Millie in Plymouth, MI

Update 6-24-22: We have received several good applications for this pup so aren’t taking more for now. Thank you!

Sweet and sassy—the soul of a survivor! Meet Millie, a cute-as-a-button, petite 2 year-old Blenheim born April 17, 2020. She came to rescue from a shelter where she was taken after an animal hoarding incident. Once in rescue, Millie wasted no time finding a couch to jump up on and a lap to snuggle into.


Millie has easily adjusted to her foster home where she is on a regular routine, can play fetch with her foster brothers, and lounge in the dog cushion at the foot of her foster mom (who works from home). Her foster mom thinks she was only in the hoarding situation for a brief period of time because she walks on a leash, enjoys playtime outdoors, and has a spunky spirit. Although she is much smaller than her Cavalier foster brothers, she has taken charge of the cav-pack, wrestling with them, playing chase, and often snatching the fetch ball right from their mouth. 

She has made a few soft rumbles in her throat when her foster brothers try to share her foster mom’s lap. A gentle reminder that laps are for sharing has helped a lot. She is curious about everything, mostly exploring by putting things in her mouth, so she needs to be watched and distracted with an appropriate toy.  

Millie is very social and loves meeting new people while on her afternoon walks. In the evening she wants to snuggle in a lap. She is still working on her house manners and has had some accidents in the home, but is getting better. She needs more practice walking on a leash because she sometimes can get too close to the people’s feet. Millie can easily get under foot inside too, although she is getting better at this too. She barks when her foster family leaves the house, and then only for a few barks. She is crate-trained, going in the crate at night and when her foster mom runs errand. She’d definitely be happy sleeping in the people bed at her fur-ever home. She sleeps easily through the night (10 pm – 7 am) without needing any potty breaks. 

Millie is on a kibble diet and takes glucosamine to help with the luxating patella in each of her hind legs. Although her bowed legs are noticeable, as is the clicking noise they sometimes make, this condition (common in Cavaliers) hasn’t slowed her down. She runs and leaps onto the bed and furniture without any trouble. The vet suggested she simply be monitored to see if her knees start to cause her any movement trouble or pain in the future.  Surgery can be a remedy, but it is not necessary at this time. 

At 12.5 pounds, Millie has a lovely girlish figure and her coloring and markings are absolutely gorgeous. She travels well in the car and plane. Millie is truly a sweetheart of a dog: spirited, eager to please, and full of unconditional love!

Millie would love a fur-ever home with someone home during the day for potty breaks and a comfy lap for snuggling! A fenced yard and short walks would also be important. She will settle in best in a home with a routine and moderate activity levels. Her foster mom even thinks Millie would be a good candidate for hospital or senior living visits. This little lady isn’t bashful, but is light in the lap and an immediate snuggler. 

Millie just got her teeth cleaned. She is spayed, micro-chipped, and up-to-date on her vaccinations. 

If interested, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Jan Brundage at so she knows of your interest.

Online Application

  • Color: Blenheim
  • Age: 2 Years
  • Weight: 12.5 lbs
  • Sex: Female
  • House Training: Good, working on being even better
  • Health: Luxating patella
  • Temperament: Sweet, sassy, curious, fearless, loves attention and snuggling
  • Recommendations: A home where there is a regular routine, a lap to share during the day, and a physically fenced yard
  • Location: Plymouth, MI
  • Region: Central
  • Special Needs: No