Welcome to Cocker Spaniel Rescue Of New England. CSRNE is one of the oldest and largest cocker rescue groups in the country. We are composed of many volunteers throughout New England dedicated to rescuing and placing homeless cocker spaniels.

Since our inception in 1987 hundreds of abandoned or unwanted cockers found homes with caring, loving families. By networking with animal shelters, other rescue groups, and veterinarians CSRNE has saved, improved, and extended the lives of one of America’s most popular breeds.

Your donations make it possible for us to give needy cockers the care they need before we can place them in their forever home. Your support gives these cockers a second chance for a long and happy life.



Bella is 4 years old, jet black, and utterly adorable. She attended our Joey Fund auction last October and loved meeting and greeting everyone. Like most cockers, she wants to be around people most of the time.

She thinks that kids are great and gets very excited when the grandkids come to visit. At home she warms up to strangers quickly – even the mailman loves her!

Bella lives with her best friend, Buddy, a terrier mix, and she follows him everywhere. It now seems that Buddy is going to a different home and Bella will miss him very much.

It would be wonderful if she could be placed with a gentle dog for extra companionship.  She also lives with 2 cats and likes them.

Bella had developed allergies early in her life which caused chronic ear infection so last fall (2018) she had ear surgery to remove her ear canals.

The surgery was very successful, she was no longer in pain, she began playing with her toys again and cuddling on her mom’s lap.

Since her ear surgery, Bella appears to hear some sounds. Her mom says she hears loud noises, like a door slamming, a hand clap, or when something heavy drops, but she also responds when people walk down the stairs and to some conversation.

She knows some basic hand signals. Bella is very focused on people which makes her easy to teach.

Bella can eat several easy to find special diets. She’s also on ATOPICA (a pill) two to three times a week which prevents any itchiness to environmental allergens.  Other than this, she’s a healthy dog.

Like so many cockers, Bella loves to look for any food that may have dropped on the floor – but she never gets into the trash! Her mom describes her as “just nosy”.

Bella’s owner has had her since she was a new puppy and she says she’s a sweet companion and deserves a home where she has the attention she needs”.

Bella does well when she’s on a regular schedule for eating and then going outside.

She needs someone home a lot – she does bark for a while when left alone. Bella has had people and other pets around her her entire life and she needs this companionship.


Lady & Tyson – just arrived. Our volunteer says they are extremely outgoing, loving and very affectionate.

Sleep together and obviously love each other.

More information will be coming.




Caesar (up on Available Puppies)

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Our volunteer spent a good deal of time getting to know Caesar at the city shelter.

She said, “He’s a lovely little dog with the most glorious black coat that glimmers in the sunshine.”

Caesar is “mostly cocker” and he has his beautiful, full natural tail.

Recent Arrivals – Bios coming soon for Jake & Brady!










Be sure to read The Cocker Home Companion, CSRNE’s newsletter. 



Here is a link to an article in Woof Magazine’s July 2018 issue

on “Food Allergies in Dogs & Cats”


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A huge “thank you” to all CSRNE supporters. You make it possible for us to help those neglected and homeless cocker spaniels move on to their forever homes. Thank you to all of you from all of us at CSRNE.

ATTENTION! We are receiving calls on our hotline from cell phones and some of these messages are incomplete. We are, at times, unable to hear all of the digits in the return phone number. When leaving messages on our hotline, please speak slowly, very clearly, and repeat your phone number several times. If you do not hear from us within 2 business days, please call back.

Updated or new email addresses needed. If you have changed your email address (or added a new email address) within the past year please send CSRNE a note giving your name, old email address, and new email address.  We are striving to keep our  database up to date.  Email your note to:  info@csrne.org 

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