Lexis - 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: Female Female
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Lexis

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 07/16/2016
Location: Houston, TX 77242
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Low
Activity Level Slightly Active
Exercise Needs Low
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Affectionate
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Was the Dog Found No
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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

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

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    • Cocker Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Houston, TX

      Coco

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi, I'm Coco, a recent owner surrender to GCCSR because my family no longer has time for me. They got upset with me because I was digging holes in the yard, but that's only because I was bored and they weren't spending any time with me. I'm hoping to find a family who will let me be a companion to them, because all I really want is to love them and to BE loved in return. I was born on December 18, 2014, and am heartworm negative, up to date on vaccinations, spayed and microchipped. While I'm generally good with other dogs, proper introductions are important as sometimes new dogs make me a little nervous. I also have a tendency to guard my food, so my foster mom and dad have been feeding me separately from their dogs for the time being. I REALLY don't like cats and will chase them. Once my foster mom and dad get to know me a little better, we'll tell you more about me, but the vet clinic said I'm one of the cutest dogs they've seen. Am I the girl for 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, I'm Bentley, my estimated date of birth is 2/14/2010, and I'm currently being fostered in Lake Charles. I’ve become quite the chow-hound and love my food. When my foster mom picks up my empty bowl after meals, I put my front paws in it and stand there to see if she understands that I would like to have a little bit more!!!! I also LOVE soft, squeaky toys and will walk around all day with one in my mouth if you'll let me, although I have occasionally also been known to 'make it snow' with them as well. I enjoy snuggles from my human, too, and have started sleeping in bed with my foster mom. I feel most secure and comfy this way. I’m about 90 percent reliable with potty training. I always do my business when taken outside, but I’ve had a few accidents inside and have used the towel left on the floor as my ‘toilet’ during rain storms. I'm even learning how to use the doggie door. I cannot even explain this myself, but I have a bad habit of sometimes peeing on my foster brother's feet. Other than that, I get along great with other dogs!! I do okay with older children, those who can respect my space and won't sneak up on me and scare me, or who aren't too loud and animated. I'm current on vaccines, neutered and had a double cherry-eye tuck performed, which is healing quite nicely. I will, however, be on daily eye drops for the rest of my life, like a lot of other cockers, for a chronic dry eye condition. I almost done with my heartworm treatment, and will be available for adoption after my next follow-up appointment this month (November). All in all, I’m just a handsome, sweet and silly guy looking for the right 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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      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’m healthy, neutered, and up-to-date on vaccines. I am even housetrained, and just waiting for my forever home to find me! 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 as well. I don’t mind playing with the other dogs in my foster home and will playfully bark and growl in a fun way when I share toys with them. Barking is my favorite way to express myself! So, I have to tell you that after unveiling my new look and having my eyes exposed for all to see, the vet suspected an eye-ulcer, which is all cleared up, now. But, I experience dry-eye, so daily drops for me work just fine and I’ll likely need them for a lifetime. The say I’m a tall dude, and weigh in at 35 lbs., but am not overweight. All muscle is what I’m told! I’m very strong and pull a bit on leash; especially when I see another dog. I get really excited and start my barking! 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 don’t appreciate young children who don’t respect my space, sneak up on me or grab my ears. Young children sort of intimidate me with their curiosity, and I’m very sensitive about anyone messing with my ears… so a home with either no kids or older kids would be much better for me. My foster mom has said I’m very well-mannered and am a really good guy. Stay tuned for more information on me as I adjust to my new environment with GCCSR! 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. I would do just fine in the right home!­
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      Pixie

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi everybody, I’m Pixie, a sweet, petite female cocker born on 7/2/2003. Even thought I'm 13, don’t expect a sleepy, couch potato, because; not only am I in great shape, but I love to go for loooong walks. The best home for me would be someone who will love me and enjoy long, daily walks. It seems as though I was taken very good care of until I was given up. My old family was having a baby and the husband didn’t care much for me, and I can’t figure out why. I’m really no problem at all. I am cute, sweet, energetic, healthy, walk well on leash, and the list goes on. While outdoors, I love to chase the squirrels in the yard!!!! Seeing is no problem for me, but my hearing is practically gone; so, I respond to loud claps and loud sounds, mostly. I’m a gentle girl who is great with small children, and also other dogs as long as they respect my space and don't get too close to me when I'm around food or treats. I haven’t been around cats, but my foster mom thinks I would just go about my own business if I encountered or lived with one. When it comes to my food or bones, so far I've only been protective with other dogs, allowing my humans to take my bone and pet me while I eat... .but it would probably be best to make sure a small child didn't try the same thing, just to be on the safe side. Did I mention that I LOVE affection and attention, and would rather have that over treats or toys any day??! In fact, if I was the only dog, I would REALLY love that as it would help ensure I get ALL the attention you have to give. My foster mom says that everyone who meets me, falls in love with me. I just want to experience lots of love and companionship for my remaining years. As I acclimate to my new foster home, I have to admit I have had have a few potty accidents. I’ve tee teed on the rug a few times, so when you adopt me and I am getting used to all the new surroundings, a safe crate may be where I’ll have to be when you’re out and about. I don’t particularly like the crate, so I’m going to try to fix this little habit. Now that I'm getting the hang of things, my foster mom believes me to be mostly housetrained, as I will immediately do my business outside when she takes me there. Just every now and then, you know... mistakes happen. She recently took me to the vet and they detected some bacteria in my urine, so they put me on a round of antibiotics in case it was a budding UTI, and we're in hopes this will take care of the rest of the potty issues. I’m healthy and ready to be adopted to the right person or family. Is that you?
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      Camilla

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Meet Camilla, who was recently voted Miss Congeniality!! That’s right, this beauty originally from Birmingham, AL, would hands down win the award for Miss Congeniality. With an estimated birthday of September 2008, Camilla is friendly and sweet-natured. Her beautiful smile just never fades, and her tail never ceases to wag - a true wiggle butt. All she really craves is attention and love – just like everybody else. She is the perfect size to be lap buddy, and boy, does she enjoy being the apple of your eye. She is not shy, and Camilla is one of the friendliest pup on the block. She has not meet a dog or cat she doesn’t like. Camilla quickly assimilated to the pack at her foster home, and fell in step with all her foster brothers of dogs and cats. Yep, she is the princess of the roost. Camilla would easily fit into any type of family. She doesn’t require much – just love, attention, and walks around the neighborhood. She walks well on the leash, and enjoys her outings with her foster mom and foster brothers. She does not play with toys. She is really just interested in her humans. Camilla loves being loved on, receiving belly rubs, and kisses. Her love knows no bounds, and it doesn’t stop with people! She also has a great love of food. The Foodie of the doggie realm as she likes to put it. She is learning to take treats gently, so it is a work in progress with Camilla at this point. Since being in her foster home, she has expanded her taste palate. She slowly added fruits to her list like bananas, strawberries, and melons. Where did you get her name, you ask?? Well, the Alabama state flower is the Camellia so her foster chose the name to pay tribute to Alabama where she was found, and the awesome care she received with the Cavalier Rescue of Alabama. She and her brother were found abandoned on a lonely, rural road, and the cavalier rescue stepped in to save them. Unfortunately, it seems Camilla's brother must have been hit by a car, and due to the severity of his injuries, he didn't make it. Camilla wasn’t in as bad of shape, although she is being treated for an ear infection, needs to be spayed, and will require bilateral mammary tumor removal (2 separate procedures). The good news is the needle aspirate confirms the tumors are benign, so she will be good as new as soon as the procedures are complete! Camilla is heartworm negative and up to date on her vaccinations. If you're interested in adopting her, please submit an application. If you're local to the Houston area and willing to take her to our vet located on the southwest side of town, GCCSR will consider a foster-to-adopt arrangement while she completes her vetting.
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      Sully

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi, friends. My name is Sully, I am a sweet boy with an estimated birth date of January 2008. I am a fairly healthy boy. I came into the rescue testing positive for Heartworms, but I have completed my heartworm treatment. Per the doctor’s orders, I am able to resume my regular activities! Hip hip hooray! I have cataracts, and I have been seeing rescue's eye specialist regularly. We will be discussing which path we will take with my cataracts in the coming months. It looks promising. I may be eligible for cataract surgery in my left eye, but only time will tell, and we will discuss options with my eye doc! I certainly don't let the vision issues keep me from living a regular dog's life. I live it up! Like Superman, I have my kryptonite, and yep, you are right if you guessed squeaky toys! My foster mum spoils me. She goes on the hunt for the best squeakers for me when she goes shopping for toys. Aren't I lucky?!! Though estimated to be 8, my foster mum says I behave much younger. I am a busy body at home. I am always on the move. Unless it is bedtime, I am rarely seen taking a nap. Always exploring, and I have a natch of finding mischief. You will not have a dull day with me. In my foster home, I have three doggie brothers, and we get along just fine. I also have kitty brothers, and though I mean no harm, I do chase them around the house. I am slowly learning they do not like to be chased, so it is certainly a work in progress. When I am not curiously wandering about the house, I love my daily walks. I love enjoying the new smells and sounds around me. Due to my vision, I do appreciate caution when introducing me to new dogs. I have not had any issue meeting new dogs similiar to my size, but my foster mom did note I did not do well when meeting puppies or big dogs. She will work on introduction with me, and hopefully, with time, I will improve. It is also should be noted that you should be careful during feeding time and water breaks. I do not care for it when other dogs stick their heads into the same dish as me. I am slowly learning basic commands. I am working on sit, and my foster mum will continue to work with me as she learns how to teach me due to my vision. I walk very nicely on the leash. I just need some direction sometimes so I don't bump into things. My foster mum has been taking me on many trail hikes, and I have done exceptionally well. I love them! It should be noted I am not much of a cuddler, but I don't mind getting picked up for a snuggle. I just don't stay long. I also do enjoy the loving butt scratches. I wiggle my little bottom for you as a sign I am enjoying this sign of affection. I'm such a silly boy, aren't I?!! Since you are here, take a look at my pictures. I am handsome fella. Don't you think? If you are interested in adopting me or have any questions, don't be afraid to ask. Do not let my lack of vision or age scare you off. I certainly do not allow these small details get in my way, and so shouldn't you! I have quite a lot of love to give, and I have a long life ahead of me.
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      Sasha

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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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      Zoey

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi there! My name is Zoey! I am a black, tan & white female Cocker Spaniel. My estimated date of birth is March 2011, and I am blind. But don't let that scare you, as it certainly doesn't stop me!! I love to roam and discover with help from my human. I get around really great in my foster home now that I have learned my surroundings. I know where everything is! My food and water bowls, my very own pillow and ALL my toys. Heck, I even know where the back door is when I need to go outside. Being blind sometimes makes me a little hesitant, especially when meeting new doggy friends. My foster mom has been helping me learn how to properly introduce myself so that I feel safe and less threatened when approached by dogs I don’t know, so proper introductions are really important to me. I also tend to get a bit jumpy & growly when someone sneaks up on me. My foster mom always talks to me when she’s coming my way, that way I don’t get too startled! Right now, I share my foster home with three small dogs, and I don’t mind them at all. But I would probably do best in a home as an only dog or with older, less dominant dogs for now. I love people and really enjoy cuddling and getting lots of love and attention. I LOVE to go on walks & rides in the car. Oh, and by the way...did I mention that squeaky, rubbery type toys are my absolute favorite!!!! I’m not picky though, if it fits in my mouth, I will give it a try! I’m a good girl for baths and am doing much better at the groomers. I am housetrained, spayed, up to date on my vaccinations and heartworm negative. My foster mom says that I am just a sweet, little lady who has adapted with great strides. With my sweet disposition, and quick adaptability, I’ll be a good addition to the right home in no time! ADOPT ZOEY
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      Holly

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Houston, TX
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi, I’m Holly, a sweet, lovable senior girl with an estimated birth date of December 2001. Don't let my age fool you!! I'm still a spunky, somewhat independent dog who prefers canned food (I just love my breakfast and dinner), soft toys and my space. While I’m affectionate and enjoy lots of love, I sort of prefer it all on my terms. I'm affectionate with my foster family, letting them know I want to be held by nudging their leg with my 'halo' or my nose. My 'halo' is something I wear when I walk. It fits on me like a vest, and it helps me avoid bumping into things since I'm both blind and deaf. I appreciate when someone touches my head or back prior to just scooping me up in their arms so I don’t get startled. For this reason, a quiet home would be best for me with no children, or older children. I am not overly playful with other dogs due to my inability to see and hear, but I don’t mind them around. I get along with the other foster dogs in my home, and even enjoy the groomer. I’m a senior girl that still wants to look her best! Every now and then, I'll have an accident inside, but I'm working on that. My first couple of days out of the shelter were a little scary with a trip to the emergency vet, but the kind folks at GCCSR did full labwork, xrays and ultrasounds of my heart and abdomen, and with some meds and a prescription diet for my kidneys, I was released. Since then, my health has continued to improve and all my levels are holding steady. I do have a heart murmur and a slight cough, which we believe is likely related to the heartworm infection. I'm current on vaccinations, and my vet is currently deciding the best point at which to spay me amidst my other treatments. In the mean time, If you have a lot of love to give and wouldn't mind sharing your home with me, please submit an application! I'm ready to begin my happily ever after! ADOPT HOLLY
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