Bubba is happy to announce that after over 5 months he is completely healed from his ear infections and is ready for adoption! He celebrated with a bath and groom on Thursday. Bubba had the worst infected ears of any dog we have had in rescue short of surgery. After a culture, several bottles of medication, two different solutions and antibiotics, twice daily cleanings and medicating by his determined foster mom, and a visit to our ear surgeon, he is infection free. We are being extra cautious and cleaning once daily for a while before we recommend an every other day flush in his future home. It is imperative that any adopter of this delightful little boy keep up with his ears, which currently don’t take more than a couple of minutes to do. Bubba is cooperative and knows the bottle and quietly sits for his flushes. He is 7 years old, crate trained, house broken, sweet, and an all around good boy. He came to us from a South Texas shelter where he was surrendered by his owner in bad shape with his ears, so overgrown they shaved him at the shelter, dry eye, and heart worms. Today he is in perfect condition and as ready as he will ever be to lead a life of pampering instead of neglect. If you are interested in Bubba please fill out our application online at
Rusty is ready for adoption! Rusty was surrendered back to our rescue after three years in his home because his mom, who is a flight attendant, was transferred to London as her flight base. Rusty recently had a dental and a sizable growth removed from his right ear. It was sent out to be examined and came back benign! It was completely removed so there is no threat of cancer. Rusty is 7, and another good boy. He seemingly is not prone to ear or eye issues, but cleaning the ears on a cocker is as necessary as a bowl of food for this breed. It’s a must for keeping those floppy beautiful ears healthy. Rusty is completely crate and house trained, comes when called, and good on a leash. He has mild separation anxiety but is on no medication for it; we expect it to subside in a new and stable forever home. He doesn’t seem to mind other dogs. If you are interested in Rusty, please fill out our online application at www.Houstoncockerspanielrescue.com/Application
Duke is still waiting for his forever home. Duke came from a south Texas shelter where he was an owner surrender; they said he was showing signs of age, had difficulty walking, and became aggressive with the grandchildren. Duke has displayed none of those characteristics since being in rescue. Zero! In fact, Duke runs laps around the yard and is tough to catch. He flies and forgets how hot it is now because he enjoys that freedom. The shelter was also told that he lived his whole 8 years in the house. It’s no wonder he loves being free and sniffing every blade of grass, watching trees blow in the wind, and being reluctant to come in! Duke recently also had a dental. He visited our veterinary dental specialist because his mouth seemed out of alignment, but it is only because at some point he somehow lost key teeth which help the tongue stay in. He rests his tongue where those teeth once were. But today, he’s very healthy, had no extractions with his dental, and his eyes and ears are good. He is also a handsome boy and is both crate and house trained, does well on a leash, and does not appear to be bothered by other dogs. Duke is on no medication and is cooperative at both the vet and groomer. He’s looking for his forever home! If you are interested in Duke please submit an application online at www.Houstoncockerspanielrescue.com/Application
Lucky is our fourth HCSR dog to return to our rescue in 9 months. Lucky was adopted in 2015, and after 7 years he has been returned as an 8 year old through no fault of his own. Lucky has already had some vetting, although he was updated in March. Friday he was groomed. Currently, he has ear infections for which he is being treated. His dental is scheduled for July 12, and he should be ready for a new forever home by then. He is also on a diet because he needs to lose some weight. Lucky is a happy dog who lived with both cats and other dogs as well as children. So far he has not shown any signs of separation anxiety. He’s good on a leash and cooperative, but right now his ears hurt. We will work on his ears and his weight while he is in rescue. Lucky would need an adopter committed to his ear care and weight loss program. Extra weight is very unhealthy for a dog. Eventually, it causes all kinds of health problems just as in humans. Ear care goes along with adopting a cocker as they are subject to yeasty ears since they have those beautiful long ears. A regular ear care routine usually prevents ear issues. We remember Lucky as a 1 year old puppy. Today he’s a good grown boy. He’s still beautiful, but those teeth need a good cleaning to prevent infections, tooth loss on down the line, and other diseases associated with poor oral hygiene. The weight also needs to drop for his continued good health.
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