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

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

Fill out an Application for Adoption!

Come Blog with CP!

Please visit our Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network Blog!

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

Happy Endings and More!

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

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

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

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

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

Not Quite Ready to Adopt?

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


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

 

 


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


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


Cairns For Adoption

Cairns in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          ALABAMA

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          ALASKA

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          ARIZONA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Dooley
Age:
Born 3/19/2008

Gender:
Male

Weight:
20.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
AZ Foster Home; Cave Creek

Special Considerations:
No other dogs; no kids
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.
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UPDATE 3/30/14: Okay, I told you to keep looking for Dooley to be ready to go to his very own home. He is now ready! Dooley was totally potty trained when he came into our home. He will let you know when he wants to go out. All this boy wants is to be loved by his terrier savvy people. He does not want to share this love with another dog or with children, but enjoys staying close and watching TV. When I say close, he is always close. I have a hard time making the bed in the mornings because he just jumps up to be closer. A couple of pets, a smooch on the neck, and he is happy to be put back down on the floor. As for my kitty, Dooley ignores her. So, if you are looking for a fur kid to give plenty of love to, and get lots of love in return, then get your application in for Dooley!

UPDATE 3/15/14: Dooley has been in his foster home for 4 weeks now. He still does not get along well with my 3 dogs, so should probably go into a home without other dogs. I have seen him chasing and barking at the crows that fly over, along with my three. For the most part he ignores the cat. I have seen them sleeping on the bed together - opposite corners of course. He is a super lap dog; just wants to sit with his people and get petted. He sleeps in his crate at night without a sound, walks nicely on a leash, and is completely housebroken. I'm thinking he will be ready very soon for his forever home, so get your application in soon. He will not be here long once he is ready to go!

UPDATE 3/1/14: Dooley is a love bug. He needs to be in a home with no other dogs. He loves his people and stays close to them. He doesn't play much, but I have seen him rolling on his back in a chair and on the floor. This handsome guy just needs more
time adjusting to his new life. Check back for updates!


02/23/2014: Dooley has been with us for a week now. When he first arrived he was a bit frightened, but is coming around. I do believe, by the way he sticks close, he adores his foster mom and dad. We're not too sure how he feels about his three foster siblings though. He will need more time to get acquainted with them. Most of the time he ignores them, and also seems to be ignoring the foster kitty too. I just caught Dooley taking a nap with his foster dad, two of his foster siblings and the kitty, so things can't be going too badly between them. Dooley hasn't played much here, but things are very new to him so in time that will change. Right now all he wants is the attention of his foster mom and dad. Stay tuned for further updates on Dooley. He is a sweet boy who just wants to be loved.

Adoption Application [fv0223][0417]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


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          ARKANSAS

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          CALIFORNIA

Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
7 years old
M
11-21-2013
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available
10 years old
M
10-09-2013
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          COLORADO

Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
8 years old
F
04-16-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available
8 years old
M
04-16-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          CONNECTICUT

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

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
CT Foster Home; Milford

Special Considerations:
NONE

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


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

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

Love, Pavonia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [dwk0624][0410]
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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:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
CT Foster Home; Greenwich

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

Walter Staab [0421] This dog has a Foster Grandparent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [kl0323][0303]
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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:
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?

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:
Curly
Age:
Born 1/27/2006

Gender:
Male

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Pensacola

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


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02/26/2014: Please welcome Curly, a big wheaten Cairn boy with a very sweet disposition. Curly has been in foster care for about 3 weeks and has been a wonderful house guest. He is house trained, knows some verbal commands and sleeps quietly in his crate or room at night. But this gentle giant Cairn lacks some confidence when taken away from the safety of his home. He does not have a lot of experience in dealing with going to the vet where people are putting hands on him; he pancakes down on the vet table and becomes a statue - not wanting to move an inch. When he becomes a bit frightened he tends to let some pee out. He does do well when we go on walks – he normally walks at a nice pace. Curly is very friendly with me and is more outgoing at the house. I am trying to build up his acceptance of new things like being brushed or having his paws touched. Little by little he is accepting short periods of time when I brush him or trim his hair. When I start grooming, he keeps his big brown eyes on me. I go very slowly and many times he will rest his head and allow me to do some more. Curly is just about at his correct weight, although he may need to add one more pound. He is very good about eating and he runs to his kennel to await his meal, sitting on the mat outside his kennel until he gets his food. Curly loves to be next to me getting attention – but watch out as he loves giving kisses. Curly is well-mannered, fairly calm and only barks an alert to strange noises. He has started to show interest in squeaky toys and I think he might learn to fetch – it’s still a work in progress. He has the "run and get it" part down, but doesn't give it back!

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Brooksville

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Tadd
Age:
Born 9/2005

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Stuart

Special Considerations:
No other dogs;

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Carpentersville

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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UPDATE 3/10/14: Ann is still trying to get over her fears, so she isn't ready for adoption yet. We got a break in the weather today and were able stay out in the yard longer so she could adjust to the sounds of kids, geese, barking dogs etc and she did good! She now sleeps next to me in bed and tries getting up there when it's time to go to bed. She has learned to go down a few stairs but I wont show her how to go up them until she can go down all eight steps. She does enjoy it when I hold her and brush her. This little one will take some time to become a confident little girl, and will need someone patient and understanding to help her get there.

UPDATE 1/27/14: Ann is still pretty fearful but does have her brave moments where she will charge me with her tail wagging wanting to be petted. Her house breaking is going fairly well but she does have an excitement pee in the house at least once a day. She's not much of a barker except when I'm getting her food ready - then she will bark her head off! She does enjoy running through all the snow we've had and will run with my pack after a critter. Ann is not yet ready for adoption and will be here a while as we work through her fears.

UPDATE 12/28/13: Ann is still dealing with her fears and she is making progress but it's very slow. When it's quiet outside she enjoys running around the yard, and her tail will be wagging. House breaking is going fairly well too. Just recently she has started to chew on a Nylabone when she is lying on her cushion. Sometimes she will start to play with my other Cairns and taps them on the nose. At this point in time, she is only comfortable in two rooms of my house; the larger room with the television still frightens her. It's going to take Ann some time to adjust to her life in freedom, but it will happen.

12/03/2013: Prior to coming here, Ann spent her life in a commercial breeding facility so she has much to learn. She is now starting to come out of her room and look around a little but sometimes the television scares her. Strange noises startle her but she is starting to get over it more quickly. Today for the first time Ann started to play with a Kong ball and it was a pleasure to see. In the yard, she trembles quite a bit but is now starting to investigate a little. When something scares her, she usually runs over by me and puts her paws on my legs. Once she gets over her fears, I'll be concentrating more on house breaking. Ann is up to date on her vaccinations, spayed, and micro-chipped so check back soon to see how she is progressing.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Calder
Age:
Born 3/27/2006

Gender:
Male

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; McHenry

Special Considerations:
No other dogs

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 4/1/14: I'm glad all that white stuff is gone. I can run all over the yard again. Foster mom says soon it'll be camper time again, I think that's where I ride in the car and we go to this place in the woods, but I like it there. I made foster mom happy the other day - I went to her and asked for a belly rub! I figured it was time. I also started giving foster dad kisses, not a lot but just a few. I'm not the mushy
type. I'm still waiting on my forever home. If you have no other dogs and would like a furry someone who stays close by to love you and make sure you are safe and sound - I'm your guy!

UPDATE 2/12/13: I'm still waiting for that special person to come and whisk me away home! If you looking for a companion but not a lap dog, I'm your guy. I take a little while to warm up, but after I do I love belly rubs. Oh and my ears rubbed - I love when foster mom does that. I like to play ball and sometimes I steal towels. I ride nice in the car, I go camping. I love to chase squirrels up the tree! I'm just a regular guy looking for love .

UPDATE 12/15/13: Foster mom and dad put a tree up in the living room. It makes a good back scratcher but foster mom tells me to "get out from under there - she'll give my scritches". The resident girls told me that a big man in a red suit will come one night and bring us treats and toys, so we have to be nice or he'll leave me a lump of coal in my stocking. I guess that means I can't chase him out either! I have nice manners and I sleep quietly in my crate. I like the little Yorkie here, she's my playmate. I listen real well so foster mom says I'm a gentleman - just a grumpy one. That's cuz I'm a talker. I'm not a cuddle bunny but I like to lay in a bed close by my humans.

UPDATE 11/21/13: While I’m waiting for my forever home, I like to go for rides in the car, and I walk very nicely on leash too! I’d like to be an only dog because I love my foster Dad and don't like to share him. I’m friendly about it, but I make my preferences known. Did I mention I’m house-trained, and have all around good manners? What are you waiting for? Fill out that application!

10/20/2013: Calder is a delightful little fellow who just adores following his foster dad around. He also loves playing with the resident Yorkie puppy, chewing bones and playing with toys. He gets along well with other dogs, greets visitors in a friendly confident way and has nice manners. He would be a wonderful addition to any family.

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
20.7 lbs.

Color:
Gray Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Chicago

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
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04/09/2014: Marty is a young, happy, energetic and affectionate boy. We don't know Marty's history because he ended up in a shelter, but we can see that he was loved and had a little training as he knows to sit and is housebroken. As expected with a young dog, Marty is full of energy and curiosity which requires supervision and guidance. He loves to destroy stuffie toys and to chew. Marty also loves to play with his foster brother Timothy and will jump onto your lap to seek affection. Marty is a joy to have around.

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Carpentersville

Special Considerations:
No cats
This dog has been adopted
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UPDATE 3/22/14: Ta-da! Rose is now ready for a forever home! I've been waiting for her dissolvable spay stitches to dissolve due to the redness there. My vet had on her antibiotics as a precautionary measure and now everything looks good. Her house breaking has been great depending on the weather. Right after eating I go out to the yard with all my dogs so they can potty. She likes to wrestle with my other dogs and will initiate the wrestling. She sleeps quietly in her crate in my bedroom all night. Rose is now micro-chipped and ready for her new life. Will that be with you?

UPDATE 2/23/14: Rose has been here 2 weeks now and has fit right in. She is now fed in my kitchen with 5 others and is no longer nervous about it. Her housebreaking is perfect depending on the weather outside. She does walk on leash but we haven't done much of that due to the weather. This week we will be going for her microchip. She does enjoy playing with a kong and chewing on a nylabone. As this video shows she gets along with my other Cairns and really likes to wrestle: Rose 2/23/14 One more week and Rose will be available for adoption. You better hurry to get your application in!

02/14/2014: Rose has been here 6 days and is really doing wonderfully well. There have been no potty accidents in the last few days, and she has already learned to go up and down my 8 stairs. She takes treats in my kitchen with 5 others and is learning to wait her turn. Rose sleeps quietly in her crate in my bedroom, but she doesn’t hop in willingly just yet. And she will walk on leash but she‘s still a little nervous about it. Because of the terrible weather we've only gone on one walk, so she can't be expected to be comfortable with walking yet. When we are in the yard and it's time to go in, I call her and she follows me back into the house even though she enjoys running in the yard. Rose is spayed and up to date on all her vaccinations.

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
23 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Chicago

Special Considerations:
NONE

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


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

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Age
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Post Date
 
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01-30-2014
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Blaine
Age:
Born 11/27/2005

Gender:
Male

Weight:
23 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IN Foster Home; South Bend

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 3/26/14: It's finally thawing out here - I can see the yard and that is bringing out the vermin! I love to tree squirrels and let them know that they are in my space. I am not such a happy camper with thunder though. I could do without those loud sounds. I have had lots of snuggle time with foster mom and dad - that's my favorite activity of all. The best news though is that I have now lost 2.5 pounds since I have come into CPCRN. I'm feeling better and my knees don't seem to be hurting as much. I am getting around better and even feel like jumping up on the couch to snuggle into my blankie next to foster mom in the evenings. I still have a lot of love and snuggles to give to my new fur-ever home. Won't you consider adopting me so I can shower you with love and attention?

UPDATE 2/26/14: Thought I'd let you know what I've been up to since I last wrote. I went to the vet and got a clean bill of health from the Doc (except for my achy knees which are feeling some better) along with being poked with several needles. The good news is that I am losing weight! Not fast enough though 'cause my rations have been cut again. I will hang in there as I want to be ready for my fur-ever home. I like my temporary digs - I have a comfy crate during the day, and I really love my new blanket to snuggle into in the evenings when I sit on the sofa with foster mom. Of course, I have to keep a paw on her to make sure that she knows that I am there and need attention. I LOVE getting attention: pats, skritches, belly rubs, and just a lot of snuggling, and I have a lot of love to give. Won't you be my fur-ever family?

02/07/2014: Hello everyone, I'm Blaine and I'm new to the Midwest. I'm not so sure about this stuff called snow. It's cold and wet. However, I'm settling into my new digs and life with my "fur-siblings". When I went for my spa day, my groomer told me what pretty natural auburn highlights I had on my head - made all the women jealous. I got an excellent report card for being good and getting along well with all of the other dogs there. I really loved my bath.

What I'm not so crazy about though is this thing called ‘Cairn Fat Camp’. I'm just a big boned boy, but foster dad isn't buying that. So now I'm on a diet. I miss my treats, but I hope to be fit and trim for my new furever home. This should also help with my achy knees. The one thing I will not give up though is attention. I love attention - sleeping in foster dad's lap, snuggling next to his foot while he's working on the computer, sleeping on the sofa with my leg on foster mum. I just want to be near them, so I follow them around the house. I speak up to make sure they know that I need a pat or skritch when they're sitting in the den. At night I sleep in my crate without making a sound. I also don't mind my crate during the day - it's a comfy place to be while my foster parents are at work. However, what I would really like more than anything is a place to call home.

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

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Black

Location:
KS Foster Home; Topeka

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
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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 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:
Mick
Age:
Born 1/3/2007

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
KS Foster Home; Topeka

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Rosalie
Age:
Born 12/10/08

Gender:
Female

Weight:
16.5 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
KS Foster Home; Augusta

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
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UPDATE 2/11/14: Like a lot of us, Rosalie is getting just a little tired of winter. She loves to play in the snow, but is looking forward to green grass and flowers! We know winter is not the time that people think of adopting a new dog but Rosalie would be easy to get along with any time of year. She is very comfortable with her leash walking, playing or doing those other things a dog needs to do outside. I think she was only taken on walks for potty time and did not have a fenced yard in her past life - she had to learn what to do when put in the yard on her own. But she's got that down now, too. Rosalie's doing great with her housebreaking refresher course - no accidents in weeks. She understands the house routine now and is content to stay in a pen or crate when I'm not home. Rosalie is still dreaming of her forever home with fun people, interesting walks, and friends to visit.

UPDATE 1/16/14: Rosalie continues to be a very nice little dog. She has settled into the routine at my house. But if she could make some changes, it would be for more long happy walks, and more quiet time with me. She would just love to have a dog playmate. My two little dogs are a closed club and the bigger dog doesn't really know how. So she's tried the cats and they won't play either. She asks very nicely and they either get out of her way or tell her to buzz off, and she listens politely. It's a very good terrier who will walk away from a taunting cat. I love what I learn from each foster dog. Rosalie was getting very excited at feeding time. Talking, running around, and winding up the others. Telling her to stop didn't work. Putting her in a pen just moved the noise to one spot. So three days ago I put a leash on her and just kept her with me while I slowly prepared the food. That way I could tell her "No, we don't get that silly over breakfast - just wait and be patient." Today-third day-she was perfect. Amazing! All she wanted was some direction. It's the same with everything with Rosalie - show her what is expected and she learns fast. Good girl! And thanks for teaching ME to be patient too!

UPDATE 12/25/13: Rosalie is having a Merry Christmas and hopes everyone else is too! She continues to be a fun and friendly dog. She's learning to ask to go outside and to enjoy being outside on her own in the yard - exploring and running around with the other dogs. She's comfortable with the routine at my house, and she's been an easy dog to foster. Rosalie is teaching me about her favorite toys, and trying hard to get my older dogs interested in some dog games.

UPDATE 12/5/13: Rosalie continues to be a nice little girl. We're getting to know each other better. She likes to be near me. She likes it when I hang my hand down near her - she'll put her head under it and relax. She just wants to be touching me. Rosalie tries to get my older dogs to play, I know she'll convince them eventually. She's come to an agreement with the cat - a meow from the cat and Rosalie turns and walks away. Good girl!

12/02/2013: Rosalie is a practically perfect little dog! What more can I say? She's friendly, extra cute and loves people. She's getting along well with my dogs and cats. She was with me for just 2 weeks, had settled in nicely then had to go to the boarding kennel for the Thanksgiving holiday. She got rave reviews from them as well! Came out happy, wagging and ready for more. I think she had some education early in life that she's pretending to forget - like "sit" and asking to go outside. She remembered "sit" in one session and once she's outside, she walks nicely on a leash, does what she needs to do quickly and then is ready for a nice walk with no pulling or balking.

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
11 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
LA Foster Home; Haughton

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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This dog needs a Guardian Angel This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Elyse
Age:
12 yrs
Born 1/10/2002
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MD Foster Home; Bowie

Special Considerations:
No Cats

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Theresa Barnaby [1027] This dog has a Foster Grandparent

Janice Wang Smyth
Dawn Holland
Sharon Shemeley
Ryan Kennedy
Ellen Ours
The Iaccheis
Gina Gregory
Lauraleen O'Connor
in memory of Mo's Mom, Peggy

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UPDATE 4/3/14: Elyse had to have surgery to have a mass removed of her front leg and results came back as ‘no cancer’. She was a very good girl and never once chewed on her leg. She gets her stitches out tomorrow 4-4-14. For the last two months I have been giving her allergy shots on the 1st of each month and so far so good.

UPDATE 1/9/14: Tomorrow, 1-10-14 is Elyse's birthday, she will be 12 years young. Molly (what we call her) is doing very well with her allergy shots and her Addison Disease is also very well under control. When she needs her meds for her collapsed Trachea she responds well; she does not need the meds all the time. She has been in a kennel for the past 2.5 weeks and had lots of fun. She was a very good girl but was also quite happy to see us when we picked her up. Molly will be having Christmas this weekend. Hope Santa brings her a new toy or a new bed - she loves both. Elyse is looking for a forever home who is willing to give her the attention needed to keep her as healthy as she is now. Molly is really a happy girl now that her little body is healthy.

UPDATE 11/3/13: It has been a while since I have done an update on Elyse. Elyse had not been feeling well for a few days so we took her to the vet’s, and had a blood test done. The blood test showed that her liver count was way too high. We then took her to a specialist and they did a few more tests. They got the test results back right away and we were told that she has Addison's disease. Addison's disease is the common name for hypoadrenocorticism, or adrenal insufficiency. It is a disease with symptoms that are common in many other ailments, making diagnosis difficult and sometimes a process of elimination. Once Addison's is correctly diagnosed, a properly treated dog can live a normal active life. We have this well under control now and Elyse is doing very well. She will be on meds for this for the rest of her life. She is also doing very well with her allergy shots getting them every 20 days. With all this going on she is still a very happy girl, giving out lots of kisses and wanting to play with our dogs. She is eating very well and just loves her veggies as long as I puree them and mix it with her kibble.

UPDATE 8/5/13: Elyse is responding very well to her allergy shots, she is now able to go twenty days between shots. She is on a very strict diet, and if given something she is not supposed to have she will start pulling out her hair. Elyse is a very loving girl, she loves her belly rubs and is always right beside me or very close. Toys are a must have, she loves toys. She also loves her dog beds. Elyse loves to lay outside on our deck in the sun. Elyse loves to go out with us and loves a car ride, but we have to be careful and we carry her over grassy areas. Elyse would love to have a brother or a sister to play with, here she is madly in love with our Yorkie.

UPDATE 6/26/13: Elyse has learned to eat from a spoon with our gang during meal time! She is now at 20 days apart with her allergy shots and this is where she will more than likely stay. She loves to talk and she loves to sit with me but has to be touching me. Elyse also loves to hand out kisses - and I mean TONS of kisses. Elyse is just a big love bug!

UPDATE 5/24/13: Elyse had a big test and passed with flying colors in the past 2 weeks. We had to go away and leave Elyse in the kennel with our dogs. When we picked her up, we were surprised and delighted that Elyse didn't chew her legs or any other part of her body. This means that the allergy shots are working! Our kennel does not have any grass and I feel that made a big difference for Elyse’s comfort. When we dropped her off she was very happy and when we picked her up she was very happy. So if you think you are the right family to provide Elyse the allergy free home she needs, then please fill out an application!

UPDATE 3/6/13: Elyse has been a good sport about getting her shots. I am now giving her her shots every 12 days and so far - so good! As time goes by I think she will be able to get by with allergy shots twice a month. Elyse can only have a few kinds of kibble because of her allergies, and there are only a few treats she can have. She is starting to love the vegetables mixed in with her kibble. Playing with our dogs is a joyful pastime for her now too. Toys and balls are what she really loves. Elyse is a very loving girl, always wanting to be close to her foster mom. Loves giving out kisses, and loves her belly rubs. Elyse is looking for a family with a canine brother or sister she can play with. But she needs a yard with no grass and not too many trees. So if you need some extra love in your life, Elyse is your girl!

UPDATE 2/22/13: Elyse is doing very well with her allergy shots. She went in for a dental, did fine and did not lose any teeth. Elyse just loves to be close to my side at all times, so she is going to need a mom or dad who loves being very close with her. I found out the other day that she is a very good nurse. I was home sick and each time I would lie down, she was right in bed with me lying by my head. Every 45 minutes or so she would reach over and give me a few kisses on the cheek just to make sure I was OK. This is the kind of love Elyse will give to her forever mom/dad. She also loves being with, and playing with, our dogs. Elyse must have been a good mother because she is forever cleaning our dogs. If you feel you could stand all this love Elyse has to offer - then get an application in.

UPDATE 1/27/13: Since my last update, Elyse had a small set back. Her allergies were so bad when we started giving her biweekly shots, it turned out that schedule did not work. Elyse began chewing herself from the itching, and I caught it right away so she did not chew too much, but now we are back to giving weekly allergy shots. She is a real trouper! Elyse is on special food and treats and she'll need to stay on a strict diet for her lifetime. Even through all of this, she is still a very happy girl that loves to run and play. Elyse loves to clean our dogs all the time - I guess she could be called a clean freak - and our dogs just sit there and let her clean them. She also loves to be right beside me when ever I am sitting. Elyse is now available for adoption so if you are interested, put your application in and then we can start talking about Elyse's conditions.

UPDATE 12/31/12: Elyse had a very good Christmas with us this year. She behaved very well with all the excitement going on. She even tried opening the presents Santa brought her and she loved all of them. Elyse loves playing with her toys. She’s also finished the weekly shots for her allergies and now starts getting them every two weeks for the next 2 months. We are hoping that she will be okay getting them this far apart. We will be watching her closely to make sure she does not start chewing herself. Elyse is not available for adoption yet, but if you think you might be the right home for this adorable, loving girl then get an application in and we could start talking about what her needs are. I know she would love to have a brother and/or sister to play with.

UPDATE 10/27/12: Elyse is responding very well to the allergy shots she is getting. First she was getting a shot every 4 days, and now she gets them every 7 days. Her hair is growing back very nicely. We have found 3 different kinds of kibble she can eat and a few cans of food. She loves all the food so far that we have given her. She loves to be with both humans and her four legged friends. She still has a lot to say if you are willing to listen to her. Sometimes if you do not listen she will bump you with her head. The more toys she has the happier she is. Elyse will sit on her butt and hold her paws up when you offer her a treat. She is not ready to be adopted right at this moment but if you are willing to give her the attention she needs, it's time to get an application in. Elyse is everything you could ever ask for in a Cairn!

09/12/2012: Elyse has been with us for just over a month, and we have nicknamed her Molly. Elyse was an owner surrender and came to Col. Potter with a very bad skin condition. Elyse has been diagnosed with severe allergies. Her allergies consist of most trees, grass, mold, cats, fleas and some foods. We have Elyse on a very strict diet and she is doing very well on the food we give her. Elyse has started allergy shots and she is responding well to those too. Elyse will have to continue taking allergy shots for a long time.

Elyse is a loving girl, giving out a lot of kisses, and she loves to be near her foster mom. She loves to play with toys and with the resident dogs. She has learned how to use our doggie door, so she's good about doing all her business outside. Elyse is quite vocal; she always has something to say. She sleeps well in her crate at night. This is the only time she stops talking!

When she becomes available she will need a Mom or Dad willing to give her shots. She would enjoy having a canine brother or sister to play with too. A good home for Elyse would be one that has very little grass and trees around. Arizona? New Mexico? She is not a girl that should be taken for walks in the woods or to parks.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Nessa
Age:
Born 4/23/08

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12.7 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MI Foster Home; Clarkston

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 2/26/14: Nessa continues to gain weight and is starting to fill out. She's still a little thin, but she's coming along. She's being fed the same amount of food each day, but she's been cut back to eating twice a day. She continues on her meds for itchy skin and between the meds and feeding her some high quality dog food, the itchiness is pretty much a thing of the past. Because we've had such a cold and snowy winter (haven't seen the grass since December), it's impossible to give you an idea of how Nessa will react to running around the backyard. We still don’t know whether she chases prey, if she likes to go for walks, etc. We've been confined to the house since Nessa arrived and foster mom is looking forward to a break in the weather and a return to the appearance of grass and sidewalks, so all of us can get outside and work off some of our pent-up energy. Then we’ll see how Nessa does out there in the big world! She continues to warm up to her foster siblings but there is still some hesitancy on her part. Nessa is sweet and loving and will make someone a wonderful companion. Her birthday is coming up in April and the perfect birthday present would be to find herself in her forever home! So fill out an adoption application today and make Nessa's birthday wish come true!

02/02/2014: Perhaps you saw Nessa on the Col. Potter blog, or read about her on Facebook. Well, I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you a little more about Nessa since she joined the CP family. Nessa is looking for a forever home where she can curl up in your lap (or somewhere close beside you). She's a total snugglebug. She loves her person and wants to be with you always. Although she has been a little timid and shy around her foster brother and sisters, she has chosen one of her foster sisters to play with and their interaction is cute to watch. Nessa also found the toy box but foster mom had to take the tennis ball away from her because she was de-fuzzing it. Nessa is underweight so she is being fed three times a day and when feeding time rolls around, she'll tell you in no uncertain terms that it's time to eat. She will bark and dance and spin. Wow! Can she spin! She is a good listener and has her own ideas as to how things should be done which she doesn't hesitate to vocalize. When her vocalizations get to be a bit too much, showing her the Pet Agree high frequency bark signal hushes her right up.
Nessa is a very smart cookie. She knows "sit" and "treat". She is housebroken and will tell you when she needs to go out. However, Nessa is currently on medication for her itchy skin that causes her to drink more water than usual and needs to be able to go outside more frequently than foster mom is able to accommodate. Hopefully, the medication is a temporary measure and we are already slowly reducing the dosage because Nessa's itchies have improved 90%. Nessa is lying in my lap as I write this warm, soft, loving. All this tiny, thin cutie wants is for you to love and care for her. Previous owners didn't want her-didn't want to deal with her. She's not perfect, but she's perfectly wonderful, full of love and devotion. And when you look into her beautiful, soft brown eyes, you know she just wants to love you. Does that sound like just what you have been needing? Apply now for Nessa!

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Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
Adult
M
03-18-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Arrow
Age:
Born 10/17/09

Gender:
Male

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
MN Foster Home; Minnetonka

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 3/25/14: Arrow continues to light up our lives. His personality is pure sunshine. Here is Arrow first thing in the morning: Arrow 3/25/14a. He is making progress on his potty training. Although he wears a belly band indoors (which is 99.9% potty proof) he is highly food motivated and will do anything for string cheese. He loves to play with his squeaky ball. Here he is playing outside today and filling in as wing man to my 'head of security': Arrow 3/25/14b

UPDATE 3/3/14: Arrow greets the morning with a wagging tail and bouncy gait. It makes me smile, even before my coffee. He even gets my shy puppy mill momma to dance! He has brought a lot of sunshine into our home. How do I describe how cuddly he is? He's an active guy, but when you pick him up and place him on your chest, he just melts into you. I have never had a dog in my life that can cuddle as well as Arrow. He is a very special boy. Again, due to the horrible winter weather in Minnesota, his potty training has been inconsistent. I apologize to all of Arrow's fans for that. Arrow is a star! He has just had over 1,000 youtube hits. Here is his newest slideshow. Enjoy! Arrow 3/4/14

UPDATE 2/6/14: Arrow is so self-assured, he's like the rock star Bret Michaels. He even has kohl around his eyes! He's a lover too. Check out his photos and videos. Arrow would probably like to live somewhere warmer than Minnesota, but then wouldn't we all?

UPDATE 1/31/14: It's too cold to make a video, so a we had to do an indoor conversation with the adorable Arrow: Arrow 1-31-14

UPDATE 1/19/14: Arrow has been in chilly Minnesota for 6 weeks and he is now available for adoption. Are you looking for a cuddle bug? Arrow is your guy. He’s just waiting for you to sit down and have a cuddle with him. He loves to rest his head on your knee with his eyes closed while you gently scratch his ears. During siesta time he will cuddle under your chin as close as he can and give you tiny little neck kisses. His soft little snore is so sweet, it makes me smile. He doesn’t cry when you go down to the basement or go to work but when you come home, he’s ready to welcome you back with unbridled joy. Of course that’s dinner time too. I choose to think he missed me (grin). Arrow rides well in a crate in the car but doesn’t like to be confined all day. I feel comfortable with him uncrated during the day since he is not destructive. Arrow is a little clumsy, but it adds to his silly charm. His back end moves a little out of sync with the front which the vet thinks was a defect from birth. He does not chew my things, but he does love his “lifesavers” chew toy. Anything to do with food gets five stars in Arrow’s play book. He also likes to play with squeaky toys and balls, but he doesn’t know how to retrieve yet. Due to all the frosty subzero weather his potty training has been going slowly. Now that we are back to double digit temps he has started going outside like a champ and will be trained soon: Arrow 1/19/14

UPDATE 12/31/13: It has been a little under a month and Arrow is really starting to blossom into a great dog. He is very affectionate and comes promptly when called. He gives the sweetest kisses on special occasions. He seems to understand what I am saying when I talk to him. He loves to clown around and especially enjoys it when I laugh at his antics. Arrow is not available for adoption yet, but it shouldn't be too long now.

UPDATE 12/14/13: Arrow has a big personality and exhibits all the usual Cairn traits. He isn't ready for adoption yet, but here's a 2-week video to introduce him to you: Arrow 12/14/13. Come back to visit Arrow again. He's going to make someone VERY happy.

12/08/2013: This adorable little boy is not ready for adoption yet but I can see already that he is a diamond in the rough. Arrow has the most striking coloring I have EVER seen on a Cairn. He looks like a slightly burned cookie. His eyes are rimmed in black and his ears are black, too. Take a peek here: Arrow 12/8/13. A real looker! His early background is unknown but his recent history has been unstable. It seems to me as though he needs some consistency and predictability. When he does become available he is likely to go fast. Arrow is very affectionate and likes to kiss. What a sweet boy!

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

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          MISSISSIPPI

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          MISSOURI

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
23 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
MO Foster Home; Sullivan

Special Considerations:
Has seizures will need to be on meds

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

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

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Quixote
Age:
Born 2/6/05

Gender:
Male

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
MO Foster Home; Sullivan

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 2/8/14: Would you like to be my Valentine? I am a quiet little man - handsome and sweet - looking for someone to share days in the sun and quiet nights at home. I am not demanding and very low maintenance. I'll cuddle in a soft bed in a corner if you've got other things to attend to before you're able to stop and give me skritches. I also will be happy to snatch a piece of your clothing from the basket
in the hall and snuggle with that, so I have your smells close to me. After spending eight years in a commercial breeding facility, everything you offer to me, I accept and treasure. Has Cupid shot his arrow at your heart? Is he leading you to me to love Forever? Will you BE MINE?

UPDATE 12/3/13: Ho, Ho, Ho! Okay, they made me say that and wear this silly outfit! But 'tis the Season to be Jolly, and I'm a bit like a little Elf! I'm just a little guy, and I can be quite the character. One night, my foster mom went to straighten my covers before time to go to bed, and she found that I'd stolen one of her socks from the dirty clothes basket. I just wanted something that smelled like my humans in bed with me. I love to cuddle in a lap while you watch TV, and I am a quiet boy and don't need much. I enjoy going after a ball in the yard, but what's the point of bringing it back - they're going to throw it away again! I could be in a home with another dog as long as they aren't one of those young ones that gets in my face wanting to play or share my bed or - I would also be happy being the center of your attention. How about making BOTH our Holiday season’s one to remember?

09/06/2013: Are you looking for a sweet little lap buddy? Quixote is just the right size at just over eleven pounds! He’s begun to learn what life in a family is all about, and so far he’s doing well with housetraining, sleeping quietly at night in his crate, and he loves getting skritches and sitting with you to watch television. His little tail is constantly going, and if you can’t supply him with enough skritches, he can take care of that himself, rubbing along the corners of the furniture, giving groans of satisfaction. He’s enjoying the company of the other dogs here, but he’d be fine as an only dog or with another calmer, older girl. He’s shown interest in a couple of toys now, but he’s just learning about all the fun things in the world. Would you like to share your love with Quixote?

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          MONTANA

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

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          NEW HAMPSHIRE

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          NEW YORK

This dog needs a Guardian Angel This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Honora
Age:
7 yrs
Born 1/04/07

Gender:
Female

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Endicott

Special Considerations:
No cats;

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 2/16/14: Hi everyone - Honora here! I thought it was about time for another writeup so you can see how well I’m doing. I’ve got pretty bad allergies but my doctor is helping me get better. I’ve been getting allergy shots but I don’t mind at all! I go right in to the doctor’s office and everyone loves on me, I get my shot and then get to go for a ride back home. I have itch medicine I take too. Foster Mama thinks I don’t know when she hides it in peanut butter, but I do. The treatments are kind of expensive so I’m hoping for a couple of guardian angels to help me out. But it’s working! I’m starting to grow back my hair and I’m feeling really good. My doctor says I won’t have to come in as often soon or take medicine but I hope I can still go on car rides to visit. I really like rides and walks and people! I’m super friendly and not scared of anything - except maybe that big, old vacuum cleaner. I go hide when that comes out. I have to watch what I eat but I love peanut butter - even when there’s medicine in it. I like to talk and snuggle and I’m a really good listener - except if there’s something particularly interesting in the yard. Foster Mom says I should be about ready to look for my forever home. I really like it here with all the other dogs but it would be really nice to find a lap of my own that I didn’t have to share. There are some great pups on this website but I hope you’ll pick me!

UPDATE 1/2/14: I have moved to Endicott! I have a big family here with two foster brothers and a foster sister and we get along great! We have a fenced yard where I can run around, and a big couch that I can snuggle into. I love to run around in the snow but it's awfully cold outside right now so I run back in quickly when my Foster Mama calls. We went to visit Foster Gram and Gramp over the holidays and everyone loved me. I'm super friendly and love to go for rides. I also like to talk but they don't really understand me. Mostly I'm asking for more food or treats, sometimes I ask for more skootches because I love those too. We go for walks when it's not too cold. I wear my sweater and look very stylish. I'm hoping for a new forever home this year but have to wait until we can get my allergies figured out. Check back soon!

UPDATE 9/22/13: Honora enjoyed a real spa day last week and came home looking great. Her hair has grown in and has some red highlights in it. The cooler weather has allowed us to take more walks around the neighborhood and even in town. This little girl greets the neighbors with a wagging tail and receives lots of petting and attention. She is patiently waiting for her new forever home.

UPDATE 8/27/13: As summer comes to a close, Honora is waiting for a special home to adopt her. This little girl enjoys hanging out at home and doesn't ask for much, just to be walked, loved - and fed of course! Meal and treat time are her favorite times of the day. Honora guards the house from her perch on the ottoman in my bedroom and sounds the alarm should anyone dare to pass by. Honora's skin is much better, but she is still on medication and her weekly allergy shots.

UPDATE 7/20/12: Honora continues to "chill out" in her foster home even though our area has gone through several heat waves in the past few weeks. Our walks have been limited to early morning with several brief potty breaks in the yard throughout the day. She really enjoys the air conditioning and fans that have been running non stop to cool down the house. Honora's allergies are fairly under control. She continues to take daily medication and a weekly allergy shot. Honora is ready to go to her forever home.

UPDATE 6/16/13: Boy, today I thought I died and went to heaven for a couple of minutes! Foster Mom was making her lunch when the phone rang. When she turned to answer the call, I spotted her lunch meat on the kitchen counter. Long story short, I jumped up and was able to reach the turkey! Unfortunately, foster Mom turned around at the wrong time (for me) and rescued her lunch. Drat! Foiled again. Can't blame a girl for trying can you?

Foster Mom: Yes, Honora can certainly jump when there's a good enough reason! I should have known better. It was probably time for a little mischief because this little girl spent the past 12 days in a kennel while I was on vacation. She seemed happy to see me yesterday when I picked her up, and has settled back into waiting for her new forever home. She's hoping you're reading this right now!


UPDATE 5/9/13: Foster Mom went away for a couple days this week and the resident Cairn and I went to the kennel. If that wasn't bad enough, I heard rumors that we are packing up and heading North on Saturday. At least our NY home has a doggie door leading to the fenced yard.

Foster Mom: Honora heard the right rumor! We are heading back to Long Island on Saturday. Honora will continue waiting patiently for her forever home, but if you have been sitting on the fence thinking about filling out an application - for this girl, or another CP pup - now is the time!

UPDATE 4/24/13: Last week, I took Honora and the resident Cairn to visit my elderly aunt in south Florida for a few days. Honora traveled in her crate with no problems and was not fazed by the change in venue. She met a couple new people and was nicknamed "Foxy". She does look like a small fox with her red highlights. We will be back in NY in a few weeks and hopefully Honora will find her new forever home.


UPDATE 2/15/13: Honora here: We are so lucky!  Our NY hometown was buried in almost 30 inches of snow last week, much too much for Cairn princesses. I cannot imagine having to go outside in that kind of weather to do my business.  Our Florida weather continues to be wonderful.  My foster Mom walks me every day and I do not bark at trucks or buses anymore.  

Foster Mom: Honora's fur is growing in nicely with red highlights.  She gets an allergy shot every week and daily meds to combat her skin allergies. Our unusual warm weather and lack of rain means a high pollen count. Fortunately, we got a good rain today that should lower the pollen count and help reduce the itching.  This girl is looking for her forever home!

UPDATE 1/27/13: Yesterday, Honora, the resident Cairn, and I participated in a local pet fest, featuring many rescue groups in central Florida. Honora did very well, greeting the other dogs and people with a wagging tail and a smile on her face. Honora is currently resting on the back porch, following her medicated bath, something that has helped her skin. Her leash training has paid off and she responds to a firm "NO" when the garbage truck or school bus come rumbling by. Honora will need continued care for her skin allergies but is ready for her new forever home. Do you have room in your home and heart for this little girl?

UPDATE 1/12/13: Honora here: HELP! I am in Boot Camp. My foster Mom decided I needed some obedience training to stop me from barking at the garbage truck, school buses and other dogs during our walks. Here I thought I was protecting us from these big monsters?! I’m not a demanding girl and I’m housebroken, so what’s the big deal?

Foster Mom: Honora has responded very well to training and does stop barking and lunging at the above mentioned things. She gets lots of praise when she responds to a big ‘NO’, followed by a shake of a soda can with coins inside. Honora has started to enjoy our dog park visits and running with the other dogs. Her skin is still being treated for allergies.

UPDATE 12/17/12: Honora has moved to Florida for the winter with the resident Cairn and Foster Mom. Honora did well on the two day drive; she rode in her crate and was very quiet. Honora has started on allergy shots and her skin is improving. Her hair is starting to grow back and she is much more comfortable. Hopefully, this little girl will be ready for adoption soon. I'll keep you posted on her progress.

UPDATE 11/22/12: Honora has settled in here and enjoys napping on the couch, going for walks, and investigating the backyard. Her skin issues are being treated and she visited a specialist last week. Hopefully, the allergy test results will yield clues to her hair loss. Honora here: Boy, am I lucky! Foster Mom took me to a special doctor last week to try and find out why I am so itchy. I am on some new meds that have helped a lot. In the meantime, Foster Mom bought me two new sweaters to wear until my hair grows back. I look very cute in my new duds. Wouldn't you like a cute girl of your very own?!

11/13/2012: Honora arrived ten days ago, after Superstorm Sandy blew through Long Island, leaving hundreds of thousands without power. This little girl is a five year old owner surrender who suffers from allergies; resulting in skin issues and fur loss. She is being treated for these allergies and hopefully will find relief. She enjoys walks in the neighborhood and greets those we meet with a wagging tail. Honora will not be ready for adoption for a while, but I will keep you posted on her progress!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Pepita
Age:
Born 1/03/07

Gender:
Female

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Syracuse

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 4/11/14: From the Syracuse Post-Standard classified ads: “Wanted, for immediate residency: Precious petite Cairn princess requires a permanent castle in which she may reside happily ever after. Masters of aforementioned castle must be well versed in the arts of belly rubbing and ball throwing. Serious applicants only, please. For more information, call 1-800-4PEPITA.”

04/03/2014: Some might say that "perfection" is difficult to define. Nonsense! I can do it in one word - Pepita! This gorgeous little girl is sweet, friendly, and loving. She adapted to her foster home almost immediately and didn't hesitate for a moment to make herself part of the family. She is housebroken, sleeps quietly in her crate at night, loves belly rubs, and any type of affection is appreciated and returned. She will be ready to go to her forever home (to one very lucky family) on April 12th.

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Age
M/F
Post Date
 
Adult
M
04-16-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          NORTH CAROLINA

This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
McAdoo (Mix)
Age:
Born 10/2012

Gender:
Male

Weight:
10 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NC Foster Home; Raleigh

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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03/31/2014: Please welcome McAdoo. This little boy is a Cairn mix with lots of energy. He can de-stuff a toy in about five minutes and loves to race around the house. We are working on learning manners. This little one has been moved around quite a bit, and spent more time in a crate than he cared for. This little guy is a quick study, so check back for updates!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Corkie
Age:
8 yrs
Born 12/4/04

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
OH Foster Home; Cleveland

Special Considerations:
Needs daily eyedrops

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 2/14/14: Hi Everybody, this is Corkie. I am not shy. If you are shy, I'm sure I can help you to feel less shy. I am good that way. I love to help. I am foster Mom's best helper. She asked us all to hurry and potty quickly so she can get back into the warm house. So I do my best to potty as quick as I can so we can all run back into the house and get warm again.

Foster Mom put a pretty red sweatshirt jacket on me. Do you think it's a good color for me? I like it. But I don't really get cold outside unless it is way below zero. There have been a few nights when we all wanted foster Dad to carry us in. But he didn't so we RAN! I'm still looking for someone to adopt me and have me for their special girl. I am really, really good at loving you back so please pick me! Pretty please?!?!

UPDATE 12/5/13: Corkie is just the sweetest dog! Corkie just wants to love and be loved. Oh, yes - and she wants to 'mother' foster Treats, who found freedom around Halloween. Corkie is keeping such a good eye on Treats and allowing Treats to climb on her and get in bed with her and play with her. On top of all that, when they were playing outside yesterday and Treats got tired and sat down 5 to 10 feet away, Corkie would lower her head and pace towards her as if she was a lioness stalking her. That always got Treats started playing again. Corkie repeated this action 3 or 4 times. I was trying not to laugh too hard because I didn't want to have them look at me and forget to play as they were having such a wonderful time. I was amazed. That night I found that Corkie is willing to have my lightweight keyboard resting on her body while she snoozes in the chair with me. :) What a sweetheart she is! Are you looking for a sweetheart?

UPDATE 11/16/13: I went to visit Uncle Dave the groomer that foster mom always takes her foster kids to see. He's very nice to us foster kids. He really, really likes me and I told my foster 'sister' Treats that she didn't have to be scared and everything would be okay. And everything was okay! Uncle Dave thought that I was as sweet as sugar just like he did the last time I was in to visit him. He gave me a great hair cut too. I look beautiful again. Foster Mom is very proud of me because I am doing everything I can to help Treats learn what to do and how to behave. I can teach her those things because I am such a good girl myself, you know. :) Don't you need a good girl at your house?

UPDATE 11/8 13: Corkie has had a busy summer. She had to be boarded at the vet's when we went out of town for a week. Everyone there loved her and said what a super-sweet dog she is. But when they handed her to me, she would not look at me. Boy, was I on her bad list! She avoided looking at me while she clung to me with her toenails until I served her dinner. Then suddenly, everything was all right again. She forgave us for leaving her at the vet's and we went back to our normal routine. Then last Saturday, we brought home a new foster girl just out from a life at a commercial breeding facility. Corkie seems to be mothering her. She watches over her and just keeps an eye on her in general. A rainstorm started when we were all outside and Corkie would not come in out of the rain until she saw me pick up the new girl, Treats. How sweet is that? Corkie is one special little girl!

UPDATE 8/12/13: Corkie is a precious little girl. She is very intelligent and continues to increase the tricks/behaviors that she has learned. She loves training time and has no problems with allowing her foster Cairn siblings to join her. She also goes up and down a full flight of carpeted stairs now. She is soooo loving and lovable! She's a real treat to foster!

UPDATE 6/29/13: Hi y'all! This is Corkie - World Traveler. Well, okay, not a 'World Traveler’, but I've been in Texas and I flew on a big airplane up to Cleveland, OH. Traveling is not a problem at all. I kind of like Ohio, it's got nicer, softer grass than TX has. But grass isn't the most important thing on my mind. I am a LOVER girl! I love people. Period! I haven't had problems with the Cairn dogs in my foster homes - but I really love the people. Of course, when I love on people they love me right back. Isn't that an amazing wonderful thing? I even have foster Papa wrapped around my cute little paws. It's because I'm so cute and I’m also sweet. I lie on the floor next to foster Mom's chair and I get up and follow her wherever she goes. If I can't follow her I just wait politely for her to come back. I've been in my new foster home for two weeks now and I've got the routine down perfectly. Okay, I'm not perfect yet about pottying outside. But I'm working real hard on that and I wear panties so I’m safe indoors. Just give me a few more days and I'll have the pottying stuff perfect! Are you looking for a dear, sweet companion to keep you company and make you feel like the most important person in the world? If so, Corkie is your girl (that's ME you know!) so please ask your Matchmaker about her.

UPDATE 6/3/13: Corkie is a great name so, no nick name needed. Corkie is perfect, both the name and the dog. We moved Corkie from Houston to Arlington so she could have her foster mom put drops in her eyes throughout the day. This little one has dry eye - her ONLY drawback. Thus far Corkie has been the perfect house guest, and she really likes her humans. Take a look as she pays rapt attention to foster Mom’s conversation: Corkie 6/3/13

03/31/2013: Corkie is a beautiful girl with a lot of love to offer the special someone who is lucky enough to take her home. She is a very young eight years, and so glad to not be having puppies any more! She loves belly rubs and will paw your hand if you stop. She asks to be picked up, loves to chill out on the couch with you, is doing well in the house training department, and is such an easy keeper. Corkie says she doesn't have any problems, so don't tell her I told you that from years of neglect she can't see so well due to chronic dry eye. She gets drops every day and gets around just fine. Corkie has excellent hearing and smell, so she doesn't think she is anything but a young Cairn just waiting to explore her new home. She is a treasure to foster, so don't wait to put in your application so you can snuggle with this adorable sweetheart.

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

Weight:
22 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
OH Foster Home; Toledo

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
OR Foster Home; Corvallis

Special Considerations:
No Cats

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
OR Foster Home; Corvallis

Special Considerations:
No cats

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

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

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


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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Bitsoi
Age:
Born 5/23/2005

Gender:
Male

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
PA Foster Home; Newberrytown

Special Considerations:
No cats; no small dogs; no balls

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 3/09/14: Hello, my name is Bitsoi (bit SO ee) and I am a ballaholic. For a long time I was locked in the back yard with nothing to do but bark at the neighborhood dogs and focus on balls. In fact, I spent so much time with the balls that I stopped using my brain - I guess that is what happens when you are an addict. Then I was surrendered to Colonel Potter and I came to live with my foster mom (FM). She didn't realize at first that my focus on balls was a problem, but then I started to get in trouble since I wasn't using my brain! Thank goodness that when I hit rock bottom a dog trainer was called. She told FM that I was a perfectly sweet boy, was kind of laid back, could follow orders with just a little practice, and would bring joy to a forever family! We just needed to break the addiction. The balls have to be up out of my control, my brain will be engaged with a few little jobs every day, and I will need the Matchmakers to find me a home with a bold girl dog (no sissies or boy dogs allowed). I will never be the kind of guy who can spend time at a dog park, and I will need my new family to keep me on the wagon like any other ballaholic. But now that we know what was wrong, things are looking up! I will be working with the trainer and my FM as I wait for a home of my own! I'll keep you updated.

UPDATE 2/14/14: Well here it is Valentine's Day, and I am still looking for somebody to love! Let me tell you my wish list for a forever home: I wish for long walks every day, a fenced back yard; weekend adventures (hikes, maybe?); and I don't really need any other dogs in my house - I am happy to be an only child. So, if you are an experienced dog owner, looking for an active guy to keep you company - I am your man!

UPDATE 1/5/14: Bitsoi has seen two other fosters leave for their forever homes, so now he wants to know where his new home will be! He is enjoying playing in the snow for the first time in his life, because he was born and grew up in AZ. He’s baffled by how hard it is to find the balls in the deep snow! So, if you are looking for a sturdy boy to chase a ball for you, then you need to put in your application and ask to be matched with Bitsoi (bit-so-ee).

UPDATE 12/5/13: This big boy has settled in a bit now and we have discovered that he is all about the ball: "Where is the ball? I found a ball! Throw the ball! Do it again! And again! Yes, again! You won't toss that ball one more time? Well, then I will just sit here and squeeze, squeeze, squeeze, squeeze it." Once he burns off a bit of energy chasing that ball he is very polite in the house - usually settling on the sofa with a ball to squeeze. He is up to date on all shots, house-trained, and walks very nicely on a leash once you establish that you are the leader. Don't let his age fool you, he has the energy of a 2 year old! Need an independent active dog to keep you company in the great outdoors? Bitsoi is the one for you!

11/03/2013: Look at this big boy with his sweet floppy ears! His name is Bitsoi since he came to CP from Arizona. You will notice that he is supposed to be 8 1/2 years old, but you can't tell it by his energy level! This boy will chase a ball as long as you are willing to throw one, and he is always ready for a long hike. Bitsoi came to us with his litter mate Yazzie, and these 2 boys crash and bang together after those balls! But once they have had a bit of exercise they are polite as can be in the house. If you are looking for a confident, independent, active boy, then you need to consider Bitsoi!

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

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
PA Foster Home; Wallingford

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
KD (Mix)
Age:
Born 9/1/13

Gender:
Female

Weight:
13 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
SC Foster Home; Cayce

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 4/4/14: KD is still hanging with her foster friends waiting for her forever home. She has met a lot of other dogs here and does well with all of them. She especially loves young dogs who will play with her. She loves wrestling and playing tug of war with toys. KD really enjoys the outdoors and spends a lot of time playing in the yard. She has a daily ritual of taking toys out the doggie door in the morning and bringing some of them back in at night. She makes a pile on the couch in the evening and naps with them. She is an adorable little girl!

UPDATE 3/19/14: KD went through a little down period when her sister CM was adopted, but she has bounced back and is her bubbly self again. She is still waiting patiently for her very own forever home. She was recently spayed and is fully recovered. KD enjoys lap time and giving kisses. She plays with every toy she finds, but especially loves the Orka jack. She enjoys chasing the birds in the yard and running around like the energetic puppy she is. Do you have room in your heart and home for this precious girl?

UPDATE 1/13/14: KD (aka Twinkle Toes), is a darling little girl. She has the cutest little face. Don’t you think so? When I talk to her she takes in every word, and she loves to give kisses and cuddle. Do you need a little cuddle bug in your life? If you have the time and structure for a puppy, then consider that KD might be the right girl for your family. She is full of comical puppy antics, but it also very content and calm to hang in an available lap.

UPDATE 12/18/13:  KD, aka Twinkle Toes, is a real love bug! She enjoys taking naps in your lap and giving sweet gentle kisses. She is doing very well with housebreaking and prefers to potty outside over pee pee pads. She is a typical puppy and loves playing. She also loves having her human talk to her and she tries very hard to understand every word. She's a fun little girl to have in our house!

11/20/2013: I am a happy go lucky puppy looking for my very own forever home. I love cuddling and give sweet, gentle kisses. I am doing very well about pottying on pee pee pads, but my litter mates and I are also learning about pottying outside. I will play with anything, but I especially love nylabones.

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Lenora (Mix)
Age:
Born 12/10/2012

Gender:
Female

Weight:
13.5 lbs.

Color:
Brindle

Location:
SC Foster Home; Columbia

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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03/29/2014: Lenora is a Cairn-Silky Terrier mix and the Cairn shines through in her personality and stature (but she is oh-so soft!) She is a young energetic dog who is still very much a puppy at heart. Her favorite thing to do is PLAY! Want someone to chase a ball or play tug? She's your girl. Want someone to go on walks or lay on your lap and accept belly rubs? She's your girl! Lenora gets along well with her two foster brothers (old fuddy-duddies that they are) and would be a perfect match for a home with another playful dog. She loves people of all ages and wants to be part of anything that is happening. But she will also curl up at your feet if you have to work on the computer. Lenora has a luxating patella in both rear legs but it does not slow her down. She runs, jumps and climbs stairs with ease. She will have an occasional hitch in her step and she does not put weight on her left leg when squatting to do her business, but otherwise, there is no sign that her joints are bothering her. Do you have a place in your heart and home for this young girl?

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Montgomery

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16.5 lbs.

Color:
Dark Brindle

Location:
TX Foster Home; Fort Worth

Special Considerations:
Escape Artist

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 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][0415]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Jace
Age:
Born 8/8/2008

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Galveston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Romo
Age:
Born 12-9-08

Gender:
Male

Weight:
13 lbs.

Color:
Brindle

Location:
TX Foster Home; Flower Mound

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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03/16/2014: Romo flew to Dallas to visit America's favorite football team - the Dallas Cowboys! He loves it here, but he knows he’s just here waiting for his forever home. He gets along well with the two resident Cairns, but really prefers his people. He is a tiny little character at just 13 lbs, and he loves to be held, and gives A LOT of kisses. He likes kids, and doesn’t seem to have a preference for men or women – just wants to hang with his people. We’re working on his potty training so he can be on his best behavior when his forever home finds him. Look at that little face…does it look like it should belong to you?

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Brindle

Location:
TX Foster Home; Frisco

Special Considerations:
No Other Dogs; No Cats

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

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Waggie (Mix)
Age:
~6 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
12.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Frisco

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 2/14/14: If you are looking for a laid back, loving, goofy addition to the family -considering Waggie would be the way to go! He loves walks but doesn't demand them because he’ll zoom around the house to get some exercise and is happiest when snuggling with his humans. He takes care of his back scratching needs by wiggling around on his back while we watch and giggle. Waggie would do well in a home with or without other small dogs, but probably better with a female. We (and Waggie too) just can't understand why no one has snapped this awesome boy up!

UPDATE 1/9/14: We just adore Waggie! His personality has really come out in the last month. He loves to dance in circles for his food, toys, attention, especially when he's feeling frisky. His favorite thing is still snuggling with his humans. He also likes to watch TV and gets excited when animals come on the screen. That always gives us a good laugh! Waggie says he's ready for his forever home and looking forward to settling in with his new family!

UPDATE 11/7/13: Check out Waggie playing with resident Cairn April, in this video: Waggie 11/7/13

UPDATE 9/3/13: Waggie is just awesome. He is very very calm and patient. He is an absolute snuggler (he loves to be in your lap, but is content to just be near you) - and just wants to be with his humans. He pretty much does his business in the backyard and then is ready to go back inside. And he is not a dog that asks to go in, out, in, out, in - which is wonderful! He loves walks, but doesn't require much exercise (if any). He no longer marks or wets his crate. It seems that he just needed to get adjusted to a new home. “Calm, Snuggler, Loving, Kissy, Silly, Sweet” - are all words that describe Mr. Waggie! He is an absolute doll!

UPDATE 8/24/13: Waggie (or as we call him, Augie) has turned over a new leaf. He loves to play with our Cairn and toys now. He's such a ham when he runs with a toy in his mouth. All of a sudden the idea of playing just clicked, and they romp every day when I get home from work now. He is just the happiest, sweetest dog ever! He still loves to cuddle and doesn't require much exercise at all. He is going to make someone very happy (and lucky) to have him as part of the family.

08/12/2013: Hi everyone! My name is Waggie, and I am doing AWESOME at my foster home. I am quite the jumper even though I'm small. I leap baby gates, and taller gates in a single bound and can also reach bathroom counters if I'm left in the bathroom by myself. Foster Mom leaves me in my crate when she leaves the house now, because I have a little bit of separation anxiety, but I'm OK with that because I can be nearer to my foster sister - which makes me feel less alone. My absolute favorite thing to do is snuggle! I could sit on or next to Foster Mom and Dad all day! I don't like to play with toys or my foster sister too much, but I do love walks. I dance in circles whenever I see my leash! I am very submissive to my foster parents and sister but am not a scaredy dog. I had a couple of accidents in my crate when I first got to my foster home, but I don't ever try to mark when I have my belly band on. I sleep in my crate all night without a peep (as long as I'm in the same room with everyone else), though I am a wee bit jealous of foster sis who gets to sleep on the bed. That looks like something I would like to do. All and all, I am just a happy doggy and REALLY want to find a forever home - who loves to SNUGGLE!

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

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          VERMONT

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
13 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
VT Foster Home; Essex

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
VT Foster Home; Essex

Special Considerations:
No cats; escape artist

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 4/14/14: Watch Jaxton and Mcgraw check out the yard, while noticing how handsome they are!: Jaxton and Mcgraw 4/14/14

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

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

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Joanne
Age:
Born 12/1/2003
This dog has special needs
Gender:
Female

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
VA Foster Home; Virginia Beach

Special Considerations:
Needs eye drops

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 3/13/14: Foster Mom was just reading the newspaper and saying something about Daylight Saving Time and having to “spring” ahead, and it dawned on me that I hadn't talked to you all since middle winter! I think because I'm not a trouble maker I get forgotten, this is somthing I don\'t want to happen. The days are getting better - longer now, which makes it much nicer to go outside to do my business, with no snow on the ground. Now I can spend some extra time out there just laying in the sun! I never bark much at all, but I do have a loud bark when I use it to tell Foster Mom that I am hungry. I do know how to count my treats and kibble, and I still think Foster Mom is short-changing me in the food department! When I ask why, she just says it's for my health, so I just look sad and hope she will give in to me. I am always good and come when called. One of these days it will pay off with more food. I do have to have little drops in my eyes, but I am very good about that and I really appreciate how much better I feel because of it. I love children and love other dogs, but I would be happy just to have someone who needs some good company and appreciates the charms of an older woman; a charming older woman with lots of LOVE to give!

UPDATE 1/25/14: Joanne here: Winter is here so I am being lazy in the house. I’ve been putting on a few pounds so foster Mom has been taking away a few pieces of food each meal. She thinks I don't notice but I'm a food lover and I do notice! I still don't sleep in a crate, but I do sleep in the same room as Paul again. Foster Mom was afraid that he was feeling left out; Paul is such a spoiled old man. Now me, I am just as good as I ever was and still waiting for someone out there to realize this. I feel happy but I'm told that I don't know what happiness is yet because I don't have my forever home. I'm here waiting…where are you?!

UPDATE 12/8/13: Foster Mom told me she had said all there was to say about me, so I figured I better jump on this so you wouldn’t forget about me waiting here for my Forever Home! Why am I still here? I don’t really know! I am very well behaved, and I am gracious and welcoming to everyone who comes by our home. In fact, if someone comes in and sits in the living room, I jump right up and offer to keep their lap warm. True Southern hospitality!.
I have been so good, Foster Mom let me move to a real dog bed instead of my crate! I am sleeping so much better! There are those who say I might commit a few “audibles” in my sleep, but I don’t believe it! Don’t you believe it either! A lady doesn’t snore! With Christmas coming, the only sound I want to hear at night is the jingle of bells as Santa arrives! Well, I’d really prefer the jingle of the phone when you call to talk about bringing me home with you! Wouldn’t you love the pleasure of my company? And the great good fortune to have me sleeping soundly next to your bed?

UPDATE 11/9/13: Hello Again! Remember me? Joanne? I know Foster Mom took my update last time, but this time she said I could do the whole thing! I can't actually type becouse my paws are to big for the silly little keys (which I can't even see!), but I am doing something called "dictating" to Foster Mom and she is typing what I say. It is fun to be a dictator! Of course, I have to trust Foster Mom (and I do!) Because I can’t see, trust is becoming my middle name. Now, I have to confess that I truly love my Foster Mom! She has really taught me how to trust her completely, and as a reward, I am suddenly having a wonderful, happy life! Now that I an a very happy girl, I don't like to lay around all day long. I found out how nice it is to walk for excercise! I'll stop if you need to, but don't stop to rest on my account! I also have a doggie door so even when Foster Mom is at work I go out, and I have fun barking at whatever the other dogs are barking at. It's lots of fun! They bark more then I do, but they can see what they're barking at. I have just as much fun using my imagination - and my noise! I may not have all the fun they do, but I do fine the way I am. Wouldn't you like a good little girl with a smile on her face, glistening in her eyes (thanks to good eye drops!), and a great imagination? I do love my Foster Mom, and she loves me, but I can learn to love you too, now that I know how!

UPDATE 10/24/13: It was my turn to write to you, but foster Mom said she wanted to take my turn. I went to the Vet and I was very good! I weigh 14 lbs and the doctor thinks I am quite the lady! Okay, now foster Mom can have my turn!
Foster Mom here: Yes, Joanne did go to the Vet and, yes she was an angel! She took a tear test and never moved a muscle. Her eyes were open and paper put on the eyeball. She was great, but the test showed that her eyes are draining nothing but oil, which attracts material into the eyes, and she has no wet tears to wash debris away. It is going to be very important that Joanne's eyes are kept moist by her new family. Also, I was shocked when the Vet told me that Joanne had no sight! Joanne has been a slow, quiet, sweet little partner, always right by my side, and she has never showed me any signs of blindness - and doesn't to this day! This is why I wanted to let you know that you should not skip over this darling companion just because she is blind. Blind as I was to the fact that she could not see, my eyes have been wide open to the fact that she is a wonderful, adaptable dog, ready to trust you and let you lead the way. The Vet said that she has been blind for awhile and is very used to it. To me, this makes my Joanne even more special than before! She spent all those years in a commercial breeder's cage, and now she is grateful for the opportunity to see Freedom though your loving eyes.

UPDATE 10/3/13: Joanne told you in her last write up that she could change. Well I want to tell you that every day this little lady is growing in love, partnership, and as a good house dog. Joanne didn't care to be held before. Well she has learned that being held is a good thing! She doesn't beg yet but after I held her a few times when her body was stiff with fear, she has begun to relax. She is now a rag doll, and loves it. She lays on her back because she likes her tummy rubbed. With those big brown eyes looking up at you it is easy to see her "Thank You". Joanne is ready for a family to make her their girl. She has changed so much and I bet there are even more changes to come.

UPDATE 9/21/13: Hello, my name is Joanne. Thought it was about time to speak up for myself, hoping that somebody out there might want a middle age lady like myself. Foster Mom has been doing OK but things could change having a foster home to grow in. I am a 10 year old Mommy, had my share of Mommy-hood, and now I'm ready to be treated like someone's baby girl. I haven't known a lot of love so I don't know how to show it very well. Also, when Foster Mom tries to pet me, I run away, thinking she is going to hurt me. I promise I will work on both. You've been told that I will follow you around? Well, that is true but once I'm in my own home, I'm hoping I won't have that being alone fear anymore, so that may change. I have made new friends with some neighborhood dogs and have started to enjoy the outside, slow walks, and just going to the mailbox. I have put on a couple of pounds, so no more ribs or hip bones are showing. I have silky, light wheaten, long hair. It takes me a little longer than some dogs to learn new things, but I'm no trouble at all. I just feel that if my new home gives me a chance, I can learn to be a best friend if I live alone or with a family with other dogs. Just remember I am a healthy Cairn whose jumping and playing years are past. So be very careful if you pick me, because I don't want to disappoint you. Take care and I hope it won't be long before I hear from you!

UPDATE 8/28/13: Joanne is a girl just made for a family wanting a small dog for companionship. All you need to do for this girl is allow her to follow you around for the rest of her life. She is 99% potty trained. She doesn't play with toys. After having spent her life as a commercial breeding mama, I think she has come out on top. She is smart, no allergies, in good health - only a dry eye which needs drops a couple times a day. With love you could teach her to do more, but right now she just needs a home looking for a good dog who needs your companionship. She is friendly to other animals but I am hoping for a home who wants a calm well behaved girl to share a quiet easy life. She deserves that after a life of work! Joanne is ready to find her forever home and I hope someone will be ready for her.

UPDATE 6/1/13: Miss Joanne continues to be the easiest Cairn. Her only wish is to be in the room with her person. She isn't needy or having to have physical contact - she just wants to be able to see you. When separated, she lets out a woof to let you know she has been mistakenly left behind. Joanne is very much into napping. Paul, her lifelong companion, drags out clothes and towels to leave on the floor for her to nap on - and she obliges him! Don't you have an extra soft napping spot in your home for this sweet girl? Joanne would be ever so grateful!

UPDATE 5/4/13: Joanne is the mellowest Cairn ever. She is sweet, quiet and dignified. On a walk she is more of an ambler, stopping frequently to smell the roses - and anything else of interest. Her idea of decorating is ALL the toys out of the toy box! She roots to the bottom, carefully selects each one, solemnly inspects it - and goes back for another. She plays with them briefly - the selection is her game. If you are looking for a couch buddy who is no trouble all, Joanne is your girl. She would like to be adopted with her lifelong companion, Paul.

03/10/2013: Joanne is a mild mannered lady who tends to go with the flow. She gets along with the others dogs in the foster home, but so far doesn't participate in play with them. She seems to be close to housebroken and will sometimes ask to go out. She has dry eye and needs drops put in several times a day. She will at first move away when I go to pick her up at medication time, but soon rolls over for a tummy rub and then is quite co-operative when the drops are given. Joanne would rather not go into her crate at meal time or bed time, but does sleep there quietly at night. Day time is another matter as she loves to be with foster mom so much, she will bark to be let out of the crate. Joanne came to Col. Potter with her fur-sibling Paul and they've been together for many years. Col. Potter would like them to be adopted together. They'll give you double Cairn love!

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Paul
Age:
Born 5/2/2001
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Dark Brindle

Location:
VA Foster Home; Virginia Beach

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.
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UPDATE 3/10/14: Foster Mom says I'm ‘Super-Surprising-Paul’, because I keep surprising her with new behaviors and interests, but when you think about it, it's not really surprising at all! You know, I had been feeling poorly for so long, how in the world would anyone have seen the fun side of me? Foster Mom got my mouth all fixed up though, and while it took a while for me to heal, I'm like a totally new man now! Surprise! I laid around in Foster Mom's lap for a while, as I was getting better. Then Foster Mom made a nice soft bed for me in front of the heat vent, and that was nice too! Now, Spring is almost here and I'm feeling my oats again for the first time in a long time. I'm outside barking, running with the squirrels. Finding some bunny rabbits with no pain in my mouth! Woohoo! Don't get me wrong: I'm still a sweetie pie when I want to turn on the charm. But now there's gas back in the old tank, and I'm ready to go!

UPDATE 1/25/14: Hello, Paul here: I’m just lying around - making foster Mom's lap my home. This is just until somebody falls in love with a sweet old man. I had a hard time for awhile but now I’m fine. Foster Mom says I am cute with no teeth, but the truth is with no pain my personality is coming out. I'm not getting a lot of exercise right now. I had fun in the snow but just until I got too cold, then I ran back to the doggie door. Before I got to foster care, my life was spent out in the cold or the heat so now it’s time for a warm human lap for me. Just letting you know that I am here waiting for a lap that will belong to me forever.

UPDATE 12/7/13: I do not know anyone who likes to go to the dentist, but I can tell you for sure that Paul is thrilled that his dental appointment finally happened! He is not completely healed yet, but he is so, so, so much better! He is not taking any extra medicine now, and he is sleeping much better, now that most of the pain is gone. Without all of the pain and getting so much sleep, his new and improved personality has come out, making Foster Mom love him even more! We are still making progress in the house training department. Not perfect, but better! Maybe a new home with new rules- (and possibly without another little boy Cairn to inspire him… ahemmmm) will help him abandon his belly band habit? One more dental checkup and Paul will be ready to go on to his Forever Home! If you have an empty lap in need of a wonderful, sweet, bundle of Love, think about Paul! This truly charming little boy will be happy to keep you company, day and night, and will reward all of your efforts with an everlasting devotion!

UPDATE 11/9/13: Paul is counting the minutes and days until his dental appointment finally happens. He is so miserable and always looking for Foster Mom for comfort. I just know he will be much happier when his mouth is no longer in pain. In spite of this, we are still making progress in the house training department, and Paul is remembering to go outside more and more. Not perfect yet, but better! When he is feeling better, and ready to go on to his Forever Home, Paul will make that home so full of love. His charming personality leads the way, through good and bad. This sweet, cuddly, 12 lb hunk of love should be feeling much better in a month, just in time to climb out of Santa's big bag and cuddle with you for some Christmas Cheer.

UPDATE 10/25/13: Paul is a 12 year old, 12.5 lb ball of fire! Paul went to the Vet about two weeks ago and he came out looking pretty good. The Doctor said he saw no signs of unusual pressure on the eyes, and that he did have sight, though it was probably cloudy and worse at different times of the day when the natural light was not strong. Paul was so nervous, the vet could not get a really good look at his teeth, but he saw enough to know that Paul needs help. Paul now has an appointment on November 12th for a proper dental. Paul only has a few teeth and the Doctor - whose specialty is as a canine Dentist- said that Paul was probably going to lose them all, but he will be much happier with them gone. Don't you worry about Paul! He is a tough tiny guy with a heart bigger then he is - plus nothing will stop this boy from eating! Because he is so nervous, Paul is now on ˝ Diazepam twice a day. It took a couple days to kick in, but this is proving to have been a good choice. The medicine hasn't taken any life out of him, just calmed him down enough to enjoy the world around him and the family. I can't - as of now - claim victory on potty training, but we have made progress! Paul sometimes realizes that he is supposed to go outside and he is starting to come and get me - when he remembers. This is a wonderful milestone for our little man! The bad thing is that now he is not afraid to go out the fence, so he has to be watched carefully just like any other Cairn - progress from Paul's perspective!

UPDATE 10/05/13: Paul is a tiny, sweet, little man, but he’s still upset at the change in his living circumstances. The potty training is ongoing but we’re managing that with a belly band and frequent trips outside. Changing foster homes and learning a new routine is easier for some dogs than others. Paul has age related cataracts, so he doesn’t see as well as he’d like and that understandably makes him cautious about new things, but he’s an affectionate little guy who doesn’t realize his age and doesn’t let it slow him down. He's added 3.5 lbs to his tiny frame in foster care, and Col. Potter is working hard to show this guy that he is safe. Keep your eye on this love bug as we continue to work with him.

UPDATE 9/7/13: Paul loves the outside life. He also loves to be on my lap when he's inside, but I have found that his true love is the back yard with all the wild critters to listen to and chase. Paul is a senior who still needs to learn to potty outside. His tiny body is so nice to hold but age and being a working stud have taken the color and thickness of his coat away. This makes bathing very easy. You won't be taking a chance on a senior; falling in love with this boy is guaranteed! He has LOTS of life and love left in him.

UPDATE 5/31/13: Paul got to go traveling over the holiday weekend and he passed the visitor test with flying colors. He charmed everyone with his good manners and gentle nature. He loved every person and dog there, slept on several laps, and when activity made him a little uncertain he took himself to his crate until he was rested and confident again. We took daily walks and he behaved as if this was old hat, trotting right along, not pulling or stopping. We swam in the creek and he took right to the water, although the current puzzled him and he preferred to keep at least 2 paws on the gravel! He rode in the car without a peep; he is a great traveling companion. A behavior observation on the home front: Paul, ever chivalrous, will pull bath towels off the rack, jackets off chairs, dirty clothes out of the basket. He doesn't drag them around or chew on them - just leaves them. And Joanne obligingly comes and curls up on the soft bed he's made for her - and takes a nap. Paul is the sweetest Cairn boy ever! He really needs a home so he can bestow his endless love and affection on his very own person! Wouldn't you love to give him that opportunity?

UPDATE 5/4/13: If you are looking for lots of Cairn in a little package you need to take a look at Paul! He is busy and fun-loving with the energy of a much younger dog. While his eyes are not blue like the 'other' Paul he is every bit the lover. He is never too busy to stop for a snuggle with Foster Mom. He is up to date on vaccinations and sleeps quietly in his crate at night. He would really like to be adopted with his lifelong companion, Joanne.

03/10/2013: Paul is the cutest little old man - a lot of love in a small 10.6 pound package. His tail is always wagging in greeting and in hopes of some nice petting and talk. He doesn't interact much with the other dogs in the house. He prefers the little nest he has made in a basket in the laundry. Paul has accessorized his nest with several toys from the toy box. He eagerly hops in his crate when foster mom says to, so he can get his meals or his good-night treat and sleeps there quietly at night. We're working diligently on housebreaking. He wears a belly band in the house and we make sure that he goes outside to potty frequently during the day. Paul came to Col. Potter with his fursibling Joanne and they've been together for many years. Col. Potter would like them to be adopted together. They'll keep you in double Cairn kisses!

Adoption Application [jd0310][0311]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Frodo
Age:
Born 7/31/2003
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
WA Foster Home; Port Angeles

Special Considerations:
No cats

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
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UPDATE 3/30/14: Frodo loves being outside and he is so happy that the weather is getting better so he can spend more time out there. We are looking forward to a few more and longer walks - something he truly loves. He is getting better about not reacting to the cars and trucks that pass by and is responding well to his training. This is so rewarding and shows that even an older boy like Frodo can learn new things! He acts like a puppy more than a senior and keeps all of us (dogs and people alike) on our toes. UPDATE 2/24/14: It is amazing what a little thyroid medication can do for a dog who is low on it. When he came to me, he had no undercoat and you could part his dry, stringy hair and see pearly pink skin. Not any more. He has a nice thick coat. I now have to look at harnesses to see if this is Frodo or my dog Rocky! These medications are very inexpensive - $13 for 90 tablets - around 15 cents a day! And for this little amount, Frodo gets such great benefits. Frodo loves company and is the first to greet them and say hello. We are working on being picked up and being groomed, neither of which are his favorite things but with the homemade dehydrated chicken strips, they are becoming less and less of an issue for him. This little guy responds best to positive training only. His attitude has improved immensely, his coat is thick and lush, he has lots of energy and even gained a little weight which he needed to do. I see improvement in this boy every day.

UPDATE 1/11/14: The holidays are over and training begins for little Frodo. We had a lot of people here over Christmas and he did very well with all of them and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I think the more commotion going on, the happier this boy is. Frodo has a special spot on the couch where he loves to lay and sleep and I put a special little blanket there for him. During the holidays heaven forbid, people were sitting in his spot! So what did Frodo do, he jumped up on the couch and wiggled his little butt back into his spot. You know what the people did? Yep - they all moved over to give him room. And they say that dogs are "dumb"?! Frodo does not like confrontation at all so in order to work with him, you need to make it worth his time and not be forceful. Any forceful actions, i.e. trying to pick him up to stop barking, etc., will initiate a negative response from Frodo. He will need a very experienced and very patient forever home. He is learning the rules here and doing very well but positive training only for this boy is a must.

UPDATE 11/10/13: There comes a time in foster mom's life when she comes to the conclusion that her little foster may be smarter than she is. Little Frodo was picking up little rocks and bringing them into the house, chewing on the rock. He knows "trade" so foster mom would instantly say "trade" and Frodo would drop his rock, then foster mom would give him a yummy treat and pick up the rock and throw it away. After about the 10th rock, it dawned on me that he was playing games with me. Frodo was doing this to get the treat he knew was coming when he dropped his rock. How did I realize this? When he came in and I did not realize immediately he had a rock and he came over and stood in front of me and chewed on it a little to let me know he had a rock in his mouth! Does he still get his treat? You betcha! Cannot having him chewing on rocks! Is he enjoying this game? You betcha!

When Frodo first arrived, I was not too sure I even liked this little guy - he was very suspicious and leery of me and I of him. As the days passed, I realized I kind of liked this little boy and the more he trusted me and the more I trusted him, the greater our bond has grown and I can honestly say I adore this little boy now. He has some rough edges that we are working on but he has let his guard down and has become a loving little boy. Frodo needs a home who will give him the time he needs to adjust, because he is not very trusting at first. But when he learns that you are going to be kind and loving to him, he gives it back ten-fold. Frodo is a dog who thrives on positive training and this will be a must for him in the future. He is doing so well and will be available very soon.

UPDATE 10/28/13: Frodo has packed his bags and moved to a new foster home. He is a very sweet little dog who loves to be loved on. As noted before, he has a low thyroid and we are retesting this week to make sure he is on the right dose. Having this so important hormone in balance has really improved his attitude and well being. He is not quite ready to join a new family but he will be very soon. He is undergoing some training and much needed nutritional support and is showing improvement. Frodo has learned trade so well that I can even whisper "trade" and he drops what he has and runs to the treat cupboard. You have to love these Cairns! Watch this space to hear about all the things that Frodo is learning. With a little more time and training Frodo will become a loving little Cairn for some lucky person.

10/30/2013: I would like to introduce our friend Frodo. He is a black/brindle Cairn with wonderful ears and a terrific smile. When Frodo came to Colonel Potter he was in need of dental care, had severe ear infections and had an imbalanced thyroid. Consequently, it took a few weeks for us to find out what an outstanding gentleman he is! Now his teeth are in great shape, the infections are cleared up (he hears EVERYTHING) and he takes his thyroid medication twice a day. Frodo absolutely loves men! Ladies are OK too but he really enjoys the company of other gentlemen. As soon as his foster dad comes home, Frodo is asking to be picked up and loved on. Frodo enjoys other dogs too as long as they are as calm and mild mannered as he is. Since we don't have a cat we don't know how well he might get along with one. We hope that you will consider this lively gent as a new forever companion. He'd love to take you for walks and have evening conversations with you. He loves to amiably chat whenever you have the time to listen.

Adoption Application [st1030][0330]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Koosah
Age:
Born 9/30/2005

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
WA Foster Home; Everett

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
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UPDATE 2/16/14: Koosah is a sweetheart! I recently had a medical issue and spent some time on the couch. He had never asked to be up there before but when I didn't feel good, he asked. It was not the greatest because he wanted to check it all out and was not letting me rest. The second time wasn't the best either, but the 3rd time was a charm! What a sweet boy. He protected me and wanted me to get up (and feed him. I'm sure)! He is beginning to look so much like our boy Hemi, who we adopted from Col. Potter, that we both have to check who we are talking to! Koosah is a beautiful boy. We love him very much and he deserves a family who can love him more than anything. Koosah is loyal, loving and enjoys whatever you give him. He is quiet when alone but likes to chime in with the rest of them when there is something to talk about. Koosah had a hard beginning but he is a good boy, hoping for a good home. Might that home be yours?

UPDATE 1/19/14: Whew! We got through the holidays! Koosah's Foster brother Elowah, was adopted and he is very happy about that! Koosah gets along just fine with his foster cousins here (2 boys and 2 girls) but he and Elowah did not get along. Everything is calmer here now.
We also had to figure out what food worked best for him. He can't eat canned food or he is a stinky, he can't eat chicken or he is a stinky but he can eat salmon and it helped him put on some weight. Koosah will eat stuffy toys so we got him some heavy duty chew toys and he will work them over really, really good! He loves to be groomed because he knows there is a treat when we are done! He likes to "Party in the Bathroom" with Mom and the others. We have started calling him "Mr. Sparkles" because his eyes just shine with delight. He doesn't wear a belly band any more and goes in and out of the doggie door on his own. He can go up and down stairs, just not down the daunting 15 stairs here. About 5 is good for him. The love in his eyes is so inspiring! He is happy here but really needs a home of his own. Koosah has learned his name and will come when called. His manners are WAY BETTER! He used to act like he was never fed on a regular basis. That has changed and he will sit and wait and not grab. He is very loyal and will sit in the yard and watch Foster Dad for hours on end. He needs someone to love, don't you?

UPDATE 11/10/13: Koosah, Koosah! Those eyes look into your soul. We have been through some times with him. He is such a submissive guy that the others will pick on him. He does bounce right back. He has been in foster care for a while and foster Momma doesn't understand why. He too was a breeder dog and left to fend for himself. Nothing gets him down! He knows how to use the doggie door - just not always when he should! He doesn't do more than four stairs but “That's ok” he says, “I get carried!”

UPDATE 9/22/13: Koosah wants someone to take the plunge! Love me, please! I am a happy, carefree boy. All I need is food, water and sometimes a hug. I get along just fine by myself. I am very prey driven - put a bird in my yard and I'm off. Foster Mom says I can't have toys because I eat them! Darn it! I am quiet but I do want those birds! I have to wear a belly band but it is dry more and more! Yeah!

UPDATE 8/18/13: Koosah, Koosah! He will look at you when you call his name, and that’s progress! He has discovered that being held and cuddled is nice and he can relax. He doesn't like the birds in his kiddie pool and would like to stop them if he could! He spent a couple of days boarded while Foster Mom and Dad took a short trip and his caretakers said he was perfect. Koosah is a sweet boy who would like his very own home. He loves both men and women. He hasn't figured out the doggie door but he did decide that when Foster Mom or Dad went upstairs - he should too. He has only gone half way up and then stops and looks around as if to say "Now what"? So we either help him all the way up or help him come back down. Up is easier than down. He is a sweet little man who deserves someone to love him forever!

UPDATE 7/28/13: Splish, splash I took a bath! Koosah just loves to play in the water, either with the hose or in the kiddy pool. He went for a grooming last week and now you can see how cute he is. The groomers said he was very good for them and never complained. Koosah is a real sweetheart and loves to be by your side in the house. Outside is a different story - there are too many interesting things to explore! He has been keeping his belly band dry when in the house and has not tried to mark anything for the last week. He has not shown any interest in the doggie door or going upstairs yet. We will leave that up to him. When he is ready, he will let us know. When Koosah looks at you now it melts your heart!

UPDATE 7/21/13: Koosah has made some ripples in his pool this week. He has been learning what it's like to live in a home. He is not afraid of all the household noises but is very curious. He will stop and stare, cock his little head, and listen. We have had some very nice weather this week so we brought out the kiddie pool and he jumped right in! He also loves to play with the water from the hose sprayer! He jumps around and tries to catch the water. Koosah is independent but loves attention and follows both my husband and me around. He will lie between us while we are outside enjoying the weather. We can't give him stuffed toys because he tries to tear them up and eat the pieces. We are now giving him hard rubber toys and balls - he doesn't think they are as much fun though! Koosah is up to date on his vaccines and is micro-chipped. He has healed from his neuter surgery and is going in for a grooming next week. He still sometimes tries to mark in the house but he is getting better. Koosah is a very sweet boy and will make someone very happy! New pictures will come after his grooming so be sure to check back soon.

07/13/2013: Koosah, is another beautiful ‘Oregon Waterfalls’ group Cairn, who came to his foster home on July 6th. He was neutered, brought up to date on vaccinations and had his dental work. He traveled here with another male Cairn, Elowah. We found out quickly that he and Elowah were not the best of friends when we provided the B&B before taking them in for their spa week. We had to keep them separated. We hope that now that they have both been neutered, it will be a different story. We will also have to see how it goes with the resident Cairn cousins here - two males and two females.

Koosah is a beautiful black color with silver undertones and streaks of light flashing through. Koosah sleeps quietly in his crate. We know he wants out of that darn exercise pen. He paces back and forth while he’s inside but he is quiet. He appears very independent, and friendly enough but not as interested in people as in the other Cairns. He is good with men and women. We will be able to find out more about his personality as he is introduced to his cousins and more of his foster home. Koosah's not ready to be adopted just yet but will be soon. Watch as he too, cascades into his new "pool"!

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
WI Foster Home; Neenah

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 1/30/14: Jancy continues to be a joy to foster. She is still a bit timid around people but loves to be in the company of our other dogs. She has a special fondness for our youngest 1 year old and could play non-stop with her. Jancy has adopted a few toys and her favorite is an "S" shaped chew toy. In the evenings, if she isn't on the sofa cuddling with us, she is resting contently on one of the dog beds with her "S".

We had a funny scene the other day. We had another dog on a loose leash and Jancy picked up the end and tried walking her around the house. She was so gentle trying to pull her. We have found Jancy to be a bit sneaky. She sometimes "adopts" items that are not dog toys. It's not unusual to find her trying to drag one of my husband's large heavy shoes into her bed. We rescue the shoes before taking any chances on what she might do, but other than designated dog toys, she has not chewed anything she shouldn't. Jancy likes to play in the snow and will chase a big ball around the yard with our 1 year old. She keeps her crate clean and is very vocal when she wants to go outside. Her diet has been successful and she has lost 3 lbs! She has not been happy about the little reduction in food amount and will let us know when it is time to eat. She has truly found her Cairn princess personality!

11/03/2013: Wanted: One Forever Home.
Reward: Unconditional love, tail wagging and cute antics galore.

Jancy has a black face, big brown eyes, and thick, shiny black brindle fur. She has the cutest personality. She follows me around, and when I talk to her, she wags her tail a mile a minute. Jancy loves to play and runs with our other Cairns around the fireplace in the yard. She even tries to get them to play by putting her feet on their bed while they nap and play bows to them. She has learned how to use the doggy door without any hesitation. She is nearly house trained and has had only one accident in the last several days. In the evenings when we put her on the sofa with us, she is afraid at first but she eventually relaxes. She will nose scoop our hand if we stop petting her. I just can't believe how playful she is given her age. She is a bit overweight and is on a slight diet to get her down to her ideal weight. Jancy is up to date on all her vaccinations and is spayed. Please fill out an application for this beautiful Cairn princess – before someone else does!

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