Ren and Stimpy are two absolutely adorable one year old Cavalier mix brothers. They were on the kill list at the Camarillo shelter because they both had cherry eye and needed surgery. Not too many people can afford surgery for a new dog these days so, there they were, only one chance left, us. We took one look at those sweet faces and you know what we said, yes, of course we would take them!
After $600 worth of surgery each, they are now ready to go home. Thanks to your support they had their cherry eye surgery, were neutered and are now up to date on all their vaccines.
We are saddened by the sudden passing of a fellow cocker lover and SCCR supporter, Karen Bishop-Goddard. She had a special place in her heart for animals, especially dogs and was a true cocker lover. Donations in her memory have been received from her friends and co-workers:
Margaret Whitney Coates,
EPIC Ceramic & Stone and Famosa- The Surface Studio,
Marc Appleton from Appleton Architects,
Gary and Karen Fisk,
Pratt & Larson Ceramics,
West Coast Marble & Granite,
Hovey Tile Art
Denziel is only 12 weeks old and could not be a more handsome baby. He is so sweet and this poor baby was in the wrong place in wrong time and lost an eye last week. We will find him a good home where he will be safe and loved. In the mean time we need a foster for this while he recovers from his surgery and is a conehead for a couple of weeks.
We heard that there were four Cockers all between the ages of 1 to 3 years old that were due to be killed in less that 12 hours at the Lancaster Shelter. Ann Summers from Cocker Connection asked if we would help her rescue all of them. Wow, four at once? Of course, we said yes. Ann got up at the crack of dawn so she could be at the shelter when it opened. She was calling on the way there trying to find someone to make sure they would all still be alive when she got there. She got through, made it there and after hours of paperwork and standing in line she loaded up four very traumatized dogs. One was in excruciating pain from an infection in the uterus. Another had been attacked by other dogs and was wounded. Her story is below.
We found fosters for two of them but Willow still needs a place to stay. She is so very sweet and docile–very traumatized at the shelter after being attacked by one or more of the other 4 dogs in her kennel. She had several fresh bite wounds and some that were apparently older, and she had a large wound on her right thigh, She was probably also victimized by dogs at her former home since there was evidence of older wounds. She has a pretty coat with soft, silky, golden buff hair and a long tail. Her eyes are bright and pretty.
Willow and Gidget are very petite, probably about 18-20 pounds. They love to cuddle and be held. Willow loves snuggling in blankets. She is a very gentle little girl, but she is scared of other doggies. Willow did fine with Sandy, but the others were too much for her, and she went to hide under a chair in the vet’s office so they couldn’t get to her. The willow bends and is a gentle tree, but it is the one that withstands the strong storms. She is a survivor. Can you help us and foster Willow?
We will update their pictures as soon as we have new ones. They were so very stressed out and bedraggled and it was so hectic that we didn’t even try to get new ones.
We were very surprised to find these two adorable King Charles/Cocker mix puppies on the kill list at one of our shelters. We jumped right on it and sent a volunteer down as quick as we could to rescue them. It turns out that they both have cherry eye which requires surgery and because of the cost no one was willing to adopt them. Well, you know what we said, “We will take them!” Oops, now we need a foster. We usually wait until we have an open foster lined up but these two were running out of time so we jumped in with both feet. Wouldn’t you?
Now they will be scheduled for a vet check and surgery then we can send them home. Any takers? We have named them Ren and Stimpy. We will need to raise $500 each for their surgeries. If you would like to help these two characters they would be very grateful!
Rambo was the cutest, sweetest, best behaved cockapoo ever! He came to us from the Lompoc shelter a couple of weeks ago and we loved his cute face after he was shaved down. He was so darn sweet, we could not figure out why he was at the shelter in the first place. Now he is happy living with a Santa Barbara family and getting all the attention he deserves.
Reggie lives to play fetch with his tennis ball. It is a passion with him almost as important as cuddling and loving his people. Reggie is only 3 years old and he deserves to play fetch and have a normal life for many more years to come. The problem is, Reggie is already blind in one eye and quickly losing the sight in the other, so he is already having difficulty playing fetch. You can see the sadness in his face when you throw the ball and he can’t find it. He needs cataract surgery on both eyes so that he can regain his vision and be happy, cheerful, ball playing boy he used to be! If you would like to help us give Reggie his sight back you can make a donation that will go straight to his medical bills.
We got an application from a couple in Antioch to foster for us. At that time we had dogs in foster homes around Sacramento and Central CA. Why not start a team in the San Francisco Bay Area? There are not many cockers in those shelters (or so we thought) but there are some terrific adopters and we thought it would be so much easier for them to have a SCCR representative in their area.
Then we got the first call from the San Jose shelter. They had two cockers with ear infections and were looking for a cocker rescue to help. We got Jim and Lynda Geidl introduced into the rescue business by pulling those two. Quickly, the same shelter contacted us again, three more cockers had shown up. Could we help? Talk about trial by fire! The Geidl’s stepped up and showed us what they were made of. Within two weeks they had found three foster homes, pulled five dogs and two weeks later had two adoptions. We were impressed! And delighted they were part of our group.
Their first adoption was Sadie, a 7 month-old darling chocolate cocker who came to SCCR to be re-homed. Her owner just did not have the time to give her the care she needed. The Geidl’s found her a wonderful home with Dawn and her son Cory from Vacaville. When they met Sadie, you could feel the love in everyone’s hearts. Sadie found her forever loving
home and Dawn and Corey found the perfect cocker for them. Sadie’s new name is CoCo and she is tickled pink with her new family.
Next was Elmer, a beautiful black 11 months old cocker spaniel from the San Jose Shelter. He was found wandering the streets in San Jose. When Don and Heather from Reno saw his picture they fell in love. He looked so much like their cocker Bowie they lost a couple years ago, that they knew he would be the right cocker for them.
After a couple long conversations, exchanging e-mails and pictures of Elmer the meeting took place. Don arrived to pick up Elmer the front door opened and Elmer instantly knew Don was going to be his new dad. They both hugged each other and Elmer gave him a big wet kiss. I guess you could say it was love at first sight! As you can see by Elmer’s face below they both have a new best friend…each other.
Elmer is now known as Lyle and is living happily every after with Don, Heather and their two cats in Reno.
We are finding more and more dogs who need our help. We are so grateful to you for your support that allows us to meet this need. Every cocker deserves a safe and loving home. With your help we can make this happen. Donation To Help Save A Cocker.
We will sale Friday, Sept 23 or Sunday Sept 25. The first person to make a reservation will pick the date.
$250 for 6 people or $50 per person. Only 6 spots available. All proceeds go to the SCCR dogs!This is a great gift or a wonderful treat for friends and family.