Django in Concord, CA

Meet Django aka Tank! He is a BIG guy, weighing in at almost 29 pounds! But that’s ok, it just means there is more of him to love! He originally came from a breeder overseas and we guess they make them big over there, cause he is a big, beautiful boy! He is healthy at this weight. He is just on the larger side for a Cavalier. He is almost 2.5 years old (born 8/26/21) and an awesome dude!  We are working to clear up a stubborn ear infection, but other than that, he is in great health. He recently had a tartar cleaning, so now his pearly whites can be seen when he smiles!

Django is a very loving boy. All he wants in life is a warm lap to call his own. He came into rescue from a home who knew he needed more attention then they could give him, and we are thrilled to have been chosen to help him transition to his forever home. Apparently, he was knocking over their toddler, so it’s best we find him a home with older kids, if you have any. He desires endless belly rubs and snuggles. He will often roll over to ask. Django is learning from his furry foster siblings that lap time is a shared activity. Due to his size, he usually gets the majority share of lap space. He currently lives with three other Cavaliers and gets along well with all of them. He likes to play tug of war with his foster sister. If you have a sweet, playful, smaller dog that is around the same age or energy level, Django would be thrilled, so we will be looking for a home just like this, a home with a playful dog that is OK with letting him win at playtime or be Alpha if he wants to be, would fit best.

Django is happiest when he can roam freely in the home and yard. He likes to patrol the house and watch out the window to alert us to squirrels and birds in the backyard. Django LOVES exploring the backyard. A fenced backyard for him to spend time in will be key to his happiness and someone who either works from home or is retired, so he can get belly rubs all day long would also be ideal. He uses a dog door and tells us when he has to go outside for potty, however we want someone who is home most of the time, so he can come right back in to be in your lap.

Django has a BIG bark! He uses his bark to let us know he wants to go out. While he has not done this with his foster siblings, he can be loud when he sees other dogs in public. We are working on that behavior, and we hope to find a new family for him who can continue his training with calm, loving energy. Django reacts to big energy and noise, yelling, you know, busy house stuff, so if your house is calm, he will most likely feed off that energy and be that way too.

Unlike many Cavaliers, Django is not super food motivated. In fact, he can be easily distracted during meals by any passing person or dog. He sometimes needs a bit of coaxing to stay focused on meals. He takes treats very gently. He sleeps in a crate with some encouragement, but would prefer to sleep in the big bed with you, so make sure that bed has plenty of room cause he’s gonna try jumping in! 

He is very attached to his people. He does have some anxiety when left alone, so having a furry friend would be a great way to help with this, and of course being home most of the day with him will help too. He will happily snooze on your lap during work calls and follow you everywhere you go while you are home. Django can be a chewer. He likes to gnaw on blankets and the occasional stair when you are not watching! He’s still a puppy at heart and needs constant care and supervision. With the right handler, he will be perfection… Well, he already is in our eyes!

Everyone who meets Django immediately falls in love with him. He is such a sweet boy. If you are interested in Django and live within a reasonable driving distance to Concord, CA, please fill out the online application if you haven’t already and then email Jessica Ford at to let her know of your interest.

Online Application 

  • Color: Blenheim
  • Age: 2 Years
  • Weight: 29 lbs
  • Sex: Male
  • House Training: Yes and uses doggy door
  • Health: Excellent
  • Temperament: Loving and cuddly. Separation anxiety, chews
  • Recommendations: Owner who is able to be at home with him. Fenced yard, doggy door is ideal. Another smaller dog at home
  • Location: Concord, CA
  • Region: Western
  • Special Needs: No
  • Status: SPOTLIGHT