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

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

Fill out an Application for Adoption!

Come Blog with CP!

Please visit our Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network Blog!

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

Happy Endings and More!

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

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

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

Check out our YouTube for Fosters Channel!

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

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

Not Quite Ready to Adopt?

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


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

 

 


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


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


Cairns For Adoption

Cairns in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          ALABAMA

Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
4 years old
M
11-28-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          ALASKA

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          ARIZONA

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
AZ Foster Home; Apache Junction

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

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

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

Adoption Application [da0807][1107]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


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          ARKANSAS

This dog needs a Guardian Angel This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Cove
Age:
~4 yrs

Gender:
Female

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Dark Brindle

Location:
AR Foster Home; Rogers

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 be a Guardian Angel for this dog?

UPDATE 12/14/14: My name may be Cove, but my foster family calls me Sunny because they say I have such a bright and cheery personality. People make me so happy that I just can't help wagging my tail all the time when I am around them. I love to give kisses too, especially while foster mom holds me and gives me a belly rub. I am playful and my favorite game is to play with a racquet ball by myself or I will bring it to foster mom to throw for me. The reason I am telling you a little about myself, is that I am looking for my forever family. I love my foster parents, but my Christmas wish is for a family of my very own.

UPDATE 11/26/14: Watch Cove play ball with foster mom: Cove 11/26/14

UPDATE 11/15/14: Cove had her surgery and a recheck of her throat on Nov.11 and the vet said there is only a little thickening of scar tissue where the lump was removed. Her forever home would need to inform their vet of Cove’s throat surgery if she needs any procedure that that would require anesthesia, so they will be careful of her throat when inserting tubes. The vet said we don’t know if the lump could come back or not, but if it were

I hope these issues don’t scare off a loving adoptive home. Cove is such a great people dog. She begs to sit in my lap and flips over to get a belly rub, all the while trying to give kisses. She brings her toys over to us to play tug with her. She takes treats very gently and she is smart and very food motivated. There is no fussing about being in her ex-pen during the day either. Cove is a lovely girl and has so much love to give someone. I hope there is someone out there waiting to give that love back to her.

09/17/2014: Cove is a beautiful red brindle girl who came from a commercial breeding situation. She came into rescue with a large lump on her abdomen which turned out to be an inguinal hernia, and her uterus had prolapsed into the hernia. She underwent a long surgery, and her uterus was removed and the hernia was repaired. If all that wasn’t enough for this little girl to go through, a mass was found in her throat. The mass is large enough that it affects Cove’s voice, ability to eat and even breath. Even with all she has been through and how uncomfortable eating and breathing is, this girl is as sweet and friendly as can be.

Cove will need surgery with a specialist to remove the mass due to its location and size. We are making Cove a Guardian Angel dog order to help with her surgical expenses and aftercare. She has lots of years left to enjoy being a cherished pet, so let’s get this little girl all taken care of and find her a loving forever home!

Adoption Application [lr0917][1214]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


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          CALIFORNIA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Magnolia Mae
Age:
~4 yrs

Gender:
Female

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
CA Foster Home; Vacaville

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
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 11/23/14: Foster Mom and dad also call me Maggie and sometimes even Mags. I'm writing today because foster Mom says I am ready for adoption. I don't know that I like that word because it seems to make foster Mom cry. A lot! I love foster Mom and I love wagging my tail whenever she says my name. I like cuddle naps with lots of kisses too. Foster Dad is okay too, but there is nothing like a mommy! I have a foster brother and sister here and I've learned to share foster Mom with them. I'm not a REAL toy dog, but occasionally I'll pick up a nice, soft plush toy and take it back to my crate for company. I still hesitate to take a treat out of foster Mom's hand. I guess I wasn't brought up that way. Foster Mom asked me what my perfect Forever home would be like and I told her it would be just like here: a mommy who was home most of the time who loved to snuggle and give scritches, a brother or sister dog to chase up and down the hallway, and my crate nearby so I can use it when I want to. A Forever dad would be ok, but not a necessity. P.S. I’ve never met a cat, so I don’t know what I might do!

11/18/2014: Magnolia Mae is a happy little girl who will become your shadow in no time at all. Although she likes to perch on the back of the sofa to keep track of what is going on in the house, she'd just as soon be right there under foot, up close, and personal. She loves to cuddle and kiss. Maggie Mae will also very quietly steal your tennis shoes and your heart!

Adoption Application [dd1118][1215]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
6-7 years
M
09-25-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available
10 years old
M
10-09-2013
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          COLORADO

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          CONNECTICUT

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Dan
Age:
Born 8/22/2005

Gender:
Male

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
CT Foster Home; Portland

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?

12/18/2014: Dan is a mild mannered gentleman who has settled right into the routine of his foster home. At first he was a bit cranky with the resident Cairns. He showed a few signs of wanting to dominate the other dogs but was quickly put in his place by our alpha. He can be possessive of his food dish if the resident dogs accidentally get too close but our pack is very good about keeping to themselves at dinner time. Over the last few days Dan's gotten better about being jostled by the pack as they head to the door or upstairs for bed but he's still not happy sharing the couch.

Dan has unsuccessfully tried to initiate play with three of the resident dogs. He loves the huge toy box at his foster home. Foster dad will take one toy out, Dan takes it from him, turns around and drops it and then gets another from foster dad until the floor around the box is completely covered with toys. After he has a nice thick carpet of toys he'll walk on them all, sniffing and trying to find just the right one but often can't make up his mind.

Dan is a bit timid so we're going slowly, encouraging his curiosity, quietly redirecting when necessary and showing him lots of encouragement and love. Dan likes to sleep on foster mom and would like nothing better than to have her to himself. Learning to share will take a bit of time but he's a smart fellow and will figure it out soon. Dan is housebroken and has beautiful house manners. He isn't much of a barker and goes quietly into the crate when it's time. He sleeps on a cushy dog bed beside foster mom's bed. Last night a pillow fell off the bed during the night and Dan happily claimed it. Foster mom let him keep the pillow because he's such a good boy!

Adoption Application [cc1218]
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 11/19/14: The holidays are coming and I have written to the North Pole early to get my letter in. I would love a family of my own for the holidays. Being a foster kid has been great for me. I have learned to share, wait my turn and, most importantly - trust. I’m not great with a lot of noise and ruckus, so no little kids - but I love being next to my people on the couch, under your desk, or maybe I can find a space right next to your heart.

Foster mom: Pavonia has been with us for a while. She has grown from a scared little girl to a happy little girl. I see her joining in play with her Cairn foster brother and sister for her version of fetch, which is more like “bark at the ball as it rolls by.” It’s really cute. She offers her belly for rubs all the time now. Pavonia is equally happy with foster dad or foster mom. She waits patiently for treats. She is ok being groomed because she knows a treat is coming. She listens to “stop.” She comes when she is called and likes to go on short walks. She still has her opinions - but that is all they are. Pavonia has become a very easy going little girl.

UPDATE 4/9/14: 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?
Love, Pavonia

UPDATE 1/6/14: HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone! 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. 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 know I am safe and loved so I don't get as opinionated as I used to.
Of course you know my New Year’s 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, but I don't like too much commotion so I would prefer big kids and adults. 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! Please make 2014 the year I find my home.

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 of her. 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 mother 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 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 fussing for as long as she can stand it. Then she will give some Grumpy dialog. She is house broken and will let you know she needs to go out. In public she is ‘Miss Congeniality’. 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?

UPDATE 10/31/2013: 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 whiny 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 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 out in the yard. 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 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.

UPDATE 9/16/13: I am a beautiful, active, Kong playing girl and I will keep you entertained for hours. I LOVE my toys, but not so much sharing them with other 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. 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.

06/24/2013: If you are an experienced Cairn owner who loves a strong willed girl, Pavonia 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 right now. She absolutely loves to play with toys - and her human - and gets quite vocal when playing tug-o'-war.

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][1127]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


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          DELAWARE

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          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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          FLORIDA

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
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 8/9/14: Bellina has become a stunningly beautiful girl, full of fun and personality. Although she growls at the other dogs here and demands her space, she's not really a fighter. She's learning to wait her turn in line for treats, but is quick to snatch away anything that is dropped by the others. She loves to go for car rides and walks, chase lizards outside, and relax in the sun. Her luxurious coat has completely grown back in and it's the hard coat for which Cairns are noted. She’s a funny girl who is loads of company and needs just the right home. Would that be yours?

UPDATE 5/27/14: As her skin improves and her hair grows in, Bellina is turning out to be quite the looker. 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][0810]
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:
Kyler (Mix)
Age:
~3 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Pensacola

Special Considerations:
NONE

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


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

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

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

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Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
Adult
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07-22-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          GEORGIA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Cheeto
Age:
Born 12/2/2011

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12.2 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
GA Foster Home; Suwanee

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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12/19/2014: Everyone says I am a calm and sweet girl! I was a breeding mom in my former life, but now I am discovering new things every day, loving life, and ready for my forever home. I run and play outside with my foster siblings and they are teaching me how to chase birds and squirrels. I love the warm sunshine on my back and belly.

I walk very nicely on the leash and am getting to explore beyond my own yard now. I keep my sleeping area neat and clean and almost have the hang of going potty outside all the time (foster mom gives me the best treats when I pee outside so I am learning quickly). My favorite place is next to Mom either on the sofa or following her around the house, and I don't even mind the vacuum cleaner! I am gaining independence and like sleeping in a cozy dog bed or my crate. I ride very nicely in the back of the car and enjoy going for walks at the park with the other house dogs, but I'd be fine being the only dog, too.

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          ILLINOIS

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
IL Foster Home; Bloomington

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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12/08/2014: Hola! This is Miss Bolivia. I am a super sweet cuddle bug. As a matter of fact, my foster mom says if she could hold me all day long, that's where I would be the happiest. You can hold me on your shoulder or your chest or your lap or just let me be next to you, I'm not picky. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to play chase with my foster brother, and I love to go outside. But next to a warm human is really nice. Foster mom says I have an endearing voice. I don't bark very often but I do like to talk (never whine), to my foster brother. It makes my foster mom laugh. Gosh guys, I am a girl and I have lots to say. What's so funny about that? I loooove my naps and I sleep all night long and keep my crate clean and dry. I do have a few pounds to lose, but my foster brother is making sure I stay active. Oh, and mom said to mention I'm doing very well with my house training. Uh, that's a little embarrassing! I love it here, but wonder who my forever family will be .

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
IL Foster Home; Normal

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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UPDATE 11/17/14: I had my first injection for heart worms and I was a very good boy. It really hurt but Dr. Matt said that I was a very brave boy and didn't complain at all. Unfortunately, I find myself stuck in this very large wire crate most of the time. I'm not allowed to get excited or to run and jump, so being the Cairn boy that I am, unless I'm in my crate, I try to do all of the things I'm not supposed to do right now. Foster mom keeps telling me that I can sit on her lap or lie in a doggy bed if I'm quiet but, hey - I'm a 3 year old Cairn boy who wants to PLAY!

I did lie in foster mom's lap the other night because I was cold and the blanket and foster mom felt so good. It got real cold here and I'm a good boy and do all of my business outside, but I got a bit cold so I was willing to soak up the warmth on a nice lap instead of my crate. It was really nice but after a while I was ready to get down and be a Cairn boy so - yep - back into the crate I went. I tell you being heart worm positive is no fun for a young Cairn boy!

I have learned many things over the past few weeks. Foster mom and dad are really nice and I know that they will never hurt me. I'm learning that the people that come to visit are nice too. I don't trust them the way I do foster mom and dad but I'm getting more comfortable around strangers. The big outdoors isn't scary any more. I'm still not sure about those loud noises that foster mom calls garbage trucks and sirens but as long as foster mom is right there, I'm OK. I'm not afraid of those things that fly into the big trees any longer. Foster dad calls those birds and I know now that they aren't going to swoop down and hurt me. I've gotten used to the leaves falling on me now so I don't try to run and hide from them. Foster mom says I'm really a handsome boy. My hair is growing out and it's got some very pretty red in it. Mom says I'm a knock-out - whatever that is. I must admit that I'm a totally adorable and sweet boy. I'm sure that my forever family is out there waiting for me to be heart worm free so they can adopt me. Bye for now, but I'll be checking in again in a couple of weeks.

UPDATE 10/20/14: If you would like to make a contribution for Firth’s care, here’s a link to make that easy: Help Firth Get Well


10/20/2014: I'm trying to adjust to my new life but everything is pretty scary right now. My foster family’s back yard is big and open and at night there are all kinds of scary shadows that follow me. I've finally gotten used to the house and know now that the big doors won't hurt me when I walk through them. I was so afraid of the big TV in the great room. OH MY! There were such scary voices and sounds coming from it. I've finally learned that those people and noises aren't coming to get me, so I'm OK being in that room all curled up on a dog bed during "TV time" now. Foster mom and dad are really nice and I'm sorta getting used to them picking me up and petting me. I'm still not sure if I like all the attention but I watch my foster sisters and brother getting petted and held and they like it, so I guess it's something that is OK.

Foster mom says that I'm a happy boy most of the time because my tail is up and wagging. I know that I'm happy about getting great food and clean water, and I like having a comfy crate and doggy beds now. I don't feel great right now because I'm heart worm positive. Soon I get my first immiticide injection and then I'll have to be in my comfy crate most of the time. Foster mom and dad have several crates in different rooms so I'll always get to be with them and not feel left out. Foster mom says that soon after Christmas I'll feel all better and I'll get to run and play like a 3 year old Cairn should. I can't wait to be a healthy, playful Cairn boy. I won't be ready for my forever home for quite a while but, if you check out my cute pictures, and you think I might be the boy for you, then fill out an application. I can guarantee you that I'm worth the wait!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Raelynn
Age:
Born 3/17/2004
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
IL Foster Home; Brookfield

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 11/11/14: My name is Raelynn and I am here to say that of all the dogs the web today, I am the one who loves to play the most. And I have a poetic bent

So toss that ball and I will get it for you! Fill up the pool - I like that too.
Rub my tummy, pat my head, give me a treat and I’ll go right to bed.
I am a good little girl who needs a home. Keep me on a leash and I’ll never roam.
Fill out that application, do it now! You won’t be sorry - arooo bow-wow!

UPDATE 9/3/14: If Raelynn could talk she would say "Throw the ball! Throw the ball already"! She loves a good game of catch and would rather play than do anything else. She likes to run after bunnies that come into yard, will bark at birds, and look for squirrels in the trees. She is a sweet girl who would love to take her forever parent for a walk around the block.

08/19/2014: Raelynn loves to play with a ball. She would run after it all day long if we would let her. She’s really taken to our doggie pool and loves to go for a dip and cool off. She’ll lay right down in the water! She loves her toys and will bring them to us to toss or tug. And she is very good at letting the toys know who is boss. Raelynn is quite the talker, and will let us know it is time to play, and will speak until she gets your attention. This little girl is up to date on her vaccinations, so all that's needed to make her happy is your application!

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Chicago

Special Considerations:
Escape artist

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

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

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          INDIANA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Bonsie
Age:
Born 5/16/05

Gender:
Female

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IN Foster Home; South Bend

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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11/06/2014: Bonsie is settling very nicely into our pack. It's like she has been with us for years. She loves attention which she returns with wonderful kisses. A gentle soul, Bonsie loves to snuggle up next to you on the couch or in your lap. She loves to go for walks outside and does very well on her leash. She sleeps well in her crate at night and doesn’t mind being there when we are out during the day. Bonsie is housebroken and will let you know when she wants to go out. She will fit into any home that has a lot of love and affection to give — and she will return it right back! Make sure to fill out that application to adopt this precious little one. Hurry - she won’t last long!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Tyke
Age:
Born 8/1/08

Gender:
Male

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
IN Foster Home; South Bend

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
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UPDATE 10/16/14: Fall is in the air. The leaves are coming down and covering my space in the backyard - making more spots for those blasted moles and squirrels to hide. There is a nip in the air, but that doesn’t stop me! I still love to put on my lead and take foster mom for a walk several times each day. I listen to her when we're walking - she gives good directions and I'm usually right by her side. My favorite time during the day though is evenings when I get to curl up on foster mom's lap and catch a snooze. The only thing that would make this better would be snuggling up with my forever family. Have you put in your application yet? I'm turning over the leaves looking for you!

UPDATE 9/19/14: This is Tyke - I want to let you know what I have been up to recently. I had a spa day last week. I really enjoyed that - except for being in a strange crate. I look so handsome now. I want to be ready for my new forever home. I have been feeling so much better now that my infection is all cleared up. I love to put on my leash and go outside for walks and to do my business. I like to be with foster mom and see what she is doing. It's hard to see what she is doing so sometimes I jump up to get a view of what is happening. I am beginning to like evening snuggle time - at least with foster mom. We fall asleep together in the rocker. Sometimes I even let foster brother, Petey, join us. I'm counting the days until I can snuggle with my new fur-ever parents. Won't you take a few minutes and fill out that adoption application? I'm ready to give you my attention and love.

08/15/2014: Hello, this is Tyke. I am a shelter dog who was adopted by a family, but that didn't work out so I was given a new chance with Col. Potter. I've got a pack of Cairns of my own to play with in my foster home. So much fun and excitement - and toys to play with. I've had a urinary tract infection, so I'm still having some issues letting my foster parents know that I have to go out to do my business. I am a happy little fella, and my tail is always wagging. I'm not much of a snuggler unless it is on my own terms,(I wouldn't be a Cairn if it were otherwise). I love to go out walking on my leash. What I would really love though, is a home of my own where I can devote all of my attention to you. Unless there is a rabbit in the backyard; then all bets are off!

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          IOWA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Gwilym
Age:
~11 yrs
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
29 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
IA Foster Home; Spirit Lake

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 11/5/14: Gwilym here and hello to you all. I have been in foster care for 6 weeks already and I feel like part of the pack now. My foster siblings and I get along well and I especially like my brother Ernie. Not so sure about "the great outdoors" yet, but a “sofa and snuggles” city boy like me finds all this space in the country a little overwhelming sometimes. Foster Mom says I am not ready for adoption yet as I need to lose more weight, but all this exercise and fresh air should have me there pretty soon.
See you later, Gwil

UPDATE 10/21/14: Gwilym has settled in nicely in the past month. He is as lively as possible considering he’s carrying too much weight for his little frame. Still, he is always willing to play "fetch" and "keep away", whenever anyone shows the least interest. He is not much on being in the outdoors or in the backyard so far, but enjoys short walks once or twice a day. I’d say this is a “people” dog. Are you the people he’s hoping for?

09/29/2014: Gwilym has been in his foster home for a week now, and what a lovely Cairn he is! He is bright, friendly, and eager to please - a former "big city" dog who is intent on discovering the joys of country life. This first week he has been busy getting acquainted with his foster mom and 2 Cairn foster brothers and doing well with all three. Since he is significantly overweight he is currently in "Boot Camp", relearning correct eating habits and joining an exercise program with his foster brothers so he can help them patrol the backyard against the Evil Squirrel and Rabbit Empire of the neighborhood.

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          KANSAS

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 10/20/14: My foster parents moved to a new place and I love it here as much as the other place. My foster mom says I adapted faster than she did! As long as I'm living with people who love me - I'm happy. Last Saturday, my foster dad took me to a fenced-in dog park out in the country. It was great to smell all those great wild animal smells and run around with my foster buddies. Then my dad realized we had gotten into some stickers. When we got home I sat very patiently on my dad's lap while he got all the stickers out, which took some time. I loved the attention. I'd love to wag my tail for you and sit with you forever!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Color:
Dark Brindle

Location:
KS Foster Home; Kansas City

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 10/11/14: If you would like to make a contribution for Lake’s care, here’s a link to make that easy: Help for Lake

My Name is Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My name is Lake… and I am free.

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

Adoption Application [lb1007][1023]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Lala
Age:
Born 5/3/03
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
KS Foster Home; Lyons

Special Considerations:
No other dogs

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

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

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

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

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





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Adoption Application [lm0810][1117]
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Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
4 years old
F
12-15-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17.7 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
LA Foster Home; Ruston

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17.5 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
LA Foster Home; Haughton

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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


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

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          MICHIGAN

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

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MI Foster Home; Milan

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [dh0725][1208]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Israel
Age:
Born 11/7/2006

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MI Foster Home; Grand Rapids

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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12/07/2014: Hi this is Israel and I love to play. My foster mom says that Christmas is coming soon. I thought about asking for toys, (because who doesn’t like toys?), but what I really want is a forever home. I’m great with people and love children. I’m laid back and easy going. I like to sit on my foster dad’s lap and have my ears and back scratched and rubbed. I get along really well with the resident dogs, and love playing outside with them.

I’m working really hard on my housebreaking, and hardly ever have an accident. My foster mom is really proud of me, because I’ve started going to the back door to let her know that I have to go outside. Pretty good for only 2 weeks in my foster home, huh?

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Josie V (Mix)
Age:
Born 2/26/2008

Gender:
Female

Weight:
13 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
MI Foster Home; Clawson

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 12/7/14: The DNA test results for Josie V have arrived! Turns out she is a first-generation cross between a Bichon Frise and Yorkshire Terrier. There’s no Cairn in her genes, but she has the sweet disposition of a Bichon and the spunky attitude of a Terrier. She has also quit hunting the cat. Turns out the cat was hiding under the bed and when Josie wasn't looking would slip out, whack Josie on the butt and disappear under the bed again. Foster Mom got a good laugh watching that. Josie gives the cat a wide berth now. She is also a play instigator with my two dogs and loves to carry the stuffed cow that Colonel Potter sent her. She took it right outside when I wasn't looking and when I went to grab it, I locked myself out of the house. Yes, Josie is every bit spunky and playful.

11/23/2014: Josie V is an owner surrender, and a petite, sweet little personality. She loves people and other dogs and tries to initiate play with my two dogs here. We have sent in a DNA sample to determine her actual breed(s), but I can say she has the appropriate Cairn attitude! Josie plagues my cat with more attention that the cat wants, but I do see some improvement. We are working on training Josie to ‘Wait’ when a door opens, and other basic manners. It will be very difficult to let this lovable little girl go.

Adoption Application [js1123][1211]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Ireland
Age:
Born 11/7/2010

Gender:
Female

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
MN Foster Home; Minnetonka

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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12/04/2014: Please give a warm welcome to one of the famed ‘World Tour 30’. Her name is Ireland. She’s 4 years old, funny, and loves people and the attention they give her. Are you a fan of ‘Dancing with the Stars’? Ireland is the girl for you! She does the merengue dance. Wait until I catch a video for you. She loves laughter and to cuddle up for naps. She is a good eater, but has a funny habit of stuffing any nearby blankets on top of her food. Saving her food? I’m not sure.

She's highly food motivated and easy to train: This is by no means your average Cairn. For example, she was virtually potty trained at my house with a treat for every "duty". She figured out quickly that if she could pee three times, she would get 3 treats! I have never had a foster do that before, especially a female.

Ireland is a smart little girl, who wants nothing more than to be close to you, whether reading or watching TV. During the day, she is in her large wire crate and she's perfectly happy. When I come home, she's happy to see me but calm. When it’s time for dinner, more often than not, she is waiting in her crate to be served. Ireland's tail has 3 speeds: low, medium, and high. When you smile, she turns on the tail and smiles up at you. When you giggle, she kicks it up a notch to medium. She is so darn cute, you can't help but laugh and her tail goes into full body mode. I swear it looks like she's doing the merengue! This is a sweet little thing looking for her forever home. Submit your application and hopefully you will dance together into the sunset (and that’s no Blarney)!

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
18.6 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MN Foster Home; Duluth

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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12/07/2014: I am so excited to introduce this sweet, loving boy named Monaco. He came from a breeding facility, but is adjusting to being a family member very well. He was extremely fearful of everything at first, but is slowly adjusting to his new environment. He loves people of all ages and craves attention. He loves to sit in your lap - all day if you let him! He sleeps quietly all night in his kennel, but when you let him out, you will get the most amazing greeting! He gets along well with both the resident male and 2 female Cairns.

We are working on housebreaking and he is doing well. He was shaved and it is quite cold in MN, but his coat is coming in nicely. He has a new jacket to wear to keep him warm. He is not quite ready for adoption as he has an ear and skin infection we are treating, but he is responding well to medication and will be ready soon. If you want a quiet, sweet, loving boy who craves your attention, get your application ready!

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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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          MISSISSIPPI

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          MISSOURI

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

Weight:
23 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
MO Foster Home; Sullivan

Special Considerations:
Has seizures will need to be on meds

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
30.8 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
MO Foster Home; Cape Giardi

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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UPDATE 11/18/14: I have lost a bunch of pounds! Can you imagine? I'm already moving around so much better. I think I would like this playing thing, and as soon as I get a few more pounds off, I'm pretty sure I'm going to do more. I still kind of waddle when I walk, but I can run! I've done it several times. It's not pretty, but I think I'm getting the hang of it. I also have this potty outside thing down really well. Foster Mom is very pleased. I like to lay in my dog bed next to foster mom when she's working at the computer and I sleep by her bed on a pillow. Life is good!

Foster Mom here: Ocean is completely fine going in her crate and will do so with no problem. I just don't have the heart to make her since she has already spent too much of her life confined. She is wonderful and we are already in love with her. She is sweet and loving. Even though she has more weight to lose, it's coming off really well and she will make someone a wonderful companion. I can't wait to see how much easier it will be for her to move when she finally gets down to a reasonable weight. You don’t have to wait to fill out an application for this girl though. Go ahead and do it…you know you want to!

11/18/2014: Ocean is a special lady. Despite all she has been through, she is the sweetest most loving girl. After being rescued from 9 years in a commercial breeding facility, Ocean is quite overweight. She needs to lose half her body weight. When she was rescued, they cut two pounds of matted hair from her and had to remove 12 of her teeth. Her stomach is enlarged from having so many puppies over the years.

The amazing thing about Ocean is that she realizes that she hit the jackpot when Colonel Potter rescued her. She loves everyone. She even knows how to play. She is happy! She shouldn't be this happy, but has somehow managed to retain a gentle loving nature.

We can already see improvement. She has lost a couple of pounds and the stomach is looking better all the time. If you are looking for a companion who will love you unconditionally, cuddle when you want and still play, Ocean is your lady. There is so much to love about her, and she has a lot of love to give.

Adoption Application [tl1118][1130]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Rhee
Age:
Born 3/15/05

Gender:
Male

Weight:
25 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
MO Foster Home;

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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UPDATE 12/7/14: Hi, Rhee here. I had a very busy Thanksgiving, and I got to meet four new adults and three new kids. I was very good with everyone but I really enjoyed the kids (ages 8, 11 & 14). Then on Saturday I got to meet two more adults and another kid (12) and a new dog friend. I had lots of fun with everyone. I like female dogs okay, but I can’t have any male dogs in my new house - I don’t seem to like them. Buddy (the male dog that lives here) and I got into a few growl offs, but mom had me on a leash and when she said stop, for the most part we stopped. I am not going to be able to stay here even though my foster mom and dad love me. I have tried to be very good; I just can’t get along with Buddy. My foster mom is very sad that I couldn’t stay and be her boy but she knows there is someone out there for me. So if you are a female-dog-only home or a home without a dog, I really would love to be your forever boy. I sleep in my own crate at night (but would love to join you on your bed if you’d let me). I am up to date on all my shots, housebroken, I use the doggy door, love walks, and I'm also happy to sit on your lap and watch TV. Doesn't that sound great?

UPDATE 11/16/14: Hi, this is Rhee's foster mom. I thought I should share some facts about him. He has had several teeth pulled but he doesn't let that stop him from eating. I think he might have been given people food because he is really interested in it. Rhee likes to help with the laundry, moving things from the dirty clothes basket to the floor when ever he can, but is willing to give them up when asked. He likes having all the toys out of the toy box, and enjoys walks, kids and watching TV with you. There was a fight this past week between him and his foster brother, so since then he has been on a short line. Even though he is easily redirected, it might be better if he is the only male in the family. Rhee did get to spend time with our 10 year old granddaughter and he loved her and her friends. He played very nicely and cried when she left. Won't you please consider adding this wonderful boy to your family?

UPDATE 11/2/14: Hi, my name is Rhee and I want to be your new fur kid! I have been in my foster home for two weeks now and it is great. I have lots of toys to play with, a doggy door so I can go and come as I want. I also have three fur siblings. What more could a guy ask for? Well, I want my own family to sit with on the couch, to sleep with at night. I am a really good boy! I have never had an accident in the house, though I did use a belly band for the first day, but once I found out I could go outside whenever I needed to it was gone. I don’t fight with my siblings, and if we start growling at each other a "NO" is all it takes to stop it. I am not a big barker and I love walks.
Won’t you please pick me? Oh, and I am up to date on all shots and have been “fixed” (what ever). I did lose a few teeth but that doesn't stop me from eating. I am very big boned (not fat), but am trying to lose a little weight because mom says I am too heavy to carry down the stairs. (I am afraid of the long staircase but not the short ones, so I am sure when she lets me try, I’ll be fine.) Oh, don't forget, PICK ME! PICK ME!
Love Rhee
PS. I even got a package of new toys that I will bring with me to my new home. Foster mom won’t let me have them because she doesn't want the other guys chewing them up - but I would share. So please hurry and adopt me so I can play with all those new toys. I love toys.

10/25/2014: I just got here last week from a back yard breeder operation, but I am settling in really nicely. When I first got here I had just had some teeth removed, and had gotten "tutored" (not sure what that was - but it hurt). I didn't feel the best right at first, but after a couple of days my foster mom said I was doing so well, I didn't need a belly band.

I have learned how to use the doggy door all by myself, so I can come and go to the back yard, when ever I want or need to. I live with two females, who are kind of pushy and one male who is really nice to me. We go for walks, which I like, and I can sit on the couch with my foster mom whenever I want. That is fun! I will be available for adoption in a couple of weeks. I am up to date on shots and my heart worm meds and I can no longer father any babies. If you are interested in me, go ahead and fill out an application form!

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
17.3 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NV Foster Home; Sparks

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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12/13/2014: The country Switzerland is known for its desserts, so it’s fitting that our little "Swiss Miss" is one sweet girl. Having spent all her 8 years in a breeding facility (she is one of the World Tour 30 group), she arrived at her foster family's home frightened and unsure of the big new world awaiting her.

She has made so much progress! She was afraid to leave her crate at first but has now discovered that as long as she stays near her furkid sibling, that the outdoors is a great place for exploring and going potty. While she still doesn't understand what treats or toys are for, she loves her CP blankie and wants it to be placed near where the family has settled, so she can be close. We think soon she will have developed enough trust to cuddle but for now she will let us pet her, but only at a slight distance away. She was shaved but her coat is growing in and she is going to be a beautiful lady. She is extremely shy but is no longer frightened, just hesitant. She doesn't seem to possess any prey drive and watches our Toto without joining in as he patrols the yard. We have only heard her bark twice. She loves other dogs and would fit in well with a family that has at least one. She does not love the leash however but if she can lead and not be led, she is okay with it. Would you become her forever family and help her continue her journey to true Cairndom? Just look into those eyes and see how much she wants to love and be loved.

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Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
Adult
M
10-17-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Babylon

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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12/07/2014: Australia may have a name from "down under" but she is slowly "moving up" to a better life. She is very shy and timid but is making some progress. She seems to be catching on that she needs to potty outside, and she loves to explore the backyard. Australia sleeps quietly through the night in her crate. Check back later as this beautiful girl adapts to life in freedom. This girl deserves a wonderful forever home.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Glacier
Age:
Born 9/26/2009

Gender:
Female

Weight:
19.2 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Goshen

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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UPDATE 11/23/14: Glacier had her first bath and grooming here. It was something she has never really experienced but she did well. The bath was okay with her but the grooming wasn't anything she was thrilled with. After a bit she was able to settle down and it turned out pretty well. She is really starting to come out of her shell and she now joins us on the couch for some snuggle time. Glacier loves to share her kisses with you. She is a real love and is so very shy. She would do well with a family that has lots of time and patience, love and the willingness to welcome her into their home. She is a very sweet girl, so if you are looking for that perfect holiday gift for yourself - then get your application filled out and make that dream a reality.

UPDATE 10/25/14: Glacier is a very sweet girl who has had a very rough start in life but she continues to come out of her shell. She is now playing with toys and bones. Glacier does have a cataract in her right eye, which may be the reason she is still shy and scared at times with both adults and children. However, she is beginning to come to us looking for kisses and rubs. She is a very good girl both inside and outside of the house. She does bark when she sees other animals or people and we tell her "no." She gets very excited when she see cats. She will need a home willing to be very patient and not rush her. Glacier has a real sweet side to her and is a real pleasure to have with us.

10/08/2014: Please welcome sweet, shy Glacier who has spent the last five years in a breeding facility. Glacier is completely housebroken and keeps her crate clean and dry. Though she is very timid and shy, she is slowly learning that people aren’t bad to be around. She is beginning to play with bones and toys with the others. She gets along very well with her foster siblings here. She does well with both male and female adults and is starting to to trust the little guys as well. She loves to run around outside and at times likes to talk to the television! While not currently ready for adoption please keep your eyes on this girl as she will go quickly once she is ready.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
ShaSha
Age:
Born 4/16/2003
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
16.2 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Whitesboro

Special Considerations:
daily eye drops and meds for arthritis

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 10/27/14: I have good news! I got weighed today and still weigh the same as I did 2 weeks ago. I was hoping to see a little less weight but foster mom said muscle weighs more than fat and I AM gaining muscle. She also said I lost 3 inches from my waist since July. That's an inch a month. If you are looking for a little sweetie who is laid back and easy going and does not DEMAND you take me for walks, I'm just the gal for you.

UPDATE 10/16/14: Foster Mom says I'm ready for adoption now. I have lost 3.8 lbs now, and I am getting lots slimmer. I still have my love handles - but they are getting smaller! I learned to use the doggie door and go up and down the ramp into the doggie pen. I really would rather use the human door and go out on the leash but foster Mom says its good exercise for me, and will make me stronger. I'm a sweet little girl and I am very, very good. I like to spend the day cuddled in my soft doggie bed watching my foster Mom as she does her daily chores.

UPDATE 10/10/14: Foster ShaSha enjoying the warm sun and cool grass: ShaSha 10/10/14

UPDATE 9/14/14: Guess what? I lost 2 and a half pounds and my foster mom is so proud of me! She said I'm beginning to have a shape other than ‘round’. Keep watch because soon I should become available to find my forever home.

08/14/2014: Hi everyone, it's me ShaSha. I'm really a petite little gal but my body has too much ‘padding’. Foster mom says I have to shed some of that padding so I can find my forever home. She said I should be able to walk easier and maybe lose my Tim Conway shuffle when I get down to around 13 lbs, which will give me my petite figure back. Keep watch for updates on me as I get back in shape!

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
14.4 lbs.

Color:
Gray Brindle

Location:
NY Foster Home; Syracuse

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 12/19/14 Sweet, sassy, spunky Sweden continues to delight us with her exuberant nature and charming personality. She is such a quick learner! She mastered the stairs in no time flat, responds to the "come" command, and has come to realize that "no" means no! She is 100% housebroken, despite her frequent puppylike behavior (toys! untying shoelaces! pulling foster mom around by the sash of her robe!) and is a constant source of amusement to us. She is a very quiet little girl unless a squirrel is spotted, in which case her "Cairnitude" becomes very evident. Sweden is very much ready for her forever home and asks only for attention, affection, a lap to snuggle in, and someone to love her as much as we do.

UPDATE 12/3/14: Sweden's nickname in her foster home is "Eden" - amazingly appropriate, for being in the company of this petite bundle of joy is pure Heaven. What a happy dog she is! Whether she is running in the yard or quietly relaxing in her ex pen, she seems to wear a constant smile on her sweet face and her tail never stops wagging. She loves being held or just snuggling, and toys provide her with never ending entertainment - as do the neighborhood squirrels!

Trying to describe this lovely girl reminds me of a line from "The Sound of Music" - " How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?" Sweden is now ready for adoption to some very lucky family, whose life will be infinitely brightened and enriched with her presence.

11/28/2014: Lovely Miss Sweden stunned the judges during last night's talent section of the Miss World competition. Her remarkable happy dance, set to “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, included rarely seen joyful full-body wiggling combined with extreme tail wagging. The sweet kisses she gave to everyone in the audience sealed the deal, as did her answer to the question “What do you want most in life?” When she responded “Lots of toys and a loving forever home. Oh and of course, World Peace”, it became obvious that she would wear the coveted crown. It was difficult for all to believe that this high spirited raven haired beauty had spent 8 years as a breeder mama and had so quickly adapted to life in her foster home, sleeping quietly in her crate at night and charming one and all with her sparkling personality. Let’s hope that Miss Sweden’s wish for a loving family is quickly granted! (And World Peace wouldn’t be bad either…)

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Trip
Age:
Born 8/3/2011

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Endicott

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 11/9/14: Guess what? Foster Mom said it’s time to look for my forever home! I’m so excited! I’ve been working hard to learn my manners and I must be doing a pretty darn good job. I still get really happy when someone comes home but I try not to jump now. I love my walks. And I try to slow down so everyone can keep up. I love to snuggle with Foster Mom and Dad but now I tiptoe lightly over any of the other dogs who are already there. I come running whenever they call my name especially when they say “treat” - because I love those. I did chew up the bathroom scrubby the other day because it looked like one of my toys. Did I tell you I’m only three years old though! I’m still working on stuff. If you want a pup that loves to snug, walk and play toy, I’m the one you’re looking for!

10/09/2014: Hi I’m Trip! I’m three years old and I have LOTS of energy. What I don’t have (yet) is manners, according to my foster mom. So that’s what I’m working on right now. Apparently it is not polite to jump all over someone when they come home - but I get so EXCITED! It’s just so hard to contain myself. I love to snuggle but apparently it is not a good idea to climb over the top of my foster brothers or sister to get prime lap space. I also love to go for walks but apparently it is not a good thing to pull on the leash the whole time. There are SO many exciting things to smell and look at I just can’t wait to get there!

Manners are hard! But I’m very smart so I think I can figure them out soon. I love to play with toys and I hide my bones (so no one else can find them but me). I love running around in the back yard doing fly-bys past my foster sister. She’s pretty slow. And I like to sit in my window and watch the world go by. Sometimes I bark at it. I’m not ready for my forever home yet but I will be soon!

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Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
10 years old
F
11-19-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          NORTH CAROLINA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Frito
Age:
Born 11/2/2008

Gender:
Female

Weight:
14.4 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
NC Foster Home; Cary

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
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12/03/2014: My name is Frito, but I’m not sure what that is because foster mom says it’s a ‘snack’ and I’m not allowed any of those. I live in an elevator building. At first I was afraid to get on the elevator, but I am a quick learner and now love the ride! There is a very nice dog run that we go to sometimes, but mostly I travel on a leash. I think a yard would be fun.

My friend here is named Corkie. She was adopted awhile back and she has been so nice to me. She had a lot of babies, too, so I think that is why she loves me a lot. I haven’t got the hang of toys yet, but gosh, foster mom says I’m not the same little girl who arrived here just ten days ago, so I’m not worried. I am working on being PERFECT so I will get a forever home real soon. Don’t you want a perfect girl for your very own?

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Jim Bowie
Age:
Born 06/24/2005

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NC Foster Home; New Bern

Special Considerations:
No other dogs; no cats

Contact:
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UPDATE 10/29/14: JB is a happy, loving boy. He enjoys attention from his people, loves rides in the car and playing with his toys - as long as they make noise. He enjoys his bath. He acts very proud of himself and loves his cuddle time afterwards. He can be aggressive towards other dogs but he loves people.

UPDATE 10/16/14: Jim Bowie had a follow-up appointment with Dr. Stelma (his vet). His eye medicine has been changed and there is some improvement. However, he still scored 0 on the Schirmer test meaning his eye sight is very restricted. With his very limited eye sight it is important to be aware of obstacles and maintaining furniture in a set position. We continue hourly eye flushing with saline solution because he still gets accumulations of mucus in both eyes. JB has skin issues with missing fur, red patches, and itching. Dr. Stelma feels that he may need to visit a dermatology vet for testing to isolate the causes of his skin problems. This may lead to producing a special serum that would be administered by regular injections to control and hopefully improve his skin issues. In addition, JB is to continue on his duck and sweet potato diet for twelve weeks exclusively. Dr. Stelma also found a problem with his back legs: luxating patellas and arthritis. At this point, JB doesn't need specific treatment but Dr. Stelma told me to watch carefully for signs of limping or discomfort. JB has another vet appointment in early November.

UPDATE 9/24/14: Jim likes riding in the car and playing, but he enjoys toys with sound more than those which don’t squeak or make another sound. He loves belly rubs and attention from adults. Also tends to chew soft toys and I watch this closely to minimize the danger of ingesting. Jim is protective of small balls for some reason, he growls and isn’t willing give them up. Overall he’s a pretty happy fellow.

08/31/2014: My name is Jim Bowie. I was transported to my foster home in New Bern, North Carolina. It was an eight hour trip and I behaved very well. My new foster parents just love me. I have been at their home for two weeks now. My daily routine starts early - 5:30 AM. I am greeted with lots of hugs and kisses. When I go into the kitchen, my food is already prepared for me. YAY! Then we go outside, in my fenced yard and I run with my foster mom. Great exercise. I have to say that I am a very, very good boy! I behave well on the leash. I love my baths which I get twice a week. My favorite part of the bath is getting dried off with the towel. I just roll around and snuggle with it. I am potty trained and sleep in my bed at night. I have a favorite little whale toy that I snuggle with.

Yesterday, I went for my first car ride. Again, I behaved very well and loved putting my cute little face out the window. My foster Mom's friend brought a new toy for me yesterday. It was kind of tricky, I had to roll this thing around and then - I got a TREAT! Love that thing now! At lunch time, my mom will give me watermelon, and it tastes so good. I have to take treats nicely. If I take the treats too quickly, I don't get one. She says "NICE" and I obey. We take walks during the day, when it is cooler. It has been hot here recently. I can't wait for the cooler weather. I have met our mail lady and the neighbor - both very nice people. They say how cute I am. I LOVE that attention. I also sit out on our front porch with my foster Dad. He just loves me and I love him. In the picture I posted, that is me on our front porch with my new toy. I have to rest now. Will keep you posted.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Pringles
Age:
Born 8/12/2012

Gender:
Female

Weight:
13 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
NC Foster Home; Southern Pines

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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12/15/2014: My name is Pringles and I have the cutest underbite you've ever seen! I have been at my foster home for a little over three weeks and am finally learning what it's like to be a real dog! When I first arrived at my foster home after being a commercial breeding puppy, I didn't know how to walk on a leash and was frightened by everything. Since I arrived though, I have slowly started to let my guard down and now I follow my foster Mom all over the house. I love to snuggle on the couch and will flip over to make it easier to pet my belly. I sleep well in my crate but also love to snuggle in bed. I'm still not totally sure what to do with toys but am opening up more and more every day! I am doing very well at letting my foster parents know when I need to go outside and am also using a pee pad. If you think I'd be a perfect fit for your family, please submit an application!

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This dog needs a Guardian Angel This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Sprout
Age:
Born 5/1/2014

Gender:
Male

Weight:
7.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NC Foster Home; Roanoke Rapids

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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UPDATE 11/6/14: Sprout is recuperating from his surgery (which included neutering) very well while growing like a weed and learning to fend for himself among the "big dogs" here. He no longer searches for his Mom and is learning a great deal from our 7 Cairns. Hopefully he'll only remember the GOOD stuff they have taught him.

He loves to romp and play with the others outside while trying so hard to keep up with them. At night, he chooses one of two Cairns to lay beside and cuddle with. I think Sprout would really love to have another dog in his life because he's so playful and loves the companionship they give him. Yet he often "begs" for a tummy rub and to lay in a human someone's lap. He just loves attention from anyone - whether dog or human. Sprout loves laying with me on the sofa evenings and wrapping his arms around me to sleep. He just want some person contact which apparently gives him comfort. His hair is starting to grow back on his tummy and 3 legs that were shaven, so he looks a bit odd now but still so cute, you just can't help but smile when he comes to you or zooms through the house playing.

He's only taking 3 meds right now, which will end when his bile liver test shows his liver is cleaning his blood well enough. His first blood test will be at the end of December. Sprout is having no problems here as long as I get breakfast in him early enough to keep his stomach from being empty. He eats everything I give him, but less ravenously. He used to "pounce on his food hungrily" when he first arrived.

Sprout is very smart and excellent with a routine because he has learned when we are shutting down to go to bed, and runs to his X-pen wagging his tail and waiting for kisses before being placed inside, where he sleeps quietly all night. He also knows where his spot is to eat, and runs with gusto when he sees his bowl. This little man is truly special and knows his name as well as a few words we have seen him react to. We are working on house breaking him and he is productive while outside, yet knows to go to a puppy pad if not taken out in time. I've watched him go through such a transformation physically and emotionally so I want the very best for him. Sprout just wants to know he's going to have a HOME with some special people who will love him as much as he wants. Sprout is a typical little pup who needs to be loved and played with, promises he won't chew up everything, and is so cute you can hardly keep your hands off him. He has become a reason for us to laugh every day, and has turned some of my older dogs into puppies again. See, I told you he was special!

We will miss him terribly when he leaves, but he needs to be bonding with the people who will love and care for him forever and teach Sprout to be the sweet boy they want him to be. This little man has touched our hearts and once you meet him, he will grab yours too.

UPDATE 9/19/14: I took Sprout to my vet Thursday for his weekly blood test and his Potassium Bromide level results came back therapeutic YEAH! He is scheduled for surgery on Friday 26th, but we're taking him in early Thursday morning for a conference and to let them prepare Spout for the next day. He probably will stay there until Monday (poor baby) but I'll make sure a blanket and a toy stays with him. He's doing really well now and enjoying the freedom of going outside SO much, we have to watch the door like a hawk and keep hoping he doesn't discover the doggie door. He has continued to gain weight and eats everything in sight, like every meal is his last. Sprout usually ends up wearing as much as he eats but has become cooperative with the many face and neck washings he gets daily. We are going to be worried about him and miss him terribly while he's gone, but we can't wait for this to be over so he feels well and can resume a "normal" life. Sprout is just such a sweet puppy and is looking forward to a home of his own and a healthy life after this surgery when his liver begins to work properly. If you would please pray for Sprout Friday morning - we would be so appreciative. Any donations to help provide Sprout with the medical care he so badly needs, is also hugely appreciated. You are what makes it possible for him to have this surgery and a normal life, so Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

UPDATE 9/5/14: Sprout is doing really well here and playing with EVERYONE (except Molly). He acts like a typical "wild child" puppy. When we take him to the vet, he turns into a “rug” and flattens out (as if he can't stand) or runs under the furniture to hide. My vet's staff adores him and bought him a toy to see if he would play or show interest- which he didn't, but almost tore the toy up when he got home. One of the ladies at my vet's office always runs to me, takes him and lays him on her shoulder where he again turns into a "rug" and would stay with her for hours. When I hold him this way, he bites my ears, pulls my hair or chews on my neck.

I took him to get a blood test done for NCSU at my vet's yesterday, then ran to the post office to overnight it. I set him on the counter while I filled out the paperwork to send the sample to NCSU - “rug” again! I have never seen such a scared little puppy. The vet’s don’t believe me when I describe his activity level (wild child) at home because he seems so lethargic when they see him.

Sprout's a smart little dude and learns from repetition. He hears my cell alarm go off every 3 hours, runs to me and watches as I fix his meal, then runs to his bed, knowing he's getting fed there. He wakes us every morning by banging the baby gate and screeching until I let him out. That never fails so I'm getting up much earlier these days.

UPDATE 9/5/14: If you would like to make a contribution for Sprout’s care, here’s a link to make that easy: Help for Sprout

UPDATE 8/20/14: Our little friend Sprout is a bouncing baby boy who is finally socializing with the older Cairns here. He struts around and tries to keep up with them while learning much from the pack. Sprout has gained some weight, eats everything you give him with gusto, and takes his meds like a little champ. I have his meals and medical times set on my cell alarm so I don't lose track of time and miss one (he eats every 3 hours). He now knows that sound and when my phone alarm goes off, he runs to me as if to say "I know what time it is". He's just so cute!

Sprout is very smart but isn't allowed outside yet, so it's nice to see him seek out a puppy pad. We often spend our nights holding him and rubbing his tummy or he's chasing another dog or chewing on my ankle. He's a very happy wee one and a pleasure to have around. Sprout has an appointment on Tuesday, August 26th with North Carolina State University Veterinary hospital for an evaluation and hopefully to schedule his surgery for the liver shunt and bladder stones. Although he's been so playful, he has had a couple of episodes we feel are seizures which are indicative of the progression of his problem, so it's comforting knowing he doesn’t have to wait long before getting the help he needs and getting on with a normal life. He's growing like a weed, smart as a whip, and a pleasure to us and our Cairns.

08/06/2014: Baby Sprout was the runt of his litter weighing only a little over a pound when born, and was often pushed away from Mom by his siblings until he almost perished. When taken to the vet for help, it was determined this little guy was born with a birth defect of liver shunt, and without the surgery to correct this, his life will be short and miserable. Colonel Potter never closes the door to those who are sick or injured, we just pull together and do what we must to help them. Sprout deserves a chance at life as much as the rest and with the surgery performed, his success rate is 95%. How can we not help him? He's a fighter with a true Cairn heart, but acts like a typical puppy even though so much is wrong. I marvel at his tenacity.

He also has bladder stones because of the liver shunt, adding another concern so his intake is closely monitored. He's fairly confined to prevent contamination because his system is too weak to have all the typical vaccinations he should have had by now. We want to get him healthy first and let the doctors guide us to get him on his feet and charging into life!

In spite of everything, Sprout is the most adorable little man, very well mannered (well as much as puppies can be), and loves to be held and cuddled. He adores his canine Mom and she's very good to him - teaching him all the important things puppies need to know. Sprout bounces around her and she rolls over on her back as he charges and tears at her coat and feet, all the while making the most vicious sound for a little pup. He doesn't care for much alone time and barks if you ignore him too long, but once he's in your lap, he will stay there for an hour. Sprout is doing fairly well with puppy pads and has a good appetite (fed every 3 hours to make digestion of his meals easier on his system) and he cleans his plate each time. Curiosity should be his first name, but he does use caution when Mom isn't near and he looks so sweet sleeping next to her at night in their crate. Sprout's Mom (Cauliflower) is a smart girl and I don't anticipate Sprout being any different. He already learned how to sneak out of the x-pen once (problem corrected immediately) and will turn a light weight water bowl over in a second. He always picks up his little dish after he cleans it, almost as if he wants to help clean. We are having a great time getting to know Sprout while caring for him. He seem a happy puppy and makes us laugh each day with his antics and playfulness. If ever a puppy said "help me" this one surely did and we would appreciate any donations for his medical care. It has already been costly and we are expecting another $4,000.00 will be needed. We know we can help this little guy - with your kind and compassionate donations.

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          OHIO

This dog needs a Guardian Angel This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Harper
Age:
Born 7/1/2008

Gender:
Male

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
OH Foster Home; Cleveland area

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 11/29/14: Mr. Harper is all healthy now. He says he's healthy as a horse and twice as cute. He's twice as sweet too. Col. Potter fosters are
supposed to sleep in crates at night so Harper does. When I open his crate door in the morning, Gilly and I are waiting to greet him. He crawls out yawning and rolls on his back so I will scratch his belly and pat his face. Then I tell him that I hear foster papa going downstairs with the girls and we had better get a move on. Then Harper hops up and is just about ready to run, but first he puts his paws on my legs and I bend over so he can give me my morning kiss. I can't believe how sweet he is!

He has taught himself (without a leash to support him and that's not because we weren't willing to help him learn!) how to go up and down the stairs so he can go up to bed and come down in the morning with the family. The whole family now being two humans, two family Cairns and two fosters. Harper has a foster sister now and her name is Italy. Italy thought that Harper was a
bit 'bouncy' at first but she has fallen in love with him. Yes, there's love in the air here. They are doing play bows to each other and having
quite a fun time out in the dog run. Little Italy was quite shy and fearful when she came and Harper is helping her to be more brave.

Harper is looking for a Forever Home where his human will take him for long walks or play in the yard with him (or have another dog that wants to play with him). Are you going to be the person lucky enough to get Harper, the 'Sweetest Boy in the World' for your very own boy?

UPDATE 10/2/14: Sweet Harper is nearing the end of his medication for heartworm. Does that mean he's instantly done and ready to run and play? No, it doesn't. He basically needs physical therapy. He needs to start off with short walks and work slowly and steadily into longer walks. He still needs to take it easy for a while to give his body plenty of time to get rid of all traces of heartworms that might be lurking. Do you think Harper is housetrained? No, he's not housetrained. He's had to spend his time here resting in his crate or resting on a lap. Dogs don't get housetrained that way. But he is doing very well at keeping the pad in his belly band dry for long periods and that's a very good sign. Harper is still sweet as sugar. I think of Honest Abe when I look at his photos because he looks so honest and trustworthy.

UPDATE 9/12/14: Harper is now able to wait his turn as I hand out treats to each dog individually. There have been a number of times when all three dogs came to me for treats at nearly the same time after pottying outside, and he had to wait in turn and not try to take the treat meant for the dog on either side of him. They get more treats when this happens, as I give Harper the chance to see repeatedly that everyone gets their treats - if they just wait for them. That's a difficult thing to learn, but he's doing well. Harper relaxed enough so that I was able to start trimming his tail into a proper Cairn shape. Some times it takes quite a while for kids that came from breeding facilities to be able to cope with certain grooming procedures, and allowing scissors to be used is one indication that Harper is gaining some trust. Harper will have his last two Immiticide injections on September 17th and 18th, and afterwards will be on pain medications for soreness. We expect him to nap a lot for several days, and he'll have to be kept very, very quiet and inactive while these injections do their job of killing the rest of the heartworms in his precious little body. Please keep Harper in your thoughts as we continue to work on getting him healthy.

UPDATE 9/5/14: If you would like to make a contribution for Harper’s care, here’s a link to make that easy: Help for Harper

UPDATE 8/21/14: Harper is doing very well in foster care. He's learning lots of new things. Today when bringing the group of Cairns in from outside I put Harper down and told him to 'stay' so I could put his belly band on. I smoothed his shirt and put the belly band on and he never moved a muscle! I rewarded him with treats and told him that he's a really good boy then I went on to do other things. Much to my surprise when I looked at Harper he still hadn't moved a muscle. LOL! I picked him up and gave him a hug and told him he would get another good treat inside. On August 21st Harper is getting his first Immiticide injection so that's a bit scary for us all, then in another month he gets two more Immiticide injections to kill the heart worms. His treatment is expensive and donations would be quite welcome! Harper is definitely worth the expense and trouble! He's still a very sweet boy who gives lots of kisses.

08/03/2014: Here's our handsome Harper. He's one of the Canadian Prime Ministers' group which joined the Col Potter family on Canada Day. Harper is not only good looking, he's also very sweet. He's going to be in foster care for a while though as he has to go through treatment for heart worm. Harper just has to follow instructions (ha,ha,ha), take his medicine, and allow foster mom and dad to keep him quiet until after his injections. When the vet gives the all clear we will start to allow Harper to exercise - as he wants to do NOW! Harper wants to go, go, go; so he will be looking for a family who can give him the exercise he wants. Today was a special day for Harper because he learned how to 'turn on the treat machine'. Watch for updates on this sweet boy who likes to give kisses.

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
OH Foster Home; Cleveland

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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12/03/2014: Little Italy is a sweet little girl who is very interested in being loved. She is beginning to accept the love that is offered to her along with tender care. My husband and I were both very happy when she became willing to take treats from our fingers outside in the potty area yesterday. Italy likes to wander around the gated rooms, where she can be watched, to absorb all the new things that she has never seen or experienced before. She has learned to follow the other Cairns to the door to go out to potty and to do all her doggy business outside. Following the other dogs and going through doorways, going down or up a single step were BIG steps for her as she had never done them before. Dogs that have never gone through a doorway have quite a hard time with them. At first she thought that our Gilly and Janna, who are older and quiet dogs, were the best dogs here. She thought Harper - who is now healthy after heartworm treatment, was quite scary as he bounced around. NO MORE! Now she looks at Harper with shining eyes and does play bows for him, which he returns. Italy needs more time to get past her breeding facility years but watch for updates on this tiny beauty as she makes progress.

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
OK Foster Home; Guthrie

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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12/18/2014: Miss Francie is a WONDERFUL little girl. She tears around like a 2 year old. In her former life, France was a professional mommy. She is in very good shape, heavy boned, good musculature, strong and super playful. She has clearly been well vetted by her former employer. She came to CP missing a few teeth up front, but during her vetting B&B she didn't lose any! She has a beautiful white smile, with a twist -She has a cross bite. This is one of her most adorable features. Due to the cross bite, France's lower left canine sticks out at all times. She looks so goofy when she smiles. She is even known to run around with a little bit of her tongue sticking out with her tooth!

France bears a few pretty scary scars inflicted by a larger dog. She is missing the top third of her right ear and has a couple of shallow scars on her right muzzle. On her left side, she has deep scarring in a few areas from an attack. She was clearly taken to the vet to be cared for after the incident, as is evident by how well healed the wounds are. These are old wounds. CP's vet shaved the areas down to get a good look at them, so she came to us looking a bit like a polka dot! She is too pretty for that, so we shaved her down to let her coat grow back at the same rate. Miss Francie Pants has a thick and super healthy coat! She is adorable shaved down, but when her coat grows out, she will be stunning!

France is full of joy and love. She has clearly never met a "stranger." She has no fear or distrust of people. Housebreaking is an art with France. If you tell her to "give me a minute", and turn around 2 minutes later, she is happily peeing on the kitchen floor with a giant smile on her face. When taken out on a schedule, she does great, not a single accident in the house. In time, this will be nothing but a memory. She was clearly an outside dog. She got lost in our home several times the first few days, was confused by thresholds, wood floors and tiled floors. Of course, she quickly learned where the food and treats are kept and lines up nicely with our 7 at meal time and for treats. She shows no aggression when it comes to food or water, she waits her turn just like all the others. She also shares toys very easily. France would be lost without another dog in the house. She loves to run and play, so her perfect forever home needs to have plenty of time to play with her, chat with her and more than anything LOTS of time for love. She loves to be cuddled and talked to, she focuses intently on your face as if she understands every word. Miss Francie Pants should be available for adoption within the next month, so don't wait to put your application in for our wonderful bundle of love. The process may not be lightning fast, but that is to ensure the right fit for both France and her forever family. This little girl will melt your heart, her happy ways and constant smiles are infectious. Miss France has SO much love to give and deserves a perfect "happily ever after" with her perfect forever family!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Taiwan
Age:
Born 11/07/2008

Gender:
Female

Weight:
17.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
OK Foster Home; Edmond

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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12/11/2014: Taiwan is a wheaten Cairn girl with huge brown eyes and long dark eyelashes. She'll be gorgeous once she drops a couple of pounds. Taiwan has spent the first six years of her life as a breeding mother. She's a bit skittish and timid right now, but is bravely exploring her new world. The yard outside was bewildering at first, especially when the other Cairns started to run and play. Her eyes got very wide at this new activity, especially when invited to play. (She didn't play; she doesn't yet know what that is). She's eager for attention and gives kisses all the time; but she needs to approach you, and you need to be still. Once she's near, she loves to be petted and have her ears rubbed. Taiwan keeps her crate dry at night and always pees/poops on her pee pads. OK, except once. We are starting the housebreaking and leash training. Now that the worming and the wet food has stopped Taiwan is being a finicky eater . Kibble now bores her. Taiwan showed little reaction to our pack, and they tolerate 'the new kid', as we've added to the pack over the years and they're used to new arrivals. She's not yet ready for adoption, as the potty training is incomplete and Taiwan still has to learn to trust people. The one thing I wonder about Taiwan is that she loves to sit or lay down on foster dad's stinky (oh, my yes) athletic shoes. I try to tell her that ladies don't do that. She ignores me. Stand by for photos. She's a wiggle worm when asked to pose.

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          OREGON

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 10/03/14: Fall is here and so is Sasquatch. This lovely little Cairn girl just spent several weeks with house guests present in her foster home, and she just soaked up the love and attention. She loved meeting and spending time with new people. Is she the right dog for you? If you are looking for a sweet, affectionate Cairn who will keep your yard vermin free, this might be the girl for you!

UPDATE 8/9/14: Sassy is a little bit of a girl who is waiting for her forever home. This is an active, healthy little girl whose owner could no longer care for her, and she would love to be your Cairn princess. She gets along well with her foster brother Yowie and the resident dog, and would love to find a home with Yowie, but she could go on her own. She loves to go for walks and is an active hunter of squirrels and other vermin.

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:
20 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
OR Foster Home; Corvallis

Special Considerations:
No cats

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

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

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

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

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


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

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          PENNSYLVANIA

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Black

Location:
PA Foster Home; Newberrytown

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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12/09/2014: Spain loves people! He has become his foster mom's little shadow. While he is very confident with the other dogs in the house, he is a bit intimidated by all the new experiences of being out of a breeding facility and into a household with people. Spain loves nothing more than being put up on a lap, or beside someone on a sofa (he won't jump up himself) - then he just naps the time away. If you are ready for a sweet boy who needs help finding his Cairn-itude, ask your matchmaker about Spain!

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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.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Katelyn
Age:
Born 07/10/2007

Gender:
Female

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
SC Foster Home; Columbia

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 10/21/14: Katelyn's weight is now down to 21 pounds and her thyroid is balanced. She will always have to take her thyroid medication, but they are inexpensive. She is a happy girl, and loves to go for walks, or snuggle up to watch TV with me. It doesn’t matter what activity Katelyn is occupied with, all that matters to her is that she's with her person. Katelyn also likes to go on rides, especially if we go to Petsmart. She is a contented little girl just waiting patiently for her own forever home.

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:
Mr Murray
Age:
~4 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
SC Foster Home; Cayce

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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          TENNESSEE

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          TEXAS

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Houston

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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12/14/2014: Belgium, (or as I call her here in her foster home), Mia Bella – is part of the World Tour Group and spent her entire life in a breeding facility. I’ve had her since 11/16/14 and she is just so darling. She is the sweetest little thing, and very curious about her surroundings. She sleeps through the night in her crate and is very content to be in the x-pen during the day while I am gone. Potty training is still a work in progress, but she is doing very well. Mia's hearing and her sight are slightly diminished, and she is very good about letting me medicate her eyes (not her favorite thing, but she does not resist). She absolutely loves meal time and always follows me into the kitchen and will most times nudge the back of my leg. She will lay with me on the sofa and we nap together for a bit. I love this snuggle time and I think she does too. If you are looking for a little bundle of sweetness, Belgium is the girl for you!

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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:
Denmark
Age:
~8 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Houston

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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11/24/2014: Are you in the market for a slightly used Cairn terrier? Then look no further. We have the make and model for you! Denmark is your man. He's what you might call an ‘SUV’ or ‘minivan’ model due to his size. He's got plenty of tread left on his tires and his motor runs very smoothly and quietly. Denmark has been in his foster home a week and the transition has been very easy. He is one sweet boy who is enjoying his newly found freedom. He's not quite sure what to do with it yet, but he will figure it out quickly. Believe it or not, Denmark is very calm and laid back so far, and we will see more of his personality as time passes. We are working on his house training and it is still a work in progress - that was to be expected. Denmark is still in his evaluation period, but should be available shortly. Please keep an eye on him, as we expect him to fly off the lot very quickly!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Dochas
Age:
Born 6/18/2006

Gender:
Male

Weight:
10.8 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Dallas

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 11/9/14: Hi, it's me Doc, and I'm on the Internet. Really! This week, I was profiled on the Matilda's Journey blog, to try and help me find a forever home. There are some really nice pictures and you can read all about me. Isn't it nice they included me?

I am still here in this foster place and I have a couple of complaints: 1. This mom person had the nerve to say I was little! Just because I don't fit any of the clothes she has, doesn't mean she should say such a mean thing about me. I am 10 lb of personality - height does not matter! 2. This mom is hung up on bathing. I prefer to be au naturale. 3. This mom is a fitness nut! Today, she said we had to go walk so I learn about bikes and joggers and stuff. I tell you, 3 miles is very far! It was cold, and there were hills (well ant hills, but they looked tall). That mom has long legs and mine are not so long. And she made me wear a shirt so I wouldn't be anxious. Yuck. But I kept on walking and maybe that shirt is not so bad. Check out my picture - I look like I've been working on my guns. And I look tall! All I truly want - is own human family to love.

UPDATE 10/25/14: I'm doing better at this new place since my eyes are better. I have another appointment next week, but I bet it will be ok because I have been getting my drops every day. I like it here, but got a little worried when the mom person went out of town for several days. It's not that I don’t like the dog sitter lady - she's really nice and she gives me kisses. I was just worried because I thought the mom person had left me. She’s back so now things are getting back to normal. Mom has been teaching me ‘Look At Me’ and tomorrow she says we're going to work on training and make a movie. Watch this space for my movie debut!

10/07/2014: This foster mom lady says I'm doing so well here, she is going to make me Available. I'm not sure what that means, but I know I like her a lot. I like to sit in her lap, I'm really happy to see her when she comes to my room, and that medicine she puts in my eyes makes things a lot better. She says I need to work a little on my social skills, though. I know how to be social - jump on couch, get kisses, repeat - but she says I need to get out more and go to obedience school; not just to the dog park. Today we went to Petsmart and I was still a little worried. Like, how do I know those cookie things are ok to eat? And she says I need to be more cordial with other dogs. I am very unsure about other dogs (although I like that white dog here - hubba hubba), but that shouldn't get in the way of a Forever Home. I know the important stuff: I am potty trained, I can sit, and I am a good walker on the leash. I'm willing to work on the other stuff if you help me. Now that I'm available, just ask!

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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 12/10/14: Sweet as pie, good natured, playful, intelligent, loving and no, Donny is not a Cairn. That said, he will likely be the beat of your heart, the dog you will love forever. Donny is a true heart-dog. While showing the Scottish Terrier-Pembroke Welsh Corgi genes of his heritage, he looks very Cairnish - no one can believe he is not. Sweet expression, brown eyes that will melt you, and a glorious hard coat, Donny is outrageously handsome. He loves to play, gets along with all home dogs and visitors alike, meets and greets people well (no one is a stranger for long with Donny), and is a first class yard protector against any squirrels that would dare to invade his domain. Everyone that meets him, loves him - and you will, too. If you have to have a Cairn, Donny is not your boy. If you are looking for a loving companion, one who gets along with other dogs, and one who will linger in your heart forever as your favorite, look at Donny. You'll love what you see.

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

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

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

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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
This dog has been adopted
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!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Rockford (Mix)
Age:
5 yrs
Born 07/31/2009

Gender:
Male

Weight:
11.4 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Galveston

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 12/17/14: This will be short as my foster people are busy. I don’t understand how come I am still in foster care because I am so sweet. Is it because I’m not purebred? Col. Potter decided to help me get out of the shelter anyway because I have Cairn in me! For that I am forever grateful. Now I patiently wait to find a loving, forever home. I’ve learned to be a good little watchdog, but most of all I love my lap time! I’m hoping for someone who likes to cuddle too!

UPDATE 10/21/14: Howdy, this is Rockford checking in. My foster people tell me I am the cutest guy and it will be a lucky family who falls in love with me. I have learned a few new things since my first report; I now know how to jump on the furniture (preferably while you are sitting on it so I can get some lap time and loving). I also have some prey drive, but the only things I can chase here are the seagulls as they fly over the deck. I still love my afternoon walks and walk very nicely, and I listen well when being talked to.

The heathens here are trying to teach me how to bark at passing golf carts, etc. Maybe they're trying to teach me how to be a watchdog? Foster mom caught me jumping on the boat. That is a big no-no around here because the boat is in the water and height changes with the tides. I still love all my stuffed toys and have not destroyed any of them. If you - like me - are looking for love, put in your application, I promise I will love you right back.

09/11/2014: Let me introduce myself. I am Rockford the cute, little lover boy. My foster family lovingly calls me "Rocky" and I have learned my name well. I found myself at a shelter in pretty bad shape and it was a real scary place for a little fellow like me, what with all the barking and noise. Lucky for me some Col. Potter people came to my rescue and I joined the wonderful family of CP. I got sick while at the shelter so I had to spend two weeks at the vet to get well, which was also scary. I got all my vetting done, now life is looking up. As soon as I got to my foster home I knew I was safe. I left the scary world behind, and showed my foster family I was a good boy. I am 100% house broken; no accidents if you allow me to do my business within a reasonable time. Oh, don't worry, I am good all night. So now I am looking for a family who will keep me safe and love me forever. Yet, I have some demands of my own for my forever family. I love my stuffed toys so I need many, and if they squeak that is a plus. I even stole a plastic jug that was heading to the recycle bin, so it is now in my toy arsenal. Foster dad said his house looks like hurricane hit it as the toys are scattered everywhere (I pile them up too). You never know if I'm going to bring one of my stuffies to a potty trip or not. We have lots of stairs here; I always bring my toy back up the stairs. I do not jump on any furniture even though that is allowed here. If you pick me up I am like a wet noodle, but put me on your lap and I will stay for as long as you leave me there. I give cute kisses but I am not a licky boy. Food is served twice daily, and within 5 minutes you can wash my dish. Most of all I am looking for love.

Foster mom here: Rocky is absolutely adorable and most deserving of his very own loving home. He lives in peace here with a male and female Cairn terrier, he adores his toys and is turning into a Velcro dog when it comes to his foster people. He is a tiny boy at 10.6 pounds, yet he is very healthy. If you are looking for a true lap dog, get your application in for this sweet little guy!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Tracey
Age:
Born 12/29/2001
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Arlington

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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12/04/2014: Tracey is new to Arlington Texas and has settled right in. She is a very laid back and friendly girl who loves to cuddle in the evenings next to you in your chair. If there’s room, she’ll roll over for a tummy rub! Tracey is completely housebroken and uses the dog door or will wait by the man door for you. If you’re looking for a gentle and mellow lover girl, Tracey might be the girl for you.

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Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
3-4 years old
F
10-01-2013
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available
3 years old
M
12-10-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          VERMONT

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

Weight:
13 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
VT Foster Home; Essex

Special Considerations:
Daily eye drops; no other dogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 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 10/08/14: Sit down and let me tell you a story about Mr. Handsome Dude Mcgraw (aka Mugsy). On Monday, his smaller but older brother (unsure of their relationship but brother makes sense), Jaxton hurt his paw. While Jaxton was nursing the injured limb (don't worry it's fine now), he hid in a crate and wouldn't come out. So what does this have to do with Mcgraw? WELL, I'll tell you - did he hover around Jaxton and worry - absolutely NOT! Mcgraw was all over the place, just like a normal Cairn boy - chasing the noises, racing with the wind. He was FREE!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Artan
Age:
10 yrs
Born 4/1/2004
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
24 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
VA Foster Home; Virginia Beach

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 11/23/14: My name in foster care is Artan, but don't worry, you can change it to something you think fits me - like ‘Mr. Joy Boy’. Or ‘Artie’, or ‘C’mere Fellow’. My foster Mom says I am full of joy. If that isn’t wonderful enough, I am also potty trained, and love to walk right by your side when we go outside. And I wiggle my whole body whenever I see you. I don't beg for food (but love to eat, and this is why I am on a big diet). While I’m here waiting for my forever family, I'm going to get my teeth cleaned. The nice clean teeth should be the icing on the cake of - ME! Can’t you just see the flash and sparkle? I'm ready for the wonderful year and I think it will be coming my way when you apply to adopt a guaranteed bundle of joy named Artan (or whatever you want)!

UPDATE 11/3/14: As he loses weight, Artan is showing what a perfect Cairn physique he has. He was born with ears that don't stand up, but his body is going to be wonderful. Artan still jumps in the air with excitement any time he sees me. He has finally gotten the nerve to go outside into the yard, staying for awhile by himself. This boy is just a fun, well behaved Cairn, offering love to the lucky family who decides to offer him his forever home.

10/21/2014: Artan came from the same home as Gia, and he is overweight, but the weight is coming off little by little. Artan gets very excited when he sees me pick up the leash, because he loves to go for a walk. As he loses weight, he can walk further and at a faster pace.

Artan loves everyone, people and animals. He wants any affection offered but accepts when his time is up and it’s another doggie’s turn for lovies. This is a dog that makes you happy just to see his excitement when you come home from work. It makes my day, and it will yours too!

Adoption Application [jd1021][1216]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Gia
Age:
Born 2/26/2003
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
VA Foster Home; Virginia Beach

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 11/22/14: Hello from Gia and myself. I finely found a little something to help Gia along. When we are walking and a human male or female try to pet her - she wants to run away. Dogs are fine. Gia still loves to walk and stays right by my side but I pick her up if a human approaches. Now believe me Gia doesn't need this very often and she is so tiny that it’s never a problem to carry her out and down the steps, or pick her up so she can feel safe on walks. But alone with me at my house, she is quite content. No begging for toys, or being first to get food and treats before all the other dogs. I love to hold this little Cairn. When her new family takes her in their arms, I bet they will feel the same way. So give yourself a sweet gift for Christmas – Gia girl!

UPDATE 11/3/14: Gia has asked me to tell everyone that she is ready for her new home. Gia has gotten to be a brave little girl. She minds very well and has learned some new commands and phrases, especially "Lets go for a walk". She loves this daily walk. Staying by my side still gives her the most joy. She’s gotten used to the “inside” sounds here, and outside, she’s doing well meeting new dogs. Our little girl loves to be loved, her only need is to be in the company of her new family.


10/21/2014: Gia had a good life for years, but her family fell on hard times and contacted Col. Potter to help out. So now Gia finds herself in need of a wonderful family to love and cherish her.

Gia came into foster care with some concerns about the health of her eyes because she was on eyedrops. Gia was seen by a Veterinarian who specializes in eyes, and it turns out her eyes are fine, so no more meds for this girl! Gia is a sweet, little beauty waiting for her forever home.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Ruffles
Age:
Born 8/9/2008

Gender:
Female

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
VA Foster Home; Goochland

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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12/08/2014: Ruffles is the sweetest Cairn girl and she loves to be with you. She will follow you around, lay next to you while you work and then when she wants her quiet time she goes into her crate until she hears you move. She is a low energy terrier with no aggressive habits and even likes our cats. She is learning how to be a member of our pack and is submissive and gets along with her three brother terriers. She is good with children, even babies and toddlers. She loves meeting new people. She would make a perfect companion for anyone and in all types of family situations.

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

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
WA Foster Home; Langley

Special Considerations:
No cats

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

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

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

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Fagan
Age:
Born 4/15/2011

Gender:
Male

Weight:
15.6 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
WA Foster Home; Vancouver

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
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10/05/2014: Fagan is adorable, and with his one ear up, one ear down appearance he is a rakish young fellow. He is very healthy but gets anxious sometimes when his people have to leave him. He would really love to ride in the car when they go. Playing ball and tug are his two favorite pastimes indoors or out and, of course, a lap for an afternoon or evening snooze is the best place to be.

Fagan loves playing with larger dogs! He would like to be the boss of his canine foster brothers who are all his size. Fagan would love to have a human boy of his very own. That boy (if ordered by Fagan), would be around 12; big enough to play hard with but still wanting that night time snuggle and sleep. He sleeps well in his kennel but would surely prefer a warm body next to him. Please give Fagan a look. He is young, smart and playful and full of energy and would love a forever home where his wonderful personality can shine.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Myers (Mix)
Age:
~8 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
23.5 lbs.

Color:
Cream

Location:
WA Foster Home; Port Angeles

Special Considerations:
Separation Anxiety

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 11/14/14: Hi peoples - I have a confession to make: My name is Myers and I am a TOY-A-HOLIC! Once foster mom told me that I could play with all the toys in the toy box marked “Cairn Toys”, I have been having so much fun. I had a favorite Squirrel but foster mom said I loved him too much and after being repaired 3 or 4 times, he went to the great toy Squirrel heaven in the sky. So now I have a favorite Goose that foster mom brought home last week. I love to tease foster mom - she falls for it every time! I drop the toy at her feet and when she starts bending to reach it, I grab it and run, squeaking it and grinning! Sometimes I am nice and let her throw it for me because I know how much she enjoys this.

Foster mom here: Myers is not Cairn but is 100% sweet and loving. He is a joy to have in my home and he makes me laugh every day. If someone does not adopt him soon, I may just have to flunk! Please fill out that application now!

UPDATES 10/18/14: The DNA is in - Myers is a mix of Miniature Schnauzer, Pomeranian, and Shih Tzu, so what does that all make him? A dog who listens - and even comes when he is called!

Myers has discovered toys and the joy of making them squeak - with a duck being his most favorite. He’d drops them at my feet and then wants to play "keep away". We are working on "leave it" but he so loves this game, it may be a bit before he catches on. Check out this happy boy playing with his toys! Myers 10/18/14

I cannot stress what an easy boy Myers is to have around. He wants to please and is happy just being with his people. His anxiety about being left is getting better and I can leave up to 3 hours now with no issues when I return, other than a very excited dog to see me. I try not to let it go to my head! If you want a dog who listens, comes when he is called the first time, wants to please and who loves to be with you 24/7, Myers is your dog.

UPDATE 9/26/14: Guess what, I have moved since my last web update. I loved my last foster mom but she worked long hours and I was not adjusting to being left alone during that time. My new foster mom is retired and I love, love, love having my human with me most of the time. We have gone for some walks - and it is fun walking with my foster brother. I showed foster mom that I love to play ball when she took a ball out of the toy box and I got all excited. I love bringing it back and dropping it at her feet - I even smile!

Foster mom here: Myers is a very easy guy to have around - low maintenance - and fun to play ball with and walk. He does suffer from separation anxiety so needs to have his humans home most of the time. Short periods of a few hours are fine! Myers breed make up is in question and DNA studies have been done but no results back yet. He is larger than a Cairn, 23 pounds which is a great weight for him, all white with a curly tail. It will be interesting to see what this boy is made up of. Maybe he is perfect for you?

09/09/2014: Myers is the perfect companion for the person or family who always has someone at home. He is polite, doesn't jump on the couch or bed, is housebroken, quiet and doesn't beg for food or attention. He is also good with kids, crowds, loud noises and other dogs. However, he doesn’t like to be separated from his humans and needs to be in a home where someone can be with him, or can take him along with them. Aside from that one requirement, Myers is a low maintenance, mellow guy who just wants to be near his people!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Razzy
Age:
Born 08/06/05

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16.5 lbs.

Color:
Gray Brindle

Location:
WA Foster Home; Everett

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 11/2/14: Razzy is such a good boy! He has been through a lot but has managed to stay positive and happy. He is off all medications except one, and his enzymes and probiotics, which he will always need to help him digest his food and get the nutrients he needs. His weight is maintained, he uses the doggie door. One of the things we like the most is that he knows his name and when we talk to him, he cocks his little head like he is thinking “What? What? Whatever you say - I'm in"! He is a very agreeable little guy! We know, that because of his age and medical condition, some will look away, but you will not find a better little fellow to share your life. He has fit in with our family just fine. He isn't under foot but does like to be close. He has been good with the grandkids, doesn't have a super prey drive and as I said before, he has been positive through everything! If you need some motivation, I'd say Razzy could be your Boy! He'll get you through it and cheer you on!

UPDATE 10/21/14: If you would like to make a contribution for Razzy’s care, here’s a link to make that easy: Help Razzy Get Well

UPDATE 10/19/14: Poor Razzy had a bit of a setback. On Sunday last week when we all greeted the new day, foster Mom noticed there was blood on his blankets. His gums were bleeding so every time he took a drink of water, the water in the bowl turned red. We got him to the vet who diagnosed 'immune mediated thrombocytopenia'. Those are big words for foster Mom! His body was attacking his platelets which are essential for blood clotting. He was prescribed a pharmacy of medications, and given a B12 shot.

He is done with most of the meds now and we will wean him off the one remaining over the next couple of weeks. Razzy is such a good boy! Through all of this he has continued to use the doggie door for potty time. He even tried to get outside when he had to throw up – he just wasn’t quick enough or strong enough. Poor little man!

Razzy loves his Foster Mom and Dad. He tries to stay close to one of us at all times. He has four fur cousins here and ignores them for the most part. There are no fights or problems. He is not a barker but will join in with the pack, if he thinks his help is needed.
Razzy would really like someone to be his Forever Home and help him on his “Yellow Brick Road” to Forever. Razzy is a cute little guy, his smile is awesome and he is so very thankful. Nine is not old for a Cairn, as long as his health is managed. The only pal he needs is you!

UPDATE 10/05/14: Razzy is a good boy! He is very curious and loyal. He always wants to know what is going on and will investigate. As Foster Mom was giving eye drops to one of his fur cousins here, he came and gave her kisses! That was a first for him and so very sweet for Foster Mom! Razzy would be fine as the "only dog". He doesn't play with the others much - only toys and Foster Mom or Dad. He has a calm demeanor and doesn't bark much. Razzy is a special little guy who needs someone to love him forever!

UPDATE 9/21/2014: Razzy is a happy little guy. He has gained weight and is doing very well. He needs a Forever Home! The only time he gets grumpy is if he is holding a toy in his mouth and one of his fur-cousins gets too close, then he will growl at them. He didn't know what toys were when he first arrived. Now he can kill them! He is easily distracted though so we just redirect him. He likes to sit under us while we are on the computer or reading. When he is playing, you would think he was a puppy! He is very handsome, too! Razzy is an easy going guy and would love to join someone's family - could that be yours?

UPDATE 8/23/14: Razzy is a joy to foster! He has been one of the easiest we have ever had! We have watched him acting like a puppy, enjoying everything he experiences, like it's the first time. Maybe, for him it is. He was very underweight when he arrived and probably lacked the energy to do much. Now that he is at a good weight and has the energy to explore, he is a happy man! The EPI is easy to manage. We just have to prepare his food in advance of ‘mealtime’ and he knows when ‘mealtime’ is coming! We do feed him separately from his fur cousins here because he has his medication in his food but he knows his place and runs and jumps to get there. No obstacle can stop him! Sound like a ‘Superman'? We think Razzy Daz is! Do you know what a ‘head tilt’ is? When you talk to him he is intent and will tilt his head back and forth. He looks you right in the eyes, like “What, what? If I could answer I would”. He likes to be close to us but isn’t clingy. He is very content here but we know he would enjoy his very own ‘forever’ home. He wants me to let you know he's not much trouble and would fit right in - anywhere someone will love him for the rest of his life.

UPDATE 8/10/14: Razzy is doing great! He is ready to move to his Forever Home and travel his own "Yellow Brick Road"! Now that he is feeling better because he is getting the nutrients he needs, he is a happy little Cairn! He is almost at his ideal weight of 15 lbs. (per our vet). Razzy is a spry little guy! He can move when he wants to! He loves playing with the water from the hose - it is just adorable. He goes in and out the doggie door just fine but if it is shut, he will stand and wait for us to open it. No accidents in the house and as for going up and down stairs, no problem! Razzy really is a good little guy. He will de-stuff toys but doesn't eat the contents. He has really made himself welcome here. Can you help him find a place to live out his forever? Razzy really deserves it! He is a true "Happy Little Man"!

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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          WISCONSIN

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Giuseppe
Age:
Born 6/24/2007

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
WI Foster Home; Antigo

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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12/07/2014: Hi everyone! Giuseppe (or Gio as foster mom calls me), here! I just wanted to check in and let you know how much I love life! Things were pretty sad when I lost my dad, and I ended up coming to a house in this really cold place called Wisconsin. Trust me, I don't mind the cold at all! Heck, foster mom and I even went for a run outside last night in 15 degrees! She told me that we're starting fat kid boot camp together. We made it a quarter mile before foster mom made me take a break. Even though I'm 7, I had more in me (foster mom made me stop). I need to lose 2 and a half pounds, so baby carrots have become my treats. Oh, do I beg for treats! I'm not really a fan of the cat or the big, high-energy hunting dog that live here, but I LOVE the other Cairn here. Mom calls her my girlfriend since I follow her around the house. I've been a really good boy since I came to this house. I've only had one potty accident, but come on, sometimes the vet just scares the poop right out of you! It's been a rough year, but I've been a good boy. I promise I'm on Santa's good list! Foster mom helped me write my letter to Santa and it went like this:

Dear Santa,
I've been a really good boy and all I want for Christmas is my forever home. Could you please help me find a home where I can cuddle, eat treats, never have my nails trimmed, and I can bring my bed? I'm not asking for much. I promise to be good for them!
Love,
Giuseppe

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
22 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
WI Foster Home; Sturgeon Bay

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
26 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
WY Foster Home; Rock Springs

Special Considerations:
No cats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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