Current Rescue Dogs

Please note that if there are no Cairns currently listed on this page, this doesn’t mean there aren’t any being rescued. Often dogs come in to us very fast and are re-homed immediately to people on our lists.

If we have no current dogs in rescue this page will display a selection of stories and pictures of Cairns who have recently been adopted.

We are also happy to display on this page Cairns who are in the care of other dog rescue organisations. If you wish to use this facility, please get in touch with our Facebook administrator here.

Cairns in Need of a New Home


Update on Basil, 15.2.18:

Basil will be going to his new home on Saturday for the usual one month trial.  We hope that all goes well.
CTRF trustees thank all who showed an interest in adopting Basil.

Update on Basil, 13.2.18:

Basil has received a lot of attention and offers of a new home via the CTRF Facebook page.  He is therefore now reserved.
Thank you to all who enquired about Basil.


Basil in need of a new home ( North East )

Basil is a petite Cairn of 17 months old who sadly finds himself looking for a new home.

His owners are heartbroken that they cannot keep him and we must stress that this is in no way a fault of either Basil or his owners and that the CTRF fully support the very difficult decision made to rehome him.

Basil is a well mannered and good natured young gentleman, used to living in a multi dog, multi breed house with dogs of both sexes. He has been living very happily with an older male Cairn.

He is happy and comfortable around children, including those visiting the home, but has not lived with them full time and has not been cat tested. He travels very well and sleeps downstairs in the kitchen in his own bed. He has two meals a day, at breakfast and then early evening and like all Cairns enjoys his treats.

Basil is neutered, chipped, vaccinated and in good health. He loves his walks and is used to wearing a harness both on his walks and in the car. He enjoys being outside having adventures, exploring the world and playing with his ball. His owner says his only vice is enjoying himself so much that he sometimes doesn’t want to come in again when he is called.

Due to Basil’s young age he will need an active household who can commit to continuing his general training and offering him plenty of daily exercise, playtime and cuddles. He would love a new fur sister or brother, if they were active enough to enjoy playing and adventuring together.

If you are interested in adopting Basil, please contact our North East Trustee, Leisa Stokel, to find out more about Basil and our adoption process and to save her from the temptation to adopt Basil herself. Leisa can be contacted by email ( or by phone (01207 658976 after 6pm).

Posted 13th February 2018

News of recently rescued Cairns


Jack – update 3rd February 2018:

Jack was advertised, and rehomed via the CTRF Facebook page:

Great news! Jack is on his way to his new home where he will live with his new ‘sister’ Foxy .She will show him the ropes. Have a happy new life Jack.  The photographs opposite are of Jack, part way on the journey to his new home. We advertised him a few days ago on Facebook, thank you for all your shares, offers and comments, you make all the difference.  A special thank you to Dexter Junior Barney ( Chrissie & Dave ) for transporting him and taking his photo.

Here is his story:

29th January – 10 year old Jack (d.o.b. 12th July 2007) was looking for a new home, as his elderly owner could no longer take care of him.
– Jack was diagnosed with diabetes in June 2017 and treated with insulin injections (9 units twice each day). His his condition is stable at present.
– He is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. He has also had his coat trimmed, which is red in colour.
– He is house trained/lead trained and is good with other dogs, but has never lived with a cat.
– His diabetes is under control, but his sight is beginning to fade.

This little old man needed a comfortable home and caring owners to look after him for the remainder of his life.
CTRF are paying for his medication for the rest of his life, so when he goes to his new home, they won’t have to worry about vets bills for his condition.
Jack lived in Benington, Hertfordshire.


For news of recently rescued Cairns, please see Our New Homes 2017.

Some of the Cairns that we have rehomed can be seen on our Facebook page or on the website here.

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