Monday, March 31, 2014

Betty Jean Finds Loving Arms at Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Betty Jean, a sweet 7 year old Wheaten Female

Please give a warm Welcome to Betty Jean!  Miss Betty Jean has four big “S”s going for her:  Sweet, Smart, Social, and Special!!  She is so special that the volunteer who picked her up (thank you Dottie D!) says that Betty Jean would make a wonderful Therapy Dog or even Reading Therapy Dog.  A truly smart little girl, Betty Jean knows a few tricks, and she will even “smile” at you if you ask her to do something she doesn’t want to. 

Betty Jean is Sweet, Smart, Social, and Special!

Betty Jean is a beautiful Wheaten girl who weighs 17 pounds and is estimated to be 7 years old.  She comes to Col. Potter from a loving Dad who rescued her several years ago.  Sadly, he can’t provide the tender loving care for her any longer due to his own deteriorated health.  To tell you of the LOVE between the two, he said that “leaving a 38 year marriage was easier than leaving my dog.”  He knew that giving her to CP was the only way to guarantee that she would have another loving home.

Thanks to our wonderful Col. Potter Volunteers, Betty Jean will, without a doubt, have that loving home again!


Col. Potter Needs a Few More Loving Arms! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us offer loving assistance to every Cairn in need!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:

Col. Potter’s Name a Rescue Cairn Program









Sunday, March 30, 2014

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.) 

Fosters Ann and Rose

Lucy

Lexi fka CP Delacata and Friend

Foster Dooley

Paddy

Foster Ivers

Trisa

Foster Donny





Saturday, March 29, 2014

Valencia Finds a Brave New Life at Col. Potter!

Written by CP Vice President of Intakes

Valencia, an approximately 1 year old Red Brindle or “Grease Rag” Female


How many times have you wished your dog could talk?  Wouldn't you like to know for sure what's going through their mind - especially if you've ever had one that has gone on an “unescorted adventure” aka they've been lost?  Yes, there are certainly times we wish they could talk to us!

Working Intakes for Col. Potter, we probably wish for a "talking" Cairn a little more often than others might.  It's always a guessing game, and certainly makes you wish they could talk when we bring in a Cairn for whom we have no background at all.  Where did they come from?  Did they have a family that loved them?  How did they get separated?  Why didn't someone come looking for them?  How did they survive on their own?  If only they could talk and tell us about themselves, where they came from, and what happened to them…

Such is the case with CP's newest little girl.  She was found as a stray by a wonderful family who got her off the streets, advertised for her family, contacted all the proper authorities, had her scanned for a microchip, and kept her safe in the meantime.  But, alas, no family was found, no one came looking for her, and this family could no longer keep her due to personal health issues.  Rather than take her to the local shelter, they made the very wise decision to seek assistance from their vet, who just happens to be one of CPs Intakes vets.  The very kind vet took her in, not knowing if CP would help, but didn't want to see this sweet, petite girl end up in the shelter.  Of course when they reached out to CP, the answer was YES we can help her!

Please help us welcome Valencia, a little girl who is estimated to be less than 1 year old and is described as a “real sweetheart”.  The name “Valencia” means “strength”, “health”, and “brave”.  Valencia has shown her inner strength and how brave she is to have survived on her own, and we all wish her a lifetime of good health - and plenty of love!
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Needless to say, the vet staff has already fallen in love with this petite beauty and is spoiling her rotten.  One of the vet staff has already purchased a pink blanket and bed that Valencia will be taking with her to her Foster Home!

Let's all say Hello to Valencia!!


Col. Potter Needs a Few More Strong Arms! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us give every Cairn in need the assistance they need to get a safe, fresh start!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:






McAdoo Makes the Team at Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

McAdoo, an energetic 17 month old Wheaten Male


Please give a hearty Col. Potter welcome to McAdoo, a very energetic 17-month-old Wheaten guy.  McAdoo, not to be confused with James, is a little dude, weighing in at only 10 pounds, but he’s a fast cut and pass little player, outpacing everyone in his zone!

McAdoo, like so many misunderstood little terriers, had a rough beginning because his family didn’t understand the amount of physical activity that a young dog needs, and consequently, he spent far too much time in his crate as a puppy. Lucky for him, in a way, his people decided he was too much trouble, even with all that crating, and they surrendered him to their local shelter.

While McAdoo waited there with his fate unknown, the ever-vigilant searchers on Col. Potter’s rescue team located the little guy in the shelter, and they dispatched a Rescue Volunteer to go pick him up straight away!


McAdoo is a trim 10 pounds and he loves to cuddle!

So, now we are happy to report, McAdoo is safe here with Col. Potter, and after a little bit of Spring training, he’ll be ready for his new Forever Home.  Let’s all Welcome this little tar heel to his new team here at Col. Potter U!


Who is James McAdoo, you ask?  Well, it’s March!

North Carolina fends off Providence in 79-77 win!
James Michael McAdoo hit a pair of free throws in the closing seconds to rally the Tar Heels to victory!



Col. Potter Needs a Few More Team Players!
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us give every Cairn in need a crack at the starting lineup!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:








Friday, March 28, 2014

Weekly Pinterest Picks - Join our 2,800 followers!

via Bestbullysticks.com
Spring is here and it's time to get your hands dirty.  This week's "Pinteresting Picks" shows just a sample of pins you'll find on our "Life's a Garden - Dig It!" board.  Just click on the links below to check out each pin.  Enjoy - and feel free to re-pin your favorites!  Just click on the red "Pin it" button right on the pin.  

Col. Potter now has over 2,800 followers on Pinterest!  If you aren't one of them, please check us out at: http://pinterest.com/cpcrn/boards/  and follow us on Pinterest!  CP has over 60 boards covering a variety of subjects from the useful, such as behavior and training, health and nutrition, and cool pet products, to just plain fun, like great pictures of all kinds of dogs - especially Cairns!

Happy Pinning!
Your CP Pinster






























Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network Training Tips!

Contributed by Col. Potter Volunteers

Toto learned many lessons along the Yellow Brick Road!

Follow the Yellow Brick Road!
Are you thinking about adding a new Rescued Cairn to your family?  There are many things to consider, and lots of planning to do.  Following are some of the great tips we have to offer to help you integrate your New Cairn into your home, and you'll be happy to know that some of this advice will also will apply to your current resident dogs! 

Basic Training Tips for Rescued Cairns

I’m Not Sure we’ve been Properly Introduced!


It’s Always Best to Start at the Beginning!


There’s No Place Like Home!


Easy Housetraining Tips!



Look at Me!

Toto: The Other Side of the Story!


Ticks, Lyme Disease, and Aggression

Thank You for opening your heart and home to a Rescued Cairn!

Rescuing one Cairn will not change the world,
but it will surely change the world for that one Rescued Cairn


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lucy 101

Need a Little Sunshine?
Lucy, being indulgent with Mom...
 Read all about Lucy on the
Col. Potter Post Adoption Blog!


Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:




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 Odo for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Found Female Cairn/Mix - Annandale, VA

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Found Cairn-mix, Annandale, VA
Found Lost Dog: Female dog with no collar or tags. 

She was very scared, hungry, and thirsty hiding underneath a parked car in the Terrace Townhouses of Annandale community off Little River Turnpike. 

She is safe and comfortable. I took her to the vet, but she does not have microchip. 

I'm guessing she is a terrier/cairn mix with black and gray hair. Probably weighs 8-10 lbs. 

Text my google voice # if you are or know the owner. 703-401-6428.

She is not up for adoption or sale. I'm trying to help her find her family.


http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/pet/4390773684.html

Sunday, March 23, 2014

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.) 

Sweet KayLa

Princess Ramona

Cody fka CP Bing

Kody aka Dakota fka CP BoSox

Foster Jace

Foster Dooley

Riley

Odo fka CP Bernard












Saturday, March 22, 2014

Lost Cairn Terrier (Champion, OH)

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Pasha lost in OH
Lost at 4:30 am today friday 3/21/14. please help in any way to find him name is pasha enclosed photo reward        http://youngstown.craigslist.org/laf/4384972453.html




2 Lost Dogs-Terriers- MS (E. Tupelo-Tulip Creek)

via craigslist.org
Lost terrier
2 of our dogs ran off Thursday March 20th about noon. We are heartbroken, our dogs are like our children. If you see them or have them PLEASE lets us know! Please ask around to all your neighbors as well. Both males, about 10 years old. They are Jack Russell/Cairn Terrier (Toto dog) mixes. Very friendly, family dogs. Blonde is Toby, dark grey is Jerome. They should come to their names. Again, PLEASE contact us immediately any time, day or night. Jeff Six Six 2 Three 2 One Seven Seven 7 7. 

http://northmiss.craigslist.org/laf/4384867820.html

Easy Spring Cleaning Tips!

It is finally Time for Spring Cleaning!!!

Cairn you Help Us?
The perfect time to Donate “stuff” to the
CPCRN Web Thrift Store!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Weekly Pinterest Picks

 
Pure-bread via Huffington Post

Welcome to this week's "Pinteresting Picks" with some of our favorite pins.  Just click on the links below to check out each pin.  Enjoy - and feel free to re-pin your favorites!  Just click on the red "Pin it" button right on the pin.  

Please check us out at: http://pinterest.com/cpcrn/boards/  and follow us on Pinterest!  CP has over 60 boards covering a variety of subjects from the useful, such as behavior and training, health and nutrition, and cool pet products, to just plain fun, like great pictures of all kinds of dogs - especially Cairns!

Happy Pinning!
Your CP Pinster
















Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Easy Housetraining Tips!

Contributed by a Col. Potter Volunteer


Dorothy might have used Extreme Housetraining methods with
the Wicked Witch of the East, but have no fear!  Your little Toto
can positively be trained well without dropping a house!


Are you thinking about adding a new Rescued Cairn to your family?  There are many things to consider, and lots of planning to do.  You can expect to get many great tips to help you integrate your New Cairn into your home, so it is good to know that some of this advice will also will apply to your current resident dogs.  Housetraining is a great example.

Think Ahead about your Dog’s Housetraining Needs!

  • Expect confusion & mistakes for the first few days even in a trained dog
  • It is vital to use a crate and/or a confinement area so as to not allow opportunities for accidents in the first week or twoSet your dog up to succeed.
  • If using a crate, it should be just large enough for your dog to turn around in and stretch out.
  • If using a confinement area, confine to one uncarpeted room (the kitchen is ideal) with pet-proof gates.
  • You can always relax the regime later, but initially, be consistent in your schedule.  Set your dog up to succeed in the early weeks.
  • Provide extra opportunities to eliminate outside:
                        *First thing in the morning
                        *After eating
                        *Every 2-3 hours
                        *Last thing before bed
                        *If dog doesn’t eliminate on any particular outing,
                          try again an hour later

  • Accompany dog to eliminatego with him rather than sending him outside so that:
                        a. You know whether he’s gone or not, and
                        b. You can reward at the right instant – praise or 
                             a small food treat as he finishes

  • Go to the same spot to make it easier, or at least the same kind of surface
  • Praise and reward all outdoor elimination for the first few days – later can stop but it is ok to continue praising if you want.
  • Interrupt him (“Ah! Ah! Let’s go outside!”) at the start of any mistakes indoors, then hustle him outside to finish.  If he finishes outside, praise and reward.  Note: interrupt him, do no punish him.  Punishment is not a good idea early in a relationship with a new dog, and of dubious value at any time in housebreaking.  And, even more importantly, if the dog makes a mistake unsupervised, it is your fault not the dog’s fault.  Never punish your new dog for making a mistake somewhere if he is unsupervised – there is zero connection to the act that happened in the past.
  • Clean all accidents thoroughly!  Borax works great!
  • Add one extra room of your home to your dog’s allowed area every few days if your dog is successful.  Supervise closely every time a room is added.
  • Gradually extend the duration between opportunities to go out, adding a half hour per week.  It is reasonable to expect an adult dog to hold on for 4-5 hours.  Of course, many dogs can hold on longer but it is always more humane not to have to (except at night)
  • Sudden onset of indoor elimination in a trained dog may indicate a medical problem – consult your veterinarian immediately before getting behavior help.
Getting a puppy?  The same rules apply, except you will need to make more frequent trips outside to the potty spot in the beginning, stretching the intervals slowly as the puppy grows and matures.  Consistency is the key!   You need to make an appropriate schedule and stick to it to create patterns that will set your puppy up for success.


Good luck! And thank you again for opening your heart and home to a rescued Cairn!

Rescuing one Cairn will not change the world,
but it will surely change the world for that one Rescued Cairn


Read More About It:

It’s Always Best to Start at the Beginning!

I’m Not Sure we’ve been Properly Introduced!



Toto: The Other Side of the Story!

And the Oscar goes to…


Col. Potter Needs a Few More Beginnings! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us help give a new start to every Cairn in need!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:

Col. Potter’s Name a Rescue Cairn Program