Adoption Pending 

  • Female
  • Age: 7 (DOB 12/18/2010)
  • 23 lbs
  • Completed treatment for heart worm disease
  • Adoption Donation: $400

Birmingham, Alabama

Sweet 7 year old breeder release, Cindy Lou, came from a kennel here in Alabama. She has been a breeding dog all of her life and we are so happy for her that she now has the opportunity to experience freedom, family, and love. She was also absolutely filthy, smelly, and matted so we first got her all cleaned up, bathed, and groomed.

We brought her up to date on vaccinations, ran labwork and gave her a physical exam. Her exam revealed that she has clear hips, knees, and heart (woot woot!) She had dental disease, dirty ears, and conjunctivitis in her eyes. We also treated her for giardia and a urinary tract infection. She has now undergone surgery for her spay, much -needed dental, and hernia repair. She had exploratory surgery and a biopsy on 2/23 to determine the cause of some bladder symptoms and  are pleased that the she does not have cancer but instead necrotic tissue which may or may not need to be excised. 
 She has completed her treatmenet for heartworms and is doing well recovering in her foster home.




Prattville, Alabama

Sweet Oliver was surrendered by his family to a shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana. We sprung him out & thanks to some furbulous volunteers, he made his arrival into Birmingham, Alabama. We thank the Caddo Parish Animal Shelter for entrusting us with his care.

We were saddened and disappointed to see such neglect - he had dreadlocks of matted fur that we had to cut off, has bilaterial ears infections, severe dental disease, and had nails so long that they were painfully embedded into his paw pads. He has since gone under for his dental (requiring 12 extractions), hernia repair, and eight warts removed. His exam uncovered a mild heart murmur which is expected to diminsh once his dental infection is cleared up. Jolly Ollie is very overweight and this is hard on his back and joints. We have him on the "Abby" diet and it's working!!!

Oliver is very outgoing, friendly, social, active and seems to be very happy to be in our loving care. He is crate trained , fantastic on a leash, and aims to please. This guy is young for his age and will make his new family very happy!
  • Male
  • Age: 10  (DOB 10/7/2007)
  • 20.6 lbs (was 23.9 - goal is 18 lbs/)
  • Mild, asymptomatic heart murmur, otherwiese healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $200

Khloe was released to us a breeder who has trusted us to find her a perfect retirement home.  She is tiny, frail, and underweight at 13 pounds and really needs to gain some weight and muscle. She loves to eat so that should be easy to accomplish! We brought her up to date on vaccinations, and her physical exam shows her hips and knees are clear. 
Her eyes show some aging signs with immature cataracts. She has a very mild, asymptomatic heart murmur which is to be expected for a middle aged Cavalier but with her very bad dental disease, it is likely that murmur will diminish once we take care of those teeth. We are treating her for bad ear infections and she has had  spay surgery, a  much needed dental, and been microchipped. 

She is a very sweet little gal who is ready for calm affection and lots of cuddles. 
  • Female
  • Age: 6  (DOB 2/28/12)
  • 13.3 lbs (needs to gain 1 or 2)
  • Mild asymptomatic heart murmur, immature cataracts, otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $450

Alpharetta, Georgia


Cindy Lou

Sweet Blakely was just rescued out of the puppy mill industry and is a shy, timid girl who obviously has not had any positive experience with humans. Her fur staining gives us a glimpse into the kind of environment she has been in as she is completely stained from laying in her own urine and filth. She also has ruptured cysts on her feet from living on wire all her life. She is timid, shy, and very sweet and is  going to need patience, gentle love, and encouragement. We look forward to her knowing she is safe and loved...for forever. 
Blakely has clear eyes, hips,  a very mild (G1) asymtomatic  heart murmur and mildly loose knees.
She is being treated for ear infections and interdigital cysts and has been brought up to date on vaccinations. She has undergone spay and dental surgery, with 5 extractions. Blakely is settled into foster care where she has started her diet and where normal every day activity will not only be good for the weight loss but will likely tighten those knees up.

  • Female
  • Age: 5 1/2  (DOB 8/3/12)
  • 20.2 lbs (needs to lose a couple)
  • Healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $500

Hoover, Alabama 

Vestavia Hills, Alabama 

Bug was just rescued out of the puppy mill industry and she is absolutely terrified and appears to be the most traumatized of the group. Her fear is all consuming and she just scatters to the farthest back corner away from everything. Her sweet eyes look like they have seen a ghost and her body jumps, twitches and convulses at even the slightest, most gentle touch. Thankfully she is healthy and in good shape with clear eyes, hips, knees and heart and is just being treated for ear infections and giardia. Her little teats are just raw from being reproductively abused.

She has had a spay, dental, and ear treatment and is settling into foster care where she is being rehabilitated for her extreme emotional damage caused by her horrific puppy mill past.

  • Female
  • Age: 4 1/2  (DOB 9/1/13)
  • 19.5 lbs
  • Healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $500

Sweet Jolie was just rescued out of the puppy mill industry and she is a timid, sweet, gentle girl who is a bit unsure about this new world around her. Like the others, we are treating her for giardia and bad ear infections but she is congenitally sound with clear eyes, hips, and heart. She needs patience, lots of gentle love, and encouragement. We feel once she settles in and knows that she is safe that she is going to really come around.

She has had surgery for a spay, dental, and ear treatment and is getting settled into her foster home. Because of her fever on intake, we held off on vaccinations but she will soon be rechecked and vetting completed.
  • Female
  • Age: 4 1/2  (DOB 9/1/13)
  • 16.6 lbs
  • Healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $500



Odenville, Alabama 

Petra is a precious 8 week old puppy who was released to us by her breeder. She was failing to thrive and her breeder was not able to provide the specialized care she needed. When she came into our care at 6 weeks old, little Petra was just 14 ounces. Fast forward to now, and she is a little spitfire! She has recieved her second round of vaccinations, been microchipped, and is up to date on preventives. 
Petra is an outgoing and cuddly puppy who loves to be held and snuggled. She loves well behaved children and has done fine with her feline foster siblings as well as other dogs. Because she is tiny, her family will need to understand she is fragile,  and will require extra attention and care to keep her out of trouble. She is ALL puppy, you know!

An x-pen works very well to keep her safe when she is left unattended and she is great about using a piddle pad. Better yet, she is a wonderfully "portable" size so she can easily join her family in their outings and adventures. We are currently reviewing applications for Petra. 
  • Female
  • Age: 10 1/2 weeks  (DOB 2/6/2018)
  • 2lbs 2 oz 
  • Umbilcal and Inguinal hernias (both reducing), one loose knee (improving!), otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $650 

Ider, Alabama

Kira was recently rescued out of the puppy mill industry. She is obese, weighing almost 30 pounds and needs to lose about 10 pounds. Her teeth are also in bad shape, so we were shocked and thrilled that her heart is clear! She has bilateral Iuxating patellas but we have seen no signs of discomfort or mobility challenges as we have seen her rip and roar effortlessly (she loves running and jumping almost as much as she loves love and cuddles), but getting the extra weight off the knees is imperative. Sadly, she has heartworms so will be taking care of that.

All of her lab work was normal, so she underwent a spay and much needed dental with several extractions. She has settled nicely into foster care and seems to already have made herself quite comfortable. We have begun heartworm treatment and her weight loss plan.  Stay tuned for many updates on this silly, sweet girl!
  • Female
  • Age: 7 (DOB 4/4/2011)
  • 29.6 lbs  (20 lbs. is ideal)
  • Undergoing treatment for heartworm disease (her first injection is 4/25), luxating patellas

Birmingham, Alabama

Sweet 7 year old Jade was recently rescued out of the puppy mill industry and she is totally ready for her new, furbulous life! She is such a lovable teddy bear who is seeking a lot of gentle love and attention. Her fur is like velvet and her eyes will beg for more and more affection. She is a total love bug who will enjoy a family who can shower her with endless love.

She is now up to date on vaccinations, spayed, had a much needed dental, microchipped, and on monthly preventatives.  Intake vetting revealed a significant heart murmur which has since been evaluated by our cardiologist.  Because there has been some changes to her heart structure due to the mitral valve insufficiency, she has started on two wonderful heart medications which will help slow down any more progression. Other than that, she has some arthrtitis in her knees which we are not concerned about as she shows no signs of mobility issues, limited range of motion or discomfort. 

 She is thriving in foster care and her weight loss plan is working well as we aim to get her to 20 lbs. which will help with both her heart health and knees.  
  • Female
  • Age: 7 (DOB 4/4/2011)
  • 22.6 lbs  (She's lost 3 lbs! 2.6 to go!)
  • MVD/TVD and on 2 daily medications (cost is approx. $50 month), arthritis in knees, otherwise healthy.
  • Adoption Donation:  $150

Birmingham, Alabama



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Sweet Ginger, is new to our Texas team.  Sadly, Ginger’s owner recently passed away and while another family member stepped up to care for her, he realized that he could not meet all of her needs. Wanting to do right by his family and sweet Ginger, he entrusted us with her care and placement... a decision that was very difficult for them to make and a responsibility we do not take lightly. We are honored to care for this super special senior and will be sure to keep you updated as we get to know her.
  • Female
  • Age:  10.5 (DOB 8/17/2007)
  • 24 lbs. 
  • Heart murmur to be evaluated 4/26 by our cardiologist, otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $150 

Dallas, Texas

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While we are headquartered in Alabama, we place Cavaliers coast--to-coast!  Please check this page often to keep up with the angels in our program. We introduce them here and share their stories as we search for the perfect forever homes for each and every one.
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From this 'adventure" we learned a lot about rescue, in a different light. It is more than just "taking in" dogs but also about education and prevention. We wish to end puppy mills, support reputable breeders, and teach others why it's important to support those efforts. We WILL  make a difference, we pledged. And NOW,  we ARE making a difference! This event, and it's ripple effect, changed the lives of many dogs. It changed ours too. This event spawned a brand new rescue organization, with  AMAZING volunteers who believe ALL lives matter.  


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