Malcolm, an Easy-Going, Ear-Bouncing Rescue

Nov 2, 2019 | 2019 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures, Lee Juslin

by Lee Juslin

Malcolm, a gentle boy with a mixed background, was found on the street as a stray. When Col Potter took him in and had him vetted, an I.D. chip was found and his owners were contacted. Sadly, they declined to take him. Fortunately for him, he was rescued by Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue and put into the capable hands of Julie, an experienced foster parent.

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Malcolm is about thirteen-years-old. He has no serious health issues, but he is partially deaf and had a number of bad teeth extracted. He also was found to have a number of lumps, but they are only benign, fatty tumors.

Julie says Malcolm sleeps more than any dog she has known. She jokes that he is narcoleptic but more likely is simply exhausted from his time on the mean streets. He is easy-going and likes to greet people but does not like to be picked up or held. He has a good appetite and enjoys the occasional romp.animal rescue

Malcolm does not demand a lot of exercise. Limited walks are fine, but he doesn’t really like to go out and prefers his bed, near his person, inside. He is housebroken but had a couple of accidents when he first came to Julie perhaps due to a new environment.

Julie has a Westie and the two dogs get along well. In fact, the Westie helps Malcolm with his poor hearing. When she calls the dogs for dinner, Malcolm follows his Westie pal even though he probably doesn’t hear Julie calling.

Malcolm would do well in a home with another dog, who, like Julie’s Westie, could help him with his limited hearing. He becomes attached to his person, but because he sleeps a lot, he would be fine with someone who works full time. He is low maintenance so he would be okay in an apartment and does not need a fenced in yard.animal rescue

Malcolm likes people and other dogs and happily wags his tail in greeting. Julie says his most endearing quality is how his ears bounce when he walks. “It always brings a smile to my face when I watch him.”

If you would like to learn more about Malcolm or the other pups at Col. Potter Cairn Rescue, apply to become a foster parent, or make a donation to help this all volunteer organization keep on rescuing sweet pups like Malcolm, contact Col. Potter on Facebook or their web site:



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Lee Juslin is a free lance copywriter living in North Carolina with her husband, Scott, and her band of misfits: Tarquin, a Wheaten Scottish Terrier, and three handicapped cats. They can be seen on their website: Hampshire Hooligans. She owns I B Dog Gone, a small embroidery business and is the author of the Nurse Frosty books for children and Frosty’s Story: Tales of a Therapy Dog. She supports a number of national and regional terrier rescue organizations.


  1. Rest easy, Malcolm, you are in the loving embrace of Colonel Potter’s Cairn Rescue Network and Julie’s wonderful home. Sleep tight, little buddy!

  2. Malcolm sounds like a LOVE!!!! He would be PERFECT for someone who works all day and does not have their own yard. He is beautiful. The article is wonderful. Praying for a wonderful FOREVER home for sweet Malcolm.

  3. Malcolm, the perfect loving home is out there for you, for the rest of your happy years!!!

  4. Handsome and an old-soul! Wonderful information in this article, THANK YOU Lee Juslin. Hope Malcolm finds his perfect happy-ever-after home very soon! Bless the good hearts at Col. Potter Cairn Rescue including Julie, his foster Mom!


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