Ellie in Broken Arrow, OK

Here is Ellie with her new family…

Hi! Nice to meet you! Well, I like to meet everyone, but you might be my special family. My foster family says that I’m a special lady: wise in my years and with zip in my step. Not to brag, but I’m told my beautiful dark chestnut and bright white coat – with just a dusting of freckles – is luxuriously soft, as is my personality

I was a little confused for a few weeks. There were changes in my family situation, so they couldn’t keep me any longer. A kind person took me in and introduced me to Cavalier Rescue USA. I guess this change was meant to be, because I needed an emergency spay. While the nice veterinarians were fixing me up, they also cleaned my teeth and checked out everything else. The good news: I’m all healed and in pristine condition: good hips, knees and heart. I lost just a few teeth, but I don’t miss them at all.

You know, I’ve discovered that I’m more adaptable than I thought I could be. I’ve enjoyed the last few weeks preparing for my next chapter: great food, a soft bed, a neighborhood bunny that likes to play hide and seek, and my canine friends! I love to curl up with the other Cavaliers in my home, but I’m also happy to rest in my bed or keep your knees warm while you read or watch a movie. Now I’m ready to find my forever home.

My foster dad says I’m a surprisingly good watch dog; I’ll bark once if I hear unusually loud noises outside or spot that pesky bunny, but I stop quickly. Otherwise, I’m quiet. Well, there is that thing with my metronome tail: I beat time like a piano teacher’s dream while you fix my meals. I find that if I up the tempo, my foster dad hurries to get my bowl ready faster.

 I’m also very well-behaved and will sit for treats and (usually) come when called. I am a bit of a darter, so you’ll want to be sure I’m leashed or secured when you open the front door. I might try to add a new country to my Puppy Passport.

I’ve demonstrated perfect house training in my foster home. Potty breaks first thing in the morning, every 2-4 hours, and just before bedtime as I learn your routine will keep me on my best behavior. Unlike a couple of my foster siblings, I have my priorities straight: business first, play after!

I walk well on a leash and harness, but I do require sniff breaks along the way. I will agree to sleep in my crate, but I’m happier spending the night where I can see and hear my family. If you allow me in the big bed, bonus points!

What I really love is running full speed in a fenced yard, especially if it involves chasing the pesky bunny or even butterflies. You’ll need to be sure I can’t fit my petite self into any spaces where the bunny hides, of course.

If you have another Cavalier or friendly dog, I’ll enjoy being a friend, but I’ll be perfectly happy to be the apple of your eye. 

Ellie has been adopted by a family who had been patiently waiting on our list. She’s settling in well in her new home and getting lots of love ♥.

Arlo in Florence, KY

Meet Arlo, a lively 3-year-old male Cavalier King Charles with a Blenheim coat. He joined the rescue due to his previous family’s busy schedule. Arlo, weighing 19 pounds, is healthy, neutered, and up to date on shots.

Initially anxious upon arrival, Arlo quickly adapted to his foster home, displaying an outgoing personality.

He loves outdoor play, especially engaging in endless rounds of fetch, showcasing his boundless energy and enthusiasm. Arlo knows basic commands, such as sit and come. He also walks very well on a leash and has mastered fetch.

Arlo thrives in the company of cats, adults, and children, and has been well-socialized. While he craves attention, he prefers a home without other dogs to avoid competition.

The ideal home for Arlo is one with ample time and attention dedicated to him. Arlo excels in house training when following a consistent schedule.

Arlo is full of energy and is a bundle of joy. He is ready to make a family very happy and be a consistent family friend.

If you are interested in Arlo, please complete our online application if you haven’t already. Then, email Emily Greenhill at emilygreenhill@outlook.com so she knows of your interest.
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Sully in Lynden, WA

Hi, I’m Sully, but I answer to Captain Sully! I am 3 years old and looking to land in my forever home.

Are you looking for a pup to snuggle with on the couch or in your lap? I am your guy. When it comes to hugs, I LOVE to give and get them, especially if I can wrap my arms around your neck and get a good long one.

My original home became challenging for me after a toddler was introduced to the mix and I ended up hiding in my crate much of the time. I also had a tendency to eat things I shouldn’t and this was worrisome with young children in the house, but the good news is this hasn’t been an issue since arriving in my foster home. Also, I do great with older children and adults as I am a sponge for love! 

I am always happy and wagging my tail. I act like a big puppy, and a good ball chase and retrieve is my jam! I love to play with my Cavalier foster brother and sister and am very social. I think I’d like another playful dog in my new home.

I am learning how to walk on a leash and am getting better each day, but I do pull with enthusiasm. I enjoy my walks around the block meeting and greeting others, in fact I insist on saying “hi.” I would really benefit from a decent walk most days and have no problem walking three miles with my foster family.

I have a blast exploring the backyard, but I always love to return back to my humans when called (especially if there is a treat waiting for me!). And since I like showing off to my humans and being close by their side, you should know that I can jump and get some serious altitude! Baby gates are no match for me! I am told a tall fenced yard is a requirement in my new home.

I respond to “sit” for my snacks and meals, and I would benefit from training classes to learn other basic commands. I am housebroken as long as I have regular potty breaks. I saw the vet and got a good report. I weigh 20 lbs., am neutered, microchipped and up to date on my shots. I do have a little bit of tartar on my teeth that would benefit from a cleaning down the road.

I do great with other dogs and older dog-savvy kids. At my previous home, there was a cat, so it’s possible that I might be okay with a cat in my new home. I’m comfortable sleeping all night in my crate, but if you want to let me onto the bed in the morning, I am the best cuddler this side of Texas!

I am still a puppy at heart and will jump against you, but I remember not to jump up when my person reminds me by turning away. I prefer someone home most of the time as I do have a little bit of separation anxiety. I am generally a quiet boy, but I do bark occasionally if there is some exciting action happening out the front window that I wish I was involved in.

I’m looking for a special family that will appreciate my puppy-like enthusiasm and help me become the best version of myself with some continued basic training. If you live within a 3-hour drive of Lynden and think I sound like the perfect pup for you and you for me, be sure to complete the online application and let the rescue coordinator know by emailing Melissa at happycavaliers04@gmail.com.

You can read about our adoption process at the following links: Process & FAQ
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Punkin and Dunkin in Wakeman, OH

This precious bonded pair came to Cavalier Rescue USA when a Good Samaritan found them and called the Cavalier Rescue USA. 


I am approximately a 5 year old Blenheim Cavalier. Foster mom says I am very sweet and cuddly. I like to give kisses and stay right beside you in the house. I enjoy chewing on hard bones and will play with some toys.

I am house trained however; I do not know how to ask to go outside. Foster Mom is home almost all the time and she takes us out frequently. I like dining in my crate where I chew every bite of my kibble slowly. I weigh 12 pounds.

At night I curl up with Dunkin in our crate. We like being close together. Foster Mom takes us out for walks and I love to go. I want to chase everything that moves, leaves blowing around, birds flying, butterflies, grasshoppers. If it moves I’ll go after it.


I am a tricolor Cavalier. My age is approximately 4 years and weigh 13 pounds.  I am a ball of energy! I do lots of exploring in the house. My foster brother and sister have a squawking ball that I’m just crazy about; I do not want to take a break when we have that out to play with. WOW! It is so much fun!!! I chase it and knock it around with my feet and nose all while barking at it! I also like to chew on hard tasty bones.

I like sitting on Foster Mom’s lap or snuggling very close to her. When we go for walks I am interested in everything. I start smelling all the wonderful smells and I wander all about. I am totally into birds and if I could fly I would catch them. I am doing well with my house training however; I do not know how to ask to go outside. 

Foster Mom here. Punkin and Dunkin are such a delightful energetic pair of Cavaliers. They will need a securely fenced in yard. They like to take their time outside to do their business. They are house trained however; they do not know how to ask to go outside for potty breaks. This is not a problem if someone can be home most of the time with them.  Both are little explorers sniffing everything and giving chase if something moves. Sometimes things can scare them and they need to feel safe and secure. We were recently at the vet and both are vaccinated, spayed/neutered and had a dental done. Both are in good health. They enjoy car rides and do very well in the car. Punkin and Dunkin like to cuddle up with you and give you lots of kisses.  Dunkin gobbles his food and will eat Punkin’s food if they are not separated when it is time to eat. Typically they are very quiet in the house and only bark when necessary. They get along very well with the cat.

If you are interested in this pair, please fill out the online application if you haven’t already and then get in touch with Sherry Morgan morgans817@sbcglobal.net so she knows to review your application. Thank you!

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Felicity in Kensington, MD

Update 11-22-23: We’ve received several promising applications for this pup so aren’t taking more for now. Thank you!

Meet Felicity, the sweetest Blenheim girl. She was given to rescue by her breeder. She is always wagging her tail and excited to greet us whenever we come home. She is the quintessential Cavalier, loves sleeping and being with her foster family. She loves napping on a comfy chair, couch or pillow (basically the softest place she can find near her humans). 

She has been excited to learn about walking on a leash and has been doing quite well, after following the lead of the other two Cavaliers in her foster home. Whenever she sees another person approaching, she will stop and wait, assuming they will of course want to pet her and love on her. While she is doing good with walking on a leash, she will still need patience and more training from her forever home. 

Felicity is a good weight at 18.5 lbs. She has a beautiful shiny coat and the adorable “thumbprint” marking on her head. Her ears had to be shaved due to matting but are already starting to grow back in. She just turned 6 years old (born 10/25/2017) and is very healthy. She was recently spayed, had her teeth cleaned, and was brought up to date on vaccines. She came into rescue with an ear infection but that has been cleared up. Her forever home should keep an eye on her ears to make sure they stay healthy. She is completely housebroken and hasn’t had a single accident in her foster home.

Felicity is currently living with two other Cavaliers. She really enjoys laying with them and watching what they do. She just started playing with toys after watching the other dogs for a while. It would be ideal for her forever home to have another dog or two to help show her the ropes. 

Felicity’s current home has two human children, age 7 and 9. She has done very well with them. She likes to lay on their beds at bedtime while we read books and is happy to accept pets from them. She has not interacted with any children younger than this while in foster care. 

I honestly cannot say enough great things about Felicity. If I could adopt her I would, but my husband has told me we are at our max pet allowance (fostering is the loophole). She will make a wonderful addition to someone’s home. I truly envy the lucky family who gets to be sweet Felicity’s forever family. If you think that may be you please complete our online application, if you haven’t already, and then email Diane Lombardo, cavalierrescueusamdwv@gmail.com so she knows of your interest. 

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Henry & Teddy in AZ

Update 11-26-23: The boys will be meeting a potential new family in December so we are only taking back up applications for them for now.

Meet Henry and Teddy, a delightful bonded pair being fostered in Green Valley, AZ. They are both terrific Cavaliers. They love their people, they love each other, they love walks and enjoying life.

Henry, the Blenheim, is a sweet guy that is 5 years old (born 3/3/18). Henry really missed his family at first. He was shy and stayed to himself. That soon changed. He likes to be with his people either beside them or on a lap. 

He is in good health but will need a dental in a year. He is up to date on shots, neutered, and a sweet little guy. He weighs 17 pounds, which is a good weight for him. 

If there is a pillow on the couch or chair, Henry likes to sit or lay upon it like the King that he is. He misses his people when they leave but settles quickly. He does not mind his crate but would rather sleep on a couch. 

His favorite thing is taking a walk. He loves to smell every flower he passes. 

Henry doesn’t always feel like eating first thing in the morning but that changed as he became settled in the family. The other dogs will steal his food without him fussing. So eating by himself is best or with someone watching so he gets his nourishment. 

Henry follows commands like stay and sit and he wants to please his people. He is a great, sweet Cavalier. His comfort is Teddy and finds him throughout the day to be together. They truly are a loving and bonded pair.

Teddy, the tricolor boy, is a hunk of burning love. He will turn 4 years old on September 4th. He weighs 24 pounds. Teddy is sweet and likes everyone, including other dogs and cats. His special friend is Henry and it is so sweet to see the two together. 

Teddy had his teeth cleaned without any extractions. He is up to date on shots and is neutered. When his heart rate went up, the veterinarian heard a slight murmur. It is minor and nothing needs to be done to correct it at this stage. 

Teddy loves to go for walks with his buddy, Henry. He will eat Henry’s food if not monitored. He adjusts very quickly to new situations and people. That is very good for his buddy Henry who is more shy. 

Teddy is good with commands like sit and stay. He barks to let his people know someone is walking down the street or the pesky birds are in his yard. When the weather is cooler he becomes more animated. He loves to play with his toy ball, throwing it in the air and rolling it around. 

He enjoys sitting in the sun for short periods here in the desert but prefers cooler weather. Teddy will go to the door and scratch to be left outside to do his duty. He hasn’t had any accidents in the house so house training is perfect. 

Teddy is a gentleman who is loving and well behaved. He and Henry would make a great addition to someone who is home a lot, happy to take daily walks, with a fenced or walled yard.

If you are interested in this sweet pair of Cavaliers, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then get in touch with Carolyn at cavalier.rescue.usa@mac.com so she knows to review your application. This delightful pair of pups came to Arizona from Alaska (long story) so we are open to adopters from cooler climates so long as you are able to travel to AZ to meet, spend quality time, and adopt the pups. Thank you! 

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