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Cocker Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Houston, TX, USA

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Date Listed: 12/26/2015
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Organization Name: Gulf Coast Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Location: Houston, TX
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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
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Cocker Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Houston, TX, USA

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, USA

      Harley

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi, my name is Harley and my birthday is 2-7-07. Unfortunately, in December 2017, my mom went through a divorce, had to work multiple jobs to pay the bills, and she couldn't afford the ear surgery I needed after years of chronic ear infections. Thankfully, a foster spot opened up with GCCSR and I was able to have my surgery on both ears in January 2018. I have fully recovered and am now enjoying the first pain-free existence I've experienced in a LONG time with my foster mom. So far, everyone who meets me says I have THE BEST personality and I have a tail that just won’t stop wagging. I am a social boy and want to meet everyone, 2 legged and 4 legged!! I love attention, so much so that sometimes it's hard to control my excitement and I might cry or bark just to get everyone's attention. Once they say hi to me, I'll settle down. Don't you worry... I do fine with other dogs and seem to be okay with the cats I have met as well. In fact, during spring break, one of GCCSR's alum stayed with me and my foster mom, and we got along great. I am not into playing with toys, but do have a lot of energy for a boy my age. I love to go for walks and be wherever you are. I am eating a high quality kibble to help with possible skin allergies, and will need to stay on a high quality food for the rest of my life since skin allergies go hand in hand with ear infections. I'm neutered, heartworm negative and up to date on my vaccinations. Wouldn’t you like to give me a loving, forever home? ADOPT HARLEY
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      Jack

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi, my name is Jack, and I'm from Tennessee. My owner died and his family turned me in to a shelter, but as luck would have it, one of the GCCSR was traveling in Tennessee when this happened. They saw a picture of me which reminded them of GCCSR's forever foster, Bobo, and they couldn't bear to think of my dying there... so they brought me back to Houston in August 2017!! My estimated date of birth is 7/31/2004, and as soon as I walked in the door at my new foster home, they noticed that I get along really great with the other dogs and cats. I'm an easy-going, laid back kind of guy, and my new foster mom and dad say I'm no problem at all... why do you think my original owner called me "Gentleman Jack"? I was diagnosed with cushings disease back in 2014, but it's controlled with medicine that I take once daily. Unfortunately, when my owner got sick, my meds ran out and I lost some hair, but I'm on the road to recovery and will be as good as new in the near future. I'm neutered, heartworm negative, and up to date on my vaccinations.... but will be getting a dental done, as well as some warts cut off when I'm a little more settled in. If you've ever had a senior dog in your home, you'll know that we are super easy to take care of, we nap a lot, and we don't require a whole lot of attention. I like to be NEAR my people, and so far, my favorite place to sleep is right at your feet. I won't even take up any space on the sofa :). Won't you please consider letting me live out the rest of my days with you? I promise, you won't regret it.
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      Prince

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Cocker Spaniel (medium coat). Hi, I'm Prince. I was surrendered to a Houston area shelter when my owner died, and the family didn't want me anymore. By the time I got there, I was really dirty and matted all over. I had to be shaved, but now my soft coat has grown back beautifully. GCCSR's vet estimated my birth date as of 3/2011, so I've got a LOT of life and love left to give. I have settled in well to my foster home, and they have a lot of good things to say about me. First, I just love it when Mommy & Daddy pet and scratch me, and I like to snuggle in Daddy's lap as we watch TV. I am known to make silly noises when i scratch my chin with my rear leg because it feels SO GOOD. I really enjoy playing with stuffed animals and basically anything you hold in front of me; and sometimes, I'll 'explore' other soft things that are within my reach and/or appear to be a toy for me. I enjoy horseplay with my foster dad, and playing fetch and "keep away" with the ball are also among my favorite activities... so I'd REALLY enjoy a forever home with someone who will like to play with me and keep active. I am very curious and smart, so it's important to make sure I'm entertained and exercised or I might look for things to entertain me.... like empty water bottles (empty or full), packing materials, knick knacks you may have on shelves within my reach, etc. I already know how to sit if you ask me to before giving me a treat. I am crate trained but I'm not a huge fan of it when everyone is awake, mainly because I want to be in the same room as you. I really like attention and my human's company! I also get along great with my foster dog-brother & sisters and love to play with them. Sometimes I can be a little nervous around new people, or even new objects in the house that aren't 'in their place'... all of these things are strange and intimidating to me. At adoption events or out on walks, when I meet new people, I may bark or growl at them if they approach me too quickly because I don't know them. But if they just offer me a treat and let me come to them, I typically warm-up to them quickly. People at our adoption events always say I'm VERY handsome and sweet. Since being rescued I have been neutered, treated for heartworms, and had both of my cherry eyes repaired. Because of this, I'll need eyedrops for the rest of my life, but I'm really good about taking them. I also had crystals in my urine which cause me to use the bathroom more frequently, so I am on a special diet and medication to help manage that condition. If I am restless or whining, it is a good sign I need to go outside, and I really appreciate being let out or walked often throughout the day. I also have a tendency to scarf my food right now, so my fosters feed me out of a bowl that's like a puzzle to slow me down. As you can tell, I'm an active, silly boy looking for someone who wants to play. If you're interested in adopting me, please submit an application today!
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      Jasper

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      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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      Yogi

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      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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      Lexis

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      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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