Category: “Cavalier Alliance”

Poppy Needs Your Help

Poppy 8 weeks Poppy is a darling, 8 week old, under 3 lb, puppy with a heart defect known as PDA, that can be fixed with surgery. Without surgery, her life expectancy will be very short, but assuming she makes it through surgery, she has an excellent prognosis for a normal life. She is scheduled for surgery at Cornell University in the coming weeks and we are asking for your help so that we can fund this life-saving surgery for her! No gift is too small and we will all be appreciative for whatever assistance you can provide.
Poppy was born with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Normally the ductus arteriosus, an important blood vessel, shunts blood from the heart and bypasses the lungs when puppies are in the uterus before birth - they don’t need to breath, so there’s no need for blood to go to the lungs. At birth, this blood vessel normally closes, so that oxygenated blood reaches the lungs and then is circulated to the rest of the body, providing oxygen rich blood to important tissues. If the ductus doesn’t close properly, the heart has to work extra hard to pump oxygenated blood to these important tissues. Eventually, the heart muscle becomes thickened from working so hard and, in time, the heart muscle weakens and heart failure and death results. Poppy already, at only 8 weeks of age, has evidence that her heart muscle is thickened. With prompt surgery, her heart can repair itself before the damage is permanent, but there isn’t much time. If you would like to donate to Poppy's surgery and care, please visit our donate page http://www.cavalieralliance.org/donate/ or send via PayPal (friends and family option) to CavalierHelp@CavalierAlliance.org . . .

Thank you to the NY / NJ Cavalier Meetup Group!

Huge shout out of thanks to all the amazing folks and cavaliers who came out for the March 5th King's Tea.  So much fun was had by all and they raised over $6000 for the pups in our program. Kings tea flyer

2016 Cavalier Alliance Ornaments

2016 Cavalier Alliance Ornaments 2016 OrnamentThe 2016 Cavalier Alliance ornament is now available for pre-order!  This year our ornament was again designed by the talented Lauren Hamelin, and each one will be custom made for us. This year's ornament features a sweet cavalier with a matte gold bow, dark red ribbon and a small gold heart charm.  Each ornament is approximately 3" high and almost 2" wide. The ordering period will close soon to allow for plenty of time in manufacturing and shipping. Order at: Cavalier Ornament 2016 and check out with your Paypal account or via credit card.  If you’d like to order via check, simply send the check with your name, shipping address and details on your order to us at:  64 Cedarwood Road, Boxborough, MA  01719. Thank you so much for supporting the Cavalier Alliance!

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July Weekend! The festivities, and travel, has started in the Northeast. Where ever you are, we hope you have a wonderful long weekend ahead of you.   If you have plans with your pup, please take a moment and consider the safety points below.   Cavalier Alliance with Oblio

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 Recovers from Cushing’s Disease

Duncan Recovers from Cushing’s Disease We thought you all might enjoying seeing the before & after this boy's transformation while in foster care. The top picture was taken when he first came into foster care and the outdoor ones were taken last week. His skin infection (a typical complication of untreated Cushing's disease) has resolved and his fur is growing back. Many thanks to his foster mom for his care and all of you who donated and supported our fundraisers so we could provide the veterinary care and surgeries he needed.   11053315_953749928019331_6252197104004879206_n  
Duncan's fur is starting to grow back in!

Duncan's fur is starting to grow back in!

 
Duncan's recovery continues.  Look at that fur!

Duncan's recovery continues. Look at that fur!

Sponsor Highlight: Pink Petunia Paws

Sponsor Highlight:  Pink Petunia Paws As part of our early fundraising activities, we have been fortunate to receive support from small businesses who donated items to our auction! In the weeks ahead, we are going to feature their stories and links to their shops so you all can get to know them better! Today's story is from Catherine Carmichael, owner of Pink Petunia Paws and Pink Petunia Cottage Dolls (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pink-Petunia-Cottage-Dolls/129134503765346?fref=ts). When we asked Catherine about her experience with Cavaliers, she explained, "We got Oliver almost 10 years ago, one year after my mom got her first Cavalier -Toby. She then decided to adopt one from Cavalier Rescue USA and I met Paula Bailey when she came for a home visit at my parents. They adopted Nevis a beautiful Ruby. I have a little shop where I sell handmade Waldorf Dolls and Quilts and would ask Paula if they needed any donations and of course they did. LOL So I would auction off a doll or quilt and have the high bidder send the money to Cavalier Rescue. I tried to do that as much as I could. Paula and I kept in touch and my mom adopted another dog from them, Charlie. Then I decided to foster and had our wonderful Phoebe come into our lives. I knew I would be a foster failure that first night. I don't foster now, because we have 2 Cavaliers with serious health issues, Oliver has diabetes and is blind and Sadie has SM, Hydrocephalus, IVDD and had patella surgery last year. My way of contributing is donating my quilts, quilted pillows and now my collars and leashes. I love the Cavalier Rescue groups and especially love Cavalier Alliance because of the multiple health issues of this wonderful breed." Catherine's beautiful handiwork can be found on her FaceBook pages and in her Etsy store at: Pink Petunia Cottage (https://www.etsy.com/shop/PinkPetuniaCottage) Thanks Catherine for your support of the Cavalier Alliance!  
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Catherine's Beautiful Cavaliers

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National Bite Prevention Week & Resources

National Bite Prevention Week & Resources It's National Dog Bite Prevention Week this week. Not a topic usually discussed in the same sentence as Cavaliers, but the reality is any dog, if provoked, can bite. There are an estimated 70 million dogs in the US and approximately 4.5 million reported dog bites annually. Over 350,000 children were bit by dogs in 2010-2012 and over a third of those were children between the ages 5 and 9. Most injuries to children are to the head and neck area. These sobering stats are a good reminder to teach young children how to properly interact with all pups (including Cavaliers), how to avoid being bitten and to properly socialize, train and leash your Cavalier. If you would like more information on what to do if you are bit, or if your dog bites someone, please download the AMVA handout on dog bites.