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Fostering - Rewards outweigh the work

The epic flooding of the Houston area in April of 2016 has devastated the lives of people and their pets. We are happy to report that while none of our primary vets (Bingle Vet, Forest West Vet, My Family Vet or Wild Peach), our boarding facility (Cypress Falls Pet Resort) nor the homes of our volunteers were flooded, one of our volunteers did lose her car.

When CSRET received word alumni Sammy's home had been flooded, we were glad to assist. Sammy is back in foster care. At this point we are simply holding Sammy hoping his adoptive parents will reclaim him once things are sorted out.

We have also heard of an elderly cocker who may be both blind and deaf who was found in the Hockley area. Who knows how many more cockers are out there that either temporarily or permanently need our help. Currently we have no place for him to go.

You can help by opening your heart and home to foster a CockerKid in need. For more details about fostering, review the website's page on fostering, then send an email to or leave a message on our hotline, 713-208-1314.

Webmaster's note: Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 propelled us to start fostering for Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas because we wanted to make sure no Cocker Spaniels were left adrift without a place to go. Isn't time you tried the experience of fostering? You will be pleasantly surprised by the rewards.

A Personal Testimonial
Foster mom and volunteer Lesa explains why she fosters:

I picked Remington up from a local kill shelter one week ago. I assisted in cleaning Remington up and bathing him, that's it.

Saturday at adoptions was the first time I had the pleasure of seeing Remington since that first encounter. Just look at his reaction!!. I had to sit on the floor as he was so excited to see me the kisses never ended. The bottom picture is his "before grooming" look. He had such thick matting on his entire body he couldn't even stretch his hind legs out. The top picture is his after grooming popular "tub photo" at one of our foster Cocker Inns. Remington is in need of a foster family now!

Foster mom and volunteer Lesa goes on, offering the following Fostering Facts:
  • It costs you nothing but love to foster one of our cocker spaniels as CSRET pays for all medical and will even provide food if needed. So please do not let the "expense fear" keep you from fostering.
  • Every dog you foster saves not one but, two. Without foster families we can't pull dogs like Remington from kill shelters. Foster families are the heart of every rescue. Without you we have no rescue.
  • Yes it's bittersweet when the dog you're fostering gets adopted. You will shed a few tears. My first foster was Rufus. I soon became what we call a "foster failure" which means I couldn't let Rufus go so I adopted him. Now I had no choice but to know the next foster I took in couldn't stay. You begin to set this in your brain and you love them enough to let them go so you can save another and another. Then it's just so rewarding to know what you're doing is making so many people happy when they adopt that precious CockerKid that you nurtured back to health and security. I must confess, some can be very tough. You might remember Carlton the CockerKid that had some heart issues. He ended up with me for four months before all was straightened out and he was ready for his new home. Carlton was adopted by the most wonderful lady in Taos, NM. last June. I actually drove him to Taos. This was the most bittersweet trip I will ever make in my life. I was so attached to that boy it just about killed me to hand him over but, I knew in my heart he would be so much happier as the only dog in a home filled with love. He's now number one and when I think of Carlton it's not with a tear but, with a smile. He has the best life I could ever have imagined for him and I have gone on to foster several other CockerKids since. All getting the greatest homes and making me feel so happy. The rewards in your heart far exceed any tears of letting them go. The tears fade away, the love lasts forever??.
  • Many don't want to foster because they don't want to be tied down if they want to go on vacation etc. We can always find a temporary home for your foster while you're out of town.

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas is now celebrating its 25th year and is the original Cocker Spaniel Rescue in the Houston and surrounding area this year. Please help us rescue CockerKids for another 25 years by filling out an application to foster. Just give it a try. You won't regret it. Wouldn't it be fabulous to sign up 25 new foster families in honor of our 25th Anniversary!

Thank you and if you can't foster please share as we always need foster families, donations and Forever families for our sweet CockerKids.

  Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas' primary adoption location EVERY SATURDAY is at the Katy PetSmart

Katy PetSmart
11am to 2 pm
19945 Katy Freeway
SE Corner of I-10 and Fry Road
Katy, Texas
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Adoptions will be held at other locations and at special events which will be posted on our website as they are scheduled.

To expedite the adoption process, we urge you to send in the online application for prior approval. We will review the application and resolve any questions before adoption day so you can take your dog home that day. It also gives us a chance to work with you ahead of time in selecting your new dog. Visit the Adoption Info page and and click on the OnLine Adoption Form. Be sure to check the box indicating you have read the contract. If the dog "licks" the screen you have successfully submitted. You will be contacted after it is received and reviewed.


Cocker Spaniel Rescue does not operate a shelter and has no paid staff. We are a network of foster homes which provide love, shelter, transportation, grooming and food. Funds collected by CSR are used primarily for veterinary care, medication, and boarding. Cocker Spaniel Rescue is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contribution may be tax deductible.

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We are a non-profit organization that depends on our fellow cocker spaniel lovers to keep our program going. If you would like to support us financially, you can mail your tax deductible donation to:

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas
P.O. Box 28
Sugar Land, TX 77487-0028

Or you can make a donation using Paypal.

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Or an automatic monthly donation of    :
$10, $25, $50, $75 or $100

A small gift makes a big difference in a dogs life!

This site was last updated on 4/24/2016.

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