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. To read full president’s message click here.


May 23, 2016

Spring is always our busiest time of the year and this May is no exception. So far this month, six of our rescue cockers have already seen a veterinarian or a veterinarian specialist:

Sweet, gentle Buttercup had a complete dental procedure including one extraction. (Her teeth were covered in a thick plaque.) She also had 14 warts and 2 benign mammary tumors removed. She’s feeling perky and happy to be at home with her foster mom and dad. Update – 6/9/16 Adopted by her foster parents!


Buddy “Love”
became very lethargic and wouldn’t eat. His heart rate skyrocketed so he was rushed to Tuft’s Veterinary Hospital where he spent the weekend in the Critical Care Unit. X-rays, echocardiograms, and ultrasounds revealed an enlarged heart. He’s now on two special meds and feeling much better. Buddy’s happy to be home and taking it easy with his foster parents. Update – Doing well on his heart meds.

Buddy “Love”

Beautiful black Skye just underwent ear ablation surgery. He developed a complication with his inner ear and balance. He’s being cared for in the ICU and today he’s doing better. For Skye’s update, click here.


Black Buddy
and Sophia both had ear cytology exams to make their medications are keeping their ears bacteria free.

Last weekend we received a frantic call from an owner who could no longer care for her cocker spaniel. Cammie had a fever of 105, she was weak, listless and not eating. Our wonderful volunteers sprang into action, got Cammie and rushed her to a veterinary specialty hospital. The vet stabilized her, did an ultrasound and found she had a badly infected uterus that was ready to rupture. Cammie had immediate surgery and she’s now recovering in a loving foster home. A very expensive, but happy ending for a sweet little cocker. Update – Cammie, now Kimi was adopted. She’s now the only dog of two adoring owners.


It’s only May and there’s still a long summer ahead with more cockers who will need veterinary care. We can only provide this expensive care to homeless cockers because you support the work to do “to save, improve and extend the lives of neglected cocker spaniels.” Please consider making a summertime donation to our all important Joey Fund. Thank you!


Copper at Fitter Critters

3/29/16 Copper is doing very well with rehab at Fitter Critters. He’s on the water treadmill here and is going to the pool soon.

Post surgery update on Copper – 2/26-28/2016 (From Copper’s foster mom and dad) – Yea Copper!!!

2/26/2016 – Copper is home! He does not have a cone or a cast! He can stand and walk on the leg immediately ( just have to limit his activity for two weeks). He has pain meds, antibiotics, and an anti inflammatory. He’s back on his “magic carpet” for in house transportation. 

2/28/2016 – Friday night was a challenge. Saturday was a little better, but still no standing or walking on his own. Today (Sunday) was the turn around! He got up and made it to the door all by himself and has been moving around pretty good all day! He will start doggie rehab in two weeks at Fitter Critters. They have a swimming pool, underwater treadmill , acupuncture , massage, laser and light therapy, tens and e-stim.

Update on Copper – 2-18-2016
Shortly after Copper settled into his foster home, he appointed himself head of the squirrel patrol; he was determined to keep all squirrels away from the bird feeder.  He was doing a good job too, but last week he saw a very bold squirrel heading for the feeder and, as he charged after the offending squirrel, he tore his left rear cruciate ligament (aka ACL).  His foster mom and dad got him right to the vet who confirmed the diagnosis and Copper is scheduled for surgery to repair this ligament on Feb. 25, 2016.
Copper will need several weeks of cage rest and he has to lose 8 pounds – poor boy. Fortunately his foster dad is home all day to keep him company and give him the massages he so loves.
Copper’s foster mom and dad said: “Copper is limited in his walking right now, but he gets around on his ” magic carpet” with a little help from mom and dad!”
Copper wants to thank all of you who thought he was so cute and sent in adoption applications. Right now things are on hold. We’ll keep you posted regarding his recovery. Read more about Copper under our Adoptions pages.




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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