To adopt a cavalier King Charles spaniel, a prospective dog owner can turn to the American Kennel Club's website where breeders are listed or turn to rescue groups such as Cavalier Rescue USA, Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue and Cavalier Rescue Trust. Another source for adoptions through animal shelters is PetFinder.
Each animal shelter, cavalier King Charles spaniel rescue group and cavalier King Charles spaniel breeder have its own process for potential owners. The Cavalier Rescue USA group asks that all potential adoptive owners complete an online application that is then kept in an active status for six months. During this time, the applicant can contact the rescue about a specific dog or dogs that the applicant would like to adopt. Cavalier Rescue USA requires applicants to live near the home where each dog is being fostered so that a meet-and-greet can take place before any adoptions. A donation is also required, ranging from $150 to $650 in most cases, as of 2015.
To learn more about the adoption process of cavalier King Charles spaniel rescue organizations or animal shelters, contact the rescue organization or animal shelter directly. Breeders have their own specific process for selling their own puppies and dogs. Applicants should make sure that they are ready to adopt a dog.