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Cavalier Alliance for Rescue, Research, and Education, Inc.

Boxborough, MA

Our Mission

The Cavalier Alliance for Rescue, Research, and Education, Inc. is a national non-profit focused on senior and special-needs Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. In addition to our rescue work, we offer educational resources to the community and support research initiatives that benefit our beloved breed.

Adoption Policy

All Cavalier Alliance dogs are carefully matched with their forever families based on the best interests of the dog and the interested family.  


We consider factors such as temperament, other pets in the home, other family members in the home, activity levels (both pup and family), fence (not required for all dogs), distance from foster home, alone hours, experience with the dog’s medical condition (if applicable), etc.


Our process involves an application, one or two phone interviews, a veterinary reference, and two visits (one at foster home and one at home of potential adopters).


In order to ascertain fit, we generally ask that the entire family meet the foster pup, including all pets.


You can find our application at 



We do not have a central location as we are a virtual organization comprised of foster homes across

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