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!
**SPECIAL NEEDS! NEEDS DAILY MEDICATION**
Our handsome boy Hobbs the goldendoodle is just about ready for his forever home!
It’s been a long road with Hobbs but it seems like we finally found a combination of medications that works and Hobbs has been 2 weeks seizure free and is doing great!
Hobbs has epilepsy. He came into rescue as a breeder release 6 weeks ago. It has been a roller coaster of seizures, trying different medications and lots and lots of prayers.
We feel that Hobbs is doing well enough to schedule him to be neutered next month, and then get him off to his forever home!
Hobbs is on two seizure medications; potassium bromide (a liquid) and phenobarbital (a pill). At his current dose his medications are approximately $55 a month but those amounts could change as he gets bigger. Hobbs is about 30 lbs right now at 5 months old, so he’s got some growing to do! His adopter may want to work with their vet to try different medications but for now this combo seems to be working well.
Hobbs is your typical puppy. He likes to play, chew on things and pester his doggie foster siblings. He LOVES to play with his foster sister who is also a labradoodle. When he wears himself out he’s ready for cuddles. He is clumsy and awkward like all 5 month old puppies! He loves kids and wants to give them all kisses. He has had a rough life so far with his epilepsy and that and his medications means he tires easily. He may never be a super active sporty dog, though he does like to go for walks and to his human foster brothers soccer games. Because he is big and clumsy and gets super excited, he would do best with older kids that he can’t knock over!
Hobbs would love to have another playful dog around his size and some kids in his forever home. Because of his medications his family must be able to follow a schedule to keep him getting his medications every 12 hours. He would love to have someone home much of the day as he loves to be with his foster mom!
He is doing well with his house training but is still young and will need his family to continue his training. He is crate trained.
If you would like to apply to adopt Hobbs, our application is on our website so you can download it and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email and request one.
REQUIREMENTS: Hobbs family must be financially able to provide his epilepsy medications as well as required yearly bloodwork to test his levels. His medication is approximately $55 a month. Family must be able to keep his every 12 hour medication schedule. Dogs ok. Cats ok. Older kids ok. Preference would be a home with someone home much of the day.
Carl-1 year old
I'm Carl the love-bug, but you can just call me Carl. I am an extremely affectionate one year old Pugapoo (a pug and poddle mix). I am house and crate trained and get along with everyone. I love to play, and can often be found trailing after my foster siblings with a toy trying to get them to play. I am a medium/small sized boy around 23 lbs.
I also love to cuddle. Watching a movie on Netflix? I'm there. Reading in bed? I'm right there next to you. I don't need constant petting, I am just happy being close to you.
I am looking for a family that will give me lots of attention. Another playful dog and some kids would be great. But, I am not picky as long as I get plenty of loving's. And, believe me, the love you give me will be returned ten-fold!
I am going in soon to be neutered and have my eyes fixed. I have something called cherry eye but the vet will get me all fixed up!
If you’re interested in adding me to your family you can find the application on Cavalier Crazy Rescues website under ‘Available’ or you can email email@example.com
REQUIREMENTS-Carl would do best with another similar sized or larger dog to play with. He would not be a good fit with very small or very old dogs. He wants to have a playmate! He would love to have someone home most of the time, but would do ok with another dog. He rides great in a car, is very social and friendly. He is good with cats and kids.
Cute Gertie is just about ready for a home of her own. She’s had a checkup at the vet and got a clean bill of health. Her heart is good, her her patellas are strong and her eyes are clear! Her only concern is severe periodontal disease. She’s in bad need of a dental which is scheduled. She is already missing most of her teeth and will almost certainly lose the rest.
Gertie is about 10 years old but don’t let that fool you. This is no crotchety senior dog! She is a spunky little girl with a lot of energy and personality!
We’re not sure what her mix is but best guess is Maltese and poodle. She is just 5 lbs.
Gertie loves to be with her people, first and foremost. She is fine with other small dogs but her priority lies in being held and being cuddled as much as possible. She is very afraid of big dogs, so she needs a home with no big dogs. Because of this and because she does have separation anxiety Gertie must have a home with someone home most of the time. She would be ideal for someone who’s retired and wants a teeny tiny dog they can take everywhere. She is the definition of a purse dog and would be happy being taken along wherever you go. She rides well in the car but does want to be in your lap, so a booster seat would be perfect and she seems to have used one before as she hopped right in mine.
Gertie can not be outside for long periods of time. She will dig and scope the fence for places to escape. We were told by the shelter that her previous adopter returned her because she left her outside all day while she worked and Gertie dug out of the yard. So anyone with a fenced yard absolutely needs to have it reinforced and searched for holes a tiny dog could squeeze through.
Alternately she would be fine with someone in a condo or apartment who would walk her frequently as we don’t feel she needs a yard to be happy. She just needs to be with her person. Due to her separation anxiety she does bark when left alone so that’s something to consider for anyone in an apartment. Having another dog around does not seem to affect her anxiety. CBD oil, calming treats or a thunder shirt might help with her anxiety when left alone.
Although fine with kids due to her tiny size she must have a home with older or no kids.
Gertie has so much love to give! She is just a darling little girl who wants to devote her life to her person. Could that be you? If you’re interested in making Gertie part of your family you can download our application on our website and email it in or email us and we’ll send you one. firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUIREMENTS-Apartment/condo ok. If a home it must have a secured fenced yard. Someone home most of the time. Small dogs ok. Cats ok. Older kids ok. Adopter must understand her anxiety and be willing to work with her on it. A session with a trainer who deals with anxious dogs is highly recommended.