Adoption Pending 

Vestavia Hills, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama

 Not Yet Available 

  

The Cavalier Rescue is a 501c3 nonprofit breed rescue for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While we are headquartered in Birmingham,  Alabama, we have teams, volunteers, and shelter relationships in many states and place our Cavaliers coast--to-coast!  Please check this page often to keep up with the angels in our program.  We introduce them here and share their stories as we rehabilitate them and search for the perfect forever home for each and every one.
     
If you are on a specific timeline to bring a precious Cavalier into your family, then rescue may not be the right fit for you. We are happy to refer you to responsible, reputable, and health-focused breeders.
    
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 Meet our precious Angels... 

We pulled Archie out of a shelter in West Tennessee where he was picked up as stray and not reclaimed. He arrived in very poor shape and required IV fluids, antibiotics, and supplements upon arrival.  He was flea infested which caused severe anemia.  His labwork revealed an alarmingly high WBC and dehydration.  Archie had ear infections, a UTI, abscessed teeth, severe dental disease,  infection and desperately needed a dental. After a few weeks of geat care, his lab work was improved and he was able to have his muh needed dental work.

He has also met with our ophthalmologist and was blind from hyper mature cataracts.  
 
Archie’s eyes have been giving him a lot of pain and problems over the past week so we decided to move forward with emergency surgery to give him a permanent cure to his many eye problems which stemmed from his neglected juvenile hyper hyper hyper mature cataracts which he had when he arrived into rescue. Despite our very best efforts, lots of procedures, lots of drops, lots of appointments, and lots of care, we were unable to maintain the small amount of vision that was restored with cataract surgery and unable to effectively manage his inflammation and glaucoma. So today he had both of his eyes removed. He had a prosthetic placed in his right eye to prevent a “caved in” appearance. The lids are closed shut and it will just be skin/fur over the prosthetic eye. His left eye has an intrascleral prosthetic which gives the appearance of an eye and he still has the ability to move the eye and blink. You can read more about it here: https://bluepearlvet.com/medical-a…/intrascleral-prosthesis/

He did well with the surgery and his foster mom was able to visit him this evening. He gave her lots of tail wags when he sensed her presence 💜 Prayers for a quick recovery for the Big Arch!
 

Nashville, Tennessee

We welcomed sweet Charlie in after he was surrendered to a shelter by his Amish puppy miller. Charlie was lucky as ‘retired’ puppy mill dogs are often discarded in much more heartbreaking ways.

We don’t have a date of birth on this little sweetheart but believe he is about 7 years old. Charlie has been treated for giardia, ear infections, and dental disease. He is also now neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. His heartworm test, urinalysis, and bloodwork were all normal and negative.

Like so many of our puppy mill dogs, Charlie has “loose” knees, which are often the product of living in small containment and not having any opportunity for any activity for strengthening or stabilizing. We often see these tighten up nicely in foster care. He has clear eyes and hips but a significant heart murmur was detected. Charlie had a full cardiac evaluation performed by a veterinary cardiologist where we learned that despite his “loud” audible murmur, his heart function and structure is great and he does not need any medications at this time.

Charlie’s psychological health is poor from living in a puppy mill all of his life. He is extremely undersocialized and traumatized. He is still very much decompressing and getting settled into his foster home.

 Available for Adoption 

 Available Soon 

 

Archie

  •  Male
  • Approximately 7 years
  • 14 pounds
  •  Heart murmur, luxating patellas
  • Adoption Donation: $400

 

Mick

Hadley and Cooper are a sweet sister and brother bonded pair, who's owner passed away. Their famly has placed their trust in us to find them a wonderful family.

Hadley (tri) is up to date on vaccinations, already spayed, microchipped, and is on monthly preventatives. She is a congenitally healthy gal with clear eyes, hips, knees, and heart. Her heartworm test was negative, her fecal test was negative, her bloodwork was normal, but her urinalysis did reveal a urinary tract infection which we are now treating her for.

Cooper her blenheim brother.  Cooper is up to date on vaccinations, already neutered, microchipped, and is on monthly preventatives. He has clear eyes, hips, and knees and orthopedically is in wonderful shape for a senior! He does have a significant heart murmur due to Mitral Valve Disease which is to be expected for a Cavalier of his age. He is on Enalapril (a very affordable medication) which is an ACE inhibitor used to keep blood pressure low and reduce the resistance of blood flowing away from the heart. We would recommend that he sees a cardiologist annually to monitor any progression of the disease. His heartworm test was negative, fecal test was negative, and bloodwork and urinalysis were normal.

Hadley & Cooper have been together all of their lives. Hadley likes to play ball while Cooper will occupy your lap. They are available for adoption as a bonded pair.
    
  • Cooper: Male   Hadley: Female
  • Age:  Cooper: 11  Hadley: 6 
  • Cooper: 18#    Hadley: 30# (needs to lose 4-5#)
  • Cooper: Heart Murmur (takes daily enalapril ~$10 month), otherwise healthy!  Hadley; Healthy!
  • Adoption Donation (for the pair): $600

Atlanta, Georgia

 Available for Adoption 

Handsome Princeton 👑 came into rescue after he was retired by his breeder. Prince just recently turned 6 and we are so pleased that his intake vetting revealed that he is healthy! He has clear eyes, hips, knees, and heart and all his labwork - fecal test, heartworm test, urinalysis, and bloodwork - were all negative and normal. He had pretty nasty dental disease but today he underwent his neuter and a much needed dental cleaning, with 7 extractions, and is on a round of oral antibiotics.
Princeton is a lover boy and adores attention and being loved on. He is active and "athletic" and will need family who would include him in their adventures. He would enjoy well-behaved kids to play with and will certainly be a delight to any family who can allow him to join in their fun!
   
  • Male
  • Age:  6 (DOB 9/12/2012)
  • 28#
  • Healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $450

Mick is recently rescued out of the puppy mill industry. He is a little guy at 15 pounds with a little bit of his tongue hanging out. We were concerned this was due to rotting teeth or worse but although he does have severe dental disease it appears as though his tongue is just too big for his narrow mouth. He has now undergone his neuter and a much needed dental with the handful of bad teeth extracted and this may now provide a little extra room for his tongue in his mouth.

Mick was treated for eye infections, ear infections, and giardia. While his heart is clear at this time, he has a right luxating patella and arthritis in his knees. It does not seem to cause him any discomfort or affect his mobility. He takes a daily joint supplement to help support his joint health.

Poor Mick is terrified of humans and quite traumatized from his time in the puppy mill industry. He requires a lot of time, patience, gentle love, and encouragement.  He has come a long way in foster care!
  • Male
  • Age:  5 (DOB 5/16/2013)
  • 15 #
  • Grade 3 patella luxation (R knee),  otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $500

Prattville, Alabama

 Available Soon 

 Adoption Pending

Miss Melrose was recently rescued out of the puppy mill industry. 
This timid little beauty delivered her last litter via c-section which healed up nicely. She has been treated for bad ear infections, giardia, and whipworms. Her eyes, heart, and hips are clear and she has one “loose knee” like most of our puppy mill dogs who have lived in confinement and have had no opportunity for activity and strengthening.

She is quite timid and undersocialized which means she will require plenty of patience and gentle affection to learn humans are kind and can be trusted.
   
She is recovering from her spay and dental in her foster home where she is getting plenty of TLC. Watch for more to come about sweet Melrose!   
  • Female
  • Age:  3 (DOB 5/5/2015)
  • 16# (needs to lose couple)
  • Luxating patella (left), otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $500

Odenville, Alabama

Dallas, Texas

Perryville, Missouri

Scooby is darling little Ruby boy who was released into rescue by his breeder,  Hes hasthe most loving, big brown eyes 💕

Scooby had his intake vetting where we brought him up to date on vaccinations, ran labwork, and gave him a good once over. He does have whipworms which we are treating him for as well as bad ear infections. His eyes, heart, and hips are sound at this time and he has just mildly “loose” knees which may tighten up now that he will have plentiful opportunities for activity and strengthening. He has since undergone his neuter surgery and a MUCH needed dental with MANY extractions due to advanced dental disease.

He is now in his foster home resting and recovering. We will share more as we start to learn more about this darling boy.
  • Male
  • Age:  6 (DOB 10/15/2012)
  • 14 #
  • Loose knees,  otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $450

 

Annalise

Annalise is from a very large USDA commercial breeder in Iowa so we were not shocked that her intake vetting revealed several significant health issues. She has very low tear production, a condition known as “dry eye”. We have started her on  a tear stimulant to help stimulate her own tear production as well as an artificial tear to keep her eyes properly lubricated.

Annalise has grade 3 bilateral luxating patellas. She is asymptomatic with a bit of a limp at this time. We know she has not had the proper opportunity for strengthening and stabilizing so we will be evaluating and assessing her knees further in foster care and visit with our orthopedic surgeon if warranted.

Like many 8 year old Cavaliers, she does have a significant heart murmur. She will be visiting our cardiologist for a full cardiac evaluation.

Annalise also needs a dental as she has some exposed roots and significant dental disease as well as a fix to a failed hernia repair. We are also treating her for bad ear infections. 
  
She  has developed a bad case of mastitis (infection of the mammary glands). Fever, lethargy, loss of appetite... this poor thing was not feeling well! . She has some very questionable mammary tissue/glands so she underwent a mastectory, dental, and hernia repair, and did really well. She has just gotten her drains out and is recoving with lots of TLC in her foster home. 

  • Female
  • Age:  8 (DOB 10/15/2010)
  • 18 #
  • Loose knees,  heart murmur
  • Adoption Donation: $200

 

Charlie

 

Scooby

 

Cinnamon

Plano, Texas

Cinnamon came into rescue  as part of the Texas breeder release with Scooby and Dutchess.  At 10 years of age,  Cinny is way past due for her turn to be retired and to be living the good life. She is a cute little lady at 16 pounds and we are treating her for ear infections and whipworms. Last week she underwent her spay and much needed dental resulting in many extractions but she has recovered very well. She has some normal aging signs with her eyes and joints and just a mild, asymptomatic heart murmur but all in all she is in great shape for a senior. CH needed dental with MANY extractions due to advanced dental disease.

He is now in his foster home resting and recovering. We will share more as we start to learn more about this darling boy.
  • Female
  • Age:  10 (DOB 7/8/2008)
  • 16 #
  • Mild, asymtomatic murmur (G2),  otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $200

 
 
  • Male
  • Age:  Approximately 7 years old
  • 23#
  • Blind, hearing impaired, arthritis
  • Adoption Donations: $200

 

Hadley & Cooper

 

Melrose

Precious Nikki sold by a seller who notoriously has the sickest of sick and worst of the worst. This girl has had a very hard life... and it shows.

At 8.5 years old, this poor girl has likely been bred on every single cycle. You can tell... she is exhausted. She has received absolutely no care and most of her teeth have rotted out. The few teeth she has left are in bad shape and she desperately needs to undergo a dental. She has bad ear infections that we are treating, as well as giardia. She has bilateral grade 3 luxating patellas, a congenital issue that she likely passed down to all of her puppies, as well as arthritis. A significant heart murmur was also detected.

Our amazing cardiologist was able to fit her in for a full cardiac evaluation which she underwent yesterday. Our cardiologist was also quite alarmed by her size and perplexed by our findings thus far. While her echocardiogram did reveal her severe mitral valve insufficiency, there certainly was no fluid or signs of congestive heart failure. Images on the echocardiogram were consistent with what we saw on ultrasound which were just a couple very small, early embryonic sacs.

Nikki has started on some heart medications and the recommendation from our medical team is to move forward with her much needed dental, spay, and exploratory surgery to find out what is taking up so much volume in her abdomen. Fortunately, we found she has an enlarged utuerus, which has been removed, as well as a large bladder and colon. She could also shed a few pounds too.  All great news!!

It is heartbreaking and infuriating that this poor 8.5 year old was bred, once again, in the poor state and condition that she is in - not just with all the issues caused by neglect but with serious congenital issues like advanced MVD (congenital) and high grade luxating patellas (congenital), as well as a possible mass.
 
 

 Available Soon 

 Available Soon 

Now, Nikki has a name, she has a Jakey Blankey,a big rescue family who loves her,  high quality food, medicine, help, love, care, freedom. She has an entire medical team and rescue team 100% dedicated to restoring her to her absolute best health and self. She will have her every single need met. She is loved, valued, respected, special, and important. She will have her dignity back. Puppy mills don’t just breed puppies - they breed misery... they breed victims.
  • Female
  • Age:  8 (DOB 5/23/2010)
  • 18 #
  • MVD managed with Benazapril and Vetmedin, Luxating patellas
  • Adoption Donation: $150

 

Princeton

Dutchess is a Texas breeder release. She is absolutely terrified of humans. She runs and hides in corners and breaks our hearts. 
She is  recovering nicely from her spay and dental and is being treated for ear infections and whipworms.
   
Dutchess saw our ophthalmologist for a full optic exam after a hyper mature cataract in her right eye was detected at intake. We were pleased to learn that the eye is still in good shape - she has good tear production, normal pressure, and ultrasound revealed the structure of her eye is still good. This makes Dutchess a great candidate for cataract removal surgery with a very high percentage of vision restoration! She has now started her presurgical eye drops and will undergo cataract removal surgery on October 30th.

Dutchess, who arrived into rescue skittish and terrified, has settled in and settled down so nicely! She loves to be close to her humans and her foster family is continuing to work on ‘touch therapy’ with her to get her comfortable with the unfamiliar feeling of being gently petted. Her skin is flinching less and less and she seems to enjoy it. She did an awesome job tolerating so many hands on her yesterday at her appointment. Go Dutchess!
 

Trussville, Alabama

 

Nikki

Birmingham, Alabama

 

Dutchess

Gorgeous Harlow is a 5 year old sweetheart who we rescued at a puppy mill auction over the weekend. While she is congenitally sound at this time with clear eyes, hips, knees, and heart, she has a lot of the “classic” puppy mill neglect issues which we are treating her for - ear infections, giardia, a urinary tract infection, and dental disease. Earlier this week she underwent her spay surgery and much needed dental and she is now resting and recovering in her foster home.
  • Female
  • Age:  5 (DOB 5/2/13)
  • 23#
  • Healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $500

Sweet 4 year old Hazel found herself wearing tag #239 in a puppy mill auction. This poor girl had badly stained paws, bloody ears, and gooey, gunky eyes. Our team members cleaned her eyes as much as they could during the auction but every time they revisited her they were back crusted shut.

We are treating Hazel for ear infections, giardia, secondary eye infections from neglected dry eye, and keratoconjunctivitis. Her physical exam also revealed loose knees, a large umbilical hernia, and severe dental disease. She received a much needed dental resulting in 7 extractions, along with her hernia repair and spay surgery. Her beautiful eyes have responded well thus far to our dry eye protocol, as you can see.

Hazel is now in her foster home in Fort Payne, Alabama resting, recovering, and soaking up years of TLC that she’s missed out on 💜
  • Female
  • Age:  4 (DOB 10/12/2014)
  • 20#
  • Loose knees (G1,  dry eyes, otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $500

Fort Payne, Alabama

 Not Yet Available 

 Available Soon 

 

Hazel

Brookhaven, Georgia

 

Daisy

Dallas, Texas

Darling Daisy is a Texas breeder release.  She hashave been vetted and y underwent spay surgeries dental surgeriy. She is absolutely darling and typical in size. Daisy is  up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, spayed, had dentals, and on monthly preventatives. We are treating her for hookworms, whipworms, and giardia as well as ear infections. Daisy has clear eyes, hips, and knees, and a mild, asymptomatic heart murmur (onset of mitral valve disease). We are treating her for hookworms, whipworms, and giardia.

Daisy is soaking up the love in her foster home.
   
  • Age:  6 (DOB 6/15/2012)
  • 17#
  • Asymptomatic murmur, otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $450

 Adoption Pending

 Available Soon 

 
  • Female
  • Age:  6 (DOB 10/7/2012)
  • 28#
  • Cataract (to be removed), Murmur,  otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $450

 

Harlowe

Izzy is a breeder release in Texas. She has been  vetted and underwent spay  and dental surgery. Izzy is a precious girl and is learning to be a perfect little Princess,  She is up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, spayed, had a dental, and is on monthly preventatives. Izzy is congenitally sound with clear eyes, hips, knees, and heart. We are treating her for hookworms, whipworms, and giardia as well as ear infections. 

Izzy is enjoying her foster family as she learns how wonderful life is!

  • Female
  • Age:  6 (DOB 9/11/2011)
  • 18#
  • Healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $450

 

Izzy

Austin, Texas

 Available Soon 

Rascal is a darling 4 year old little man that who we rescued out of the puppy mill industry last weekend. He is congenitally sound at this time with clear eyes, hips, knees, and hips. We are treating him for ear infections and giardia.  He underwent his neuter and dental and did great!  He is soaking up the love of his foster family as he recovers. Rascal is a loverboy and likes lots of love and attention 💜

  • Male
  • Age:  4 (DOB 11/1/2014)
  • 18#
  • Healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $500

Houma, Lousiana

 

Rascal

 Available Soon 

Remington is a pistol of a puppy who was rescued out of the puppy mill industry. He is congenitally sound  with clear eyes, hips, knees, and hips. We are treating him for ear infections and giardia.  He came through his neuter and dental with flying colors. At some point he suffered trauma to his right ear and it is a bit shorter then the left. There is no n=health concerns and as his fur grows in, this will be even less noticeable. He is enjoying his foster siblings as he discovers the joy of toys and playtime!  💜

  • Male
  • Age:  1 1/2  (DOB 12/13/2016)
  • 19#
  • Healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $600

 

Rascal

 Available Soon 

Birmingham, Alabama