Tommy Boy – So Close to Regaining his Sight

PUPDATE: Tommy Boy is getting close to getting his sight restored! Our estimate for surgery was $5,000, and we are now approximately $1,500 from our goal! The estimate does not include post-operative care, medication, or transportation. We would not be able to give Tommy Boy this gift, if it were not for our many loyal and devoted donors. Tommy Boy was not able to adjust as most dogs do, to his vision loss. Tommy has spent the last year crying, bumping into walls and other obstacles, howling at night, and feeling lost and alone. Tommy spent the first 8 years of his life locked in a kennel being used as a breeder. He had very little social interaction. Tommy is the sweetest little guy you will ever meet, despite his sad beginning. It is our dream to witness Tommy Boy romping and playing in the sun with his friends and pack-mates some day soon. Will you please consider helping to cover the remaining balance for his eye surgery? I know we can do this! We are so close to making this gentle boy’s wish come true! 

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.

Powers is Getting the Gift of Sight

Powers…Chasing the tennis ball is his passion in life. He went blind in one eye, then the lens luxated in the other. He is going into surgery to save his sight today. It will cost us $2500, but he will be able to play ball again, take walks without bumping into things or falling off the curb and look gratefully into the eyes of his family when he is adopted. A huge thank you to Veterinary Vision in San Carlos. They take great care of our kids! Any donation, large or small to help pay for Powers’s eye surgery is much appreciated!When he is healed up, Powers will be eligible for our Sanctuary Program, where we take care of his medical expenses. He is being fostered in Antioch, CA.

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