AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
⏰ Someone with him much of day/ low alone hours💜 Gentle children okay🚘 Driving distance to veterinary cardiologist
🛑 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 Titan.
MEET TITAN 🐶Titan is a handsome 9 year old blenheim boy (DOB 6/28/2014) who came to us as an owner surrender after his former family relocated internationally and Titan's travel documents were not approved. Despite the difficult situation, Titan settled beautifully into his foster home in Pleasanton, California, and has shown us what a big loveable teddy bear that he is! Although he has been a joy to have in our care, he is now ready to make his next and last move to his perfect match furever family!MEDICAL 🩺 21 pound Titan came to us up to date on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, and on monthly preventatives, but he underwent a thorough physical exam and full labwork in our care. All of his labwork including his fecal test, heartworm and tick borne illness test, urinalysis, and bloodwork was normal and negative. His eyes, knees, and hips were found to be clear and congenitally sound and his ears, skin, and coat clean and clear. He has just mild dental disease which does not yet warrant a dental cleaning at this time. An audible heart murmur was detected and to be expected for a Cavalier of his age, due to mitral valve disease (MVD). His adopting family should be prepared to get him a baseline echocardiogram performed by a veterinary cardiologist so that any progression of the disease can best be monitored and managed. Titan is not on any medications and is a very healthy 9 year old boy!FOOD & POTTY HABITS 🥘 Titan is a very handsome boy who is typical in size and at his ideal weight of 21 pounds. He has a beautiful coat with long wavy ears and the signature cavalier feathering. His longer coat does require frequent brushing which Titan is used to and enjoys. Like most Cavaliers, Titan loves his twice a day Fromm meals and always licks his bowl clean. He also enjoys blueberries and a little spoonful of pumpkin. After he finishes his meals, he likes to try to visit the other dogs' bowls and so supervision is needed at mealtime to ensure everyone stays in their lane and gets their fair share. His adopting family must be committed to continuing his strictly portioned meals, limited healthy treats, and age appropriate activity to ensure he remains at his ideal weight, best health, and best self! Titan has been accustomed to using potty pads in his former home and so he is still learning and adjusting to a new routine of going outside for pottying. He will consistently potty when taken outside on a leash but if just let out into the safe and secured fenced yard, he may or may not take care of his potty business as he is not used to having the outdoor freedom of a fenced yard and even sometimes needs to be coaxed to go out. He does not 'signal' or 'alert' that he needs to potty, and so his family must take the initiative to take him out frequently and routinely, giving him plenty of opportunities outside to be successful - first thing in the morning, last thing at night, and every few hours in between including immediately after meals. A potty pad is continuing to be used in his foster home, especially when he cannot be directly supervised, as he is used to visiting the potty pad to relieve himself when he needs to go instead of being asked to ‘hold it' until someone takes him out. Because he is food motivated, a special treat immediately following good outdoor potty behavior will be a great way to continue training and to reinforce expectations and reward. Since he is learning a new way and routine after 9 years, his family must be patient with him as he continues to acclimate and adjust to outdoor pottying. Please know that even though Titan is doing a wonderful job of pottying when taken out on a leash, learning to potty when let out into the yard, and using the provided potty pad, accidents are to be expected especially initially when he is learning yet another new environment and routine.PERSONALITY 💕Titan's foster family describe him as a giant teddy bear 🧸 ! He is so very loving with his people and gives the very best hugs! Titan wants to be close to his humans at all times and is very sure that it is his job to keep you company and make sure you never feel lonely. He will gently place his paw on you to remind you that he is still there. He is a very gentle, mellow, mild boy who, in true Cavalier form and fashion, is all about his people and all about love and affection. He forms a strong bond and attachment to his people and just wants to be your best friend, sidekick, and constant companion. He very much needs a family who will devote much of their time and attention to him, shower him with so much love, and make him a very important and included family member. ROUTINE ⏰ Titan likes to sleep in so he will get out of bed when the last person gets up but not before he gets his good snuggles in first! He needs to be taken outside right away for pottying and then comes in for breakfast. He and his Cavalier foster brother tend to get the zoomies after breakfast where they will race a couple laps around the house, which is a hoot to watch! He then finds the perfect cozy spot to settle into under his foster mom or dad's desk while they work from home. He is the perfect, quiet, sleepy co-worker and is perfectly content as long as he is close by you. He goes on a short leashed walk or is let out into the safe and secured fenced yard several times throughout the day for pottying, sunshine, fresh air, and a little activity. He also enjoys tagging along on car rides to drop off and pick up his human brother to and from school and activities. He is a wonderful traveler and loves to look out the window as he rides safely and comfortably in his boosted car seat which we will ask that his family get for him. In the evenings, he enjoys quality family time and cuddling before being taken out on leash for his last pottying before bed. Titan sleeps in the big bed with his foster parents and canine foster siblings where he sleeps peacefully and soundly through the night. His prefered spot is at the foot of the bed and he likes to arrange his blanket just right. He would not be happy or do well being asked to sleep apart from his people and so we are seeking a family who will continue to invite him to join them in the big bed. He should be lifted on and off the bed or there should be pet steps so he can safely access on and off as he should not jump. During the short periods of time during the day when no one is home, Titan has free roam of the safe, puppy proofed house with any rooms closed that he should not have access to. Titan does well being left for short periods of time where he has plenty of space, comforts, and freedom, and he typically makes himself comfortable on the couch or his comfy dog bed. He has not been crated or otherwise strictly confined while in our care and he does not need to be and we do not recommend that he is. He is certainly happiest being with his people and so we are seeking a family where he can be with someone much of the day and where he will have low alone time. SOCIALIZATION 💜Titan is a very social, friendly guy who is ready, excited, and eager to meet all people! He will walk right up to you with a smile and happy, wagging tail. He is a gentle, calm boy who would do well in an adult only home or a home with gentle children who have had dog experience and know how to engage with him gently and appropriately. Titan is much more concerned about his human relationships than he is with other canines, but that said, he does do well living with his two canine foster siblings. He does not play, snuggle, or otherwise engage or interact with them much, but he certainly cohabitates well with them. He much prefers to interact with his human friends over any dogs. We feel he would be happy as an only dog or with another mild, adult Cavalier or other dog of similar temperament. Being a senior dog, he would not enjoy an energetic or rambunctious younger dog and his ideal canine companion would prefer the couch and naps over toys and play. Titan has also proven to do well with dog friendly felines and lived with a cat in his former home. We have not found Titan to be startled or scared by much at all but have also noted that he seems to be hard of hearing which is certainly common for a senior Cavalier. This does not affect him in any way except that he may not react to noises or his name being called. Most importantly, his safety must always be a priority and extra caution used. Of course he must always be safely on leash whenever he is outside of a safe and secured fenced area. Titan is used to being on a leash and enjoys his leashed walks with his human very much, really perking up when his harness and leash come out! He has been a little selective about certain dogs he encounters when on a walk - most of the time he just wags and ignores them, but then with some dogs he will bark. His foster family has been working with him on this and he is responding very well to redirection, distracting, and treating his good behavior. If there is another dog in his adopting home, we will require that they meet and have the opportunity to spend some time together to ensure they are compatible. HIS IDEAL FAMILY & HOME 🏡 Most importantly, Titan needs a loving family who has the time to devote to him and shower with so much love and attention. Quality time with his people is his number one need and want so we are seeking a family where someone is able to be with him much of the day and where he will have low alone time and plenty of opportunity to spend quality time with his people. Titan would be the perfect match for a family who wants a quiet, loving companion. We are not requiring a fenced yard in his home as Titan is still adjusting to one and does best, especially with pottying, being on a leash. Please know that if you do not have a fenced yard that we require our dogs to be on leash when outside at ALL times. Titan should not jump on and off furniture so his home should have pet steps so that he can safely get on and off, and we will ask that they get him a boosted car seat so he can continue riding in the car safely and comfortably. Also, Titan's family should be prepared to take him to a veterinary cardiologist for a baseline echocardiogram and then subsequent recheck echocardiograms to monitor his mitral valve disease (MVD). Lastly, he needs a patient family who will give him the time and support he needs to adjust to his furever home. HOW TO APPLY 💻 Titan is a sweet and stunning little bear who is all about his people! He is so easy to love with his big hugs and nuzzles. If you feel you are a match with Titan 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 letting us know why you feel you are a match. Titan is located in Pleasanton, California, and travel there is required. Titan is available for adoption now, so please only apply if you are able and ready to move forward at this time. His requested adoption donation is $400.