Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$21,109 raised by 156 donors

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For each dog adopted, our average expense is approx $350 more than our average adoption fee. We depend on donations to provide the proper vet care many of our rescued cockers need. Some dogs come to us because their owners cannot afford their dogs' care due to job loss or divorce while some have lost their owner after a sudden unexpected death of their owner. Please consider making a donation to help those we rescue from New Mexico north into Wyoming and from Grand Junction, CO into Kansas/Missouri.


Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue is a wonderful organization run completely by dedicated volunteers. They took the time to find my family the perfect dog. They came to our house to make sure it was safe for a dog, to meet us and to match us with the right dog. They answered many follow up questions and helped us every step of the way. Max is the first dog my husband and I ever had and he is the greatest addition to our family. We had tried other shelters but they seemed to just care about placing the dogs out. RMCR cared about placing the dogs in the right home! We are forever grateful.

--Debbie B and family
When my beloved cocker spaniel, Misty, left this world due to breast cancer, my husband & I were very upset, to say the least. I began looking into rescue dogs up for adoption, and I came across Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue. One of the best days ever, as the president of RMCR was very easy to get in touch with & I let them know that I was interested in a cocker spaniel puppy. Within 2 ½ weeks, we received an email with pictures of this cute red cocker with a tail! I knew we would adopt that sweet girl and she's now ensconced in our family. Her name is Katy & she was in excellent health, a little rough around the edges (she's all kisses & loving now), but just as she was described to us. I highly recommend Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, as I've stayed in touch with them & tell everyone I know, this is the place to go if they're interested in a cocker spaniel. I will continue to support RMCR & regard them very highly in furry friends adoption! This is an extremely worthy cause as they take such excellent care of even the dogs who are not yet adopted. I will always be grateful to RMCR.

--Andrea S
We love Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue because they provide a second chance for Cocker Spaniels that would otherwise have been handed a death sentence. The animals are well cared for and loved by one of the organization's volunteers until they are placed in a loving forever home. Unlike shelters, the RMCR discriminates in who they will allow to adopt a dog. The reason is that RMCR is all about a successful adoption and will not allow a dog to go to just anyone. The home is inspected by a trained volunteer to ensure it is a safe environment for the dog, the adopter is also interviewed to ensure they understand the proper way to care for these animals, understand their needs, and agree to the terms that will ensure a successful adoption. No dog is left behind regardless of age or physical disabilities.

--The Klubers
My wife and I have been volunteering with the Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue since fall on 2010. In that time, we have fostered about 30 dogs, all who have been successfully placed in Forever Homes. While it is tough to give up a dog who has been part of your family for months, the joy you see in the faces of their new family is satisfaction enough.
Through volunteering at adoption events, we have come in contact with hundreds of rescues Cockers. Some of these dogs not only become part of the family, they become a sort of mascot and symbol of why we do what we do. A perfect example of this is Tater Tot. When he came to the rescue, he was a senior dog and grossly overweight. The fat pads on his rear hips were so extreme that, if you looked at him from the rear, he looked like a mushroom. Tater spent over a year in the rescue. He was a part of our 'team' at the events on the west side of town. During that time, he was able to shed most of his weight and become a healthy, happy dog. When, out of the blue, he was suddenly adopted, we were all ecstatic and devastated at the same time. When Tater died a year later, it was like losing a family member.
The RMCR is a wonderful group filled with incredible people who give there all for the dogs we rescue. The number of dogs we are able to save is remarkable. It is a joy to talk to the adopter's weeks and months down the road and hear the sheer joy and love they have for their pups.

--Tim & Heather R

Not only does RMCR rescue dogs whose family no longer wants them, they also accept the less desirables, such as those with behavior issues. They spend tireless hours working to make them more adoptable, therefore giving the dog a happier outlook on life...


Our mission is to rescue Cocker Spaniels and their under 35 lb companions in while partnering with animal control and shelters to rehabilitate those who have been neglected or abused, to assist owners with medical care and other alternatives instead of surrendering their dogs to a shelter, and to promote the importance of sterilizing all pets.

Background Statement

Kathryn Glass founded Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue (RMCR) in February 2009 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization and licensed the rescue under the State of Colorado's Department of Agriculture Pet Care Animal Facilities Act (PACFA). We are the only licensed Cocker rescue in the state.

Kathryn has owned Cocker Spaniels since 1992 and had previously volunteered with another local rescue. She felt that there was an opportunity for another rescue to co-exist in the Denver metropolitan region that offered superior service to the people looking to adopt rescued animals. This opportunity also allowed dedicated volunteers the ability to make a significant and lasting difference in the lives of unwanted, abandoned, abused or neglected Cocker Spaniels in Colorado and the entire Rocky Mountain region.

The rescue has grown to nearly 100 volunteers who rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs. We average 150 rescues every year, but still have to turn down dogs on a regular basis due to lack of foster space and funding.

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Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, Inc.

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PO Box 482
Parker, CO 80134

Service areas

Douglas County, CO, US