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Have you ever been involved in any capacity in volunteer work for an animal rescue group? Please tell us in what way you were involved, and for what breeds of animals and your involvement. Previous rescue experience is NOT required to volunteer!

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What skills would you like to bring to your volunteer experience with Col. Potter? Please include any professional, leadership, academic, technical, vocational skills, hobbies or pastimes that you feel could benefit the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Cairn Terriers:

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Foster homes are greatly needed and appreciated. Being a foster home can be as short as an over night that is needed during a transport, keeping a dog for a few days until other foster arrangements can be made, or until placement is made (long term). This is the most critical need in our rescue chain. We can only save as many Cairns as we have foster homes. All approved expenses are reimbursed.


Volunteers who can I.D. Cairns in person or on websites, call shelters and surrendering owners or pull dogs from shelters and take to a safe haven (a boarding facility or vets office) are always needed. All approved expenses are reimbursed.


Transporting dogs from shelters to foster homes, or from foster homes to forever homes. Please complete our Transport Volunteer Form if you can help.


A "Home Safety Inspection," or a "Home Visit" as the final step in CPCRN's five-part adoption process. Since CPCRN is a national Rescue program, much of our adoption process is handled through e-mail and phone calls. The home visit is truly the only chance that we have PRIOR to the placement of one of our Rescue dogs to ensure that the Cairn will be in a safe and loving home.

Volunteers are needed to conduct home visits in your area as well as in an administrative capacity


Click the link to make a tax-deductible donation to pay for the care of a rescued Cairn. Please note below other ways you can help raise much needed funds for rescued Cairns.


Volunteers are always needed to check adoptive and foster home references. This step in our adoption process is also essential to the foster home approval as well. The majority of checks are made via telephone -- phone cards, instructions and support are provided by CPCRN.


Volunteers are needed to follow-up with our adoptive homes, gather "Happy Endings" and provide support to families and their new Cairn buddies. Phone cards and training are provided.


Volunteers are needed to arrange "matches" between available foster dogs and potential adoptive homes using resources detailing both dogs and applicants.  Match-making involves contact with potential adoptive homes and foster homes.  Training is provided.  


Our fundraising efforts are an integral part of Rescue. We welcome anyone who can offer items to sell in auctions or through our Cairn Shopping Mall where we offer many hand-crafted items made by volunteers.


Many items donated to CPCRN or made for CPCRN are sold through eBay or our New Leash on Life auctions. Volunteers are greatly needed in many capacities related to our auctions. If you have eBay selling experience or if you are willing to help with write-ups, storage or with shipment, please indicate below:


Click here to donate and item.


Volunteers that have the following skills are greatly needed:



Miscellaneous Skills


Thank you for offering your time and energy to help us save these special dogs.

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