Available Dogs

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  • CT-ME-MA-NH-NY-RL-VT
  • DE-NJ-PA
  • DC-DY-MD-NC-TN-VA-WV
  • AL-AR-GL-GA-AL-MS-SC
  • IN-MI-OH
  • IA-KS-MN-MO-NE-WI
  • AZ-NM-OK-TX
  • CO-ID-NV-OR-UT-WA-WY
  • CA

adopt225Rescues come from a variety of places - from seizures, to commercial breeders, to owner surrenders due to the economy and loss of jobs, owner health issues, or even owner death.

Many of the dogs taken into rescue are not socialized properly and experience some difficulty adjusting to home situations.  Most will not be suitable for families with small children.  They need a safe and secure fenced yard to play in.  After being made ready for adoption, families who have a preliminary adoption application on file will be contacted.  We ask that you be patient in this process.  Because of the lack of socialization and the difficult transition the dogs are having, many of the dogs needed to remain in foster care for a much longer time than we had initially hoped. 

Other areas also have dogs available.  Please check each area by clicking on the tabs below. Even if there is not a dog listed in the region, we may have dogs being readied in foster care for adoption.  We usually do not list any dogs until we feel they are ready for adoption.

If you are interested in any of the dogs who might come into rescue, please complete the preliminary adoption application.  If we have something for you, contact will be made as soon as we have a dog ready that might match with your request.  Again, we ask for your patience.  Good things are worth waiting for.  Thank you for your interest in helping one of our sweet rescue dogs.  If you cannot provide a loving home at this time, please consider making a donation to help pay for their care.

 

District 1 - CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT

 

 

 


District 2 - DE, NJ, PA

 

District 3 - DC, KY, MD, NC, TN, VA, WV

 

District 4 - AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC

annie2

My name is Annie and I am a 6 year old tricolor female in search of my forever home.  Right now I am living with my foster family in Ilinois and I am a sweet girl who loves to run and play outside with my foster Cavalier siblings.  I am pretty well house trained but have had a few accidents just before going out as I am sometimes a little hesitant to go through doorways. This has gotten better, with no accidents in over a week. I am in good health, but do have a grade 2/3 heart murmur.  It does not give me any problems and I don't need any special medication.

I love to be with my foster siblings so much, that you can almost always find me snuggled up to one of them. If you would like to give me a forever home please fill out the preliminary adoption form and one of our volunteers will contact you.

 
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 Please meet Ginger. She is so spunky and full of energy!  The vet says that Ginger is right around 1 years old- and still shows a lot of puppy.  She is not potty trained yet, but her foster family is working with her, and thinks she is learning very fast.  Her foster family is using a combination of crate training and a doggy door.  

Ginger is a very social dog, and would do best in a home with another dog(s) to play with.  Her favorite game is tug of war- with either her human or dog friends!   

She loves everyone, however; there is one thing about her that will require a lot of love and attention.  She is extremely timid around men and would probably do better in a household without men.  She is fine with women and older children.  She is making progress with her foster dad- we just make sure that foster mom is the one that does all of the redirecting that is needed.  Over Thanksgiving, our extended family came over and the same thing was experienced.  No issues with women, but would cower and piddle if a man tried to pet her, without her approaching him first. Anyway, I very much think it is something that can be overcome with lots of love and patience. 

In my opinion, Ginger would do best in a family with older children, and at least one other dog to play with- as she gets lonely.  We do not have any cats, so I cannot attest to how she would do with them. I do know she barks at them, when she sees them out the front windows.

Ginger has been a joy to foster, and I would be happy to answer any questions that someone may have about her.

 

District 5 - IL, IN, MI, OH

OHIO

Trevor needs a forever home!

He's around 10 years old and is a larger Cavalier. He's good with both kids and dogs and LOVES to be with people. Like those of us who are getting older, he's heard of hearing. He does have a mild murmur but needs no medication at this time.

Trevor is very sweet and happy and is very content to go on walks with you. He's housebroken and just waiting for someone to love him and be loved by him!!

Please submit an adoption application on our website and then contact Steve via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://cavalierrescuetrust.org/adopt/adoption-form

Trevor is waiting!

District 6 - IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, WI



 

 

 

District 7 - AZ, NM, OK, TX

TEXAS

Ernie - On one of the hottest days of the summer 2 good Samaritans found Ernie on the side of the road dehydrated and overheated. This kind couple took Ernie to their vet the same day. They provided much needed hydration and attention to his eyes and ear infections. The vet said his eyes were likely the worst they had ever seen from years of debris in his eyes as a result of untreated dry eye. They treated Ernie for these initial issues; gave him lots of TLC at their home and then began their plight to find a rescue group to help Ernie.

As soon as the Trust was alerted of Ernie we stepped in right away and got him to one of our vets. They confirmed he has chronic dry eye that was untreated for many years therefore his tear ducts are no longer producing. Ernie was later taken to an ophthalmology specialist and it was found that he has very little (if any) sight in his left eye. They made a few tweaks to his eye regime – he needs daily sterile eyewashes and prescription drops in both eyes 3 times a day. He is the best patient and sits still while you apply the drops kissing you the entire time as if to say thank you for the help! After he is done he gets frisky and you can tell the drops aid in his eye discomfort. Despite his reduced vision he has no problem navigating and you would never know it.

He was heartworm negative and had already been neutered. His teeth were in really bad shape and a few were falling out on their own. He also has an under bite. The vet did a very good job on his dental and was able to save 6 teeth. He now has pearly white teeth and wonderful fresh breath – this is a great thing, as Ernie LOVES to give kisses! Because of the under bite and lack of teeth on one side his tongue hangs out.

Ernie is one of the sweetest cavaliers his foster family has ever met. He loves children of all ages, all humans, all dogs (from puppies to seniors) and even the resident bunny. He is very playful and truly enjoys the company of other dogs. While he would be fine as an only dog he would really love to have a family with another canine companion. Ernie's philosophy is the more people the merrier! He loves to be with people when they are home and doesn't mind being left home alone.

The vet estimates Ernie's age to be about 10 years old and he is a tiny boy; weighing in at 14 pounds. His happy, outgoing, playful, friendly personality shows that he has a new lease on life and he is enjoying his newfound health and love from everyone he meets. 

Interested in Ernie?  Please contact Carol Casey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

District 8 - CO, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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District 9 - California

 

LEXI

Lexi is a 4-year-old, spayed, tricolor who has been in foster care now for about 3 months. Lexi is an extremely happy dog with a lot of love to give. She has adjusted well to living in a multi-dog foster home; although her main complaint is that she has to share a lap! She is an excellent eater; she is crate trained; and she is now using the dog door very reliably. She has had no accidents at all in the foster home.

 The only issue noticed in the foster home is some slight toy guarding; however, if you distract her, she will leave the item and walk away. While she is not a chronic barker, she does occasionally call to the other dogs in the neighborhood--but she will stop immediately when asked.  

 Lexi is a joyful pup, and we feel she would be good in a home with older children who know how to handle a dog. She would also do best in a home where she is not left alone for more than a few hours a day. Lap and cuddle time are at the top of her list of things she loves. (Well, maybe dinner time is her favorite time!). She can be anxious for just a few minutes when her people leave the home, so crating is recommended for the times when her owners are not around.

Training is a great way for owners to bond with their dogs, and Lexi is quite happy when her people work with her. We are currently working on teaching her “stay”.

Lexi and Bentley were relinquished together. While they enjoy each other’s company, they can also be apart and not show signs of anxiety. Our preference is to place them together. If you are interested in Lexi and Bentley and live within easy driving distance of Santa Clara, please fill out the Adoption Application. Then, email Molly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lexi is a 4-year-old, spayed, tricolor who has been in foster care now for about 3 months. Lexi is an extremely happy dog with a lot of love to give. She has adjusted well to living in a multi-dog foster home; although her main complaint is that she has to share a lap! She is an excellent eater; she is crate trained; and she is now using the dog door very reliably. She has had no accidents at all in the foster home.

The only issue noticed in the foster home is some slight toy guarding; however, if you distract her, she will leave the item and walk away. While she is not a chronic barker, she does occasionally call to the other dogs in the neighborhood--but she will stop immediately when asked.  Lexi and Bentley

Lexi is a joyful pup, and we feel she would be good in a home with older children who know how to handle a dog. She would also do best in a home where she is not left alone for more than a few hours a day. Lap and cuddle time are at the top of her list of things she loves. (Well, maybe dinner time is her favorite time!). She can be anxious for just a few minutes when her people leave the home, so crating is recommended for the times when her owners are not around.

Training is a great way for owners to bond with their dogs, and Lexi is quite happy when her people work with her. We are currently working on teaching her “stay”.

Lexi and Bentley (shown together in the photo) were relinquished together. While they enjoy each other’s company, they can also be apart and not show signs of anxiety. Our preference is to place them together. If you are interested in Lexi and Bentley and live within easy driving distance of Santa Clara, please fill out the Adoption Application. Then, email Molly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


BENTLEY

Bentley is a 6-year-old, neutered, Blenheim boy. He is a little on the big side at about 24 lbs. He’s not overweight; but as with humans, dogs come in tall and short, and Bentley is just a tad on the taller side. His huge brown eyes will charm you, and this gentleman is one of the most loving dogs this foster home has ever seen. A favorite pastime is to jump into his foster mom’s lap and roll over for a tummy rub. He is quite content to take his naps in this position, too!

Reliably crate trained, dog door trained, and accident-free in his foster home, Bentley should fit in nicely in a new home. Fortunately, he doesn’t have the bad habit of leg lifting inside the home, either. He’s just a very nice little houseguest here.

Walks are a favorite activity of Bentley, and he walks beautifully on a leash. He gets along with the other dogs in the foster home, and plays nicely with them. However, he has shown some minor guarding issues which may go away in a home with fewer dogs. If you ask him to stop a behavior, he will stop it immediately. Basically--he’s just a nice quiet boy.

Bentley does have a heart murmur, but x-rays show that his heart is not enlarged yet; and, he is not on any medication at all at this time. This picture shows his lovely smile; he just had a dental in the past month. He is up to date on all vaccinations as well.

The foster home feels confident that Bentley would do very well in a home either with older children, or with retirees, or with someone who is home at least part of the day. Bentley did come in with Lexi; we would like them to stay together, although they have proved to be independent in the foster home.

Our preference is to place Bentley and Lexi together. ( However, we might consider placing them separately if it appears to be the best decision for both of the dogs.) If you are interested in Lexi and Bentley and live within easy driving distance of Santa Clara, please fill out the Adoption Application. Then, email Molly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Meet NIGEL.

SERIOUSLY, NIGEL REALLLY NEEDS A HOME!!!!! Nigel is what our rescue is all about. After years with his original owner, he came into rescue when his owner moved to assisted living. Nigel had been the center of her world, and this was quite a change for him. What made it a little easier for his owner was knowing that Nigel would live out his life in a loving home.

This wonderful old guy has been in foster care for well over 2 years. He’s welcome to stay in his foster home (and we won’t take any shortcuts to place him), but he’d really LOVE a home of his own. Nigel turned 12 in January, and he does have a heart murmur. His last (and only) dental left him with no teeth; so his tongue hangs out, and he does drool. But, he’s a great companion dog!!!!

Nigel has no trouble eating kibble, and actually gets a little vocal about meals and snacks. He also LOVES to go for walks; he’s very friendly with people and other dogs when out and about. However, he’d prefer a home as an only dog. Although he maintains good behavior for a few weeks, he really doesn’t share attention well with other dogs. He might be ok in a family with more than two people; he might also be ok with a larger breed. But, really, he’d be great as the only dog in the house!!!!!

Independent during the day; well-mannered on an afternoon walk; and a companion by your side in the evening—he’s a perfect Cavalier! He’s good in his crate, and sleeps very nicely in his crate at night. He doesn’t require medications for his murmur at this time; but he does need frequent clean ups on his neck and chest because of the drooling. His ears are also stylishly short to stay clean. And, you’ll never have to pay for a dental.

If you are looking for a lovely companion to accompany you on daily strolls, Nigel is your man! If you want Nigel to join your family, and you live within easy driving distance of the San Francisco Bay Area, please fill out an application on line at www.cavalierrescuetrust.org. Then, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let me know you are interested in Nigel.


Thank you for your interest in helping one of our sweet rescue dogs.  If you cannot provide a loving home at this time, please consider making a donation to help pay for their care.

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