Letter to Kodi

unnamedDearest Kodi, I was so very proud to see you off today. You were on your way to a new life with wonderful new parents! You were so sweet and gentlemanly with Meg. Not at all the same dog that came for fostering and training several months ago. I remember a little boy, trying to act tough, to hide the fact that you were so terrified of all of the recent changes in your life. You learned to kiss our faces instead of biting, to cuddle up in bed at night, and to meet and greet new people. Now, I see a sweet young man who has so much more self confidence. You walk proudly and lead with your heart. I found you the best home that I could find. I know you are ready to be on your own, and settle in with your new family, and to jet off to new adventures. You will always hold a special place in my heart! I will always remember what a truly great boy you were. I wish you safety and happiness little one! All of my best Love and kisses, from your foster mom,
– Elizabeth.

We could not do what we do without the support of all of you! Kodi would have been sent to a shelter, and he would have most likely ended his life alone, on a cold metal table, with people he didn’t know, terrified and confused. We have other dogs like Kodi, that we are working hard to rehabilitate and find them a loving home. Please, please 36477797_2560488387310152_9001248783710814208_nconsider sponsoring a dog like Kodi? We have Buddy, who has been waiting almost a year for his forever family! He has been waiting for one of you! Kodi had a happy ending to his story! Many more are waiting for their happy-ever-after as well! Please contact us and we will partner with you to place a special Cocker Spaniel with a loving forever family!

Our deepest appreciation to all of you!

Soon She Will Be Bright As A New Penny

A friend showed up unexpectedly with a family in tow at 9:30 pm the other night! Janice was asked to look at their dog’s skin. They took her to a vet who wasn’t able to help. They stated that they adopted her about 2 months ago from Woods Humane Society where she was just fine. Currently, half of her fur is missing,  and she has bloody rips in her skin where she is aggressively scratching her wounded skin. She looks miserable! We took Penny into our rescue, and transported her to our vet the next day, who treated her for a bacterial infection caused by allergies. Now she is on antibiotics, medicated shampoo and allergy meds and in several weeks or months​ she will be as good as new. She is about 6-7 years old and needs a foster or an Adopter! Penny is very laid back and easy-going. She does well with the other foster dogs, and is great with the bunny. Penny is not a barker. We are working on house training, and she is learning to use the doggy door. Donations towards Penny’s medical bills are very much appreciated!

A Gentle Girl Named Babe

My name is Babe and I am searching for a new family. I thought I would be with my momma for the rest of my life, but my momma has Alzheimer’s, and is slowly forgetting to care for me. I like to think I have been a faithful and loving companion to my momma for all 11 years of my life, but the assisted facility thinks it is time to share my love with a new family. My human momma unfortunately has Alzheimers and it is the worst thing ever, to know that someone loves you so much, but just can’t seem to remember who I am or that I need care. My family has made this difficult decision to help me find a loving family that will care for me for the rest of my life. I am a gentle girl who would do best with an older family that can take me for walks a few times a day and help me shed a few pounds to get down to a healthier weight. I have never really been around cats or younger children, but I do ok with other dogs. I am spayed, up to date on my shots, and in general good health for my age.

Would you consider being my final forever family and promise to love me like my momma wants me to be loved? I am being fostered in the Bay Area of Northern California. Please get your applications in fast! I am a keeper!

Donations towards Babe”s medical

Daisy Feels Hope For The First Time In Years

*WARNING: this post includes pre and post surgery photos*

We were contacted by Daisy’s family a month ago. Her family requested that SCCR take their family dog, Daisy, because she had health problems they couldn’t handle themselves. We agreed to take Daisy so that she would not be euthanized. Daisy had numerous health problems including: numerous massive mammary tumors, calcification of her ears from ongoing, untreated ear infections, and eye infections as well. SCCR went to work immediately! Phase 1: She was assessed by our vet and a date was set for her surgery! She had her 3 largest tumors removed day before yesterday. Her immediate comfort was our top concern, and we wanted to help ease her pain and make getting around a little easier for her. Phase 2: We are working on the next part of her treatment, which includes getting results from the biopsy so that we can see if the cancer has spread any further. If she is given the go-ahead from her surgeon, then she will have her other tumors removed, and she will be spayed. Phase 3: After a short recovery time, we will assess her severely calcified ears, and then her eye issues. After using antibiotics and topical treatments to reduce inflammation and swelling, we will have a better idea of how to proceed on those issues.

PUP-DATE: Daisy is currently staying with our rehoming coordinator, and for the next few weeks she will continue to receive the royal treatment! She is resting comfortably, and is enjoying the company of her temporary foster pups. None of these experiences has changed Daisy’s sweet nature. She is so very gentle with kids, and is a very loving girl. Today we like to hear a message from Daisy herself!

Daisy: “ I would like to thank everyone for all the love you have given me during my illness, and recovery. I have not felt such in all the years I have been alive! I feel very lucky to have so many people giving to cover my numerous medical bills. I just wanted to tell all Cocker moms and dads to PLEASE, PLEASE spay and neuter your beloved babies! At 6 months of age and up to the age of 2 is the best time! After that age, if you are breeding lots of puppies the chances of getting mammary cancer dramatically increases. Did you know that??? I want to help save my brothers and sisters out there. If I don’t survive this, I want to know that my pup-friends are going to be ok and live a long and happy life! All of my best puppy-hugs and love to all of you!! ❤️❤️❤️

Donations for Daisy’s surgery

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Weighing in at a Whopping 10 lbs

​Natalie is sooo skinny, emaciated, ribs hanging out not an ounce of meat on her bones. But she has a bright eye, good blood work and we are hopeful that we can put some weight on her bones and get her healthy again. Natalie is a King Charles girl weighing a whopping 10 lbs at the vet. We will weigh her once a week.​ She does have a bad heart murmur but that might go down when she is healthy. It doesn’t seem to bother her now. We will watch her like a hawk.

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We had to buy her a cat collar because the small dog collar didn’t fit. Her waist is the same size as her neck…imagine! She will be on thyroid medication and that should help too.

Re-Homing Miss Daisy

33876455_2499894620036196_1672193968500113408_oMeet the very beautiful Miss Daisy! Daisy’s current family had her for 2 years. Before that, she lived with another member of the same family in Utah for the first 5 years of her life. Even though she is getting older, Daisy still has a lot of energy and loves going for runs, playing fetch, and having her tummy rubbed. She needs a family that will take her for walks every day, as she has a few pounds she needs to shed. She is a very well loved dog, but the family has had some recent life changes and can not keep up with 33990837_2499895120036146_2352459231329779712_oher any more. Daisy is also a world class cuddler and knows all of her basic commands. She is spayed, up to date on her shots, and in overall good health, but she does have a few fatty tumors that her vet was not worried about. Daisy is a super sweet girl and will do great as a family dog. She is very gently with children 34092173_2499895030036155_198807254378479616_oand is an attentive nanna dog. She has lived with cats before, but currently does not. Could you possibly be Daisy’s perfect forever family? If you are interested in fostering or adopting her please contact Elizabeth at ‭(805) 687-4674‬ or fill out an application.
We also are appreciative for donations, which help us take care of owner-surrendered dogs, as well as shelter dogs, stray dogs, and whatever dogs are in need. Thank you!

Cassie, our Newest Cocker NEEDS A HOME!

unnamed-1Meet Cassie! We just spring this tiny girl is out of the East Valley, CA  Shelter. What a cutie but Cassie is a TRAIN WRECK! She has bad ears and needs dental work ASAP. She is a dainty, sweet little lady. Our volunteer who pulled her said she seems really sweet. Look at those eyes. They are saying, “Of course I’m sweet. I just need a little TLC!”

Cassie desperately needs a foster home! We are in need of several fosters for our recent rescues and others! Please contact Elizabeth at ‭(805) 687-4674‬ or fill out an application if you can give Cassie or one of the other pups a loving home to rest and recover! We also need donations to help with her medical expenses. Every bit helps! Thank you!

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