Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue


Senior | Female | Adopted

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Likes Cats?
Likes Kids?

Sweet 9-yr-old Lady and her 10-yr-old brother Pitzer, cocker/shih tzu mixes, came into rescue when "their people" went into assisted living. They are siblings, but not littermates. They have been together Lady's entire life, and they want to keep it that way. These darlings (with full tails!) are never far apart.  In fact, they hope you have a big lap because they're expert snugglers.  They are crate-trained, get along with other laid-back dogs and are fine with most cats. They would eat out of the same food bowl if they were allowed. Young children with their inherent noise and energy scare Lady, so we are looking for an adult household for them. She is afraid of children and will run from them.

Lady, the larger of the two, weighs 23lbs. She is timid, but once she trusts you, she rolls over for belly rubs. She is reliably house trained. Lady sleeps in the living room at night so that she can watch over the family and "sound the alarm" if anyone enters after lights out.

Lady has a very loud heart murmur, but has been seen at CVCA twice and was cleared by the cardiologist for a dental and lump removal in early December. Lady has "degenerative valvular disease" which is progressing but still compensated. This means that it is worse than when she was first diagnosed, but she doesn't need meds (other than fish oil) yet. She does have an irregular heart rhythm, but is otherwise asymptomatic.

Lady and Pitzer are more comfortable in their foster home than at public, noisy adoption events.  Because of this, potential adopters are invited to schedule a visit in the foster home where "the twins'" true personalities shine through.