Category: “Cavalier Alliance”

Custom Pet Portraits

Custom Pet Portraits Beautiful portraits of your pet painted by the talented Lauren Hamelin with all proceeds to benefit the Cavalier Alliance! All portraits are painted on 10oz gesso coated cotton duck canvas. Hand-splined on the back with minimal staples, 7/8” profile canvas is perfect for displaying unframed. All portraits are unframed. Hanging hardware not included. Sizes are noted below. The pricing below is for a portrait with just one pet. If you seek a portrait with multiple pets in it, please contact us for specific pricing. If you don’t see a size you like, please inquire for the price & timing. Deeper canvas (1 ½”) is also available by special order & additional fee. Created on a first-come, first served basis, please send 3-4 clear photos of your pet (1-2 close ups are great!) Since oils take longer to dry, please allow 4-6 weeks minimum for your painting to arrive. Larger portraits will take longer. Sizing and Price: 5x7” or 6x6” mini $50.00 plus shipping 8x10” or 8x8” $75.00 plus shipping 9x12” or 10x10” $110.00 plus shipping 11x14” or 12x12” $150.00 plus shipping Larger sizes, please inquire. Portraits will be started when payment & photos have been received. Please email photos to: Payments can be sent via PayPal to: You may also send a check payable to: Cavalier Alliance
64 Cedarwood Road
Boxborough MA, 01719 Please make sure your name & address, your pet’s name & canvas size is included in all correspondence so we can make sure you get the correct portrait.

Congrat’s to Bailey

Congrat’s to Bailey Congratulations to Bailey on his new family. We are happy to report that his diabetes is now well managed and he's enjoying early morning belly rubs. We wish him many happy years in with his new family! IMG_7406Bailey Canal Walk

Amanda K. Ruisi Joins Cavalier Alliance Board

The Cavalier Alliance is pleased to announce that Amanda K. Ruisi has joined our Board of Advisors.  Ms. Ruisi is the Founder & President of AKR Public Relations, an award-winning PR agency that specializes in celebrity brands, entertainment and lifestyle.  Her appointment to the board of advisors was effective in February 2015. Amanda Ruisi"Amanda brings a wealth of experience to our non-profit and we are so pleased she will be working with us in the months and years ahead!" said Tonya Andersen, Co-founder, Cavalier Alliance for Rescue, Research, and Education, Inc. Ms. Ruisi represents many A-list celebrities, TV shows, and Fortune 500 companies. She is a tireless animal activist who has helped raise millions of dollars for charities. Making big progress, she is genuinely moved by each rescue dog's story. As the proud mother of Ruby, a 6 year old Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Ms. Ruisi strongly identifies with the mission of the Cavalier Alliance. Ms. Ruisi is a graduate of Fairfield University and spent 10 years at NBC Universal prior to launching her own agency at age 27.  Sharing her experiences she has spoken most recently at Yale University, The #Fashion140 Conference at Lincoln Center and frequently addresses additional colleges and PRSSA chapters across the country. Additionally, Ruisi has been a member of the Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences for over eight years, she is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), The Wall Street Journal's "Women of Note," an exclusive network of powerful female leaders and the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs.  

Cavalier Alliance Spring Update

Cavalier Alliance Spring Update We are so pleased to announce that the first copy of our newsletter has been sent out!  Many thanks to Megan Breen who assisted with our design. If you aren't a subscriber yet, please sign up by clicking the link below:

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Q2 Cavalier Alliance Care Grant Applications Now Open

The Cavalier Alliance is pleased to announce that our Q2 Cavalier Alliance Care Grant application period is now open.  Our goal is to provide limited financial assistance grants to Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pet owners who are in need of help paying for veterinary care for their adopted and / or rescued Cavalier. The typical grant ranges from $25-200 per quarter based on (1) medical urgency, (2) financial need, (3) available funding, and (4) eligibility. For more information, please download the application below.  Completed applications can be submitted via email to or mailed to our corporate office at 64 Cedarwood Road, Boxborough, MA  01719. Cavalier Alliance Care Grant Application Q2 2015

Free Pet First Aid Class – April 23rd

Tuft's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (Grafton, Massachusetts) is offering a free Pet First Aid Class on April 23rd, starting at 5:30 pm. Details and sign up on the link below!

Meghan’s Adopted!

Meghan’s Adopted! Sweet little Meghan was recently adopted. Here she is with her new brother Spencer. She is such a little lady with her paws crossed. Congratulations Meghan on your new forever family! 10648986_901345453259779_4507765132288871956_o

Heimlich Maneuver for Dogs

Along with CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver is an easy to learn procedure that might just save your Cavalier's life one day.   Useful skill to know!   Heimlich Maneuver for Dogs Graphic credit to Animal Wellness Magazine.

Join us on Facebook

We have a vibrant community on Facebook with over 600 followers.  If you are on Facebook, we'd love to have you join us there too.  Click the link above or enter in your browser!   Molly

Joys of Adopting a Senior Dog

Delilah Before - J. Wierski 2013

Delilah's arrival photo

  During the summer of 2013. I was starting to think about adopting another Cavalier as a “sibling” for my Florence. Diane Lombardo sent me information about a senior named Delilah along with her pictures. Delilah had come from a backyard breeder and did not look like the typical, fluffy Cavaliers I had seen. Delilah was shaved down, skinny, and looked so pathetic. She was 11 years old and had a heart condition. Diane told me to “think about it” because “she is a total love bug”.   Well I loaded up the car with Florence to meet Delilah and Ken Kates, her current foster parent. It was love at first sight! Delilah jumped into my arms and that was it! After a few months under my care, Delilah started to look like a Cavalier! Her fur grew in and she put on some weight. What struck me though was Delilah’s personality! She was happy all the time, her tail constantly wagged. She had pep and spirit! Delilah was outgoing and had no fear!   I can’t imagine my life without Delilah! She brings me so much joy and I’m glad that I am able to provide her with a better life. Senior dogs have just as much vigor and life as younger dogs! People tend to want to get younger dogs, because they will be around longer, etc., but older, senior dogs should be given a second chance because they give so much life! - Jennifer Wierski
Lovely Delilah - now 13

Lovely Delilah - now 13