Gunner in Orangevale, CA

Meet Gunner! This tricolor, 13-pound precious little boy came into rescue at only two years old. He hadn’t had any training and was quite fearful of everything. Gunner was marking and not fixed, but clearly had a desire for affection. His foster Mom took one look at those big beautiful eyes and melted.

Gunner started potty training immediately. He began working on not marking in the house. Gunner has been exposed to a lot of new things, such as new people and other Cavaliers. With patience and lots of snuggles, he is really starting to show his personality and is learning to trust. He is doing great with house training, but is not quite “there” yet. He may mark in a new home at first, and will need to learn where to go potty. Gunner needs a family who will continue his training with patience and love. Gunner has shown that he’s really smart, and “getting it.” He will require a home with a securely fenced yard, and will need to go outside often.

Gunner is a very sweet, playful and snuggly once he gets to know you. He is a couch potato, and will come sit next to you for some pats. The couch is his favorite place. One of his favorite things to do is lounge on the couch with his foster Mom, and “hold paws” with his furry foster sister in a snuggle. Allowing him on your furniture is a must. Gunner loves to just stare at you longingly, and be near you when you are relaxing.

Gunner does not do well with children. He is very afraid of them, and he needs a calm forever home where there are no kids or grandkids.

Gunner is a good eater. He did have a bit of food anxiety, but since being neutered he has gotten better.

Gunner loves toys! He loves to play fetch and tug-o’-war. He is excellent with his foster sister Cavalier, but has had some defensive struggles with his foster brother. Gunner would do best with a small, gentle, female dog companion. Gunner does not like cats.

Gunner sleeps in his crate at night. He’s also good in his crate when riding in the car. Gunner is learning to walk on a leash. He is wary, but curious. In time, he will really enjoy walks outside.

Gunner is fully vaccinated and heart-healthy. He is neutered and microchipped. Gunner does well with baths and grooming. His coat is gorgeous!

This shy, sweet boy is ready to find his forever family. Gunner needs a family that will love him unconditionally and will patiently continue his training. He’s a wonderful little guy who just needs to be loved and feel secure.

If you are interested in adopting this gorgeous boy and live within a reasonable driving distance to Orangevale, CA, please fill out an adoption application, if you haven’t already. Then email Jessica Ford at to let her know of your interest in Gunner.Online Application

Lady in San Jose, CA

Hi, I’m Lady, an exuberant 1 year old playful little Blenheim Cavalier. While I do enjoy snuggles, my favorite thing to do is play with anyone that is willing and available. I haven’t yet learned to fetch balls or tug on toys but I play a lot with my foster siblings, including a dog savvy cat. I also love chew toys of all sorts and can often be found happily chewing on an antler, bone, or other chew toy. I would love to have a playmate that’s willing to play with me, so my ideal home has another small, young dog in it that loves to play too! I’d also do best with someone who is home most of the time, so I can get a lot of potty breaks and walks! I’m good with new people and while I may be a little shy at first, it doesn’t take long for me to warm up and ask for attention and playtime.  

When I came to my foster home I was a very sick puppy and had just finished treatment for kennel cough and pneumonia. I had to be isolated because I had a hacking cough that seemed to last forever and a bad case of worms and parasites. After several rounds of tests and treatments my cough and my fecal tested clean and I had my spay surgery too! Yay! While I appear to be perfectly healthy now, there is a chance that I will be more susceptible to respiratory illnesses in the future, so the vet recommends regular immunization shots.

I absolutely LOVE to go on walks. My foster mom takes me out for a walk nearly every day for about an hour, but I think she just wants to wear me out so I’ll snuggle. One hour is usually enough walking, but I’d be happy with going out more often or for longer, I’ve still got a lot of puppy energy. I like to pull at the leash and run around checking out smells at first, but I am learning slowly how to behave on a leash, I do calm down after a while. 

Since I am a puppy I’m still a little naughty. If something moves quickly or runs I may bark and chase it. This includes outdoor cats, lizards, squirrels, and birds, bugs, you know how it goes.

I’m generally good with both my crate training and my house training. I sleep in my crate overnight and don’t have issues as long as I potty before bed and immediately when I get up. I do go outside when asked to and will do my business, provided I don’t get distracted.  I haven’t yet learned to ask to go outside, so I may have accidents, especially at first because I am still learning. I also have a small issue with submissive peeing when playing, especially if my playmate is too rough or scares me. If I’m put outside at regular intervals I rarely have issues though. 

I’m learning basic commands. I’ve got ‘sit down’ pretty well, but I still struggle with ‘stay’ and ‘come’. It’s so hard to stay still, everything is so exciting and it’s really hard to ‘come’ when there are so many interesting things to explore. I am looking for a home where I can continue my training with positive reinforcement and gentle, patient interactions while I figure it out.  

When I finally wind down I’m a precious little bundle of cuddles and I’ll even let you hold me upside down like a baby. If my humans aren’t available for snuggles, I find a place to curl up in as near as possible.  My favorite spots are usually places I jump up to, like a chair or couch. If I’m not allowed on your furniture, then I’m not a good fit for you. I like to snuggle with my foster siblings (if they’ll let me), even my cat playmate. I’ve actually figured out how to carefully curl up with him in our favorite chair without waking him up. Because I’m so good at jumping, a secure yard and fence is necessary.


If I sound like just the right Cavalier for you please let us know by completing an online application (if you haven’t already) and then contacting Jessica Ford I’m looking forward to finding my forever family.

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Buddy in Fair Oaks, CA

Meet Buddy in Fair Oaks, CA! This sweet, little 2 year old boy came into rescue with a host of needs. At only 10 lbs when he arrived, he was the tiniest adult Cavalier that his Foster Mom had ever seen. He was so shy, anxious and scared of almost everything and everyone. 

He had no vet records, and was still intact. He had blood in his stool, most likely from stress. His fecal results came back normal two times. We tested twice because we wanted to make sure we didn’t miss anything. We quickly realized that he was not house broken at all. This poor little guy. With great vet care and a seasoned, loving Foster Mom, we got him back to normal , lowered his stress and Buddy began to settle in. After having him neutered he is quickly learning to go outside “good boy Buddy “. 

Buddy will be happiest as the only dog in the home and so we will only adopt him to a family that does not have another dog. He’s quite playful and snuggly with his Foster sister, but not as much with his Foster brother at times because he has some major issues with guarding food. He is perfect with human interaction, you can pick up his food and give it to him easily. You can even pick him up while he’s eating, but if he can see another dog when the food is down, he is so possessive that he won’t eat and he will have a tantrum. Because of this, we feel that Buddy would absolutely thrive in an “only dog home” where he can relax knowing he will no longer have to guard his food.

Buddy loves and trusts his foster mom but still takes time to warm up and trust others. He is very loving and sweet, you just need to be gentle, patient and kind to him and he will learn to trust. The NorCal Coordinator took care of him for almost 2 weeks and he warmed up to her quickly, by the 3rd day he was in her lap wanting pets. She fell in love with him and had so much fun watching him play. He bonded with her quickly, so we know he will attach to his new humans quickly too.

Buddy is sweet, playful and loves to cuddle on the couch. He plays with toys with his foster mom.  He does great in his crate for car rides and sleeps in his crate peacefully at night. Buddy is scared of children and cats, which is a bummer because we know how cute and desirable he is. He will do best in an adult home where you are home most of the time, so he can be his silly little self, and do zoomies like no other! If you work out of the house, he is not the guy for you. He needs and deserves lots of attention.

Since coming into rescue Buddy has been fully vaccinated, microchipped, neutered and is heart healthy. 

Buddy is really opening up and showing his sweet, fun personality and learning to trust more people. 

The recommendations for this precious little guy are to be in a calm, forever home with one or two adults that are willing to spend the time that he deserves to earn his trust. That someone is home most of the time to train him, walk him and love on him. (Note: Buddy will do best with a dog savvy, confident, gentle person that has experience with dogs with trust issues).

This sweet, sweet boy is ready to be smothered with love and kindness. If you are interested in adopting this precious, petite Buddy Boy and live within a reasonable driving distance to Fair Oaks, CA, please fill out an adoption application, if you haven’t already, and then email Jessica Ford at to let her know of your interest.

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Lamby Pie & Lil Red in Olympia, WA

Are you looking for a couple of lovable senior sisters to hang out with and spoil? If so, you have come to the right place! Lamby Pie and Lil Red came into rescue due to changing family dynamics. This sweet, bonded pair are 10 and 11 years old, reportedly sisters, and have been together for a long time.

Since coming into rescue, they both have had dental cleanings and are now enjoying toys. Lamby had 13 teeth removed and does not have many left, so she sometimes has a cute tongue protrusion. She also had removal of a long-standing bilateral cherry eyes which has definitely increased her beauty quotient!

Lil Red had several teeth removed, and she has a heart murmur but exhibits no symptoms and does not require medication. The girls had short haircuts right before they were surrendered and it shouldn’t be too long before they have beautiful Cavalier ears and feathering again.

This loving pair has many differences but are both very enjoyable to have around. Lil Red, the ruby, is a petite 13 lbs. and prances like a deer. Her younger sister Lamby is a well-nourished 25 lbs. and has lost about 4 lbs. while in foster care. You can guess which likes to hang around the kitchen and which one eats a little slower! 

Lil Red enjoys attention from anyone but also enjoys her own napping space, while Lamby can be assertive in her requests for love and all the pets possible. When your arm gives out, she will happily rest beside you. They are typical older Cavaliers in that they sleep a lot, but they also have bursts of energy. Both are well behaved, though Lil Red is either hard of hearing or has selective hearing.

They get along great with their Cavalier foster sister and the neighbor Cavalier. Also, when visiting a neighbor with a cat they hardly reacted at all, which we believe this is a good sign that they would not mind a feline roommate.

They do not bark much unless the neighborhood dogs are gossiping outside or if they get excited. They enjoy walks on the leash and do fairly well, and they also enjoy wandering around the fenced yard to smell all the smells. 

Their house-training is mostly reliable, but they do not give obvious requests to go outside. Their foster family takes the pups outside every 2-3 hours and this helps avoid accidents.

The girls would love a fenced yard so they can get in some leisurely sniffs and sunbathe to their hearts content. We haven’t seen them around kids but think they’d be okay with respectful older children. They are good with dogs of similar size and temperament, and a dog-savvy cat sibling should be fine too. These ladies would do best with someone who is home much of the time.

Lamby Pie and Lil Red are delightful companions and are looking forward to their forever home. If you’re interested in adopting these sweet girls, please complete the online application (if you haven’t done so previously) and then email Melissa Cincotta at so she knows to consider your application. Please take a moment to read about our adoption process at the following links: Process & FAQ.

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Squire in Camas, WA

This 6-year-old knight in training lives up to his name and willingly accompanies his foster mom and foster dog sisters everywhere they go. He loves to greet his foster mom’s tutoring students and their parents each day, giving them kisses as he says hello and good-bye at the door. Squire gets along with everyone in the home— foster dad and children, alike, but seems to be quite attached to his foster mom. He is very content simply sitting at your feet when working, sitting next to you on the couch, or lying next to you on the bed.  

Squire was surrendered by his owners because they found he wasn’t a good fit due to his anxiety that led to excessive barking at wildlife and neighboring dogs when in the backyard and also reactivity toward passing cars and dogs while on walks.   

In his foster home, Squire may bark when he hears people walking by and talking behind the backyard, but comes right back in when you call him. Going on walks can trigger barking and lunging when cars pass by or upon seeing other dogs, but when he isn’t barking, positive reinforcement through treats and praise seems to be helping to decrease this reactivity. His new family needs to be prepared and willing to take the time to work with him, and we are requiring that they work with a positive dog trainer to ensure continued improvement and a successful adoption.  

Other than the reactivity on walks, Squire is a very sweet, mellow fellow. He is fine visiting another dog’s home and does not show interest in cats. He knows to use the dog door to go outside to do his business and immediately comes back inside. 

When he is in the mood about twice a day, Squire likes to play with squeaky stuffed animals, treat toys, and a rope toy with a mini ball, but he is happiest when he can just be at your side. He enjoys going on car rides and following his foster dog sisters around the house and yard. In his previous home, he loved going to the off-leash dog park and also did some indoor swimming classes. 

Squire is on a probiotic called Purina Calming Care prescribed by the vet, neutered, and microchipped. He’s a healthy boy, though at 23 lbs is a little overweight. 

Squire’s ideal new home is with dog-savvy owners who can spend a lot of time with him and have a securely fenced-in yard. Another dog of similar size and temperament is ideal as he has always had another dog in the home. Children over the age of 10 years old would be a good fit for him too. Will this handsome boy be your next knight in shining armor?

If you live within a 3-hour drive of Camas, WA and are interested in Squire, please complete our online application (if you haven’t previously), and email Melissa Cincotta at so she knows to consider your application. Please take a moment to read about our adoption process: Process & FAQ

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