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Sammy - Cocker Spaniel Dog For Adoption
Cocker Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Albion, RI, USA


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Ad ID: ADN-24732
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Date Listed: 03/07/2016
Date Expires: 13 days from now

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Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Gender: Male Male


Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White with Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Albion, RI, 02801
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Cocker Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Albion, RI, USA

Physical Attributes
Grooming Needs Moderate
Likes to Vocalize Some
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level Low
Activity Level Slightly Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required Not Required
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
  • Leash Trained
  • Good in a Car
Personality Characteristics
  • Affectionate
  • Even-Tempered
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Has Allergies
  • Ongoing Medical Care Needed

Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel. I am Sammy, a 24 lb parti cocker. I am not a perfect dog. But foster mom says I am perfect. I do not have the use of my back legs, but I have a cart that was special made for me that I love to fly around in. I especially love to go visiting, love to ride in the car, love to go shopping, and love to socialize. Oh, and I also love to eat! Foster mom helps me go potty, and we do exercises with my back legs every day. I sleep snuggled beside her all night long in the big bed, and I only snore a little. Also, I am handsome and gentlemanly. What more could you ask for in a pup? 7/2011 Sammy is a beautiful 30 lb special needs parti cocker. He has had a run of bad luck in the last few weeks, but he remains sweet and appreciative. Sammy had back surgery in the middle of May--and he is at this time paralyzed in the rear legs. He requires a hand with urinating and getting around. He is learning to use his cart, and does physical therapy exercises daily. Please consider donating to Just A Touch Rescue for this special-needs, very sweet boy! Additional Information Please note that if you applied or are planning to apply to adopt a dog from us, your initial contact will more than likely be via your email address. Please make sure that the email address you send to us is correct, and please make sure that your email will allow messages from us! You will get an email from one of our volunteers at, or from You must have a verifiable veterinary reference to adopt our dogs. Please visit our Adoption Process page for more information. Remember, the application must be filled out completely - incomplete applications can not be processed. We do not have a facility that you can visit. Our dogs are all fostered in private homes. Please go to for more information and to fill out our on line application.

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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