by Lee Juslin
Jace, an owner turn-in, came into Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue in rough shape. He was matted, covered with fleas, and as Chris, his foster mom, said,” He came in with his dukes up.” Clearly, he had not been treated well.Col. Potter renamed the little wheaten Cairn, Jace. Often rescued dogs are renamed for a fresh start and to mitigate negative associations with their former name. Jace was not completely housebroken, but he proved, despite his poor start in life, to be a very sweet-natured dog. Chris worked on getting him housebroken, though she still uses a belly band when she goes out, but Jace rarely has an accident anymore.
Jace is particularly fond of Chris’ husband and spends time snuggling with him in their recliner. Other times, he plays or naps with his two favorite toys, a hedgehog and a quacking duck. He gets along well with Chris’ two Cairns and loves meeting people.
“I find it hard to believe this sweet boy is still in rescue,” said Chris. “We did have an adoption in the works, but when his vet exam showed a luxating patella, the potential adopters backed out. It’s too bad, because it certainly doesn’t bother him or hold him back. He runs and chases around here with my two guys, doesn’t limp, goes up stairs easily, and enjoys a forty minute daily walk.”
Jace is six years old, neutered and ready for his forever home. A good home for this sweet boy would be one with older children who know how to treat a dog, but probably not one with really young children. He also needs a situation where he is not alone for long periods or left outside. He would love a person or family who will play and snuggle with him.
Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network is the largest Cairn rescue organization in the world. The all volunteer group is a registered 501c3 charity and is dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of Cairn Terriers. If you would like to learn more about Jace or Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network, visit their website: Col. Potter
Editor’s Note: Jace was just adopted!
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