Rico’s Birthday Wish

50069652_2999953163363670_3053824805196267520_nRico just celebrated his 7th birthday. It wasn’t as fun as he would have liked. His life has changed a lot recently…

Rico was adopted from SCCR in 2012 at only 5 months old by a wonderful doggy mommy. He was her constant companion and loved going everywhere with her. His favorite thing to do was sleep in the bed and cuddle up right next to her and his kitty sister. Unfortunately his mommy just passed away right before Christmas and we need to find a new home for Rico to call his own. Rico was very loved by his mommy and has made quite the impression on everyone he meets. He’s kind of a heartbreaker.

Rico is really missing his mommy and just wants to be loved on by everyone he sees. He did have a few tussles with the other dogs in his foster home over who gets to have all of the lovins, so he is now looking for a new foster or forever home. Though he was having a hard time adjusting to not being the only dog in his foster home, his temporary foster parents fell instantly in love with him. His foster mom had this to say about him, “I wanted to let you know how sad we were that we could not continue to foster. He is a wonderful, sweet guy who is the embodiment of the ‘merry’ Cocker.  He is very active49188432_2979463695412617_352281111767810048_n and since we switched him to a good quality kibble, he was already starting to show the hint of a waist.  He will have no problem trimming down. Rico is play driven!  He needs to be with someone that can give him their undivided attention.  The dominance issues we had with him were over splitting our attentions between him and our other dogs. He would make an awesome companion for an active person (or family) where someone can be with him most of the day.”
Rico was a very well loved and very well fed boy in his old home and gained a few extra pounds. He has trimmed down some since he came to us and with continued play and a good quality diet he should be on the road to being a very healthy weight. Rico loves to play! Toys are his favorite thing in the world! He does have to take it a little easy though. Unfortunately, Rico has an old torn ligament and torn meniscus in his right rear leg. At some point, he had surgery for the same thing on his left leg and we now need to take care of his other leg for him. He also needs a cherry eye surgery and to have a few lumps and bumps removed. Poor guy. Our vet is estimating his surgery costs right around $2,000. Any donations toward this is so appreciated! Rico loves kids and cats! He also likes other dogs, but would prefer to be the king of the castle. Rico is super smart and eager to please. He would be an excellent obedience student! Rico is ready to find his forever home where he will get consistent exercise, a good diet, and help healing his leg. And of course lots of love and kisses!

Rico is currently in a boarding facility in Palmdale, CA. We would like to get him into a foster or forever home ASAP.
If you would like to give Rico lots of loving for the rest of his life, please contact SCCR directly at (805) 558-0100 or fill out an application here.

Changing our lives, one dog at a time

0Second Chance Cocker Rescue is known for its mission of saving Cocker Spaniels that are in need of a new start in life. Last year (2018), was a landmark year for all of us who volunteer for this organization. Our rescue totals are as follows:

Total dogs rescued 163
Total dogs adopted 142
New sanctuary dogs rescued 36
Spay and neuters 26
Life saving surgeries 15
Other surgeries 30

Our success hinges on our ability to create a solid and dependable monthly donor base. THANK YOU MONTHLY DONORS! For more in formation about being a monthly donor, please click here or contact Elizabeth at 805.687.4674.

It also depends on our volunteers, our foster homes, our transporters, as well as 0-1individuals that give funds for a specific dog with an immediate need that cannot wait! Our volunteers often help us as foster homes, donors, and transporters! Special thanks to all of our wonder-workers!

We do want to take a moment to recognize our long-term volunteer fospice mom. Lynn Wobeck lives in Northern California, and is a dedicated foster that handles many of our most difficult cases. At any given time, Lynn typically has several Cocker babies in hospice care in her home. These Cockers even have a bucket list! Don’t fool yourself, because they travel and visit wonderful places with their foster mom as they are preparing for their final journey over the Rainbow Bridge. Lynn loves on them 24/7, sleeps beside them, gives them meds, and she cooks for all of them on a daily basis. They eat way better than most humans do! Her home is a peace-filled place, and with loving care she watches over them until the last breath they take on this earth. Wilbur, Destiny, and Charlie are 3 of those numerous well-loved pups!

0-2Second Chance gives hope to Cockers in need, but we are also personally blessed to be a part of their story. Many of the pups we take in are in terrible condition, and act as if they have never had any kindness extended to them. I can personally say that our lives are richer for becoming a part of their journey. It is never easy to say goodbye to our beloved pets, but we give them the very best that we can for as long as we can.

Lynn said it best!

“It’s like I have said, if we are all on a plane to Chicago, Some go first class, some go business, some go coach.  But in the end,  we will be in Chicago.  I refuse to let my babies go coach”.

If you would like to experience this blessing for yourself, please call and speak with us and we will be happy to discuss how you can be a blessing to a Cocker Spaniel in need!


As we say good bye to 2018, we want to thank all of our wonderful SCCR friends from the very bottom of our hearts for all of your support and generosity this year!

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With the help of your many donations, we were able to pay for several life-saving surgeries, provide much needed dentals, spays, neuters, and other important medical procedures for the 160+ dogs that came into our rescue this year! Plus we were able to help pay for the daily medical needs of our beloved sanctuary dogs! We could not do all of this without your help!

As we look towards 2019, we are hoping to break ground on our much dreamed about Cocker Sanctuary! We are looking for donations towards our building fund so that we can build a relaxing and comfortable home for dogs who would be without a home of their own. You too can help make this dream a reality! Donate today and your tax-deductible donation will go towards providing a forever home for cocker spaniels in need.

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Looking for an easy way to give back every month and still end up with that beautiful charitable donation write-off? Sign up to become one of our monthly donors! These donations go directly to the care and medical treatments of the dogs in our rescue! Every dollar helps!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see updates of our wonderful pups and see all of the good that your donations do!

Medical Pups Hoping For A New Start In The New Year

Meet Kawaii and Buddy Blue! Two of our newest Second Chance Cockers!

Kawaii truly is the embodiment of her name! “Pretty” in Japanese, Kawaii is such a pretty girl inside and out, she’s just in need of a little extra TLC so that she can really shine!


Coming to us from VCAS, Kawaii was turned in as a stray with a massive tumor hanging from her belly. It’s the biggest tumor I’ve seen this year! She’s is also severely matted and in need of a full grooming. Her poor condition does not dull her sunny and sweet personality! Kawaii LOVES belly rubs and just goes crazy for pets and cuddles. Her full tail happily wags when you talk to her and tell her what a pretty girl she is! Kawaii has been non-reactive to both cats and other dogs while at the shelter. I got to visit her on Christmas and she was a delight to play with. She is going to be a wonderful family dog!

Kawaii is being pulled from the shelter tomorrow and will be going directly to Dr. Card on Friday for her mass removal surgery. We are currently in need of donations to help cover her estimated $1,200 surgery and a loving foster home for her to go to by this Saturday at the absolute latest.

If you would like to help our sweet Kawaii, please call us directly at (805)558-0100 or fill out an application.


Buddy Blue is a sweet boy who is also in desperate need of our help!


Sweet Buddy Blue is just a little train wreck. Buddy is only about 10 years old, but due to his condition, looks so much older. He was pulled from the shelter several years ago and given to relatives by his adopter thinking that he would help them get over the loss of their other dog. Unfortunately for Buddy, he didn’t get the care and medical attention that he needed. His old adopter asked us to help step in and save his life.

Buddy Blue is scheduled to see our vet next week, but we would like to get him out of his current home and into a foster home urgently. Buddy would do best in a home with dogs that are the same size as he is or maybe a little bigger. He is afraid of small dogs. Buddy has not been tested with kids or cats. What Buddy needs most of all is a loving family who will help him heal and get on the road to a healthy and happy life. Buddy is a loving boy who likes to just chill with his people. Need a Netflix binge buddy? Buddy Blue is the boy for you!

Buddy Blue is scheduled for an exam on 01/03, but we are sure that it will lead to a few procedures for him. If you would like to help cover his medical expenses, please donate. Every dollar helps!

If you would like to help foster our Buddy Blue, please call us directly at (805)558-0100 or fill out an application.



unnamedBud is in desperate need of a home as soon as possible. The holidays can be so ruff for so many of our Cocker pups. Bud’s family unfortunately lost their home and have been forced to find a new home for their best buddy right away.
Bud is an 8 year old male who loves cuddling on the couch and playing with his family. Bud is obsessed with bubbles and is happiest when he can chase them around the backyard and then splash in the kiddie pool for a bit. He loves water! Bud is a really loving and mellow guy! He would do amazing in a family home with little kids who will blow bubbles for him all day long.
Bud is neutered, housetrained, and up to date on his shots. He gets along with other dogs and kids. Bud has a completely rotten mouth and needs a dental right away. He also has suffered from chronic ear infections and has hearing loss. Donations toward his medical care are so appreciated! Bud is a lovable guy and deserves a chance at a loving forever home! Bud is located in Corona, CA.
No dog wants to be alone, especially at this time of year. If you would like to give Bud a home of his own, please contact SCCR directly at (805) 558-0100 or fill out an application here.

Lady Sarah: Special Needs for a Special Dog

47368694_2907784702580517_9029009300533542912_nMy name is Sarah, but my new friends at Second Chance Cocker Rescue call me Lady Sarah now. I am a gentle, sweet girl about 12 years of age. Everyone loves me, but I am not used to such “royal treatment”, not from humans anyway. I met my new vet and had a physical , including multiple biopsies. She did a biopsy of the mass on my chest and the results from those tests were not the best of news. It is cancer, and it may be fairly advanced I heard. My vet is going to fix my ear and treat my eyes, and while I am under anesthesia she will explore just how far the cancer has metastasized. I will be boarded at my vets office during my procedures. I am asking for a home of my own, where I can live out the rest of my life in peace. How ever long that may be? Maybe someone can do a bucket list with me? I am well behaved and very polite. I am an easy girl to live with, and I am very open to snuggling on the couch47573661_2912288372130150_2536009473382678528_n together. Please consider making the last part of my life something special?
Lady Sarah

We are asking for help to treat this gentle girl’s medical issues! Every dollar helps! We have had many pledges to help before her rescue, but only one person has followed through on those pledges at this time. Please contact Elizabeth directly to honor those pledges for Sarah’s Rescue. If you’d like to give Lady Sarah a loving foster or sanctuary home, please SCCR directly at (805) 687-4674.
Please fill out an application here.

Home for the Holidays for this Trio

Nila, Max, and Mickey have been looking for a forever home since May!!! This bonded trio is running out of time at their current home and need to be moved to a foster home or preferably adodpted before the New Year!

46508739_2886823171343337_8987088645903089664_nNila is a 9 year old, spayed, purebred female who found her way to her current home after being rescued from a hoarding situation where the other dogs were attacking her. She can be separated from Max and Mickey, but would prefer to stay with her best friends. Nila is a sweet old girl who is very loyal to her person and wants to be loved and given all the plushy toys.

Max and Mickey are both 9 year old, neutered, cocker mix males. The last two puppies in a litter left at the shelter, their46628662_2886823184676669_7419802758301089792_n current family took them in together and that is how they would like to stay. Both love playing with tennis balls and playing chase with each other. They love their sister, Nila, but are ok being a duo.

46810996_2886823208010000_6918900874555162624_nNila, Max, and Mickey are currently living in Los Angeles , CA. If you would like to make these three wonderful pups part of your loving home, please contact SCCR directly at (805) 558-0100 or fill out an application here. We could not continue to help dogs like Nila, Max and Mickey without your help and donations. Thank you.

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