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.

cocker-bar1June 1, 2023


 Our Technical Issue is fixed!

We are now able to take donations via the web.


A very long trip to rescue a cocker… and an UN-cocker!



Abby before and after groom



Silver the un-cocker

Usually when we are called to rehome a cocker, we have a few weeks to collect the info we need to place the dog in the right new home.  But sometimes it’s an emergency and we have less than 24 hours to save a dog’s life.


Abby (the cocker) and Silver (the UN-cocker) had one day before they would be shipped to the “auction”- a miserable, inhumane event where puppy mill dogs are sent when they are no longer producing large enough litters to justify the expense of keeping them.


The first call that Friday morning was to rescue just Abby, but a short time later we were told that no rescue was available to take Silver – a 70lb Silver Labrador – and could we help her too.


Luck was with us.  Abby’s prospective adopters had volunteered to drive the over 400 miles each way to Pennsylvania to get her, and when we called them back to explain Silver’s predicament, they said a big dog would definitely fit in their SUV, and off they went.


The return trip was eventful.  Abby happily cuddled in her new mom’s lap, but an anxious Silver wanted to sit up front too!  It was seven hours of convincing a very large, persistent lab that she couldn’t fit in the front seat – and it was pouring rain – and Silver was in heat!


This rescue has a very happy ending.  Both dogs have been thoroughly vetted and are healthy.  Abby has been spayed and is adjusting well to her new home.  Silver was positive for Lyme Disease and has been treated with an antibiotic.  She’ll be spayed as soon as our vet feels she’s ready after her heat cycle. After she recovers she will be available for adoption. 


Silver is a bug bundle of lab love!  She adores people and wants to be as close as possible to her caregivers at the kennel.  She is very attached to our volunteer who takes her for long walks, rides in the truck (front seat if possible!) and who is showing her the wonders of the world outside of a cage in a puppy mill.


Abby and Silver have reminded us that no matter how daunting it may seem at first, it’s always a joy to rescue and give these unwanted dogs the life and love they deserve.


We thank our friends who generously donate to CSRNE for making this work possible.


February 15, 2023

CSRNE is delighted to announce that Cookie & Coco and Lucy & Melo have been adopted into their forever homes! 

Click HERE for an update on Cookie and her 3 “kids”

January 12, 2023


Cookie & Coco





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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