Thursday, May 30, 2013

Einstein & Chuy Look to the Future with a little Help from Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Einstein, a Sweet 7 year old Black Brindle Male

Chuy, a Sweet  & Confident 5 year old Black Brindle Female


Einstein and Chuy had been together their entire life, owned by an 80 year old woman living in an apartment setting.  Sadly, she was forced to give up her apartment and enter into assisted care.  Since both Einstein and Chuy weighed a mere 2 pounds over the facility’s weight limit, she wasn’t allowed keep them.


The woman who rented the apartment offered to take them, as they are adorable and delightful, but she discovered she couldn't deal "with the breed".  She surrendered them to a “no kill” shelter in bad need of grooming.  Col. Potter was called, and both Einstein and Chuy became our newest CP kids.
 
Chuy, the female is reportedly is the bossier of the two (imagine that!), more "spunky" but still very sweet.  Einstein, the male, is more laid back, but also a real sweetie.

Let’s all give Einstein and Chuy a warm CP Welcome!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wooster Wakes ‘em up at Col. Potter!

Contributed by CP's VP of Intakes


Wooster, a Happy 8 month old Gray Brindle Male

OK Ladies, this one's for you!  Whether you're married or single, in a committed relationship or available, whether you consider yourself a "cougar" or just looking for some companionship, this introduction comes with a HEARTTHROB Warning!  Some might say you are robbing the cradle if you fall in love with this very handsome young boy, but let them talk because he's worth it!

Introducing CP's Newest Heartthrob, #6257 Wooster, very handsome and distinctive Gray Brindle boy that is only 8 months old!  Wooster comes to CP from a family that has both his parents.  They decided his parents were “enough” Cairns to have in their family, and that Wooster needed to find his very own special family to love and be loved by.  And so, Col. Potter's Newest Heartthrob found his way to CP!


Wooster, ready for a belly rub!

Welcome little boy, Wooster!  Yes…  A real HEARTTHROB!!


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 Murph for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stevie Bear Strikes a Pose for Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator



Stevie Bear, a 3 year old, 15 lb. Wheaten Male

The CP family has expanded to include a sweet and frightened little boy!  Stevie Bear is a 15 lb, 3 yr old who was found as a stray in a high volume, rural shelter, and he was a mess:  His coat was overgrown, tangled, and matted.  A kind groomer offered her services to clean up this sweet boy.  Just look at what an adorable little boy emerged from all the mess!  

Despite Stevie Bear's newly emerged good looks, he was not adopted, and his time was running out, so a kind shelter representative contacted Col. Potter.  A wonderful CP volunteer was able to meet a shelter transport and whisk Stevie Bear to safety!

Please welcome Stevie Bear!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Kolby Connects with Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator


Kolby, a Handsome 4-5 year old Black Brindle Male

We all know the adventuresome side of cairns.  These tenacious furballs like nothing better than seeing what's on the other side of the fence!  No moss grows under their feet.  An adventure you say?  Let's go!

Well, the problem with Cairn adventures is sometimes they forget the road map, leave the GPS at home or won't ask for directions.  Guess what - lost and no cell phone to call home!  That's how the newest guy came to join Col. Potter.

Kolby is 4-5 years old, very friendly to humans and dogs as well as being very handsome!  Walks and playing are two of his favorite things.  He's one of the luckier adventurers - a very kind lady took him in while trying to find his owner.  All resources exhausted to find his home it became apparent no one was looking for this great boy.  Col. Potter was contacted and the door was opened for Kolby to come on in!  Kolby is now ready for a new adventure - finding a foster home then on to a new forever home!  Col. Potter is happy to be a part of his next adventure.

Welcome Kolby!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

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.)

 Emme

 Little Bit fka Otter

Rocky

Maggie

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Col. Potter Looks Out for Rooney!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Rooney, a 12 lb, 4-5 year old Wheaten Male

Please welcome a very lucky little boy, CP's Rooney!  This 4-5 year old, cute as a button, 12 lb little boy was picked  up as a stray by a high volume shelter but was never reclaimed by his owner.  It was the 11th hour when CP learned that Rooney's hold time was up and he needed rescue NOW or he would be euthanized.  After working around the clock to find a local rescue group that could pull him for us, CP was able to quickly move Rooney to safety in the nick of time!

Upon examination by CP's veterinarian, it was determined that Rooney had a condition where his lower eyelid curls inward and the hair scratches the cornea.  Rooney's left eye is scarred, and the vision is impaired.  While Rooney will undergo a surgical procedure to correct his eyelid, he will need continued monitoring and may still be at risk of losing his left eye.  Rooney will be examined and monitored by a canine eye specialist.  

Rooney is looking for a bright future!
All through this, enduring the pain and aggravation that this condition has caused Rooney, with all the poking and prodding and testing of his eye, this little boy has remained friendly and gentle, as if he knows that he has found his guardian angel in CP and that we are here to help him find a happily ever after.  

Please help Col. Potter make all Rooney's dreams come true!  If you would like to donate toward Rooney's medical expenses, please send your check with a note for Rooney #6335 and mail it to:

Rooney Medical c/o Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN)
Ms. Danielle Rackstraw
PO Box 1354
Menifee, CA  92585-1354




Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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 Bellezzina for being our Wacky Wednesday models this week.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bellezzina - More than a Pocket Full of Beauty!

Contributed by CP's VP of Intakes


Bellezzina, a Sweet, Petite 5 year old Red Wheaten Female
As any Cairn lover knows, Cairns come in many different colors, shapes and sizes.  Each has their own unique personality, behavior traits and Cairn attitude!  Big or small, sweet or opinionated, we LOVE them all!

Working Intakes, you can get kind of jaded.  You get hardened because of the issues, circumstances, and environment we sometimes have to work within when helping a Cairn join the CP family.  They can tend to blur in your memory.  And then along will come one that just touches you in a special way - either because of what they have endured, or because of their appearance, or their personality, or their heartfelt life story and why they found their way to rescue.

On Sunday, Intakes own Carolynne made the trip to help a little girl to Freedom.  We just didn't know exactly how little, sweet, and adorable she really was until Carolynne had her safely in her vehicle.  Some people refer to them as "pocketbook" Cairns because they are so petite.  Others will remember this girl because she is so cute, a real beauty!


CP Bellezzina, a Little Beauty of Major proportions!

Introducing #6256 Bellezzina which is Italian for “beauty”, a 5 year old Red Wheaten.  Her true background is a mystery, but I'm quite sure her future will be filled with love from an adoring adoptive family for this pocketbook beauty! 

Please help us welcome Bellezzina to the CP family!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Renesmee to be Reborn with Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator



CP Renesmee, a beautiful 4 year old Wheaten Female

Alright, all you Twilight fans this one is for you!

Renesmee - pronounciation “re-NEHZ-may”;  “Renee” is Greek and means “reborn”;  “Esmee” is also Greek and means “loved or esteemed”.

We hope for every rescue that comes into Col. Potter to be reborn, loved, and esteemed by a new family.  This beautiful girl is no exception - she deserves all of this and more!

Her Foster Mom is ready to give her some lessens in how to get along with other furkids.  She can be a bully and we know that bully's are not a good thing.  I'm sure that we are going to see changes in this girl, and she will soon be ready for her new family to love her.

Renesmee is begging for Forever Love!

Give a big Welcome to "Renesmee"! 



Sunday, May 19, 2013

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.)

 Griff

 Maggie

 Lucy

Rocky

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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 these smart terriers for being our Wacky Wednesday models this week.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

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.)

 Freddy

 Gem and Abbie

 Gem

Smuckers

Friday, May 10, 2013

Col. Potter Transport Volunteers!

Contributed by CP Volunteers

Spring is here – believe it or not! – and families are starting to think about Summer travel, so what better time to reflect on the travel involved in saving Cairns in need?


Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN) Transport Volunteers travel a combined average of 15,000+ miles each month…


…averaging 187,064 miles every year…


…totaling 2, 244,768 miles - and counting!


A single transport can take 10 or more drivers and cover more than 800 miles!  


Without the quick response of the Transport team, many times Fosters have to be boarded - costing Col. Potter hundreds of dollars that could otherwise be spent saving another life!  

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN)
Transport Volunteers Move Cairns!!!

The CPCRN Media team proudly presents a delightful New video, Col. Potter Transport Volunteers Move Cairns!!! featuring many current and former CP Foster Cairns, finding their way to Freedom with the help of our fabulous CP Transport Volunteers – and by a few unconventional methods!  May this charming video put a smile on your face and lift your spirits – and maybe encourage you to Volunteer!

Transport Volunteer Driver form:   
http://cairnrescue.com/rescue/transport.htm 


Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network is an all volunteer Rescue, saving Cairns, one dog at a time.  Please adopt, volunteer, or donate so we can help more Cairns enjoy Freedom, starting with the Transport of their lives!!! 




Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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 Abbie for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sashay Reveals her Charms to Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator


Sashay, a beautiful 6 year old Wheaten Female
Please say “Hello!” to Sashay, a gorgeous six-year-old Cairn girl with the biggest brown eyes! Wow!  If she isn't just a little princess waiting to happen!  Look at what a difference a few hours with Col. Potter has already made in the life of this beauty!  She will surely be the pride of the pack as she sashays her way into someone’s heart!  Thank you, Angel, for tackling those tangles and letting Sashay’s beauty shine through! 

Sashay came to Col. Potter hiding some of her Charms!
Sashay is an owner surrender who came to Col. Potter because her people were leaving for a country far, far away where pretty little dogs are not as welcome as they are here.  All things considered, Sashay decided it was best for her to come over to Col. Potter for safe haven (besides, she just hated her passport picture), and now she is in her wonderful Foster Home, ready to chart a better course.

Let's all wish Sashay a happy, beautiful life, and give her a hearty Welcome to the CP clan!



Monday, May 6, 2013

Collier Begins Again with Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator


Collier, an active 2 year old Wheaten Male
The world witnessed the horror of the Boston Marathon bombing incident a few weeks ago.  The reign of terror continued afterwards and another innocent victim was added to the list, the young MIT police office, Sean Collier.  In his short 27 years of life, this young man touched many hearts with his wit, personality, zest for life, professionalism, and, most of all, his big, caring heart and easy smile.  These are two good things to remember and remember about his life. 

As a tribute to this fine young man, our newest young boy is named Collier.  He is two years old and has had quite the experience in his short life.  Early Winter, he was found out in the country in the middle of nowhere.  He was very hungry and cold, with no shelter.  He had no ID or even a collar.  A Rescue Angel came along and offered him a ride to the nearest vet clinic, where Collier enjoyed warm quarters and plenty of food!  When no on came forward to claim this little guy, the kindly vet began the search for a new home for his young patient.  One day, a man came to the vet clinic with one of his animals and he took Collier home to his family.  Home at last, but not for long...

Collier, adorable, young, and full of Cairn instincts!
Although Collier loved his family and they loved him, it wasn't the best place for a young Cairn with a very healthy prey drive.  Life down on the farm was far too tempting -  although Collier thought he was in Cairn heaven!  The day he caught his own fresh dinner, it was decided that he needed a home with less temptation.  Sometimes prey drive just gets in the way!

This young Cairn survived a rough situation out in the cold on his own and is very lucky to be alive.  He's enjoying the better things in life now, thanks to an unknown Rescue Angel.  It is easy to imagine that Collier's Rescue Angel was a lot like Officer Collier - always putting others first and helping in any way possible.

Please welcome Collier - a very lively and adorable young boy!

Humbly and in honor, a four paw salute to Officer Sean Collier.

Coach Signs Up with Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Coach, a handsome 3 year old Wheaten Male

Please give a warm welcome to this handsome little 3 year old Cairn boy!   Coach’s family surrendered him to a shelter when they lost their jobs and could no longer care for him.   The shelter contacted Col. Potter and fortunately we were able to say YES!

Coach’s name was donated by Geri and Joe P. through our Name a Rescue Cairn Program in memory of Mark N., who LOVED the pups and to whom they brought so much joy.  He was a gifted coach and mentored many kids and adults.  He coached kids in high school track for the last 5 years and in weightlifting for many years.

Welcome Coach!  We’ll find you a new Team!  And we fully expect that Coach Mark will be watching over you until that time comes…