My name is Duke, and I am a precious senior lap dog boy who has had it rough. My brother Shadow and I were taken to the shelter when our owner died, and my buddy Shadow was adopted. I was so lonesome and lost! An HCSR volunteer fell in love with me, so they took me in! I am about 8 years old, and I was in great shape except that I needed my teeth cleaned and a couple pulled. I also had cataracts, but my ophthalmologist said I was a good candidate for cataract surgery, so HCSR scheduled it. Unlike most dogs who undergo this eye surgery, I had a lot of unexpected complications after it. My foster mom had never seen so many eye drops and medications that had to be given to me in her life! But she kept all my prescriptions straight and gave me what and when I needed like clock work and took me to all of my appointments. You see, she is a RN, so you know I had the best of care. Today I have two medications twice a day, and I am regularly being monitored by my special eye doctor as they call him. I am a low key boy and am perfectly house trained. I am truly a lap dog. If you see me at an adoption event I will more than likely be sitting on someone’s lap! I also like snuggling next to my person.
My eyes are still healing, so we don’t know how much vision I will have when all is said and done, but I do see, and I think I see better than before my surgery. Because my eyes need to be handled with care, it is probably best that I not be in a home with small children so I don’t risk having my eyes hurt after all I have been through. I am a real cutie, and people say I am the perfect size with perfect cocker features. I would love to soon find my forever home where I can enjoy my golden years. If you have a heart for a minor special needs boy, please consider me. I am a perfect gentleman!
Cocker Snuggles, Duke
Hi! My name is KoKo, and I am a gorgeous chocolate boy of 5-6 who unfortunately was born with a genetic eye disease called PRA – Progressive Retinal Atrophy. There are no medications or a surgery that can help me. No one would ever guess I am visually impaired if they saw me in my foster home. I know where everything is and don’t run or stumble into anything. I am perfectly normal in all my daily activities.
I have three foster brothers who I enjoy being in the back yard with. I am an alpha boy and none of them are, so we all get along great. I never get into any trouble with them and like them as my buddies. I have a sweet tooth! I jumped a gate once and helped myself to my foster mom’s birthday cookie cake! It didn’t make me sick, thank goodness, but then she put up a gate that I couldn’t jump over, so no more goodies like that for me! I am crate trained, never have accidents in the house, and I always come when I am called. My foster mom loves all of that about me. She says I am no trouble at all.
Meet our 1 yr old puppy, Chris. Chris had a beautiful shiny coat when he came in but was very matted and full of stickers so unfortunately, he had to be stripped. But, he’s going to be a “looker” for sure when his coat grows out! He is doing really well on his house training and seems to love everyone. He is very puppyish and would love to have another active dog to play with! Chris has a wonderful temperament and is starting to discover balls and squeaky toys so he’ll be ready to go shopping! This sweet boy will make some family a wonderful companion!
MADDIE is a cute, petite, 12 pound feisty alpha girl. This little girl may want to show a new dog she meets that she is going to be the boss, but once she knows the dog, she gets along fine. Maddie was stolen from her original owner when she was just about 1.5 and ended up at the shelter 3.5 years later. (more…)
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