Tobi in Dallas, TX

Here is Toby with his new family…

Tobi is an affectionate and loving 3 year-old Blenheim boy born 7/5/19 who is always up for a snuggle with his person. He is the sweetest boy who has a cute little crooked grin that he knows how to wield to his advantage. Tobi came into rescue after his family situation changed and he needed to be in a home that would be able to devote more time to him.

Tobi walks very well on leash and is happy to go on walks. His ideal home will be one that can take him out on walks regularly. He is also going to need someone who is patient, kind, and loving as he works to gain some confidence and work through some very understandable insecurity. However, you will not find a more loyal and lovable dog than Tobi. In fact, if you aren’t petting him enough, he will give you a gentle reminder with his nose or paw that he would like your attention.

Tobi is currently 11.9 lbs. His ideal weight is estimated to be between 13 and 14 pounds, so he is a bit on the smaller side for a Cavalier. He is current on his vaccinations, on heartworm prevention, and microchipped. The veterinarian stated he has a small ocular occlusion in his right eye which could grow (and if present in one it usually presents in both eyes eventually). He has no problems with seeing and gets around normally. As he ages, he may develop sensitivity to bright lights, but no other effects are expected.

Tobi does have some dog-to-dog resource guarding when it comes to lap and food time. We feel Tobi would be the happiest being an only dog.

Tobi is potty trained. He does not communicate when he needs to go outside for a potty break though. His foster mom is working with him on bell training and he is beginning to understand it! He will need someone that can take him out every couple of hours.

Tobi is a very sweet boy and is such a love bug. He follows his person everywhere and will immediately ask to be in your lap for some love when you sit down. In addition, he would do well in a home where he can get regular and frequent love and walks. The best home for him is one where he is the center of attention without children or other dogs. Tobi’s ideal home would also include a securely fenced yard, someone who is at home the majority of the time and committed to a very affectionate dog.

If you think you can love and provide all the things he needs, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Shelby Fields at to express your interest. 

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Breeze in St. Louis, MO

Here is Breeze with her new family…

Life with Breeze is, well, a breeze! This 6-year-old tricolor boy is as laid-back, well-mannered, and easy-going as they come.

Breeze came into rescue as a breeder release, and it appears he was well cared for. He is potty trained except for a few accidents as he adjusted, and surprisingly no marking behavior after a few days as well.

Breeze is initially timid, but he still welcomes pets from his humans and time with his Cavalier foster sister. Once he warms up, what a joy! Breeze is sweet, happy, loves to go on walks, follow his foster sister, gently carry a favorite toy, and most of all play fetch. Don’t get started unless you’ve got some time to spend because Breeze will play as long as you are willing!

Breeze is not treat or food motivated, and in fact, may even skip a few meals here and there. He is learning the sit command, but since he is so well behaved and always by your side, teaching him “come” and “stay” have been more challenging.

Someone in his foster family is around most of the time, but when they do need to be away Breeze seems perfectly content with the company of another dog. He can be quite independent and sometimes he’ll excuse himself to his humans’ bedroom or another room of the house to get his space. 

Breeze is not crate trained but has shown no interest in being in his humans’ bed or even a couch. He seems very happy with a comfy dog bed that’s close enough so he can still keep his eyes and his nose on his loved ones.

When he came into rescue Breeze had a medical evaluation, was neutered, his vaccines were brought up to date, and had a dental cleaning where a few teeth removed. Otherwise, he is in perfect health and has no diagnosed conditions, nor is he on any medication. He is up to date on heartworm and flea/tick prevention.

If you are the right family for Breeze, please complete our online application (if you haven’t already) and email Sarah Noebels at to let her know of your interest.

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Peanut in Las Vegas, NV

Here is Peanut with her new family…

Hello! Meet Peanut, a 6-yr-old, female, Blenheim, born 6/22/2017 who is a Cavalier Cocker Spaniel mix. Peanut is very energetic. She loves to take walks, chase a ball, play with her toys and cuddle. She came into Rescue because her owners were no longer able to give her the exercise she needed and the new wife had an allergic reaction when Peanut was near.

Peanut is house trained and sleeps in a crate. Her foster mother has her on a schedule and feels that Peanut is more comfortable with this because she knows what to expect and this helps her to be calm and not anxious.

Peanut will do well with an active owner, one who will take her with them and give her the exercise she needs. If there are children, it would be ideal if they were older so that they understand how to play with dogs. Peanut loves her toys, however, her prior owner reported that when playing with her toys, she can be aggressive if you try to take her toy away. She does not bite, but will growl. We have not seen this behavior in foster care though. 

Peanut has some anxiety when she is in the car, this last for about 30/40 minutes, then she settles. This could be due to having been driven away from her owners in a car. We believe once she is acclimated to her new owner(s) she will settle down and be an absolutely wonderful fur baby.

If you are interested in Peanut, please complete the online adoption application (if you haven’t already), then email the coordinators, Judy & Rich Fitzpatrick at:, so they know of your interest.

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Maggie May in Nashville, TN

Here she is with her new family…..

Meet Maggie May, a precious and affectionate, 2-year-old Ruby Cavalier. She has a calm demeanor and a sweet personality. She is a social butterfly and loves meeting new people when she is out and about with her foster family.

She came into rescue after being surrendered by a breeder. She was shaven prior to coming into rescue but we believe her coat will be a darker, rich ruby when it comes back in, just like her face. She spends most of the day following her foster mom around the house and loves to snuggle up on the couch in the evening. Her foster parents joke that she tries to mold into them, trying to get as close as physically possible.

Maggie May does great sleeping in the crate next to her foster siblings. She enjoys playing with plush dog toys and frequently carries them around the house. She would do well with another well-behaved dog to teach her social skills that she hasn’t had the opportunity to learn yet.

She is learning to enjoy a fenced in backyard with room to explore and smell. She has been working on leash training and has improved immensely in the short time she has been in rescue. Maggie is not yet house trained but has progressed in the last several days. She does well in the car.

She was recently spayed and has a clean bill of health. She is now up to date on all vaccinations, flea and tick, and heart worm medication.

If you think you would be a good match for Maggie May and live within reasonable driving distance to Nashville, TN, please fill out the online application if you haven’t already and then email Liz Nigh at

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Rocky in Charlotte, N.C.

Here is the pup with his new family…

Rocky is one of the sweetest Cavaliers we’ve fostered. He’s an extremely affectionate and active two-year old Ruby male born February 19, 2021. He was placed in rescue when his previous owner decided Rocky needed a more active home.

Rocky weighs around 22 pounds; he’s tall and sleek: an inch or two taller than the male Cavalier standard. He’s crate-trained and has recently been neutered so he’ll need some “paw-holding” in a new home to avoid marking and to re-enforce his house-breaking. Rocky is up to date on his vaccines with no sign of a heart murmur.

He is very healthy, however, Rocky has a mild case of bilateral hip dysplasia (both hip sockets are abnormal). His condition was not noticeable during regular physical exams, but it was identified and confirmed through physical examination and radiographs while he was sedated (detailed reports will be provided to the adopting family). We’ve seen some rare occasions where Rocky is briefly unstable walking or climbing stairs. At some point Rocky’s ability to do active exercise or his mobility may be limited and surgery might be required. In the meantime, Rocky’s active play and weight should be carefully managed, he should take joint supplements like Dasuquin or Cosequin, and he should have periodic exams and radiographs to assess if his condition has changed.

Rocky is bright, a good learner, is very friendly meeting people and other dogs and is always in a happy mood. His face lights up when he sees his friends and often follows us around the house to keep us company. He especially likes greeting folks with hugs and kisses before settling next to them or on their laps. Rocky is a good car traveler and enjoys long walks in the neighborhood or on trails and beaches. Rocky also loves to play fetch and chase balls. Activities like walking, playing, and companion events (like obedience, rally, barn hunt or scent work) might be a natural for him, as long as his hips are treated carefully.

Although Rocky has some reasonable obedience skills (sit, wait, responding to his name); he needs help developing these skills as well as with his loose leash walking. For example, his excitement when meeting people and dogs often results in jumping on them, so his new family will need to focus on obedience work to help him through this.

Like most Cavaliers, Rocky enjoys meal-time and shows his excitement when he’s fed. He usually rushes to his crate on command for meals and bedtime. He often pushes to the head of the line for a well-deserved treat. Rocky’s shown some anxiety when left alone at bedtime in new places, but usually adapts well to most situations.


Rocky would do best with a family that has someone home much of the time with a fenced yard (physical, not electric or virtual). Respectful, older children with dog experience in the house to play with him while avoiding overexertion due his hip dysplasia would be a plus. A family that has no more than one other dog and has a great deal of time to devote to Rocky’s training and enjoying life with him is very important.

If you think Rocky would make a perfect addition to your family, and you live within a reasonable driving distance of Charlotte, NC, please fill out an online application, and contact Angie Hansing at to let her know of your interest.


Poppy in Laguna Hills, CA

Poppy with her new family!

Update 5-14-23: We’ve received several promising applications for this pup and aren’t taking any more for now. Thank you.

Never be afraid to be a Poppy in a field of daisies! Meet Poppy, a petite 11 lb. Blenheim pup born 2/2/22 who has blossomed since coming into foster care with CR-USA. Poppy is microchipped, spayed, up to date on vaccines and a healthy, energetic pup. Her adult coat is just starting to emerge with white wispy feathering unfolding on her legs and tail.

This adorable, spunky girl has quickly won over the hearts of her foster family, canines included. Poppy has affectionately earned many nicknames and responds to them all: Poppy Pup, Poppy Princess and Poppy Dot just to name a few. Initially shy and unsure of the wonders of the world, Poppy is slowly starting to embrace everyday life and all that it has to offer. She is learning leash manners and can now sit and come when called. The unbridled excitement displayed when she sees her harness is accompanied with high pitched yelps. Poppy enjoys long walks, greets neighbors and gets excited when children come to say hi. She can be leash reactive when seeing larger and unfamiliar dogs, however her barking does subside with reassuring verbal cues.

Poppy loves to investigate the safe confines of the backyard in her foster home and will bark by the door when she wants to zoom and race about outside. She exhibits a strong prey drive, chasing most anything that moves. She is fast and light on her feet so any open door is viewed as a chance to explore. Poppy is an athletic jumper and will leap and dance about on her two hind legs. She will often give her entire body a shake to release excess energy. Going from 0 to 60 mph in record time and then in reverse is not uncommon for this long-legged lean girl. She plays hard and loves equally as hard; relishing belly rubs, being held and nuzzling by your side after a stimulating day. Poppy is a tiny but mighty guard dog, alerting you with a loud bark when someone is at your door or a package has been delivered.

In practically no time, Poppy has become reliable with house training as long as she is given the opportunity to go out upon waking, then every few hours and again before bedtime. Currently, Poppy sleeps contently in a crate, not making a sound until the morning. Once her potty habits are fully under control, she would love to join her family in the big bed. Having several like-minded Cavalier foster siblings has helped her understand expected behavior and boundaries, although she would also be fine receiving your undivided affection as an only pet.

Since she is still very much a puppy, Poppy would benefit from continued training and positive reinforcement. She is eager to please and a structured obedience class would help channel her enthusiasm, offer time for socialization as well as create a bond with her new family. Feeling secure, loved and being by your side is what Poppy craves most. She has been crated during the short times she is left alone and will initially bark but then quiets down. Therefore, someone that is home most of the day is ideal. Be prepared to be showered with endless puppy kisses on your return, whether it’s just from the next room or an outing without her. Poppy is a playful sock thief, pillow snatcher and can entertain herself with the countless toys that she tosses about. She is also a fetch master – gladly retrieving any ball or toy. Agility training may be in her future.

Poppy is very portable. She is comfortable in the car, can easily handle long walks yet also relaxes in a dog stroller, backpack or sling. In true Cavalier fashion, Poppy is a Velcro buddy who will effortlessly fit into an active lifestyle.

If you feel Poppy would continue to bloom as a new member of your family and live within a reasonable distance from Laguna Hills, CA, please complete an online application if you haven’t done so already. Then send an email to Nanci Gordon at to let her know of your interest in this spirited pup.

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