River in Philadelphia, PA

Update 6-1-22: We have received several good applications for this pup so aren’t taking more for now. Thank you!

Meet River, a 7.5 pound handsome five month old Black and Tan boy. River was released to rescue due to having an open fontanelle and an overbite. His fontanelle has closed quite a bit and should not cause any long term problems, however, it is pronounced and may require some permanent teeth to be pulled once he is mature.

Prior to coming into rescue, River had little social interaction with humans. He has warmed up to his foster family but can be shy with new people and places. Once he is comfortable in an environment, River becomes the typical love sponge. He gets along with all his housemates and loves to play.

River is currently fostered with several older Cavaliers. He plays well with all and has an abundance of energy. Sudden movements and loud noises can still startle him so a home with no children or calm children is preferred. River is very social so a house with another playful dog would be a requirement.

River loves to run around and play. He has already gathered a wide assortment of toys that he plays with in constantly. One of his favorite toys is a very long elephant that he drags all around the house. He is used to running in a securely fenced yard and loves to follow his foster mom all around the yard, so we are looking for a family with a fenced yard.

Due to his age, he has not yet been neutered, so his new family will need to make ensure he is neutered when he is at the proper age.   While in foster care, he has been learning to go potty outside like a new puppy, but this will have to be reinforced in your own home.

Thank you for taking the time to consider River!  He has been an absolute joy to his foster family and will make a lucky family very happy!

If you live within a 2-3 hour drive of Philadelphia/Blue Bell, PA and would like to be considered for River’s new home, please complete the online application and then email the rescue coordinator Melissa MacMullin at cavalierrescueusapa@gmail.com so she knows to consider your application.

Online Application

  • Color: Black & Tan
  • Age: Under 1 Year
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs
  • Sex: Male
  • House Training: Good
  • Health: Overbite, open fontanelle
  • Temperament: Sweet, can be a bit shy around crowds & new places; very playful
  • Recommendations: Quiet household
  • Location: Philadelphia/Blue Bell, PA
  • Region: Northeast
  • Special Needs: No