Rupert in San Antonio, TX

Rupert is a six-year-old Ruby boy with a heart full of love. He was born 9/10/2016. Rupert was raised and lived in a wonderful home but had to be surrendered due to a change in his owners life. Rupert is a majestic dog with beautiful long red fur.

Though he was shy when he first arrived he has since opened up and is extremely loyal. He is used to being the only dog in the house. While he gets along fine with other dogs, his foster Mom believes he would be happiest in home where he can once again be the center of attention. He is very calm and prefers to spend his day next to his foster Mom: cuddling and sleeping. He enjoys being brushed and having his ears rubbed.

While Rupert does sit on command, he is in need of more training. He is tall for a Cavalier and loves jumping at the kitchen counters. He can walk on a leash but would benefit from more practice. He rarely barks, and when he does it is usually because one of his foster siblings started it. Rupert had a few accidents when he first arrived at his foster home. But he is potty trained. He does not notify anyone he needs to potty; however, if taken out regularly he is fine. He does not know how to use  a dog door.

One of Rupert’s favorite activities is sleeping. He will sleep on the couch, his bed, and your bed. He definitely sleeps soundly through the night.

Rupert is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. He has had a heat disorder since puppyhood, but the cardiologist said he is doing great, is stable, and shows no symptoms. He has pulmonary stenosis, a heart murmur and enlarged heart and currently takes 3 medications which help him stay healthy. 

Rupert would do best in a home with fenced in backyard where he is the only dog and someone home most of the day to cuddle with him. If you are interested in this lovely boy, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then contact Davonna Sjurseth at so she knows you are interested.

 Online Application

  • Color: Ruby
  • Age: 6 Years
  • Weight: 20 lbs
  • Sex: Male
  • Health: Heart disease
  • Temperament: Loving, quiet, cuddly, loyal
  • Recommendations: Fenced in yard, only dog, someone home most of day
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Region: Southern
  • Special Needs: No
  • Status: SPOTLIGHT