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About Cavalier Rescue of Florida

Please consider supporting Cavalier Rescue of Florida in order to give our dogs a second chance. Your generous gift will give hope to those who have none.

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Is Rescue Right For You?

The bond you have with a rescue dog is truly special. Once they learn to trust and love you, rescue dogs are known for being fiercely loyal.


  • Rescue pups are not perfect and many experience anxieties from having been abandoned, neglected, abused or suffered in puppy mills. 

  • Many times, rescued pups have lacked consistent medical care and arrive with health issues and sickness, further adding their stress and fear.

Cavalier Rescue of Florida saves these sweet pups and provides love, home environments, food, socialization, medical care, grooming and spay/neutering for Cavaliers until a “furever” home placement is determined. 


  • Our custom adoption process is very thorough and best suits the needs of the dog.

  • Our foster families have Cavaliers of their own, and love and understand the breed.

  • Our fosters learn and evaluate their behavior and habits of the pup before CRF places them with adopters.

  • Patience and love are always a prerequisite for caring and loving a rescue animal; a thorough understanding of this breed is essential in adopting from CRF.

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Is Rescuing a Cavalier Right For You?

It is very important to do research on this special breed!

  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, especially rescues, can range in weight and size; not all Cavaliers are small. 

  • CRF does not guarantee their genetic history. 

  • Cavaliers are extremely people-oriented, social and very affectionate.

  • They need to be with their family. Some people find them to be overly affectionate, so if you are not a person who likes a dog to kiss you on the lips, lick your ear, lie in your lap, lounge on furniture, or share your bed, a Cavalier may not be the dog for you. Their greatest joy is to be with you.

  • CRF does not place our rescued pups in homes where they would be left alone a lot. Ideally a family member or other dogs would be home most of the day. 

  • Cavies generally get along well with other dogs and also cats. 

  • Keep in mind, small spaniels have fairly strong hunting instincts; so lizards, squirrels, gerbils, hamsters or birds, may not be safe

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What Does It Take To Adopt a Cavalier From Us?

After doing your research on a Cavalier rescue pup and you live or will travel to the state of Florida, we would love to find the right Cavalier for you.

We do custom adoptions based on each pup’s specific needs, best interest and well-being. This is not a first apply, first to adopt process. We assess the dogs needs and requirements match to an applicant's home, lifestyle, etc.


Since we have fewer dogs than we do applicants, we encourage you to complete our online Adoption Application and get pre-approved. You will need to provide personal and vet references in the form.

Steps of adoption:

  • Submitted application be to the wait listed for review. 

  • If you're an ideal candidate for one of our dogs, our Adoptions Placement Team will contact you. 

  • Next step, references will be checked and our CRF team will visit your home to meet with you and everyone living there.  

  • CRF will also check your home, garage, and yard to make sure you can provide a safe environment for a Cavalier.   

  • The adoption fee is paid when you pick up your rescue Cavalier. Adoption fees are based on the health and the age of a rescued Cavalier.


The lowest cost of owning a pet is typically their adoption fee. Please consider the long term costs associated with owning a pet--food, ID tags, collars, leashes, veterinary care - including specialists, vaccines, emergency medical costs, professional dog trainers.  When you adopt a rescue dog, you are agreeing to care for the pet's well-being for the duration of his or her life. xo

Completing an application does not guarantee approval for adoption. Please be PATIENT, the process takes time.

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