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¬†ūü•ē.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!

Stanley: Our Little Hero

When we first met Stanley, he was skin and bones, and had been criminally neglected for

years. On intake, the shelter report said he was 19 lbs. When Carolyn got Stanley, he weighed in at 13 lbs. He was severely dehydrated, and he had chronic diarrhea.

CAROLYN’S INTAKE REPORT:

He is beyond thin. I have rarely seen a dog this thin, every¬†bone in his little body is sticking out. He looks like he hasn’t eaten in over a month. He is eating great though now! His fur is sparse at best, and it doesn’t ‘appear’ to be a mange issue, but I would bet it is a nutrition issue. His nails were terribly overgrown (I snipped them this morning and they were very brittle…..again, appearing to be a nutrition issue) and he has absolutely no muscle tone at all. Poor boy.¬†Amazingly, he is a resilient little guy, nub wagging, happy boy who¬†does fine with other dogs and people!

DR CARD: MEDICAL EXAM:

Stanley’s medical notes from his exam: Stanley does have a heart murmur, but his blood was not bad and a T4 was done, and he is low, but Dr. Card feels that is because he has basically been starved almost to death. She would like to re-run that once he puts on some weight and obviously he can’t even be neutered until he is much stronger.

Today, Stanley is up to 16 lbs and making progress daily, and is on a special, high-calorie diet. Stanley is still a friendly, trusting little guy that seems to be so resilient that he does not fear humans at all. Amazing really! Stanley will be under Carolyn and Dr. Cards tender care for another month at least, and maybe more. After that, he will need a foster home, or even better, his own home. Stanley deserves to be cherished and adored for the rest of his life! He deserves to experience kindness and loving care for perhaps the very first time in his life! Thanks to everyone who gave to save this special boy. We will keep the STANLEY FAN CLUB updated on a regular basis. We can’t do what we do with our our fans! Every donation helps! Again, thanks to every one of you who helped to make Stanley’s dreams come true.

 

 

Freckley, A Very Special Girl

Sweet¬†Freckley, suffered¬†a tragic accident, and Second Chance Cocker Rescue came to her rescue!¬†freckley-1She damaged a disk and can’t currently walk.

The vet believes she will walk again, with rehab and our usual brand of TLC. The SFSPCA is sending her home with a stroller, which she loves to go for walks in. The vet¬†also removed a cancerous tumor on her nose and gave her a skin graft to cover the spot, so the other dogs wouldn’t make fun of her. What a trooper she is!¬†

SFSPCA performed a CT on Freckley. Right now, the update, is that she is making improvements with walking and rest. The good news is, as of last week, Freckley was sitting up on her own! The neurologist says no PT for the time being, just rest. image001-3

This is great news and will certainly make it a lot easier to find a foster and eventually, Freckley’s forever family.

As with all of our precious babies, we will do anything possible, to get them healthy, happy and give them the best lives possible.

As always, any ¬†donations toward Freckley’s medical expenses are much appreciated!

Henry Needs Help

Henry 2 croppedSecond Chance Cocker Rescue got¬†a call from a family member about this sweet boy named Henry who was being abused by another family member.¬†She pulled him out of the house and dropped him off with an SCCR rescuer/foster mom yesterday. We will have to evaluate him carefully to make sure his experience hasn’t created any aggression issues,¬†but so far he is a sweetheart. This is where his foster mom found him when she returned home; on the kitchen counter. Henry wideHe really made himself at home!

We will take care of Henry now¬†and the family can deal with their problems without worrying about Henry. Sometimes life happens. We can’t fix everyone’s problems but we can help the Cockers who need us.

Henry also has some digestive issues and possible thyroid problem that we will have to get under control before he can go to a forever home, but with a lot of TLC we are hoping he will feel better and be a wonderful family member.

Vetting and healing this sweet soul are needed. All donations, large or small are much appreciated!

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