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Col Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue

by Lee Juslin



Miri Meadow, called Mayzee by her foster mom Sheron, is about twelve years old and is a petite girl at about ten pounds.
Sherron says Mayzee is very sweet. She follows Sherron everywhere, always looking up at her. Although Col. Potter Rescue doesn’t know a lot about her background, Sherron guesses she was picked up on the street either having gotten lost or discarded by previous owners. She is afraid of loud noises and suffers from separation anxiety.

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No Kisses, Please

IN THE July 10 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Gerard is a mixed breed Col. Potter rescue that his foster mom, Eilene, thinks is part terrier and part Golden Retriever. But, she says he’s too silly to be a Gerard, so Eilene calls him Ratty.
Ratty loves attention. He is very sweet, has no problem with other dogs, and enjoys greeting visitors.

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by Lee Juslin




Despite having a name sounding like an Aretha Franklin hit, Soul Patch, or Patch as PK, his Col. Potter foster mom, calls him, is a happy, mixed breed boy. Patch is fifty-three percent Westie, twenty percent Staffordshire Terrier, and the rest a mix of breeds. He is the size of a Staffie making him larger than Cairns and Westies. He weighs in at about twenty-eight pounds.

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by Lee Juslin



Little Aunt Peggy, as the Col. Potter folks named her, was in rough shape when she came into the Cairn rescue. She had a severe ear infection, bad skin, and she walked with a head tilt. As her foster Susan said, “She walked like a drunken sailor.”

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by Lee Juslin



Fast Eddie was adopted from a Cairn breeder as a puppy by a couple who really wanted him. However, his vet bills eventually became too much for his family, so, sadly, they surrendered him to Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network (CP).

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by Lee Juslin



Cassandra is part of Col. Potter’s Mix-It-Up, non Cairn rescues. These dogs are not Cairns and are often, like Cassandra, a mix of several breeds. Like the Cairns Col. Potter rescues, these mixed breeds have been fully vetted for any health needs and are not ready for adoption until the vetting and an analysis of the dog’s personality have been done by an experienced Col. Potter foster parent. One advantage of adopting a Mix-It-Up rescue is that you may just get a very special little dog, like Cassandra.

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A Special Boy Needs a Special Home

IN THE September 5 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Rescued from the middle of a busy road by a caring passerby, Orson had spent a month in a shelter. Blind and deaf, he was becoming very distressed, and the shelter was desperately trying to find a foster for him.

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by Lee Juslin



Imagine being just a baby and finding yourself alone on the mean streets. This was the situation for little Conrad.
Found wandering the streets and taken in by a local shelter, Conrad was eventually rescued by Col. Potter Cairn Rescue. At only eleven pounds, heartworm positive, and just eight months old, the Col. Potter volunteers could only imagine the horrors this little Cairn had seen and experienced. He was terrified and hard to hold still for the vet to treat him.

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Marcel

IN THE April 4 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Marcel came into Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network from a puppy mill. At the time, he was about four years old.
He is now fourteen and has been in several adoptive homes. His last adopter was an elderly woman who simply got to the point where she was no longer able to care for Marcel.

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Layka The Little Spitfire

IN THE March 28 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Layka, a little mixed-breed Terrier, came into Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network after spending time as a stray on the mean streets of a poor section of Nashville, Tennessee. Very scrawny and obviously ill, Layka had chronic, severe ear infections and a coat in very poor condition. She was also blind and deaf. In addition, she had an obvious limp.

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Bartlett, a City Boy

IN THE March 14 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



When Bartlett was turned into the busy New York City shelter, the shelter workers thought he looked like a Cairn. When the shelter called Col. Potter Cairn Rescue, a rescue volunteer came to take the little dog. She knew right away the dog was not a Cairn, but with only six hours left before he would be euthanized, she couldn’t leave him.

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Ride, Sally, Ride

IN THE February 1 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Julie is an in-take coordinator for Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue. As such, part of her responsibilities include maintaining contact with a number of area shelters for Cairns and Cairn mixes that need rescue. When Julie received an email from her contact at a New York City shelter, it had some heartbreaking photo attachments.

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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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by Lee Juslin




Moreno Blue Too found herself in a California shelter. Because she was very shy and nervous, the shelter felt she was not a good candidate for adoption. Thinking she was at least part Cairn, the shelter called Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue.

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