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We welcome the opportunity to show the dogs outside of adoption days.
To schedule a visit, give us a call at 713-208-1314 or send an email to cockerinfo@swbell.net.
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Zuzu is a smart ebony beauty who was found in the Bryan/College Station area about two years ago, blind and afraid. The CockerKids arranged for cataract surgery on one eye and after seeing flowers, birds and bugs, she finally knew that It's a Wonderful Life. Her new forever family renamed her Bella, and life was very, very good. Unfortunately, her family experienced some life changes and -- very sadly -- she had to move back to the Cocker Inn. Just like in the movie, Bella/Zuzu remains optimistic that her new forever family is right around the corner. She is most likely 6-8 years old now, has the softest, shiniest black coat imaginable, and would do well in a home where she could either be Alpha or an only dog, though she does get along with cats. Zuzu says that "every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings," and every time the door opens she looks to see if it's her new family. Little blue eyed lady, how come you're all alone?
I've been asking, no-one seems to know
To whom do you belong little blue eyed lady?

-Rick Parfitt/Alan Lancaster

If dogs could talk, we're quite sure this girl would have a sad story to tell. Maggie Sue is a 7-9 year female old who checked into the Cocker Inn afraid of her own shadow. She was found her hiding in the corner of a cold kennel at a local shelter and she wouldn't make eye contact with anyone. After a few months with a very patient foster family and their kind doggy friends, this sweet girl has finally ventured out of her hiding place to mingle with the family. While she will only come around if everyone is sitting down, she is learning to trust and has started to relax. For the first two weeks, she was so scared that she slept with her eyes open but she finally feels safe enough to sleep. She has even been heard snoring. Maggie Sue is a precious girl who needs a forever home who is willing to be patient enough to earn her trust. She would also do best in a home with other dogs to make her feel safe.
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Am I just the cutest little "Cocker Spaniel" or what? (hee hee hee) My name is Wiley and the desk clerk at the Cocker Inn wasn't wearing her glasses the day I came knocking, so she let me in. I was the right color so I just blended right in. Then it happened. She put her glasses on and looked real hard at me. I just looked at her and said, "Hey, what's up, Doc"? Well, long story short, my cute personality had already started to grow on her with so she decided to let me stay. But she said that I need to start looking for another home, pronto, because this is the Cocker Inn® and everybody else here is looking for a forever home, too. But just so you know, I am only 2 years old and would looooove to have a yard to run and play in.
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Amazing Gracie, how sweet the girl! Gracie is an absolutely gorgeous girl who came to us from the "Big Easy" city of New Orleans. She was born on October 1, 2011 and lived with two senior citizens (sisters) until one passed away and the other couldn't take care of Gracie on her own. She was a bit overweight, her toenails were so long that they were curved and growing into her skin and her ears were badly infected. She is now on a diet, the toenails are trimmed and the ears are on their way to recovery in the medical wing on the Cocker Inn. With a little TLC, she is going to be as good as new and looking for her forever home.
Listen to the wisdom of toothless ones.
-Ancient Proverb

Howdy, my name is Beau and I'm toofless. Well... almost. But my foster mom takes good care of what teef I have left. I found myself in the dungeons of a dog pound but the kind folks at the Cocker Inn fell in love with me and got me out of there. I had a hard time eating anything for a while because my teef were bad and when I got them cleaned, I lost 12 of them. I was missing 8 to begin with so that doesn't leave me much to chew with. But that's ok because I'm learning to eat without them and am getting lots of soft yummy food. My foster mom says that I may be an English Cocker because I'm a bit taller than the rest of the CockerKids. At 33 pounds, my ribs were showing but I'm filling out now that I can eat again and am getting some tasty soft food. Everyone tells me what a sweet and friendly boy I am. I love sleeping beside my foster mom's bed. I really like to trick her into petting me by rubbing my head on her hand. She instantly starts petting me so it's a really cool trick. And I'm learning the doggy door trick too. See, I may be almost toothless but I am really wise boy!

Col. Cocker Travis was running the plains with an independent pack. The pack was rounded up and Travis, the only cocker in the pack, was offered sanctuary by the CockerKids. Travis appears to be around four to five years old. He's been stationed at the Cocker Inn for over two years. During his induction physical, he was found to be heavily heartworm positive, so for a long time he underwent treatment and recovery and is now parasite free. Travis does have a few quirks, so he may not be the right dog for first time cocker owners. Travis is for the most part a friendly, affectionate dog, but he refuses to be groomed. Vehemently refuses to be groomed. The appearance of scissors or clippers put him on the defensive, but if you put the grooming tools away, he's your best friend again. Travis is available for reassignment to the right home, but we want to make sure he's a good match before we issue the transfer orders.
Travis sitting for a portrait
Travis standing around
Travis being where he shouldn't be
Travis after a haircut
Travis before grooming
This sweet boy may look like a lion but he is a purrrrrrfect little angel! Leo is a 5-7 year old Cocker/Shih Tzu mix. He has the face of a Shih Tzu with the height of a Cocker Spaniel. He came to us as a big shaggy mess and had to be completely shaved down because he was so matted. We can't wait for his coat to grow back because he is going to be absolutely gorgeous. According to his foster mom, he is totally house trained and uses the doggy door perfectly. He is also a bit shy so it takes a little while for him to warm up but once he does, he is a sweetheart.
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Mason is a 5 year old male lap dog who is most likely part Westie and/or Lhasa Apso. He came to us because he didn't like any of the family's nannies. He was great with the kids but would most likely do best in an all adult home. He loves his toys and gets along great with other dogs. He is absolutely adorable!
Velcro Dog is Rufus' nickname. His time living outdoors has made him especially appreciative of being with a person. Buff Rufus is estimated to be five years old. He is working on improving his housebreaking skills. Rufus is now ready for his forever home after completing heartworm treatment.
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Looking for a lap dog? Awesome! Frannie is looking for a lap. But wants one all to herself. This 2 year old black female is an affectionate girl who would thrive in a home with someone who is willing to be patient and work with her. She loves to play ball but doesn't want to be bothered by kids or other dogs. Frannie would do best in a home with all adults and no kids. She is currently in a boarding facility awaiting a forever home since she doesn't play well with others at the Cocker Inn. She was invited to join our rescue program after she was seen running along a busy intersection in the Houston area. She was very scared and it took several days to catch her. We don't know what her past holds but she just needs to be shown some love and what it's like to have a forever home.
Spencer is a charming little guy who was left to die when his owners moved away leaving him in the back yard. Luckily, the neighbors heard his cries and came to his rescue. He doesn't see or hear well but he has a huge heart and lots of love to give. We absolutely adore this sweet boy! He deserves a better life. Muah!

Pucker up baby, this girl loves to smooch! Trisha Marie is a loving 5-6 year old sable female who has oodles of kisses to give. She came to us from a local shelter and just had her teeth cleaned to get ready for her new home. The little girl is as sweet as they come and would love to have a family to call her own.

Winston Clark is a 10 to 12 year old hunk of awesome chocolate who came to us all the way from a shelter near Corpus Christi, TX. This sweet gentleman has apparently indulged in a little bit too many bon bons and is in need of a Weight Watchers® program. But, according to Winston, there's just more to love. Winston is a gives lots of kisses and will just melt in your arms. Callie Jo is not our typical rescue. She checked in to the Cocker Inn® looking for a Kitty Club but took a really wrong turn. Callie Jo weighed in at 3 lbs and was estimated to be approximately 6 months old. She's been living among the CockerKids for way too long now, just waiting for someone to get her out of the doghouse. She has grown into a pretty calico girl that still acts like a kitten. She loves to dart around chasing anything that catches her eye. She is very social and never stops purring. She does tolerate some of the Cocker Inn residents, but is ready to check out. Who will let this Callie Jo entertain them? Send an email to cockerinfo@swbell.net or call the HotLine at 713-208-1314 to work out a change-of-address for this kitty among the cockers.
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Callie Jo at 6 months

The following CockerKids® have found their way into our foster home network, and are looking for their forever home. As we get more information on them it will be posted on this site.

Bernadette

Lucas

Linde