Grant in Lady Lake, FL

Introducing Grant! Just 9 months old (born 07/01/2023), this tricolor pup is loving life and in search of his forever home. Grant is the perfect example of everything Cavaliers are famous for. He is loveable, intelligent, friendly, inquisitive and most of all, charming!  

You would never know that Grant started his life with a commercial breeder. From day one in his foster home, he was not the normal puppy mill dog. Grant is sweet, friendly, not shy, obedient and even tolerated his foster families two cats. His foster mom says he is a social dog showing interest both in other dogs and greeting people wherever he goes, even at the Home Depot where he accompanies her in the shopping cart! Did I mention that Grant likes going for car rides?   

Grant is a very lucky pup since he goes with his foster mom to her work at a veterinary practice where he gets lots of attention and of course, everyone loves him. He’s been neutered, is up to date on his shots and has a clean bill of health. At 12.5 pounds, Grant is the perfect weight for is age and has beautiful markings with cute little freckles on his nose. Mostly housebroken, Grant is doing well with basic training but needs someone to continue with taking him out to potty often and rewarding him for “going outside”.  

Because Grant is still a puppy, he loves to run and play in his foster family’s backyard and would thrive in an active household. A family with gentle children would be welcome as he has liked the ones he has met. Grant loves toys and totes around his favorite stuffed animals, chew toys and shoes. (Yes, he’s a shoe stealer) A family with a backyard where he could do his “zoomies”, run and play fetch would be ideal for Grant. Being a typical puppy, Grant loves to explore and his latest discovery are lizards which chasing them has become his new obsession.  

Grant sleeps on a dog bed next to his foster mom and never bothers her. Always wanting to please, Grant’s foster mom says he’s the best little Cavalier puppy one could ever hope for.  

If you are a family that wants to give lots of love and attention to this little guy, is willing to train him to be the best dog he is destined to be and be a forever member of your family, please fill out our online application if you haven’t already. Then,  let Sue Wesson, Florida Coordinator, know of your interest in Grant by emailing der at We will review your application and contact you if we think you are the right fit. Applicants should be within reasonable driving distance to Lady Lake, FL.  

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Sammy in Little Rock, AR

Welcoming a dog into your life is a profound experience, filled with joy, companionship, and unconditional love. While many people gravitate towards puppies, there’s a unique charm and depth to adopting a senior dog. These dogs, often overlooked, bring with them a lifetime of wisdom, loyalty, and a profound ability to bond.

Sammy may be a senior pup, but his capacity for love knows no bounds. If you’re seeking a loyal companion to share your lap and heart with, Sammy is waiting eagerly for his forever home.

Sammy is deaf and mostly blind, though he can perceive shadows. Despite these obstacles, he remains in good health for his age, but does require thyroid medication. Following a recent dental procedure, the vet has advised against future sedation, so Sammy will remain unaltered.

Why Adopt a Senior Dog?

Gratitude and Loyalty: Senior dogs are incredibly grateful for the second chance they are given. They often form a deep bond with their adopters, displaying unwavering loyalty and devotion.

Matured Personality: Unlike puppies whose personalities are still developing, senior dogs come with well-defined temperaments. This makes it easier to assess whether their energy levels and temperament are a good fit for your lifestyle.

Minimal Training: Most senior dogs have already been trained and socialized. They understand basic commands and often exhibit good manners, making the transition into your home smoother and less demanding compared to raising a puppy.

Calmer Energy Levels: Senior dogs generally have lower energy levels compared to younger dogs, making them ideal companions for those who prefer a more relaxed pace of life. They still enjoy playtime but are content with shorter and less intense activities.

Adopting a senior dog is a rewarding experience that not only enriches your life but also gives a deserving animal a chance to spend their golden years in a loving home. With patience, understanding, and compassion, you can provide a senior dog with the comfort, care, and companionship they deserve. Embrace the opportunity to open your heart and home to a senior dog, and you’ll be rewarded with a lifetime of love, gratitude, and unwavering loyalty.

To apply, please complete our online application, if you haven’t already done so, and then email Whitney Barron and let her know of your interest.

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Betsy in Tulsa, OK

Here is Betsy with her new family…

I’m Betsy, a Blenheim spayed female who is 4 years old and my birthday is May 21st. I lived my whole life in a breeding facility, but apparently my litters were small, so I was released to rescue. My life totally changed! I had never been in a house or even spent much time with people, so I was quite scared and reclusive at first. I was fed delicious food regularly, given a bath, and had a foster mom who gave me space. I quickly found out where she liked to sit and would stay in that chair most of the time. When she was not looking, I would tour the house and find a spare shoe or a towel, or a shirt hanging low that I could cuddle with in her chair.  

I was taken to a vet and had a spay operation and a dental. I only lost one tooth. I was deemed healthy overall, but one of the doctors thinks he heard a very slight heart murmur. He said it is very mild. I have been put on heartworm, flea and tick preventative and I have a microchip. 

At home, I love my foster brother, and a new puppy came to stay that made me very happy! I mothered her and played with her. My foster mom said it brought me out of my scared mode. When I first came to rescue, I would shy away or go to my ‘safe’ place if I was reached out to. Now I come up to be greeted, pet or given a treat. I love food! I get excited and twirl in circles and sometimes bark when my meal is prepared. I tend to eat really fast and would love to finish the other dog’s food, but I respond to no very well.

I am great around kids, other Cavaliers, and people. I have not been around a cat, so that is unknown. I will follow my foster mom wherever she goes at all times. I stay as near to her as possible and keep an eye on her.

I am mostly house trained and have found the dog door. I had one in my former life, so I was happy to find it. I love to run with the puppy in the fenced back yard.  

If you are interested in adopting me, please fill out the online application if you haven’t already and then email Janis Stauffer at so she knows to read your form.

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Pumpkin in Austin, TX

Pumpkin is a sweet, lovable 5 year old female Ruby ready to steal the hearts of her forever family. Her date of birth is  06/04/2018. She was released to CR-USA by her owner due to the owner’s health issues.

She has a loveable sweet temperament and especially enjoys cuddling up to her foster family on the couch. Pumpkin’s perfect home would include  a human that is home most of the day and a fully secured fenced in yard to explore and chase squirrels. 

She does not walk well on a leash but with time, that can easily be improved. She enjoys being around other dogs but does not engage in playing with them so she would do well in a home with or without other pets. 

She has no health concerns and is a healthy weight of 16lbs. She is spayed, up to date on her shots, recently had a teeth cleaning and she is microchipped. 

Pumpkin is fully house trained but has had a few marking accidents in her foster home. She’s okay being left on her own without being in her crate, but she is used to sleeping in her crate at night. 

If you are interested in adopting this sweet pup, please complete the online application if you haven’t already and then email Janice Cartwright at so she knows to review your form.

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Cody in San Antonio, TX

Cody is a very happy 3 year old tricolor male born 6/18/2020. Cody came into rescue from a breeding situation.

He is extremely sweet and affectionate. Cody is a love sponge and can’t get enough affection and pets. His foster mom nicknamed him Love Bug. His favorite place to be is someone’s lap or cuddled next to his foster sister Cavalier. He knows his name, comes to a whistle and is learning commands. Cody is very smart. He does have a tendency to occasionally try to bolt out the front door when opened, so vigilance is paramount.

Cody is neutered and up to date on vaccines and preventatives. Cody came into rescue a little underweight but has been adding weight and is currently 16.5 pounds with a couple of pounds more to go to be ideal. Cody is working on potty training, but has been very successful when he is let out frequently and told to go potty. He hasn’t had any indoor accidents. He recently had four teeth removed with a full dental cleaning, so soft food is advised for a while. Cody was diagnosed with Lyme disease but with medication he is on the mend and on to a full recovery. He will need to be assessed by a veterinarian to confirm he is completely healed in a few months.

Cody can be somewhat submissive. He will cower once in a while when being offered a hand for pets, probably due to his past life, but he so desires the affection. He improves everyday. Cody is learning that most people are nice and are there to love on the love bug and would never hurt him. He just needs lots of loving on and modeling human touch is good with soft pets, which will be important for Cody to further blossom into the perfect pup. He will occasionally even stand on his hind legs and demand some affection.

Cody’s ideal forever home would be with someone home most of the day and with at least one other gentle dog as a playmate to bond with and learn from over time. He loves people, so a home with older, gentle children would be a plus. Cody loves his fluffy bed and sleeps in a separate room with his Cavalier friend or in the master bedroom. He loves exploring outside so a very secure fenced yard is a must. Cody rarely barks and is the perfect gentleman.

If you are interested in adding precious Cody to your family and live within a reasonable driving distance of San Antonio, Texas just fill out an application and send an email to Davonna Sjurseth at to let her know your interest in Cody and also please add where you are located.

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Charley in Franklin, NC

Hi, I am Charley, a 7 year old Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I am easy-going, laid-back, and calm. My owner passed away and fortunately his family helped me find my way to Cavalier Rescue USA.

I am neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccines and heartworm meds. I am 23 pounds, but need to lose a few more pounds. My target weight is 18-pounds. I have recently been to the vet for a dental cleaning and extractions.

I enjoy spending time with other Cavaliers and especially with humans. I also get along well with my foster parent’s blind cat. I am more independent and like my treats and some occasional pets. I love to sit beside my foster parents on the sofa when they lift me up and down, but I return to my crate if I want space. I might have some mild separation anxiety, but that is understandable considering all I’ve been through with losing my owner.

I walk on a leash and love going for short walks. I respond to my name and am learning the command, “Do your business,” when my foster parents want me to go potty.

I have a grade 3 heart murmur, which is common in the breed. I have no outward symptoms and am being treated with Vetmedin twice a day. I think that pill is a treat. I will need to be seen by a Cardiologist every 9-12 months in case I need additional meds in the future. I have hip dysplasia that is more prominent on the right side and am on an anti inflammatory as needed and a daily joint supplement. I love them both. I have skin issues on my front paws that requires a medicated shampoo or mousse on the paws 1-2 times per week. Switching from a chicken diet to fish seems to have helped. I also have a history of impacted anal glands, but with a quick trip to the vet each month to have them expressed, I am good to go!

The only time that I am vocal is when I meet other dogs while on a walk or for a short duration when I think I am going to be left alone. My foster Dad feeds me twice a day and gives me treats when I am going to be crated. I sleep in a 36-inch crate with my blanket and also spend time in it while my foster parents are away. I sleep through the night and do not wake my foster parents to go outside. I recently learned about the doggie door and am now able to use it, but first I stand by the door to see if someone will let me out. I love food so my foster parents put me in my crate to eat because there are two other dogs and a cat eating at the same time.

I would love my forever home to be with someone that is home most of the day with a fenced in yard. I”m fine with cats and other like-sized dogs. Older, respectful dog savvy kids would be OK too!

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If you would like to add Charley to your family and you live within a reasonable driving distance to Franklin, NC, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Angie Hansing so she knows you are interested.

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