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!
Sweet Violet is ready for a forever home of her own!
Violet is a ten year old, 14 lb mini poodle velcro dog. She is very mellow, sweet, loves to cuddle and be loved on all the time, potty trained if on a regular schedule. She is overweight at 14 lbs and needs to lose a few more to be at her ideal weight.
Violet came from a local shelter where her owner left her. She was mostly bald from untreated allergies, and had horrible ear infections, skin infections, rotten teeth and was in a lot of pain from untreated arthritis and luxating patellas. She has been treated for all of her medical issues. Dental, spay, hernia repair and deep ear cleaning. She is on a daily medication (rimadyl)to help with the arthritis, and also takes cosequin supplement for her joints. Violet has quite severe food allergies and is on a limited ingredient diet and a daily allergy medication (apoquel). Her hair is coming back in slowly! Losing the last few pounds will definitely help a lot with her arthritis and luxating patellas.
We don’t know her history but she has separation anxiety that is worse when she’s in a crate, therefore she cannot be crated but does okay in a gated area with toys or treats to chew on. Ideally she wants to be with her people and she needs a home where someone is home much of the time.
She is adorable does great with other mellow dogs and cats! She would do best in a home with at least one mellow dog she can be with when her people are gone, which helps with her anxiety.
Violet LOVES to cuddle and snuggle and likes to be hugged like a big teddy bear. She is the ideal companion for someone who wants a cuddle buddy to binge watch Netflix with!
If you are interested in adopting Violet please download our app on our website and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUIREMENTS: Violet needs a home where someone is home most of the time. She needs a home that will keep her on a diet and give her gentle exercise. Her family must be able to provide her with her 2 medications and 1 supplement, along with a limited ingredient diet. Another mellow dog in the home is preferred. No small children, she needs kids old enough to know not to pester her or pick her up a lot. She’s a sweet senior that needs a quiet loving home.