NorCal Cocker Rescue Adoption/Foster Application
Thank you for your interest in adopting or fostering a NorCal Rescue Dog. Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability. We will make every effort to contact you as soon as possible. Please note all applicants will receive an interview and a home safety check before being approved to adopt or foster our dogs.
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  • Cockers are not always a good match for a home with small children. Depending on the personality and temperament of the dog we are always cautious about adopting out cockers to families with small children or children that visit often.
  • Please always contact us first if you are no longer able to care for your dog. We will always take our dogs back.
  • Please let your references know that we will be calling so they are not surprised to receive a call from an unknown phone number.
  • All dogs, including cockers, need exercise. We do not recommend dog parks and prefer that you walk your dog.
  • The majority of our dogs are not crate trained. We do not recommend crating cockers. We use baby gates to separate them from different areas of the home.
  • We work hard to housetrain all our dogs, however some are easier than others and ALL will have accidents in your home, until they become accustomed to their new surroundings.
  • Cockers need regular grooming as they are prone to allergies, ear infections and collecting foxtails and stickers.
  • Cockers are prone to ear infections and skin problems. Often these problems are caused by allergies to food or treats with wheat, flour, white/brown rice, oats/grains, corn or by-products. One of the first 3 ingredients should be a protein. We recommend Natural Balance Fish/Potato.
  • Cockers are very prone to ear infections and must have their ears cleaned.
  • Please list all animals currently living in your household. Include species, name, breed, and age.
  • Please list all pets you've had in your adult life, how long you had them, and what happened to them.