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.


Chip_2017 a Chip Needs a Foster Home!
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Chip – Final update 5-4-17
Chip is a very lucky cocker! When our volunteer picked Chip up from the shelter, she only intended to keep him for a few days until he could be transported to a foster home – but she fell in love with this sweet boy. Despite his cataracts, deafness, colitis, Cushing’s disease, etc. Chip remains a gentle, endearing – and very beautiful cocker spaniel. He adores his new mom and follows her everywhere. Chip knows that he is being taken care of.
After years of neglect and veterinary care CSRNE will provide Chip with all the help he needs – and his new mom and dad will provide the love.
Thanks so much to all of you who were concerned and offered to help and thanks to all of you so generously donated to our recent non-event – the April Fool’s Day Ball. Your donations will help us pay for Chip’s vet care. You response reminds us of how many people really do care about the plight of a little old dog.

April 21, 2017
Chip was adopted 2 years ago from a shelter and recently his owner returned him.  He was dirty, smelly and hadn’t seen a vet since he was adopted.  His owner said he had started to piddle in the house and they didn’t want to deal with that (or anything else given his overall dirty, matted condition).

Chip’s gentle, calm personality immediately impressed the shelter staff.  He’s a sweet boy who likes children, other dogs and cats.  He’s a low key cocker who likes affection but doesn’t demand it.

The shelter vet thoroughly examined Chip and did basic blood work as well as a specialized blood test which indicated Chip may have Cushing’s Disease (a condition in which the pituitary gland releases too much cortisone).  One of the symptoms can be increased thirst and urination.  The shelter staff has not noticed Chip drinking too much water and he is very clean in his kennel.  He does have a doggie door so he can go in and out at will.

Chip’s caregivers are very attached to him but they’re worried that he probably will not get adopted from the shelter so they called us.

We want to get Chip to a Veterinary Specialist for a complete exam and any treatment that might be recommended (CSRNE will pay for all Chip’s expenses).  But before we can help Chip, we need a foster home where someone is home a lot.

This very sweet 10 year old cocker has been neglected for too long.  Can you help us give Chip the care and attention he deserves?  If you are interested, please fill out and send in our Foster Application and Restraint Agreement: http://csrne.org/foster-process-forms/

For more information, please call us at 603-547-3363 or email info@CSRNE.org.

Chip’s bio is here.


Meet Reggie * Sweet Cocker of the Month


Reggie has lived with his original family since he was an 11 week old puppy; recently they moved and couldn’t take 9 year old Reggie with them.

Reggie is a lovable, active cocker, who likes being with people. He enjoys meeting new people who come to his house and he greets them enthusiastically and does his “happy bark”.

Reggie really loves to be outside, he likes long walks and enjoys checking out all the different smells. He’s very friendly to any strangers he meets on his walks.

Reggie thinks kids are fun – he didn’t live with young children but he liked it when the nieces and nephews came to visit.

Read more about Reggie here http://csrne.org/adoption/available-adult-cockers-for-adoption/







Both dogs have hearts full of love for each other – and both have heartworm disease.

These precious cockers were found curled up together on the side of a dirt road just waiting for heap. They were tired, hungry, thin, very dirty and very sweet.

Lulu and Sammy, we named them, are a true bonded pair – they are devoted to each other. Sammy especially cannot be out of sight of Lula who is probably his mother. He cried pitifully when Lulu was being bathed in another room; as soon as lulu heard him she tried to get to him.

Both dogs are in foster care; they’ve been cleaned up, given fresh new bedding and nutritious food.

Lulu and Sammy are scheduled to see the vet this week for chest x-rays and any other diagnostic  testing necessary before beginning the slower, but safer treatment for ridding them of heartworm (and Lulu’s bulging eye will need immediate care).

This heartworm treatment plan is expensive – a thousand dollars per dog – but thanks to you and our Joey Fund Lulu and Sammy will be healthy and ready for a loving new home in about two months.

How can you help? Come to our Joey Fund auction on Oct. 15th!  Bid high and help Lulu and Sammy! Or be a friend to Lulu and Sammy and make a donation to help pay for their vet care.



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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After you login to your PayPal account you may click on “Note to seller” And- to add a note.

Donate to the Joey fund for veterinary care and medical needs - The Joey Fund: