Penny in Richmond, VA

Single female Blenheim clown faced Cavalier King Charles Spaniel born 2/24/23 seeks active new family for adventures and snuggles! Likes: playing, making new friends (and everyone is a friend!), her big foster sister (OMG she’s so cool! Gotta copy everything she does!), cheese, and chasing her bandana on the end of a horse lunge whip! Dislikes: cats who refuse to play with her, not being allowed to eat cat food, and baths.

Weighing in at 9.5 lbs. and growing like a weed, Penny is an active, happy, and intelligent puppy seeking a new home through no fault of her own. Her family realized that they couldn’t provide her with the attention she needed while going through some changes in their lives and reached out to us for help.

Penny has quickly learned her name and basic commands, and is making excellent progress on potty training (she does well on a schedule with rare accidents), and is also learning to walk on a leash. She has been a joy to have in her foster home, and has never met a stranger who she didn’t charm in less than 5 seconds. She is a confident, energetic, and easy to train little gal (sincerely loves cheese and will happily work for it), and needs a family that is willing to be active with her, get her into puppy obedience classes, and help her on her continued path to being an excellent canine citizen.

This little gal would shine in dog sports or obedience, make an amazing running buddy, and we suspect that her natural ability in coursing after the lunge whip would make her a pro in Fast CAT when she’s all grown up. Very friendly and happy, Penny does need a daily energy outlet. When she is ready to slow down from her usual blur of activity, she is an excellent snuggler who curls right into the spot on her chosen person’s lap for a solid snooze. She loves a good belly rub and easily settles for the evening with a chew toy. She is amazing in a crate.

She interacts mostly appropriately with the cats at the foster home, but does have to be distracted from harassing the more timid of the cats to play with her on occasion. She has been exposed to horses and ignored them after her initial surprise. She is healthy and up to date on her medical care. We will accept active families with school-aged children who have experience with dogs.

If you are interested in Penny, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Virginia Coordinator Michelle Ouellette at so she knows of your interest.

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Ashley in Dallas, TX

Ashley is an adorable and loving 9-year-old Blenheim girl. She has the sweetest demeanor and has the most beautiful face. Ashley came into rescue because her owner is now in a nursing home and the remaining family members were not able to care for her the way she deserves.  

Ashley is at her ideal weight at 17.5 pounds but has not always been this small. At one point she was 35 pounds, so it is crucial to keep her at this healthy weight and to maintain this healthy lifestyle. She is very food motivated and will bark for more food. Her foster mom has found that keeping healthy treats and bones on hand tends to help this behavior.

She is up to date on all vaccinations, on heartworm preventative, microchipped, and just had a dental. She has a perfect heart! Ashley is hard of hearing so patience is needed with her. Her foster mom uses hand signals to help communicate. 

She is potty trained and will go to the back door to let you know she needs to use the restroom. Ashley has had zero accidents while at her foster mom’s house. 

Ashley loves taking short walks in the neighborhood but pulls just a tad. She also loves car rides. She will need a securely fenced yard and someone who is at home most of the time and committed to a very affectionate dog. She will give you a nudge with her paw when she wants a pet or bark at you when she is needing more attention. 

If you think you can love and provide all the things she needs, please complete our application if you haven’t already and then email Shelby Fields at to express your interest. 

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Tobi in Dallas, TX

Here is Toby with his new family…

Tobi is an affectionate and loving 3 year-old Blenheim boy born 7/5/19 who is always up for a snuggle with his person. He is the sweetest boy who has a cute little crooked grin that he knows how to wield to his advantage. Tobi came into rescue after his family situation changed and he needed to be in a home that would be able to devote more time to him.

Tobi walks very well on leash and is happy to go on walks. His ideal home will be one that can take him out on walks regularly. He is also going to need someone who is patient, kind, and loving as he works to gain some confidence and work through some very understandable insecurity. However, you will not find a more loyal and lovable dog than Tobi. In fact, if you aren’t petting him enough, he will give you a gentle reminder with his nose or paw that he would like your attention.

Tobi is currently 11.9 lbs. His ideal weight is estimated to be between 13 and 14 pounds, so he is a bit on the smaller side for a Cavalier. He is current on his vaccinations, on heartworm prevention, and microchipped. The veterinarian stated he has a small ocular occlusion in his right eye which could grow (and if present in one it usually presents in both eyes eventually). He has no problems with seeing and gets around normally. As he ages, he may develop sensitivity to bright lights, but no other effects are expected.

Tobi does have some dog-to-dog resource guarding when it comes to lap and food time. We feel Tobi would be the happiest being an only dog.

Tobi is potty trained. He does not communicate when he needs to go outside for a potty break though. His foster mom is working with him on bell training and he is beginning to understand it! He will need someone that can take him out every couple of hours.

Tobi is a very sweet boy and is such a love bug. He follows his person everywhere and will immediately ask to be in your lap for some love when you sit down. In addition, he would do well in a home where he can get regular and frequent love and walks. The best home for him is one where he is the center of attention without children or other dogs. Tobi’s ideal home would also include a securely fenced yard, someone who is at home the majority of the time and committed to a very affectionate dog.

If you think you can love and provide all the things he needs, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Shelby Fields at to express your interest. 

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Rex in New Orleans, LA

Rex is a handsome, distinguished looking senior Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a thick coat of luxurious soft fur. He was surrendered by a breeder to a vet who knew Rex deserved a nice and caring home and that he’d be in good hands with the Rescue.

Rex is thrilled to be living his new life, but endured some trying times in his past life, spending most of his 9 years in a kennel. Despite that, he is adjusting quite nicely to his cozy living arrangements. Rex had some early unease around new humans but is warming up to his foster family more and more every day. However, he certainly made himself quite at-home in the presence of the two 14-year-old furry siblings in his new living quarters, easing beautifully into their lifestyle of long naps and sunbathing on the deck. Rex also takes easily to new furry friends, as evidenced by the warm welcome he gave to two young 4-year-old fur siblings who later joined the pack and his embrace of their vivaciousness and lively personalities.

In his short time as a foster, Rex has demonstrated much intellect and adaptability. It took Rex a mere two days to master using the dog door when needing to do his business, something he had never encountered up to this point. He was filled with so much pride and confidence after tackling this task, that he helped to teach the two new fur siblings how to use it!

Though Rex still holds some apprehension with humans, he is filled with curiosity about those around him. He follows his foster parents from room to room throughout the day, frequently wagging his tail and taking in everything they are doing. Over time, he has gotten quite comfortable with his foster parents, insisting on being in the same room with them and frequently keeping his foster mom company by napping beside her desk while she works.

Rex demonstrates most of his curiosity with new people using his sweet little nose. He’ll give newcomers some good sniffs to get used them, sharing them with children and adults alike. Rex has never shown any signs of hostility, but instead reacts submissively when confronted. He is still getting comfortable being close with humans and currently prefers nestling next to your feet over sitting in your lap, because he prefers to have a little bit more space. But it won’t be long until he becomes a trusty lap companion; on a few occasions, he’s gotten so comfortable with lap sitting that he fell fast asleep! Rex also likes to let you know he’s glad you’re around or that he missed you when you were away, sidling up to you to share a little nudge at the back of your calf or racing excitedly towards you to welcome you home.

Rex is highly motivated by food and willingly takes treats from your hand. He also loves indulging in a good chew toy and will round up as many toys as he can find around the house to stash them all in his kennel. He is quite comfortable in his kennel and is even willing to be fed there, if needed.

If you live within an easy drive of New Orleans, LA and believe you’d be a great fit for Rex, please complete an online application if you have not already done so. Please email TJ Mareno at to let her know of your interest as well. Thank you!
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Maggie May in Nashville, TN

Here she is with her new family…..

Meet Maggie May, a precious and affectionate, 2-year-old Ruby Cavalier. She has a calm demeanor and a sweet personality. She is a social butterfly and loves meeting new people when she is out and about with her foster family.

She came into rescue after being surrendered by a breeder. She was shaven prior to coming into rescue but we believe her coat will be a darker, rich ruby when it comes back in, just like her face. She spends most of the day following her foster mom around the house and loves to snuggle up on the couch in the evening. Her foster parents joke that she tries to mold into them, trying to get as close as physically possible.

Maggie May does great sleeping in the crate next to her foster siblings. She enjoys playing with plush dog toys and frequently carries them around the house. She would do well with another well-behaved dog to teach her social skills that she hasn’t had the opportunity to learn yet.

She is learning to enjoy a fenced in backyard with room to explore and smell. She has been working on leash training and has improved immensely in the short time she has been in rescue. Maggie is not yet house trained but has progressed in the last several days. She does well in the car.

She was recently spayed and has a clean bill of health. She is now up to date on all vaccinations, flea and tick, and heart worm medication.

If you think you would be a good match for Maggie May and live within reasonable driving distance to Nashville, TN, please fill out the online application if you haven’t already and then email Liz Nigh at

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Rocky in Charlotte, N.C.

Here is the pup with his new family…

Rocky is one of the sweetest Cavaliers we’ve fostered. He’s an extremely affectionate and active two-year old Ruby male born February 19, 2021. He was placed in rescue when his previous owner decided Rocky needed a more active home.

Rocky weighs around 22 pounds; he’s tall and sleek: an inch or two taller than the male Cavalier standard. He’s crate-trained and has recently been neutered so he’ll need some “paw-holding” in a new home to avoid marking and to re-enforce his house-breaking. Rocky is up to date on his vaccines with no sign of a heart murmur.

He is very healthy, however, Rocky has a mild case of bilateral hip dysplasia (both hip sockets are abnormal). His condition was not noticeable during regular physical exams, but it was identified and confirmed through physical examination and radiographs while he was sedated (detailed reports will be provided to the adopting family). We’ve seen some rare occasions where Rocky is briefly unstable walking or climbing stairs. At some point Rocky’s ability to do active exercise or his mobility may be limited and surgery might be required. In the meantime, Rocky’s active play and weight should be carefully managed, he should take joint supplements like Dasuquin or Cosequin, and he should have periodic exams and radiographs to assess if his condition has changed.

Rocky is bright, a good learner, is very friendly meeting people and other dogs and is always in a happy mood. His face lights up when he sees his friends and often follows us around the house to keep us company. He especially likes greeting folks with hugs and kisses before settling next to them or on their laps. Rocky is a good car traveler and enjoys long walks in the neighborhood or on trails and beaches. Rocky also loves to play fetch and chase balls. Activities like walking, playing, and companion events (like obedience, rally, barn hunt or scent work) might be a natural for him, as long as his hips are treated carefully.

Although Rocky has some reasonable obedience skills (sit, wait, responding to his name); he needs help developing these skills as well as with his loose leash walking. For example, his excitement when meeting people and dogs often results in jumping on them, so his new family will need to focus on obedience work to help him through this.

Like most Cavaliers, Rocky enjoys meal-time and shows his excitement when he’s fed. He usually rushes to his crate on command for meals and bedtime. He often pushes to the head of the line for a well-deserved treat. Rocky’s shown some anxiety when left alone at bedtime in new places, but usually adapts well to most situations.


Rocky would do best with a family that has someone home much of the time with a fenced yard (physical, not electric or virtual). Respectful, older children with dog experience in the house to play with him while avoiding overexertion due his hip dysplasia would be a plus. A family that has no more than one other dog and has a great deal of time to devote to Rocky’s training and enjoying life with him is very important.

If you think Rocky would make a perfect addition to your family, and you live within a reasonable driving distance of Charlotte, NC, please fill out an online application, and contact Angie Hansing at to let her know of your interest.