We are starting a SCCR Birthday Club! It is free to join and everyone who does gets a birthday fundraiser posted on Facebook for the month of their birthday. You can join, you can sign up your pups or a family member. Just send me your/your pups name, birthday month, amount you want to raise and a picture to post. The picture can be what ever you like.
Portia is approximately 9 years old. It’s very clear that she has been used as a breeding dog for most of her life. Portia has a 4/6 heart murmur, corneal scars with cataracts in both eyes, several mammary tumors, crusty skin, alopecia, ear infections, and more. This little girl was sitting in the medical ward at the Downey shelter just waiting for her last day! With the help of @hitlivingfoundation, we were able to offer Portia a second chance at the life she deserves!
Despite everything she has been through, Portia has a shining spirit and a sweetness that will melt your heart! Her tail hasn’t stopped wagging since she left the shelter. Portia is great with other dogs and people. She has not been tested with cats or kids yet.
Portia will be undergoing a full medical work up before she will be available for adoption. Portia will have a long and expensive road ahead of her and we are in desperate need of your support! Please click on the button on this post to donate to Portia’s medical care! Every amount is appreciated!
It seems like forever but it has only been a few short weeks since we were given the all clear to start building our kennels. Well, we have started! The paving company is getting ready to start mapping out the parking lot. But even more exciting we have laid out where the kennels will go and Josh Greener from Hurst Ranch Sheds will be moving on to the property for a week or more of none stop building. We will take our before and after pictures so you can see the progress. This is a beautiful time of year to be getting ready. The grass is coming out. The days are cold and sharp with the winter air and the sun out and making everything everything feel like spring could be around the corner. However, this is the mountains so we will expect some more rain soon.
We have the funding to build the kennels but need your help getting the insides ready for the dogs. We need to insulate, dry wall and paint the walls ($500 each), tile the floors ($200 each), install a heater ($80 each) and air conditioner ($136 each) in each of the eight kennels. The dogs will need a comfy overstuffed chair or loveseat and raised dog beds. We need 6ft x 12ftx fencing panels to create a fully enclosed outside night run off each kennel for those who need to pee after hours. We intend these to be the deluxe version of a doggie resort. If you have any ideas please let us know.
Each kennel will house 4-6 dogs in a group environment so they will get all the social time they need. They will have approximately a 50 ft x 50 ft run to enjoy during the day so they get plenty of exercise. The kennels are nestled under the trees to take advantage of the shade during the summer months. They will have misters and wading pools to play in during the summer. And jackets and sweaters to keep warm in the winter. Jamestown is below the snow line but still in the Sierra’s.
Shad had his surgery last week and he’s recovering nicely.
Both the head tumor (the one near his ear) and the one on his leg were the same. Both were benign, but had come back 3 times so we have to expect it will come back again. He will be living the rest of his life as a sanctuary dog with his forever family. His home will be close to our vet and we will be able to catch it early when the tumors come back.
We will continue to help Shad’s family provide the best quality of life for him. We know he will need continued medical care, and we need your help to give him the best care possible. If you would like to sponsor Shad, please consider becoming a monthly donor. Check out our website for more details on our monthly giving program. Donations can also be made via or PayPal page or by mailing a check to us at:
Second Chance Cocker Rescue
PO Box 1419, Twain Harte, CA 95383
All donations go to provide for the medical care and daily needs of our many cocker spaniels in need of a second chance. We thank you for your generosity!
The bills are adding up and we desperately need your help!
We are so very grateful for all the donations that we receive, and although we have received a few very large generous donations, overall our donations for 2019 were significantly less than in prior years.
When donations are down we are unable to perform as many rescues as we wish we could. We are a small rescue and rely heavily on the generous donations of our friends and supporters. We can only do so much with the money we are given as vet costs seem to be rising every year and the dogs we continue to take in, and commit our rescue to, continue to be the ones that need the most medical care.
We would like to continue our outreach and save as many lives as we can, but we cannot continue to do so without your support and generosity. Donations are needed every day to support the medical care of our sanctuary dogs whom we provide lifetime medical care for, to continue to build our sanctuary for our long term rescues, and to continue our global outreach and rescue dogs from other countries including dogs from the Asian dogmeat trade.
Please rest assured that all donations go directly to the dogs that we save. We are a nonprofit and none of our volunteers or board members are paid for their services. Our fosters also willingly give their homes to our dogs and provide unlimited love, training, and all the daily essentials. All donations are tax-deductible and we are happy to provide you with a receipt if requested. We hope that you will continue to support us in our mission of saving lives one dog at a time! We are so grateful for the community around us and all of the rescue that you, our friends, allow us to accomplish!
There are so many ways you can make a difference in the life of a dog in need! You can donate via the donate button on any of our Facebook posts. You can donate directly through our PayPal page and choose where you want your donations to go. You can mail us a check (PO Box 1419, Twain Harte, CA 95383). You can even become a monthly donor! Please consider giving what you can!! Every dollar adds up!!! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!!!
Who’s the goodest boy?!! Jin is!!!!
Congratulations to this smart puppy on completing his puppy training classes and passing them with flying colors!!! We are so proud of him!!
It’s so hard to look at Jin and think of the horrific conditions that he came from and all he’s had to overcome in his short life. Thanks to all of the support we received for our SCCR Global Rescue Fund, we were able to save Jin, along with his mom sister and 2 other cockers, from the dog meat trade in China!!! We look forward to welcoming his dad plus 4 more dogs to the USA next month!! Keep those donations coming and we can keep saving more lives!! Look what these dogs can accomplish when they are given a second chance!!!!