Adoption Pending 

BIG congratulations to sweet, shy Jolie and her furever family on their adoption! Her family drove in to Alabama from Arkansas to adopt this precious girl and we couldn’t be more excited for sweet Jolie to get the wonderful, loving, committed family that she deserves, and so thankful for this sweet family for opening their hearts and home to her. Happy furever, Jolie! So glad we could be apart of your story.

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 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

Welcome!  
Sweet Blakely was 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 gave us a glimpse into the kind of environment she had been in as she was completely stained from laying in her own urine and filth. She also had 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. Blakely has clear eyes, hips,  a very mild (G1) asymtomatic  heart murmur and mildly loose knees. She has been treated for ear infections, giardia, and interdigital cysts and has been brought up to date on vaccinations. She has undergone spay and dental surgery, with 5 extractions. She is doing well in her foster home where she has lost a few pounds and is learning she is safe and loved.

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

Hoover, Alabama 

 

Jolie

Kira was recently rescued out of the puppy mill industry. She came to us obese, weighing almost 30 pounds and needs to lose about 10 pounds. Her teeth were 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)
  • 27 lbs  (22 lbs. is ideal)
  • Undergoing treatment for heartworm disease, luxating patellas

Birmingham, Alabama

 Available Soon 

 

Oliver

  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.

At Ginger’s intake vetting, a significant heart murmur was detected (not uncommon for a senior Cavalier), so yesterday sweet Ginger had a full cardiac evaluation performed by a veterinary cardiologist. Although Ginger is asymptomatic, her echocardiogram showed that her heart structure is starting to change due to the insufficiency of her mitral valve (Mitral Valve Disease). To help slow down any further progression of the disease, sweet Ginger has started 2 wonderful heart medications. She has also been cleared for her much needed dental, so she will return to the vet soon for that procedure and will then be cleared for adoption.

  • Female
  • Age:  10.5 (DOB 8/17/2007)
  • 24 lbs. 
  • Mitral Valve  Disease (managed with Pimobendan and Enlapril (cost ~48 month), otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $150 

Dallas, Texas

 Available Soon 

  

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.
     
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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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. 

 

What led us to start Cavalier Rescue of Alabama?  
Read the story of inspiration here...
Debunking Auction Rescue Myths   
Our "Official" Response to the Washington Post Article  

 

Kira

 Available for Adoption 

 

Ginger

 

Raven

 Available Soon 

Precious Raven is an almost 5 year old petite little sweetheart who we recently rescued out of the puppy mill industry. She has advertised as pregnant but thankfully, that was not the case.

We are treating Raven for ear mites and for giardia. Additionally she had severe dental disease which resulted in the extracting of 10 bad teeth. While her eyes, hips, and knees are clear, an ever so slight heart murmur was detected. This may very well resolve now that her advanced dental disease has been addressed.

Raven is now back in her foster home resting and recovering from her spay surgery and dental.
  • Female
  • Age:  5 (DOB 6/2/2013)
  • 14 lbs. 
  • Mild asymtomatic heart murmur,  otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $500 

Lebanon, Missouri

Brookhaven, Georgia

Alpharetta, Georgia

 

Magnolia

Magnolia was recently rescued out of the puppy mill industry. We have treated sweet Magnolia for eye infections, interdigital cysts, dental disease and giardia, which are all now cleared up.  She is also now recovered from her spay and much neded dental.  She has a mild, asymptomatic heart murmur which is common for a middle aged Cavalier,  as well as a mildly  “loose” right knee which will likely tighten up now that she will have the opportunity to be active and strong.  Magnolia is now up to date on vaccinations, spayed, had a recent dental, microchipped, and on monthly preventatives.  She is a sweet, friendly, tiny little princess who loves lots of attention and affection!

  • Female
  • Age:  6 (DOB 10/25/2011)
  • 11.2 lbs. 
  • Asymtomatic heart murmur, grade 1 right luxating patella, otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $400 

Precious Meadow is a sweetheart that we rescued out of the puppy mill industry. Despite being a matted mess, we worked hard to salvage her coat and it definitely paid off as it turned out beautiful! This poofy princess is a beauty but arrived at 28 pounds, about 10 pounds overweight! She is now at 24.5 and continuing to lose. 

Sadly, she had many medical issues that we had to treat including ear infections, giardia, eye infections, dropped carpus, dental disease, a urinary tract infection, and interdigital cysts. She also underwent a spay and much needed dental.  While under they found some suspicious tissue that was punch biopsied and we are pleased to announce the biopsy was normal.  She is now recovered from her procedures and her recheck revealed that all her infections are now cleared up!
Other than a very mild, barely audible heart murmur (grade 1), she is now healthy! Meadow is a sweet, silly girl who is social, friendly, out going, and very happy go lucky!




 

 

Guinevere

Sweet little Guinevere, rescued out of the puppy mill industry is a tiny Princess. Even at such a young age, the neglect has already set in as Guinevere has advanced dental disease and terrible ear infections. She recently underwent her spay and much needed dental with extractions. She has started treatment for her ears and for giardia. While her eyes, hips, and heart are clear at this time, she does have bilateral luxating patellas. We see this with a lot of our puppy mill dogs who live in confinement. We are hopeful that her knees will tighten up some now that she has the opportunity for activity and strengthening. We will be able to better assess her knees once she gets comfortable in foster care.

Guinevere is now resting and recovering from her surgery. We look forward to updating you as she settles in and we get to know her better.
  • Female
  • Age:  2 (DOB 9/30/2015)
  • 10.5 lbs. 
  • Grade 3 bilateral luxating patellas,  otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $550 

 

Mick

Vestavia Hills, Alabama

Mick is recently rescued out of the puppy mill industry. He is a little guy at 15 pounds with a little bit of his tongue hanging out. We were concerned this was due to rotting teeth or worse but although he does have severe dental disease it appears as though his tongue is just too big for his narrow mouth. He has now undergone a much needed dental with the handful of bad teeth extracted and this may now provide a little extra room for his tongue in his mouth.

We are treating Mickey for eye infections and giardia. While his heart is clear at this time, he has bilateral luxating patellas and arthritis in his knees. We have started him on a joint supplement but we know his knees will improve now that he is out of confinement and has the opportunity to be active and strong.

Poor Mickey is terrified and traumatized and needs a lot of time, patience, gentle love, and encouragement. Mickey is recovering from his neuter and dental and we look forward to seeing him realize he is safe and loved.
  • Male
  • Age:  5 (DOB 5/16/2013)
  • 15 lbs. 
  • Grade 3 bilateral patella luxations,  otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $500

 Available Soon 

 

Acorn

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Acorn, recently rescued out of the puppy mill industry came to us with horrific ear infection and infestation of ear mites.  Acorn has clear eyes, hips, knees, but he does have a mild, asymptomatic heart murmur. We are hopeful this will improve as his severe dental disease has now been addressed.  He came through his neuter and dental surgery like a champ and is about as happy as you can imagine to have this new and wonderful life. He is full of personality and is showing his appreciation by giving out lots of hugs and kisses! 
  • Male
  • Age:  7 (DOB 5/20/2011)
  • 25 lbs. 
  • Mild asymtomatic heart murmur,  otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $450

Birmingham, Alabama

 

Henry

 

Merritt

Temple, Texas

Merritt is a 7 month old sweetheart who has already been auctioned off, in the commercial puppy mill industry, TWICE in her short life. She is a petite princess weighing just 7 pounds. She is congenitally sound at this time with clear eyes, hips, knees, and heart. We have treated treating her for giardia and for ear mites.

Merritt is enjoying her new found freedom and puppyhood. She loves being outside and rolling around the grass, and lots of cuddles too, of course! 
  • Female
  • Age:  7 months (DOB 10/14/2017)
  • 6 lbs
  • Healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $650

Congratulations to sweet Hope and her furever family on their adoption! Her new mom is a flight attendant and  flew in to get Hope an bring her home to West Texas.  No doubt, this extra special passenger is getting first class treatment! Happy furever, Hope, you jet setter!

 

Hope

 Just Adopted 

 

Lilly

Fort Payne, Alabama

Happy Lilly came to us when her owners made the difficult decision to release her into our care due to family changes.  We brought her up to date on vaccinations, ran labwork, and gave her a good once over. Her heartworm, fecal, urinalysis, and bloodwork were all normal. We are treating her for ear infections and for severe dental disease. She underwent a much needed dental with several extractions and was microchipped. She has clear eyes, hips, and knees, and an asymptomatic heart murmur due to mitral valve disease which is very common for a middle aged Cavalier.
Lilly is a happy, friendly, outgoing girl who loves everyone. She greets all people and other dogs enthusiatically. She also LOVES the freedom of a yard, so this will be included her requirements. Stay tuned as we learn much more about this gorgeous redhead.
  • Female
  • Age:  6 (DOB 4/2/2011)
  • 21 lbs
  • Mild asymtomatic murmur, otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $450

 Available for Adoption 

 

Blakely

Brookhaven, Georgia

 

Meadow

 Available Soon 

Harper, was recently rescued out of the puppy mill industry. This sweet girl has spent 6 long years as a money making machine for a greedy puppy miller - her sagging stomach and poor coat are proof of the reproductive abuse she has endured her entire life.  We treated her for giardia and she underwent her spay and dental.  She is healthy with clear eyes, hips, knees, and heart!
   
Harper's seller shaved her to the skin and left her with several paniful razor burns. Her fur is starting to grow back and her burns have mostly healed. Until her hair is longer, she uses "dog approved" sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors in the sunshine to prevent sunburn.
She is enjoying her foster siblings, treats,  and exploing the big yard. This happy  girl is embracing her freedom with gusto! 

  • Female
  • Age:  6 (DOB 3/1/2012)
  • 20 lbs
  • Healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $450

Birmingham, Alabama

 Available for Adoption 

 Available for Adoption 

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  • Female
  • Age:  5 (DOB 6/12/2012)
  • 24.5 lbs.  (needs to shed 5 more pounds)
  • Very mild asymtomatic heart murmur, otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $500 

 Available for Adoption 

 Pending Adoption

 

Roxy

Roxy is a 4 year old sweetheart who was released to us by her family who could no longer meet her needs. Already up to date on vaccinations, we ran some labwork today and gave her a good once over. We were pleased to get negative fecal and heartworm tests, normal bloodwork and urinalysis, and her physical exam showed she is in overall good health.

She is about 5 pounds overweight at 24.6 pounds and we will work to get that off in foster care. She has clear eyes, hips, and heart, and a right luxating patella. This does not seem to give her any trouble but getting the extra weight off that knee is crucial to prevent any further damage. We are treating her for ear infections and for dental disease. She underwent her spay surgery, dental, andwas microchipped and is now getting settled into her foster home.

  • Female
  • Age:  4  (DOB 
  • 24.6 lbs (about 5 lbs. overweight)
  • Right luxating patella, otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $500

Odenville, Alabama

 Available Soon 

 Meet our precious Angels... 

 Pending Adoption

 

Harper

At just 8 weeks of age, Baby Henry found himself in a puppy mill auction when his breeder did a sell out of her Cavaliers.

Intake vetting revealed that Henry has clear eyes, hips, and knees at this time and has a "puppy heart murmur" which is common and should diminish within the next couple of months. 

We are treated  him for giardia and closely monitoring him for an upper respiratory infection. Puppies with no immune systems do not fair well in the auction environment and almost always end up becoming sick. His intake bloodwork showed a slight white blood count elevation, and that he is mildly anemic. We are hopeful the anemia will resolve now that he is eating a high quality diet.

His recheck on 5/14 revealed signs of a lingering infection, so baby Henry will have another round of antibiotics. He will have another recheck in 10 days and hopefully be medically cleared.
  • Male
  • Age:  10 weeks (DOB 3/2/2018)
  • 6.3 lbs. 
  • Puppy murmur,   otherwise healthy!
  • Adoption Donation: $650

 Pending Adoption

 Pending Adoption

 Just Adopted