American Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Specializing in Cocker Spaniel Rescue

WELCOME to American Cocker Spaniel Rescue's official website!

Adopting a Shelter/Rescue Dog: The Official Guide - 2015 Edition


This free book is designed to be a quick and easy-to-read primer on must-know information for anyone adopting a new shelter pet! There is so much information available about adopting dogs out there that trying to know what to do can become an overwhelming obstacle.
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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!!



     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!

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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There's only two kinds of dogs: 1) cocker spaniels, and 2) those that wish they were.

Are you committed??

Before you consider adopting a pet, remember:  IT'S A LIFETIME COMMITMENT!  Meaning:  You give it the very best care possible and love it for it's ENTIRE life.  You DO NOT give it up because:  you're moving, you have children, your new boyfriend/girlfriend doesn't like it, it gets old or sick, etc.  You wouldn't throw out a human kid for these reasons, so don't throw out a pet for these reasons!!

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