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Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it - new home, new home

Hey there, my name is Franke and and I really long to be a part of it....a new family that is! I made my way to the Cocker Inn all the way from Central Texas where I discovered in a shelter. I'm only 2-3 years old and everyone just loves my long natural tail because it never stops wagging. I LOVE to run and play and am most happy with a squeaky toy in my mouth. When I first got here, I only weighed 20 lbs but they tell me I need to gain a few pounds. They also tell me that I'm a really good boy because I will sit when my having my leash put on, I love to ride in the car, I give LOTS of kisses and I LOVE being a lap dog. I've learned to use a doggy door and am mostly house trained too!
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Wheeeeew! What a night that was! My name is Lang and here's my story:

It was New Year's Eve and there were dogs partying all over the neighborhood. Butt sniffing, bone chewing...we did it all. The clock struck midnight and after we all howled to "Auld Lang Syne", I headed home but then I remembered, I didn't have a home. So I hopped up on the park bench and made myself comfortable. The sun came up and before I knew it, the dog catcher had me and was taking me in for DOB (dozing on bench). Anyway, a nice lady from Cocker Inn picked me up from the pound and took me to a place where I got a haircut, a soft bed and good food. They said that I could stay for a little while until I found a forever home. My foster family says that I am very well mannered, house trained, quiet, and I walk well on a leash. I love to play and have a blast playing with the kids there. They've even taught me to sit. I'm a big boy with a big personality. They say that I'm 3-4 years old but I still feel like a puppy.

Knock knock....
Who's there?
Jonas who?
Jonas soon to meet this little guy with a whale of a personality.

Jonas is a friendly 2-3 year old male who loves other dogs and appears to get along well with everyone. He loves to run and play and absolutely adores his toys. This smart little guy "talks" to his foster mom and lets her know when it's time to eat and time to go outside. He loves to play outside but his really passion is in being a lap dog. He's quite the snuggle bunny and loves sleeping with his foster mom. Jonas is totally crate trained and is mostly house trained. He is a classically beautiful cocker with a sunny cocker personality.
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What's chocolate and white and adorable all over?

It's Lucas! Lucas is a 5 year old chocolate and white male who is an absolute cutie patootie! This playful little guy LOVES his toys and loves playing with other dogs. He came to us from a local shelter and was treated for heartworms but is now bright eyed and bushy tailed and is ready for his forever home. This feisty little guy is crate trained and mostly house trained and is is an absolute doll! Lucas is developing cataracts but is on medication to dissolve the cataracts and leave him with some vision.
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Hi! My name is Rags. I am about 5 years old. I was found roaming the streets and invited into the Cocker Inn. First up was going through heartworm treatment which I accomplished without issue. Next, I needed to have my glaucoma addressed. After months of drops the vet felt that the pressure had to be relieved by a quick surgical procedure. All went well - pressure is down. I also have a cataract in the other eye. Unfortunately nothing can be done about the cataract, so I am a bit visually impaired. Next up were my infected ears. After 9 months of trying to clear up the infection, I had to have ear ablation surgery; so now I can't hear. You would think that would get me down, but my foster mom says I am the best dog ever! I use the doggy door, get along with all the other dogs, love to snuggle with my foster mom, love people and kids and enjoy car rides. I would love to find my forever home. I would be a wonderful addition to any family and you would be really lucky to have me. Sienna is a gorgeous 5-7 year old blonde female who is looking for her forever home. She came to us from a local shelter and was in horrible condition. She was covered with fleas and her beautiful blonde coat was matted. To make matters worse, she had a cataract, ear infection, gall stone and crystals in her urine. But with a bit a TLC, she is as good as new. The gall stone has dissolved, the ear infection is gone and she is on a special food to prevent the crystals in her urine. This sweet and loving girl loves to be a lap dog and does well on house training when she is taken out frequently.
Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I want to take ya
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go, Jamaica

Yeah baby, Naomi here and I'm ready to go anywhere as long as I have a new family to go with. Bermuda, Galveston.....doesn't matter to me! I'm a pretty cool girl for 7 years old and love to just hang out. I use a doggy door and and am house trained and am really friendly with everyone. I even like other dogs. I don't see very well because of a cataract in my eye but it doesn't slow down this little party animal. Come on, let's party. By the way, I love those colorful little umbrellas in my water bowl.
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This sweet boy may look like a lion but he is a purrrrrrfect little angel! Leo is a 5-7 year old Cocker/Shih Tzu mix. He has the face of a Shih Tzu with the height of a Cocker Spaniel. He came to us as a big shaggy mess and had to be completely shaved down because he was so matted. We can't wait for his coat to grow back because he is going to be absolutely gorgeous. According to his foster mom, he is totally house trained and uses the doggy door perfectly. He is also a bit shy so it takes a little while for him to warm up but once he does, he is a sweetheart.
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Annie is one of those dogs that is always smiling. This happy girl came from a local shelter and is 5-6. Annie loves her human and will spend all day looking at you with her adoring eyes.

She is a very active girl that loves running around the backyard as fast as she can. She's a little wary of new dogs but once she gets to know them Annie will run and play with her new friends. She is ready for her forever home and hoping you will be it.

Looking for a lap dog? Awesome! Frannie is looking for a lap. But wants one all to herself. This 2 year old black female is an affectionate girl who would thrive in a home with someone who is willing to be patient and work with her. She loves to play ball but doesn't want to be bothered by kids or other dogs. Frannie would do best in a home with all adults and no kids. She is currently in a boarding facility awaiting a forever home since she doesn't play well with others at the Cocker Inn. She was invited to join our rescue program after she was seen running along a busy intersection in the Houston area. She was very scared and it took several days to catch her. We don't know what her past holds but she just needs to be shown some love and what it's like to have a forever home.
"Beam me up Scotty"

Scotty is a 5-6 year old male who was found living in the woods after his owner passed away. He is an adorable little "Treker" who loves stuffed animals and tennis balls and runs at warp speed chasing them. He has more energy than a fully charged array of dilithium crystals but settles in nicely and LOVES to cuddle! He has an out of this world personality and keeps his foster parents laughing. This sweet boy would love to "live long and prosper" being someone's big lap dog. Would you put an end to Scotty's ongoing mission to seek out a new life and new family - to boldly go to a new forever home? This little guy appears to be house trained and will have you beaming with joy!

Ruh roh Raggy..Rooby rooby roo here and I can barely see you. Ziokes, who turned out the lights?

Scooby Doo is a groovy 7 year old sable boy who was shivering in his boots when the green van drove off and left him at the local shelter. It's still a mystery as to why he ended up in a shelter but he was saved by the brave CSRET Cocker sniffing detectives who discovered that it was probably because he has cataracts. He appears to see shadows and functions great once he finds way around. Did someone say Scooby snack?

Zuzu is a smart ebony beauty who was found in the Bryan/College Station area about two years ago, blind and afraid. The CockerKids arranged for cataract surgery on one eye and after seeing flowers, birds and bugs, she finally knew that It's a Wonderful Life. Her new forever family renamed her Bella, and life was very, very good. Unfortunately, her family experienced some life changes and -- very sadly -- she had to move back to the Cocker Inn. Just like in the movie, Bella/Zuzu remains optimistic that her new forever family is right around the corner. She is most likely 6-8 years old now, has the softest, shiniest black coat imaginable, and would do well in a home where she could either be Alpha or an only dog, though she does get along with cats. Zuzu says that "every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings," and every time the door opens she looks to see if it's her new family.
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"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain".
-Vivian Greene

Zoey is a 3 year old female who knows all about learning how to dance in the rain. This sweet little girl came to us from a cruelty case and was one of many that were confiscated from a hoarder. She has an adorable under bite and is an absolute sweetheart. Zoey loves to be with her humans and chewing on bones. Zoey would love to be in a home with a doggy door as she really enjoys going in and out all the time. She gets along with adults and kids as well as other dogs. She enjoys riding in the car. She is one very happy little girl who loves to snuggle. Please consider giving Zoey her forever home.
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Listen to the wisdom of toothless ones.
-Ancient Proverb

Howdy, my name is Beau and I'm toofless. Well... almost. But my foster mom takes good care of what teef I have left. I found myself in the dungeons of a dog pound but the kind folks at the Cocker Inn fell in love with me and got me out of there. I had a hard time eating anything for a while because my teef were bad and when I got them cleaned, I lost 12 of them. I was missing 8 to begin with so that doesn't leave me much to chew with. But that's ok because I'm learning to eat without them and am getting lots of soft yummy food. My foster mom says that I may be an English Cocker because I'm a bit taller than the rest of the CockerKids. At 33 pounds, my ribs were showing but I'm filling out now that I can eat again and am getting some tasty soft food. Everyone tells me what a sweet and friendly boy I am. I love sleeping beside my foster mom's bed. I really like to trick her into petting me by rubbing my head on her hand. She instantly starts petting me so it's a really cool trick. And I'm learning the doggy door trick too. See, I may be almost toothless but I am really wise boy!

Col. Cocker Travis was running the plains with an independent pack. The pack was rounded up and Travis, the only cocker in the pack, was offered sanctuary by the CockerKids. Travis appears to be around four to five years old. He's been stationed at the Cocker Inn for over two years. During his induction physical, he was found to be heavily heartworm positive, so for a long time he underwent treatment and recovery and is now parasite free. Travis does have a few quirks, so he may not be the right dog for first time cocker owners. Travis is for the most part a friendly, affectionate dog, but he refuses to be groomed. Vehemently refuses to be groomed. The appearance of scissors or clippers put him on the defensive, but if you put the grooming tools away, he's your best friend again. Travis is available for reassignment to the right home, but we want to make sure he's a good match before we issue the transfer orders.
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Travis being where he shouldn't be
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"I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy." Well, at least my name is Dandee. I might be a Dandy Dinmont Terrier. So how did I end up with Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas? Call it a case of mistaken identity, but the nice people at CSRET kept their word and pulled me from the shelter. I'm kinda small - less than 12" at the shoulder and weight just 16 pounds but have a long sturdy body. I might be what they call a "pepper" color but we won't know that until my coat grows out - they gave me a burr cut at the shelter. I'm 18 months to 2 years old and have an exceptionally gregarious personality. I will probably do well with an active family with children.
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Callie Jo is not our typical rescue. She checked in to the Cocker Inn® looking for a Kitty Club but took a really wrong turn. Callie Jo weighed in at 3 lbs and was estimated to be approximately 6 months old. She's been living among the CockerKids for way too long now, just waiting for someone to get her out of the doghouse. She has grown into a pretty calico girl that still acts like a kitten. She loves to dart around chasing anything that catches her eye. She is very social and never stops purring. She does tolerate some of the Cocker Inn residents, but is ready to check out. Who will let this Callie Jo entertain them? Send an email to or call the HotLine at 713-208-1314 to work out a change-of-address for this kitty among the cockers.
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Callie Jo at 6 months

The following CockerKids® have found their way into our foster home network, and are looking for their forever home. As we get more information on them it will be posted on this site.