Clara in Marietta, GA

Clara is an approximately one year old, Ruby female with a very thin faint blaze, petite frame, and a very soft and short coat. Clara is very sweet with a happy nature, and she is smart and learns quickly. She is a very bonded, velcro Cavalier with her foster mom (and will bond quickly with her new family), but she is also able to play independently and is social with other small dogs. Clara is gaining confidence every day in her new life.

Clara is very timid when first meeting new people. With encouragement, she will follow humans and obviously desires petting and affection. It helps for people to get on the floor on her level for first meeting. If picked up and petted, she will settle on a lap and soak up the love and attention.

Clara immediately bonded with her foster mom and two foster siblings. She will quickly and easily give her heart again given the same affection and attention. Clara dearly loves toys and playing with them. She plays chase and gentle tug of war games with her foster Cavalier brother and sister. If foster mom is busy with chores, Clara will entertain herself with toys quite readily for long periods of time or will curl up and nap with the other Cavaliers.

Clara is well on her way to becoming reliably house trained. She quickly followed the other dogs in eliminating outside, and she is taken out first thing in the morning and last time before bed, after meals and waking up from naps, and every few hours in between. There have been a few mistakes but she understands the concept and should quickly be well trained. She is beginning leash training, and foster mom lets her wander on leash (with mom following) as a start before directing her path. She understands verbal corrections such as “Hey” and “No” and then follows direction to a better alternate behavior. She is starting to learn “sit” and basic commands. Treats are good motivation, and she wants to please.

Clara is crate trained in her foster home, sometimes sharing a large crate or in a crate alone next to the other crated dogs when mom leaves for an errand. She eagerly goes into her crate for a treat. Maximum time without a human has been about five hours. When mom works in her home office, Clara will often nap in her crate with open door. She sometimes barks/cries when foster mom leaves or is out of sight, but that is improving as she learns that mom will return. An apartment or condo with shared walls is not ideal.

Clara’s foster mom is retired and lives alone, so Clara has a leisurely, quiet lifestyle. She has a very large, securely fenced yard, and she is very active and spends hours running in the yard and playing. She also takes frequent long naps and plays inside with her greatly loved toys for hours. At the start, Clara would hide under the sofa or go to her crate when guests visited but she now stays in the same room with family and visitors either in a chair with foster mom or a chair with another dog. This people shyness will improve with time as Clara very much wants to be social and part of the fun. Her two foster siblings are both very social, and she is building her confidence and following their lead.

Clara eats 1/3 cup dry dog food with a heaping tablespoon of wet dog food twice a day. She loves her meals and cleans her bowl quickly. She eats in the kitchen with the other two dogs with mom making sure everyone is polite and behaves well. She gets small treats frequently for going into the kennel, pottying outside, etc.

Clara has a soft (barely grade I) left-sided heart murmur that was confirmed by two different veterinarians which will need to be monitored. She has been spayed, had a hernia repair and is current on all of her vaccinations. She was treated for parasites. Clara has a grade I luxated patella in her right leg that should never cause issues, and her left knee is tight.

A perfect home for Clara will be one with someone home much of the time and a securely fenced yard with another small gentle canine companion or two. Owners who love and desire a velcro dog will be the best fit. Older, respectful children will be fine, although will require a greater adjustment time.

If you are interested in adopting Clara please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then send an email to Beth Wilson, GA Coordinator at kinneywilson@bellsouth.net. 

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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.

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Ivy Rose in Ypsilanti, MI

Are you ready for the sweetest Ruby girl to come into your home and heart? Do you have a quiet home with another Cavalier or Cavaliers? If yes, Ivy Rose may be the girl for you. This sweet 14-pound ruby treasure, born 11-18-2019, has just been retired from breeding and is learning to trust humans again. She follows her foster siblings around and is making friends with the cats in her foster home.

Ivy Rose was very nervous when she first joined her foster family, but in just a few short weeks she is coming out of her shell more and more every day. She is still leery of being picked up, but has started to sleep close to her foster mom. She even started doing what her foster mom calls the “happy dance” in mornings, rolling around and being silly when she wakes up.

She’s done great with her potty training and has not had any accidents inside. Ivy Rose quickly took to using a wee wee pad as well. She will sit by the door when she needs to go outside. She has mastered the doggie steps up to the people bed and loves to sleep there with her foster mom and foster Cavalier siblings. Her leash training is coming along nicely, but loud noises during walk time still startle her. We recommend a harness rather than a collar for leash walking. 

She has been to a few Cavalier meetups and did very well with the all the new people and dogs. Ivy Rose would benefit from the company of another Cavalier or Cavaliers to help build up her confidence, as she is still learning to trust people. A quiet home without small children would be best as well as someone who is home most of the day. She is doing well on her leash training, but is used to a fenced in yard at her foster home.

During her initial vet visit, a grade 1-2 murmur was detected. Other than that, Ivy Rose is in very good health. Since coming into rescue, she has been spayed and received a dental. She received a summer hair cut before coming into rescue. Her coat is already starting to grow in nicely. She feels like velvet.

If you think you would be a good match for Ivy Rose and live within a reasonable driving distance, please fill out the online adoption application if you haven’t already done so and then contact June at (June.cavaliers@gmail.com) to let us know of your interest in this shy little beauty.

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Annie in Nashville, TN

We are thrilled to introduce you to Annie, a beautiful 7-year-old female Ruby Cavalier, who is eagerly looking for her forever home. Annie has the sweetest disposition and an enormous capacity for love. She absolutely adores people and gets along wonderfully with other dogs. Her gentle nature and friendly demeanor make her a delightful addition to any household.

This lovely girl came to us after being rescued from a puppy mill that shut down. She spent her life to date churning out litter after litter of puppies. Despite her challenging past, Annie has shown remarkable resilience and adaptability. She is making great progress with house training and is quickly learning the routines of a loving home. At night, Annie sleeps peacefully in her kennel, a habit that gives her comfort and security.

Annie has been spayed, is microchipped, and is in excellent health. At 20 pounds, she is the perfect size for snuggling and companionship.

We believe that Annie’s past has only made her appreciate the warmth and kindness of a caring family even more. She is ready to leave her past behind and start a new chapter filled with love, play, and joy.

If you have been searching for a loyal, affectionate, and sweet companion, Annie might be the perfect match for you. We invite you to meet her and see for yourself how special she is.

Thank you for considering adoption and for giving dogs like Annie a chance to live the happy lives they deserve. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you through the adoption process.

If you are interested in adding this adorable girl to your family and live within reasonable driving distance of Nashville, TN., Annie would love to meet you. Just complete the online application and also send an email to Sandy Medd at cavalierrescueusa.tn.al@gmail.com to let her know of your interest in Annie. Please add where you are located in your email also.

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Amber in Cherry Hill, NJ

Update 7-14-24: Amber has a home visit scheduled with a prospective adoptive family so we  aren’t taking more applications for now. Thank you!

Say hello to Amber! Amber is a beautiful 5-year-old Ruby Cavalier who is looking for her forever home. She came into rescue after being retired from a commercial breeding facility. Since coming into foster, her tail has not stopped wagging, and she has become comfortable with her two Cavalier sisters.

Amber is ready to be your shadow. She is curious and loves exploring new places such as local trails, walks, or meeting new friends at a dog park. She is also comfortable at home resting on the couch, chasing leaves or her sisters around in the backyard, or snuggling up to you when she needs some downtime.

She was recently spayed, microchipped, and also had a significant number of teeth removed due to neglected dental care. She is up-to-date on all of her vaccinations and has started a monthly preventative heartworm, flea, and tick medication. Upon her initial visit, the vet indicated that she might have a mild luxating patella, but since she’s been in foster care with regular care and exercise, this has caused her no problems. 

When Amber first came into foster care, she would gather toys or common household items such as socks or a shirt and would nest with them in her crate or in a corner probably as a result of early separation from her last litter of puppies. She is always willing to trade these items for a toy when offered.

Amber is crate trained, potty trained if kept on a schedule, enjoys walking on the leash and does well with other dogs, people, and children she meets on any given day. 

She would do best in an environment with another dog and a fenced yard, and in a home where she is not left alone for long periods of time.

Amber is very affectionate, and likes to be near her humans. She sleeps in either her dog bed, however would much prefer sleeping in the big bed with her pack! She sleeps through the night and will need to be taken outside to do her business after waking up.

If you are interested in making Amber part of your family and are within driving distance of Cherry Hill, NJ please complete an online application if you haven’t already and then email Rebecca Plimpton at beckplimpton@gmail.com to let her know you would like to adopt Amber.

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Wynonna in Little Rock, AR

🐾 Meet Wynonna! 🐾

This stunning girl is ready to find her forever home! Wynonna has had a rough start in life, but thanks to a kind-hearted samaritan, she’s now enjoying a carefree life and looking for a family to love.

Wynonna is your perfect companion. She loves to be by your side, whether you’re snuggling on the couch, playing outside, or even just hanging out at home. Recently, she had a vet check-up where she was spayed, had a few teeth removed, and got a clean bill of health. She’s also microchipped and up-to-date on flea/tick and heartworm prevention.

Wynonna is doing fantastic with potty training and sleeps soundly in her kennel at night. She’s currently on a diet to shed a few pounds, so no extra treats for now. But don’t worry, she’s full of energy and fun! Her favorite activity is making laps around the house after coming inside and digging out all her toys.

She gets along great with other dogs and doesn’t mind cats at all. If you’re ready to add a loving, playful, and loyal friend to your family, fill out an adoption application for Wynonna today! 🏡❤️

If you’re interested in adopting Wynonna, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and email Whitney Barron at wbarronp@gmail.com to let her know of your interest. Applicants within driving distance to Little Rock, AR will be considered.

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