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

Our Newest Bed & Biscuit Guest

june-2We were contacted by a young woman who was desperately searching for a safe place for her beloved pet. She knew that sweet June would not last long in a shelter, because June has never known anything but the loving care of her family. They had one week to find a safe place, and they reached out to Second Chance Cocker Rescue for help.

Meet the newest guest in our Bed & Biscuit program! We welcomed sweet little June this week, and what a wonderful addition she is. June is 11 years young, and is very healthy for her age. She is having some ear issues and will need a complete physical in order to give her proper care.
june-1June needs some help with her medical costs. Could you please find it in your heart to donate on behalf of Sweet June?

The Bed & Biscuit is a resort style residence that allows us to house up to ten additional senior Cockers at private kennel in Riverside County. There are comfy couches to nap on, dog beds all over the floor, a huge play area with trees to hangout in during the day. The inside walls of the building have been painted to look like a living room so the dog will feel as much at home as possible. These seniors are available for a Sanctuary home, but can stay here forever if they don’t get chosen by a family.  The cost to house, feed and keep these dogs is $1250 a month. Medical care is extra and averages $800 per senior per year. We have a extra soft spot for senior Cocker Spaniels and would like to invite you to join us supporting this project!

Sweet Lucy is getting a Second Chance

IMG_0436Second Chance Cocker Rescue makes a promise to all the dogs we rescue. They will ALWAYS be taken care of.

Lucy was adopted out 5 years ago to a gentleman in Nevada. He passed away, and Lucy was returned to us at 10 yrs old because we always take our dogs back.

She has several medical problems we need to deal with. She has a torn ACL that we are treating with acupuncture and a brace, her liver enzymes are high and she has bladder stones. We are making sure she has good care, but needIMG_0451 help paying for her vet bills. Any help you can give is so appreciated!

Lucy is being fostered, and her foster dad Gil has decided she will stay with him as a Sanctuary girl. He sent us these photos. Look how happy she is!

Second Chance Cocker Rescue wants to thank Gil and all our other foster families, forever families and donors. It takes a village!

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.

“Teddy Bear” pup needs Cherry Eye Surgery

Teddy BearAt the tender age of 4 months, Teddy Bear popped a cherry eye. As soon as the family found out how much it cost to fix, they decided to give him away. Second Chance Cocker Rescue could not have been more delighted! We will fix him up good as new, and find him a family that cares enough to take care of him properly.
Teddy Bear is a sweet Cocker/Golden mix, and it looks like his foster family might adopt him. But first, we have to take care of his neuter and cherry eye surgeries.

Homeless and Afraid

Cherry beforeWe got a call from Megan, a woman who works with homeless people. She saw a tiny Cocker Spaniel living in a homeless shelter parking lot. She was bone thin, with two cherry eyes and her coat was so matted you couldn’t see much of her. Megan asked if SCCR would take her. We couldn’t say no to rescuing this sweet and scared soul. Megan was able to catch her and bring her down to be vetted and cared for in Romoland, CA. She is about four years old, red and white and has a very sweet disposition. She loves to kiss everyone she meets. She is a bit bossy with other dogs, but that is probably because she had to fight for every bite of her food for too long.

We named her Cherry as she is in need of cherry eye surgery for both eyes. We would deeply appreciate any help in making this surgery happen soon.

A big thank you to Megan for calling us. Cherry wouldn’t have lasted much longer on her own.

If you are interested in adopting this sweet girl, please fill out an adoption application.

Thank you for your continued support!

Meet Trisha

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

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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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