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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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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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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Lovey and Lacey in Millersport, OH

Lovey and Lacey are a bonded pair of 6 year old mill mamas originally rescued by a family that turned them over due to their jobs taking them away too often. They took excellent care of these sweet girls and had them fully vetted and gave them lots of love to overcome their awful past. They were so sad to have to give them up but happy for Cavalier Rescue USA to take over and find them their forever home together.

The girls are very sweet love sponges. They are now a healthy weight of around 22 lbs each, their teeth have been taken care of and they are all up to date on vaccines after seeing the vet earlier this month. 

Lovey takes meds for a kidney condition and they will need to be continued. Lacey is completely healthy.

They are used to leashes and going on walks to potty. Their family said Lovey likes to fetch and she doesn’t let Lacey have a chance, but our current foster has noticed Lacey taking an interest in their dogs fetching, too. They thought the cats in the home were okay. There were 3 of them.

   

This delightful pair would do well in a home with another dog who can show them the ropes and help them continue down the road to become the dogs they were always meant to be. 

If you think you’re the one to give this sweet pair their forever home, please complete the online application (if you haven’t already) and then email Sherry Morgan at morgans817@sbcglobal.net to let her know of your interest. These pups are being fostered in Millersport, OH  (Just east of Columbus.

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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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Teddy in University City, MO

My people call me Teddy because I can be a huggable teddy bear, but also my foster mom says I have springs in my feet like Tigger. I love to run and play. I love to find things that belong to my foster mom and then run so she will chase me. She also calls me Stinker! Sometimes I don’t want to give them up. Sometimes we trade her stuff for a treat or another toy. I do love my toys! I will chase the ball and bring it back, usually. I also love to go in the car. I always see interesting things. I sleep well through the night in a crate by my foster mom’s bed but would rather be in the big bed with her and my foster sister. My favorite thing to do is nap in my persons’ lap. Now I’ll let my foster mom tell you more about me!

Teddy was an owner release due to aggressive behaviors toward children and a cat. It was reported that he had been hyper reactive when they got him at age 2 months. He was aggressive when I first put a harness on him. It has taken time to earn his trust and now he is much better. That said, he is a 13-month-old Ruby boy born 11/18/21 who has lots of energy and lots of love to give.

We have been working for a couple of months to lessen his reactivity. He is extremely smart, knows all the commands (place, sit, stay, here, heel), and is treat motivated. He is getting better at grooming, and loves the attention when being brushed. When he is in my lap or next to me I rub and pet him where he has shown reactivity. He is so much better, but he will let you know when he has had enough. Sometimes he rolls over and wants tummy rubs. He is still just a puppy and loves to play hard then retire to your lap. He is very smart, and picks up on what you want him to do quickly.

Teddy is truly a lap dog. He loves his person and wants to be next to that person and wants to please and be rewarded with good behavior. At first I used lots of treats but now it is just a small treat or pets and telling him what a good dog he is. His cue for being good and following a command is “YES! “(with a treat). Heel is difficult because he barks at strangers and other dogs. Socialization will take patience and an owner who is alpha and communicates that to Teddy. I would also recommend that after a month in his new home, his new person should schedule at least one session with his former trainer so that they will have no questions about his commands and cues. For this reason, we are reviewing applications from the St Louis Metro area. It is important that he be successful in his new home.

Teddy needs a quiet home with adults, someone who is active and will work with him to use up all that energy. He would love to go jogging with you!  He does react to new dogs in the house, but he really wants to play. I have friends bring their dogs over for socialization, and after initial barking, he just wants to play. He also barks at new people but quickly warms to them and wants their affection. He is better than a doorbell!

I would recommend that he be an only child. I promise he has enough energy and affection. And because of his history, no small children or cats. Teddy would make a great companion to someone who sets boundaries for Teddy. He does need a fenced yard, someone who is home most of the day. He is very comfortable in his crate at night and sometimes when I will be gone for a few hours. (He tends to look for things to occupy himself, like unwinding toilet paper, getting into trash, undies from the clothes hamper, you know, that really fun stuff!!). Teddy is house trained, he will come and sit in front of you and when you ask if he needs to potty, he will jump up and head for the back door. Note that he hates going out in the rain.

Teddy did great at his recent vet visit and did not bark at all! He is neutered, current on all shots, on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives, and his heart is clear. He does have a grade 1 luxating patella in his right leg and a grade 1-2 luxating patella in the left leg. Neither causes him discomfort at this time and it was recommended that he start a glucosamine supplement. His forever family will need to keep him at a healthy weight and willing to do surgery should his knees worsen or cause him pain the future.

If you can provide Teddy with his forever home, fill out our online application, if you haven’t already and contact Sarah Noebels at Cavalierrescuesarah@gmail.com to let her know of your interest. 

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