Rambo, Home At Last

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.

Help Reggie Play Fetch Again!

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.

Help Reggie Play Fetch Again!

Well, Reggie had his cataract surgery on Tuesday, September 13.  His right eye has a detached retina, so he will not regain his sight in that eye.  But, he did have surgery on his left eye and is already seeing much better!  He has a several month recuperation period with many visits to Dr. Linton’s office, the eye specialist, and lots of eye drops!
We can’t thank you enough for your donations, support and well wishes for our boy Reggie.  He is quite a little guy, and he is fortunate to have so many of you on his side!
Nov 1 update: Reggie got adopted! Bill and his wife, Marcy,  have been fostering Reggie through his surgery and now they have made him a permanent member of the family. Yeah Reggie! We could not be happier.

It Was Raining Cockers In San Jose

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.

Cruise Along The San Joaquin River Delta

Fall cruise along the San Joaquin River Delta in the Nimble Nomad.

We will sale Friday, Sept 23 or Sunday Sept 25. The first person to make a reservation will pick the date.

The cruise starts at the Stockton Sailing Club at 4:30 and includes a 6:30 dinner at either a good local Italian or Chinese restaurant or even the local In-N-Out Burger.   There will be informal snacks and beverages on the boat for the cruise portion of the event. Cruises can be on either Saturday or Sunday, and we will dine wherever you choose.  Your hosts for the evening will be Jim and Hazel Hill.

$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.

For reservations contact Joann Reagan,, savak9@sbglobal.net or 916-541-5149. We will schedule a Winter, Spring and Summer cruise as well.

Two Winners Ready To Go Home With You

We will be attending two adoption events this weekend. On Saturday we will be at the “Puttin’ on the Dog” Event at the Elm Street Park in Arroyo Grande and on Sunday we will be at the Dog Adoption Fair at the Antique Center Mall in Goleta. We hope to see you all there!

We will be bringing Gigi, our super  love muffin girl. She snuggles and cuddles with the best of them. 7 years old she is a high engergy girl.

Also Henry, our silly, wacky cocker mix boy. Only 4 years old he is a super dog.

Puppies, We Love Them!

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.

It is Raining Cockers at SCCR in Santa Barbara

Canele, the one eyed girl

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?

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