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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-10-00082SCRUFFY (male)

Cairn Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Scruffy! Taking Applications Now - Coming 3/15 4.5 moth old Terrier Mix Scruffy was found in Alabama as a stray with his sister Polly. We believe that they are terrier mixes, but whatever their DNA...they are CUTE! Scruffy and Polly have been in a foster home in Alabama and they have nothing but good things to say about them! As you can see from his pictures, being out of the shelter really agrees with him and he has blossomed! Both Scruffy and Polly are extremely sweet. Have been around kids, cats, and other dogs and have done wonderfully. Puppies have special and require a home where there will be someone available to care for, ... (Read More)socialize, and train them during the day. If your family is away from the home for several hours at a time, please consider adopting a 'teen' or adult dog. Standard adoption fee is $295 (cash or check) and includes spay/neuter when age appropriate at our participating vets, up-to-date on shots, fecal, deworming, frontline, 1st vet visit at one of our participating vets, micro-chipping and 30 days of shelter care insurance. We must have an application, conduct a phone interview, and meet your entire family in order to approve an adoption. Please email Kathy for an application at (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $295 Animal Location:

Safe Haven Dog Rescue
Kane County South Elgin, IL 60177 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-02-27-00397Joey (male)

Cairn Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Joey is a four year old male Cairn Terrier mix. He weighs 13.3 pounds and needs to gain just a little bit of weight. Joey is an open-hearted and loving fellow. This little guy is a gentle soul; he sweet and generally very quiet. He is a social eater so he prefers to eat when someone sits with him to encourage his appetite. Joey seems to be house trained. He loves to sleep in the family bed and especially likes sitting on a comfortable pillow. Joey likes nothing better than to be close to and follow his favorite people around the house. He also does well with other dogs. His minimum adoption donation is $295 If you are interested in possibly ... (Read More)adopting Joey, please fill out the adoption application found on our website ( (Less)

     Animal Location:

Wish Bone Canine Rescue
McLean County Bloomington, IL 61701 MAP IT!

Wish Bone Canine Rescue

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Rescue Me ID: 15-01-10-00460Triscuit (male)

Cairn Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    A Triscuit a tasket who wouldn't want this guy in their basket! Meet Triscuit, a handsome and sweet 5 year old male Yorkie/ Cairn Terrier mix. His foster told us this about him: Triscuit is the most calm, reserved, docile dog I've been in the company of. From day one I was amazed at how quiet and content he is to curl up next to myself. He hardly makes a sound. I've had one visitor/stranger come meet him and he was protective of his environment and didn't warm up immediately to the visitor. He would likely do well in a quiet home with single adult or couple. When it has been me and him he likes to curl up on couch and doesn't require a lot ... (Read More)of attention. He sleeps soundly throughout the night in my bed. He is potty trained very well and usually needs two to three trips outside per day. He has stayed in his crate well all day for 8 hrs at a time. I'm thinking he would likely do well even if he isn't crated and alone. He does well on a leash and likes to explore his environment. He loves belly rubs and will hop on hind legs for his treats. He has mastered 'sit' rather easily. If you want a low maintenance loyal companion then Triscuit is for you. Triscuit's adoption donation is $95. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Wish Bone Canine Rescue
McLean County Bloomington, IL 61701 MAP IT!

Wish Bone Canine Rescue

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Rescue Me ID: 14-10-10-00627Rosie (female)

Cairn Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    My name is Rosie and I am young, energetic, spirited Norfolk terrier mix. I am leery of people in the beginning and very shy and apprehensive. Once I feel safe, I blossom and want to be your Velcro friend. I am very fast and run like crazy in the yard. I need a yard to stay safe because with my initial shyness I might get scared if taken out for walks. My foster Mom says I might need a moat filled with crocodiles because I can slip through the door so fast I can be gone in a flash. I really don't want to run away, but the terrier part of me just wants to go through the opening because I can. It is just a game to me but my Mom says it ... (Read More)can be dangerous so a fenced in yard will keep me safe. I am about 10lbs and while I am little, I let you know I am around! Being a terrier, that is part of my nature to have a voice and let you know I am here to protect my yard and family. I really don't know if I could protect them but I sound like I can! I like playing with the other little dogs in the house and like the cat, too. But I might just like to have a home of my own if my family can keep me busy and out of trouble. My Mom would like my family to have terrier experience so they can guide me and let me feel safe and know you can be in charge. I sometimes get in trouble when you aren't looking. I am really good and climbing up on the chair to get to the food on the table when you walk away. I promise you I can eat in before you know it! I do have a charming little spin my Mom calls the Rosie dance. It will charm the pants off you especially if I got in trouble! I need to have stimulation and lots of exercise because I am very high energy. I need a family that realizes they can't leave the door open even a smidge or I will escape. I need a family that knows I might misbehave and will work with me. I especially need a family who will love my crazy antics and know that I am always trying to get 3 steps ahead of you so you have to be 6 steps ahead of me. Rosie is crate trained and house-trained. But like any new situation, there is always a learning curve in a new environment. Rosie's adoption donation covers her spay, vaccinations, microchip, dental, fecal and heartworm check. If you are interested in adopting Rosie, please contact us. We work full time and will respond as quickly as we can, but please allow us time to get back to you. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Rescue Tails Animal Welfare Illinois
Cook County Lincolnwood, IL 60712 MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Cairn in Illinois
    Cairn Dogs can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. The Cairn Terrier is a shaggy, spunky little dog with tons of energy and personality. The indefatigable Cairn is full of energy and is very lovable. Cairns love to dig, chase, and bark. Cairns are very active and need plenty of exercise but adapt well to apartment life. Cairns like to do tricks and are very trainable. Cairns are wonderful with children. A Cairn can be very territorial and should be watched for a tendency to take on much larger dogs if it feels threatened.

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    Cairns have been around since at least 1500. Toto in the Wizard of Oz was a Cairn Terrier. Cairns are named after piles of stones used for land markers in Scotland. Cairns were used to hunt small animals living among the rocks.

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Illinois Animal Rescue
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McHenry County - McHenry, IL 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin, IL 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston, Illinois 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge, Illinois 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee, IL 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford, Illinois 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford, IL 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan, IL 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline, Illinois 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg, Illinois 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy, Illinois 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto, IL 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy, Illinois 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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