Here are some answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.
Q-What are your adoption fees? Are they negotiable?
A-It depends on the dog but our fees are breed and age based. Cavalier puppies under a year are $750 with $50 refunded with proof of an obedience class. Cavalier mixes and other breeds vary. The fee goes down based on age and dogs over 8 are never over $150. Adoption fees are not negotiable.
Q-What vet work do you do for your dogs?
A-ALL dogs are spayed or neutered, up to date on shots and microchipped. They are all checked for luxating patellas, dry eye, and heart murmurs. Other vet work we do depending on the age and health of the dog includes dentals and EKG’s. Adopters receive full medical records for their dog.
Q-Where do you get your dogs? Will you take my dog? Even if it’s not a cavalier?
A-We get dogs as owner releases, from local shelters, we buy from puppy mills and backyard breeders and have purchased from dog auctions in the past. Basically we take any dog no matter what the circumstances if we can help them. Though we primarily work with cavaliers we also take cavalier mixes and other breeds based on foster homes available.
Q-Can I be a foster? How does that work? Can I adopt my foster?
A-We are based out of the Salt Lake City area in Utah so fosters must be in that area and willing to transport their dog to vet appointments in Murray, Utah. We work around your schedule. We provide all medical, supplies and even food though some fosters prefer to feed the same food they feed their dog. We strive to make good matches for fosters and their dogs and as such, the foster has the first opportunity to adopt their foster dog (unless it was stated beforehand that the dog had an adoption pending or an application in). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application
Q-Do you ship? Do you do out of state adoptions? Do you allow transports?
A-We do not ship. Please don’t ask.
We will do out of state adoptions but we do not allow transports. We require the adopter to come to Utah to meet their potential dog. We prefer to have all family memebers and the other dogs in the home to meet the new dog. So in some cases we may require the potential adopter from out of state to bring their dog to meet the dog they want to adopt. Because if that we give preference to local adopters and adopters within reasonable driving distance of Utah. However we don’t think it’s black and white and depending on the dog, exceptions can be made!
Q-You don’t have any dogs available? Can you keep my application and let me know when new dogs come in?
A-We are happy to keep your application on file. However the volume of dogs we get in and the volume of applicants we have, we are not able to notify you when dogs come in. We recommend you watch Facebook as we post our new intakes there. If a dog comes in you’re interested in email your interest and attach your application to make things easier.
Q-I really really like this dog but I don’t meet the requirements. Can I still adopt that dog?
A-Our requirements are based on each dogs needs. No two dogs have the exact same requirements because no two dogs are the same. We get dogs in that are in aall kinds of different conditions medically and emotionally. The requirements are there to ensure a good match and forever home for the dog. We want our adoptions to be perfect the first time so the dogs don’t get returned. Our requirements are not meant to be difficult or to restrictive, they are there for the safety and well being of the dog. One dog may not be a good fit but another one might be perfect.
Q-Can I come to your shelter?
A-We are a foster based rescue. Therefore we require an approved application on file and a phone interview done before a potential adopter can meet the dog. This is for the safety of our foster families. We do not do adoption events.
Q-Are you a nonprofit?
A-Yes. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Q-Do you take donations?
A-Yes! We can’t do what we do without donations! We accept PayPal and Venmo. The PayPal is our email address email@example.com and our Venmo is @CavalierCrazyRescue
Q-How can I help?
A-We always need foster homes! I can’t stress that enough. But if you can’t foster, we accept donations not only of cash but items for our auctions which we do 2-3 times a year. We also do other fundraising events throughout the year including paint parties, photoshoots, online auctions and more! Keep an eye on our Facebook page and our Fundraising for Cavalier Cray Rescue page on Facebook! Even if you can’t help with any of that, you can help by sharing our posts, and even just spreading the word about not buying from pet stores or puppy mills and encouraging people to adopt not shop!
**We do not ship. Belle is available to local adopters only. Ogden to Provo**
REQUIREMENTS: A fenced yard. Belle likes to run and chase birds. She needs a secure, fenced yard and cannot be trusted off leash. Another playful dog is preferred. Cats OK. Kids unknown as she never lived with kids, but she would probably be fine with older kids. She’s very exuberant and jumps up a lot so no small kids. Adopter must understand she may need surgery eventually and she needs to have daily meditations and supplements.
Beautiful Belle came into rescue from a loving home who could sadly no longer care for her. Belle is a sweet, loving 3 year old cavalier who is a typical Velcro dog. She wants nothing more than to be with her person, as close as possible, preferably draped across your lap.
Belle has some special needs. She has severe hip dysplasia. At this point surgery is not a good option, but it is possible that down the line she will need surgery that will cost upwards of $2000. The surgery will need to be done when her quality of life is suffering, which at this point it definitely is not! She likes to chase birds and run in the yard, but she does have trouble standing sometimes if she’s been laying down too long. She is beginning to develop arthritis due to the hip dysplasia and is on rimadyl twice a day and and a Cosequin/MSM supplement daily. She is also had a UTI which has cleared up but she is still taking a cranberry chew supplement to keep it from returning.
Belle is also quite overweight, and is a bigger cavalier. She is about 30lbs now and should lose around 8lbs or so to be at her target weight. Losing the weight will definitely help with her hip issues and she should be kept slim to keep extra strain off her joints.
Belle will need to continue her diet and exercise program and be on medications for the rest of her life and her adopter must be prepared that she may need surgery down the line for her hips.
Belle likes other dogs and would like a playmate but she is also more dominant and can be pushy when she wants attention. She would do best with playful mellow dogs that aren’t going to care when she pushes them aside for pets! She is great with cats. She is good in the car but needs to be secured so she doesn’t jump back and forth from the back seat, and she does have a history of jumping out of car windows so she should not be allowed to be in a car with windows open unless she’s secured.
Belle is an all around great dog who is fully house trained and knows basic commands. She will wait politely to be released for her food.
If you are interested in applying for Belle please email an application (found on our website) to firstname.lastname@example.org
**Requirements: A secure fenced yard, no kids under 12, no cats. Dogs ok and Toto needs another similar sized playful dog as he loves to play and cuddle with another dog (or dogs). Toto is available to local adopters only (Ogden area to Provo area). We do not do any meet and greets without an approved application on file**
Say hello to our newest honorary cavalier Toto, an adorable adult yorkie mix. We’re not sure what he’s mixed with but he is not yorkie size, he is about 16-18 lbs. He has the silky low shedding hair of a yorkie and will need regular grooming. We’re also not sure of his age as the owners said he was about 10 but the vet put him at about 5, which seems closer based on how he acts. He is a playful, energetic boy who loves to play fetch with his ball and likes to spend time outside in the yard.
Toto came into rescue when his family couldn’t keep him anymore and a Good Samaritan took him in and released him to rescue so he could find a perfect forever home. He has seen the vet and is in perfect health. He is neutered and up to date on his shots and microchipped.
Toto is a sweet, happy boy who likes to play but will also snuggle for hours. He get super excited when he sees his leash because he loves to go on walks and go on rides in the car. He really is just a perfect boy with a great mix of playful and cuddly. He’s fully house trained and will bark to go outside.
We were told Toto didn’t like little kids and we haven’t had a chance due to social distancing to have him meet any kids so we are saying only older kids, over 12. Toto is also not good with cats and will chase them incessantly so no cats in his forever home.
Toto is a smart, happy boy and his forever family will be lucky to have him!
If you’re interested in adding Toto to your family please email an application (available on our website) to email@example.com