A Gentle Girl Named Babe

My name is Babe and I am searching for a new family. I thought I would be with my momma for the rest of my life, but my momma has Alzheimer’s, and is slowly forgetting to care for me. I like to think I have been a faithful and loving companion to my momma for all 11 years of my life, but the assisted facility thinks it is time to share my love with a new family. My human momma unfortunately has Alzheimers and it is the worst thing ever, to know that someone loves you so much, but just can’t seem to remember who I am or that I need care. My family has made this difficult decision to help me find a loving family that will care for me for the rest of my life. I am a gentle girl who would do best with an older family that can take me for walks a few times a day and help me shed a few pounds to get down to a healthier weight. I have never really been around cats or younger children, but I do ok with other dogs. I am spayed, up to date on my shots, and in general good health for my age.

Would you consider being my final forever family and promise to love me like my momma wants me to be loved? I am being fostered in the Bay Area of Northern California. Please get your applications in fast! I am a keeper!

Donations towards Babe”s medical

Update on Athena Who’s Hoping to See Again

IMG_6922Remember my story “Not just a number to us” from November 2015? It’s me, Athena, back with an update on how I’m doing.

Nobody is interested in adopting me because of my cataracts. By golly, I’m only four years old! I think it’s silly, because I find my way around fine on walks and jumping up onto my foster mom’s bed.

Lucky for me, my angels at Second Chance Cocker Rescue are trying real hard to fundraise, so I will be able to see again. I met with a really nice vet named Dr. Michael Chang at VCA West Los Angeles last week to see if I’m a candidate for cataract surgery.

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I was a really good girl. I made it easy for the doctor to look into my eyes. He really liked me a lot! I also had two fancy procedures called an electroretinogram
and an ultrasound, which looked even deeper into my eyes. The good news: Dr. Chang said I’m a great candidate for cataract surgery in both eyes. The bad news: I was told by my foster mom, it’s an expensive procedure, about $5,000. 13138862_10154353602828273_2379244130057433606_n

If any of you out there can help and donate to my cause, it will make me wag my wigglebutt so much! And I’m ready to meet my family,  jump on your laps, sleep in your bed and be your forever girl.  I can’t wait to meet AND see you!

Love,

Athena

 

 

Rescue Groups Coming Together to Help Willie

Willie lores2Willie found himself at the West Valley Shelter two weeks ago. His owner had died without making any arrangements for him. Not well himself, Willie was now sleeping on cement floors and had lost all hope. Lucky for Willie, Springer Spaniel Rescue found him. They pulled him, but when they found out he was a Cocker Spaniel, they called us. We took one look at that face and couldn’t say no!

Once he was out of the shelter on his “Freedom Ride,” his tail started wagging, but he was hesitant to trust after all he had been through. The Springer Spaniel Rescue’s Vet told us he’s approximately 6 years old, he is blind and he may also have a urinary tract infection. We will be taking him to an eye specialist to find out why he is blind. We are short on fosters ourselves and trying to find him a foster home ASAP so he does not stay in a boarding facility for long. He slow to allow people to pet him and so far not giving out any kisses. We are working on helping him to feel safe. Any donations toward his vetting and boarding are appreciated. If you are able to foster or would like this handsome boy to know his future is secure in a loving home, please contact fill out our foster/adoption application. Thank you.Willie lores3

My Christmas Wish is to See Again

Baxter1cropHi, my name is Baxter. I was recently rescued by the fantastic folks at Second Chance Cocker Rescue. I’m 9 years old, and have been blind for a few years. It doesn’t stop me from enjoying my walks, snuggling with my foster mom on the couch, getting lots of yummy dog treats and giving lots of kisses.Baxter2

Christmas is just around the corner. I think dogs get wishes too. I hope it’s not too big of a wish, but I’m really hoping that I can see
again real soon! I heard my foster mom say my vision can come back with cataract surgery. It would really make me happy to see the smile on my foster mom’s face knowing that I can see again, and to see the pretty flowers I have been smelling on my walks.

Baxter3The good news for Baxter is his condition is repairable. He can regain
his sight. Cataract surgery is expensive and we need help! Will you help make his Christmas wish come true?

No donation is too small. Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!

Giving Thanks and a B&B for Seniors

Today is Thanksgiving, and we at Second Chance Cocker Rescue, have a lot for which to be thankful. To date this year, we have rescued over 1,000 dogs and we have some doggone great things planned to expand our Sanctuary Program.  We are especially proud of our Sanctuary program and the ONE BIG THING we need to change is HOW MANY dogs we can help.

Honey3 cropHere to introduce the opening of the new Bed and Biscuit area for our seniors, is our newest senior, Honey.
“Hi, Honey here. Two weeks ago, I was left at the shelter by my family. They said I was getting old and need too much care. I am only 12, for heavens sake! The next thing I know, I am on cold concrete surrounded by a lot of barking dogs. Everyone at the shelter said I was too old and no one would want me. I had just about given up when Meg from SCCR showed up and told me this was my lucky day! SCCR had decided to expand their Sanctuary  Program, and I was the first Cocker invited to live in the new Bed and Biscuit Annex in Romoland, California.
Bed & BiscuitI didn’t know what a Bed and Biscuit was but wow, it’s great! It’s almost like being at home. There are comfy couches to sit on, dog beds all over the floor, a huge play area with trees and soon there will be other oldsters like me to hang out with all day. Best of all, Carolyn comes out to give me lots of love. I will have 9 more roommates soon. I can’t wait! They said I am available for a Sanctuary home, but I can stay here forever if I don’t get one. No more shelter for me, ever!
I was so grateful for this opportunity, I asked if I could be the Bed and Biscuit spokes-dog. And here I am; safe, happy and I have a great new job!
The only thing we need now, is your assistance to help fund this project. You can help by signing up as a monthly donor of the Bed and Biscuit Club or just send us a check!”
Love, Honey
PS: I like to eat twice a day, so don’t skimp on those donations!”
Thanks, Honey. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Our goal is to open our new facility in January, 2016. To help make this happen, we are setting up the Bed and Biscuit Club monthly donation membership with some great incentives, including invitations to a Spring Bed and Biscuit Club Afternoon Tea and a B&B Club Fall Party. Please consider joining and help us to take the best possible care of Honey and her friends.

Guardian circle – $200 a month and up

Each donor will receive: Bed and Biscuit calendar, Bed and Biscuit newsletters, two $25 gifts, a yearly behind the scenes tour of the Bed and Biscuit, free tickets for 2 to all SCCR events including Cocker Picnics, WAGS and Holiday Boutique events.

Service Dog circle – $100-199 a month

Each donor will receive:  Bed and Biscuit calendar, Bed and Biscuit newsletters, two $25 gifts and one $50 gift. Also, a yearly behind the scenes tour of the Bed and Biscuit.

Support Dog circle – $75-99 a month

Each donor will receive: Bed and Biscuit calendar, Bed and Biscuit newsletters, two $25 gifts and one $50 gift.

Defender of the Pack circle – $50-74 a month

Each donor will receive: Bed and Biscuit calendar, Bed and Biscuit newsletters, and one $25 gift.

Keeper of the Pack circle- $25-49 a month

Each donor will receive: Bed and Biscuit calendar and Bed and Biscuit newsletters.

$50 gifts: Two tickets to any SCCR event including the picnics, WAGS or the Holiday Boutique.

$25 gifts: Mouse pad, note cards, mug, all with the B&B logo

Our Bed and Biscuit link is still under construction. In the meantime, please use this Paypal link and in the “add special instructions to the seller” area please let us know where you would like your money to go.
We are determined to rescue even more seniors from the shelters this coming year. We have several more ideas to expand our Sanctuary program that we will be rolling out soon.  Stick around and help us save even more lives!
Thank you for your continued support!

Peaach Can See Today

20150730_194500Peaach went in for her cateract surgery this morning and by noon she could see again for the first time in a year. We are so excited. Many, many thanks to everyone but most especially Matteo, Lynn and Dennis who made all this possible after her surgery was cancelled earlier this year. Lynn found a specialist who could do it, Matteo found the funds to make it happen and Dennis is caring for her during her recovery.

We have asked our team to send us video of Peaach through this process. We will post it on facebook and this blog as soon as we have it.

Meet Trisha

We got an email from the Animal Friends of the Valley shelter that said:

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We have a dog-friendly, people-friendly cocker spaniel in our care. Nine-year-old Trisha (#257456) was turned in via our night drop with no information about her back on 6/10. Trisha is 42 pounds, and we have been treating her for ear and eye infections. Trisha also has severe tartar on her back molars. If you are interested in pulling this sweet girl, please let me know right away. Thank you!”

Well, you know what we said!

Donations towards rescuing Trisha

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