Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, Inc.

Buddy 13-136: Adult

Info updated March 28, 2014
After Buddy’s former owner passed away, the extended family called RMCR for help. Buddy wants to please and has been a joy and very obedient in his foster home. He has a history of epilepsy beginning when he was young and takes daily medication to control the seizures. On rare occasions, he will have a breakthrough seizure. He does need to be handled in a calm and gentle manner as he might surprise you with a snap if you grab him by his collar, reach for him too quickly, or surprise him. For these reasons, we recommend a home without children. As long as his family accepts and understands these behavior quirks, Buddy is gentle in return. If you don’t rush Buddy and treat him with kindness, he will reward you with respect, and show you his affectionate love by giving kisses and relaxing in your lap. Buddy’s foster family will gladly talk with any applicant about his flourishing personality.

Buddy is sweet, gentle and has adjusted well considering the various changes he’s had in his short 6 years. He loves to be near his people so you can look into his eyes, watch his facial expressions and know how happy he is. Buddy is both house and crate-trained and gets along very well with other dogs. He does pull some walking on the leash but continues to get better. He will gently take a treat from your hand and likes to give kisses. He likes to play ball, but tends to keep it after fetching. He will cower if you raise your voice, so he prefers patience from all members of the household. If you have these qualities, Buddy will bring you much joy as a loyal and loving companion. Knowing he lost his previous loving owner and was moved into a strange new place with other dogs had to be frightening for him. He is a sweet gentle dog who has adjusted well and would make a loving companion.

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

Buddy is micro-chipped, neutered and up-to-date on his shots. If you would like to adopt Buddy, please fill out an online adoption application. Buddy’s special needs adoption fee is $150.

Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago at 4:10 pm.

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Cole & Myria: Adult


Myria (my-ra) is a 4-year old red female and her brother, Cole, is a 4-year old Black male who will be available after their initial veterinary exam. A bonded pair means they must be adopted together as separating them is too traumatic – these two have lived together since birth.

More info will be posted after their behavior assessments are performed.

Prior to adoption, they both will be micro-chipped, spayed/neutured and up-to-date on their shots. If you would like to meet Myria (ID: 14-083) and Cole (ID: 14-082) to see if they a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Their combined adoption fee is $600.

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



Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago at 11:40 am.

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Clover 14-070: Adult

Clover is an 8-year old red female who was a former mill dog placed on death row in Illinois. She spent her first 7 years in a dark garage pushing out puppies. She has had cataracts most her life and decreased hearing. She has just been evaluated and is an excellent candidate for cataract removal. We are so excited to give this darling girl an opportunity to see. This girl weighs in at a healthy 27 lbs. She gets around very well – surprisingly better than most dogs who can see and hear. Her sense of smell is phenomenal, as is expected from a dog who has limited-to-no sight or hearing. She can sniff a bunny faster than a seeing eye dog!

Please help us raise $2500 for her cataract surgery and short-term aftercare treatment. Click here to donate or use one of our standard donation links on the right side toolbar.

Clover is micro-chipped, spayed and up-to-date on her shots, however she is not available for immediate adoption pending cataract surgery.

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago at 10:56 pm.

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Hugo 14-036: Young

Are you looking for an Agility dog – one who loves to run and jump and spring into the air?

Hugo can jump very high and run as fast as ever. He is a beautiful Cocker Spaniel mix thought to be about 2-years-old. Although he had no obedience training until he came into rescue, he is amazingly well-behaved and listens with his heart wide open. When first in rescue he had no idea how to play or what to do with a ball or a toy. Hugo is a very active young dog who does require a good size yard with at least a 6-foot privacy fence. He has been known to jump over a 6-foot fence when he is on a mission: getting a squirrel or his foster dad leaving the driveway. Thankfully he has good recall and comes when called.

Hugo’s life started as an outside dog where he was alone and no one available to give him any attention or love. He developed a habit to bark, hoping his bark would get someone’s attention. He was ultimately taken away by animal control where he lived in a shelter for more than a month.

After being rescued, Hugo was kind but often acted like a wild child running from scary things and looking for safe hiding places. Through daily consistent repetitive training exercises, his behavior began to improve. He learned how to sit, wait, get off, and get down but may need a reminder as his excitement gets a hold of him and he forgets. His leash manners have greatly improved. The human on the other end of the leash needs knows how and when to remind him if he forgets his manners.

At first, Hugo did not know how to play or have fun; he was afraid of other dogs and would run and hide from everyone. He now gets along relatively well with his foster doggies. He does have food and bone guarding issues, so it’s important to feed him separately from others. Hugo appears to have some herding instincts. Hugo observed his foster mom directing a litter of puppies into their crates. Within just a few days, Hugo began herding them toward their crate – gently nudging them with his nose. As the puppies grew, Hugo could be found running and playing with them, even letting them jump on and over him, playing to their hearts content.

Recently, some 8-17 year-olds starting agility experiments with Hugo. He jumps over a 3 foot garden fence, sits, receives a reward, then does it again. He also loves to run on the patio railing and find a place to perch like a rooster smelling into the air and looking for who knows what. He will bark loudly however out of excitement until he is corrected for barking.

Hugo can be a little mouthy but this too has decreased considerably by not doing things to him where he feels threatened and has to nip. At times, if he doesn’t like what you’re doing, he might put his mouth on your hand. With proper understanding by his family and others, this can be avoided. Because of this, his physical strength and his need for a high-activity lifestyle, we recommend a family without babies or toddlers. With continued consistent training with manners and rules, along with plenty of activities, Hugo will continue to learn how to be happy.

If you are an active person/family and want an Agility Dog, Hugo is sure to bring you many ribbons for many years.

Hugo is micro-chipped, neutered and up-to-date on his shots. If you would like to meet Hugo and continue to help him adapt to a happier life, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Hugo’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 weeks, 3 days ago at 8:41 pm.

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Carly 14-084: Adult

*** Adoption Pending***

Carly is an 8-year old female Cocker Spaniel-American Eskimo mix - Cock-a-Mo! She will be available for adoption after her initial veterinary examination.

Carly looks and acts like a very healthy and lively girl. She is a little intimidated by the world as she was nervous with the introduction of a home since she lived most of her life outdoors. She is starting to learn being indoors. It’s obvious she has spent a lot of time alone; she desires love and will ask to be pet by putting her paws on your lap.

She is learning to walk gently on a leash enjoying all the new smells. Carly was recently groomed and had her teeth cleaned. She gets along with all her foster doggie siblings and after just one-week, she is showing off her 100% house-training skills.

Carly arrived into rescue already micro-chipped, spayed and up-to-date on her shots. If you would like to meet Carly to see if he is a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Carly’s adoption fee is $300.

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

Posted 4 weeks ago at 10:52 pm.

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Andy 14-076

** ANDY 14-076:  NEEDS A FOSTER HOME  **

Andy is a 4-year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel male who needs a foster willing to provide him a warm, loving home until he finds a forever home. He does great with other dogs and cats and sleeps on his dog pillow. RMCR provides all foster dogs with veterinary care, grooming, food, and a crate, if desired.

If you would like to foster, please fill out an application. Someone will then contact you to further discuss our rescue dogs needing foster homes.


Posted 4 weeks ago at 10:38 pm.

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Lukie 14-077: Young


***Adoption Pending***

I hear everyone say I’m a pretty dog, but I prefer handsome! I’m blushing, but I’m not sure anyone can see it, since I’m all black except a small white spot on my chest. I’m Lukie and I enjoy riding in the car and playing fetch.  I really like playing with balls and can entertain myself when you get tired of throwing the ball by batting it around the house or the yard by myself.  I’m house trained, and picked up the doggie door immediately. I have slept in the crate at night with no issues, but prefer to sleep on the foster’s bed or doggie bed.  I get along well with my two dog brothers.  I love teenagers and adults.

Lukie came from a neglected home so we prefer a home with older kids. Lukie is full of life and would like an active family to adopt him.  Lukie is about 4 years old. He enjoys walks, but is learning not to pull while on the leash.   He weighs in at 33 lbs. but it is a healthy weight.   Lukie is bigger than the average cocker.  He loves his belly rubs and being with his people.  He is a sweet, well-mannered boy.

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

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

Posted 4 weeks ago at 10:11 pm.

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Hooch 10-009: Adult

Hooch is a 6-year-old, light red, male American Cocker Spaniel who has had a rough life lately with lots of changes in ownership beginning with the death of his owner earlier this year. He is a wonderful, very intelligent boy who craves attention and leadership. A typical Velcro Cocker, Hooch is never far away from his person and loves to go for walks. He loves to play fetch. In fact, he can entertain himself for a long time by pushing the ball under furniture and then working to retrieve it.

Hooch gets along well with other dogs, however cats are unknown. He is fully house-trained and leash-trained. He is also crate-trained, but doesn’t like it; no need for crating this boy anyway as he is nearly perfect! Hooch is timid at times and cowers away from fast movements by humans, but with time that will diminish. He is very well mannered and will make a wonderful companion for someone who will be his leader. He heels well with minor corrections and sleeps on his own bed beside his foster’s bed.

He resource guards his foster mom, but consistency and ongoing training is proving to be successful. He knows ALL the basic commands and readily performs them when asked, so he corrects quickly when he starts to growl. He needs a home with people who will continue to enforce discipline and give Hooch the structure he needs in his life to feel secure. Because of this, a home without children is preferred.

Hooch is micro-chipped, neutured and up-to-date on his shots. If you would like to meet Hooch to see if he is a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Hooch’s adoption fee is $300.

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

Posted 4 weeks ago at 9:58 pm.

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Lily 14-081: Adult


Lily is an adorable 8-year old buff female who loves to be in your lap. She is an absolute doll and everything you want from a female Cocker Spaniel. She loves to take possession of her balls, likes to play hide-n-seek, enjoys a good run in the yard, and when she’s ready for a nap, your lap works just fine. She prefers to sleep on the human’s bed, but is learning to sleep on her dog pillow on the floor. She does not act her age, more like a 3-year old puppy – full of life and energy. She is a tiny girl weighing only 19 lbs and doesn’t need to gain any weight!

She is an excellent passenger in the car, house-trained and has excellent house manners. She gets along “okay” with kids and other dogs but will protect herself initially until she is used to her new surroundings, people, and other dogs. She recently had all her teeth and ears cleaned.

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

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


Posted 4 weeks ago at 9:38 pm.

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Callie 14-080: Adult

Callie is the sweetest little girl you’ll ever meet. She loves people of all ages and wants nothing more than to be near you, resting her head on your knee or curled in your lap! Callie was left by her owner with no records or name, very sad for this darling dog, so her foster mom named her. She is approximately 8 to 10 years old, and may be a Springer/Cocker or Springer/Cockapoo mix. She is larger than a typical Cocker at 18 inches high at the shoulder and 31 pounds, with curly hair and the small eyes and freckled nose of a Springer.

She knows sit, shake, off/down and has very good house manners. She walks nicely on a leash (although she doesn’t like bicycles going by!) and rides well in the car. She does fine with other dogs her size, but can be a bit nervous and defensive with bigger dogs upon their initial greeting. She sleeps on a dog bed at night and is house-trained – she does well in the house during the day.

Callie arrived into our rescue dirty, scared and confused, but immediately was loving and gentle. Callie was spayed prior to arrival and recently had a dental. After only a few hours in her new foster home, she was quiet and still during her bath; she often reached up and repeatedly licked her foster dad’s face, as if saying ‘thank you for helping me.” Callie deserves a forever home where she will be loved, protected and never left behind again!

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

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

Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago at 8:18 pm.

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Buddy 14-071: Senior

Buddy is a loving buff male and a beautiful representative of the Cocker Spaniel breed. He is not super active, but enjoys going for walks and does well on a leash. He enjoys a short game of fetch; he arrived with more than a dozen of his favorite tennis balls. Buddy was an only dog for his entire 11 years and is doing remarkably well with his two foster-doggie brothers and foster-doggie sister. He is currently living with a 14-mos male toddler – both treating each other very kindly. Buddy warms up very quickly to any person who shows him compassion and love. He loves to cuddle but also enjoys a good snore on his pillow.

Buddy’s vet check revealed excellent health for a dog his age – his ears were great, no teeth extractions necessary, and he sees really well. Yes, a Cocker who still has all his teeth at age 11! Buddy prefers a home where he is not left alone for more than 4-hours at a time. He needs time to learn his humans will return. He knows to go potty outside and is house-trained, but if you leave him free to roam inside the house for several hours, the poor boy has got to go. He does not do well with other dogs that want to constantly play with him and get into his space, but if they respect him, he returns the same. Buddy is currently being fostered in our SoCo Branch.

Buddy is micro-chipped, neutured and up-to-date on his shots. If you would like to meet Buddy to see if he is a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Buddy’s adoption fee is only $150!

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

Posted 1 month, 1 week ago at 9:13 am.

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Rudy 14-075: Puppy

*** Adoption Pending*** 

Rudy comes to us from a puppy rescue in New Mexico.  He is now about 18 weeks old and is too young to be neutered at this time.   Rudy is a beautiful white cocker puppy who is lucky enough to have kept his lovely long tail.  He is well behaved yet has that fun and exciting puppy activity about him.  Rudy is very bright and very active and he sleeps well during nap times as well as at night.  He does some barking but it is not excessive and mostly occurs during play and only rarely when in the crate.   He is affectionate, even tempered, and sometimes a little goofy.  He rides well in the car while safely in a crate.  Rudy likes to chew so be sure to have high quality bones and chew toys for his enjoyment.  He likes to run with the grown up cockers in the foster home and wants to play with them.  He is tolerant of their sniffs and licking and trying to get his toys.  He has been good with children and adults alike.  He has had no cat exposure.    Rudy is crate trained.  He still needs to have his human remind him to go outside for potty breaks and will have an occasional accident in the house if the human doesn’t keep timing in mind.   He is learning to walk on a leash.

Rudy is micro chipped and is up to date on his puppy shots.   He is soon to have his Rabies shot and is ready to be introduced to his forever home.

Prior to adoption, Rudy will be micro-chipped, neutured and up-to-date on his shots. If you would like to meet Rudy to see if he is a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Rudy’s adoption fee is $350.

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

Posted 1 month, 1 week ago at 8:48 pm.

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Emmitt 14-066: Adult


Emmitt is a wonderful 8-year-old male Cocker Spaniel who is a joy to have in the house.  He is active but also willing to just hang out.  Emmitt was given up because of severe anxiety issues.  While I would like to say that he doesn’t suffer from anxiety, I can’t.   He doesn’t like the crate and he doesn’t like riding in the car.  He is on medication to deal with the anxiety and we are working with the vet to try and dial in the correct dosage.  We are also working with him on becoming more comfortable in his crate and also in the car.  He eats in his crate and is not at all reluctant to enter when it’s time for dinner.  We are also working on small amounts of crating during the day with treats being dropped in, but he may be one of those dogs who is much happier not crated.  We are giving him free rein of the house when we are gone for short periods of time.  We have had no accidents or issues with things being destroyed.

While Emmitt has a some issues, he is the sweetest boy.    He gets along well with our other two Cockers.  They all play ball in the morning.  He walks well on a leash (we are using a halter).  He has the cutest bark which makes me laugh every time I hear it.  Emmitt is very affectionate and usually not demanding.

He would make a great addition to a home where people are home most of the time and with someone who will have some patience in dealing with his anxiety issues.

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

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


Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago at 7:30 am.

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Dude 14-073: Adult

Dude is a 9-year old male who loves taking walks, spending time with his family and is a real sweetheart. He is a very happy and loving boy and will make a wonderful companion for one lucky family. Dude gets along great with both cats and dogs.  Dude likes to be with you and will follow you into every room in the house.  He likes to sit outside on the porch and just enjoy life.  He loves his food and is always on the lookout for a snack.  He is gentle with kids and other animals.

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

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



Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago at 9:19 am.

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JuJu 11-075: Adult

I am pleased to introduce you to Juju who has been in foster care for quite some time.  This little boy who is now about 8 years old has had a tough time with skin issues.  His past included living in poor conditions with little to no care.  Once taken in by Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue he has been undergoing extensive vet care trying to get him in better condition overall.   Juju has suffered from numerous skin infections and has also suffered thinning hair and hair loss.  After having undergone recent allergy testing we now know that Juju has several environmental allergies and he has begun treatment for desensitization.  Allergy treatment will be a part of his life moving forward.  His skin is looking better today than it ever has since he came into rescue.  This boy has a will of steal and has let nothing get his spirits down.  He is happy and tolerates all handling.  Grooming is another story as he does need to be sedated for haircuts.  He has a severe fear of the clippers and scissors.

Juju has done well with children and other dogs.  He will however growl at another dog with a warning that they should get away if they are doing something he does not want them to be doing, like getting near his bone or his cuddle spot on his foster’s lap.  His exposure to cats is unknown. But overall, Juju is kind, sweet, very loving and enjoyable.  He is happy to go in the car, and to follow his foster mom and his companion dogs everywhere around the house being included in family activities and active play time.  He is crate trained and house trained.

An adoptive family for Juju should be one who can afford allergy care moving forward.  Juju is used to having a fenced yard and companionship of other dogs and having people around a lot of the time.  Juju will not do well in a home where he would be left alone for long periods of time.

JuJu is micro-chipped, neutered and up-to-date on his shots. If you would like to meet JuJu to see if he is a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. JuJu’s adoption fee is $300.

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

Posted 2 months, 1 week ago at 8:00 am.

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Lillian 14-044: Young

*** Adoption Pending***

Lillian is a very sweet dog who is a Wheaten Terrior Mix – mixed with what we do not know.  She is about 3 years old.    She came to us with a liter of 5, 5 week old puppies who have since all been adopted.   Lillian and her puppies were found as strays in Houston, Texas.  Lillian was found to be heart worm positive and was malnourished, underweight and in poor coat condition.  She and her puppies were scheduled to be euthanized in the shelter.  Even though these dogs are not Spaniels, RMCR decided to save them all.  Lillian was able to care for her beautiful puppies; they are vibrant and healthy and are all now in loving homes.   She has put on weight and her coat is coming back in.  She is a lovely dog with a gentle personality.

Lillian is low heart worm positive and is on a slow-kill treatment for the heart worm.   She would be as active as one would want her to be including hiking – but the heavy duty activity will have to wait until she is heart worm free.  You can discuss this with her foster who will address your questions. Lillian will recover but it will take a little time.  She is housetrained, does very little barking, and will have medium to high exercise needs once she is cleared of the heart worm.  She is leash trained and rides well in a crate in the car.   Lillian is affectionate, eager to please, playful and gentle.   She has done well with the other dogs in the foster home, children and adults.  She does not like cats.

Lillian needs a home with a yard and at least a 6 foot fence as she can crawl or jump over a 4 foot chain link fence.   She wants to be with her humans and will stay as close as possible even jumping baby gates in the house if not in the same room with her people.  She loves to cuddle while looking into her human’s eyes saying, “Thank you for saving me”!  She will be a very committed dog to her owner but will take time to adjust to a new home as she has bonded very strongly with her foster mom.  Not to worry about that however as she will re bond.   She will need a period of adjustment once adopted.  Some play dates with her before she would actually “move in” to her forever home will make her adjustment easier as she will be familiar with her adopter.

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

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

Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago at 2:32 pm.

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Rolo 14-054: Adult

Rolo is a 9 year old neutered male.  He all chocolate with the exception of a bit of white fur on his chest.

Rolo is a very sweet and affectionate dog.  He loves to follow his people around and just be near.  He is curious and will always want to put his nose in whatever you are doing….and that includes your meal, if you’re not careful.

Rolo is crate trained, but doesn’t like being in the crate if you’re not around.  He’ll complain for a while, but eventually settles down. He is very good on a leash and enjoys nice long walks.

Rolo is on a restricted diet because of his kidneys.  In medical terms, he has chronic renal disease.  We are hoping that home cooked meals and supplements will stabilize his kidney values.  A reversal is more than likely not possible, but stabilizations certainly is.  There is no reason why Rolo cannot continue enjoying a high quality life with his disease.

He loves meal time, just as any other dog does.  He barks and will carry on while his dinner is being prepared.  He also makes a funny little cooing sound.  He will make a wonderful companion.

Prior to adoption, Rolo will be micro-chipped, neutered and up-to-date on his shots. If you would like to meet him to see if he is a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Rolo’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 ago at 5:49 pm.

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Andy 14-053: Adult

Andy is a loving, go-with-the-flow, playful pup. This adorable 7-year-old buff Cocker has freckles on his face and feet. Andy adjusted well to his new home, and gets along well with his smaller, but alpha four-legged foster sister.

Andy is an affectionate dog who bonds with and quickly becomes protective of his people. Although he needs to lose five pounds, he is in great health. He had regular vet care throughout his life. Andy knows basic obedience, is house-trained and travels well. Andy would do best in a home that provides plenty of consistency, patience, one-on-one attention, and a big play area. He is very social and loves to tag along on adventures. When Andy feels overwhelmed by other dogs or humans, he will give a slight snarl.

Andy is submissive to alpha dogs, which makes him a good fit for homes with existing dogs. His history shows he does well with children. He also enjoys snuggling, chewing on bones, playing with his favorite toy, a red ball, and running around the yard. He loves walks but is just now learning not to pull on while on a leash, so this training should continue in his new home. Andy will show his love and devotion to anyone who, in return provides the same to him.

Prior to adoption, Andy will be micro-chipped, neutered and up-to-date on his shots. If you would like to meet Andy to see if he is a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Andy’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 ago at 6:20 pm.

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Princess 14-051: Adult

Princess is incredibly sweet and loving. She is submissive and loves attention. She will roll over for belly rubs. If you rub her ears and head gently, she will make little happy grunting noises.. Her former owner passed away and the extended family could not care for her so she came to the rescue looking for her forever home.

This 9-year-old blonde beauty is completely blind but she doesn’t know that! Although blind, she gets around very easily. She relies on her other senses such as smell, hearing and touch to get around and memorize her surroundings. Within just a few days, she will memorize her way around the house. At her foster home, she found her way onto the couch all by herself – very happy just lying on the couch for long hours! When she goes outside, she should always be on a leash to ensure her safety. She does well on short walks with a leash and her foster family is training her how to use the doggie-door. Princess is also completely house-trained and knows to hold it until you take her outside.

Princess gets along well with her two canine siblings but she appears most interested in her human friends. Princess has yet to bark and gets startled by loud noises and sudden movements. For these reasons, she will do best in a home without small children. Overall, Princess is in good health and has several more good doggie years ahead of her. She is slightly overweight; her food intake needs to be monitored and regular walks will help ensure she gets good exercise.

Princess will make an excellent pet for the right family that is willing to make a few small adjustments that come with having a special needs dog. In return, she will give incredible unconditional love.

Prior to adoption, Princess will be micro-chipped, spayed and up-to-date on her shots. If you would like to meet Princess to see if he is a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Princess’s adoption fee is $150.

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

Posted 3 months ago at 6:10 pm.

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Rusty 14-050: Adult

Rusty lived a sheltered life with the same person for all of his 9 years until his person passed away. Rusty was a wonderful, sweet, loving companion, but didn’t get much socialization. He is a bit timid and shakes a little with nervous, but he L-O-V-E-S attention. He has been through some recent changes so his nervousness is understandable, although he is making improvements daily while being exposed to many new outings and people. His foster home has active smaller children. He loves them but prefers to be approached slowly or be allowed to approach them. He nudges at you to pet him, wanting to be around his people all the time. He loves hanging out in the yard with his family, just finding a cool place to hang out in the shade and watching all the activity. Rusty doesn’t run off; not needing a lot of exercise, but enjoying his leashed walks. He does sleep at the end of his people’s bed at night.

Rusty is house-trained. He adjusted quickly to his foster home and became very relaxed and mellow within just a few days. Because of his minor separation anxiety, he must be crated when his people are gone. While the crate isn’t his favorite place, he will go inside it and wait for you to return. He definitely prefers to be near your feet, next to you on the couch… or on your lap. He is not a constant barker, but may whine/howl some when left alone; his anxiety leads to more panting than barking/howling. You rarely hear him bark when his people are home

Rusty gets along with other dogs, but prefers to be the center of attention, he wants ALL the lovin. Rusty would do best in a home where the people are not gone for long periods of time. Because of his past, he needs an understanding family willing to be patient yet confident while he adjusts to all the exciting things life has to offer. Rusty wants is definitely a dedicated, loving companion who wants a person just the same in return.

Prior to adoption, Rusty will be micro-chipped, spayed and up-to-date on his shots. If you would like to meet him to see if he is a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Rusty’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 ago at 6:09 pm.

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Siggy 14-013: Young

*** Adoption Pending***

 “My previous owner passed away and I’m searching for someone new to love.”

Siggy (short for Signet) is a white Clumber Spaniel mix weighing in with 53 pounds of muscles. He is an active and healthy boy who loves to be with his people. He is the best cuddle bug and will even let you use him for a pillow. Siggy likes dog parks, playing fetch, and chasing birds. He LOVES other dogs and wants to engage in playful activities but could get a little rough with smaller animals. He is not fond of cats and will chase them. One might be watchful with open doors as he likes to sneak out.

Siggy knows the word “bird” and likes to hear “go get the birds’. Siggy is completely house-trained, sweet & attentive. He wants to be close to his people follow them around the house. This 3-year old boy is gentle with both adults and children. Siggy is familiar with regular bathing and grooming. He does need leash training since he still pulls on the lead. Occasionally, when approached by others, he will “plop” onto the floor and ask for a belly rub.

Siggy is micro-chipped, neutered and up-to-date on his shots. If you would like to adopt Siggy, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Siggy’s adoption fee is $300.

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

Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago at 9:26 pm.

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Winston 13-149

“I am a Special Needs Dog. Please don’t let that stop you from taking me home so that I can love you and be your close companion”. 

Winston is a 5 year old white neutered male, medium-size, Cockapoo who was surrendered when his owner could no longer care for him. Winston is a lovely, well-mannered young dog who comes with special needs. He has a history of irritable bowel disease which needs to be managed by a strict diet along with a couple of dietary supplements. Once in rescue it was discovered that Winston also has moderate to severe arthritis in his back and hips and is now on daily glucosamine as well as medication for pain. He moves a little slower than most dogs his age probably because of arthritic pain. He can still be an active dog with some limitations on long distance walks and running. Winston could definitely benefit from therapeutic exercise such as swimming or other non-impact activities. He is currently beginning a regimen of acupressure, meridian massage, and Healing Touch for Animals® to promote better circulation, muscle relaxation, pain relief and total body balance.

Winston is definitely a dog who loves people and wants to be included in family activities. He is also happy just to hang around or sit at the feet of his people who might be working at a desk or relaxing with a good book or TV. He loves to cuddle. He has a gentle spirit rather like that of an angel. Yes, Winston is a special needs dog but don’t let that stop you from considering taking him into your home. If you would like to know more about Winston and his progress please put in an adoption application at His foster mom will be happy to tell you all about him.

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

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

Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago at 10:00 am.

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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 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, 2 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 12 months ago at 7:33 am.

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Jett 13-003



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 1 year, 11 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 5 months ago at 7:33 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, 9 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, 10 months ago at 8:57 am.

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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, 10 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, 11 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 3 years ago at 6:55 pm.

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