🌱 Safe and secured fenced yard 🏡 Low alone hours/plenty of opportunity for activity 🐶 Young canine playmate of similar temperament 💜 Older, gentle children okay
🛑 Before applying to adopt, please be sure that the entire family is on board and committed, and that great consideration is given to the time, effort, and funds involved in properly and responsibly raising a puppy. Additionally, if you do not check 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 with Noah.
MEET NOAH 🐶 Precious Noah came to us from a bad breeding operation which has now closed down. He came to us with no records so we are unsure of his exact birthdate, but our veterinarian believes he is a little over a year old, and likely somewhere between 12-16 months of age. While he wasn't born into love, we are so happy that he now has a whole lifetime of it ahead of him. Noah is now medically cleared, adjusting well to home and family life, and now looking for his perfect match furever family! MEDICAL🩺 17 pound Noah arrived into our care with worms and yeasty ears which we treated him for and which he is now both clear of. Because we didn’t have any vaccination records on him, we opted to titer test to check his levels of immunity/protection first rather than putting him at risk of “over-vaccinating”. His results came back positive meaning he is fully protected and does not require additional vaccinations at this time. Noah also underwent his neuter surgery in our care and is now fully recovered. All his labwork including his fecal test, heartworm and tick borne illness test, urinalysis, and bloodwork are all now normal and negative, and his eyes, knees, hips, and heart are all clear and congenitally sound. Noah is a healthy boy who is neutered, microchipped, and on monthly preventatives. He is not on any medications and does not require any additional vetting, outside of routine wellness checks at this time. FOOD & POTTY HABITS 🥘 Silly Noah is very excited at meal time and will twirl in circles and leap through the air when it's time to eat. He gobbles up his twice a day Fromm kibble meals and receives plenty of treats throughout the day for being such a good boy. He is very treat motivated and loves his special treat of a small piece of cheese which is used to reward his good potty behavior as he continues his potty training. This clever boy has even learned to "sit" for his treats! Noah is doing very well with his potty training as long as he is given plenty of opportunities outside to be successful. Pups need to be taken out very frequently - first thing in the morning, last thing at night, and every couple of hours throughout the day including right after meals immediately after waking up from naps, to ensure continued potty training success. Noah is treat motivated and should be rewarded with a yummy high value treat and lots of praise after good potty behavior to continue to positively reinforce expectations. Please know that Noah is still learning and that accidents are always to be expected, especially initially while he transitions to another environment and routine. PERSONALITY 💜 Darling Noah is a young, energetic, sweet, and curious pup when he feels safe, but because he has not been properly socialized, has likely endured some trauma, and everything is brand new to him, he is initially quite timid, cautious, and fearful with new people, places, and things, and experiences. Noah needs very gentle exposure to things and needs to be given plenty of opportunity and time to "warm up" to anything or anyone new. Once he knows he is safe and with good people, like he has now realized in his foster home, he is very much your typical silly, playful, energetic pup! He is currently exploring everything with his mouth and learning what is appropriate to chew - like his toys and chew sticks, and what is not appropriate to chew - like your shoelaces or floor mat. A very "puppy proofed" home is imperative for this little piranha! 🦈 There are a lot of things Noah loves about his new way of life, but his very favorite thing might be toys! He loves squeaky toys where he feels like he wins by making them squeak! He also enjoys chewing on nylabones and antlers. By mid-morning Noah will have the entire toy basket emptied and his toys sprawled all over the floor. A full toy basket is at the top of Noah's "wishlist" for his furever home! He is able to destroy some toys, like those with stuffing, so toy time should be closely supervised, to ensure his safety. When the other Cavaliers in his foster home don't want to play, Noah will continue to happily entertain himself playing independently with his toys even rolling all around on his back throwing his toys in the air. It is truly a joy to watch him play - it let's us know that he feels safe, happy, relaxed, and loving his new life. ROUTINE ⏰ Noah’s day starts with a trip outside in the yard for pottying followed by his cheesy reward and then inside for breakfast which includes his performance of leaps and twirls as it is prepared! He spends much of the day with this foster family in the home where he alternates from playing to napping and frequent trips out in the yard for pottying opportunities. In true Cavalier fashion, Noah likes to be wherever his people are so he will make himself comfortable closeby and accompany you with whatever you are doing. When the weather cools down in the evenings, he will sometimes go for a short walk around the neighborhood where he is practicing his leash walking and getting exposed to more of this new world around him. Then it's snuggle time on the couch before last potty trip outside and up to bed. Noah sleeps very well in the big bed where he sleeps soundly and peacefully snuggled close to his people. We are seeking a family who will invite him in with them. During the short periods of time when no humans at home, Noah stays in a pen where he can be safely kept away from being tempted to chew on things he shouldn’t and getting into any trouble or danger. SOCIALIZATION 💕 Noah gets along very well with his two Cavalier foster siblings and can often be found snuggled up with them and sharing the couch and bed with them. He also looks to them to know what to do since this is the first time he has ever been in a home or family environment. That said, we feel he would be happiest and thrive best with other canine companions closer to his age and his energy level, and who are welcoming and tolerant of puppy antics, will engage and interact with him, and enjoy play and activity with him. We are seeking a home for him with another young, active, playful Cavalier or other dog of similar size and temperament. He has not been exposed to any cats in our care so we are unsure how he would react or do living with a feline furiend. Noah is afraid of anything new, and that includes people. He is very cautious and distrusting of people he doesn't know and will react to anyone new he encounters with barking or retreating. He is then encouraged to meet them and with slow, gentle interaction and time to warm up, Noah let's his guard down. Once he becomes familiar, acclimated and comfortable with you, he is very much your sweet, snuggly, affectionate Cavalier and loves to curl up on your lap for cuddles or stretch out super long like a slinky and attach himself next to you. Noah is also cautious and fearful of anything new or different like if there is a bag placed on the floor that wasn't there before, or a new item on the counter. Remember, everything is new to Noah and while well adjusted and socialized dogs may approach new things with curiosity and excitement, Noah approaches them with caution and distrust. His family must be prepared to move very slowly with him and help him to make positive associations and introductions with people and things. For all these reasons, we feel Noah would do best in an adult only home or a home with older, gentle children who can understand and respect his past and engage with him gently. IDEAL HOME & FAMILY 🏡 Most importantly, precious Noah needs a family who can shower him with love and attention, and make him an included and important member of their family. He wants nothing more than to be with you and because pups need a lot of stimulation, attention, engagement, socialization, and activity, we are seeking a family who is able to be with him much of the day and where he will have low alone time. He needs an active home with a canine playmate, a safe and secured fenced yard so he can continue to enjoy his outdoor freedom and expend some of his puppy energy. Noah loves being let out into the safe and secured fenced yard and will literally fly down the steps and do zoomies around the yard! In addition to an appropriate and safe outdoor area for pottying and play, we will also be looking for a very "puppy proofed" home as puppies will be puppies and will get into everything they can. Anything within reach of the pup is up for grabs and so ensuring that the yard and inside of the home can and will be well maintained for his safety is imperative. Noah has spent some time on leash walking through the quiet neighborhood. He does have a tendency to get underfoot so his family must be aware of that and careful to not be tripped up. We would encourage his new family to continue gentle leash training and safe socialization outside the home, so he can be included when going out and about. Noah rides well in the car secured in an elevated car seat and will want to join his family on all of their adventures, especially if it ends with a trip to Starbucks for a pupuccino! HOW TO APPLY 💻 Noah is a sweet, sensitive, darling little boy who was denied the opportunity to have a happy and healthy first year of his life. He is so deserving of the best home and family to help make up for that year and to shower him with so much love and attention for all the years to come. If you are up for all the adventures of puppyhood, feel you’re a great match for Noah, and meet ALL of his requirements, please fill out an adoption application found on our website (TheCavalierRescue.org) then email us at CavalierRescueAL@gmail.com to express your interest. Noah is located in Marietta, Georgia, and travel there is required. His requested adoption donation is $650. Noah is ready to go home now, so please only apply if you are prepared to travel and adopt at this time. 💕
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