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Our experienced team of directors and dozens of reliable volunteers rescue Cocker Spaniels when they face euthanasia or from owners who cannot care for their pets regards of the reason, as well as those from neglect or abandonment situations. Rescued dogs are placed in a foster home of pre-screened volunteers until a suitable forever home is found. Before the dogs are available for adoption, they are spayed or neutered, seen by a veterinarian for a health exam to identify and treat any health care issues, and brought up-to-date on the most common vaccinations. Many of these health exams include a full blood test and a dental cleaning. Our dogs also undergo a behavior evaluation to help determine what type of permanent home environment would allow them to thrive and succeed.



Kathryn Glass

Kathryn founded Rocky Mtn Cocker Rescue in Feb 2009, retiring in 2016. Her mission to rescue, rehome and rehabilitate cockers lives through the work of an all-volunteer organization. She currently owns <number> <breeds>, name1, name2, name3 and lives in Centennial, CO.



Audra J Bowen

Audra has owned 11 cockers since 1991 and joined RMCR in 2013. Her masters' degree in Project Management/Software Engineering improved the rescues' processes and streamlined many tasks by implementing newer technology. Audra dedicates her skills and knowledge entirely to the rescue, owns 3 cockers, Morgan, Munchie and Midas and lives in Colorado Springs, CO.



Andrea Behr

Andrea has been with RMCR since it's inception in 2009, all while living in Colorado, Florida, one-year traveling in an RV and currently in Arizona. Andrea has exceptional people skills and enjoys working with all volunteers. She is retired, owns 3 dogs, Brandy, Bailey, and Buck and lives in Sierra Vista, AZ.


Suzette Compton

Suzette joined RMCR late in 2009. She is a retired nurse and works closely with all of our veterinarians, knowing the terminology and care needed to provide the best for all rescues. She is the owner of Creatures in Balance LLC of She offers Acupressure, where she offers Aromatherapy & Healing Touch for Animals®, as well as Home Hospice assistance to many cockers.  Suzette and her three cockers, Trusty, Scamp, and Josie live in Lafayette, CO.



Carolyn Pittman

Carolyn joined RMCR in 2012 after retiring from Avaya.  She owned Golden Retrievers for many years, but made an easy transition to the smaller sized sporting breed. She owned Emmylou, her first cocker for 7 years. After her first cocker passed in 2019, Carolyn adopted Ginger, who now gets all of Carolyn's attention. Carolyn also volunteers at a food bank and was recognized as volunteer of the year in 2018. Both Carolyn and Ginger live in Thornton, CO.





Linda Parker

Linda joined RMCR in 2011 after retiring from Avaya. She has owned cockers for 27 years and has filled several positions within RMCR. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and crafting. Linda’s dogs are named Bailey, Bella Luna, Athena and live in Fort Lupton, CO.



Lisa Gray

Lisa joined RMCR in 2019 after retiring from the public sector. She brings great knowledge of non-profit finances and bookkeeping. She is currently working part time as a Clinician for Lindamood Bell Learning Processes. She enjoys reading, cross stitching, and cuddling with her two dogs, Izzy and Katy. Lisa lives in Parker, CO.



Donna Brazill

Donna fell in love with (and adopted) Abbey, a black cocker at an adoption event in 2015. After learning more about RMCR, she became a great resource for the Woodland Park-Cripple Creek area. Donna has been a teacher, a School Administrator and is now a self-employed real estate agent. Donna successfully lead a development team to build/design a local dog park. She currently owns 5 "upcycled pets": cockers Lily, Abbey and Joe Cocker; a Terrier mix named Henry; and EJ, a 10 year old, 18lb tom cat.  She is very active in the Cripple Creek Community as 29 year resident.


NM Branch Manager

Barbara Olivarez

Barb's warm heart wanted to rescue every dog. After being told 'no' to saving the lives of non-cockers, she finally learned the physical traits of a cocker. But it hasn't stopped her from trying to sneak in a few stragglers. Barb manages all intakes and adoptions for the entire state of NM with very few volunteers. She has fostered more than 75 cocker/cocker-mixes and driven more than 1,500 miles since 2015. She currently owns <qty> dogs, name1, name2, name3 and lives in Albuquerque, NM.


KS/MO Branch Manager

Mi'Chielle Cooper

Mi'Chielle operated her own nonprofit dog rescue for more than 15 years before accepting RMCR's offer to merge in 2019. Mi'Chielle now works in the public sector but continues to rescue her favorite breed. She also coordinates a $100,000 dog food distribution for rural rescue shelters in Kansas and nearby states. Mi'Chielle works as a Fundraising Development Specialist, owns 3 Cocker Spaniels,  CocoaBirdie, Ollie & Cappuccino Bean and lives in Saffordville, KS.