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Layla may be a small, frail looking little girl, but this pup is a fighter. After she was rescued from a
shelter, CSR discovered that she had been exposed to distemper. She did contract a case of the disease but seemed to
recover. After a time, we noticed a slight twitch in right front paw. This was a bad sign, because sometimes distemper
will cause fatal, degnerative neurological damage. Our hearts broke as we watched her daily downward slide and the slight
twitches turned into spasms. We had prepared ourselves to take Layla to the Rainbow Bridge, when her time came, but then
as rarely happens, her condition stabalized. She still has constant spasms, but she's active, alert, plays with the other
foster dogs, eats like a horse and still gets into everything. We don't know how long she'll be with us, but we're celebrating
each new day we have with this special girl.
Mr. Adam is a fifteen year old senior cocker who came into rescue
wanting to be loved as he waited to cross the rainbow bridge.
Because of no foster spots, he waited patiently in boarding, barely able to lift his head. He was scheduled to be put to sleep to end his suffering.
Just then a foster spot opened up and Adam was moved there to be loved during his last days. However, a surprise was in store for everyone at CSR. On the ride to the foster home, Mr. Adam's soul awakened, his deaf ears perked up, his blind eyes had a gleam, his legs regained their strength, and a smile emerged.
At his foster home, his depression lifted! He is jokingly called 'Dennis the Menace', getting into mischief but loved as he entered his second puppyhood frolicking with other dogs, chasing the cat, chewing books, bolting down the street and cuddling to give love.
This lovable old dog truly shows us that old dogs might have more tricks in them than a six month old puppy. . . if given the chance.
Adam raiding the fridge
|Hi, I'm Humphrey and I've been in rescue for a while now. My skin is as good as new and I'm feeling great. I love EVERYONE. I'm completely house trained too! I was really sick and diagnosed with autoimmune disease when rescue found me but they gave me lots of medicines to get me well and I look and feel terrific. My foster Mom says that I can't have any new vaccinations so I won't be able to go to boarding or even be groomed by a professional place. Wow, am I a handful!! I'll need a very special family to call my own. I just know you're out there waiting for a unique guy like me. I love to play and am a happy, happy boy. I'd love a forever home to hang my hat.||Artemis, named for one of Alexandre Dumas' famous trio is better known as Artie around his foster home. While he's not much of a swashbuckler, Artie is around 8 - 9 years old and real sweet guy. He has successfully undergone heartworm treatment but he continues to have a bit of a skin problem. His skin problems come and go, but they are mostly under control, and Artie loves his foster home and is satisfied to be a permanent resident of the Cocker Inn and live as a forever foster.|
Donny Osmond sang a song about "puppy love". It was a song about being a teenager
in love, about being misunderstood and how a young heart really feels.
Cocker Donnie is no puppy, but he understands needing love and not being understood.
At 6-7 years old, this tiny boy has yet to see his better days. He has trauma to one eye and
shivers in his boots when we try to pick him up. He is slowing learning to trust us and we
know that with a little time and a lot of love, he will blossom into the boy that he was meant
to be. Donnie would do very well in a quiet home with someone who is patient, kind and willing
to teach him how to love.
1-2-3-4-5...Ready or not, here he comes. This is Hyde and he seeks a home where he
can snuggle up and sleep with his new family. This little guy is 5-6 years young and is a
real snuggle bunny.
Mattie is a 4 to 5 year old chocolate and white soft little love bug. She loves play time in the yard.
She has been through a lot since she came into the Cocker Inn. We suspect Mattie was used to breed several
litters of puppies. She has had numerous mammary tumors removed as well as a tumor from the inside of her
ear. She was very shy and untrusting when she first arrived
but now she has really come into her own. She loves to cuddle, but she doesn't along well with people she
doesn't know. Because of her personality quirks, she has joined the forever foster program, living with the
family where she feels comfortable and safe.
Anatole France, a French Author (1844-1924) once said,
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains
Nate is a bubbly blonde male, around 8 years old, that because of his advanced age, back problems and bit of arthritis has joined the Forever Foster Program.
Look out Boss Hogg, here come the cousins from Hazard County. Bo is a
7-8 year old red male with curly blonde hair and the friendly attitude.
He's just a good 'ol boy, but he's been diagnosed with cancer. He's had an
operation, but the doctors aren't sure if they got it all. For now CSR is
going to give Bo lots of love and we'll do what we can for him while we
wait to see what course Nature is going to take.
Kokoa is Mr. Personality. This sable and white guy loves to be in the middle of household activity. He joined
the CockerKids on 08/07/09. He is over 9 years old and now part of
the forever foster program. His problems are are mult-fold - he is a smart, but mischievous behavior goes along
with his cleverness. He's a bit fearful of strangers and doesn't like men when he first meets them. However he
does have two men in his foster life that he absolutely adores, this proves that his apprehension can be overcome,
as long as the men in question are dog savvy and patient. He also has some skin issues and has developed an auto-immune disorder.
Both health issues are being addressed with special, prescription dog food.
|Howdy, pardner! Chip's my name and waggin' my tail is my game. The Doc says that I'm around 12 years young but I'm most content just rockin' in my easy chair and watchin' old John Wayne movies. I ain't much trouble 'cause ya see, I don't drink or smoke or cuss...well, I may snore or pass gas once in a while but I'm purdy good company. Ya got any room at the ranch house fer me?||Ok, so I'm not a cocker spaniel but am I cute or what? My name is Pilgram and I'm a Boston Terrier who has been in Cocker Rescue so long they've made me a Forever Foster. I'm something over 9 years old. I love to play and am great with people but am not crazy about other dogs...especially other males. The last dude I took on won the fight and I lost an eye. But, hey, no true patriot would back down, even if he was a little bigger. This Pilgram is no chicken.|
For he's a jolly good fellow
For he's a jolly good fellow
For he's a jolly good felloooow
Which nobody can deny!
This happy little fellow is Jolly! Jolly is a cheerful 5-6 year old male who came to us several years ago and was adopted but was returned because the family could no longer take care of him. He is a very sweet and friendly boy but has a bone spur on his foot and has to take Rimadyl every morning but that takes care of his "ouchie" and he is a happy boy! This is one cheerful little fellow and would be a perfect dog for a retiree.
|The name Armstrong invokes images of Jack Armstrong, All American Boy. . . tall, athletic and the picture of health. The Armstrong who resides at the Cocker Inn is. . . well, not that. Armstrong entered rescue in early 2009. At 6-7 years old he was left to die in an animal shelter. Now over 10 years old, he has hip issues and vision issues, but he is as sweet and affectionate as they come. He won't be competing in any contests of strength, and we won't be seeing Armstrong on The Wide World of Sports, but he wins the gold at the Cocker Inn.|
|Booker is a darling blonde male who almost crossed over the Rainbow Bridge during heartworm treatment. Booker's will to live, the love/care given by his foster parents, and the prayers of everyone in Cocker Rescue helped love him back to life. After surviving that hurdle, he still has serious physical challenges. Both knees are luxating, but he's not in pain nor does this afflection slow him down. He also has compression of 2 vertebrae and he moans if you have to pick him up. The vet does not recommend surgery for the back. Booker seems to know his limits as far as jumping up, but we still try to make things as easy for him as we can.||
In Sanskrit, Lila means "play" or "amusement." That definition certainly fits this
little five-year old black and white sweetheart who has personality to spare! Lila checked
in to the Cocker Inn with some skin issues, but with good nutrition and a few weeks of rejuvenating
spa treatments, she's ready to give you a case of the giggles with a mere tilt of her pretty little head!