There are many reasons people find themselves in a situation where they need
to find a new home for their dog. This is always a difficult decision, but
we hope that having rescue as an option will help.
Katie McDonough, the president of the Cairn Rescue League,
has been involved in rescue since August of 2000. We are
contacted every day by people specifically wanting to adopt
a cairn terrier or cairn mix. Once someone applies for a dog,
we check three personal references, talk to their vetís office,
and do a home safety inspection.
Once a dog is accepted into the Cairn Rescue League,
it is placed in a foster home, where it is treated like a
member of the family. We like to keep dogs in their foster
home for at least 2-3 weeks, because we find it can take
that long for them to get comfortable enough to show what
theyíre really like.
However, we will keep your dog in its foster home for however
long it takes to find the RIGHT home for it. The foster home
is very involved in this process, since they will come to know
your dog best. We ask our foster homes to review any applications
for your dog, and once the home inspection has been completed,
we put the foster home in touch with the applicant to see whether
they think this is the right home for your dog.
Due to privacy concerns, it will not be possible for us to put
you in touch with your dogís foster or adoptive homes, but if
at any point you want to know how your dog is doing, you can
contact Katie McDonough at firstname.lastname@example.org,
and she will be more than happy to provide you with an update.
The information below will help us choose the foster and
adoptive home that is the best match for your dog, so please
try your best, but donít worry if you canít answer all of
the questions. We do not want this form to stand in the way
of helping your dog, and you will receive a follow-up phone
call (usually within 24 hours), at which time, a representative
of the Cairn Rescue League can discuss any missing information.
Thank you so much for considering rescue as an option for your dog.