Dog Details

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel / Poodle (Miniature) (medium coat)
Small Adult Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 23-0221

Minneapolis, MN

Organization Contact Info: Underdog Rescue MN P.O. Box 16453 St. Louis Park, MN 55416

About Cruz

  • DOB: 1/29/2022
  • Weight: 15.1 Pounds
  • Physical Fence Required: Not Required
  • Housetrained: No
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: No
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Requires Another Dog in the Home?: No
  • Good with Other Dogs?: Yes
  • Good with Cats?: Unknown
  • Good with Kids?: Yes

Compatibility Qualities

  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Kids

More about Cruz

  • Somewhat vocal
  • Is Not Requires a yard
  • Likes to play with toys
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Eager To Please
  • Goofy



  • DOB: 01/29/2022
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes 
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Yes
  • Weight: 14.8 lbs
  • Requires a fenced yard:   No, if committed to leash training
  • Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area. Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.

My tail never stops wagging!  I might not show you that right away.  I need to feel you out first before I want your pets and attention but once I do, watch out!!  I just love being around my humans (I’m even good with little kids!)  and snuggling with them while they pet me when we’re sitting on the sofa.  If you have any guests or when we go out in public, I’m a little standoffish.  Can you blame me?!  Stanger danger! 

To entertain myself, I like sweatshirt strings (insert evil laugh), chew bones and tugging toys.  I thoroughly enjoy running zoomies and would love a fenced yard, but I am happy to go on leashed walks as well! 

I’m not quite potty trained but super close.  And I’d also think a consistent schedule continued in my new home would help me get there quickly too. 

I should let you know too, that when you first put me in a crate, I will protest for about 15 minutes or so.  Oops!  I will also bark at other dogs and people to taunt/demand them to play with me.  Sometimes it works.  But I don’t bark at passing dogs or other animals. 

So…what do you think?  Am I a good fit for your family?

**Please note that some of our dogs are obtained from shelters, surrendered to our care, or released from breeders.  Each animal's bio is based on our experience of the animal within our care, an educated guess based on physical characteristics, temperament and information shared. Some of the animals come from situations where they are lacking experience in a home and confidence in humans. In turn, they require another companion dog and/or a fenced in yard in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a  particular dog whose bio states those needs and do not currently have them, please understand that your home might not be the right fit.  Please use the filter on our Adoptable Dogs page to find the perfect match for your home.  

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