Update on February 23, 2017: Foster parents have observed that these boys have become much more independent of one another in foster care and the foster family thinks they would be fine adopted individually now, rather than as a pair. Devon can go up and down 4-5 steps without a problem. Clarence can go up 4 steps, but has to be carried down. Devon does not bump into anything, but Clarence does until he is familiar with his surroundings, as is normal with visually impaired dogs .
These two sweet gentlemen are brothers: Devon is 10 and Clarence is 11 years old. They were surrendered from a backyard breeder who didn't provide them the care they needed. Unfortunately, this means that both Devon and Clarence have some health issues that need maintaining. Clarence has a noticeable limp, due to an injury that never properly healed, resulting in his shoulder and front right leg being fused together. They are both on heart medicine to help with their heart murmurs. They also get an eye ointment once a day to help with their cataracts. The boys have lost almost all of their sight, and they move around a bit more cautiously as a result.They were shaved prior to intake with the rescue, to remove all of the mats and filth from their fur. Thankfully, both boys have soft hair growing back in and are looking more and more like a Cavalier should.
There is no shortage of love or affection from Devon and Clarence. They were shy, timid, and scared when they first arrived at their foster home, but within a week they were fully enjoying the perks of living in a home with a family. Both boys absolutely love to snuggle in a pile of blankets or pillows. Devon spends most of his day lounging in the crate (even though it's open); it seems to be is safe space. They have both got potty training down, and can be left in a crate while their owner is gone without having any accidents. When it comes to dinner time, these boys (especially Clarence), love their food. They know to go to their two separate crates to eat their food away from their foster siblings.
Currently Devon and Clarence can handle being on leashes, but due to their poor eyesight, it will take some patience with them getting around on the leash. They enjoy the fenced in backyard at their foster home and routinely wander around, taking in the smells and sounds. Both dogs seem to love every human they encounter. Despite what they've been through, all they're looking for is love and affection. Their favorite place to be is next to their foster parents, where they can rest peacefully. These dogs have found their way into many people's hearts; every new person that meets them marvels at how loving they act, and how they crave affection. They are laid-back dogs, do not require lots of exercise, and are just looking for a comfy couch to sleep on.
Do you have a heart and a home big enough to take either of these two in? While they may have their ailments, nothing stops them from being happy dogs. They have taught their foster family new ways to love, and how to care for animals who truly needed care.
Clarence and Devon are eligible for our Share Care Program where we share in the cost of care for the year post-adoption.