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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome and Retire cocker spaniels which are unwanted and/or homeless

Results: Since 2006 Cocker Spaniel Resources, Inc has rescued 756 dogs.

Target demographics: unwanted, homeless, abused or breeder release cocker spaniels

Direct beneficiaries per year: 62 cocker spaniels

Geographic areas served: the Upper MidWest MN, WI and IA.

Programs: Rehabilitation through positive behavioral training, Rehome by screening new potential homes for animals, Retire a cocker spaniel which needs extra medical or physical care. Cocker Spaniel Resources pays the veterinary bills for the Retirement dog.

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have two amazing senior rescue cockers that I adopted several years ago from Cocker Spaniel Resources. You can be certain CSR does a great job vetting potential adopters with home visits and reference checks. I have also volunteered in a variety of ways for CSR, including fostering, transport, home visits, adoption events, and fundraising events. CSR does well managing their volunteer base and greatly appreciates the time and effort provided. They show their gratitude with many thank you's and an annual volunteer appreciation event, knowing they couldn't continue this important animal rescue work without volunteer assistance. In order to keep dogs out of the kennel while they await adoption, CSR has many wonderful fosters who open their homes and hearts to provide care and love until a perfect furever home is found for each dog.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome little rescue organization working in MN, WI, IA. Not only do they re-home younger dogs, cockers and cocker mixes, they also have a great Golden Age Retirement program for senior cockers. I've adopted 2 sweet seniors from CSR in the past year, ages 9 and 10. Dogs and potential adoptive homes are both well vetted to provide for the best possible match of dog and family. Medical and/or behavior issues of dogs are addressed when needed and prior to placement. CSR work doesn't happen without the help of many amazing volunteers who foster, transport, assist with adoption/fundraising events, and admin tasks; and CSR always gratefully acknowledges their volunteers for their help. Please support Cocker Spaniel Resources and consider them when looking to adopt a rescue dog.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cocker Spaniel Resource Group is a wonderful organization. Some dogs are surrendered by owner, or in my rescues case.. from a puppy mill/horder.
The horder turned over 45 dogs to this group. Without them Donna (nka Izzy) would have continued to live in horrible conditions, have puppy's and not be properly vetted etc.
I adopted her 3.5 years ago. She has endured 3 mammory tumer surgeries, a double ear ablation surgery ( both ear drums were ruptured), and has Lost many many teeth. Mind you most were lost before she was rescued, but she lost 7 more teeth just 2 weeks ago.
Without this awesome group, I worry what would have happened to my sweet girl. I drove 4 hours to adopt her from northeast Wisconsin and I love her so much!! She even was my ring holder for my wedding that last August. God bless this amazing group.

jproell72

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have recognized over the few years I have been involved with Cocker Spaniel Resources, Inc. that they are a great organization. They work very hard and dedicated towards their purpose. Always keeping in mind the goal, mission, and done with precision in keeping with the guidelines and standards they set for themselves. This results in rescuing, accepting, and re-homing MANY cockers!! This also has created a super network of volunteers and fosters that are also fully dedicated to this organization and mission. Great people, wonderful fosters, wonderful forever homes! I like their professionalism and CARE for the dogs...their primary concern. They always, first take care of the dog, from vet care, surgery, all the way to behavioral training BEFORE they are adopted out. The screening for adoptive parents considers greatly the best fit and requirements for the pet. We took in a puppy mill cocker from CSR and were shocked when we met her (little Millie) at how badly bruised the pups are emotionally, socially, and physically when caged for three years and never touching grass. How could you not love bringing a little one 'back to life'? They have been supportive as we took in another rescue from a different organization that was blind (our little Tootsie). And, lately I have had the great fun of fostering one for CSR for a week(Hercules)...how rewarding, especially when you get to know how great they are and then they get a great family!! I would always encourage ANYONE to RESCUE if you want a pet, and foster once in a while, and PLEASE help support organizations like this...they spend a lot of money for the 'kids'. Thanks Jan for letting us know and work with CSR.
Millie touching and loving grass!
Hercules with his new family!
Our precious Tootsie...whom we just lost to cancer this last week of March.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work at an animal clinic and we had a sweet cocker dropped off because the owner was sick and couldn't care for it. The rescue was quick to respond to my message for help in finding this fur baby an amazing home for the rest of her senior years.
Without them Molly may not have found a home where she is loved, spoiled, and treasured.
So thank you CSR for giving this baby a second chance!!!

Review from Guidestar

2 Laurel14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is one of the most amazing cocker spaniel charities I know. I have fostered for them since 2007 and even to this day I still recommend them to everyone. In fact I have a cocker that went up there for health reasons and they got her adopted! Go Wiggles!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted 10 year old Nutmeg a rescue from MIssouri through Cocker Spaniel Resources. The organization was wonderful to work with and Nutmeg has brought such pleasure to our family.

2 Leo_4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my Preston from them after he was surrendered due to his ear problems. He is such a great addition to the therapy dog community they selfless have worked for 10 years to get dogs adopted to good home's.

2 Colleen71

Client Served

Rating: 5

When we were looking for a new home for our cocker because he just was not getting a long with our grandkids we found Cocker Spaniel Resourses and what a great find! They check and double checked the references, made sure we were bringing a healthy dog to them, sent him to training and found a great home for him. I sent an email asking about him a few months later and they let me know he was happy and has a playmate besides having a loving home. I got to see a picture of him and although my heart broke having to give him up, I was so happy to see he got a loving home. Great people!

3 Janet134

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CSR is the best!! We will continue to support this wonderful organization led by Jan in any way we can. A worthy, hard-working rescue group who is devoted to helping both young and old cockers find their "furever" homes. We are thankful to them for bringing our Haddie into our lives! Janet and Larry

2 Barbara255

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

we adopted Bobbi in May of 2008, We worked with Jan thru the adoption process and the home visit. everything went very smoothly. You could tell how much she loves the dogs. Bobbi was a 8yo breeder release. with medical problems. who became the love of my life. She was my little girl. Sadly we lost her last July, to heart Failure but she lived to be 14. When the time is right I will adopt from this rescue again.

2 Jessica285

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for a second pup to keep my cockachon company and to add to my little family. I've always loved cockers and had heard of CSR. I met my lil girl and she fit perfectly. She was in a foster home with 4 other dogs but she and my dog instantly went off together. She sat i my lap and licked my face. She's such a good addition to my life. She is so happy and cuddly! Thank you CSR for all you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Lexi in October 2008 when she was 3 years old from Cocker Spaniel Resources, Inc. I live in Northern Minnesota and Cocker Spaniel Resources worked with me to make sure Lexi was going to a good home. After filling out the registration, Cocker Spaniel Resources did research before letting her move in with me, they really care about the animals they work with. Lexi has been a wonderful loving addition to my family. Thank you to Cocker Spaniel Resources, Inc. and Jan, who I worked with in Lexi's adoption process. She is doing well and is now 11 years old.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted 3 family members from CSR. One had medical issues that they helped us with financially. They genuinely care about the dogs that they help even after they are adopted.

1 PatandCarla K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Ellie from CSR back in 2008. Right from our very first contact they were great to work with. I knew from their adoption requirements and process that they genuinely cared about each and every dog that they helped. When CSR learned that we lost Ellie to canine cancer the day after Christmas in 2015, they posted a remembrance to her on their web page and sent their condolences. We have since become moved to help CSR by volunteering to help transport incoming dogs, and have gotten an inside glimpse into the dedication that they have to helping dogs in need. We would highly recommend Cocker Spaniel Resources to anyone looking to adopt, foster or help a rescue organization. They are truly amazing, and we will never forget that without them doing what they do, we would have never had the joy of loving Ellie.
Carla and Pat Kelly

1 Pamela119

Client Served

Rating: 5

After loosing my golden retriever to age related issues, I was looking for a new dog. I was drawn by an advertisement of an adorable cocker. I visited CSR and did quite a bit of research and found them to be a truly compassionate group. I adopted Charlie in 2011 and it was so great I adopted Lucy this year too. They do amazing work rescuing cockers. I'd highly recommend them.

1 Angela160

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization! I've had experience doing some fostering for CSR, as well as transports and dog food pickup! I've spoken to many people who have adopted their dog from CSR and it's always been a positive experience. Jan's adoration for the cocker breed is second to none and she and her volunteers go to great lengths to care for these dogs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We had just lost our lab mix and we were heartbroken. I scanned the classifieds to fill the void and stumbled upon CSR. They had a very cute brown and white cocker named Toby. Yep he had and has his issues but we Love Him. They were very fastidious about finding a home for him that would become a forever home as he had been in 8 others already! We had been through the adoption process for our son and were amazed at having a "home visit" for a dog! I can totally appreciate the screening process and apparently it works, they have so much success with not only the young dogs but also the seniors. Where would these poor dogs be without them? They use their own dollars to train those that have behavior issues and help those with medical needs. They truly are a wonder.

1 Julia68

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I don't even know where to begin to express my gratitude for Cocker Spaniel Resources. It's because of their dedication to rescue, rehab, rehome and retire cockers that we have been blessed with our two amazing furbabies. We're beyond grateful!!!!

1 Susan463

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cocker Spaniel Resources will have my utmost appreciation and support for the rest of my days. There just aren't enough words to express what this wonderful organization has brought to my life. I hope I can do them justice with my review. When I lost my first cocker I knew I needed to find another special soul to bring me the same joy and I wanted to adopt through a rescue organization. I looked on Petfinder and found "Blessing" at CSR, Inc. He certainly was a blessing for me. They were great working with me to make this beautiful boy my own. His foster mom. Cyndie, even offered me a place to stay for the night in her home so that we wouldn't have the expense of a motel. They have been there every step of the way. Their care and concern doesn't stop with the adoption. Jan helped me navigate the way when ear surgery became necessary in Minneapolis, six hours from our home. She was a terrific shoulder to lean on during that time, just a phone call away . You become a part of their wonderful family of adopters, fosters and volunteers with a host of activities through the year to keep in touch with your "new family." Their Facebook page is such an uplifting place of support, suggestions, and ideas with many new postings each day. I have recently lost my "Blessing", n/k/a Huffy. I am heartsick, but have already been in touch with Jan about adopting one of their golden retirement cockers. It keeps me going knowing I can give another cocker a chance for a wonderful life they have most likely never known. The level of caring and dedication shown by this organization makes it an honor to be associated with them. I sing their praises every chance I get. They have become such a welcome addition to my life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization filled with hard working, dedicated, and kind hearted people. My family has a wonderful forever furry friend that fills our day with smiles. I am so thankful. - Kari