YEAR END GIVING

As we say good bye to 2018, we want to thank all of our wonderful SCCR friends from the very bottom of our hearts for all of your support and generosity this year!

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With the help of your many donations, we were able to pay for several life-saving surgeries, provide much needed dentals, spays, neuters, and other important medical procedures for the 160+ dogs that came into our rescue this year! Plus we were able to help pay for the daily medical needs of our beloved sanctuary dogs! We could not do all of this without your help!

As we look towards 2019, we are hoping to break ground on our much dreamed about Cocker Sanctuary! We are looking for donations towards our building fund so that we can build a relaxing and comfortable home for dogs who would be without a home of their own. You too can help make this dream a reality! Donate today and your tax-deductible donation will go towards providing a forever home for cocker spaniels in need.

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Looking for an easy way to give back every month and still end up with that beautiful charitable donation write-off? Sign up to become one of our monthly donors! These donations go directly to the care and medical treatments of the dogs in our rescue! Every dollar helps!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see updates of our wonderful pups and see all of the good that your donations do!

Medical Pups Hoping For A New Start In The New Year

Meet Kawaii and Buddy Blue! Two of our newest Second Chance Cockers!

Kawaii truly is the embodiment of her name! “Pretty” in Japanese, Kawaii is such a pretty girl inside and out, she’s just in need of a little extra TLC so that she can really shine!

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Coming to us from VCAS, Kawaii was turned in as a stray with a massive tumor hanging from her belly. It’s the biggest tumor I’ve seen this year! She’s is also severely matted and in need of a full grooming. Her poor condition does not dull her sunny and sweet personality! Kawaii LOVES belly rubs and just goes crazy for pets and cuddles. Her full tail happily wags when you talk to her and tell her what a pretty girl she is! Kawaii has been non-reactive to both cats and other dogs while at the shelter. I got to visit her on Christmas and she was a delight to play with. She is going to be a wonderful family dog!

Kawaii is being pulled from the shelter tomorrow and will be going directly to Dr. Card on Friday for her mass removal surgery. We are currently in need of donations to help cover her estimated $1,200 surgery and a loving foster home for her to go to by this Saturday at the absolute latest.

If you would like to help our sweet Kawaii, please call us directly at (805)558-0100 or fill out an application.

 

Buddy Blue is a sweet boy who is also in desperate need of our help!

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Sweet Buddy Blue is just a little train wreck. Buddy is only about 10 years old, but due to his condition, looks so much older. He was pulled from the shelter several years ago and given to relatives by his adopter thinking that he would help them get over the loss of their other dog. Unfortunately for Buddy, he didn’t get the care and medical attention that he needed. His old adopter asked us to help step in and save his life.

Buddy Blue is scheduled to see our vet next week, but we would like to get him out of his current home and into a foster home urgently. Buddy would do best in a home with dogs that are the same size as he is or maybe a little bigger. He is afraid of small dogs. Buddy has not been tested with kids or cats. What Buddy needs most of all is a loving family who will help him heal and get on the road to a healthy and happy life. Buddy is a loving boy who likes to just chill with his people. Need a Netflix binge buddy? Buddy Blue is the boy for you!

Buddy Blue is scheduled for an exam on 01/03, but we are sure that it will lead to a few procedures for him. If you would like to help cover his medical expenses, please donate. Every dollar helps!

If you would like to help foster our Buddy Blue, please call us directly at (805)558-0100 or fill out an application.

 

Seeking a very special person for our very special girl, Gina!

 

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Let us introduce you to Gina! Isn’t she beautiful?!
Gina is a 2 year old little girl who is a very sweet, loving dog but has had a rough couple years finding her furever home because of her rare bladder condition.

Gina was born with an Ectopic Ureter, which led her to have constant accidents the first two years of her life. She had been bounced around to several different homes and it wasn’t until earlier this year, when she was taken in by a shelter in Fresno, CA, that they diagnosed her with the condition and raised the money for the corrective surgery. The only problem is this surgery is not always 100% effective and Gina will likely deal with incontinence for the rest of her life.

It was hopeful for Gina’s current home that she would become completely continent so she could be an indoor dog, but unfortunately in the three weeks that she has been there, she is not showing signs that this condition is fixed totally. The accidents are not constant anymore but she is not completely cured. She still leaks a bit and leaves a puddle when she’s napping. Gina has shown that she can hold it sometimes, but her accidents are usually unpredictable.

Gina is not fond of diapers and is quite adept at taking them off. Poor girl, she does get embarrassed when she has an accident, but she truly can’t control it. She’s hoping to find a home where she can come and go freely indoors and out and not be shamed for something she can’t help.

Gina has a very sweet disposition, though it does take her a bit to get to know and trust new people because of all she’s had to endure, but once she does all she wants from you is love and attention! And treats are nice too!! Gina will play if you really ask her to but she’d just as soon prefer to sit on you and be loved! She’s the perfect Netflix binge buddy!

Gina is in the process of learning her simple commands like sit and stay and is catching on quickly. Being so young and so smart, Gina is highly trainable and eager to please.

Gina is great with cats and other dogs. She has not been tested with kids yet. She is also spayed, up to date on her shots, and in great health aside from her bladder condition.

Everyone had seemed to give up hope for Gina but we think that with the right living situation, she will be a fantastic family member for someone. If you have a nice fenced in yard with room to spare for this sweet girl please consider adopting our beautiful little girl, Gina!
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Gina is located in Henderson, NV.
If you would like to be Gina’s forever family, please contact SCCR directly at (805) 558-0100 or fill out an application here.
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Gina would like to remind our Friends of SCCR of all of the many Cockers that we care for every day who are receiving medical care. You can donate here to help provide for the needs of our sanctuary, hospice, special needs, and brand new rescue dogs.

 

 

 

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

Best Friends Forever

My name is Bindi, and my little sister is Blackie. We are looking for our forever family together. We are excited to begin our search! Following, is a list of requirements that we feel are very important to our happiness:
… lots of treats!
… lots of kisses!

… cuddles every day!
… belly-rubs daily!
… long walks every day!
… staring at us adoringly (very important)!
… we are adopted together! Please do not ask if we can be separated! WE CAN’T!!!
… extra treats!
… take us wherever you go (that’s from Blackie!) (little sisters can be so annoying).
… tell us you love us every day!
… treats before bedtime.
… let us sleep with you, in the middle, on a pillow.
… no more than 5 pictures of us daily (good luck with that one).
… let me fall asleep with a treat (optional).
… this list is subject to changes and may be negotiated (good luck with that too).

Love, Blackie and Bindi

Meet best friends Blackie (age 9 months), and Bindi (age 1 & 1/2 years old). Both young girls have been together their whole lives and are searching for a forever family together. They are bonded and yet they are spunky, fun-loving girls that are always sweet and loving to everyone they meet! Both are spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats. Both girls are healthy and have a pedigree. Bindi has narrowed pupils but can play catch, and sees quite well. Both are very small at less than 20 lbs. Both ladies have mellow, sweet personalities, and they love hanging out with their people, going for long walks, and cuddling on your lap. Both are ready to meet their new forever family! Could you be the family they are waiting for? Blackie and Bindi sure hope so! Get your applications in fast! They will not last long! Fostered in Bakersfield, CA.

Even with the healthy dogs we rescue, there is still a lot of work that goes into getting them ready to be adopted: vet checkups, vaccinations, microchipping, feeding, fostering, training. We can’t keep doing what we’re doing without your help! Please consider making a donation. Thank you!

 

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.

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