Cairn Rescue - Cairns In Need Registered charity No 803599
Cairns That Need Help Today
Any Cairn Terriers immediately below need help today. To find out how to help, either to volunteer help or transport, or if you are considering rehoming a dog yourself, please contact the Trustee indicated. If there are no dogs 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. Any dogs below have not yet been suitably matched to prospective owners and need homes or other help n
Cairn Terriers in Need of Rehoming - Can You help?
CTRF currently has two male Cairn Terriers in need of a new home, details below.
Some other recently re-homed dogs that are currently undergoing trials with new owners are kept on display until this period is finalised. Please note that any dogs featured here & held with other rescue organisations are not the responsibility of CTRF but with the rescue organisation concerned, and are merely advertised here to help Cairns in need.
Arnold Needs A New Home
Arnold is 15 months old, wheaten in colour, neutered (7 months ago), microchipped and fully vaccinated.
Picture of Arnold
His owners are now experiencing behavioural problems with him, and in fact he has had two sessions with a professional behaviouralist.
Unfortunately both of his owners work full time, so they haven’t been able to spend the time with Arnold that he requires, needless to say he is becoming very anxious and frightened, he can be destructive in the house and will be defensive and protective of his own space (especially when on a comfy chair etc), and when challenged.
He does live with a 3½ year old male Cairn, but there are issues between them. He will chase cats and is not keen on young children.
He is clean in the house and goes to the back door when he needs to go out.
He is fairly good on the lead, but will pull on occasions, however when on the lead he is aggressive towards other dogs, children and does take a dislike to some adults.
He is very frightened of fireworks and is skittish in heavy traffic.
He’s ok in the car, but is protective of it and will bark at passers by etc.
He has been trained to the commands of:- sit, wait, down, stand, paw, high 5, rollover (with help), name, by me (heel).
This is what Arnold’s owners say when asked their reason for re-homing him:
“We want to give him the best chance of overcoming/coping with his fear/anxieties. Our full-time working, the dynamic with our other dog, our neighbours and their dog plus the area we live in are not conducive to helping him”.
To me Arnold seems to be exhibiting fairly normal ‘adolescent’ Cairn behaviour, but with the right owner to show him the way and spend time with him, I’m certain he will become a steadfast companion and friend.
Arnold is still with his owners in the Wirral area.
For further details please contact Chris Roberts by email email@example.com
Baxter Needs A New Home
BAXTER is a 3 year old wheaten male, neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. He has failed two re-homes, due to a couple of behavioural issues, but also mainy due to some unfortunate circumstances as follows:-
The second time he was re-homed was only a couple of weeks ago as a companion to a female Cairn, & since then his new owner is now moving house. This is not only stressing her out, but Baxter as well, as she is finding it very difficult having both the move and Baxter as a new dog to bond with too, and she doesn't have the time to dedicate to him in these very important first few weeks. After his first re-home Baxter was in a foster home for 7 weeks, where he was taken to a training club on a weekly basis, and also his fosterer spent time with him at home training and having fun with him, which he has thrived on.
NO children OR visiting children AT ALL Although he is good with dogs in general, living with another dog can wind him up and has the potential of negative results.
He is fine with dogs he meets out walking. Not good with cats or other small pets. He loves his cuddles, his tennis ball and being with people.
On the positive side Baxter is a very intelligent happy little lad, who just loves to please. He mostly greets you with a big smile, loves being busy, very busy (!) and any interaction with people.
BUT He is also very noisy! You will need tolerant neighbours! He needs to be kept busy by obedience /agility /tracking /rally-obedience/trick training. Any sort of training to keep him occupied. He is not happy with a 1 hour walk then come home and settle for the rest of the day! He needs to be given work to do or he will think of something to do for himself! Usually barking!
He needs a calm person, who understands and uses only positive training methods as ANY negative training methods will have explosive reactions from Baxter. He loves his Clicker training and is very quick to pick up new skills.
If you are
1) home mostly,
2) HAVE NO CHILDREN/GRANDCHILDREN/VISITING CHILDREN
3) enjoy dog training
4) and are able to have a loveable rogue who will challenge your abilities (and your sanity!) Baxter is the dog for you!
Please call me Wendy on 02392 631114 (leave a message if no answer) (West Sussex)
Millie Has A New Home! - update 22 Nov 2014
4 year old Millie went to a new home several days ago, so all fingers and paws crossed that she has now found her forever home. She will be on the usual 4 week trial period.
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For any further information on Millie's progress, contact Trustee Anne Weaver by email firstname.lastname@example.org
MILLIE MOO HAS NOW GONE TO A NEW HOME - UPDATE 12th Nov 2014
Millie Moo went to her new home today. She will be living with another cairn which will be good for her and help build her confidence. Her new owner is an experienced cairn owner so fingers crossed!
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For more information on Millie-Moo's progress, please contact Trustee Anne Weaver(Cirencester) by email at email@example.com
Chance No Longer Needs A New Home
Thanks to everyone who enquired about Chance, but apologies as he was recently rehomed by the owner without CTRF being told.
Charlie Has A New Home! - Update 20 Oct 2014
News from Trustee Chris Hewitt is Charlie has gone to a lovely new home. She was collected by her new owners yesterday and will have a trial period for a few weeks. Hopefully all will go well and she will be fully adopted soon, but we expect so as her new owners are in love with her already.
New picture below:
Further detail of her progress can be obtained from Chris Hewitt by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Toby Has Gone To A Home! - 21st Sept
Great news is Toby is now in a new home! He is on the usual trial period. However his new owner has already officially 'adopted' him as he has settled into his new home so well and is enjoying life with his new 'Cairn brother'.
Sid Is In A New Home - Update 5th Sep 2014
SID the 10 year old Cairn went new home on Thursday. He will be undergoing the usual four week trial. A big thank you to Mark and Joan Smith for their help to transport him to his new home. Good luck to Sid, best wishes thathe is now in his forever home.
For further information on Sid's progress, contact email@example.com
Baxter Is Going To A New Home - Update 6 Sept 2014
BAXTER, the 3 year old wheaten Cairn Terrier, has been reserved and will be going to a new home for a trial next weekend. Fingers crossed everyone that Baxter will be going to his forever home!
For further information on Baxter's progress, contact Trustee Wendy Laker on 02392 631114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Has A Great New Home! -UPDATE
UPDATE on 13 year old Sally who was with Aldridge Rescue went to her new home on Sunday 31st August.
Sally's photo before and after - what a difference! We are told she has settled in wonderfully.... Here is a message from Suzi, her new owner:
" Sally after her first fringe cut!!!! She's a star and for anyone worrying about adopting an "oldie" PLEASE don't!! Yes there will be some heartache for YOU when she/he goes but think how much happiness you can give him/her until then Also there are insurers out there who will take on oldies."
Bob Has Gone To His New Home - Update 5th August 2014
We have heard that Bob has now gone to a new home. We are not sure if his rehoming was via the website or Facebook, or direct to Hilbrae Kennels in Shropshire where he was in rescue, but we are all very glad that he has a new home and at the response from the public. We wish Bob good luck for his future!!
Olly Is In A New Home! - Update 6th August
Update about 5 year old Olly from Trustee Anne Weaver is Olly went to his new home Sunday 27th July and it is taking awhile for him to settle as he is still quite nervous, but he has very kind and understanding new owners that are willing to persevere with him. So fingers crossed! He is currently in his trial period for his new home.
Picture of Olly
For further details about Olly, email Trustee Anne Weaver (Cirencester) at email@example.com
Monty Has A New Home - Update 7th July 2014
Trustee Anne Weaver has great news that Monty is now in a new home in Yorkshire. He will be going through the usual trial period, although Anne says she has a really good feeling about it and Monty is a very lucky dog.
For any further news about Monty's progress please contact Anne Weaver via the contact details on our Trustees page.
News From Recent Rescues
Here is some news about dogs who have recently been featured on this page, who have been re-homed. To view dogs rehomed or helped that were on the website earlier than this, please view our Archives Page, linked at the top of this page.
Hamish & Suzy Have A New Home - Update 26 June 2014
We are really glad to say that Suzy and Hamish are now with new owners, who are very experienced with terriers & will provide these two with a great new home. They got on well immediately with the new owners own dogs, a Westie and a Cairn, and although they are undergoing a trial period we are confident all will go very well for these two.
Sad News About Brin - Update 19th July 2014
We have a very sad announcement to make....You all fell in love with Brin the blind boy so we are sharing this sad news with you. He touched so many hearts. Thank you Hilary for adopting him and giving him such a loving home in his final months. We know his previous owner Julie got comfort from this, having made a difficult decision to part with him. We are so sorry it ended like this - much too soon.............
Here is Hilary's message:
"Sadly we lost our wee Brin about a week ago. His health suddenly deteriorated, over about a week and sadly the vet and I agreed that it would be kinder to help him to go to sleep. He had neurological issues and/or cancer and he rapidly lost his awareness of where he was, who we were and any quality of life. He spent his time walking in ever decreasing circles and was very distressed at the end. He no longer smelt his food or recognised Ian or I and didn't want to go for a walk. He also had trouble breathing.
" I am so sorry we couldn't have shared this little life a lot longer as he was such a wonderful little chap. He had a lot of fun in his time with us - coming along to shows I was working at, winning several rosettes in fun classes and gathering an army of fans both locally and on Facebook. Everyone is so sad to see him go. However, we comfort ourselves that we gave him a good life in his final weeks.
" As you can imagine I really miss his cheery little face greeting me every day and the house is quiet without him pottering around, bumping around the place. He loved his cuddles and his space on the sofa at night! I hope in time we will help Cairn rescue with another little soul, but for now we will remember Brin so fondly. "
Picture of Brin
Isla & Skye Have Gone To A New Home - Update 15th June
We have good news about the two wheaten Cairn sisters. CTRF Trustee Chris Roberts received this message:
"Isla & Skye have gone to their new home on the usual four week trial period, so hopefully it will be their forever home. Thank you to everyone who shared this on Facebook and to those who responded as prospective new owners for them. The Cairn Terrier Relief Fund is eternally grateful to all of you who are always ready to help us and our Cairns. Thank You xx Chris Roberts "
Glisten, Cairn With Many Tears Rescue Is Now Reserved - Update 12th May 2014
Great news - 3 year old Glisten the ex breeding Cairn with Many Tears Rescue in Wales has now been rehomed. Fingers crossed that her adoption process goes well and that she is about to go to her forever home. See updates for her via the Many Tears website link below.
This is what Many Tears Rescue say about her on their website:
Many Tears Rescue with GLISTEN'S DETAILS HERE Many Tears contact details are available HERE
Daisy Went To A New Home - Update 8 May 2014
Trustee Anne Weaver has announced that Daisy has gone to a new home. Anne has a good feeling about this match and we are hoping to hear that she has indeed found her forever home. Good luck to Daisy!
Picture of Daisy
Scottie & Alfie Are In A New Home - Updated 5th May 2014
SCOTTIE and ALFIE went to a new home in Kent. Looks like they have now found their forever home. Good luck to Scottie and Alfie!
Cairn Puppy Hamish Has Just Gone To A Home! - Update 16th April 2014
UPDATE: Good News! The 11 week old puppy mentioned 14th April, now called "Hamish" has now gone to a new home today in Devon. Good luck to him! We will provide some pictures as soon as we have them.
Eric Has Gone To A Home - Update 22 Sept 2014
Eric, adopted in April, has been doing really well in his new home for some time now. His new owner would like to update you with a new picture. Here he is:
Freddy Got A New Home - Update 10th April 2014
Update 10th April:- Freddy has gone to a new home today for a 4 week trial. Fingers crossed all goes well for him!! For further info on his progress contact Chris Roberts (details below)
Freddie the 7 years old wheaten boy got a new home. As soon as we get more updates we will post them here, but we have heard he is doing well!
Pictures of Freddy
7 Year Old Pepe Has A Great New Home - Update 2nd March 2014
Pepe the 7 year old wheaten male has gone to a great new home and is settling in very well. He is with a long term Cairn owner who has an 11 year old bitch, Pepe has been getting along great with her and they have proven to be great playmates, as they live by the sea they go to the beach every day to play.
Pictures of Pepe
Baxter Got A New Home - Update 26 February 2014
Trustee Wendy Laker has informed that Baxter, the wheaten brindle 2 1/2 year old boy went to a new home with people who were very keen on him & drove a long way to come and see him last night. Will post new news as soon on how he is getting on as we get it.
Picture of Baxter
Taffy Has Gone To A New Home - Update 26 February 2014
Trustee Anne Weaver has great news that Taffy has gone to a new home today with experienced retired cairn rescue owners & a very similar environment to the one he was used to.
Taffy is 10 and half years old, castrated, sadly his elderly owner has died and Taffy has been taken in by a neighbour who has exercised him for the past year. Taffy needs to be the only dog in the home which he has been used to. He can be a little stubborn but has a sweet nature.
Rolo And Danger Mouse - update 26th Feb 2014
Chris Hewitt had an update from the new owner of Rolo and Danger Mouse, who are doing just great. Here is what they had to say:
Sorry I haven't mailed you sooner but I'm too busy these days with my boys!
Danger is fine and is recovering well from his op and getting back to his cheeky little self,we had him microchipped at the same time too.
They have settled in beautifully and already we have a routine which they like.
They love to watch the tv which I find hilarious and love a ball.
We can't wait to take them to the woods with a ball and give them a good run but as you know the weather is against us at the mo so just lead walks till it gets better whenever that will be!!!
I have attached some photos, I hope you like them I'm sure you'll agree with me that they are two adorable dogs. "
We're so glad Rolo and Danger are doing so well. Here are some new pictures:
Mr Binx - Update 4 February 2014
Mr Binx, the Cairn Terrier cross with Skye Terier, who was rescued by West Yorkshire Dog Rescue, has been rehomed to a great new owner. We are so happy to hear this news. This is what West Yorkshire Dog Rescue have to say:-
"Mr Binx has been adopted. The foster Lucinda is adopting him, she decided he can’t go anywhere else, she understands him and forgives him all his little behavioural problems. Mr Binx spends most of his time at Pets at Home , he is the store mascot and everyone working there loves him and the customers love him. He has a great life with so much attention. This is because Lucinda works there and always takes him with her to work.
Here he is with his ‘sister’ and best friend."
Jack Found A Home - update 23 Jan 2014
We are delighted to hear from Second Chance Kennels in Fife, Scotland that Jack, the 9 1/2 year old Cairn has found a great home.
Here is what they say at the kennels:
" Wonderful news for our wee Jack he now has such a lovely mum & dad and has a wee older Westie as his sis. They can't believe how good he is, in fact he slept in their bedroom in his bed on his back with all four feet I'm the air, says how settled he feels They are just such a lovely couple and know the terrier breed well.“
Picture of Jack
Teddy No Longer Needs Rehoming - Update 3rd February 2014
New update for Teddy, the 1 year old girl who has retinal degeneration: after thorough testing, her owners have found she has some other medical problems, so they have decided to keep her rather than rehome. Thank you to everyone who enquired about Teddy and we wish her luck for the future.
Tinks - Update 4th January 2014
Trustee Anne Weaver has informed that the 5 month old girl Tinks now has a home. She has gone to a family with 4 older children, and is currently undergoing her trial period. We wish Tinks well and hope this turns out to be her forever home.
For any more information on Tinks' progress contact Trustee Anne Weaver firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent picture of Tinks below
Millie - Update 3rd January 2014
Trustee Helen Miller has informed that Millie has now gone to a new home. She will be on her trial period for several weeks, and fingers crossed she has now found her forever home.
Further information on Millie's progress can be obtained from Edinburgh Trustee Helen Miller, contact details via the Trustees page on this website.
Harley - Update 27 December 2013
Harley, the 8 year old dark brindle Cairn boy, went to a new home on Christmas Eve with a retired couple who are used to a similar dog. He is doing very well indeed, and this is what his new owners say about him:
"Harley is settling in... He has been for two walks each day and is well behaved but he must have been really spoilt previously as he looks for a lot of fuss and he sulks if he doesn't get his own way. We have left him on his own a couple of times for short periods and he is always pleased to see us come back, although we cannot get him to sleep separate to us at bed time he will not stop making noises until he comes in with us in his basket. Has a lot of typical cairn habits just like our daughter's cairn used to have. Will keep you updated in a few days."
Picture of Harley
Holly & Bracken - Update 24 Dec 2013
Trustee Helen Miller is happy to announce that Bracken and Holly, the mother and daughter pair, have gone to a great new home in Cumbria. Wonderful Christmas present for the new owners!!!
Mitzy - Update 15th December 2013
We are very happy to report that Mitzy, the wheaten Cairn with the Wallace Kennels ESSEX, has been rehomed on Thursday. CTRF wishes Millie all the best of luck for her future and fingers crossed she is now finally in her forever home.
Alfie - Update 10th December 2013
Sussex Trustee Wendy Laker is very happy to say Alfie, the 6 year old wheaten male Cairn has now found a good home.
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