We got an application from a couple in Antioch to foster for us. At that time we had dogs in foster homes around Sacramento and Central CA. Why not start a team in the San Francisco Bay Area? There are not many cockers in those shelters (or so we thought) but there are some terrific adopters and we thought it would be so much easier for them to have a SCCR representative in their area.
Then we got the first call from the San Jose shelter. They had two cockers with ear infections and were looking for a cocker rescue to help. We got Jim and Lynda Geidl introduced into the rescue business by pulling those two. Quickly, the same shelter contacted us again, three more cockers had shown up. Could we help? Talk about trial by fire! The Geidl’s stepped up and showed us what they were made of. Within two weeks they had found three foster homes, pulled five dogs and two weeks later had two adoptions. We were impressed! And delighted they were part of our group.
Their first adoption was Sadie, a 7 month-old darling chocolate cocker who came to SCCR to be re-homed. Her owner just did not have the time to give her the care she needed. The Geidl’s found her a wonderful home with Dawn and her son Cory from Vacaville. When they met Sadie, you could feel the love in everyone’s hearts. Sadie found her forever loving
home and Dawn and Corey found the perfect cocker for them. Sadie’s new name is CoCo and she is tickled pink with her new family.
Next was Elmer, a beautiful black 11 months old cocker spaniel from the San Jose Shelter. He was found wandering the streets in San Jose. When Don and Heather from Reno saw his picture they fell in love. He looked so much like their cocker Bowie they lost a couple years ago, that they knew he would be the right cocker for them.
After a couple long conversations, exchanging e-mails and pictures of Elmer the meeting took place. Don arrived to pick up Elmer the front door opened and Elmer instantly knew Don was going to be his new dad. They both hugged each other and Elmer gave him a big wet kiss. I guess you could say it was love at first sight! As you can see by Elmer’s face below they both have a new best friend…each other.
Elmer is now known as Lyle and is living happily every after with Don, Heather and their two cats in Reno.
We are finding more and more dogs who need our help. We are so grateful to you for your support that allows us to meet this need. Every cocker deserves a safe and loving home. With your help we can make this happen. Donation To Help Save A Cocker.