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

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

Fill out an Application for Adoption!

Come Blog with CP!

Please visit our Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network Blog!

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

Happy Endings and More!

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

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

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

Check out our YouTube for Fosters Channel!

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

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

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

Not Quite Ready to Adopt?

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


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

 

 


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


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


Cairns For Adoption

Cairns in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          ALABAMA

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          ALASKA

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          ARIZONA

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
AZ Foster Home; Apache Junction

Special Considerations:
NONE

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


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

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

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

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

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


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          ARKANSAS

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
AR Foster Home; Cave Springs

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


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

10/28/2014: Is your life in need of a bit more friendly fun? Looking for a little boost to brighten every day? Then you’ve just found her! Meet Miss Booster. This pretty, petite Cairn princess was reluctantly given into the caring arms of Col Potter by her owner, due to a change in family circumstances. Because of her upbringing in a loving, doting home, Booster comes with a bounty of benefits. She is sweet and very smart. She is crate trained, perfectly housebroken, knows how to use a pet door and walks beautifully on leash. She’s playful, loves to retrieve a ball and goes bonkers over the beam of a flashlight. She’s ready to give a big loving boost to some lucky person’s life. Could it be yours? Put adopting Booster at the top of your priority list today!

Adoption Application [ds1028][1114]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
18.2 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
AR Foster Home; Rogers

Special Considerations:
NONE

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


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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [lr0917][1115]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


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          CALIFORNIA

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
13.6 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
CA Foster Home; Vacaville

Special Considerations:
NONE

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


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

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

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


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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
CA Foster Home; Sutter Creek

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


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

UPDATE 11/7/14: Although it’s really nice living here, I am hoping with all of my little heart that you will claim me this month so that I will be with my forever family in time for Thanksgiving. I would love to spend the holidays with you, making new and happy memories for both of us. Maybe if I show you how I can stand on my two back legs - like a little teddy bear - you’ll slip me a bite of turkey! I’d love to cuddle up with you. I have a charming way of resting my little head or a paw on your leg or arm. You see I'm a lover, not a fighter, and want to be with you all the time if I can manage it. If not, I can wait for you to come home from work or school and then give you all of my attention. I may be small, but my heart is very, very big. I have so much love to give and want to do just that. I may love my foster mom, but I am really saving my heart for you. Please, you know you want me and that we will make each other very happy. So hurry up and contact Colonel Potter to make it happen! Please?

UPDATE 9/21/14: One would never guess that ‘super Skip' was a sick little boy just seven weeks ago. His eye and ear infections, skin irritation (due to fleas), and tooth issues are completely resolved. He was previously scheduled for eye surgery due to an ulcerated eye, but when Foster Mom (FM) and Skip arrived at the vet’s office for the scheduled procedure, they were thrilled to learn he wouldn't need the operation after all because his eye was healing so quickly on its own! He is medication free now and is a very healthy and energetic youngster. Col. Potter obtained DNA results and it turns out he has some rather exotic blood: He is one-half Australian Koolie, very, very few of which have made it to our shores. (A Koolie is a sheep herding dog known for its wonderful characteristics: patient, fun loving, loyal, friendly, intelligent, trainable.) Skip adores shadowing FM’s every move throughout the day, snuggling up to her when she's watching TV or surfing the internet; he loves to be outside "helping" with yard work and is always game to take a walk or drive. He trots into his crate each night now without any complaints (probably because he knows he’ll get a treat!). FM thinks Skip must have had a loving home at some point in his short life because he is such a happy, friendly, affectionate little boy. Skip is ready, set and more than able to bring joy, laughter and bundles of love to his forever home. If you think Skip might be right up your ‘dream list’ alley, please fill out an application to find out more about this little trooper. Lots of photos and videos are available if you’d like to grin from ear to ear!

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


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

Adoption Application [ca0823][1117]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


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

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          COLORADO

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          CONNECTICUT

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

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
CT Foster Home; Milford

Special Considerations:
NONE

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


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

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

Love, Pavonia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [dwk0624][0410]
Please note our applications are not for specific dogs. Changes in status during the application process do not mean the dog is yours. Requests for specific dogs occur after you have been approved to adopt during the MatchMaking Process.


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

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
CT Foster Home; Greenwich

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

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 9/21/14: Tohoe enjoyed a quiet summer in Connecticut but he’s ready to explore new scenery with his forever family. If you’re looking for someone to go walking and admire the fall foliage, Tohoe is your guy. He is a great walking companion and can keep up a brisk pace without tiring or getting distracted by squirrels. Back inside, he is content to nap all day and rarely demands attention – except at dinner time! He has very good manners and does not jump on the furniture, beg during meals, or wake you up early on the weekends. He knows to wait for the alarm clock to sound and then it’s okay to begin his morning ritual of rolling around on his bed snorting and sneezing looking forward to his first belly rub of the day. Could you be the special person to give Tohoe a bright start to his day?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [kl0323][1021]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Bellina
Age:
Born 3/2/07

Gender:
Female

Weight:
13.8 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Auburndale

Special Considerations:
No other dogs or cats

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

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

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

Adoption Application [re0401][0810]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Brad
Age:
11 yrs
Born 12/1/2002
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Bradenton

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
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UPDATE 11/9/14: I could be your best friend? I am looking for a forever home with a person just like you. I am a very good boy, I’m housetrained, I love walks and I walk like a gentleman. I would be so proud to have you as my forever home.

UPDATE 10/26/14: Brad is a happy guy and gets so excited about playing ball. If anyone comes to visit the first thing he does is get his ball. My mother (90 yrs. old) came to visit and Brad would not leave her alone about the ball playing. Of course it is easy for her because she just sits in the chair while Brad retrieves the ball. I think my mother was tired long before Brad was. He started to pile sticks up in front of her to help the game along. Want to play with Brad? He is waiting for you! He is sure to put a smile on your face.

UPDATE 10/16/14: Did you lovely folks out there forget about me? Brad is my name here, but you can call me anything you would like. I am the handsome guy who loves to play ball and go for walks? This week my foster mom took me for a ride. We went to the beach and I had a lot of fun running in the sand and into the waves. After that I went to get groomed. Now I am super handsome and should be on the front page of ‘Dog Fancy’ magazine. Where aaaarrrre you? I’m waiting as patiently as I can!

UPDATE 9/28/14: There must be someone special out in this beautiful world who would love to give this handsome Cairn a forever home. He is working so hard to be a perfect boy. How about this: A little kitten came into our home this last week and Brad has decided to be the care taker of this baby. The kitten climbs all over him and Brad just gives him a couple of licks. They have become the best of friends. With all the rain we have had this last week it is really a problem for a Cairn with thunder fear problems to stay calm. Having the kitten here has given Brad the strength to endure the noise and has really helped out. Do you have a lovey cat who would enjoy a new friend?

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

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

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

Adoption Application [jc0715][1109]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Kyler (Mix)
Age:
~3 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
18 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
FL Foster Home; Pensacola

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

Adoption Application [ms0913][1111]
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Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
Adult
M
07-22-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
IL Foster Home; Normal

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
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I had my first injection for heart worms and I was a very good boy. It really hurt but Dr. Matt said that I was a very brave boy and didn't complain at all. Unfortunately, I find myself stuck in this very large wire crate most of the time. I'm not allowed to get excited or to run and jump, so being the Cairn boy that I am, unless I'm in my crate, I try to do all of the things I'm not supposed to do right now. Foster mom keeps telling me that I can sit on her lap or lie in a doggy bed if I'm quiet but, hey - I'm a 3 year old Cairn boy who wants to PLAY!
I did lie in foster mom's lap the other night because I was cold and the blanket and foster mom felt so good. It got real cold here and I'm a good boy and do all of my business outside, but I got a bit cold so I was willing to soak up the warmth on a nice lap instead of my crate. It was really nice but after a while I was ready to get down and be a Cairn boy so - yep - back into the crate I went. I tell you being heart worm positive is no fun for a young Cairn boy!
I have learned many things over the past few weeks. Foster mom and dad are really nice and I know that they will never hurt me. I'm learning that the people that come to visit are nice too. I don't trust them the way I do foster mom and dad but I'm getting more comfortable around strangers. The big outdoors isn't scary any more. I'm still not sure about those loud noises that foster mom calls garbage trucks and sirens but as long as foster mom is right there, I'm OK. I'm not afraid of those things that fly into the big trees any longer. Foster dad calls those birds and I know now that they aren't going to swoop down and hurt me. I've gotten used to the leaves falling on me now so I don't try to run and hide from them. Foster mom says I'm really a handsome boy. My hair is growing out and it's got some very pretty red in it. Mom says I'm a knock-out - whatever that is. I must admit that I'm a totally adorable and sweet boy. I'm sure that my forever family is out there waiting for me to be heart worm free so they can adopt me. Bye for now, but I'll be checking in again in a couple of weeks.

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


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

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

Adoption Application [pe1020][1118]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Raelynn
Age:
Born 3/17/2004
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
IL Foster Home; Brookfield

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [mc0819][1111]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Totoro
Age:
~3 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IL Foster Home; Chicago

Special Considerations:
Escape artist

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

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

Adoption Application [sk0616][1104]
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Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
8 years old
F
11-01-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          INDIANA

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
IN Foster Home; South Bend

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
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11/06/2014: Bonsie is settling very nicely into our pack. It's like she has been with us for years. She loves attention which she returns with wonderful kisses. A gentle soul, Bonsie loves to snuggle up next to you on the couch or in your lap. She loves to go for walks outside and does very well on her leash. She sleeps well in her crate at night and doesn’t mind being there when we are out during the day. Bonsie is housebroken and will let you know when she wants to go out. She will fit into any home that has a lot of love and affection to give — and she will return it right back! Make sure to fill out that application to adopt this precious little one. Hurry - she won’t last long!

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
IN Foster Home; South Bend

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
Adoption Application
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UPDATE 10/16/14: Fall is in the air. The leaves are coming down and covering my space in the backyard - making more spots for those blasted moles and squirrels to hide. There is a nip in the air, but that doesn’t stop me! I still love to put on my lead and take foster mom for a walk several times each day. I listen to her when we're walking - she gives good directions and I'm usually right by her side. My favorite time during the day though is evenings when I get to curl up on foster mom's lap and catch a snooze. The only thing that would make this better would be snuggling up with my forever family. Have you put in your application yet? I'm turning over the leaves looking for you!

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

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

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          IOWA

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

Weight:
29 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
IA Foster Home; Spirit Lake

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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          KANSAS

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

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
KS Foster Home; Topeka

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
KS Foster Home; Kansas City

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Color:
Dark Brindle

Location:
KS Foster Home; Kansas City

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

My Name is Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My name is Lake… and I am free.

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

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

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
KS Foster Home; Lyons

Special Considerations:
No other dogs

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

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

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

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

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





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          KENTUCKY

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

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          LOUISIANA

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
LA Foster Home; Haughton

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
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 8/20/14: I'm waiting on my future home to come and get me. I am such an adorable guy, (or so my foster mom tells me). What do you think? If that’s true (and I think it is) I don't know how you can resist me! When I get excited I like to twirl around in circles and I look so cute. Who wouldn’t want to take me home? I’ve had my check-up and just had my teeth cleaned, I’m housetrained, and will let you know when I need to go out, and I walk nicely on my leash. I also don’t have a real strong prey drive so I won’t be barking and trying to go after squirrels and such. I'm all ready to go to my permanent home!

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

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
18.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MA Foster Home; Dorchester

Special Considerations:
No other female dogs

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 9/27/14: Mrs. Doubtfire is a very special little girl who wants to be the only princess in the house. She has never had an accident in the house although she is a female marker outside (don't expect fast walks). She does beautiful sit-ups and can hold them for an incredibly long time. She is fed separately because she is a slow eater and fed last. When Foster Mom indicates it is time, this good girl goes right to the correct location for her meal. We have had some interactive play with her foster brothers. She has shown no aggression toward our cats, unless instigated by another of our dogs. One of our cats has decided Mrs. D's crate is perfect for naps. Mrs. D just lies on the floor outside the crate and gazes longingly towards it. Mrs. D loves human attention - if you are a couch sitter she will happily nestle against your side and ALLOW you to rub her belly - the longer the better. It is difficult to understand how a dog that suffered for 5 years in a breeding facility can be such a wonderful human companion. She truly needs one or several adult or mature children family members for her own. Although she gets along with her foster brothers, Mrs. Doubtfire is not happy with another female dog in the house so she should be adopted into a forever home with no other female dogs.



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

Adoption Application [cs0911][0927]
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          MICHIGAN

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

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MI Foster Home; Milan

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [dh0725][1021]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Rhee
Age:
Born 3/15/05

Gender:
Male

Weight:
22 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
MI Foster Home; Grand Rapids

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [sl1025][1116]
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          MINNESOTA

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Bobo
Age:
Born 12/23/12

Gender:
Male

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
MO Foster Home; Sullivan

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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08/24/2014: Are you looking for a bouncy little boy who will keep a smile on your face? Bobo surely fills that bill! He is a happy and house trained little guy who loves attention and sharing a lap with his humans. He enjoys wrestling and playing chase with the younger dogs here. If you are looking for a companion to your current little buddy, or for yourself, Bobo may be the perfect fit for your family!

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

Weight:
23 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
MO Foster Home; Sullivan

Special Considerations:
Has seizures will need to be on meds

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
30.8 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
MO Foster Home; Cape Giardi

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [tl1118][1118]
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          NEVADA

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NJ Foster Home; Verona

Special Considerations:
No other male dogs

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 10/24/14: Fitzy Darcy continues to rule the backyard with an iron paw. If you fear invasion by a squirrel army, you have found your dog. He is attuned to any disturbance in the yard and uses a set of ninja/Jedi/swat team techniques to keep us safe. He has 3 modes apparently. They are "sleep", "guard duty", and "snuggle". It often seems a toss up between sleeping and snuggling for his favorite pastimes. Fitzy Darcy greets us each morning with a polite woof and ends each night with a similar reminder that the perimeter must be secured with another walk. The in-between hours are filled with lap time and general napping. He sometimes forgets to come when called and other times follows your every step. Fityz Darcy wants nothing more than to be loved and be able to love a human in return, even if he can't find the words to express it.

UPDATE 10/19/14: Fitzy Darcy is settling into his new foster home. Allergies have struck and his coat is in poor shape, but nothing will keep him from his walkies. Morning and night 1.5 mile treks are the standard, which is good because weight loss is also a goal. Fitzy enjoys sitting on laps for scritches and afternoon naps (football, zombies, romantic comedies - he doesn't care; a warm lap for TV time is all he needs). The crisp fall breeze has him attentive to every leaf and twig. Chipmunks and squirrels know to keep their distance, and even the deer now halt at the property line to make sure our little security guard is not out of doors. Fitzy would clearly enjoy a family with lady dogs, but he tends to remind the four-footed boys that he runs the roost.

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

Adoption Application [pl0812][1025]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Beverly
Age:
Born 11/19/2007

Gender:
Female

Weight:
15.6 lbs.

Color:
Silver

Location:
NY Foster Home; Syracuse

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 10/20/14: I was a language teacher for 34 years and yet I can't find the words to adequately describe how special, how unique, how downright amazing Beverly is. Her vibrant personality has won the heart of everyone who has met her. She is incredibly bright; she learned "sit", "down", and "come" in two short sessions. Bev is 100% housebroken and sleeps quietly in her crate all night long. It would be virtually impossible to find a more loving companion than she is. Beverly has had several small, short lived seizures since coming to foster and is on medication to correct and control this. If you are that special family looking for the almost perfect dog, she's here in Syracuse waiting for you to take her to her forever home.

10/15/2014: If this little girl were to compete in the Miss America pageant, she would surely win "Miss Congeniality". One would never guess that Beverly spent 7 years as a breeder mama - she is sweet, sassy, spunky, outgoing, friendly and incredibly affectionate. Beverly is a cuddle-bug to the max and loves to be right at the side of foster mom or dad. It really is difficult to explain just how special and wonderful this dog is. As you can see, she has been closely shaved down but when her coat grows out she will be GORGEOUS. She's only been with her foster family for a week and isn't quite ready for adoption, but if you are interested in this little lovebug, you'd better get your application in now!

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
19.2 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Goshen

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

Adoption Application [rr1008][1025]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
ShaSha
Age:
Born 4/16/2003
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
16.2 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Whitesboro

Special Considerations:
daily eye drops and meds for arthritis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NY Foster Home; Endicott

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NC Foster Home; Raleigh

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
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UPDATE 11/9/14: Allegheny Moon has been in foster care 2 weeks today and she is ready for her forever home! She is the sweetest and cutest little girl I have ever seen. She was spoiled when she came to me but now I think she is a little bit more spoiled. You can't help it. She melts your heart with that little head tilt she does. When she talks to you, you can't help but laugh. Won’t you please consider inviting Allegheny Moon to be part of your family to love and spoil?

11/06/2014: Allegheny Moon here. Foster Mom said I'm a very sweet girl and I love to play with my little green ball. I also love other dogs who will play with me. I'm not sure if I like cats or not-haven't seen any since I've been in NC. I love all people and get very excited when I see someone. I walk really well on a leash but I don't really like walking that much. I will walk long enough to do my business then I'm ready to come back home. I'm very vocal when I want a treat but Foster Mom doesn't listen to me all the time. I'm ready for my forever home where I can run around in a nice fenced-in back yard and play until my heart is content. Won't you please consider me? I'm very cute and little and I need my own home so I can be someone's princess!

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NC Foster Home; New Bern

Special Considerations:
No other dogs; no cats

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
7.5 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
NC Foster Home; Roanoke Rapids

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
OH Foster Home; Cleveland area

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

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Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
11 years old
F
11-18-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
OR Foster Home; Corvallis

Special Considerations:
No Cats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weight:
20 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
OR Foster Home; Corvallis

Special Considerations:
No cats

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

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

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

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

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


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

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          PENNSYLVANIA

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12.8 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
PA Foster Home; Pittsburgh

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

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

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

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Reenie
Age:
Born 9/2/2005

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
PA Foster Home; Newberrytown

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has an adoption pending
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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11/01/2014: Introducing Reenie, a Cairn princess if ever there was one! This little miss had a difficult life as a breeding-facility momma, but she is now the royal highness, ruling a house full of Cairn boys. At some point in her past one of her hind legs was damaged so badly that it had to be removed when she came to Col. Potter. Her teeth also needed to be removed since they were so infected they could not be saved. But, this little dynamo is bouncing right back! She moves easily around the house and yard on 3 legs, and now that her mouth is healed she is showing that she loves her food! Reenie is a cuddle bug! Don't think you can keep this little girl on the floor, she demands to be up with you on the sofa (she even tries to sit on the back of the sofa to survey her kingdom, but since she still has stitches we have to prevent that!). Reenie still needs a week or two of veterinary care, but then she will be ready for her forever home. So, if you are looking for a little dog with lots of life left in her, and lots of love to share - Reenie is the princess for you!

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Organization
Dog Name
Age
M/F
Post Date
 
6 1/2 years old
M
11-01-2014
Courtesy Posting: Dog may no longer be available

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          SOUTH CAROLINA

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
9 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
SC Foster Home; Columbia

Special Considerations:
No cats

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
21 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
SC Foster Home; Columbia

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
SC Foster Home; Cayce

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Tanzy
Age:
Born 2/1/05

Gender:
Female

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TN Foster Home; Lake City

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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10/29/2014: Hello everyone! My name is Tanzy. I am such a happy girl! Before coming to live with my foster mom, I was a Mom myself. I had many sweet babies but those days are over now. I get to snuggle on the couch with my foster mom dad and I have my very own soft bed. They feed me yummy soft food and give me lots of love. I'm getting to know my foster brothers. They are teaching me how nice it is to go outside and they haven't grumbled even once at me!

Foster Mom: Tanzy will be ready for adoption soon. She is very loving and submissive and bonded quickly with me and my husband. I would love to see her in a home where she could have lots of snuggle time.

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          TEXAS

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
19 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Montgomery

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
10.8 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Dallas

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16.5 lbs.

Color:
Dark Brindle

Location:
TX Foster Home; Fort Worth

Special Considerations:
Escape Artist

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

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

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

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

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

Weight:
15 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Frisco

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
TX Foster Home; Huntsville

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
11.4 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Galveston

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Female

Weight:
12 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
TX Foster Home; Houston

Special Considerations:
NONE
This dog has been adopted
Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 9/23/14: Yvonne has done very well following her initial heartworm injection. She will be getting her last two injections next week on Oct. 2nd and 3rd. Then another month of staying quiet. If all goes well, she will be ready for her forever home after that. Please make a donation if you can to help with her heartworm treatment. This is one sweet, sweet little girl, and she deserves a loving forever home. She’s sweet, petite, and her healthy little heart will be all yours if you’re lucky to adopt Yvonne.

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

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

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

Adoption Application [ms0806][1109]
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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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          UTAH

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          VERMONT

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
13 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
VT Foster Home; Essex

Special Considerations:
Daily eye drops; no other dogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
17 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
VT Foster Home; Essex

Special Considerations:
No cats; escape artist

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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UPDATE 10/08/14: Sit down and let me tell you a story about Mr. Handsome Dude Mcgraw (aka Mugsy). On Monday, his smaller but older brother (unsure of their relationship but brother makes sense), Jaxton hurt his paw. While Jaxton was nursing the injured limb (don't worry it's fine now), he hid in a crate and wouldn't come out. So what does this have to do with Mcgraw? WELL, I'll tell you - did he hover around Jaxton and worry - absolutely NOT! Mcgraw was all over the place, just like a normal Cairn boy - chasing the noises, racing with the wind. He was FREE!
Jaxton is a little tyrant and is constantly nipping at Mcgraw and telling him what to do and where to go. So Mcgraw took advantage of this freedom and had the time of his life. When it was time to relax, he joined Foster Mom and her dogs on the bed and instead of skulking off to a dog bed on the side and letting Jaxton have the prime spot next to Foster Mom, Mcgraw was able to lay down RIGHT NEXT to Foster Mom and get the attention for a change. No Little Napoleon pushing him around and making him miss the love and warmth he so wants. Now isn't that a sad story? But at the same time, it shows how much Mcgraw NEEDS a home of his own - with no Little Snot bossing him around and keeping him from what he really wants - to be loved and cherished for himself: Mugsy-Bugsy. And it also shows how SMART he is. How much he would love not only having his own human(s) but also obedience training and learning to overcome his bad habits - and yes he has plenty but nothing that can't be fixed with attention, patience and training. Wouldn't you like an active, happy boy to come and stay at your home, free from tyranny so he can find himself? Mcgraw is waiting…

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [sm1014][1008]
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          VIRGINIA

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

Weight:
24 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
VA Foster Home; Virginia Beach

Special Considerations:
NONE

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





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

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

Adoption Application [jd1021][1103]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Gia
Age:
Born 2/26/2003
This dog is a Senior (10+ years old)
Gender:
Female

Weight:
14 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
VA Foster Home; Virginia Beach

Special Considerations:
NONE

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


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

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

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          WASHINGTON

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

Weight:
16 lbs.

Color:
Wheaten

Location:
WA Foster Home; Langley

Special Considerations:
No cats

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [mh0715][1109]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Fagan
Age:
Born 4/15/2011

Gender:
Male

Weight:
15.6 lbs.

Color:
Red Wheaten

Location:
WA Foster Home; Vancouver

Special Considerations:
NONE

Contact:
E-mail: CPCRN@CairnRescue.com
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10/05/2014: Fagan is adorable, and with his one ear up, one ear down appearance he is a rakish young fellow. He is very healthy but gets anxious sometimes when his people have to leave him. He would really love to ride in the car when they go. Playing ball and tug are his two favorite pastimes indoors or out and, of course, a lap for an afternoon or evening snooze is the best place to be.

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

Adoption Application [mr1005]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Myers (Mix)
Age:
~8 yrs

Gender:
Male

Weight:
23.5 lbs.

Color:
Cream

Location:
WA Foster Home; Port Angeles

Special Considerations:
Separation Anxiety

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Application [st0909][1115]
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This dog is in the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Name:
Razzy
Age:
Born 08/06/05

Gender:
Male

Weight:
16.5 lbs.

Color:
Gray Brindle

Location:
WA Foster Home; Everett

Special Considerations:
NONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gender:
Male

Weight:
26 lbs.

Color:
Black Brindle

Location:
WY Foster Home; Rock Springs

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No cats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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