- Canine companion of similar size/temperament
- Older, gentle children okay
- Safe and secured fenced yard
Sweet and spunky Jenny is so ready to enjoy her retirement years with a paw-some family 🐾 At almost 9 years old (10/25/2010), Jenny has spent her whole life in confinement as a breeding dog. Upon her release into rescue, she underwent her spay surgery along with repair of a complicated inguinal hernia, and excision of mammary tumors, which were thankfully benign 🙌🏻 She was also treated for a urinary tract infection and ear infections.
Jenny is recovering well from her surgery but her family will need to follow post-op protocol in regards to her hernia repair to ensure full healing and best outcomes. This involves limiting activity through November. She should not jump or over exert herself causing increased intra-abdominal pressure which could breakdown her inner sutures and cause the hernia to return. Pet steps should be used on and off of furniture and any activity or play should be closely supervised. Excercise should not be encouraged until she is fully healed.
Jenny is typical in size weighing 20 pounds. She was shaved prior to coming into rescue but her beautiful ruby red fur is starting to grow back in nicely. Jenny is now up to date on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped, and on monthly preventatives. All of her bloodwork was normal and she is heartworm negative. While her eyes, knees, and hips are congenitally sound and not even showing any aging changes yet, she does have an audible heart murmur due to mitral valve disease/insufficiency which we expect for a Cavalier of her age. We recommend that her adopting family take her to a veterinary cardiologist for a baseline echocardiogram and for clearance to undergo a dental cleaning.
Jenny is doing well with her potty training and thrives on positive reinforcement with both praise and affection and a tasty high value treat! She should be taken outside frequently and given many opportunities to be successful - first thing in the morning, last thing at night, and every few hours in between. She has had a few accidents in her foster home, mainly due to the UTI she arrived with. Her new family should understand that accidents are to be expected as she learns and adapts to her new routine.
Jenny does well with a routine. She eats twice a day, morning and evening, and loves treats. She is free to roam around the house during the day, lounging on the couch and playing with the her foster dog siblings. She sleeps in the big bed at night and would love if her new family welcomed her to the big bed too. When her humans aren’t home, she spends her time in a puppy proofed area of the home and can be found on the couch or in a dog bed. After years of being confined, Jenny understandably has a very negative response to crates and should not be crated in her furever home.
Jenny loves playing and interacting with her Cavalier foster siblings and snuggling up with them on the couch once playtime is over. She would thrive best in a home with another playful dog of similar size and gentle temperament in the home to keep her active. While she hasn’t been around cats, her foster mom feels she is overall a well socialized dog and should respond well to sharing a home with a feline furiend.
Jenny’s foster mom describes her as sweet and loyal, sticking close to her humans and craving companionship. She may be timid with strangers at first, but warms up quickly once shown gentle love and affection. When she gets excited, Jenny may “talk” or grunt at her humans to show her enthusiasm! Since she loves to play and isn’t easily startled, we feel she would also do well in a family with older, gentle children.
Jenny’s foster mom feels the perfect fit will be a family that can provide her with plenty of quality time and companionship. Even though she is almost 9, Jenny shows no signs of slowing down... after all her life really is just beginning! Jenny would do best with another gentle, active dog in the home and enjoys being outside and enjoying her new found freedom. Since her leash training still needs some work, we’re seeking a family with a secure, fenced yard for pottying purposes.
Jenny is a sweet, beautiful ruby girl who is ready to put her breeding past behind her for a family that makes her feel safe, loved, and happy. If you feel you’re ready to share your heart and couch with Jenny, please complete an adoption application on our website, then email us at CavalierRescueAL@gmail.com to express your interest. Jenny is located in Dallas, Texas (travel there is required), and her requested adoption donation is $400.