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.


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Update on Cookie, Melo, Lucy and Coco

November 11, 2022





Cookie and her 3 ten year old “kids” are ready to leave the city and settle into new homes in New England.

Three weeks ago, they all had a day of beauty at the groomers and the groomer said they were easy to groom and now look very spiffy!

On November 2nd, all 4 dogs went together to the vet for a general wellness exam.  Coco has a small skin growth on her right front paw and Melo had an ear infection that was treated with the long-acting BNT ear medication.  He also had a skin infection in his groin area and was put on 14 days of antibiotics.  All of them need a dental cleaning and CSRNE will have them rechecked when they settle in New England.  The staff at the vet’s office said they were “cute and well-behaved”.

Coco gets very high marks from her current owner who describes her as very intelligent, a social butterfly who loves attention, is very playful, beautiful and a joy to be around.  Whoever rescues her should consider themselves blessed.  She’s an amazing, loyal companion.

Melo is a big boy weighing in at 51lbs (the vet said he could lose some weight).  Several years ago Melo was diagnosed with allergies to fleas and dust mites as the probable cause of his ear infection.  CSRNE will have him checked out further for allergies and, if necessary, start him on the treatment for environmental allergies.

Melo has always lived with Lucy and their owner feels they are a bonded pair.  Melo loves children and his current owner feels he would flourish in a situation where children are around.  He loves to run and play in a fenced yard and go for leash walks.

Lucy is a beautiful black and white merle color.  She likes other dogs and she enjoys car rides.  She is happy and lovable and, like so many cockers, enjoys getting into an open garbage can.

CSRNE needs to settle these cockers in New England before the end of November.  Our caregivers will have a chance to further evaluate them for personality, activity level, personal quirks, etc.  We will have them rechecked by our vet for the progress of Melo’s ear treatment, schedule dental cleanings and provide any other care they may need.  The vet who examined them on 11/2 felt they were essentially healthy dogs with some typical cocker issues.

We’re anxious to place these socialized, affectionate cockers as soon as possible in loving, forever homes.

For more information, please call Gerry Foss at 603-547-3363.



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Have you read our Winter 2021 News?

Below are links to both the News and

a Special Addendum! 




cocker-bar1June 28, 2021

Note from the President

COVID and Cocker Rescue

March 2020 – June 2021

During the COVID pandemic, we experienced a significant decrease in the number of cocker spaniels who needed our rescue services.

Many of the dogs we take in, care for and rehome come to us from people who are moving and can not take their dogs with them to their mew living situations.  This lifestyle change came to an abrupt halt during the pandemic.  People just stopped moving and stayed home for over a year.

However, things are beginning to change.  We are getting more calls from owners, shelters and veterinarians to rescue and rehome cockers but the requests to adopt a cocker spaniel still outnumber the dogs available for adoption.

Over the past months, we have received many excellent calls and applications to adopt a cocker.  We have reviewed these applications and put them in a waiting list file.  If you have already sent in an adoption questionnaire and restraint agreement and want to reaffirm your desire to adopt, please email us at info@CSRNE.org or leave a message at 603-547-3363.

If you are interested in adopting and can be patient, please do fill out the adoption questionnaire and restraint agreement on our website (APPLY TO ADOPT (csrne.org)) and mail it to the address on the questionnaire.

Because of the still-limited number of dogs available for adoption and the number of people on our waiting list we are not yet posting adoptable dogs on our website.  We hope this will change soon.  We will continue to post cockers that need foster care (senior cockers, cockers with health issues) and bonded pairs that must be adopted together.

All of us at CSRNE are very grateful for your support, patience, understanding and your desire to adopt a cocker who needs to be rehomed.    Your donations, lovely notes and letters, photos and emails have helped us to remain optimistic, pay the bills and hope for better days to come.  Thank you!  You have made a difficult situation so much easier to get through.


Gerry Foss, President



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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