My grandma is a donor and has gotten me involved. We have T-shirts with their name that we wear all the time to help others learn about their rescue. I am 13 years old and because of my love for what they do, I have become a donor also. I am looking forward to visiting Cochise Canine Rescue and having them tell me about volunteering for them. I love animals and hope to be able to adopt from them soon. E. Palma
This is a wonderful organization that I just found out about during the Arizona Gives fund raising event. They specialize in saving senior, handicapped and "special needs" animals from being euthanized. They care so much for these animals. I am hoping to adopt one of their animals as soon as I can.
I have been a supporter of Cochise Canine Rescue from day one. This rescue sets the gold standard for the support and medical care for the family of pets in their care. I say family because each pet is treated with esteemed vigilance meeting both the emotional and physical demands of each and every animal in their rescue.
I adopted a special needs puppy that will stay with Cochise Canine Rescue for her natural life. This organization rescues dogs from high kill shelters. The dog's physical and psychological needs are taken care of no matter cost or time needed to heal. Special needs dogs not able to be adopted live with this rescue for their natural lives. Dogs able to be adopted are allowed to go to good homes. I have been an active supporter of this rescue since it's inception. Cochise Canine Rescue sets the gold standard for rescue!!!!!
Sybil and Jeff have opened the home and lives to dogs that need help or they face euthanasia. Sybil has been in the animal welfare arena for forty years or more. Many of the dogs need to be re-socialized to humans or many time other dogs. Give them a look if you are looking for a new dog to share you life with or call if you have questions on where to find help. They are always available for the dogs and humans.
Hands Down one of the Best in Arizona
I am just so blessed to be able to work with Sybil and Jeff over at Cochise Canine Rescue in helping animals in need. I have worked with many rescues, but the compassion, love and care they give to each and every animal is not only heartwarming, but heartfelt. Sybil and Jeff have made it their mission to help the the abandoned, the lost, the ones that have been thrown away as trash; not to mention the sick, disabled and the scared that have been left alone to die in a shelter had Sybil and Jeff not opened their arms and hearts to help them heal with the medical attention they needed.
I have been working with Cochise Canine rescue as a foster for over ten years now and God Bless you both for all you continue to do for the animals in need. There may be alot of rescues out there, but there are few with the integrity, grace, love and compassion that these two give to every animal that walks, or is held through their doors.
I have followed Cochise Canine Rescue for several years - being impressed with their commitment and dedication to senior and special medical needs animals. Only recently did I have the opportunity to experience their true commitment and dedication to the animals they serve first hand.
On 4th of July weekend I saw their plea for funding help for a puppy that was found in the desert, apparently attacked by another animal and left for dead. CCR had no hesitation in reaching out to their online followers to make a plea for help for Sprout. This little girl's eyes spoke to me and her story touched my heart so much that I willingly donated to her medical expenses and inquired about adopting her as well, should she survive the necessary surgeries and recovery.
My conversations and communications with Sybil provided me tremendous insight to her total commitment to her mission, and the well-being of all the animals entrusted to her care. The work she and her team does is endless and grueling, but she does it with tremendous zeal and compassion. The community and more importantly, these animals, are so lucky that CCR is there for them.
Sprout's story has a happy ending - I was able to adopt her and she is a happy, healthy and amazing little pup. I'm blessed to have her in my life, and that would not be the case without the love and care she received from many, but especially Cochise Canine Rescue.
Cochise Canine Rescue is a PaCC911 partner in good standing. This is a rescue who reaches out to the most vulnerable animals in need and offers help. They are sure to provide the best medical care and offer the most caring attention to every animal that they intake. A home setting allows Cochise Canine Rescue to socialize the animals while making each one know that they are home.. Some will be adopted, but many do stay on to enjoy the love and good life. 5 stars for this amazing rescue who goes the extra mile.
Cochise Canine Rescue has been a PACC911 partner for many years. As a rescue, they are top notch giving love and special care to the many medical animals they take on. These are the animals often on the euthaniasia lists in terrible shape, thus left behind, and not wanted by many other rescues. They are healed, loved and placed into wonderful homes by CCR... even my own..
Because CCR is located in Pinal County, Sybil has become a watch dog for any medical cases at Pinal county Shelter calling attention to those animals needing to be saved. Her efforts result in alerting 100 PACC911 partners to the animals needing help, and they often reach out !
While PACC911 only works with domestic animals, we love the fact that farm animals are also given sanctuary by this amazing compassionate rescue.. We love CCR!
The folks at Cochise Canine are an amazing, dedicated group. They take on medical cases which is always a strain on the shoestring budgets that most rescues operate on. They have an great team of volunteers and keep the community engaged!
Sybil Erden and her Cochise Canine Rescue save animals that most other rescues would not even touch, given the probably need of extreme medical care, expensive medical care. But not Sybil! All animal life is of upmost importance to her, and the cost of their care is not a factor in her mission to save animals. We fostered for CCR a Chihuahua that had been attacked by a coyote in the desert, discovered by a hiker and taken to the local vet clinic. When Sybil Erden was called, her response was "save him," and thus began Wyley's road to recovery! When he was through with his surgeries and healing well enough to go into foster care, my husband and I stepped up to the plate. That "little boy" turned out to be one of the very best fosters we ever had, and he was adopted by a wonderful family who, to this day, send us photos of the little guy in action! All............thanks to Sybil Erden and CCR!! We love her philosophy and the way she treats all of God's creatures.
To Whom It May Concern,
I have worked with many rescues in the Arizona area, but Cochise Canine Rescue is one of my top five favorites. I have known Sybil Erden for years now professionally, and she takes the utmost care of all the animals that are lucky enough to cross her doors going above and beyond the call of duty. She treats each on of her rescues with the compassion and respect these four leggeds deserve, and her rescue is one of the few that operates not only on integrity, but also takes care of each and every one of her rescues as if they are her own never neglecting them, always having them come first, many times above her own needs. She not only takes care of those that are in her rescue, but the countless other animals in need of a safe haven constantly networking them with others such as myself, to help ensure a new home to save as many as she can.
Sybil has been at this for a long time, and is no stranger to hard work and getting the job done. Her and Jeff have dedicated themselves to the rescue of those in need, not stopping just at dogs and cats. She has been known to help livestock as well who have had no place to go making sure their surroundings were safe, and when times have called for, making sure not one of her animals ever feels alone. I have not met a more dedicated rescue, not saying others are not, I am just saying she has dedicated her life to this work and it shows.
Skye Rivers, Boomer's Place
I know I already reviewed CCR, but that was back in 2015. Sometimes you need to renew your vows to something, your dedication to something or someone, to not only bring attention back to it, but to solidify how strongly you feel about something worthy enough to share with others. I can't say enough about CCR and the two that run this rescue, Sybil and Jeff.
When you open your door to rescue animals, it doesn't just stop there - one opens their hearts, and leaves their egos at the door. One gives up what most people take for granted. Your time is not your time anymore. You are devoted to those animals who have no other place to go giving them a renewed sense of worth and love that they either have lacked, or were pushed aside because their owners didn't care anymore or ever did - some left at trash cans, abused for sport, others just abandoned in the desert to die, and for the lucky ones, if you can call it that, left at the shelter shaking, scared, confused, missing the owners they will never see again.
Rescues like CCR go above and beyond the call of duty. They love each and every dog as if they are the only dog on the planet. If you are considering donating to a rescue, I would HIGHLY SUGGEST you consider CCR, and if you can, go on their monthly donation schedule. I have been working with CCR for years. I have come to know Sybil and Jeff personally. They have dedicated their lives to the rescue of animals, and it's not very often they will turn one in need away. That is why your donation is so important. All the money goes to the care of these animals. They not only give them the love and medical care they need, but they also make sure each and every home their rescues go to are well vetted. They take the time to do background and home checks to ensure their animals are going to a viable, loving home.
One of the best non-profits in the state if you ask me because they have integrity. I can say that as I have fostered for CCR for years. I can't say that about all rescues, but I can certainly say that about CCR.
Pictured below are my 7 in sanctuary due to either medical or behavioral issues that are not adoptable. Not including the 4 cats I have that had no place to go. Aside from those pictured, I have fostered animals that have come and gone throughout the years - through the help of CCR. I have been involved in rescue for years now and just when you think you have seen it all, you haven't. Rescue work can be extremely heartbreaking, but holds so many rewards! Nothing better than looking into the eyes of an animal after the animal realizes he/she's been rescued. No words. It's god felt!
Consider a donation today. It will be money well spent. God Bless!
My name is Johnnie Molina and I've been a supporter of CCR for over 5 years now. While I also donate to other animal charities, the bulk of my support goes to them. Why ? It's simple, they are very "hands on" in their work saving and assisting animals in need. Sybil and Jeff have dedicated their lives to this effort.
I'm retired and now enjoy performing as a "Classic Rock" musician both with a band and also as a solo acoustic guitar performer. I've worked with Sybil in setting up benefit performances benefiting CCR over the last few years. She is a pleasure to work with and it's obvious that her work with these animals is her passion. I donate 20% of my pay from my solo performances along with 100% of the contents in my tip jar at the end of each gig. I'm happy to do it. It's my way of giving back. I'm very comfortable knowing that Sybil will put the money to good use for these animals.
God bless these people!
Cochise Canine Rescue is a wonderful animal rescue organization. I donate on a monthly basis and also give a portion of my music income (I'm a musician) to them. I've visited their facility (home). They are a "hands on" group that take in hurt and sick animals and provide care and love. I'm not a wealthy person but I'm comfortable and confident that my donations are going directly towards the care of these animals. Sybil and Jeff (owners) have dedicated
their lives to this effort. Thank God for people like this...
I have known Sybil Erden, founder and director of Cochise Canine Rescue, for about 8 or so years through my donating and through my small involvement with animal rescue. I had the privilege of meeting her for the first time in January of '18, when she brought two of her rescues to a vet in north Scottsdale. Sybil had gotten up in the morning at 3AM and had driven 4 hours to get to the vet. there are vets much closer but she brought her dogs, one who needed surgery, the other who was not a candidate for surgery although she needed it badly, to the best vet she knew of. And then that same day she drove 4 hours home. If one of the dogs had needed to stay over night, she would have gone home and returned the next day.
Sybil is dedicated, compassionate, and committed. She has basically devoted her life to these rescued animals. She has saved dogs from being euthanized that other rescues might never consider, and has either brought them back to health or has allowed them to live out their final days in an environment of love and comfort.
There are not enough words to fully explain the excellence of CCR. Whatever good is said about it, there is more to be said. If I were a dog on the e-list, let me be saved by Sybil Erden of CCR! Meg Singer
Cochise Canine Rescue really cares about the animals. They take so much time, money and effort for each and every rescue animal. They want to make sure each rescue is taken care of and placed in a proper home. They take extra steps to ensure that happens. They are a wonderful rescue group as I know myself from getting my own rescue dog from them. They want the best for all of the animals and they deserve the best!
I have followed Cochise Canine Rescue for close to a decade. I have donated (never as much as I would like to do) to support their good work. Sybil and Jeff do so much to save lives. They are a great nonprofit organization, definitely making our world a better place.
I’m writing on behalf of Cochise Canine Rescue, an animal sanctuary in Benson, Arizona, that provides lifetime care for special needs dogs who are unadoptable, abused, abandoned, elderly, ill, injured, disabled, or neglected, and temporary care for some who are adoptable. The American Sanctuary Association is an accrediting organization that certifies member sanctuaries to be in compliance with a variety of animal care standards and housing requirements. Besides a detailed application process, we visit all sanctuaries to assure that their facilities and animal care routines meet our guidelines. In addition, member sanctuaries are not permitted to breed, sell or trade animals, or use them for commercial purposes. Cochise has been an accredited member of ASA since May, 2015.
I have also known the Cochise director and founder Sybil Erden since 1997. She is a dedicated animal advocate, and her knowledge of how to care for a wide range of animal species is extensive. ASA’s site visit found Cochise to have suitable living space, high quality nutrition, and all the animals in her care receive daily personal attention from her, the staff and volunteers. Cochise also uses several veterinarians who care for the medical needs of the animals who have a challenged medical history.
ASA enthusiastically endorses and recommends Cochise Canine Rescue for support from foundations and individuals.
Vernon Weir, ASA
Nestled in the little town of Cascabel, AZ is a little bit of heaven for dogs in desperate need of being saved. Sybil Erden and Jeff Gold work day and night to care for the less fortunate animals that folks don’t usually come to adopt from shelters, dogs left to die by owners, dogs needing medical care that exceeds what folks can afford or want to spend, some in need of hospice care and others with limbs the needed to be amputated, some so destroyed emotionally that they need to learn to love and trust again.
This is the Cochise Canine Rescue. This is true sanctuary for those who need it most and many of whom will live out their lives in a loving, caring and safe environment. Some will find new homes, but for many no one will come calling. Jeff and Sybil work tirelessly to make these dogs well, welcome and loved and cared for, every one of them.
I met Sybil when she was bringing the dream of a parrot sanctuary to reality, an amazing feat that only determination and selfless hard work could accomplish. I have found knowing her and watching her selfless efforts on the behalf of all living animals to be one of the most important friendships I have ever had. She and Jeff are tireless workers and never give up in their effort to take in the dogs that other rescues leave behind. It is not unusual to find a few other critters; cattle, sheep, donkeys etc. under their care.
The Cochise Canine Rescue (CCR) is exemplary in their dedication, professionalism and caring, life support for those unwanted, suffering, in need of medical care and hospice.
Cochise Canine Rescue continues to grow and surpass our initial expectations. The number of senior and "special needs" animals we are able to help has grown annually. We want to thank our volunteers, foster homes and donors for the ability to help the animals in our program!
Cochise Canine Rescue specializes in taking in senior and handicapped animals, although we do have dogs available for adoption form time to time, primarily injured dogs who are now healthy. CCR takes in the animals who have run out of time and are facing immediate death due to being on a euthanasia list at a regional animal control facility.
We do what very few other rescues do and provide love and safety for these wonderful animals.
The rescue team at CCC is top notch. They work tirelessly to save so many, especially those animals who need the most attention. I like that they are proactive too with respect to having emergency evacuation plans, and equipment, in place just in case of wildfire or other disaster. Thank you for being there for the animals, CCC!
I have been involved in dog rescue in AZ for about 7 years and became familiar with this rescue, CCR about 4 years ago. The one thing I know for sure about CCR, is that they consistently go the extra mile to help some of the worst cases of animal neglect I have seen. They show unwavering compassion for dogs who are blind, need amputations, have chronic diseases and the like. They are true heroes for so many who have suffered. Thank you to CCR.
I have been a fur mom since I rescued pure black Labrador on 911 - at 1:10pm he would have been the 18th animal ‘put down’ that day. He was a pure Black Labrador - 9 months old, ‘put out’ ( and to fend on his own) in Durham, NC
I had just lost my beagle who passed st 14.
Fast forward 20 yrs and I’m the blessed mom of two: Leisel and Lucy. I was relocated to Cochise County for work - 4 yrs ago.
I have followed Cochise Canine Rescue since arriving in Sierra Vista. They are caring and selfless folks who give of themselves and their personal resources before, giving to themselves.
I just want to give a big shout out to Sybil and Jeff and the numerous helpers for all they do. Truly, God’s unsung furry Heroes!
God Bless you both and Bless all your efforts for the animals in your care for, or future care!
CCR combines passion with know how, zeal with tested experience, and is highly deserving of support. No funds are wasted by this nonprofit, and dollars are stretched for the benefit and health and well-being of the dogs, and the occasional other species in need. It is the small rescues/sanctuaries which are well run, as this one is, that make a heroic difference for animals in need, though the large organizations play a vital role as well. What matters is how wisely donations are used and the expertise and knowledge of all involved. No hesitation in recommending Cochise Canine Rescue to potential donors.