River in Philadelphia, PA

Meet River, a 7.5 pound handsome five month old Black and Tan boy. River was released to rescue due to having an open fontanelle and an overbite. His fontanelle has closed quite a bit and should not cause any long term problems, however, it is pronounced and may require some permanent teeth to be pulled once he is mature.

Prior to coming into rescue, River had little social interaction with humans. He has warmed up to his foster family but can be shy with new people and places. Once he is comfortable in an environment, River becomes the typical love sponge. He gets along with all his housemates and loves to play.

River is currently fostered with several older cavaliers. He plays well with all and has an abundance of energy. Sudden movements and loud noises can still startle him so a home with no children or calm children is preferred. River is very social so a house with another playful dog would be a requirement.

River loves to run around and play. He has already gathered a wide assortment of toys that he plays with in constantly. One of his favorite toys is a very long elephant that he drags all around the house. He is used to running in a securely fenced yard and loves to follow his foster mom all around the yard, so we are looking for a family with a fenced yard.

Due to his age, he has not yet been neutered, so his new family will need to make ensure he is neutered when he is at the proper age.   While in foster care, he has been learning to go potty outside like a new puppy, but this will have to be reinforced in your own home.

Thank you for taking the time to consider River!  He has been an absolute joy to his foster family and will make a lucky family very happy!

If you live within a 2-3 hour drive of Philadelphia/Blue Bell, PA and would like to be considered for River’s new home, please complete the online application and then email the rescue coordinator Melissa MacMullin at cavalierrescueusapa@gmail.com so she knows to consider your application.

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Kimmy & Schmidt in Deering, NH

Double the Cavaliers, double the fun! Meet Kimmy and Schmidt, a bonded mother/son pair who are sure to bring a smile to your face and a laugh to your heart. Always happy to see you, Kimmy will dance at your feet in excitement, while Schmidt will patiently wait for a gentle pat on the head. They are a bonded set who despair and get anxious if they are not in the same room. It’s not that they do everything together, or need to be right next to each other, but they almost always stay in sight of each other.

Kimmy is an 11-year-old (we think?) spayed black and tan female Cavalier. She is full of positive energy; you would never guess her age (and it’s possible that we have it wrong, as we have very little information on the history of either dog). She is sweet, playful, unflappable, funny, spunky, and full of life. She possesses an unbreakable spirit as she explores her new world. She is completely healthy, with no detectable heart murmur or other issues. She is fairly small for a Cavalier, around 10 lbs., but eats with gusto. She is very spry, with no mobility issues. She is fully house trained.

Schmidt is a 5-year-old neutered male Cavapoo, the son of Kimmy and an unknown male (who we assume to be a poodle). He has black curly hair, a beard, bushy eyebrows, and a deeply expressive calm face. He is sweet and gentle, curious but never forward. He tends to sit back and take in the situation, calmly surveying the scene. He loves belly rubs and chasing a ball (but for just a few minutes). He tested positive for Lyme disease and has been receiving treatment, but otherwise he has no health problems. He is house trained but did have a problem with marking when we first got him; we prevented that with a belly band, and expect that issue to disappear with his neutering. He eats happily but is not food obsessed, he takes his time and doesn’t even mind if his mother helps with his meal. He can be somewhat protective of his food, toys, and space, but we expect that behavior to reduce with time.

Both dogs are fully up-to-date on all vaccinations, but neither has any medical history prior to entering foster care. Both dogs are at an appropriate weight and have no problems eating or taking medications. They like treats but are not obsessed. These dogs clearly came from a loving home. They are well adjusted socially and used to spending time on the furniture and in bed next to their owners. Kimmy seems to expect to be fed from the table, a behavior that she is working on eliminating. They are okay with riding in a car, but don’t seem to love it. Although a fenced-in yard is a plus for any dog, we believe that Kimmy & Schmidt would manage fine with a few daily walks. They are not discipline trained, and like nearly all dogs would benefit from some discipline work. The dogs are quite curious about our chickens and we don’t recommend that they share a home with a flock. The dogs are fine around strangers and children, but we have not tested them with a cat. They like to be in the same room as their people but they don’t need to be lap dogs.

Kimmy & Schmidt are fun, playful, and easy to love. If you are ready to expand your family by 2, to double the job of Cavalier ownership, then they’d love to join you!

If you are interested in adopting Kimmy & Schmidt as a bonded pair and live within a reasonable drive of his foster home in Deering, NH, please submit an online application and then contact Barbara Blanchette (blanchettebarbara06@gmail.com) so she knows of your interest. Online Application

Squirrel in Parsippany, NJ

Hello! My name is Ms Squirrel but my foster mom calls me Piggers. I think she considers it a term of endearment. I am a 19 lb spayed tricolor female who came into rescue after being retired from breeding. I have adjusted really well to life as a house pet. It took me no time at all to figure out how to walk on a leash, use a dog door, and lounge on the couch. I really love the couch, and would love to snuggle on it with the closest human I can find.

I still get a little overwhelmed when there are a lot of people around, so I would much prefer a home with some nice folks who will stay with me all day and we can just enjoy each other’s company. I am better off as an only dog because I get a little emotional about my food and don’t want any other animals to try to take it from me. My foster mom can take anything from me with no issues, I just don’t want to share with other creatures and will growl if they come too close to my prized possession. I am living in a house that has other dogs, cats and birds at the moment, and I just ignore them because they are weird and make me a little nervous.

I am so polite on walks, but my foster mom makes me walk really far and fast. I would be much happier if someone wanted to take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the scenery. I really enjoy my walks and will tell the world how much fun I am having in my special Pigger’s squeaks. I have not had a single accident in my foster home, and will hold it for many hours if need be. I am very happy when my foster mom comes home and I like to tell her how happy I am to see her with excited whines and woofs. I would much prefer if she never left, and I would love it if my new people were home most and of time and wanted to just hang out together all day and night.

I am between 5-7 years old, up to date on my vaccines, and was recently spayed and had my teeth cleaned. I also had a cardiologist listen to my heart and perform an echocardiogram and he says my murmur is genetic and should be monitored annually.

If you live within a reasonable driving distance of Parsippany, NJ and you are interested in adopting me, please email Rebecca Plimpton at beckplimpton@gmail.com and fill out an application for me. I really want a family all my own and hope to hear from you soon. Online Application

AJ in Warren, OH

A family has been identified for AJ, so no additional applications are being taken for him.

AJ is a sweet, outgoing 4-year-old tri-colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who came into rescue when his busy family was not as home as much as they had been in the past and wanted a better life for AJ, as he was spending most of his time alone at home. His family was asked what “AJ” stands for. They replied, “nothing really, but when people ask, we say “Adorable Joy”. No two words could better describe this boy.

AJ is a well-adjusted and made himself at home at his foster home, where he fit right in with the family’s other dogs and cat. He patiently waits his turn for treats and even respects his foster sisters’ food during meal time. He loves walks and car rides and walks nicely on a leash with no pulling. He will warn his family when there is someone outside or at the door, but rarely barks otherwise.

He is housebroken but does not indicate when he needs to go outside. He has done well on a schedule, when taken out with the other dogs on a regular, routine basis, with no accidents in the house since the first week at his foster home. He goes right out to the fenced yard and comes back to the door when finished and waits patiently to be let back into the house.

He is crate trained and slept in a crate the first few nights at his foster home but his preferred resting and sleeping spot is on the sofa, He also enjoyed being bathed and had no problem with foster mom trimming his nails and brushing his teeth.

AJ has been on a weight loss diet while at his foster home, having only green beans or other vegetables as snacks, as he has quite a bit of weight to lose. He is also on a kibble formulated for weight loss. He goes on 2 walks a day. He loves his walks and eagerly waits by the door when he sees his leash appear. His new family will need to continue the weight loss program, with plenty of exercise. He sometimes walks with a limp soon after waking and clearly is burdened by the excess weight. He has gone from 46 lbs to 41 lbs while at his foster home but needs to lose another 10 to 12 lbs. Otherwise, AJ is in good health.

He especially loves car rides and being outdoors hiking with his foster mom. He is always up for a new adventure. He wants to know where foster mom is at all times. AJ will need to have small cloth toys removed from his environment, as he likes to chew and tear open toys and could possibly ingest pieces of the toy.

A home without many steps at this time would be best. AJ has gone upstairs to find his foster mom but was afraid to come down himself, presumably due to his excess weight, needing to be carried down the stairs. However, he goes up and down the four steps to the backyard with no problem.

AJ would do well with either a family with children old enough to treat him with respect or a single person, but will require his new family’s active help in losing his extra pounds. He would do well as a single dog or with other dogs in the family.

If you’d like to be AJ’s forever human, please complete the online application (if you haven’t already), read our Process section and FAQ’s on our website. Then if you’re within a reasonable driving distance, email Sherry @ morgans817@sbcglobal.net to let her know of your interest.


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Maisie in San Diego, CA

Did you say snuggle on the couch? Maisie can assist! Meet Blenheim girl Maisie, she’s approximately 10-years-old and just a few weeks ago was a stray pup. Her luck changed when a good Samaritan found her and contacted CR-USA after taking steps to find an owner. She now has a wonderful foster home with the best couch ever! She also has a young Cavalier foster brother to spend her days with and a kitty, who she respects.

Maisie’s foster mom got busy nursing her back to better health. She is now up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped. Maisie saw the cardiologist and was cleared to have a much needed anesthetic dental procedure. Although she lost over 20 teeth she still eats with gusto. She takes daily medicine for her heart, eye drops twice a day, and a joint supplement. Even though Maisie has some arthritis, she can jump on the couch, but may like to have doggie steps or a ramp.

Did we mention how much Maisie loves the couch? She doesn’t choose to snooze on the dog beds or in the crates that are available, but spends most days napping on the couch, and even sleeps there at night. Maisie will roll over and ask for belly rubs if you sit next to her.

Maisie is not a big fan of the outdoors, so foster mom sometimes coaxes her there with treats. They do go on short walks and Maisie is shy but curious about greeting new people in the neighborhood but she is sweet and always has a wagging tail. She is okay with meeting small, gentle dogs but larger ones concern her. She is very reliable with her housetraining, doing all her business quickly so she can get back inside – to her couch of course.

Maisie’s hearing is not good so she doesn’t realize how loud she is and can be quite talkative. The variety of sounds she entertains with are chirps, groans and wails. She will even dance and bark when hungry – so that is often! Her hair was clipped short before coming to rescue but is now growing in nicely. She has an elegant long neck, with a lean body and is at an ideal weight of 24 lbs. Car ride? No problem! She is eager to accompany you and doze off while out and about; the backseat is almost like the couch, isn’t it?

Maisie would love to live her retirement years with a family who can provide a comfy couch, yummy food, daily medications for her aging needs, and regular twice-yearly cardiologist checkups. Maisie promises to reward you with continuous companionship, a sweet smile and a constant wagging tail. If you are that special family that can be there for the rest of her days, please 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 Maisie.

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Star in Columbus, OH

Please meet Star! Her spirit shines bright because of the many years her daddy showered the best of love upon her. She thought they would be together forever, but he had to say goodbye recently. He told her not to worry, but it’s really worrisome for a daddy’s girl not to have her daddy. So, maybe you can help Star find a new daddy or a new momma and maybe a furry brother or sister!

Star wants you to know a few things about her in her own voice!

My foster mom tells everyone that I am a doll baby, super sweet, loving, and gentle. She says I have an old soul. An old soul is a good thing which is great because I have no idea where to look for a new one!

Eating is one of my favorite things to do. I eat my meal one kibble at a time, and then I eat my blueberries one at a time, and then I drink my water. My foster mom loves to watch me eat because I am so lady-like with wonderful table manners. I don’t even splash my water around like my foster brothers; they are messy but not me. I’m trying to lose a few more ounces so both my kibble and my blueberries are measured to make sure not even one extra calorie sneaks into my meals. Also, I’ve been introduced to frozen green beans as a snack and can have as many as I want whenever I want!

Medically, I am a 10-year-old Cavalier with heart disease common for my age. My cardiac medications will need to continue throughout my remaining years. My new family will need to take me to my cardiologist for my annual checkup and help me maintain my weight at a heart-healthy level. My vaccines are all up-to-date, I am spayed, microchipped, and love going outside for my comfort breaks even in a little drizzle!

I do take a diuretic for my heart condition. My new family will need to be patient and take me outside frequently during the day to pee. My foster mom gifted me some pretty flowered panties to wear at nighttime or if she needs to run an errand but cannot take me along. I love these not only because I look fabulous wearing them, but I don’t have any worries while asleep. Oh yes, they are totally washable!

My favorite activities are snuggling, exploring my yard, riding in the car, performing my Cavalier stretches, watching people, and napping at my leisure. You might say I am sedate but not lazy, and reflective but not boring. I am not a barker, pushy, or rude. My kisses are free and generous just for you!

Star would love to be in a single-story home with her parent(s) around most of the time. She can go up a few  steps, but many would be challenging for her. She would be best with easy access to a secure yard to explore and for potty duties. Star has been accustomed to being the only furry child since puppyhood but has blended well with her Cavalier foster siblings.

If you have ever wished upon a star for a precious Cavalier to love, our Star may be your wish come true. Please complete our Online Application and then email Sherry Morgan at morgan817@sbcglobal.net.


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