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Who will win the contest to be
the CockerKids® Leader of the Pack?

It's election time at the Cocker Inn®. The two dominant ideologies have selected candidates to represent their interests. Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas recently mailed out their summer newsletter announcing the candidates and their platform positions. For a refresher on the candidate's views, pull up a copy the newsletter by clicking this link to the 2016 Summer Newsletter. And be sure to check this website frequently as the candidates update their positions and as they secure endorsements from other influential CockerKids.

Meet the Candidates

For the Wigglebutt Party    McGraw   
For the Au Naturale Party    Trixie   

On the issues . . .

Tail Length: Docked tails combined with our cheery personalities have given Cocker Spaniels the distinction of expressing our joy with wiggling butts. People love them! Originally tails were docked to keep us from getting tail injuries while hunting. Docked tails make it easier to butt sniff. Today I think we are in more danger from doors slamming on our tails.
Tail Length: So passe to dock tails. Instead let the plumage of our natural tails flutter gently in the breeze. Not to mention that civilized countries such as Great Britain have banned tail docking. I stand against modifying our natural beauty by cutting off our tails!
Healthcare: No one likes a trip to the vet but prevention is the name of the game. Devastating contagious diseases like distemper and parvo can be prevented with a single shot. Grin and bear it - a shot is better than a fecal any day!
Healthcare: Spay/neuter, immunizations, heartworm preventative and flea/tick prevention keep dogs healthy and lengthen lives. If your owner finds a regular vet too expensive there are numerous low cost clinics.
Baths & grooming: Ah, a spa day should be a monthly occurrence for every cocker spaniel. A cocker cut - skirt, fluffy legs, and shaved back - gives cockers that classic Lady and the Tramp look.
Baths & grooming: Baths and grooming have to be tolerated (well sometimes a bit of a struggle is appropriate). I favor the casual look with flowing feathers on my legs and a fuzzy face.
Foster vs Boarding: While our boarding facility, Cypress Falls Pet Resort, is one of the nicest in the Houston area, and great for vacationing, nothing beats living in a house and having foster parents.
Foster vs Boarding: New foster homes are one of our most critical needs. The foster parent provides love and food while CSRET provides vetting. Foster parents rock!
Forever Foster Program: This program would not be needed if pet owners were responsible and kept their elderly pets. Currently there are 25 dogs in the Forever Foster Program, Volunteers to foster older dogs are needed. Foster space and funding for this program are on-going concerns.
Forever Foster Program: This program is desperately needed especially for homeless older dogs. An older dog is less likely to be adopted simply because most people don't want the expense and/or fear losing them after a short period of time. Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas provides vetting for these seniors.
Hunting: In my youth hunting was a favorite pastime. Such a feeling of abandon running free to fetch the birds my owner shot down. Squirrel and rabbit are fun to chase too.
Hunting: In this day and age there is no reason to use cockers for hunting. Let the labs do that work! But I must admit, my hunting instinct kicks in when on a walk I see squirrels scurrying around or a cat lurking.
Tags & Microchips: Tags and microchips give dogs a voice, a voice that can help reunite them with their owners. Consequently, the Wigglebutt Party supports microchipping dogs as well as encouraging wearing collars with tags.
Tags & Microchip: Every dog should sport a collar with a tag inscribed with their owner's cell phone number and address. But just in case the collar comes off a microchip with up-to-date owner contact information is essential.
Type of Food: As a food connoisseur I do like my dinner so these political dinners with dry chicken just don't cut it. A combination of moist and high quality dry food is my personal preference.
Type of food: A high quality dry food is what my vet recommends. None of those artificial colors and flavors. And no people food!! My cook often serves limited ingredient food although the vet says grains are fine for dogs unless they are allergic.
Treats: Every dog should have the treats of its choice! The rights of vegetarians (what good cocker spaniel is a vegetarian?) should be respected. But biscuit type treats are a personal favorite. No green beans for me!
Treats: Natural, fresh treats are the BEST! Green pepper strips, broccoli, sweet potatoes, peas, green beans, pumpkin, white rice, salmon, pineapple and more. Be sure to avoid grapes and chocolate.

  Adoptions are usually held on Saturdays at various locations and at special events, all of which will be posted on our website as they are scheduled.

Check back soon for a new and updated adoption schedule.

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.

Private showings at other locations will still be available by appointment.


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!

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