Sherlock in Prairie Village, KS


Here is the pup with his new family…

Say hello to Sherlock – a happy, playful, one-year-old Cavalier. His original owners acquired him when he was a puppy. They gave him a loving home and provided him with good vet care. Sherlock had a habit of chewing on soft objects such as towels, blankets, and soft doggie toys (sometimes he would swallow them). They removed all soft toys from the home and tried to keep blankets and towels out of reach. The situation became too stressful for the family and they contacted Cavalier Rescue. (Note: chew toys such as Kong are fine for Sherlock.)

Sherlock is doing well at his foster home. He really enjoys the company of his foster dogs, especially one of them. They like ‘play-growling’ with each other, and outside they chase each other until they tire out. Sherlock was the only pet with his previous family, so living with other dogs at foster home is new to him. He does like to dominate the other dogs, and we think that Sherlock has Alpha dog tendencies; though, another dog in the house would be good for him if the other dog is more submissive.

He loves keeping active and playing with the other dogs and we believe this distracts him from chewing behavior. Although, one time he did get a hold of the waterproof pad under a dog crate and was chewing on it. Sherlock acted very possessive of the pad. Foster mom sternly told him “No” and he backed off. She removed the pad, and no further incidents occurred. Though the behavior is manageable, it is why his previous owners became frustrated.

We believe Sherlock would do best in a home where someone was home part of the day, and another dog in the house would be optimal. He would be fine with older children; however, younger kids might present a challenge given the need to keep stuffed animals and blankets out of reach.

He sleeps in his kennel at night. He may bark or whine for a few minutes, but then he is quiet. His foster parents put him in his kennel when they go out. He doesn’t jump on the furniture much at all. If you’re sitting in the chair or on the sofa, he’ll come up and beg to be placed next to you. And then he will lay on you and snooze until you get up.

He is very gentle when taking treats from your hands. Sherlock does ‘sit’ very well, and he sure does know his name! He’ll be in the very back part of his foster’s fenced backyard and comes running when called. He is sociable and friendly with everyone. Sherlock met the neighbor who has dogs and when they called Sherlock’s name, Sherlock’s whole body started wagging!

His previous owners said that Sherlock was housebroken. He has had a few accidents at his foster home, even though he had been outside recently. He had been playing with the other dogs outside and perhaps he forgot to do his business while out there, or it could be that he’s adjusting to the new environment. We believe he would do well with house training once he’s settled in. Sherlock weighs 22 lbs. He is neutered, micro chipped, up to date on vaccinations, and current on flea/tick/heartworm preventative.

He likes going on a walk in the neighborhood, though he needs some training in this area as he zigs and zags and pulls every which way. If he sees a rabbit or squirrel, he wants to chase it, so you must hold on tightly to his leash. After he’s been walking for a while, he settles down and keeps a more even pace.

Sherlock is being fostered in Prairie Village, KS. An ideal forever home for him would be one with a fenced yard and someone home part of the day. Another dog in the house would be preferable. If you can provide Sherlock with a loving home and you think you might be the right person or family for him, please fill out our online application (if you have not done so already) and then contact Deborah Barnes at to let her know of your interest. Applicants who live within a reasonable driving distance of the metro Kansas City area will be considered. Also, please take a moment to read about our adoption process by clicking this link: Adoption Process.

Online Application

  • Color: Blenheim
  • Age: 1 Year
  • Weight: 22 lbs
  • Sex: Male
  • House Training: Crate trained; reliable when kept on schedule
  • Health: No medical issues
  • Temperament: Friendly, energetic, happy
  • Recommendations: A person/family that is home most of the day; a secure fenced yard strongly recommended.
  • Location: Prairie Village, KS
  • Region: Central
  • Special Needs: No
  • Status: JUST ADOPTED