A Better Life for Bocelli

IMG_6705My name is Bocelli. Look at me! I am an adorable little man! I have a beautiful black and white coat, and I am full of spunk, and I love everyone. My new vet said that I have Cushings, and he gave me medication for that.  He said, “Bocelli has had entropyion his entire life and it has severely damaged his eyes”. Entropyion is where my eye lashes curl under and rub against my eyes. He thinks I have been this way since birth. He told my foster mom that I have been in pain my whole life from it. The vet said that he will need to remove both of my eyes to stop the constant pain. I will also need a major dental cleaning and they may take some teeth out as well! Gee whiz! I hope they don’t take any more of my parts!

313069691Bocelli has been with a foster mom this past month. This is what she had to say about him.

From his SCCR foster mom: Bocelli is a little dickens and they say I am a saint! Lol! He loves to chew up my designer shoes,  hand bags and jackets….(could it be the Italian name?) Also loves paper, tissue, and cardboard! Even though he can’t see, he is able to leap like Superman onto the counter and make his own snack!

For all the neglect and pain he has suffered, Bocelli has so much love and energy to give, 313069698and is now ready for a much better life! He is six years young, pretty much housebroken and good with everyone he meets!

Bocelli is in need of a forever home and medical attention. Can you please help us to give this boy a better, pain-free life? Bocelli hopes so! Thank you!


Seeing Impaired with Sights Set for Support

20180122_180033_HDR-1My name is Frannie, and I am searching for my forever family! I was rescued from the shelter a few moths ago. I am mostly blind, and the tentative diagnosis is retinal damage which may be unrepairable. I am only 2 years old, and I would really love to become a part of someone’s family. I am a very pretty girl, and I weigh about 20 lbs. I am a beautiful chocolate color, sort of like a chocolate kiss! I have excellent manners, and I am fully house-trained. I love everyone I meet! I am very flexible and sweet, and would be a good fit for any family. I learn my environment quickly, and I adjust to change well. I like to cuddle with my people and I would love to be adored like other Spaniels that are finding their new 20180121_204634_HDR-1homes! Please help me with my medical costs? Maybe that will help me to be adopted! I need to be evaluated by a specialist to get a definitive diagnosis, and also to begin treatment if I can be helped more than I have been. It took a bit of time to regain my former beauty and good health after leaving the shelter. I am ready for the next chapter in my journey! Please help me! Thank you! Love, Frannie

We can’t do what we do without your support. Please consider helping Frannie and all our Cockers find their forever homes.

Just Ask Dorie

Mimage1-5y name is Dorie…. or Dorie-Dog, or Wigglebutt, or Sweetheart! I came into this world on Valentines Day, 2006. (Which was appropriate, I must say). I was named for a fish in a movie! Can you believe that??? I am ok with it since my grand-human, Ethan Daniel, named me when I was born. He was 2. He had another name too. Ethan-Daniel-the-Cocker-Spaniel. We were best friends from the beginning. I would image2bathe him every time I saw him, (which he didn’t like because he is about to turn 14 this year)! LOL! I did it anyway! He was MY boy!
I was trained as a therapy dog, and I went to work with mom every day to a children’s clinic. I passed my test, and was certified as a real therapy dog at the age  of one year! Molly, my younger adoring sister, went with us every day for nearly 5 years. We loved meeting kids in the lobby, and hearing them squeal with joy, when they saw us in our dresses and hair bows. I helped several kids prepare to testify in court, and share their sad stories. I would lay on their lap to make it easier for them. I visited many places while I was a working girl, eventually settling into retirement in my golden years.
Several years ago, I got Valley Fever. Nasty Business!!!! The medication I took for a year damaged my kidneys, and I began to sleep a lot. Well, to be honest, my mom couldn’t tell because I slept ALL THE TIME. I loved sleeping on my mom’s expensive Serta pillows, where I took my final breath in this wonderful world! I was adored to the image3end, and spoiled rotten to the last minute of my life. I am now living at my new home in heaven, just to the right of the Rainbow Bridge. I am with my mom’s little boy that died of cancer at the age of 11. Funny that he looks a lot like my Ethan Daniel, and he adores me too! He doesn’t like me bathing him either… but he will get used to it! LOL!
I loved my job at Second Chance Cocker Rescue. I answered the questions from cocker owners, in the “Just Ask Dorie” blog! I loved answering questions and telling Cocker families how to spoil their Cocker Spaniels! I have one request before I go back to bathing my boy! Can you see it in your heart to give to this amazing cause? I met hundreds of Cockers that did not have the blessings that I enjoyed with my family. Please help them to find their forever families? Every donation helps! My mom is donating a 100$ in my name today! Because I am worth it!

Nikki Needs Our Help

IMG_1015My name is Nikki. I am 13 years old. I just found out that I need a new home? My mom said that she can no longer take care of me, and that she wants to find me a new family that has time to spend with me. I am in perfect health, except for my ears, which need drops and cleaning on a regular basis, like most Cockers I am told. I love EVERYONE! Other dogs, cats, and all kids. I am fully House-trained as well. I am a mellow girl, and I am still a young chick at heart! Lol! I am a beauty, and I have aged well. No one would guess that I am 13! I weigh about 24 lbs, and I still have a girlish figure! I would love someone that is home a lot. I love to cuddle and follow you everywhere you go! I will be your new best friend! I will look out for you, and let you know every day how grateful I am! I am spayed, up to date on shots, and I am ready for a new adventure. I hope that you will not hold my age against me, and give me a chance to make all your pup-dreams come true! I am currently with my owner in Alhambra, CA. Please fill out an application, and be prepared to be AMAZED! Love and puppy kisses to you, Nikki🐶💕

If you would like to help us keep doing what we do; rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming Cocker Spaniels, please donate! Thank you!

Scared Baby Girl

I first met Amber at the shelter. I received a request to save her from a local woman. IIMG_0981 had some free time so I went by just to assess the situation. It was obvious that this young Cocker baby, (approximately 5 to 8 months old) had been traumatized somehow. I couldn’t leave her, once I saw her tiny, trembling body. I arranged her release the very next day. When I picked her up she became as stiff as a board, and began panting and shaking. I put her onto the passenger seat beside me and took her to my home. Later, after I got off work for the day, I picked her up and took her to her foster home. She is terrified if anyone stands over her, especially so if it’s a man. She would sneak up after watching for awhile but she always braces herself when you touch her, as if expecting a blow. Amber is a tiny thing weighing about 12 lbs. Amber will need a calm home where her people are home most of the day. She loves other dogs and draws comfort from them. She is currently fostering with 2 chi mixes. She needs other dogs to bond with. She would do best with older kids, or no children in the home. Amber has been out of the shelter for about 4 days and she is slowly relaxing, but panics the minute you stand up. Amber will require patience and gentle handling. If you are interested in giving this sweet baby a home, please fill out an application.  We have vaccinated and spayed her. Any donations toward her rescue and care are deeply appreciated!

Bocelli, Hoping for Happier Days

Bocelli was diagnosed with giarhdia, Cushings disease and he needs a dental. He came IMG_6414inthin as a bone and feeling pretty lousy. Now that he is on Cushing’s medication he isslowly getting better. He will need these meds for his whole life and they can be quite costly. Can you help?

Bocelli is approximately 6 years old, good with other dogs and housebroken. He is completely blind but gets around just fine. He is a lover with his humans! Bocelli has been in a foster home and unfortunately their circumstances have changed and he now needs a new foster or forever home. Please share or fill out an application if you are interested. Thank you!
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SCCR Therapy Dog, Suavé

22519043_10105523062984395_3774970709472289549_nSecond Chance Cocker Rescue Alum, and HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (AACR) Therapy Dog, Sauvé Spent a week in Santa Rosa, California providing comfort, emotional support and stress relief to the people affect by the Tubbs and Nuns wildfires in Northern California.  He spent up to 10 hours a day with his owner, Dad, and handler Gil Anema, at several places. Suavé took notes on his adventures helping others. Here are a few…

Day 1, Monday: Dad and I drove to Santa Rosa this morning.  After 2 ½ hrs of driving, we spent 8 hrs at the LAC comforting victims and relieving stress of the workers from the County, Cal OES, FEMA and others. I had such a nice welcome and was told many times “Thank You” for coming. I had several people that specifically wanted to see me when they 22780350_10105549844633755_429883244285887264_nheard I would be there. And others like this sweet little girl that wanted to see me a second time to say goodbye before her family left.

Day 2, Tuesday: One family lost their dogs in the fire. They were so happy to see and pet me. It made me sad, but happy I could cheer them up. I heard another story where their dog woke them up just in time to see the flames and to get away. They were so grateful, and they appreciated what I was doing.

22780601_10105538340054025_2326422894744422772_nDay 3, Wednesday: Dad and I went with another HOPE AACR team to the Base Camp this morning at 7:30. We saw the first responders, firefighters from all over and support folks like the California Conservation Corps. We met with firefighters from Australia that thought it was so cool that we visited. They all appreciated our service and thanked us for coming.

Day 4, Thursday: I helped comfort a lady that was upset and crying. I quietly approached, and dad asked if we could help. She said, “no she has her own dogs,” but then unconsciously began to pet me while talking to dad. Then she realized what she was doing and thanked us and continued to pet me.

This week has been a big learning experience for me and my dad. We will be going home 22528646_10105523062869625_7627743540713326455_oafter our relief teams get here. We look forward to helping out again in the near future!

Love, Suavé

We keep doing what we do to bring dogs like Suavé to Gil, and now they both are giving back! Please consider helping us with a donation for the dogs we continue to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. Thank you!

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