Gaston in Rhome, TX

Here are some photos of Gaston with his new family…

Hi I am Gaston. You would never believe I am 11 years old as I just really love life and I love to play. I also love to sit in your lap, and I am used to being on furniture and in bed with you at night. I really don’t like a crate and I am reliable and really don’t have much of the need for one.

I am a very healthy male and up to date on all my vaccines. I am taking my preventative heartworm and flea and tick meds and have had a dental. I  had around 10 teeth removed, and now I am really feeling great. I enjoy running around outside in the yard, but when I’m inside I like to be near my person snuggled up on the couch or just following you around the house.

I would love a home with another dog and children who I can play with. I am very easy going and full of love and would make a wonderful addition to a family who is home most of the day. I know I am a little older, but I still have so much energy and love to share.

If you think you have the perfect home for me, please fill out our online application if you haven’t already and then email Diane Theofanis at theofanisd2@gmail.com to express your interest.

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Julie in West Hills, CA

Here is Julie with her new family…

Sweet, snuggly Julie is a 9-year-old Blenheim Cavalier born 4/27/13. This 24 pound lovebug found her way to rescue when her owner unexpectedly passed away. No one in the extended family could continue caring for this gentle girl and they reached out to Cavalier Rescue USA to help her find an ideal forever home.

Julie had a Cardiology exam in June this year and that evaluation diagnosed Degenerative Valve Disease, Stage B1 with no heart enlargement. Julie was cleared to have an anesthetic dental which was successfully completed. No heart medications are currently needed, but her new family should be prepared to monitor for any changes and follow up with a Cardiologist in the next six months. Julie is up to date on vaccines and microchipped. Julie has a history of ear infections which may have affected her hearing consequently she is mostly deaf. In addition to getting micro-chipped and current on core vaccinations, Julie was treated for a skin allergy in foster care with medicated shampoo and is now on a daily allergy medication. A consult with a dermatologist specialist may help with her hearing and a procedure on her ears to determine if there may be a surgical repair recommendation. Most dogs with impaired hearing learn and respond well to hand signals and body language.

Julie is all love, hugs and kisses. She will shadow you everywhere and take a nap wherever you happen to be as she feels safest around her trusted humans. Although she is hard of hearing, that doesn’t stop her from entertaining herself outside. Julie enjoys sniffing flower beds, chasing shadows and exploring garden paths to see where they might lead. When you want her to come to you, make eye contact, wave your hand and she will gallop back to you. Additional work with hand signals will help create a positive bond between Julie and her new owner.

Julie loves meal time—maybe a bit too much. She is overweight for her frame, but has lost a pound already in foster care. Her forever family must be committed to mind the number of treats and measure her food to help her achieve her recommended weight of approximately 20 lbs.

Julie has a moderate to elevated amount of separation anxiety. When her person leaves the room, she often gets anxious and begins to bark or whimper but she is getting better at tolerating these absences. Her new family should ideally spend a good deal of time at home or be willing to take her on outings. Julie gets an A+ as a driving companion. She sits harnessed in the back looking out the window glancing at the passing trees and cars. She loves going to the supermarket and pet stores, happily strolling through the aisles while secured in a shopping cart.

Julie would enjoy being the only dog in the family. Although she has not been sleeping in the master bedroom in her foster family, Julie will be delighted to be your companion that will snuggle by your side every night. She does get along with other pets, but she does not interact or play with them. She prefers to explore alone in the backyard or spend time with her favorite human on the couch. She does not bark at guests or strangers. She loves to be petted and will snuggle up to anyone who gives her affection. Julie has been around older respectful children with her previous owner but not since she has been in foster care. Julie has not been cat tested.

If you’re interested in providing Julie a loving home and live within a reasonable drive of West Hills, CA please complete the online application if you haven’t already and then email Nanci Gordon at nancigordon@gmail.com to let her know you have applied. Online Application

Lexi in Citrus Heights, CA

Here is the pup with her new moms…

Hi! My name is Lexi! My Foster Mom says I’m a really beautiful Blenheim Cavalier girl. I am spayed and I’m almost 2 1/2 years old being born on 4/18/2019! I have big beautiful eyes, stunning markings and I am really loving. I love to play and I have a lot of energy. I want to play all day long and until I’m ready to come for a snuggle.

I was given to Cavalier Rescue USA after my senior owner sadly passed away. I’m so glad that family members contacted Cavalier Rescue USA cause now I get a second chance of having a loving family who can teach me all the things I need to learn, and a home of my own.

I know I’m super duper gorgeous and look amazing in pink, but I do come with some girly issues. I guess some girls just gotta have some drama and issues, what can I say? Yep, I’m that girl. I suffer onsets of anxiety and OCD. Like, when I saw my Foster Dad put on a hat, I got so scared I cried and yelped for quite a while. I just couldn’t let the drama go! If TMZ was around they would have put me on their show cause I’m so extra! It’s hard for me to calm down after that kind of stuff, but eventually I do get over it. When I’m “into my dramatics” I’m really loud, so a single family home would be best cause I don’t wanna disturb your neighbors if you decide it’s a hat day.

Also, when I saw this cat named Katie, I totally lost my mind. I mean like, I literally freaked out and got kinda obsessed. My anxiety and OCD kicked in and, well, I got so panicked with her and trying to go after her, I just couldn’t stop yelping and trying to get through the door. I was told that was naughty behavior and my Foster Mom wasn’t pleased, and I have to save the drama for another day. She told me I really need to work on my attitude! Like duh! So we’ve been working on it, but she said for this reason, I did not pass the cat test. SIGH, sorry cat lovers! So, if you have a cat (inside or outside) or wear hats, I’m not gonna comfortable in your home so that’s out. Hey funny, those rhyme, cat and hat, ha!! You might be able to work on the hat thing, but cats… no way, never, I’m not having it!

My Foster family has been working with me to settle down when I get like that and just chill! I’m working on adjusting to unfamiliar situations. Everything is new to me and I wasn’t very socialized when I showed up. I just wanna feel safe and secure. I’m told I have shown some improvements while in foster care, so that’s good. When I first got into my Foster home, I wasn’t having fun yet. I was so scared I was kinda nippy at my foster siblings. Some dogs are okay, some I have a little attitude with. I’m adjusting to my new surroundings but it has taken some time and it might take some time in my new home, so I will need you to be an experienced dog savvy family with experience in training girls like myself who fear bark; and love me and work me through it. I do well being groomed! What girl doesn’t like having her hair did???!!!! RIGHT!

I really need a family who has a lot of time for me. I would benefit hugely from continued manner class, socialization, leash training, & basic commands. Oh my gosh, I pull when I’m on a leash, like I am fierce! Get out of my way, I’m Beyonce’ on the cat walk. Sorry, but no one had ever shown me the right way to walk on leash, so I just use my girly hips and pull! I need a lot of help with that. I do act right sometimes, I swear! I know how to sit when asked and I’m very sweet with humans, but I need practice learning to stay and with all the other basic commands. What can I say, I was allowed to just do my own thing and now there’s gotta be rules? Yuck!

I have another bad habit. I focus on doors & might try to bolt if given an opportunity. So, my new home will need to have a fully fenced yard and be able to train me to not go through the front door unless invited.

I have a large crate of my own. Some would say it’s probably too big for me but like diamonds, bigger is better. I was previously crate trained. My Foster Mom was told; I always sleep in my crate at night although if allowed & invited I’d prefer to snuggle next to my new family members in their big bed but you will need to train me not to jump off! I’m sure if you would bring me to bed I’d probably love it and sleep peacefully throughout the night. I just wanna be near you. I’m getting so much better with this but I might cry at first in my new home… we’ll see.

I have some food aggression but only with meals so I eat my meals without feeling threatened by my foster siblings in my crate to keep the peace. This works great for me cause I can eat at my own pace. I also wear my snood well and I look so cute in it! I have not shown aggression when treats are given & will patiently & politely wait my turn for my treat with the other Cavaliers.

My personality has continued to blossom into the sweetest little girl and I adore attention. I prefer my humans are close by, ya know, I get a little separation anxiety, so my future family needs to be home most of the time, or something like that. When resting or napping I enjoy being held & petted on your lap or laying next to you.

One of my favorite pastimes is chasing butterflies! My Foster Mom says I am the cutest Cavalier running around the yard as fast as I can chasing butterflies. I will point once I spot another butterfly & the chase is on!

You should know squeaky toys & squeaky balls are a favorite. Not to worry if a squeaky ball rolls under the furniture, I will begin my dramatics and I will alert you if I need help retrieving a ball like “hellooooo you gonna help me here or what?” I would be happiest being an only dog so I don’t have to worry about my food anymore, can ditch the crate and can get ALL the attention. This is my DREAM!

Other than the small bouts of anxiety, I’m pretty amazing and with the right family I know I can become an amazing girly girl for you!

If you think you are the perfect home for this pup and are a short distance drive to Fair Oaks, CA so we can do the proper meet and greets, please complete the online application if you haven’t already and then email Northern California Coordinator Jessica at smalldogbath@gmail.com  and tell her of your interest.  

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Addie in San Jose, CA

Here is the pup with her new family…

Hi, I’m Adeline, also known as Addie. My Foster Mom says I’m sweet as Southern Sweet Tea!  I love to give big bear hugs (we call these Cavalier hugs) and endlessly lick and nuzzle into you. I am calm but also very playful. I came into rescue because my Mommy passed away. She was my everything. We had a very special bond, and as hard as it’s been to lose her, I am ready to find a new family to fall in love with.

A few things about me:

I’m 4 years old and was born 11/10/17. I am used to constant attention, so my new family should have someone home with me all the time, to enjoy my company. Where you go, I go! In the house, I’m with you. If you go outside in the fenced yard, I love to go! I like to help you water your plants when the outside water is on. I will bark at it and jump in front of you to try to eat the water! Water games ROCK! I enjoy exploring and relaxing outside as long as it’s cool outside. If I see bubbles, I will endlessly jump around and try to pop them. Surprisingly I’m a good goalie and love to play soccer. I have had a BLAST with my human Foster siblings, they have brought me so much joy and attention, so I am kid tested and approved as long as your kids are “a little older” and know how to be gentle.

I love watching TV and Protecting my humans from any creature on there, so if you don’t like me barking at the TV then I’m not a good match. If you are looking for someone to watch TV with, I’m your girl!

Although I do a great job sleeping in my crate, I would prefer sleeping in your bed. If you are on the bed and I’m not, Imma bark at YOU till you let me in! And the couch, you better let me on the couch or I will voice my concerns. Where you go, I GO! So if dogs aren’t allowed in your bed or on your furniture then I’m not ya girl. 

My Foster Mom says overall a “good girl” but sometimes I get a little mischievous and naughty haha! Sorry I can’t help myself! If I have access to a table, I will climb on it, especially if food is there. So you will need to be diligent and keep those chairs tucked in tight. Also, I will sometimes look through the bathroom garbage or chew a toy that isn’t mine. I will need a family who keeps a kept home so I don’t chew on anything left out, garbage cans must have lids (yes my Foster Mom will check) and stuff like that.

I’m ok when my family leaves the house, but I do whine a little when you are heading out the door or when I hear you coming in and you aren’t fast enough to get me. So I have a little separation anxiety. Like I said, where you go, I go!

I absolutely love a good tummy rub in the morning, or let’s be honest, at any time, all the time. I enjoy cuddling but I also like to relax by myself. I could stand to lose a couple pounds, so a diet to help me with my girlish figure would be nice. 

Addie’s foster mom says: Addie does well on car rides but, it takes a while for her to relax in the car and lay down. She doesn’t climb around, she’s just car anxious. Addie is great on walks. She has been cat tested and would prefer to chase your cat, so it’s best you are a cat free home. She is curious with rabbits, but not interested in harming them. Addie recently had a dental cleaning and 2 teeth pulled.

Addie is a precious girl who has so much love to give to her forever family. She pants a lot and doesn’t do well in heat, so make sure your home has AC. The Vet says she is heart clear and healthy.

If you think you are the perfect home, would like to be considered and are a short driving distance to San Jose, CA so we can do the proper meet and greets, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Northern California Coordinator Jessica at smalldogbath@gmail.com.

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Holly in Lewisburg, PA

Here is Holly with her new family…

Holly isn’t…..

Holly isn’t overly exuberant, loud, fussy, or particularly difficult in any way.

She isn’t excessively messy and is never destructive.

Holly will never scare off your Amazon delivery driver with her excessive barking.

She isn’t going to put up a fight if you wanted to dress her up or put her in a stroller for a walk.

Holly won’t jump on your guests, or pull you enthusiastically down the street.

She isn’t going to need a bunch of toys or chews to keep her satisfied and out of trouble.

Holly is never going to have high demands for exercise or activity.

She won’t demand anything much…

…because she never knew much in her first 4 years of life. Probably not so much as a kind word or a pat on the head. While she won’t be overly demanding of those, she’ll take them hungrily, like a love-starved Cavalier often will.

Holly has a pretty significant heart murmur with mitral valve prolapse and is on medication and supplements, which she easily takes in her food bowl daily or dipped in peanut butter. She’s been spayed, and has had a dental, and she’s in otherwise good shape physically. Holly is showing no symptoms of congestive heart failure at this time, but please understand that with a grade 5 out of 6 murmur, she will require medication and regular cardiac care throughout her life.

During her past 4 months in foster care, this beautiful Blenheim girl has recovered from much from the trauma that was her life in a breeding facility. She’s learned the dog door and how to “hold it” all night or until she’s put out. (If you ask Holly if she needs to go out – she’ll let you know). She’s found her way from the safety of the sunporch (with the easy-escape dog door) all the way to the bedroom and has twice snuck up on the bed to snuggle in quietly behind her female foster’s back in the early morning after the “man of the house” has left. She has learned to come to her name when called, and to walk politely on a leash. Loud noises can still spook her a little bit.

Holly has learned to trust humans, perhaps women a tad bit more than men, but she very much enjoys the company of quiet, calm, gentle men just fine. She wouldn’t mind some quiet, calm, older children too. Pretty much anyone who wants to give her some love. Holly will sit still endlessly for petting and affection.

She doesn’t mind other dogs or cats as long as they aren’t too overwhelming. She doesn’t get easily excited about much, and doesn’t give too much of her time to those that do, and she never minds a fellow snuggler cuddling up with her. The vet’s office staff adored her during her visits; she couldn’t have been a nicer patient. Everyone who has met Holly adores her gentle personality. Car rides with Holly have been easy and calm.

This is an exceptionally lovely girl with very few vices and too many fantastic qualities to mention!! She’s not a big girl – weighing in at about 18 lbs., but like most cavaliers – she loves meal time. Overfeeding Holly would be easy to do – so her adopters must be able and willing to keep her fit for the sake of her heart health.

It doesn’t seem fair that this young, pretty, gentle, affectionate, loving girl will have a shortened lifespan, but hopefully with continue medication and proper care, someone will get the pleasure of her company for a while to come. And it will be a pleasure to be in her company – she’s an easy girl to love.

Since Holly is used to be around other dogs, we are looking for a home with another calm dog for companionship.

If you’d like to give Holly the home that she deserves for the rest of her life, please make sure you have a current application on file and contact Melissa MacMullin (cavalierrescueusapa@gmail.com) to let her know that you are interested. Holly is currently located in foster care in Lewisburg, PA.

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Sadie Rose in San Antonio, TX

Here is Sadie with her new family…

Hi! Sadie Rose here and ready for a new home. I am a beautiful Blenheim girl born 10/19/20 and so am not quite 2 years old yet. I am current on all my vaccinations and up to date on heartworm and flea prevention. I do have a skin infection which is being treated with antibiotics. I have been told many times I am very sweet and loving. I do love being with my people. I’m going to let my foster Mom tell you the rest of the story. Hope to see you soon!

Sadie Rose is a very sweet and affectionate girl. She loves to be with you all the time. Sadie is also very cautious and watchful of everything going on around her. I have yet to hear her bark. Sadie is house trained but gives very subtle indications she needs to go out so frequent opportunities for outdoor breaks is needed.

She is very quiet and observant. She does not play with toys but likes them. She does like to play and chase around other dogs so another playful dog would be great. It is not known how Sadie would do with cats or other animals. Sadie loves to sit by her people and easily jumps on furniture and goes up and down stairs. She does sleep in her crate happily and very quietly at night, but knowing Sadie, she would love to sleep with you. Because of her watchfulness and caution with fast movements she will probably be happiest in an adult home or one without small children.

Sadie Rose will make a wonderful companion and would love a home with someone who will spend time with her. If you would and can provide the home Sadie Rose needs please fill out our online application if you haven’t already. Then email Davonna Sjurseth at cavalierrescueusasanantonio@yahoo.com to let her know of your interest.

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