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Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network

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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.

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Rating: 5

Nearly two years ago while recovering from my first of many surgeries, I found the Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network. My little boy Zane was saved by this wonderful group and I was lucky enough to be matched to him and became his mom. Col. Potter is an amazing group of selfless dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to find, rescue, treat and place Cairn Terriers into their forever homes. I don't know what my Zane's past was, I only know that he was loved and cared for by his foster parents before he became my perfect match. know this little guy knows how much he is loved by his very lucky new Mom. We curled up for a summer and healed/bonded together. What a joy he is! My life will never be same because of the dedication and care of this wonderful group.