Daisy in Wakeman, OH

Here is Daisy with her new dad…

Hi Everyone. My name is Daisy. I am a petite, 6 year old Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel born 8/20/2016. I weigh in at a whopping 13.6 lbs. I came to Cavalier Rescue USA when my owner retired me from breeding.

In my foster home I have learned many new things. It was scary at first with everything being so new and different but I am doing very well now. Foster Mom says I am a quick learner and I now have confidence.

I like sleeping inside a crate. I snooze on the couch with my two Cavalier foster brothers during the day. I like to take a nap on your lap at times. I will also sleep right beside you as you read or watch television. At night I sleep in my bed all by myself. I know that I am safe and secure now. I do not bark very much and I am not sure what to do with toys. Sometimes I will chew on a bone.

I like going for rides in the car. We often end up at a bike path and then we take a nice walk. Foster Mom has me wearing a harness. I do better walking with the harness on as I can sometimes slip out of my collar if I get scared. I am a bit shy around new people. Everyone I have met has been very nice to me.

A not so favorite place is the Vet. I get scared when I go there. Guess what though; they gave me two bravery awards! The first time I was awarded one was when I was spayed. I received my second one when I went back for a dental. They had to extract quite a few of my teeth. I am all healed up from those visits now. Foster Mom feeds me Acana Small Breed Recipe. This is a small bite kibble that I can eat dry or softened with a bit of water. I also eat the canned food as well.

Foster Mom here now. Daisy is now house trained. She will do all of her potty business outside. However, she does not know how to ask to go outside to potty. Daisy will do well if someone is home most of the time with her to assure that she is taken out for potty breaks. She can be left home alone with no problems.

Daisy needs a securely fenced in yard. With Daisy being a petite Cavalier other dogs and animals can be a threat to her. Daisy also likes to take her time doing her potty business.

Daisy is a shy, petite, sweet, calm Cavalier. It takes her awhile to trust people. When she knows she can trust you she is devoted to you! She loves to snuggle close to you on the couch or chair. If you manage to get out of her sight she will come looking for you.

If interested please complete the online application if you haven ‘t already and email Sherry Morgan at morgans817@sbcgobal.net so she knows your interest.

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Dash and Dallas in Tucson, AZ

Meet Dash and Dallas, a Beagle and Cavalier pair that are best buddies.

This totally sweet bonded 4 year old pair came to Cavalier Rescue USA because their owners busy lifestyle of work and raising a toddler meant less time for the dogs than they desired.

These boys are a great combination of feisty and sweet. They are fun to be around, curious, mischievous and playful. They are equally affectionate and cuddly as well. They can be a bit noisy when you leave them, but they settle down fairly quickly.

They love toys and to run around the yard and home together. Boisterous in play and gentle in cuddle time, Dallas, the Cavalier, and Dash, the Beagle, are a sweet pair. They are playful with other small dogs and Dash especially will engage with them. Dallas is wary of large dogs but, in typical Beagle fashion, Dash holds his own with our big pup.

Dash is very doting on Dallas and equally loving with people too, a total snuggle bug who leans into you once he knows you a bit. He’s the more dominant of the pair and is an intelligent, inquisitive, feisty little guy who loves play time and nap time too. He’ll pretend to be deaf at times, but let the treat bag wrinkle and he’s right by your side.

Dallas is a total love bug. He is gentle, soft tempered, and very devoted, everything a Cavalier should be. He loves stuffed toys, but also loves to de-squeak them, so sturdy toys for him are best. He loves to cuddle and turns on the charm with his big brown eyes. 

He takes his cues from his people, so if you are feeling active, so is he, and if you are having couch time, look for him to snuggle up.

Both dogs are healthy and were groomed and will have dentals while in our care. Dallas weighs 25 lbs and Dash 23 and both are at good weights. 

The best new family for this pair will have someone home with them most of the time who will actively engage them, a fenced yard, and solid positive training skills so the pups have refreshers on things like not jumping up, destuffing toys, or attempting to counter surf.

If you are interested in this truly delightful pair, please fill out our online application if you haven’t already and then email Carolyn at smallpaws4@mac.com so she knows to review your application.

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Ollie in Martinez, CA

Say Hello to our little 2 year old, WILD CHILD OLLIE!

Because he’s a Dog Model (literally) and he is so good looking, we are going to get to the important stuff first…

Behavioral Issues: Ollie has some behavioral issues and will need a home with important items in place. In the past Ollie has had an issue with “swallowing things whole”. While he has not done this in his Foster home (due to her preparedness and tidiness) it is possible that he will do this in the future if not watched. This could result in a future surgery if not watched appropriately. He is especially interested in small toys, fuzzy fabric items, undies, socks, scrunchies and toilet paper ( so keep those doors closed). We will consider homes that have tidy floors, lids on garbage cans, laundry baskets etc. Because of this, we cannot adopt to a family with young children. Ollie needs to be in an adult home free of legos, little toys and even small items that may be on the floor .

Leash Aggressive: Ollie is leash aggressive. On walks, Ollie will bark out of control at other dogs. This is behavioral and his future Parents will need to be experienced with training high energy dogs, leash aggression and be patient as you train him “good walking behavior”. In the home he enjoys engaging with other dogs and loves to chase and play. He loves walks and does really well on leash, but he is reactive when passing other dogs on leash, so that will likely be helped with some confidence boosting and training. He would love to go on hikes and adventures but should be ‘on leash only’ which makes this tricky and require further training.

Separation Anxiety / OCD: Ollie has some separation anxiety and a little OCD. He becomes very obsessed with “whatever he’s into” and it’s hard to pull him away from what he wants to focus on. This issue is behavioral and with the right handler, can be trained. When you leave your home to go to the store you must crate him (even though he may protest) for his safety, so he doesn’t ingest anything while you are gone.

Digging: Ollie is a “digger”. If you love your pristine backyard and gardening is your thing, you will not be pleased with what Ollie will do to it. Not “might do it it”, he will do it. If you have grass or dirt, he WILL dig in your yard, make holes, try to dig up a mole and could possibly dig under your fence if not watched. Your fence will need to be as tight as San Quentin State Prison to insure Ollie stays home where he’s safe. Again, this is behavioral and we believe he can be trained to stop.

Resource Guarding/ Food Aggression: Ollie has displayed “resource guarding” and food aggression. His Foster brother didn’t react to his mean growls so there was zero fighting going on, which is awesome. Because of this, if you have another dog it MUST be a very submissive dog. The dogs will be tested together during the meet-and-greet to see how this pairing will work. Ollie does enjoy other dogs in the home and is playful and full of energy. We think Ollie would enjoy a submissive, playful sibling, but it will need to be the right match as he is very dominant. He has these issues with his belongings that can likely be worked through (food bowl, bed, and crate mainly). He is being fed separately of resident dogs currently and that has worked well.

Now for the GOOD STUFF….

Puppy Energy: Ollie has LOADS of puppy energy. He needs long walks, hikes, beach walks. We are looking for a very active family for him. He absolutely loves water (baths, puddles, you name it, he loves it)  he thoroughly enjoyed the recent rainy weather and has no problem going out to potty in the middle of a downpour! He needs to be with you, active, running, jumping, climbing, but because he is a Cavalier, he should never be “off leash” on a hike as if he see’s a bird or butterfly he will run and may not come back. This is very important.

Ollie is potty trained and will use a dog door. If no access, he will gently scratch on the door to let you know he needs out.

He knows many voice signal commands (but will likely need treats and a bit of re-work to get them to be used regularly).

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Leave It
  • Wait
  • Shake
  • Kennel
  • Come
  • Heel

Ollie is super friendly and playful with other similar sized dogs, in the home or in a gated area. He is a bit intimidated by his larger sized foster brother, but does just fine with her.

Ollie loves playing with toys and playing chase/keep away with other dogs. He never stops! The puppy energy is strong with this little one and he needs you to allow him the freedom to run everywhere with a lot of stimulation to keep him happy, therefore we will only consider homes where the family is home most of the time, where he can be watched and exercised. He will not do well being crated for 8 hours while you are at work, but small increments are okay for his safety.

He loves car rides, but will need to be seat-belted or crated in because he tends to get very excited/anxious seeing other dogs/cats out the window.

He is crate trained and happily sleeps in his crate at night.  He may bark a bit when you first put him in during the day, but he does settle down, again this is his “safe place” so he doesn’t swallow anything while he can’t be watched.

He is a bit head shy on meeting new people at first, but warms up quickly. Treats help! Ollie is not your typical, calm, snuggly lap dog because he’s still in the energetic puppy phase, as time and training go by he will become an adult and settle. If you lift your hand toward him in the wrong way, he cowards or may run away from you and hide under a table. He acts like you might hurt him if you try to pick him up in the wrong way, so he’s a little shy at first, but once you gain trust, he calms. Like most dogs, he doesn’t respond well to yelling or big physical energy, or pulling on him, but responds well to calm, loving positive reinforcement and treat training.

If you are ready to love on this gorgeous boy and you live within a short driving distance to Martinez, CA please send our Northern California Coordinator, Jessica Ford an email to smalldogbath@gmail.com and let her know of your interest.

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Charlie in Florence, KY

1-22-23: We’ve received several promising applications for this pup so aren’t taking more for now. Thank you!

Hello, my name is Charlie, and I am looking for my forever family. I am an active, healthy 7 year old boy. I am an AKC certified therapy dog and love being around people. I love playing games with people, especially fetch! I get super excited when I realize the throw is coming. I’m most excited by food, though, and I will literally jump through hoops to eat more of it. I’ll always be by your side, because I love my people! I came into rescue after my family had some health complications that made it difficult to care for me. 

I love the company of people and pets, although people are my favorites. Respectful dogs can be fun, but they don’t know how to throw the ball to me, so I tend to gravitate towards people. I had lots of fun with my foster family’s new baby, although I wanted him to throw the tennis balls I gave to him. If I’m not eating or playing fetch, I love to play “soccer” with humans, where they try to softly kick a tennis ball past me.

My foster family has a 4 year old male Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a 2 year old female Golden Lab mix. I also got to hang out with other dog friends! My foster family says I fit right in with them and have been a sweet friend. I sleep through the night and during relaxing times in the house. 

I am a healthy dog with no known medical issues. My heart and blood work were great and I am up to date on my vaccinations.

Because I’m an AKC certified therapy dog, I’m already very well trained. I know lots of tricks and enjoy putting on fun costumes to make children laugh. It would scare me a little bit when I was left alone in a room, so my foster family worked to help me through that. Food is the best training currency for me, because it is the greatest thing in the world! I am very well trained and know all of the basic commands and more. I can even do special tricks like jumping through a hula hoop and spinning in a circle.

I am potty trained, but I had a couple accidents during my first few days with my foster family. That changed once I got used to being at their house, but you should probably keep a close eye on me and let me outside very regularly when I first come home. After the first couple days, I didn’t have any more accidents.

I’m a very good boy, but I do get nervous when left alone. I would like to find a forever home that can give me plenty of attention and has a large fenced in yard for me to play in. I love toys, and I can’t wait to play fetch with you in the backyard. I love everyone in my family, but I attach to the person that is around me and trains me the most. 

I like having my kennel as my safe zone, but my foster family rarely closes the door on me. I don’t like it when they close the door, because I’m scared when I’m alone. I like to sleep in my kennel, on my dog bed or on the couch. I have been a very good boy. I enjoy playing with my people and going on short walks. I am a very affectionate, loving, easy going fun dog. 

If you live within easy driving distance of my foster home in Florence, KY and are interested in adopting me, contact rescue coordinator Emily Greenhill at emilygreenhill@outlook.com  so she knows to consider your application. Be sure to complete an online application if you haven’t done so before. 

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Rosie in Bridgewater, NJ

Here is Rosie with her new family…

My name is Rosie, and I am a fun loving girl who is seeking the most amazing forever family!

What I am looking for in a family is both two-legged and four-legged members, as I love both and would thrive best in this type of setting. I love to play with toys and bark at them, especially when they squeak back at me. I am great at walking on a leash but enjoy my foster family’s fenced in yard so I can run free. I also enjoy car rides too. I also do love a good snack and enjoy my food. I am a bigger gal (if you couldn’t tell from my pictures) who has started her health journey to trim up a bit. You see, I was a mommy for a while and now that I am retired, I want to be the healthiest girl I can be. My foster family has been spoiling me with some scrumptious meals so my hope is that my new family will want to spoil me too. And since I have been around dogs my whole life, I really want to be in a home with other dogs for companionship. I have been enjoying the company of other dogs in my foster home. I am not cat tested. 

I recently had a dental cleaning and spay in December. While I did lose a good amount of teeth, that hasn’t slowed me down at all. I do have a mild heart murmur however it doesn’t require any medication at this time. Additionally, I am up to date on all my vaccinations, am microchipped and housetrained. 

I am not afraid to use my voice to get your attention for a belly rub, a pet, throw a toy to me, to go outside or even a treat. I am not shy once I get to know you. I am great at climbing stairs and can go up and down a full flight of stairs (13 to be exact) with no issue. And I do love to get pampered and relax on the couch when my foster family is watching TV. My foster family describes me as mild, sweet, lovable, cuddly, easy to care for, and a delight to have as a house guest. When we make eye contact, my tail is already responding with excitement. I am a pretty good listener too – call my name and I will come to you!

Let’s talk sleeping arrangements. While I do have my own sleeping quarters with my foster family, I would absolutely enjoy being with you all night long where we can share the bed.

If you are looking for a sweet, smart and fun loving girl and you live in close proximity to her foster family’s location, please  fill out our online application if you haven’t already and then email NJ Coordinator Rebecca Plimpton at beckplimpton@gmail.com expressing your interest in Rosie.


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Geo in Vacaville, CA

Here is Geo with his new family…

Geo was born September 7, 2016. He is 7 years old and is a beautiful, super sweet neutered Blenheim boy weighing in a 20 lbs. That is a nice, healthy weight. 

Geo’s 1st home was filled with neglect and he was rescued by his current mom. He was very skinny and neglected. Unfortunately, Geo (short for Geography) has had a loss in his current family and his Mom can no longer keep him and his siblings.

Let’s get to the nitty gritty. 

Geo has always gotten along well with his pup siblings, but has struggled with a tendency to mark his territory. With several other dogs in the home, we feel that he will be best in a home where there is no competition inside the house. Geo would love some humans that are at home with him most of the day to “work out the kinks” and retrain him “where you want him to go”, outside. We feel that in the right home, Geo can absolutely be retrained, especially in a home where there is no doggy competition.

Geo is ready to please you and love you more than you can imagine. He’s excellent with kids and loves to get attention from everyone. Sweet, sweet SWEET, our Geo boy is and he’s everyone’s friend. Outside the home, Geo will really enjoy play dates and butt sniffs! Other than the occasional high kick, he’s absolutely perfect in regards to his manners. At home, if you need him to, he’s very happy to wear a belly band or boy diaper. He will happily let you put it on him, he’s pretty perfect.Geo sleeps in a crate at night with no diaper and has no problems, He’s such a good boy. He currently wears it when he can’t be watched.

He is spry and healthy! He does have 2 little lumps, (both benign), one on the right side of his chin and one on his right side by his shoulder. You can barely see them. They do not bother him, a lot of dogs get “fatty tumors or little cysts” which are harmless. Doc has taken fluid from both in the past and said they are nothing. Geo goes to the Vet every month for a nail trim, anal gland expression and an ear check. He has beginning gingivitis and so may need a dental at some point this year. He has zero tolerance to fleas. He is prone to ear infections for some reason, but responds fine to ear meds. Possibly a change in diet can help the ears if they get like that again and a lot of “long eared pups” can have moist ears from time to time. Other than this, he’s just about the most perfect boy ever. He loves to play tug and will gladly sit next to you and go to sleep wherever you will let him. He is adorable and gentle with children. He LOVES children. Everyone loves him.

Geo is spirited and sweet. He sleeps well through the night snoring away zzzzzzzz….

If you are looking to adopt this handsome boy, willing to train Geo “where to go” and you live within reasonable driving distance to Vacaville , CA please complete the online application if you haven’t already and then send our Northern California Coordinator, Jessica Ford an email at smalldogbath@gmail.com  to let her know of your interest.

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