Hines, a Fifty-Seven Variety Lover

Nov 20, 2021 | 2021 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures, Lee Juslin, Pets

by Lee Juslin

Hines is part of Col. Potter’s Mix-It-Up adoption group. Cheryl, one of his foster parents, thinks he is part terrier and part Chihuahua. She doesn’t know much about his background because he was found as a stray. However, she feels he may have had a family at one time but was not well treated.


Col. Potter’s vet feels Hines is between one and two years old, but emotionally, and in his behavior, he is still a puppy. He is very hyper and mouthy, especially when Cheryl returns home. When she comes home, he grabs her skirt or pants to drag her inside. It’s as if he’s saying: “Oh good you’re home. Now don’t leave again.” However, despite his puppy behavior, he is housebroken, and he knows some commands like sit and down. He is a curious boy and very active. He loves to play and chase, and he is good with other dogs, especially females to which he is subservient. Cheryl says another endearing quality is his talking. He apparently has a lot to say and uses a variety of vocalizations.

Hines is only about ten pounds but has long legs. This enables him to jump onto counters and steal anything left out that appeals to him. He is shy around strangers until he gets to know them. Cheryl often hosts her craft club meetings which serves as good practice to meeting strangers. She puts Hines in a bedroom until everyone is in and seated. Then, she lets him out to meet and greet. This has helped with needed socialization.

Despite his devilishness, Hines is a sweet boy. He sleeps in bed with Cheryl and has taken over her foot warmer. He also loves sleeping on a pile of pillows rather than just one. Cheryl says he is very cuddly, and when she picks him up, he just melts into her arms.

Hines needs a home with a terrier experienced person or family who will be patient with his active, puppy-like behavior. He is too hyper for a family with young children. Older children who know how to treat a dog might be helpful in using up his energy. A home with a fenced-in yard and a pet door giving Hines access to the yard would be helpful. He walks well on a leash, but he would greatly benefit from puppy or obedience classes to complete his training and for socialization. Hines would also like a home with another, perhaps a slightly older, dog to play with. He loves to run and play chase. A class or two in agility might be a good match for him.

Dogs like Hines in Col. Potter’s Mix-It-Up Group are offered at a reduced adoption rate but still have been fully vetted. For an active individual or family, Hines could be a good match.

If you would like to learn more about CP, volunteer, or make a very welcome financial donation to help dogs like Hines, go to their web site or FB page. Remember, breed rescues like CP with an all-volunteer staff depend on financial, tax free donations from individuals as well as support for their fund raising activities. You can also make a donation to name a rescued dog to honor a beloved family member, a friend, or beloved pet.

Col. Potter is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year so this is an excellent time to make a donation.

Website: www.cairnrescue.com
FB: www.facebook.com/CPCairnRescue

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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 Comment

  1. Hines is just incredibly adorable?
    Lifting Prayers Hines finds a furever loving


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