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  nancigordon@gmail.com  to let her know of your interest in Jack.

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Maggie in Dallas, TX

Hi, this is sweet Maggie. She is a beautiful, fun loving 9- or 10-year-old, tricolor female who is very active and loves keeping up with her younger foster siblings. Maggie came into rescue when her owner passed away and she was very much loved.  

Maggie is very healthy with only a slight (2/6) heart murmur that does not require medication at this time. She takes an OTC joint supplement to keep her bones strong. She is spayed, up to date on immunizations, and heartworm clear.

Maggie loves being outside, especially if she can roll in the grass or chase a bird, squirrel or any rabbits she sees hopping around. She loves playing with her foster siblings and very much prefers the company of other dogs. She would do best in a home with at least one other dog.

Because of her curious and adventurous nature, a fenced yard would best. She loves walks and the sight of her leash makes her very happy, though because of her age fewer short walks are better than longer ones.

Maggie is fully potty trained and quickly learned to use a doggie door. She has had no accidents in her foster home. She sits well for grooming and baths though is not a fan of having her nails trimmed. She slept happily through recent thunderstorms and is comfortable in new situations. While she loves children of all ages and would do fine in a home with kids, she retires to her bed when smaller children are around.  

Maggie’s guilty pleasure is watching TV. Anytime she sees a dog, even if just a passing glance in a commercial, she will let out a little yelp as if to pay her respects to that animal. An extended view such as a dog food ad is a real treat for her.

Maggie quickly decided that she prefers sleeping at foster mom’s feet on the bed at night and cuddling on the couch with foster dad during the day. She craves attention and would love a home where she is not left without her people for long stretches of time. She will happily join you on errands in the car and loves it when she can go into stores and have everyone adore her.

If you are interested in adopting this loving Cavalier, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then contact Diane Theofanis at theofanisd2@gmail.com so she knows to consider your application. 

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Scarlett in Arlington, VA

Scarlett is a 6-year old Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who everyone loves right away because she is sweet, quiet, snuggly, and loves to spend time with her human family. She politely introduces herself to every person she meets and would be best friends with all if time and circumstances allow.

At 19.5 pounds, Scarlett is at her ideal weight. Details on her past are scarce, but she is up-to-date on her vaccinations and has a healthy heart. She has a pending spay/dental scheduled at the end of April and will be adopted after recovery. Scarlett eats her food and supplements without fuss and will take her allergy pill right from your hand. She is easy to train with small pieces of kibble and is even calm during nail trims!

Scarlett will go in her crate easily when you leave your home or can be left out to nap calmly until her owner returns. She has done very well with potty training and will signal when she is ready to go outside by cuddling up and staring in your eyes. As long as she is taken out several times per day, any chance for accidents will be rare. She’s very smart and picks up commands after one or two times – particularly when treats are involved.

Scarlett walks easily on a leash but make sure you keep a firm grip or keep her in a fenced yard because if she sees a critter, she is likely to take off like a freight train! She may bark two or three times to warn you of a strange sound but is otherwise quiet. She is not interested in interacting with other dogs and prefers to be queen of the yard. 

Scarlett would flourish in a home where her person or people are home most of the day. She will be happiest as the only pet because she wants all the love and attention. She loves to sit next to you at all times, preferably on your lap or touching you. She adores sleeping in the big bed with her humans and going on adventures in the car too.

Scarlett the Ruby is a loveable lady who is gentle, calm, appreciative, and a true lap dog. She travels well and will stay close to her person. She will happily walk outside with you, snuggle in soft spaces, and generally be wherever you are. She cannot wait to be your furry best friend.

If you are interested in this precious pup, please read about our adoption process, complete the online adoption application if you haven’t already, and indicate your interest by emailing Rescue Coordinator, Michelle Ouellette at cavalierrescueusadmv@gmail.com. 

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