Our New Homes 2014

Here are the stories of some of the Cairns that CTRF rehomed in 2014:


Arnold has gone to a new home – update 27th November 2014.
Arnold, the 15 month old wheaten Cairn boy is now reserved and will be going on a 4 week trial period from the 6th December. Best of luck to Arnold.
For further details about Arnold’s progress contact Chris Roberts by email [email protected]


Millie has a new home – update 22nd November 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.
For any further information on Millie’s progress, contact Trustee Anne Weaver by email [email protected]

Millie Moo

Millie Moo has now gone to a new home – update 12th November 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!
For more information on Millie Moo’s progress, please contact Trustee Anne Weaver(Cirencester) by email at [email protected]


Charlie has a new home – update 20 October 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.
Further detail of her progress can be obtained from Chris Hewitt by email on [email protected]


Eric has gone to a new home -update 22nd September 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.


Toby has gone to a home – 21st September 2014
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’.


Baxter is going to a new home – update 6th September 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 [email protected]


Sid is in a new home – update 5th September 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 protected]


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.”


Update on Ollie (27th July 2017):

We have received this lovely update on Ollie, who is coming up to his third anniversary with his family:

“It’s 3 years ago today since I collected Oliver, who was 5.

Ollie had his issues when we first got him, but these were overcome very quickly and we have had 3 wonderful years with this sunny, happy, gorgeous lad.

He was so full of life that we decided he needed a playmate and, as no Cairns were available at the time we adopted Archie, the Westie with attitude. and they soon became best buddies. Never a dull moment in our house and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”

We have also received some new photographs of Ollie – they are the top three to the right .

Thank you to Ollie’s family for giving him a lovely new home and for this happy update.


Ollie is in a new home – update 6th August 2014
Update about 5 year old Ollie from Trustee Anne Weaver . Ollie went to his new home Sunday 27th July and it is taking a while 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.

For further details about Ollie, email Trustee Anne Weaver (Cirencester) at [email protected]


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, 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.


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.”


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.

Isla and Skye

Isla and Skye have gone to a new home – update 15th June 2014.
We have good news about the two wheaten Cairn sisters. CTRF Trustee Chris Roberts received this message:

“Isla and 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 Glisten via the Many Tears website here.

Many Tears contact details can be found here.


Daisy went to a new home – update 8th 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.

Scottie and Alfie

Scottie and 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.


Hamish – update 9th October 2015

A permanent home was wanted urgently for Hamish, an 11 week old male Cairn puppy in Devon. Here is an update from Jacky who adopted Hamish:
” Hamish the rescue pup is the one at the back of the sofa, as you can see he gets on very well with Henry and Lulu. We had all been for a long five hour walk in the Pyrenees. His French is coming on well! “

Cairn puppy Hamish has just gone to a new home – update 16th April 2014

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.


Freddy has got a new home – update 10th April 2014

Freddy, the 7 year old wheaten boy has gone to a new home today for a 4 week trial. Fingers crossed all goes well for him. As soon as we get more updates we will post the here, but we have heard he is doing well.
For further info on his progress contact Trustee Chris Roberts.


Seven year old Pepe has a great new home – update 2nd March 2014

Pepe the seven 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.

Rolo and Danger Mouse

Rolo and Danger Mouse – update 26th February 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:

“Hi Chris,
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 television 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.

Mr. Binx

Mr Binx – update 4th 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 cant 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.”


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.


Taffy has gone to a new home – update 2nd February 2014.
Trustee Anne Weaver has great news that Taffy has gone to a new home today with experienced retired cairn rescue owners and a very similar environment to the one he was used to.
This is Taffy’s story:
‘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’.


Jack found a home – update 23rd January 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.


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 Anne Weaver – contact details on the Trustees page of this website.


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.

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