Reba in Olathe, KS

Meet Reba, a sweet Ruby girl born May 27, 2017 looking for her forever home. She came from a commercial breeder and was released to Cavalier Rescue USA by a Good Samaritan. At first, Reba was a bit shy with her new situation – though less so now. She enjoys snuggling with her foster mom and the company of her foster dog siblings.

Reba is getting very comfortable at foster home – she especially loves to run and play in the fenced back yard. She also enjoys sitting on foster mom’s lap and watching TV with her. Reba likes to go for a walk in the neighborhood, and she is getting better walking on a leash. She is learning to play with dog toys, which initially she did not do. She is very friendly and wants to be near you, and we are looking for a home where she would not be left alone for long periods. Reba gets along beautifully with foster dogs, but mostly she wants to be with her human.

Reba had a dental and was spayed in December. She lost several teeth, but she has recovered and doing well. Reba does not have a robust appetite but loves her doggy treats (very treat motivated). She is of good weight and is otherwise healthy (spayed, micro chipped, and up to date on vaccines).

After being introduced to her new life as a house pet, Reba has settled in quite comfortably at foster home. When she came to us, she didn’t know how to do steps, but she has figured it out. Now she will go upstairs and downstairs to look for her humans. Reba uses the doggy door and loves to be outdoors when the temps are warmer. Like many dogs, she doesn’t like wet grass, snow or cold. She has been learning to do her business outside and is benefiting from her foster siblings showing her the ropes. When not being watched, she is confined to the kitchen area near the back door. Housebreaking is ongoing, and Reba is making steady progress. Foster mom takes her out regularly. She will need a positive and loving family to continue potty training efforts and keep her on a regular schedule.

Her contact with children has been limited to visitors and neighbor kids she has met, but she goes up to them and enjoys them petting her. Reba loves every human she meets – she lets anyone hold her and snuggle with her. We love that her tail wags continuously – even faster when you talk to her! She has not been cat-tested, though we think she would be tolerant.

Reba is being fostered in Olathe, KS. The ideal forever home for her would be one with a fenced yard, someone home part of the day, and another dog in the house. If you can provide Reba with a loving home and you think you might be the right person or family for her, please fill out our online application (if you have not done so already) and then contact Deborah Barnes at deborah@smarnes.com to let her know of your interest. Applicants who live within a reasonable driving distance of the metro Kansas City area will be considered. Also, please take a moment to read about our adoption process by clicking this link: Adoption Process.

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Leopold in Suffolk, VA

Leopold is approximately 3 years old and unbelievably was found as a stray with no tags or chip. He has been neutered, chipped and found to be healthy. He is at a good weight of 21 pounds and is larger in stature for a Cavalier.

It is quite clear what a handsome young man he is. His foster mom says he is without a doubt the most loving and affectionate Cavalier she has ever seen! Leo loves playing with his foster sister who is about the same age and is slowly learning how fun toys can be. He is completely in heaven ON your lap and often is a hugger. He does well sleeping in the bed and snuggling with his foster family.

That being said this little guy does have some significant separation anxiety. If left to his own devices while alone, his level of mischievousness is noteworthy. His forever family must be willing to commit to professional training classes and for his safety, crating when he is left alone. He will do best with as little alone time as possible.

Although he gets along wonderfully with his foster Cavalier brother and sister, he is not the most comfortable around larger dogs. Because of his need of training we recommend only older children in the home. He walks well on a leash and loves being active. Leopold requires a secure fenced yard as he can be an escape artist if given the chance.

This young man will surely be a wonderful addition to one lucky family.

If you are interested in Leopold, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email the local Virginia coordinator Michelle Ouellette at cavalierrescueusadmv@gmail.com so she knows of your interest.

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Izzy in Ypsilanti, MI

Meet Isabella aka Izzy, a big personality in a tiny, 8 lb, Ruby package. She is estimated to be a little over a year old. Izzy came into rescue after being turned into a local shelter.

She wasted no time making her foster mom fall in love with her. She was eager to snuggle and give kisses. Izzy gets along well with her older cavalier foster sister. Her foster feline siblings, not so much. They are teaching her that cats are not to be chased, but Izzy would do best in a cat-free home.

Izzy walks great on a leash. You just have to keep up with her! She is good at house training, as long as you recognize her queues. Izzy didn’t get the memo that pups can pee and poop in the same session. So she may need to go out twice in a short time period to get both accomplished.

Her biggest challenge is separation anxiety, but this is improving with constant reinforcement from her foster mom. Izzy becomes very vocal when her foster mom leaves her sight. The doggie cam at her foster home confirms that after her foster mom leaves the house, Izzy’s barking subsides. For this reason, she would not be a suitable candidate for an apartment or condo. Izzy also needs more training in basic commands (sit, stay, etc.). She is highly excitable at mealtime. Obedience training or Canine Good Citizen training would be beneficial to get this cute little gal ready for walks out on the town and gatherings with dog friends. She is still a very young Cavalier, and doesn’t appear to have any positive reinforcement training in the first year of her life.

Izzy requires a fur-ever home with someone home during the day and able to patiently address her separation anxiety. She will also need frequent walks and a fenced in yard to help burn off some of her abundant energy. Izzy would love to sleep in the people bed at her fur-ever home and is an excellent snuggle buddy.

During her wellness check-up, the vet noted no medical issues. Izzy’s eyes, hips, knees and heart are all noted to be clear and healthy. She is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. She is currently on a kibble diet.

We anticipate a high volume of qualified applications for Izzy. We will first consider applications from within a 2-hour drive of Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor, MI area. Please consider this when submitting an application. If you are interested in adopting Izzy, please complete the online application (if you haven’t done so previously) and then make sure to email Rescue Coordinator June Kirchgatter at june.cavaliers@gmail.com so she knows of your interest.

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Dash and Dallas in Tucson, AZ

Meet Dash and Dallas, a Beagle and Cavalier pair that are best buddies.

This totally sweet bonded 4 year old pair came to Cavalier Rescue USA because their owners busy lifestyle of work and raising a toddler meant less time for the dogs than they desired.

These boys are a great combination of feisty and sweet. They are fun to be around, curious, mischievous and playful. They are equally affectionate and cuddly as well. They can be a bit noisy when you leave them, but they settle down fairly quickly.

They love toys and to run around the yard and home together. Boisterous in play and gentle in cuddle time, Dallas, the Cavalier, and Dash, the Beagle, are a sweet pair. They are playful with other small dogs and Dash especially will engage with them. Dallas is wary of large dogs but, in typical Beagle fashion, Dash holds his own with our big pup.

Dash is very doting on Dallas and equally loving with people too, a total snuggle bug who leans into you once he knows you a bit. He’s the more dominant of the pair and is an intelligent, inquisitive, feisty little guy who loves play time and nap time too. He’ll pretend to be deaf at times, but let the treat bag wrinkle and he’s right by your side.

Dallas is a total love bug. He is gentle, soft tempered, and very devoted, everything a Cavalier should be. He loves stuffed toys, but also loves to de-squeak them, so sturdy toys for him are best. He loves to cuddle and turns on the charm with his big brown eyes. 

He takes his cues from his people, so if you are feeling active, so is he, and if you are having couch time, look for him to snuggle up.

Both dogs are healthy and were groomed and will have dentals while in our care. Dallas weighs 25 lbs and Dash 23 and both are at good weights. 

The best new family for this pair will have someone home with them most of the time who will actively engage them, a fenced yard, and solid positive training skills so the pups have refreshers on things like not jumping up, destuffing toys, or attempting to counter surf.

If you are interested in this truly delightful pair, please fill out our online application if you haven’t already and then email Carolyn at smallpaws4@mac.com so she knows to review your application.

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Ollie in Martinez, CA

Say Hello to our little 2 year old, WILD CHILD OLLIE!

Because he’s a Dog Model (literally) and he is so good looking, we are going to get to the important stuff first…

Behavioral Issues: Ollie has some behavioral issues and will need a home with important items in place. In the past Ollie has had an issue with “swallowing things whole”. While he has not done this in his Foster home (due to her preparedness and tidiness) it is possible that he will do this in the future if not watched. This could result in a future surgery if not watched appropriately. He is especially interested in small toys, fuzzy fabric items, undies, socks, scrunchies and toilet paper ( so keep those doors closed). We will consider homes that have tidy floors, lids on garbage cans, laundry baskets etc. Because of this, we cannot adopt to a family with young children. Ollie needs to be in an adult home free of legos, little toys and even small items that may be on the floor .

Leash Aggressive: Ollie is leash aggressive. On walks, Ollie will bark out of control at other dogs. This is behavioral and his future Parents will need to be experienced with training high energy dogs, leash aggression and be patient as you train him “good walking behavior”. In the home he enjoys engaging with other dogs and loves to chase and play. He loves walks and does really well on leash, but he is reactive when passing other dogs on leash, so that will likely be helped with some confidence boosting and training. He would love to go on hikes and adventures but should be ‘on leash only’ which makes this tricky and require further training.

Separation Anxiety / OCD: Ollie has some separation anxiety and a little OCD. He becomes very obsessed with “whatever he’s into” and it’s hard to pull him away from what he wants to focus on. This issue is behavioral and with the right handler, can be trained. When you leave your home to go to the store you must crate him (even though he may protest) for his safety, so he doesn’t ingest anything while you are gone.

Digging: Ollie is a “digger”. If you love your pristine backyard and gardening is your thing, you will not be pleased with what Ollie will do to it. Not “might do it it”, he will do it. If you have grass or dirt, he WILL dig in your yard, make holes, try to dig up a mole and could possibly dig under your fence if not watched. Your fence will need to be as tight as San Quentin State Prison to insure Ollie stays home where he’s safe. Again, this is behavioral and we believe he can be trained to stop.

Resource Guarding/ Food Aggression: Ollie has displayed “resource guarding” and food aggression. His Foster brother didn’t react to his mean growls so there was zero fighting going on, which is awesome. Because of this, if you have another dog it MUST be a very submissive dog. The dogs will be tested together during the meet-and-greet to see how this pairing will work. Ollie does enjoy other dogs in the home and is playful and full of energy. We think Ollie would enjoy a submissive, playful sibling, but it will need to be the right match as he is very dominant. He has these issues with his belongings that can likely be worked through (food bowl, bed, and crate mainly). He is being fed separately of resident dogs currently and that has worked well.

Now for the GOOD STUFF….

Puppy Energy: Ollie has LOADS of puppy energy. He needs long walks, hikes, beach walks. We are looking for a very active family for him. He absolutely loves water (baths, puddles, you name it, he loves it)  he thoroughly enjoyed the recent rainy weather and has no problem going out to potty in the middle of a downpour! He needs to be with you, active, running, jumping, climbing, but because he is a Cavalier, he should never be “off leash” on a hike as if he see’s a bird or butterfly he will run and may not come back. This is very important.

Ollie is potty trained and will use a dog door. If no access, he will gently scratch on the door to let you know he needs out.

He knows many voice signal commands (but will likely need treats and a bit of re-work to get them to be used regularly).

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Leave It
  • Wait
  • Shake
  • Kennel
  • Come
  • Heel

Ollie is super friendly and playful with other similar sized dogs, in the home or in a gated area. He is a bit intimidated by his larger sized foster brother, but does just fine with her.

Ollie loves playing with toys and playing chase/keep away with other dogs. He never stops! The puppy energy is strong with this little one and he needs you to allow him the freedom to run everywhere with a lot of stimulation to keep him happy, therefore we will only consider homes where the family is home most of the time, where he can be watched and exercised. He will not do well being crated for 8 hours while you are at work, but small increments are okay for his safety.

He loves car rides, but will need to be seat-belted or crated in because he tends to get very excited/anxious seeing other dogs/cats out the window.

He is crate trained and happily sleeps in his crate at night.  He may bark a bit when you first put him in during the day, but he does settle down, again this is his “safe place” so he doesn’t swallow anything while he can’t be watched.

He is a bit head shy on meeting new people at first, but warms up quickly. Treats help! Ollie is not your typical, calm, snuggly lap dog because he’s still in the energetic puppy phase, as time and training go by he will become an adult and settle. If you lift your hand toward him in the wrong way, he cowards or may run away from you and hide under a table. He acts like you might hurt him if you try to pick him up in the wrong way, so he’s a little shy at first, but once you gain trust, he calms. Like most dogs, he doesn’t respond well to yelling or big physical energy, or pulling on him, but responds well to calm, loving positive reinforcement and treat training.

If you are ready to love on this gorgeous boy and you live within a short driving distance to Martinez, CA please send our Northern California Coordinator, Jessica Ford an email to smalldogbath@gmail.com and let her know of your interest.

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Lovey and Lacey in Millersport, OH

Lovey and Lacey are a bonded pair of 6 year old mill mamas originally rescued by a family that turned them over due to their jobs taking them away too often. They took excellent care of these sweet girls and had them fully vetted and gave them lots of love to overcome their awful past. They were so sad to have to give them up but happy for Cavalier Rescue USA to take over and find them their forever home together.

The girls are very sweet love sponges. They are now a healthy weight of around 22 lbs each, their teeth have been taken care of and they are all up to date on vaccines after seeing the vet earlier this month. 

Lovey takes meds for a kidney condition and they will need to be continued. Lacey is completely healthy.

They are used to leashes and going on walks to potty. Their family said Lovey likes to fetch and she doesn’t let Lacey have a chance, but our current foster has noticed Lacey taking an interest in their dogs fetching, too. They thought the cats in the home were okay. There were 3 of them.

   

This delightful pair would do well in a home with another dog who can show them the ropes and help them continue down the road to become the dogs they were always meant to be. 

If you think you’re the one to give this sweet pair their forever home, please complete the online application (if you haven’t already) and then email Sherry Morgan at morgans817@sbcglobal.net to let her know of your interest. These pups are being fostered in Millersport, OH  (Just east of Columbus.

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