Working Cocker Spaniel Golden
Cocker Spaniel Resources, Inc (hereafter called CSR) was founded to help as many cockers as it possibly could. During the first years of CSR it became apparent that society was discarding cocker spaniels which were old or had significant health issues.
The board decided to set aside money for “older, ” “senior, ” or disabled cocker spaniels. Not only did the board decide to fund their care but each Golden Aged cocker needed to have a loving, caring home to live in for the remainder of its days.
The program has evolved over the years and has expanded to covering more of the expenses which come along with disabilities and the aging process. This is a great program for families with limited income or seniors who want an animal but not a puppy.
CSR takes care of the yearly vaccinations, four grooms per year, heartworm prevention and parasite prevention. CSR also takes care of the major surgeries which may be needed for a cocker to survive. Most of the surgeries which are necessary are the ear ablation a very common problem with chronic ear infections in cockers.
Since 2008 CSR has had 28 full-time cockers and cocker mixes in Golden Age Cocker Retirement and 3 part-time retirement (meaning CSR pays for one kind of medical issue on a monthly basis). Cushings Disease for example is very expensive to treat. CSR pays for the medicines associated with Cushings Disease, but not other vaccinations or grooms. Two cockers were cared for so very well by their Retirement homes that they “graduated” from retirement and were able to be adopted.
Eighteen cockers and cocker mixes are enrolled in the Golden Age Cocker Retirement at the present time.
The application for one of the Golden Age Cockers is the same as an adoption for a younger cocker. The only difference is the actual adoption contract. The contract is called Retirement Contract. To find adoption forms and applications please visit our resources page.