Category: “Adoption”

Kirby’s New Family

Kirby’s New Family kirby adoption photo 2017 Please join us in congratulating this lucky boy on his forever family!  It's so heartwarming to have folks step up to care for and love cavaliers who need long-term medicines and specialized veterinary care.  This sweet pup now has a 4-pawed brother and an active family of his very own. We have to say thanks again to all who contributed to his surgery fund and shared his story.  We could not have done it without each and every one of you. <3    

Congratulations to Daisy!

Congratulations to Daisy! Congratulations to our sweet Daisy on her adoption! We are so thankful for folks who open their hearts to senior pups. This former mill momma has really come out of her shell in foster care and is so ready for the love and attention from her forever family. Please join us in wishing them many happy years together.  

Kirby Needs Your Help!

Kirby Needs Your Help!
Kirby needs your help!
Kirby Fundraising 2017
Kirby is a 5-month old puppy who has Severe Pulmonic Stenosis. As a result of this congenital condition, his pulmonary valve is narrowed and restricting blood flow in his heart. Kirby currently has a grade 5 heart murmur and extremely high pressures in his heart. Since his case is severe, Kirby needs a balloon valvuloplasty to allow him a chance at a normal life. The estimated cost for his surgery is $3200-$4500, and he will need at least two follow-up cardiac workups (consult, echocardiogram, and CBC at $750 each).
We are working to get Kirby scheduled into surgery, as the sooner this procedure is done, the less damage there is to his heart. If you can help us by contributing to his surgical fund, please visit http://CavalierAlliance.org/donate or send via paypal (friends and family option) to CavalierHelp@CavalierAlliance.org. If you would like to get more involved in fundraising for Kirby, or any of the pups in our program, pleasegive our office a call at 978-254-1005. There are many ways to help including Paint Nights, other local fundraisers, auction donations, iGive for shopping, to name a few. Auction details will be posted on Facebook.com/CavalierAllianceFundraising. No contribution is too small and we greatly appreciate all of your support!  

Hello Rocky!

Hello Rocky! Rocky is resting up and looking forward to spending time with his forever family! This sweet mill survivor has had a dental, lost 5 teeth, has been neutered, and learned the basics of being a much-loved pet. 😉 He does have an asymptomatic grade 4-5 heart murmur that will need monitored in the years ahead. Rocky is experiencing all the firsts: first bath, first walk on grass, first car ride, first nap on the couch and learning quickly. He's so grateful for attention and we believe he will transition well from foster care to forever home. * Rocky has been matched to a potential family so we are just accepting back-up applications at this time.

Donations Needed for Imaging

Donations Needed for Imaging   Holly Sideways Sit   ** Donations Needed **  As most of you know, we accepted four puppies into our program back in February.  Holly is part of that litter.  She  is a sweet, young, puppy, just under 5 months of age.  Since coming into our program, Holly has been treated for a severe skin infection, (probable) sarcoptic mange, and vomiting.  She is currently being treated for a recurrent urinary tract infection. Holly often seems unstable on her feet, so much so that we were concerned about a patella or hip issue.  Sometimes she has difficulty coming up a stair or two and at other times she has difficulty moving through the dog door.  Much to our surprise, her veterinary exam noted no orthopedic issues.  The vet did notice that she drags her back toes when she walks and stated her movement issues were neuromuscular in nature. We are raising money to MRI Holly and her littermates to ascertain the cause and determine a therapeutic approach, if there is one, for any neurologic challenges.  In discussing this with the neurologist, they recommended we start with the pup most effected in movement  (Holly) and the one with the most pronounced air scratching (Millie or Tilly). We want to be able to understand as much as possible about the pup's health so prospective families will know what to expect in the years ahead. Neurological workups in the greater Boston area average $2800-3200 for an individual dog.  The estimate we received includes both the MRI and a CSF evaluation, as recommended by the neurologist. If you are able to contribute to our MRI fund, to help any one of these puppies, it would be greatly appreciated.  No amount is too small and you can follow the link at:  CavalierAlliance.org/donate  or send a check to our mailing address:  P.O. Box 17, Bedford, MA  01730

Aurora’s Friday the 13th Update

Aurora Dental "Well here I am and Friday the 13th was a lucky day for me! The day started out pretty lousy because I got up thismorning and GOT NO BREAKFAST - NOTHING.Things started to look up when my harness came out and I knew I was going for a car ride. We went to my special doctor and everyone made a big fuss over me. I don't remember much after that but when I woke up they told me I had 17 teeth to leave for the Tooth Fairy tonight. The Landlord says I'm going to break the Tooth Fairy's bank, but my foster mother says Doggie Tooth Fairies leave treats, not money - am I lucky or what?! I'm going back to my doctor in 2 weeks to have a check up on my mouth. This is my picture from just a few minutes ago. You can't tell that my mouth is a little emptier can you?" (Written by Aurora with a bit of help from her foster mom!)

A New Start for Lulu

We are so pleased to announce that Lulu was recently adopted.  For those of you following this story, she's recovered well from her surgeries and is just the sweetest gal.  In the video below you can see how her right ear has healed and just how happy she is is. We wish she and her new family many years of happiness together. Thanks again for all the care by her foster family and all the donors who made this happy ending possible! lulu

Vote for Harper on March 21

Facebook-Cover-ImageJust have to let everyone know that we have been chosen to compete in Petplan's Tournament of Tails this year.  We are one of 32 shelters / rescue groups competing for a share of over $10,000 to benefit pups in our care. You can show your support, and vote for us, starting March 20th at midnight, straight through the day on March 21st.  www.gopetplan.com/tournament-of-tails?utm_source=tot2016&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=tot2016 All great fun and for a wonderful cause.  Please consider supporting us and sharing this post!    

Welcome Lucy & Zoey

These two sweet pups came to the Cavalier Alliance as a transfer from another group for specialist care.  Their initial vet did a great job of getting them stabilized and we will continue that care.  Lucy has ulcers on her right eye that need reviewed by a specialist and Zoey will need help with a back leg that keeps slipping out of place. lucy 2015Zoey 2015

Duncan’s Recovery Continues

Duncan’s Recovery Continues Duncan, our long-term foster boy who has been struggling with Cushing's disease, is finally on the mend. His recovery is progressing well and our vets tell us that most pups with this disease take 3 - 6 months to stabilize. Since joining our program, this sweet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has had four ACTH tests to ascertain his cortisol levels and had his medicines adjusted to stabilize him. Due to the generosity of our donors, he has also had a much-needed dental, with extractions, to allow his gum disease to heal.  His tail was also amputated - only part-way - a complication of his untreated Cushing's disease. Now his skin is healing, his fur is growing back and he loves to wander the garden. Take a look at his latest home movie!   Duncan is ready for adoption and a more detailed overview is posted on our Rescue page. At this time, he is taking a daily dose of Trilosane to manage his Cushing's disease and will be on it for the rest of his life. If you would like to contribute to Duncan's on-going care, please consider sending a donation to our paypal account (cavalierhelp@cavalieralliance.org) or consider sending a check to our address at: 64 Cedarwood Road, Boxborough, MA  01719.