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


Albie (18th March 2019):

ALBIE is a 13 month old wheaten brindle boy.  He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.  He is a typical bouncy young lad.  He is good with other dogs but NOT cats.  Due to being a little over excitable he could go to a family with older children 10/12 yrs plus.

He is learning some basic commands but as with all Cairns “come” is a challenge!!!  Despite having no recall what so ever he is really good on his Flexi lead and does not pull.  He loves meeting dogs out on walks, socializing with them really well.

He would be ideally suited to an active home that can provide lots of exercise and cuddles (when he is still long enough to cuddle!)

He is currently in West Sussex.  If you are interested please contact Wendy Laker:

Telephone: 02392 631114 (leave a message and I will get back to you) or

News of recently rescued Cairns


Update on Alfie (25th February 2019):

Alfie has now been reserved.


Alfie is in Scotland and is looking for a new home (24th February 2019):

Alfie is a seven year old Cairn Terrier who has just been diagnosed with diabetes. His elderly, disabled owner is no longer able to care for him for a number of reasons. He is presently living near Oban in W Scotland.

This is what his dog walker says about him:
“I have been Alfie’s dog walker for 4 years now. He is the most loveliest most loving boy ever. Unfortunately Alfie became very unwell on Saturday and has been in the vets since……. his vet costs are rising daily. Alfie’s owner is disabled and can no longer provide the care and costs to keep Alfie alive and well. Alfie will be ready to be released from the vets as from Monday 25th February 2019.

From our CTRF trustee Helen Miller:

Alfie will need a whole new lifestyle and routine so I am looking for some lovely loving person who will have the time and effort and will be rewarded with Alfie’s love.

Alfie is 7 years of age and gets along great with other dogs. He is such a wee character and just loves his walks. He loves people and has previously lived with a cat.”

The CTRF will pay the cost of his insulin and any related expenses for life. If you are interested in giving Alfie a home, please contact our CTRF Scottish Trustee Helen Miller:


* Posted 24th February 2019


Update on Pip (31st January 2019):

From our Trustee Chris Hewitt:

“The lovely 13 year old gentleman Pip went to his new home today, Cairns never fail to surprise me, the first place he went to was the kitchen and watched his new owner make some tea, secretly he was thinking, never mind the tea how about the biscuits!! Thank you for giving Pip a chance of a new home, oldies give so much back. Obviously Pip will be on the usual 4 week trial.”

The top two photographs on the right are of Pip in his new home. 

Update on Pip (27th January 2019):

Pip has now been reserved.

Pip (26th January 2019):

Pip is a 13 year old gentleman, who is young at heart. Sadly his owner cannot keep him due to ill health. What he would like is a cosy bed, lovely walks and plenty of love.

Please look into your heart and don’t overlook these oldies, it is very rewarding and a great sense of achievement to take one on. I am sure there are many on the CTRF Facebook page who will say the same.

Pip should either be the only dog or to go with a bitch.

All Vets fees will be paid for.

If you are interested in Pip, please call our Trustee
Chris Hewitt on:
Telephone: 01689828788 not before 9am or after 9pm or
Email: littleacorncairns@hotmail

Pip is in Kent.

* Posted 26th January 2019.

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

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