Meet our newest senior sweetheart, Curly!!


Curly is coming to us from the Las Vegas shelter. This poor old girl is in need of some pretty extensive medical treatment!

Curly is a geriatric, intact female, with a mass on top of head, heavy dental tartar, cloudy eyes, and a grade IV heart murmur. She is going straight to our awesome vet so we can get her started on the right treatment plan and begin addressing her multiple medical conditions.

If you can find it in your heart to donate to her care, here’s how you can help:


SCCR, PO Box 1419, Twain Harte, CA 95383


Please fill out an application if you are interested in giving her a foster or a furever home.

Mr. Marty needs your help!


Marty is a little red cocker mix who probably also has some doxi in him as he is long and a bit low, but very cute. We recently got him from the OC shelter and he had his initial exam today.

His health isn’t too bad for a 10 year old. He is not neutered and has significantly bad breath, so a dental and neuter are scheduled for next week. He also barely eats and is bone thin, so he is getting spoiled with his very own chicken dinner.

Marty is completely 100% blind and somewhat disoriented. He is anxious right now, but it’s hard for blind dogs to acclimate sometimes. Right now he is pacing and going in circles. We are working with him to help him feel comfortable and more confident. Right now it seems that being in smaller spaces and having someone near him helps. He is a very nice little boy who just needs a little extra TLC.

If you can find it in your heart to donate to his care, here’s how you can help:


SCCR, PO Box 1419, Twain Harte, CA 95383


Please fill out an application if you are interested in giving him a foster or a furever home.


Our very special SCCR alumni boy, Reef, recently crossed the rainbow bridge. His family put together a touching tribute video that they asked us to share. love you Reef!!! 🐶😇🌈#secondchancecockerrescue#cockerspaniel#rescuedog#adoptdontshop#rainbowbridge

Good news for elsie

Dr. Card called with an update on Elsie…she removed the big tumor from her wrist, 3 mammary tumors and the growth on her who-who, and spayed her.  Big day for Elsie.  Teeth are not bad, but ears are a bad.  Polyps, polyps, polyps……never going to be good.  She had ear meds, two weeks ago and so far not re-infected. We will have to keep an eye on them. They are so closed with scar tissue they can’t heal properly.   All the tumors were removed and recommended for biopsy, The wrist one was particularly concerning since it was attached to a blood vessel, but Dr Card got it off and managed to close the site. But the biopsy did come back malignant. However, we got good margin and don’t expect to impact her again at her age. Elsie is such a sweet girl. She will be ready to go home very  soon. We thank you for your generous donations towards her medial bills

Elsie Before

A Second Chance For Jenny

Meet Jenny!


Jenny was running on her own in Laguna Seca for we don’t know how long. She was finally caught and taken to the Monterey shelter were we found her.

We pulled her with Ginger’s help and more she is settling into Ginger’s house as a foster. Jenny is only 1 year old but she has had a life time of adventure. She is now learning to walk on leash, house training and good manners for living in a house.

Jenny is a doxie chi mix, in foster in Santa Cruz, CA and is ready for a new family of her own.

Please fill out an application if you are interested in giving her a furever home.

Who Rescued Who

Frannie adopted Chester hoping he would get along with her mother who has Alzheimer’s. Well, lordy did they get along. Chester is the best thing in the world for her. He seems to know how much she needs him.

Quirky Dogs for special people

We always have a quirky dog or two to find homes for and we always do. Our motto is, What is a misery for one family is a treasure for the right family. And we have proven that over and over again. However, we have several very quirky dogs in that need just the right home at this time. Donations for our quirky dogs medical care:

Ruffles is a gentle little soul but he has suffered from allergies his whole live. He now has dry eye requiring daily drops, chronic ears needing daily washing and special meds and his skin just needs time to heal. He will soon be a special boy perfect for the loving caretaker in you. Ruffles needs a foster or adoption home immediately. Ruffles is about 10-12 years old and currently in Romoland CA.


Winston is a sweet boy with a sensitive stomach. We got him stable with a prescription diet and daily meds. He now needs a cushy bed, lots of attention and an occasional stroll around the block to make his world complete. Winston is about 13 years old and currently in Romoland, CA,


Jamaica is a curmudgeon of a girl. She needs a home with not other dogs so she can be the Queen Bee of her house. When you are Jamaica it is all about ME, ME, ME….so she needs a home where a girl can rule the roust and be the Queen of the day every day. Jamaica is about 10-12 years old and needs work on her house training. Jamaica is currently in Romoland, CA.


Ritchie is a grumpy old man. He doesn’t like other dogs for the most part and he has some rules, like don’t touch that collar but in general he has a sweet heart under all that grumbling. And he is a very handsome boy. He will make someone who like a quirky boy a special relationship. Ritchie is about 8-10 years old and is ready to try out a foster or adoption home as soon as he can. Ritchie is currently in Palmdale, CA.

Ritchie Donations for our quirky dogs medical care:

The Good, The Sad and the Happy endings


We’ve got 4 new pups who need your help! We got a call Saturday night asking for help for this foursome. Of course we couldn’t say no!They needed to be out of the house on Monday am. When we got them in, they were matted and flea ridden. The girl was dripping milk. She must have had puppies taken off her. Poor babies. They were supposed to be four cocker spaniels. You can see Suits is a terrier and the other three are spaniel mixes. Doesn’t matter! They all get to have a second chance and we love them all already. Here’s who’s who:•Gucci – black/white spaniel mix, male•Suits – gray terrier, male•Sophie – black/white/tan on face spaniel mix, female•Joe – black/tan/white on chest cocker mix, male. They are all very shy and all need to be spayed and neutered and vet checked. They will be ready to be adopted in about a week or so. In the meantime, your generous support will help them all get the care they desperately need.

If you can find it in your heart to donate to our fantastic four, here’s how you can help:


OR SEND A CHECK:SCCR, PO Box 1419, Twain Harte, CA 95383VENMO

Creating A SCCR Transportation Team

We are going to organize our volunteers who help out transporting our dogs all over CA and create a bigger and better team. We will be looking for drivers and “Rest Stops” who are short term fosters who can overnight a dog when needed. If you are interested in finding out more about this volunteer opportunity fill out the application below and we will be calling you.

You will be required to send us a copy of your drivers license and proof of auto insurance to, if you are a driver, as well as signing a liability waiver before you can start. All new volunteers, please download the liability waiver, sign it and either email it to or mail it to the address on the form.

Our most common main transportation routes are I5 from San Diego through Bakersfield to Sacramento and the OR border. And Hwy 101 from LA through Santa Barbara, San Jose and up to San Francisco. We also take dogs to and from Romoland (south Riverside county) where we have a kennel we quarantine our shelter and overseas dogs.

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