2015 first annual SCCR Wine Art and Garden Sale

2015 WAGS (2)Sponsered by Daniel Gehrs Winery and held at their tasting room garden in Los Olivos, CA on Sunday, this event was a huge success. We had so much fun and made over $10,000 for the dogs. We tasted Daniel Gehrs wines, ate wonderful food and the items for the silent and live auction were amazing. We will be doing this again next year for sure!

Many thanks to all volunteers and most especially to Daniel Gehrs Winery, Mary Levesque and Dennis and Claudine Lingo.

2015 WAGS (4)And a huge thank you to our donors:

2015 WAGS (11)

2015 WAGS (22)

Shadow Run Winery
Halter Ranch Winery
Lone Marone Winery
Talley Winery
Bon Niche Winery
August Ridge Winery
Qupe Winery
Mitchella Winery
Tolosa Winery
Dennis & Claudine Lingo
Tim & Linda Kirk
Melinda May
Alan Mazzetti
Kip Whelan
Liz Greenwald
Cynthia Stephens
Chase Bank
Greta Hilde
Elizabeth Mazzetti
Linda Vleit
Craig & Gina Fielder
Yvonne Smith
Christienne Morgan
Alison Bailey
Gila Kreitenberg
Zulu Nyala
Pet Curean
Whetherby Martingale Co.
Chumas Casino
Alicia Alegado
Ann Summers
Kathy Kirk
Mercedes Maza
Lori Weiss
Joyce Knipper
Leslie Costa
Pat Wong
Chase Bank
Scott Pet Products
Rob & Sue O’Sullivan



Our Valentine!

A1372305-OCAfter we decided we just had to pull this sweet girl from the OC shelter we sent her to Carolyn’s right away for evaluation and a vet check. Here was Carolyn’s report: “This girl is a wreck….does appear to be blind, ears are nasty and her coat is so matted and disgusting that there is no chance a human has even touched this girl for month.  She has got a layer of grease on her. Can’t pick her up because she is tender in the tummy area and didn’t want to hurt her back …underneath all that nasty coat is a gorgeous, champagne colored girl 🙂

She was very tender with right front paw which may have been because her dew claw had grown around and was embedded back into the pad….freaking oowie for her.

Valentine 3She was very good for her haircut….now the vet can see  what is going on with her. You couldn’t see anything with that huge matted greasy coat.  She walks fine, no limping or anything ….but she really doesn’t want to be picked up at all, so need to address that.  Surprisingly she is not bone skinny either….but still so hard to imagine this sweet blind girl wandering the streets.”

The vet report: Valentine has glaucoma and cataracts and is completely blind. She has a massive bruise on her stomach and several mammary tumors that must be removed. Diagnostics showed nothing wrong with her stomach and back so her tender areas must have been from a soft tissue injury.

As soon as she has healed up from her surgeries, we have a sanctuary home waiting for her with Brittany in Fresno where she will get a lot of well deserved TLC.

Donations towards Valentine’s surgeries

We Rescued Batman

Mr wayneMr Wayne was sitting in the San Diego Humane Society and he was a bit of a train wreck. Bad skin, one bad eye, missing the other and bad ears they realized he didn’t have much of a chance to get adopted so they called us. Well, train wrecks are our specialty, besides who could resist that coloring. Wow, what an unusual boy. We couldn’t wait to meet him and he was as sweet and odd looking as his first picture. We shaved him down, renamed him Batman and got him off to the vet to start on meds. It will take a week or two of Carolyn’s TLC but he will be ready for his new home soon.

Donate to help us rescue Wayne 

Peaach’s Movie

Tomorrow is my birthday, yep, 29 again! My husband asked me what I wanted for a gift and I could not think of anything that would make me happier than making a donation in honor of Peaach. Peaach is very close to my heart and she makes me so happy every time I visit and she goes into hyper-spaz she is so excited to see me. Peaach is a fighter and a lover. She is what we strive to be in rescue, relentless and joyous in our work. We love you Peaach!

Join me in send in a donations for Peaach

~Elizabeth Mazzetti
Founder Second Chance Cocker Rescue

Lucy Mae Is A Sweetie Patootie!

Lucy Mae 3Lucy Mae came in kind of a mess. Her left eye had glaucoma and had been left untreated for way too long and her eye was huge. The biggest we had ever seen. She had two large masses that needed to be removed, ear infections, eye infections and all the usual neglected cocker stuff we see. Once we got her cleaned up and had that eye taken care of and those masses removed she looked a little like Frankenstein with stitches all over. But it wasn’t too long before the stitches were out and the hair growing back when she turned into a pretty cute little girl. And that personality? Well, we have to tell you, Lucy Mae is a sweetie patootie! They don’t come any better than this. Lucy Mae is now ready to be adopted and is anxiously awaiting a new family.


Donations towards Lucy Mae’s surgery

A Good Rescue Day


Camille from Camarillo Shelter

Monday we had one rescue planned. A sweet older girl named Camille was at the Camarillo shelter. She wasn’t in very good shape and she was a senior so the shelter called us for help and. of course. we said yes. Then we get an emergency call from another rescuer about a second senior boy named Dexter, blind, old and glaucoma in both eyes. Bring him on we said. Finally that afternoon we get a text from a net-worker about a young healthy boy at the Orange County shelter that was rescue only for suspected behavior problems. The word was he was on the PTS list and his time limited. We figured since we are already picking up the senior boy and girl let’s just have our transporters stop in Orange County on their way home. We went to bed that night feeling pretty good about saving three lives. This was a really good day in rescue.


Dexter from East Valley shelter

Then we woke up the next morning to a Facebook storm with us right in the middle of it. What the heck?  Turns out a group of networkers were ranting and raving about, Chance, the young boy we pulled from Orange County. They were demanding that we pull a terrier mix that was housed with him. From here the facts got a bit fuzzy but opinions flowed like rain, he was this, he was that, we did this, we did that.  We did a little fact finding mission and confirmed that the cocker was found as a stray. The terrier had a different release date meaning they did not come in together and they were kenneled together with a Yorkie . There was no indication that they were bonded or they even came from the same home. The Yorkie had already been pulled by another group earlier and being a Cocker rescue we took the cocker.  Chance was happy and content with no signs of being ripped apart from a busom buddy. Now we had a group of Facebook net-workers with no facts but tons of opinions demanding that we do exactly as they thought we should and condemning us because we hadn’t already. At 7:00 am in the morning? Seriously?


Chance from Orange County Shelter

Later that afternoon we got a call from a previous adopter who was having trouble with her one year old cocker that she had adopted from us. The cocker was starting to misbehave and they couldn’t figure out why. After discussing it and getting some of the background details we decided that it was likely the type of training that they were using on her. They had always used the traditional training where you discipline the dog when it misbehaves. Nothing severe, in fact not much more than a disapproving voice and shaking a finger at her but she was a very sensitive girl and we believed that even that was to much for her so we suggested switching to positive reinforcement training where you reward the good behavior and ignore or manage the bad behavior. It works like a dream on cockers.

After we got off the phone we had to laugh. Those net-workers on Facebook could learn a lot about working with cocker rescuers from positive reinforcement dog trainers. Try asking, try being polite but don’t shake your finger at us and tell us we are bad dogs. In fact we will take a page from our trainer and thank all those networkers for caring.


Donations towards surgery for Camille and Dexter

Mr. Magoo Is Famous Too

Magoo 2One of our favorite foster moms is Twilight Saga star, Marlane Barnes.  Recently she was the focus of an article on her rescue work where she mentions  our own sweet Mr Magoo.  Marlane also posted an article entitled “How to Get a Rescue Dog Adopted: Mr. Magoo’s Online Profile” at ProjectNoses.org. her website  chronicling the star’s time with the companion dogs she has fostered and showcasing, you guessed it, Mr Magoo!

Mr Magoo is a sweet little man with lots of energy who loves belly rubs and back scratches. Being blind and mostly deaf doesn’t slow him down at all! He can hear just enough to make a chew toy squeak and he loves it! If he picks up a new scent on the ground he is determined to find out what it is! He would probably do well with kids because he doesn’t mind getting scooted around or shooed from your snack. He is independent during the day but would love to sleep near you at night. Because of his blindness/determination to track scents, cats are not the best companions, but he seems to like other dogs. He’s not crazy about being crated, but he does well on his own in a room where he can still explore.

Mr Magoo is 10 years old and is eligible for our sanctuary program where we pay for all his medical expenses.

Donations to help with his medical expenses

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