(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Spayed or Neutered,
Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue is a registered 501(c)3Web Site: www.aberdeenstr.com ***MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION before we will respond to email or phone inquiries. Thank You for your cooperation***Please read listings fully to the end before applying for one of our beloved rescues. WE ARE NOT A SHELTER; WE ARE AN ALL-VOLUNTEER RESCUE WITH FULL-TIME JOBS.Please do not contact us to look at a dog. We will contact you once we have reviewed your completed application if we think your home might be a good fit. A reference check, phone interview, and home visit will be completed before meeting an adoptable dog.We work quickly. Please do not submit an application until you are ready to bring a new furry family member home. Expect your references to be contacted shortly after submitting your application. We adopt out to homes in WA state, but require that you are present for the meet and greet in Newcastle, WA.Our adoption fee is non-negotiable. The adoption fee is due on the day of adoption in the form of a check, Zelle, or cash. We no longer accept PayPal because of the percentage they take & their fees but if the potential adopter is willing to pay the fees & charges we will accept PayPal. What these sweet souls see, hear & endure is incomprehensible. Dylan was part of a breeder dumping dogs. They actually wanted Dylan & many others gone immediately in Nebraska. We have to move fast because unfortunately in these situations, when they want them gone, there is no messing around for their health & safety. Being breeding dogs they are money making machines only & their time had come to an end with the breeders. We have to pay a fee per dog to get them out & we paid to get every single soul out of there & to change their lives. Now the real healing, love & devotion could begin & show Dylan how he is supposed to be loved & adored in a loving forever home & his other friends.Dylan was bought back to WA state where he is now so happy to be here & can’t wait to find his new loving devoted forever family. Ohh this adorable face & personality knows his life has changed. His world changed within hours of a car ride, a hotel stay & a flight back to WA from a puppy mill along with his sister & friends.He adores comfy beds & big comfy blankets because again the reality is, this is something he did not get to experience ever until he was rescued. Nor toys, love, his own bed. All the things he should of experienced. In his current foster home, he loves to be loved, held & cuddled. He has met several new people & been very social with everyone he meets. His foster mum said he is such a good little boy & is learning & likes to be apart of the foster pack & loves to play, play play.Please remember he is a puppy, he wakes up, he eats, poops pees, plays as plays then sleeps & the cycle continues.Dylan loves to eat & is a wonderful eater. He would still need work walking on his harness & leash as it’s all completely new to him as he is a puppy. Being a puppy we have not taken him to any public places for his health. This boy has been so good with all different breeds of dogs. He is a puppy & still learning all his puppy manners. But is so very sweet & loving. He will snuggle in the couch with you or in bed with you. Dylan’s new forever home must have a fully fenced backyard. He now adores going outside & having a wander around with his sister & foster siblings. We would love for him & his sister to be adopted together & that would be our preference first.Dylan rides beautifully in the car & is good with being bathed. We are looking for a crate free home for this little lad only. Dylan as you can imagine spent the beginning of his life in a caged environment. We are also looking for a forever home for Dylan where someone is home during the day or he can go with his people wherever possibly he can go with them. Dylan is looking for a forever home who will cherish him & love him as he should be loved & be patient with him & never give up on him. Dylan will be available for adoption & his forever home on 3/3/2023.Dylan has been around many breeds of dogs all shapes & sizes in the rescue & in his foster homes & he is currently with other dogs & enjoys their company. It’s mandatory for him to go to a forever home with another dog present.Dylan’s forever home must have a fully fenced backyard, this is mandatory. Dylan is roughly 12 bs, he is 14 weeks old & a cocker spaniel, but what he is mixed with we are not sure. He is male, he is being neutered by laser by our wonderful vets, he was treated for coccidia. He is microchipped, he is up to date on his shots, including DHLPP, Bordatella, CIV, & dewormed several times. Dylan is too young for his rabies shot yet.We have spent far more on Dylan with paying for him from a puppy mill in Nebraska to get him out with bringing him to WA with his travel costs, & flight costs, his medical care in WA, getting him neutered by laser, etc than his adoption fee comes close to covering.Dylan has not been around cats since being in the rescue but it’s always up to the new family to be responsible with their animals together & we have not had him around small children so we do not recommend small children nor cats & it’s always up to the family to be responsible with their children & cats.We were not there when Dylan was conceived so we do not know who his parents were & it’s always up to the new potential family to look at the pictures & decide what they think his breed is. As with all of our rescues & Dylan’s friends he will need work on potty training & training, so this should be something the new family would be willing to work on & commit to. Please do not submit an application if you are not willing to commit to one of our rescues care for their whole life & that includes if they need training. Please do not email us asking is Dylan potty trained or available, nor do we ship dogs anywhere as we will not respond. We would never say anyone of our rescues are potty trained. Our rescues need homes where the people are understanding of their past & what they have been through & what they will need in their daily lives & not willing to give up on them & if they do need training in their new home will in fact take them to training & not just say they will when applying.Please only submit an application if you are truly interested in adopting Dylan & going through our process and have read his listing fully to the end & are wanting to adopt. If you are not responsive to our calls, emails or your references do not respond we will move on. Or you waste this rescues time, will remove your application from our system. You must be willing to go through our screening process which includes your references being checked, a phone interview & a virtual home visit via WebEx or zoom due to covid & followed by a meet & greet & if it’s a good fit, up to our discretion. We will only be accepting applications for Dylan who understands his needs & that meet all the requirements for this special sweet little lad. Once we find the right home for each little soul we work fast, within days so the dogs can go to their forever homes in quite a timely manner. We do not hold onto dogs for people as our goal is to save lives & please do not submit an application if you are not ready to adopt. We also cannot respond to every application unfortunately.Dylan has an adoption fee of $1585 & is ready for his truly loving forever home & compassion & understanding of what he has been through.
How do you answer a pet adoption question? ›
Be honest in your answers and don't lie about anything that you're asked. It's tempting to write down what you think the rescue wants to hear, but this could lead to you matching with a cat or dog who won't fit well in your home environment.How do I find a cocker spaniel puppy? ›
Contact your nearest regional Breed Club (contact details for all these Clubs can be found here) for further information. The Kennel Club has an online Puppy Sales List listing breeders who have litters available.What 2 breeds make a cocker spaniel? ›
The two breeds of cocker spaniel are the English Cocker Spaniel and the American Cocker Spaniel.How long can a cocker spaniel puppy be left alone? ›
Cocker Spaniels are known for suffering with separation anxiety, so it's best to have someone with them during the day. It's important that your Cocker is never left alone for more than four hours, but even this may be too much for your dog to handle.Which spaniel makes the best pet? ›
#1 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
This pawpular little spaniel is number one because not only are they pawesome hunters, they are small enough to be furfect lap dogs, and they love to be cuddled.
Provide as many details as possible about your living situation, family experience and how you plan to care for the animal. Explain your previous experience with raising an animal, including training and exercise regiments. The more information you're able to provide, the better you'll look on your application.How do you answer why do you want to adopt a pet? ›
- You're Saving More Than One Life. ...
- Unconditional Love! ...
- You're Giving a Second Chance to a Deserving Animal. ...
- You Get a Chance to Stay Active. ...
- You Have Someone New to Shop For. ...
- You're Fighting Back Against Cruel Breeding. ...
- Destress and Unwind with Someone Who Will Never Judge You.
The differences between a male and a female Cocker Spaniel are minimal and while females are generally easier to train and more affectionate, males are more independent, but this also depends on the dog's personality and character.Which Colour Cocker Spaniel is best? ›
Black and tan: Cocker Spaniel colours at their best! What is this? Roan markings are one of my favourites, especially the blue roan. Other gorgeous colours include orange roan, liver roan, lemon roan, blue roan and tan, and liver roan and tan.Is a Cocker Spaniel a good first dog? ›
Known to be lively, adaptable and friendly, they can live very happily in all types of households. Kind and gentle, Cocker Spaniels can make excellent dogs for first-time owners.
Do cocker spaniels only bond with one person? ›
They need a lot of grooming because their ears and feet get very curly and the things they walk on can stick to their paws. They are the most loving and tend to cling to one person and love them for the rest of their lives. Very friendly dogs of course, everyone loves Cocker Spaniels!Are cocker spaniels easy to potty train? ›
Another reason that cocker spaniels may be harder to potty train is that they are known to be sensitive and may become easily stressed or anxious. This can make training more difficult as the puppy may not respond well to harsh training methods.What is the rarest spaniel? ›
Among the rarest of American Kennel Club breeds, the Sussex Spaniel is a land spaniel that derived its name from the county of Sussex, England.How often should a cocker spaniel be bathed? ›
A cocker spaniel should be groomed every 4 – 6 weeks, with special attention to the ears weekly. Cockers are a sporting breed and are bred to flush game in the field and may need to be bathed as often as weekly or bi-weekly to keep them in good shape.Do puppies need to pee at night? ›
Young puppies have very small bladders and can't hold a pee in overnight, so you will need to get up at least a couple of times at night to take your puppy out. It's best to let your puppy let you know when they need to go.How long can puppy hold pee at night? ›
Typically, a puppy can control their bladder one hour for every month of age. So if your puppy is 2 months old, they can hold it for about two hours. Don't go longer than this between bathroom breaks or they're likely to have an accident.What is the calmest spaniel breed? ›
Known for being great hunters and loyal companions, Clumber Spaniels are among the Sporting Group's more calm dog breeds. In the 1700s at Nottinghamshire, England a burly flushing spaniel was bred for the Clumber Park estate, and thus the Clumber was born.
All spaniels can be very bouncy, and the cocker's high energy may be challenging if you're inexperienced with dogs, but a lot of springers are just as troublesome to train. Cocker spaniels probably do have the edge on gentleness though and are frequently used as therapy dogs.What is the quietest spaniel? ›
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Their quiet, docile nature and small size make them ideal for anyone living in an apartment.
Whether you rescue an older dog or a puppy, a lot of dogs tend to follow the 3-3-3 rule when getting acclimated: 3 days of feeling overwhelmed and nervous. 3 weeks of settling in. 3 months of building trust and bonding with you.
What questions do they ask in a pet adoption interview? ›
- Get the caller's name, address, phone number and email. ...
- Do they own or rent their home? ...
- Does the caller have children? ...
- Does the caller currently have dogs or other pets? ...
- If the caller does not currently have dogs, have they had dogs before? ...
- Do they have a yard?
There are all kinds of reasons people get dogs—from companionship to an exercise in responsibility to security—but puppies are a bit of another matter. Puppies are cute, require training, and have an extra dose of playfulness and goofiness compared to older dogs that make them extra fun for some people.How would you describe your ideal dog? ›
Your ideal dog will be loyal, obedient, hardworking, intelligent, gentle, fond of human interaction and eager to please.What are the most important responsibilities in owning a dog? ›
Make sure pets get regular veterinary care along with a good diet, fresh water, shelter, and exercise. Many pets need routine vaccinations, de-worming, and flea and tick control to protect them, and their owners, from certain diseases.Are cocker spaniels the smartest dogs? ›
For obedience and working intelligence, the English Cocker Spaniel is the 20th smartest dog breed. They are easy to train, which means that owners should have no problem at all teaching them new commands. A working breed, Cocker Spaniels love learning new skills.Which gender of dog is smartest? ›
Female Dogs Keep an Eye on the Ball
Researchers concluded that the female dogs noticed the change and therefore had superior cognitive abilities.
Cocker spaniels are known for being gentle, easy-going and affectionate yet lively. They are generally considered good with children. They tend to be non-aggressive toward other animals and people, but that also means they are not particularly good watchdogs.What is the most popular Cocker Spaniel? ›
The American cocker spaniel is one of the most popular spaniels. It is the smallest breed in the American Kennel Club Sporting Group.What is the rarest Cocker Spaniel color? ›
Buff Cocker Spaniel
Buff is a recessively inherited coat color so it is quite rare.
For many years as the breed was developed, the English springer spaniel was practically indistinguishable from the breeds that eventually came to be identified as the English cocker spaniel and the English field spaniel (both of which are among the 50 smartest dog breeds, according to Coren's ranking system).
Do cocker spaniels like to be picked up? ›
Most Cocker Spaniels will come to you if they feel like cuddling or snuggling. If you've rescued a Cocker Spaniel or are fostering one, they may not want to be cuddled or snuggled.What should I know before getting a cocker spaniel? ›
They are high-energy dogs that rarely bark, making them well suited to a spacious environment, preferably with a garden. They typically love children and other pets but can sometimes get overexcited, so take care around small children or smaller pets.At what age do cocker spaniels calm down? ›
Most puppies start to calm down as they approach their maturity age, which is usually around 12 months, but for larger breeds it can be more likely to occur between 18 months and 2 years.What is the average lifespan of a cocker spaniel? › Do cocker spaniels follow their owner? ›
Dogs make the ultimate loyal companion, but some breeds are more clingy than others. From Cocker Spaniels to Skye Terriers, these dependent dogs often follow their owners all the time, no matter where they go.Why do spaniels follow you everywhere? ›
If your dog follows you everywhere then it's most likely a sign that they love and adore you. When dogs interact with someone they like, the hormone oxytocin is released. Oxytocin is often referred to as the 'love hormone' and makes you feel that warm glow when you're around someone you like.How do I stop my Cocker Spaniel from peeing in the house? ›
Offer dog treats, give belly rubs or play. These dog training tools positively reinforce the idea of going outside and encourages them to continue. Be sure to reward them as soon as it happens, so they understand it's for peeing outside and not for coming through the door or some other behavior.How often do Spaniels need to pee? ›
To put it simply, adult dogs generally need to toilet three to five times a day, and most vets will recommend a maximum window of between six to eight hours between toilet trips.How long to walk a cocker puppy? ›
In general, most puppies can start walkies after their second vaccination and should get five minutes of structured exercise (such as their daily walkies) per month of their age until they are an adult.What is the most loyal spaniel? ›
The Cavalier King Charles spaniel is sweet, loving, and extremely loyal. The breed is a toy-sized spaniel, which means their ancestors were bird hunters long ago. However, for the last century, the Cavalier's main purpose has been being a devoted family companion.
What is the most obedient spaniel? ›
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel hailed nation's most obedient breed after winning 'Obreedience' final at Crufts | Kennel Club.What is the easiest spaniel to own? ›
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
It's the 19th most popular dog breed in the UK, and a superb choice for first-time dog owners because of their cute and easy-going personalities. Not only are they affectionate around people and children, but they're incredibly easy to train because they're always keen to please!
A young dog can hold their pee for up to 10-12 hours if needed, but that doesn't mean that they should. The average adult dog should be allowed to relieve itself at least 3-5 times per day. That's at least once every 8 hours.Do cocker Spaniels need wet food? ›
Both dry and wet dog food will work just fine for a spaniel. Uncontrolled appetite in this dog breed can result in overweight and obesity, so monitor your dog's food intake and don't overfeed. Dog breeds known for their appetites should never be fed ad libitum.Do all cocker Spaniels need haircuts? ›
While many gundogs don't require regular grooming, Cocker Spaniels and Springer Spaniels do need clipping. The feathers of their coat trap dirt really easily, so regular brushing after shooting days is essential alongside gentle trimming around the feathers and ears to keep them smart.Should I lock my puppy in his crate at night? ›
Crate training is necessary for when your canine is a puppy—sleeping in a crate at night teaches puppies how to control their bladder and bowels since they don't like to relieve themselves in the same space that they sleep. Kennels are also excellent for the times that no one can be home to supervise your new puppy.Should you cover a dog crate with a blanket? ›
You should never completely cover your dog's crate as it can block airflow. Keep blankets away from heat sources, ensure the fabric is breathable, and avoid using knit blankets that may snag or unravel. Monitor the conditions inside the crate in humid summer weather to ensure it doesn't get too hot.Where should I put my puppy crate at night? ›
Initially, it may be a good idea to put the crate in your bedroom or nearby in a hallway, especially if you have a puppy. Puppies often need to go outside to eliminate during the night and you'll want to be able to hear your puppy when they whine to be let outside.Where should a puppy sleep the first night? ›
On the first night, and for about three weeks, have the puppy sleep in a dog crate next to the bed. Line the base with blankets so that it is cosy and drape another blanket over the top to help it feel more secure. Give the puppy the stuffed toy that has its littermates' scent on it to snuggle up to.What do you put in a puppy crate at night? ›
While the essentials like bedding, food, and water are important, that's not all you should consider including in your dog's crate. In fact, you might consider adding some toys and puzzles to their crate, particularly when they are puppies and need a lot of mental stimulation.
Which Colour cocker spaniel has the best temperament? ›
The latest study, recently published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, shows that golden/red English cocker spaniels exhibit the most dominant and aggressive behaviour. Black dogs in this breed are the second most aggressive, while particolour (white with patches of colour) are more mild-mannered.Which spaniel barks the least? ›
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
This breed, which was a favorite of British aristocrats, is gentle yet athletic, making these dogs the perfect pet for active owners. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel does not bark a lot due to this small dog breed's docile nature.
Thanks to their floppy ears, they seem like one of the most innocent-looking breed of dogs, but a new study has found that English cocker spaniels are actually world's most aggressive canines.Which is easier to train a cocker or springer spaniel? ›
It's now rare to hear professionals comment that cockers are more difficult to train, because modern dogs have been selectively bred to be more biddable and trainable. The cocker's natural exuberance may test the novice handler, but there are a lot of springers out there that are equally as challenging to deal with.Which is more lively springer or cocker? ›
While Springers and Cockers have similar energy levels, Cocker Spaniels generally fare better when left alone for long periods of time. Springer Spaniels may suffer from separation anxiety so they are better suited to pet parents who can bring them along on all their adventures.How do you answer an animal interview question? ›
- Consider the position. ...
- Identify positive traits. ...
- Choose a matching animal. ...
- Focus on their characteristics. ...
- Keep things positive.
- Information as to how they know you, including how long they may have known you.
- Any information about your character.
- Describe your strengths.
- Do they recommend that you adopt.
- Attributes you may have that would be fitting for adopting/parenting a child.
- Information about your marriage/relationship.
First, adoption counselors want to understand how experienced you are as a pet owner. There will be questions about the type of pets you've had and if you've ever had to re-home any. Second, they want details about your current pets, including species, age, size (for dogs), and spay/neuter status.How do you answer what animal would you want to be? ›
- Badger: cleverness, tenacity.
- Bear: empathy, courage.
- Bee: dedication, hard-working.
- Butterfly: endurance, transformation.
- Cat: curiosity, independence.
- Crab: perseverance, tenacity.
- Deer: intuition, quickness.
- Dog: loyalty, protectiveness.
- “I would be a dog because I love being around other people. ...
- “I would be a dolphin because I love communicating with others and working as a team.” ...
- “I would be an elephant because they're strong, and great leaders.
What is a pet animal on a question answer? ›
A pet or companion animal is an animal kept primarily for a person's company, entertainment, or as an act of compassion such as taking in and protecting a hungry stray cat, rather than as a working animal, livestock, or laboratory animal.What not to do when adopting a dog? ›
- Mistake #1: Rushing Into It. ...
- Mistake #2: Overlooking Older Dogs. ...
- Mistake #3: Not Getting to Know the Dog. ...
- Mistake #4: Introducing Too Much Too Soon. ...
- Mistake #5: Forcing Familiarity. ...
- Mistake #7: Allowing Too Much Freedom. ...
- Mistake #8: Abrupt Routine Changes.
The five-second rule: Place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you cannot hold it there for five seconds, it's too hot to walk your dog on the pavement. "If the asphalt is so hot you could probably fry an egg on it, then it can burn your dog's feet.What's the 90 10 rule for dogs? ›
When it comes to where dog's get their daily calories, we recommend following the 90/10 rule: 90% of calories from a complete and balanced diet, 10% from treats! Treats can be considered the splurge, but more often, the actual act of giving a treat means more to the dog than the actual treat itself.How do you write a good dog adoption bio? ›
- Focus on Your Main Goal. The main goal of a pet profile is to drum up interest in the animal and find its perfect home. ...
- Lead with Positivity. ...
- Keep it Short. ...
- Make it Unique. ...
- Use Your Voice. ...
- Get a Proofreader.
Example: Adoption Reference Letter for a Friend
Dear [Adoption agency], I am writing to recommend my good friends John and Jane as adoptive parents. They are kind, loving people who I know will provide a wonderful home for a child. I can't think of anyone more deserving or better suited to be parents.
Inquire about the applicant's history with animals. Find out if he has owned a dog before, and why he got rid of it. Ask how high a priority the animal was in the applicant's life, and how committed he was to its care.What should I say in a puppy interview? ›
“I'm interested in what they expect from their puppy and what they will be doing with the pup, as well as if they have had previous experience with dogs and what that was.”What qualities are you looking for in an animal adoption? ›
Being friendly to children, friendly to other dogs, and friendly to other pets all led to higher rates of adoption. In contrast, needing training or having behavioural problems led to less likely adoption.How do I prepare for a dog interview? ›
Take photos of your dog, the cuter the better, to include in your application or bring to the interview. Attend a dog training program and bring the certificate. Teach the dog a trick, like rolling over (the larger the dog, the more useful). Consider a doggy diaper if concerned, especially for older dogs.