Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dacie hits a home run to CP!

Written by CP's VP of Intakes



What's a girl to do when life just keeps pitching her curve balls and she doesn't even like baseball??

This little adorable girl had a mom who was devoted to her and doted on her; she had the perfect game going. But then the curve balls started getting pitched. Her mom became very ill, was hospitalized and recently passed away. Not even knowing what ballpark her mom was located in, this little girl just figured three strikes and she was out.

But then a pinch hitter was called in, one that could handle all the curve balls life can throw at you. Col. Potter belted the ball right out of the ballpark clearing the bases and sending this little one scampering for home, well at least a great foster home with CP!

Please help me give a big, warm CP welcome to Dacie, a beautiful 9 year old who is no longer afraid of any curve balls that may be thrown her way. She has the big bats of Col. Potter to win the game for her!

Monday, July 30, 2012

WELCOME FROM ANGELS ABOVE TO CP...

Written by CP's VP of Intakes

Angels are regarded as spirits and messengers. They guide and protect us. Angels can take different forms and some can even have very specific duties. This past weekend three very special angels knew they had an important duty to carry-out. One where they were needed to not only protect, but guide three little Cairns as they began their journey to freedom with the Col. Potter family.

Each of these little Cairns now has a Guardian Angel watching over them thanks to the Name a Cairn Program. All were named in memory of someone very special.

Introducing the From Angels Above:

Rees - Male, wheaten, born5/26/04 - name donated by Gail S. in memory of JR Rees


Hess - Female, black brindle, born 6/3/03 - name donated by Claire M. for her friend Eleanor


Sydney - Female, wheaten, born 6/10/05 - name donated by Sheri K. in memory of her neighbor


Please help me welcome From Angels Above as we watch them spread their wings and take flight on the backs of their Guardian Angels on the freedom journey to find a happily ever after.

Would you like to Name a Cairn after someone special in your life? It's easy. Visit the website to learn more.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Sweets

Sunday is full of SWEETS! Each week we will showcase the sweeter side of Cairns. If you have a sweet filled cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture for an upcoming "Sunday Sweets" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com! (All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.)

 April

 Kayla

 Kenna

 Tess and Chance

Alban

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday's Funnies

from Lovadog

Introducing Kanza!

Written by a CP Intakes volunteer



"Kanza" -- a beautiful name for a handsome young guy. "Kanza" is a word of American Indian origin meaning "South Wind People" or it can be from the Arabic word for "Hidden Treasure."

Well, there's not too much hidden about this treasure! This gorgeous boy is surely the dog in the grey flannel suit, but he definitely doesn't act like a "suit." Kanza is a 2-year-old gray brindle, "On the Go" kind of guy. He's helping out foster mom patrolling the yard for varmints and tracking down those pesky tennis balls--especially those dang orange ones.

Kanza is so good at his job, they say, that he gave his previous owners a real run for their money and they couldn't keep up with his cairnie antics. Well, luckily, Col. Potter is made of sterner stuff and welcomed this active youngster into the clan.

Let's give a wonderful CP welcome to our newest treasure, Kanza!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Trigger joins CP

Written by a CP Intakes volunteer



Please welcome our newest boy to Col Potter. Trigger came to us as an owner surrender. His mom was not financially able to keep him and knew that he needed to be in better hands. She contacted CP for help. Trigger has had his spa day and is now safely at his foster home. It has been reported back to me that he is an absolutely adorable boy!

Please welcome Trigger to CP.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wacky Wednesday!

Wednesday is the day to be WACKY! Each week we will showcase a terrierific cairn picture with an appropriate caption. If you have a terrierific cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture and caption for an upcoming "Wacky Wednesday" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com! All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.
 A big shout out to Folly for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

WELCOME OUR NEWEST CP FAMILY MEMBERS!

Written by CP's VP of Intakes

OK, this is a challenge. See if you can figure out what the new furkids that recently joined CP are named ...

I just "Can't Stop Dancing", I'm so happy I didn't have to "Shop Around" any further to find them. Our wonderful volunteer who picked them up was singing the "Song of Joy" all the way back, saying "but I think it's a dream" because anything that smells this bad can't be real. But we all know after a week of spa treatment they won't ever be singing "Muskrat Love" again!

Soon they will be with a wonderful foster family where they won't experience "Lonely Night" and will realize "You Never Done It Like That" before and will want to figure out "The Way I Want to Touch You" is a good thing. She will be singing he ain't gonna "Do That to Me One More Time" and he will be playing "Love Will Keep Us Together" NO MORE!

So, have you figured out who has most recently taken the stage as CP's newest celebrities???

Ladies and Gentlemen, please help me welcome Captain & Tennille!

Captain - Male, is just a little bit of a thing and never stops moving


Tennille - Female, has packed on a few extra pounds that she will be working on losing


Both are estimated to be 6-7 years old. Looking forward to Captain & Tennille enjoying a whole new concert tour on the road to their adoptive homes!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Sweets

Sunday is full of SWEETS! Each week we will showcase the sweeter side of Cairns. If you have a sweet filled cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture for an upcoming "Sunday Sweets" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com! (All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.)

 Arkie

 Ella

 Gem and Abbie

 Hemi and Orchid

Thorton

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Welcome Hedger to CP!

Written by CP's VP of Intakes



Baby, it's hot outside!! Much of the U.S. is just sizzling with record, prolonged heat and very little rain. Livestock is suffering and if you are one of the unfortunate animals that has to live outside, this is just pure misery.

Hedger is a 3 year old male who has been passed around from family to family. He ended up with a family who kept him tied to the front porch--morning, noon and night--no matter what the weather. This family fell on hard times and were facing eviction from their home which meant Hedger would be passed to yet another family. Lucky for him he was passed to a neighbor who is involved with Westie Rescue and got in touch with CP immediately to help this boy. July 4 became Independence Day for Hedger. He will never again have to live tied on the front porch.

Hedger is a donated name from Pamela B. Please remember the Name a Cairn Program is a great remembrance of someone special or gift for the person who has everything. It is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Normally, the saying is come in out of the cold. In Hedger's case, it's come in out of the heat! Come on in Hedger, the temperature's just right in the Col. Potter family!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Welcome Reagan!

Written by a CP Intakes volunteer



Please welcome this adorable little 5 year old cairn girl. She just had a birthday a few days ago. Reagan was very well loved and well taken care of, but due to health issues her mom decided she needed to find a better life for her little girl than she could provide--one where Reagan could be around active people and other dogs, take walks and maybe go to the dog park occasionally. So Reagan is now a Col. Potter girl and happily secured at her foster home.

Welcome little one! We’ll do our best to make your mom’s wishes come true!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Introducing Branna

Written by a CP Intakes volunteer



A little senior girl came into the loving arms of Col. Potter today. She is an owner surrender whose mom was expecting a baby and could no longer take care of her. She decided to contact us for help. Branna is 10-11 yrs old and is already at her foster home.

Please give Branna a warm welcome to her new life.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Say hola to Selena!

Written by a CP Intakes volunteer



Please welcome Selena. This sweet girl lived a quiet life with her owners for ten years. Then due to an unfortunate change in her family's circumstances, Selena found herself without a home and on the way to a shelter. Lucky for Selena, a wonderful neighbor stepped in and gave her a new home. Poor Selena arrived in her new home matted, with fleas, and a sore mouth. Selena's new owner kindly provided all her needed veterinary care and had her nicely groomed.

Unfortunately, Selena had difficulty adjusting from a very quiet home to a busy, active home with children. Selena's new owner loved this sweet cairn so much that she sought CP's help to find the right forever home.

Selena enjoyed a bed and biscuit with a wonderful CP volunteer until she joined her foster family.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Sweets

Sunday is full of SWEETS! Each week we will showcase the sweeter side of Cairns. If you have a sweet filled cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture for an upcoming "Sunday Sweets" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com! (All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.)

 Lilibet

 Zander, Bea and Neha

 Lovey

Zac

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Heatstroke in Dogs- Signs to watch for and what to do!



Neha, Bea and Zander - stopping for water - photo for illustration only

Heatstroke occurs when normal body mechanisms cannot keep the body's temperature in a safe range. Animals do not have efficient cooling systems (like humans who sweat) and get overheated easily. A dog with moderate heatstroke (body temperature from 104º to 106ºF) can recover within an hour if given prompt first aid and veterinary care (normal body temperature is 100-102.5°F). Severe heatstroke (body temperature over 106ºF) can be deadly and immediate veterinary assistance is needed.

Signs
A dog suffering from heatstroke will display several signs:

Rapid panting
Bright red tongue
Red or pale gums
Thick, sticky saliva
Depression
Weakness
Dizziness
Vomiting - sometimes with blood
Diarrhea
Shock
Coma

What you should do

Remove the dog from the hot area immediately. Prior to taking him to your veterinarian, lower his temperature by wetting him thoroughly with cool water (for very small dogs, use lukewarm water), then increase air movement around him with a fan. CAUTION: Using very cold water can actually be counterproductive. Cooling too quickly and especially allowing his body temperature to become too low can cause other life-threatening medical conditions. The rectal temperature should be checked every 5 minutes. Once the body temperature is 103ºF, the cooling measures should be stopped and the dog should be dried thoroughly and covered so he does not continue to lose heat. Even if the dog appears to be recovering, take him to your veterinarian as soon as possible. He should still be examined since he may be dehydrated or have other complications.

Allow free access to water or a children's rehydrating solution if the dog can drink on his own. Do not try to force-feed cold water; the dog may inhale it or choke.

What your veterinarian will do

Your veterinarian will lower your dog's body temperature to a safe range (if you have not already) and continually monitor his temperature. Your dog will be given fluids, and possibly oxygen. He will be monitored for shock, respiratory distress, kidney failure, heart abnormalities, and other complications, and treated accordingly. Blood samples may be taken before and during the treatment. The clotting time of the blood will be monitored, since clotting problems are a common complication.

AftercareDogs with moderate heatstroke often recover without complicating health problems. Severe heatstroke can cause organ damage that might need ongoing care such as a special diet prescribed by your veterinarian. Dogs who suffer from heatstroke once increase their risk for getting it again and steps must be taken to prevent it on hot, humid days.

PreventionAny pet that cannot cool himself off is at risk for heatstroke. Following these guidelines can help prevent serious problems.

Keep pets with predisposing conditions like heart disease, obesity, older age, or breathing problems cool and in the shade. Even normal activity for these pets can be harmful.
Provide access to water at all times.

Do not leave your pet in a hot parked car even if you're in the shade or will only be gone a short time. The temperature inside a parked car can quickly reach up to 140 degrees.

Make sure outside dogs have access to shade.

On a hot day, restrict exercise and don't take your dog jogging with you. Too much exercise when the weather is very hot can be dangerous.

Do not muzzle your dog.

Avoid places like the beach and especially concrete or asphalt areas where heat is reflected and there is no access to shade.

Wetting down your dog with cool water or allowing him to swim can help maintain a normal body temperature.

Move your dog to a cool area of the house. Air conditioning is one of the best ways to keep a dog cool, but is not always dependable. To provide a cooler environment, freeze water in soda bottles, or place ice and a small amount of water in several resealable food storage bags, then wrap them in a towel or tube sock. Place them on the floor for the dog to lay on.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hot cars are death traps for dogs


Five reasons not to leave your dog in the car this summer, even for "just a minute"

SACRAMENTO, CA – RedRover is imploring pet owners to avoid leaving their dogs in hot cars this summer – a practice that can lead to serious illness and even death.

Leaving a dog in a hot car is dangerous and often deadly. Visit MyDogIsCool.com or follow this link to learn more.

“Often people leave their dogs in the car while they shop or run errands, but doing so when the weather is warm can literally be a death sentence for your pet,” said RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth.Forsyth offered five reasons why leaving a dog in a hot car can be deadly:

1. Dogs are especially vulnerable to heat-related illness because they can only cool off by panting and through the pads in their feet.

2. Even on seemingly mild days, an enclosed car can be deadly. In a Stanford University study, when it was 72 degrees outside, a car’s internal temperature climbed to 116 degrees within one hour.

3. Enclosed cars heat up quickly. In a study by San Francisco State University, when it was 80 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car rose to 99 degrees in 10 minutes and 109 degrees in 20 minutes.

4. A dog’s normal body temperature is between 101 to 102.5 degrees; a dog can only withstand a high body temperature for a short time before suffering nerve damage, heart problems, liver damage, brain damage or even death.

5. Studies show that cracking the windows has little effect on a car’s internal temperature.

Already this year, RedRover has received reports of dogs like Snuggle, a Maltese/Lhasa Apso who was locked in a car while her owner visited a Tampa, Florida amusement park. When Snuggle was rescued, the temperature inside the car was more than 90 degrees and her core temperature was nearly 106 degrees.

To learn more about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars, visit www.MyDogIsCool.com.

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*** FACTS ABOUT DOGS AND HOT CARS ***

What happens to dogs left in hot cars?

Exposure to excessive heat causes the body’s cells to stop working properly and release dangerous chemicals, which can lead to nerve damage, heart problems, liver damage, brain damage and even death. Essentially, all of the dog’s organ systems shut down at once.

Signs a dog is suffering from a heat-related illness include:
Excessive panting
Excessive drooling
Increased heart rate
Trouble breathing
Disorientation
Collapse or loss of consciousness
Seizure
Respiratory arrest


Visit MyDogIsCool.com to get educational materials, like this visually powerful poster.

What is RedRover doing to protect dogs from the dangers of hot cars?

RedRover operates MyDogIsCool.com, a repository of free resources to help people spread the word about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars.

MyDogIsCool.com offers educational materials, including:

“Don’t Leave Me in Here – It’s Hot!” fliers that can be left on windshields
Free downloadable posters that can be hung in store windows to remind customers not to leave their dogs in the car on a warm day.
A weather forecasting tool that indicates if it is too hot to leave a dog in the car.
What should people do if they see a dog in a hot car?

If the dog looks distressed (see above signs of heat-related illness), call the police, the local animal control agency or 911 right away.
Leave your name and phone number with the person who takes the call in case the responding officers need more information.
Go inside the nearest business(es) and ask the manager to make an announcement.
RedRover focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Learn more at www.redrover.org.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wacky Wednesday!


Wednesday is the day to be WACKY! Each week we will showcase a terrierific cairn picture with an appropriate caption. If you have a terrierific cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture and caption for an upcoming "Wacky Wednesday" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com! All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.

 A big shout out to Viktor for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Introducing Thornton!

Contributed by a CP Intakes Volunteer

We have a new gentleman that has joined Col. Potter. His name is Thornton. He's a 10 year old handsome, well actually very cute, wheaten guy with a happy disposition. He is an owner surrender due to no fault of his own. In the ideal world when a family gets a puppy, they go through all the stages of puppy, crazy cairn teen, confident adults and easy going mellow guy to wonderful seniors. The family all grows together and enjoys all that life has to offer. Sadly sometimes the human parents grow apart, sometimes the split becomes permanent. The family unit is broken apart. As hard as people may try to make the transition, now and then there are casualties. Little Thornton was the casualty. With the changes in his human family there was a need for Thornton to find his own new home.

 You see Thornton can't read so he couldn't scan the want ads for apartments. He asked around about apartments but then had another dilemma - how would he pay the rent? Thonton doesn't have a paying job. He also doesn't have a diploma so even if he did find a job, it wouldn't pay enough to maintain the lifestyle he was used to living! So what's a boy to do? Hmmm - of course! Call Col. Potter!! The call was made and Thornton quickly became a CP gentleman with the help of a compassionate volunteer. Thornton has been through his spa process and has recently been welcomed into the warmth of his foster home. He says THANK YOU - after all, he is a gentleman. Please welcome Thornton!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Welcome Laughing Gravy to CP!


Contributed by CP's VP of Intakes

Haven't we all had an occasion when we have tried to hide our dog, or keep them quiet, when we've had them somewhere they probably shouldn't be, or they've been doing something they (and or you) shouldn't be doing?  Well, in 1931 Laurel and Hardy did a short film about hiding their dog, Laughing Gravy, from their landlord.  One of our wonderful volunteers made a donation through our Name a Cairn Program for the name Laughing Gravy.
 
 This little girl has arrived in her foster home, where I can almost guarantee, there will be many stories and updates told!  She is a beautiful black brindle, estimated to be 6-7 years old.
 

Please help me welcome Laughing Gravy to Col. Potter!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday Sweets

Sunday is full of SWEETS! Each week we will showcase the sweeter side of Cairns. If you have a sweet filled cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture for an upcoming "Sunday Sweets" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com! (All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.)

Kayla and Sadie

 Acrobat

Jinty

Friday, July 6, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wacky Wednesday!


Wednesday is the day to be WACKY! Each week we will showcase a terrierific cairn picture with an appropriate caption. If you have a terrierific cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture and caption for an upcoming "Wacky Wednesday" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com! All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.
 A big shout out to Kayla for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Welcome Glynis to CP!




Col. Potter expanded the cairn family to include a beautiful wheaten girl named Glynis.  This sweet girl's life was at risk because she found herself in a shelter too long, was ill with kennel cough, and a planned rescue fell through.  In less than 48 hours of learning that Glynis was at risk, a wonderful Col. Potter volunteer had whisked her from the shelter, cleaned her up, and delivered her to the vet. 

 This calm, friendly, and well mannered lady had been neglected as evidenced by her matted coat.  Glynis stretched out and relaxed as her coat was combed and her ears were trimmed.  Glynis will enjoy her spa week which will include a necessary introduction to healthy eating and exercise.  Miss Glynis will be working to reduce her current 30 lbs to a more healthy and svelte figure.  Please welcome this lucky and beautiful lady.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Sweets

Sunday is full of SWEETS! Each week we will showcase the sweeter side of Cairns. If you have a sweet filled cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture for an upcoming "Sunday Sweets" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com! (All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.)

Bocce

Brandon

Gertie

Kayla

Lucy, Missy and Wookie