About Us

The ACKCS Rescue Trust is dedicated to providing for Cavaliers in need. Everyone in the organization serves on a volunteer basis, so all donations go directly to provide for the dogs.

Our Mission

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue Trust was organized to provide a cohesive network of rescue volunteers who love the Cavalier breed and are committed to its continued well being.  The mission of the Trust is to work toward these objectives:

  • To accept Cavaliers whose owners can no longer keep them, Cavaliers who have been lost or abandoned, and to find responsible, stable, loving new homes for them.
  • To rehabilitate Cavaliers before placement by providing necessary medical treatment and by providing training as needed to increase the chances of successful placement.
  • To place Cavaliers in suitable homes as soon as reasonably possible.
  • To provide public education in an effort to reduce the number of Cavaliers in need of rescue.
  • To inform prospective adopters about the rescue program and the requirements for caring for a Cavalier.
  • To assist current Cavalier owners with any issues that may arise in order to make it possible for the Cavalier to remain in the original home.

The Trust is a full-service rescue group.  Our responsibility is to provide for the needs of any Cavalier coming into rescue for whatever reason.  Rescue services include, but are not limited to:

  •   Accepting stray, abandoned, homeless, or Cavaliers in need of re-homing on behalf of the Trust.
  •   Obtaining vaccinations, heartworm tests and other necessary medical care for rescued Cavaliers.
  •   Providing short and long-term foster for rescued Cavaliers.
  •   Educating prospective adopters about what is involved in owning a Cavalier.
  •   Accepting Preliminary Rescue Adoption Applications from prospective adopters and keeping them on file for future placements.
  •   Interviewing prospective adopters, checking veterinary references and performing home inspections.
  •   Following up with adopters to ensure that adopted Cavaliers continue to receive good care.
  •   Publicizing the rescue effort so people know how to contact the rescue group.
  •   Advising current Cavalier owners about solving problems to help them keep their Cavalier in the original home.
  •   Conducting fund-raising activities to supplement adoption donations


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