AJ in Warren, OH

A family has been identified for AJ, so no additional applications are being taken for him.

AJ is a sweet, outgoing 4-year-old tri-colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who came into rescue when his busy family was not as home as much as they had been in the past and wanted a better life for AJ, as he was spending most of his time alone at home. His family was asked what “AJ” stands for. They replied, “nothing really, but when people ask, we say “Adorable Joy”. No two words could better describe this boy.

AJ is a well-adjusted and made himself at home at his foster home, where he fit right in with the family’s other dogs and cat. He patiently waits his turn for treats and even respects his foster sisters’ food during meal time. He loves walks and car rides and walks nicely on a leash with no pulling. He will warn his family when there is someone outside or at the door, but rarely barks otherwise.

He is housebroken but does not indicate when he needs to go outside. He has done well on a schedule, when taken out with the other dogs on a regular, routine basis, with no accidents in the house since the first week at his foster home. He goes right out to the fenced yard and comes back to the door when finished and waits patiently to be let back into the house.

He is crate trained and slept in a crate the first few nights at his foster home but his preferred resting and sleeping spot is on the sofa, He also enjoyed being bathed and had no problem with foster mom trimming his nails and brushing his teeth.

AJ has been on a weight loss diet while at his foster home, having only green beans or other vegetables as snacks, as he has quite a bit of weight to lose. He is also on a kibble formulated for weight loss. He goes on 2 walks a day. He loves his walks and eagerly waits by the door when he sees his leash appear. His new family will need to continue the weight loss program, with plenty of exercise. He sometimes walks with a limp soon after waking and clearly is burdened by the excess weight. He has gone from 46 lbs to 41 lbs while at his foster home but needs to lose another 10 to 12 lbs. Otherwise, AJ is in good health.

He especially loves car rides and being outdoors hiking with his foster mom. He is always up for a new adventure. He wants to know where foster mom is at all times. AJ will need to have small cloth toys removed from his environment, as he likes to chew and tear open toys and could possibly ingest pieces of the toy.

A home without many steps at this time would be best. AJ has gone upstairs to find his foster mom but was afraid to come down himself, presumably due to his excess weight, needing to be carried down the stairs. However, he goes up and down the four steps to the backyard with no problem.

AJ would do well with either a family with children old enough to treat him with respect or a single person, but will require his new family’s active help in losing his extra pounds. He would do well as a single dog or with other dogs in the family.

If you’d like to be AJ’s forever human, please complete the online application (if you haven’t already), read our Process section and FAQ’s on our website. Then if you’re within a reasonable driving distance, email Sherry @ morgans817@sbcglobal.net to let her know of your interest.


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Star in Columbus, OH

Please meet Star! Her spirit shines bright because of the many years her daddy showered the best of love upon her. She thought they would be together forever, but he had to say goodbye recently. He told her not to worry, but it’s really worrisome for a daddy’s girl not to have her daddy. So, maybe you can help Star find a new daddy or a new momma and maybe a furry brother or sister!

Star wants you to know a few things about her in her own voice!

My foster mom tells everyone that I am a doll baby, super sweet, loving, and gentle. She says I have an old soul. An old soul is a good thing which is great because I have no idea where to look for a new one!

Eating is one of my favorite things to do. I eat my meal one kibble at a time, and then I eat my blueberries one at a time, and then I drink my water. My foster mom loves to watch me eat because I am so lady-like with wonderful table manners. I don’t even splash my water around like my foster brothers; they are messy but not me. I’m trying to lose a few more ounces so both my kibble and my blueberries are measured to make sure not even one extra calorie sneaks into my meals. Also, I’ve been introduced to frozen green beans as a snack and can have as many as I want whenever I want!

Medically, I am a 10-year-old Cavalier with heart disease common for my age. My cardiac medications will need to continue throughout my remaining years. My new family will need to take me to my cardiologist for my annual checkup and help me maintain my weight at a heart-healthy level. My vaccines are all up-to-date, I am spayed, microchipped, and love going outside for my comfort breaks even in a little drizzle!

I do take a diuretic for my heart condition. My new family will need to be patient and take me outside frequently during the day to pee. My foster mom gifted me some pretty flowered panties to wear at nighttime or if she needs to run an errand but cannot take me along. I love these not only because I look fabulous wearing them, but I don’t have any worries while asleep. Oh yes, they are totally washable!

My favorite activities are snuggling, exploring my yard, riding in the car, performing my Cavalier stretches, watching people, and napping at my leisure. You might say I am sedate but not lazy, and reflective but not boring. I am not a barker, pushy, or rude. My kisses are free and generous just for you!

Star would love to be in a single-story home with her parent(s) around most of the time. She can go up a few  steps, but many would be challenging for her. She would be best with easy access to a secure yard to explore and for potty duties. Star has been accustomed to being the only furry child since puppyhood but has blended well with her Cavalier foster siblings.

If you have ever wished upon a star for a precious Cavalier to love, our Star may be your wish come true. Please complete our Online Application and then email Sherry Morgan at morgan817@sbcglobal.net.


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Twinkle in New Albany, IN

Here is the pup with her new family…

Pleased to introduce the one and only Twinkle!

When Twinkle first came to foster care, she was very skittish, leery of hands touching her. Her much older foster Cavalier brother helped her gain confidence. She is sweet, lovable and your constant companion.


Twinkle is 2 years old, born 8/29/19 but she has the maturity of a much older dog. Since coming to her foster home she has visited a veterinarian who has given her vaccinations, had a teeth cleaning (no teeth removed) and been spayed. She is free fed dry Acana Poultry food. 

Twinkle is very reliably house trained and will use potty pads during bad weather and go outside to a fenced yard during good weather. Her foster mom has taught her to use steps to sit on couch and bed as she desires. She prefers to sleep near foster mom and her Cavalier brother. She is learning to play with toys but prefers to be near her foster mom. Twinkle loves to be gently rubbed on her neck and head. 

Twinkle was introduced to leash walking and does quite well, although startles when loud, young children are around. She is comforted by caregiver picking her up and showing that she is safe.

The ideal home for Twinkle would be a calm home with someone around most of the time. She does have separation anxiety and will bark excessively when left alone and needs additional training and support if to be left alone.

If you would like to adopt Twinkle please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Rescue Coordinator Miriam Long at Miriamlongrn@gmail.com. 

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Ava in St. Louis, MO

Here is Ava with her new family…

Ava is a sweet, loving, adorable 3-year-old Blenheim Cavalier girl. Like most Cavaliers she is very attached to her foster mom. She was released to Cavalier Rescue USA from a commercial breeder. She is very timid and scared of noises and new people. However, when she is comfortable and feels safe, she is happy, joyful, and has become playful. She is starting to run around and is showing signs of being interested in toys, specifically chasing a ball.

Besides loving her foster mom, she loves her foster sibling dogs. She wants them to play with her and finds great comfort in cuddling with them. She would do best in a home with another young, gentle dog that will play with her and show her the ropes of being a pet. She would not do well as an only dog as she looks to her foster siblings for guidance on how to be a dog and they seem to be helping with her confidence.

Since coming to Cavalier Rescue USA, Ava has been spayed, had a much needed dental where several teeth needed to be extracted (she can still eat kibble and in fact her mouth must feel much better without those rotten teeth!), was treated for Giardia, and was treated for ear infections. She was also brought up to date on her vaccinations and monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventatives.

She is still working on potty training. She is learning and will whine if she is not left out when she needs to go. If you learn her bathroom schedule, and follow it, she will potty outside. She still has to be coaxed to eat. She is improving though, and no longer needs to be hand fed.

Ava is smart and by watching her foster siblings, has learned to navigate the dog door to hang out with her foster family and foster dog siblings in their fenced in yard. However, since she is so small, she can easily fit through their fence so her foster family has been using a special collar so she cannot do this. A physically fenced in yard with a solid fence would be best for Ava in her forever home.

Ava loves going on leashed walks with her foster mom and foster siblings! She is still learning on how to walk in a straight line as she prefers to zig zag and stop to smell the roses (and eat grass)! She is not a fan of her crate. She may do well if she is crated with a second dog but would prefer to sleep in bed with her people and other dogs.

If you believe you are the right fit for Ava, please fill out our online application if you haven’t already done so and then email Missouri Co-Coordinator Meg Hutson Eisenmenger at cavalierrescuemeg@gmail.com to let her know of your interest in Ava.

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Riley in Garrett, IN

Here is Riley with his new family…
Riley is a handsome Ruby boy who just turned one year old on February 4th. He loves his people and is a cuddle bug so someone home the majority of the time would be best for him. Riley came to us no fault of his own. His owners loved him so very much but life health issues became a huge hurdle for them. They did what was best for Riley by placing him with us to find his perfect forever home.
He is a busy puppy who loves to play tug toy with you and with toys in general. He also loves to give lots of kisses to anyone who shares their time with him. Riley does not know a stranger and is certain that anyone who walks through the door has come especially to see and to play with him. With occasional high excitement he will bark with joy but is not a talkie pup. 
He loves to eat like all Cavaliers. He eats too fast so to slow him down a bit he has his own slow bowl. He is not food aggressive and eats next to his foster brothers and sisters with gusto. He has learned to sit for his occasional treats. 
He gets along great with the two older Cavalier foster sisters and loves to run and play with his 3 year old Cavalier foster brother. Riley likes rough and tumble play and a good game of tag toy. He is around a kitty here and finds him interesting but does not bother him except to say hi. 
Riding in a car is somewhat new to him. He would like to be right in your lap. However, with a car seat and harness to stay put in the seat next to you he does fine. Usually just staring at his person is assurance that all is good. Riley has done well on his house training but has had a couple accidents mainly due to needing reminded to go outside because the business of playing is first in his life. So a potty routine schedule is very helpful to him.  
Riley walks on a leash with a harness and does quite well. He loves walks and exploring! He is mastering the doggie door that goes to the fenced in yard and loves the freedom of the yard. He had not experienced stairsteps and is learning about them and doing well. 
A home that is active and fun would be best for Riley, he loves his toys and he has many! His foster mom keeps chew toys/bones available to him and he spends time on them every day. He has never chewed on anything else in the house which is great for being such a young pup!
Riley will pull a leaf or two off any floor plants so his foster mom moved them up or out for his safety. Many plants can be toxic to dogs. 
He enjoys evenings when we sit down to TV and everyone cuddles up on the couch. He must be by you or on you to give you love and lots and lots of kisses! He loves to wrap his neck around your neck to show you his love.  Riley has never been crated here in his foster home or in his original home. He’s been trustworthy when foster mom needs to leave for an hour or two. He was used to sleeping in the big bed with his original mom. He really enjoys sleeping in big bed with his foster siblings and he sleeps well through the night.  Riley does love to sleep against you and sometimes shares the pillow. 
He is the picture of health current on all vaccinations, heartworm, flea and tick. Also, he is neutered and micro-chipped.  
If you’d like to be Riley’s forever home and are in close proximity to his foster home please read our process and complete online application if you haven’t already and then email Sherry at morgans817@sbcglobal.net so she knows of your interest. 

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Benny in Logansport, IN

Here is Benny with his new family…

Benny is a handsome 6-year-old Blenheim who came into rescue after his owner passed away. He enjoys playing with toys, especially squeaky and chew toys, but his favorite thing is spending time with his person, particularly sitting on the couch together. Benny is the typical affectionate Cavalier, and he likes to follow his person around the house, and he would do well with a family who has someone home most of the time. He gets along well with his foster family’s other Cavaliers, and he enjoys exploring the yard, playing, and taking naps with them.  

Benny is housebroken, and he has not had a single accident in his foster home. He is also great in the car and enjoys riding in his car seat. While Benny likes being with the other dogs in his foster home, he was an only dog in his previous home. So, he would be happy as an only dog or in a home with other dogs.    

Benny is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and takes monthly heartworm and flea preventatives. He does have mitral valve disease (grade 3), but he does not need medication at this time. He also has hip dysplasia and limps occasionally, especially if he has been playing too hard or running too much with the other dogs but surgery is not needed. He is currently taking a joint supplement, Dasuquin, to help with his joints, and it has helped significantly. Benny also has some food allergies that caused recurring ear infections, but after going on a limited ingredient diet, his ear issues have cleared up.


Benny does have some resource guarding issues and is fed in a crate. He is quite happy to eat in his crate, and he will run to it when told to and wait for his food. Occasionally, he will also guard things like a slipper or shoe, but these episodes have decreased as Benny has gotten more comfortable in his foster home. 


Benny would be happiest in a home without children and with someone at home most of the time. With his hip dysplasia, a home without stairs or where he would be on one level would be best. A fenced yard is also needed as he likes exploring the yard at his own pace. 

If you are interested in adopting Benny, please complete the online application and then email Sherry Morgan at morgans817@sbcglobal.net.

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