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 www.cavalierrescueusa.org and send an email to Diane Theofanis at email@example.com to express you interest.