Chloe in Marietta, GA
Chloe is a 3-4 year old Cavalier mix who has had at least two previous homes. She was surrendered to Cavalier Rescue USA by her most recent owner, and the previous owners had difficult financial circumstances that left them homeless. Chloe weighs close to 15 lbs but could gain a bit more. She has a shorter coat than a typical Cavalier, with a well-broken Blenheim pattern, no feathering, lots of freckles on her face, and a fluffy/wiry gay tail. She was recently spayed, so her coat volume may increase.
Chloe is healthy with no heart murmur, normal blood chemistry and urinalysis, heartworm clear, and normal patellae. She had a dental cleaning when she was spayed, was microchipped, and is on heartworm preventative. She is up to date on vaccinations. She currently is taking Apoquel for seasonal allergies; the hope is that this will be temporary or Cytopoint may be an alternative.
Chloe is more active than most Cavaliers and thrives in her foster home’s large securely fenced backyard, playing outside for several hours each morning and evening. She is quite alert and has a hunting instinct. She also entertains herself with her large collection of nylabones and toys and is a vigorous chewer, which helps her expend some energy. Chloe is fearless and somewhat independent. She likes to take walks and is learning to walk in her harness without pulling. She is not deterred by rain or inclement weather. Chloe gets along well with her foster senior Cavalier brother and ancient Pekingese foster sister and will play and snuggle with the Cavalier boy, but she is the (benevolent) alpha of the three. She does respect their food and possessions.
Chloe adores humans above all and bonds very quickly and deeply with them. Once her energy is expended, she loves to snuggle on the sofa (or better on a lap) to relax. She also likes comfy dog beds. She has clearly slept in her human’s bed in her past life and wants to burrow under the covers to sleep. She would be unhappy if not allowed to sleep in her human’s bed. Chloe can be possessive of her foster mom when other dogs approach, and she may growl but this has been easily corrected.
Chloe is crate trained and housebroken in her foster home. She will nap in her open crate when her foster mom is working at home. She can be vocal when crated and at other times but this is not excessive. She needs basic obedience training. Chloe is smart and wants to please so training should not be difficult.
Chloe’s ideal home would be with an owner who works from home or works part time or an active retired person. She has too much energy for a full time, busy working owner/family or for a sedentary retired person. Respectful older children are likely fine. A large securely fenced yard is essential due to her activity level. She will dig on occasion and should be supervised in a fenced yard. An apartment/condo is not ideal because of her occasional barking and alert-barking that can be loud. She would be great with someone interested in obedience work, agility, lure coursing, or similar.
Chloe is pending adoption so we are not taking applications for her at this time.
- Color: Blenheim
- Sex: Female
- House Training: Yes and crate trained
- Health: Good
- Temperament: High energy, playful, affectionate, eager to please
- Recommendations: Active owner/family with someone home much of the time and low alone time; another active small dog; fenced in backyard
- Location: Marietta, GA
- Region: Southern
- Special Needs: No
- Status: ADOPTION PENDING