UPDATE: KIRBY HAS BEEN ADOPTED! LOVELY “KIRBY” IN FOND DU LAC WISCONSIN – HIS STORY WILL BRING TEARS TO YOUR EYES
Cairn Terrier8 Y.O.
Posted 1 month ago
PLEASE NOTE: Cairn Rescue USA”s application MUST be filled out in order to be considered for adoption. We do not arrange “meet n greets” with our dogs until an applicant has gone through our reference check process.
Our application is available online at: http://www.cairnrescueusa.com/adopt/frm_adopt.ph
PLEASE READ CRICKET’S BIO CAREFULLY AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!
Kirby is a handsome 20-lb boy who, at 8 years of age, is in his prime. His backstory is a rather sad one….
Kirby was owned and loved by a senior gentleman who was living in his own apartment in a complex for developmentally disable adults. Very relunctantly, Kirby’s owner agreed to give him up because he could not take care of Kirby’s needs. When our volunteer went in to get Kirby, he was living in deplorable conditions in a small crate in a room filled with rotting food and flies.
As you will see from the photos, Kirby has hair loss that our vet feels is a bacterial infection caused by unsanitary living conditions. He had a thyroid check and labs and everything came back normal. With a quality diet…medicated baths…and consistent care, Kirby will most certainly improve but it will take some time and an owner who can be committed to his care. We are also treating Kirby for an ear infection and he is very compliant about taking his drops.
Kirby’s foster mom reports that Kirby is an equal opportunity lover. He seems to get along with everyone but he favors men and seeks out affection from them. He loves to be pet and scratched. Like many Cairns, he is not overly affectionate and is content being by himelf. He is very adept at playing with “stuffies” and giving kisses!
Kirby seems to like other dogs although at first he will try and “mount”. He does take correction well and after a few days in his foster home, this behavior ceased. While Kirby does not interact much with the other two dogs in his foster home he shows no aggression whatsoever over food or toys.
Kirby sleeps in a crate at night and for the most part, he is well-behaved in his kennel. We’re sure he would much prefer to be in his owner’s bed!
Kirby is potty trained but because he had such inconsistent habits in his previousl home, it’s necessarily to stay on top of it. When his foster mom lets him out on a consistent schedule, he does very well.
While Kirby could be with a working family, he would much prefer the love and attention of an “at home” owner. A retired senior….a work-from-home dog parent…these could all be good fits for Kirby. His new family should be committed to continuing with his health care and reinforcing proper patty habits. Another small dog could be ok, but he would love to be someone’s “one and only”.
Kirby is neutered and current on vaccinations. He is current oin heartworm and flea/tick preventative which he has received on a monthly basis. Prior to his adoption, he will have a dental.