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2014 Picnic -- Saturday June 7th, 2014

Save the date: This year's rescue picnic will be held in Albion, Michigan on June 7th. Please make sure we have your current email address to send you an invitation. If you need to update your email address, please send it to More picnic details will be posted soon.

Humane Lobby Day 2014 -- Tuesday May 13th, 2014

This is an event that animal lovers may be interested in attending. ***Please join the ASPCA, The Humane Society of the United States, Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan and fellow animal advocates in Lansing on Tuesday, May 13, for Michigan Humane Lobby Day. This is your opportunity to let state lawmakers know, in person, that you support animal protection and oppose laws that would allow animals to be hurt and exploited. During Lobby Day, you will be a voice for animals! Michigan Humane Lobby Day provides animal advocates with a structured, comfortable setting in which to meet their elected officials. We’ll organize and help prepare you for these meetings with insider tips and an overview of pending or upcoming legislation that directly impacts animals. Topics will likely include: Eliminating the use of gas chambers at animal shelters Registration and standards for large-scale dog breeding facilities Stopping legislation that would block a public vote on wildlife protection Increasing the penalties for animal cruelty

2014 Calendars are here!!! -- Friday November 1st, 2013

The 2014 CNR Calendars are here and ready to purchase!!! We have many great cockers featured this year. Please go to our online store to purchase We also have many other items that would make great Christmas gifts. Such as car magnets, logo items, hand made cards, and dog toys. All proceeds of items sold to help precious cockers in need. Thank you for all of your support!!!

Pictures Needed -- Tuesday September 17th, 2013

We are looking for your cocker pictures again for the 2014 CNR calendar. Please send your photos to by October 4th. I look forward to seeing all your cute cocker kids. Feel free to email any questions you may have.

2013 Picnic -- Saturday June 8th, 2013

You are invited to Cocker Nation Rescue’s Annual Picnic June 8, 2013 from Noon – 4pm 2480 Gilbert RD, Lansing, MI 48911 Please RSVP by May 25th to with how many humans and dogs coming. Lunch, Beverages, & Dessert will be served. We do have a fenced in yard this year! Invitations have been sent, but if you didn't get one, please email me at

Change a Life Campaign -- Wednesday April 3rd, 2013

Dear Cocker Families, We are kicking off our first annual “Change A Life” campaign. During the month of April we will be distributing containers to you, and we are asking that you fill up the container with your extra change. If you will be attending our Cocker Nation Picnic on June 8, you can bring the container with you, or contact us and we will make arrangements to pick it up. As usual, one hundred percent of the money raised will be used to help our rescue cockers. If you would like to participate in changing a cocker’s life, please email Please make sure to include your name and full address. Our volunteers will make sure you receive your container. Thank you for your help!

Fundraising Events -- Thursday February 21st, 2013

Dear Cocker Nation Supporters, In the past few months, we have taken in some cockers needing medical care above our normal costs. In order to offset the expenses we are planning several fundraising events. These will include garage sales and "Change" A Life Campaign. We will post the detailed information about these on facebook and our website. Thank you for your continued support!

Garage Sales -- Thursday February 21st, 2013

Cocker Nation volunteers are planning several garage sales this spring. We would appreciate any donations you would be willing to collect for our sales. The first garage sale will be in May. We will post further information regarding drop off/pick up locations in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions feel free to contact,, or Thanks!

Happy Tails Video -- Thursday February 21st, 2013

Dear Cocker Nation Families, During the month of March we are asking for your pictures. That’s right, pictures of your cocker spaniel(s). For what you ask? We are creating our first Cocker Nation Happy Tails Video- starring your dog(s)! We will work on the video during the month of April and post it to our website and facebook pages once it is completed. Please send as many pictures (or videos) of your dog(s) as you can to, and include your dog’s name, year adopted, and any background information you would like us to know. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon! Thanks for your support!

2013 CNR Calendar & other new items -- Monday October 22nd, 2012

Get your calendars hot-off-the-press! These calendars are a must for Cocker lovers. They are 12 month calendars - from January 2013 through December 2013. The calendars will make awesome gifts for all the dog lovers in your life, plus you'll show your support of CNR! Most importantly, all the proceeds from the sale of these calendars will help our organization continue to save precious lives. Please go to our online store to get yours. The cost of the calendars are $10 which includes shipping. We also have some new items in our store. We have added some new toys, car magnets, logo window clings, & logo keychains. We are also offering free shipping on our logo t-shirts from 10/22/2012 thru 10/31/2012. You can get some of holiday shopping done early. If you don't have a paypal account, please email with your order and payment instructions will be given to you.

2013 Calendars -- Tuesday October 2nd, 2012

Reminder: We are looking for pictures for the 2013 calendar. Please send a picture of your CNR cocker to us at Please note that pictures are due this Friday, October, 5th.

New Rescue Boy -- Saturday July 28th, 2012

A sweet chocolate boy will be coming into our rescue on Monday. He is coming from a shelter in Battle Creek. He was a cruelty case and was horribly neglected. The shelter removed 4lbs of matted hair and his nails were so long they twisted around his legs. The poor guy couldn't even walk. He is blind from having untreated eye infections for so long. He is up to date on all vaccinations and his heartworm negative. He is very sweet boy who loves people and other dogs. The shelter thinks he is about 12 yrs old. If you think you could provide him with a safe and loving home to live out the rest of his life, please email us at

2012 Picnic - Save The Date -- Saturday June 23rd, 2012

The 2012 Rescue Picnic has been scheduled for June 23rd from Noon-4pm. The picnic will be held in Comstock Park, MI (just a few minutes North of Grand Rapids) this year. More information will coming soon. Hope to see you all there!

Rescue Review 2012 -- Saturday March 24th, 2012

Each year the Cocker Spaniel Club holds a dog show in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The show is Saturday 3.24.12 and Sunday 3.25.12, 10 to 5. There will be a great raffle both days. This show is only for cockers and during the intermission on Saturday we incorporate our rescue dogs. Each owner is invited to participate in showing their dog around the ring. As the owner shows their rescue dog, we read about their dog’s history and what is happening in the dog’s new life. It is wonderful to see so many stories of how both the owners’ and dogs’ lives have changed. If you have the date open, we would love to see you at the Kalamazoo Kennel Club. These shows and raffle allow the Club to support the Rescue throughout the year! The Rescue Review generally begins around noon. Our involvement in the Rescue Review helps people to realize how important our rescue effort is and how special each dog is to their family. The presence of our rescue families is proof that our efforts produce happy endings.

2012 Calendars are Here -- Wednesday October 19th, 2011

Get your calendars hot-off-the-press! These calendars are a must for Cocker lovers. They are 12 month calendars - from January 2012 through December 2012. The calendars will make awesome gifts for all the dog lovers in your life, plus you'll show your support of CNR! Most importantly, all the proceeds from the sale of these calendars will help our organization continue to save precious lives. Please go to our online store to get yours. If you don't have a paypal account, please email with your order and instructions will be given to you. The cost of the calendars are $7 plus $3 shipping.

Just a Reminder -- Sunday September 18th, 2011

Just a reminder that our Howl-een bash is on October 1, 2011. If you are planning to attend,please RSVP to Thanks!

Current Email -- Saturday September 3rd, 2011

Dear Adopters, Invitations were sent out for our howl-een event. Several emails were not current, and came back to me. If you would like to send me your current email, I will send you out an invitation. Send it to Thanks!

2012 Calendars -- Tuesday August 16th, 2011

Attention Cocker Nation Adopters!!! We are starting to collect pictures for our 2012 calendar. We would like you to send in pictures of your rescue dog (s) to be featured in the calendar. Below are some helpful guidelines from the printer: 1. Digital pics prefered 2. If digital prints, must be high resolution, no phone pics, and should be at least 1mgb in size. (with most cameras these days, that is not a problem) 3. Keep background simple...grass is a great background as are leaves. If taking the picture on the couch, try to have a solid color blanket or throw behind your dog. 4. If the dog is dark in color (black or chocolate) pictures taken in bright sunlight will be best. 5. Get as close to your pet as possible. Head shots are great. Capture the look in their eyes. It usually is pure love. We want to feature your pet, not your furniture. 6. If a person is in the picture...have the whole person be in it, not just a hand. 7. Have fun with the project...let your love for your pet show, Please send your pictures to , and make sure to include your dog's name. Submissions are due by September 25, 2011. We are looking forward to seeing all of these cute cocker faces :)

Howl-een Bash -- Saturday August 6th, 2011

Save the date!!!!! What: Cocker Nation's Howl-een Bash When: October 1, 2011 Where: Springport, MI 12-5 This event is for our volunteers and adopters. We will have lunch, games, and cockers in their Halloween costumes. More details will be posted closer to the event, and invitations will be sent via email. If your email has changed since you adopted from us, please send me your new email at Hope you can make it!

New Fundraiser -- Sunday July 31st, 2011

Check out Cocker Nation's new fundraiser at . It all benefits our rescue dogs. Thanks!

Rescue Calendars -- Saturday October 30th, 2010

Our first ever rescue calendar is here! During 2011, you will see the faces of so many of our beautiful rescue dogs! It makes the perfect gift for friends and family. Check it out at and then go to our online store. All proceeds go directly to our rescue dogs! Everyone needs a calendar, make yours one that will help the dogs!

Thank you -- Sunday September 19th, 2010

We wanted to send out a big thank you to all who helped with the garage sale. Your donations were so appreciated. We were very successful and ALL profits raised are going to our dogs!

Rescue Garage Sale -- Friday September 10th, 2010

We will be having a garage sale to benefit our rescue on Friday September 10, and Saturday September 11. It will be held from 10-4 at Judy's house (15894 Woodworth, Redford 48239). If you have any items that you would like to donate, please let me know and I will make arrangements. You can contact me at Thanks!

Vote for Ellie -- Wednesday July 28th, 2010

Ellie is entered in a contest held by Purina and Disney. They are offering a year's worth of dog food and other dog related items to the winner. If you could vote for Ellie, it would be greatly appreciated and any winnings would go directly to our rescue dogs (you can vote everyday if you have the time :). You do have to register first, but it just takes a minute. If you don't know Ellie's story, please go to Ellie's page to read it. Please go to Disney Family to vote! Thanks!!!

Thank you -- Wednesday June 30th, 2010

Thanks to everyone who attended the rescue picnic. I love seeing how spoiled all of our adopted cockers are. This was the most attended picnic, and you are all so appreciated. If you took pictures, I would love to post them on our site. Also, someone left their chair at the picnic. If it is yours email me, and I will get it to you.