Tommy Boy’s Wish to See Again

IMG_3013My name is Tommy Boy, and I need your help. I am not sure why I have not been able to find my forever family yet? I have tried as hard as I could to be a good boy, and people tell me that I am the sweetest boy ever! I agree with that, but because I recently lost my sight, I am not as happy as I used to be. I run into walls, and get lost (inside) easily. I have accidents in the house if I can’t find my way outside. I cry a lot because I am scared all the time, unless someone is with me, and I know that I am not alone. I sometimes howl at night, when it’s really quiet and dark, because I can’t find my foster peeps! I spent the first part of my life in a small kennel used for breeding. I think that is why I really, really, like being with someone. I understand that I am a pup that needs a lot of work, and I totally get it. I just can’t adjust to being blind, and after 2 years of this, I am about to give up, to be honest. I feel like I’ll never find a family to love me in this condition. My IMG_3026quality of life is not what it should be. I am asking my SCCR friends for a huge favor? I am begging you to help me see again! I think I could find a place to call my own if I could see! Other than being sad, because I can’t see, I am the sweetest soul! I love everyone I meet, including kids and other dogs. I am already neutered, mostly house-trained, up to date with shots, and good with cats!!! I am still active, and I am a playful and loving pup! I am otherwise quite healthy. I will make someone very happy if only I can see again. I know I am asking a lot of my friends at SCCR, but because they all love me, they are trying to help me. Can you find it in your heart to help me be a happy boy again? I sure hope so!!!
Love, Tommy Boy

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The surgery to restore Tommy Boy’s sight will cost about $5,000 dollars. Tommy will also need to stay with someone living close to the doctor in the San Carlos/San Jose, CA area while recovering. Every donation, large and small will help get us closer to this goal. Whoever adopts this little love-bug will NOT be disappointed! We all love this gentle little soul!

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.

Joe is Seeing with his Heart

JoeWe rescued sweet Joe at the Santa Cruz shelter last week. He is blind, has a collapsed vertebrae and bad skin. Fortunately, we immediately got a foster mom for him in Paso Robles. She is taking great care of him and has reported that despite his condition, his tail is always wagging.

He bumps into her other blind dogs, but they don’t seem to mind. He has mastered going out the doggie door, so he is very smart. He shows no signs of aggression. He likes to explore and picks up the scent of their rabbit. He seems happy and content.

We would love to find a forever home for Joe. He is eligible for our Sanctuary Program. In this program, you provide the home and love, we provide medical care for the life of the dog. It is a win-win opportunity.

Of course, any amount you can donate to help with Joe’s current vet bills will help!

Thank you!

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.

Destiny Meet Destiny

11200773_10153376338809570_3931792033345045442_nDestiny and the girl scout troop of Riverbank, CA came out last Saturday in the hot sun to help us raise money for dogs like Destiny. Yep, Destiny meet Destiny! Both Destiny’s are 6 year old blond girls with wavy curls and a big smile. What are the odds?

Thank you to Destiny and her troop for a job well done!

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

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

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