Brownie

Adoption Status: Pending

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

Size: Small

Age: Adult

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: $50 adoption fee plus $100 donation for a total fee $150


BROWNIE:
Brownie and his brother Goldie were left behind when their family had to move to another state. Brownie’s most favorite activities revolve around a ball. Playing fetch (either with a person or even by himself). Carrying a ball around. Snuggling with a round plush toy. All of it makes him a happy boy! At the end of a long day of fetch, he’ll sometimes curl up in your lap or look for a belly rub. Brownie took a little longer than his brother Goldie to adjust to his new circumstances, but thanks to his foster mom Cory he has made the adjustment and is ready to head to a new home. He came to us with a bad ear infection, but with regular care, we expect that to stay under control. While he was raised in a home with children, he hasn’t been around toddlers since he was a pup, and would prefer to hang with an older crowd (6 and up). Brownie has very nice house manners and will not require crating when making the adjustment to his new home. He is 6 years old, neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and has been microchipped.

Because Brownie and Goldie have spent their lives together, we are trying our best to keep them together. They are an adorable pair, and really seem to be inseparable, even after being in a foster home with other dogs. We will consider adopting them to separate homes under exceptional circumstances. Applicants should have previous experience with dogs, preferably with breeds that require regular care and grooming. Past experience with cocker spaniels is a plus! A fenced in yard is preferred, however applicants in apartments or homes without a fence will be considered.

Cocker Spaniels are a breed that require a lot of care. Grooming must be done every 6-8 weeks, and they should be brushed twice a week. The breed is prone to ear infections therefore their ears should be tended to regularly (minimum once a week and sometimes daily). They can also be prone to minor eye infections, so their eyes must be kept clean. Because cockers can also be susceptible to skin conditions, feeding a high quality food is important. All of this adds up, and you can expect to spend $1,200 annually on a healthy cocker spaniel. As with any dog, ownership is a long term commitment. The average life span of a cocker spaniel is 12-14 years.

Anyone interested may contact their foster mom at cpiland2@yahoo.com or fill out an application at www.adrati.com/adoption. Adoption fee per dog is $50 fee plus $100 donation for a total of $150. Visit www.adrati.com for more information.