Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, Inc.

Bobbie Mae 13-081

Meet Miss Bobbie Mae. She is a black and white parti-color Cocker senior about 9-10 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 $300.

 

 

Posted 7 months, 4 weeks ago at 7:19 pm.

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Cookie 13-079

 

 

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.

**UPDATE** Cookie now has a sponsor and her adoption fee has been paid. If you are interested in Cookie and have been approved for adoption she may be just the right girl for you!!!

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’s  adoption fee is $150.00

Posted 8 months, 1 week ago at 10:24 pm.

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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, 3 months ago at 4:48 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 1 year, 11 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 ago at 10:28 am.

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Toby’s Happy Tale Letter to RMCR

Dear Friends at Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue,

In late summer-early fall of 2011, we adopted Toby. He is a wonderful and perfect addition to our home! Toby, now “Mr. Dude”, has bonded with each one of us in different ways. He and I hang out and play or just snuggle. Dad and Toby play ball, go for walks and play, play, play! He and our daughter are best friends. Toby loves “his girl”! Thank you RMCR aiding us in finding the best dog!

P.S. A note from Toby: Life here is great! I have lots of energy and a fun family. I’m such a good boy! (Mom tells me that all the time.) I’m learning new tricks and making friends wherever I go. Thank you for finding my forever family!

Posted 2 years ago at 1:25 pm.

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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, 2 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, 3 months ago at 7:59 am.

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Pixie’s Happy Tale

Shannon and Pixie

Shannon shared the following with us about finding Pixie:

I’ve known for years that I was interested in adopting a rescue dog and was looking forward to adopting early next year.  However, while perusing rescue sites, I came across Pixie.  She sounded too good to be true.  I immediately had a strong feeling about her and knew that I would be making a huge mistake to pass her up.  I figured that I would send in my application and hope that I had the opportunity to take this beautiful dog home.  From the moment I met Pixie, I knew that she was meant to join my family.  We bonded almos immediately and  have been inseparable since.  She has the playful personality of a puppy; ready to greet you with snuggles and kisses when you walk through the door. She also kows how to lounge and relax after a long day at the park.  We are perfectly compatible.  Thank you so much!!! She’s such a joy!

Posted 2 years, 6 months ago at 6:37 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, 6 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, 6 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, 7 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, 7 months ago at 6:52 am.

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Tonic’s Happy Tale

Today truly was a lucky day for a little boy named Tonic.  Dumped at a shelter with his brother and sister at barely eight weeks of age, his future could have been very grim.  Instead, he came to Denver.  His sister caught the eye of Becca, but it was Tonic who would go home with them in the end.  Wrapped in loving arms, their vehicle filled with everything he would need to grow up happy and loved, including the perfect little brown collar and lead, they took off to start their new lives together.  Before leaving, however, they allowed us to capture the moment that will remain in our hearts for a long time to come.  Have a good life, Tonic!  And blessings be upon John and Becca!  Because of you, Tonic is one lucky boy!

Posted 2 years, 8 months ago at 8:36 pm.

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Missy’s Happy Tale

Missy, a Cocker mix, arrived in the Rescue a scared, distrusting and defensive dog who had known life only as a too-small crate in the basement. After four months with RMCR, she had blossomed into a playful, happy, confident little girl who loved to be with her people. Nancy was looking for a new companion after losing her beloved Cocker, Copper, and expressed an interest in Missy. When Missy showed up to the adoption event, looking super cute after a trip to the groomer, Nancy fell in love! Missy’s foster mom knew it was a good match when Missy curled up next to Nancy after a few minutes with her, and then saw Missy trot off happily with Nancy to her new life. We wish Nancy and Missy all the best!!

Posted 2 years, 9 months ago at 6:55 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, 4 months ago at 12:57 pm.

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Toby

Bill and Toby

Bill and Toby

Bill is a foster failure and proud of it! Who can blame him for wanting to keep this beautiful Cocker Spaniel mix named Toby? This gorgeous tri-colored boy has a wonderful forever home with lots of land to explore, dogs for playtime and Bill for love and cuddles. Is it any wonder why we are always looking for new foster homes when our fosters fall madly in love with the dogs in their care?

Posted 4 years, 10 months ago at 10:07 am.

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