Maisie in San Diego, CA

Did you say snuggle on the couch? Maisie can assist! Meet Blenheim girl Maisie, she’s approximately 10-years-old and just a few weeks ago was a stray pup. Her luck changed when a good Samaritan found her and contacted CR-USA after taking steps to find an owner. She now has a wonderful foster home with the best couch ever! She also has a young Cavalier foster brother to spend her days with and a kitty, who she respects.

Maisie’s foster mom got busy nursing her back to better health. She is now up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped. Maisie saw the cardiologist and was cleared to have a much needed anesthetic dental procedure. Although she lost over 20 teeth she still eats with gusto. She takes daily medicine for her heart, eye drops twice a day, and a joint supplement. Even though Maisie has some arthritis, she can jump on the couch, but may like to have doggie steps or a ramp.

Did we mention how much Maisie loves the couch? She doesn’t choose to snooze on the dog beds or in the crates that are available, but spends most days napping on the couch, and even sleeps there at night. Maisie will roll over and ask for belly rubs if you sit next to her.

Maisie is not a big fan of the outdoors, so foster mom sometimes coaxes her there with treats. They do go on short walks and Maisie is shy but curious about greeting new people in the neighborhood but she is sweet and always has a wagging tail. She is okay with meeting small, gentle dogs but larger ones concern her. She is very reliable with her housetraining, doing all her business quickly so she can get back inside – to her couch of course.

Maisie’s hearing is not good so she doesn’t realize how loud she is and can be quite talkative. The variety of sounds she entertains with are chirps, groans and wails. She will even dance and bark when hungry – so that is often! Her hair was clipped short before coming to rescue but is now growing in nicely. She has an elegant long neck, with a lean body and is at an ideal weight of 24 lbs. Car ride? No problem! She is eager to accompany you and doze off while out and about; the backseat is almost like the couch, isn’t it?

Maisie would love to live her retirement years with a family who can provide a comfy couch, yummy food, daily medications for her aging needs, and regular twice-yearly cardiologist checkups. Maisie promises to reward you with continuous companionship, a sweet smile and a constant wagging tail. If you are that special family that can be there for the rest of her days, please complete the online application if you have not yet done so and email Nanci Gordon at  to let her know of your interest in Maisie.

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Trooper in Carmichael, CA

Hi my name is Trooper and as you can see, I am a really good looking 10 year old Ruby boy. I came into foster care with a few issues, but being as good looking as I am – it makes up for it, don’t you think! Well at least that’s what my Foster Mum says.  I had an ear infection, eye infection, and really bad allergies. My foster Mum took care of all of those things for me as well as being neutered. I’m feeling so good now! She told me my heart is enlarged but I don’t take medication at this time, so I think that’s good news. Every day she gives me an Apoquel for my allergies.
My foster Mum says that I have the most beautiful color of Ruby she has EVER SEEN and as my hair grows in it’s looking more and more beautiful. See, I told you I’m good lookin’! When I came into rescue because of the allergies, the vet was not sure my fur would grow back on my bum, but it has. I am starting to get feathers on my legs and tail too. Because of these things, I’m looking for a family who will continue to give me my allergy pills and will monitor my heart for me.
I really like to be close to my person and because of this I do have some separation anxiety. I would prefer to go with you, but if left at home I will be on my best behavior while I wait for your return; so you will be happy to see me when you come home to me. Don’t be gone too long though OK? I miss you when you aren’t home… so I’m really looking for a retired family or one who will be home with me most of the time. 
I tend to think that I am in charge with other dogs, Alpha I think they call it? If you have another dog at home who is submissive this would be a nice scenario. I’m also OK as an only dog, and I would love to get all the attention.
I am happy to sit on the outdoor furniture and watch the world go by in your fenced yard. I will bark at strange animals in my yard like squirrels, it’s SO FUN. I have a very deep bark and it scares them away in short order so you better be okay with my outdoor activity cause I’m having a blast. A home where neighbors aren’t too close would work great so I can keep having outside fun.
Foster Mum says I sleep weird. I have this desire to sleep on my back spread eagle style. To get in that most comfortable position takes some doing. She said that I do a little helicopter thing to get into that position; she sure gets a good laugh out of it.
My most favorite time of day is meals. I get so excited that I encourage you to speed up your process with some encouraging barks. Hurry Up Human! I’m hungry! My other favorite time is bedtime. I live to snuggle in and sweet talk you. After a bit I am off to your feet to get some well deserved shut eye. Sleeping in your bed with you is a big deal to me so you need to be okay with having some furry company. My third favorite thing is going for walks and I also love car rides, I guess that’s 4th.
Sometimes I carry on a full conversation with you, word for word. Rest assured, I will get the last word.  I’ve had a little rough go of it lately but now that I’m feeling better I am looking forward to my new forever home. I promise to be your constant companion and to love you to the moon and back.
If you are within driving distance to Carmichael, CA and interested in adopting Trooper please fill out an application first if you haven’t already. After that please send an email of interest to Jessica Ford Thank you. 

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Emma in Olympia, WA

Meet Miss Emma. This sweet, mellow, senior lady was released after her owner went into hospice and their family could not provide adequate care for her. She is looking for a forever home with a place on a couch just for her. If the couch is against a window that she can look out to monitor the neighborhood, that would be even better! Doggie steps definitely help, and while she doesn’t mind other dogs she is used to being an only.

Emma spends a good deal of time on her own, but when she desires company she will let you know with a tap of her paw or a stare into your eyes. She will sit with you and accept your love and adoration for a while, and then she will return to her napping space or to the couch with the view.

Emma came into rescue with questionable potty habits. The foster family has worked with her and she has been very reliable as long as she is kept on a schedule. She does not make much noise when going to the door, and it may take a bit of time to get used to her new surroundings but with help she will be successful.

Emma has serious impairment in her back legs with a pronounced limp on the right due to hip dysplasia and luxating patellas. She has seen an orthopedic specialist and it was determined that the stress of the surgery may be too much for this girl. She does get around pretty good, is able to stroll in the backyard and she has been seen jumping up on the couch to get to her view. But due to her wobbly legs she will not be one to walk around the neighborhood or go on hikes.

Emma currently weighs 19 lbs and has lost 3 pounds since being in rescue, and keeping the extra weight off will help her stay as mobile as possible. She will not beg, but she will look at you when you are at the dinner table, just do not give in to those puppy eyes. She has also benefited from the addition of Galliprant, a pain medicine. A one-story home with easy access to the yard to do her business or just to soak up the rays with you would fit this girl perfectly.

Common with Cavaliers, Emma has mitral valve disease and an enlarged heart which is treated with Vetmedin. She also takes a thyroid pill every morning. She had a dental while in foster but will need a follow up in 6 to 12 months to keep her fresh breath. She also needs to be monitored for changes needed to heart and pain meds.

Emma is a typical friendly Cavalier. When visitors come to the door, she is quietly excited and welcoming. Once adjusted to her new home she is wonderful with all humans, however she is uncomfortable around toddlers so an adult home is best. Emma enjoys the occasional car ride. She calmly met the neighbor’s cat so we think she’d do okay living with one. She does bark at other dogs, cats, squirrels and bunnies that pass in front of her window perch. Luckily her bark is not loud or shrill, she just wants them, and you, to know she sees them.

If you think you could give this sweet rescue the home she needs to live her best life, please complete the online application (if you have not done so already) and email Cindy Kastner at to let her know of your interest. Emma is looking forward to meeting you and your couch.
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Dawson in Fair Oaks, CA

Here is Dawson with his new family…
Hello, I’m Dawson! As you can see I am a very handsome Blenheim boy. I am 6 years old and I like to PLAY, PLAY, PLAY! I’m also VERY snuggly. 
I was put into rescue because my person had to go back to work and I’m used to being with someone through the day and night. I love people so much I get a little anxious if they leave me alone, especially at first. Because of this, I will do best with a family that is home most of the time. 
One of my favorite things to do is snuggle on the couch. I think that I could do that all day. I also really love to play fetch. If you throw a toy for me, I will get it and bring it back. I’m frisbee crazy! My Foster Mom had to take it away cause I wouldn’t stop trying to get her to throw it and she needs her hands for other things sometimes. Cuddle, play, cuddle, play… Hmmm, I think I would like to do both of those things ALL day.
My Foster Mom says I’m a wonderful little guy! I learned the doggy door in 2 days. I had a couple of accidents in the house in the beginning because I was in a new home and a little scared but once I settled into the new house I took back my champion title of “potty trained king”. I love my crate. I am happy to sleep in it at night but would be much happier snuggling in bed with you. I love all people, children, dogs and cats. I love to go for walks and spend as much time with you as possible. On a leash, I do pull a little, cause I really enjoy being out. I’m a good eater and have no health issues. Because I enjoy food so much, you need to watch my diet and promise you won’t over feed me, food rocks! 
My Foster Mom says I’m a special little guy and I deserve an amazing forever family. If you work from home and like to snuggle and play then this is your lucky day. She also said that anyone would be lucky to have me, this sweet little boy in their family. I could be your good luck charm if you want.
If you live a reasonable driving distance from San Jose, please fill out an adoption application if you haven’t already and then email to tell her about your interest in me. 

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Jack in Lake Forest, CA

Meet Jack – an energetic bundle of love wrapped up in a black, white and brown package! Jack is a friendly, handsome 6-year-old Tri-Color Cavalier, always loved and cared for whose family realized they could no longer provide him with the daily attention he needs. This debonair boy is an international traveler having lived several years in France with his former family so they wanted the best for his future and made the difficult decision to entrust Jack to CR-USA to find him a forever home.

Handsome Jack was closely clipped before coming into rescue and his fur is already growing in. He is at a healthy weight for his long-legged frame. Jack absolutely loves everyone he meets and will gladly shower you with endless kisses. Did you say “walk?” When the leash comes out, Jack dances happily knowing he is heading outside for an adventure. Some days, Jack is a perfect gentleman and doesn’t notice another dog if his attention remains focused on the path ahead. However, there are times he is reactive and will bark loudly at passing dogs, typically larger ones. Jack is strong so a harness and short lead keep him safe by your side. This is helpful as he is occasionally going on bike rides, running along-side his foster mom on short outings to help expel his youthful energy and lessen anxiety incidents and is a rewarding activity for him.

Throughout the day, Jack may exhibit anxiety and is on medication to help control this behavior. On occasion, he will bark and chase the reflection of the lights and shadows. Sometimes when Jack gets very excited, he will reverse sneeze. If you rub his neck, it helps calm him down. Redirection and consistent praise work well in managing this behavior. Jack wants to please and continued training and positive reinforcement is essential to help him reach his potential. Jack is not food motivated so encouraging words and a soft tone are the keys to successfully keeping him on track.

Jack is reliably potty trained, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all medical needs, including a recent dental. In typical Cavalier fashion, Jack loves being with people. He gets an A+ in couch lounging as long as his humans are nearby. If you work from home, a dog bed next to your desk will become his go to place. Throughout the night, Jack sleeps soundly in the big bed with his family and will gladly stay snuggled under a blanket until you are ready to rise in the morning. Jack shares his current foster home with two other mellow dogs. He doesn’t engage in play with them, but takes their lead and is happy to hang out with them nearby.

Jack needs an active household committed to providing him with daily exercise to help manage his energy and low alone hours is a must. Jack would love to be the center of your world as an only pet or cohabitate with a mellow canine companion to help reinforce his self-confidence. Older children who understand how to respect a dog’s personal space will be considered. Jack needs in a cat-free environment since he chases the two felines who reside with his foster family and they needed to be separated. His new home will need a secure fenced yard along with safety measures when any door to an unfenced outside area is opened to keep Jack from darting out to explore on his own.

If you are the ideal family to meet all of Jack’s needs, he would love to meet you if you live within a reasonable driving distance to Lake Forest, CA. You can read about our adoption process at the following links: Process & FAQ

Then complete the online application if you have not yet done so and email Nanci Gordon at  to let her know of your interest in Jack.

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Bentley in Carmichael, CA

Here is Bentley with his new family…
I would like to introduce myself, I am Bentley, and I would love to join your family. My foster mom says I am a dignified gentleman who just wants to be loved. My former home of two loving humans was wonderful, and I am now looking forward to a forever home to spend my golden years.

I enjoy the other dogs in my foster home, but as youngsters, they want to play foolishly with assorted toys, they are a lot of energy! I’m not really interested in the playtime. I prefer to join my human on the couch and watch the others be silly. But rest assured, I understand respecting your privacy, and I will allow you to enjoy your bathroom time alone, unlike these youngsters!

I am 10 years old, born January 29, 2012 and I weigh 23 pounds. I have lost a few teeth, but just had a complete dental cleaning and am doing so much better now. I also have a bit of a problem with dry skin on my nose but my foster mom put some vaseline on it and that made it so much better. If you can continue to do that for me, I would love it. I have a heart murmur, grade 4, and am on Pimobendan 2.5 mg twice a day. This costs about $50 a month. I also have dry eyes and take Opitmmune Ointment once every other day which costs $30 a month.

Dinner time is my absolute favorite time of the day! Dignity is out the window then – I will dance and talk to you until my bowl is presented, then I will enthusiastically  consume my meal.

At bedtime, you will find me joining you, on your pillow, for a special moment together. Then, I will retire to the foot of the bed for a good night’s rest. When I feel you stirring in the morning, I will join you on the pillow again to welcome the day together.

If you are interested in adopting me, please fill out the online application if you haven’t already and then contact Jessica Ford at so she knows to look at your application. Thank you!

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