Reba in Olathe, KS

Meet Reba, a sweet Ruby girl born May 27, 2017 looking for her forever home. She came from a commercial breeder and was released to Cavalier Rescue USA by a Good Samaritan. At first, Reba was a bit shy with her new situation – though less so now. She enjoys snuggling with her foster mom and the company of her foster dog siblings.

Reba is getting very comfortable at foster home – she especially loves to run and play in the fenced back yard. She also enjoys sitting on foster mom’s lap and watching TV with her. Reba likes to go for a walk in the neighborhood, and she is getting better walking on a leash. She is learning to play with dog toys, which initially she did not do. She is very friendly and wants to be near you, and we are looking for a home where she would not be left alone for long periods. Reba gets along beautifully with foster dogs, but mostly she wants to be with her human.

Reba had a dental and was spayed in December. She lost several teeth, but she has recovered and doing well. Reba does not have a robust appetite but loves her doggy treats (very treat motivated). She is of good weight and is otherwise healthy (spayed, micro chipped, and up to date on vaccines).

After being introduced to her new life as a house pet, Reba has settled in quite comfortably at foster home. When she came to us, she didn’t know how to do steps, but she has figured it out. Now she will go upstairs and downstairs to look for her humans. Reba uses the doggy door and loves to be outdoors when the temps are warmer. Like many dogs, she doesn’t like wet grass, snow or cold. She has been learning to do her business outside and is benefiting from her foster siblings showing her the ropes. When not being watched, she is confined to the kitchen area near the back door. Housebreaking is ongoing, and Reba is making steady progress. Foster mom takes her out regularly. She will need a positive and loving family to continue potty training efforts and keep her on a regular schedule.

Her contact with children has been limited to visitors and neighbor kids she has met, but she goes up to them and enjoys them petting her. Reba loves every human she meets – she lets anyone hold her and snuggle with her. We love that her tail wags continuously – even faster when you talk to her! She has not been cat-tested, though we think she would be tolerant.

Reba is being fostered in Olathe, KS. The ideal forever home for her would be one with a fenced yard, someone home part of the day, and another dog in the house. If you can provide Reba with a loving home and you think you might be the right person or family for her, please fill out our online application (if you have not done so already) and then contact Deborah Barnes at deborah@smarnes.com to let her know of your interest. Applicants who live within a reasonable driving distance of the metro Kansas City area will be considered. Also, please take a moment to read about our adoption process by clicking this link: Adoption Process.

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Jax in Austin, TX

Here is Jax with some of his new family members…

Are you ready for puppy love? Meet Jax, a Ruby, who was born on November 7, 2022. He was generously released to CR-USA by his owner, allowing us to find him a loving forever home from our extensive pool of applicants.

Jax is an active pup. He is very energetic. He is an outgoing nearly three-month-old who loves to play, running and jumping after and with his Cavalier foster litter mates. He and his litter mates chase his foster brother all around the yard. In total puppy fashion, he loves to explore new areas and is very curious. Because he is a puppy, he needs more supervision because of his curiosity. Jax is like a wind-up toy: playing extra hard and enjoying his chew toys, then collapsing in to nap time snuggled up with his fur sisters.

He is a quick learner and uses a doggy door to go in and out of the house, under the close supervision of his foster mom. He is in the process of being potty trained and needs to be taken out pretty frequently during the day. He sleeps in a crate with his siblings, and they have slept through the night without needing to go out. However, the pups have asked to go out for potty during the night as well.

Jax’s perfect home would be a place with someone home frequently to continue his potty and behavior training and ready to play with him. He would be fine as an only dog. His forever home should be puppy proofed as he will find anything on the floor or hanging low and chew or ingest, if given the opportunity. He needs a securely-fenced yard. His forever family needs to be prepared for puppy antics (bring your patience!) and should be committed to careful supervision and continued training for basic commands and potty skills. An enclosed puppy playpen area should be used when he can’t be directly supervised; a similar area can be used outside for his safety and monitoring potty skills.

He uses a crate to be fed. The door is then closed to keep his litter mates from stealing his food. He loves comfy pup beds, blankets and toys. He was squirmy during bath time!

Jax has had the first two rounds of puppy vaccines. His forever family will be responsible for the third round of puppy vaccines and rabies vaccine. In addition, his forever family will be required to have him neutered and microchipped by nine months of age. His neuter may require a bit more work if both testicles haven’t dropped by the time of this procedure.

Jax is fostered in Austin, TX. If you are interested in providing Jax a forever home, please complete the online application, if you haven’t already done so, and then contact Janice Cartwright at janicecartwright33@gmail.com so she knows of your interest. Families who live within a few hours’ drive of Austin will be considered.  Please also take a moment to read about our adoption process by clicking the following link: Process

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Izzy in Ypsilanti, MI

Meet Isabella aka Izzy, a big personality in a tiny, 8 lb, Ruby package. She is estimated to be a little over a year old. Izzy came into rescue after being turned into a local shelter.

She wasted no time making her foster mom fall in love with her. She was eager to snuggle and give kisses. Izzy gets along well with her older cavalier foster sister. Her foster feline siblings, not so much. They are teaching her that cats are not to be chased, but Izzy would do best in a cat-free home.

Izzy walks great on a leash. You just have to keep up with her! She is good at house training, as long as you recognize her queues. Izzy didn’t get the memo that pups can pee and poop in the same session. So she may need to go out twice in a short time period to get both accomplished.

Her biggest challenge is separation anxiety, but this is improving with constant reinforcement from her foster mom. Izzy becomes very vocal when her foster mom leaves her sight. The doggie cam at her foster home confirms that after her foster mom leaves the house, Izzy’s barking subsides. For this reason, she would not be a suitable candidate for an apartment or condo. Izzy also needs more training in basic commands (sit, stay, etc.). She is highly excitable at mealtime. Obedience training or Canine Good Citizen training would be beneficial to get this cute little gal ready for walks out on the town and gatherings with dog friends. She is still a very young Cavalier, and doesn’t appear to have any positive reinforcement training in the first year of her life.

Izzy requires a fur-ever home with someone home during the day and able to patiently address her separation anxiety. She will also need frequent walks and a fenced in yard to help burn off some of her abundant energy. Izzy would love to sleep in the people bed at her fur-ever home and is an excellent snuggle buddy.

During her wellness check-up, the vet noted no medical issues. Izzy’s eyes, hips, knees and heart are all noted to be clear and healthy. She is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. She is currently on a kibble diet.

We anticipate a high volume of qualified applications for Izzy. We will first consider applications from within a 2-hour drive of Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor, MI area. Please consider this when submitting an application. If you are interested in adopting Izzy, please complete the online application (if you haven’t done so previously) and then make sure to email Rescue Coordinator June Kirchgatter at june.cavaliers@gmail.com so she knows of your interest.

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Charlie in Nashville, TN

Here is Charlie with his new family…

Charlie is a handsome 4-year-old Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel born 10/12/2018. He came into rescue because his family is away a lot; they felt he would do better with someone home more. Charlie does love to keep tabs on his foster parents and follows then around the house in typical Cavalier form! Once he knows you are going to be in a room for a while, he will find a cozy spot to lay and take a little nap until you are onto the next thing. We will be looking for a home with someone home most of the time.

Charlie has been in a home with children and a large dog who he adored. He would do well with both. He really enjoyed playing with his dog-mate and would probably enjoy a playful but respectful dog sibling.

Charlie enjoys long walks on his leash and will stand by the door to go out. He would benefit from a little more help on his leash walking skills so as not to cut in front of you but he is not a puller and overall does great. He stands so nice and still while getting leashed up with just a thump, thump, thump of his tail to let you know he is happy and excited for the next adventure!

He is such a handsome boy with gorgeous, adoring eyes. He has a face which is very expressive and it certainly can melt your heart. He loves to cuddle, get scratches and be loved. Charlie does love to cuddle but also takes breaks to lay on the cool floor. He tends to run a little hot sometimes. Charlie likes to fetch and play with you with his toys. He loves to roll around on his back with his toys between his paws in the air. They really aren’t trying to get away but he likes to pretend they are! He’s so cute!

Charlie is a good little car rider and even took a couple of hour trip with his fosters. He did wonderfully. He will get in the car by himself and waits to get out with guidance.

Charlie has been brought up to date on vaccines, preventatives and was neutered while in rescue. He will need to be supervised initially until he gets used to the smells in his new home so as not to mark. That desire may quell even more in a few weeks post neuter.

If you live within easy driving distance from Nashville, TN and believe you would be a great fit for sweet Charlie, please email Liz Nigh of your interest at lizcavalierusa@gmail.com. Please indicate the city and state you are located. Be sure to complete an online application if you haven’t done so before. Thank you!

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Prince Charming in Waterford, MI

Here is Prince with his new family…

Prince is an amazing dog! He came into rescue after a brief stay in a home that had a dog who could not tolerate another dog. Previously, Prince had spent his 8 years in a puppy mill.  This handsome boy was born ​July 14, 2014.

You wouldn’t know it from his connecting nature. He has never met a person he doesn’t like. He just stares into the eyes of anyone petting him.

Prince came into rescue quite thin, but since arriving at his foster home we have been able to put some weight on him. He is big boned and now weighs 23 lbs. He is very food motivated.

When he first joined our foster family of three other dogs, he had a few negative interactions with one of our Cavaliers. This may have been because he had been housed with the aggressive dog before he came into rescue. After a few corrections and a higher comfort level in our home, things are much better. He is smart and gets on the sofa to look over the back to watch his foster mom prepare his food.

He is crate trained, loves car rides, is micro-chipped and up to date on his shots. Although he has a heart murmur, it is very mild. No medication is needed at this time, but his heart should be regularly monitored by a vet. Prince has had several teeth pulled; but that doesn’t stop this boy from chowing down his kibble food.

You won’t have to worry when Prince is on duty. He has ears like a hawk. He will bark once and wait for your response. He stops barking once you tell him it is OK. At night, he jumps on the bed for a momentary goodnight love and then goes into his dog bed on the floor for the night. He does enjoy a good snore.

On Halloween, Prince went outside with his foster family mom to meet the trick-or-treating children. He would patiently sit and enjoy the children petting him. Although he is good with calm children, he might be frightened by extremely young and exuberant little people.

Prince joins the other Cavaliers in doing his business in the fenced yard. He does bark to let me know when it’s time to go outside. We recommend he wear a belly band when in new surroundings. He needs more practice walking on a leash, but would enjoy walks to meet new people.  

Prince would love a fur-ever home with someone home during the day for potty breaks and a comfy lap for snuggling! He does well with calm children, but does not like cats. He would be happiest in a home where he is the only dog and can get the full attention of the people in his family. A fenced yard and short walks would also be important. He will settle in best at a fur-ever home with a routine and moderate activity levels. Anyone bringing Prince Charming and his constantly wagging tail into their home would be fortunate, indeed! 

If interested, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email June Kirchgatter at june.cavaliers@gmail.com so she knows of your interest.

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Rupert in San Antonio, TX

Rupert is a six-year-old Ruby boy with a heart full of love. He was born 9/10/2016. Rupert was raised and lived in a wonderful home but had to be surrendered due to a change in his owners life. Rupert is a majestic dog with beautiful long red fur.

Though he was shy when he first arrived he has since opened up and is extremely loyal. He is used to being the only dog in the house. While he gets along fine with other dogs, his foster Mom believes he would be happiest in home where he can once again be the center of attention. He is very calm and prefers to spend his day next to his foster Mom: cuddling and sleeping. He enjoys being brushed and having his ears rubbed.

While Rupert does sit on command, he is in need of more training. He is tall for a Cavalier and loves jumping at the kitchen counters. He can walk on a leash but would benefit from more practice. He rarely barks, and when he does it is usually because one of his foster siblings started it. Rupert had a few accidents when he first arrived at his foster home. But he is potty trained. He does not notify anyone he needs to potty; however, if taken out regularly he is fine. He does not know how to use  a dog door.

One of Rupert’s favorite activities is sleeping. He will sleep on the couch, his bed, and your bed. He definitely sleeps soundly through the night.

Rupert is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. He has had a heat disorder since puppyhood, but the cardiologist said he is doing great, is stable, and shows no symptoms. He has pulmonary stenosis, a heart murmur and enlarged heart and currently takes 3 medications which help him stay healthy. 

Rupert would do best in a home with fenced in backyard where he is the only dog and someone home most of the day to cuddle with him. If you are interested in this lovely boy, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then contact Davonna Sjurseth at cavalierrescueusasanantonio@yahoo.com so she knows you are interested.

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