- Someone home much of day/low alone hours
- Ok with active family and gentle children
- Active/playful canine companion of similar size and temperament
- Safe and secured fenced yard
Back in July, Macon was found as a stray and transported to a northern Atlanta-area shelter. Macon was in terrible shape- emaciated, covered in fleas, riddled with intestinal parasites, and managing with 2 visibly bad knees. We were asked by the shelter to help him which we were happy to do and thrilled about the opportunity to get him healthy and to his best self! We are happy to report that he now is and is ready to find her perfect furever family.
Once Macon arrived in our care, we noticed a considerable luxation of his knee caps, where you could watch them pop in and out of the socket as he moved. Though he was a warrior and didn’t let his bad knees slow him down too much, in order to prevent pain and issues down the road we moved forward in surgically repairing both knees. Our wonderful orthopedic surgeon stabilized his left knee on 9/26, and his right on 10/22. His CCLs (doggie ACLs) were intact and in good shape and now stabilized, his knees are like new! Macon has been such a trooper during recovery, which called for strict confinement, which was certainly a challenge for this social, playful, active, spirited guy. Macon is now almost 6 weeks out from the second surgery and will be cleared for more activity upon his recheck on December 2nd. It is very important for his new family to understand that while he had excellent recovery and is feeling ready to rip and roar, it does take quite a while for the bones to fully heal (about 6 months). During this time period, it is crucial that he does not “over do it”. We will work with his forever family to be sure they understand his activity guidelines and protocols to ensure the very best outcome.
Having no history on Macon, our vets have estimated him to be around 3-4 years old. Macon is now up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, neutered, his knees surgically repaired, microchipped, and on monthly preventatives. His eyes, hips, and heart are all congenitally sound and clear at this time. Macon is a healthy, happy, very active boy with boundless energy. After arriving emaciated, he is now at his ideal weight of 16 pounds and his coat is starting to grow back in soft, shiny, and beautiful. His forever family should be committed to continuing his portioned meals and healthy treat options to ensure he remains fit and healthy. In true Cavalier fashion, Macon eats every meal like it’s his last. He gets VERY excited at meal time and dances and sings until his bowl is down and is very enthusiastic for treats!
Macon has done extremely well in foster care – getting healthy and strong, doing well in potty training, stealing all the cuddles and snuggles he can, sleeping in the BIG bed, making furiends with his furry foster siblings, and getting some good much needed groceries. Macon enjoys sleeping in the big bed with his foster mom and siblings so much that we would ask that his forever family invite him up. He has a younger, active foster sibling who he plays with for hours every day- tug of war, chase, wrestling and when they are both completely exhausted, they will lay next to each other and chew on the others’ leg. Macon would be happiest having a canine furiend in his forever home who will engage in play and match his activity level.
Macon has done well in the pottying department and has become reliably potty trained, though he will still lift a leg once in a while. To ensure success, he should go out first thing in the morning, last thing at night, and every few hours in between including after meals. Once he learns his new people, environment, and routine, he may indicate he needs to go out by going to the door. Until then though, it is important that you take the initiative to take him out frequently and give him plenty of opportunities to be successful… followed by a treat of course! Please understand that continued training is necessary and accidents are to be expected.
Macon’s foster mom works from home so Macon has been enjoying the companionship of her and his Cavalier foster siblings. While he has been left alone for short periods of time, and does well in a puppy proofed area of the home with his canine friends, he would be happiest and do best with a family who isn't away from the home for long periods of time on a daily basis. Like all Cavaliers, Macon very much wants to be with his people and his furiends and to receive all the love, affection, and attention you can give him! Because he is a social, outgoing, playful guy, who is not easily startled or spooked, we feel he would do well in a home with gentle children. The more laps, love, and those who can engage and play with him, the better!
Macon shares his home with 3 Cavaliers who he gets along with very well. Macon is higher energy and always moving – right up until bed time where he will fall over into a dead sleep from all of his daily activity. Macon needs a playmate or two – an active one who can keep up with him. This is when he is happiest – just running or wrestling with his furry buddy. While there are no cats in his foster home, he did encounter one at the vet clinic that he wanted to chase. He does have the 'spaniel prey drive'. We are seeking a home with a safe and secured fenced yard for him where he can fully enjoy his 'hunting', exploring, and run off some of his energy. Now that he has 2 new knees we feel he definitely deserves a nice wide open space for him to turn loose in!
Macon is a sweet boy and wants love and attention for all willing to give it. He has never met a stranger and is very much your typical Cavalier love sponge. His tail never stops wagging and he is just always happy, eager, and enthusiastic. Macon rides really well in the car, so don't forget to take him with you on your Starbucks runs, and is also good on leash! Macon would do best in a home with a safe and secured fenced yard, with an active family, and an active playmate or 2! If you feel you are the perfect match for sweet, silly, spunky, spirited Macon, please complete an adoption application found on our website and then email us at CavalierRescueAL@gmail.com to express your interest. Macon is located in Atlanta, Georgia (travel there is required), and his requested adoption donation is $500.