Kerry Blue Terriers Available for Adoption
If you are interested in adopting one of the Kerries listed below, or perhaps another Kerry in the future, please:
Each year, the Kerry Foundation handles dozens of Kerries that need new homes, and not all of them are listed here. Sometimes we assist breeders and owners with rehoming their Kerries, and those dogs may or may not appear on these pages. Please fill out the Adoption Questionnaire so that we are aware of your interest in owning our breed.
Because expenses on rescuing even a young, healthy dog can exceed $500 in veterinary tests and treatment, donations to our Rescue program are always needed and gratefully received.
Rescue Coordinator: Pattye Thomas at email@example.com
In late September 2013, the Foundation received a call from a commercial breeder that the breeder would like to surrender “Starr” and “Bailey” to the foundation. On Saturday October 5th, 2013 Pattye Thomas, our regional Rescue Coordinator, started the seven hour journey from Moore, Oklahoma to Northern Kansas to retrieve the two nine year old females. Upon arrival she encountered two very sweet and personable dogs who desired our affection. The Kerries were placed in crates and headed home. Starr and Bailey handled the trip very well.
Arriving at home late Sunday afternoon Starr and Bailey were introduced to a new home and responded very well. The dogs were placed in crates within the home to acclimate them to a home environment. The dogs were taken to a local groomer for a bath and haircut.
Over the next few days Starr and Bailey were taken to the local veterinarian for evaluation. After the initial evaluation Bailey had her teeth cleaned, was spayed and had a mast cell tumor removed from her abdominal area. Her recovery went very well and the prognosis for Bailey is favorable with continued observation and follow up.
Bailey is a very sweet girl who gets along well with other dogs, likes children and is progressing very well with housebreaking. Bailey would enjoy sleeping in bed with her new owner but does well in a crate if required. In the beginning Bailey was shy but now she is rather independent and really enjoys affection with the family.
Starr’s treatment included spaying, teeth cleaning and removal of several benign cysts. Starr’s overall health is good.
Starr is very affectionate and thinks she is a lap dog. Starr always wants to be near you and gets along well with other dogs and children. She is a very intelligent dog who was house broken quickly. Starr would do very well with someone who is at the home most of the time as she really desires affection and has some separation anxiety.
Having arrived from a commercial breeder it took a few weeks for each of them to adjust to the home environment. However, both have responded very well and seem especially grateful for their new way of life. They have fit in at our home extremely well and both would make wonderful pets and companions for their new owners.
Starr would be best with a retired couple and is a "velcro" dog. She has a bit of separation anxiety. She has had a number of puppies so is very attentive to the humans, likes children, is crate-trained and house-trained.
Bailey is more independent, was never bred, also crate-trained and is a work in progress in the house-training department. She also likes children.
If you can not adopt either one of them, please support their rescue by being a Kerry Angel.
Fostered in Nevada
Here's the new guy! Brahms has just arrived at Marian Moses' in Reno. He was obtained from Adopt-a-Pet in Las Vegas. Kim Applegate our RC for CA & NV worked tirelessly with the rescue group. Matt & Sue Buehler volunteered their energies to pick him up from the shelter and drive him to Marian in Reno. That was an eight hour trip each way!
He's doing well according to reports. He's shy but then he's been shuffled around this last month. I'm sure he'll do well with Marian and his Kerry nature will emerge soon. He's getting along with his Lab roomie so all is well. We think he's 5 or 6 y/o, neutered and UTD on vacinations.
More information will be posted shortly.
If you are interested in Brahms, please complete an adoption questionnaire. Thanks.
We have the pleasure of fostering a six plus year-old male Kerry Blue Terrier, Brahms who came to us in Reno, NV from a shelter in Las Vegas, NV. Sixteen hours of travel time, gas, and hotel costs were donated by good hearted Kerry lovers Matt and Sue Buehler to transport Brahms to us. This handsome and personable little guy has had the misfortune of neglect, being uprooted from the home that he was familiar with, and placed in the cold environ of shelter life.
Brahms came to us covered with more than 20 sebaceous cysts that caused him great discomfort that resulted in his constant licking and biting them. Not only did this cause sores, but we are certain that ingesting the puss and blood was not healthy for his system.
In order to enhance Brahms' health, quality of life, and adoptability, the decision was made to have the cysts removed at the same time he was to be placed under anesthesia for a badly needed teeth cleaning. Because of the clustering and quantity of dime to quarter-sized cysts, some of Brahms' incisions are three and four inches long.
True to his nature pre surgery, Brahms has been a trooper post surgery as well – his warm, loving, and playful personality continues to shine. Our biggest hurdle in Brahms' recovery is keeping him quiet. It is his nature to be playful with his people, as well as his Kerry Blue and Labrador housemates. He also has a curious and adventurous nature, he loves chasing critters in the backyard.
Brahms is well worth the financial investment and will make a wonderful friend and companion to the home lucky enough to have him. There is nothing he likes better than being part of his "pack," curling up in the recliner with his foster-dad, or helping is foster-mom in the kitchen, just in case she should need his assistance as a taste tester.
This page is available for ALL Kerry rescue organizations.
Other Adult Dogs being placed by breeders directly.