Knox in Charlestown, IN

Here is the pup with his new family…
Knock, knock who’s there? Knox. Knox who? Knox good boy, Knox handsome boy, Knox perfect, sweetest, puppy boy. These are just some the names my foster mom calls me everyday. I’m going to go play with my toys now. My foster mom will tell you my story, and a little about me and my wonderful personality. 
Knox had a few hard knocks before coming into rescue. He was sold by his breeder to a retail pet store at 6 weeks of age. There he remained  for a little over 3 months until he was purchased by a nice family. Unfortunately, the family’s 2 larger, senior dogs were not friendly, welcoming or accepting of Knox. They had to keep them separated as they tried to work through this issue. He wanted to play, the big dogs did not. This, coupled with a some medical issues cropping up for the owners, made them choose to relinquish Knox to rescue after 4 weeks. Cavalier Rescue U.S.A. was more than glad to help. Knox is now 7 months old. He was born 5/22/22.
Even though the first 6 months of Knox’s life have been far from perfect, he is the closest thing to a loving and perfect puppy. We don’t look in the rear view mirror. Everyday is nothing but joy for Knox. He is a little on the shy, submissive side at first. That quickly diminishes (in a minute) when he feels the love, and then the trust just oozes out of him, wanting to be petted and to give kisses back. I think he gets confidence from my dogs and follows their cues. So many things make him happy. Toys are high on the fun list, soft and hard toys alike. This boy loves to play tug of war with the other dogs, and will run circles in the yard playing keep away with a prized toy, or  he will play nicely alone in a dog bed with a toy. Don’t be surprised if you find your slippers in his dog bed.
True to most Cavaliers, he loves to eat! He is not fussy, and will eat any food or treat that you offer him. He is learning to sit for treats because he gets so excited! I recommend a slow feeding bowl because he eats really fast. He runs right to his crate at feeding time. The only time crates  are used in my home is to feed. Knox lets you know when he is done and wants out of the crate. He barks. I never hear him make a noise or bark any other time. Knox is actually a very quiet dog. My thoughts are it reminds him of the pet store and he wants out of the cage. For this reason, I don’t think he would be a big fan of sleeping in a crate. He doesn’t mind dog beds at all. There are over a dozen here and he’s slept in all of them (with or without other dogs). He loves to sleep in the big bed here and needs to touch you or lean along side you, or snuggle under your arm. That’s heaven! If he could be a bed buddy for his owners or their children, life will be perfect for Knox. I also do grooming and boarding in my home, so Knox gets to meet a variety of different dogs and people. This past month, he has met over 100 different dogs and their owners, and behaved beautifully with all of them, especially the dogs that like to run in the yard and play with toys! If they are not receptive to play, he leaves them alone. 
Knox has been accident free for weeks. Again, I think he took his cues from my dogs. This sweet boy sleeps all through the night and is a little on the lazy side when it’s time to get up. I think he just wants to cuddle a little longer. One of his favorite things is to be held like a baby and get his belly rubbed, he falls asleep in just a couple of minutes. He knows the doggie-door and  has no problem going up and down stairs. Walks well on a leash and he rides quietly in the car. He does not mind being in a soft-sided crate when we travel or go to the veterinarian. He has been neutered and had an umbilical hernia repaired at the same time. Knox is up to date on vaccinations, and is also microchipped. Such a good boy for his grooming, he has no problem getting bathed, blow-dried, nails and pads trimmed, and ears cleaned. Just an all around great puppy!
I cannot say enough good things about Knox. He is an absolute pleasure to foster and has been such an easy puppy with a lovely demeanor. He has such a beautiful and kind heart. I don’t know who will be luckier, Knox or his new family. Both will be winners for sure and I’ll settle for a tie.
If you think you’re perfect for Knox please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Sherry Morgan at to let her know of your interest.   
**Homes within maximum driving distance of 3 hours only will be considered.  
  • Color: Blenheim
  • Age: Under 1 Year
  • Weight: 14 lbs
  • Sex: Male
  • House Training: Almost perfect
  • Temperament: Friendly, playful, very gentle and loving
  • Recommendations: Preferably another Cavalier(s), or other gentle natured breed, as well as children. Fenced yard.
  • Location: Charlestown, IN
  • Region: Central
  • Special Needs: No
  • Status: JUST ADOPTED