Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center

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The aim of the Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center, Inc

The aim of the Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center, Inc. (CSAC) is to help needy Cocker Spaniels find loving homes by displaying their pictures and descriptions and by telling their stories -- to the best possible extent. We will also provide information on how and where to adopt them. Although we are a Maryland corporation, we will try to find homes for Cocker Spaniels wherever they need them. We will post information from all over the United States and beyond as it comes to us. Please pay close attention to WHERE each dog is located and the specific contact information for each dog. Our fosters are very involved in the adoption process and are the best contacts.

SURRENDER

Because we do not have an actual rescue facility, it is necessary either to board or make use of very few foster homes for the Cocker Spaniels that come directly to the Adoption Center. This is a costly endeavor, one incurred in addition to the veterinary and grooming bills that we also accumulate as a result of taking dogs in. We are therefore hopeful that people who want to give up their animals will be willing to keep them at their homes until a suitable new home is found. If this is not possible, we hope that they will be willing to help with the cost of boarding and vetting their pets. A Surrender Agreement must be signed at the time any animal is given up. Obviously none of this is possible when strays are found, and those are the dogs that will primarily be taken in by the Adoption Center.

We are always in desperate need of good foster parents and homes. If you would like to become a foster for one or more of our special dogs, please review the Foster Guidelines and Application to help determine if you would be able to undertake this rewarding task. Foster families form the backbone of our operation. We cannot do our work without them, but it takes a special kind of person, with a serious sense of commitment and an ability to let go when the time comes.

ADOPTION PROCEDURES

If you would like to adopt one of our needy dogs, the fastest and most efficient way to be considered is to fill out an application online, and send it to us as soon as possible. The application will be reviewed by members of CSAC. If it is approved, we will contact the applicant by phone to set up a meeting of the dog and a home visit at a mutually convenient time. Whenever appropriate, we check and verify the veterinary history of the applicant's present or previously owned animals. If all goes well, the final stage of the adoption process is filling out the Adoption Agreement, which is signed by the adopter and a CSAC representative.

At the time of adoption, we request a donation from the adopter(s) to help offset the large expenses incurred in taking care of the dogs. All the money donated to our Center is used only for the dogs. The adoption donation amount is $300 for dogs under the age of eight and $250 for dogs over the age of eight.

By the time of adoption, all dogs have been examined at least once by one or more board certified veterinarians. They move into their forever homes having had all the treatment and care we can adequately determine they need, including -- but certainly not limited to -- vaccinations, spaying and neutering, and heartworm tests. We do all we can to reasonably ensure the health and well-being of our dogs.

Every attempt is made to assess the temperament and behavior of the animals, and they will be as socialized as possible under the circumstances. We will be completely honest with potential adopters about the dogs and provide them with whatever information we have. We make no guarantees about the health or temperament of any of our rescue dogs, as we often know so little of their history, but we do whatever we can to find out and take care of as much as possible under the circumstances. Our primary objective is to see these formerly unfortunate animals placed into safe, secure homes, where they will be loved and accepted as family members for the rest of their lives.

Occasionally, we will feature mixed breed dogs and possibly even other breeds in need of homes. You may, at times, even see a cat or two appear on our pages. We will not turn our backs on any animal in need.

If you want a special lifetime companion, all you need to do is scan our list of adoptable animals. These dogs want so much to please people, and many have been senselessly abandoned, sometimes abused, by people they should have been able to trust. We hope you are willing to help us give them a second chance at the lives they truly deserve.

DONATIONS

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Donations are badly needed and gratefully accepted at any time.
You may address any donation checks or money orders,
made out to "Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center Inc." to:

CSAC
PO Box 1704
Westminster, Maryland 21158-5704

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Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center Inc.
PO Box 1704

Westminster, Maryland 21158-5704
Email: CSAC
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