Kismet - Cocker Spaniel (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Cocker Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Houston, TX

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Organization Name: Gulf Coast Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Location: Houston, TX 77242


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Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Gender: Male Male
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Kismet

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with Tan
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Houston, TX 77242
Tags: Cocker Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Houston, TX
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Low
Activity Level Slightly Active
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Housetrained
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Affectionate
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Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hey everybody, I’m Kismet! That’s right, Kismet, as in ‘Fate’… and that’s just how my foster family thinks of me. See, I came along at just the right time and my foster mom knew it was fate that brought me to her. I knew it was fate too, and quickly became acquainted with my foster family and my new digs. I love my new life, but I know that this is not my forever place. I need a family that I can call my own and that will never let me go again, because I have so much love to give! I am going to let my foster mom gush on me now, she says she will do everything she can to find me a forever home, no matter how long it takes! Kismet's estimated date of birth is 9/25/06. He is a wonderful dog with great house manners; he is house trained and crate trained, he is not a big barker (but when he does it’s actually super cute!) and all he really wants to do is snuggle with you on the couch. He is not a chewer and he is not really interested in toys, but he LOVES bones and he loves to go on walks and meet new doggie friends. Oh, and he does that super cute head-tilt thing that dogs do… it is probably the cutest thing you will ever see! When Kismet first came to us he had hip dysplasia and has recently had surgery to correct this. He is recovering well and it has vastly improved his quality of life. He will never have full mobility but he gets around just fine. Here is some information on the procedure:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femoral_head_ostectomy. Kismet is fully vaccinated and will be neutered soon. We expect this will help with a bit of the marking behavior that is still remaining, but it has already improved greatly through implementation of a steady, reliable routine. He has some cloudiness in his eyes and we suspect that he is partially blind, but will be taking him to the eye specialist soon to find out the extent of his vision loss and to see if there is anything we can do to help. He is heartworm positive but is currently going through treatment, and would be available on a foster-to-adopt family to the right family/setting while he completes the treatment at GCCSR's expense. He also has a thyroid condition that requires inexpensive meds for the rest of his life, but he takes the pills like a champ (if you hide it in a little cheese). Don’t let his medical aliments fool you, he still has a lot of life to live and lots of love to give. He is such an easy going dog, and he really makes a great snuggle buddy! A perfect companion for those cold winter nights coming up! Email us today to find out more about Kismet! ADOPT KISMET

Cocker Spaniel

A.K.A. : American Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel
Overview: The Cocker Spaniel is one of the most popular breeds in America. They're playful, love people, and adapt to both city and country dwelling. A Cocker needs a lot of exercise, but you'll find it a joy to have around!
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): 24-28
Height (in): male: 14-15, female: 13-14
Colors: Black variety: solid black or black and tan. Particolor variety: any color with white. ASCOB variety: any solid color, other than black, including cream, red, brown and bown with tan points.
Coat: Silky, flat or slightly wavy, not overly long.
Character: Cocker Spaniels are intelligent, cheerful, lively, and affectionate.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets.
Care: The Cocker Spaniel requires regular grooming with a brush and comb. The ears should be cleaned frequently and a professional clipping and scissoring every 2 to 3 months.
Training: This breed requires consistency in training, but do not be too firm. He's eager to please and willing to learn, with the right approach.
Activity: The Cocker Spaniel can get by with three walks a day, although he welcomes being able to run freely now and then and enjoys swimming when given the opportunity.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: This breed may be prone to major problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, and patellar luxation. Minor problems are hip dysplasia, ectropion, entropion, progressive retinal atrophy, allergies, seborrhea, lip fold pioderma, and otitis.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

More About Cocker Spaniel Breed
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    • Cocker Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Houston, TX

      Jasper

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi, I’m Jasper, a buff, male Cocker with an estimated birthday of March 7, 2007. I was found as a stray by a good Samaritan who cared enough about me to get me to safety. I’m such a sweet boy, and you shouldn't be fooled by my age. I have more energy than the average 10-year old and I love to run and jump up on the furniture and play with soft, squeaky toys! I’ve been enjoying walks with my foster family, too! I don’t mind when other dogs approach so long as they don’t want to jump up on me or sniff me too long. There are other Cockers in my foster family and I get along just fine with them, and I like kids! Yup, I’ve met a few kids of various ages and I am a true gentleman. I’m missing some teeth, so my foster mom makes my meals with kibble and some baby food. Isn’t that so nice that I’m being loved on so much!?!?!? I am enjoying myself and would love a doting family to adopt me. I’m not an attention hog or anything like that, but I do love my people and enjoy some snuggle time and just adore being held! Okay, okay, so I do love attention, but what guy doesn’t??? I’m such a sweetie for my grooming, too. I knew that my foster mom was trying to rid me of all my matted fur, and I sat still while she groomed me and had to cut quite a bit off to stop all that matted fur from pinching at my skin. Didn’t care for my ears being cleaned because it hurt a bit, but I’m all cleaned up now and feeling brand new. Unfortunately, I am heartworm positive and will be undergoing treatment soon. A cherry-eye tuck will also be scheduled soon when they neuter me. Don’t let any of that change your mind on me. I’ll be back to top health really soon, and am available on a foster-to-adopt basis to a home willing to take me to the GCCSR vet for my heartworm treatment.
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      Fitz

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi, I’m handsome and friendly, Fitz! A red and white, male Cocker with an estimated birthday of March 2012. My foster mom’s words, “What’s not to love????” I’m a very easy-going, sweet young man who obviously suffered some sort of trauma to my eye, causing it to shrink. I don’t recall what happened, but the good news is that I am not in any pain and nothing medically has to be done to that eye at all. So, I am just going about my usual business of walks, playtime, and just being all-around wonderful! I do this really cute thing with my toys – I pick out one and just carry it all around until I’m done with it. I’ll place it down and go get another to walk around with, not play with, just walk around with. I’m not toy possessive with my foster buddies, either, so if they want to play with my toys, it’s fine by me. Well, except when I have one in my mouth, then it’s mine! I looooove my human and just enjoy being by your side. All the time if you want! I really enjoy other doggie friends and so far, am good with kids. I’ve only met one, and was fine so far. There will be more to come regarding my personality. I was found as a stray and in my foster home for a short time, so stay tuned for more on me! I am a good boy and behave well while being groomed, and don’t seem to have any sort of aggressive bone in my body! I’m really looking forward to learning some commands from my foster mom. Nobody has ever worked with me to see my potential, but I’ll tell you that I am a smart one. I catch on quickly! I am already doing really well on leash for walks, which I love and I’m catching on to the whole ‘no humping your friends’ thing. I’m not neutered yet and can sometimes mount my buddies when we are out playing. I’m learning, don’t worry – my buddies set me straight and I get the hint pretty much instantly! So, yes, a neuter is scheduled soon at which time, I’ll also undergo a dental cleaning. Then, it is on to heartworm treatment, as I am heartworm positive. So, stay tuned, there will be more to come regarding me and you won’t be disappointed. Just look at that fun-loving, loyal smile! In the meantime, if you’re interested in adopting me, I could go to the right home in the Houston area provided my family was willing to take me to GCCSR’s vet on the southwest side of town.
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      Ramsey

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi, I'm Ramsey. My estimated birth date is in February 2014, and I came to GCCSR from a local area shelter. My foster mom says I have a good temperament with people and with dogs, but I have a tendency to gravitate toward people. She's helping me with basic manners in the house, and I'm responding well to direction and correction. She takes me on walks every day, and while I enjoy them, no one taught me how to walk on a leash, so I pull a little bit, but she said I'm really smart and will get this down in no time. There are balls and stuffed toys all over my house, and they're very interesting to me. I'm not sure what they're for, but my mom is teaching me how to play with them. I'm really enjoying my new life and everything that I'm learning. I am fully vaccinated and will be neutered soon. I might have to have some dental work done at that time too. I tested heartworm positive, and will be receiving treatment for that, but am available to the right kind of foster home in the Houston area if my new family would be willing to take me to GCCSR's vet located in Southwest Houston. If you think I'm as cute as my foster mom does and think I may be the perfect match for your family, please submit an application today. ADOPT RAMSEY
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      Lady

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi! My name is Lady and I was surrendered to a shelter in Baton Rouge in March 2017 by my family of 8 years. From there, I found my way to GCCSR, and I'm really liking it here so far! I'm a tiny little thing, weighing in at about 12.5 pounds. I need to gain a couple of pounds, but my foster family said they're just the people to help me do this. It took about 2 hours for them to boast about what a sweet, affectionate girl I am. I'm inquisitive, interested in my surroundings, and a shadow to everyone who will let me be. I was also a very good girl at the vet, patient with them while they drew blood for my lab panel, and giving kisses once they were finished. I am known to run and try to get out of the fence when I'm bored, so it's important I be with a family who enjoys my company the way I enjoy theirs. How did I end up in rescue, you ask? My first family turned me in because they said I didn't get along with the other dogs in their home, but also said I get along with other peoples' dogs. Thankfully, there was a foster home ready and waiting with no other dogs, so I am spending some time there. I have some mammary masses that need to be removed and I need to be spayed (that's why I developed the masses). The good news is that I'm already vaccinated and heartworm negative. Once my medical issues are addressed, they tell me we'll work more on interactions with other dogs, just to make sure that I know how to approach them and not be afraid of them. From what my foster family has observed in the short time they've had me, once I get to know other dogs, I seem to be okay; it's just that the initial introductions make me nervous. Don't worry; we'll be working on this!! If you're interested in finding out more about me or feel I'm the dog for you, please submit an application today!
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      Yogi

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi, I'm Yogi! My owner surrendered me to Houston's BARC animal shelter, and they said I was 18 years of age. Thankfully, one of the nice GCCSR fosters couldn't bear to see my life end that way, so she opened her heart and home to me, knowing that there aren't very many people who want to adopt an old guy like me. But guess what??! She and the GCCSR vet think I'm younger than 18. Don't get me wrong ~ I'm still a senior guy, but they say I get around WAY too well to be 18 years old!! I came with yeasty ears and some bad teeth, but the good news is that all my labwork appears to be in pretty good shape, especially for my age. Later in February, I'll be having some much needed dental work done, and my ears should be healed by then. After that, I'll be ready for adoption!!! In the mean time, my foster mom has this to say about me: "Yogi is a smart, funny little boy. He is blind, but that does not stop him from finding his way. The first night he walked around the main part of the house learning the lay out. The next night my sister was helping him down the hall, but once he reached the den, his step and confidence grew. He still has some problems finding his way in the backyard. If he gets lost, he stops and starts howling. All I have to do is call his name and he will turn to me and start walking. He is not deaf as originally thought. He is heart worm negative and his other lab work is good especially considering his age. His teeth and mouth need attention and he had yeast in his ears. He also developed an upper respiratory infection which is being treated. Just to share a short story. When we go to bed at night, Yogi is on a bed on the floor and I am covered with my blanket. Yogi likes my blanket and reaches up to pull it down for him to sleep on. Sometimes there is still enough for me and sometimes not." Yep, I'm quite the character with a lot of life and love left in me. Won't you give me a chance to show you?
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      Bentley

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi everyone! I'm Bentley and my estimated date of birth is 2/14/2010. I may be 7 years old, but I sure do play like a puppy. My foster mom is curious as to why I haven't found a home yet because she thinks that I'm pretty *perfect*. She says I'm the "typical cocker" because I follow her around everywhere she goes! I am currently in a home with two resident female dogs: a big lab and another cocker spaniel. We all get along well because I'm really laid back and don't let anything bother me! I absolutely LOVE soft, squeaky toys, playing outside, and going on walks! I walk great on a leash and just lead the way while sniffing out all of the new things in our neighborhood! BUT I do love to snuggle and give kisses when I get worn out. My foster mom says I'm the perfect mix between cuddle bug and playful pup. I would definitely thrive in a more active home. Now that I am in a new foster home, I am getting use to where their doggie door is so that I can take my business outside. I like to follow my fur sister (cocker spaniel) around the house and when she goes outside to potty, I follow right along. I'm definitely not the dominant one and I let my fur sisters boss me around and show me the ropes. I get along great with other dogs, love my humans, and am great with kids 10 and up. My foster parents are always laughing because they say I'm such a goofball. I'm current on vaccines, neutered and had a double cherry-eye tuck performed. I will, however, be on daily eyedrops for the rest of my life, like a lot of other cockers, for a chronic dry eye condition. I don't mind getting my eye drops and am super gentle when my foster mom makes me stop playing in order to do my drops! All in all, I知 just a handsome, sweet and silly guy looking for an active forever family to call my own! If I sound like a good match for your family, please submit an application today!
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      Sasha, aka C...

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi, I’m Sasha, a sweet little Cocker who was surrendered to GCCSR recently due to some unfortunate events that happened in my owner’s life. I first moved to live with my owner’s mom and her three bulldogs, but they didn’t like me much, tried to attack me all the time, and I was in danger of being hurt by them… so that’s how I ended up here. My estimated date of birth is October 2005. I’ve been to GCCSR’s primary vet, will see a specialist soon, and they will determine the best course of action with respect to my mammary tumors, need of spay surgery, and back issues. GCCSR will need to raise funds in order to help get me in good health before I can be blessed with my forever home. There are several dogs in my foster home of various sizes and ages and we’ve been getting along fine right now, unless they approach my toys or get too close in my space. I’ll growl a little to tell them that those are my favorite toys. I have a cute, little trick – I bring all the toys that I like over to my pillow. Doesn’t that show those other dogs that those are mine? I may growl when they get too friendly with me because my back hurts, and I am just protecting myself. I may show my teeth, but that’s it. I really don’t care to fight or anything like that. I’m going to be a great companion someday for a special owner that wouldn’t mind giving me some special attention. I enjoy getting loved on for sure. I haven’t met any children yet, yet so we are not sure if I would be okay around them. Right now, I’m adjusting to my foster home and trying to process all that has happened to me. I have been around cats, and they don’t bother me at all… but there are some young, big dogs in my current foster home, and everyone seems to think I’d be happier with smaller, more laid back dogs. The good news is that I’m housebroken (once I learn my new routine) and heartworm negative. While GCCSR will be raising funds to treat my medical issues, in the meantime, I can go to a quiet, stable foster-to-adopt home. I just need someone willing to help me through my issues and take me to my vet appointments. The folks at GCCSR believe I deserve a chance to live out my senior years with love and good health…. can you please help me?
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      Oscar

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hey all! It's me, Oscar! An energetic guy with an estimated date of birth of February 2011. I am housetrained, and I get along with other dogs and older kids. My foster mom says almost everyone loves me once they meet me. She also says I'm a tall dude, weighing in at 35 lbs. Don't worry... I'm not overweight; it's all muscle! I walk very well on a leash and only pull when I see another dog. And like a lot of people I know, I do best when I have a routine. This way, I'll remind you when it's time to eat and potty, and then everyone is happy. Did you check out my pictures? I clean up nicely if I should say so myself. I was a mess, found as a stray with 6 lbs. of matted fur on me. Yes, 6 lbs!!!!! It hurt me, all those knots and pulling on my fur to try to get them out. So, the people at the shelter in Louisiana had to sedate me while they worked on all that awful matted fur. Look what was underneath! A beauty with a nice, shiny coat and lots of spunk. I love to play with tennis balls, primarily and enjoy squeaky toys sometimes. I don 't mind playing with the other dog in my foster home and will playfully bark and growl in a fun way when I share toys with him. Barking is my favorite way to express myself, especially if I hear a loud noise, if I'm playing outside, or if I'm on a walk and see another dog being walked or approaching me. While I 'm a very fun-loving, smart dog, I do have a past that may have included some sort of abuse. I get very nervous while getting groomed and need sedatives to help make me less anxious and more comfortable during the process. For this reason, I would really like it if my owner groomed me, or if they at least took me to the same person every time so I can learn to trust them and get comfortable. Also, one time, long ago, I had a really bad ear infection and a small child pulled on my ear. It hurt me a lot, so I snapped at the child as a warning to stay away; it's the only way I knew how to tell him. No one was hurt and my foster mom never saw that behavior again, especially since my ears have been successfully treated and they're not as painful anymore. Just in case, though, a home with either no kids or older kids would be much better for me since they might have a better understanding of giving me my space. My foster mom has said I 'm very well-mannered and am a really good guy. I hang out with her nephews who are 5 years old and 3 years old quite often and we cuddle and play with no problems. I 'm healthy, neutered, and up-to-date on vaccines. I do have dry-eye, though, so will need daily eyedrops for the rest of my life. Right now, I 'm at a great foster home where I get to play with another dog, play ball in the yard, and even go to the beach to play in the waves. I hope that life is looking better for me, and just know I'll thrive in the right home. Is it yours?
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      Lexis

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi, I’m Lexis, my estimated DOB is 1/09/2006. I'm a buff and white female Cocker Spaniel. The animal shelter people and my foster mom say that I am a very sweet and affectionate girl. I love giving my foster smooches all over her face!!!! I was an owner surrender after being in my home for years, but I started getting a bit territorial over my owner and she didn’t like that. I tend to be a little protective of my food around other dogs, so I should be fed separately and kept out of the kitchen when food is being cooked. I really don’t mind the other dogs, but I want to be the boss and can bully them if you let me. You see, I need someone who is not too easy-going, as I will take advantage of them if they let me. I like structure and routine. I like being a bit of a princess, and I think I deserve that at my age. I just want a quiet, calm atmosphere to hang out in; and, I know there is a special human out there that feels the same way. We can be best buddies and enjoy a chaos-free life together. You know, like hanging out in the yard or porch, car rides, walks, calm play, sunning ourselves. I like to go on walks and chase squirrels, chipmunks, and other vermin around the yard. My foster mom walks me on the gentle leader and she says that I do a terrific job. I don’t bark much in the house, but I’ll answer other dogs in the neighborhood when they start ‘talking’. I'm heartworm negative, spayed, up to date on vaccinations and ready for my forever home. I have had two mammary tumors removed and both were benign, so I'm ready to begin my happily ever after. I am on a prescription diet and some inexpensive meds that I'll need to continue for the rest of my life, but I've got a lot of love to give, and quite a bit of energy for a girl my age! Please submit an application to adopt me today! ADOPT LEXIS
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