Belle - Asymtomatic murmur-Stage B2 MVD mamaged wiht a daily med, otherwise healthy!
Adoption Donation: $700
BELLE & BLAZE | BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
🌱 Safe and secured “privacy” fenced yard 💜 Older, gentle children okay 🏡 Low alone hours/plenty of opportunity for activity 🚘 Driving distance to veterinary cardiologist
🛑 If you do not meet ALL of the above requirements, your application will not pass the screening process for consideration. We do not compromise on these requirements as we feel they are essential to a successful adoption of Belle & Blaze.
MEET BELLE & BLAZE 🐶🐶
Our adorable bonded pair, 6 year old black & tan girl Belle (DOB 6/16/2016 ) and 5 year old ruby boy Blaze (DOB 9/21/2017) came into our care when their owner’s health was failing. They are best friends, so we made a promise to their owner that we would keep them together. There are so many benefits to adopting a bonded pair because you’re adopting dogs that already get along and do well together, and the transition into a new home is typically much easier because they have each other, something familiar and safe, for comfort and support. MEDICAL 🩺 Beautiful Belle is a healthy girl who is up to date on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped, and on monthly preventatives. Her eyes, knees, and hips are clear and congenitally sound and all her labwork including her fecal test, heartworm and tick borne illness test, urinalysis, and bloodwork was normal and negative. We do believe she is mostly deaf, but it does not affect her quality of life. A significant audible heart murmur was detected at her intake vetting, so she was seen by our veterinary cardiologist for a full cardiac evaluation and echocardiogram. While she is clinical asymptomatic, the echo showed some changes in her heart due to her insufficient mitral valve (mitral valve disease) which places her in stage B2. Therefore, she has started Pimobendan as a daily medication to support her heart function and help to slow down any further progression of the disease. Her family will need to monitor this, with her next echocardiogram due in February 2023, hence the requirement to be near a veterinary cardiologist. Darling Blaze is also a healthy boy who is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, and on monthly preventatives. He arrived with ear infections which we treated. Like Belle, all of his labwork including his fecal test, heartworm and tick borne illness test, urinalysis, and bloodwork was normal and negative. His eyes, hips, and heart are clear and congenitally sound, but has just mildly "loose" knees (luxating patellas) that don't give him any trouble. He also has an elongated palate which just means his airway isn't as open and so during times where he may be hot, overexerted, or stressed, he may have 'noisier' breathing, which we anticipate may occur with some transitional stress into his new home but will dissipate once he settles in. FOOD & POTTY HABITS 🥘 Belle is now at her ideal weight of 19 pounds while Blaze is still working toward his goal weight, currently weighing 18.5 pounds which we feel is still a couple pounds overweight. In true Cavalier fashion, they love to eat and are enjoying their twice daily meals of Fromm Salmon Tunalini kibble. Because they are enthusiastic eaters, they each have a slow feeder bowl to help slow them down. They also love treats and get low calorie Fromm Cheese Poppet’s treats and will sit or shake to get one. They also have enjoyed a few frozen watermelon pieces on a hot summer day. Their family must remain committed to continuing their strictly portioned meals, limited healthy treats, and daily activity/exercise to ensure they remain at their ideal weight, best health, and best self! Bella and Blaze have proven to be reliably potty trained in their foster home. That said, they are given plenty of opportunities outside to be successful and should be taken out first thing in the morning, last thing at night, and every few hours in between including after meals. Please know that while Belle and Blaze have been amazing with their potty training, accidents are always to be expected especially initially while they transition to another environment and routine. PERSONALITY 💕 Belle and Blaze's foster mom describe them as sweet, active, fun, snuggly, loving and explorative! Belle loves to be outdoors where she can explore and sniff all of the smells. This little huntress stays on the move as to not miss chasing a squirrel, lizard, or a frog, but will pause for one of her famous hugs! She can get hyper-focused on her “hunt” and is super curious. Therefore, we are seeking a safe and secured “privacy” fenced yard so she is not tempted by what may be seen on the other side. Because she will chase cats, rabbits, and other small animals, there can be none of these small animals in her forever home. We expect she will keep your yard free of such visitors too! Belle is the more independent of the two, but she always knows where her bestie Blaze is. Blaze is a playful and sweet boy who also loves to be outside in the yard but chasing butterflies and prance around is more his speed! He loves being in a lap and is a total love bug! They both enjoy lounging on the sofa when it’s time to settle down for the evening and watch a movie. They will snuggle in and take a snooze while their people relax and chill. They are both very loving and will be all in your lap offering hugs and snuggles any chance they get. You will never feel more missed and loved than when you return home from an outing to their sweet and enthusiastic welcome! ROUTINE ⏰ Their day starts with a trip outside in the yard for pottying then inside for breakfast. Their foster family works from home most days, so they enjoy leisurely days playing and napping in the home with their three Cavalier foster siblings while their foster family works. On days where they are left for a few hours, they are in a puppy proofed area of the home where they have plenty of space, their Jakey Blankeys, and some toys to keep them entertained. Most afternoons and all weekend, they have plenty of time to explore and enjoy the yard. After dinner, they snuggle right down for some chill and TV time. At night, they would love to sleep in the big bed with their new family. SOCIALIZATION 💜 Belle and Blaze get along very well with their three Cavalier foster siblings. They will all explore the yard and run around hunting and chasing butterflies together. They also love their humans and don’t seem to ever meet a stranger. But most of all, they love each other! They always know where the other one is - we can see they are a very bonded pair so they will only be placed together. Because they have each other, they do not need another canine companion in the home, but would do well with another Cavalier or other dog of similar size and gentle temperament. As mentioned earlier, there can be no small animals in the home (cats, rabbits, etc) due to Belle's prey drive. Belle and Blaze are very friendly and outgoing and will happily approach anyone and everyone! They want to greet everyone and will offer an abundance of love to anyone who will accept it. We feel they would do well in an adult only home or a home with older, well-behaved, dog experienced children (no infants or toddlers) who want to love on them as long as they are appropriate and gentle with their love and affection. They do well on a leash for quiet, neighborhood strolls, and do well in the car riding securely in their boosted car seat together. IDEAL HOME & FAMILY 🏡 Most importantly, Belle and Blaze need a family who can shower them with love and attention and make them included and important members of the family. They want nothing more than to be with you and so we are seeking a family who is able to be with them much of the day where they will have low alone time and plenty of opportunity for activity. They need a home with a safe and secured privacy fenced yard and a be within reasonable driving distance to a veterinary cardiologist so Belle's mitral valve disease (MVD) can be best monitored and managed. HOW TO APPLY 💻 If you are up for the adventures of this fun loving pair, feel you’re a great match for Belle & Blaze, and meet ALL of their requirements, please fill out an adoption application found on our website (TheCavalierRescue.org) then email us at CavalierRescueAL@gmail.com to express your interest. Belle & Blaze are located in Birmingham, Alabama, and travel there is required. Their requested adoption donation is $700 ($350 each) 💜
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Cavalier Rescue of Alabama dba The Cavalier Rescue rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Our dogs come in by breeder surrenders, owner surrenders, puppy mill dispersal auctions, shelter transfers, and strays. We work with shelters in many areas including Humane Society Partnerships in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Anniston, Oxford, Lineville, Pell City, Tuscaloosa Montgomery, Dothan as well as several in Dallas and North Texas. We have active teams in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Texas. We partner with other rescues for the greatest impact possible.
We also focus on prevention which includes education. We support the Alabama Puppy Mill Project. Our founders helped rescue the dogs of Rock Cliff Farms in November of 2014. We advise people to be wary of breeders/puppy mills that use terms to market their dogs such as: Mini or miniature Cavalier, health guarantee, try to avoid answering questions, or won’t allow potential buyers to meet the parents and see where they live. Never buy a puppy from a pet store. Pet store puppies are puppy mill puppies.
We take care to give the dogs in our program everything they need to thrive with complete health evaluations and treatment, including eye specialists, cardiac specialists and orthopedic specialists. We treat luxating patellas, hip dysplasia, cardiac murmurs/insufficiencies, cancer, obesity, eye issues, and whatever else a dog may need to obtain best state of health. Join us inhe Betty White Challenge to Be Like Betty Happy Birthfday Bett1