June 26, 2012
More Words From The Adopters & Fosters Of Senior Cockers
"Slim, now BUDDY, is the most wonderful companion for my mother. After my father died, she needed someone (or something) to need her, because she has always been a caregiver. I thought about getting a puppy, but had concerns about it jumping on my mom or getting under foot and causing her to fall. Having an older, more mature dog was perfect for what she needed. With Buddy she didn’t have to deal with house training, or chewing up things, or jumping on her. He needed her, and she needed him, and they BOTH knew it. He is so appreciative of her and loves my mother so much. You can see it in his eyes and the way he responds to her. My mother is 93 years young and getting younger everyday with Buddy’s companionship."
Sandy Thrasher for Lois Lewis
Adopted Slim in 2011
"I think that I do this not so much as for what they bring to me, but what I give to them. They bring me the satisfaction of rescuing and saving an animal. Giving what it takes to have the life of a queen at Casa Cocker Dave's. I love their company as they love mine."
Foster of senior females only and adopted Corinna in 2012
"We had decided to adopt a dog the beginning of 2011. After researching many sites we learned that DFW Cocker Spaniel Rescue was going to be at our local PetSmart the upcoming weekend. We were delighted when we met the different dogs that were there, but one in particular caught our eye. We left the store, but took an application with us. As we were driving away we just knew we were going back for that one in particular. Hugo was the one! We were so fortunate that all the paper work and home visit could be done that very day! After we got Hugo home, he was so comfortable with us. He has brought such joy to us. He loves his walks and to ride in the car. He loves visitors both young and old. He loves to sit with us no matter what we are doing. He is so sweet and so beautiful. Regardless of his age he is very special and we are beyond happy that he is ours. We lovingly nicknamed him Huey! Oh, and by the way, he is deaf and responds to hand commands!"
Phyllis and Bob
Adopted Hugo 2011
"Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to brag on our Maggie! She has been such a jewel! Every day we are just amazed that we were the only ones to inquire on adopting her. However we are glad that she waited for us to find her! She is the sweetest, most loving little lady. I never have to worry about her around kids, friends, elderly visitors...she is always the perfect hostess and sits by eagerly awaiting a nice pat on the head. She has even helped to mellow out my other 'only child' cocker furkid. There has never been a cross word between them, and they each share their momma. Not knowing what her life was like before the cocker rescue, it is hard to know what things stir up memories for her, but her temperament is unmatched, just going to show the love these little gals possess. You can look into her eyes and just see the adoration and appreciation she has for every pat on the head or slightest show of affection. I have to say Maggie was the perfect addition to our family, and I could not imagine our lives without her with us. It gives me great pleasure to spoil her rotten! Yes indeed, I would say we love our Maggie! I would take her over a young pup any day of the week!"
Mary & Greta
Adopted Maggie in 2011
"We adopted Peaches 3 months ago and cannot imagine life without her! She is the perfect dog for us. She had already learned all the things a puppy learns over the first few years of life: how to live with people! She doesn't chew, has beautiful manners and has yet to have an 'accident' in the house. She is calm but still very active - she knows to keep the running and jumping outside! She appreciates every little bit of attention and wants nothing more than to be with us. She has learned all about cars already, travels very well and is not afraid or excited about new situations and people. The neighborhood kids think she is wonderful because she loves their petting and attention and sits still to be adored. Never a growl or snap, because she has already learned how to interact and what to expect of people and other animals. Adopting an older dog is like getting a custom-made companion! All those endearing but annoying puppy traits have mellowed and changed into pure delight - relaxed, comfortable and loving companionship. These dogs have so much love to give in their lives and are right at home with anyone who gives them the time and attention to bond. We are sure now that if we want another dog, we will go for a 'senior' and reap the rewards of their life experiences and affection."
Cynthia and Bob
Adopted Peaches (Blair) in 2012
"I have had the pleasure of fostering Sadie Joy for almost three years now. Sadie was a puppy mill momma for 9 of her 13 years. When she was rescued, she had mange so badly; there was hardly any fur on her little body. She weighed about 16 pounds. Her teeth are ground down because she gnawed at the metal crate she lived in either trying to get out of or from boredom. She was very timid and shy and kept to herself. It didn’t take her long to learn that she was safe and she didn’t need to hide. She has cataracts in both eyes, but can still see well from one eye. She is pretty deaf, but knows hand signals and I swear she can read lips! Sadie Joy got her name from a kind volunteer who when she saw Sadie Joy, thought 'what a Sad little girl, I hope you will now have a life filled with Joy.' She is a very calm lady and nothing bothers her…probably because she can’t hear well. She gets very excited and prances around when it’s time for dinner or when you come home! She hops like a bunny! Sadie is in extremely good health for a 13-year-old and I expect her to be one of those Cockers who live to be 20!! She is still waiting for her forever home, could it be yours? She will bring joy to your life."
Sadie Joy’s Foster Mom