American Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Specializing in Cocker Spaniel Rescue

WELCOME to American Cocker Spaniel Rescue's official website!


ACSR has a new snail mailing address!!  Effective immediately, our new mailing address is:


American Cocker Spaniel Rescue

14715 Pacific Avenue S., PMB #217

Tacoma, WA  98444


Our mail will NOT be forwarded from the previous address, so please update your records to reflect our change of address!  THANK YOU!!


It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce that Wendy has been found.....dead.  She had been stolen from her foster home in July 2013, and had been hit by a truck the weekend of January 19, 2014.  She must have escaped from the thieves, because she still had a piece of rope attached to her collar.   RIP, beautiful Wendy.


URGENT!!!                 PLEASE   READ!!!

We received the email below, and I'm passing it along -- trying to spread the word far and wide about this missing cocker. Please alert everyone so we can find Bucky!! THANKS!!  ~~  ACSR


My dog ‘Bucky’ was lost Sunday evening May 5th, 2013 about 11:30 pm after a roll-over accident on I-84 W approximately 7 miles NW of Tremonton, UT between mile markers 33 and 34. I was injured and lost my glasses and cell phone during roll-over. I was able to locate one of my two dogs and cat, shook but OK, however was unable to locate my Cocker Spaniel ‘Bucky’. We have a strong bond and have been together since he was 6 weeks. He is 8 years old, has strawberry blonde hair and was wearing a black harness with current tags, NM license and Pet Finder tag for his chip with toll free number. Chip was in my name from Albuquerque. Tags are also in my name. Bucky is hard of hearing in one ear. As I searched and called I also attempted to flag down traffic for help. I did see one vehicle pull over after passing me about 1/8 mile past. I thought they would back up to render assistance but they just set there for 2-3 minutes then continued on. When the police officer arrived on scene he looked with his spots up and down the shoulder and later when he came to hospital he said he and wrecker crews were unable to locate ‘Bucky’ or any sign of him. The next day I searched the site ½ mile on both sides of crash, also median and shoulder on opposite side of highway. I also drove west up into Idaho and looked for him constantly. I’ve been back to search for a mile in either direction of crash site four times and have seen no signs. I also left a soiled shirt. It is possible the car that stopped picked up ‘Bucky’. I need him and he needs me so I wish to find and retrieve him. He is my rock, my mental stability. However, time is crucial so I need help. I need help in contacting vets, animal humane, animal control offices and media along I-84 W up into Idaho, Oregon and possibly Montana. My name is Frederick W. Brink, I am a veteran on limited VA disability and am staying in Logan, UT to search. 505-974-9342 At this time, almost three weeks have passed and since all the info to contact the rightful owner is on Bucky, not doing so is tantamount to theft. Thank-you all for your kind support. The photo is of Bucky at 2, he has a few more pounds now and his hair was cut short a few months ago and hasn't grown fully out yet.  

     This website is dedicated to Scrutly:                May 22,  1993 - March 31, 2012

Our beloved Scrutly has crossed The Rainbow Bridge.  Scrutly was the inspiration that created American Cocker Spaniel Rescue.  Not only did he inspire its creation, but he was the one who directed the foster dogs.  Scrutly was small in stature, but mighty in authority, direction and wisdom.  He taught the scared foster cockers to be brave, the naughty ones to be nice, and kept harmony among the pack.  Everyone obeyed Scrutly.  Because of Scrutly, hundreds of homeless cocker spaniels have found new, loving homes.  He is missed much, and always will be.  You can read about Scrutly's life on his memorial website:, where you can also light a candle for him, or leave a story/memory you might have about him -- be sure to come back to his website often, as we will be adding many more photos and memories about Scrutly.  To those of you who have made a donation to ACSR in Scrutly's honor, we thank you very much! We've been asked to post info on where donations can be sent:  For those who would like to make a donation in his name, checks can be made out to ACSR, and mailed to:  American Cocker Spaniel Rescue, 14715 Pacific Avenue South, PMB#217, Tacoma, WA  98444


May 22, 1993 -- March 31, 2012 


Liberty has become a celebrity!  She was adopted by Cheryl of Newport, Oregon last year, and has become "The Boss" of FM100.7 !!  Check her out on the radio, and FaceBook!  YAAAAAY LIBERTY!  THANK YOU, Cheryl, for adopting Liberty and giving her a forever, loving home!



 Seattle based pianist and vocalist Marilyn Milano blends her love of music with her compassion for animals through her songs. A little bit Carly Simon, a little bit Carole King, a hint of Joe Cocker, and a whole lotta herself, Marilyn’s voice and songs touch your emotions and move you to want to “make a difference”. Two of her greatest passions are music, and helping animals.

About the Project

Love Has Many Faces” takes the listener on a journey…from the perspective of the animal in the shelter, on to the joy of finding a new family member, the sorrow of losing a beloved pet, and the re-dedication to the cause of rescue until there’s a home for every companion animal. Marilyn Milano's passion for her cause and well-crafted songs will educate, inform and entertain, with the greater goal of helping out companion animals and those who love them. 25% of each sale is being donated to animal charities.

Marilyn's music CD, “Love Has Many Faces” has not been studio-recorded, yet. She is currently raising funds to produce the CD, and hopes to have it out by next springtime. You can help Marilyn raise those funds by purchasing her newly released piano CD: “Musings, A Collection of Reflective Solo Piano Works Improvised As They Are Being Recorded”. Help Marilyn help the animals, and enjoy beautiful music for yourself, or give as a gift, at the same time!

Musings” CDs are $13.95 including tax and shipping, email Marilyn at: to order.

To learn more about Marilyn's animal rescue CD project, go to

An Excerpt from "Wags of Wisdom":

Cocker spaniels live for protectiveness and loyalty.  Loved ones depend on us to take care of them.  Our employers depend on us to be loyal employees.  The time is always right to be a cocker spaniel.

Our cockers have a special charm, that can brighten our darkest day... like a ray of sunshine on a little flower, when the world has gone astray. ~~ Peggy Bang


"For every animal that dies in a shelter, there is someone, somewhere, responsible for its death. You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late." ~ ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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