READY FOR TRAINING BOOT CAMP

BrandoSCCR2Hi, my name is Brando. Aren’t I a cutie? Yep, I sure am! I bet just looking at me, makes you want to snuggle up with my cuteness! I wish I could say the same. To be honest, I’ve had a little bit of a rough start. It’s caused me to feel unsafe around humans, especially strangers. I get scared really easily and I don’t yet know how to handle my doggie emotions. Luckily for me, Second Chance Cocker Rescue saved me from the Camarillo Shelter and decided to take a chance on me. I’m going to need some training to get my “bad boy” personality in check. They promised me that they only use positive reinforcements, which means lots of treats and lots of love. I promise to work real hard so I can be part of a forever family soon!

This is my buddy, Robbie. Wait! You’re probably thinking, Robbie’s not a Cocker. You’re right. He’s a mix of a few different breeds. He’s seven years young. The thing we have in common is that Robbie needs “good boy” training too.

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We’re here together with the same foster mom, who is ready to start our boot camp. What would REALLY help, is if you kind folks out there donate toward our training. We will keep you posted on how we are doing and update with videos too.

We promise to do our best to make you all proud! Hopefully, we can be your forever pal soon!

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3CYRSWYG96EKQ

With paws of gratitude.

Brando and Robbie

**For more information about our positive reinforcement training please follow this link.

http://secondchancecockerrescue.org/dog-trainers-and-training/

Ballerina Nina Hoping to Dance into Your Hearts

11217937_1211406228885048_6756861371841081169_oDainty Nina was a dancing and prancing 7 year old beauty. She must have spun a little too fast last week, when she ended up experiencing a seizure and losing her ability to use her back legs. Now, that isn’t good for a graceful little dancer.

All of her blood work came back perfect, but she still couldn’t move her back legs. We took her to Dr. Tai, a neurologist at West LA VCA . After an MRI, we found out that Nina had suffered a herniated disk. We had three minutes to make a huge decision, go through with a very expensive surgery or have this little angel euthanized. We decided we couldn’t let this precious girl down. Her surgery was successful, and she is now starting to be able to hold her own weight on her back legs. She has been released from the hospital and is back with her foster family who is monitoring her carefully. She is not happy about the restriction of being in a crate but she is not in pain.

Nina is still having trouble controlling her bladder and bowels and has a long road of recovery ahead. She is on anti- seizure medication and needs to be monitored for this. We are doing all that we can on Nina’s behalf.

Nina will be starting acupuncture this week and physical therapy in two weeks. There is no definite answer that Nina will walk again, but we will do everything in our power to make that happen.

We want to thank West Los Angeles VCA and Dr. Tai for providing us a discount and amazing care. Even with the generous discounts, Nina’s bills were over $6,000. Nina has a long way to go. To continue doing the work we do, we deeply appreciate help from all of our generous donors.20150816_150531

Anything that you can give to help is very appreciated. Let’s give Nina the chance that she deserves. And if you would like to fill out paperwork to adopt this sweet girl, she will be dancing into your arms, hearts and home.

Here is the link for donations:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=AU9VFWTWS5EL4

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A Prince Looking for a New Kingdom

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Once upon a time:
In a land not so far away,
a handsome prince named Prince, found himself without a home. This regal senior wished upon the stars above and along came Second Chance Cocker (to the) Rescue.

After a visit to the vet, we found that Prince’s royal eyes, ears and skin need some TLC. He also has Cushing’s Disease. Although this is a manageable condition, there are expenses involved in making sure he stays stable and healthy. This includes medication and possible surgery. These expenses could go up to $1,000 or more. After seeing the light emanating from this noble prince’s eyes, we just couldn’t say no. We also found that his majesty has a very sunny disposition. He loves everyone who approaches him.

Because Prince is a senior, he is blessed even more, because he qualifies for the Sanctuary program. This will allow whomever adopts him him into their home to love him worry-free of any future medical expenses.

Here is the link to help sweet Prince live happily every after:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GKX4ENTB2NVC6

What A Story He Could Tell

HarrySCCR1Harry came from a really bad section of LA. We don’t know the details but he was in bad shape when we got him. His legs were so weak he could not stand up by himself. He was emaciated and had big patches of fur missing. We think he was crated for a long time in a crate that was too small for him to stand up in. When we go him his muscles had atrophied and he had developed arthritis in his back legs.

We put Harry on a joint and muscle supplement and slowly started exercising him until he could stand and walk but he was so wobbly he would tip right over. We kept up the physical therapy and now, several months later he has muscle tone and can walk normally. He is still on an anti-inflammatory twice a day for the arthritis but he feels great.

HarrySCCR2You would think his experience would effect him and the way he looks at the world but not this boy. He is a sweet gentle soul. He loves to meet and greet people and play fetch. Harry is about 8 years old and is ready for adoption. If you are interested in meeting him you can fill out an application on our website.

Donations for Harry’s medical costs:

Peaach Can See Today

20150730_194500Peaach went in for her cateract surgery this morning and by noon she could see again for the first time in a year. We are so excited. Many, many thanks to everyone but most especially Matteo, Lynn and Dennis who made all this possible after her surgery was cancelled earlier this year. Lynn found a specialist who could do it, Matteo found the funds to make it happen and Dennis is caring for her during her recovery.

We have asked our team to send us video of Peaach through this process. We will post it on facebook and this blog as soon as we have it.

Lucky Boy

imageWe sent a transporter to pull Roby from the Baldwin Shelter. They sent home Robbie. Carolyn called thinking she was going crazy and said is this the right dog? He wasn’t even a cocker spaniel. Since we don’t return dogs we pull we Robbie lucked out. He is a SCCR boy now!

Cecil, Still A Mystery

CecilWe got Cecil in a month ago when he was just under 8 weeks. The person who bought him was told he was a maltese/yorkie mix. All we saw was a tiny 2 1/2 lb pathetic boy with no hair. He had mange and boy was he sad looking.

Cecil at 11 wks (2)4 weeks later, after medicated baths, antibiotics, flea control, wormings and treatments for giardia he was starting to feel much better but still didn’t have much hair. And we still could not tell exactly what mix he was but we were sure he wasn’t a cocker!

Cecil at 12 weeksNow at 12 weeks and over 6 lbs, his hair is coming in. You can see white paws and a white blaze on his head but we are still stumped as to what he is. Any ideas? He is feeling 100% and has turned into a healthy, happy puppy. Getting into everything and teasing the other foster dogs he is ready to go home. He will always be tiny, we are guessing anywhere from 9-15 lbs but we don’t have a clue what he will look like when all his  hair finishes growing out. Anyone interested in a sweet, loving boy with a bit of mystery in his past?

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