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Col Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue

by Lee Juslin



Encino came to Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue from a hoarding situation where he was in a yard with a total of ninety dogs. Terrified of being crated, he was not easy to rescue. However, surprisingly given the hoarding conditions, he is not aggressive; no growling or barking.

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Kimmie was found as a stray in New York City, but it was clearly obvious she had been someone’s well-loved baby. The busy, noisy city shelter was no place for sweet little Kimmie, and fortunately Col. Potter Cairn Rescue stepped up to give her a chance at a forever home.

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Riddick Loves a Lap and Laps

IN THE March 16 ISSUE

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Found on the street with a severe case of mange and signs of general neglect, Riddick is nevertheless a happy, friendly boy.

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Pam is a long time foster parent for Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network and has three of her own Cairns. She is also a “Blanket Auntie” helping to make blankets for each dog the rescue takes in.

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Lulu is currently in a foster home with Col. Potter Cairn Rescue. However, she is a mix, an ankle biter mix as foster mom Cheryl says, but mostly Maltese with no detectable Cairn.

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Prof. Hawking, a twelve-year-old Cairn, is very aptly named as Dawn, his foster mom, says he is very smart. The Professor was turned in to Col. Potter Cairn Rescue by his owner due to alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea.

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I Woof for Green Beans

IN THE April 28 ISSUE

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Sims, a senior Cairn, was found wandering the streets after the Florida hurricane, and he ended up in a kill shelter.

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Roselane, an eight-and-a-half-year-old Cairn, was surrendered to Col. Potter Cairn Rescue by her owner. A true princess, Roselane had apparently fought with another dog in the home.

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Scruffy, or Sam Malone as his first foster mom renamed him, had been rejected by his owner as being too old and too fat. She dropped him at a shelter with instructions to euthanize him. Fortunately, the shelter called Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network.

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When Calamity Jane (CJ) was picked up by an area shelter, her coat was very overgrown, but the shelter staff was sure she was at least part Cairn. They contacted Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network and sent pictures of the little shaggy girl. Looking at the photos, CP volunteers also thought she was a Cairn mix and made arrangements to take her.

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Germany – or Manny – as his foster mom, PK calls him, spent his early years in a puppy mill as a stud dog with little attention, certainly no loving attention, and most of his time spent in a small cage.

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When Jim Bowie, a little Wheaten Cairn, came into the Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue at the age of nine, he was a happy boy who had clearly not been abused. However, he had some medical issues like Dry Eye and severe skin irritations, which clearly had been neglected.

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When Fritter came to Dianne to be fostered in May, 2014, he was about seven years old and had been an owner turn-in. It was the usual story: children with allergies and he marked in the house under stress. However, Dianne says he is just the sweetest boy and his marking can be managed with belly bands and regular walks.

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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.

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