At The Cavalier Rescue, we work to ensure our dogs and families are well matched. That is why we use a specific and thorough process for matching our dogs with families - It is in the best interest of the dog and the adopting family.
While the Adoption Application is required to be considered for adoption, we do recommend that you contact us via email after you submit an application to express your interest and to include photos of your home and family and anything else that would provide us insight to help us to best match a dog with your family.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to personally acknowledge every application or to respond to each applicant with updates, so please keep an eye on our web site and Facebook page and let us know when you see a dog that is of interest to you.
Our adoption process includes, but is not limited to:
- Adoption Application
- Interview and Vet/Ref. Check
- Visit at foster home by adopting family (includes family, children, and other dogs)
- Visit at adopting home with foster dog and foster parent
If all goes well and everyone is in agreement that this is the perfect match home, the adoption can then take place. At that time, an adoption agreement is signed and an adoption donation is made to The Cavalier Rescue.
The Cavalier Rescue requests an adoption donation for each dog. This allows us to partially cover the vetting costs and rescue more dogs.
Donations help us make up the difference as vetting costs are typically higher than the adoption donation requested.
The adoption donations requested are typically:
Healthy dogs age 2 and under: $650
Adult dogs: $350 - $600
The amount for senior dogs and special needs dogs will be lower.
The Adoption Application must be completed and submitted from a computer (versus mobile device) and works best using the Chrome browser. Additionally, all questions must be answered and all fields completed for the application to properly submit.
If you wish to complete a "paper application" click the link below to download and print the PDF version. We recommend scanning and emailing it to us upon completion - CavalierRescueAL@gmail.com or mail it to us at
The Cavalier Rescue, 5330 Technology Lane, Birmingham, Alabama 35217
Watch our pages! WHEN the adoption requirements are posted for a dog AND they seem to be a GREAT MATCH FOR YOUR FAMILY, reach out via email to express your interest. This will trigger a review of your application for that particular dog.
Contact us via email (not text or facebook messages) after you submit an application and include photos of your home and family and anything else that would provide us insight to help us to best match a dog with your family.
Complete the online Adoption Application You only need to apply ONCE at The Cavalier Rescue, we work to ensure our dogs and families are well matched. That is why we use a specific and thorough process for matching our rescues with families . It is in the best interest of the dog and the adopting family.
Complete the online Adoption Application You only need to apply once, not per dog.