonia dropping by to let you know spring is here and I am ready to "spring" in to a forever home! Just a few important things about me you need to know. Give me the rules and I am on it. I am house trained. I like to play ball (but not crazy like a puppy). I am fond of walks but we don't have to run a marathon. I love to cuddle near my people. I'm ready to give my heart to my forever family. Is that you? Please fill out an application. Happy Spring!

Love, Pavonia

UPDATE 1/6/14: HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone! This is Pavonia. I hope you all got to enjoy the holidays. I certainly did. I got to meet my 2 legged and 4 legged extended foster family. Grandparents, cousins and even a four legged foster uncle named Chewy. He was really fun to play with. I love my 2 legged foster brother and I followed him everywhere. I slept in his room under his bed and even napped on the sofa with him. I got hugs and scratches behind the ears from everyone. It was great! They all thought I was really cute and such a good girl. I really was good! I sat pretty for treats. I didn’t play "Grumpy" at all. I still have my moments but foster mom says I am a really good dog. I come when I'm called. I ‘sit’ for my treats and wait in ‘sit’ until I am given my meals. I will let you know when I need to go out. I will snuggle up to you in the evening or under your desk when you work. I know I am safe and loved so I don't get as opinionated as I used to. I have a feeling my forever family is out there. I feel like I am ready for them.
Of course you know my New Years resolution is to find my forever home. Is it yours? If you are an experienced Cairn owner who understands the grumble-y trait - well I'm your girl. I love to walk but not all day long. I will play catch, but I'm 11 years old so, fetch, not so much. I have a lot of spunk still. I don't like too much commotion so I would prefer big kids and adults to spend time with. I need a patient family that understands I'm am learning to trust. I finally get it - I've got a lot of love to give! I promise you won't be sorry. Please make 2014 my year

UPDATE 11/20/13: In her last two updates Pavonia let you know how "opinionated" she is. Now I would like to let you know my impressions as her foster mom. If I were casting the Cairn version of ‘Snow White’, Pavonia would be my first choice for the dwarf Grumpy. I don't say that as a negative. I myself played Grumpy in Our Lady of Grace's kindergarten production. My mom said it was type casting. So maybe we are kindred spirits. I like her way of communicating. She makes grumble-y, frizzle frazzle, oh-my sounds. In the morning she rolls over on to her belly by way of her head. It makes me smile. When you start to rub her belly you stop for a second because of the sound she makes. "Wait! Do you like this?" She looks at you as if to say "Why are you stopping? I love it!"

Once you teach her the rules she follows without question. My dogs have been told to sit before meals their entire lives; Pavonia is the only one who sits the minute I step towards her to place her bowl down. She is particular about her feet but will let you groom her without question for as long as she can stand it. Then she will give some Grumpy dialog. She will cuddle on the couch with you but that doesn't mean you get to rub her belly without asking. She is house broken and will let you know she needs to go out. In public she is ‘Miss Congeniality’. She wants to greet the world. At home she will sit at your feet while you work and follow you around the house to help with all the chores. She loves to play ball but in a more subdued way than the younger dogs. She does give you that grumble, scrappy noise when she has the ball but let her put it down and she will play.

Pavonia is a really good dog. She fits in great with our dogs and follows the rules. She would not be a good fit for a family with little children. I think that Grumpy had Snow White to bring out his happy side, and Pavonia needs a strong loving mom or dad to give her rules and understand that her grumble-y, frizzle frazzle, oh-my sounds are just the way she talks. Are you her ‘Prince Charming’ or ‘Snow White’ ready to bring her to her forever home? Fill out that application so you can live happily ever after with this little Cairn princess!

UPDATE 10/31/2013: Hi, my name is Pavonia. I was used to getting my way in my former home, so now I have opinions (yeah - that's the way to explain it)! I don't bark all the time, I make these "opinion sounds". If you don't know me, I must admit, it sounds not very nice. It's a mix between a growl and a whine. But honestly, I am all bark and no bite. I don't even bark so much as grumble. Even when you rub my tummy my "yeah, oh boy that feels good!" noise sounds kind of like a growly whiney snarl. I swear it's just the way I communicate. But FYI, when I am given the rules, I obey no questions asked! If you let me be in charge, it scares me so I give my opinion. In my foster home, dogs and people both let me know the rules. I’m the new kid so I wait for my treat. I’m always last but that’s okay. I "sit pretty" and I take my treat gently. When it’s time for meals I sit and wait for my bowl to be put down first before I eat. I like to play ball. I can run and chase it at my own pace. I am not a spring chicken but I am definitely no old lady. I am still learning how to not have an opinion about giving up the ball. I like to drop it when I like to drop it.

I am potty trained of course, and I will let you know when I have to go out. I like my ears being rubbed. If you get the right spot I will fall over on my back giving my opinion the entire time. I will stay under your desk or near your feet while you work. I will sit on the couch with you for belly rubs when I’m in the mood. I do like to dig a little. I walk very well on a leash. Just let me know who is in charge and we are good. I feel very safe sleeping in my crate on my blanket from Blanket Aunties. You don’t even have to latch the door. I stay in the crate until foster mom comes to say it’s time to get up! So please, I would love to find a happy home with a family who knows I just need guidance and a set of rules. I am fine with other dogs. Rumor has it I’m not a fan of cats. I think I can sound pretty scary to little kids when I give my opinion so I think older kids and teens would like me the most. I’d be great with an experienced Cairn owner mom or dad. So please fill out that application now!

UPDATE 9/16/13: Hi! – my name is Pavonia and I am looking for YOU! I am a beautiful, active, squeaky, Kong playing girl and I will keep you entertained for hours. I LOVE my toys, but not so much playing with them with others dogs. I squeak my toys until they DIE! I LOVE to be next to my human, but don’t like her to touch me to move me. I am really happy to approach people, even complete strangers, and get skritches and allow them to rub my belly because I am a special girl and deserve special treatment. My age doesn’t show and it sure doesn't stop me! The little bit of arthritis I have in my left hip doesn’t slow me down much either. A little Glucosamine and I’m as good as new. I love those things they call “prey” (you know, LIVE toys) and my drive is strong. I can deal with the cats in the house with no issues, unless they run; then they are fair game. When my foster mom is away I am confined and am good with that. I am as strong as I am cute and have to be out in front on walks, leading the way. Potty training is not an issue, and I am told I am as regular as the clock. Won’t you give this young old girl a forever home?

06/24/2013: If you are an experienced Cairn owner who loves the strong prey-driven, toy-playing, hole-digging female, this little girl would love living with you. She is adorable! Pavonia is pretty good about living with our two cats and she gets along with our resident Cairns, although she does better eating by herself. She absolutely loves to play with toys - and her human - and gets quite vocal when playing tug-o'-war. Pavonia is a strong little girl and loves to go for walks.

Adoption Application [dwk0624][0410]
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 needs a Guardian Angel This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Tohoe
Age:
Born 12/15/01
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
CT Foster Home; Greenwich

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.

Walter Staab [0421] This dog has a Foster Grandparent

Angela Johnson
Gina Kovac
Maddy
Allison Adams
Elizabeth Sorensen
Carolyn Turner
Carl, Beth, Art, Haggis & Thistle
Becky Kennedy
Jerry Orlando
Diane Staab

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.
Would you like to be a Guardian Angel for this dog?

UPDATE 5/17/14: When Tohoe first came to his foster home he got a brand new bed and a little fleece blanket. He didn’t have much hair, so he usually wore a shirt to keep warm. But at night, when he got in bed, we also covered him with his blanket. I imagine most dogs would probably shake off the annoying blanket during the night, but not Tohoe. He even figured out how to get it wound around him by making circles on his bed, so he ended up swaddled like a baby, snug and secure. Tohoe’s hair has grown in well now, everywhere except his back where it’s still a little thin, so while he doesn’t dress up anymore, he still sleeps covered with his blanket. Sometimes, if someone is making noise in the kitchen after he has gone to bed, he will get up to go investigate, trailing his blanket on his back. When he walks around like that he reminds me of Linus, Charlie Brown’s best friend, who was hardly ever seen without his blue security blanket. Linus’s hair was rather thin too, and he was portrayed as gentle, loyal, and a sensitive friend, much like Tohoe is. If you’re looking for a gentle soul to be your best friend, fill out an application today to give Tohoe the security of a forever home. Of course he will be bringing his blanket along as well.

UPDATE 3/3/14: On a recent trip to Disney World, I was surprised to see hoards of people waiting on line, not for a ride, but for a restaurant! But while shaking my head in disbelief I thought of Tohoe, because that is exactly what he does, almost every day! He often goes into the kitchen to stake out his spot as the “first in line” at least 30 minutes before mealtimes. He has no menu to look over, or smart phone to distract him. He just sits, patiently waiting for the chef to show up and the restaurant to begin serving. He doesn’t bark or whine with impatience, but does get a little anxious if it appears the chef might be preparing to leave the building without serving him first. When the meal is finally being prepared, he continues to sit nearby, until the moment when the bowls are lifted to be carried to the dining spot. Even then, good manners trump eager anticipation and he will perform one final “sit” before being served. Sometimes the chef makes a mistake and serves his fur brother first, who cuts the line at the last minute. But Tohoe shows no ill will in reaction to this rudeness, knowing that his patience is about to be rewarded. Tohoe is not at all picky about what’s on the menu, he only wants a full tummy and that warm feeling you get in your heart when you know someone cares for you. If you have space at your “restaurant” and in your heart, for this very well-mannered customer, please make a reservation with a Col. Potter matchmaker to give Tohoe his forever home.

UPDATE 1/10/14: Tohoe wishes everyone a Happy New Year and hopes that in 2014 will bring him his fur-ever family! He enjoyed the bustle and excitement (and food!) of the holiday season and was a gracious host to all of our visitors. On Christmas Eve he showed Santa what a good boy he is when he didn’t try to steal a single shrimp or slice of cheese, which was set out within easy reach on the coffee table. And while Tohoe has never gotten very excited about toys, Santa knew just what to give him to get him running around like a puppy. The one thing that Tohoe doesn’t like about this time of year though, is SNOW. No frolicking and burying his face in the snow drifts for him – he looks up at the sky as if to ask “who’s throwing that cold stuff on me?” He makes it easy on everybody when it’s too cold to be outside for long by taking care of business in a snap and then dashing back inside. He doesn’t ask for much, just a cozy spot to sleep and a nice bowl of kibble. Do you have a cozy place in your house where Tohoe can feel safe and warm?

UPDATE 9/22/13: Tohoe was a star today at the annual “Puttin’ on the Dog” festival here in Greenwich. There were hundreds of people and all sorts of dogs, and did I mention all the new smells?! So exciting! We signed him up to compete in the “Aged to Perfection” category, and though he didn’t win a ribbon, he got lots of treats and compliments and affection, which he will tell you, are way better than a silly old ribbon any day! We were all very impressed with how well our former “bundle of nerves” behaved himself. Tohoe is still patiently waiting to be adopted. Won’t you be the family that gives him the Grand Prize – a forever home to call his own?

UPDATE 8/22/13: Tohoe is patiently waiting for his forever family to come and adopt him.  In fact, he is probably the most patient dog you’ll ever meet.  At mealtimes he sits quietly while you fix his food with no barking or jumping up, even if you get interrupted and aren’t as quick as you could be.  He allows his foster brother to be fed first and does a “sit” before his bowl gets set down.  He’s always very excited to go out for walks, but will wait patiently while you track down his fur brother, who is usually hiding somewhere when it’s time to go outside. If Tohoe is getting a walk by himself he will walk at a nice steady pace, with very few stops for distractions.  He is a great exercise buddy!  But walking with his fur brother -- who wants to mark every tree we pass! -- requires all the patience Tohoe can muster.  The ultimate proof of Tohoe’s patience and good nature is when he allows his fur brother to hold his leash in his teeth and “walk” him.  Will someone reward Tohoe’s patience by giving him a forever home, and show him that “good things come to those who wait”?

UPDATE 6/19/13: Tohoe wants everyone to know he’s ready for his fur-ever home! His hair has grown back and his behavior got rave reviews at two recent barbeques we hosted. He greeted our guests politely and then blended quietly into the background. He didn’t beg at the table, jump up on the furniture or demand attention. Everyone commented on what a sweet and mellow boy he is. He stayed close to me for the most part and then crashed when everyone left. So much excitement! Tohoe prefers the quiet life: a few walks and a few belly rubs and he is quite content. He is the perfect companion because he wants to be near his people all the time. He enjoys having another dog in the house to keep him company when his people are not at home, and has never displayed any competitiveness with his fur buddy. Tohoe is a very loyal, easy-going fellow who would make any adoptive family very happy.

UPDATE 6/4/13: Tohoe is a pleasure to foster. He is much more relaxed now that he has settled in to our home, and is very low-maintenance. The only time he demands attention is dinner-time, just in case you’re not keeping an eye on the clock. You’d never know he had 9 teeth pulled during his dental cleaning. He has no problem eating - whatever you care to give him. It just takes him a little longer to clean his bowl. His soft wheaten coat is starting to fill in nicely. After much poking and prodding at the vet, they determined that allergies were to blame for his skin issues. He is still working on how to behave properly when guests come to visit, but as soon as he masters that skill, he’ll be ready for his forever home.

UPDATE 4/13/13: Tohoe’s mission in life is to find the sunny spot and stay there as long as possible. Although there are three unoccupied, very cozy dog beds in the living room, right now he is asleep on the dining room floor with the sun warming his back. This is quite a breakthrough, because in the three weeks he has been with us, he has barely left my side. Now that he feels safe and loved, his anxiety is decreasing, allowing him to seek out the sunny spot even if it means leaving the room I’m in. With less stress in his life, and a healthy diet, hopefully his hair will start to grow back. Tohoe does his business very quickly in the yard and then hurries back in the house. He gets super excited when he hears “Let’s go for a walk,” and his love of exercise is helping him lose his pot-belly. But after a lap around the block, he’ll be back in the sunny spot, ready for a nap. He hasn’t shown any interest in playing with the resident Cairn, despite Biscuit getting right in his face in the play pose, practically begging for a chase. However, he’ll do anything for a belly rub and if you stop too soon he’ll tap you with his paw with the “Please Sir, may I have some more” look in his eyes. Tohoe is not quite ready for adoption just yet, but if you’re looking for love, loyalty and companionship without the demands of a high-energy Cairn, keep your eye on this one. Tohoe is worth the wait!

03/23/2013: Tohoe came to us from a shelter as an owner surrender. He was very stressed out from having been separated not only from his person, but also from his fur brother who was adopted from the shelter. Col. Potter was called to take him in as he clearly needed some TLC. Tohoe was very anxious when he first arrived at his foster home, often falling asleep sitting up because he couldn’t relax enough to lie down. His tail was always tucked tightly between his legs. But after a week of love and belly rubs, he’s slowly learning to relax and be himself. His tail sometimes even wags a little bit! He gets along great with the resident Cairn, and is house trained. He’s very nervous of strangers who come to the house, but is happy to greet people and dogs when we go for walks. He has very little hair on his back, so he gets to dress up in super-cute doggie outfits, which have made him very popular with all the folks we see when we go outside. Tohoe has some medical issues that need to be diagnosed and treated before he’ll be ready for adoption. Thank goodness Col. Potter found him so he can be given the care he needs. Please consider becoming a Guardian Angel for Tohoe so he can have a happy, healthy future.

Adoption Application [kl0323][0517]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Bellina
Age:
Born 3/2/07

Gender:
Female

Weight:
13.8 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Auburndale

Special Considerations:
No other dogs or cats

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/27/14: As her skin improves and her hair grows in, Bellina is turning out to be stunningly beautiful. Her face and eyes have so much expression - she’s simply gorgeous! Because she was so miserable with her skin issues, her spay day was delayed, but that should be taken care of very soon and she will be ready for her forever home. She will do well as an only child getting full attention from her new family, so if you’re looking for a tiny girl with a huge personality, this is the girl for you!

04/01/2014: I've been here at my foster home for about 2 weeks now and I'm really enjoying life more and more. When I got to my foster home, I was kind of grumpy and shy. I had what my foster mom calls "elephant skin" and sometimes I just itched so much I scratched until I was raw. But the doctor prescribed some medicine and my Col. Potter aunties sent some healthy supplements and medicated shampoo, so I'm feeling really good now. And my hair is growing back! I keep trying to convince all my foster brothers and sisters to treat me like the princess that I am, but so far, I haven’t had much luck. Foster mom says I'm getting a Cairn attitude, whatever that is. She said anyone who's lived with a Cairn would know what she means. I like sun bathing, treats, going for a car ride, treats, soft belly rubs, and more treats. If you have an empty spot in your home and in your heart, why don't you adopt me?

Adoption Application [re0401][0527]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Brad
Age:
Born 12/1/2002
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Bradenton

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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07/15/2014: There will be photos and more info to come, but for now, take a peek at this cute video of Brad: Brad 7/15/14

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Maurice (Mix)
Age:
1 yrs
Born 3/1/2013

Gender:
Male

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Brooksville

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 7/13/14: Maurice is still looking for that special someone or family who will want to cuddle with him. He is friendly with older children and sometimes chases the foster home cat, but not with harmful intent. When he catches the cat, he licks it and walks away. He is friendly with the other resident dogs, and loves to play with the other Cairns. He is more wary of the big dog that lives in his foster home and doesn't really bother her. Maurice is a serious cuddler and he will sit in a lap or next to a person on the couch all day if he is allowed to. When he is out in the backyard, he loves to run and play. Maurice would be the perfect friend for a family who loves a little shadow who is devoted to them, and only wants to make them happy.

UPDATE 5/6/14: Maurice has been very busy recently. He has spent some time with new people and is getting better with every encounter. Anyone who wants to adopt him will need to understand that he would prefer not to be approached by strangers, and that he will come around in his own time. Maurice is a very good snuggle buddy. He would love to sleep in bed with someone, and would prefer someone who has time to play with him. He is a typical puppy, and loves to run in a fenced in back yard. Maurice just wants plenty of love, and will follow his human everywhere, if he is allowed. Still no potty accidents when foster family is home. He only has potty accidents when he is left home alone due to his separation anxiety. We are working with him on this. Doesn't someone out there have room in their heart and home for this sweet little guy?

UPDATE 3/3/14: Maurice's DNA test results are in! Turns out this little guy is not a Cairn at all. He is half Yorkshire Terrier and the other half is a Portugese Water Dog/Akita mix. How funny! Maurice is still an awesome little cuddle buddy, and will make one lucky family a very sweet little cuddle friend. He just wants to be with his humans, and is eager to please. Maurice is potty trained now, and has only had a couple of accidents in the past month. They were foster mom's fault because she did not see him go to the door. Looking at Maurice you would never even know his leg was broken. He loves to run in the backyard when he has the chance, and he no longer limps on his leg at all. He is ready for a forever home where he can learn to love his new family and realize that they love him back. It may take a little bit to teach Maurice that you will not hurt him, but once he realizes that he is in his forever home, he will love you endlessly.

UPDATE 1/11/14: Maurice is like a new dog now that he’s recovered from his leg injury. He no longer limps and he can jump on the bed from the floor. He can run and play with the other dogs like a normal puppy. He is so full of life now. Maurice just shows his foster family so much love. Maurice easily entertains himself while running through the house with his toys. He does have one small quirk. At bedtime he requires a soft stuffed toy to chew on to fall asleep. He will chew it for hours until he tires himself out.

Maurice is still a puppy and has a good bit of energy, but he can be quite the couch potato during the day when he is watching his foster mom do housework! He is quite comfortable in his kennel during the day but would prefer to be in bed with his family at night.
Maurice is going to be taking his DNA test very soon so we can see exactly what other breed is included in his charm. He has begun working on obedience now that his hip is better, and he is progressing with his basic commands. Hopefully he will learn all his basic skills and be a good example of a well-behaved Cairn one day soon. Maurice is hoping that he can find his forever family and begin enjoying himself in a permanent, loving home.

UPDATE 11/26/13: Maurice is becoming the model Cairn boy we hoped he could be. It has been over two weeks since he has had any potty accidents in the house or in his kennel. He is slowly coming around to strangers, and he is very adaptable to strange dogs, and will even engage in some small play with little dogs that he meets. His leg is doing fabulous! At the beginning of last week he was still not putting a whole lot of weight on it, but as each day has progressed he has been moving around slowly and actually walking on that repaired leg. Foster mom and dad are very pleased, and he has been making new friends everywhere he goes. Maurice already feels like he is part of the family here, and will make anyone he lives with feel completely loved all the time.

UPDATE 11/12/13: Maurice is starting to get very comfortable with his foster mom and dad. He is eating like a champ and he is almost potty trained. Since he is still a puppy he has a hard time holding his bladder for 8 hours, but he is certainly trying. Maurice is very laid back and is content to just hang out on the couch. He is still working on his therapy for his leg, and is putting a little more weight on it daily. His leg does not stop him though! He loves to chase his foster mom's littlest dog around on the bed. They play and play. Maurice has a ton of love to give and wants to find a family who is willing to receive that love. Maurice likes to play with his toys. He will even chase a ball, which is a slow process but he gets it and will bring it back. Maurice is asking you to open up your heart and take a chance on him because he will reward you with so much love forever.

10/27/2013: Maurice is starting to come out of his shell more and more each day. He really does not like sleeping in his crate at night and would like to find a forever home who will share a cuddly night with him. He is a good helper with the chores and will happily watch you do the laundry and wash the dishes. Maurice gets along well with other animals (even the mean cat at his foster home). This little fellow is recovering from surgery to repair a fractured femoral head, the result of an encounter with a car. He is coming along with his therapy nicely, but he is still a little unsure when going up the one step into the house from outside. Every now and then he will lose his footing and trip. His therapy is easy and can be continued at his new home. Soon he should be a sure-footed and active young Cairn again. He's such a cutie and is just hoping he can find someone who will love him forever.

Adoption Application [vw1027][0714]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Tadd
Age:
Born 9/2005

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Stuart

Special Considerations:
No other dogs;
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 6/5/14: "Who can it be? Who can it be? Who will bring me home? I would love to know. I want it so! Foster Mom says I am such a sweet guy and she always thanks me for showing how I like people by sitting on their feet. When I walk she tells me I look like a grand champion strutting my stuff. I am not sure I understand that. I do love my walks and I love visiting Mom's neighbors. I will let Foster Mom tell you some more reasons why I could be your best forever partner, cause I love being with you humans!"

Tadd has come so far in his trust and he is becoming less fearful. I will be honest, he needs continuous reassurance that his world is not going to hurt him. He has a sense of hearing that is much higher than most dogs so he does not always like the sounds he hears. They upset him. If you can be there for him, he is just fine. He has this special gift and he needs to be treated and supported for his gift of hearing things before we hear them. He can be comforted with a Thundershirt and some special supplements. Otherwise, he is the kind of little guy who loves a ride, who loves a walk and oh yea, go for a visit and he checks out everyone and all the couches and chairs. Then, he settles in and is a grand guest. He wants more than being a guest though, he would love to be your little sidekick, partner or just a great little companion. Who can it be? Who can it be? Is it you?

UPDATE 5/2/14: Tadd has become a favorite visitor in his neighborhood, especially if the neighbors have treats! His friends want him to find his forever home. Recently Tadd has discovered that looking real cute in the morning gets him a special hug. This is a big change for him. He is happy and a true little comical Cairn boy who will steal your heart away. He is a quiet and gentle soul. He will look for your direction and will want to be with you. But he likes his own time too. Tadd has also developed a love for lots of little blankets and towels or little rugs. He loves making a bed! He hates his crate, although at bedtime he knows he must sleep there. Tadd could be your travel mate; he loves a good ride as long as you stop and take a little walk. I have never seen a dog who likes going to the Vet's office as much as Tadd. He cannot wait to check everything out. This is a big plus. Please consider Tadd for a wonderful addition to your home.

UPDATE 4/2/14: I cannot say enough good things about how hard Tadd is trying to be a brave and good Cairn. We have gone through anxiety with the sound of the landscaper’s ride-on lawn mower, and his fear of thunderstorms and he has been a trooper. He needs lots of reassurance and comfort and then he gets over it. He has become the sweetest, smartest and most curious little Cairn ever! He keeps me on my toes. Tadd is so happy now that he knows his routine, and he knows he can start to play and we will melt at his antics. He is looking for a home where his people will understand his fears and be there to comfort and assure him that it is "ok" and they will be there for him. Because, he will be there for you. He walks like the world belongs to him, sniffing the air and enjoying his freedom. He has more stamina now since he is not confined as much and his little muscles are getting strong from our 1/2 mile walks. He loves meeting new people. If you are privileged to be one of his favorites, he will sit on your feet. Tadd has had a lifetime of skin problems. Since he has been in foster care, he is much better. Some of his problems must have been due to the stress of his lifestyle. He will need someone to monitor this so he keeps a nice coat of hair. Tadd is very special! Are you his special one to share fun times, continue with his love for learning new tricks for treats and most of all at the end of the day, sitting back with little Tadd on your lap, sharing thoughts and cuddles of the day and giving him an enthusiastic "Good Boy!"?

03/03/2014: A stalwart Cairn has joined Col. Potter as a new foster boy. This is Tadd, named so because in an ancient language, his name means "courageous". This little guy has been through some very stressful situations in his life. However in two short weeks in his foster home, he has become more relaxed and wants to please and to be near the action.

We are still taking baby steps to make sure he is comfortable and not so fearful. He is a perfect gentleman. He loves his walks and listens when asked to "sit" and "leave it". He loves learning new commands and will try anything for a treat.

Tadd is one of those Cairns who likes affection on his terms. He does not have to be cuddled, just likes being nearby and he loves laying on my desk next to me watching me work on the computer. Tadd is looking for that special person who can be gentle, but firm. Most of all, Tadd is looking for a forever home where his person would give him lots of exercise and lots of activity. He has much to catch up on. Just look at those eyes! Is that handsome? Tadd thanks you for considering him to be your little boy. All you have to do is fill out an application and he will help our Matchmakers find his forever home.

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07-22-2014
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Smokey
Age:
Born 2/2012

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Carpentersville

Special Considerations:
No cats

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 6/27/14: Smokey has fit right into my home without any issues. His housebreaking has been perfect with my fenced yard. He eats in my kitchen with a few others and when he has finished, I open the door and he goes out to the yard to potty. Now that it's hot out, he is really enjoying going in the kiddie pool and splashing around. Smokey also enjoys chasing the critters out of my yard along with my other Cairns. At this point, he pulls extremely hard on a leash. This boy is 20 lbs of muscle and pulls as hard as he can so I really need to hold the leash very tightly. He still needs to learn some manners around strangers since he will jump on them if given the opportunity. Smokey eats in my kitchen with a few others and waits nicely for his bowl. He is now micro-chipped. At night, Smokey sleeps quietly in a crate in my bedroom and has recently started to go in on his own.

06/19/2014: Smokey has been here less than two weeks and has fit right into my home. He goes out to the yard with my five other Cairns to potty so his house breaking has been perfect. He is a male but has never marked in my home. He now eats in the kitchen with my others and there have been no problems. Smokey has learned to play and wrestle with some of my Cairns who are willing participants. He will chase a ball but doesn't usually bring it back to me. When I'm on the couch watching the television, Smokey and a couple of others are on the couch with me. Next week, he'll be going in for his micro-chip. He'll be ready for adoption in another week. Smokey has been neutered and is up to date on his vaccinations.

Adoption Application [rk0619][0628]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Tabooboo
Age:
~3 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17.5 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Normal

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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07/22/2014: I'm proud to introduce Tabooboo. Tabooboo (we call him Boo) has been in our home for one week. You would never know that this boy was picked up as a stray and spent the past two months in a shelter. He is so happy and greets each day with tons of kisses and tail wags. Boo is a total sweetheart and is one of the gentlest boys we've had the pleasure to foster. He met our Cairns last Friday and gets along great with all of them. Each of our Cairns has a different personality and Tabooboo knows how to interact with each one. He runs and plays with our spunky female, he cuddles up with our docile boy, and he is very respectful of our 13 year old Cairn.

He is extremely smart, has learned how to take treats gently, and has learned to wait his turn for treats. He has learned to "sit", "sit up" and we just started to teach him "shake hands". He corrects easily when he runs off with our throw pillows, dropping them when he is told to. Tabooboo loves to run for long periods of time in our backyard and he loves to play ball. He is ready to curl up on the couch with us at night to watch TV after a long day of play. Tabooboo is a total delight to foster and will make someone a wonderful companion. Tabooboo is also housebroken! Tabooboo isn't quite ready for adoption but he will be soon so get those applications in!

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This dog needs a Guardian Angel This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Timothy
Age:
Born 4/18/2005

Gender:
Male

Weight:
22 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Chicago

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/3/14: Timothy is a sweet and happy gentleman. Mornings are always cheerful when Timothy trots up to greet you. He can't wait to go outside and get the day started. Walks are Timothy's opportunity to inspect the neighborhood for scents and to bark a hello to other dogs. Around home, Timothy loves to explore the backyard and to chase the squirrels that dare to invade the yard or eat from the bird feeder. Timothy is so gentle and respectful of his toys. It is a pleasure to watch him carry them around, toss them gently, and then lie down with them. Timothy loves being with his people and is often lying nearby. When Timothy wants attention, he will put his front paws on your leg and look at you lovingly. He waits to be asked to sit next to you on furniture and enjoys being petted while lying next to you. Timothy was diagnosed with Cushings disease which is treated with daily medication and monitored through blood tests quarterly or semiannually. Since his diagnosis, Timothy has dropped 2.5 lbs and now weighs 22 lbs with just 2 lbs more to lose. Timothy has been one of the easiest dogs that we have had the pleasure of fostering.

UPDATE 1/9/14: Timothy settled in with his foster family so quickly that it is difficult to believe that he has been here almost three months. This boy is so sweet and mellow. He does become very excited when it is time for walks though. He will run up and down the driveway and dance while being leashed. Some days he is so excited to walk that he trots with his head held high, barking hello to the world for the first block. Timothy also enjoys monitoring the squirrel activity in the yard. He will run straight to the back of the yard to chase the squirrels scrounging under the bird feeder. The recent foot of snow has created a new diversion; looking for mice scrounging for bird seed under the snow. Timothy was diagnosed and has started treatment for Cushings disease. It won't be long before this happy boy will be ready for a loving forever home.

11/09/2013: Timothy is a very happy, easy-going boy! Every morning, Timothy trots forward to greet everyone with a smile. He is eager to get the day started with a nice long walk, and check out everything happening in the neighborhood (and conduct squirrel patrol). When indoors, Timothy monitors the squirrel activity in the yard. He loves to be outdoors and wanders around the yard at every opportunity. This sweet boy also enjoys carrying around his collection of fleece socks and his special stuffed toy - a small Labrador Retriever dog. Timothy doesn't demand attention, but is very happy to join you on the sofa for some love. He is very respectful of other dogs and LOVES to play.

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Chicago

Special Considerations:
Escape artist

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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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:
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

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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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:
Cloak
Age:
Born 6/12/2002
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
KS Foster Home; Kansas City

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 6/27/14: More good news from Cloak! With warmer weather Foster Mom was eating lunch on the deck with all the crew in attendance. Cloak, who in the past would not have taken a T-bone steak out on the scary deck, put her feet up on FM's leg to beg for a potato chip! Oh my gosh! I gave her one - every time she asked! We will work on etiquette (not begging) later. Now we are just so excited to be overcoming the fear! She also is calmer in the yard. Instead of nosing my hand and darting away she is now lingering to get scratches all over. Not every time but it is definitely more progress in overcoming her fears.

UPDATE 3/16/14: Cloak has three new accomplishments to tell you about! One morning Foster Mom was awakened in the quiet of early morning by a strange flapping noise. It was Cloak by the toy box at the foot of the bed. She had selected a toy and was shaking the daylights out of it! She also has started coming to Foster Mom's bed when it is time (in the dogs' opinion!) to get up, putting her feet up on the side of the bed, patting Mom's legs, wagging and kissing and telling her to hurry. And even though she has lived in her cave under the computer desk for months now she has just begun to nose Mom's legs and ask for pets and treats while I'm working there. And of course she gets them!

UPDATE 1/3/14: Sweet Cloak is really benefiting from the very quiet existence here while Foster Mom recovers. Our routine varies little from day to day and that brings out her confidence. In the dark (quiet!) early mornings when I awake to dogs shaking and tags rattling that let me know it is time to go outside, quite often Cloak is right there by my bed wagging and wanting attention. She is happy to be petted and doesn't seem afraid at all. Another big change - she has finally learned to like watching TV! Where I used to hold her in place beside me, now I say "let's watch TV" and she scoots out from her under-the-desk cave and beats my wheel chair to the sofa. There she will sprawl across my lap, nose my shirt front for stray dinner crumbs, and thrust her head under my hand if I ease up on the scritches. Cloak knows we don't watch TV in the daytime so she won't go in there in daylight. And if the wind is blowing, rattling tree branches, and ringing the big porch wind chime she stiffens up and runs back to safety. Noise still seems to be her big fear trigger but she has come such a long way and continues to gain confidence. Are you the one to help her with the next big accomplishments?

UPDATE 10/30/13: Cloak is still slowly progressing although Foster Mom has had some setbacks. An accident in June put me in a wheel chair and I was afraid I would not be able to care for Cloak - certainly not get her to come in from the yard. But Cloak has risen to the occasion! Three times a day I open the back door and tell the pack to "go outside", and Cloak leaves her nest under the computer and goes out! And comes back in! I thought she would be terrified of the wheel chair and walker but if I roll up to her bed and ask her to come out she creeps over to me and allows me to pick her up for snuggles. She even lets me roll her into the living room to sit in the big chair with me and watch TV. Her tail is sort of held at half-mast now as she comes and goes, not clamped tightly against her belly as it was before. I don't see the moments of joy I did before in bed because I can't get in, or rather OUT, of my water bed. But I expect that to resume. Cloak has proven herself more adaptable and resilient than I thought. Maybe your home is right for this sweet girl?

UPDATE 6/1/13: Albeit ever so slowly, Cloak is still gaining trust. Her relaxed time is still at night and I think the secret is the quiet. She now goes to the bedroom on command (or suggestion - she IS a Cairn!) and jumps right up to her spot by my pillow. I can climb in bed over or around her without causing panic. She gets up and down during the night, and moves freely around the room and even goes out to the deck through a narrowed door and mosquito panel - which is a HUGE step of progress! During the day she never moves from her bed. At night she lets me handle her fairly easily, hugging and moving her around. And she has moments of exuberant joy, tugging on me or the covers in play as she bounces around the bed - quite the experience since it is a waterbed! Alas, during the day and especially outside, the fear takes over again. When I approach she eyes me with suspicion and evades any contact. Sometimes her night time joy lasts until we go outside in the morning and she’ll zoom, wagging and grinning from ear to ear, around the yard. But all it takes is a passing motorcycle or low flying plane to send her, tail clamped, fleeing to a corner of the fence looking for escape. Sometimes she will let me come to her and touch her but not consistently. Still, it’s these little bits of progress that are helping her find her way out of her fears. Do you have the love and patience that Cloak will need to convince her the world is not so scary?

UPDATE 1/12/13: More progress with Cloak! She is a actually enjoying being touched - at least in the dark quiet early morning hours. I have felt her nose lightly exploring my face at night. I have made it a habit when I wake up or roll over in the night to touch her and pet her. Now sometimes she will let me pull her over against me for a full body snuggle. She is not at all reluctant to sleep by my pillow and has actually jumped up on the bed twice! She has also learned (it must be in their DNA) to move crosswise in the bed to take up more space if I roll away from her. She has not entertained belly rubs, but if she is on her side she will lift a leg up to give me easier access to scratch under her harness. She still cringes when I reach for her in the house and is afraid when outdoors but still, more baby steps to celebrate!

UPDATE 10/20/12: Cloak's trust in foster mom continues to grow, though ever so slowly. She loves being outside with the other dogs, especially the boys! Touching still causes her to go rigid with fear at first, though she relaxes faster all the time. She doesn't panic when being picked up like she did at first. foster mom put an extra bed in the bedroom and insisted that Cloak come in to sleep in the same room with everyone else. At first it took a leash to take her to bed. Now she is the first one down the hall! Taking bonding one step further (Shhh, don't tell the Col. Potter people!), foster mom picks Cloak up, cuddles her for a minute and puts her in bed next to foster mom. At first she had to be held in place for quite some time (cutting into foster mom's bedtime reading). Now she is rigid for 2 or 3 minutes before relaxing and laying quietly. She usually spends all night there too. Alas, it is still an ordeal to catch her outside, but progress is being made.

UPDATE 8/11/12: Cloak has added a few new tricks to her repertoire! Tail wagging (she loves to go outside), grass rolling (it feels SO good to be free), initiating play (she LOVES her foster brothers), picking up toys (though she doesn't yet know what to do with them), the occasional zoom around the yard and (sparingly) coming up to foster mom willingly for some scritches. She still startles at every noise and has to drag a leash for retrieval purposes, but she is gradually learning to be a dog! Hooray for Cloak!

UPDATE 6/25/12: Do you have a heart big enough for unconditional love? Do you have a huge supply of patience? Can you love a dog who sorely needs it and expects little from you in return? Do you have a soft bed in a quiet corner where Cloak can watch your household activities? With regular nutritious meals and soft, kind words? Cloak asks nothing more. While not as fearful as she once was, it’s taking her a very long time to learn trust. She needs time, and patience, and love.

So. Do you want to be the one rewarded with the first sincere wag of her tail? The recipient of her first shy hand kiss? The deep undying love she will have for the first person she learns to truly trust? She is no trouble at all, leaving her bed willingly only to eat, drink and go out to potty. She has not had an accident for months and goes out to potty and comes back in by herself if given access. She knows what "go out to potty" means. Cloak deserves a very special home. Would that be yours?

UPDATE 4/8/12: Cloak still struggles to relax because there’s so much fear remaining! But there are more signs of "normal" appearing. She goes out on the deck for potty, because she’s learned what "outside" means and goes out on her own. She does her own private happy dance at meal time. I can hear her nails on the floor and her tags jingle but when I peek around the corner she leaps for her bed. She sits up and licks her chops when I head in with dinner even if she still prefers eating in private. Also, she sits up and leans over so she can watch what foster Mom is doing near her 'apartment'.

UPDATE 2/21/22: More baby steps forward for my little foster girl. Cloak gets out of bed in the morning and comes to the baby-gate to meet Foster Mom with little wags, even though she usually has to jump back in her safe bed before Mom actually gets to her. Mom leaves the gate down all day, relatively assured that Cloak won't go anywhere. But several times when Mom went by, Cloak had to turn and jump back in bed because she had been 3 or 4 feet out of the room 'exploring'. She has been out in the yard only on a long leash because it is not certain that she would allow herself to be caught when it’s time to come back in. Cloak does pretty well on the leash as long as it doesn't get caught on something. That scares her. Forming a trust-bond is slow going - but so rewarding!

UPDATE 1/19/12: Cloak is making baby steps, and that is really huge! She now makes steady eye contact with foster mom, takes treats from her hand with tight little wags and lets herself be picked up. She is still afraid of the TV with the flashing lights and confusing sounds but is getting more comfortable with household sounds like the vacuum and dishwasher. While she would rather Mom leave the room while she eats, she has a great appetite and is food motivated which is making her transition easier. I'm sure each report here will show more progress. Check back here for further updates on Cloak!

12/21/2011: After spending years in a breeding cage, Cloak is understandably reluctant to trust all the changes in her life. She spends most of her time in her crate just watching the goings on in her new world. I'm not sure I blame her! She does come out to go outdoors to go potty and once she’s comfortable with that process, I’m sure she’ll start to relax and enjoy her freedom. Cloak is a beautiful girl with a lustrous thick coat and melt-your-heart brown eyes. We are taking it one baby step at a time so watch this space to follow her progress.

Adoption Application [lb1221][0627]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Mick
Age:
7 yrs
Born 1/3/2007

Gender:
Male

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
KS Foster Home; Topeka

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 7/14/14: Look at me! I got to visit a farm with my foster family. There were all kinds of new smells along with these black and white things my foster mom called cows. They were friendly with me, we even touched noses. I'm really flexible in different situations and love to explore the world. I'd love to explore and share this world with you.

UPDATE 6/16/2014: Hi everybody out there! My foster mom says I'm all ready to find my forever home. She says I have a fun little spirit inside of me and she now knows I can smile! I'm really having a great time here, I love to be petted, go on walks, and play with one of my siblings. As you can see I'm waiting patiently here for you. Will you please come get me?

UPDATE 5/17/14: I'm really a really happy boy. I know how to sit when I come in from outside, then I get a treat. As you can see, I love to play with the bright light that reflects off my foster dad's watch, or any other bright light, like a flash-lite: Mick 5/17/14. I know one of these days I'm going to catch it. Maybe it will be with you at my new home?

UPDATE 5/2/14: I love to be around my foster mom or dad and I even give them Cairn kisses now. My mom has shown me how I should sit and take the treat from her gently when I come in from outside. I'm so proud of myself and I know you would be too! I love to chase balls, but don't really want to share it with anybody. I also love to be petted so if you're looking for a Cairn to hang out with, talk to, and pet - I'm your guy!

UPDATE 4/15/14: I'm sure liking life here in my foster home. I love to go on walks and play in the backyard, (as long as a person is out there with me). I still love to play with tennis balls, and guess what? My mom gave me a new kind of ball that squishes like a tennis ball but it lasts longer, so I have a lot of fun with that. I'd love to play ball with you – all you gotta do is fill out that application!

03/30/2014: Hi all you out there! I’ve only been here at my foster home a couple weeks now, so am getting used to the other dogs and cat here, but I'm pretty happy about being here. I like to go outside in the backyard with my foster mom or dad. I love tennis balls, but have torn some of them up. My foster mom just finds me another! I like to go on walks and my mom says I do a good job - little to no pulling. I've been really good when my mom has wanted to groom me. I stand quietly (and with my tail between my legs), so I don't really like it a lot, but I'm a good boy. I'm sure I would be a good boy for you too.

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
LA Foster Home; Haughton

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 7/23/14: Tabasco is waiting patiently for his forever home. He is actually a Pom/Yorkie mix but has the heart of a Cairn terrier. He runs with his foster brothers and plays tug-o-war with them. Tabasco has such an adorable face, how can you resist this little guy? He loves his people and wants to be with them. He begs to go on walks and is such a joy to have around. Fill out your application now for this little cutie! Here is a video of Tabasco playing with my boy Widget. Tabasco 7/23/14

UPDATE 5/8/14: Hi all, Tabasco here. What's going on? I haven't seen anyone interested in adopting me. I'm a happy go lucky boy who just wants a good home! I'm tired of being patient and want to get to my forever home. Can you help me find my home? Please, please help me out. I will sit by you and kiss on you. I'll chase the ball as long as you want. I'll also chew quietly on my bone while you watch TV. What’s not to love? Come on and get me!

UPDATE 4/14/14: Tabasco is an energetic little boy. He is always ready to play. He likes to sit in your lap while you pet him and loves to take naps on the couch with you. He plays well with the resident dogs, he’s housetrained and will let you know when he has to go outside, and walks well on a leash. Tabasco is always happy and always looking for an adventure.

03/13/2014: Hi everyone, my name is Tabasco. I'm spicy just like my name! I've been making myself at home here with my foster family in Louisiana. I'm having a blast playing with toys and the fur kids here. If you are interested in a young guy with loads of energy then I'm your boy. I'm not quite ready yet but keep checking back because it won't be long.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Kady Jo
Age:
8 yrs
Born 4/5/2006

Gender:
Female

Weight:
18.2 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MN Foster Home; Duluth

Special Considerations:
Escape Artist

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 7/23/14: Kady Jo is doing very well. She has recovered from her bladder infection and we are seeing her true personality. She still loves to be held and craves attention. She is much more active and loves to play with my male Cairn. She barks at other dogs on the other side of the fence and tolerates my female Cairn, but wants to be in charge. She has been getting into my garden and sampling the broccoli. She loves to be outside and chase squirrels. She loves to go for walks and continues to walk well on a leash. Her previous owner reported that she escaped through their fence on a daily basis to visit a neighbor dog. She tried to get out once under our fence to get to me, so we had to secure the fence with stakes. This has not occurred since the first week she was with us, but she will need secure fencing. She is not yet ready for adoption as she needs a dental cleaning and this is scheduled for later this week. She will be ready soon!

07/09/2014: Kady Jo is a wonderful little dog. She is 8 years old and was a surrender. She is very loving and wants to be held and petted as often as possible. She gets along well with my male Cairn, but can be snippy with my female at times over food or my attention. She walks well on a leash and loves to go for walks. When she arrived, she was overweight, but she’s losing weight quickly with exercise and the proper diet. She is not yet ready for adoption because she is recovering from a bladder and kidney infection, but she’s responding well to medication. She also needs a teeth cleaning and several teeth removed.



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Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
3 years old
M
02-19-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Darleigh
Age:
Born 7/19/10

Gender:
Male

Weight:
23 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
MO Foster Home; Sullivan

Special Considerations:
Has seizures will need to be on meds

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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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:
Gonzo
Age:
Born 2/24/06

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MO Foster Home; Sullivan

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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05/14/2014: Gonzo is a sweet boy who enjoys just about everything there is in life, especially FETCHING! He will trot after a ball (or any toy, for that matter) and bring it back for you to toss, over and over, just like the Energizer Bunny! If you ignore his request to toss it again, he will locate it a little closer and remind you he's waiting by giving you a little talk. Are you looking for a handsome man to keep you company? Gonzo may be just the guy for you!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Tootles
Age:
Born 1/27/2006

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Brindle

Location:
MO Foster Home; Cape Girardeau

Special Considerations:
No Cats; happy as an only dog
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 6/20/14: So, it's been several weeks and I know the lay of the land and the household routine. Foster Mom and Dad left for a whole week and a nice young couple, and their little girl came over and fed us and looked out for us while they were gone. They were really nice and I really liked the little girl. I didn't really know that I liked kids, so that's cool! I am really a low key kind of guy. I'm totally happy being with my person and I try to be in the same room as them all the time. Mostly I don't mind the other dogs, but I would be really fine in my very own home. I don't play much with toys. I never learned how. But I love to sit with you and be loved! I love to go for walks, short or long, any at all. I'm a pretty good listener too, and obey pretty well.

Foster Mom here: We just love Tootles! He is such an easy dog. Sure, he's a talker and sometimes it actually sounds like he's trying to make words. We get a kick out of it, though it may take a little getting used to. There is only sweetness and love in this little man. He doesn't seem to require much from us. Just love and attention. If you want an easy going gentleman who will love you to pieces, Tootles is your guy. Everyone who meets him loves him, and you will too. Give him a chance, you will get nothing but love and loyalty.

UPDATE 5/5/14: This has been a week of new adventures for Tootles here in his new foster home. He has adjusted beautifully. This is a beautiful, happy boy. He gets along with everyone, though he and my boy Harley keep a respectful distance most of the time. They both seem to be Alphas, but there has been very little fighting and they seem to have settled in. Tootles is a talker. He growls a lot. The thing about his growling is, he doesn’t mean anything by it. He just seems to have to be heard. He growls at everything, but his tail is wagging the whole time and he hasn't snapped or been in the least mean. He likes to be close to his person and will sit as close to you as he can. He walks beautifully on a leash and is completely house broken. Even with the change in foster situation, not one accident. He doesn't seem to know how to play. He hasn't shown any interest in the toys around the house. If you don't mind a vocal little boy who is lovable and sweet, Tootles is the boy for you.

UPDATE 4/18/14: Tootles here. I am still getting used to my foster home, but it's becoming less and less scary. I'm still not sure about the man-of-the-house or the other dogs, but I sure do love foster mom! I love sitting with her on the couch and following her around wagging my tail while she does chores. If it were just foster mom here, I really would be just the perfect boy! All I want is someone to snuggle with and love me. Will you be my special person?

03/03/2014: Tootles is a great little dog in need of a loving forever home. He loves attention and sitting by (or on) foster mom. Tootles is not sure about other dogs and so far, is stand-offish around men. Right now, Tootles is a pretty scared little guy but would thrive in the home of a single woman looking for a loving companion. We are working on building his confidence around men and other dogs so keep your eye on Tootles and watch how he progresses!

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Age
M/F
Post Date
 
7 years old
F
03-10-2014
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Clermont
Age:
~3 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Endicott

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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07/15/2014: Hi, I’m Clermont and I’m such a happy boy! I love walks and belly rubs and hanging out on the couch and laying in sunny patches of grass. I get along with my foster brothers and sister even when they steal my ball and snark at me. I like to play fetch but I take my time bringing the ball back; I don’t think you need to rush these things.

Foster Mom says I’m pretty smart. I learned where the out door was and learned my new name within a couple days. She gave me a rawhide chewie and I buried it in the backyard to marinate. None of the other dogs could find it but I remembered where it was and dug it up a week later. It was marinated pretty good by then.

I love treats, and we don’t get them very often but I take them very gently whenever we do. We got to ride in the car this weekend and meet my Foster Mom’s family. There were so many people and I let them all rub my belly and play ball with me. It was exhausting but fun. I really like it here but am looking for someone who will love me forever and appreciate what a special boy I am!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Shania
Age:
Born 12/18/07

Gender:
Female

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Syracuse

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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07/30/2014: Sweet Shania has won the hearts of her foster family and everyone else who has met her. This delightful little snuggle bug is 100% housebroken, sleeps quietly in her crate at night, and gives the best Cairn kisses imaginable. Shania isn't quite ready for adoption yet as she has a few health issues to deal with, due to her lovely but "Rubenesque" figure. We're working on weight loss and it won't be long before she will be looking for her forever home. Could this be yours? If so, get your application in now!

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          NORTH CAROLINA

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

Weight:
15.6 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
NC Foster Home; Roanoke Rapids

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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UPDATE 7/18/14: Our new friend Meadow has been with us a few weeks and is doing wonderfully in her foster home. She has gained 2 pounds and is beginning to fill out while becoming more active. All of her stitches have been removed and scars have healed nicely so she probably feels better now than she has in a while. Each day Meadow seems stronger and follows one of us around the house when the other Cairns aren't keeping her busy. She obviously loves to be where the action is and even gets excited when she knows I'm fixing meals - bouncing around as if she were a puppy again while very appreciative of those meals which she no longer has to find for herself. I have also required her to sit and spend time with me, and each day she stays with me a little longer. She actually came to me on her own the other day, as if wanting me to pick her up to spend that personal time with her. I feel she is finally understanding affection and trusting us enough to allow it. She is much better about being picked up and held yet still watches closely as we pet our other "kids". Meadow is still very quiet, and we are just beginning to see her blossom and show us a bit of her personality - she is curious yet careful with new things, but doesn't like to be left out of activities. Meadow really likes the companionship of the other Cairns here and gets along beautifully with them all. Her new BFF is my only Wheaten, Flame, and Meadow follows her everywhere as if she chose Flame to show her around. When our Cairns get excited, she tries hard to share their excitement and her tail wags while she attempts to blend into the group. Meadow seems unsure about how to interact with them, but is trying and has such a gentle nature. None of the other Cairns have a problem with her so we are letting them teach her all they can while guiding them all to be tolerant and kind to her (which they are). Yesterday we saw Meadow run across the yard in pursuit of Flame and this really made me smile. Meadow is doing really well with house training. She needs to go out about every 2 hours to tinkle but sleeps all night without an accident. She hasn't mastered the doggie door yet, so we have to watch and make sure that if she goes to the door, someone sees her and lets her out. Meadow is doing well with stairs (both up and down) and enjoys walking the yard with Flame, searching for voles. This lady is very smart and learns quickly, while requiring very little effort to make happy She's so quiet and gentle, you hardly know she's there. We are certainly enjoying having her with us and know that her new Forever Home will be filled with love and appreciation from her. This sweet Cairn is not ready for the rocking chair days of her life - she's ready for fun and trying new things. Meadow is so deserving of a happy forever home for the rest of her years!

07/03/2014: Please meet my new friend, Meadow, who recently arrived in the arms of Colonel Potter and is settling into her foster home beautifully. Meadow is a 12-year-old lady who was found in - a meadow - anxiously swimming in a body of water and lovingly saved by an Angel who saw, retrieved, and took her to a shelter. She's cleaned up, had a dental and a few cysts removed, and was already spayed. Meadow is very healthy with no apparent problems, which would be typical for her age. She seems to love life, so I'm guessing she has many wonderful years ahead. Meadow is a little slow walking right now but has an air about her that screams REGAL, as she moves about with such grace and poise. You see the wisdom in her eyes and know she understands respect and love already.

Meadow needs to gain a few pounds. While eating, she savors every bite and is getting stronger every day. My little friend loves walking in the yard listening to the birds each morning and has begun following me around more diligently. She gets along wonderfully with the other 6 Cairns here and hasn't made a sound since we got her. Meadow seems so appreciative of everything you do for her and is warming to being held and cuddled. Meadow's face - well, it just makes me smile as she looks like a little lamb and has such a sweet personality. When she wags that tail, it warms your heart. She is such a pleasure to be with and no extra effort is required as she is very accommodating and does pretty much what you ask. She will make a great companion when she's strong enough to leave, but truly wants a wonderful FOREVER HOME so she can be spoiled and loved the way she deserves to be.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Tarquin
Age:
~5 yrs

Gender:
Female

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NC Foster Home; Charlotte

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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07/09/2014: Tarquin has been in foster care for a little over a month now. Tarquin came into rescue with a severe flea allergy and had no hair on his back and legs. His hair has grown back in, and he looks like a new dog. He has adjusted to life in his foster home very quickly. His favorite activities are going for walks, and napping right next to me. He has two foster siblings here who he gets along with very well. This little guy is house broken, and has never had any accidents in the house! He prefers not to be crated, and does well left out in my kitchen. He is a sweet, sweet boy, and is looking for his forever home.

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          OHIO

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:
22 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
OH Foster Home; Toledo

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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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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          OKLAHOMA

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          OREGON

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
23 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
OR Foster Home; Portland

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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UPDATE 7/6/14: Mario had a great July 4th holiday and it went without a hitch. Fireworks?
No problem. Friends visiting? Bring it on! Kids around? Let's play! Mario has an
easygoing nature and nothing gets him upset. Housebroken and in good health, Mario loves to go for walks and explore the neighborhood.


06/30/2014: Mario has settled in his foster home and is doing very well. He is very active and playful. He loves toys and zooms back and forth around the yard chasing anything thrown for him. He also gets along great with the resident pack. He is friendly and affectionate, and enjoys attention but is not overly clingy. He enjoys relaxing in his kennel. Mario would be a great fit for someone who is active and can give him the exercise and affection he wants and needs.

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

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
OR Foster Home; Corvallis

Special Considerations:
No Cats

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 4/5/14: Spring is here! Sasquatch is enjoying being outside in the nicer weather to chase away invading squirrels, and linger in the sunshine, but she is still looking for her forever home. Is it time for you to bring this Cairn darling into your home? Sasquatch would love to love you!

UPDATE 2/10/14: This sassy little girl is ready for her forever home! She is an absolute sweetheart who loves walks, chasing squirrels and getting belly rubs. The recent snows have brought out her intrepid adventurous side and she has spent hours breaking through the snow crust and exploring the backyard. Check her out at: Sasquatch 2/10/14(there is a cameo of her foster brother Yowie at the end of the video).

UPDATE 11/21/13: Sasquatch is a very special little girl who would love to find a forever home. She gets along well with the resident dog and with her foster brother Yowie. Sasquatch and Yowie have been together for a very long time and they would love to stay together if someone has room in their heart and home for both dogs. Watch as they alert foster Mom to the squirrel in the tree out back: Sasquatch 11/21/13

UPDATE 10/24/13: Sasquatch (Sassy) is ready for a forever home! This little sweetheart loves walks, belly rubs, chasing squirrels and exploring her yard. She gets along with other dogs and loves nothing better than to curl up with another dog here in her foster home on a doggy bed - unless it is to curl up next to a human! What are you waiting for? Fill out that application!

09/04/2013: Sasquatch (Sassy) is well named because - she is a sassy little girl. She is sweet and affectionate, but is also interested in exploring her world. Sassy enjoys going for walks, spending time in the yard, and cuddling with people. If you are interested in a pair of Cairns, Sassy has spent most of her life with Yowie, another Cairn available for adoption from Col. Potter. They get along very well together and are very attached to each other.

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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:
21 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
OR Foster Home; Corvallis

Special Considerations:
No cats

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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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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          PENNSYLVANIA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Kessler
Age:
Born 2/2/2004
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
PA Foster Home; Wallingford

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 6/30/2014: Summer is here and we are enjoying some great outside time! Kessler is so happy just exploring the yard with his sibs and also went swimming for the first time this week and seemed to enjoy it - nothing like cooling down with a swim when it is hot outside! Of course, there is always the belly flop on the nice cool tile in the kitchen too! There will be pictures to follow! This is one "cool dude" in more ways than one; he is ready to chill out with his forever family!

UPDATE 5/29/14: Kessler is certainly one of our pack now. He is comfortable with the other dogs and all visitors. He is a quiet sort of fellow, but let's not leave out playful. He loves to chase a tennis ball, catch it, then "throw" it again himself, only to chase and retrieve with great pride! He is quite astute and, unlike some of his sibs, did not have to learn the hard way that the inground pool is not a water bowl! He just loves to follow us around in the house or outside. Whether doing laundry, gardening, cleaning - he is right there to share in the fun! At the end of the day, it's couch time with Mom, Dad and a nice soft blanket for a snuggle before bed!

UPDATE 3/18/14: Kessler is quite at home here with his foster mom and dad and his 9 "siblings" of all shapes, sizes and colors! He blended right into the pack and seems to enjoy spending time with the dogs as much as with the humans in the house. He is such a cuddler, very affectionate, crate trained, house trained and plays very well with others! This handsome fellow is the "total package"!

02/14/2014: Kessler, a 10-year old who came to us after surgery, was somewhat tentative as he first explored his new surroundings; perhaps because of his recent surgery and stitches. He has settled in quite nicely and is just the most amicable fella! He loves to play and is quite proud of his toys, prancing through the family room with head held high. We think he could set a world record for mouthing his new toy! Kessler loves to play and explore, and is a master snuggler. Oh, and he loves his belly rubs! Gentle, warm and joyful - that's Kessler!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Laurier
Age:
Born 07/02/05

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12.8 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
PA Foster Home; Pittsburgh

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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07/20/2014: Laurier is a cute little girl - only 12.8 lbs. (That’s after all of the fur-knots were cut off!) She is getting the idea of the beauty spa treatment and doesn't get so scared now when bathed and brushed. Her fur is patchy because of clipping and scratching but is growing in. She is a happy little girl who doesn’t bark much except when she hears an unusual noise; then she's a 150 lb. terrier! (in True Cairn style) Laurier is always very loving and content to be a lap dog - “pet me, love me". She is on medication for heart worm and is doing very well. We are keeping her quiet (no walks/running) until after she is cleared. Her ears are unique as one is up and one is down. Her one ear had an infection at one time (now cleared) and now that ear does not point up but she has no problem with hearing.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Morrie
Age:
Born 4/27/2010

Gender:
Male

Weight:
23.7 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
PA Foster Home; Wallingford

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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07/07/2014: Morrie is a 4-year old Cairn who is quiet, friendly and happy. This amicable fellow enjoys exploring, snuggling and belly rubs. Morrie is overweight so he’s currently on a diet and exercise regimen which has already increased his ease of activity. He gets along well with our foster ambassador Duke, a male Springer. They share time exploring, sitting in the grass and walking around the pool. Morrie is crate trained and is very comfortable letting us know when he needs to go out to potty - and when to come back in! Now all he needs is his forever home!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Thompson
Age:
Born 7/1/2008

Gender:
Male

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
PA Foster Home; Pittsburgh

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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07/22/2014: Thompson is a clown! A rambunctious little boy who doesn't bark much but loves to play-play-play! He thinks being on the sofa is just the most fun thing ever. He rolls all over smiling all the time. This is one happy pup! Thompson likes toys, walks, food and giving kisses. He gives you a little nip if you forget to pet or fuss over him. He just wants to be with you and be the center of attention. Thompson is 6 years old but he acts like a 2 year old. He's all puppy!

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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 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.

Adoption Application [dpq0528][0724]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Katelyn
Age:
Born 07/10/2007

Gender:
Female

Weight:
24.3 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
SC Foster Home; Columbia

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 7/16/14: Katelyn is doing great with her weight loss. She is down to 24.3 lbs. This girl has settled in nicely - and is a joy to have around. She loves to play ball, but most of all she loves to watch TV with me. Katelyn is a very laid back dog, sleeps in her crate without complaints and is a happy dog. While she fits in just fine, she deserves her own forever home. She is happy to share her home with a couple of other dogs, but does not care for the very alpha female in her foster home. Do you have a boy dog who would like a girlie companion?

04/23/2014: Katelyn is a laid back young lady who needs to lose a bit of weight. She loves to go on rides, get tummy rubs and watch TV with me. Katelyn is taking medicine to treat a low thyroid and will need a home that will continue her weight loss program. She is up to date on her shots, spayed, heartworm negative and ready for her very own family to love.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Bellezza
Age:
Born 03/22/05

Gender:
Female

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Montgomery

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/26/14: I am a beautiful, brown-eyed blond who loves to have fun! I spend my days playing in the yard with my friends, and then napping on the sofa in the cool a/c. Now that my friends and I have recharged we are ready to go out for more fun and adventures. My foster mom picks blackberries in the yard and I help by eating as many as I can - so my foster mom doesn't have to pick so many (they are really yummy!), and then I jump in the doggy pool for a quick drink to wash them down. If you are looking for a cute girl who just wants to have fun, and can pick berries like no other - then I'm your girl!

UPDATE 1/1/14: Bellezza is starting the New Year with lots of fun and playing with her friends. The cold weather makes all the doggies want to run and play all day. The holidays were great fun with lots of treats and toys.

Santa brought me everything I want except my forever home. I know there's a family out there who will give me that gift. I\m very sweet and quiet, but when it's play time I get crazy-fun. Then I like to cuddle and take a nap to recharge for the next round of crazy fun.

UPDATE 9/29/13: Bellezza is patiently waiting for her forever home. She hasn't let that stop her from being the best little Cairn in Texas though. She loves running through the yard to say good morning to all her outside friends. She runs to the chickens, then over to the goats, and then she loves go with me to feed the horses. She knows they always let her take a bite or two of their grain. She still loves to go for a walk and work off those extra pounds from the grain she adds to her breakfast. She is a very happy and active little sweetheart ready to go home with you.

UPDATE 8/3/13: I'm so ready for winter! My foster family’s dogs and I play outside in the pool in the early morning. It's lots of fun and we run fast in the yard, then run even faster to jump in the pool. I also enjoy lying on the sofa for a nap and then watch a little TV with my foster family in the comfort of the cold a/c. My favorite show is "Too Cute" on Animal Planet. I know I should be on that show because my foster mom is always saying I'm too cute - and I am! I love to have fun and play so hurry up and adopt me today.

UPDATE 5/5/13: The lazy days of summer are just around the corner, so my foster family and I are on the go. My favorite thing is going to the rodeo. I have so much fun meeting new people, and of course everyone tells me how beautiful I am. I have also made lots of new doggie friends. We play some and then we go watch those big horses run around the barrels. I guess you could say I have become a social butterfly. I really enjoy going shopping the most, but then what girl doesn't! My foster mom always lets us pick out a new toy and a treat for the ride home. My foster mom says I'm always a perfect Angel and any home would certainly be blessed to have me.

UPDATE 3/23/13: Bellezza is really enjoying the wonderful spring weather in Texas. She is so happy being outside running, playing, and rolling in the grass. When it's time to cool off she loves to jump in the doggy pool and chill. When we go inside she is so ready for a nap that she doesn't mind the cat curling up next to her. Bellezza is loving and easy going, and she loves to make new friends - both the two and four legged kind.

02/03/2013: Bellezza is a true beauty - both inside and out. She is such a sweet and loving little girl. Bellezza loves to play with her foster buddies, and then they crash on the sofa to rest up for more play time out in the yard. Watch them play: Bellezza 2/3/2013. In the evening she likes to curl up next to me on the sofa and watch TV, and at bed time she's the first one in bed. I'm very lucky that she and her foster sister Holly, share the bed with me. They stretch out and I get a little wiggle room beside them. Dogs rule! And Bellezza is the perfect dog to rule in your home.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Donny (Mix)
Age:
Born 6-23-12

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16.5 lbs.

Color:
Dark Brindle

Location:
TX Foster Home; Fort Worth

Special Considerations:
Escape Artist

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/14/14: This fellow has such a happy, joyful personality, handsome Donny just LOVES to play. His style is high energy and rambunctious with wrestling, zooming and sometimes a multi-terrier free-for-all developing. It makes you smile to see the joy and contentment in his face. Other dogs seem to respond in a positive way to his high spirits, yet he is a wonderful companion to his people and a first class snuggle bunny. We have been involved in spring gardening and have discovered Donny aspires to be a master gardener. He loves to dig beside you and is actually helping build a 2-stack retaining wall. Donny delights in being with you and involved in what you are doing. He is a quick learner if you will give him some guidance on what you want him to do. Now, if a squirrel or bird shows up - well, you just lost your digger, as your protector has reported for duty! He'll bring joy and laughter to your every day, and lots of snuggles and lovies, too. What a good boy! Donny is young, intelligent, affectionate and handsome. His expressive face, chocolate drop eyes and gorgeous brindle coat are stunning. If you are looking for a special companion and a dog who will fit into a high energy multi-dog family, you have found him! What a gooood boy!

UPDATE 3/19/14: Donny has continued to bloom, growing in health and in confidence. He is sociable, engaging, completely winsome in his interaction with his people and with his playmates. Sharing a foster home with 3 lively Cairns and an aged Rat Terrier after his harsh experience with another dog in a shelter before coming into the protection of CPCRN, we had concerns that a bustling multi-terrier household might be overwhelming for him. Those concerns have completely evaporated. Donny LOVES rambunctious play and companionship yet is respectful of the geriatric and frail sharing his life right now. He loves squeaky toys and although he has favorites, we see no signs of toy aggression. He is mannerly, has learned commands quickly and is just a delightful companion. Donny's ideal forever home would include active and interactive people. He is not needy or clinging but loves interaction with people. He would be unhappy being left or crated for long periods and he is a perfect candidate for a multi-pet household. He will quickly charm his way into being everyone's favorite playmate but they better be up for raucous and rambunctious! He is a hearty eater and now weighs 16.5-pounds, up from 12-pounds when he came into foster care. He is a healthy slender boy with a gorgeous, harsh brindle coat and a sweet expression that will melt you to a puddle.

This past weekend, we visited some friends who live on small acreage, securely fenced where all the dogs can run free. He was a blazing fast brindle comet, streaking across expanses of lawn and through trees, absolute JOY on his sweet face, sometimes the chaser, sometimes the chased. If active, intelligent, sweet natured and companionable are on your list but you have other active dogs to consider, take a look at Donny. You'll be delighted with what you see.

02/25/2014: Adorable, super social, very intelligent, outrageously handsome. Donny delights in the company of his people, and has the most winsome "pleased to meetcha, wanna play?" ways of introducing himself to other dogs. Within minutes they are best buddies, running, zooming and play boxing or curling up together on the sofa. He loves stuffies and squeakies, carrying them to dog beds or out into the yard. He hasn't yet mastered the ‘carry them back in’ part. Donny came into foster care extremely thin, nearly emaciated. He was rescued from a shelter where another dog kept him from eating. Donny has a few scars on his muzzle from those dog bites, but seems to bear no scars to his sweet soul toward other dogs from this experience. He's enthusiastic, joyful and adorable.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Jace
Age:
Born 8/8/2008

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Galveston

Special Considerations:
Escape artist
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 5/1/14: Just wanted to remind everyone that this sweet boy is still looking for my forever family. Nothing has changed in my personality since I came here, my foster family said I am all Cairn, sweet and very obedient to boot. I know several commands, the most important around here is ‘stay’ when a door is opened. That's easy as I just follow what the 2 resident dogs do. I also love to play with my sister here. Sometimes we catch a major case of zoomies around the sofa. I love any and all attention I can get, even if that means being groomed, and treats are always on the menu. I still love chewing on raw bones. When the seagulls land on the deck my prey drive is in full gear, one of these days I'll catch one. Since my last update it was discovered that I have a luxating patella so it puts a little hitch in my git-along once in a while. We walk the neighborhood almost daily and maybe once a week I will skip on my leg for a step or two. It truly does not bother me. Think of me as a very special boy on the number eight, just look at my birthday. Could I be your special buddy?

UPDATE 2/26/14: Howdy Folks! Unless I do my own updates nobody in the world will know that I am still looking for my forever family. My personality has not changed since I first introduced myself - I'm still a totally lovable little guy. And I ‘graduated’ as foster mom calls it. I am a real dog now, I have learned what to do with bones. Wow I did not realize what I was missing – YUM!. Be warned however, I will not give that bone back to you until it's clean. I also have a few favorite toys, but they are for teasing you to try to get it, I will definitely outrun you. Of course I am a Cairn, not a retriever, so whatever it is - it's mine. Period.

Foster mom here: Jace could not be any sweeter, he is his own little character. He has developed the cutest habit when it comes to greeting foster dad: Jace runs downstairs to greet him initially, then he runs back up, and around the sofa to get up on the back. By the time foster dad makes it up the stairs Jace makes sure he gets greeted for the second time. That usually elicits a cute little raccoon chatter noise from him, we think it is precious. Foster dad is his special person. If you are looking for a little velcro dog this is your guy.

UPDATE 1/20/2014: Checking in just to remind you that I am still waiting for the perfect family to adopt a perfect little dog. OK, I know I'm not perfect - but pretty darn close. I enjoyed my Christmas vacation with my foster family, met two little people age eight and nine, and loved getting attention from them. I also met a big dog that could run like the wind. I gave it my best, but could never catch the long legged beasty in our chase games. Once we got home I showed the foster family how happy I was to be back home by doing zoomies around the sofa for a good while. This is a quiet home and us fur kids are spoiled to this. My family said I'm a good traveler as all Cairns have to travel in crates. I was also a good house guest, even had to wear a belly band just for good measure. I still enjoy my walks around the neighborhood and lap time in the evenings with foster dad in that big LazyBoy. Hope my forever family finds me soon!

UPDATE 12/15/13: It seems I have to do my own update. The foster folks say nothing has changed since I introduced myself. I'm a cute, lovable little guy looking for a forever home. For the holidays they said I will get to travel over 650 miles. That's OK - I like car rides. The resident Cairns will keep me company so I will not be alone. I'll bring my favorite toy, the quacking duck. Today foster mom gave me a bison rib to chew on, unfortunately I had no clue what to do with it. Foster mom said in due time I will learn. They do not serve milk bones around here, so I get other meaty treats. I adore my foster dad, when his butt hits the Lazy Boy I hop up and ask him to give me room. Could you use a little guy to help keep you warm? I'd love to be the one! I walk nicely on leash, will ‘sit’ and ‘down’ for my treats, and overall just enjoy my human companionship. So put your ‘dibs’ in on me, I promise to be the love of your life.

12/03/2013: Hi, my name is Jace and you can call me Lover Boy. I have been in my foster home for 2 weeks today, and my people tell me I deserve the best. Needless to say, I know how to steal hearts. Is yours ready to be stolen? I also love some serious lap time, so don't be shy.

Foster mom: This boy came here having lived for some time as an outside dog, and he is most appreciative of life indoors again. Jace has taken to foster dad, especially when it comes to greeting him. He gets along with the two resident Cairns (male and female) with absolutely no issues. He is house broken, and if you like to garden, Jace has shown us he'd love to help, but we told him that's a ‘no-no’ here. We were told he might try to dig out, but we haven’t seen that here. He loves to go on walks through the neighborhood and is all around a well behaved little fellow.

Adoption Application [cj1203][0720]
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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 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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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Nibs
Age:
Born 1/27/2006

Gender:
Male

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
TX Foster Home; Huntsville

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 7/21/14: Our little foster boy Nibs, is beginning to gain confidence and is not nearly as scared as he used to be.
Now, when we are walking, he will go over and greet people we meet and let them pet him - and he likes it! This is new for him. He has gotten relaxed enough in the house that he will lay on his back with his feet in the air to show he loves belly rubs. To see what he enjoys as much as his meals click on this link: Nibs 7/21/14
Nibs is a doll baby and I call him ‘my monkey’. Nibs is waiting patiently for that one, special, forever home.

UPDATE 5/13/14: Nibs continues to be such a great little dog! He listens and obeys commands and he is such a sweetie that if you speak to him in a loud or stern voice he just cowers down and inches his way to you like his feeling are hurt. Of course then you only want to love him. Needless to say he only needs loving positive direction because he wants so much to please. With the weather hot and dry he has discovered the lawn sprinkler and he loves, loves, loves playing in the water! If you have the garden hose he follows you anywhere for a chance to play in the spray. Nibs still gets excited going for walks. He barks from just being excited, but also if he sees other dogs and sometimes people. We are still working on this and he has gotten better. Nibs is waiting for that very special forever home to choose him for their very own

UPDATE 4/2/2014: My precious little bundle of personality has turned down the yellow brick road in search of his forever home. Nibs has had full run of the house and yard with the resident furkids for four weeks now, they eat together, share foster mom's petting, take turns for treats. Nibs is gaining more confidence each day. He does a happy dance when he sees me getting the leashes to go walking. He is doggy door potty trained, and doesn't mark inside. Nibs knows most commands and comes when called. He watches the other kids and then does what he sees them do. I could go on on about this little one. I do think he would do best in a home with an alpha female. This could change as he has more time learning to socialize and not being afraid.

02/15/2014: Little Nibs has been in his foster home for two weeks now. He is the sweetest, most loving, most obedient little Cairn I could imagine. He does have some very real fears, and has been afraid of anything and anyone but foster mom. However, in these two weeks he has made some good progress and hopefully before long he will learn that all these scary things aren’t scary at all, and many are good things!

Adoption Application [ms0215][0723]
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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
Adult
M
07-08-2014
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:
~9 yrs

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 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.

Adoption Application [sm1014][0616]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Mcgraw
Age:
~5 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16 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 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.

Adoption Application [sm1014][0615]
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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:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
WA Foster Home; Langley

Special Considerations:
No cats

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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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.

Adoption Application [mh0715][0728]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Razzy
Age:
Born 08/06/05

Gender:
Male

Weight:
12.7 lbs.

Color:
Gray Brindle

Location:
WA Foster Home; Everett

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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07/20/2014: Razzy is his name and we are calling him Razzy Dazzy! This is a really cute little guy! He has been diagnosed with EPI - Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency. He was skin and bones when he arrived. He has put on a pound now with enzymes and probiotics added to his meals but he is still skinny. We are taking him to our vet to be evaluated on 7/23. He might need B12 shots more often until he is stabilized. Col. Potter thinks he was starved most of his life as he was so skinny and deemed food aggressive. He is fed separately from his fur cousins but can be given a treat with them with no problem. Razzy will sit and stay and "sit pretty" (on his haunches). Since he has put on some weight he is more active. We have had some hot weather, (for Washington) and he loves to play with the hose - jumping around and enjoying himself trying to get that water! He doesn't mind the vacuum or other household appliances. He is UTD on his vaccinations and is micro-chipped, and sleeps in his crate quietly at night. He goes in and out the doggie door, and only had one accident the first week he was here! We do separate him from the others when we run errands but he has been good while we are gone. He can go up and down our 15 daunting stairs, no problem! He has started to give us kisses but he is an independent guy learning to feel better now that we helping with his EPI. We'll keep you posted on his condition. EPI can be managed and he is a really good boy!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Fife
Age:
Born 10-26-13

Gender:
Male

Weight:
13.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
WI Foster Home; Sturgeon Bay

Special Considerations:
I'm a puppy!

Contact:
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07/25/2014: HI EVERYBODY, I'M FIFE! Oops, foster mom said I don't have to shout. She also said it is very important that I tell you I am a puppy. I am new at living in a house, running on grass, and having toys to play with. There are so many things I am doing for the first time. Foster mom says I am pretty smart. I already know I need to take care of my business outside, and manage to do so most of the time. Did I mention I am a puppy? I try to be 'helpful'. Today I helped foster mom fold clothes and foster dad get all the shoes out of the closet. There is another dog here and she plays with me once in a while. I would like to play more, a lot more. Did I mention I am a puppy?

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
26 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
WY Foster Home; Rock Springs

Special Considerations:
No cats

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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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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Cowboy
Age:
Born 8/4/2009

Gender:
Male

Weight:
25 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
BC Foster Home; Burnaby

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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07/29/2014: Cowboy is a good boy and has fit in with my pack of 4 dogs from the first day. He is house trained and obedient. He adores being with people so he can snuggle and be scratched. Cowboy loves car rides and gets excited when he knows a walk is coming. He likes to get on with his walk quickly for the first block and then settles down and walks nicely. That first block is just to expend some energy and fall into step, not unlike many other Cairns.

He loves playing fetch with his ball almost as much as his walks, so he is easy to exercise and should stay healthy for a nice long time with all the cardio he is happy to do. Although quiet in the house unless he hears a strange noise, he will sound the alarm like any other normal Cairn and run to the door, but he is quick to quiet down. He is friendly with most dogs he meets but occasionally will meet one who he thinks he needs to herd-or give a good talking to but hopefully he will learn from foster mom that she has his back and he doesn’t need to be concerned about other dogs he meets outside.

Cowboy has a healthy, normal prey drive and is on alert for squirrels, chipmunks and birds. He actually enjoys TV and will bark at animals he sees on the computer and TV, especially dogs. He loves to wrestle and play with our resident dog Maggie, who is a bit bigger than he is. He shares toys, but loves HIS ball so much that he's content to play happily with no other dogs around. And he sleeps in his crate well, but during the day prefers to share the back of the sofa or bed. Cowboy is ready to find his forever home and he's not picky aside from wanting someone to walk him, and snuggle with him.

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