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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!

Keep up with the latest Foster videos - and a few extra treats! YouTube for Fosters Channel

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

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          ALASKA

Top of List
          ARIZONA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Cougar
Age:
Born 04/19/07

Gender:
Male

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
AZ Foster Home; Cave Creek

Special Considerations:
No cats or other small animals

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 8/31/14: Cougar is ready for his forever home. This boy is very sweet. He loves his people and likes to be with them. He will give you the best kisses too. He gets along well with his foster sister and brothers. We notice he is starting to play with toys, and run outside when the others do. He likes to go for walks and does well on a leash. He is all Cairn with a strong prey drive, and stubborn. Because of his strong prey drive, no cats or other small animals should be around. He moves fast and jumps high. Don't let this guy get away from you. Put in your application now!

08/19/2014: Cougar has been with us for one week. I can say he is a sweet, loving boy. He does not like be crated, so we are working on that. He also got very excited seeing our kitty, and is now fixated on her. I don’t think Cougar has ever seen a cat before so that is something that will need some work. He walks well on a leash and gets along with our other dogs. He also is housebroken. He is a wonderful guy, and I believe he will be ready for a forever home within a week or two. Better get that application in!

Adoption Application [fv0819][0901]
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:
Kimee
Age:
Born 6/7/2006

Gender:
Female

Weight:
14.8 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 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. Because of her special needs we have listed Kimee as a ‘Guardian Angel’ dog. Please know that any donation you can make to assist with her treatment will be greatly appreciated!

Adoption Application [da0807][0914]
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.


Top of List
          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:
18.2 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

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?

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]
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:
Marilla
Age:
~8 yrs

Gender:
Female

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

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 sponsor this dog?

08/10/2014: Marilla is a sweet and gentle soul, who spent a hard life in a breeding facility before she came to Col. Potter. Marilla had to learn about living in a house, which she has adjusted to well. She actually loves to follow foster mom around when she is doing laundry, vacuuming or scrubbing the floors. She is quite the little helper!

Marilla gets very excited to meet other dogs or people, with her tail wagging in excitement. She did not trust hands at all when she arrived, and has an issue with being touched. Her foster home has been working to teach her hands are a good thing by giving out yummy treats, and Marilla is now a pro at gently taking treats from our hands. She is making great progress and actually likes being touched now, and recently Marilla let foster mom rub her belly. While she was cautious at first, she totally relaxed after a bit. Marilla gets very excited at meal time, dancing and putting her nose on my leg to let me know she is ready to eat! She is also trying to join in when we have play time with the resident dogs. At first she would leave the room, but now she will pick up a toy with tail wagging, trying to figure out how to join in the fun. Marilla is a sweet girl who only needs a home with love and patience to continue helping to build her confidence.

Adoption Application [lr0810][0811]
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.


Top of List
          CALIFORNIA

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12.5 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
CA Foster Home; Vacaville

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 9/14/14: Keeva has learned to play with her housemates! This is a huge step for little Keeva who came into foster not knowing how to play with a toy, chase a ball, or play with other dogs. Previously she would never engage our resident Cairn or our Irish Terrier. Thursday our Cairn was groomed. She left a black brindle bushy mop and came home sleek and pretty with a calico type of coat, a black head, and four legs that look like she had dipped them in an inkwell. Keeva was very interested in this "new" dog and sniffed her up, down, and sideways. Our Cairn once again play bowed to her and all of a sudden the chase was on! Play bows, chases, jumping on the furniture, rollovers, and nuzzles! LET THE GAMES BEGIN! While our Irish did not join in the rough and tumble he did get a kiss on the nose from Keeva. I'm so happy to report that she has joined the clan!
Keeva is still waiting to hear from her forever family. There just don't seem to be any or many on the West Coast. If you live elsewhere you may want to give Keeva special consideration as she will easily fit under your seat on an airplane.

UPDATE 8/22/14: I just couldn't wait to tell you that I'm ready for adoption! We are still working on my potty training, but my foster mom and dad are getting better at it. There is some excitement going on here and Foster Mom told me that it's all about my foster sister Auntie Em. She turned three this week and we are having a party play date. Foster Mom invited Auntie Em's brother Rowdy and another rescue doggie named Cooper. Rowdy is red like me. We are going to have special treats and we will get to play until our tongues are dragging on the ground (at least that’s what foster Mom said). It's going to be this Sunday morning. Don't worry, I'll be sure to tell you all about it! I'll even get foster Mom to send you some pictures!


08/15/2014: Hi, I'm Keeva. I was saved from those mean streets and meaner kill shelter by Col. Potter folk. Now I have fresh, clean water, good food, and a nice soft spot to lay my head. I'm only a little girl and I'm pretty young, but I've already had a litter of puppies. Once I came to Col. Potter I was spayed so that wouldn't happen again. Somewhere in the past someone gave me a home and loved me because I'm housebroken, I love to walk on a leash, and don't mind visits to the vet.

Here in my foster home I've been very limited in what I am allowed to do. That's because I'm still
healing from my surgery. My foster mom promised that once I'm all healed I can meet my foster sister and brother and run all over the yard with them. She's also promised me a play date with other dogs just my size! Life is
very, very good and foster mom promised that it's going to get even better! I wonder what could possibly make it better! Hmm. I guess I'll have to wait and see.

Adoption Application [dd0815][0914]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


This dog needs a Guardian Angel This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Skip
Age:
~3 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
CA Foster Home; Sutter Creek

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

08/23/2014: Skip came to Col. Potter via his first Guardian Angel, who literally picked him up off the road - after she saw him bounce off another vehicle's tires! Although Skip wasn’t injured, this little road warrior was suffering the effects of a life on the run so he was treated to a mini-spa stay at a vet hospital. While soaking in the love and attention at his temporary digs, it was discovered that he had a deep ulcer in one of his eyes - especially bad news for little Skip as he has no vision in the other eye. He has since recovered from the ulcer, however will be undergoing a procedure soon to safeguard his vision for the future. Skip is one little contradiction: he is full of energy, loves to play, is very happy, but loves nothing better than to sit by his foster mom and take a snooze. Once Skip is cleared for takeoff (adoption) in the coming weeks, he will bring an abundance of sunshine to his eventual forever home. If you think you might need a funny, happy little boy in your life, please check back on Skip's status here on Col. Potter's website.

Adoption Application [ca0823][0907]
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
 
1 year old
F
08-16-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available
10 years old
M
10-09-2013
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

Top of List
          COLORADO

Top of List
          CONNECTICUT

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
CT Foster Home; Portland

Special Considerations:
No cats

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


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

UPDATE 7/31/14: Bradley is getting more comfortable in his foster home. He sits nicely until given a release command at feeding time. His endurance is much better and he can now walk about a mile and a half on cooler days. He loves exploring the yard and is much better at coming in the house when called. He knows how to use the doggy door and likes being outside. He still gets very excited when it's time to go for a walk or when another dog starts barking. He no longer barks at cars or golf carts passing at the campground and actually ignored the lawn mower the other day - of course he had a bully stick that was much more interesting than that scary green thing going by carrying his foster dad! Bradley's a quick study and trains quite easily.

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

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

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

Adoption Application [cc0703][0811]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
CT Foster Home; Portland

Special Considerations:
No cats

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


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

UPDATE 7/31/14: Leon no longer barks at passing cars or golf carts and is starting to conquer his fear of the lawn mower. ATV’s and motorcycles still set him off but I have no doubt we'll get past this, too. Leon is housebroken and uses the doggy door. He will sleep quietly in his crate but has graduated to sleeping on a doggy bed in his foster parent’s room at night. He's just happiest when around people. He can now walk about a mile and a half on cooler, less humid days. He still needs to lose a few pounds and like everyone else, those last few are the hardest to get off but we'll keep working on it. Leon still needs some work with obedience training. He gets very excited to have one on one attention which makes training a bit more challenging. Once he's in a home with fewer dogs it may go a bit smoother, but to his credit - he's willing to learn and will do about anything for a treat!

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

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

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

Adoption Application [cc0702][0811]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Pavonia
Age:
Born 10/25/02
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
CT Foster Home; Milford

Special Considerations:
NONE

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


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

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

Love, Pavonia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
CT Foster Home; Greenwich

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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Angela Johnson
Gina Kovac
Maddy
Allison Adams
Elizabeth Sorensen
Carolyn Turner
Carl, Beth, Art, Haggis & Thistle
Becky Kennedy
Jerry Orlando
Diane Staab

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Bellina
Age:
Born 3/2/07

Gender:
Female

Weight:
13.8 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Auburndale

Special Considerations:
No other dogs or cats

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

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

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Bradenton

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 9/15/14: My name is Brad and I love to go for walks. With the weather changing, I find I will walk around the block more than once. If walking isn't your thing, I will be the couch potato and watch a little football with you. Of course you will have to rub my belly. We can play ball at half time. Playing ball is one on my favorite things. I will show you all my tricks and we will be friends for life. I would be one happy guy if you would make your place my forever home.

UPDATE 8/28/14: My name is Brad and I know you all have been waiting for me to make my appearance. My foster Mom and I have been working real hard to make me the perfect guy for you. I love to play ball and go for car rides. Walks are my second best thing. Oh! I forgot my belly rubs! That's another favorite thing!

07/15/2014: There will be photos and more info to come, but for now, take a peek at this cute video of Brad: Brad 7/15/14

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Port St. Lucie

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
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UPDATE 8/9/14: It's beautiful here in Florida. I have a pool to swim in, a yard to run in and good food to eat. I didn't have these things before I came here because I lived in a breeding facility. I was lonely, no one petted me or gave me any attention. I got rescued, and now I feel like I'm the luckiest dog. I just need one more thing, my own forever home and family. Foster mom says I'm a very good girl and I know my manners. When my foster mom calls me I run as fast as I can to her. I also know where to stand when it's time to eat because I have my very own bowl and holder. And you won't believe this, I get fresh water all the time! Yes it's true! I never have to go thirsty. Well, if you see my picture and read my story and want a very special girl all your own, remember my name, CARROT. I could be your diamond CARAT! (I told you I was smart!)

Carrot is a sweet little Cairn who sometimes feels threatened by other dogs and protects herself. It isn't serious but if she is going to live in a house with other dogs she will need to learn that they are not a threat. I think the perfect home for her would be one where she is the only dog so she can get all the love and attention she so deserves.

08/03/2014: What a delight to have little Miss Carrot stay with us while she waits for her forever home. She is the perfect house guest, quite, mellow, and follows the rules of the house - Have fun and be happy! She is learning how wonderful life is being a loved dog. She sleeps on cushion-y beds, eats good food and gets lots of kisses and skritches. The home that adopts her will be lucky to have her because she truly is the perfect little girl. She will quickly find her way into your heart and be your one and only little girl - or a great addition to your home with other dogs. If you are ready to be loved by a precious beautiful Cairn princess, Miss Carrot is the one for you.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Dangela
Age:
~1 yrs

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Port St. Lucie

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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09/15/2014: Dangela would just like to say hello from sunny Florida, and we would like to share a secret. On 9/15, this little girl and I will share our birthdays. Yes, she was born on my birthday - she will be 1 year old, but I will be older than that. Ha, ha! She is an adorable little redhead full of spit and vinegar. Dangela is a bit skittish at the least noise, but I think that will pass. She is a love bug but also loves the outdoors, and she’s always looking for an adventure. She is a zoomer, faster than a firefly, but loves to snuggle with you too. Our biggest challenge has been teaching her to eat out of a bowl. She was free feed and thinks she's supposed to eat off the floor, but this won't take long to overcome. It's been almost 24 hours, and she has faithfully gone outside to do her business so we know she learns quickly. This little lady is looking for a home who is going to give her lots of love and kisses, because she loves both. Dangela is now enjoying the good life, but she's ready for her forever family!

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Pensacola

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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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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M/F
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07-22-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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07-16-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17.5 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Normal

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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09/18/2014: My name is Caelan and in Gaelic my name means slender. I am a slender dude but foster mom says that I'm well proportioned - whatever that is. My life has been turned up side down and I'm not sure what is in store for me next. I guess my curiosity got the best of me because I ended up in a strange place and someone took me to a shelter. Those shelters can be pretty scary places. That shelter was full of all kinds of animals and they got too full and I couldn't stay there any longer. I was sent to another shelter in another town and I was really confused then. After being in two shelters for two months, Col. Potter saved me.

I've been learning all kinds of things from my two foster sisters and my foster brother. I LOVE playing with my young foster sister. We can play all day and I don't get tired. I LOVE to curl up with my foster brother and take naps. My other foster sister is older than dirt and my foster parents call her the "play police" because she run through the middle of us and barks when she's had enough of us young ones playing. It took me a while to realize that she didn’t want to play. Now when she barks, I lay down and rest.

I have a lot of love to give and love giving kisses to my foster family. They are so good to me and I'm so happy when they tell me what a good boy I am. All I want is my forever family that will love me and play with me. In return, I will give unconditional love. Foster mom says that I'm really good about not getting into things I shouldn't and that I correct easily when I start to do something I shouldn't. I'm just a young guy so sometimes I don't realize that I shouldn't do something and foster mom says "NO" and I stop. I know how to sit and sit-up and I take treats very gently. I'm also housebroken! What more could you want in a boy? I just know there is a forever family out there that will love me and be very kind to me. The only thing that is a must in my forever home is a ball. I LOVE my ball and foster mom said that I can take it with me but I could always use another ball. Do you have any extra balls for a good boy at your house?

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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 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:
Smokey
Age:
Born 2/2012

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Carpentersville

Special Considerations:
No cats
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 8/22/14: Smokey is an absolutely wonderful addition to my home. He's great with every Cairn here and really enjoys it when people come to visit. He will climb up in their lap if he is allowed to but he is easily corrected if that kind of friendly isn’t wanted. His housetraining is excellent on my schedule. He enjoys playing in the sprinkler and hunting critters with my pack. Here's a short video of him in my yard enjoying himself in a sprinkler: Smokey 8/22/14

UPDATE 8/5/14: Smokey's house-training is perfect with a fenced yard. He gets along great with my 5 other Cairns both male and female. Smokey is a strong young man who can pull very hard on the leash. He is fed in the kitchen with my Cairns and waits patiently for his bowl. At night he sleeps quietly in his wire crate in my bedroom. He has a strong prey drive and will chase all the critters that enter my yard. Smokey would do best in a situation similar to what he has here, a fenced yard and at least one other small breed dog. Here's a short video of Smokey Smokey 8/2/14

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Chicago

Special Considerations:
Escape artist

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
IN Foster Home; South Bend

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Cloak
Age:
Born 6/12/2002
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
KS Foster Home; Kansas City

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
KS Foster Home; Lyons

Special Considerations:
No other dogs

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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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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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Pilsner
Age:
Born 2/17/09

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
KS Foster Home; Kansas City

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
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UPDATE 8/24/14: ‘Very-Nearly-Perfect Pilsner’ can’t understand why his forever family hasn’t called for him yet. He is doing his very best to get a good report card. He sits for treats and meals, leaps into his crate for a bedtime cookie, asks to go out to potty and does his best joyful dance when foster mom comes through the door - even if she has just been to the basement to do laundry. He greets all guests with kisses and wags and sighs adoringly as he snuggles up for TV watching. Why are you procrastinating?! ‘Very-Nearly-Perfect Pilsner’ is waiting!

08/04/2014: How do you describe a very-nearly-perfect Cairn boy? Pilsner is a love bug! He loves everyone who comes to the house - men and women - and generously bestows kisses and wags. He is happy all the time, following me around the house to see what I am doing. Pilsner sleeps quietly in his crate at night but would really rather be cuddled next to his person. He is a great TV companion, sighing blissfully while draped across your lap or tucked in next to you. He waits his turn for dinner and sits for treats. Pilsner gets along well with the resident pack and does his endearing best to get the girls to play with him. If you have been waiting for happy, well-adjusted little love-bug in your home, APPLY NOW! This guy will be gone in a heartbeat!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Baby Jake
Age:
Born 2/7/07

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
LA Foster Home; Haughton

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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UPDATE 8/20/14: I'm waiting on my future home to come and get me. I am such an adorable guy, (or so my foster mom tells me). What do you think? If that’s true (and I think it is) I don't know how you can resist me! When I get excited I like to twirl around in circles and I look so cute. Who wouldn’t want to take me home? I’ve had my check-up and just had my teeth cleaned, I’m housetrained, and will let you know when I need to go out, and I walk nicely on my leash. I also don’t have a real strong prey drive so I won’t be barking and trying to go after squirrels and such. I'm all ready to go to my permanent home!

08/03/2014: Baby Jake is an energetic, sweetheart of a little boy. He's shy at first meeting but after a short time he's your best friend. Baby Jake tilts his head when a person talks to him as if he's utterly fascinated. His favorite thing is to sit next to me on the couch each evening. If you are looking for a sweetheart companion boy, he is right here waiting for you. Baby Jake enjoys people and life and you can see it by the way he acts: Baby Jake 8/4/14

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Tabasco (Mix)
Age:
~1.5 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
LA Foster Home; Haughton

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 8/20/14: Hi guys, I'm ready for my forever home. Are you out there looking for me? Well why not?! I've learned to sit (watch me here: Tabasco 8/20/14) and wait for my treats and am learning not to jump on people. Foster mom says I'm being a good boy so what’s the hold up? I'm hanging out with the other dogs at my foster home but I sure would love my own family.

Sincerely, Tabasco
P.S. I'm trying to be patient waiting for my new home, but it's kind of hard.

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

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

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

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

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          MASSACHUSETTS

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Fitzy Darcy
Age:
Born 12/15/05

Gender:
Male

Weight:
20.8 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MA Foster Home; Ayer

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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08/12/2014: Fitzy is a wonderful, easygoing fellow. This little guy loves people, and although he has had limited experience with children, what we saw was very positive. Fitz is quite affectionate and loves attention from his people. He also loves to go for long walks, and to play, but he loves to lie in the sun too! He is comfortable in his crate at night, and doesn't seem bothered by loud noises such as thunder. He looks forward to his meals (typical Cairn), but he is on a weight loss program to get him down to a healthier weight.

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
13 lbs.

Color:
Gray Brindle

Location:
MA Foster Home; Danvers

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 8/23/14: Messan here! I love my foster home. I love to play with my two Cairn sisters. But I need a home of my very own. Foster mom says I am almost perfect! I’m still learning to go outside to potty and my dental will be in a few weeks. Then I’ll be ready to come home to you. I am a little one - I only weigh 13 lbs. And I am the sweetest little guy you could ever find so world, get ready, it won’t be long!


08/21/2014: I was one scared little Cairn in that shelter place. I shook and shook, and shook some more. I even shook all the way to my foster home. Now I am happy - no more shaking. I have 2 foster sisters who are a lot of fun. I sometimes play with them. I have already adjusted to my crate and sleep quietly in it at night. I am eating, drinking and doing all my pottying outside. I still have my belly band on and I have not wet in it once - except when foster mom forgot to take it off when I went outside. Oops!

Foster mom says I am a love bug. I always want to be with her and sit in her lap any chance I get!
I like kids and get along well with my foster sisters. They tell me I need a dental with 1 extraction whatever that is! Keep your eye peeled because Foster Mom says I won't last long after that’s done, because I am cute-as-can be and very sweet as well. I like kids and get along well with my foster sisters.

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
18.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MA Foster Home; Dorchester

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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09/11/2014: Mrs. Doubtfire here: I am SO READY for my loving forever new mommy, daddy or both. Foster mom took me to something called "The Pet Rock Festival" on Sunday. Foster mom says I was a good girl and definitely put my best foot forward. The MOST EXCITING thing happened, I fell in love with a Siberian Husky. I am hoping Mommy will be able to send you those pictures soon. Foster mom says I should tell you that I am a sweetheart and love human stroking, kissing, and loving. I love to sit next to my humans, roll over and let them stroke my belly. I love to ride in the car and am a wonderful, calm rider. Foster mom says I am such a joy to be around - my only issue is with other Alpha females. I want to be the Alpha Princess in my forever home - just like my foster cousin is in my foster home. I have a typical Cairn stubbornness - I want to go where I WANT to go. I am house trained and wait to go outside - I am a LADY through and through. If you look at my pictures, you can tell that my mouth was injured many, years ago so my teeth always show. Foster mom says I am a beautiful girl - soft wheaten hair, gorgeous ears - and a loving personality.

Adoption Application [cs0911]
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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 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 by all my human friends no matter what the activity. I also have no problem curling up in a comfy bed and taking a nap. Foster mom took me to the doggy spa yesterday and I had a nice bath and haircut. Foster mom says I am gorgeous and you can see my pretty face now. I also had a check up with the doggy doctor Friday and he was very satisfied with my skin – so I am ready to be your new best friend! Are you looking for a cute little Cairn girl to be your bestie? That can be me!

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

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

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

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

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          MINNESOTA

Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
3 years old
M
02-19-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available
8 years old
M
09-05-2014
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:
Bobo
Age:
Born 12/23/12

Gender:
Male

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MO Foster Home; Sullivan

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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08/24/2014: Are you looking for a bouncy little boy who will keep a smile on your face? Bobo surely fills that bill! He is a happy and house trained little guy who loves attention and sharing a lap with his humans. He enjoys wrestling and playing chase with the younger dogs here. If you are looking for a companion to your current little buddy, or for yourself, Bobo may be the perfect fit for your family!

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

Weight:
23 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
MO Foster Home; Sullivan

Special Considerations:
Has seizures will need to be on meds

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

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          NEBRASKA

Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
7 years old
F
03-10-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          NEW JERSEY

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Lager
Age:
Born 7/06/2004
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
15.3 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NJ Foster Home; Verona

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 9/9/2014: Lager continues to grow on the neighbors. He proudly sits in front of the house as the kids walk to school, sneaks a treat from the crossing guard and wags his tail at all who pass. He enjoys car rides, visiting the dog park, and lounging on the deck while leaves begin to fall. His ritual starts at 7 when he stretches and yawns as his crate opens. Food and water consumed, it's time for a walk around the block. By 8 we arrive at the crossing guard in front of our house. Petting and scratching are on the agenda and offering a tail wag of encouragement to the children on the way to school cannot be missed. Then it's off for a nap on the deck and a bit of play with the other pup in the house. Squirrels scamper across the yard and his keen black, soulful eyes watch every movement. When school closes it's back to the front yard for some more time with the children and and the silent tan pup misses nothing. It seems Lager enjoys the children as much as they enjoy him, and he can't wait to play and be petted. After his romp, he enjoys time cuddling on a lap or his pillow. It's only after dinner that he finds his voice. If you step on his deck after dark expect a stern woof, and possibly a second if you touch the doorknob without announcing yourself. You would never know he had pulmonary dysplasia. A gentle wheeze perhaps 2-3 times a day is the only sign. If you want a dog who simply wants to be loved and stay by your side no matter the day or your need, look no further. He lives to love and be loved.

UPDATE 8/17/14: Here we sit several weeks in since Lager arrived, and he is a stunning example of ‘fully adjusted to the new home’. Every morning he sprawls out on his blanket and waits for morning walks, then it's breakfast and a quick walk around the enclosed deck to make sure all the railings are still there. Next up is his acting practice, he keeps rehearsing for some big nap scene (as far as we can ascertain), and seems to be progressing well. Then it's the dog park for a good run. Every pup is greeted as is every human. He’s a social butterfly who likes to flitter to each person and sample all the petting, scratching, and general attention one can imagine.

When we get home it's time for a cool drink and an honest nap. Quite the pre-lunch day for our little man and he takes it all in stride. When UPS comes to the door, we get a few short deep barks to alert us that we should check out a possible intruder. As soon as he sees we are under no threat he settles right back down with a "Yes, I clearly saved you all from a pending invasion" expression on his face. Evenings are time to stretch out and cuddle on any open lap he can find. He’ll even curl up next to his foster sister to share a pillow. If you are interested in a great companion - look no farther. We feel certain Lager will have a forever home soon because he has won the hearts of our entire neighborhood in a very short time!

08/16/2014: What a difference two weeks can make! Lager arrived a very confused, very wired dog. He has settled in nicely, walking the property 4 times a day, running to greet the neighbors and basically ignoring the Cairn princess of the house. He is very social at the dog park, local walking trails and enjoys his time with both people and other dogs. He is a cuddle bug and wants to nuzzle any leg he can reach as well as sitting on laps for movie night or rubbing his head into your palm for a good scratch. He plays with toys in 5 minute bursts and knows several commands well. (We are still working on ”fetch” and "turn on the TV". I have hopes for the former but fear the latter is simply not going to happen.) Any open spot of carpet is a bed to him so be ready to find him stretched out next to you constantly, only a step away waiting to be of service however he can.

Adoption Application [pl0816][0909]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Trudeau
Age:
Born 7/2/2006

Gender:
Male

Weight:
15.4 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NJ Foster Home; Point Pleasant

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 9/5/14: If you would like to make a contribution for Trudeau’s care, here’s a link to make that easy:Help for Trudeau

08/16/2014: 8/16/14: Trudeau is a happy fellow, although he is on bed rest until he’s finished with his heart worm regimen. Trudeau is halfway through his treatment and is showing no side effects. He is a sweet, sweet boy who rarely barks. Trudeau loves people and other dogs he meets on his walks. You can't keep a good man down! Stay tuned for this boy will be ready for adoption soon. Oh yes, he sleeps on his foster dad's lap in the evening. He's a truly lovable guy!

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          NEW YORK

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:
17.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Whitesboro

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

Adoption Application [pm0814][0914]
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          NORTH CAROLINA

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NC Foster Home; Roanoke Rapids

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 8/18/14: Cauliflower has been with us long enough to earn time for blending into the pack of 7 other adult Cairns. She is really enjoying the freedom of moving about inside and going outside with the other dogs, but still prefers being inside or on the deck, to actually being out IN the yard. She has improved on her leash walking (as long as they aren't long walks) and walks best while being talked to. Cauli responds to voice commands and is feeling much more comfortable in her foster home while she learns what is expected of her. This little lady is starving for love and affection - constantly sitting at my feet or following close on my heels. She stares up into my eyes as if pleading to be cuddled and loves to be touching me in some way.
Cauli is very smart and has picked up on our routine quickly. Our little friend is constantly experiencing new things (to her) which gives me much pleasure, as I watch how she perceives what she is seeing or hearing. She stares at the TV a lot and certain sounds capture her curiosity. It will be much easier for Cauliflower, when she only has to be concerned about herself and not her baby Sprout (who is still with us also). She loves her little Sprout, but seems happy to have others care for him and provide the freedom to relax or do something for herself. This is a wonderful Cairn girl who is anxiously awaiting her very own home, with a family who will surround her with love and make her life complete. She's a happy, healthy girl who only wants someone to share her love and loyalty.

08/07/2014: Cauliflower, at six years is a very loving girl who has bred puppies most of her life, missing out on all the great things she is now experiencing in her foster home. This young lady is so grateful for everything we do - from feeding her, to just speaking to her. Cauliflower has been spayed, had a dental and is in good health. She's bursting with compassion and very needy right now - always sitting close with one paw touching me or following me like a shadow. She is also less stressed when held and seems more trusting, so she's adapting well to a life she's never known before.
Cauliflower is very smart and reacts quickly when corrected so she should be easy to train. She's had a little exposure to 7 other Cairns, and seems to get along fine with them all. Part of her time is spent being a good Momma to her baby Sprout, who is also with us. You can tell by her gentleness and patience just how sweet and loving she really is. Cauli is still having to master the leash and house breaking, but she's getting there and is good about using puppy pads.
My foster girl is not fond of being outside alone and seems a bit fearful of the grass, but she loves basking in the sun on our deck. Cauli has discovered the TV and another dog who looks just like her in the mirror in her room! She's amazing to watch as she adjusts to regular meals, companionship and more freedom. I love seeing her notice something for the first time, often wondering what she is thinking and how overwhelming it must seem at times. Cauli is doing wonderfully considering she's only been here for a few days, and is beginning to relax and get into her new routine. I already know she will make a most loving companion so if you want a dog who LOVES to be squeezed and cuddled and by your side all the time, she might be the ‘one’.
She's had all this love locked up inside and now knows what it's like to give and receive it. When Cauliflower is ready to go, it will be hard to see her leave. She fills each day with laughter, gratitude, and lots of love. Luckily, we’ll have her for a few more weeks because she has much to learn before going to her new Forever Home. Cauliflower is a wonderful Cairn and would be a treasure to adopt.

Adoption Application [as0807][0818]
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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:
17.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NC Foster Home; New Bern

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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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:
Okra
Age:
Born 3/5/2014

Gender:
Female

Weight:
11 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NC Foster Home; Salisbury

Special Considerations:
Puppy!
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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08/10/2014: Okra is five months old and an absolute doll. She has a very sweet personality. Her two favorite things are rolling in the grass and getting belly rubs. Sometimes I give her belly rubs when she is on her back on my lap and she gets so relaxed it almost seems as if she is spineless. There are four resident dogs here, and she has tried to initiate play with all of them, but only the youngest has played with her; zooming around the backyard and wrestling in the house. In her forever home, she would really enjoy having another young dog who is looking for a playmate. She is very playful. Sometimes when I am moving around the yard picking up after the dogs, she follows me and tries to grab my garden clogs with each step I take. I tell her no, but I’m probably not serious enough because it is just so dang cute and I know she will outgrow it. When she first arrived she would actually try to grab my ankles with each step, but those puppy teeth are sharp and my “no” was more serious. Now I know where the expression “ankle biter” comes from!
Okra is very curious and has to check out everything in the backyard. That includes grabbing or trying to grab a lot of it with her mouth – leaves, sticks, rocks, pine cones, grass.

At 5 months she can be a little braver than may be safe sometimes. Within 24 hours of arriving she was climbing out of the 24-inch x-pen, so I had to haul out the 42-inch, and she has even tried to climb out of that. Several of my dogs like to get on top of the picnic table I have outside. They jump onto the seat and from there to the top. One day I turned around and there was Okra on top of the picnic table! I was surprised to see her up there and walked over to get her off, but before I got there she jumped straight down from the tabletop to the deck. That was a pretty big jump for such a little dog and we are lucky she wasn’t hurt. She has also tried to jump off the back of a sofa. You really have to keep an eye on her all the time. I have only heard her bark once so far. She rarely fusses when she is in the x-pen; she does a pretty good job of entertaining herself. When she is in her crate at night she has never fussed. I’d say she is about 95% housebroken. She has had very few accidents in the house. During the day I take her outside every hour or two and she understands what “outside” means. She has never had an accident in her crate at night. Although I think she would do best if she has another young dog who loves to play in her forever home, I also think she would do well as an only dog if she would get a lot of attention. I’m not sure she would do well as an only dog of someone who is away from home for a good chunk of the day. If she sounds like the perfect dog for you, get your application in fast, because I don’t think she will be here for long.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Radish
Age:
Born 3/17/14

Gender:
Female

Weight:
9 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
NC Foster Home; Raleigh

Special Considerations:
Puppy!
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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08/08/2014: Are you looking for some sweetness and snuggles? Look no further, for nothing is sweeter than this Radish. She loves to play with other dogs and does great with children. She is learning to go potty outside and taught herself how to use the doggie door. She's a little skittish at first, but warms up quickly and loves to sit in your lap and chew on whatever is available. Radish is still in her two-week observation period, but get your applications in now because this sweet puppy won't be around long!

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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:
7.2 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NC Foster Home; Roanoke Rapids

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

The picture is of Sprout "playing possum". I got on the computer for just a moment this morning and realized I didn't hear or see him. I walked out to find a couple of feet of linoleum pulled up and torn off. When I hollered his name and began looking for him, you see what I found (a puppy playing possum). I wanted to scold him, but how in the world do you do that when you see this?

He chases Meadow and grabs her long tail. It's funny watching Meadow trying to get away with him being dragged behind her. Meadow is slow and it's hard for her to get out of his way, so she's learned to appreciate being in my lap more now (which I love) and spends a lot of time sitting on the sofa with me. When outside, Meadow runs around behind Sprout and just seems so happy that it makes my heart sing. His mom, Cauliflower doesn't seem to care very much now about baby-sitting and enjoys having him occupied by someone other than herself. I just have to watch her so she doesn't steal Sprout's toys and tear them up.

Sprout weighs 7.2 lbs now (yay!) and no longer seems to be subdued by the Potassium bromide, so I'm hoping this means it's building up in his system so we can proceed with the surgery. He has had no more seizures and is growing like a weed. We have tried to pull his coat down and it just isn't coming out, so I just trim his feet and head, and Mars him a bit to take out what I can. He's a bundle of fur and fun, but boy does he keep me busy. I adore his affection and playfulness, but wish he'd share it with others when we aren't home. I'll be so glad to see him get this much needed surgery, so he can begin healing and get on with his life. After the surgery, we'll make a lot of effort to get him out more often, in hopes he will be less fearful of the world outside my home.

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

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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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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Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
2 years old
M
09-01-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          OKLAHOMA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Paloma
Age:
Born 4/7/2007

Gender:
Female

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
OK Foster Home; Guthrie

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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09/11/2014: Col Potter is proud to introduce our precious, playful and pleasingly plump Paloma! This little girl came to us with a good case of the itchies. Within 2 weeks of the proper diet, she is now itch free. Paloma's manners are impeccable, she is polite with her foster fur-brothers and sisters, she waits her turn for treats and she is 100% house-trained. She is so good that we allow her to sleep outside of the crate while we are at work. She has not had a single accident! Since Paloma did not come from a breeding facility, she seems much younger than her stated age of 7. Her favorite playmate here is her 90 pound foster sister. They wrestle, run, jump and play keep away with all of the balls in the house. Paloma is an extremely special girl, who is going to make some family very happy!

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12.8 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
PA Foster Home; Pittsburgh

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 9/5/14: If you would like to make a contribution for Laurier’s care, here’s a link to make that easy: Help for Laurier

UPDATE 8/7/14: Foster dad brushes me every day or so and I love it. I don't think I was ever brushed before. Since foster dad picked me up I have met so many wonderful people. I never knew that people could be so kind and considerate. I am starting to trust - which I never thought would happen. I just love sitting on foster Dad’s lap but I wonder why I'm not allowed to play like Thompson. (Another Canadian Prime Minister kid). Foster dad says, "You're playing time is coming, baby. Just continue to fight those terrible heart worms." Foster dad told me about the Colonel Potter guardian angel program for Special Needs Cairns (which foster dad says I am) to help with my medication and veterinary visits. Would you please consider becoming a Guardian Angel? I want to thank Col. Potter and all of you wonderful people for saving me and giving me a new life!

07/20/2014: Laurier is a really cute little girl - only 12.8 lbs, and that’s after all of the fur-knots were cut off! She is getting used to the idea of a beauty spa treatment and doesn't get so scared now when bathed and brushed. Her fur is patchy because of clipping and scratching but is growing in.

This is a happy little girl who doesn’t bark much except when she hears an unusual noise; then she's a 150 lb. terrier (in true Cairn style). Laurier is always very loving and content to be a lap dog “pet me, love me". She is on medication for heart worm and doing very well. We are keeping her quiet (no walks/running) until after she is cleared. Her ears are unique as one is up and one is down. Her one ear had an infection at one time (now cleared) and now that ear does not stand up but she has no problem with hearing.

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This dog needs a Guardian Angel This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Lovemuffin
Age:
~3 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
10 lbs.

Color:
Black

Location:
PA Foster Home; Philadelphia

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 9/7/14: Hi, it's Lovemuffin here (although my foster family just calls me "Muffin" for short). My foster mom says I couldn't have a more appropriate name because I am just a bundle of love! I am always up for a spirited walk or romp around my yard with my resident Cairn friend, Zoe. We love to play together! I can always get a game going with my new Cairn friend. I have been having lots of adventures here in my foster home. I get to go to the pet store, take walks in the park and even go to Starbucks. Foster mom says I am learning to be quiet and well-behaved on my outings. And I am doing really well walking on leash, even if I still get excited if I see a squirrel.

What I really think I love the best is just chilling with my foster mom on the sofa at night, curled up on her lap or right beside her. I love People! Foster mom says I have perfect house manners. I never have accidents. I sit and wait for my treats and I let foster mom comb my fur. Did I mention that the wound on my back has healed and foster mom thinks my beautiful shiny black hair (shaved because of my accident) is growing in very nicely and you probably will hardly see my scar? Foster mom says I am super adorable! But foster mom says no matter what, I am a great dog and I will make the perfect companion for a special someone. I am looking for my forever home. I promise you will not be sorry if you adopt me. I will follow you around, and wait for you, and love you, and be your best friend!

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

08/07/2014: Lovemuffin came to our home on July 27th after having been found on the streets, rescued by a shelter, and then turned over to Col. Potter. He's our first foster and I would never have imagined we would be so fortunate to get such a wonderful little dog for our first! Despite all he has endured, his friendly, affectionate personality shines through. His happy, spunky demeanor delights all who meet him, and he has surely stolen all of our hearts in his foster home! He has made fast friends with our resident Col. Potter dog, Zoe, and is very respectful of her. Recently they have even begun to play and enjoy each other’s company. He is full of energy, but also likes to curl up on your lap or beside you on the sofa and chill out after a busy day of exploring his new surroundings. “Muffin” has truly been amazing and is making himself right at home using perfect house manners. He sits on command, goes to the door to signal his need to potty, comes running when he hears the word "cheese" and sits patiently for this special treat. As you can see from the photos, Muffin still has some weight to put on his petite frame, and needs a lot of TLC while his wound heals. The vets believe he sustained this injury when crawling under a barbed-wire fence. Muffin has been receiving costly laser treatments and is on antibiotics. Even if there is some residual scarring on his back, that will never change the fantastic personality and spirit this little dog has. Given a chance, Muffin will steal your heart too! Please consider becoming a Guardian Angel and donating for Muffin's expensive treatment, to ensure that this sweet boy has the best veterinary care possible.

Adoption Application [cm0807][0908]
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Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
9 years old
M
08-08-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          RHODE ISLAND

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Ade Sue
Age:
Born 4/14/14

Gender:
Female

Weight:
6 lbs.

Color:
Red Brindle

Location:
RI Foster Home; Cumberland

Special Considerations:
Escape Artist

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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08/31/2014: The winds blew, and this little Cairn baby found herself in Little Rhody! Welcome Ade Sue, who is approximately 6 pounds of trouble - NOT really! She is a sweet baby girl who enjoys tummy rubs and is learning all about being a nice girl. She has learned to wait her turn, sit for treats and meals, chase balls, and all things puppies love to do. Ade is not yet up to speed on her inoculations, but will be very shortly and will be ready to move to her forever home. If you have a lonely pup at home who needs a fun playmate, Ade Sue is your girl! Sweet, loving, and just a load of busy, she will keep you entertained and on your toes.

Adoption Application [dh0831]
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          SOUTH CAROLINA

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
9 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
SC Foster Home; Columbia

Special Considerations:
No cats

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
24.3 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
SC Foster Home; Columbia

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

Adoption Application [mr0423][0716]
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          TENNESSEE

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          TEXAS

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.

Adoption Application [jp0203][0527]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Donny (Mix)
Age:
Born 6-23-12

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16.5 lbs.

Color:
Dark Brindle

Location:
TX Foster Home; Fort Worth

Special Considerations:
Escape Artist

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [cys0225][0517]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Melba
Age:
10 yrs
Born 5/1/2004
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Frisco

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

Adoption Application [ad0513][0718]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Nibs
Age:
Born 1/27/2006

Gender:
Male

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
TX Foster Home; Huntsville

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [ms0215][0723]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Rockford (Mix)
Age:
Born 07/31/2009

Gender:
Male

Weight:
10.6 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Galveston

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

Adoption Application [cj0911]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Spring
Age:
Born 8/26/11

Gender:
Female

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Arlington

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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09/09/2014: Spring has sprung here in Arlington, TX! I know it is already September but we have a special little taste of Spring happening here anyway. Spring has just arrived and is getting accustomed to her new foster home. She is a very gentle and sweet girl-and you can see that in her face. She has just recently turned 3 years old, weighs just 15 pounds and has the most gorgeous brown eyes. She looks at me with those eyes and I just melt - like the snow in Spring time. This little darling will be available for adoption soon, so you better hurry and get your application in. She won’t be here long because I am sure someone will fall in love and Spring her right out of her foster home and maybe clear out of Texas!

Adoption Application [lcd0909]
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This dog needs a Guardian Angel This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Yvonne
Age:
~2 yrs

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Houston

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
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UPDATE 9/3/14: Please keep Yvonne in your thoughts and prayers. She will be receiving her first heartworm injection on September 4 and will need to be kept crated and quiet afterwards. The injections are very painful and Yvonne will probably feel them more as she is such a tiny thing. She is proving to be one of the sweetest fosters we have ever had. Please check back for an update on Yvonne's progress.

If you would like to make a contribution for Yvonne’s care, here’s a link to make that easy: Help for Yvonne

08/06/2014: Please welcome Yvonne to the Col Potter family. She is a petite, sweet and timid 1 year old Wheaten female who was picked up as a stray and taken to the local animal shelter. A shelter environment is difficult for a lot of dogs, and Yvonne was no exception. She spent most of her time cowering in the corner of her kennel. Add the fact that she is heartworm positive and Yvonne was put on the list to be euthanized. But Col Potter came to her rescue before that could happen, and she is now enjoying the comfort of her foster home. Yvonne could possibly have been someone's pet at one time as she is housetrained and walks nicely on leash. She has already started her heartworm treatment. This treatment is very costly, so we’ve listed Yvonne as a ‘Guardian Angel’ dog. Please know that any donation you can make to assist with her treatment will be greatly appreciated!

Adoption Application [ms0806][0905]
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Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
3-4 years old
F
10-01-2013
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
Adult
F
09-01-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
13 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
VT Foster Home; Essex

Special Considerations:
Daily eye drops; no other dogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
VT Foster Home; Essex

Special Considerations:
No cats; escape artist

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
VA Foster Home; Hampton

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 9/5/14: If you would like to make a contribution for Simon Rubin Paddy’s care, here’s a link to make that easy: Help for Simon Rubin Paddy

UPDATE 9/1/14: Hi, my name is Simon Rubin Paddy (you can call me Simon Rudy, fresh and fruity) and while I have a big name it certainly fits my big personality. Let me give you a quick check list of all I have been up to for the past couple of weeks since I came to live at my foster parent's house. I have: had my shots, been wormed, had a physical and a nice bath. The doctor found I had a small mass on my right lower eyelid. I had surgery to have it removed, and the stitches are now gone. The biopsy said I have stage one melanoma. I am fine, the doc says at this point we just need to watch it and if it grows back, have it removed again. The vet does not recommend further treatment, and says I will probably live out the rest of my days just fine as I am 11 years old now. I fill my days with a routine of wrestling with my Cairn brother as often as is possible. He is teaching me to chase a ball, but I think it's too hot outside to run around and chase a stupid ball.

We went for a lovely walk in the park last weekend and I couldn't get enough. I don't know if I enjoyed the ride or the walk more. I could do this every day! My first Mom used to take me for long walks on a daily basis and I miss this. Back in the house, I love to wrestle some more, but I also love to wander around with a toy or a rawhide and entertain myself playing. My favorite time of day is when my foster Mom gives me a fresh pear to eat, and I also enjoy fresh carrots. Pears are pretty sweet and I hear they will be out of season soon so I am enjoying them while I can. After a long day of play and exercise I like to settle into my crate or at my foster Moms feet for the evening. I am pretty quiet and enjoy any complementary belly or back rubs I can get, so I am pretty content. I am looking for a forever home that will let me enjoy my retirement years in a style to which I have become accustomed. If you adopt me, I promise you I will make you grateful you did because I a special little gentleman. My foster Mom loves me dearly and tells me all the time how wonderful I am, so it must be true!

UPDATE 8/12/14: Simon Rubin Paddy needs help! He needs surgery for a tumor on his right lower eyelid. He has a fast growing mass on his lower eyelid needs to be removed quickly before it becomes either cancerous or involves his right eye. Won’t you help?

This senior Cairn has already lost his only parent due to ill health and subsequent move to a senior home that won’t allow him to be a resident dog. Col. Potter wants to make sure Simon is fit as a fiddle when he goes to his forever home, but the surgery is pricey due to the location so close to his eye. Hopefully this mass won’t be cancerous, but we don’t want this mass that wasn’t there two months ago to continue to grow. He is currently scheduled for surgery at the local vets. Won't you consider donating a small amount so this charming little man can have the care he needs and his complete recovery!

UPDATE 8/8/2014: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

I love the way you play so happily with your Cairn foster brother.

I love the way you steal peaches, then trot back to the house at the end of our walks with the peach still in your mouth to eat it like it’s the last peach on earth - but you are still willing to share it with your foster brothers and sister.

I love the way you kill toys and then look at your foster parents as if to say “What? Who me?”

I love the way you do your business outside on the leash like a gentleman.

I love the way you sleep quietly through the night in your crate.

I love the way you curl up beside my leg every night and show me your belly so I can scratch it for you.

I love the way you follow me around the house patiently, watching my every move like the loving companion and friend you have so quickly become.

I love you for being you, right down to your one-of-a-kind, joyful soul.

With all this to offer, all I have to do is find the one perfect family to love you as much as I do.

08/04/2014: Simon Rubin Paddy is a black brindle boy whose owner could no longer care for him, so he was fortunate (and so are we) that he found his way to Col. Potter. As a foster parent, I simply cannot say enough nice things about this little guy.

The basics are: he is potty trained, crate trained, loves to walk on a leash, gets along well with other small dogs (we have four other Cairns and Westies), likes toys, and plays well with others. He loves human attention, but can also be self entertaining. He really isn't much of a barker. He is a charming gentleman. If all Cairns were like Simon, I would have 10 of him! He is still awaiting his vet visit to update his shots and give him a physical, so stay tuned to hear more about when you can adopt this great boy!

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

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
WA Foster Home; Langley

Special Considerations:
No cats

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
WA Foster Home; Des Moines

Special Considerations:
Separation Anxiety

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

Color:
Gray Brindle

Location:
WA Foster Home; Everett

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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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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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Celery
Age:
Born 4/10/12

Gender:
Female

Weight:
14.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
WI Foster Home; Oshkosh

Special Considerations:
No cats, Escape Artist

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 9/11/14: Celery has a new speed now - fast! She seldom does anything that is any other pace. When we go for a walk she wants to run and when we go down the hall she can't see why we can't run and slip and slide down there also. There is so much to do and see so why not get there just as fast as possible? There are butterflies to chase, squirrels to corner up the tree (can’t we go up foster mom?) chipmunks to harass, neighbor dogs to catch up to and smell. Why are we so S L O W? We are just learning to play with toys and Celery plays like a puppy because after all, toys are new to her, so she is in puppy stage for toys. She hasn't quite figured out why I am rolling the ball to her but she does like to pounce on it. She likes to pounce on all her toys and whatever toy I have is the one she likes to pounce on the most. Well it’s time: Celery is ready to be adopted so I hope you have your applications in because unfortunately there is only one of of her, and someone is going to be very very happy to bring this girl to their forever home!

UPDATE 8/25/14: The list of Celery's favorite things has grown these last few weeks. There is a sparkle in her eyes, and she greets me with a dance each morning. Just a hint of the mischievous spirit starting to show itself was when she tried to climb the tree this morning. There is a squirrel nest up there and she seems very determined to get up there. She has learned to ‘sit’, ‘give her paw’ and ‘look at me’. Her favorite is ‘sit’ and she will sometimes sit during our walks and wait for her treat, after all she is sitting! How can you say No? Little by little this funny, loving, sweet girl is showing me who she is and I can hardly wait to see your applications come in. You don't want to miss the chance to find out what a delightful little girl this is!

08/09/2014: Celery is a little tiny bundle – and sweet as any girl could be! It was clear she was seeing the world in a whole new way for the first time when she arrived, and many sights and sounds scared her. She jumps or walks backwards when she’s startled. But she takes great joy in the simple things in life: the smell of the grass, how fun it is to roll and wiggle on a freshly mowed lawn, the feel of a caterpillar on her nose, (Aaaah-Chooo)! The first time she met a bunny she wasn't sure what to do, but knew it would be more response than just look at it. The next day when she startled that bunny she was off for the chase except for one thing, foster Mom had her on a leash, and foiled her great chance. Sorry Celery! Each day I see her confidence grow just a little. She is a brave little Cairn and will make some family a wonderful addition, so get in line please. Miss Celery is a sweet and gentle lady and she will make you smile and laugh with joy as much as she does me.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Fife
Age:
Born 10/26/2013

Gender:
Male

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
WI Foster Home; Sturgeon Bay

Special Considerations:
I'm a puppy!
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 8/10/14: Fife is almost 10 months old already! I should actually tell you a bit about this little man. First he is not your typical blonde. We have had a cream colored Cairn and he is not that either. He is more ash with light chocolate in his under coat. He also has a true terrier feel to his coat. I think Fife might be part cat. He will chase a string across the floor and try to creep up on an unsuspecting toy or the resident dog. He is a wrestler rather than a runner indoors but will gladly play chase outside. House training has been put on the back burner with renovation work being done in the house. Fife feels obligated to bark at the variety of noises coming from upstairs, but settles down when given the chance to do a ‘sniff test'. Once evening arrives, Fife seems to tucker out, and it is all about snoozing on the couch or cuddling in your arms. He is a catch!

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

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Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
3-4 years old
F
09-01-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
25 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
BC Foster Home; Burnaby

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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