Our New Homes 2019

Here are some of the Cairn Terriers re-homed in 2019.

Here is where we will showcase some of the Cairn Terriers re-homed in 2019. We wish them all the best of luck for their futures in their forever homes.


Mia (28th November 2019):

Mia, a Cairn cross was adopted from Pattering Paws Rescue Centre after being seen on our Facebook page.

At the same time we , the CTRF were asked to find a new home for Molly, who’s owner sadly had to go in to a care home. Molly wasn’t advertised, we had a lovely family waiting on our waiting list.  They wanted to adopt Mia too and asked if the girls could be adopted into 2 separate homes ( same family ) so each girl would have their own space if needed.

Mia duly went to her new home at the seaside 3 weeks ago. Molly also went to her new home at the seaside on a four week trial. Our trustee Chrissie has received a call today from Molly’s new Mummy asking her to send the adoption papers ‘as soon as you like.’

Here’s Mia and Molly who are now the best of friends. Mia on the left of the photo.

A very happy ending indeed.

* Posted 28th November 2019.

Freddie and George

Update on Freddie and George (7th November 2019):

Freddie and George have now been rehomed on the usual one month trial.

Update on Freddie and George (30th October 2019):

Freddie and George have now been reserved. We thank all those people who expressed an interest in these two Cairns.

Freddie and George (11th October 2019)

Freddie and George are nine year old castrated male Cairn Terriers who are in need of a new home through no fault of their own. They originally lived on a farm and were used for racing but as they have slowed down a bit racing was no longer possible.

A lovely lady has taken them on for a few weeks while we find them a good home. They are now house trained and in her words they are lovely dogs. They have always been together and we want a home that will take them both. They are currently in the Bromley area of Kent.

If you feel you could give this lovable pair the home they deserve please contact Chris Hewitt:
Telephone: 01689 828788 (not before 9am or after 9pm).
Email: [email protected]

* Posted 11th October 2019.


Naidene (18th September 2019):

This is just an update of Naidene a.k.a. Maud, who came into rescue on Thursday 12th September. We didn’t need to advertise her as we had someone suitable for her on our waiting list.

She is now with her new owners and is on her 4 week trial period.

This is what her new owners said about her –

“The vets are completely happy with her and how she’s settled, she loves her cuddles and attention, she’s beautiful and we love her so much. Thank you for letting us give her a home”.

This is ‘before’ and ‘after’ photo’s of her.



Update (4th September 2019):

Aila is now reserved.

Aila (4th September 2019):

Aila is a 17 month-old bitch who is seeking to move to pastures new but needs to be the only dog in the home.

She’s not spayed, but the C.T.R.F. will meet the cost of the procedure.

She loves to be outside and loves her toys, especially balls and will hold one in her mouth whilst playing football with another.

She’s fine with other dogs outside the house, nervous of lorries but getting better and would chase motorbikes if not on the lead.

She’s possessive of food and bones but not toys.

She is currently in South Yorkshire.

If you would like to offer Aila the new home that she’s looking for please contact our Trustee, John Francis:

Telephone: 07766 168869

Email: [email protected]

* Posted 4th September 2019.

Bella and Robbie

Update on Bella and Robbie 20th August 2019.

From our Trustee John –

“Sunday Morning,9.15, the landline rings.  Urgent re-homing needed for 2 or possibly 3 Cairns following the passing of the owner.  All avenues for their care have been exhausted as all local kennels are full.

After a phone call to the lady who had the dogs, I jumped in the car & drove to East Yorkshire to collect 2 of the 3.  The 3rd is being kept in the family.

Brought them home and introduced them to my resident pack which went remarkably smoothly.

I had no-one waiting for 2 dogs on my list so a post on Facebook elicited a 10 p.m. phone call asking if a couple could come and see them on Monday morning which they duly did.  Robbie needed to go the the Vet so on Monday afternoon, after the Vet’s I took them to what will hopefully be their forever home.They are on the usual 1 months trial.

Tuesday morning (today) I received a text letting me know that they had been as good as gold overnight, Bella was currently disembowelling all the soft toys and Robbie was snuffling in the Garden.

Fingers crossed for a long and happy life in your new home Robbie & Bella. “

Update on Bella and Robbie 19th August 2019.

Bella and Robbie are now reserved.

Bella and Robbie 19th August 2019

Bella and Robbie are looking for a home together as their owner has passed away.

Bella is a 10 year old wheaten bitch and Robbie is a 6 year old grey brindle neutered male.  Both are up-to-date with their vaccinations, are microchipped and had a comprehensive health check on Thursday.

Bella is somewhat overweight but otherwise very healthy.  Robbie has an issue with one of his ears at the moment and, according to the Vet is borderline Dry Eye but the CTRF will pay any Vet bills relating to these conditions.

They are both friendly with people and other dogs and can live with children.  They like to chase cats and bark at the Postman, so are proper Cairns.

If you would like to offer these two a home please contact our Trustee John Francis on:

Telephone: 07766 168869 or 01257 270079.

* Posted 19th August 2019.


Update on Poppy (5th July 2019) 

Poppy is no longer in need of a new home, she went to her new home yesterday.

Our Trustee John says: ‘She was a delight on the journey, not a peep out of her. Within minutes of arriving at her new home she was exploring the surroundings and playing with Toby, her new brother. Her new Mum was obviously very taken with her. Have a very long and happy life together’

Poppy (1st July 2019)

Poppy, a 20 month old spayed bitch needs a new home through no fault of her own.

Poppy is currently near Middlesbrough

She didn’t have the best start in life and will need a home where someone is around most of the time as she gets panicky if confined.

She walks well on the lead but tends to be nervous, particularly with lorries.  She’s not keen on the dark and would benefit from a walk last thing before bed.

She is fine with other dogs.

She is micro-chipped and up-to date with her vaccinations.

If you feel that you can give Poppy a home please contact our Trustee, John Francis, on 07766 168869 or email on [email protected] “


Twelve year old Casper needed a new home as his owner became ill and was unable to look after him.
Fortunately our Trustee, John had someone waiting for a dog just like Casper so on Thursday, 27th June 2019 he went to meet his new owner and new brother, also a CTRF dog.

Fortunately the meeting between the new owner and his existing dog couldn’t have gone better. the two Cairns were soon playing together.

Casper was formally adopted on the spot, there being no question of a month’s trial.
We just know you will have a very happy life Casper, may it be long one.

*Posted 30th June 2019.


Update on Molly cairn cross who arrived from Cairn Terrier Rescue in May 2019:

“Frankly we were all a bit surprised. We’ve been cairn/dog free for 15+ years but as soon as we saw her little fur face we wanted to do our best by her. To begin with she was on her best behaviour, probably a bit boggled by the sudden move to live with strange humans. After 2 weeks her Cairness revealed itself. Thank goodness, I thought we had a boring dog. So now we now have a beautiful little dog with no separation anxiety, greets visitors, bomb proof with noises & not food obsessed.

When out not keen on 50% of the dogs she meets & would chase pushbikes & people going over 10mph if she had her way. How do I put this politely? Stands up for herself if surprised – read between the lines! Sits quietly in pubs & cafes & loves her walks. Not fussed by sheep & would really like it if cats would run away in terror but they don’t. Loves being groomed & stroked but doesn’t come & sit on your lap much. Hates the rain & am yet to find a game or toy she likes.

She is a bit itchy so currently on hypoallergenic & a grain free diet – am sure she is allergic to my house dust. At 13 years of age we may not have her for long but she is totally worth it. Cairns rule OK!” 

* Posted 10th June 2019.


Update on Robbie (23rd March 2019):

Robbie is now reserved.

Robbie (23rd March 2019):

Robbie a lovely natured 11 year old wheaten castrated male who needs a home that can make the rest of his life happy again.

Over the last few years he has lost both his owners and his dog companion, which has made him very sad and lonely. He loves his walks and will happily walk for an hour twice a day. While on his walks he will ignore other dogs but dislikes ducks as he has been attacked by them. He hasn’t lived with children or cats.

Robbie is in Kent. Vets fees will be paid for by CTRF.

If you feel you can give Robbie the loving home and secure home, he deserves, please contact our Trustee:

Chris Hewitt:
Telephone: 01689 828788 after 9am and before 9pm on
Email: [email protected]

Whiskey and Penny

Update on Whiskey and Penny (21st March 2019):

Whisky and Penny, the 10 and 9 year-olds who were re-homed a week ago have been adopted after only a few days in their new home. As you can see it didn’t take them long to develop the ‘How come you’re eating and we’re not’ pose.
Have very long and happy lives Whisky and Penny.


Whiskey and Penny – adopted in March 2019.

Whiskey and Penny were not advertised as our trustee John Francis had someone on his waiting list.

14th March: Whisky (Red Brindle) and Penny (Wheaten) needed a new home together as their owner wasn’t in the best of health and was finding it difficult to care for them properly.

Penny really wanted to go to a home with a wildlife pond, which we managed to arrange, and she took full advantage of it on her first day.

They also have a new big sister and Whisky is already playing with her.

Enjoy your new life little ones.


Update on Albie (28th March 2019):

Albie is now reserved and will be going to his new home on the usual one month trial.

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
Email: [email protected]


Scruff – rehomed in February, 2019

Scruff’s owners could no longer meet his needs due to health issues so advertised him on the Internet. The C.T.R.F. stepped in and asked if they wanted our help in finding him a suitable home.
Fortunately they did and John, our Trustee had someone waiting for a dog just like Scruff who has now gone to them on the usual month’s trial.

We thank Scruff’s family for giving him a new home and wish them all well.


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:

Email: [email protected]

* Posted 24th February 2019


Tigger (8th February 2019):

Tigger needed a new home through no fault of his own but had to be assessed before he went to his forever home. He went to stay with John, our Trustee, for a few days.

John had someone waiting for a dog just like Tigger so he never made it onto Facebook or our website. Tigger was adopted today and his new owner is over the moon with him.

CTRF would like to thank Tigger’s previous owners for letting us find a new home for him and also his new family for adopting him. We wish Tigger and his new family all the best for their future together.


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.


Update on Bobby (4th February 2019):

Bobby has settled in really well but he did have an issue with other dogs who dared to walk on his new patch and wasn’t afraid to tell them all about it.

CTRF arranged for a behaviourist to pay him a visit and now Bobby has got all the information he needs to lick his new owners into shape.
He just wishes that the only coat in the pet shop in his size wasn’t pink. 

Thank you to John our Trustee for this great update and photographs of Bobby in his new home (top two are the latest pictures).

Update on Bobby (4th January 2019):

Bobby has now gone to his new home on the usual one month trial.  We would like to thank all those who enquired about him.

Bobby (2nd January 2019):

Bobby is a five year old Cairn Terrier looking for a new home. He must be rehomed in North Wales.

He is a lively little chap who has no vices unless you include trying to lick you to death! He would suit young retirees who like walking as he has been used to a lot of company (though he can be left on his own when necessary). He’s not keen on cats and likes to be the centre of attention.

His family are emigrating and sadly can’t take him with them.

For more information, please contact our Trustee John Francis:

Telephone: 01257 270 079 or Mobile 07766 168 869

Email: [email protected]

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