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.
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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.
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