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Cairn Terrier
Border Terrier, Mix

An adotable dog in Princeton Junction, NJ

  • Young
  • Small
  • Male

Meet Poppy!
Hi! They tell me that, from the way I look, there is a dog other than a Cairn Terrier - a border terrier or some other breed - in my family tree. But everybody says how cute I am and what a great personality I’ve got, so that doesn’t bother me in the least! I weigh about 16 pounds, have a nice reddish wheaten coat, and am friendly, affectionate, cooperative, intelligent, energetic, and also young at 2 years old.

Here’s My History:
My prior owners surrendered me to a shelter in South Jersey. The folks at CRUSA got me out of there, although they were not able to find out why I had been given up. I am much happier now that I am in a foster home with a big yard to run around in and other dogs to play with. And when I was in the shelter, I heard through the dogvine that CRUSA only allows their dogs to be adopted by the best dog owners, so I am pretty excited about them finding me a great forever home!

I Am Very Friendly, Affectionate and Cooperative, and I Really Enjoy Life!
I like all the people I meet. I give kisses and happily settle into people’s laps and will sleep on their beds with them if they let me. My crate behavior varies. I now associate my crate with breakfast and dinner and readily go in. Once done eating, however, I want out and will bark to get out. Same thing at night, I will initially test you to let me out of the crate but if you ignore me I will fall sleep and not wake up until the next morning. When somebody does not like what I’m doing and says “no”, I will usually listen to them. And you should see how good I am on the grooming table! I even let people clean my teeth!

I Love the Outdoors and Going for Walks
I just love being outdoors - either running around in a fenced yard, especially with another dog, or going on a leashed walk. When I am on a walk, I enjoy laying down in a nice comfortable spot for a few minutes and watching the world go by - kind of like what those people do in cafes in Europe. I get so excited when it is time to go for a walk that I run around in circles by the door. You better be careful when you open a house or car door with me inside because I can’t wait to experience the great outdoors. I do have a loud bark so I would not do well in an apartment or townhouse setting.

I Love Playing With Other Dogs
I also like all the dogs I meet, although my history is a blank slate when it comes to cats. In my foster home I play hard with the other Cairns, particularly with fellow CRUSA fosters Dorothy and Shane. Dorothy is faster than me but I am faster than Shane. We chase each other until we tire out. We also roll on the grass together and have a grand time.

I Am Housetrained!
That’s right. No clean up duties for MY peeps. By the way, some people think it is funny that sometimes I squat like a girl and other times I lift my leg like a boy when I do my business. I guess I am like Hamlet and just can’t make up my mind!

I Am Up to Date and Ready to Go!
I am neutered, current on my vaccinations and microchipped, and have tested negative for heartworm disease. I am also on a monthly heartworm preventative.

See More Photos of Me!
To see more photos of me, click HERE.

Want to Know Where I am Now?
I am living in a private foster home in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. To adopt me, please fill out our Adoption Application. To learn more about Cairn Rescue USA, please visit our Web site and please also review our FAQs.

Contact with Foster Home
Please note that we do not put our Foster Homes in contact with applicants until the applicant has been matched to a dog, his/her references have been checked and the required home visit has been completed or waived by CRUSA.

Ways You Can Help Cairn Rescue USA (CRUSA) Rescue More Cairns
To find out more about our organization, as well as volunteer and Foster Home opportunities, please visit the CRUSA Web site.

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