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.



Everyone who has met Molly in the past day or so has said the exact same thing – “she is so sweet!”.

The neighbor who rescued her, our volunteer who picked her up. her foster Mom and Dad, the groomer and the vet all agree this is one precious, sweet cocker.  Which is amazing considered her badly neglected condition.  She was horribly matted – the big, rock-hard mats between her toes forced her to hobble instead of walking normally.  Her eyes were crusty and there’s a brown pigmentation covering part of the cornea (probably KCS) and she is deaf.  But despite all of this, Molly was eager to investigate her new environment – but first she needed to have the mats removed from her feet.

Her foster Mom was amazed at how quietly Molly laid on the table while she cut the painful mats from between her toes.  Molly actually lifted her paws as if to help her foster Mom with the tedious process of removing these mats.  She seemed to know that she would feel a lot better – and that finally someone was helping her.

When the grooming was all over, Molly bounced around happily like a young dog and she wanted to go for a long walk.  Molly loves to be outside enjoying the Spring sunshine; and now, after having piles of mats and dirty hair removed, she can feel the warm April breezes.

Molly is enchanted with her new foster home.  There are 2 small, older dogs, 2 kitties and chickens down the hill to visit.  She gently goes nose to nose with her new friends and then goes on her way.

Tomorrow she has a vet appointment.  She’ll have a thorough wellness exam including complete blood work.  She is drinking a lot of water and the reason for that needs to be determined.  She eats well, she has good body weight, she is energetic and she gets around well despite the opacity in her eyes.  And we’re anxious to know her approximate age.

Molly is an absolutely charming little cocker and it’s a joy to watch her respond to love and attention.  We’ll keep you posted on her progress.





Four year old Coco had juvenile cataracts and she has been blind for several years. One Wednesday, March 4, she had both cataracts removed and now she can see again!

Of all the major surgeries we do on the needy cockers in our care cataract removal is the most exciting and rewarding. There is nothing better than restoring a dog’s sight; it’s just wonderful to see them look around and see their world again – especially the faces of the people they love. It’s also very expensive surgery. The cost of Coco’s pre-op testing and surgery was $4, 165.

Your generous contributions to the Joey Fund paid for Coco’s surgery. You made it possible for us to give her back her vision. Thank you for giving Coco a second chance for a happy, active life.

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We just rescued adorable, perky seven year old Tessa. Our vet said she also has juvenile cataracts and hopefully is a candidate for surgery.

Donations to the Joey Fund are always needed, especially now. Please consider making a donation to the all important Joey Fund and help give Tessa the gift of sight. Please click here to donate to the Joey Fund.



Trevor – A beautiful happy dog who needs a special home.

This friendly, handsome small cocker had a loving elderly owner who could no longer care for him. Consequently Trevor is now staying at his vet’s boarding facility.

All the people who know Trevor say the same thing, “he’s such a sweet dog.” Trevor is always happy to meet people, young and old, and he especially loves to be taken outside for walks or playtime. In fact, he enjoys eating a snowball or two!

Trevor behaves like a gentleman when he meets other dogs, but his real passion is cats! Trevor grew up with a kitty and they became devoted friends and companions to each other.

Recently he met two kittens at his boarding facility and he was euphoric! He immediately wanted to play with them and he followed them everywhere. (Click below to see their video)

The staff at the vet’s office have all fallen under his spell and spend as much time as possible playing with him, rubbing his belly and taking him out for short walks.

In 2009, Trevor developed a genetic condition where the lower intestines became “leaky” and protein is lost in the digestive process. Trevor received excellent care when this happened and he’s been stable and healthy for the past six years. He must eat a Science Diet I/D low fat dog food. And he’s on a regular daily regimen of various enzymes and antibiotics. (Financial assistance is available to help pay for his medications).
Trevor needs to be taken out 3-4 times a day to piddle and poop but he can “hold it” for long periods. At the vet’s facility his last outing is at 6:00pm and he can hold it until they arrive the next day at 8:00 am.

Trevor’s vet said that he’s essentially a healthy dog who would do very well in a quiet, structured home where he is cuddled and loved, fed his special diet and gets his medications at feeding time. He needs a home where he can be taken outside on a regular schedule and ideally there would be a dog-friendly kitty.

Trevor is 10 years old and his vet would be happy to talk to a prospective adopter and answer any questions.

For more information about this small, special cocker boy please call CSRNE at 603-547-3363 and leave a message.

Click here to see Trevor-moviewith kitty



CSRNE’s latest newsletter is out and online. Read The story of the three kings.  And also read about Frankie – another special little cocker spaniel.

And 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. We wish you all a wonderful 2014

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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