In summer of 2000, we began donating our time and money to animal rescue. We opened a small breed specific rescue group for Cocker Spaniels. We re-homed over 200 animals in a 6 year time frame. Now my goal is to help where I can, including photographing animals in need to help get the word out about homeless animals.
These are our two cocker spaniels. Scarlet is a 2 year old tri color American cocker spaniel from a champion show background. She was sold by the breeder to a family at 6 months because she was too small to be shown despite her ideal markings. That family found out they were allergic and posted her on craigslist. I was fortunate enough to see the ad and grab her up. Dominic is under a year and a black American cocker spaniel. We researched reputable breeders in our area and purchased him from a breeder who only breeds to better the breed. His parents and grandparents are champion agility dogs. He is the first dog we have purchased since 1998 when we bought our first pet, Wil, who was also a black cocker spaniel. Wil died in May 2015 at the age of 17 years old. When we lost Wil, we wanted to choose a puppy again. Dominic is very much like his older brother was and joined us in a similar fashion.
We continue to support cocker spaniel rescue and responsible pet ownership. If you need assistance with where to go to find your next rescued pet or how to get involved in fostering, please feel free to click the contact link and reach out to me. We also suggest obedience and training classes for your pets which can help you and them adjust to their new homes.