St. Louis breeder surrenders dogs

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Photo J.B. Forbes

A breeder in Howell County, Missouri has agreed to surrender 135 dogs so she could close her business.  This was the breeder’s decision and not the result of law enforcement.  “I just think it got to be too much,” says Brian Thomas a statewide investigator.  “She couldn’t find anybody to help her.”

Cocker spaniels were among the 10 breeds surrendered. Humane Society of Missouri President Kathy Warnick said, “We will provide veterinary treatment, socialization and find them the loving homes all dogs deserve.”

Cast-Off Cocker Spaniels

Cast-Off Cocker Spaniels
Cast-Off Cocker Spaniels by Becky Corwin-Adams

Becky Corwin-Adams was born in Defiance, Ohio. Becky is a wife, mother of two sons, and “MawMaw” to four grandchildren. She currently shares her home with seven Cocker Spaniels. As a child, Becky had one Cocker Spaniel, dozens of cats, chickens, and a variety of “pocket pets.” She started writing stories about her pets at an early age. Becky is a freelance writer and columnist for The Farmland News. Becky volunteers for Columbus Cocker Rescue as a foster parent, transporter, and Ebay seller. Becky has been an avid reader since childhood. She especially enjoys reading Amish fiction, mysteries, and dog stories. When Becky isn’t reading or writing, she enjoys crafting and walking with her Cocker Spaniels. She has had dozens of her original craft patterns published in various craft magazines.

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Pet Adoption Fund-All I Want For Christmas!

Hi everyone!

Bradley is a beautiful Cocker Spaniel who has never had a home outside of the shelter at Pet Adoption Fund in Canoga Park, California. We love him dearly and he is a volunteer favorite, but he has been here many, many years and there is nothing we want more for him than a good home. I am one of the volunteers who walks him and he gets so excited when he sees me. His darling face lights up and his tail wags so much his entire body moves like he’s doing a “happy to see you” dance. Imagine coming home to him every night?

He is a happy go lucky dog who just needs a chance! He seems very partial to the ladies and while we recommend taking it slow in the beginning with him, one he knows you, he loves to give kisses, shakes your hand, sits and will faithfully be by your side! He loves to go for walks and being active. He’s a great companion and would give so much love to the person who will give him a chance. We would love for him to finally know what it feels like to have a loving home with a comfortable bed and a loving human all for himself!

You can see his handsome face on our holiday video “All I Want For Christmas.”

He is located at Pet Adoption Fund in Canoga Park, California. He can be seen on our website at or by calling 818-340-1186.

7507 Deering Ave. Canoga Park, CA. 91303. Hours of Operation: Kennel & Office Hours: 6 days a week 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (closed Mondays)