Bee is for Beautiful

Who could turn in a sweet soul like this, and on her birthday?! Buddy was turned in by her owners on her ninth birthday to a Southern California shelter. She was confused, scared and needed help! We saw this love muffin and knew we had to spring her out of there ASAP. Thanks to our supporters we were able to put her on the freedom train! 

When we got her to our vet we found Buddy has a large tumor on her bottom, a mammary tumor, and another on her hip. She also has a cherry eye and severely infected ears. On a good note, her teeth are pretty good for a nine year old!

Miss Buddy, or Miss Bee (Bee-u-ti-ful!) as we’ve been calling her, is as sweet as they come. Not a mean bone in this gentle soul’s body. She must have been fed a little too much, as she now needs a lot of exercise and a low calorie diet to get her in shape. Fortunately, she loves her walks! Once her medical issues are addressed, she will be ready for a forever home. In the meantime, any help toward her medical care, large or small, is much appreciated!

Sweet Miss Bee thanks you all!

Stanley: Our Little Hero

When we first met Stanley, he was skin and bones, and had been criminally neglected for

years. On intake, the shelter report said he was 19 lbs. When Carolyn got Stanley, he weighed in at 13 lbs. He was severely dehydrated, and he had chronic diarrhea.


He is beyond thin. I have rarely seen a dog this thin, every bone in his little body is sticking out. He looks like he hasn’t eaten in over a month. He is eating great though now! His fur is sparse at best, and it doesn’t ‘appear’ to be a mange issue, but I would bet it is a nutrition issue. His nails were terribly overgrown (I snipped them this morning and they were very brittle…..again, appearing to be a nutrition issue) and he has absolutely no muscle tone at all. Poor boy. Amazingly, he is a resilient little guy, nub wagging, happy boy who does fine with other dogs and people!


Stanley’s medical notes from his exam: Stanley does have a heart murmur, but his blood was not bad and a T4 was done, and he is low, but Dr. Card feels that is because he has basically been starved almost to death. She would like to re-run that once he puts on some weight and obviously he can’t even be neutered until he is much stronger.

Today, Stanley is up to 16 lbs and making progress daily, and is on a special, high-calorie diet. Stanley is still a friendly, trusting little guy that seems to be so resilient that he does not fear humans at all. Amazing really! Stanley will be under Carolyn and Dr. Cards tender care for another month at least, and maybe more. After that, he will need a foster home, or even better, his own home. Stanley deserves to be cherished and adored for the rest of his life! He deserves to experience kindness and loving care for perhaps the very first time in his life! Thanks to everyone who gave to save this special boy. We will keep the STANLEY FAN CLUB updated on a regular basis. We can’t do what we do with our our fans! Every donation helps! Again, thanks to every one of you who helped to make Stanley’s dreams come true.



Sweet Coco gets help from SCCR and Police

We got a call from Pam and Mark, two of our long time supporters abut a young female Cocker that a co-worker’s sister’s neighbor wanted to get rid of. They were threatening to take her to the shelter that day if we refused and they didn’t speak English, so we couldn’t

talk directly to them. The dog was in Rosemead, CA and our transporter happened to be driving through. She agreed to stop by.  Our directions were an address, and if they were not home then the dog would be in the side yard and we were to just take her. We have never taken a dog out of a yard in the history of SCCR. It felt odd, but better safe than sorry.  The transporter found a neighbor who confirmed she was supposed to take the dog and go.

Two days later we got a call from the Rosemead police department. The officer wanted to know if we had Coco. It turns out that the previous weekend, the owner went to the Rosemead Humane Society to see about dumping her there. He got frustrated and left threatening to throw Coco in the garbage. They called the police who showed up at the man’s house. No one was home, but Coco was in the side yard. The officer came back 2 days later and Coco was gone, but the owner was home and reported SCCR took her, and the officer called us to check. Kudos to the Rosemead Humane Society and their police department. They love their animals and go the extra mile to make sure they are safe.
We took Coco to the groomer and the vet. It looks like she has bladder stones. Ouch! Good thing we got her when we did. She is very good natured and loves snuggling and tummy rubs. We need help taking care of Coco’s medical needs and getting her into good shape to be fostered and adopted. Every donation, large or small helps us keep doing what we do! Thank you.

Bella Rose and Brando’s Tail Wagging Tale

Bella Rose and Brando both came in with quite an attitude. Meg, our transporter warned us that Brando tried to attack both her and her husband. Bella didn’t want to be touched and would snap at anyone who tried to pet her, and any dogs that came close got the same treatment. We started their socialization training as soon as they were cleared by the vet. We got them used to other dogs by sending them out every day to play in play groups with 4 to 5 dogs. Carolyn and her staff worked with them daily until the rough edges started to come off. Brando was the

quickest to turn into a love machine. When they were ready, we moved them to a foster home where their training continued. They got to sleep on the bed, cuddle on the couch and take walks learning to meet and greet new people. Basically they learned to be charming, sweet kids. They are now ready to be adopted and we couldn’t be prouder of them.


Brando is a black male, 4 years old, small, housetrained, good with other dogs, 4 yrs old. Bella Rose is white and reddish, 7 yrs old, 30 lbs, house trained and good with cats and dogs. Both are being fostered in Santa Barbara, CA. They are hoping they will have their forever homes soon!

Just think how close to being euthanized they were when we agreed to take them. Please support our work so we can keep rescuing the Cockers that need us. Thank you!

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.

Lili – Our Cocker up North needs Help

Meet Lili! Lili is a 10 year old, sweet little chocolate Cocker Spaniel. Lili was left at the

Bend, Oregon humane society by her family, because they claimed that she was sick. The Humane Society didn’t find anything wrong with her, except that she needs a dental badly. She has a lot of rotten teeth. We agreed to take her after we found a foster for her in Eugene, OR. We could use some help paying for her dental bill which will be close to $1000. If you are interested in adoption, or in helping Lili, please contact Elizabeth for details! We appreciate your help, and so does Lili!

Never Too Old for a Second Chance

JAKE STILL NEEDS OUR HELP! Jake was surrendered by owner for euthanasia for being too

old! That hurts our ears to hear, but thanks to your donations we stepped right up and pulled this sweet boy to safety.

Jake had his vet visit last week. He is scheduled for a dental and a bilateral eye ablations because he has glaucoma. His nails were so bad they were growing into his pads. We took care of that right away. Jake’s current medical care will bring in costly vet bills of at least $1,500. Anything you can donate will

help us give him the care he deserves.

We found a temporary foster but are still in need of a foster for this boy. If you are interested place fill out an application or call us at 805 687 4674. Thank you!

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