Tucker and Amira in Des Moines, IA

Meet Tucker and Amira, six-year young siblings, whose family had a change in life circumstances and tearfully made the hard decision to find them another forever home. These two check all the boxes for Cavaliers. Sweetness overload – check.  Smothering kisses – check. Plays fetch at any time – check. Loves to take long walks – check. Will eat all the treats – check and check!

Amira is a bundle of sweetness, who appears to be nearly deaf, not that it slows her down any. She follows the other dogs lead when she needs to bark at some apparent danger or when having fun. She is the first one to run to the door when the leashes come out, and taking walks is her favorite part of the day. In her downtime, she is very content to lay at your feet or close by, while Tucker wants to sit right in your face! Amira loves getting petted and playing fetch. She is a happy girl. Amira is a Blenheim Cavalier and weighs 23 pounds.


Tucker, the Ruby boy, weighs 19 lbs. He came to the rescue with a history of wearing belly bands largely due to a dominance issue. However, he has only had one instance of marking indoors at his foster home, and that was because another dog had an accident on a rug. He has not worn a belly band since coming into the rescue, but he is also not top dog at his foster home. Tucker can get a little over-excited or stimulated, but he can be corrected with minimal effort – he just wants to love you, so, so much! Neither of them indicate when they need to go outside, but they both are taken out fairly regularly, and have no issue with going potty on a schedule.  

These two are true siblings, and will chase each other around the house.  Tucker appears to lean on Amira’s company more than Amira needs Tucker, but they get along well with each other and other dogs. They are both crate trained, and will stay together in their kennel while their foster family is away. They also run to their kennel when commanded because that is where they get fed their meals and treats! They don’t necessarily need a fenced yard as they stick close to family when outside, but they do go outside several times a day and will need to be on leashes because Amira can’t hear you call to her.

These two are very healthy with clear hearts and joints. No known medical issues, and they are very energetic and fun-loving. If you are looking for some playmates, these two are your new best friends.

If you are interested in adopting this bonded pair, complete our online application if you haven’t already and then get in touch with Rescue Coordinator Kathi Erickson, cavalierrescueusa.ia.ne@gmail.com so she can look up your form.

Online Application

  • Color: Blenheim, Ruby
  • Age: 6 Years
  • Sex: Male & Female (Pair)
  • House Training: Amira, yes, Tucker 90% & good on a schedule
  • Health: Good
  • Temperament: Sweet and loving
  • Location: Des Moines, IA
  • Region: Central
  • Special Needs: No
  • Status: SPOTLIGHT