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March 29, 2011
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March 29, 2011
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Last year our wonderful Cairn called Melody died of chronic kidney disease. We still had Bilbo (our other Cairn) who was very sad and lonely without Melody. They had been together for 12 years. My husband and I decided we wanted to get a friend for Bilbo. We decided a rescue dog was the way to go because there are so many homeless dogs. We think Cairns are the perfect dog so fiesty, full of energy and inquisitive and so perky and scruffy so we wanted another Cairn and found Col Potter on the web. Everyone at Col Potter was a professional and went out of their way to help us find just the right little Cairn called Rook. Rook is remarkable and her and Bilbo are best pals. SInce there are so many Cairns in need of good homes, we are once again working with Col Potter to adopt another little Cairn. This is a remarkable organization who helps these wonderful little dogs find just the right forever home. Our hearts go out to all the dogs in need and without Col Potter these dogs would probably end up in kill shelters. God belss Col Potter and all the volunteers. Thank you Col Potter. Thank you for bringing Rook into our lives. Our lives are richer and fuller becasue of Rook.

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I aopted Rook a wonderful little Cairn from Col Potter

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March 28, 2011
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March 28, 2011
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I ran across Col. Potter when I was searching for my Cairn Terrier a playmate. This organization gave a detailed screening to make sure the dog I adopted was going to a good home and would be taken care of. It took a little while but finally the right dog came along for my family. Lucy joined us 2 years ago and has been a joy ever since. I was so impressed wtih the organization I have become a volunteer. EVERYTHING this organization does is on volunteer basis, and it's a LOT of work. Good people working for a good cause and I'm proud to be associated with them.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

adopting a cairn.

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have to think a whole lot longer on what I would change. They are doing a pretty good job. Wish there could be more ways to raise funds.

March 28, 2011
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March 28, 2011
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I went to Col Potter Cairn Rescue almost 5 years ago to adopt a Cairn Terrier after losing my beloved "Doogie". My other Cairn- Lucy seemed lost without him so I decided to get her another brother or sister but wanted to rescue a dog that needed a loving home. After spending several days on the web site looking at all of the adoptee's I focused on a dog, known then as Noodles, now known as Ricky. He had been badly affected by years spent in a puppy mill and was not the most socially adjusted dog as you can imagine. He lived with his foster mom, Mary Ellen Luthy, not too far from where I lived and after careful screening by this wonderful organization I was allowed a visit to see if it was a match- he had already been returned by one family. Well it was a match- a match made in heaven and I could not imagine life without him. I think the strength of this organization lies within its caring volunteers and the time and effort everyone puts forth in making sure these "kids" go to the right homes. I thank Col Potter for giving me the opportunity to have Ricky in my life and anyone considering making a Cairn Terrier a family member should absolutely support this organization and adopt a Cairn in need.....they will repay your kindness every day with true love and affection. And, by the way, Ricky sends his love to everyone that helped him make this journey!

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adopting a dog

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March 28, 2011
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March 28, 2011
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When our beloved 15-yr old Cairn passed away, we missed her presence so much that we knew we needed another Cairn in our lives. Rather than
go to a breeder, which I had done the first time, we decided to seek out a rescue. Colonel Potter Cairn Rescue is absolutely wonderful. They take the
time to match the right Cairn with the best forever family. It wasn't a quick process, getting matched up, but it was very thorough and positive experience when all is said and done. Our little Lucy (formerly Biscuit and Homemaker) is a precious and loving member of our family, gets along very well with the other four-legged family members, and has shed most of her fears. Her biggest accomplishment is that she will now walk through the sliding door, even if someone is standing next to it! For the first year, we had to back away from the door, almost out of sight, so she felt safe re-entering the house. Now she hops through the door and heads straight for the "treat" cabinet, wagging her tail so hard that it almost wants to fall off! I recommend Colonel Potter to anyone who truly loves these beautiful, wonderful companions. These dogs deserve so much better than what they were exposed to. It's a pleasure to love them.

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Adopting a puppy mill rescue dog

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March 28, 2011
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March 28, 2011
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After I adopted my little puppy mill rescue from Col. Potter, I was so impressed with all that they do that I now help as a volunteer. Col. Potter does wonders for cairn terriers that others would deam "unadoptable." They are also dedicated and very organized.

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I have utilized the knowledge of the volunteers as a resource in helping to socialize my rescue.

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They would benefit from more "younger" volunteers.

March 28, 2011
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March 28, 2011
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We adopted a female Cairn Terrier from Colonel Potter last year. What a great organization. When I think of what my little girl went through at a puppy mill, it makes me sad and angry. Thank God for Colonel Potter and their mission to rescue as many Cairn Terriers as possible. Adopting from them was wonderful, so good in fact I have done it again. It is such a herculean undertaking. They do it so well. I have also donated to the cause, and will probably continue to do so.

These dogs have brought us an enormous amount of joy and just plain fun. Whether it God's hand or providence, I don't know. I am just grateful for Colonel Potter.

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I have adopted two dogs.

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not a thing

March 28, 2011
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March 28, 2011
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This is a wonderful organization with the most caring people I've ever met. The love and concern for the Cairn Terrier leaves me in awe. My wife and I adopted from Colonel Potter 2 years ago and received our female named Meadowlark who we now call Miri. Along with our male, Finny, they have become great friends and he's very much the gentlemen toward her. Miri is always wagging her tail and dive-bombing Finny when he's not looking. She is smart and very affectionate toward everyone she meets. There are so many great people who contribute their own time and money to this endeavor and give to others of themselves when we are need of advice. God bless Colonel Potter Cairn Rescue Network!!! If you're thinking about adopting from this great organization, don't hesitate. You may miss the opportunity of a lifetime to help and own a great dog!!! Rich & Barbara Oliver, Hawthorne, NJ

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Through adopting, volunteering and participating in a yearly picnic promoting and supporting the Colonel Potter organization.

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Right now, the organization appears to be very strong and because of the cooperation of considerate volunteers in all aspects and steps leading to adoption, we are thriving. We always need help in those voluteering and especially transporting when necessary but overall, the people who run this are very organized, managed well and first and foremost, professional.

March 28, 2011
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March 28, 2011
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I cannot say enough good things about Col. Potter. We have had cairns for close to 20 years. We adopted Kasey, a former puppy mill mom rescued by Col. Potter, this past October. She is such a great dog! The organization is 100% volunteer - all funds go directly into the dogs.
My husband
and I have just begun to volunteer - first with a last-minute transport, and soon I will be helping with a home safety inspection.
The adoption process is very thorough and Col. Potter is there for adoptive "parents" afterward with any questions or problems.

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the adoption of our cairn, Kasey.

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not change a thing (except make it easier for them to obtain funds :)

March 28, 2011
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March 28, 2011
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I am both an adopter of cairns from Col Potter and a volunteer. This generous group of people give way more than money, they give hope, kindness and support to the cairns they rescue, to their members and to rescues of all sorts. No one needing advice or help with dogs is turned away and when there might be "no room at the Inn" for cairns in need members step up to find space for these wonderful cairns. The hearts of the members are evey bit as big as those of the cairns they help.

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I have two cairns from this rescue and have transported more than 23 dogs on route to foster homes

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Beyond needing funding this group is self regulating without being critical, supportive when needed and both professionally competent with humor and understanding.

March 28, 2011
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March 28, 2011
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Like a well-oiled machine, Col. Potter rescues Cairns and finds them the best home possible by matching the Cairn's personality to the prospective home's personality and making sure that the future is bright for both. Everything they do is meticulously carried out and because they have rescue down to a science, they are the most efficient group ever. I give them two thumbs up and five stars!

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working with them

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