Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, Inc.

Walter 14-041

 

 

Walter is eager to please and so very sweet and gentle and loves sleeping near his humans. He is estimated to be between 3-5 years of age has spent his entire life living in a small cage as a puppy mill stud dog.

He is not fond of staying in a crate and will go under a bed when feeling overwhelmed by his surroundings.

Walter is learning the sounds of the real world and is intimidated by leashes, but he has improved and does well if given the time to walk at his own page with a loose lease and a harness.

He doesn’t really know how to play or fetch, but he has quickly learned about the squeaky and fuzzy things in a toy basket. He will take them to his bed to keep him company at night, but when no one is looking.

He has recently become fond of either sleeping on the bed with his foster mom or on the floor next to her. He is happy when it is time to get up and shares sweet kisses.

Walter will wiggle when he hears his name and “smile” for you.

His foster siblings taught him how to use the doggie door and has now been following their habits by going potty outside. At times he will eliminate on the floor but it is rare if he is given good directions and praise for doing the correct thing.

He gets along very well with other dogs but is not an “interactive” boy for the other’s shenanigans.

He will shy away from new people and things until he knows they will not harm him, allowing people to pet him and rub his belly- eventually coming to you with happy talk and gentle pats of your thigh.

He will also sit with you on the couch and nap.

He has mostly overcame his fear of hands and will take a chicken treat out of his foster’s hand. His tail is a wiggly one and he has learned to wag it more often-

most likely because he is free and is learning so much more than just 4 walls and a wire caged floor.

Walter would do best in a calm environment with 1 other calm dog or as an only dog. Loud noises scare him but he is becoming quick to return to the scene of the noise and investigate.

He has done very well around a toddler but is a bit afraid of all the activity, so we might suggest a family with older children who will respect his space yet give him the love and affirmation he needs.

Please consider letting Walter be your special forever companion.

He desires all the love he can get and will reward you with the same if you are gentle and patient while teaching him more about life and how to be a real dog- in the real world.

We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to any person for the well-being of the dog.

Walter is micro-chipped, neutered and up-to-date on his shots. If you would like to meet Walter and continue to help him adapt to a happier life, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Walter’s adoption fee is $300.

Posted 2 months, 1 week ago at 4:45 pm.

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Sadie 14-040

** JUST ARRIVED  **

Sadie is a 5-year old buff female who was saved from a Wyoming puppy mill. She will be available after her initial veterinary exam.

More info will be posted after her behavior assessment is performed.

Prior to adoption, Sadie will be micro-chipped, spayed and up-to-date on her shots. If you would like to meet Sadie to see if she is a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Sadie’s adoption fee is $300.

We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to any person for the well-being of the dog.

Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago at 4:42 pm.

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Freckles 14-039

*** Adoption Pending***

 

Freckles was a puppy mill mommy, after being born in the puppy mill herself. She was rescued with two other mill dogs. She is now discovering grass, cement, and… rocks. Everything is foreign to her and even being on a leash is a new experience. Freckles is very distinctive with a coat known as Red Merle along with one blue eye. Unfortunately, her left ear was torn off by other mill dogs. It has been surgically closed causing her deafness on that side only; her hair is also longer on that side to simulate the appearance of an ear. Freckles is a very sweet 5-year old little girl and is learning how humans actually are great caretakers.She is crate-trained, as expected for a mill dog. In her future new forever home, she sure deserves to be free from the crate after learning her new surroundings. She is learning potty training and how to use a doggie door. It is a joy watching her learn new things that she had not known before. Freckles gets along with children and cats. She loves to go for walks and is learning how cuddling provides her warmth and comfort. Freckles is micro-chipped, spayed and up-to-date on her shots. If you would like to meet Freckles and continue to help her adapt to a happier life, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Freckles adoption fee is $300. We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to any person for the well-being of the dog.

Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago at 4:38 pm.

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BobbieMae 13-081: Sr

Meet Miss Bobbie Mae. She is a black and white parti-color Cocker senior about 10 years old, acting younger than she is stated to be, who is living her golden years anticipating more time to enjoy God’s green earth with a loving family. She was originally brought to RMCR as a stray by animal control in Kansas.

Bobbie Mae is beautiful, adorable and loving. She has low vision but gets around happily and easily with just a few stumbling points in new places. Her right eye has a cataract and left eye has a tilted lens but causes no pressure or pain. She will need eye pressure checks every 4-6 months. Bobbie Mae walks well on a leash, knows basic obedience, is both house & crate trained and travels well. She is a social dog but sometimes doesn’t want other dogs to bother her so she will let them know with a snarl and perhaps a tangle. She seems to do best with other submissive dogs rather than alpha dogs.

Bobbie Mae would do best in a home without a lot of doggie commotion. She has had consistent vet care for the past two years as far as we know. She has done well with children.

Update on Bobbie Mae from her Foster Family

Bobbie Mae is the sweetest, most loving and caring bundle of love anyone could ever hope to be fortunate enough to adopt.

She has a special quality that is unseen but not untouched. Take one look beyond her beautiful face and you will find her special quality: a heart full of precious love. Bobbie Mae adjusted very well to her foster family. She gets along with her four-legged foster brothers and sister. Bobbie’s heart has opened to her two-legged foster sister.

Bobbie Mae enjoys running and playing ball either alone or with her foster sister. She loves to take walks and watch the goats and chickens play. She is the type of companion that would give someone a loving pet that would cherish for a lifetime. The right family will find that upon adoption, Bobbie Mae is a child in a fur coat. This loving ball of fur will make someone a very loving, devoted and loyal companion who will return the love her family gives several times over.

Bobbie Mae is micro-chipped, spayed and up-to-date on her shots. If you would like to adopt Bobbie Mae, please fill out an online adoption application.  Bobbie  Mae’s adoption fee is $150

 

 

Posted 11 months, 1 week ago at 7:19 pm.

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Cookie 13-079

*** ADOPTED !!! ***

Cookie, the Cocker! Such a sweet name for such a sweet senior dog! She is a 10 year-old, white and tan Cocker Spaniel with brown tips on her ears. Cookie comes from a shelter in Texas. She ended up in the shelter due to family difficulties. Poor Cookie ended up in the backyard for several months and then went to the Texas shelter for several weeks before being transferred to Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue. This little lady has the sweetest face and eyes that say, “Thank you”!

She has low vision due to a cataract in her right eye and a lens luxation in the left eye, but somehow there is brightness in her eyes. Since these pictures were taken, Cookie has had her left eye removed.  She gets around just like all the other dogs without her vision causing any problems. Cookie has a gentle disposition and it breaks my heart to know that she was left out in the backyard for so long in her past. But now we are helping her. She has learned all about love and family companionship with her foster family. She does well with other dogs but will give a little growl if they get into her way or if she doesn’t want them there. She looks to her foster mom for affirmation; as if asking is she is doing is right or wrong.

Cookie is both house & crate trained. She is being treated for a chronic ear infection and will have her teeth cleaned before adoption. She will probably need a few extractions. She does have dry skin which is being treated with bathing, diet, and medication but her coat is soft. She loves attention and being petted. She is not as active as younger dogs but is living a good life in her golden years. Can you help her out with a loving home for the rest of her life?

We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to any person for the well being of the dog.

Cookie is micro-chipped, spayed and up-to-date on her shots. If you would like to adopt Cookie please fill out an online adoption application. Cookie has a sponsor and her adoption-fee has been donated.

Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago at 10:24 pm.

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Jacxs 13-083

** Adoption Pending***

This beautiful buff & white Cocker/Clumber Spaniel mix loves going for walks on a leash and has plenty of energy but also likes to relax with you after calling him onto the furniture. When it’s time for dinner, he has no problem running the stairs. He has the activity level of a 9 year-old dog. Because he is part Clumber, he is solid muscle and weighs in at 45-lbs. He has a mass by his sternum that was tested negative for cancer, but he was given a clean bill-of-health from the vet and has no medical issues. He will make someone a terrific friend and companion.

Jacxs is a very loving, sweet boy and loves to show affection. He likes to roll around on his back and sides, and then wait for you to scratch his belly and talk to him. He loves to be scratched under his chin and the sides of his neck; he’ll let you know you are doing it right when he kisses your wrist at the same time. Basically, he is just a really big, loveable goofball.

If Jacxs is caught off guard, e.g., surprised or quickly approached, he will respond with a warning nip, therefore he is not fond of toddlers. If older children approach slowly, he loves the touch of a soft hand. He doesn’t take discipline from females well, but has shown improvement since his foster family has been teaching him the female is his alpha. He may have lived in an apartment prior to coming into rescue, as he likes to have someone around when going outside to potty, else he will cut the trip short and hurry back inside to be with his people. Who knew a dog would like to have someone around while going potty? He does need to be taken outside right before or after eating. He does well with other dogs, but doesn’t like them nearby when he’s eating or when they try to take his toys, but when it’s time for a treat, he patiently waits his turn. Jaxcs is not a barker, but will join the others after they start singing.

Jacxs is a complete gentleman in the car, even with the window down. He does not like to be crated, but deals with it. Instead and only if necessary, he prefers to be kept in a spare room. He is also very happy and content sleeping on the floor next to your bed, although he snores a bit. Did we mention that he is just a big, loveable goofball – with plenty of love to give?

We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to any person for the well being of the dog.

Jacxs is micro-chipped, neutered and up-to-date on his shots. If you would like to adopt Jacxs, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Jacxs’ adoption fee is $150.

Posted 1 year ago at 7:33 am.

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Jett 13-003

 

***ADOPTED***

Hi there! My name is Jett and I’m about 6 years young. I’m a little bit taller than other cockers (so you may want to keep things of the edge of the counter) and I also have a full tail that loves to wag. I came to Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue from a hoarding situation in Oklahoma. When I arrived at my foster mom’s house I was marking a bit, but she thinks it’s because there were 3 boys in the house and we all wanted to establish our territory. I don’t do that anymore and am a pro at the doggy door. I’m always the first one out in the morning.

After arriving in Colorado, I got a haircut and got checked out by the vet who told me I have something in my left eye that’s made me lose some of my eyesight. It requires some daily medicine to prevent it from getting worse, but I let my foster mom put it in without too much fuss.

Anyway, all of my friends from Oklahoma have been adopted but I’m still looking for my forever home. I’m not sure what happened to me back there, it’s probably best if I don’t remember, but it made me fearful and unsure sometimes so in the past I’ve growled and snapped occasionally at strangers. My foster mom is taking me to training classes in October so I can learn to be the best canine citizen I can be. Hopefully you’ll want to meet then but I will need a family that is patient, firm, and understanding.

You are probably wondering how I would fit with your people. My foster mom tells me that I’m generally a very happy and easy-going guy. I get along fine with my foster siblings but I mostly prefer playing with my toys.  I love stuffed animals, ropes, balls, but especially anything that squeaks! My FAVORTIE thing to do is take one of my toys and roll around with it under my back and make funny noises, which makes everybody laugh. I haven’t been around any very young kids so I’m not sure if I should be in a house with any.

We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to any person for the wellbeing of the dog.

Jett is neutered, current on vaccinations and is micro-chipped. If you are interested in meeting Jett please fill out an online adoption application. Jett’s adoption fee is $300.

Posted 1 year, 6 months ago at 4:48 pm.

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Margaret and Walter’s Happy Tale

This happy tale is about Buddy and his mom, Margaret.  Buddy, now Walter, was so beloved by his foster parents they wondered if they’d ever find an adopter that loved him as much as they did.  As luck would have it, there was someone out there who needed Walter as much as he needed her.  Margaret saw Walter online and knew he was meant to be with her.  It was a match made in heaven!  Margaret says that Walter is the most fabulous thing that has happened to her home in months.  He is everyone’s love and friend.  Walter enjoys his daily walks and adores going anywhere with his mom whether by foot or car.  He is a happy boy and Margaret tells us that she cannot express enough the love and happiness that he has been to her.  He is friendly to everyone he meets and treats them all with the same tenderness he has with his mom.  Walter is the companion Margaret was searching for and she is the happy home he deserved from the start.  A happy ending indeed!

Posted 2 years ago at 6:02 pm.

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Happy Abby

Do you see the contentment in this little girls face?  This is Abby, a senior girl that came to us as an owner surrender.  The family was having financial and health problems and decided that Abby needed a new home.  Placing senior dogs has its own challenges and Abby needed extensive dental care and a huge cyst on her leg removed.  But Steve and Carmen saw her on the website and knew right away that she was the one they wanted.  A meeting was arranged and Abby had a new home!  She is very happy in her new house and is loved beyond imagination.  We think she might just be a tad bit spoiled as well, and we couldn’t be more pleased.  Thanks, Steve and Carmen, for giving this little girl a chance to spend her golden years with you!

Posted 2 years, 2 months ago at 3:36 am.

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Gidget’s Happy Tale

Gidget with Andrew, Roseanna and Cocoa

Gidget came to RMCR after being abandoned by her owners and ending up in the Rawlins WY shelter where she spent two long months before a good volunteer there made it his duty to get her into a Rescue. We’re so glad! Gidget attended an adoption event and just happened to be there when Andrew and Roseanna were visiting Petco with their cocker mix Cocoa. Andrew and Roseanna had been looking for a companion for Cocoa, but he didn’t like any of the doggies they had met…until Gidget! And now Gidget has a new forever home with a sweet doggie friend and loving owners. What a wonderful new beginning!

Posted 2 years, 4 months ago at 10:28 am.

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Sophia’s Happy Tale

Lindy and Laci

 Hello!  My name was Sophia but it’s Laci now, though for some reason my nickname is “snickel fritz” and I want to tell you about how I found my forever home.

My new Mum and Dad had a little cocker spaniel called Lola who they loved very much, but sadly she passed away. They missed her so much that when they saw how pretty I was, they fell in love with my beautiful eyes and wanted to give me a home. When we met, I was on my best behaviour, and lets be honest, how could anyone resist me? Before I knew it, I was in the car on my way to a new home.

Because of my allergies I have some new food and some lotion to help stop the itching, so I am very happy.

My favourite toy is a fluffy duck that squeaks, I just love chasing it. I also love my walks to the park and am even getting used to being near other dogs.

Tomorrow is exciting as my brother Ryan is coming over to see me again, he just loves my ears. I’m such a happy girl now, I am very loved and my tail hasn’t stopped wagging. Thank you Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue for helping me find my new family.

Posted 2 years, 6 months ago at 7:33 am.

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Ian’s Happy Tale

Celia, Dominique, Jasmine and Grant with Ian

Little Ian had been returned to the shelter twice – simply for being a puppy!  Some people just don’t understand the energy of a seven month old!  Celia saw him on our web site and knew he was the one for her family.  Here’s Celia, Dominique, Jasmine and Grant with Ian in his new home.  We hope they will be very happy together.  From the looks of it, they’re off to a good start.

Posted 2 years, 7 months ago at 7:59 am.

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Coco’s Happy Tale

Carol and Coco

Coco is another of our sweet Cocker Spaniels that never made it onto the Web site.  Word of mouth led her to Carol before we could even post her.  Coco came to us from a local shelter and she needed to be spayed and groomed before we could get photos of her to post to our Web site.  Her foster mom had heard that Carol was looking to find a new companion after her beloved Brooke had passed away from cancer.  So, a meeting was arranged and that was that!  Carol has a new companion and Coco has a new forever home!  All is well in their world.

Posted 2 years, 10 months ago at 8:57 am.

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Butterscotch’s Happy Tale

Chad, Tara and Astyn (formerly Butterscotch)

Butterscotch is one of those lucky rescue dogs that never made it onto the RMCR Web site.  On the day that she was surrendered by her former owners, she went to an adoption event in Colorado Springs.  Chad and Tara happened to walk by and noticed her.  After talking it over, they decided that they would like to give her a new home.  They submitted an application and after it was processed, they welcomed her into their home and are now calling her Astyn.  Tara wrote to say that she fits right in to the home and that she really wanted to play with the resident cat.  At first, the cat wasn’t so crazy about having a canine sister, she was getting braver and we assume that by now they’re good pals!

Posted 2 years, 10 months ago at 1:55 pm.

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Komiko’s Happy Tale

Karston, Kristi and Kris in the back; and Kolben and Komiko in the front

Kris sent the following update on Komiko and we thought we’d share!

Komiko is settling in nicely, and has made it her mission to rid our yard of squirrels. However, as she can’t climb trees, I think the squirrels are having more fun harrassing Komiko than the other way around. We have also found out that Komiko does not like carrots or lettuce, but loves tomatoes, and steals them from my garden. We have a good routine going, and she is ready every morning to take Kolben for a walk to school, and then to return to go on a car ride to take Karston to school. She looks forward to that every morning, and wonders why we don’t do it on the weekends. She seems to be quite “protective” while on the leash with other dogs. This had me a bit concerned, so I took her to the doggie park to see what her behavior would be, and she was just fine, so I think it is truly a bit of a protective mode. She is a very happy dog and minds very well. She walks well on a leash, but when we go to a more high-grassy area, her flushing instinct kicks in, and she is in heaven: Nose to the ground, running through the high grass in hopes of flushing out some birds. She loves people and kids. We have had many compliments about how beautiful she is, and we all agree: Her coat is shiny and soft, and she is just a very nice-looking dog.

Posted 2 years, 10 months ago at 2:40 pm.

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Zebie’s Happy Tale

Dodie with Poppi

Dodie sent the following note to us about her new life with Zebie, who she now calls Poppi.  We’re so happy to have been a part of this perfect fit!

I lost my 14 year old cocker last November 3rd. From January through April I fostered a cocker/terrier mix. Then I knew that I wanted/needed to have my own little girl again. I looked on-line at various sites, and found a pretty little dog I was interested in, but she was already in a foster to adopt situation. I kept watching, and Zebie (now Poppi) appeared, and I quickly sent an application in to adopt her.

Within a couple of weeks, John called, and asked if I wanted to meet Zebie. “YES! I DO!”  I met her at her foster mom’s home on a Sunday afternoon, fell immediately in love with her and brought her home with me. She made herself right at home while I acquainted her with her ‘outhouse’ and various other things – like her bed, her crate, and her toy box — all those important things, and she just settled in. She was napping soundly 30 mins. after we got home.

She’s been here with me now, for a month. Its as though she’s been here all of her 6 years. She loves playing with the neighbor’s dogs through our shadow box fences, and occasionally we exchange ‘play dates’so they can all really play together for an hour or so. She loves her Kong treat ball – empty or full, having her ears scratched and her belly rubbed…and very big, very wet kisses if you happen to be within 6″ of her tongue!! Naps are also high on her list of things to do.

She doesn’t like to have me out of her sight for too long, but is o.k. when I have to run an errand or two. She’s still a little skittish when people/friends visit, if she’s not yet met them. They all know to approach her gently and let her make up her mind when she’s ready to befriend them – it doesn’t take all that long. She does have to check them out pretty thoroughly however.

She’s very, very good at making me laugh, its like having my own, personal, little clown around all the time.

I’m so thankful to the RMCR for getting us together. I am amazed at their professionalism and caring and effort – not only for the dogs, but for the new owner(s) as well. Just is very nice to know there are caring people like that, to find these little dogs new and happy homes. And I thank them for all their work and concern and thoroughness.

 

Posted 2 years, 11 months ago at 6:52 am.

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Tucker and Mojo’s Happy Tale

Tucker and Mojo on a recent outing in Montana

Matt and Tami adopted Tucker and Mojo on Easter (2011) weekend, and have been enjoying their company ever since.  As first time dog parents, they had a lot of learning to do, but Tucker and Mojo have seemed to train them quite easily.  They have quickly become members of the family, and they can’t imagine not having them around.  It has been so fun to watch their personalities evolve as they have become more comfortable in their new home.
 
They’ve been taking “the boys” to obedience classes for the last few weeks, and have seen a remarkable improvement in their behavior and comfort.  They are both very affectionate, but in different ways.  They both like to snuggle on their mom’s lap (which she loves) and follow both of them around from room to room when they are home.  They also very much enjoy “helping” their dad work out in the garage.
 
They were very excited to be able to take them camping, hiking, and on outings.  They really seem to enjoy spending time together outside, and this picture shows them on a recent outing to the mountains.

Posted 3 years, 1 month ago at 11:01 am.

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Bear’s Happy Tale

Mitch and Bear

Bear came to us from Utah in February and was adopted, but he misbehaved and chased the owner’s cat unmercifully, so they brought him back.  The same day, Mitch and Bonnie came to our adoption event at the Southlands Petco and saw him.  They fell in love and he’s now in a happy, loving home.  Here’s what they have to say about Bear and RMCR:

We adopted the Bear about a month ago and he has been nothning but a joy. He must have a very loving foster home because he was so full of life and joy. He is pure Cocker, has lots of love to share, so funny and full of energy. Bear just loves his new sister dog and she is so happy to have another friend to spend the day with. We didn’t expect him to adapt to our house and routine so fast, but he is so smart. Like he had been here his entire life. Everyday there is something new to his personality.  He likes to go for walks, play with his toys or just hang out in the back yard.  He is so cool. My Sandy who was our first cocker died last October after 14 great and loyal years and we were heart broken, but Bear has shown us that we can start over and be happy. Thank you, Cocker Rescue; you do great things in dogs and peoples life . THANK YOU.

Posted 3 years, 3 months ago at 1:18 pm.

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Ace Has A New Home

Ace with Sean, Deb and Allison

Sean, Deb and Allison were looking for their first family dog when they saw Ace at one of our adoption events. He’s a friendly boy who loves people, but there were other dogs they wanted to see as well so they held off for another week and visited him again at a another Petco adoption event. It was a hard choice to make since a couple of dogs caught their attention, but after talking it over at lunch, they came back and announced Ace was the one! Deb and Allison sat on the floor and Ace immediately jumped into their laps and snuggled. He had adopted them as well!

Posted 4 years ago at 8:31 am.

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Harley Henry’s Happy Tale

Rod and Harley Henry

Normally, our Happy Tales are about rescued dogs that find new forever homes, however we had to make an exception when it came to Harley Henry.  Harley’s owner, Rod, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis several years ago and is now in a wheel chair.  Rod was facing a move into an assisted living situation that would not allow dogs, so he contacted RMCR to help place Harley into a new home.  Harley never really assimilated into life at his foster mom’s home.  He moped around and looked out the window, hoping that Rod would show up to get him.  On weekends when he went to adoption events, he stuck close to the male volunteers, following them wherever they went and sitting in their laps. Then Rod called – he’d found an assisted living complex that allowed dogs and asked if he could take Harley back!  As you can see, the reunion was touching.  Harley knew within three miles of home that he was on his way back and was standing in the window looking for his house.  All of us at RMCR fell in love with Harley and we are so pleased that he could be reunited with Rod.  Best wishes for a long and happy life, gentlemen!

Posted 4 years, 1 month ago at 2:45 pm.

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Dexter’s Happy Tale

Dexter with Kevin and Family

Kevin was looking for a playmate for his Cocker Spaniel, HuckelBerry, when he saw Dexter’s photo on the Web.  He contact RMCR and drove up from Pueblo for a visit.  He decided then and there that Dexter was the one!  Unfortunately, they had to drive back to Pueblo and wait for the adoption proces to be completed, however we’re happy to report that they are all together now and are doing well.  Good job, Dex!

Posted 4 years, 1 month ago at 1:51 pm.

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A Happy Tale About Max

Linda and Maddox

 Linda is another one of RMCR’s valuable volunteers. She started volunteering because she loves Cocker Spaniels, but didn’t have either the room or the time for a dog of her own – until she met Max. When we were desperate for fosters, Linda agreed to take Max until space became available, but instead fell head over heals for him. Now called Maddox, they make a great team and RMCR gets to share yet another short success story about a rescued dog and a proud foster failure.

Posted 4 years, 1 month ago at 12:35 pm.

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Heidi’s Happy Home

Barb and Mike with Katie and Heidi

Heidi came to us from Utah where this youngster was found as a matted messy stray. Her ears were so painfully infected that she didn’t want us to touch her head when we groomed her the first time. Heidi’s little head has a permanent tilt to it perhaps because of chronic ear infections; however, the infections are cleared up now and she is as healthy as they come. Mike and Barb fell in love with her pictures on our website and could hardly wait to add to her their family. Heidi adopted this wonderful couple and their dog, Katie, so she will have a fur-ever family of her own to love and kiss for many years to come.

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago at 9:22 am.

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Casey’s Happy Tale

Tom and Shirl with Casey

 When Casey came to us as a stray from Utah, he was terribly matted and filthy, but just as friendly as could be. That sweet personality and good house manners won the hearts of both his foster mom and dad from the start. When Tom and Shirl applied to adopt him, it was clear they would be the perfect parents who could offer him a great life, but that didn’t make it any easier for his foster parents to let him go! Casey loved Tom and Shirl immediately and settled into their mountain home as if he had lived there his entire life. The best part is that the foster parents have visiting rights! Casey, we hope to see lots of you in the years to come!

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago at 6:05 am.

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Chase’s Happy Tale

Kay with Annie and Jim with Chase

Jim and Kay had previously adopted Annie from RMCR last year.  An avid Cocker lover, Jim began to volunteer transporting dogs from foster homes to the vet, meeting incoming transports and taking dogs to foster homes, and shuffling dogs from foster homes to adoption events.  He was very adamant that Annie was “the only dog” and Annie agreed!  That was until he met Chase.  Chase came to us a very sick little boy.  He had a liver shunt and was in danger of dying without surgery.  The surgery was to be done at the Colorado State University Vet School in Fort Collins.  Jim took Chase up multiple times in preparation for the surgery and also for the actual procedure and they developed a strong bond.  Once Chase was well enough to be adopted, Jim couldn’t resist!  Now Chase has a happy forever home with Jim and Kay and Annie doesn’t seem to mind too much!!

Posted 4 years, 3 months ago at 9:15 am.

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Buster’s Happy Tale

Buster with Seth and Kelly

 Buster, a strikingly good looking young male Cocker, is very shy around men but loves women. When Seth and Kelly stopped by one of our recent adoption events, Buster immediately caught their attention. They left the event to think about it but soon returned. Apparently Kelly called her mother to tell her about Buster and her mother said, “Get back over there and adopt that dog!” After passing muster with their resident female Cocker, Buster was soon on his way to his forever home. Within a day or so, he was sleeping on the bed between them and settling in beautifully. This lucky dog even shares a backyard with the dogs next door so he has lots of playmates!

Posted 4 years, 3 months ago at 3:10 pm.

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Travi’s Fur-Ever Home

Chelsea with Larry and Mary

Travi, a former puppy mill dog was painfully shy and fearful when she arrived in Denver about a month ago. At her first Petco adoption event, this beauty spent the majority of the as far away from people as possible and faced the opposite direction so she wouldn’t have to look at anyone. Three weeks later she was at another Petco adoption event when she found Mary who cuddled her on her lap for quite some time. (Little did we know that Mary and Larry were there to inspect our volunteers to see what kind of a rescue we ran! We passed their test!!) Mary decided she would foster-to-adopt this shy girl. The first week was challenging with Travi being very fearful of the doors and not wanting her front feet to be touched, but she won Mary’s heart when she joined her in bed one night. Larry decided Travi’s new name should be Chelsea after the English soccer team; he even bought her a blue soccer jersey to wear when he takes her to the nearby soccer park! Chelsea is slowly becoming comfortable around her new parents who are doting on her just as she deserves. When we left their home, they were discussing sweaters and booties for Chelsea to wear when it snows! We think Chelsea picked a great fur-ever home.

Posted 4 years, 4 months ago at 6:36 am.

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Nixie’s Happy Tale

Beatrix and Don with Sammy and Nixie

Don and Beatrix were looking for a companion for nine year old Sammy when they stumbled across our web site.   They asked about a couple of the pups, but decided that Nixie would be the best fit.  They came to visit him at one of the Petco adoption events and they only had to look at him to know he was the right one.  Sammy seemed to agree.  Nixie settled right in, even falling asleep on Don’s lap as they drove home that afternoon.   Sammy is teaching Nixie how to fetch and play with toys.  All in all, we think he’s going to have a good life!  Way to go, Nixie!

Posted 4 years, 5 months ago at 2:08 pm.

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Jovi’s Happy Tale

Kathleen with Jovi and Kealy

New mom, Kathleen, says it best:

On the day Jovi arrived, I knew this was a good fit. Jovi ran around and around in the house, his rear end wiggling enthusiastically the whole time. Kealy, of course, was a little overwhelmed by all of Jovi’s energy that day, but they have now settled into a playful relationship. I opened the door to our backyard that day and Jovi galloped out, down the stairs, and proceeded to run in circles throughout the entire yard. There is a retaining wall in my back yard which is only about 3 feet high. It was just joyful to see Jovi leap up and down and up and down from the upper level to the lower level and back again.

Some of the most fabulous things about Jovi are, of course, his beautiful face and soft coat and his wonderful personality. His size is perfect for our home and yard. My house is scattered with his toys, kind of like a big playpen. Something for him to chew on is always just a few feet away! I don’t mind at all! He has already torn apart a stuffed squeaky toy, looking for the plastic squeak-maker, just as my terriers have always done. We play tug-of-war every evening. Jovi and I have taken some long walks and he meets many dogs along the trail. He is always friendly and ready to play with them. Whenever I push the ice dispenser on the front of my refrigerator, he jumps and jumps in anticipation of the cube that will surely fall to the floor into his domain. The tricks he knows are the icing on the cake. What a lovely dog.

And we add – what a lucky dog!!

Posted 4 years, 5 months ago at 1:59 pm.

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Boots’ Happy Tale

Teresa and Boots

Boots came to us from Nebraska after his elderly owner realized a two year old dog had too much energy for her 80+ years. This totally adorable American Cocker Spaniel stole a lot of hearts, but he saved his heart for Teresa who saw him at one of our adoption events at Petco. Boots and Teresa have bonded tightly in their few days together; he never wants to be parted from her and covers her in kisses when she comes home! This precious dog loves to be carried like a baby with his head on her shoulder! We are so happy for this little boy who is now the center of his mom’s attention and life. Teresa receives his unconditional love and full attention. He even ignores the guinea pigs in the home! They snuggle together all night, take long walks, and play fetch when he isn’t in clicker training to become a perfectly trained pup. We think these two will be velcroed together for many years to come.

Posted 4 years, 5 months ago at 9:15 am.

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Emma’s Happy Tale

Emma with Rita, Terry and Dusty

Emma came to us from South Dakota after her family surrendered her due to economic conditions. She was a little shy at first and confused as to why the only family she knew in her 2 years of life had abandoned her, but soon her sweetheart personality started to show itself and she enjoyed all the attention she was getting at her foster home and adoption event. Terry and Rita happened to stop at our booth at an adoption event at the Highlands Ranch Petco when this black beauty caught their eyes. Emma fell in love with Terry immediately (or was it vice versa?), but she still had to pass muster with Dusty, the family dog, before she could adopt her new parents. The couple’s six-month-old granddaughter also had to approve since she visited several days a week. Emma turned on the charm and wiggled her way into their hearts. She is still trying to get Dusty to play with her so she can prove how much fun she is to be around, but we’re sure they will be best friends before too long. How could anyone resist that gorgeous Cocker Spaniel?

Posted 4 years, 5 months ago at 11:02 am.

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Jordan’s Happy Tale

Jordan and her new family

Jordan’s new mom, Bev, writes:

This past year we lost our two 17 year old Cocker Spaniels, Lickie and Puddles, that we had adopted from the Humane Society. They gave our family such love and happiness. Lickie and Puddles were both so smart, funny, and loving. Their deaths left such a whole in my heart.

I knew we had to have another Cocker so I set out to find that kind of love again. That’s when I came across the Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, and Jordan. Jordan’s owner had passed away, and she had been in several different places. When I saw her, I knew she was meant for us. She too is a very smart and sweet cocker. We feel we’ve helped her with her loss and she has helped us with ours.

I wanted to somehow repay and thank Lickie and Puddles for a portion of the many years of companionship they gave to our family so I joined the Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue to assist in finding homes for other Cockers. I would encourage anyone who can to help by fostering. Fostering save lives by giving RMCR time to find the right home for the many Cockers they are rescuing.

Posted 4 years, 6 months ago at 7:48 pm.

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A Tale of Brave Ulysses

Ulysses (now Oscar) with his new playmates

Ulysses came to us so very sick with pneumonia. But after vet visits and tender loving care from his foster Mom and Dad, he recovered and was spotted on the web by his new family. It was love at first sight.  Ulysses met each family member, including his new cockapoo buddy Sammy, and acted like he’d lived there for years.  It was heartwarming to see the dogs and the kids just have a ball, literally, they loved playing ball! Ulysses is now Oscar and has a new happy home with lots of fun and activity.

Posted 4 years, 6 months ago at 8:02 pm.

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Titanium and Nancy

Nancy and Becca (formerly Titanium)

Nancy and Titanium, now called Becca

Titanium had a rough life for someone so young. In her 15 months of life, she was a puppy mill dog taken after a raid to a vet in Kansas who cared for her until she came to Colorado. She was so very shy and timid that we knew she would need extra TLC and a home where she would be loved and allowed to bloom. Nancy was drawn to Titanium’s beautiful red coloring with the white blaze on her chest and her freckled nose. She knew that this young Cocker would need a special home and was willing to give her the time and space to come out of her shell. On her second night in her new home, Titanium slept on the bed with Nancy and woke her with a cold nose on her nose! Then she curled up under her arm to settle in for sleep. Nancy obviously has the right touch for a dog who just didn’t know where she belonged in life. They are bonding nicely now and Titanium has a name to match her sweet, gentle personality…Becca.

Posted 4 years, 6 months ago at 10:21 am.

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Lexi’s Christmas Present

Bob, Pat and Lexi

 

 

Lexi got her Christmas present a week early in the form of her new parents Bob and Pat! Lexi came to us from Nebraska where she was found as a stray so badly matted that the shelter didn’t know her breed until they shaved her down. Underneath all that fur was a sweet, gentle Cocker/Schnauzer mix. Bob and Pat were looking for a Cocker/Terrier mix when along came Lexi, so their Christmas wish was fulfilled as well. It was definitely love at first sight for everyone. Lexi will spend her life pampered and loved by her new family and, in return, giving them her unconditional love.

Posted 4 years, 7 months ago at 2:51 pm.

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Pepper’s Happy Tale

Max and SophieMax with Arianna, Demitris and Sophie

Pepper was one of the more popular dogs that came into our rescue.  Debbie and her family had been waiting some time for the one they thought would be the best fit for their family.  They met Pepper and knew that he was the one.  They have renamed him Max and wanted to share a couple of stories:

He is quite a little character.  Tonight after I put the kids to bed, I couldn’t find him – usually he is Velcroed to my side.  However, I found him alright, sitting at the dining room table, politely in a chair, little paws just barely touching the table, and he was licking the chicken platter.  I said with proper inflection, “Maaaxxxxxx.”  He hopped down immediately and hid behind the sofa.  Too funny.

In the first photo, Sophie is reading him a story – about fish!  We think he liked it.

Posted 4 years, 7 months ago at 12:57 pm.

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Molly’s New Family

Molly with Tom, Deanna and Hannah

Hannah’s heart was stolen instantly by Molly, a 5 month old Cocker Spaniel puppy with long eye lashes and the cutest freckles ever seen. Molly was apparently equally in love with Hannah since she stuck close by her side and turned on the charm. Tom and Deanna were stricken by how intelligent little Molly was when she met their two yellow labs who were to become her new brother and sister. Molly knew how far she could go when playing with each dog and when to back off. Hannah would like to be a junior handler, so Molly will be the perfect student for her to train. Hannah and Molly are so cute together! Talk about a match made in Heaven for this young girl and her new puppy!

Posted 4 years, 7 months ago at 8:25 pm.

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Jasper’s Happy Tale

 

Ron and Jasper

Ron is a very experienced Cocker owner with more than 30 years under his belt, so he knew exactly what he wanted when he saw Jasper’s picture and read his bio. Jasper has his dad’s full attention since he is an only dog and Ron is fortunate enough to be home a majority of the time. Just two guys hanging out and sharing life together…what more could a dog ask? We are very pleased that they found each other and made an immediate connection for life!

Posted 4 years, 8 months ago at 8:38 am.

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Finnigan’s Happy Tale

 

Diane and Steve with Finnigan

We love win-win situations in Cocker Spaniel rescue! Steve and Diane were wanting the pitter-patter of little doggie feet in their home without all the expense and we were looking for foster homes. They responded to a craigslist ad that we posted for fosters and became proud foster failures on their very first foster, Finnigan! We don’t blame them one bit. Who could resist these cute, cuddly, playful dogs who invade our hearts for life? Finnigan has an unusual eye color that matches his spots perfectly, too, so he is a real beauty to behold and a joy to have around. Lucky for us, Steve and Diane are continuing to foster so that Finnigan (Finn) has playmates in his beautiful mountain home with lots of property. It is truly a win-win situation for Steve and Diane, Finnigan and Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue!

Posted 4 years, 8 months ago at 8:34 am.

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Molly and Paddy’s Happy Tale

 

Jane with Paddy and Molly

Jane had experienced incredible loss and heartache in her life recently when she saw Molly at one of our adoption events. Molly’s family had to give her up that very day because their lives got too busy to give her the attention she needed and deserved, so Molly was really hurting as well. Although Jane wasn’t looking for a dog, these two made an immediate connection that was much like Super Glue…nothing could separate them. They were so happy together it was just pure joy watching them. Not long afterwards, Jane decided to rescue another soul in need of love and family, so she adopted Paddy. Now the three of them are a perfect little family, going everywhere together and taking long walks enjoying life and love. We don’t know who saved who in this Happy Tale, but we’re pretty sure it was mutual. Jane saved Molly and Paddy and, in return, they saved her

Posted 4 years, 8 months ago at 7:48 am.

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Farrah’s New Home

 

Mike and Carol with Farrah

Farrah needed to find a new home because her mom became too busy to give her the attention she needs and deserves. While it was unbelievably difficult to give up such a precious Cocker, she did what was best for Farrah and gave her to Mike and Carol to love and cherish. Farrah now has a fenced-in acre to explore and chase bunnies, a doggie door so she can go in and out as she pleases and a wonderful new mom and dad who fell madly in love the instant they saw her on our website. Mike and Carol’s granddog, Powder, will be over to visit and play on occasion, too. To top off this fairy tale ending, Mike and Carol have jobs where one of them will be home with Farrah both day and night, so she will always have a human to love and play with at all times.

Posted 4 years, 8 months ago at 8:57 am.

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Franklin’s Happy Tale

Eric, Franklin and Allissa
Eric, Franklin and Allissa

Franklin is a puppy mill survivor and could not be sweeter. His foster mom said he was just perfect at her house, so we’re hoping he is just as perfect in his forever home. Sammy the cat isn’t as happy as Allissa and Eric are to have him around, but Franklin is hoping for a new playmate with Sammy, so we hope Sammy warms up soon.

Posted 4 years, 9 months ago at 9:16 pm.

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Cadmium’s Happy Home

Leon and Janet with Hubble

Leon and Janet with Hubble

 Cadmium has a Happy Tale to share with everyone! This beautiful, shy American Cocker Spaniel has a loving new home with Janet and Leon who will lavish him with all the love, attention and patience he needs to fulfill his potential as a phenomenal companion dog. His new mom is taking time off work to help her new fur baby adjust to his forever home. We are so happy for this little boy who deserves to be the pride and joy of this compassionate couple who realize what a great dog Cadmium (now Hubble) will be for them for many years to come.

Posted 4 years, 9 months ago at 6:05 pm.

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A New Home for Jasper

 

Shelley, Jasper and Don

Jasper is a gorgeous puppy mill survivor with freckles on his nose who has a phenomenal new forever home with Donald and Shelley in Eaton. It didn’t take long at all before he was asking for scratches and love from his new parents, who helped him get familiar with his home by tossing a tennis ball in the back yard for him. Of course, it didn’t take Jasper long to find the cat’s food, either! He has a wonderful yard and yummy veggie garden to explore along with lots of trails. I’m sure Donald and Shelley will be taken for lots of walks from here on as Jasper takes them on tours of Eaton for many years to come. We’re also hoping that Jasper can convince his mom and dad that he needs to “pay it forward” by fostering other rescued Cockers in the years to come!

Posted 4 years, 9 months ago at 8:10 am.

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Benjamin’s Happy Tale

Ben, Pam and Maisey1

Pam decided her beautiful Cocker Spaniel Maisey needed a buddy, so she started looking for the perfect match. Little Benjamin won her heart immediately, but it will take Maisey a little longer to get used to Benjamin’s puppy energy and enthusiasm. As Benjamin settles into his forever home, he will learn that Maisey is Queen Bee and that he is a very lucky puppy to have Pam as his mom.

Posted 4 years, 10 months ago at 6:12 pm.

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