Teddy in Napa, CA


Here is Teddy with his new family…

Teddy is a beautiful 4-year old Blenheim, neutered Cavalier. Teddy was given to Cavalier Rescue USA by a loving family who had him since he was 3 months old. He came from Israel to the USA and is now ready for his forever family.

Unfortunately, his home was too chaotic with 2 small children and an older Cavalier that was allegedly mean to Teddy and would steal his food which caused some anxiety issues. (If you have a dog in your home, it needs to be a submissive dog who doesn’t steal food, so Teddy can enjoy his meals without stress). Older kids, ie: teenagers are okay for his new home.

Teddy has separation anxiety and, are you ready for it???, he’s a humper. YEP, this otherwise perfect, gorgeous boy has a daily hump thing going on, and currently he humps his Foster Mom in the early evening. We are looking for a home where you are not turned off by this behavior but see it for what it is, a training opportunity, and are willing and able to work with him to stop it (if it can be stopped). We believe that with the right family, who is very active and can ‘wear him out physically and mentally during the day’ you will be able to distract him from this bad habit. He did not do this when he had tons of exercise. So, instead of romance and lounging on the couch after a busy day at work, if you are home most of the time, have a fenced yard for him to play in,  are able to go for a few walks a day, and even a good evening walk to get that anxiety out of his little system, this would be the ideal home situation. 

Teddy loves meeting new people, gets super excited to say hello to everyone and gives them lots of kisses. He is the sweetest boy in the world and his tail is always on. He loves a lot of exercise, playing with his ball, running around in the fenced in yard, car rides (although he does get a little bit car sick sometimes), and loves the beach. Did I mention Teddy loves meeting new friends? He gets along and loves playing with dogs of all sizes but can be a bit reactive when on a leash (we are working on this one!) But needs to stay “on leash” for all activity as he is very busy and loves to move fast and sniff everything, as a good Cavalier loves to do!

He gets along splendidly with his foster brother, Noah, who is a chill Cavalier. In his former home he also got along great with the cats and might be okay with your cat as long as your cat is okay with Teddy.

The Vet gave Teddy a clean bill of health! He also had his dental, so his teeth are glistening white and healthy!

At home, Teddy is happy to chill on his bed next to you, and he also loves to sit by the window and is always on paw patrol. Don’t worry, he only barks sporadically! His foster mom is home most of the day and lets him out about every 3 hours to potty and he has never had an accident or marked inside. She has also left him alone inside the house for a couple of hours and again, no accidents or any trouble of any kind. He sleeps in the room with his foster mother and Noah at night. He wants to be with you and would be willing and excited to join you in bed!

Other than the humping thing, Teddy sounds so perfect, right? That is because he is! A trainer gave us some tricks to fix the humping behavior and we’ve been working hard to stop this, but you should be aware! This is literally his only flaw, he’s quite magnificent!

If you are interested in Teddy and live within a reasonable driving distance to Napa Valley, CA please complete our online application, if you haven’t already, and then email Jessica Ford, our Northern California Western Region – Coordinator at smalldogbath@gmail.com and let her know of your interest.

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  • Color: Blenheim
  • Age: 4 Years
  • Weight: 22 lbs
  • Sex: Male
  • House Training: Reliable
  • Health: Excellent
  • Temperament: Sweet, loving, fun, active
  • Recommendations: Someone home much of the time who will take the pup on regular walks and work with him on his humping behavior, physically fenced yard
  • Location: Napa, CA
  • Region: Western
  • Special Needs: No
  • Status: JUST ADOPTED