Central Region

Donations Requested! Pippi in IN

Update 1-21-18: Pippi is recovering from surgery on her right knee and is doing great! She was a surgical challenge due to significant bone malformation, but signs are good for a great outcome. She has a long road ahead for recovery and rehabilitation, and will still need her left knee corrected and donations towards that. Thus far, we have raised not quite one-third of her medical expenses, not counting the surgery ahead, so please contribute to help this pup if you can.

She is an endearing little girl and a great ambassador for the breed! She is a sweet, cuddly, loving, fun, positive little girl! Thank you to all who have donated, prayed, and sent loving thoughts to Pippi. You have made a difference in a special little girl’s life.  


Pippi is one-year-old Cavalier from a breeding operation, and was brought into Rescue by a volunteer who was alerted to her situation.

Pippi is a wonderful, special little Ruby girl who needs significant repair surgery on both back legs. She has Grade 4 (worst Grade) medial patella luxation in both knees. The reconstruction surgery is quite involved and very expensive, even with the good fortune of discounts provided to the Rescue. Each knee will be operated on separately, with approximately 6-8 weeks of recovery between surgeries. The picture below shows how this condition causes her to walk.

Pippi was named by the Rescue after Pippi Longstocking, and the name fits her perfectly! She is a red-headed little girl (8 pounds full grown!), playful, and affectionate. She charms absolutely everyone, and loves every person and dog she has ever met while in foster. She is wonderfully sweet, and seeks out constant cuddles. As you can see in the pictures, she is missing the outer structure of her left ear, which happened at some point at the breeder’s. This is a purely cosmetic injury, and her foster family thinks it just adds to her unique charm.

Pippi will be available for adoption after recovery from her surgeries and we are only taking donations to help her get surgery at this time (not applications). Please consider donating to help this amazing little girl have a healthy, happy, pain-free future. To contribute, please click on the Donate button below.

If you prefer to donate via check, please send to Cavalier Rescue USA, c/o Carolyn Stigler, 1345 Eagle Run Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957. Thank you!


  • Color: Ruby
  • Age: 1
  • Birthday: 12-03-16
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • Sex: Female
  • House Training: Yes
  • Medical Conditions: Needs reconstructive surgery on both knees
  • Recommendations: Please donate if you can!
  • Location: Carmel, IN
  • Region: Central
  • Special Donations Needed: Yes