Rocky in Peoria, AZ

Please meet Rocky! Hard as it is to believe, this handsome little guy was found as a stray with no identification and his owners didn’t come to claim him from the shelter. We have no information about his prior life, but we do know Rocky is simply as sweet as they come and loves all the attention he can get. Belly rubs are his absolute favorite!  

Rocky is estimated to be about 7 years old and weighs just 12 lbs. He is a Black & Tan boy, with the heart and spirit of a true Cavalier. Although, you can see by his pictures, he is actually a mix of several other small breeds. The good news is those cute little ears will never get wet when he drinks from his bowl. That slight underbite only adds to his cuteness and charm, and Rocky doesn’t shed – not even a little!

Rocky’s coat is thick, shiny and silky soft! He loves to be brushed so will most likely enjoy going to the groomer. Although he doesn’t know very many commands, he is as smart as they come! He quickly learned his new name and will “Sit” for his dinner or a treat. Rocky wants nothing more than to be with his person at all times. He will happily hang out with you in the yard, lay under your desk as you work, or settle in for a good movie. Rocky loves to please and to know he is a good boy. His only request is that you show him he is safe and loved.  

His days in the County Shelter and whatever time he spent alone on the streets left him initially quite traumatized and frightened. Rocky is slowly learning to trust; however, new or strange noises still tend to scare him so he will need your assurance that he is always safe with you. When he first came to rescue, he didn’t do well when left alone. He would cry and bark the whole time his foster parents were gone. This has subsided over time, as he has gained confidence in his foster home. However, initially, alone time could be stressful for him. Rocky is hoping to find a family willing to commit to spending extra time with him in the beginning, then slowly show him he is safe when left alone. 

When he first arrived at his foster home, Rocky marked and had to wear a wrap. He has since been neutered and is no longer marking. In a new environment, his family will want to watch for this behavior for the first few days. Rocky gets along great with other dogs; however, he met a cat at the vet’s office and that exchange did not go well. Rocky clearly wants a cat-free home.  

Rocky has gained so much confidence while in his foster home; he is almost like a different dog than the frightened pup picked up from the shelter. Today, Rocky loves adventure and exploring new places! He loves hiking and chasing any little critters that cross his path – rabbits, birds, geckos – he’s a true hunter!  On a recent camping trip, Rocky loved hanging out near the water’s edge and most likely would enjoy a kayak or a boat ride. Rocky also walks well on a leash. He was originally frightened while riding in a car, however, he has learned car rides can take him to exciting, fun places. Now, he lays quietly until you arrive at your destination,  just waiting for his next adventure to begin.    

Rocky will sometimes limp, favoring his left rear leg, but this doesn’t hamper his running and playing. In fact, he’s quite an amazing little athlete! He loves to run around the backyard with his foster brother – especially if there is a bird or gecko to chase! Our vet took x-rays of his leg and found no issues on examination, but Rocky is now taking an inexpensive orthopedic supplement and should take this going forward. Aside from that, Rocky is a very healthy boy and is up to date on all vaccines.

There is no more deserving pup than Rocky. We call him our little Rockstar! He has such an amazing disposition, full of energy and spirit but also calm and loving too! His tail is constantly wagging, and he obeys every command he understands. Just looking into his sweet face will put a smile on yours. 

If you believe you are able to provide the love and security Rocky longs for, have a fenced in yard, low alone hours and another friendly dog, please complete the online application if you haven’t already and then email Carolyn at smallpaws4@mac.com letting her know of your interest in providing a forever home for this amazing little guy.

 

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Our heartfelt appreciation to @nicolebowmanphotography for capturing Rocky’s sweet character in these beautiful photos.

Bella in Logansport, IN

Bella is an affectionate Ruby Cavalier mix who is approximately 2-years-old. She was found on July 4th running around in Indianapolis, and she was placed with Cavalier Rescue USA when her owners could not be found.   

Bella has a wonderful personality. Bella is playful, and she loves to play with all kinds of toys, especially squeaky toys and balls. She also enjoys running outside and playing fetch. So, a home with a good sized fenced in yard is a must. After a play session, she wants lots of cuddles, and she will happily sit with you on the couch. Bella does not like being alone. She just wants to be with her “person,” and she will follow you around the house.

Bella gets along really well with her foster family’s other Cavaliers, and she enjoys playing and cuddling with them. However, she does get jealous occasionally if someone else is getting attention. She is great in the car and enjoys going for a ride in her car seat. She seems to do well with children too. 

Bella is completely housebroken, and she has not had a single accident in her foster home. She does not like being crated, but she does well when gated in the living room and kitchen while her foster family is gone.

Bella likes going for a walk, but she is still learning to walk well on a leash. She pulls a bit, and she gets scared of other dogs and will bark at them when she encounters them on a walk. So, additional practice with walking on a leash will be necessary. 

Bella does get startled by unexpected noises (loud cars, police cars, the neighbor’s dog barking, etc.), and she will bark in response. Her fear of noises might explain why she got lost around the 4th of July. 

Bella is up-to-date on her vaccines, and she was spayed while in rescue. She also takes monthly flea and heartworm preventatives. Bella does have some food sensitivity which we are addressing with a limited ingredient dog food.

Bella would be happiest in a family where someone is home most of the time. Her forever home should have a securely fenced yard with enough room for her to run and play fetch. Bella is a wonderful and loving girl who will make an excellent companion. 

If you are interested in adopting Bella, please complete the online application and then email Sherry Morgan at morgans817@sbcglobal.net.

Bentley in Dallas, TX

For those special Humans who prefer smarts over athleticism, Bentley, the dude, may be just the dog you’re looking for. When it comes to fetch, he may not be winning any competitions; but he will most definitely earn his competition trophy. Bentley is a very handsome 8-year-old tricolor boy weighing 23 lbs. He has perfectly coiffed and parted bangs. His perfect Friday night is watching Netflix and chilling on the couch. 

Bentley suffered an eye injury, and sadly it went untreated leaving him blind in both eyes, although we think he can see some shadows. He has been seen by an amazing eye specialist and is now much more comfortable and takes his eye drops like a champ. Bentley does require 4 eye drops 2x/day, 5 mins apart- for sure for the long haul, so please be aware of that need. Bentley also saw our cardiologist who confirmed he has a grade 5 out of 6 heart murmur; but is now on meds and doing great. He will need to visit with a veterinary cardiologist every 6 months though. Lastly, he underwent a much needed dental and didn’t need any teeth extracted. Bentley is feeling great, he is a happy boy, ready to meet his forever family. Due to his blindness, he needs someone to be home at least part of the day with him.  

Since coming into rescue he has securely positioned himself inside his foster mom’s and Cavalier sister’s hearts. He makes a calculated and conscious effort daily to be The Best Boy at all times. He is 100% housebroken and has never even thought about going potty in the house. He lets his foster mom know it’s time by panting loudly and looking as cute as possible. 

It takes no time at all for Bentley to roomba-map out a house and while he does step slowly and carefully, he has no problem getting from here to there. He will seek out and utilize any pet stairs available to take him to his rightful spot on the couch or bed and he’s contented to spend much of his time in a state of napping. He also has a custom halo for when he goes on his evening walks to keep him safe outside and make sure he doesn’t hit any obstacles. 

As with most blind dogs, Bentleys other senses are insanely heightened. He can smell and hear his dog food from 100 ft away and he loves to eat. To further confirm his Best Boy status, Bentley is a bona-fide love sponge when meeting new people. There is no “stranger danger” in his vocabulary. His only objective is to get as many pats and as much attention as possible, leaning into any hand that comes his way, and accepting all the belly rubs.  

For a dog that wasn’t given the care and medical treatment he deserved, Bentley lives his life entirely in the Now. He doesn’t concern himself with yesterday or tomorrow, only today and is determined to give all his love to anyone who will return the favor.  

If you think you are Bentley’s forever family, and will love him unconditionally, please fill our online application if you haven’t already and email Diane Theofanis at theofanisd2@gmail.com to express your interest.

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Katy in Dallas, TX

Katy is a sweet 11-year-old Black and Tan girl. Her prior owner became ill and friends at the assisted living tried to care for her and ultimately gave her to the rescue. She came to us a scared girl and has been slowly relaxing and learning to trust. We do not know her exact birthday, but the vet thinks she is around 11-years- old. 

She is very shy but will warm up to you with time. She is not a lapdog yet but with time and trust that could change. She gets along with other dogs and loves her evening walks. Katy also enjoys spending time in the backyard and chasing the squirrels. Katy loves her beds and has one in each room so she is comfortable. She is quite spoiled with her foster mom.

Katy is potty trained but can only hold it for a few hours. She sometimes has accidents in the night or if someone is gone for too long. At her foster mom’s house she is sleeping in a playpen at night and will use a pee pad if she cannot make it throughout the night. The sweet senior lady just can’t hold it in as long anymore. 

Katy recently just had her teeth cleaned and is current on vaccines. She is also on a heartworm preventative. She has a heart murmur grade 4 that does not require medication at this time. All her recent labs came back good.

Katy needs a quiet and calm household. She needs a forever home that will be patient with her as she learns to trust them. If you think you can love and provide all the things she needs, please complete our application if you haven’t already, and then email Shelby Fields at shelbynfields@gmail.com to express your interest.

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Poppy and Lilly in Houston, TX

Lilly and Poppy are two six-year-old bonded girls raised in a loving family home that had to relocate to the U.K. Lilly, a Blenheim, is loving, chill, cuddly, and protective. Poppy, a Ruby, is precious, energetic, curious, and animated. These two small Cavaliers were raised together from puppyhood. They are a bonded pair and need to stay together. Both are happy, healthy, heart murmur-free, and housebroken.

They enjoy chasing lizards, frogs, squirrels and exploring the garden, so a fenced in yard is ideal. (Note can wiggle through a standard wrought iron fence, so a fence with puppy guard pickets or puppy screen will be essential.) They sleep through the night and prefer to stay together crate-free on a bed or couch.

While in foster care, they both were spayed, had dental cleanings with extractions, were vaccinated, and chipped. Both obey standard commands, walk well on the leash together and apart and socialize easily with other dogs. They do not appear to like cats and opossums and bark excessively when around them. 

If you are interested in this delightful pair, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Sheri Cromwell at luckycavalierstx@gmail.com to let her know you’d like to adopt this pair.

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Corbin and Jacque in Savage, MD

Prepare yourself to melt into the eyes of this adorable pair, Corbin and Jacque. Corbin and Jacque are handsome tricolor boys that were surrendered to Cavalier Rescue USA without a lot of background information. We think it is likely that they were previously used for breeding.

We were told, and the vet estimates, that Corbin is around 10 years old and Jacque is around 7. While they aren’t littermates, they do share many of the same characteristics and definitely look to each other for comfort and friendship. 

These two little love sponges like to spend their time snuggled up in a bed, a couch, or at your feet waiting for pets and scratches. Despite being older, Corbin is the spunkier of the two and has an adorable mischievous side that he’s learning to embrace. Jacque is more mellow and reserved, but is much more wanting of affection and attention. They both are learning basic commands and leash walking, as this was foreign to them. They do have a tendency to try and sneak out of doors, so a family dedicated to safety is of utmost importance. Both of them love to meet new people and dogs and are still figuring out their place in the world! They are curious, loving, and are so happy to have space, a home, and the feeling of safety and comfort.

Both Corbin and Jacque had a significant amount of teeth removed due to poor dental hygiene, however, this has not affected their ability to eat. Corbin has mild degenerative valve disease and mild pulmonary hypertension which requires daily heart medication, Vetmedin, and yearly cardiology visits along with regular checkups at the vet. He is also hard of hearing, but has shown improvement with responding to high pitch noises and claps and stomps. They both were just recently neutered while in foster care, so continued work on house training will be needed. 

Currently Corbin and Jacque live with a dog foster brother and they often look to him for guidance and general interaction. Because they were not well socialized previously, and are just figuring out how to live their best lives, we are recommending a house with another mild-mannered dog, but where they would also get all of the love and attention they deserve. 

They are crate trained and are in there when left alone for an extended period as well as sleeping overnight. Corbin and Jacque are truly the sweetest, most loving and adorable dogs you will ever meet – they are sure to bring joy to your family!

If interested, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Nancy at npersinger@frontier.com so she knows of your interest.

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