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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: CPCRN, founded in February 2001, rescues purebred Cairn Terriers and Cairn Terrier mixes which are homeless or soon-to-be-homeless, including, without limitation, those found in animal shelters or similar facilities and those released by their owners due to change in family circumstances or otherwise. We also rescue purebred Cairns which are being used as breeding stock by so-called puppy mills and backyard breeders, including those disposed of in puppy mill auctions. We arrange for the pick-up and transport of our rescue Cairns; arrange for their spay/neuter as well as for the provision of other appropriate veterinary care for them; rehabilitate and foster them; seek applications for and screen permanent homes for them; and adopt them to loving forever homes. We also educate the public about responsible Cairn Terrier ownership and care.

CPCRN is comprised entirely of volunteers that assist in the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of Cairns throughout the United States. CPCRN maintains a website at http://www.CairnRescue.com where the public can report a Cairn in need, apply to foster or adopt a rescue Cairn and obtain information on responsible Cairn ownership and care.

Programs: To rescue purebred cairn terriers and cairn terrier mixes which are homeless or soon-to-be-homeless and provide veterinary care, rehabilitation, fostering and adoption for these dogs as well as educating the public about responsible cairn terrier care and ownership.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

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.


Client Served

Rating: 5

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue is just the greatest.
We adopted our little girl from them 4 years ago and it has been the best thing for us and her.
Not only did they insure her good health, they were with us every step of the way of the adoption and after the adoption.
If and when the time comes, we will surely adopt through them again.