Margot in Dubois, IN

Margot is a lovely petite 3-year-old Ruby Cavalier. Margot was a breeding dog at a commercial breeder. She began having some health issues, lost a lot of weight, and was taken to the vet who found her to be diabetic. This led the breeder to give her to Cavalier Rescue USA and that very day she became my foster dog!

Margot was in very poor health, she was 8 pounds, and had hair loss over 50% of her body due to lack of proper nutrition and having untreated diabetes. She immediately went to our vet, and we began a healthy diet, and started her on insulin. It took about 6 weeks to get her insulin at a therapeutic level but soon Margot was up to 13.5 pounds, her fur began to grow in, she had light in her eyes, and she flourished! 


Today Margot’s favorite things are: her foster mom, her chair where she hoards her treasures, her food, treats, chew bones, and walks. She loves to go for walks!

Margot’s endearing qualities are: her insane love of mealtime, her skills at finding new and unique treasures to add to her hoard, her absolute joy when it is snuggle time, and her newly found love of the outdoors and just doing dog stuff.

Margot’s works in progress: she is still skittish around new people, or situations, and nervous occasionally when being picked up. Margot needs a kind and patient family who will understand she still has some fears to work through.  

Margot’s ideal home is one with experience working with a dog that is diabetic, or willing to learn. She needs to be kept to a strict feeding and injection schedule, also keeping her feedings & treats the same daily. She enjoys kids but would not feel comfortable in a home with young unpredictable toddlers. Margot is excellent with cats and dogs of all sizes. She does like her personal space respected by her dog and cat family members. 

If you are interested in this precious Cavalier, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Sherry Morgan at so she knows to look for your application.

Online Application 

  • Color: Ruby
  • Age: 3 Years
  • Weight: 13.5 lbs
  • Sex: Female
  • House Training: Doing well when taken out consistently
  • Health: Diabetes (medication and syringes cost about $30.00 a month), otherwise she is fit and healthy
  • Temperament: Sweet, friendly, shy, quiet, very loving and snuggly
  • Recommendations: Fenced in yard, understanding of diabetes and commercial breeding dogs.
  • Location: Dubois, IN
  • Region: Central
  • Special Needs: Yes
  • Status: SPOTLIGHT