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!