Bear is a handsome 4-year-old Blenheim that came into rescue from a pet home.
He is a friendly dog that loves to greet everyone he meets and their dogs. However, he does dislike large dark-coloured dogs and will bark at them due to a past encounter. After his initial excitement, he walks well on the lead but will pull towards everyone for attention and can sometimes be a little anxious in new surroundings but looks to you for reassurance.
In proper Cavalier style, he loves to follow you around the house, sit close to you on the sofa or curl up on your knee. He responds well to being called, will sit, stay, lay down and give a paw when asked.
Bear is looking for a pet-free home with experienced dog owners who will work with him and have the patience to help him overcome his issues. For example, Bear can sometimes get a little grumpy if he is approached/woken when asleep in his space or if he doesn’t want to be handled.
He is showing symptoms of Chiari malformation pain and has recently started pain relief; this inexpensive medication will need to be continued. The medication has helped him greatly and improved his grumpiness but has not been rectified fully and he will need space and time to settle. Whilst in rescue, he has been neutered, his teeth have been cleaned and polished, and he has had a small wart/stye removed from the inside of his eyelid. He had a patella operation in 2020 which has been a success on his left knee. His right knee is mildly luxating without him having any symptoms. Bear is fully up to date with vaccinations, flea, tick and worm treatments and is currently heart clear with no other known health issues.
He is fully housetrained, travels well in the car and sleeps quite happily in the kitchen in a pen at night, and he can be left for short periods of time without any issues. Bear could live with dog-savvy older children that would respect and know when to give him his own time and space.
Bear is in foster in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. His adopters must be prepared to purchase a lifetime insurance policy or have the means to cover any future health issues. Home workers must be able to produce a contract from their employer. Tenants must send a letter from their landlord stating they have permission to have the dog at their property.
The successful applicants must be able to travel to the foster home for the meet and greet and be immediately available for a home check. The meet and greet must occur within 5 days of a successful home check. Please can we remind you not to telephone the rescue regarding adoptions at any time. You are more than welcome to email us with any [email protected]
Please read our adoption procedure before applying – https://www.blisscavalierrescue.org/adoption-procedure/