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!
*Local Utah adopters only.*
REQUIREMENTS: Adopter must continue Abby’s diet and exercise program. She needs to lose about 13 lbs. No other dogs. No cats. No kids under 13. Preference to an adult only family. Abby loves to play fetch and run outside so a fenced yard is required.
Pretty Abby has seen the vet and it was good news! She is heart clear and her patellas are good. Her bloodwork was normal and she has had a dental. Her only issue is being morbidly obese. So far it hasn’t affected her joints. She weighs in at around 34 lbs and should weigh right around 20lbs.
Abby was raised in a home with just one adult and no other dogs or cats so she hasn’t been socialized with other dogs, cats or small kids, and she doesn’t like any of them. She doesn’t attack cats but will bark at them. She doesn’t like other dogs to be in her face. She will tolerate other mellow dogs, but definitely prefers to be the Queen Bee.
Abby LOVES to play! She loves to chase a ball and will run around playing chase with her foster mom. She also loves her walks and gets very excited for them. She is 100% a typical Velcro cavalier who wants to be with her people all the time. She will cuddle on the couch and curl up on your lap while you work. She’s a very happy girl!
If you’re interested in adding Abby to your family please download our application on our website and email it 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