Are you ready to open your heart and home to two charming senior dogs in need of a forever family? Meet 10 year olds, Carl and Ellie, a lovable bonded pair who are eagerly awaiting their second chance at happiness.
Carl and Ellie are an adorable pair of senior Cavaliers who came into foster care after being found as strays. This duo loves to spend their days close to each other, just taking it easy.
Being seniors, they have a relaxed energy level, making them perfect for a tranquil home. They each weigh about 20 pounds.
Carl and Ellie may be a bit reserved at first but once they warm up to you, they will be your constant companions. Carl is more outgoing and confident while Ellie will charm you with her cuddles and shy manner. Both dogs are very mellow and easy to live with and adjusted quickly to their foster home.
Carl and Ellie both understand basic commands such as come, sit, and stay. House training should be reliable with regular outings. Neither dog likes to linger in the yard, they do their business and quickly come back inside. Ellie is quicker at picking up new things like how to use doggie stairs or ramps.
Carl and Ellie like to walk together on a leash but need more practice at not pulling. Being super friendly to people, they do a great job meeting folks on walks but not other dogs. Carl gets excited if he sees a dog and once he starts barking, Ellie follows suit. Carl does have a prey drive and the bird cages in his foster home required barricades. Both ride in the car well, it’s another opportunity to nap! At night they sleep together in an open crate or on a pile of blankets on the bed and snore away until morning.
Like most senior dogs, they have some medical needs and require gentle care. Carl and Ellie have heart murmurs and left-sided heart enlargement and take Vetmedin daily. They will need regular monitoring of their heart disease. They each had recent dentals and lost several teeth but still eat with gusto. Both are current on vaccines and are microchipped.
Ellie and Carl would do best in an adult home with someone home much of the time. Carl will need to meet any resident dogs as he can be picky about his housemates. Neither dog is fond of climbing stairs so a single-story home would be ideal.
Carl and Ellie are posted for Cavalier Rescue USA. They are being fostered in Beaverton, OR.
If you believe you can provide Carl and Ellie with the loving home they deserve and are able to meet the pups in Beaverton, OR, please complete an online application here and then email the rescue coordinator Cindy Kastner at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know of your interest.
These are not Old Dog Haven dogs. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.