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We are faced with a number of challenges in these times. In order to keep our volunteers safe and healthy and to comply with the Governor's executive orders and the recommendations of the CDC, we are implementing the following temporary procedures:

We are still accepting applications and doing the basic processing with the exception of physical home inspections. We will be asking for pictures, FaceTime or videos of homes. Most of our dogs cannot be spayed/neutered during this time. There will be no meet & greets until it is deemed safe and no dogs will be released for adoption at this time. 

We cannot take in dogs during this time unless there is no other option available. We are aware of dogs in shelters but many shelters have closed their intake department with no way to pull a dog.

We appreciate your understanding as we travel through these difficult times.

1524 Cockers have been placed to date in Loving Permanent Homes through Columbus Cocker Rescue!

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Become a Foster

We have many opportunities to foster, including short term, temporary and permanent foster care.

Temporary foster care: provides care for a dog until his/her adoption. The amount of time in rescue is dependent upon a number of factors, including the age of the dog.

Permanent foster care: provides a loving home for an unadoptable dog who will remain in foster care until his/her death. Cockers will generally be placed into permanent foster status if they are seniors who have medical issues such as heart disease, Cushing's and blindness who are deemed to not be adoptable.

To begin the process of becoming an approved foster parent, you must complete and submit an application. Additionally, you must agree to a home visit by a Columbus Cocker Rescue representative. All decisions made by Columbus Cocker Rescue are final regarding the acceptance or rejection of an application for fostering a Columbus Cocker Rescue dog.

As a foster of Columbus Cocker Rescue, you are willing to assume responsibility for the dog’s welfare and assume financial responsibility for providing food and water for the dog, as well as providing the other basics that all dogs need. All medical costs are covered by the rescue, including medication and procedures. All vetting MUST be completed at our hospital in Gahanna, Ohio. Adoption events are held every month and dogs in temporary foster care are expected to attend those events.

To begin the process, please complete the adoption/foster application and complete. Enter 'foster' for the question 'What Cocker are you interested in Adopting?'.

For additional information, please email or call Barb at 614-554-1300 or Karen at 614-271-4086.

Thank you for your interest in fostering for Columbus Cocker Rescue.



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