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!

A Third Chance for Honey Boo Boo

This little girl has been through a lot recently. In the last 4 months, poor Honey Boo Boo went from having a happy home of 10 years, to being abandoned at the groomer’s with her brother Luke.

Luke was adopted right away, but Honey was not, because people thought she was too old. Second Chance Cocker Rescue could not say no to rescuing sweet Honey. She was adopted to a nice lady, who also had an English Setter. Sadly, a month ago, Honey’s new owner committed suicide, and both dogs were taken to the CCSPCA shelter.
Several volunteers kept in constant contact, and waited patiently until the dogs were

released. Finally, we got the call that Honey Boo Boo would be released and we needed to come ASAP. Needless to say, Honey’s fate was finally decided. A wonderful foster family rushed to the shelter and picked her up! Her adopted brother, Billy, went to a rescue for Setters.

After all that Honey had endured, she finally ended up in a loving, happy home that she so deserved.  SCCR actually gave Honey her third chance.  They say the third time’s a charm, right? Congratulations to the Sharp family on your new addition. We wish you many happy years together.  Be happy, sweet Honey!
So that SCCR can continue to support other dogs in need, especially seniors like Honey, we need your support. Every dollar helps! We never want to see a dog rejected because they are deemed “too old.”

Carlton, A Little Slice of Heaven

Carlton is a little slice of heaven! Everyone who meets him is instantly smitten as he IMG_9139has this beautiful air of sweetness about him. This is what his foster mom says about Carlton: “He is housebroken, curious, and not hindered by his blindness in the least! He can hear very well and already knows and responds to his name. Recently I have discovered that he LOVES to hug AND give kisses! When I sit on the floor with him, he comes toddling over and put his legs up on my shoulders, literally hugging me and then starts licking my ear! It is the sweetest thing! 

He is also starting to act frisky IMG_9140and silly. He just found his voice and will now bark a little when the other dogs bark. He is very much an explorer. One night I woke up and went out to the kitchen to find him sleeping on my couch! He had figured out how to get up there and made himself right at home in the corner and was peacefully slumbering away. He gets along fabulously with all three of my other gentle Cockers (but at the same time will not tolerate it when they try to steal his food!)”

Carlton is ready to be adopted and is in foster, in Pasadena, CA. You can find our adoption application on our website SecondChanceCockerRescue.org if you would like to meet him. We are pretty confident, that once you meet him, he will be taking YOU home.

As a senior, Carlton is eligible for our Sanctuary Program, where we pay his medical bills. For us to manage and fund our senior Sanctuary Program, we rely entirely upon donations. Your generous donations, help to take care of these precious babies. Any assistance from you, helps to save lives and spread the happiness that comes with the love of a grateful dog.

 

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