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. Update: 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 wellbeing of the dog.
Cookie is micro-chipped neutered and up-to-date on her shots. If you would like to adopt Cookie please fill out anonline adoption application. Cookie’s
adoption fee is $150.00
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago at 10:24 pm. Add a comment
Jacxs is a very loving and sweet boy. He is a beautiful, active senior at 11 years old. He bonds quickly with his caregivers and loves to show affection. When he gets happy he rolls around and gets on his side, waiting for you to scratch his ribs and talk to him. He loves to be scratched behind his jaw so much he presses your hand into the side of his face while he licks them. He gives kisses and really is a big, loveable goofball.
He does well with other dogs, and even a guinea pig. He does not like children. He is not much of a barker, but will join in if other dogs are barking. He does prefer to eat alone and doesn’t like when other dogs hassle him, trying to take his toys. If given a treat he will wait his turn with the other dogs without issue.
He is a big, sturdy, healthy boy at 45 lbs and has very good muscle tone. Jacxs is most likely a Clumber Spaniel-Cocker Spaniel mix. He’s a buff-and-white parti-color with wavy fur that sheds very little if at all. Jacxs is a complete gentleman in the car, even with the window open. He walks very well on a retractable leash with little or no correction. He does not like to be crated, but he deals with it. He prefers to be left in a spare room instead, if necessary. He does not jump up on the furniture and will only do so if invited. He loves to sleep on the floor at his person’s bedside, even if he does snore a bit.
He has a mass by his sternum that has tested negative for cancer. He is fully vaccinated, chipped, and even his teeth are now sparkly clean! Jacxs still has a lot of love to give. His beauty, personality, and boundless affection needs to be shared with someone. Please give Jacxs the second chance he deserves? The love you share with him will be given back to you and your family tenfold.
He is fully vetted and the vet said he was the healthiest dog she has seen in a long time.
We received an update on Jacxs from his Foster Dad-
- Jacsx is not aggressive towards other dogs. Does not display any alpha tendencies.
- Loves to be petted and loved on. Especially like being scratched under the chin and the sides of the neck. if you are doing it right, he will give your wrist kisses as you do it.
- The aggressiveness he showed initially (and it was only for the first couple of days he got to my house) appears to have been his not being comfortable in his new surroundings. He has shown no aggression since. There is one major exception. He does not like small children. He growled only once at the last event and that was when a couple of small kids came up on him really fast. He let other kids pet him without problems.
- We have been working with him on his potty training. He will go out now but I need to be out there with him. Also, he needs to go out right after eating (or right before). He is a terrific friend and companion.
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago at 7:33 am. Add a comment
Good Day to you. I’m Obadiah or Obie as everyone calls me. I am about 1 year old. My foster mom thinks I’ll find a great home. I’m housed trained and I love to snuggle. I like to play with toys but I’m not that into them. If you want to play with me with them I’ll play. Even at times I’ll growl at my toys. I’m just telling it I’m boss, but I’m not mean. I love walking the trails and have a ton of energy to burn. I don’t mind other dogs or kids or even strangers and I’ll behave well when they want to say Hi to me. I love to be held, especially if it’s a complete new environment for me. But my foster mom tells me I’m fine in the new environment and I believe her.
I needed a little help with my car behavior. I panicked a bit when the car stopped. I prefer not to be left alone and I could be like lightening trying to get out ahead of you so I don’t get left alone. It is very important that my new family makes sure I’m leashed before getting out of the car. Or seat belted in would be great. I also have a hard time with being left at home alone so I try to dart for the door when you leave. My foster mom is working on this with me and I have come a long way.
We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to any person for the wellbeing of the dog.
RMCR will make sure he is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and micro-chipped. Obadiah’s adoption fee is $300. If you are interested in meeting Obie please fill out an online adoption application.
Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago at 10:23 am. Add a comment
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, 2 months ago at 8:57 am. Add a comment
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 3 years, 6 months ago at 2:45 pm. Add a comment
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 3 years, 7 months ago at 9:22 am. Add a comment
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 3 years, 8 months ago at 6:36 am. Add a comment
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 3 years, 9 months ago at 1:59 pm. Add a comment
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 3 years, 11 months ago at 8:02 pm. Add a comment
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 3 years, 11 months ago at 10:21 am. Add a comment