*** Please read Huey’s entire listing and only apply and email if you meet ALL of his requirements ***
🐶Young, active canine playmate of similar size
🌱 Safe and secured fenced yard
💜 Older, gentle children okay
⏰ Low alone hours/plenty of opportunity for activity
8 month old Huey (DOB 5/2/2019) was brought to us by a good samaritan after he was advertised for sale on Craigslist. He arrived timid, filth stained, emaciated, and malnourished. While Huey was hungry, he had a hard time eating food. We quickly discovered this was do to a lot of retained baby teeth creating so much overcrowding, inflammation, and pain in his mouth. We immediately got poor Huey in for a dental to extract the baby teeth and he quickly became a different puppy! Not only did he gain some much needed weight, but he also gained some confidence and proved to be feeling so much better!
In addition to his recent dental care, Huey was also neutered and microchipped. He is also now up to date on his vaccinations and on monthly preventatives. We treated Huey for whipworms upon arrival and he has since gotten an all clear fecal test. His intake bloodwork was wonky due to malnourishment, but with the help of some good groceries, supplements, and care it quickly rebounded into normal range. We are happy to report that he is a healthy pup and congenitally sound at this time with clear eyes, hips, knees, and heart. Huey is not on any medications and does not require any vetting outside of regular wellness checks at this time.
Huey was just barely 6 pounds when he arrived but is now nearly 9 pounds which is ideal weight for his current structure. Like most Cavaliers, Huey is very food motivated and has learned to sit to get a treat at his foster home. His favorite treats are frozen butternut squash, blueberries, and ice cubes! Lots of high quality treats should be on hand to help with training, as well as lots of positive reinforcement.
Huey came to us with no potty training experience, but is working hard on his potty training in his foster home. To ensure continued potty training success, he is taken out frequently at routine times—first thing in the morning, last thing at night, every few hours in between, including right after meals. Taken out right before bed, Huey has never had an overnight accident. Lots of praise and a treat following good potty behavior will help to reinforce. Accidents can be minimized with frequent trips to the backyard, but please know that there will be accidents especially as Huey transitions two a new home, environment, and routine.
Huey is a little Cavalier with a big personality and a whole LOT of energy! His foster mom describes him as affectionate, playful, and energetic. One minute, he could be cuddled up next to you seeking belly scratches, and the next he could be mischievously snagging a sock and showing it off to everyone around the house. Huey is very much the "instigator" in his foster home and will even nip at his furry foster siblings legs, tails, and ears to get them to engage with him and play. But he also very much loves to curl up with them for a 'cav nap'. Huey is a chewer, so an abundance of bully sticks, yak cheese, and Kong toys are needed to keep him occupied and away from any tasty-looking furniture.
Huey has discovered the joys of toys in his foster home and loves to play inside and in the backyard. He’ll chase around each of his three canine foster siblings until they’re worn out, and then will continue to play on his own. He’s also a talker during playtime and will make little "chirps" and "coos" when playing. He loves playing with toys, playing chase, and tug of war. He definitely needs an active family to keep up with him, and one or two fur siblings who are willing to play with him and have the energy to keep up with him! Huey has proven to be timid around larger dogs and so we are seeking a home with Cavalier or other dogs of similar size and temperament.
Huey is still very much a puppy and will need a lot of stimulation, attention, and activity. We’re looking for a family with an adult who can be home most of the day to allow for plenty of opportunity for activity, socialization, engagement, and for potty training purposes as well. Huey loves his humans, but can be a bit timid initially when meeting new people and especially if he is being approached. Huey is most comfortable and does best if you get on his level and allow him to come to you on his own time. Then he will warm up quickly and show you that he is a total love bug. What not to do would be to approach Huey, reach and grab for him, and pick him up. He was likely not handled nicely when he was a puppy and is still not comfortable being held.
While Huey spends much of the day with his foster family, when his humans head out on quick trips his foster parents make sure Huey has gone potty and allow him to stay in a safe, puppy-proofed gated off area of the home with his furry foster siblings. If they know they’ll be gone for longer periods of time, then Huey stays in comfy pen, for his safety. While he may whine at first, he will settle down for a nap and has never had an accident in his crate. At night, Huey sleeps in the big bed with his humans and canine foster siblings. He would not like to be left alone, so we’re looking for a family who will welcome him to share their bed. It is safe to say that he runs himself so wild during the day that he totally crashes at night!
Huey is still learning how to walk on a leash. Being walked with his furry foster siblings helps, but it certainly is not his favorite activity as cars and encountering larger dogs tend to make him quite nervous. While we are certain that with with continued practice and positive reinforcement, he is sure to get more comfortable with this activity, for the time being for pottying purposes, we are seeking a home with a safe and secured fenced in yard. Not to mention, he really needs plenty of room to rip and roar to wear himself out! Huey would also do best in an adult only home, or a home with older, gentle children. He has proven to be nervous around very young children and will hide behind his foster mom if they approach him or go to reach for him.
Huey is a happy, sweet, affectionate, and energetic puppy who will add so much love and joy to his furever family. We believe that Huey will thrive as part of an active family where someone can be with him much of the day and provide for him plenty of opportunities for play and activity, including a safe and secured fenced in yard where plenty of fun can be had. He would greatly benefit from a young, active, playful dog (or two) who can match his energy level. Because he is timid with larger dogs, we are seeking furry friends that are under 30 lbs. If you meet Huey's requirements and have the patience and energy to keep up with this playful and delightful boy, please complete an adoption application found on our website, and then email us at CavalierRescueAL@gmail.com to express your interest. Huey is located in Austin, Texas (travel there is required), and his requested adoption donation is $650.