Southwest Cairn Rescue is a regional organization dedicated to rescuing,
fostering, and placing homeless Cairn Terriers into suitable and caring
life-long homes. We are committed to educating current and prospective owners on
the special needs and temperament of Cairn Terriers in order to promote
responsible ownership and to prevent future displaced terriers.
Southwest Cairn Rescue includes a network of volunteers dedicated to placing
unwanted or abandoned Cairn Terriers, most of which are adult dogs, NOT puppies.
The volunteers arrange for emergency rescues throughout the tri-state area, and
gather information designed to match appropriate permanent and temporary homes.
The majority of the dogs that end up in the Southwest Cairn Rescue are
unwanted simply for being Cairn Terriers by nature and behavior. Owners often
find that they were unprepared for the care required for this high energy
terrier; they did not understand the nature of the breed, and their instinctive
desire to hunt. Owners are often gone all day, and therefore unable to provide
the time, attention, and strenuous exercise this little dog requires. We would
like to emphasize that Cairn Terriers need an active lifestyle, as they are
hunting dogs by instinct.
Every dog that comes through our program is microchipped with a
Home Again Microchip.
Southwest Cairn Rescue is registered as the primary contact for that chip.
Each dog is also spayed or neutered and given a complete physical exam as well
as veterinary treatment for any problems found on exam. Southwest Cairn
Rescue will disclose any known health or behavioral problems prior to
placing any dog in a new home.