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Welcome to Cocker Spaniel Rescue Of New England!

Ginger the cocker spaniel

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.

Our Winter Newsletter is available to view!

Here are some recent photos of the adorable Diamond and King! Please click below for more details!

Available for Adoption

Dora and Dancer

Dora and Dancer will need special adopters or a foster home!

These two adorable, little “mini cockers” have spent their lives as breeding dogs on a “puppy farm” and they lived in a barn with horses so they are naturally skittish of new places and experiences. CSRNE will have them vetted and groomed after they arrive.

Dora and Dancer are 4 and 5 year old sisters, very sweet and totally bonded to each other. They won’t eat, drink, sleep, go outside unless the other one is right there. They’ve never lived in a house so they need to be housebroken and learn about normal sights and sounds in a house, neighborhood, etc. They are fine with other dogs (and horses!).

7/21/2023 Update

Dora and Dancer had a complete vet exam yesterday including vaccines and said they are happy, easy-to examine dogs. They were not at all skittish and enjoyed all the human attention. They were also social with the people and the other dogs in the waiting room. Both girls are starting to feel comfortable in a house and like to sleep on a pillow dog bed next to the caregivers’ bed. They are quiet all night.

It’s amazing to watch 2 dogs who are so incredibly bonded—they almost blink in unison. Dora and Dancer had never received any vet care. Their ears were gross and infected. They were thoroughly cleaned and given the long-acting BNT which will be rechecked in 2 weeks. Both girls have dental issues and CSRNE

Will schedule an exam and treatments. They wolf down their moistened supper but will not eat any treats. Their heart and lungs are clear. They, of course, will be spayed and groomed.

For more information, please call 603-547-3363.

Tramp & Dewey need a forever home!!


In less than 3 days, Tramp and Dewey lost both their owners and their home. The surviving caretaker was going into assisted living and couldn’t take his 2 precious cockers.

All of this would be stressful for any dog but Tramp and Dewey are blind. Losing everything that was familiar was especially difficult.

Neither dog had seen a vet for almost 8 years so that was our priority. Thankfully, they are healthy—blood workup was normal except Dewey tested positive for Anaplasmosis and is on Doxycycline for 30 days. They are both small cockers, weighing only about 20lbs each, both are very pretty dogs and exceptionally sweet—and they love to eat!

CSRNE has an appointment on July 10th with a veterinary ophthalmologist at the Bulger Animal Hospital in Lawrence, MA. We’ll know more then about how to proceed caring for their eyes.

Right now, our immediate need is to place them together in a foster home.

Tramp and Dewey are easy to live with—they are immaculate and ask to go outside to do their business. They get used to a new space fairly quickly and are easy going, laid back cockers. They also ride quietly on a long car trip. (There is a lot of information on the web about living with blind dogs.)

If you are interested in more information and might consider fostering these 2 cockers, please call 603-547-3363.

CSRNE has many cockers available for fostering and adoption
and we are rescuing more dogs every week.
If you are interested,
please fill out our adoption or foster application!

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: