Rescue a Cavachon dog by searching for a dedicated Cavachon rescue association or by scanning listings of regular animal shelters and dog pounds for Cavachons up for adoption. Ask rescue agencies for references, and ask clients about the health and temperament of any dog offered for adoption.
Cavachons are a mix of two breeds, the Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Because both breeds are more common than Cavachons, they have a greater number of dedicated rescue organizations. Search Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescue associations for Cavachons, as they may have some up for adoption.
Once you find a Cavachon available for adoption, visit the shelter, and meet the animal in person before making your decision. This gives you hands-on experience with the dog's temperament and behavior and allows you to ask the staff important questions. Make sure the dog displays signs of friendliness, such as tail wagging and wiggling. A dog that does not display these traits may be poorly socialized or abused.
Ask the shelter staff relevant questions about the dog's history, such as whether it has had immunizations or suffered abuse. While previously abused or mistreated dogs can make good pets, they often require special treatment.