There are lots of ways, besides adopting, to help homeless Cocker Spaniels in Maine. Many of the dogs are not able to stay in their current home while a new home is found. MCSR is always in need of persons that would like serving as a foster home to a dog. In general the foster family provides for the day-to-day care of their foster dog, while MCSR Inc. takes care of any medical expenses that may occur while the dog is in foster care. If you are interested in becoming a foster home please contact us or you can find a Foster Home Application by clicking on MCSR forms
Who We Are
Maine Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc. (MCSR)
is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing American Cocker Spaniels and placing them in loving permanent homes. Founded in 2000, MCSR works closely with veterinarians, shelters and other rescue groups in the state of Maine to save as many of these Cockers as possible
Adopting a friend
To attempt to ensure that the right dog goes to the right home, we have a fairly extensive adoption process that includes:
· submission of an Adoption Application
· agreement with MSCR, Inc.'s Restraint Policy
· a telephone interview
· a home visit by a MCSR volunteer
· reference checks, including your veterinarian and your landlord if you rent your home.
Once these steps are successfully completed, a MCSR volunteer will discuss with you and your family the dogs that are currently in need of a home and together your family and the MCSR volunteer will decide which, if any, of these dogs might be the right one for you. When a dog is found that seems to fit with your family then we will arrange for you and your family to meet the dog. This meeting may be at the dog’s present home or at a “neutral” location, like a park or a friend’s house. If you have other dogs, we encourage that they come along for the initial introduction. After the initial introduction, the MCSR volunteer and you will decide if this is the right dog for you. If it is, you may be able to take your new family member home with you that day, or you may need to wait a few days. Either way you will now need to sign MCSR’s Adoption Agreement.
Because of the thoroughness of our adoption procedures most of our adoptions are complete successes. If for some reason we’ve “missed” and your new dog is not the right one for you and your family, please contact a MCSR representative immediately. We will want to take the dog back and try to find it a new, more suitable home. We will be happy to continue to work with you and your family to find the right dog for you.