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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.