Hello - I'm quite new to the boards and just wanted some advice really as to whether adoptiong a Cavalier could be the right move for us
We lost our previous dog (a Springer cross) around 18 months ago after a long illness and decided to have a bit of a break from having dogs as in all honesty I was just too upset to adopt again We're starting to think about adopting again and I have always wanted a Cavvie - my aunt had one we were growing up and I absolutely adored her. The main issue is that I'm not sure our working situation would be suitable.
We both work full time and I'm a teacher so leave the house at 7.45 and am home by 4pm and obviously have the holidays off, we'd also plan to have a dog walker/sitter coming in for an hour at lunchtime (which was what we did with our previous dog). My OH is also home from work at 1.30pm on a Friday so it's just 4 days that are 'full days'. Ideally we'd want an older Cavalier who doesn't need a huge amount of exercise and is happy to snooze the day away and wouldn't be stressed by being alone at times. I know Cavaliers are very much people dogs so I wasn't sure that they'd be happy with our set up?
I've also contacted the breed rescue for the UK and was told that they don't rehome to working homes, even with a dog walker coming in during the day.
Am just really wondering in light of that if we should abandon the idea of a looking for a Cavalier or if people think that there might be an older Cavvie out there somewhere that could be happy with our situation?
We also have a young cat too so need a dog that's going to be bomb proof with cats as she's a bit of a livewire (we don't ask for much do we ) The last thing we'd want to do would be to adopt a dog that was upset with us going out to work and couldn't cope with our setup so we're more than prepared for the fact that a Cav might not be the right choice for us at this time.