Please copy and paste the text below into a NEW email (or a doc file to be emailed) to The Cavalier Rescue @ CavalierRescueAL@gmail.com along with the required photos. Photos must include some of your home where the pup would eat-sleep-play, yard, fencing, pets, family, and anything that gives us further insight into your home family and lifestyle. Your application is not complete without the required photos.
Please answer every question, completely and thoroughly. Incomplete answers will make your application invalid. If the question does not apply to you, please type "NA".
Best Time to Call:
Do you live in a:
__ Other: please describe
Do you rent?
If yes, do you have permission from your landlord to keep a dog in the property?
Landlord’s Phone Number:
Years at Current Address:
If less than 1 year, what is your previous address:
Who resides in the home (list names, ages, relationship to you)?
Do any individuals smoke inside or outside the home?
Do you have a well-maintained and secured fenced yard? If yes, what type of fencing (be VERY specific regarding style, size, height, wood, metal, electric, ect):
Is the fence ATTACHED to your home? (community dog runs/parks are NOT attached)
If no yard, how do you or will you handle pottying?
Do you have a doggie door with access to outside?
If yes, does the dog have access to outside when not supervised?
Does your house have a pool or is your property adjacent to the water?
If yes, does the dog have access to the water when not supervised?
Are there stairs or steps from the home to access into the yard?
If yes, how many stairs?
Does your home have interior stairs?
If yes, what material (hardwood, carpet, ect.,)
If yes, would you be willing to add carpet treads or runner if requested?
Are dogs allowed on furniture in your home?
If not, please describe the furniture or house restrictions:
Have you owned a Cavalier before?
If yes, from whom and where was your Cavalier from?
How did you hear about this breed?
Do you currently own Cavaliers or dogs of other breeds?
If yes, list the breed, sex, age, and general temperament of the dog(s):
If yes, are they all spayed and neutered? If not, why not?
Does your dog(s) have any behavioral issues?
If yes, please describe the behaviors and how they are being managed:
What type and brand of food does your dog(s) eat? If you do not have a dog, what type and brand would you plan to feed your dog?
How do you or will you walk the dog?
__ On leash
__ Off leash
__ Do not walk the dog(s)
Have you ever given a pet away or sold a dog to another person, shelter, or rescue group? If yes, please outline the circumstances:
Please tell us about your history of pet ownership. For each pet, list the breed, length of ownership, cause of death or rehoming of each pet:
Do you currently own pets other than dogs (cats, birds, rabbits, ect.)?
If yes, please list the type of pet, how many, ages, general temperament of each:
Where would the Cavalier stay during times when there are no humans at home? (be very specific)?
Where would the Cavalier spend the night (be specific)?
Would you allow the Cavalier to sleep in bed with you or another family member?
In general, what is your family’s typical schedule?
On average, how many hours a day will the Cavalier be home alone without an adult over the age of 21 present?
If you are traveling, what arrangements do you make for the care of your dog?
About how often would you be traveling without your dog?
__ Over 5 trips a year
__ 3-5 trips a year
__ 1-2 trips a year
Veterinarian name, address, and phone number of your current vet or the one you plan to use:
Do you currently (or have you in the past) used a veterinary specialist (cardiologist, ophthalmologist, internist, oncologist, ortho, etc. )?
If yes, please provide what specialty and name of specialist.
What are your reasons for wanting a Cavalier and for applying to adopt a rescued Cavalier?
What is your gender preference?
What is your age preference?
__ Under 2 years of age
__ Under 5 years of age
__ Under 10 years of Age
__ Any age
Would you be interested in adopting a pair of Cavalier?
Are you willing to adopt a Cavalier who requires ongoing medication or who has special needs?
Are you willing to adopt a Cavalier who is not aggressive, but who is shy, fearful, and requires extra socialization?
Are you willing to adopt a Cavalier who is a senior (age 10 and up)?
Would you be willing to let a representative of the rescue organization visit your home by appointment?
We feel it is an important part of the adoption process for the prospective family to meet and spend some time with the dog before finalizing the adoption and therefore we require that the family travel to the foster home. What states are you able and willing to travel to?
__ South Carolina
Are you applying to adopt a specific Cavalier? If yes, please list the Cavalier’s name:
What else would you like us to know about you, your family, your home, and your lifestyle that help us in making a perfect match and assist us in determining if you’d be a great home for a rescued Cavalier?
Please submit your application via email (CavalierRescueAL@gmail.com) along with attaching photos to the email to accompany your application. Photos must include some of your home where the pup would eat-sleep-play, yard, fencing, pets, family, and anything that gives us further insight into your home family and lifestyle.