Help Us End The Dog Meat Trade

Jin got his second chance!

In the world of dog rescue, especially global rescue, this week is one of the most heartbreaking and difficult weeks of the year. This is the week of the Yulin dog meat festival in China.

Every year, thousands upon thousands of dogs are stolen, sold, beaten, starved, and ultimately slaughtered to be sold as meat. Many of these dogs once were companion dogs that were stolen from their owners or were found on the street. They are kept in horrible conditions and murdered in unimaginable ways. There has been a recent call for dogs to be reclassified as companions in China, yet the Yulin festival kicked off at the beginning of this week as usual, despite the COVID pandemic and the move to no longer classify dogs as livestock.

While we at SCCR are here in the US trying to help as many cockers as we can, our hearts are heavy knowing that we have a group of cockers stuck in China waiting to come to us. Thankfully they are safe with our rescue partners who are doing everything they can to save even more dogs from the dog meat trade. We have offered to take every single cocker or cocker mix dog they have as soon as the COVID travel restrictions are lifted. Right now we are committed to 5 dogs for sure, including a handsome boy named Prince who is the father of Jin. Jin came to us in October, 2019 with his mom Iris, sister Orchid, and friends Baloo and Lily. They were all saved from the dog meat trade in China when Jin and Orchid just a newborn puppies. It is horrifying and heart wrenching to look at these beautiful dogs, especially adorable Jin, and know that they were going to be eaten. Jin in now a first class flying world traveler who gets to stay at fancy hotels and live like a super star! These “throw away” dogs have so much potential and we are honored to have been able to offer them the chance at the very best life possible. We can’t wait to do the same for many more dogs from the same atrocious situation!

If you’re like us, and you want to help, get active and help us end the dog meat trade! Sign petitions to call for a change in how dogs are treated in China and other countries where dog meat is still consumed. Reach out to rescues in Asia like Second Chances Dogs and Cats China, and donate. These rescues often need flight volunteers so if you have a passport and like to travel give them a call! You can also donate to our SCCR Global Rescue Fund if you’d like to help cover the travel and medical costs for our dogs when they arrive from China. Or you can simply share posts like this to raise awareness and hopefully inspire global change. If we work together we can bring the suffering of these dogs to an end!

Ways to donate to the SCCR Global Rescue Fund:

How to support our rescue partners:

Sign a petition like the one from The Human Society to end the Yulin Dog Meat Festival:

Belinda’s New Adventure

Our sweet Belinda (aka Cookie and now Harley) went to her furever family today! We are so happy for her and couldn’t have asked for a better story to start her new life with.

The day we pulled Belinda from the shelter, we got a call from the incredible @larissawohl asking us if she could foster Belinda for us. Belinda reminded her of her black Cocker, Cookie. Belinda quickly became Cookie 2 and began to blossom and show everyone what a wonderful dog she is. Larissa worked so hard on Belinda’s training, socializing, and anxiety issues. Belinda even got to have a mini vacation with another awesome foster family after her spay which wouldn’t have been possible if she had been as anxious as she had been when she first came to us. We are so grateful to Larissa for helping Belinda become so much more confident and happy.

While Larissa was falling in love with Belinda so was the fantastic family that adopted Floyd from us back in February, 2019. They had recently lost their beloved Biscuit and Floyd was missing his friend. We all knew Belinda was the dog for them. To top everything off, Floyd was the first dog we were lucky enough to showcase on @homeandfamilytv and now Larissa was fostering his new sister. The stars couldn’t have aligned more perfectly. Floyd and Belinda are meant to be together.

We are so excited to see what’s in store for Belinda and Floyd next! Here’s to a happy life full of adventure and a wonderful adoption ever after!

Thank you for your support that makes happy endings like this possible.

Paris In Our Hearts

Look who got her freedom walk last week

Meet our newest baby girl, Paris! This sweet, beautiful angel was surrendered to the Baldwin shelter with a massive cherry eye, mammary tumors, a grade 4/6 heart murmur, is deaf, has the beginning signs of kennel cough, and teeth that need a good dental. She’s the sweetest girl, but has had her medical needs neglected for far too long. She deserves better!

Paris is currently with one of our volunteers who will be getting her seen by our vet ASAP. Once she has her surgery and is on the road to recovery, she will be available for adoption. Paris is 10 years old and loves people. We don’t know how she is with dogs or cats yet.

If you can find it in your heart to donate to Paris’s vet bills, here’s how you can help:
PayPal us

Send a check to:
SCCR, PO Box 1419, Twain Harte, CA 95383

We also take Venmo:

Help us Change Winnie’s Life

Help us change Winnie’s life and show her that most people are good!

Poor Winnie was rescued from the Riverside shelter late Friday. At only about 4 years old, this sweet angel has been through hell. She is super skinny, covered in wounds from being mauled by another dog, and foxtails are embedded all over her body. She has a deep scratch in her cornea.The first day she wouldn’t let anyone touch her she was so traumatized. 

We got her medical care started immediately. Who knows what else she has going on under all of this. We know she has been through something terrible. Poor baby, she looked so defeated.

We put her on antibiotics and pain meds and by the time they kicked in she was sound asleep and slept like the dead for hours. She was so exhausted and she finally felt safe enough to relax. By today she had decided that moma Carolyn was her safe place and had settled into the house. She will see the vet for a more extensive exam on Monday and possible surgery to remove foxtails on Tuesday.

6/8/29 MONDAY PUPDATE: Dr card just called and said they even pulled foxtails out of Winnies mouth.   One stuck in her tonsil and one wedged behind her molar.  She took hundreds more out of her body and will probably have to do this again.  Also she may lose her left eye.  It appears something poked a hole in it and it is scarred and might be too damaged to save. The dog bites were vicious. She is on heavy antibiotics to prevent infection and we are keeping up the pain meds until she heals up more.

6/13/20 PUPDATE: Winnie will have to have her eye removed on Tues. It is in terrible condition and not getting any better with treatment. Dr Card wanted to wait because Winnie was so anemic it wasn’t safe. She will have more foxtails removed at that time. She is still oozing from all her sores and injuries. Her poor chest is a mess still. She  is healing but slowly. She didn’t have any reserves in her body to fight off the infection and pain.

6/15/20 PUPDATE: Winnie had her eye removed today along with dozens more foxtails. We expect to have more foxtails to remove over the next month or two. The injury to her eye was caused by a foxtail. It pierced her eye, got infected and she was a mess. We found it like a spear in the back of her eye. Dr Card said it was huge. Please foxtails and dogs DO NOT mix.The one in her eye would have kept going and pierced her brain and killed her eventually. The good news is she has a chance to recover now. We are so thankful for your support. Without you she would not be healing up in her foster mom’s arms.

If you can find it in your heart to donate to Winnie’s vet bills, here’s how you can help:
PayPal us

Send a check to:
SCCR, PO Box 1419, Twain Harte, CA 95383

We also take Venmo:

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What A Fatty Patootie!

Gertrude is a sweet gentle soul but holy cow she came in at 48 lbs…Now she is a tiny girl and should weigh only about 20-22 lbs. In addition she is missing an eye, mostly deaf, has bad skin and ears. She needs some medical care asap so off to the vet she goes. But she really needs to lose weight. She looks like an over stuffed ottoman. We are looking for help for her medical costs then for a forever home where they can keep her diet up and she can lose some weight. She will feel so much better soon.  Thank you for your Support! We can’t do this without you.

New Shirts and Masks – Help Support SCCR

NEW SCCR Shirts and Masks

We all need them, so why not help save cocker spaniels in need at the same time! Grab a SCCR face mask today and help save a dog!

You asked for it and now we’ve got it! Matching shirts to go with our new face masks! Never forget to wash your paws with this shirt, and help save cockers spaniels in need at the same time.

Giving Tuesday NOW

Giving Tuesday NOW

In this crazy, strange, and difficult time, we are called to come together and hold each other up. Just like every rescue, we find ourselves in dire need of our friends’ help and support. On this Giving Tuesday NOW, we have four wonderful dogs who desperately need your help!

Jackson, Halbert, and Yogi

Our handsome trio is just chilling at our wonderful boarding facility while they wait for their forever home.

Jackson, Halbert, and Yogi are all in need for dentals in the near future. They are all older boys, so we can probably expect some extractions for them. Jackson also has a wart above his eye that will be removed when he’s under anesthesia.

We are looking about $2000 in vet bills for all 3 boys. On this #GivingTuesdayNOW, we are asking for your help in getting these boys their dentals.


Our sweet Bodhi boy is happily enjoying life in his foster home. He does have a few medical procedures coming up before he will be ready to go to his forever home.

Bodhi will be undergoing oral surgery very soon to clean out the infection in his mouth and to remove 3 dead teeth. This is a pretty big procedure and we are looking at a $1300 vet bill for all of it.

On this #GivingTuesdayNOW, we are asking for your help in getting Bodhi the quality medical care he needs and deserves. We are dedicated to providing the best care for our dogs and we can’t do that without your support. Every dollar makes a difference in helping us reach our $1300 goal.

If you’d like to donate to Jackson, Halbert, Yogi, and Bodhi’s medical care, here’s how you can help:
You can PayPal us.

Send a check to
SCCR, PO Box 1419, Twain Harte, CA 95383

We also take Venmo
(805 687 4674 or

Thank you so much to our SCCR Friends for your unending support!!! We love and appreciate you!!!

Bodhi Pupdate

Who’s ready for some more good news?!?


Who remembers Bodhi? The pup we pulled from the shelter in Northern CA at the beginning of April with the mouth tumor?

Well, he has been seen by our vet and it turns out the sore we were told was cancer is just a super nasty infection. Now that’s not great news and he will need antibiotics and a few months to recover, but it’s not cancer and it’s treatable!!! Yay!!

Bodhi is resting and being loved on in his foster home and will be ready for a forever home once he has a clean bill of health. Bodhi is a sweet, social, smart 3 year old little boy! He loves kids, cats, dogs, and just about everyone. He knows tons of commands like dance and come!

Bodhi is currently in foster in San Jose, CA. If you have fallen in love with Bodhi and would like to adopt him, please fill out our adoption application!

If you’d like to donate to Bodhi’s medical care, here’s how you can help:

You can PayPal us.

Send a check to
SCCR, PO Box 1419, Twain Harte, CA 95383

We also take Venmo
(805 687 4674 or

Arlo’s Sanctuary Update

Arlo, Chaz, our beautiful sanctuary

We have made a huge amount of progress on the Sanctuary. The kennels are built and the floors are tiled. We are painting the outsides now around the rainy days. Insulating and dry walling the kennels is on the list to do. We have the permit and plans for the parking lot. As soon as the county approves the drawings, we can start work on that. The next big project is getting the electricity down to the kennels. We are looking into adding the Solar power in now instead of waiting since the propane and electric bills are so high. It will pay for is self very quickly.

We have decided that a small herd of goats is the best way to maintain the grass and brush growth on the property. We have been promised one youngster, Chaz, as soon as he is old enough and have our eye on a couple more if we can talk their mom into letting them go. We will build a permanent goat and chicken area for them to live in. It is close to the dog kennels and you can come and see them when you come to visit. Maybe we will have some extra chicken eggs for you to take home.We will also be moving in several feral cats to live in the barn very soon as our rodent patrol. We want them settled in and working before the dogs get here. Some of these cats are more feral than others so you might get to sit in the rocking chair on the with a cat in your lap while you relax and take in the property. It is our favorite lunch spot.

We can’t wait until we can start welcoming dogs and visitors to our beautiful sanctuary. We still have so much to do and every donation is greatly appreciated. We are so grateful to all of our donors who have helped us make this dream a reality!! Thank you so much!

SCCR Spirit Jerseys

SCCR Spirit Jersey

Staying home and shopping online with my spaniel by my side. It’s what we all seem to be doing these days. Why not treat yourself to a new SCCR shirt while you’re at it?! 🐶💗 Check out these super comfy SCCR Spirit Jerseys! They come in sizes XS-2XL and are 100% heavyweight cotton. These jerseys are a roomy boyfriend cut and are the perfect shirt for hanging out at home or going for a walk around the neighborhood in!

Get yours today!!! Our sale ends May 6th!
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