Blossom in Pasadena, MD

Blossom is a 6-year-old retired breeding dog. She got out of her cage and “blossomed” instantly into a wonderful, happy dog! She bounds into each day with her tail wagging and ready to run. She is ready for her forever home now – is your family the right fit for her? Read on….

Upon her release to rescue, Blossom was severely matted. She had to be shaved down completely. Her ears and tail will need time to fill out. Blossom was overweight, but she is an athlete at heart and has quickly developed a muscular stature and slimmed down to her recommended weight of 20 pounds.

Blossom has a very high prey drive and absolutely loves to chase squirrels and smell for any other critters in the yard at her foster home. She actually ‘points’ as if she were a hunting dog in another lifetime. Blossom would be ideal for agility, rally, barn hunt, lure coursing, etc. She literally looks out the window and vibrates looking for squirrels, birds, or anything else that moves! She has a dog door in her foster home and regularly bolts in and out. She will literally run in the yard chasing smells for 2-3 hours at a time without a break. It makes her foster mom tired just watching her!

Blossom is so happy to be out of the cage she spent her life in, she doesn’t want to spend any time sitting around until it gets dark.Once it’s dark, she will give nose kisses and plop down on a lap for pets and a nap. Blossom is the most active Cavalier her foster mom has seen in 20+ years of rescue work. If your family is looking for a snuggly couch-potato, Blossom is not the dog for you.

She is totally curious about everything she encounters. Due to her curiosity, Blossom loves car rides and likes to look at everything she can see from the car. Because she likes to explore the world, she needs to be trained not to go out the door when opened. Her tail never stops wagging, and she loves everyone she meets. She has learned about toys and sometimes likes to carry them around, but she doesn’t play with them actively.

Blossom was recently spayed, received her vaccinations and a microchip. She had a dental and lost 3 teeth. Blossom has a Grade 1-2 heart murmur but doesn’t require medications. She will likely need to be seen by a veterinary cardiologist in the next couple of years.

Blossom walks on a leash, but she is a strong girl and will need some additional work to gain some walking manners. Right now, she is all about following her nose. Blossom would be a great hiking partner and might be a good running companion if she will keep moving and not stop for all the smells.

Blossom learned quickly to go outside to do “her business”. She is trained to a dog door. She eats and sleeps in a crate next to her foster sister, Penny, who will be posted soon. Blossom loves having Penny as a companion and would like another dog in her forever home. Because of her high prey drive, I do not think a home with cats or other small animals (rabbits, ferrets, etc.) would be right for her.

Blossom is being fostered in Pasadena, MD. If you think your family would meet Blossom’s needs, please complete an online application (if you haven’t already done so) and email Diane Lombardo at

Online Application 

  • Color: Blenheim
  • Age: 6 Years
  • Weight: 20 lbs
  • Sex: Female
  • House Training: Trained to dog door, will need to be trained consistently in her new environment.
  • Health: Grade 1-2 heart murmur
  • Temperament: Very active, friendly, likes toys, sweet, loves meeting people, loves car rides
  • Recommendations: Actively family that will engage with the pup and perhaps get her involved in a canine sport, fenced in yard
  • Location: Pasadena, MD
  • Region: Northeast
  • Special Needs: No
  • Status: SPOTLIGHT