Our Adoption Process

Dogs in foster care are carefully evaluated by our dedicated volunteers. We ask many questions of prospective adopters to make just the right match.

What happens after the application is submitted?

Each adoption application is subject to acceptance based on a review process that requires collecting information from an application, a phone interview, a vet and/or personal reference check, and a home visit. This process is to be completed before you meet a rescue dog available for adoption.

Making decisions about dog placement in adoptive homes is an art, not a science, and there may be times when applications will be declined for various reasons. Approval of an applicant is left to the discretion of the CCR coordinator after he or she has reviewed all available information. For any rescued dog in CCR's care, we reserve the right to make all decisions regarding final disposition or placement into a foster or adoptive home. There is absolutely no guarantee, made or implied, that any person or persons requesting to adopt a Cocker being fostered through CCR, or posted on CCR's website, will be granted an adoption.

Meeting a potential adoptee

When meeting a rescue dog, please try to spend as much time as possible with the dog to evaluate compatibility before making the decision to adopt. If you are considering an interstate adoption, please discuss the dog's temperament, health, and transportation options very thoroughly with the dog’s case manager (contact listed at the bottom of the web listing) and foster parent or shelter before making the decision to adopt the dog. In the best interest of yourself, your family, and the rescue dog, please make certain that the dog you choose to adopt is the right dog for you. Adoption is a big commitment lasting for the dog’s entire lifetime.

Adoption Fees

The adoption fee for a dog in CCR's foster care program is $150-$350. The fee depends on the age of the dog.

Age Fee
0-6 months $350
6 months - 2 years $250
2-7 years $200
8+ years $150
Dogs placed in adoptive homes are spayed and neutered, current with vaccinations, and heartworm negative. The adoption fee must be paid in full at the time of adoption in the form of check or money order. Sorry, we do not accept cash.

If you are not initially contacted within seven days of submitting your adoption application, or, if you have questions regarding an adoption application that has been already submitted, please email [email protected]

Available Cockers

  • Izzy 2024 CCR
  • Patti CCR
  • Alice CCR
  • Piper CCR
  • Charly - Columbus Cocker Rescue
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