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

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News of recently rescued Cairns

Bertie and Freddie

Update 23rd June 2021: A foster placement has been found for Bertie and he will be going to his new home this coming Friday.
Thank you to everyone who enquired about him.

URGENT UPDATE 22nd June 2021:  Bertie & Freddie came into rescue on the 12th June. They were taken straight to a foster home in the Stoke-on-Trent area. Their owner passed away just over 2 years ago and one of the family took care of them in their owners home, which wasn’t an ideal situation as the family member worked full time, so they were left to their own devices for 8-10 hours each day.

Unfortunately they have started to fight each other again, and they will fight to the death if possible. This is something they have done for a while as neither of them has been neutered.

Their foster dad is finding it very difficult to keep them apart. He is prepared to continue to foster Freddie, but unfortunately Bertie needs a new foster/forever home. Bertie is a lovely looking dog, he’s 9 years old and fit and healthy, but he can be a little bit grumpy. He likes his own space, and is a typical independent male Cairn. We feel that he would be a lot better on his own.

Is there anyone out there who could take him for a few weeks to see how he gets on? Obviously he needs to go where there are no other pets and no young children.

This is quite urgent, as their foster dad is having to be very careful that they are kept apart.

Please contact Chris Roberts 01283 712498 or [email protected]

18th June 2021:

Bertie and Freddie recently went to a foster home to be assessed. Their dad had passed away two years ago and they have been looked after by a member of the family. Unfortunately their home is up for sale and the family member is moving into a new home where pets are not allowed.

They have had fights now and again and are not keen on other dogs. We do have homes for them to go to once they have been assessed, so hopefully they will be in their new home/s by July.

As you can see they seem to be settling into their foster home, so fingers crossed. Bertie is dark brindle and Freddy is wheaten.

* Posted 18th June 2021


Rory needed to find himself a new home. It wasn’t that he’d been naughty because he’s a very good boy.

After due consideration he chose a delightful couple to adopt. Realizing that he’s going to be absolutely adored he’s quite happy with his choice and would be quite happy to dispense with the 4 weeks ‘trial’.

Be happy little man.


* Posted 12th June 2021.

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

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