Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
35lbs (goal weight is 28lbs)
Spayed / Microchipped
UTD on vaccinations & Heartworm Preventative
Adoption Donation $550 (tax deductible)
Please read the bio in its ENTIRETY. If you meet the requirements, please send an email to email@example.com for additional information. Applications can be found on our website.
Since we are 100% foster-based rescue, only approved applications will be reviewed and/or contacted. We do not allow shipping & do not transport. You must live within 350 miles from Maryville, IL.
Missy is not a typical looking Cavalier, right now. The good news is that her health check was all clear, unique for a Cavalier. The not-as-good news is that Missy was shaved, to the skin, before coming to rescue. And she is carrying way too much weight. The coat is not such a big deal, and we hope that everyone is able to see past that. In time, she will grow a gorgeous coat. But that weight has to come off, doctor's orders!! Carrying extra weight is not healthy for dogs, especially Cavaliers! Her goal weight is 28 pounds. Once there, it would be best to have her family, or their veterinarian reassess her body composition to determine if she is good or needs to lose a bit more.
So, with that said, let’s talk about Missy! She is super-duper friendly. The friendliest. She will make & hold eye contact, 3 inches from your face, to reinforce her deep love & desire to be the very best friend you have ever had, lol. She will help you with every single chore, all your work, and any other activity you are engaged in by laying into you with her entire body. She looooooooves to love you!
Missy isn't too sure about the leash. It's okay, but she isn't ready to walk with it right now. She also needs plenty of secure area to get some steps in every day.... lots of steps to help with that weight loss. So, let's say she needs a fence, because we have some goals, that includes continuing her potty training (which is going well!).
Missy is rather quiet. She doesn't appreciate being locked up or kenneled. She does better with a dog proofed area when her humans aren't around. Cavaliers typically do better with a friend, and Missy has always had other dogs with her. She gets along with them all, she has a submissive personality. But she might do okay as an only dog, too. As long as her human is with her the majority of the time.
Either way. You will be smiling all the time with Missy as your friend. She is low-key & ready to have her very own best friend.
Please let us know if you have the perfect home to offer Missy by sending us an email. Gateway4paws@gmail.com
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