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Here’s the truth: you absolutely can find a Cocker Spaniel, even a Cocker Spaniel puppy, for adoption in an animal shelter or rescue group. And they don’t end up there because they’re bad dogs. In fact, often the only difference between the dog in the shelter and the one on your couch is a bit of bad luck. Think about it: let’s say you buy a Cocker Spaniel puppy for sale by a breeder. Your new dog is great; you immediately enroll the two of you in obedience classes, and soon your best pal is housebroken and well trained. But what would happen to your wonderful Cocker Spaniel if, tragically, something happened to you? What if he escaped from your home and ran away? Your best pal would very likely end up in an animal shelter. The lucky person who adopts your Cocker Spaniel would be getting a great dog! Animal shelters are filled with wonderful, healthy, well-behaved dogs who have been in homes before, but whose owners have fallen on hard times. Many of them are housebroken and trained. Cocker Spaniel rescue organizations often care for their adoptable dogs in foster homes, which means their foster families will be able to tell you if the Cocker Spaniel you want to adopt is good with other animals or kids, and if he or she is housebroken and knows any basic commands. As you can see, adopting from a rescue organization is likely the very safest way for people with children to add a new Cocker Spaniel to their family!
Pound Puppy Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving homeless dogs.
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National Mill Dog Rescue pledged to put an end to the cruelty of the commercial dog breeding industry, more commonly known as puppy milling. Through rescue and education, NMDR continues in its life-saving work while enlightening the public about the truth of pet store puppies. NMDR has taken a national approach to their rescue and adoption efforts and they have rescued and placed more than 10,000 mill dogs since their inception in 2007. These dogs are now living as cherished family members across the United States. Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in Wasilla, Alaska.
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Photo provided by FlickrOprah vowed to only adopt shelter dogs after airing Lisa Ling and Main Line Animal Rescue's undercover investigation on her groundbreaking puppy mill show.
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Nash is a charming 3-month-old, 5-pound Chihuahua mix puppy with a happy, playful and affectionate personality. He came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray with a broken leg. Happily, Nash healed like a champ and he's feeling great! Currently in foster are, Nash is crate trained, is learning to walk on the leash and gets along great with other dogs and cats. He learns quickly and is almost completely potty trained. Nash has lots of playful puppy energy and an abundance of kisses and wags to share with a person of his own. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Interested in meeting Nash?Thinking about adopting a new family member? Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc., rescues puppies and dogs from high kill shelters, owner surrenders, puppy mill throw aways and medically neglected and suffering dogs and give them the proper medical care, then we do our best to find them the perfect home. We are deeply committed to healing the physical and emotional wounds these animals have suffered.We are a group of volunteers whose goal is to save the lives of homeless dogs suffering in high-kill shelters, as well as owner-surrender dogs who need to be re-homed due to unfortunate circumstances. We are not a shelter, and we have no central location for the dogs we rescue. We pull dogs from various shelters and provide foster homes until they are adopted. In doing so, we hope to provide an alternative to the purchase of puppy mill and pet store dogs, thereby reducing the demand for, and ultimately, the supply of, such dogs. We strive to match each dog with the right family after the dog has been observed in a foster home.
The conditions in many of these mills are indescribably cruel — many of the puppy mill dogs we rescue have never been cared for, have never been outside a cage, have never been held or felt grass under their feet. All they know are the close, cramped cages that confine them day after day, year after year.