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Cairns For Adoption

Cairn Rescue USA (CRUSA) lists Cairn Terriers and mostly-Cairn mixes that are available for adoption from many other organizations, shelters, and rescue groups as a courtesy to help find them homes. All Cairn Terriers and Cairn Mixes that are in CRUSA’s program can be easily identified by the CRUSA logo located in the "Notes" portion of their listing. For Cairns in CRUSA’s program, please complete our Adoption Application. For all others, please follow the link provided in the listing, as each shelter/rescue group has its own requirements for the adoption of their dogs. To keep our list of adoptable dogs current, we would greatly appreciate your notifying us of ANY non-CRUSA dog listed below that has been placed already.

All dogs are listed by state, and the states are in alphabetical order. This listing is rarely complete as we often have Cairns that have just come into our program and are undergoing evaluation prior to being listed. Please check the listing often as it is updated on a regular basis and at least weekly. All CRUSA dogs are up-to-date on their shots, have been tested for heartworm and parasites, are on heartworm preventive, and have been (or prior to adoption will be) spayed/neutered.

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     Name: MADDIE
  Gender: Female
        Age: 9 yrs; Born 2/6/2005
Location: Foster home; Pelham
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Maddie is a young and active 9 year old female Cairn Terrier. She is very sweet and is potty trained, she even uses pee pads if you put them down. She was surrendered to CRUSA due to the terminal illness of her owner.

When Maddie first arrived at her foster home in Alabama, her foster parents knew right away that she was “one smart cookie”. It took her only a couple of hours to witness her foster sisters and brother go in and out the doggie door before she said, “I got this”. There have only been a few squabbles amongst her foster siblings (caused by evil chipmunk instigators), but most of the time she is docile, willing to go along with the crowd. Maddie wants to play with her siblings, but they are old and crotchety, so she doesn’t get to play as much as she’d like. She also can’t have her toys right now because of her high-strung foster sister who thinks that any toy is hers and it is meant to be destroyed in less than five minutes.

Maddie is not without her quirks, which is probably related to some form of abuse she received in her earlier life. She won’t go past the edge of the counter into the kitchen; as if there is some form of invisible force field the humans just can’t see. She doesn’t like to go down the hall to the front door – unless she gets irritated because the doggie door has been blocked and she hears a school bus or the garbage truck. She doesn’t like to be startled when she is in deep slumber so it’s best if you talk to her gently to arouse her. When entering unfamiliar territory, instead of turning and running the other way, she will back out – sometimes several feet (which can be quite hilarious). When it’s food time, Maddie is not a gulper. Instead she prefers to take a few dainty bites, circle around the food bowl a couple of times, and then return to eating – as if it is some form of secret ritual.

But for all of her quirks and idiosyncrasies, Maddie is a very loving little dog. She enjoys sitting beside her humans as they are watching television, or sometimes, simply lounging on the ottoman in the place that her foster dad usually reserves for his feet. She even likes to be picked up and held in an upright position on your shoulder – many times, for extended periods. While she can be quite excitable, most of the time she is a total couch potato; reserving trips to the backyard to relieve herself or to let the world know that someone is in the driveway and the humans are not reacting quickly enough. There are times when it appears that she doesn’t even know her name when you call her, but just say “What, What” and her head will snap around and turn at crazy angles, as if that phrase is a secret password to unlock the mysteries of the canine culture.

Maddie definitely LOVES children. She cries and whines when she hears the school buses coming through the neighborhood and she doesn’t understand why that darn fence keeps her from playing with the little girl next door. She hears the kids across the street playing basketball and it’s almost as if she is trying to say “Put me in coach – I can make that basket”. She absolutely lights up when anyone comes to visit (Maddie treats everyone as if they are her long, lost friend). The word “stranger” is not in Maddie’s vocabulary.
There is just one things missing in Maddie’s life – a fur-ever home. She deserves one because she is so sweet and loving. She simply needs some understanding, structure and consistency to let her know that humans CAN be trusted after all.

Maddie is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, microchipped, has tested negative for heartworm and is on a monthly heartworm preventative. She is located in a private foster home in Pelham, Alabama. She is such a sweet girl and does need to live in a foster home, she is waiting for her new parents, won't you please give her a home?

To see more pictures of Maddie, click HERE.
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     Name: DIXIE
  Gender: Female
        Age: ~9 yrs;
Location: Foster home; Rockford
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

DIXIE IN A NUTSHELL - A beautiful, lively purebred Cairn girl who loves to be with people and go for walks and car rides Requires a "stay at home" dog parent who can shower her with attention. Another dog is a plus but not a must. Dixie also likes cats!

TO SEE MORE PICS OF DIXIE, COPY AND PASTE THE FOLLOWING INTO YOUR BROWER:
https://picasaweb.google.com/104567465497600176917/DIXIEINROCKFORD

"Pretty as a picture" Dixie is as sweet a girl as one could imagine. This "9 years young" lady is an affectionate, devoted companion who just wants to be with her "special someone".

Dixie is a friendly, happy gal who is somewhat reserved around new people but quickly warms up to newcomers. She likes toy and loves to rip the noses off her stuffed animals.

Dixie has claimed her foster family's love seat as her very own but is happy to share it with the family's lab. The two can often be found lying side by side. In fact, despite her small stature, Dixie gets along very well with all the family's animals including the resident Cairn and even the cats! This is truly an equal opportunity lover who adapts well to new surroundings as long as she can be with people.

Topping Dixie's list "favorite things" are cuddling .going for walks and taking car rides. Sudden, loud noises and thunderstorms scare little Daisy but even during a noisy thunderstorm, she feels secure if she is sitting alongside her family.

Dixie has wormed her way into her foster parents' bed and is known to be a "pillow hogger". She will stay in a crate when her family is out of the house and does well in her kennel but she would much prefer to be with her family.

Dixie is housetrained but she will have an accident if left alone when her family goes out. However, when crated she will keep her crate clean. She has never had a "poop" accident in the house.

Dixie would be a wonderful companion for an "at home" dog parent who knows terriers. She would not be appropriate for a home where the adults are at work all day. A retiree who loves to go for walks would be ideal. A "work from home" parent could also be a good match. Dixie truly seems to enjoy canine companionship so another dog would be great. Older, respectful children would also be welcome as Dixie is currently living with a teenage girl and seems to enjoy her company. A fenced yard is a plus but Dixie loves her walks so a family committed to frequent leashed walks would also be a good fit. Most importantly, Dixie needs a loving family who will be dedicated to making her an active and engaged part of family life.

Dixie is spayed and is up-to-date on all her vaccinations. She has tested negative for heartworm disease and is on a monthly heartworm preventative.

Below is a video of Dixie:
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     Name: MICK
  Gender: Male
        Age: ~8 yrs;
Location: Foster home; Naperville
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

TO SEE MICK'S PHOTO ALBUM, COPY AND PASTE THE FOLLOWING INTO YOUR BROWSER:
http://picasaweb.google.com/104567465497600176917/MICKINNAPERVILLE

"MICK" is a loveable, friendly boy who will be a wonderful addition to a terrier-savvy family in search of a devoted companion.

Despite the fact that he is 8 years old (middle-aged by Cairn standards), Mick is very busy and energetic; this is NOT your grandma's lap dog!

Mick wants to be in the middle of the action and always wants to know where his family is. This is a dog that would thrive on being engaged in family activities. He loves going for car rides and would be a terrific travel companion.

Mick's foster mom describes him as a "friendly easy-going and adaptable". He gets along with everyone and likes other dogs as well as older, respectful children.

Mick's original owners spent very little quality time with him and did the "bare minimum" when it came to proper vet care. But since coming into our adoption program, Mick has seen a vet and has been completed updated. He also had a dental and was neutered. While basically housebroken, he does have a tendency to mark so his foster mom keeps a belly band on him. With loving reinforcement and a bit of time, we suspect that his future family will have no problem fine-tuning his potty skills.

Mick sleeps in a kennel at night and is very good boy when crated. He very much wants to please.

As mentioned before, Mike loves to be with his people and human companionship is very important to him. For this reason, we would like to see him with a family or individual who is home most of the day. He would be a wonderful companion for an active retiree who is seeking an brisk walking companion. He would also be appropriate for a "work from home" single or couple or a terrier-savvy family with kids 10 and over who are looking to make an active terrier part of the family. Mick would also be well suited to a home with another dog or two but would also adapt as an "only dog". Because he is an active boy, he would enjoy a fenced yard but a family who can offer frequent walks might also be a good candidate.

Mick is completely up-to-date on all vaccinations. He has tested negative for heartworm disease and is on monthly heartworm medication. He was recently neutered and had a dental.

Below is a video of Mick:
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     Name: Princess
  Gender: Female
        Age: ~7 yrs;
Location: Foster home; Richmond
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Princess!
Princess is a 7 year old female Cairn Terrier. She is wheaten (beige), ery sweet and loves to snuggle.

Where Did I Come From?
Princess' elderly owner died and she went to live with the owner's daughter. The daughter worked full time, had several small children at home as well as another dog and Princess did not adjust well to all this chaos, so the daughter decided to take her to an animal shelter. At the shelter, poor Princess was so scared that the rescue coordinator decided to keep her in her office and call CRUSA. BJ Isaacs sprung into action and went to pick her up. BJ reports that Princess has been just fine with her 8 year old niece.

I Get Along With Other Dogs But Would Prefer To Be an Only Child
Princess is used to being the only "baby" and although she is doing great with all her canine foster siblings, she sometimes gets jealous of them and if you are getting ready to pick one up, she wants to say: "no, it's my mommy". Her foster mom tells her "No" and she immediately stops.

I Am Sweet and Love To Snuggle; I Am Also Housetrained!
Princess is a sweet, loving little girl who wants to be by your side, loves to sleep in your bed, (although she is also crate trained) and loves to snuggle. If you are looking for a "lap girl", then Princess is your girl! Princess is housebroken and is almost the "perfect little girl". You know there is no perfect one out there, she says, but I am really close! Princess just needs a furever family that will spend time with her, let her sleep with them and let her lay on top of them, lol.

Up To Date
Princess is spayed and up to date on her vaccines. She is also microchipped, has been tested for heartworm and is on a monthly heartworm preventative.

See More Photos of Me!
To see more pictures of Princess, click HERE.

Where Is Princess Now?
Princess is located in a foster home in Richmond, Kentucky. Won't you consider this sweet baby girl to be your furever girl?

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     Name: GRETA GRACE
  Gender: Female
        Age: ~2 yrs;
Location: Foster home; Richmond
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Greta Grace!
Oh my goodness what can I not say about Greta! She was a stray and the shelter where she was brought thought she was a westie and called westie rescue. A friend who does westie rescue went and got her and Greta was so dirty that the westie rescuer did not realize that Greta was actually a cairn until she bathed her. The friend then called me - CRUSA. They said she is two or three years old, as her foster mom, I think two. Now why you ask? Because she is so full of life, or as I say she is full of herself!

I Love Playing!
Greta loves to play by herself with her toys or she loves to play with you. She will take your hand or arm and put them in her mouth but without biting you. I am working on this by the way. And she also is a talker. She talks and talks. My boyfriend thought she was growling or something, I said nope, she is talking.

I Am Sweet and Get Along With Other Dogs!
Greta is such a sweet and wonderful girl. She gets along with her foster canine siblings just fine and also with the German shepherd mix that visits us. She will play with them, sometimes when she gets a wild hair. But I will say she does love her toys and will pull everything out of the toy basket and just play and play. Greta has also been known to take the toys with her in the back yard. I really don't have much grass so it's a toy yard now. Lol. Greta isn't a huge cuddler but she does give you love when she is not busy playing. Lol

Up To Date
Greta is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, microchipped, has tested negative for heartworm and is on a monthly heartworm preventative.

See More Photos of Me!
To see more pictures of Greta, click HERE.

Where is Greta now?
Greta is being fostered in a private home in Richmond, Kentucky. I believe she will make someone the perfect little girl to have around. You don't have to watch TV, just watch Greta, she entertains you and talks too. Please consider this adorable baby girl for your family. Go ahead and fill out that Adoption Application!

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     Name: STEVIE
  Gender: Male
        Age: 7 yrs; Born 4/11/2007
Location: Foster home; Richmond
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Stevie!
Stevie is a 7 year old male Cairn Terrier. He is very sweet and playful. His owner died and her family returned Stevie to his breeder, along with Annie, a 5 year old Cairn and to the breeder's surprise since both dogs were supposed to have been spayed/neutered, their 3 daughters.

Stevie has tested positive for heartworm disease and will be treated for it by CRUSA. Once he is heartworm free, he will be neutered and will start looking for his forever home.

To see more pictures of Stevie, click HERE.

To make a tax deductible donation towards Stevie's heartworm treatment, please use the paypal link below. Stevie thanks you!

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     Name: ANNIE
  Gender: Female
        Age: 5 yrs; Born 4/11/2009
Location: Foster home; Louisville
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Annie!
Annie is a 5 year old female Cairn Terrier. She is very sweet and playful and loves playing with toys. Her owner died and her family returned Annie to her breeder, along with Stevie, a 7 year old Cairn and to the breeder's surprise since both dogs were supposed to have been spayed/neutered, their 3 daughters.

Annie is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, microchipped and has tested negative for heartworm. She is being fostered in a private home in Louisville, Kentucky. To adopt her, please complete our online Adoption Application.

To see more pictures of Annie, click HERE.

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     Name: TAYA
  Gender: Female
        Age: 3 yrs; Born 12/1/2010
Location: Foster home; Richmond
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Taya!
Taya is a small 3 year old female Cairn Terrier. She is very sweet and playful. She arrived in CRUSA with her mom Annie and dad Stevie and 2 sisters.

Taya is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, microchipped and has tested negative for heartworm. She is being fostered in a private home in Richmond, Kentucky and is looking for her forever home! To adopt her, please complete our online Adoption Application.

To see more pictures of Taya, click HERE. To adopt her, please complete our online Adoption Application.

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     Name: BECCA
  Gender: Female
        Age: 3 yrs; Born 12/1/2010
Location: Foster home; Richmond
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Becca!
Becca is a small 3 year old female Cairn Terrier. She is very sweet and playful. She arrived in CRUSA with her mom Annie and dad Stevie and 2 sisters.

Becca is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, microchipped and has tested negative for heartworm. She is being fostered in a private home in Richmond, Kentucky and is looking for her forever home! To adopt her, please complete our online Adoption Application.

To see more pictures of Becca, click HERE. To adopt her, please complete our online Adoption Application.

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     Name: ADDISON
  Gender: Female
        Age: 3 yrs; Born 12/1/2010
Location: Foster home; Richmond
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Addison!
Addison is a small 3 year old female Cairn Terrier. She is very sweet and playful. She arrived in CRUSA with her mom Annie and dad Stevie and 2 sisters.

Addison is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, microchipped and has tested negative for heartworm. She is being fostered in a private home in Richmond, Kentucky and is looking for her forever home! To adopt her, please complete our online Adoption Application.

To see more pictures of Addison, click HERE. To adopt her, please complete our online Adoption Application.

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     Name: Bowie
  Gender: Female
        Age: 11 yrs; Born 9/22/02
Location: Foster home; Odenton
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Bowie!
Bowie is an 11 yo female Cairn Terrier who came to CRUSA from a shelter. She is housetrained.

I Am Great with Children!
Unlike most Cairns Bowie LIKES and is very good with children. She is quiet and a laid back kind of girl, again very unusual for a Cairn.

I Am a Delight to Walk!
Bowie walks very nicely and gently on the leash. There is nothing more calming than taking a well behaved dog on and walk; and with Bowie you can do just that.

Other Dogs Are OK
Bowie gets along with other dogs as long as they do what she says. She might be happier in a home where she is the only dog or in a home where the other dog will let her be the Alpha.

Belly Rub Please!
Bowie loves to be petted and if you have the time she especially love belly rubs. Nothing better in life then relaxing and giving your new best friend a belly rub!

Where Is Bowie Now?
Bowie is located in a private Foster Home in Odenton, Maryland.

I Am Up To Date!
Bowie is up-to-date on her vaccinations, has been spayed, is microchipped, has tested negative for heartworm disease, and is on a monthly heartworm preventative.

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     Name: SASSY B. DAZZLE
  Gender: Female
        Age: 13 yrs; Born 4/12/2001
Location: Foster home; Odenton
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Sassy B. Dazzle!
Sassy B. Dazzle is a 13 yo female Cairn Terrier that was dumped at a local shelter by her owner because she was too old. Sassy was confused and terrified at the shelter and would have been euthanized, but a compassionate shelter worker called CRUSA and alerted us to Sassy's plea.

I Need Your Help!
Sassy is a sweet senior and a loyal companion but she has an enlarged heart and that has made it difficult for her to find a forever home. While in CRUSA, she takes heart meds, such as Enalapril, that are very expensive. Won't you please help CRUSA continue to procure Sassy her heart medications by making a tax-deductible donation?

I Am Up To Date.
Sassy is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, has been tested for heartworm disease, is on a monthly heartworm preventative and is microchipped. She has an enlarged heart as mentioned above and takes heart medications.

Where is Sassy Now?
Sassy is located in a private home in Odenton, Maryland. To see more photos of Sassy, click HERE.

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     Name: Duncan Sr.
  Gender: Male
        Age: ~10 yrs;
Location: Foster home; Odenton
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

CRUSA Saves Another Cairn
Duncan Sr. came into CRUSA from a kill shelter in WV as a stray.

A Little Sweetie
Duncan is 10 years old and is just a very nice little dog. During his physical the Vet detected a heart murmur. Duncan also tested positive for Lyme and he is being treated for it.

House Trained? YES
Duncan is house trained and walks very gently on the leash. He loves to be held and carried. He is just a real joy to have around. He takes a treat very gently from your hand.

Fatten Me Up Please
Duncan only weighs about ten pounds and loves to eat. He is underweight and needs to gain a pound or two.

Where Is Duncan Now?
Duncan is located in a private Foster Home in Odenton, MD.

I'm Up-To-Date
Duncan is up-to-date on all vaccinations, has been neutered, has tested negative for heartworm disease, micro-chipped and is on a monthly heartworm preventative. If you are interested in adopting Duncan, please complete our Adoption Application.

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     Name: ZUKA
  Gender: Female
        Age: 8 yrs; Born 2/23/2006
Location: Foster home; Odenton
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Zuka!
Zuka is an 8 year old female Cairn Terrier. She came to CRUSA after her owner, who was dying of cancer, gave her to a shelter.

My Special Needs. Please Be Sure You Can Meet Them.
When we first got Zuka from the shelter, she weighed only seven pounds and you could see every bone in her body. As it turned out, Zuka had an undiagnosed pancreatic enzyme deficiency and was starving to death as a result of it. Her levels were 0.4 while normal levels are 5 to 35. CRUSA's vet brought her pancreatic enzyme deficiency under control with Viokase-V and she began gaining weight slowly but surely, to a normal level. She now weighs 15 pounds and requires a 1/4 teaspoon of the Viokase-V twice daily. She will need to stay on the Viokase-V for the rest of her life plus she will also need to take a daily Vitamin B pill and a multivitamin supplement.

I Am Housetrained! Plus I Am Good at Catching Treats!
Zuka is housebroken and will let you know when she wants to go out. She sleeps nicely in bed with her foster mom every night and does not leave the bed until the morning. Overall, she is a very happy little girl and loves the attention her foster mom gives her. She also is very good at catching bites when thrown to her!

I Walk Nicely on A Leash and Love Cuddling! I Like Children! I Also Like Other Dogs So Long as They Don't Live With Me.
Zuka walks nicely on the leash and she loves to cuddle next to someone. She is a really sweet little girl and likes children and other dogs. However, while she likes other dogs she meets and plays nicely with them, she is too alpha and will eventually intimidate them or even beat them up if they live with her, so she should really be an only dog. Zuka has been adopted twice to homes with other dogs and has been returned precisely because she ended up intimidating the resident dog (two labs the first time and a cairn the second time).

I Am a Goofy Dog!
Zuka is a sweet goofy dog, who likes to have fun and entertain you. She likes to wear t-shirts and will ask you to put one on her.

I Am Up To Date!
Zuka is up-to-date on her vaccinations, has been spayed, is microchipped, has tested negative for heartworm disease and is on a monthly heartworm preventative. As noted above she does require Viokase-V twice daily, a vitamin B pill and a multivitamin supplement.

Where is Zuka Now?
Zuka is being fostered in a private home in Odenton, Maryland.

See More Photos of Me and Watch My Video!
To see more photos of Zuka, click HERE. Below is a short video of Zuka:

Please Sponsor Me!
If you cannot adopt me, please consider sponsoring me. Make a tax-deductible donation to help CRUSA buy the Viokase-V that I need to take twice daily by clicking on the paypal button below (I thank you!):

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     Name: OTIS
  Gender: Male
        Age: 9 yrs; Born 9/8/2004
Location: Foster home; Aberdeen
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Otis!
Otis is an 9 year old male Cairn Terrier who was surrendered to CRUSA by his owner after the owner became ill and could no longer afford to care for Otis.

I Am HouseTrained and Crate Trained
Otis is housetrained but of course if left alone for long periods, he may have an accident. Otis sleeps in his crate at night.

I Get Along With Other Dogs But Would Not Miss Them
Otis has been warming up slowly to the other Cairns in his foster home. However, since he lived for 8 years as an only dog, he does not appear to miss canine company and would do well as an only dog.

My Special Need: I Have Dry Eye and Need You To Put Eyedrops in my Eyes
Otis came to CRUSA matted and with severe dry eye that had not been taken care of in his prior home. He is now on prescription eye drops that need to be put in his eyes several times a day and will need to remain on the eye drops for the rest of his life as his tear ducts no longer produce tears. A stay at home parent would be ideal for Otis.

Prefer an Adults-Only Terrier-Experienced Home
Otis sleeps in his crate at night, and his new family should NOT let him sleep in bed with them nor sit on the furniture next to them because if he falls asleep, he does not like to be moved or disturbed while sleeping. For that reason we also prefer a terrier-experienced home for Otis with adults only and no children.

I Am Up To Date!
Otis is up-to-date on his vaccinations, is microchipped and has been neutered. He has tested negative for heartworm disease and is on a monthly heartworm preventative. As noted above, he also requires eyedrops for his dry eye condition.

Where is Otis Now?
Otis is being fostered in a private home in Aberdeen, Maryland. To Adopt him, please fill out an Adoption Application.

See More Photos of Me!
To see more photos of Otis, click HERE.

If You Cannot Adopt Me, Please Consider Contributing To My Eye Care
Otis requires prescription eye drops several times a day for his dry eyes. These cost approximately $45. You can make a tax-deductible donation towards Otis's eye care using the button below:

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     Name: JoJo (Mix)
  Gender: Male
        Age: 5 yrs; Born 7-27-08
Location: Foster home; Aberdeen
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet JoJo!
My name is JoJo and I came to CRUSA from a shelter where I arrived as a stray. When I first arrived in my foster home, I was very scared and skittish and my tail did not wag much. My foster parents believe that was caused by my experiences as a stray. All that has changed and I have adjusted well to my foster home and I am now very happy, getting a steady meal twice a day and treats and now my tail wags a lot. Since I was a stray my age is not known but the vet believes I am 5 years old.

House Training.
I am still working on house training and getting better about it.

I Love Toys, Walks and Food
I love my toys, especially my ball, squeaky toys and rope. My favorite things to do are to play and jump and play some more with my Cairn foster brothers and sisters. I am really smart because I can play by myself by hitting a ball and chasing it. I am a really good jumper and have shown that a small baby gate is just a speed bump for me. I love going on walks with my foster dad and will bark at the deer in the field behind the house. My next favorite thing is food! But then what Cairn doesn’t like food! I go to my crate when it is time to eat but I still eat fast, hoping to get more. Since my foster family has no cats, I do not know how I would do with them.

My Fears
Initially I did not like receiving affection but as my trust has grown, I have gotten better about it. I still get scared if I am hugged too tight though so a home without children that will hug me will probably be best for me. Sudden noises cause me to run sometimes but my foster dad has been helping me with being a brave Cairn. I do not bark much but I will let you know when someone is coming to the door.

My Perfect Family
I dream of having my own family someday. To me, my perfect family would be a family who would love me unconditionally and be patient with me as I adjust to them and they adjust to me, and since I am a young boy and have a lot of energy, I would also hope they are active and can give me lots of exercise and playtime.

Bathing and Grooming.
JoJo is good about being bathed and groomed, but is not fond of getting his nails clipped.

I Am Up to Date
JoJo is neutered, up-to-date on his vaccinations, micro-chipped, has tested negative for heartworm disease and is on a monthly heartworm preventative.

Where is JoJo Now?
JoJo is located in a private foster home in Aberdeen, Maryland. To adopt him, please complete our Adoption Application.

See More Photos of Me!
To see more photos of JoJo, click HERE.

Watch My Video!
Below is a video of JoJo:

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     Name: BELLA
  Gender: Female
        Age: 5 yrs; Born 1/19/2009
Location: Foster home; Aberdeen
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Bella!
Bella lives up to her name. She is a beautiful, loyal, fun loving, charcoal grey and silver Cairn with penetrating eyes that communicate and shine with intelligence and alertness. She had a skin problem in the past, but it has been under control with periodic medicated baths and benadryl during the allergy seasons. Bella was surrendered due to her owner’s health issues and the fact that she was moving to a home where pets were not allowed.

I Can Act Like a Puppy, but I’m House Trained, I Don’t Chew on the Furniture, and I’ll Actually Listen to My Owner!
Despite her weight, Bella is very energetic and playful. She loves playing “fetch” and chewing on nylabones and squeaky toys (which she is very hard on). Like a puppy, she is very inquisitive, both indoors and out. When you talk to her, she looks straight into your eyes and cocks her head to the side, like a puppy, trying to understand. If you are not pleased with her behavior and tell her “no”, she will usually stop what she is doing and look chastened. She is affectionate and likes being with her foster parents; she will follow them around the house and camp out next to them when they settle in. She is not a lap dog, though. She’s friendly with people. If you give her a belly or butt rub she will grunt contentedly. She goes into her crate on her own at night and stays there the entire night. She likes her walks with the resident Cairns, and while she enjoys a good sniff as much as the next Cairn, she is a walking sniffer, not a stationary sniffer.

I Live for the Day I Can Catch a Squirrel or a Rabbit!
If there’s squirrel or rabbit within the range of Bella’s senses, watch out! If she is inside, she will scratch like crazy to get out and get that critter. If outside, she will pull as if her life depended upon it, often without warning. When she is on a walk, she does a lot of looking around for you know who. She is likely do well in AKC earthdog trials. We do not know how she is with cats, but being so prey driven, there is a good chance she would not do well with one in her home.

I Can Have Problems with Other Dogs, and They Tell Me I Have to be The Lone Ranger in My New Home!
In her foster home, Bella has shown that she can be jealous of the two resident Cairns and eager to demonstrate who is Top Cairn. She has initiated scuffles with them over food, toys, attention, who gets to occupy certain space, who goes in and out the door first, and for no apparent reason. But she likes going on walks with them and will wait for them once she is out the door and at the end of the driveway, and then walk merrily with them after they catch up. She also got into a couple of scuffles when let loose in a dog park. Therefore, Bella must go to a home where she will be the only dog. That is not to say that she can never meet other dogs. She has met many dogs on her walks outside without a single problem, sometimes offering to play with them. But she must be closely watched and kept on a firm lead.

I’m Up-to-Date and Ready to Go!
Bella is up-to-date on all vaccinations, she has been spayed, has tested negative for heartworm disease, is micro-chipped and is on a monthly heartworm preventative.

Where Am I Now?
Bella is located in a private home in Aberdeen, Maryland.

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     Name: ABBY
  Gender: Female
        Age: 13 yrs; Born 4/18/2000
Location: Foster home; Odenton
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Abby!
Abby is a friendly, sweet almost 14 year old Cairn girl who was returned to CRUSA by her adoptive family after 7 years because they did not want to deal with the incontinence that little Abby had developed as she aged. Abby does not bark but makes a rooing sound. She loves to be held and is very laid back. She takes treats very gently but is not the best when it comes to walking on the leash as she is all over the place. She spends most of her day sleeping.

Housetraining?
Although Abby is housebroken, she does suffer from incontinence, but is on medication for it and is doing very well. CRUSA is looking for a new forever home for Abby where someone will be home most of the day and is able to take Abby out frequently to keep her housebroken.

On Dogs, Cats and Children.
Abby gets along very well with her canine foster brothers and sisters. Not sure if she likes cats, as the foster mom does not have any. The foster mom thinks she would do well with older children.

Crating
At night, Abby sleeps in her crate with the door open.

Feeding
Abby is fed in the kitchen with the other dogs so she can learn both manners and to not eat the other dogs’ food.

I Am Up to Date
Abby is up-to-date on all of her vaccines, micro-chipped and spayed. She has tested negative for heartworm disease and is on a monthly heartworm preventative.

Where is Abby Now?
Abby is located in a private foster home in Odenton, MD.

Help CRUSA Buy My Medicines!
If you cannot adopt me, please help CRUSA buy my medicines by making a tax deductible donation clicking the paypal button below (you do not have to have a paypal account to use paypal so long as you have a credit card). I THANK YOU!:

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     Name: BAILEY
  Gender: Female
        Age: 2 yrs; Born 12/21/11
Location: Foster home; Odenton
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Bailey!
Bailey is a 2 yo female Cairn Terrier who was surrendered by her owners because she did not get along with the human child in her home. Bailey is a beautiful brindle girl who weights about 14 pounds. She is very smart and plays well with her canine foster sisters and brothers. Bailey is good at night as she sleeps peacefully in her crate or in her foster mom’s bedroom, on the floor on a doggie bed. She has gotten in bed with her foster mom and other Cairns with no issues.

On Dogs, Cats and Children
Bailey will only be adopted to an adult-only home, with no children that live there or visit. Other well-socialized dogs are okay as she loves to play chase with them, but she tends to fear dogs that try to bully her. We do not know how she would do with cats.

I am Housetrained and Enjoy Walks and Toys
Bailey is housebroken and crate trained. She also walks well on a leash. She loves to chase thrown objects.

I Am Up to Date
Bailey is up-to-date on all vaccinations, micro-chipped, and spayed. She has tested negative for heartworm disease and is on a monthly heartworm preventative.

Where is Bailey Now?
Bailey is located in a private foster home in Odenton, Maryland.

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     Name: KOBI (Mix)
  Gender: Male
        Age: 8 yrs; Born 10/1/05
Location: Foster home; Odenton
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Cairn Poodle Mixed Together - You Get Me!
Kobi is an 8 year old male. He is a Cairn mix, likely mixed with poodle from the texture of his coat.

I Am Fully Housetrained!
Kobi is fully housetrained.

No Special Diet Required
Kobi's only problem is that he eats just about anything he can get into his mouth, including paper, leaves, cigarette butts, etc. His new owners will need to be watchful on walks. When he gets something he wants he stands over it and guards it and growls. However, he knows the command "DROP IT" and when he walks away the object can be picked up. If he is a little stubborn to "DROP IT", a little squirt from a water bottle will do the trick.

I Am Very Loving!
Kobi is a very affectionate dog. He also walks very nicely on the leash, just watch out for those stray cigarette butts or trash! As for sleeping habits, he does like to sleep in bed with you.

Where Is Kobi Now?
Kobi is located in a private foster home in Odenton, MD.

I Am Up-To-Date
Kobi is up-to-date on all vaccinations, has been neutered, has tested negative for heartworm disease, micro-chipped and is on a monthly heartworm preventative. If you are interested in adopting Kobi, please complete our Adoption Application.

See More Photos of Me!
To see more photos of Kobi, click HERE.

Watch My Video!
Below is a video of me:

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     Name: BAILEY
  Gender: Male
        Age: 12 yrs; Born 12/5/2001
Location: Foster home; Holyoke
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Bailey!
Bailey is 12 year old male Cairn Terrier whose owners decided that he had to be euthanized because he was marking the toys of their new human baby. Fortunately for Bailey, the vet contacted CRUSA and convinced the owners to spare Bailey’s life and surrender him to CRUSA instead. Bailey is easy to train and eager to please. His energy varies from high to relaxed and mellow. He's not a big eater, more of a grazing eater, although he does favor treats once he gets settled in and adjusted to his new surroundings. He has no issues about food, toys, or crate territory. He likes to sleep in his foster Dad’s bed.

I Am Housetrained!
Bailey is housebroken and crate trained.

I Love Walks & Get Along Well With Other Dogs
Bailey loves to go for walks and walks well on lead. He also gets along very well with the other Cairns in his foster home. Like most Cairns, he enjoys barking at the squirrels and other critters that come into his yard. We don’t know how he would do with cats or children as there are none in his foster home.

Car Rides!
CRUSA asks all adopting families to either crate their dogs while riding in a car or use a doggie seat belt for the safety of both the dog and owners. Where is Bailey Now? Bailey is located in a private foster home in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

I Am Up to Date
Bailey is neutered, up-to-date on his vaccinations; micro chipped, has tested negative for heartworm disease and is on a monthly heartworm preventative.

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     Name: ALBERT
  Gender: Male
        Age: ~7 yrs;
Location: Foster home; Ann Arbor
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

ALBERT IN A NUTSHELL - ALBERT MUST HAVE AN ALL-ADULT HOME WITH A FULLY FENCED, SECURE YARD AS HE LOVES SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS. HE WOULD BE HAPPY BEING AN "ONLY CHILD" OR HAVING ONE OTHER LOW-KEY CANINE COMPANION, PREFERABLY A FEMALE.

A happy, beautiful boy that's Albert! This handsome 7 year old Cairn is described by his foster mom as "sweet friendly and independent.

Albert is not a needy or attention-seeking dog and doesn't seek out much lap time; but he'll occasionally cuddle and give a lick on your hand or arm. When it comes to baths, nail clippings and baths, Albert is a true gentleman. He will patiently tolerate just about anything and is called a "perfect patient" at his vet's office.

Albert is completely housebroken. In his foster home he has a doggie door that he freely uses but if it is closed and he has to go out, he will give his foster mom a very clear signal. Albert has no destructive habits like chewing or other naughty behavior. He can be digger, however, and will bark. But his barking is generally justified by unknown people or noises outside and he will respond to a firm "Quiet".

Albert is a fairly laid-back dude but he can also be very active and will join in a play session with the other dogs in his foster home. But when alone, he is also quite capable of entertaining himself. He loves to chew on bones and delights in "de-stuffing" his plush toys. He will bring his toy or ball to you and ask you to play or engage in a game of tug-of-war.

At night, Albert generally sleeps on a couch in the living room and he slept on his foster mom's bed a few times as well.

Albert loves the freedom of the fenced yard in his foster home and enjoys activity. He tends to be a "puller" on a leash and could use a bit of training in that area but he's a smart boy and a quick learner and would likely enjoy brisk hikes with his new family.

Albert is "hypo-thyroid" and is on meds to regulate his thyroid. He has a skin issue which requires a limited ingredient diet and weekly medicated baths. His future home must be committed to maintaining his meds and bath schedule.

Albert would be a wonderful addition to a variety of households, however he will not be considered for a home with children under the age of 12. He was previously in a small with small children and was overwhelmed by their attention. A fenced yard is a must (no electric fencing!). Albert is currently in a home with a "work from home" mom however, he is an independent boy and would be fine with a working family. He would be happy as an "only dog" but would also be fine with one other low-key canine pal, preferably a female. A home with lots of other dogs would not be appropriate for this boy. Albert's new family must be committed to continuing the excellent veterinary care that our organization has given him.
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     Name: SMOOCHIE
  Gender: Female
        Age: 8 yrs; Born 9/16/2005
Location: Foster home; Princeton Junction
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Smoochie!
Smoochie is an 8 yo female Cairn Terrier who was surrendered to CRUSA after her owner died. She is very playful with the other cairns in her foster home but her favorite activity is to think about her next meal. She loves to eat and it shows in her weight!

UPDATE: I HAVE OCULAR MELANOSIS & GLAUCOMA!
Smoochie has Ocular Melanosis (OM), a relatively rare but inherited condition that affects Cairn Terriers only, in which both eyes start producing too much pigment, the pigment accumulates and results in a high Intra Ocular Pressure (IOP), also known as glaucoma. To treat it, Smoochie is given 2 (and sometimes 3) sets of eye drops, 4 times a day. If in the future the eye drops are not able to control the high IOP, it is possible that her eye(s) will need to be surgically removed, as an uncontrolled high IOP is painful to the dog. As is, Smoochie has no sight in her right eye due to the damage to the ocular nerve caused by the increased IOP. The eye drops that Smoochie takes are Dorzolamide HCL 2% and Timolol 0.5% and cost approximately $100 per month. She will require these eyedrops for the rest of her life. The 3rd eye drop is Latanoprost 0.005%. If you would like to make a donation towards Smoochie's eye drops, please use the button below:

I Am Affectionate and Laid Back
Smoochie is a doll. She loves running to you when you call her name or when you come home, tail wagging at full speed. She also loves going to the yard and sitting below a tree to watch the birds and squirrels. They fascinate her. She has a very good temperament, is affectionate and very laid back and loves watching TV with you, licking your hands (but does not give you kisses) and having her belly rubbed.

I Am Housetrained But Can Exhibit Submissive Urination
Smoochie is housetrained but can exhibit submissive urination when greeting you as you come home if you use a baby voice or a high pitched voice to greet her. This is a behavior where the dog leaks a little bit of urine out of excitement or to acknowledge that you are higher in the pack rank.

Smoochie Needs to Lose Weight.
Smoochie tends to gain weight easily and does not like to walk a lot, so it is difficult to lose what she gains. She will need to be put on a diet. She currently weights 25 lbs and should probably weigh only 17 lbs.

I Get Along With Other Dogs.
Smoochie gets along very well with all the other Cairns in her foster home and plays with all of them. Her foster home does not have cats, so we do not know how she would do with cats.

Ideal Home
Smoochie would do best with a stay-at-home parent, perhaps a retiree or an owner who works from home or who works part time or who is otherwise home a lot to spend time with her and take her out for walks so she can continue to lose weight. We also strongly prefer a home with a fenced yard as it is likely that she will eventually lose her eyesight from the glaucoma.

I Am Up To Date!
Smoochie is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, microchipped, has been tested for heartworm disease, and is on a monthly heartworm preventative.

Where is Smoochie Now?
Smoochie is being fostered in a private home in Princeton Junction, NJ.

Watch My Video!
Below is a video of Smoochie with her brother Shotzie (RIP) in her foster home:

To see Additional Photos of Smoochie on Google Plus, CLICK HERE.

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     Name: MAX
  Gender: Male
        Age: 9 yrs; Born 12/27/2004
Location: Foster home; Princeton Junction
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Max and Zoe!
Max and Zoe are 2 beautiful Cairn Terriers who grew up together and need to find a home that will adopt them both. Max just turned 9 years old in December and is wheaten while Zoe turned 7 years old in November and is brindle with caramel tones. Both are very happy and friendly dogs, full of life and with lots of love to give. They enjoy chasing birds and squirrels in their foster home’s fenced backyard as well as watching TV with you and laying on your lap. They both love to put their head on your legs or lap and cuddle with you on the couch.

Where Did We Come From?
Max and Zoe were very loved in their home but like many Cairns, Max was not very tolerant of the new human baby in his home and probably resented that the baby was allowed to pull on him and play with his food and one day he bit the baby. His owners felt that they could not risk a second bite and contacted CRUSA to surrender Max. Because Max and Zoe were very close, their owners did not want to separate them and decided to surrender Zoe as well.

We Are Fully Housetrained
Max and Zoe are fully housetrained. In their foster home they use a doggie door to let themselves out but they also enjoy walks.

Up To Date
Max and Zoey are both spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccines, microchipped, have been tested for heartworm and are on a monthly heartworm preventative. To adopt them, please complete our Adoption Application.

More Photos!
To see more photos of Max, click HERE. To see more photos of Zoe, click HERE.

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     Name: ZOE
  Gender: Female
        Age: 7 yrs; Born 11/11/06
Location: Foster home; Princeton Junction
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Max and Zoe!
Max and Zoe are 2 beautiful Cairn Terriers who grew up together and need to find a home that will adopt them both. Max just turned 9 years old in December and is wheaten while Zoe turned 7 years old in November and is brindle with caramel tones. Both are very happy and friendly dogs, full of life and with lots of love to give. They enjoy chasing birds and squirrels in their foster home’s fenced backyard as well as watching TV with you and laying on your lap. They both love to put their head on your legs or lap and cuddle with you on the couch.

Where Did We Come From?
Max and Zoe were very loved in their home but like many Cairns, Max was not very tolerant of the new human baby in his home and probably resented that the baby was allowed to pull on him and play with his food and one day he bit the baby. His owners felt that they could not risk a second bite and contacted CRUSA to surrender Max. Because Max and Zoe were very close, their owners did not want to separate them and decided to surrender Zoe as well.

We Are Fully Housetrained
Max and Zoe are fully housetrained. In their foster home they use a doggie door to let themselves out but they also enjoy walks.

Up To Date
Max and Zoey are both spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccines, microchipped, have been tested for heartworm and are on a monthly heartworm preventative. To adopt them, please complete our Adoption Application.

More Photos!
To see more photos of Max, click HERE. To see more photos of Zoe, click HERE.

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     Name: TRACIE
  Gender: Female
        Age: 9 yrs; Born 5/18/2004
Location: Foster home; Princeton Junction
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Tracie!
Tracie is a very pretty 9 year old, cream-colored female Cairn terrier who loves food, attention and toys. She is looking for an adult-only, terrier experienced home where she can be the only dog.

My Story
Tracie came to CRUSA from NYC, from a situation of neglect, with elephant skin on her back and tail from untreated skin allergies, infected ears, and a urinary tract infection. She was found roaming the streets of New York City and when her owners were contacted (she is microchipped) they said that they did not want her back as she had been purchased for a son who was no longer living at home. We also found out that they kept her as an outside dog all year round (in Queen NY which has harsh, cold winters).

My Special Need: Atopica
Initially we were able to bring her allergies under control with medicated baths and a corn-free diet, otomax for her ears and antibiotics. Her skin healed, her hair grew back and she got over her UTI and ear infection. Eventually, however, her skin allergies returned and she developed crusty lesions all over her body. Changing food had no effect although the allergies seemed to worsen with chicken, so we now avoid feeding her chicken. The allergies are apparently due to an overreaction of her immune system and Tracie now requires Atopica (25 mg daily) to suppress her immune system and thereby keep her skin healthy. With the Atopica, her hair grew back and the lesions disappeared.

I Am Housetrained!
Tracie is 100% housetrained. She is also crate trained and will just as easily sleep in her crate, as in a dog bed.

I Am a Laidback, Yet Spunky Cairn!
Tracie has a spunky personality. She always appears to be laughing and enjoys being a little mischievous by, for example, going into rooms where she is normally not allowed to go. She also prances when her humans come home. With toys, she loves destroying the stuffed ones and will even un-stuff a dog bed if she is bored and alone. At the vets, she is very well behaved with the doctors but will bark at other dogs in the waiting room. Tracie can also be laid back and enjoys watching television with her humans and sitting next to them on the couch. She will actively ask to be petted, putting her head under your hand and loves to give kisses too. She also loves going for walks and walks nicely on the leash but she can be reactive to cars, buses, trucks, bicyclists and other dogs and needs to be corrected. It is best to walk Tracie at a time when there are not too many people or traffic outside, and her home should have a fenced yard for the times when the streets are too busy to walk her.

I Get Along With Other Dogs But Would Do Best as an Only Dog. Cats are Okay.
While Tracie has learned to get along and play with the other cairns in her foster home, she can still pick up fights over food, attention and toys and that is why we would prefer a home where she is the only dog. She has come across some cats and appears indifferent to them.

I Need Exercise!
Tracie is a little overweight at the moment and needs a new forever home that will walk her to lose those extra pounds. She has a very good appetite and is very smart and will work for treats.

I Am Up To Date
Tracie is spayed, current on her vaccinations, microchipped, has been tested for heartworm disease and is on a monthly heartworm preventative. As noted above, she also take a 25 mg Atopica pill daily for her skin allergies.

Where is Tracie Now? (Local Adoptions Only Please)
Tracie is located in a private foster home in Princeton Junction, NJ. Due to her issues (see above), she can only be adopted to a home within a 90 mile radius of Princeton Junction. We also require that the home adopting her meet her at her foster home on at least 2 occasions and spend time with her during these meetings before taking her home so she will be familiar with her new owner.

See More Photos and Watch a Video of Tracie!
To see more photos of Tracie, click HERE.

Below is her video:

Please Sponsor Me!
If you cannot adopt me, please consider sponsoring me. The Atopica pill I need is expensive but I will break out in crusty lesions if I do not take it daily. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help CRUSA buy my pills. Click on the paypal button below:

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     Name: ERIN
  Gender: Female
        Age: 8 yrs; Born 1/26/2006
Location: Foster home; Princeton Junction
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Erin!
Erin is an 8 year old black brindle female Cairn Terrier who came to CRUSA from a situation of severe neglect, with elephant skin and missing most of her hair. She (along with her sister Daisy who has since been adopted) was removed by animal control from a backyard breeder after she had lost most of her hair from months of being flea-infested. Erin’s hair grew back after roughly six months of medicated baths and creams except in 4 small spots where the hair follicles were too damaged. These 4 small spots remained bald, but that just adds to her cuteness.

I am House Trained and Love Playing Fetch!
Erin is 100% house trained. She is also very playful and high energy and loves playing fetch.

I am very Affectionate With Women Once I get to Know You. Men However Scare Me
Erin is very affectionate with women and wants to give you kisses and be petted, and enjoys watching TV with you. In her foster home, Erin wakes up super happy each morning, prancing around and coming to say hello. She is also a velcro dog and loves to follow you around all day and be where you are. With men, however, Erin is fearful and must be introduced slowly or she will take matters on her own and give them a quick bite in the ankle and run away to hide somewhere. For this reason, Erin will NOT be considered for active households or for homes with children. Her ideal home is a female-only household, where someone is home most of the time, that gets few visitors and where her new owners will take the time to introduce her slowly to visitors. Once the introduction is done, she relaxes with the newcomers.

Where Is Erin Now?
Erin is located in a private foster home in Princeton Junction, NJ. Due to her issues (see above), she can only be adopted to a home within a 90 mile radius of Princeton Junction. We also require that the home adopting her meet her at her foster home on at least 2 occasions and spend time with her during these meetings before taking her home so she will be familiar with her new owner.

I Am Up-To-Date
Erin is spayed, up-to-date on her vaccinations, has tested negative for heartworm disease, is micro-chipped and is on a monthly heartworm preventative. If you are interested in adopting Erin, please complete our Adoption Application.

See More Photos of Me!
To see more photos of me, click HERE.

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     Name: EDDIE
  Gender: Male
        Age: ~7 yrs;
Location: Foster home; Cary
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

MEET EDDIE!
Hi Everyone! My name is Eddie ….that is… I listen to Eddie but formerly I was known as Bandit. I was adopted from CRUSA by a nice family 5 years ago, when I was 2 yo. I am now 7 yo. Unfortunately things changed this year (thru no fault of my own) and my parents began working long hours and no longer had time for me, my human siblings moved out of the house and I was spending over 12 hours a day alone and confined to the laundry room, so my family decided that it was best to return me to CRUSA so CRUSA could once again find me a home that could provide me with the care and attention that I need. So once again here I am, looking for my true forever home!

I LOVE WALKS
In my CRUSA foster home, I get along well with Molly, the resident cairn. She is much younger than me and wants to play but I am not up to playing much any more. I prefer to take it easy. But I do like the long walks I am getting here. I am always ready and get very excited when I see the leash. I started to get a little arthritis in my front legs but I am taking joint medicine and am getting visibly better. Long walks are new to me but I do enjoy them very much. I am a good leash walker and usually do not pull unless I see something that really interest me. I also like to ride in the car. My foster Ma says that I am a little overweight but she is working to get my weight down and I have lost a couple of pounds since I got here. I am a food lover! I am always looking for a hand out; you can get to my heart through my stomach, that is for sure!

I AM HOUSETRAINED AND A GOOD BOY
I am a good boy and listen to my foster Ma. I am house trained and do my business when I am asked to do it, first thing in the morning, no problem. I sleep all night and have 2 beds I can use. But I prefer to sleep with my Foster Dad or Ma on their bed near their feet if I am allowed. I am NOT a barker but I like to join in when Molly starts up with it. When I meet other dogs I am mostly friendly but once in a while something tells me not to be trusting and I just have to bark. I also with get along with children but since I am somewhat of a couch potato I probably would not play with them very much. There are no children in my foster home and no cats. I am not sure how I would be around cats. Well this is my story….. do you still have a forever home for me?

WHAT DOES MY FOSTER MA SAY ABOUT ME?
Eddie is a sweet little dog who is easy and very agreeable to be around. He is a happy fellow and does not demand much from you besides a good bowl of food at night. His tail is always wagging like a pendulum any time you give him a little attention. He would make a great companion for an older retired couple or a single. He is not happy in a crate. He was confined to a laundry room for long periods of time when his former family had no more time to give to him.

I AM UP TO DATE
Eddie is neutered, up to date on all his vaccinations, micro-chipped and has tested negative for heartworm disease. He is also on a monthly heartworm preventative.

WHERE IS EDDIE NOW?
Eddie is currently located in a private foster home in Cary, North Carolina.

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     Name: PENNY
  Gender: Female
        Age: 5 yrs; Born 08/05/2008
Location: Foster home; Oak Harbor
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

Meet Penny!
Penny is a sweet, gentle and obedient 5 year old Cairn girl, weighing around 16 pounds. She was surrendered to CRUSA along with her Cairn brother Duke (who has been adopted) because her family did not have time for them after the arrival of their human baby and thought that it was best to rehome Penny and Duke so they could have the level of attention they were used to.

I Am Housetrained and Enjoy Leashed Walks
Penny is housetrained and crate trained. She will tell you when she needs to go outside, with a little whine or two. She enjoys going outside to play and for leashed walks and is good on a leash. She loves staring at squirrels.

I Am Very Affectionate and Love Playing
Penny tends to be a little timid at first but once she gets to know you, all you get is love. She enjoys being petted, belly rubs, and scratches behind her ears. She loves to play fetch outdoors as well as indoors. She also loves to play with toys and will talk to you while you play with her. She is very food motivated and just LOVES her food and treats, so much that she can be food aggressive with other dogs so you need to feed her separately so no other dogs will try to eat her food while she is eating it. She also knows how to sit on command and does it very nicely.

On Dogs, Cats and Children
Penny gets along well with MALE dogs but NOT with other female dogs. She was recently adopted and returned after engaging in fights with the resident female Cairn. Her foster home has only male Cairns, and Duke, the Cairn that Penny came to CRUSA with, is a male. Penny also gets along well with children over the age of 7. She loves her humans and asks for belly rubs and neck rubs. As to cats, her prior owners told CRUSA that while she has been around cats she has never lived with one and when she has seen them she has been highly interested in them so we don’t know if she is cat-safe.

Up To Date
Penny is spayed, up to date on her vaccines and microchipped.

Where is Penny Now?
Penny is located in a private home in Oak Harbor, Washington State 98277. To adopt her, please complete our Adoption Application. Please note that Penny will NOT be considered for homes that have another female dog in the house. Male dogs are ok.

See More Photos of Me!
To see more photos of Penny, click HERE.

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     Name: SADIE
  Gender: Female
        Age: 16 yrs; Born 11/22/1997
Location: Foster home; Kenosha
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

It's hard to imagine a more inspiring dog than this wonderful little senior named Sadie. When her beloved owner became seriously ill and was forced to give her up, Sadie suddenly found herself in new home for the first time in her 14-year-life. One would have thought that such a sudden change of circumstances would have been upsettling to Sadie. But this resilient little girl took to her new lifestyle like a real champ!

Sadie's foster mom says that she is "blessed with a lively spirit" and is extremely outgoing and affectionate and loves to give kisses. And like a true Cairn, she doesn't like to be restrained for too long; she likes to get busy seeking out her next adventure. Although Sadie has allergy issues, these are kept in check with a special diet and regular medicated baths. Sadie is in a home with two male Cairns and she has encountered children and even cats and appears to be an "equal opportunity" lover. She likes everyone!

She also likes food and has a VERY hardy appetite. She can be a little "over enthusiastic" when it comes to taking treats from a hand and her foster mom is working with her to help her adopt a more gentle approach.

Sadie was never well trained on a leash and tends to pull; her leash etiquette needs a bit of work. And because she is a little arthritic she walks with a stiff gait. But she walks at a brisk pace and can easily keep up with the much younger dogs in her household!.

When taken out on a regular schedule, Sadie exhibits excellent potty habits. But
she is on a daily medication for her allergies and a side affect is increased thirst. Because of that, Sadie needs to "go potty" very frequently, as often as every 20 to 30 minutes. When she goes out, she does her business right away.

Sadie is completely crate-trained and with a "go crate" command, she'll hop right in. She will sleep for 7 to 8 hours without so much as a peep.

Despite her "senior status", Sadie has so much to offer the right home. Because she needs to go potty on a very regular schedule, it's important that her future family have someone who is home all day. A retired "homebody" who is seeking a devoted companion would be ideal. In her previous home, Sadie was an "only child" and did not have a fenced yard. But in her foster home, she has both. She seems to enjoy the company of other dogs and she loves exploring the fenced yard so ideally, her "forever home" would offer both although it's not a requirement.

Sadie is up-to-date on her vaccines and has been spayed. She recently had a dental. She is on a daily allergy medication and required a medicated bath every three days.

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     Name: CHARLIE
  Gender: Male
        Age: ~1-2 yrs;
Location: Foster home; Kenosha
 Contact: CRUSA; Application; E-mail: Info@CairnRescueUSA.com

This dog is in the CRUSA rescue program.

CHARLIE IN A NUTSHELL: A sweet and loving 1-2 year old purebred Cairn Terrier who is recovering from surgery from a broken hip. Charlie will be fully recovered and available for adoption around mid-April. Charlie has a wonderful personality and loves to play with other dogs. He would do best with an active, terrier-experienced family who want to make a young terrier an integral part of family life. Read all about Charlie's amazing journey at: http://alldogssite.com/charlieinwisconsin01141.html

AT THIS TIME, CHARLIE IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION TO HOMES IN SOUTHERN WISCONSIN AND NORTHERN ILLINOIS.

IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE A MORE ADORABLE AND LOVABLE BOY THAN CHARLIE! THIS ONE-TO-TWO YEAR OLD WAS BROUGHT INTO A SHELTER ON CHRISTMAS DAY AFTER HAVING BEEN HIT BY A CAR. CHARLIE SUFFERED SEVERE INJURIES TO HIS LEGS AND HIP AND IT WAS SOON DETERMINED THAT HE WOULD BE BEST SERVED IN A RESCUE GROUP THAT COULD CLOSELY OVERSEE HIS CARE AND REHABILITATION. WITHIN WEEKS OF COMING INTO "CAIRN RESCUE USA", THE FUNDS HAD BEEN RAISED FOR CHARLIE'S SURGERY AND TODAY HE IS RECUPERATING BEAUTIFULLY IN HIS FOSTER HOME.

CHARLIE HAS PROVEN HIMSELF TO BE A REAL TROOPER! ALTHOUGH HE HAS BEEN CONFINED TO SMALL AREA FOR THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS, HE HAS BEEN SUCH A GOOD BOY. HE VERY MUCH WANTS TO INTERACT WITH THE OTHER DOGS IN HIS FOSTER HOME BUT HAS PATIENTLY STAYED IN HIS LITTLE AREA AND AMUSES HIMSELF WITH HIS TOYS. SQUEAKY BALLS AND STUFFED MONKEY DON'T HAVE A PRAYER AROUND CHARLIE!

CHARLIE IS ABOUT 95% POTTY TRAINED. HE IS CRATE TRAINED AS WELL AND WHILE HE MAY WHINE A BIT WHEN HIS FOSTER MOM PUTS HIM IN HIS CRATE, HE QUICKLY SETTLES DOWN.

CHARLIE IS A YOUNG CAIRN AND VERY SHORTLY, HE WILL COME OFF THE "DISABLED LIST" AND BE BACK IN FULL ACTION. HE'LL REQUIRE AN ACTIVE FAMILY WHO CAN GIVE HIM LOTS OF FACE TIME AND EXERCISE. A FAMILY WITH TERRIER EXPERIENCE AND OLDER CHILDREN WOULD BE IDEAL (NO KIDS UNDER 10). CHARLIE WOULD VERY MUCH ENJOY THE COMPANY OF ANOTHER DOG AND WHILE HE WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR A HOME WHERE THE PARENTS ARE AT WORK, IT WOULD BE PREFERRED THAT HE BE IN A HOME WHERE THERE IS AN ADULT FAMILY MEMBER HOME FOR A GOOD PART OF THE DAY. OBEDIENCE TRAINING IS A MUST AND WILL BE A CONDITION OF ADOPTION. A FENCED YARD WOULD BE A PLUS BUT A FAMILY COMMITTED TO FREQUENT WALKS WOULD ALSO BE CONSIDERED.

CHARLIE IS COMPLETELY UP-TO-DATE ON ALL VACCINATIONS AND IS CURRENTLY HAVING LASER THERAPY TO FAST TRACK HIS RECUPERATION. APPLICANTS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY--OR WHO CURRENTLY--HAVE PETS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT HISTORY OF VETERINARY CARE.

Below is a video of Charlie playing in his foster home:
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