Who We Are
We are a small group of Spaniel enthusiasts, who, with a small band of volunteers raise funds to help us find new forever homes for dogs placed in our care.
We aim to care for and re-home as many un-wanted, stray or neglected Spaniels as we can as well as proving advice and support to current owners.
Where We Are
We have worked in Spaniel Rescue for over 10 years and have now (2010) decided to set up a new Rescue. With our main kennels in Staffordshire, our aim was to mainly serve the Midlands area extending from the River Mersey in the North to Oxfordshire in the South. However, thanks to the offer of additional voluntary help we are now able to establish additional facilities based in the Tameside/Oldham and the Lincolnshire areas.
What We Do
We aim to care for and re-home as many un-wanted, stray or neglected Spaniels as we can as well as providing advice and support to current owners. As well as strays, dogs come to us for reasons such as:
- the "present" is too much trouble
- a new baby arriving
- their owners splitting up
- they are too old to work
- their owners working pattern change
- they have a behavioural problem
- their owners move house or emigrate
- or even a new puppy arrives (so the oldie has to go!)
Whatever the reason CAESSR is here to help care for and rehome Cocker and English Springer Spaniels. Considerable care is taken when rehoming and our policy is not to place dogs with families who have young children if the temperament of the dog is unknown or questionable.
We believe that all Spaniels deserve to be given every chance to live their full life regardless of their age or disability. Only on veterinary advice and when quality of life is poor is euthanasia considered. This ethos is a costly one and means extra income has to be found to support these dogs.
The Problems We Face
Caring For The Dogs
We do not have the luxury of our own kennels and instead rent kennel space at a local rescue/boarding kennels.
Finding Suitable Homes
The most important aspect of our work is finding new suitable homes for the Spaniels in our care. This can prove difficult as many people looking for a dog have a picture in their mind of the perfect dog (colour, size, age, markings, temperament etc etc) and the dog they initially choose may not be suitable for their lifestyle. We are also increasingly finding that we are getting a number of dogs that are harder to find suitable homes for, this may be because they are elderly or have medical/behavioural problems, but the outcome is that they could spend many months in kennels. As we are limited financially to the number of dogs we can have in kennels at any one time, the fact kennel space is taken up by these long term dogs means we cannot help other Spaniels in need. However we will never give up on them, we are sure that there is the perfect home out there for every dog.
We are a small Rescue and do not have the cushion of a nice healthy bank balance. The majority of our income is spent on kenneling and Veterinary fees and despite being out fundraising as often as possible we are still always worrying about where the next £1 will come from.
The registered address of CAESSR is:
C/o Old Mother Redcap