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The homeless Cocker Kids featured below are safely in our rescue program, but they aren't immediately available for adoption. They are all currently undergoing some type of medical procedure and need to stay with us through recovery.
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
Rufus is a handsome four year old red male who is looking beyond the temporary imperfections in his life and has
made up his mind to be one happy guy. Though he found himself homeless and living in a cold dark animal shelter, his
bubbly personality disposition was still apparent as he looked forward to the future and having a new family to love
him. Rufus loves to play ball and would love to have someone to throw it for him. If you have an interest in adopting
this sweet sweet boy and giving him that little bit of extra care that he needs you will be
rewarded a thousand fold by his constant love and adoration.
Rufus very suddenly slipped a spinal disc. He's had back surgery and is currently in recovery.
UPDATE on Rufus 3-22-12: Rufus is standing of all four legs now! Click HERE to see the latest picture of this brave guy. He's making progress!
UPDATE on Rufus 7-20-12: Rufus is struggles to make his hind legs work, but he doesn't let it keep him from being alert and active. Rufus dropped by the Reliant Dog Show to meet people and bark at the big dogs. Click HERE to see a photo manning the booth at the dog show.
UPDATE on Rufus 9-17-12: It is now 7 months since his surgery, and Rufus has been discharged from Physical therapy, he is able to walk about half a mile without any assistance, his Doctor is very pleased with his progress and recommends he keeps on exercising.
UPDATE on Rufus 10-20-12: Rufus joined the CockerKids at PetFest 2012 in Old Town Spring to help support the many pet rescue
organizations of the greater Houston area. While his back legs are getting stronger he still suffers from partial paralysis and can't
walk great distances without the support of his wheeled cart.
to see a photo of Rufus at PetFest 2012.
Here we have the curious case of Benjamin Button. Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas rescued a sad, skinny boy suffering from a
severe case of mange. The shelter where his owner dumped him had named him Angel, but the dedicated volunteer, who drove through a torrential
rainstorm to pick him up renamed him Benjamin Button because of his hairless wrinkled appearance. He became known around the Cocker Inn as
simply B. B. Benjamin was taken directly to a vet clinic where he received a shot and antibiotics to begin the healing process. He also
received treatment for eye and ear infections. While recovering at the clinic, he immediately started doing much better. His eyes became
clear and not all gunky. The vet tech reported that he was eating good and was such a happy boy. He may even have a touch of merle in him
because he has a little bit of a blue streak in his left eye. Finally released from the clinic, he checked into the
Cocker Inn®. He's coming along nicely but he still has a long road to travel.
With lots of love he will be a handsome boy. Remember that in the movie, Benjamin Button wound up looking like Brad Pitt.
Imagine how this guy is going to look.
B. B. on May 16th B. B. on May 6th B. B. on May 1st
B. B.'s shelter photo B. B. at the clinic B. B. at the clinic B. B. at the clinic
Raindrops on roses and freckles on Cockers
Bright copper kettles & old ladies in rockers
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of our favorite things...??
Bella is a charming 2-3 year old black and white female who came to us from an elderly lady who has fallen ill and can no longer care for her. She misses her former mom and all of her old "favorite things" and she's still struggling with new "favorite things". We need to work with her a little longer and help her adjust to change so she can make a transition to a new family.
|Check out this new boy that just checked into the Cocker Inn. His name is Bryce and he was brought to a shelter as an abuse case. He was extremely matted and anemic from a flea infestation. He also tested heartworm positive. According to the shelter, they shaved 4 lbs of matted hair off of him. Once he has completed heartworm treatment, he will be looking for his forever home. They said that he is around 4 years old but he bounces around like a puppy. With a name like Bryce, you know he's nice.||Perhaps there's nothing better than waking up with Folgers in your cup but we think there is nothing better than waking up with Maxwell in your home. Maxwell is a robust buff and white male with a fluffy tail. Click Maxwell's picture to reveal the full shot, showing his tail. Maxwell is currently undergoing heartworm treatment but will be ready to join you for coffee breaks later this spring.|
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 at the Cocker Inn. Travis appears to be young. Maybe 18 months old. When the CSRET volunteer
first met him, he was friendly, outgoing and ready to leave the shelter. The first order of business for Travis was to have his unruly,
horribly matted locks trimmed and to get a bath. The second step was be a visit to the vet where he could be checked out and
neutered. During his routine physical, he was found to be heavily heartworm positive, so he's going to remain stationed at the Cocker Inn
until the heartworms have been defeated.
Travis being groomed
Travis before grooming
Katy is a petite red female who was running loose in a trailer park, living on table scraps thrown out by the people living
there. She was horribly matted, sleeping under cars or anywhere she could find shelter. Lucky for her, she was taken in by a local
all-breed rescue group who thought she would be better served by a Cocker Spaniel specific group. They contacted the
Cocker Inn and arranged for her to become a CockerKid. She
is currently undergoing heartworm treatment and will be ready for her forever home around June, 2013. This sweet little girl is a
doll and appears to be house trained.
Photo of Katy, matted, before grooming
Photo of Katy, matted, before grooming
Photo of Katy, before being rescued
Mack is a 2-3 year male. This sweet boy was found wandering the streets wondering what happened to his family.
Watch for Mack to complete his heartworm treatment so he can truck right into your heart.
|Camden is a beautiful 2 year old boy who is cooling his heels at the Cocker Inn as he goes through heartworm treatment. After his heartworm condition clears up, he will be focused on his next challenge - finding a new forever home. Yours, maybe?|