Peach is only 9 weeks old and has a neurological problem that makes it hard for her to walk without falling a lot. She spills her food and water when she eats and can’t be left along in a crate or she bangs her head on the cage when she falls. She is absolutely adorable and we think we can help. We have a foster mom who specializes in neurological problems. She will train her muscles to hold her up and give her physical therapy to strengthen them. We can’t wait to see how she turns out, can you?
Sophia was sitting in the Mission Viejo shelter when she caught the eye of one of our foster moms, Julie. She called us and asked if we would consider pulling her. She offered to foster her and pay for her initial medical exam. Sophia had a huge hernia and several mammary tumors. We decided we couldn’t say no so Julie took home the next day and zipped her to the vet where we found out that she was diabetic and needed to be hospitalized immediately and we took over her medical bills from here.
Sophia got her blood sugar stabilized and is now feeling fit as a fiddle! She has more energy and there is a sparkle in her eye that was not there before.She will have her surgery to repair the hernia and remove the tumors this week.
Sophia is about 5-6 yrs old, great with kids and other dogs. She is a gentle little soul and very very happy to be snuggled into her foster home with such a wonderful family to take care of her. Thank you Kelly family! Sophia will be ready to be adopted very soon so if you want to get on her wait list contact us asap!
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H.A.L.O. Cocker Spaniel Registry
Helping And Loving Our Cocker Spaniels
Do you know how many dogs’s owners pass away without providing for them? We know they all want to but their choices are so limited. We are excited to be able to offer Cocker Spaniel owners a new, better option. We are launching our H.A.L.O. Cocker Spaniel Registry program today! H.A.L.O. stands for Helping And Loving Our Cocker Spaniels and we know you all love your babies.
H.A.L.O. is a service offered through Second Chance Cocker Rescue to all Cocker Spaniel owners. For a set fee Second Chance will be your Cocker Spaniel’s safety net when you are gone. If you sign up for our H.A.L.O. registry we will commit to take in your Cocker Spaniel when you pass away if no family members are available to take the dog. These dogs will be treated as rescue dogs and either adopted into new families or placed in our Sanctuary program where they will be loved and cared for the rest of their lives.
We know how much you love your dogs, now it is time to show them by signing your Cocker Spaniel up for H.A.L.O. today and give them the best Valentines gift ever.
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This year, with your unfailing support, we rescued over 140 dogs and supported 34 dogs in loving sanctuary homes. We created our new “Team Lead” positions which allow us to expand into new geographical areas covering the state of California more completely than ever. We welcomed four new team leads into our organization and they are proudly leading SCCR rescue efforts in their locations. They have helped us rescue dogs from hopeless situations giving them not just hope but medical attention, loving families and a promise that we will always be there if they need us.
Buddy and Bo’s mom passed away when on vacation leaving them at the pet sitters with no instructions on what to do with them so the sitter took them to a shelter in Sacramento. Even though Buddy is a senior with health problems and Bo is snippy with strangers we found them a home with two mom’s who think they are absolutely perfect. Tiny was “rescued” by an independent rescuer who abandoned her in a foster home after pulling her from a shelter in Los Angeles. We stepped in, got her medical care, surgery and found her a sanctuary home where we will make sure she is properly cared for, for the rest of her life. That is what real rescue is and we won’t settle for anything less
Talia was hit by a car and sitting in a Bakersfield shelter with a shattered pelvis when we found her. With your support we were able to pay for the $4,000 surgery, nurse her through her recovery and find her a home where she is now the reigning princess. Annie was pulled from the Stockton shelter. At 3 years old she was already completely blind from cataracts. We asked you to help us give her sight back and you answered without hesitation. One surgery and six weeks recovery later her dad tells us “It’s like a whole new world opened for her.”
We are looking forward to this coming year, here at SCCR. We will be launching our new HALO Cocker Spaniel Registry in February. It will offer Cocker Spaniel owners another option to ensure their babies are safe when they are gone.
We will continue to grow without sacrificing the quality of work we do and we are proud to have you with us every step. We thank you for being an important part of Second Chance and helping us save lives,
Best wishes for a fabulous 2014,
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We have been very lucky this year starting off with several new Team Leads for some new areas. We have Jackie covering East Bay, Sacramento and Modesto, Amy covering Fresno, Debra on top of the San Joaquin Valley and in training for the area from San Francisco down the Peninsula to San Jose is Mary Ann. This allows us to cover more geographical areas in California and disperse the work load. All that adds up to more dogs rescued!
In 2013 we saved 140 cocker spaniels. With these new teams we will save even more this year. Want to help? If you would like to volunteer in any of these areas or find out more about becoming a team lead yourself contact us at email@example.com.
Foster homes, grooming, transporting, help with home visits, event planning, you name it we can use your help in any area!
Colton is a dear sweet boy with weak back legs that are cow hocked. The Gene Fairies were not very kind to Colton when he was born. At the tender age of 4-5 he already has bad knees from arthritis and the cataracts he had when we rescued him a few months ago went from just starting to full blown already. Good thing he has us!
There isn’t much we can do about those knees but we have made an appointment with our eye specialist, Dr. Schmidt in Arroyo Grande. We have our fingers crossed that he will be a good candidate for cataract surgery.
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Bingo was a sweet 2 yr old boy who looked perfectly healthy when we pulled him from the shelter. He had a bit of a limp but we were not too worried. We found a great home for him and whisked him off for his pre-adoption vet check not expecting any surprises. Dr Fisher suggested an x-ray on that back leg and we were horrified to find out that when he was a baby he had been hit by a car or had some other very traumatic injury breaking his pelvis and dislocating the hip joint. It was left untreated and the hip healed out of the socket. There was a lot of scar tissue and damage to the joint as well as pulling the knee out of alignment. This poor boy was a mess but he acted like it was nothing.
We immediately scheduled surgery to fix both the hip and the knee so he will be pain free for the first time in a very long time. The estimate is $3,000 and a 12 week recovery. His new mom and dad are going to take good care of him during his recovery so he will be good as new in three months. They have named him Charlie and we know Charlie’s new life with his new family is going to be so much better than it has ever been thanks to your and your support.
Here is an update from Charlie’s new mom and dad:
“… we would like to tell you that Charlie is the dearest, sweetest boy. He is playful and a total love-bug. He is so easy to train, has the best personality and is all we could have hoped for. He loves to play rough and tumble games with Dad and when he isnt doing that he is melting on Moms lap! We fell honored to be a part of his life. Regards Sara and Tedd”
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Over the Thanksgiving holiday this year we had two tragedies happen almost at the same time. Sweet Charlie was rescued from the Fresno shelter. They neutered him before he left but only a few days later he died from complications from the surgery. By then he had been adopted by a wonderful family and was already adored by them all. Like us they were devastated.
Then we heard about Penny, a 1 year old pregnant girl at the Lancaster shelter. The shelter did not want to adopt her out pregnant even though she was only a few days from giving birth. They were insisting on aborting her. Meg, our fearless transporter fought the staff for us and won. She managed to get her and her unborn puppies into the foster home. However, the shelter had vaccinated Penny when she came in and she was exposed to kennel cough. Vaccinating pregnant dogs or cats causes neurological problems with the babies and lowers all their immune systems just when they need to be as strong as possible.
Penny gave birth to seven beautiful babies the day after she got out of the shelter. They all had kennel cough from the start. With the neurological problems on top of the upper respiratory infection, they each sickened and died within a few days. Nothing we did helped. Penny, sick herself was distraught.
Once Penny was on her feet again we contacted the family that had lost Charlie and asked them if they wanted to meet Penny. We thought that perhaps all these broken hearts could help each other mend. They agreed. Now Penny and her new family are starting off the new year with joy in their hearts for a new beginning.
Sitting in the Hesperia Animal Shelter, eight years old and with health problems, little Gracie Hope didn’t have much hope. The holidays were here and her family was home celebrating while she sat in the cold shelter kennel where they had left her.
We were contacted to see if we could help but the timing was bad. We had two other girls due in with severe health problems and no open foster homes. However, two of our volunteers and a woman up north really wanted to make Gracie Hope’s rescue possible so they did. Marcia promised to pay for all her medical bills (over $850) and give her a fabulous forever home if we would rescue this little soul. Debbie offered to foster her until she was recovered from any surgery she would need and Carolyn helped with transportation and pulling her.
Gracie Hope came to us matted and stinky. She had abscessed teeth, large mammary tumors and needed to be spayed. This girl has had a very hard life. We couldn’t wait to get her healthy and into a new home where she would be showered with all the love this little princess could soak in.
After a short recovery and a great stay with Debbie and all her cocker foster sisters Gracie Hope- left yesterday to meet her third Christmas Angel and new forever mom, Marcia just in time to spend Christmas in her new home.
An update on Gracie’s Hope:
Merry Christmas to you too! …Gracie is everything you said she was. I have ..held her for three days straight in my arms like she was a new born baby and stroked her head and back. She has decided …I am the cat’s meow. In fact, she has not wanted to leave my sight
…That girl can run. and she has a beautiful stride. She is like a show dog when she stands in a certain stretched out position.
She is a honey. I see she is more and more comfortable so her princess attitude is now coming to the fore. She doesn’t do windows. She dines at 7 and won’t associate with any bad riff raff. I swear it is a Cocker trait. I have not explained to her she does not reside in the Lafayette neighborhood but only with the middle class in Pleasant Hill. I hope she won’t be too disappointed when she learns she is not with the upper crust. neighborhood of Lafayette which is across the street.
…I have no doubt we are a match. I just want to keep her healthy and happy… Thanks, Carolyn for rescuing her for me. You went above and beyond your duty and Gracie has a home now…thanks to you…
Kaitlin Bane wrote:
Hello, I just wanted to let you know that a year ago today was , the day he became an addition to my family. We love this little bundle of joy so much! Sitting here writing this he just walked over, licked my leg, and walked on, almost to say “Hey Mom!” then keep playing. In one picture you can see Trigger and I singing together! We love him so much and appreciate all Second Chance Cocker Rescue does. Hope all is well!
Kaitlin and Trigger
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