We rescued sweet 6 year old Eliza out of the puppy mill industry where she was advertised as "running with a male". We started with an ultrasound and xray to ensure that she was not pregnant - we were relieved that she was not! She is a big girl though with some weight to lose and some muscles to firm up which should be easy to do now that she has the opportunity for daily exercise and activity which she has been withheld from in living in confinement all of her life.
Her exam revealed KCS (dry eye), ear infections, dental disease, and an enlarged kidney. Futher testing revelead a normal protein:creatinine ratio and normal kidney function! This will just be something to recheck when she has her routine exams.
Her ear, eye and mouth infections are healing nicely as is her spay incision. She is definitely coming out of her shell and getting a little pep in her step!
- Age: 6 (DOB 4/17/2011)
- 23 lbs
- KSC (right eye) responding well to daily drops, otherwise healthy!
- Adoption Donation: $450
A shelter in Texas who was overflowing with intakes asked us to spring this sweet girl out after no one came to claim her during her stray hold. She was found in the Corpus Christi / Bishop, TX area and did not have tags or a microchip. Sadly, she is heartworm positive so we started her on 30 days of doxycycline to prepare her for her first treatment injection which will occurred on October 12th.
This tiny girl has settled nicely into her foster home where she is getting plenty of TLC.
- Age: 2
- 12 lbs
- Undergoing treatment for Heart Worm disease
- Adoption Donation: $600
Maple is a 4 year old sweetheart who we just rescued out of the puppy mill industry. She is quite timid and terrified of humans and being touched and handled but is very curious about the new world around her. She is not shy to move around and check things out and seems very enthusiastic about her freedom! Because she's never had a positive experience with humans, the human contact and trust will take some time but we expect this sweet girl to bloom in foster care.
We've brought her up to date on vaccinations and she's being treated for ear infections and giardia. She underwent her spay and dental today where she received a much needed cleaning. Her hips, knees, and eyes are clear and she has a ever so slight murmur over the mitral valve. She is a few pounds overweight and lacking muscle tone (from living a life of confinement) but she is going to shape up really nicely now with just daily activity and high quality food.
Maple is an absolutely beautiful girl with the sweetest, most gentle disposition. She hasn't quite figured out that she is safe and loved yet but know she will get there soon with the help of her foster family.
- Age: 4 (DOB 3/30/2013)
- 23 lbs
- Mild asymtomatic murnur (G1-2), otherwise healthy!
- Adoption Donation: $500
At Cavalier Rescue of Alabama, we work to ensure our dogs and families are well matched. That is why we use a specific and thorough process for matching our rescues with families . It is in the best interest of the dog and the adopting family.
The Adoption Application is required to be considered for adoption. You only need to apply once, not per dog. Additionally, we do recommend that you contact us via email (not text or facebook messages) after you submit an application to express your interest. Please include photos of your home and family and anything else that would provide us insight to help us to best match a dog with your family. The adopting family MUST be willing and able to travel to the foster home. Please understand we "work for the dogs" and making great matches is paramount.
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. Our process is thorough, and while we do not place dogs on a first-come, first-served basis, we DO review applications chronologically to find that perfect match.
If you are on a specific timeline to bring a precious Cavalier into your family, then rescue may not be the right fit for you. We are happy to refer you to responsible, reputable, and health-focused breeders.
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What a BIG week for sweet Autumn! This brave puppy mill survivor has been undergoing treatment for heartworms for the past few months. This week she went in for her very last injection AND was adopted! Congratulations to sweet Autumn and her furever family on their adoption!!
After 5 years spent in the puppy mill industry, sweet Gracen has just been rescued. We have learned that she was actually auctioned last December where she was bought by a puppy miller and during her time in that mill she missed her heat cycle. Because she was unable to bring in any money for that puppy mill, she was then auctioned again where we finally were able to successfully get her out.
This tender, loving 5 year old tri color beauty just couldn't be any more precious and appreciative. Gracen is a big girl at 29 pounds but like many puppy mill mamas, she is "soft" and is lacking muscle tone from living a life of confinement. She is going to tone up and lose a few pounds rather easily in foster care with a high quality food and just regular daily activity.
We were overjoyed that her physical exam checked out well and that she is congenitally sound with clear eyes, knees, hips, and heart as well absolutely perfect bloodwork results. She is receiving treatment for ear infections and raging giardia, and is recovering from a much needed dental cleaning and spay surgery.
- Age: 5 (DOB 11/1/12)
- 29 lbs (could lose a few)
- Adoption Donation: $500
Wren is an almost 4 month old puppy who was rescued from the puppy mill industry. Instead of heading to another puppy mill where she would likely be just a few months away from carrying her first litter, she is now going to enjoy a life of freedom, family and love!
Weighing 10 pounds, she is a solid and sturdy girl who appears to overall be healthy. We have started treatment for giardia and her bloodworks shows of dydration and anemia, which is not unusual given her past. Her eyes, hips, knees, and heart are all clear!
We will be monitoring her very closely in case she comes down with an upper respiratory infection from being in the auction environment.
- Age: 4 months (DOB 8/7/2017)
- 10.11 lbs
- Adoption Donation: $650
Ryder is a 14 week old puppy who was just rescued from the puppy mill industry. Instead of heading to another puppy mill where he’d grow up to be nothing more than used for breeding, he is now going to enjoy a life of freedom, family and love!
But first, we have to get this little man over a nasty case of giardia and severe pneumonia! Weighing just 4 pounds, puppies this young and this little and this sick are to be taken very seriously. He has started on antibiotics and other therapies to help him fight this and we will be monitoring him very closely. Unfortunately the puppy mill environment and auction environment is not good for such a young pup with a weak immune system
Please know his health is our primary focus so we are not going to be exploring any adoption possibilities until he is healthy. We will be sure to provide plenty of pupdates so that you stay well informed on his status.
- Age: 4 months (DOB 8/8/2017)
- 5.4 lbs
- Being treated for Gardia and Pneumonia
- Adoption Donation: $650
Wee little Ozzy was rescued out of the puppy mill industry. We brought him up to date on his vaccinations, ran lab work, and gave him a full physical exam.
Ozzy appears to be congenitally sound with clear knees, hips, eyes, and heart, he does have bad ear infections, anal gland abscess, and severe dental disease. He also has parasites and giardia which is really upsetting his poor tummy and making the abscess on his anal glands even more uncomfortable. We have started him on treatment for his ears and for the parasites and he underwent his neuter surgery, a much needed dental cleaning, and that nasty abscess was taken care of.
While the rest of Ozzy’s lab work came back normal, he sadly has heartworms. He has both adult and baby worms meaning that he was infected some time ago and they have since been reproducing. Once rid of his intestinal parasites, we will begin Ozzy on treatment for the heartworms.
Had we not secured him at the puppy mill auction he was being sold at, he would have gone to another puppy mill and would have never received treatment. He would have died a horrible death at a young age, never knowing love or freedom. THIS is why we do what we do and why we are so thankful for your support. Ozzy says “thank you” too.