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A Foxy Cairn Lady

IN THE April 5 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Honora, or Foxy, as she is known to her friends, came into Col Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue because her elderly owner could no longer care for her. This sweet little five year old wheaten Cairn was very fortunate because her vet took charge of her, made sure she was up to date on her medical needs, and then called Col Potter.

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From Terrier Terror to Therapy Dog

IN THE March 1 ISSUE

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When Marsha’s long time therapy pet partner, Jake, died, she was hit hard with the loss but also knew she didn’t want to give up on pet therapy. She put her name in with an established Scottish Terrier breeder for a puppy, but before one was available, a friend told her about a five month old Scottie on EBay Classifieds that was housebroken and trained. “Sounds perfect for you,” her friend said.

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McKenzie and Lucas Find a Miracle

IN THE February 8 ISSUE

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McKenzie and Lucas, Westie brother and sister, were living a pretty nice life with an older lady. Despite being legally blind, she doted on her two Westie kids, playing with them and taking them on walks to the park. Then, disaster struck when mom fell and broke both ankles. Cathy, the daughter, loved the two Westies, but couldn’t take them because she had cats and the Westie siblings, despite loving people, were cat aggressive. Fortunately, Cathy did the right thing and called Westie Rescue.

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Canine Cuddles and a Forever Home

IN THE February 1 ISSUE

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Sandy and Izzie, a certified therapy dog, worked as a team to bring joy and comfort to seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. They were even part of a therapy pet dance troupe that entertained the seniors. As a team, they were very closely bonded. So, when Izzie died, Sandy was devastated.

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Westie Puppy Gets Two New Moms for the Holidays

IN THE January 4 ISSUE

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When the little Westie puppy came to live with an older woman, he was a happy boy but a handful. His new mom realized quite quickly that she could not provide the best home for him, especially living in senior housing and on the second floor. With some health problems, she simply couldn’t go up and down the stairs as often as the little puppy would need, so she called Westie Rescue of Austin Texas and asked them to find him a good home.

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by Lee Juslin




McGee was a stud. Now, though, instead of living in a kennel where he sired lots of pups, he’s in his forever home. But, that’s not to say that he isn’t still a very handsome boy!

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by Lee Juslin
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We thought for the holidays we’d pull out a couple of past favorites for you to make for your holiday baking–the Terrier Cake and Christmas Cookies! Recipes included.

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Working for a Dream: A Therapy Dog Story

IN THE December 7 ISSUE

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Rachel knew she wanted to be a vet from early on. Her mother supported her dream by scheduling vet appointments for times when Rachel could go, too and then, at nineteen, her dream was given a big boost when she landed a job with a vet clinic run by a father/daughter team. Both vets were mentors to Rachel, and she was able to get practical experience in caring for sick animals and even observing surgeries. Not afraid of hard work, Rachel worked full time at the vet hospital and carried a full load of college courses at night. Dreams are worth working hard for.

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Toronto: A Canadian Cairn Rescue

IN THE November 23 ISSUE

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Toronto, or Tori as she is known to her friends, is a little Wheaten Cairn who came from a puppy mill. She was rescued by a Canadian branch of Col Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue and then sent on to Col Potter in the USA. When Cairns are rescued in a group, usually from a mill, thematic names are often used to honor the rescuers. In this case all the dogs in Tori’s group were named for Canadian cities.

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Kenner, a Happy Rescued Westie Boy

IN THE November 9 ISSUE

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Kenner, a sweet Westie boy, has been in foster care with Westie Rescue of Austin Texas for a year. They figure him to be about eight years old. Kenner is still waiting for his forever home, but with some significant health issues, he may remain in foster care.

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Sadie the Rescued Scottie Lady

IN THE November 2 ISSUE

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Born in the Bronx in New York City in a low income district, Sadie had a rough start. She was passed around to several families who did not have the financial means or the knowledge to get her even basic care.

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A Special Person for Jake: An Animal Rescue Story

IN THE October 12 ISSUE

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Jake, an eight year old Westie, was an owner turn-in to Westie Scottie Rescue of Houston (WRSH). The all volunteer 501c3 group covers the Greater Houston area and Southwestern Louisiana. Their adopters are generally within that area as well, but they have placed dogs as far away as Massachusetts.

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Broderick, the Neat and Tidy “Wannabe” Cairn

IN THE October 5 ISSUE

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Broderick had been on the mean streets for a while when he was picked up and sent to a local shelter. That’s where Col Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue found him just hours before he was to be put down.

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by Lee Juslin



Sue Halpern and her mixed breed dog, Pransky, started in pet therapy because Sue felt Pranksy needed a job. Knowing what a great people dog Pranksy was made pet therapy a good bet. But, along the way, Sue, like most of us in pet therapy, learned there were lots of lessons for her as well.

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Opening a New Door: From Service Dog to Dorm Assistant

IN THE September 7 ISSUE

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Sue had a successful career as a corporate CPA rising to department head, but when Bain Capital bought out her company, her job, along with those of many of her colleagues, disappeared.

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Nick, the Tail Wagging Tutor

IN THE August 10 ISSUE

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Karan was a cat person. She had no real dog experience, and she traveled a lot so a dog seemed out of the question.
However, when Karan retired, she thought a dog would provide protection and another dimension to her life. She knew she wanted a medium sized or larger dog but two things she absolutely didn’t want was drooling and lots of shedding. Research led to a breeder who had crossed a Poodle with a Golden retriever, hence no shedding or drooling and high potential for a people-friendly, smart dog. Karan had always liked the Golden Retriever personality.

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