Adoptions / Adoption Information

Our goal is to find loving and forever homes for every rescued Cocker Spaniel. To that end we have developed an adoption application and process to help us identify the best homes for these wonderful dogs. Most volunteers have their own Cocker kids and are familiar with situations and environments in which Cocker Spaniels do best. Furthermore, our foster parents have had our adoptable Cocker kids in their homes and have learned something about their personality. We do our best to match the dog's personality and behaviors with the new family's lifestyle and environment. We do this, again, to protect the dogs and make sure the dog and the family can live together forever.

Here's the information you will need to apply to adopt one of our wonderful furkids:

  1. You need to read the rules for Consideration for Adoption.
  2. You need to read and agree to the Adoption Contract.
  3. You need to complete an Adoption Application. For the Microsoft Word version which you can fill in electronically and email, click here. For the PDF version which you can print and complete by hand, click here. Next, you may either fax your application to 1-888-726-6677 or email it to

After we get the application, we may request a vet reference or personal references and we might require a home visit/consultation. We usually do all that pretty quickly, however be patient as all our volunteers usually have full time jobs and families etc. If everything is ok then the hard part have to pick which one of our beautiful Cocker Kids to take home!

Start by looking at our pictures and reading our stories. If you want to know more about a particular fur kid, or if you want to visit one, leave a message on the Cocker Rescue answering machine at 972-994-1133 or e-mail us at After you apply and are approved for adoption, we'll put you in touch with the foster parent and you can set up a meeting with them. As we mentioned, our fosters know their Cocker and what kind of environment is best for them. Therefore, the foster has the final decision on placement of their fostered dog.

About once a month we all meet at a local pet store for a Meet & Greet and you can see many of the kids there too!

HOW MUCH?... Cocker Rescue takes each dog to get vaccinated, spayed or neutered and tested for heart worms before they can be adopted. If they're sick we provide veterinary treatment and medicine. All of this costs money and we need help covering these expenses, so we ask our new adopters for a minimum tax-deductible donation of $275 for adult dogs, $125 for seniors (8 years or older) and $300 for puppies up to 6 months ($350 if purebred). This helps us to continue rescuing more beautiful Cocker Spaniels!

PLEASE NOTE: We are volunteers that do rescue as time permits. Please allow 48 hours to process your application and to get a response. Your response will be sent either via email or a phone call, but a response will be sent to you. If you don't hear from us in 48 hours, contact us at We will then check on the status of your application.

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Our ability to rescue and rehome Cocker Spaniels depends entirely on your financial support. All donations are appreciated. Donations can be made electronically via these PayPal links, or you may donate via paper check payable to DFW Cocker Spaniel Rescue and mailed to us at our post office address below.