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Adoption Criteria

In order to speed up the adoption process, please submit an online application in advance so we can process your application. It can take a few hours to a few days to process an application. The information below will answer many of your questions.

  • Applicant must be an adult with the responsibility for maintaining a household (no students).

  • Home ownership (house, condo or townhome) with a fenced yard is preferred although not a requirement.

  • Renters (apartment, house, condo or townhome) must have the permission of the landlord/management and may be required to show proof pet deposit has been paid.

  • Applicant must have the knowledge and consent of all adults living in the household.

  • Applicant must have the time, energy and financial capability to support a cocker spaniel.

  • Applicants with young children are considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Adoptions outside the greater Houston area (including out of state) are considered if the applicant has a veterinarian and/or Cocker Spaniel Rescue can arrange a home visit. Scroll down for more information on out of state adoptions.

  • There are special criteria to adopt young puppies. Scroll down to learn more.

  • Approval should not be construed to mean the applicant can select any dog. We try to honor the adopters request but if we feel a specific dog(s) is not a good match, we may still decline the adoption of a particular dog to you. We put a lot of effort into matching dogs to forever homes.

  • Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas has the right to either deny or approve applications without explanation.

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