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.
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, a family photo is taken, 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 is a fillable PDF form.
If you do not have Adobe Reader, you may download it for free by clicking the Adobe Reader button here:
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.
Email (not text or facebook messages) us your completed application. We encourage you 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 Adoption Application You only need to apply ONCE. Your app will remain on file and may be reviewed for any AVAILABLE dog upon your EMAIL request. While you may express preferences on the application, we do not limit your application to those preferences. 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 Adoption Application You only need to apply once, not per dog.
Due to time limitations, as we are Volunteers, we are not able to personally acknowledge and reply to every application. Feel free to reach out to us anytime with questions.
✔️ We recommend and encourage you to include photos of your home, yard, fencing, pets, etc. along with your application email.
✔️ Once you submit an application it will remain on file with us, but if/when information changes and needs to be updated, you will need to complete a new application.
🚨 We do NOT review and “rate” applications in a general sense, meaning your application does not get “approved” or “rejected” upon submission. Once you submit an application, the ball is in YOUR court 🎾 When you read the adoption listing for an AVAILABLE dog who you feel you meet the requirements for, may be a match with, and would like to be considered, you MUST EMAIL US expressing interest in that dog. This will trigger us to pull your application and materials submitted and review them with that dog’s specific needs and requirements in mind. We do not review applications for dogs who are NOT YET AVAILABLE. 🚨
We update our web site often and you may meet our dogs on the "HOME" page anytime.
Lastly, remember, every one of our Cavaliers is unique and has different needs. We work hard to ensure our dogs and families are well matched. The right match is worth the wait 💜
If you prefer to hand write your application, you may print the PDF and mail it to us. Othereise downluad the form and email it our way along with photos you wish to share
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