by Lee Juslin
Tiggy, a young Cairn, was turned into NY/NJ Scottie Rescue when his owner lost her husband. She was overwhelmed with the loss and didn’t have the time to give Tiggy the attention he craved and was used to. The lady’s sister was a breeder and gave her a Scottie puppy hoping it would cheer her up. Tiggy, used to being an only dog, was not pleased. So, the owner ended up turning both dogs into rescue. The Scottie puppy has found a forever home, but Tiggy is still looking.
At five, Tiggy is an active Cairn who needs to be an only dog so he can get all the attention his owner(s) can give him. He is a friendly boy who loves to go for walks and, when at home, enjoys sitting on a lap. Currently Tiggy is on medication for IBS, which Erica, from NY/NJ Scottie Rescue, feels may be temporary and caused by stress from the arrival of the Scottie puppy as well as having lost his home. He is on a special diet to control his sensitive stomach and that may be all he needs once the initial inflammation is cleared up.
Tiggy would love a fenced-in yard where he can run around, explore, and use up some of his abundant energy. He will need an owner who is willing to work on training as he is exuberant when meeting people and tends to jump up. He also needs some help with housebreaking. Although Tiggy does not like sharing his people or home with another dog, he is not aggressive. It is unknown how he would be with children or cats as he has never been around them. However, since he is active and doesn’t like to share, he would probably not do well with either.
Tiggy is neutered and has been fully vetted. He has no health issues except for his sensitive stomach. He needs a forever home with a person who understands the importance of following his special diet because without it he will spiral back into serious stomach issues. He needs a stable life with a homebody or a couple where one is home most of the time and available to give him lots of hugs and kisses. Tiggy is not interested in toys but would rather spend time with his special person. He would be great with a somewhat active older person who would enjoy walking him, playing with him, and watching TV with a lap full of Tiggy.
Cairns often live into their middle or late teens. So, at five, Tiggy has a long life ahead, and he needs an owner prepared to commit to his special diet along with the love and attention Tiggy craves.
Most rescues, like Scottie Rescue of Greater NY/NJ, take in dogs that are in need of vet care which, as we all know, can be expensive. Rescues need support and donations to do their work. When you are planning your summer vacation, please think about making a generous donation to your favorite rescue, so they can continue to save and care for dogs like Tiggy.
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