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Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Size: Small
Description: *adoption pending*

Abia has settled into her foster home nicely. So nicely, in fact that she thinks it is sometimes her job to tell the resident Pyrenees that she thinks he is in the way. She will charge him as best as a 10# little girl can assert herself against a 104# gentle giant. The resident cat is also a target for her. Initially she appeared to ignore him but has resumed her quest. She chases him barking and away he runs. The cat has tried ignoring her but since he has no claws in front he has kindly made himself scarce in her presence. We are using a squirt bottle to deter her assertive efforts. When she sees it come out she is inclined to change her expression and posture and hopefully attitude!

Abia loves to run and play in the fenced yard. Her gait remains unusual (?side winding). Leash walking is a challenge, but improving. She has caught on to potty-training very easily. Our dogs have access to our fenced yard by an open door or doggy door. She will use the doggie door by following the resident Cavaliers on their way out. She is eating ok, enjoys treat tidbits in line with the others. We have no fights over food. She can share whatever needs to be shared at the moment or during mealtime if someone wanders into her 'territory'. We have not had to kennel the foster girls during the day when we are gone a few hours.

The family bed is the best place to share for sleeping all night. She and her foster-mate tolerated the kennel but we found they enjoy the closeness of family at night, the same as they do in the daytime. The couch is a good place for people and a pile of dogs to nap when you can get everyone together in the daytime. But: For a Cavalier, a lap is the finest!

Abia remains so charming that her foster family is already complaining about missing her when she is adopted. We laughed that Abia left her tiara at the mill and wanted another one. She now has a yellow collar with blue plastic jewels. She is happy with the replacement as long as it doesn't have a leash attached!

Abia is a very sweet Cavalier with a bit of an assertive twist.

Abia is very outgoing, totally charming little princess. She is happy to join her foster brothers in alerting the family of passers by with her little bark. She runs in the yard which we hope will strengthen her unusual gait. She wanted to let her foster family know there was a cat in the home with a few little barks. But no one cared; not the foster family, the other dogs or the cat so Abia decided she didn't care anymore either! She snuggles next to the other dogs or her foster family. She will be working on potty training. So far, so good.

Abia is a gorgeous and shy tri-colored cavalier who came from a puppy mill in Nebraska. She is 6 years old, 11 pounds, spayed, up to date on her shots, de-wormed, treated with frontline, heart worm tested, on heart worm preventative, just had a dental, and is micro-chipped. Her adoption fee is $350.

You must fill out an adoption application before you are allowed to meet the animal. Please complete the adoption application located on our website.

Small Dog Rescue of MN does not negotiate the adoption fee on our dogs and we must charge sales tax on all adoption fees in order to comply with Minnesota state law. Please note that SDR is philisophically opposed to the idea of buying and selling animals, and we support any future legislation that would remove sales tax from adoption fees. Until then, however, we must charge it.

We are offering a microchip placement for your resident dog for small donation to our rescue

Please note that we do not have a shelter, and all dogs are in foster homes. Since we strive to provide the best possible care for our animals, sometimes we cannot answer emails promptly. Please allow 48 hours for us to respond to you.

You must be 18 years of age to make an adoption request