Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is today! Please help us continue to offer those Cavaliers in need of our services a new start by donating to Cavalier Rescue USA. So far this year we have taken in and provided love and needed veterinary care to over 485 dogs. Please help us to continue to help all who come our way.

In addition to making donations online, you can also send contributions directly to us at the following address:

Cavalier Rescue USA, 6400 N Paseo Tamayo, Tucson, AZ 85750.

Best wishes for happy holidays!

Arlo in Florence, KY

Meet Arlo, a lively 3-year-old male Cavalier King Charles with a Blenheim coat. He joined the rescue due to his previous family’s busy schedule. Arlo, weighing 19 pounds, is healthy, neutered, and up to date on shots.

Initially anxious upon arrival, Arlo quickly adapted to his foster home, displaying an outgoing personality.

He loves outdoor play, especially engaging in endless rounds of fetch, showcasing his boundless energy and enthusiasm. Arlo knows basic commands, such as sit and come. He also walks very well on a leash and has mastered fetch.

Arlo thrives in the company of cats, adults, and children, and has been well-socialized. While he craves attention, he prefers a home without other dogs to avoid competition.

The ideal home for Arlo is one with ample time and attention dedicated to him. Arlo excels in house training when following a consistent schedule.

Arlo is full of energy and is a bundle of joy. He is ready to make a family very happy and be a consistent family friend.

If you are interested in Arlo, please complete our online application if you haven’t already. Then, email Emily Greenhill at so she knows of your interest.
Online Application

Sully in Lynden, WA

Hi, I’m Sully, but I answer to Captain Sully! I am 3 years old and looking to land in my forever home.

Are you looking for a pup to snuggle with on the couch or in your lap? I am your guy. When it comes to hugs, I LOVE to give and get them, especially if I can wrap my arms around your neck and get a good long one.

My original home became challenging for me after a toddler was introduced to the mix and I ended up hiding in my crate much of the time. I also had a tendency to eat things I shouldn’t and this was worrisome with young children in the house, but the good news is this hasn’t been an issue since arriving in my foster home. Also, I do great with older children and adults as I am a sponge for love! 

I am always happy and wagging my tail. I act like a big puppy, and a good ball chase and retrieve is my jam! I love to play with my Cavalier foster brother and sister and am very social. I think I’d like another playful dog in my new home.

I am learning how to walk on a leash and am getting better each day, but I do pull with enthusiasm. I enjoy my walks around the block meeting and greeting others, in fact I insist on saying “hi.” I would really benefit from a decent walk most days and have no problem walking three miles with my foster family.

I have a blast exploring the backyard, but I always love to return back to my humans when called (especially if there is a treat waiting for me!). And since I like showing off to my humans and being close by their side, you should know that I can jump and get some serious altitude! Baby gates are no match for me! I am told a tall fenced yard is a requirement in my new home.

I respond to “sit” for my snacks and meals, and I would benefit from training classes to learn other basic commands. I am housebroken as long as I have regular potty breaks. I saw the vet and got a good report. I weigh 20 lbs., am neutered, microchipped and up to date on my shots. I do have a little bit of tartar on my teeth that would benefit from a cleaning down the road.

I do great with other dogs and older dog-savvy kids. At my previous home, there was a cat, so it’s possible that I might be okay with a cat in my new home. I’m comfortable sleeping all night in my crate, but if you want to let me onto the bed in the morning, I am the best cuddler this side of Texas!

I am still a puppy at heart and will jump against you, but I remember not to jump up when my person reminds me by turning away. I prefer someone home most of the time as I do have a little bit of separation anxiety. I am generally a quiet boy, but I do bark occasionally if there is some exciting action happening out the front window that I wish I was involved in.

I’m looking for a special family that will appreciate my puppy-like enthusiasm and help me become the best version of myself with some continued basic training. If you live within a 3-hour drive of Lynden and think I sound like the perfect pup for you and you for me, be sure to complete the online application and let the rescue coordinator know by emailing Melissa at

You can read about our adoption process at the following links: Process & FAQ
Online Application

Rusty and Rosie in Lebanon, IN

Rusty and Rosie came into rescue together. These pups can go to a new home together or can go to different homes. Rosie is Rusty’s mother. She is 19 months old (born 2/24/22) and her son Rusty is 10 months old (born 1/21/23). 

Rusty is full of energy and being so young, he’s all puppy. He has his favorite Stuffed toys that will squeak. He loves squeaking them. 

His favorite place to lay is either next to or on his foster mom’s lap. He is very loving and sweet with her.

His mother, Rosie, has very much the same temperament. She loves being as close to her human as possible.

Rusty and Rosie love running in the fenced yard. The think their main responsibility is to guard the bird feeders. They get so excited when they chase the birds away and then run back to get into position.

They both were well cared for in their previous home. Rusty has been neutered and Rosie has been spayed. They are up to date on all vaccines. We’ve been working on house breaking. They are doing fairly well and are let out to potty every 2 or 3 hours.

They prefer being in the same room with their foster mom. If not, Rosie can get vocal. They do well on leads and aren’t fond of being in crates. Rusty is doing better in a crate and is fed in his crate. They have not been around children, but given a proper introduction and time with them, they should do well.

Rosie and Rusty are attached to each other, but also function independently. Rusty will growl a little when one of the other dogs in his foster home tries to take his toys. That said, both Rosie and Rusty play well with the other dogs in the home. They are fun, affectionate, sweet Cavaliers.

If you are interested in one or both of these delightful Cavaliers, please fill out the online application if you haven’t already and then email Sherry Morgan at so she knows to review your application. Thank you!

Online Application  

Cooper in University City, MO

My name is Cooper, and I am a handsome (at least that is what I am called) 5-year-old tricolor Cavalier. I was born 6/16/2018. I am a smart guy, and know all my commands, but sometimes I forget to ‘heel’ when I see a squirrel. I love long walks with my person, and move fairly fast, and love to smell everything! There are so many interesting things to sniff, and I love to find things to chase or chew on. 

When my foster mom leaves me at home, I get anxious, but my foster sister lets me know she will be back, so I am getting better but still need to lie on the back of the couch and watch out the window until she comes home. I don’t have accidents in the house, and I know to bark or ring the bell on the back door when I need to go out.

I have a basket of toys, and especially love my Lamb Chop! It is fun to chew the squeaker out! My foster mom takes me on car rides with my foster sister, and we sit in car seats and I can see out the windows! I really like going to the pet store and looking for treats!

Cooper has been in his foster home for about 2 months. He is a very sweet guy, who will be your velcro dog and give you lots of kisses. He has lots of energy and we usually go on 2 to 3 mile walks every day. His previous owner released him to Cavalier Rescue USA because he would pull too hard on leash whenever he saw an animal on the trail. At one point she fell, and broke her ankle, and sadly could no longer care for him. He has a big yard here to run in, but wants his person to be out with him. FYI, he is very good at supervising yard work!

Cooper has apparently had bouts of diarrhea and was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Disease, and was prescribed a Science Diet prescription food. He takes a medication (takes one Budesonide, 1mg day. The cost is about $25 a month.) with his morning meal and recently I have begun making his food, with ground meats and veggies and fruits, baked in a loaf. So far it has really agreed with him and I think this might be less expensive. Cooper was also diagnosed with a mild heart murmur, common to the breed, and was rated a grade 2 at this time. He will need to be checked yearly by a cardiologist and does not need medication at this time.

He is a very smart and loving guy, and knows all the commands including sit, stay, down, roll over, fetch (sometimes) and heel, (unless he sees a squirrel), and return. He definitely needs a securely fenced yard as he is not savvy to cars and danger, and would like to run out the front door if not monitored. Cooper is completely house trained, and we have had no accidents since he arrived.  

He does not like to be crated, and his anxiety becomes apparent when he is. Since he was used to sleeping with his previous owner, he would very much like to be in the big bed with his forever family. This will make the changes he has been through much easier. He and his foster sister get along well and he may do better with another calm pup in the household to let him know it is okay when his person leaves for a few hours. He loves to hang out when I am in the kitchen, so he can help keep the floor clean! He will follow you all around the house and lay across your lap when you sit down. When he gets too warm, he will move to your side. Cooper is a larger Cavalier, but his weight is good at 22 pounds, and he is very active. He does love dirty laundry! He will chew holes but not swallow anything. He will also “shop” in uncovered trash cans, so keeping laundry and trash can secure is good. 

He is neutered, had a dental, and is up to date on all his shots. He gets along with everyone, although he has not been around young children. He has been a joy to foster and would do well in a home that is calm, but active so he gets his exercise and stimulation. A home with another calm pup and someone who is home most of the time to give him the attention he requires would be great. He definitely loves his walks and knows what the word means when said out loud. I am trying to teach him to bring his harness and leash! He was very well behaved at the groomer. His coat is shiny and silky and he is easy to groom. Cooper is a sweet loving, curious and active boy who deserves the best home possible.

If you are the family who can provide Cooper with his forever home, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Sarah Noebels at to let her know of your interest. 

Online Application 

Bingo in Newark, OH

Bingo is a high energy, adorable 2-year-old Blenheim Cavalier born 10/10/2021 who is extremely friendly and desires to please. His owners gave him to rescue because they didn’t have enough time for him. He has some separation anxiety, so an owner who is at home most of time would be best.

Bingo loves to cuddle, sit with his family, and loves his doggie friends. At times he has difficulty being calm and quieting down. He gets along famously with children and other dogs but is untested with cats. He requires a securely fenced yard and experienced caregiver to teach him his manners. It would probably be best to have him with another dog his size, so that he would have someone to play with and burn up his energy each day.

Bingo tolerates the crate at night and also when alone at home, but otherwise voices disapproval at being crated, and is working on that. He is learning to ride in a car. but not good with riding in the crate in the car or being seat-belted in the car. That is going to take a lot of practice.

Bingo also has a habit of trying to run out the door when the door opens, so he always should have a collar on when people are going in and out the door. We are working on breaking this habit and are making some progress! Bingo is working on walking on a leash calmly without pulling, and that is a work in progress.

If you are interested in Bingo, please complete our online application if you have not already. Then email Sherry Morgan, at so she knows of your interest.
Online Application