My name is Beacon in MO!

Cairn Terrier Puppy for adoption in Topeka, Kansas - Beacon in MO
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Beacon in MO's Info...

I am already spayed, purebred, up to date with shots, and not good with kids.

Beacon in MO's Story...
Beacon visited the doctors at the University of Missouri Vet Hospital again a couple of weeks ago. The report was positive. They were excited by her progress. She definitely has a collapsing trachea, but she's doing wonderfully. The vet said that since she was so young, it might not be a degenerative condition, but genetic. This is positive. It means she may live her whole life with this condition and not worsen - only time will tell.
According to the vet report, Beacon is 'bright, alert, and responsive. Her only abnormality was expiratory wheezing after excitement. All other physical examination findings were within normal limits.' She can run and play for short periods of time. She loves other dogs, but she often gets too excited with them and does better playing with people. She is excellent at entertaining herself, playing with her toys and throwing them in the air to catch.
Beacon will need a forever home that is willing to pay attention to her needs. She is learning to settle down quickly when I pick her up so that she can catch her breath. Her family will need to be alert to her breathing at all times, picking her up to calm her if she gets too excited and taking her to the vet if she gets a cold. Any congestion will be much harder for her to clear because her airway can close off so easily.
Although she doesn't need someone at home with her all the time, when she's home alone, she needs to be kept safely in her crate. She needs to be kept in a cool environment. These dogs have a tendency to overheat and this worsens the effects of the condition. They need air conditioning during warm weather in the house and car, and no long walks in the heat of the day.
Did I tell you she's the cutest, sweetest puppy with the most beautiful eyes? Did I mention that she's got the spunk of a Cairn with LOADS of personality? Beacon plays a game of her own invention we called 'bowl hockey'. After she finishes her breakfast or dinner, she flips her bowl over and starts to play. At first she'll play bow at it - and pounce on it with her feet. Then with a fierce little growl, she'll start pushing it around her exercise pen. Round and round she goes, pushing her bowl and growling at it. She thinks it's great fun!
Beacon will take more attention than some Cairns, but she will give it back tenfold. She will flourish and give back hours of love and entertainment, as long as she has someone with a watchful eye to protect her from too much excitement or over-exertion. She's a busy, happy little Cairn puppy. She loves life, she loves playing and toys, she loves her foster brothers and sisters, and she loves her people.
Would you like a loving little girl in your home to share your life? Could you enjoy a little companion that's smart and busy and happy? Beacon is ready to find her forever home. Maybe it's yours?!


Name is being fostered in Florissant, Missouri in a PRIVATE FOSTER HOME but we allow our dogs to be adopted out all over the United States and Canada!

Facts about Beacon in MO

  • Breed: Cairn Terrier
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 298569-2700

Other Pets at Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network - Heartland Region

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Beacon in MO, a Topeka Cairn Terrier puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Cairn Terrier for sale in Topeka, or seeking a Cairn Terrier puppy from a breeder in Topeka.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Topeka already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Topeka breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Cairn Terrier breeders who help with Cairn Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Topeka paves the way for another one to be saved.