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Hi Stephanie- Just wanted to let you know Samson is doing great- he just celebrated his 9th bday and is living the good life. We still have our 16 yr.old Aussie and just adopted him a Westie friend named Winston. They are quite the pals and love to wrestle around and hunt lizards together. He' s just the best and such a sweet and lovable guy. Can't thank you enough for the bundle of joy we love so much! Take care, Jean K and Samson
Date: 25 Mar 2011
Shelley, I know exactly how you feel. I also could not imagine life without a cairn or westie!
We have 3 cairns, ages 17, 16, and almost 10! Whew!
Date: 28 Dec 2010
Nice site, great job. I just stopped by to view the beautiful Cairns on you site. We currently own a male cairn (age 7) and a female westie (age 6), and previously owned a female cairn who died at age 13. These are the best dogs ever! I cannot imagine life without a cairn (or westie)!
Name: John Bush
Date: 19 Dec 2010
Hello! Very good job(this site)! Thank you man.
Name: Mary-Alena Martell
Date: 18 Dec 2010
I adopted Teddie and he was the love of my life. He was the most special dog. He passed away just after Thanksgiving after a struggle with pneumonia that started with strep throat. Our hearts are broken with his passing.
Name: sharon bolenbaugh
Date: 01 Oct 2010
This is just to let you know Gunner who we adopted back in 2007 is doing good. He is such a mamma's boy. We got another cairn(female) and they are inseparable. He also gets along with our adopted cat. He is loves to be around people. I am so glad we adopted him.
Date: 16 Aug 2010
hi everyone, i will be adopting a 9 year old female cairn terrier next week. i am adopting her from a lady who cannot care for her any longer. she is housetrained and has been debarked. she seems very sweet. my concerns are these.
i have not owned a cairn terrier or dog since my teens. what should i be prepared for? any comments, suggestions are truly welcome. thank you!
Name: V. Ramming
Date: 17 Jul 2010
well, it's coming up on Max and my 3 year anniversary of joining forces. He is the sweetest, cutest little guy ever. He filled a huge void in my life/home after losing my Westie. Just love him to pieces and I really think he has grown quite fond of me also. we are very happy campers. Thank you for the good you do
Name: C. Morrison
Date: 29 Apr 2010
We're hoping to adopt another rescue Cairn this fall and are so happy to have found this website. Our (2nd) Cairn, Rusty, will be 11 yrs old next month. We adopted him in Oregon when he was about a year old and he is such a joy. Our 1st Cairn, Dusty, was adopted at 4 months and lived to be 15 (and we still miss her). If you can deal with how stubborn a Cairn can be (which we deal with and laugh at), you will love a Cairn Terrier. They are the sweetest, most lovable companions who will keep you laughing. I'll be back in the fall : )
Name: Gary Kerrie and Gabby Helem
Date: 11 Jan 2010
Happy New Year from Gabby!
We love our Gabby girl. She has captured our hearts and can't imagine our home without her.
She loves long walks and snuggle time. She loves to go in the car and golf cart.
Our friends and visitors say she is the best behaved fur person they have ever seen. That is after she completes her Zoomies!
Don't forget we are here, we would do anything for you!
Name: Cherryl LaMar
Date: 23 Sep 2009
Hi Stephanie!!! This is Cherryl, K.C.'s mom. I haven't touched base with you in a long, long time. K.C. is doing fantastic. He continues to be the kindest, sweetest and most mellow dog ever. He wanted me to say hi and send you love and kisses!!!!!!
Name: Cathleen Prudhomme
Date: 01 Apr 2009
It looks that my positive adoption experience comments went away when you accidentally wrote over the top of the guest book comments, so I am submitting again. To anyone who loves cairns and other little terriers, and is considering adopting from the Southwest Cairn Rescue, please do so! It is a wonderful organization that does what it says it does, and is very transparent and easy to work with. We adopted Kelly (a Westie, actually; I have had both Cairns & Westies before), and we couldn't be happier. We renamed him Rocky, and he is a SWEETIE!!! I am grateful for all that this organization does for these little guys!
Name: Cathleen Prudhomme
Date: 01 Apr 2009
Linda, It doesn't look like anyone replied to your posting. Birds get into my house here in Arizona from time to time, and I have just quickly closed my little dogs into another room when it happens, then open all of the doors wide until the bird figures out how to fly out. Yes, they were originally bred to catch small animals in "cairns", so naturally will go after them.
Date: 19 Feb 2009
Today a sparrow got into my house. My 7-year old female killed it and ate it. Is this normal behavior? It was pretty upsetting to find out she did this.
Date: 26 Jan 2009
Very nice site!
Name: Sandy Parker
Date: 26 Dec 2008
My husband and I adopted a 9 year old Cairn Terrior, his name is MacDuff, last April from a no-kill shelter in Denver Colorado. We also have a 12 year old male Bichon Frise, who is spoiled rotten. We were a little nervous at first when reading the characteristics that a Cairn can have but we adopted him anyway. We are so glad that we did, he is a doll and the two dogs get along perfect, it was meant to be. The only problem we seem to be having is he can be a little aggressive on certain things, like drying him off with a towel or putting him in our bed before we get in the bed, especially with my husband. I have just ordered a training book (me or the dog) so hopefully this will give us some ideas on how to solve this problem. No matter what though he is with us to the end, we love him dearly.
Date: 24 Nov 2008
Please excuse my recent error wherein I wrote over the Guestbook messages.
Please take a moment to write us another message about the SCR organization, rescue, and your wonderful stories about your new forever family that includes one of our rescue animals.
Name: Elsie L.
Date: 25 Jan 2008
I love your web site, I am going
to visit it everyday. I want to know more about Cairns.
You are doing a good thing!
Name: Joyce Stalzer
Date: 25 Jan 2008
We adopted our Cairn when she was 7. She was the most wonderful, loving dog we ever rescued. Our beloved girl passed away at almost 15-1/2.
Name: Vickie Hook
Date: 09 Feb 2007
What a great thing you are doing for Cairns!
Name: Mary Laht
Date: 23 Jan 2007
We just wanted to let Linda (Snoopy's foster mom) that our Molly is doing wonderfully. She is such a big part of our family. I can't imagine our home without her. My husband has become totally enthralled with her. Our mature male Golden Retriever has grown to tolerate her and probably likes her more than he knows. We take lots of walks and Molly really likes to walk along the beach in the early mornings. SCR thanks for bringing such a cutie into our lives. Cheers, Mary
Name: Gin Sanchez
Date: 29 Nov 2006
Loved the picture of Jake, he's a cutie. Wish we could have him, but have a Schnauzer and can't afford a divorce! Hope he finds a good home.
Keep up the great work.
Gin in NM
Date: 04 Nov 2006
Thank you for asking! Yes, we are so excited for Misty to finally be with her forever family!
Name: Ronnie Sacco
Date: 14 Sep 2006
I was wondering what has happened to Misty--the 5 year old mom of Sherman-since June. Is she still on a healing path?
Name: Randy and Marla Lopez
Date: 10 Aug 2006
Today we are bring home our little man for the first time. He is so cute. I am a little nervous about leaving him home during the day while I work. Let me know how it was out there for any of you guys????
Name: Mary and John Lahti
Date: 05 Jul 2006
We are the new proud parents of Snoopy (now her name is Molly). And we love her. She has adapted to our home and family very quickly and we love her. She has had so many walks and a few road trips already. What a pleasant experience this adoption has been. Thank you to SW Cairn Rescue and to Linda (Snoopy/Molly's foster mom).
Regards, Mary Lahti
Date: 02 Jul 2006
Great website and resource information. Thank you.
I have followed Misty and Sherman's (now Oz) story. Thank you so very much for everything you do for the little ones.
Date: 12 Jun 2006
This is great. I have one Cairn that I got when he was 4 via a Cairn/Westie group here in Phoenix, and I love him dearly. I can't tell if you are in Arizona or California, but I just applied on your volunteer site.
Date: 30 May 2006
I read your page about Cairn Terrier info and am a little perplexed. I have owned two Cairns, neither or which were aggressive or loud. In fact, one of the reasons I like Cairns so much is because of their sweet nature. If I read your page never having owned Cairns in the past, it would deter me from wanting one. Maybe both Cairns that I had were just "special" in their sweet nature...they were both females and I never had problems with them being excessively loud or intolerant of children.
Date: 22 May 2006
I love your web site! Your organization is doing wonderful things for these dogs!
Name: Lulu Decker
Date: 04 Sep 2005
I love the pic of the cairn in the cowboy hat! Great website!
Name: Westie Rescue of CA, anfpo
Date: 26 Apr 2005
Hello Fellow Terrier Rescues; Sending a sincere welcome to a new terrier
rescue organization! We will be very pleased to work with your group, referring
any Cairn in need of rescuing. The best to you and yours. Westie Rescue of CA
Name: Donald Smith
Date: 23 Apr 2005
You ladies are doing a very nice thing for these dogs. They are lucky to have
Date: 18 Apr 2005
One of the best rescue sites I have seen. Hopefully this site helps all those
helpless Cairns find a home.
Name: Gayle Moore
Date: 16 Apr 2005
What a beautiful home page! The design is so fitting for your groups name! I
wish you all the best with your new group!
Name: Sally Krunckle
Date: 16 Apr 2005
One of the best rescue sites I have seen. Beautiful, simple but gets the
point across. Bravo!
Date: 15 Apr 2005
Congratulations on this new endeavor to place Cairn Terriers in a loving
forever home. Love your site, nice job! Look forward to watching it grow.