Monday, 17 March 2014

Our Newest Rescue, Benny

BENNY... Oh boy, where do we even start?? Sweet Benny... He is in need of a lot of help right now, and we WILL get it for him!! 

We need to raise some money to get going with things for Benny. He has suffered long enough! He will need Xrays, blood panel, dental Xrays, extractions, ears flushed, skin tumors removed and biopsied, shave down, pain meds etc.
Thank you in advance for donating to help us help Benny!
Donate here:

Benny is most likely around 8 years old instead of the 5-6 the shelter thought he might be but that's OK, he is a LOVE and we are going to do ANYTHING & EVERYTHING to get this boy on the road to good health.  We have already spent close to $1000 on him in the US but we need to FIX his little issues so we are going on an all-out campaign to raise close to $2000 for his medical expenses.

To start, Benny he has mild cataracts which not a big deal at this point but we will get him to the specialist at a later date. His teeth are a MESS and this needs to be taken care of right away.  He requires dental Xrays and will for sure need some extractions and a cleaning. Benny’s teeth are some of the worst we have seen.

He is riddled with skin tumors – he has 5 or 6 that will need to come off when we sedate him.
Benny is under weight and malnourished.  His weight is currently 10.4 kg - you can see his spine and he has very little muscle tone in his back legs.  He most likely had been crated a long time.

But look at his sweet face... how can you NOT love him?? At WCCR we don't look for the prettiest or the youngest or the easiest to adopt dogs, we look for the dogs who NEED our help THE MOST… isn't that what rescue is really all about??  Helping those who TRULY need our help. Benny was overlooked by a lot of rescue.  But, we saw the gem that lies under the matted fur, rotted teeth and skinny malnourished body.  He is SO WORTHY of a second chance at a great rest of his life.

Thank you in advance for donating to help us help Benny!

~Your friends at WCCR.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Kelsey's School Fundraising Project for WCCR!


For those of you interested in supporting Kelsey's fundraising campaign, you may donate here:
Dear Teddy

I wanted to let you know YOU are my inspiration for my grade 9 socials project. When we found your video and pictures on West Coast Cocker Rescues website, we immediately fell in love with you. We were looking for a friend for o...ur golden retriever Lola and thought you looked like you could be a good brother to her.

We quickly filled out an application and could not wait until we heard back from WCCR. Two days later your Canadian rescue mom, Bonnie Marshall called us to set up an appointment to meet you and on March 21, 2013, Bonnie brought you to meet me and my family and our journey together began.

In the beginning, our hearts would break every time you would cry in your sleep, or flinch when we tried to pat you...

You used to be very wild and crazy, you jumped up continuously wanting attention, you guarded certain items and would nip at us if we tried to take things away from you and if we tried to wipe your feet. All of this we excused as we knew you had a challenging past and we saw how smart you were and that you had a sweet little personality.

All YOU needed was our love, guidance, rules, exercise, a regular routine and to security to become a wonderful companion and member of our family...

A few months later, once you started to trust us and feel secure, you stopped jumping up, you nipped less and would let us wipe your feet if we gave you a treat.

Over the past year you have come such a long way and we are so proud of you:

You are able to be off leash at the park and do not mind the wet grass any more You come when you are called, you can sit, lay down, twirl and shake a paw (thanks to Sarah P – “here”), You are able to have free run of the house when we leave. You sleep when we sleep (we love when you snore so loudly that you wake us up )You do not flinch or cry in your sleep any more, you kiss us instead of nipping. You can be trusted with other dogs and people. You are a wonderful little brother to Lola And me. You make us feel better when we are sick . You go to the door to let us know that you have to “GO”. You show us how happy you are with when you curl your back and wiggle your cute little tail

But Most of all YOU have taught me how wonderful it is to give a rescue dog a chance and in return, you have given me the most precious gift of all " LOVE" ! Because of this gift and what you have taught me I want to let others know how wonderful it feels to adopt a dog from West Coast Cocker Rescue and to thank your guardian angles Bonnie, Elyse for rescuing YOU!

In just a few weeks, On March 13, our mom and I will be off on a RESCUE MISSION. We are travelling
to meet your California Rescue mom, Elyse Smith, who will take us to some of the California Kill
shelters and we will rescue 2 cocker spaniels before they are euthanized. We will fly home on March 16 and meet Bonnie where we will take the new WCCR rescues to be vet checked and groomed just like you were. Then we will help with boarding, giving them love and finding a forever home for them!!!

Thank you Teddy for everything you have taught me.

I love you so much!


Friday, 27 December 2013


We have quite a few cockers in boarding who would love to be in a loving home environment to being to learn, trust and know love. Fostering is free - we pay for the food, grooming and vetting. Please help us spread the word! 

Online foster and adoption application can be found here:

Top 10 Reasons to Foster

a Rescued Animal
  1. Companionship without a lifetime commitment.
  2. Animals that have endured hardship can benefit greatly from a loving home.
  3. Fostering provides a great lesson in compassion and it’s a wonderful, life-affirming experience.
  4. If you have one or more dogs or cats, one more won’t make a difference to you, but it sure will make a difference to the foster animal who otherwise might not have a second chance at life.
  5. Fostering increases the likelihood of adoption. When the dog you’ve fostered is loved and accepted in its forever home it is because of the love you’ve given them!
  6. Increased "human interaction" greatly helps foster animals who often come from neglectful or abusive situations, and let's not forget what "pet interaction" can do for you by lowering your blood pressure, reducing stress, and giving you a real sense of self-worth.
  7. You undoubtedly will get attached but when you meet the new family that's ready to provide a permanent home for the dog fostered, you’ll feel more than satisfied to see him/her move on to a new life.
  8. It's fun!
  9. You’re able to share with your foster animal what a life filled with love should be.
  10. More foster homes means more animals’ lives will be spared from pounds and kill shelters. Only a small fraction of animals impounded every year are rescued from the terrible fate of euthanasia. FOSTERING IS A REAL WAY TO SAVE A LIFE!
West Coast Cocker Rescue is always looking for short and longer term fosters. 

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Colten - looking for his Forever Home!

Who can resist this sweet, smiling face looking up at you? Even his large, dark eyes are smiling. And that wide, happy grin is an open invitation for you to play with him. Or even better: take him for a good long walk or an exhilarating run.
Playful Colten is a 2-year-old male, believed to be a Springer Spaniel mix, who is a bigger boy and very strong, but also very good with other dogs. Fully housetrained, he is perfectly content inside during the day while his foster works, and is so well-behaved, he does not even bark. Because he is an active and energetic dog, the ideal family for Colten would be one as active and energetic as he is (with children over 10). Keep him exercised and you keep him happy. What cheerful, eager Colten would like most is a yard for him to romp in and experienced, but gentle, pet parents to be his forever guides for life.


Monday, 18 November 2013

Photos with Santa & Adoption Event!

Join us this Sunday, November 24th from 1 to 4 pm at
Bolsey's North Vancouver (1905 Lonsdale Avenue)
The cost is $10 each with the proceeds of this fun event going to
West Coast Cocker Rescue.
Each owner will receive a high-resolution photo by email

for unlimited personal printing.