Clifford in Chesterfield, MO
Have you read the children’s books with Clifford, the goofy big red dog, as the main character? You might not believe it, but he is alive and well in Chesterfield, Mo! Clifford is 23 pounds at 6 months old. He was born 8/20/22. The vet thinks he will be about 26 pounds when fully grown. He is a Cavalier King Charles bundle of love and puppy antics! You won’t need Netflix when Clifford is around to entertain!
A beautiful and lush Ruby coat and the sweetest face ever could make him a popular model. He would love lots of time with his people, whether playing tug of war with a toy (or anything you leave on the floor, like socks!), walking on a leash, riding in the car, playing fetch or just cuddling after he has been worn out.
Clifford has learned family routines quickly, is making progress on potty house training and basic commands with positive reinforcement and training treats. He loves children, adults, cats, and other dogs. He comes on strong wanting to play so he could be irritating to an older pup. Smart, curious, full of vitality and affection are several of his stellar personality hallmarks.
Clifford has received all puppy shots, is on heartworm and flea/tick preventative, and received an A+ on his vet examination. Clifford’s forever family will be required and must agree to have him neutered at about 9 or 10 months as he is currently too young for that procedure.
When the foster Mom leaves the house, Clifford is given a treat as he follows command “kennel” into a metal kennel (24″x 36″x 26″). A soft dog bed is also in the kennel. When the family is home, he can be part of the action, however, gates are used to keep him safe and within eyesight of adult. He is starting to give indications to go outside, so you need to be aware so he can be let out. His potty schedule is fairly predictable so that has been an advantage. He is a puppy so anything on the floor can be fair game. The house should be totally puppy proof. That really can be an incentive for the family to keep things off the floor!
A stoneware bowl for food works best since he can’t knock it over and it is steady. Clifford is currently being fed Fromm puppy kibble. He also likes green beans and cooked carrots. First thing in the morning Clifford goes out to potty, eats breakfast, and then out again to potty after eating. He is offered potty breaks every 2 hours throughout the day and has dinner around 5PM.
Although Clifford will go into his kennel during the day when family is away, he does not sleep in the kennel. He can become very anxious and barks. His preferred sleeping arrangement is a comfy dog bed next to his favorite persons side of the bed. He sleeps comfortably knowing his person is right there. He has been known to wake up and put his paws on side of bed to be sure his person is there and a pet and an “I love you” to him is all he needs to go back to sleep. He would probably love to sleep in the big bed with his humans!
Clifford will definitely need a securely physically fenced yard for safety. He likes to explore and could easily get into mischief if not closely monitored. Puppies are like toddlers with fur and you don’t have to send them to college, just puppy school!
If you think your family could provide a safe, loving home for Clifford, please fill out our online application if you haven’t already and then contact Sarah Noebels at Cavalierrescuesarah@gmail.com to let her know of your interest.
- Color: Ruby
- Weight: 23 lbs
- Sex: Male
- House Training: Good when kept on a schedule
- Health: Excellent
- Temperament: Active, Playful, smart, curious, sweet
- Recommendations: Patient family who has time to dedicate to training a puppy, securely physically fenced yard, another active friendly dog to play with.
- Location: Chesterfield, MO
- Region: Central
- Special Needs: No
- Status: JUST ADOPTED