Atlanta, Georgia                           

  

Suki 

 

  

  • Female
  • Age: 7 (DOB 1/13/2016) 
  • 20#
  • MVD managed with a daily med, otherwise healthy
  • Adoption Donation $450

  



SUKI | ATLANTA, GEORGIA
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
🏑 Low alone time
🐢 Canine companion-similar size & temperament
πŸ’œ Gentle children okay
🌱 Safe & secure fenced yard
🚘 Driving distance to veterinary cardiologist

  
πŸ›‘ 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 Suki.

  
MEET SUKI 🐢
Earlier this year we welcomed in sweet Suki who was one of eight breeding dogs that we took in from a bad breeding operation which was closing down. Because there were no records kept on the dogs, we do not know Suki's date of birth or age, but believe she is around 7 years old. We have spent the past 7 weeks restoring Suki to her best health and best self and learning all about her and what she needs and wants in her furever home. Now that she is medically cleared, she is ready to finally find a family that she can call her own.
MEDICAL 🩺
Suki's physical exam revealed clear eyes, knees, and hips, but an audible heart murmur was detected which is to be expected for an adult Cavalier. Therefore, she received an echocardiogram which revealed some remodeling changes to the left side of her heart due to her faulty, insufficient mitral valve placing her in stage B2 where she could benefit from starting twice a day Pimobendan to help slow down any further progression of the mitral valve disease (MVD). Suki is doing well on the medication and she will need to be on it for life. She is due to return to a cardiologist in November for a recheck echocardiogram.
Suki then underwent a routine spay surgery and a dental cleaning with 3 extractions, and is all recovered from her procedures. Suki is now a healthy girl who is up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and on monthly preventatives. All of her labwork including her fecal test, heartworm and tick borne illness test, urinalysis, and bloodwork were all normal and negative. The only medication that Suki is on is the Pimobendan which is about $17/month. Her family should be financially able and prepared to manage her mitral valve disease and should live within reasonable driving distance to a veterinary cardiologist.

FOOD & POTTY HABITS πŸ₯˜
Suki is typical in size and close to her ideal weight of about 20 pounds. She is a darling Blenheim girl with the cutest white 'socks' on her front paws. Her coat is growing beautifully now that it is being properly cared for. Suki is eating and devouring her twice a day Fromm kibble meals and Fromm treats throughout the day for being the exceptionally excellent girl that she is. Like most Cavaliers, she is very food motivated, an enthusiastic eater, and is very excited for meal time! Suki's family must remain committed to continuing her strictly portioned meals, healthy treats, and daily activity/exercise to ensure she remains at her ideal weight, best health, and best self.
With this being the first time that Suki has ever been in a home environment, potty training is brand new, but this clever girl has learned quickly! She is very reliable as long as she is given frequent opportunities outside to be successful. She should be taken out first thing in the morning, last thing at night, and every few hours in between, including immediately after meals. Suki uses the safe and secured fenced yard in her foster home for pottying but may need a little coaxing and encouragement to go out when it's raining or the ground is wet. Because she is treat motivated, a special yummy treat and gentle love following good potty behavior will be excellent reinforcement for her. Please know that even though Suki is reliable in her foster home, accidents are always to be expected especially initially while she transitions to another environment and routine.
PERSONALITY πŸ’•
Suki's foster family describe her as sweet, silly, and joyful! She likes to be active outdoors - running and patrolling the yard and leading neighborhood watch, and then relaxed and cuddly indoors - enjoying snuggles and belly rubs on the couch with her human. Some of her favorite things are food, cuddles, friends, and fun and she is an overall easy going girl who is a joy to be around. As she continues to settle in, we are seeing more and more of her playful and silly side, and she is most animated outside where she is enjoying her outdoor freedom. Like most Cavaliers, she loves companionship and is simply happiest being with her people and her furry furiends.
ROUTINE ⏰
After waking up, Suki is taken immediately outside for pottying, in for breakfast, and then settles into a comfy spot in the home office to accompany her foster mom as she works from home. She spends much of the day with her people where she enjoys plenty of lap time, nap time, fresh air, and exploration in the backyard. Dinner is served around 5pm and then the rest of the evening is spent relaxing and cuddling up on the couch with her foster family. After the last trip outside for pottying, Suki books it to the bedroom to claim her spot on the big bed. She sleeps peacefully cuddled up close to her foster mom and will be seeking a family who will continue to invite her into the big bed to sleep with them. She uses a foot stool to safely get on and off the bed.
While Suki spends most of the day with her foster family, during short periods of time when no humans are home, Suki and her Cavalier foster siblings have free roam of the safe and puppy proofed first floor of the house where she has plenty of space, comforts, and companionship. Suki has not been crated, or otherwise strictly confined, while in our care as she doesn't need to be and we certainly do not recommend that she is after living 7 years in a pen. Suki does well left for short periods of time where she finds a comfy spot for a good snooze while you are away, but she is definitely happiest being with her people and after not having any human companionship for so long, it is important to us that she finds a family where someone can be with her much of the day and where she will have low alone time.
SOCIALIZATION πŸ’œ
Suki is a happy, friendly, outgoing girl who is eager for human love and attention from all willing to give it. She knows no stranger and greets everyone with a smile and wagging tail. We have not found her to be scared or startled by much of anything and considering all things, she seems to be well socialized. We feel she would be happy and do well in an adult only home or a home with gentle, well behaved and dog savvy children who know how to engage with her gently and appropriately.
Darling Suki gets along very well with her Cavalier foster siblings and quickly became part of the pack. She really enjoys their companionship and is always with them whether it be patrolling the yard together, cuddling up, or as of recently, starting to engage in some play. We feel Suki will be happiest and do best with another Cavalier or other dog of similar size and mild, gentle temperament. Her ideal companion would be one who shares her love of the outdoors and would welcome her close cuddles. She has not encountered a cat while in our care so we are unsure of how she would do with a feline friend in the home.
IDEAL FAMILY & HOME 🏑
Most importantly, Suki needs a family who has the time and ability to shower her with so much love and attention and make her an included and important member of their family. Therefore, we are seeking a family where someone can be with her much of the day and provide for her plenty of opportunities for activity, attention, engagement, and fun, as well as a canine furiend of similar size and mild temperament for companionship and leadership. She is an active girl and would do well in an active family, but not a busy family, who would lack the time to be able to devote to her.
A safe and secured fenced yard is a must for this girl for pottying purposes and so she can continue to enjoy her outdoor freedom and adventures. She has been introduced to a leash in foster care but can be a bit nervous about leaving the vicinity of her home, where she instead turns around to want to head back to the safety of home. We would encourage her family to continue working on leash training with her very gently and positively. It also makes sense that she can also get nervous in the car wondering where she is going and what is happening. We feel this will continue to improve over time and with positive, fun outings (think Starbucks pup cups!), but we have found that she does much better when she is sharing a car seat with a relaxed furry friend who can show her that everything is okay! We will require that her family get her an elevated car seat which will help with car sickness and anxiety.
HOW TO APPLY πŸ’»
Suki is a super sweet and lovely little girl who will be such a wonderful addition to her lucky family! If you are interested in giving her an amazing home and family and meet all of her requirements, please fill out an adoption application found on our website, TheCavalierRescue.org, then email us at CavalierRescueAL@gmail.com to express your interest, letting us know why you are a perfect match. Suki is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and travel there is required. Her requested adoption donation is $450.