Our mission is to:
- rescue abandoned, stray, endangered and neglected Cocker Spaniels in Colorado and neighboring states,
- partner with animal control and shelters to rescue unwanted Cocker Spaniels,
- rehabilitate those who have been abused or neglected,
- evaluate the dog’s behavior to better understand what it needs to thrive and succeed,
- assist owners in finding new homes as an alternative to placing their cocker in a shelter,
- promote the importance of spaying/neutering companion animals, and
- educate the public on how to prevent animal cruelty and support the closing of puppy mills.
We carefully screen all potential adopters to ensure our rescued dogs go to a safe home. The adoption process starts with submitting an adoption application, followed by a phone interview, checking personal references and a home safety check. After an applicant is approved, we work with the applicant to suggest a dog that meets their preferences, based on personalities and lifestyle for a made-to-last relationship. RMCR is a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization.
All of our rescued cockers and cocker-mixes live in foster homes; we do not place our dogs available for adoption into a kennel or shelter environment. We have foster homes all along I-25 from Albuquerque, NM north to Cheyenne, WY, in addition to Grand Junction, CO and a few more in Kansas and Missouri. We current accept dogs that look like a cocker spaniel or cockapoo from any neighboring state which shares a border with Colorado along with our rescue partners in Kansas and Missouri.
We are the only PACFA-licensed Cocker Spaniel rescue in Colorado! The Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA) program is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of animals in pet care.
Our experienced team of directors and dozens of reliable volunteers rescue cocker spaniels when they face euthanasia or from owners who cannot care for their pets regards of the reason, as well as those from neglect or abandonment situations. Rescued dogs are placed in a foster home of pre-screened volunteers until a suitable forever home is found. Before the dogs are available for adoption, they are spayed or neutered, seen by a veterinarian for a health exam to identify and treat any health care issues, and brought up-to-date on the most common vaccinations. Many of these health exams include a full blood test and a dental cleaning. Our dogs also undergo a behavior evaluation to help determine what type of permanent home environment would allow them to thrive and succeed.
RMCR’s Full-time Volunteers and Officers
Kathryn Glass, Founder (retired)
Audra J. Bowen, President
Andrea Behr, Interim Vice President/Volunteer Director
Laurie Hayward, Treasurer
Linda Parker, Intake Director
Suzette Compton, Foster Director
Carolyn Pittman, Placement Director