Winston in Waco, Texas

Update 5-18-22: We’ve received several good applications for this pup so aren’t taking more for now. Thank you!

Meet Winston, an energetic, 18-month-old, Blenheim boy, with a heart of gold. Winston is the sweetest guy you’ll ever meet, who loves to go on walks, play with his people, cuddle, and catch his treats in the air. He is well house-trained and sleeps quietly in his crate in the same room with his three foster siblings. He gets along well with all of them, Winston has never met a stranger and loves everyone he meets. He has not been introduced to cats.

Winston has been vetted and found to be in excellent health. He is chipped, updated on all his shots, and is taking now taking heart worm meds. He is a bit overweight at around 30 lbs and has been put on a healthy diet to reach and maintain his healthy weight of 25lbs..Winston does pant and snores from a possible elongated soft palate. Weight-loss and keeping him at his health weight is a must and should help this considerably. He may need to be seen by a specialist if the panting and snoring doesn’t improve with weight loss. Like all Cavaliers, his weight should be monitored. Winston has seasonal allergies and takes 15 mg of Zyrtec each morning.

Winston is all puppy and needs to be monitored when opening doors. He is fast and will try to bolt to explore the neighborhood without any concern of traffic. Like most puppies he loves to steal paper towels and tissues and will rip them up and even eat them. He also loves to take socks and underwear to play keep-away, and he is very good at that game. These things are all avoidable with owners who are both aware and vigilant. Winston knows some commands like sit, off and look. He does well during grooming/baths, and he doesn’t mind having his nails trimmed. You may get a little wet, however, so have a towel handy.

Winston would make a wonderful companion with a family of active adults, children over 11 or other dogs that are compatible to his size. He would also love a family that will take him with them when they go places. He will do better if someone is home most of the time; but can stay home for a few hours without supervision in a safe environment. He does need to be with his people when they’re home and would be sad to be separated. Winston bonds easily with kind people, and he is easily trained with positive reinforcement. He is a quick learner when training is fun and productive. He is anxious to please and will respond to a kind but firm voice.

If you think your family is a perfect match for this wonderful fun loving boy, please fill out an application at and send an email to Diane Theofanis at to express you interest.

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Bella in Bulls Gap, TN

Here is Bella with her new mom…….



My name is Bella, and I’m a 12-years young tricolor. I came into Cavalier rescue when my human could no longer take care of me due to her ill health.

If you are looking for someone to follow you around, I’m your girl. I like to walk around the yard, the house, and will help you in the kitchen. I’m not much for sitting with you for long periods, and prefer a dog bed or kennel for my naps. Also, in the evening, when I’m ready for bed, I go in my kennel and settle in for the night.

A girl doesn’t like to talk about her health to just anybody, but the vet says I’m in pretty good shape for an old gal like me. I can still go up and down the porch steps but my legs are not as nimble as my younger years and my heart is clear.  I weigh in at a svelte 20-pounds, which the vet says is ideal for me. I did have a urinary tract infection that has cleared up with antibiotics. A few teeth needed to be removed when I had my dental appointment. On the negative side, the vet says I have diminished hearing but if you talk a little louder I can hear you just fine.

Now, a little about my personality.  I’m pretty easy to get along with, unless you are a cat. I don’t like cats. I will chase and bark at cats. It’s best if my forever home doesn’t have a cat. I get along fine with other dogs, but not cats. And, my foster mom will tell you I like to talk. I will tell you when it’s time to get up in the morning, I’ll tell you when I want to go out to take care of business, and will tell you when I’m ready to come back in. I will tell you when it’s time to eat. And, I’m a fast eater. I have a puzzle bowl that makes me slow down with my eating. But, if there is more than one dog in the house, you need to feed me separately because I will try to steal their food.

If you think your family would be a good match for Bella, please make sure you have an updated application on file and email Liz at so she knows to look at your application.

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Fritz in Broken Arrow, OK

Here is Fitz with his new dad…

My official name is Fitzgerald, because I was released from a breeder on St. Patrick’s Day, but you can call me Fitz. I never had a name before I came to rescue, so I’m flexible. The kind soul who rescued me realized I needed love and some medical care, so she surrendered me to Cavalier Rescue USA.

If I could talk, I would tell you that I had a difficult first six years. No one was kind to me. I didn’t have a warm bed and all the food I could eat. People still scare me when they move too quickly, but now I feel secure enough to sit with quiet humans. I love to be petted and I’ll even come for a good treat!

I don’t walk on a leash yet. Those were scary things in the bad place. But I’m willing to learn and I can carry the leash for you. I would like to explore your fenced yard, but I really don’t like to get my feet wet. You may have to encourage me to walk in the grass … unless I see a squirrel!

My favorite spot is my foster mom’s comfy sofa. I liked it so much I learned to use pet steps in one afternoon. I love belly rubs. I will also sit with you and watch television. There are some pretty strange creatures on the big box on the wall. Sometimes I talk to them.

I will sleep in a crate, but I’d much rather keep you warm in the big bed. If there is thunder, I would really appreciate you holding me close and rubbing my head, so I know I’m safe. My foster mom says she will send my favorite pillow – my inflatable collar – with me to my new family.

It’s taking me a little time to figure out the inside / outside potty thing. Getting neutered helped, but it’s best to take me out every two hours or so until I build good habits. I may need a belly band until I learn your house and schedule.

I’m neutered and my vaccinations are up to date. I lost some teeth during my dental, but I have plenty of good ones left. I’m heartworm-clear and on heartworm, flea and tick preventive. My veterinarian declared my heart healthy. My ears are healing nicely and I’m recovering from surgery to fix my limp, so I’ll need to get some exercise to make my muscles stronger.

Layla in Tallahassee, FL

Here is Layla with her new family…

Meet Layla, an adorable tricolor Cavalier who just turned 3 years old on February 5th. She is a small Cavalier and a bundle of sweetness, weighing just 9 pounds. In spite of her young age, little Layla has been through a lot before coming into Cavalier Rescue.

Layla came to us when a very kind family rescued her from a breeder after having had three pregnancies, including one miscarriage. They saw her as almost a puppy herself… sweet, small and shy. Knowing Layla was a Cavalier who needed some love and care, they wanted her to have the opportunity to live life as a carefree dog with a forever family. So, they contacted Cavalier Rescue USA, and the rest is history.

Since Layla has been living with her foster family, she has made great progress with house training and socialization. Her foster Cavalier siblings have been great mentors for Layla, as she follows them to do her business outside – both in the backyard and on leash walks. Her new family will need to keep her on a regular schedule to do her business, as she’s still learning how to let you know when she needs to “go”.  She’s been a quick learner, however, and has had very few accidents. A gentle family who is home most of the day to work with Layla on her house training routine would be best.

Layla is very comfortable with other small dogs and will nap with her foster siblings, but also likes her crate and will go there completely on her own. Toys don’t really interest Layla (probably because she never had anyone who played with her), and would be better in a home without young children.

Little Layla has been spayed and is up to date on all her vaccinations. She is a good eater, and since being on a good diet, her coat looks much fuller and shiny. Layla has been hesitant to jump up or down onto the furniture – probably because she’s never lived inside a real home, but her foster parents are working with her on this since she’s perfectly capable but lacks the confidence to do it.

Being a typical Cavalier, Layla loves being close to her foster family and follows her “mom” wherever she goes. She has decided that she likes sleeping with her foster siblings on the big bed, but is also fine sleeping in her crate in the same room.

We think we have found a great home for this pup, so aren’t taking new applications for her for now.

Miracle in Shelbyville, KY

Update 5-3-22: We think we have found a great home for this pup so aren’t taking more applications for her for now. Thank you!

Hello, my name is Miracle! I’m three years old, born 1/22/19, and loving my new life. Until recently I lived with a breeder and didn’t know much about playing and being outside. My foster family lives on a farm and I am not scared of horses or chickens, nor do I chase them, I love to watch.

My main focus is exploring and looking for my next “good girl” reward. I am learning that lap cuddles are wonderful. Walks are new to me but I am getting the hang of it quickly, and if you call my name I will come running back immediately. Toys are something I haven’t had and I will play occasionally but my favorite thing to do is nap with my foster sisters.

 Foster Mom here – Miracle has came so far in the short time since she has been placed with my family. At first she didn’t want to walk on grass and now she runs like the wind, but will always come back quickly when called. She is great with other dogs and would be best if she had a buddy to show her the daily routine.

When you first meet Miracle she is a bit standoffish, but after just a few minutes her sweet Cavalier King Charles personality shines brightly. She has spent time with my grandchild ages 5, 3 and 1, and does great with my 5 year old grandaughter. Miracle is a bit scared of my two youngest grandchildren,  I feel she would fit best with children over 5. Miracle is a very sweet, beautiful girl and a true Velcro dog. Miracle is waiting for her perfect family to love forever.

If you are interested in Miracle, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then contact the Miriam Long, Coordinator of KY at MIRIAMLONGRN@GMAIL.COM so she knows to look at your application. Please note that we are only accepting applications from people who live within a 100 mile drive of Shelbyville/Simpsonville, KY. Thank you!

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Rosie in Bagdad, KY

Here is Rosie with her new mom…

Hi I’m Rosie! My foster mom says I’m a sweet girl! I love to follow my foster mom around wherever she goes. I also love my toys, treats and attention.

I am housetrained and will let you know when I need to go outside. I am also crate trained. I am 7 years old and weigh 17.5 lbs. Healthwise, I’m currently on ear drops for allergies and 2.5mg of Vetmedin twice daily for a heart murmur that will cost approximately $40/month. 

I must go to a home where I will be the only pet. I like to be the center of attention and do not do well with other pets. I love people though. My ideal home will have a fenced in yard and a loving person or family to call my own. Having someone home with me most of the time is important and having a sitter if you are traveling is too.

If that’s you, please fill out our online application if you haven’t already and then email Rescue Coordinator Miriam Long at so she knows to read your application. Thank you!

 Online Application