Adoption Process

*Please read our Adoption Criteria first before reviewing our adoption process.
Here is a brief summary of the process;
  • Potential adopters must fill out our online Adoption Application in order to be considered to adopt one of our dogs and/or before meeting one of our dogs.
  • If your application is accepted you will be contacted by one of our volunteers for a telephone interview.
  • A reference check is then done.
  • A meet and greet is set up.
  • A home visit will then be arranged at a mutually convenient time.
  • Once your application is approved an Adoption Contract must be signed, and an adoption donation is collected.
  • Congratulations you new cocker kid joins your family!
The details…
At Angels Under Our Wings Cocker Spaniel Rescue our goal is to find loving permanent homes for each of the Cockers that come into our rescue. We feel these dogs have already needlessly suffered enough, whether it was at the hands of abuse, neglect or abandonment to last them a lifetime. We are therefore committed to finding the best possible match for each particular dog. We take into consideration the feedback provided by their foster homes regarding their habits, temperaments, likes/dislikes and whether they do well with children and/or other pets to ensure their next home is their last one. For this reason we cannot guarantee you a specific dog.

All potential adopters are required to complete an Adoption Application to begin the adoption process. Based on your application, telephone interview and reference check if we feel the particular dog you have applied for would be a good match with your family, arrangements can then be made to meet the dog. All family members living in the household must be present for this meeting. Should you wish to proceed with the adoption process a home check will be required. Upon completion of the home check an Adoption Contract must be signed. In order to ensure a successful adoption we are available on an ongoing basis for support and advice.

The Adoption Donation
A minimum adoption donation of $500.00 is requested for all dogs. This is not enough to cover our costs associated with rescuing so anything above that is gratefully accepted and very much appreciated.

The costs associated with rescuing include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, additional medical expenses, health certificates, boarding fees while they are in LA awaiting transport or recovering from a medical issue which can run hundreds of dollars, transportation to BC, micro-chipping, crates, food, toys, collars, tags, leashes & training. Frequent additional medical expenses include things like cherry eye surgery, ear & eye meds, antibiotics, X-rays, bloodwork, urinalysis, fecal tests, flea treatments, de-wormers. Then we have the occasional major expenses like dentals & dental extractions, mammary tumor removal, cataracts and bladder stone surgery which run into thousands of dollars.

We receive no government funding and not many donations. The majority of these expenses are paid for by the founder and her husband. To learn how you can help us to continue our rescue efforts please visit our donation page.

100% of all funds go directly to the care, rescue and placement of these forgotten angels. Thank you for supporting animal rescue!

If you are interested in adopting a cocker from Angel's Under Our Wings Cocker Rescue please complete our Adoption Application.