Maxie in Belleville, IL

Meet Maxie, our 9-year-young sassy senior. She weighs in at 29 lbs and is a bigger-boned Tricolor Cavalier. She came to Cavalier Rescue USA when her owner could no longer care for her.

Maxie is house trained in the daytime but has trouble holding it from 9PM to 6AM. She has learned to use a potty pad next to her orthopedic dog bed but she may need a home that can let her out in the middle of the night if she needs to go out. 

She loves to take short walks around the block and go for car rides. She enjoys being off leash at the dog park as well. She is learning the ‘wait/wait/wait’  command when you want her to stop at an intersection when leash walking her,  and will respond to the ‘go’ command when you gently tug her leash and proceed. She is also still learning that she shouldn’t sneak out the front door so her forever family will need to continue reinforcing that.  She heartily eats her kibble 2x daily and likes to snack on Charlee Bears treats and chew on elk or deer antlers.

Maxie is up to date on her vaccines and on heartworm and flea/tick  preventatives. She requires drops in her left eye 2x daily due to dry eye syndrome and some will be sent to her new family. She takes eye drops easily. She also appreciates some coconut oil in her ears and on her foot pads several times weekly.  She does have separation anxiety and would do best in a home where someone is at home most of the time. She gets along great with the other dogs in her foster home but has not been cat tested.

Maxie is spayed and has been fully vetted and does not have a heart murmur which is great for her age. Due to prior lack of proper care, her nails are growing in several directions and they must be kept short so they will regrow correctly over time. Maxie came into rescue with very low muscle tone due to lack of exercise in her previous home. Her muscle tone is beginning to return but will take some time with more short walks(gradually increasing the distance) and exercise. She is most comfortable in her elevated orthopedic dog bed or on the couch. She and her foster sister enjoy being cozy and sleeping in the elevated orthopedic dog bed. She should not be allowed to jump off or on beds or couches however after you gently lift her to a couch, she will curl up with you and loves having her ears scratched and head rubbed. 

In her foster home, she earned the name of being the ‘sassy senior’ because she barks at her younger brothers if she thinks they are misbehaving and will bark at you if her water bowl is empty or if she wants to play with you. Overall she is the sweetest girl you will ever meet and has plenty of love to give.

 If you are interested in adding Maxie to your family, please submit an adoption application(if you haven’t already) and email Meg Hutson Eisenmenger at to let her know of your interest.

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Katie in Evesham, NJ

Hi! My name is Katie! I am a 5-year-old spayed, beautiful and spunky Blenheim girl! I came into rescue because I had been a mill mama and I was looking for a better life. Since meeting my foster family, I have learned to be a dog and part of the family pack. My human foster family LOVES me so much! I have adjusted to living with tiny humans and big humans, as well as my foster brother and sisters who are also Cavaliers. When I hear the door open and my foster family comes home, I am SO EXCITED to see them! I either run to them or am scratching at my crate door.

I am about 15 pounds, so I am petite, but I am at a good weight. I am very healthy despite having many of my teeth removed. I have adjusted to eating softer foods and am working my way back to regular kibble. My heart has been checked and I have a very slight murmur, but no symptoms and have been given a good check-up by the cardiologist. I am not on any heart medications, and my shots are up to date. So, the ONLY thing that makes me different from my Cavalier foster siblings is that I do often wear a dog diaper because sometimes I tinkle when I get excited or when my humans pick me up. This is only a minor inconvenience and probably something I will outgrow as I become more comfortable with my daily routine.

I LOVE to relax with my pack on the couch and my humans. I am still learning to walk on a leash, but when I do go out on the town, I LOVE to meet people. I am extremely friendly. I also have learned to come when I am called and have started not to fear my crate as much, as this is my safe space to eat and stay when my foster family is not home. I am working on my housebreaking skills. I’m on a pretty regular schedule, so the key is consistency. 

I am the most loving and affectionate Blenheim girl you will ever meet! I LOVE to snuggle at your side or feet, and even at your head! I will smother you with kisses and I have no boundaries! Sometimes, I even like to climb up your back to let you know, “I’m here!” I make a great couch snuggle buddy. While I get along with my Cavalier foster siblings, they are younger and like to play, and I am more of a let’s chill on the couch. I have noticed cats and am  more curious than anything. I do not like car rides, as they make my tummy feel weird. 

My foster mom and I think that I would do well with a family or someone who is retired and home during the day and evening, (i.e. couples who alternate shifts). I prefer to be with humans and my pack. My future family can have kids; I love hanging in my human foster sibling’s room playing Barbie and listening to pop music.

I really am the most perfect and handsome girl in the world! My foster mom is sad to see me go and so are my foster humans and fur siblings. I am so lucky that they let me come and live with them.  I can’t wait to find my furever home!  

If you can provide Katie a loving home, please fill out the online application if you haven’t already and then email New Jersey Cavalier Rescue Coordinator Rebecca Plimpton and advise her of your interest in Katie. Applicants must live within a reasonable driving distance. 

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Max in Banning, CA

Meet Max! This lively 1 year old Tricolor pup born in February of 2023, is sure to deliver MAXimum love to his new forever family. Through no fault of his own, Max came into rescue when his former owner realized that he needed a lot more daily attention than she was able to provide. 

Max is currently in a foster home with a calm, sweet female Blenheim Cavalier. He clearly has a crush on her as he loves to snuggle and follows her from couch to bed to yard and back again 24/7. Max displays mild separation anxiety and will bark when nervous. Having a calm, like minded canine buddy in his new home will help him continue to gain the confidence he needs as a young maturing pup.  

While with CR-USA, Max has been neutered, microchipped and brought up to date on his vaccinations. He is healthy and extremely agile. A secure high fenced yard is a necessity since his jumping ability could easily qualify him for the upcoming Paris Olympics!

Max is competent with potty training and uses a doggy dog throughout the day. He does well with older children since Max is still a puppy and learning not to jump on everyone he meets.

With consistent oversight in his foster home, Max is now adept at basic commands. Sit, stay, leave it and drop it are those he has mastered. Max sleeps soundly through the night knowing his pack is close by. While he isn’t a fan of the vacuum, outside loud noises don’t bother him at all. Max enjoys playing with toys and does not show any possessive traits. He absolutely loves exploring and after zooming around, he will spend time lounging outside in the yard. 

A family devoted to this handsome, smart pup should be committed to ongoing training and willing to allocate the time that is necessary to help him grow into his best self. Max would excel in an agility class which would also provide additional socialization and a positive bonding experience for him with his new owner. 

If you feel you are up for MAXimum adventures with an adorable young pup then please complete an online application if you haven’t done so already. Then email Nanci Gordon at to let her know you’d like to be considered as Max’s new family.

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Our heartfelt gratitude to Fluff N Flash in collaboration with HeARTS Speak for these photos of Max. 

Len in Lake Forest, CA

Meet Len ‘aka’ Leonard. I’m just Len! In a Barbie and Ken world, you couldn’t ask for a more personable pup. Born 4/4/23, I am a handsome Blenheim Cavalier who found my way into rescue when my family realized they were not able to provide me with the time and training needed for me to flourish.

Like Ken, I am a devoted sidekick. After all, I’m a Cavalier and a steadfast companion who will follow you to the ends of the earth. With my boundless energy and zest for life, I truly embody the joy of living in the moment, reveling in the simple pleasures of playtime and cuddles.

My foster mom tells me every day that I am a lovebug who is the best snuggler ever. I’m slowly discovering there’s a whole world out there to explore. Since I haven’t had much exposure to new things, I do get anxious and will initially bark even when someone enters the room. With proper guidance, I am slowly starting to realize how great life can be. I often bike ride alongside my foster mom and one of my canine siblings. Speaking of my foster home, it is such a lively house filled with teenagers and other pets. I currently live with a Cavalier foster brother, a Golden Retriever best buddy and several cats who are not amused by the attention I give them.

Did someone say ball? I love to run around the yard and will play fetch for hours. My speeds are fast and slow. There’s nothing in between. I’m either up with boundless tail-wagging energy or then tire myself out and lounge about. At the end of a busy day, there’s nothing better than hanging on the couch, channel surfing and relaxing together.

While in rescue I was neutered, microchipped and brought up to date on my vaccinations. The vet and her staff concurred that I am absolutely adorable and very healthy. When I first arrived in my foster home, I would mark inside the house. This has since substantially subsided but my new family should consider using a belly band until I am acclimated to a new household.

My biggest wish is to find a patient family committed to the consistent training, daily exercise, and oversight I need to reach my full potential. I’m a spirited puppy and will look to you to set boundaries and show me how to grow into a confident, loyal companion. I would love to share my new home with a calm, like-minded canine that could be my new best buddy. I sleep well through the night as long as I know you are close by. Since I don’t like to be left alone for too long, I would make an excellent work from home assistant or take to the office dog. 

If you feel you are up for puppy kisses, are an active person or family, and can provide Len what he needs moving forward, please complete an online application if you haven’t already and then email Nanci Gordon at to let her know of your interest. 

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Bella in Portland, ME

Get ready to fall in love with Bella! Bella is a petite, 5-year-old black and tan Cavalier who is ready to be your loyal companion. Bella came into rescue when her previous owner relocated out of state. It is clear that Bella was well loved and it’s even more clear that Bella has a lot of love to give!

Bella is happiest and most confident when she’s out on a walk! As soon as she sees her foster mom get the leash, Bella starts spinning in excitement. She loves to explore the neighborhood and sniff the great smells.

At home, Bella enjoys cuddling with her people and keeping a close eye on her people’s whereabouts. She does show moderate separation anxiety when left alone, and she would prefer having someone home with her most of the day. Bella can be timid in unfamiliar situations and skittish around sudden movements, so she would likely be happiest in a calm, quiet household without small children. Bella tolerates sharing attention with her foster Cavalier sister, but she would most enjoy getting all the attention as an only dog. She hasn’t encountered a cat since being in rescue.

Bella is housetrained when kept on a regular schedule. At her small size, she needs to go out frequently (she does sleep through the night without needing to go out). Bella happily sleeps in her crate at night and enjoys being able to use it as a safe place for snoozing during the day. What might surprise you most about this tiny sweetheart is her lumberjack snore!

Bella is scheduled for a dental cleaning while in rescue and will likely need a few teeth extracted. Otherwise, her only known health condition is grade 1 luxating patellas, which only require monitoring, no treatment.

If Bella sounds like your perfect match, please complete our online application if you haven’t already, and email Barbara Blanchette at to express your interest.

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Holly in Little Rock, AR

My name is Holly. I’m a very energetic Blenheim Cavalier girl who loves to have my nose in everything. When I came into Rescue, I was super scared of every single noise in the house. I jumped at every movement and every unknown. After being with my foster family for a couple of days, I started to realize my foster home was a safe place with people here to love me and take care of me, not to harm me. I’m still afraid of the cats in my foster home, so I bark anytime they come near. As long as they keep to themselves I’m fine.

I have a foster sister who came with me and I love her as long as she doesn’t sneak up behind me while I’m eating. Then I get a little nervous. I like to go in the backyard with her and see what animals we can chase out of the yard. We chased a bunny out once. That was fun! I love to be outside. It’s my favorite thing so I hope my new furever family has a great backyard for me to run and play and burn off some energy. I’m really scared of a leash. My foster mom is taking baby steps to get me acclimated to one. She successfully got a harness on me, so I guess you know what the next step is. I hope she can get me used to one because I love being outside so much, I know a walk would be super fun.

I love food! Even if it’s yours and not mine. My foster family is working on teaching me to be respectful of their meal time. But right now I have to go in the kennel while they have meals together. Especially if it’s barbecue or steak. Since I am protective of my own food it is a good idea for me to be fed in my kennel.

I am completely crate trained. I’ve never had an accident in my kennel since coming into Rescue or even in the house.

I am a very loving and outgoing, but super sweet girl. I just need someone to love me and teach me. I would do best in a home with someone who is home most of the time and loves to be outside as much as I do. Older kids would be best, as quick, unexpected movements tend to make me nervous and jumpy.

If you are interested in Holly, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Whitney Barron at so she knows of your interest.

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