Does Sunshine on your shoulders make you happy? Well, then this little guy should make you ecstatic. This is Sunshine and he really is a little ray of Sunshine. He is about 7 ½ years old but if we didn’t know his birth-date you would think he was under 5. He has very unique eyes. One of them has blue and brown mixed together. When you look at his eyes it’s hard to believe how amazing they are. He is very curious about the cat in the house but he doesn’t chase it or terrorize it. Sunshine is a very sweet boy but his foster mom thinks he would do much better as an only dog. He likes to be on his own. As he has come out of his shell a little bit his foster mom has seen a cuddle side to him but if you are looking for a companion that is a bit more independent he is your guy. We don’t know how Sunshine will do with kids (yet) but his foster mom doesn’t see him being aggressive at all (even over food or toys). He is a little sneaky and likes to find tissue any place he can find it and rip it to shreds. He will also need work with potty training. He does go potty outside most of the time but doesn’t seem to know how to tell you if he really needs to go out when you aren’t offering. He also has been marking in his foster mom’s home but she think that it’s because there are 2 other males in the house and he’s just trying to establish his place. This may be something you will have to work with too.
Sunshine is current on vaccinations, neutered and micro-chipped. If you would like to meet Sunshine please fill out an online adoption application. Sunshine’s adoption fee is $250.
Posted 1 month, 1 week ago at 4:51 pm. Add a comment
Hello there! My name is Wally and I am 7 ½ years old. I am looking for a home where I can be loved forever and be taken care of and allowed to be a big part of a family. You see, I was rescued from a shelter after my owner took me there because he lost his home and didn’t have a place to live. He got me as a gift when I was just a puppy and I lived with him all this time as an outdoor dog and I would be alone without human companionship over 12 hours a day. I did like to chase the birds once in a while. I didn’t have any other dogs to play with and did not get much attention. Just the lonely backyard, and in the winter it would get really cold out there. When my owner took me to the shelter he said that I am friendly and that I was no trouble at all and never caused any problems but he just didn’t have a place for me anymore. I stayed in there for about a week until Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue came and took me out of there. What a happy day that was! But I was sick by then and they didn’t know what was wrong with me. My ears hurt a lot and when I urinated, blood came out. It was scary! I really needed a bath and a haircut too because I looked like an old shaggy dog instead of the cute Cocker Spaniel that I am now.
I just had to tell you all about me so that you will know how much I have been through to get to this point and how much Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue has done to help me so that I can be ready for a new life. I know what love feels like now and I really want to hang on to it. My foster mom says that I am such a good little dog. She says I am gentle and kind and that I remind her of a butterfly. I get along with all of the other dogs in my foster home and all of the people too. I love to hang out with my foster family. I love to cuddle and I give very soft doggie kisses. I am obedient and crate trained. You just won’t find a better dog than me.
I am not quite ready yet to leave my foster home because I need a little more time to heal from some surgery that was in the beginning of April. My foster mom will tell you all about it if you are interested. If you are interested in me, you could go ahead and submit an online adoption application. When I am ready, my adoption fee will be $250.00
Thank you for thinking of me.
If you are unable to adopt Wally but would like to help out with his medical bills (currently around $3000) please send all checks (made payable to Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue or RMCR) to -
Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 482
Parker, CO 80134
Or you can click on the donate tab on this website and donate though Paypal.
Wally and the rest of us at RMCR thank you for your generous support.
Posted 2 months, 1 week ago at 9:30 am. Add a comment
Hello there! I’m Symba.. No I’m not a lion or a cat at all, as you can see! I’m told it’s a silly name for a dog but I like it! It makes me feel tough! I am a sweet and playful guy! I love to cuddle and give sweet kisses. I found a ball and a few Kong toys at my new foster home and I run back and forth between all of them. I love to chase them and chew on them and then will bring them right back to you to throw for me again. My foster mom said she is very proud of me. I got into town after a long trip from Kansas City, MO with a bunch of other doggies. My foster mom took me to her home where I met my new foster brothers and sister and even a couple crazy cats. She was a little worried after such a stressful day that I would be a little scared and that I wouldn’t be too friendly but I proved her wrong! I love my foster siblings and the cats.. well.. whatever they are just cats. I’d rather give my foster mom or foster siblings my attention. I am crate trained and have had to sleep in a crate in one of my past homes, I also slept on some blankets on the floor but this foster mom lets me sleep in bed with her and my foster siblings! I love it! I love car rides and will sit in the back seat very calmly. I know how to sit but I’m not too fond of staying yet but my foster mom said she was going to work with me on it.
Symba is about 5 years old. His foster mom believes he is a Cocker Spaniel/Corgi mix. He is a total sweet heart and a big goof ball! He is over weight and will need a family willing to help him lose some of it. He does seem to have energy and would love to go for walks and play at a park with a ball. We believe he would lose weight very easily. Right now he needs help jumping into the car and getting on the bed because of his weight. BUT… once you meet him you WILL fall in love with his BIG fun personality! If you are lucky he will even crawl in your lap and give you a kiss!
Symba is current on vaccinations, neutered and micro-chipped. He is potty trained and has not had any accidents!! He is great at letting you know when he needs to go out. Symba’s adoption fee is $250. If you are interested in meeting Symba, please fill out an online adoption application.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago at 1:35 pm. Add a comment
Hi everyone! My name is Murray and I am a brand new resident of Colorado. My last home was in Oklahoma so it is much colder here and I don’t like the snow on my paws very much, although snow is really interesting to eat! I am only 13 months old so I am still learning how the world works. I love to chew on tennis balls, rawhides, and furry toys. I shake them and show them who’s boss. I play with my foster brother but I am jealous when he gets attention from my foster mom. There are cats in my house too. They hiss at me so I growl and bark at them. I don’t think I want to live with them.
I hate baths but I love food! I like to play hide-and-seek in the closet where my food is kept at meal time. But my foster mom always finds me and won’t let me stay in there. At night I sleep in the laundry room in my own bed. I will stay in a kennel but I really don’t like them. I love to sit with my foster mom on the couch and have her pet me or just sleep beside her. I like to travel in cars. I like to take walks too but my foster mom can’t keep up with me. I think she needs some training.
Whenever I am scared or see something I can’t explain I bark. My foster mom says I have an old man’s voice. I playfully growl at things like my rawhide when it just lays there and won’t play with me or when the wind moves the bushes. Once I investigate, I’m ok. My foster mom says she loves that about me.
Murray is obviously still a puppy and is not full grown. He is partially potty trained. He does well overnight and during the day when we are at work but we’re still working on a schedule during the evenings so he will stop marking his territory. Murray would do very well in a single pet home for maximum attention. He is a very active youngster. Murray is currently being treated for ear, eye, and skin infections as well as being underweight. He would make a great companion for someone or a family that has time to play with him and has the patience to finish his training. Murray is a very loving dog.
Murray is neutered, current on vaccinations and micro-chipped. If you are interested in meeting Murray, please fill out an online adoption application. Murry’s adoption fee is $300.
Posted 5 months ago at 4:35 pm. Add a comment
Meet sweet Nikki!! Nikki is a happy little lovebug looking for a forever home. We believe she is about 10 years old, which is not OLD! She is very active, chasing balls with her foster cocker brother in the backyard, chewing and writhing on her toys, and enjoying walks with her people. Nikki is housetrained (no doggie door!) and rides well in the car.
Nikki came to us from a hoarding situation in Oklahoma, with multiple health problems. Nikki arrived with severe allergies that had been left untreated for a long time. She also had severely abscessed teeth, and ear infections so bad they had ruptured one of her eardrums. However, RMCR provided her an extensive course of vetting, and she is now doing great! Nikki’s coat has grown back soft and full, and the calloused damage to her skin (caused by chronic scratching/chewing) has healed. Her ears have cleared up and her eardrum has healed, and she can hear just fine. Her teeth have been pulled, and she has only her top two canines left. This doesn’t stop her from eating solid kibble and chewing on her nylabones, tho! She evens enjoys greenie treats! (A dog’s gums harden significantly when they don’t have teeth and allow them to continue eating and chewing without pain). Nikki remains on a very low dose of prednisone twice a week (a 2 month prescription is about $12) supplemented with an occasional generic Benadryl.
Additionally, Nikki has cataracts in both eyes, but this doesn’t stop her from getting along in the world!! Now, Nikki would like to educate you about something– for humans, sight is our primary sense. However, for dogs, their primary sense is smell, followed by hearing, then sight. Nikki is not completely blind, but is sight-impaired. Nikki adjusted to her foster home just fine after a thorough sniffing exploration to get the lay of the land. She goes up stairs just fine, and has learned the command ‘step’ in order to help her navigate new areas. She is very smart and can do anything her sighted foster cocker brother can do, including chasing and finding tennis balls outside! She has also been known to jump a baby gate inside, but hasn’t tried to escape the back yard or other fences.
Nikki does well with dogs her own size, but since she can’t see other dog’s posture when they approach her, she does tend to growl and lunge at them, although she is wagging her tail. She is not aggressive. Once she meets the dog, she gets along just fine with them. She goes to the dog park weekly, on the small dog side.
Gwen Frederick, who previously adopted a blind dog from RMCR, has this to say about owning a sight-impaired dog: “Life with Lucy, my blind dog, has been no different than having a sighted dog. When I look back on the last 2 + years with Lucy, I can’t think of one problem that has come up as a result of her not being able to see. Since a dog’s main senses are their keen hearing and smell, she’s got an advantage. She knows when people are coming before I do. She maneuvers around my house like she can see. She knows where everything is and never runs into anything. Most of the time I forget she can’t see. I’d take her over any other sighted dog in a minute and can’t imagine life without her! She’s the perfect dog!”
Can you find it in your heart to give a sweet, sight-impaired doggie the chance to be your perfect dog?? Help Nikki find her forever home!
Nikki is spayed, current on vaccinations and is micro-chipped. If you are interested in meeting Nikki please fill out an online adoption application. Nikki’s adoption fee is $150.
Posted 5 months ago at 2:21 pm. Add a comment
Brownie has an adoption pending!
This is Brownie! We have no idea why she was named “Brownie,” because she has the most gorgeous, pure auburn red coat we’ve ever seen! She deserves a good Irish name to go with it! Brownie is still a puppy at only about 15 months, and acts like it! She has outgrown all those tiny puppy behaviors of being destructive, but she retains the energy. She is a ball of constant motion and excitement. She entertains herself with toys and bones and wants to play every minute of the day. She knows what is hers though, and doesn’t get into things she shouldn’t. She is a growly, mouthy player, but doesn’t nip. She will stay off the furniture if not allowed up, but does like to stand on her back legs to peek at things. She knows sit, but it is the hardest thing in the world to hold still! She needs help learning to come when called, but treats should make than an easy job. She sleeps in a large crate because she is a big, tall girl! She weighs in at a svelte 29 lbs, and could possible gain a few more pounds as she gets older. She loves to eat (all that energy needs fuel!!) but takes a treat very gently from your hand. She pulls on a leash because she’s just so excited, so would benefit from a harness and training. She rides nicely in the car, just looking out the window. She is not a barker and does not jump baby gates in the house. She adores all people. She is mostly housebroken but is being let out about every four hours (so not sure yet how she’d do all day). She gets along well with other dogs, but is very responsive to the ‘group behavior’, meaning if other dogs are growling or barking, she will join in without really knowing why. She is a sweet, good girl who will give kisses and cuddle, but would do best in an active household. If you are a couch potato, Brownie is NOT the dog for you. But if you love to walk, run, play ball, roughhouse, hike, etc., then Brownie will be a wonderful addition to your family!! Brownie has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and heartworm tested. She has a yeast ear infection and just needs her ears cleaned twice a day for that to clear up. Otherwise, she is a healthy, happy young girl who is ready for her forever home! We do not believe this is a long term issue just needs to be cleared up.
Please note: Brownie is still a puppy who didn’t have any obedience training prior to coming to RMCR. She is very smart and is learning well, but she doesn’t yet consistently come when called, especially if she is focused on something exciting to her. She also loves to run, and if given the chance, will run away. To ensure Brownie stays safe while she continues to learn, she must have a physically fenced yard (no invisible fences). Thanks for helping us help Brownie!!
If you are interested in meeting Brownie, please fill out an online adoption application. Brownie’s adoption fee is $300.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago at 9:35 pm. Add a comment
KNIGHT HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!!
Hi! My name is Knight. I am six years old and looking for my forever home. I am a real good boy for my foster parents. I am house trained. I love my blanket that I sleep with along side my foster parents bed. I love my stuffed toys and go in circles playing “catch me if you can”. I am not agressive when I am fed and I love attention and car rides. I walk well on a leash and listen to my foster parents when told I am doing something wrong – wich is not much. I am passive, I get along with other dogs and I am told when I look into your eyes that I will melt your heart – they call that soft eyes! I get along with other dogs, but I have not been around cats so I don’t know about them critters. I love to lay at your feet and knwo that when I do good I get a treat. I take it with a gently – I will not bite your hand off. I woul love a home for Christmas and a loving family that truly cares abput me. The only thing I have to learn a little better is staying in a crate. Sometimes it scares me and I may bark but I quiet down. Let me be your Christmas present. I know I will make you happy if adopted.
Knight is up to date on vaccinations, is neutered and RMCR will make sure he has a microchip for you. If you are interested in Knight, please make sure you have an online adoption application on file. His adoption fee is $250.
Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago at 9:01 am. Add a comment
Hi there, my name is Brody and I’m a one-year old boy with looks and personality to boot. I’ve already learned a lot of life lessons in my short time on this planet. You see, I had a family, but they took me to the pound when they had to move and didn’t take me with them. My family’s aunt found what had happened to me and got me out of that scary place. Sadly, she already has four dogs and wasn’t able to keep me for her own, as much as she wanted to. So she drove me all the way to Colorado so I could be safe with my foster family until they found me my forever home. After all that’s happened, I worry that that may never happen for me. I’m pretty scared of getting in the car because I’m afraid it means I will never see my people again. But, I’m sure with enough love and support, I would learn to love car rides again. I love going on walks and can am excited on my leash, but I do pretty well for a young guy. My favorite thing to do when I’m not in your lap is to play fetch and chew on my tennis balls. I love my toys and my people and I’m a really good boy. I’m kennel trained and know my basic commands. I have excellent manners and I listen when you tell me what you want me to do. You will fall in love with my temperament as well as with my soft coat, beautiful brown eyes and adorable face – just you wait! I get along well with all animals and humans, large and small. I will not do well in an apartment or townhome. While I’m told I’m not an “excessive barker,” I will bark a few times if I hear a strange noise, and occasionally I cry for short periods after my people leave (but don’t let me fool you – I do just fine in my kennel). I also enjoy having a yard to play in and need lots of exercise for my puppy energy. I do need a family with a lot of love to give. My next transition will be hard on me because I love my foster family very much and because I’ve already dealt with so much transition. It won’t take me long to become part of your family and to be your new best friend, but I will need plenty of cuddles and encouragement until I feel safe in your forever arms.
If you’re interested meeting Brody, please make sure you’ve completed an online adoption application. His adoption fee will be $300.
Posted 7 months, 1 week ago at 9:32 am. Add a comment
Dixie is a two year old, beautiful tri color Cocker Spaniel who is very easy to love. She came to us after having been rescued from being indiscriminately used for breeding. Dixie is up to date on her shots, is spayed, and will be micro chipped before being adopted. She really is a sweet, young dog who loves to play and also loves to be included in family activities. She is crated trained, house trained, very obedient and does well on leash.
Dixie has not been exposed to cats to our knowledge, but she has done well in a foster household with several other dogs. She does well with a variety of people, including children. We believe that Dixie would do well in a busy and active household. She can adjust her activity level to also do well curled up in your lap on the couch or at your side in bed. Dixie would truly make some lucky family a great companion and forever friend.
If you are interested in Dixie, please make sure you’ve completed an online adoption application. Her adoption fee is $250.
Posted 8 months, 1 week ago at 7:40 am. Add a comment
Dexter is a sweet little girl who is about six years old and has the most beautiful and unusual blue eyes. Her gentleness reminds us of a guardian angel. She came to us after having been rescued from being indiscriminately used for breeding. She wants love and attention very much. Perhaps she was mishandled in her prior breeding facility but is very willing to trust once she knows she can.
Dexter is on the small side, which makes her all the much more appealing to cuddle. She is up to date on her shots, is spayed and micro chipped. Dexter is a quiet little dog who will love you without condition. She is crate trained, house trained, obeys well, and walks well on a leash. She has not been exposed to cats to my knowledge but has done well in a foster household with several other foster dogs. She is not as playful as the other dogs she is around but likes to be in their presence watching them play, once in a while joining in. She has done well with a variety of people including children. Perhaps Dexter would do best in a household that is not quite as active as a dog who wants to run and play all of the time, but would be included and allowed to be there at your feet, wherever you are in the house or the yard.
If you are interested in Dexter, please make sure you’ve completed an online adoption application. Her adoption fee is $250.
Posted 8 months, 1 week ago at 7:37 am. Add a comment