A Gentle Girl Named Babe

My name is Babe and I am searching for a new family. I thought I would be with my momma for the rest of my life, but my momma has Alzheimer’s, and is slowly forgetting to care for me. I like to think I have been a faithful and loving companion to my momma for all 11 years of my life, but the assisted facility thinks it is time to share my love with a new family. My human momma unfortunately has Alzheimers and it is the worst thing ever, to know that someone loves you so much, but just can’t seem to remember who I am or that I need care. My family has made this difficult decision to help me find a loving family that will care for me for the rest of my life. I am a gentle girl who would do best with an older family that can take me for walks a few times a day and help me shed a few pounds to get down to a healthier weight. I have never really been around cats or younger children, but I do ok with other dogs. I am spayed, up to date on my shots, and in general good health for my age.

Would you consider being my final forever family and promise to love me like my momma wants me to be loved? I am being fostered in the Bay Area of Northern California. Please get your applications in fast! I am a keeper!

Donations towards Babe”s medical

Charlotte is Barking, Thank You

We received an urgent plea for this temporarily sad, but sweet female, black and white Cocker at the charlotte-before2high kill SEAACA shelter in Downey, CA.

She was dumped there, by her owners at age 12, because they said she is “going blind.” She was a nasty mess, with a coat drier than straw and skin underneath, that felt like sandpaper.  They must have been feeding her a very low grade food and then thrown the bag outside, for her to eat.  She is overweight from the bad food.  She was likely used as a breeder dog, her entire life.  Her nipples are huge and mal-formed. This sweet baby has been neglected for a long, long time.

Given her appearance, she was being passed on by potential adopters, and most likely soon to be euthanized.

Second Chance Cocker Rescue jumped in, and she took her “freedom ride” a few days ago!

Look at this lovely girl now! We’ve named her Charlotte. After a little cleanup, she has nothing but smiles now.

She is very sweet, quiet, mellow and barely moves around. She is a large girl, and needless to say, she is now on a diet!  She has a little snotty nose right now, so her spaying is still a couple of weeks off.  She has stinky breath and will desperately need dental work after she is spayed.

charlotte-after1We shaved her down and as you can see, she looks gorgeous! Sometimes, it doesn’t take much, to bring a beauty from rags to riches. Her bottom eyelids just droop a bit, so she has a little bit of the Elvis hound dog look to her, but she does not have cherry eyes.

Charlotte, and all of our fur babies are so grateful for a second chance. Please help us to keep rescuing, rehoming and rehabilitating.

 

Skin and Bones Senior in Desperate Need of TLC

Emily3Say hello to this beautiful 14 year old senior we named Emily. She was found wandering the streets of San Jacinto, CA. She is an average height of a Cocker but a skin and bones weight of 15.2 pounds. She was probably having trouble finding food to survive. Since we’ve had her, she’s been eating well, and will hopefully start putting on weight soon. 
Her teeth were in terrible shape and our vet had to remove all of them. She’s now eating softened kibble and canned food. She may be hearing impaired as she sleeps soundly through loud noises around her. 
She is great with other dogs, and a total love bug with humans.  
Would you consider making this angel part of your family? Emily is eligible for our Sanctuary Program. This means, if you decide to make her a forever part of your family, we will take care of all medical expenses for her entire life! You get a great dog as a family member without the worry of medical bills. It’s a win-win situation!
In the meantime, any donations toward the medical and dental care for sweet Emily are much appreciated!

Our Big Dream for the Future

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We have a dream of building our own facility. We want a place where you can come visit us and meet all the dogs; a place where the dogs can live in comfort until they are adopted or find a foster home. We want live in staff, heated and air conditioned cute houses for the dogs with huge runs where they can run and play with their friends. We want a Bed & Biscuit area for the seniors and we want it bigger and better than ever before. We want it in a location that is easy to get to and fun to visit. We want to give you tours and let you stay to play with the dogs.

Just last year a supporter left us something in her will. It was just enough to get us thinking that maybe, just maybe with a lot of hard work and more money our dream could be a reality. We are not afraid of hard work and we hope we can raise the money to make it all come true. SONY DSC

We took our first check and started an investment account that is the start of our dowpayment for some property. We are calling it the Building Fund. It will go towards buying property, buildings and equipment. We are years off from making our dream come true but we wanted to let you know our plans and if anyone wants to help us make them come true you can make a donation and mark it for the “Building Fund”. We will add it into our investment account and let it grow while we write business plans, work on grants and make this happen.

Help us make the dream come true. Thank you.

Davey’s Dental Drama

Davey1This is Davey. You may wonder why this handsome boy is not smiling. He came to Second Chance Cocker Rescue with terrible teeth. He was having a hard time eating because he was in so much pain. If you lifted his gum you could see the exposed roots and abscesses in his gums. We looked at his paperwork and were shocked to see he had just had a dental cleaning the week before. On closer look we realized the vet he was taken to did a “non-anesthesia dental cleaning.” That explained everything. Most people think they are taking good care of their dogs teeth when they spend $80-$120 on a non-anesthesia dentals. This boy got a $200 ultrasound cleaning that did nothing for his dental health. These cleanings are nothing but surface and cosmetic.

We took him to our vet to give him a proper dental cleaning. During this procedure, his teeth were so bad he needed to have 14 of them pulled. FOURTEEN abscessed and hugely painful teeth that his owner didn’t even know he had! Don’t waste your money and risk the health of your dog on non-anesthesia dentals. No reputable vet will do this procedure or recommend it.

It cost SCCR $800 to have Davey’s teeth cleaned and extracted.  Davey is about 12 and probably never had proper dental care before. Can you imagine what your teeth would look like if you didn’t brush or go to the dentist for 12 years?

Now that we have Davey on the road to recovery, he will be residing at our new Bed & Biscuit home. He is also available for adoption and eligible for our sanctuary program.

Any donations toward the care of this boy’s teeth is much appreciated!

We will post updates and new photos soon, and  we’ll see him smiling again!

The Fantastic Four

ELKIEIT’S A BIRD! IT’S A PLANE! IT’S THE SUPER-SENIOR FOUR! Mighty Maddie,Victorius Vayle, Electric Elkie, and Buffy the Bone Slayer. We are four, very young at heart, Super Seniors, looking for a place to rest our heads and paws, when we’re not saving the world.

MADDIEWe are all currently in boarding facilities, aka kennels, hoping to bust out of that situation real soon. Second Chance Cocker Rescue funds a Super-fantastic program called The Sanctuary Program.

VayleWe offer our senior and terminally ill Cockers, a permanent foster home:  YOU supply all the love and attention. WE take care of the medical expenses. This allows us to save more lives, young and old, and keep the dogs we’ve saved, out of boarding and in comfy homes where they can feel safe until their forever home is found.

BUFFYIf you are interested in loving a Sanctuary dog,  contact us directly or fill out a application and we will respond to you, right away. We are always incredibly appreciative of donations, so we can continue this special program.

Donations towards the Sanctuary program

Meet Trisha

We got an email from the Animal Friends of the Valley shelter that said:

#257456-Trisha-9 yr“Hello,

We have a dog-friendly, people-friendly cocker spaniel in our care. Nine-year-old Trisha (#257456) was turned in via our night drop with no information about her back on 6/10. Trisha is 42 pounds, and we have been treating her for ear and eye infections. Trisha also has severe tartar on her back molars. If you are interested in pulling this sweet girl, please let me know right away. Thank you!”

Well, you know what we said!

Donations towards rescuing Trisha

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