Jack in Lake Forest, CA


Meet Jack – an energetic bundle of love wrapped up in a black, white and brown package! Jack is a friendly, handsome 6-year-old Tri-Color Cavalier, always loved and cared for whose family realized they could no longer provide him with the daily attention he needs. This debonair boy is an international traveler having lived several years in France with his former family so they wanted the best for his future and made the difficult decision to entrust Jack to CR-USA to find him a forever home.

Handsome Jack was closely clipped before coming into rescue and his fur is already growing in. He is at a healthy weight for his long-legged frame. Jack absolutely loves everyone he meets and will gladly shower you with endless kisses. Did you say “walk?” When the leash comes out, Jack dances happily knowing he is heading outside for an adventure. Some days, Jack is a perfect gentleman and doesn’t notice another dog if his attention remains focused on the path ahead. However, there are times he is reactive and will bark loudly at passing dogs, typically larger ones. Jack is strong so a harness and short lead keep him safe by your side. This is helpful as he is occasionally going on bike rides, running along-side his foster mom on short outings to help expel his youthful energy and lessen anxiety incidents and is a rewarding activity for him.

Throughout the day, Jack may exhibit anxiety and is on medication to help control this behavior. On occasion, he will bark and chase the reflection of the lights and shadows. Sometimes when Jack gets very excited, he will reverse sneeze. If you rub his neck, it helps calm him down. Redirection and consistent praise work well in managing this behavior. Jack wants to please and continued training and positive reinforcement is essential to help him reach his potential. Jack is not food motivated so encouraging words and a soft tone are the keys to successfully keeping him on track.

Jack is reliably potty trained, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all medical needs, including a recent dental. In typical Cavalier fashion, Jack loves being with people. He gets an A+ in couch lounging as long as his humans are nearby. If you work from home, a dog bed next to your desk will become his go to place. Throughout the night, Jack sleeps soundly in the big bed with his family and will gladly stay snuggled under a blanket until you are ready to rise in the morning. Jack shares his current foster home with two other mellow dogs. He doesn’t engage in play with them, but takes their lead and is happy to hang out with them nearby.

Jack needs an active household committed to providing him with daily exercise to help manage his energy and low alone hours is a must. Jack would love to be the center of your world as an only pet or cohabitate with a mellow canine companion to help reinforce his self-confidence. Older children who understand how to respect a dog’s personal space will be considered. Jack needs in a cat-free environment since he chases the two felines who reside with his foster family and they needed to be separated. His new home will need a secure fenced yard along with safety measures when any door to an unfenced outside area is opened to keep Jack from darting out to explore on his own.

If you are the ideal family to meet all of Jack’s needs, he would love to meet you if you live within a reasonable driving distance to Lake Forest, CA. You can read about our adoption process at the following links: Process & FAQ

Then complete the online application if you have not yet done so and email Nanci Gordon at  nancigordon@gmail.com  to let her know of your interest in Jack.

Online Application

  • Color: Tricolor
  • Age: 6 Years
  • Weight: 22 lbs
  • Sex: Male
  • House Training: Reliable and learns new routines quickly
  • Health: Healthy
  • Temperament: Loyal, energetic, anxiety managed with medication
  • Recommendations: Low alone hours. Active family committed to daily exercise
  • Location: Lake Forest, CA
  • Region: Western
  • Special Needs: No