We have an ever changing number of Spaniels in our care. Those published below are only a selection of those looking for their “forever” home. The old and young, alike, are not immune from searching for that special someone to look after them.
Scooby is a 4 1/2 year old golden working type cocker. His owner has passed away and his present carer can't keep him. Scooby used to live happily with an older female dog and comfortable if left home alone for short periods. Now he hates being left. Scooby is quite a nervous dog who likes to follow his owner around. He doesn't like loud noises and can be spooked e.g by a child approaching on a skateboard - so it is difficult to trust him off-lead. He can be possessive with items he picks up in the home but he is easily distracted. He doesn't like being patted roughly. He loves travelling in the car but can protect the car by barking if left in it alone. He has no cat experience. He is OK with children but may enjoy a quiet home. Scooby is behaving very well at kennels.
Jack is a 5 1/2 year old liver & white springer. His owner is now working longer hours and Jack is being left with the owner's Mum who is elderly and has mobility issues. Jack is bored and he is now being territorial at times towards Mum and showing his teeth. He can also be posessive with items that he picks up off the floor - Mum can't cope. Jack hasn't had contact with children. He either ignores or wants to play with other dogs on walks and he doesn't take much notice of cats. He pulls on the lead but is better walked on a harness. His recall is good. He travels well in the car and can be left for short periods. CAESSR is looking for an experienced home for Jack and behaviourist help will be available. Jack weighed 35kg when he came to us. He needed grooming and behaved very well at the groomers. He had to be muzzled at the vets but we believe that the cause was extremely sore ears. His ears have been cleared under anaesthetic and he is now enjoying his walks with the kennel staff and volunteers.
Dexter is a 6 year old black working type cocker with white on his chest. His owner has health issues and Mum is looking after Dexter but they feel that he needs a better life. Dexter hasn't had much contact with children. He is good with other dogs outside the home. He has not lived with a cat. Dexter pulls initially when on the lead. Mum hasn't let him off lead but he used to run off lead when he was younger. His recall may need to be re-trained. Dexter travels well in the car and can be left for short periods.
Louis is a 4 year old black working type cocker. He lives with 5 other dogs (Pointers) and he is becoming possessive over toys and other objects and is causing tension in the pack. He is looking for a home where he will be the only dog receiving all the fuss and attention. Louis is used to children but may be best with teenaged children only. He has no cat experience but is good with other dogs outside the home. He can be afraid of fireworks. He pulls on the lead. He loves being off lead but can sometimes be a bit naughty and doesn't come back immediately when called. He travels well in the car. He is fine being left for a couple of hours but has the other dogs for company.
Betsy is a 5 year old black working type cocker. She needs a new home as she has started to fight with the other female cocker in the home. Betsy has quite a nervous personality but once she trusts you she is a very loveable dog. Betsy is used to teenaged children. She hasn't lived with a cat. She is quite afraid of other dogs as she was "pinned" down by a large dog when she was a puppy. She will back away or bark at them. Betsy pulls on the lead but her recall is good. She travels well in the car and can be left for short periods.
Riley is a six year old black & white working type cocker who needs a new home due to a change in family circumstances. Riley is used to older children. He is good with other dogs but will possibly need to be the only dog in the home. He has no cat experience. He is quite good on the lead and calms down after pulling initially and his recall is good. Riley will need an experienced home with good house rules as he can be a bit dominant. He will guard objects - e.g. letters, crisp packets, but will back down eventually and he can be protective of his home. He travels well in the car, but again he will bark at people he sees out of the window. He can be left for short periods.
Squiggle is a 6 year old liver & white springer. He needs a new home as both his owners are now working long hours and Squiggle is spending too much time home alone. Squiggle is used to children. He is used to being the only dog in the home and he ignores other dogs when he is off lead. He has not lived with a cat. He loves his walks and likes to walk ahead of the group but he does pull on the lead. He loves being off lead. He tends to make a large circle around his family and comes back when called. Squiggle can be very protective of his family and of his home. All family members need to take part in his care - giving him food, walks and play. He is good when left home alone for short periods. He travels well in the car but can whine for 10 minutes or so until he settles.
Beauty and Flow are both Black Springer X Cocker Spaniels with White on their chests. Beauty is an 18 month old male and Flo is a 9 month old female. They have come to CAESSR as their owner has sadly passed away. The two dogs were found beside their owner. They were very traumatised when they arrived, but now seem to be lovely dogs. We don't know much of their history, but they seem to be very bonded. Beauty and Flo are looking for a new home together.