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 week, 6 days 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 1 month, 1 week ago at 9:30 am. Add a comment
Hi, my name is Jojo and I am looking for a permanent home where I can be treated with love and respect. I have had a series of bad homes prior to coming to the Rescue. The one thing that hasn’t happened is my love for people. I love to meet new people and show off my wickedly long eyelashes. My favorite this to do is crawl up on the couch with my people and fall asleep with my head in their lap.
Jojo is a special dog. He has been in a series of bad homes which resulted in many issues with his skin. All have been treated but he has very rough skin on his belly and a bald spot along the middle part of his lower back and tail. The hair is growing back slowly and may never fill in completely. Through all of this, he still is very trusting of people. He gets along well with most dogs but has showed some location possessiveness. He is mostly good with housebreaking but needs to be taken outside immediately after eating.
Jojo is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered and is micro-chipped. Jojo is between 8-9 years old and his adoption fee is $250. If you are interested in meeting Jojo, please make sure you’ve completed an online adoption application.
Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago at 8:23 am. Add a comment
If you have a thing for sweets then this is the girl for you! Sugar is a 5 to 6 year old little lady who was surrendered to us by her previous owner who had recently moved and was no longer able to keep her.
Not much is known about her past but it is assumed by her foster mom and veterinarian that she was bred frequently and as a result of that and perhaps a poor diet she has lost most of her eyesight. The best way to describe her condition is to say that if she were human she would be considered legally blind but she is still able to make out contrasts and movement and loves to tag along. Her foster mom says not to feel sorry for her though because she’s a remarkable little dog and inspires everyone she meets. Once she “maps” out her surroundings you can easily forget she’s impaired.
She’s great with other dogs, cats and kids but since snuggling up with someone on the couch for a nice nap is one of her favorite things to do she would also be happy having someone all to herself. She is house broken but might need a little patience while figuring out where things are, which doesn’t take long. Once that’s done she’ll let you know just like any sighted doggy that she is in need. A little extra care might be needed to make sure that her outdoor area is safe, but given that, she’ll get a long fine outside by herself and would do well with a doggy door. We think she has every right to be upset about all that she’s been through but instead she’s a happy little girl without a destructive bone in her body. She enjoys all of the things that any happy dog would but with an extra dose of sweetness and fortitude.
She has recently been spayed and had her teeth cleaned. She had an ear infection when she came to us but is in good shape now. She is also up to date on her shots. Even though she’s slightly on the chubby side she’s still petite and now that she’s out of the puppy making business and on a better diet she’ll be in shape in no time.
There is no doubt that this sweet little girl will be a loving and loyal companion to the lucky person/family that gives her the forever home she deserves.
If you are interested in meeting Sugar, please fill out an online adoption application. Sugar’s adoption fee is $250.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago at 5:07 pm. Add a comment
Meet sweet little Nikki!! Nikki came to us from a hoarding situation in Oklahoma, with multiple health problems. She is a total lovebug, very gentle and happy with all people. Nikki sleeps in a large open metal crate and does fine with that. She walks nicely on a leash and rides well in the car. She is housetrained and loves all toys, especially soft squeaky toys.
Due to her prior situation, Nikki was not well cared for. We think she is about 10 years old. She has had severe allergies left untreated for a long time, which have caused possible permanent damage to her skin. She is currently on a course of prednisone and antihistamines and gets a skin and coat supplement with her food. She also has severely abscessed teeth, and will be having an extensive dental when she finishes her course of mediation toward the end of January. 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 (“It has been estimated that a dog’s sense of smell is 100,000 times more powerful than a human’s.”), followed by hearing (“Dogs can hear at four times the distance humans can.”), then sight. 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 is learning the command ‘step’ in order to help her navigate down. She is very smart and has already figured out the stairs in her current tri-level home!
Nikki is fairly vocal, grunting and growling as she writhes around or plays. Also, since she can’t see other dogs posture when they approach her, she does tend to growl 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 is currently one of three cockers). Even though she can’t see, she is a jumper! She will jump baby gates in the house, and it was reported to us she can climb a 4 foot fence, so she would do best in a privacy-fenced yard.
Gwen Frederick, who previously adopted a blind dog from RMCR, has this to say about owning a sight-impaired dog: “I never would have imagined it but 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. I don’t know how she does it but it’s amazing to watch. Most of the time I forget she can’t see. When we go for our daily walks, she trots down the sidewalk ahead of me totally fearless, and when we end our walk back at my front gate, she turns in ahead of me because she knows we’re home. She knows her way around the yard too. 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 4 months ago at 2:21 pm. Add a comment
This is Thelma and Louise (Thelma has the little poof on her head and freckles on her nose). These two girls are a very bonded pair and will be adopted to the same home. They came to us from Oklahoma as part of an 11-dog transfer that the rescue took in. We didn’t get much information on these girls so we are learning as we go along. The story that we were told was that they were found abandoned and tied to a tree. How sad is that!!!! They were taken into a home with at least 12 other dogs where they became a little shy. They seem to have spent most of their time in a crate but that doesn’t stop them from cuddling and loving now! It takes just a few minutes for them to get to know you and then they will be your best friend! They will sit on your lap and give you tons of sweet little kisses. Louise loves to rest her head on your chest just to be near to you. Thelma has this adorable head cocking thing she dogs when you call her name. They WILL melt your heart. They seem to crave human contact! Of course who wouldn’t after spending most of your time in a crate!
Because they were in a home with so many dogs they did not get proper training or socialization and will need to go through some obedience classes. They will also need work on potty training (as I said they spent most of their time in a crate and that is where their business was mostly done). There is also a chance that they can climb a 4 ft chain-link fence although their foster mom has not seen this in the two girls. They will need to be watched closely when outside. A 6ft wooden fence would be best for these girls.
It will be a great joy to watch as these two become confidant and learn how to be the playful puppies they deserve to be.
We do not know how they are with kids or cats. They are great with other dogs. They are both spayed, current on vaccinations and micro-chipped. It you are interested in meeting these sweet girls please make sure to fill out an online adoption application . Their adoption fee is $250 each ($500 total).
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago at 2:42 pm. Add a comment
Willow has multiple applications in progress and will most likely be adopted by one of those applicants. You may submit an application of your own, but please understand that she may no longer be available. Thanks!
Hello! My name is Willow. I am six to nine months old and I came from Nebraska. I am proud to still have my long tail. My family surrendered me to a shelter because they said I was nipping at their kids. But I am told by the nice shelter staff that the kids were mean to me and so I developed some defense based nipping tendencies. Then when I was in the shelter I got more frightened and nervous because that’s a scary place. Now that I have been rescued and have a kind foster home where no one is mean to me I have begun to trust. I can even be in the same room with kids but I haven’t played with them much. But I don’t like when people touch me on my head or neck or ears, and I don’t line things around my neck because it worries me and I try that nipping. I will stop though when you correct me. Please be careful when you reach for me so that I know that you don’t want to hurt me. I love to run a lot and to play with other dogs and I love to be cuddled, but not on my head remember. I do get frightened when strangers come into my foster home but my foster mom helps to calm me and let me know that no one is going to hurt me. I am crate trained. I still have some accidents in the house but I am doing so much better with training. I am learning to trust people and promise to get better at it with people who will be patient with me and guide me with manners.
I am up to date on all of my shots and I will be microchipped and spayed before you adopt me. My adoption fee is $300. Please make sure you have completed an online adoption application so that you can come visit with me.
Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago at 3:27 pm. Add a comment
Meet Sassy (or as her foster family some times refers to her, Sassy Pants or Sassafras)! She is an adorable and VERY loving Cocker mix (her foster mom is pretty sure she is Cocker/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel). She is about five years old but acts younger. She is a beautiful white baby with some tan spots and a full tail. She has had a rough couple months. She was picked up as a stray and then was in a shelter for a while and didn’t get the love and attention every little doggie deserves and because of that is a little skittish. It is very clear that she was a house dog at some point. She does well on a leash (has not pulled when she is walked). She has not had any accidents in the house and is getting use to a doggie door. She is adjusting to life back in a loving home. She will be very happy to have a forever home where she can get lots and lots of love and affection.. She has done well with her foster brothers and sister but there have been a few little tiffs because she doesn’t like to share her foster mom’s attention. She might do best as an only dog. She has been exposed to a cat and does try to check him out but once he hisses at her she runs off and plays. She is most happy sitting on her foster mom’s lap and cudding right next to her at night.
Sassy is spayed an up to date on her vaccinations. She will be microchipped for her new owners.
If you are interested in Sassy, please complete an online adoption application.
Posted 11 months, 1 week ago at 5:55 am. Add a comment
This is what Iris’s foster mom has to say about her:
Beats me how this sweet, intelligent, lovable little girl wound up as an unclaimed stray in a local animal shelter. Did I mention she is beautiful? At her checkup last week, she weighed in at a petite 15 pounds. She is white with buff spots, light buff ears, a little kissing spot on the top of her head, a few freckles on her nose, and large, soulful eyes. The shelter named her Iris, which is her legal name for now, but I call her Sugar, because everyone who meets her comments on her sweetness. People also think she looks like a puppy. The shelter estimated her age at eleven years. The veterinarian who cleaned her teeth last week thinks she could be as young as eight years. Iris has just been given all her vaccinations including a series of two canine flu vaccinations, and has been tested negative for heartworm. She had been spayed in her previous life.
She loves to go for walks, does a dance when she knows she gets to go, and is friendly with everyone she meets, whether they have two legs or four. She is house trained and sleeps in my bedroom on her dog bed. She sleeps through the night, and I have to wake her in the morning. I do not crate her when I leave the house, but so far I have only left her for a couple of hours at a time. She stays off the furniture unless invited, and she has not been destructive. She is very quiet. I have only heard one little woof out of her to the dog on the other side of the fence. Her voice is as tiny and cute as she is. It is obvious she has been loved by someone, and she should become a beloved companion for her lucky new owner.
If you are interested in meeting Iris, please make sure you’ve completed an online adoption application.
Posted 1 year ago at 1:54 pm. Add a comment
Harley Henry Allen is an nine year old tan and white parti-colored male Cocker Spaniel. His owner is surrendering him due to health reasons and hopes that someone will give Harley the home he deserves!
Harley loves to run and, before his owner got sick, would go for walks with him every day. They went fishing together and even went hunting. Because of his hunting experience, he’s not scared of loud noises like firecrackers or thunder! He’s great with kids and other pets. He has been known to jump short fences, so his new owner will need to have at least a 6 foot fence. He’s not a big barker, but will join in if other dogs get him going. He’s good with the groomer, is neutered, house trained and up to date on his vaccinations.
If you would like to meet Harley, please complete an online adoption application.
Posted 1 year, 3 months ago at 3:45 pm. Add a comment