Pluto and Gia in San Jose, CA

Hi! We are Gia and Pluto! Our owner approached our Foster Mum and informed her that he was selling his house and asked if she could take us in as her guests while he had some work completed. Of course, she couldn’t say no! 

After an arranged trip to the groomers to remove our tangled fur and make us “in house fresh”, we came for a few weeks stay. Our owners house sold and he realized he couldn’t manage us, so our foster mum agreed to take us in and we are now ready to find our forever home through Cavalier Rescue USA. 


Gia (Blenheim) has had several litters of puppies. She is around 5 to 7 years old; her owner couldn’t remember exactly. Gia weighs around 20 lbs and is a little chunky for her size. She is a sweet girl, eager to please, affectionate, but not over demanding. She loves to take walks and is a doll to bathe and blow-dry. She rides well strapped into the back seat of the car and is doing very good on her house training, with plenty of outside breaks. So she needs a home with parents who are home much of the time to give her those much needed potty breaks.

Gia does have a little bit of separation anxiety, always wanting to be at your side, even jumping the baby gate to be in the same room as her people. She does settle down well and sleeps through the night, in her crate. She is fine with the family cat and chickens. She is curious about the pet rabbit and will chase him if given the opportunity, but stops when told. Gia loves petting and attention from gentle older kids.

Gia is up to date on her shots, spayed and just had a dental that required the removal of 4 teeth. She has no toleration for fleas and requires a monthly flea medication.    


Pluto, the Black and Tan, is a happy little boy with the innocence of a young child. Pluto is 3 to 5 years old and around 20 lbs. He is a little taller than Gia. He loves his stuffed animals, catching annoying flies that find their way in the house, and his Gia. He has recently decided that he would like to be a lap dog and no longer needs to lay beside Gia all the time. He has never known life without Gia, nor has he ever gotten the attention of many except for Gia. He has relied on her for his life experiences, and lets her take the lead. She sometimes takes advantage of that though things are getting better, and Pluto has started standing up for himself. 

When he first arrived in our home he wouldn’t leave his crate until Gia came out first.Pluto is fine with the family cat and other friendly dogs.  He enjoys being petted and loved on by kids as long as they are calm and gentle. Pluto is busy and walks around the house all day, just excited to finally be in a loving home. 

Pluto is up to date on his shots, and neutered. He has allergies and requires a monthly allergy shot which costs about $120 p/month average. Surprisingly, he has never been much of a marker and no longer requires his belly band. He has no tolerance for fleas and requires a monthly flea medication.    

Gia and Pluto have been together for a long time and so we will be placing them as a pair. They are very people oriented and sweet. They will need someone home most of the day and a fenced in yard.

If you think you are the perfect home for this pair and are a short driving distance to San Jose, CA so we can do the proper meet and greets, please  complete the online application if you haven’t already and then email Northern California Coordinator Jessica at and tell her of your interest.

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  • Color: Blenheim, Black & Tan
  • Weight: 20 lbs
  • Sex: Male & Female (Pair)
  • House Training: Doing well but need frequent potty breaks
  • Health: Pluto needs a monthly allergy shot. Otherwise, both pups are in excellent health.
  • Temperament: Pluto: sweet, active , friendly, loves his Gia Gia: sweet, calm, friendly, anxiety being without humans
  • Recommendations: A loving person or family with someone home most of the time, fenced yard
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Region: Western
  • Special Needs: No
  • Status: SPOTLIGHT