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.

 

Cricket is Chirping with Gratitude

Cricket2Meet Cricket. This adorable and gorgeous girl was found wandering the streets and was picked up, by good samaritans. They saw mammary glands hanging down and thought she might be pregnant. Thoughtfully, they took her to a vet immediately, and learned that she is NOT pregnant. Cricket does have a host of health issues, including a mammary infection.  We are going to have her spayed next week, and take care of all of her medical needs. She was not microchipped and signs were placed around the area and social media was used to see if anyone claimed her. So far, no one has come forward.

We had her groomed and as you can see, she looks stunning! The vet, estimates her to be about 5 years old. Cricket1She is very sweet and mellow and gets along well with everyone.

This beauty will find a new home, in no time. However, in the meantime, anything that you can donate, to help with this sweet girl’s medical expenses is greatly appreciated!

Helen the Brave

Helen3Meet Helen, our newest sweetheart. Helen came from the San Jacinto shelter where she ended up after being picked up as a stray.  This poor girl has never known care in her short little life.  The shelter aged her at 7 years old, but her teeth are pretty good so she may be younger.
She has multiple mammary tumors, both chains will probably have to be pulled.  They are numerous and large.  
She has enormous cherry eyes; the right cherry eye is so big it has pushed her eyeball down behind it and you can barely even see the eye unless you move the cherry eye out of the way.  The left eye also has a huge cherry eye covering most of it, and looks ‘big’ (possible glaucoma) and has a huge scar on the surface, so no doubt some corneal abrasion/ulcer from a long time ago that was not treated.  She may be blind.
Helen1Her shelter notes said she has luxating patellas on both back legs, but she walks fine, gingerly, but she can walk.
The inside of her ears were absolutely black. They did not appear or smell infected, but were unbelievable dirty.

We cleaned her up and have given her a lot of TLC. She is very sweet and friendly.
She will be paying a visit to Dr. Card on Monday.
Any donation, large or small, is much appreciated toward medical attention for this girl.
She’s looking sad now, but we’re hoping soon, with SCCR love and care, her tail will be wagging.

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!

Daisy Needs to Learn how to Bloom

Daisy 3Daisy was purchased as an 8 week old puppy by a couple without children. They retired when Daisy was about 5-6 moths old and started traveling, leaving Daisy home alone for weeks to months at a time. She was left with an auto waterer, a doggy door to access the patio and a timed feeder that was refilled by someone once a week. She would be left without any animals or people to interact with for 3 years. Finally, a family member convinced the couple to rehome her.

A loving family bought her at 3 years old. She was great with children and adults once she knew them. She loved to play ball and of course receive treats. She loved to sleep in bed with her humans. She loved walks and car rides. It sounded like Daisy was the perfect dog, even after such a debilitating 3 Daisy 4years. Unfortunately, she was far from perfect.

According to her new owners, Daisy would growl at anyone entering the family home, and try to scare them away. She would also do this on walks. Daisy would try to escape from a room or the house if she had the opportunity. She was somewhat dog aggressive. If she didn’t get top dog position, she would attack other dogs, especially if they were near her food or toys. She had a high prey drive, trying to attack small animals and cats. She would endlessly scratch at doors in hopes of getting outside to catch her prey. She had separation anxiety. When she was nervous she whined, wagged her tail endlessly and panted. She barked when left home alone. She found things to be neurotically intent on. If she had a ball, she would roll it under furniture and then cry until a person retrieved it for her. The vet said this was a result of not having any interaction for long periods of time when she was young. She was terrified of the rain in the backyard, probably from her first three years of being alone, but fine taking walks in the rain if she went out the front door. She was extremely sensitive if scolded, making her pant heavily for hours. Finally, she was a food thief, getting into everything she can, even drinking toilet water.

This family LOVED Daisy and did everything in their power to try to rehabilitate her, but she was overwhelming for them. They felt she needed help through a rescue organization which had experience with dogs like her. They contacted us at Second Chance Cocker Rescue, and we decided to take Daisy, work with her and eventually find another loving home suited for her personality. Behavioral work takes time and money, but we are up to the task! We will keep everyone posted on her progress. In the meantime, anything you can give to help her positive reward training is much appreciated!

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