A Buddy in Need

This handsome Cocker named Buddy’s mom is an elderly woman with apparently no family around.  She ended up in the hospital and animal control was asked to get him.  After animal control picked him up and held him for awhile, they contacted SCCR and asked us if we could find him a new home, as his owner would not be able to care for him any longer. Thanks go out to the Placer County Animal Services for carrying about the well-being of Buddy and getting in contact with SCCR.

Buddy has a great disposition and seems to be friendly with everyone he meets. He previously lived with a cat and chickens.  He is doing great at his new foster home with his doggie roommates.  As his foster mom says, he doesn’t act 13 yrs old, as claimed by the shelter.  He is very playful, and made her play ball with him for 1 1/2 hrs last night.  His current foster home is in Stockton, CA.

Buddy was a mess, and needed grooming.  He will need to be checked out at the vet and will definitely need dental work done. We are able to keep rescuing the young, old and in need because of donations, large and small. Can you help with Buddy?

Thank you for your support for Buddy and all the dogs we rescue, rehome and rehabilitate. We couldn’t do it without you!

Stripe is Ready for a Starry New Life!

Meet Stripe! This handsome boy is need of a foster, or even better, a new mom and dad to make his dream of a loving family come true! Ideally, it would be better to have him

placed near Corona, California ASAP!! We have a vet in that area who is able to help take care of his medical needs.  He needs to be neutered along with getting cherry eye surgery.

Background story on Stripe: His family had to give him up. He is 2 years old, and great with other dogs, cats, and kids. Sadly, Stripe was left outside, and will need to brush up on his house-training skills. He is small, under 25 lbs. Stripe is the sweetest boy, and deserves to be loved and cared for as he deserves.

Please join with us, and help us to give Stripe a chance to start a new chapter in his young life. Please donate to help Stripe with his surgeries, transport, and follow up care. Stripe hopes that someone will fill out an application, to either foster or adopt him. He will be so grateful for your help!

2017 SCCR Cocker Reunion Picnic

img_5665-getting-donations-for-sccrYou are invited to the
2017 SCCR Cocker Reunion Picnic

If you have not joined us before,
this is your chance to have tons of Cocker fun in the sun!

Jul 15th ‚ÄĒ Rincon Beach Park in Santa Barbara, CA¬†¬†¬† 11-3pm

Tickets

$20 per person
Includes a BBQ chicken lunch with vegetarian option,
Nail trimming for the pooches,
Silent Auction

Purchase Santa Barbara Picnic Lunch 

Please let us know how many dogs will be joining you.

To pay by check, send it to:
SCCR, 1168 Palomino Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
If you wish to pay for lunch at the picnic then just send your RSVP
to elizabeth.mazzetti@cox.net one week before the picnic date.

Dog Friendly Hotels in Santa Barbara

IMG_5649AWho is invited? Everyone! Adopters, supporters and volunteers too. Let’s show off our rescued dogs!

The Santa Barbara picnic will be held on July 15th at Rincon Beach….yep, we  will  be on the  beach yet again where there will be surf and sand for the dogs to frolic on and a large grassy are for those of us who like to keep our feet dry.

We will have Raffles, Gift bags for the dogs, free nail trimming, a silent auction and a wonderful BBQ chicken lunch with a vegetarian option.

If you would like to join the planning teams for either picnic then give us a heads up, we would love the help!

Maggie’s Second Chance

Maggie’s mom and dad passed away recently, and she needed to find another forever family! Maggie was very sad, and missed her dad so much. Yvonne fell in love instantly with her picture! Maggie was transported to her new home in San Francisco.


Update on Maggie: Hi Debra, we had a good night and she has definitely settled … Only kidding about not liking the face washing – I LOVE IT!! Maggie ate her dinner and is now on to breakfast and a couple of long walks today. Right now she’s beside my desk on HER chair looking out the window… but there is no more whining or crying… Maggie is now as calm as a cucumber. Hugs Yvonne! 

We keep doing what we do, thanks to our village. Maggie is a great success story, but there are many dogs that are still in need. We continue to rescue, rehome and rehabilitate with the help of volunteers and donors. Please consider making a donation. Thank you!

Building A Dream

We are excited to start moving forward with our goal of building a Cocker Spaniel Sanctuary. We want to expand our senior dog sanctuary program and have a place we img_2603are proud to have you come visit and volunteer.

IMG_2606The Second Chance Cocker Sanctuary will house senior Cockers in our Bed and Biscuit area, we will have a section for dogs who need training for aggression or can not be adopted because they are too dangerous, and finally we will have an adoptable dog area for dogs waiting for a foster or adopter to find them. We will continue to use foster homes as the base for our adoptable dogs, as they learn so much from living with our foster families that makes them more adoptable quickly. For our permanent residents, we will make a comfortable living area with what ever it takes to give them a good quality life. We will have paid staff living on site and lots of volunteers to help with the work load. We will need a work team of volunteers when we purchase our property to help build the dog’s buildings and create our Sanctuary.

IMG_2605The first thing we need is a committee of dedicated volunteers to make this dream come true…Lawyers, Realtors, business people, project managers, fundraising, researchers, etc…they will be pricing property, getting building estimates, putting together business plans, designing the theme, leading the fundraising and their goal is to make our dream a reality.

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We need to decide on a location. It has to be easy to get to, not far from a major city, has lots of tourism and inexpensive land. We are looking for at least 5 acres with a house or mobile home and garage or barn on it. One location we are looking at is Tuolumne County in the Gold Country (pictured above) where we can build an old fashion gold mining town theme. Thanks to a generous gift from a supporter last year we are starting out with $30,000 in our building fund. We will need a min of $50,000 for a down-payment.

 

If you are interested in learning more about helping make this dream come true with a donation to our building fund or volunteering tomorrow  make it happen contact Elizabeth at 805-687-4674. Help us save more senior Cockers. There are too many getting dumped in our shelters every day.

A Long Journey to a New Home

IMG_2484Genki (Which means, happy, be well) was found wondering on the military base in Okinawa, Japan. They tried finding her family. After a month or so of no luck, they contacted Second Chance Cocker Rescue. A beautiful, black Cocker had come to the states via military flights last year, and was adopted before she landed!

Genki is a true love bug!!! She will do almost anything for a hug! A very very good listener!!! She loves toys, (mostly plush) but any toy. Loves, LOVES, LOVES tennis balls. She fetches and retrieves! She drops her toy at your feet to throw it again. When I say get a toy, she goes and picks one out!!! She LOVES baby carrots¬†ūü•ē.She learned the dog door very fast, and knows IMG_2485“potty outside.” They suspect she is about 6 years old, but she is a very, very young 6. She is true puppy like, has puppy curiosity.

Please consider donating, so we can keep rescuing dogs from any place that needs us, whenever they need us, like Genki from Japan.

If you are interested in this sweet girl please fill out an application. Genki is being fostered in Stockton, CA.

Rescued! Cocker Roaming the Streets for Six Months

URGENT: This one to two year old Cocker boy needs a foster or adopter ASAP! This baby

boy was spotted running up and down a busy street in Bakersfield< CA for approximately 6 months before he was caught. He has been starved, and he is very thin. He is terrified, and has obviously been traumatized by his experiences. He is eating now, and was taken to a vet to be evaluated. He was neutered and the vet gave him his shots. Vet stated that he appears to be as healthy as he could be with no home, and scavenging for food for months in the garbage behind several restaurants nearby. Many people attempted to trap him but finally a young woman staked the area out for 3 days to catch him, and finally succeeded. She is calling him Levi.

This little boy needs a loving and patient foster or adopter to teach him to trust again. A calm home, lots of food, and time to heal is what he needs! Won’t you help Levi to begin a new life, and to learn that humans can be trusted? He is improving, but needs a calm home to settle into. He is very smart and learns fast. Please consider a donation for his medical expenses and his rehabilitation! We could not help poor dogs like Levi without your support. He is currently in Bakersfield, but needs a foster of adopter ASAP!

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