Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!

eb-and-mike-bulgaria-1Surprise! This Saturday is the birthday of our founder, and CEO of Second Chance Cocker Rescue. Elizabeth Mazzetti has spent the last 23 years rescuing, rehoming, and rehabilitating hundreds of Cocker Spaniels, and even more than a few “wanna be Cocker Spaniels!” To celebrate, one of SCCR’s long-time donors is offering to match any donations made in honor of Elizabeth during the month of November, 2018 up to $1,000. Would you consider making a donation?

One of Elizabeth’s wishes and goals is to find and build a Cocker Spaniel Sanctuary. We want to expand our senior dog sanctuary program and have a place we are proud to have you come visit and volunteer. The Second Chance Cocker Sanctuary will house senior Cockers in our Bed and Biscuit img_2606area, we will have a section for dogs who need training for aggression or can not be adopted because they are too dangerous, and finally we will have an adoptable dog area for dogs waiting for a foster or adopter to find them. We will continue to use foster homes as the base for our adoptable dogs, as they learn so much from living with our foster families that makes them more adoptable quickly. For our permanent residents, we will make a comfortable living area with what ever it takes to give them a good quality life. We will have paid staff living on IMG_2605site and lots of volunteers to help with the work load. We will need a work team of volunteers when we purchase our property to help build the dog’s buildings and create our Sanctuary.

If you are interested in learning more about helping make this dream come true with a donation to our building fund or volunteering, contact Elizabeth at 805-687-4674. Help us save more senior Cockers. There are too many getting dumped in our shelters every day.

We all love you EB! We respect your vision, and your passion for saving animals everywhere!

Teddy: A Sanctuary Boy with a Heart Full of Love

0Hi Debra,
Look how beautiful Teddy is.  I wish his health report was just as good.  He’s been on heart medication for the past month and he took a turn downhill this past week so the Vet is increasing the medication to two tablets twice a day instead of the one twice a day.  He had a lot of fluid in his lungs today.
We will keep him comfortable and happy but the Vet didn’t think he would have more than a few more months with us. The increase of the medications is the maximum dose they can give him. Sorry to report the sad news. His ears are the least of his troubles, but the ear infection is terrible the Vet said and we are trying something new.

Update: Teddy was flown to Helen and her husband in Oregon a few months ago as part of our Sanctuary Program. Teddy is getting the loving care, and the medical support that he needs. We so appreciate Helen and her husband who actually asked for Teddy in spite of his numerous medical issues that he came in with. We could not do what we do without the wonderful foster volunteers that step up to make a Dogs last years the absolute best they have ever had, more than likely. Please consider helping us with Teddy’s medical expenses. Also please consider taking in a sweet Teddy of your own by volunteering for our sanctuary program? It will be the most rewarding experience of your life!

Charlie Rose is Sweet for Treats

0-1Meet Charlie Rose! Charlie came into our rescue over a week ago and is looking for his new forever family. This 8 to 9 year old sweetheart is super friendly, very good with other dogs, and is such a cuddle-bug! Charlie Rose has bilateral cherry eye. Surgery is needed in order to cure his eye issues. Charlie loves to play with toys of all kinds. Charlie is medium build, and is the perfect size to cuddle in front of a fire with! Please consider helping Charlie Rose get all of his medical care completed! Charlie needs an angel-sponsor! He needs the double cherry eye surgery, a micro-chip, vaccinations, grooming, transport costs, and possibly a full dental! Charlie is currently in Southern California, and is patiently waiting for his new family to find him and make him their own. Please contact us directly for more information, and fill out an application to be ready to go! Charlie Rose wants to wish everyone happy trick-or-treating too!

PupDate on Roland and his Siblings

image2Remember Roland, Rosalind, and Robyn?These three pups were dumped on the streets where a kind-hearted woman took them in. She asked us for help in finding them a great forever home! And we delivered! Roland came in to our rescue with a limp. He was the happiest, sweetest, spunkiest boy ever! The limp was evaluated by a specialist and it was determined that Roland has a dislocated knee, and more than likely he was injured by being hit by a car before being rescued off the streets! Roland needs our help to have the surgery that will alleviate his pain and allow him to continueimage1 his “happy-ever-after” adventure! Any amount will help Roland! He is simply too young to consider amputation at age 3, as another vet suggested. Please join with all of us to give Roland the surgery he needs.
PUPDate: As the adopter was loading his two new pups, Roland and Roslyn, he became distracted by Robin staring at him through Debra’s iron gates. She was scheduled to go to a image1_1different foster the following day. Dan stared at Robin as she solemnly watched the commotion of four other dogs being loaded into a large SUV. Dan folded! He said he would take Robin as well! Debra brought Robin to them, and they all left for their trip back to Las Vegas. They will have a home all together, forever!

*Roland, Roslyn, and Robins new family!*

Clark Griswald, A Big Hunk of Love

image1-8URGENT! TRAIN WRECK ALERT! Mama Lynn wants to tell us about her newest foster-man! Meet Clark Griswald! He knows the doggie door already!  Sometimes when I help him into bed he lets out a little yelp when I scoop his butt. (Might have a tumor there as well)  He is FULL of lumps and bumps!!!  He is a really good boy!  He is a tad on the hefty side at 38 lbs! He is very eager to please. Not as treat motivated as affection motivated!  He doesn’t play with toys yet. He is interested in sniffing them.  He is a sweet, gentle soul.  He will get his surgery this week.  He has multiple tumors, and some are bigger than I have ever seen! Clark also IMG_2040needs a dental. Clark will be getting medical care, including surgery, this week!  After recovery, he will be ready to go to his furever home! Clark needs our help! Massive tumors needing surgery, a full dental, shots, chip, medical check up, and he will also need a foster home where he can recover with lots of hugs and kisses! Can you please help us with Clark’s medical costs? He will be so glad to have all of this behind him soon. Currently in Northern CA. Clark thank’s you all!

Gracie, Forever With Us

IMG_0005Gracie was our first foster from SCCR.

In February of 2012, Gracie was found wandering the streets of Camarillo, CA and taken to the local shelter there, where SCCR rescued her. Elizabeth told me that she had two dogs she wanted to pull from the shelter and if we took Gracie, those dogs would be saved. So we agreed to take her. Gracie was brought to our home by a volunteer that evening.

As a foster, Gracie had 2 adoption meet and greets. The first was an overnight, but she behaved terribly with Elizabeth on the way there and also with the potential adopter, so back she came. The second, was at our house. When the adoptive couple arrived, Gracie hid under a bench. It was at that point, I knew this girl wasn’t going anywhere. She was our new baby.

Gracie had a lot of nicknames, “Gracie Girl”, “Graaaaace”, “Gracie Peaches” and “Gracie img_0483.jpgPeaches Rosemary.” Every May, Gracie would impatiently wait for the peaches to drop from our tree. She was extremely skilled at eating around the peach pits, if she got to them before we could pick them up. She was also talented in the kitchen. One day, she jumped from a chair onto our kitchen counter and managed to cover herself in honey.

More than anything, Gracie loved food. When it was breakfast or dinner time, she would lift her head up to the sky and howl, to let us know that she was hungry and ready for food. She also would get on her hind legs and walk to get a treat. Gracie was 19 solid pounds of love.

Gracie loved going on walks. She took her time, wagged her beautiful (undocked) tail and smelled all the neighborhood scents. Gracie really loved going for car rides. Sometimes she stuck her head out the window but most of the time she sat up straight and looked img_0609.jpg
out the windows. Gracie’s face was always smiling and she had a pretty pink nose. Looking at photos of her over the years, she started off pretty, but as she aged, she became more and more beautiful each day.

Gracie LOVED toys: soft, plush, squeaky toys, tugging toys and tennis balls. She had a neverending, happy energy playing with them. She would often greet us when we came home with a ball or plush toy in her mouth, ready to play. We would chase her back to one of her dog beds or sofa and say “I’m gonna get you Grace” and pull it. Then we would twist the toy and say “Power Paw” and she would put one of her front paws over the toy to give herself extra leverage to hold onto it. She would growl like she was a vicious dog, but she was the sweetest dog in the world. It was all a fun show for her.

Gracie also loved chew toys like keys and plastic bones. She had one that we named “dirty bone”, which she liked to bury in the backyard and dig up when she felt like it. Oneimg_1714.jpg
time, I cleaned it off. She didn’t like that at all and took it right back into the yard, to get it appropriately dirty again.

As a SCCR foster family, we have hosted a lot of dogs over the years. Because of her loving personality, Gracie welcomed all of them into our home, but I know she was even happier when they found their forever homes.

Gracie had idiopathic seizures and was taking medication for them. We learned to be very calm when they occurred and she got through them in a few minutes and was quickly back to her happy self. Through the years, Gracie developed kidney, thyroid, intestinal and protein loss issues. Nothing was too good for her and she had the finest care and powered through everything and was doing great.

Even with her medical history, we always looked at Gracie as invincible. She was our beautiful warrior dog. Always amazing, always the winner. Until last week… Gracie developed a blood clot that damaged her intestines and caused abdominal sepsis. A portion of the clot also travelled to her brain. Over a few short hours, she battled a fight that she wasn’t able to overcome.

We are devastated without Gracie. She was the sweetest, best being and we are so blessed to have had her in our lives.

Because of Gracie, we have fostered and supported Second Chance Cocker Rescue since 2012, and having firsthand knowledge of what an amazing organization it is, I volunteer; fostering, working on SCCR social media and am a board member.

We are so grateful that we had Gracie in our lives and know that her sweet spirit will IMG_0609
always be with everyone she touched.

Gracie loved people and other dogs. We know that Gracie would want us to help save more dogs like her, so we are asking for donations in her memory. We ask that you please honor Gracie and all of the others that came before her and will continue to be saved through Second Chance Cocker Rescue. Every single donation helps. Our family will be matching the donations received for Gracie. Thank you.

Ruca’s Freedom Ride

image4Ruca (pronounced Rooka) is an almost 11 year old adorable, sweet boy who sadly found himself dumped by the his family at a central Oregon shelter on September 1st.
The shelter called and were desperate to find rescue for Ruca. He has suffered years, a lifetime possibly, of neglect which leaves him in a bad spot. As much as they would like to, the shelter could not provide necessary care and did not want to have to euthanize this sweet boy who they described as “a delight”. They reached out for help and of course, in true Second Chance Cocker Rescue fashion, we could not say no. We immediately drove 7 hours to pick him up.
Ruca is pretty much a mess. Top priority is his ears. He has the worst ears I’ve ever seen, image1they are so infected and literally swollen shut from untreated chronic ear infections. He is going to need significant, long term , expensive medical care for his ears, (the shelter vet fears he will need surgical removal of both ear canals) and has a mouth full of rotten teeth. He also has crystals in his urine that will need follow up.
Despite all his discomfort and suffering he is truly one of the friendliest dogs we have ever met. He has a cheerful, friendly personality and we hope to be able to get him the treatment he needs and deserves. Please help us help Ruca get his second chance at a pain free life. We can’t do this without your help!
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