Cocker Spaniel Rescue

If you've decided to get a puppy, why not visit your local Cocker Spaniel rescue center - you never know your luck, they may just have a special little Cocker waiting for you! Read on to see if dog adoption is for you.

If you've already adopted a Cocker, why not tell us his or her story, sad or heart-warming, we'd love to hear it, so why not share it with us?

Is Cocker Spaniel Adoption For You?

Cocker rescue centers may have many abandoned dogs, sometimes puppies, just waiting for the day he (or she) will be taken home to a loving family.

Adopt a dog from a Cocker spaniel rescue centre

And they don't all have behavioral problems, many are there as a result of family difficulties, or because of a lack of education and understanding of Cocker Spaniels.

I strongly recommend you at least visit your local Cocker Spaniel dog adoption or rescue center and see what it's all about.

Stigma About Rescue Dogs?

Unfortunately, there still seems to be some sort of a stigma attached to pet adoption.

Many people believe that dogs which end up in Cocker Spaniel rescue centers do so for a reason, and believe they may have aggressive tendencies, have severe behavioral problem, or maybe just plain unlovable - why else would they be there and not with a loving family?

Well, this is simply not true! But, unfortunately, the stigma remains and many of these poor dogs are eventually put to sleep.

Why not help to redress the balance and adopt a dog from your local dog rescue or dog adoption center?

Reasons Dogs End Up In A Cocker Rescue Center

There are many reasons why an adult dog or puppy ends up in a Cocker Spaniel rescue shelter:

  • the family is no longer able to afford their pet,
  • the dog has been poorly trained or wasn't properly socialized as a puppy, which has resulted in a 'badly behaved' pet which the owner is unable to control,
  • the existing family pet had puppies which the family couldn't afford to keep - unless you're a professional breeder, having your dog neutered is the sensible option!
  • the family moved abroad and didn't want the hassle of taking the family pet,
  • the owners are no longer able to exercise their pet, either because of illness or aging,
  • the dog suffers from separation anxiety and the owner doesn't know how to handle the problem. Eventually, the owner gives up and puts him into a Cocker Spaniel rescue center,
  • a change in household circumstances, for example, increased work commitments or moving to accommodation that don't allow pets,
  • sadly, the owner dies.

These are just a few reasons, but there are many more. As you can see, none of the above reasons are the fault of the dog.

I'm So Afraid!

Cocker Spaniels that suddenly find themselves in a rescue center may become disorientated, frightened and confused and could begin to develop behavioral problems if not rescued and taken into a loving home.

This is so very sad!

Most of these dogs are just ordinary, normal Cocker Spaniels - they're not 'bad' dogs - they simply need some love, affection, and a little understanding.

If you'd like some more information about the Cocker breed before making your decision, follow the link.

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If you decide that you don't want to adopt a dog, but would rather buy a puppy from a breeder, or you've been unable to find something to suit you and your family, then I recommend you read our pages about getting a puppy to help you get the best out of it.

When you're ready, you can search for a breeder in your area by using our Breeders Directory.

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