Ellie in Broken Arrow, OK

Here is Ellie with her new family…

Hi! Nice to meet you! Well, I like to meet everyone, but you might be my special family. My foster family says that I’m a special lady: wise in my years and with zip in my step. Not to brag, but I’m told my beautiful dark chestnut and bright white coat – with just a dusting of freckles – is luxuriously soft, as is my personality

I was a little confused for a few weeks. There were changes in my family situation, so they couldn’t keep me any longer. A kind person took me in and introduced me to Cavalier Rescue USA. I guess this change was meant to be, because I needed an emergency spay. While the nice veterinarians were fixing me up, they also cleaned my teeth and checked out everything else. The good news: I’m all healed and in pristine condition: good hips, knees and heart. I lost just a few teeth, but I don’t miss them at all.

You know, I’ve discovered that I’m more adaptable than I thought I could be. I’ve enjoyed the last few weeks preparing for my next chapter: great food, a soft bed, a neighborhood bunny that likes to play hide and seek, and my canine friends! I love to curl up with the other Cavaliers in my home, but I’m also happy to rest in my bed or keep your knees warm while you read or watch a movie. Now I’m ready to find my forever home.

My foster dad says I’m a surprisingly good watch dog; I’ll bark once if I hear unusually loud noises outside or spot that pesky bunny, but I stop quickly. Otherwise, I’m quiet. Well, there is that thing with my metronome tail: I beat time like a piano teacher’s dream while you fix my meals. I find that if I up the tempo, my foster dad hurries to get my bowl ready faster.

 I’m also very well-behaved and will sit for treats and (usually) come when called. I am a bit of a darter, so you’ll want to be sure I’m leashed or secured when you open the front door. I might try to add a new country to my Puppy Passport.

I’ve demonstrated perfect house training in my foster home. Potty breaks first thing in the morning, every 2-4 hours, and just before bedtime as I learn your routine will keep me on my best behavior. Unlike a couple of my foster siblings, I have my priorities straight: business first, play after!

I walk well on a leash and harness, but I do require sniff breaks along the way. I will agree to sleep in my crate, but I’m happier spending the night where I can see and hear my family. If you allow me in the big bed, bonus points!

What I really love is running full speed in a fenced yard, especially if it involves chasing the pesky bunny or even butterflies. You’ll need to be sure I can’t fit my petite self into any spaces where the bunny hides, of course.

If you have another Cavalier or friendly dog, I’ll enjoy being a friend, but I’ll be perfectly happy to be the apple of your eye. 

Ellie has been adopted by a family who had been patiently waiting on our list. She’s settling in well in her new home and getting lots of love ♥.

Arlo in Florence, KY

Meet Arlo, a lively 3-year-old male Cavalier King Charles with a Blenheim coat. He joined the rescue due to his previous family’s busy schedule. Arlo, weighing 19 pounds, is healthy, neutered, and up to date on shots.

Initially anxious upon arrival, Arlo quickly adapted to his foster home, displaying an outgoing personality.

He loves outdoor play, especially engaging in endless rounds of fetch, showcasing his boundless energy and enthusiasm. Arlo knows basic commands, such as sit and come. He also walks very well on a leash and has mastered fetch.

Arlo thrives in the company of cats, adults, and children, and has been well-socialized. While he craves attention, he prefers a home without other dogs to avoid competition.

The ideal home for Arlo is one with ample time and attention dedicated to him. Arlo excels in house training when following a consistent schedule.

Arlo is full of energy and is a bundle of joy. He is ready to make a family very happy and be a consistent family friend.

If you are interested in Arlo, please complete our online application if you haven’t already. Then, email Emily Greenhill at emilygreenhill@outlook.com so she knows of your interest.
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Cooper in Chesapeake, VA

Update 11-19-23: We’ve received several promising applications for this pup so aren’t taking more for now. Thank you!

Cooper is a delightful, sweet and calm 2.5-year-old male (DOB 3/26/2021). He entered rescue recently as an owner surrender due to owner health problems. He adjusted to his new foster environment very well. It is obvious that Cooper was loved and cared for. He showed no hesitation at all toward accepting his new family and the resident 2 Cavalier tricolor males. 

He is very comfortable around other dogs but is clearly focused on people at all times. Cooper is an affectionate dog who loves laps and lying beside you. When walking around the house, Cooper can usually be found behind you as he follows you from room to room. He loves his crate and was obviously properly crate trained. Cooper will retreat into his crate throughout the day for a much needed nap after wearing out all the humans.

His housebreaking routine was flawless by the start of the third morning of foster care. He just needed a day or two to adjust to the recent changes in his life. Cooper is the first one out the door when he goes out for potty breaks with the other dogs throughout the day. When told to “go potty” he’ll put his nose to the grass and get serious about finding the right spot.

Cooper’s weight of 17.5 lbs is ideal for him. He is active without being overactive. He eats ⅓ cup Purina Pro Plan Small Breed kibble 2x daily and is a very good eater. He enjoys the occasional treat as much as any Cavalier but his real passion is ice chips. He comes running when he hears the refrigerator ice dispenser and is treated with a small chip of ice after the glass is filled.


He initially liked to mouth and nibble hands that were trying to pet him but that has all but disappeared after just several days. He will cuddle for long periods of time especially if tummy rubs are included. 

Cooper was introduced to the family cat who resides upstairs. Noses were sniffed as if making a cursory hello and then he was off to explore the room. The 3 grandchildren visited and Cooper was very excited to meet them. The adults were ignored while he soaked up all the attention of the children. He has not been exposed to children under the age of 7 in his short time in foster care. 

He knows some basic commands and work will continue reinforcing that. He is anxious in the car and whines and barks. But this is improving with training exposure and fun car rides.

Cooper will thrive in a home where he can get lots of attention and interaction. He wants to be involved with his family. He thoroughly enjoys his daily walks and well as spending time in a fenced in backyard with supervision. Cooper is perfect on the leash and gets excited about his daily walks. 

Cooper can handle time alone but like most Cavaliers would not benefit from extended times alone. He is a furry little gentleman who is a joy to be around.

If you are interested in adding this personable and loving little fellow to your home, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and email VA Rescue Coordinator Michelle Ouellette at cavalierrescueusadmv@gmail.com.

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Katie in Dallas, TX

Here is Katie with her new mom…

Katie is a sweet and loving 11-year-old Blenheim girl with such a gentle little soul. She is a little shy at first, but then warms right up and is such a sweetheart. She is a happy girl who always has a wagging tail. You would never guess she is eleven years old when meeting her. She is such a pretty girl and gets around great.

Katie came into rescue because her owner is now in hospice. Katie is at her ideal weight at 16.7 pounds. She loves food and gets so excited for meal and treat time. Her whole body wiggles in excitement.  She is up to date on all vaccinations, on heartworm preventative, microchipped, and just had a dental exam.

She has a grade B2 heart murmur, but has no symptoms. She is on heart medication and will need her heart monitored and meds adjusted as she ages. Katie is hard of hearing, but her foster mom uses hand signals to help communicate and she does very well.

She is perfectly potty trained. When you take her outside she will immediately do her business. She has had zero accidents while at her foster mom’s house.  She is your typical velcro Cavalier. She will follow you when you move throughout the house. Once you sit down she would like to sit with you, or will happily lay in a comfy dog bed. She is such an easy and calm girl.

Katie loves taking short walks in the neighborhood. She also is good for car rides. She really enjoys wandering around in a fenced in yard and would like someone who is at home most of the time. She will give you a nudge with her paw when she wants a pet. She gets along well with other gentle dogs, or could be an only dog. She would prefer a home with calmer dogs versus energetic young ones. She enjoys a crate and sleeps perfectly in it at night.

If you think you can love and provide all the things Katie needs, please complete our application and then email Shelby Fields at shelbynfields@gmail.com to express your interest.
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Leo in Suffolk, VA

Update 11-11-23: We’ve received several promising applications for this pup so aren’t taking more for now. Thank you!

Leo is a sweet guy who found himself in our care due to no fault of his own when his owner passed. There is no doubt that he was very loved and well cared for.

Leo is larger in stature but at a healthy weight of 25 pounds. Although this 11 year old gentleman is not a pup anymore, he is quite spry, enjoys his time outside and going on walks, and navigates stairs well. He has a beautiful thick coat that requires trimming and regular brushing. 

Leo is sweet, on the shy side and well behaved. He gets along nicely with his foster Brother and Sisters. In his new family, it is important for Leo to have small friendly sibling dog(s) for companionship.

Leo is happy sleeping in a bed at night. He is able to be left without supervision during the day. Leo and his foster siblings keep themselves company. When foster mom goes out, he does not cause any trouble!

Leo will surely be a wonderful addition to one lucky family.

If you are interested in Leo, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email the local Virginia Rescue Coordinator Michelle Ouellette at cavalierrescueusadmv@gmail.com so she knows of your interest.

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Millie needs our help

Say hello to Millie! Millie was one of the Lucky 22 that became the Lucky 27 (after five Ruby puppies were born). Millie had the biggest surprise for us all, she gave birth to 3 puppies bringing the total number saved to a whopping 30!

Millie was such a good mama to her puppies, and was in desperate need of care herself. She came in with an eye injury that ultimately resulted in surgery to have the eye removed. Since delivering her puppies, Millie has been diagnosed with EPI, Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, and is thankfully doing well on her enzymes. To top it all off, Millie has not one, but two knees that require surgery.

Millie was diagnosed with luxating patellas. Luxating patellas are graded from 1 (least severe) to 4 (most severe). Both of Millie’s patellas are a grade 3, with her right being worse. For Millie, this means both her patellas are out of place the majority of the time. Ouch! Last week, she underwent her first surgery and is recovering well, however she still has a long road ahead of her with a second surgery in the future.

Millie needs your help! The cost of her surgeries and veterinary care from her intake is estimated to be over $9,000. Please consider donating to help this sweet girl. She is definitely one in a “Millie-on”.

At Cavalier Rescue USA, we believe in giving every dog the opportunity to live a happy, pain-free life. With your support we can make this a reality for precious Millie. Your generous contribution will go directly towards covering Millie’s medical expenses ensuring she receives the care and attention she so desperately needs.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Donate: Every dollar counts and brings us one step closer to providing Millie with a brighter future. Click the donation link below to make a contribution.
  2. Spread the Word: Share Millie’s story with friends, family, and on your social media platforms. Awareness is key in reaching our goal.
  3. Offer Encouragement: Your kind words and thoughts are invaluable to Millie’s recovery. Leave a message of support on our social media platforms.

Thank you for considering this heartfelt appeal. Together, we can make a life-changing difference for Millie. Your compassion and generosity are deeply appreciated.