Morgan is one of the handsomest puppies we have gotten in. He is so sweet and adorable. We know he will get a good home soon. Poor boy at 12 weeks old, he is now in his fourth home. He was passed from family to family in a so/so neighborhood until the dad of the last family told a woman who contacted us. Morgan is surprisingly healthy and well socialized for having no vaccinations or medical care and being passed from home to home. We love getting puppies in. It doesn’t happen often but it sure is fun when it does.
This afternoon we are picking up a 10 yr old boy from Lancaster Shelter, Monday we have to arrange transport to Santa Barbara for 17-yr old Snoopy who was rescued from an LA shelter last week. Tues, the one eyed, cocker girl from Lancaster shelter will be pulled and put into a very temporary foster home and Tues am a 10 week old cocker puppy will be brought up from Chatsworth from the gentleman who needed help. That still leaves Rambo a black and white parti in Lompoc shelter who is due to come to SCCR this week and the 9 year old boy in Agoura Hills shelter who is still waiting for us to pull him. On top of all these dogs we just got a call Henry is being returned and will need a foster on Tuesday as well. GOT FOSTERS?? As you can see, we have our hands full and we need help! Do you know any one who can foster for us? We will pay all medical and grooming costs. Can you help?
Coco is at the Baldwin Shelter with a euthanasia date coming up tomorrow. We had a call from a wonderful woman offering her a foster home and now we are working on how to get her pulled and transported in to safety. We will need some help with her medical costs. She is blind from Glaucoma and will need surgery. Can you help us, help Coco?
Update on Coco:
We took little Coco in yesterday for blood-work and to schedule her two surgeries. We got the news from the blood-work this morning. Poor Coco has had diabetes and it has been untreated for so long that she has organ damage, severe enough to make the surgeries not possible. It is breaking our hearts but we have to say good-bye to this sweet, brave girl. The vet says she is suffering too much to delay. So it is with heavy hearts we say thank you all for your help and wish Coco a gentle trip over the rainbow bridge.
We thought we would save another deserving girl in Coco’s honor. There is a Cocker at Lancaster Shelter who was kicked in the eye and ended up losing it. We will be pulling her asap. For everyone who made donations for Coco, we would like to use these to pay for this new one.
Aug 28 – “Woofstock” in Rocklin – 9-3
Aug 6–Dog adoptions at The Pet House, on Calle Real in Goleta, CA 12-4pm
Aug 10--Second Chance Cocker Rescue is sponsoring a Cocker Spaniel Beach Social. Come with your Cocker Spaniel or small dog and join us in an off leash romp at Hendry’s Beach in Santa Barbara Aug 10th and every month on the 2nd Wed from 5-7pm.
Aug 13–Dog adoptions at The Pet House, on Calle Real in Goleta, CA 12-4pm
Aug 28–Wags and Whiskers, Girsh Park Goleta
Everyone who meets Jerry falls in love with him. He is a loving, sweet boy who would make a perfect family dog if only he could see. Due to juvenile cataracts he is blind at the young age of 3 years. He has forgotten what color the grass and sky are but he what he misses most is the love on his family’s faces. We want to give him back his sight so he can live a normal long life and find a new family to love. His surgery will be $2,000.
When my family decided that we wanted to foster a dog we immediately chose a cocker spaniel because the breed has given us a combined 30 years of happiness. We also initially wanted a younger dog placed with us so that we could have a play companion for our 6 month old cocker as well as a running partner. That was all before we met Charles, a 10 year old cocker. Charles is very content to sit back and let the younger dogs wiggle about and introduce themselves to potential adopters. Once the younger dogs lose interest Charles steps in. We were immediately drawn to his calm demeanor and his willingness to stay close for that pat or scratch,ensuring he’s not overlooked because he’s considered “too old” to be fostered or adopted. We have discovered that an older dog, most of the time, knows basic commands, is house trained, and in the case of a cocker, is used to grooming. They tend to adjust quicker but remain cautious, so eager to please. As any dog enters their senior years it’s imperative that they have a stress free life, instead of worrying where they will end up next and perhaps never having someone know what their real name is. They have already given us so much; fostering a senior is an opportunity for us to give back to them. In the few weeks we have had Charles we have watched him change from a slow, depressed cocker to a goofy character who now has a spring in his step when he walks. Due to Charles’ age and calm demeanor he was easily accepted by our two older cats, as well as a puppy. We highly encourage everyone to consider fostering a senior dog. It’s an opportunity for these dogs to spend their senior years in a loving, warm, caring environment and a way for us to give back to such a loyal, affectionate breed.