🏡 Someone home much of day/ low alone hours
💜 Older, gentle children ok
🐶 Canine furiend of similar temperament, preferred
🚫 Home with no small critters or cats
Last month we welcomed in sweet 6 year old Prince (DOB 1/13/2014) after his family decided he needed more time and attention than they were able to provide. Prince came from a home with a young child and he has demonstrated extra gentle demeanor around children. Over the past few weeks we have gotten to see just how special and loving this happy boy really is. He is now ready for adoption and will be a wonderful companion to his next family.
Prince came to us in great health but in need of a neuter and dental which he underwent in our care. All of his labwork including his fecal test, heartworm and tick borne illness test, urinalysis, and bloodwork were all normal and negative. He is also still congenitally sound with clear eyes, knees, hips, and heart! He is now up to date on vaccinations, neutered, had a recent dental, microchipped, and on monthly preventatives. He is not on any medications and does not require any additional vetting outside of regular wellness checks at this time.
Prince is typical in size and at his ideal weight of 17 pounds. His furever family should be committed to helping him maintain this weight for his best health with continued strictly portioned meals, healthy treats, and daily exercise. This should not be too difficult as he is an active boy and loves his walks! Like most Cavaliers, he loves his meals and will do a little dance in anticipation of his meals. He is a fast eater but very polite and never tries to stick his nose in the other dogs' dishes. He waits patiently until they are done and then inspects all the bowls just to make sure nothing was missed.
Prince has proven to be reliably potty trained, having never had an accident in his foster home. That said, he is taken out regularly and never asked to hold it for long periods of time. He should be taken out first thing in the morning, last thing at night, and every few hours throughout the day including right after meals. He is let out in the fenced in backyard to take care of his potty business, but he will also potty while on leashed walks. Prince is leash trained and very comfortable on leash. He does show some excitement when passing other dogs by standing on two legs and some gentle pulling on the leash. Because he is trained and comfortable on leash, we are not requiring a fenced in yard for his forever home.
Prince's foster family describe him as happy, easy-going, curious and just an overall very jolly guy. They report that he is well adjusted and well socialized. He has been on numerous outings to stores, restaurants, offices, and been a part of Zoom meetings and socially distant picnics. He is comfortable and happy in all of these settings and loves receiving any attention that he is given. If he is not given attention, he is also happy to lay quietly and observe his surroundings. His foster family reports that he does not like wheels (skateboards, roller skates etc. or UPS trucks) and will bark when they pass by. They have been working with him to get him used to these things but his furever family will need to continue to provide the gentle exposure and positive reinforcement he needs. We are seeking a family who could and would provide for him frequent opportunities to be out and social, and be very much a part of the family.
In his foster family, he loves going on little adventures but is also happy to spend the day snoring in bed while his foster mom works from home. He is very attached to his bed and will spend the day wherever his bed is. During short periods of time where he is at home with no humans, he stays in the main living area of the home or a comfy crate. Prince was used to using a crate from his prior home and will occasionally rest inside (with the door open). Because he is reliably potty trained and well behaved, he does not need any strict confinement. His foster mom reports that he initially protests when he is left home alone, but quickly quiets down. At night he sleeps on a comfy dog bed on the floor right next to the big bed where he can see his humans and know he is safe and sound.
Happy Prince has a great relationship with his canine foster siblings and enjoys meeting other dogs that he encounters. His happy personality really shines and he has never met a stranger! He seems to enjoy the company and companionship of his canine siblings but has a more tenuous relationship with the chinchilla and feline occupants in his foster home. For this reason, we are asking that his family not have any small critters or cats. Although he has learned rather quickly how to only observe the chinchilla, his spaniel prey drive appears to be very strong as he loves to chase birds and squirrels in the backyard. While Prince was an only dog in his previous home, we feel he certainly has enjoyed having cavalier friends and would enjoy the company and companionship of a similar temperament dog in his forever home.
Prince also shares his foster home with older, gentle kiddos whom he loves. We feel he would be happy in an adult only home or a home with older, gentle children who know when and how to respect his boundaries and engage with him gently and appropriately. Like moat Cavaliers, he does love attention and affection and gets particularly snuggly and cuddly in the afternoons when he will claim a lap. He is known for his gentle "kisses" and nudges to remind you that he would like to be pet. 💕
Prince is a happy, healthy, wonderful companion and would make the perfect addition to a family that wants to include him as part of their everyday life. His foster family states that he is "the happiest dog we have ever met!" His tail wags from the moment he gets out of bed and does not stop all day. Prince is a sweet boy and it is important for adopting families to understand that he will be happiest spending much of his every day being with and accompanying his human both in and out of the home. If you feel you may be the perfect family for happy Prince, please complete an adoption application found on our website (TheCavalierRescue.org), and then email us at CavalierRescueAL@gmail.com to express your interest. Prince is located in Pleasanton, California (travel there is required), and his requested adoption donation is $450.