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any cockers are surrendered or abandoned and find their way into rescue through no fault of their own. The reasons are varied but the end result is the same.  A good cocker needs a forever home and is taken into a rescue foster home, evaluated and cared for until that home is found.   

In a reputable rescue organization, each dog is carefully temperment tested and constantly evaluated while in foster care to ensure that the dog will match up to it's new owner's needs and lifestyle.

You will be asked to fill out an application form and supply references.  These references are checked, a home visit is scheduled, and upon approval, your new family member comes home.

The dog is thoroughly vetted, and should come to you healthy, up to date on shots, and neutered.  Some rescue dogs have special needs and the rescue group you are working with should outline these needs and requirements with you.

Remember, each rescue organization is different, some only adopt locally and others are nationwide and can assist in transporting the dog to its new home.  You should consider the distance to the foster home when considering adoption.

There are several organizations specializing in rescue transport such as the Canine Underground Railroad.  CUR was formed in 1991 to aid in the ground transportation of rescued dogs.  Visit their web site for further information.

Most rescues charge a fee.  This fee partially compensates the rescue for expenses incurred such as the vet bills, food, and transportation.  In many cases this fee falls far short of the actual expenses incurred.  If you don't adopt, consider a donation towards these expenses.  Many rescue organizations are 501(c)3 charitable organizations and donations are deductible.

When choosing your next 4 legged family member, consider Adoption as an Option!




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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