A Buddy in Need

This handsome Cocker named Buddy’s mom is an elderly woman with apparently no family around.  She ended up in the hospital and animal control was asked to get him.  After animal control picked him up and held him for awhile, they contacted SCCR and asked us if we could find him a new home, as his owner would not be able to care for him any longer. Thanks go out to the Placer County Animal Services for carrying about the well-being of Buddy and getting in contact with SCCR.

Buddy has a great disposition and seems to be friendly with everyone he meets. He previously lived with a cat and chickens.  He is doing great at his new foster home with his doggie roommates.  As his foster mom says, he doesn’t act 13 yrs old, as claimed by the shelter.  He is very playful, and made her play ball with him for 1 1/2 hrs last night.  His current foster home is in Stockton, CA.

Buddy was a mess, and needed grooming.  He will need to be checked out at the vet and will definitely need dental work done. We are able to keep rescuing the young, old and in need because of donations, large and small. Can you help with Buddy?

Thank you for your support for Buddy and all the dogs we rescue, rehome and rehabilitate. We couldn’t do it without you!

Building A Dream

We are excited to start moving forward with our goal of building a Cocker Spaniel Sanctuary. We want to expand our senior dog sanctuary program and have a place we img_2603are proud to have you come visit and volunteer.

IMG_2606The Second Chance Cocker Sanctuary will house senior Cockers in our Bed and Biscuit area, 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 site 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.

IMG_2605The first thing we need is a committee of dedicated volunteers to make this dream come true…Lawyers, Realtors, business people, project managers, fundraising, researchers, etc…they will be pricing property, getting building estimates, putting together business plans, designing the theme, leading the fundraising and their goal is to make our dream a reality.

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We need to decide on a location. It has to be easy to get to, not far from a major city, has lots of tourism and inexpensive land. We are looking for at least 5 acres with a house or mobile home and garage or barn on it. One location we are looking at is Tuolumne County in the Gold Country (pictured above) where we can build an old fashion gold mining town theme. Thanks to a generous gift from a supporter last year we are starting out with $30,000 in our building fund. We will need a min of $50,000 for a down-payment.

 

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

A Long Journey to a New Home

IMG_2484Genki (Which means, happy, be well) was found wondering on the military base in Okinawa, Japan. They tried finding her family. After a month or so of no luck, they contacted Second Chance Cocker Rescue. A beautiful, black Cocker had come to the states via military flights last year, and was adopted before she landed!

Genki is a true love bug!!! She will do almost anything for a hug! A very very good listener!!! She loves toys, (mostly plush) but any toy. Loves, LOVES, LOVES tennis balls. She fetches and retrieves! She drops her toy at your feet to throw it again. When I say get a toy, she goes and picks one out!!! She LOVES baby carrots 🥕.She learned the dog door very fast, and knows IMG_2485“potty outside.” They suspect she is about 6 years old, but she is a very, very young 6. She is true puppy like, has puppy curiosity.

Please consider donating, so we can keep rescuing dogs from any place that needs us, whenever they need us, like Genki from Japan.

If you are interested in this sweet girl please fill out an application. Genki is being fostered in Stockton, CA.

Rescued! Cocker Roaming the Streets for Six Months

URGENT: This one to two year old Cocker boy needs a foster or adopter ASAP! This baby

boy was spotted running up and down a busy street in Bakersfield< CA for approximately 6 months before he was caught. He has been starved, and he is very thin. He is terrified, and has obviously been traumatized by his experiences. He is eating now, and was taken to a vet to be evaluated. He was neutered and the vet gave him his shots. Vet stated that he appears to be as healthy as he could be with no home, and scavenging for food for months in the garbage behind several restaurants nearby. Many people attempted to trap him but finally a young woman staked the area out for 3 days to catch him, and finally succeeded. She is calling him Levi.

This little boy needs a loving and patient foster or adopter to teach him to trust again. A calm home, lots of food, and time to heal is what he needs! Won’t you help Levi to begin a new life, and to learn that humans can be trusted? He is improving, but needs a calm home to settle into. He is very smart and learns fast. Please consider a donation for his medical expenses and his rehabilitation! We could not help poor dogs like Levi without your support. He is currently in Bakersfield, but needs a foster of adopter ASAP!

Bee is for Beautiful

Who could turn in a sweet soul like this, and on her birthday?! Buddy was turned in by her owners on her ninth birthday to a Southern California shelter. She was confused, scared and needed help! We saw this love muffin and knew we had to spring her out of there ASAP. Thanks to our supporters we were able to put her on the freedom train! 

When we got her to our vet we found Buddy has a large tumor on her bottom, a mammary tumor, and another on her hip. She also has a cherry eye and severely infected ears. On a good note, her teeth are pretty good for a nine year old!

Miss Buddy, or Miss Bee (Bee-u-ti-ful!) as we’ve been calling her, is as sweet as they come. Not a mean bone in this gentle soul’s body. She must have been fed a little too much, as she now needs a lot of exercise and a low calorie diet to get her in shape. Fortunately, she loves her walks! Once her medical issues are addressed, she will be ready for a forever home. In the meantime, any help toward her medical care, large or small, is much appreciated!

Sweet Miss Bee thanks you all!

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!

Surprise! Today is the birthday of our founder, and CEO of Second Chance Cocker Rescue. Elizabeth Mazzetti has spent the last 21 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, 2016. Would you consider making a donation?

We would also like to honor, Elizabeth’s

beloved Cocker boy, Duffy, age 12, that lost his long battle with cancer earlier this year. Elizabeth never missed a beat, and continued her efforts to save every single Cocker that she could. No donation is too small (or too large) and it will be doubled.

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

Saving a Sweet, Bonded Pair

robinsccrSometimes, life is full of surprises. That’s what happened last week when Second Chance Cocker Rescue heard about a sweet, male dog named Robin at the Baldwin Park Shelter in Southern California. We went in to pull Robin, and found out he had a mate with him. A sweet, petite girl named Princess. While we are at our capacity with many medical needs dogs, we couldn’t separate these two sweethearts! They took their freedom ride together! They both barked, “hooray!”

Robin is about 11 years old, Princess is about 9. They were surrendered together. Robin is blind, and his owners dumped him because they didn’t want an old, blind dog anymore. We don’t know the story behind Princess being dumped, but looking at her, she has not been well taken care of. We were told they both lived their lives as outdoor dogs.

Robin is as sweet as can be! He loves people princess-sccr1and other dogs. He adores his mate Princess so much, when she walks away from him he cries! Robin has infected ears and was covered with flea dirt when we got him. He has been bathed and is much more comfortable. He is a little guy, around 17 pounds.

 

Princess also has a very sweet disposition. She is very loving and good with dogs and people too. She is also about 17 pounds.
Both will be getting full vet care this week. Robin needs his eyes checked and an overall on his health. Princess has a cherry eye and an open mammary tumor. Both will be taken care of ASAP. Unfortunately, female dogs who are not spayed often get these mammary tumors. Paws crossed she will have a clean bill of health soon. Both need to be spayed/neutered too.
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