Whats New at Camp Cocker
Enter the Camp Cocker Calendar Contest for 2017!
Every year, Camp Cocker Rescue’s calendar showcases our favorite WiggleButts – our adopted dogs! This year, we’re giving ALL WiggleButts a chance to be in our calendar. All dogs are welcome – you don’t have to be a Camp Cocker dog, or even a Cocker Spaniel!
So go ahead, enter your best photo of your dog (no humans, please) and start sharing your fundraising page on social media to ask everyone youknow to help your doggie be one of the top twelve dogs to make it into one of the top twelve featured spots in the 2017 Camp Cocker Rescue calendar!
Each winner will be featured and identified as a calendar photo contest winner.
Click the image for more information and you will be directed to our Crowd Rise Fundraising page
Don't Miss Out! Our supporters from all over the country will be joining us as they do every year!
Lodging: to look for dog friendly lodging, check out Bring Fido
Attire: for the daytime, it will be warm, bring short sleeves/summer clothing, for the night time, bring warm clothes or long sleeves as it gets chilly being so close to the water.
Dogs: there will be a lot of dogs in attendance, please do not bring dogs that will be stressed out by this or whom are not dog friendly. If you have a dog that might be "okay" but needs some time out, bring an x-pen to give them a safe space to relax.
Children: if you are bringing children, please know that cocker spaniels are not the best breed to be handled by toddlers. Maybe your cocker spaniel is child friendly, but not all are and the safety of all children is our priority. There is a smaller dog park attached to the large dog park and this might be a great place for the families with small children to hang out in. (there is also a child's playground in the park a few hundred yards down if your children get bored and need something fun to do).
Other fun things to do while in town: downtown San luis Obispo has lots of cute shops and the famous Bubblegum Alley (which is two doors down from our favorite pet store, Tails Pet Boutique). Tell the nice folks at Tails Pet Boutique that Camp Cocker sent 'ya! (they used to give us a sweet rescue discount when we had our rescue facility in SLO county from 2012-2013)
See you there!!
5th annual COCKER-PALOOZA!!
Sept. 24-25, 2016 in San Luis Obispo - Morro Bay, California
TICKETS ON SALE NOW right here!
Buy your tickets and register before September 1st to get your dog's name on the back of the Cocker Palooza t-shirt!
What the wigglebutt is a "Cocker Palooza"?
Well thank you for asking! It is a gathering of the friends of Camp Cocker Rescue, our adopters and their alumni dogs, our volunteers, our donors and supporters. You don't have to have a Camp Cocker doggie to attend, anyone who supports our rescue is welcome. It's a fun filled weekend of events with our dogs, to celebrate all of the lives saved through the years.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
FRIDAY 9/23 (for attendees arriving early into town)
7:00pm: dinner with our dogs in Morro Bay (outdoor dining, restaurant details to come)
SATURDAY 9/24 (the main event)
El Chorro Dog Park, San Luis Obispo
(click HERE for directions, $3 parking fee collected by the county at main entrance)
11:30am: check in to get your name tag, t-shirt, raffle tickets and doggie bandana
12:00pm - 1:30pm: delicious lunch
(curry chicken salad pita pockets, vegetarian option, grilled corn on the cob, hummus/chips caprese salad and much more)
This years's photo booth will be lots of fun, to get those souvenir selfies with your dogs!
Check out the silent auction items and the raffle items to see what great prizes you can win!
1:30pm: the popular trick presentation by Stuart and Piccolo
New this year, your opportunity to show off what tricks your wigglebutt can do, for a chance to win prizes!
2:00pm: Alumni ceremony begins. This is your chance to walk the red carpet with your adopted Camp Cocker doggie! Bring some kleenex because chances are someone is going to get a little weepy when adopters tell their inspirational stories of what their adopted dogs have meant to them.
3:00pm: Live raffle drawing to see who will be going home with some great prizes!
3:30pm: Silent auction closes to announce who the winners are of more great prizes!
4:00pm: Clean up (we need volunteers to help so it can go quickly)
5:30pm to 8:00pm: dinner meet up with our dogs at Tognazzini's Dockside Too in Morro Bay. Click here for details and menu.
SUNDAY 9/25 (beach meet up)
Dog Beach/Fisherman's Beach (directions here)
10:00am: there's nothing more fun than seeing a bunch of cocker spaniels running around on the beach!
This is when we video tape our annual beach meet up. Watch last year's beach meet up HERE.
Brand new this year, those attendees who want to get creative and make their dog sign/poster boards in advance, you can earn prizes for the most creative signs! (otherwise, we will have poster boards and markers on hand to draw your sign the morning of)
Adopt or Foster a Cocker
Our available dogs are on the adjacent list. Please click on the picture to find out more information on the Cocker Spaniel you are interested in!
There is a process to adopting or fostering one of our dogs. If you are interested, please click on the links below to learn how!
Three Ways To Donate
Every donation counts!
Camp Cocker Rescue is a nonprofit organization, and we are funded entirely by private donations. Every gift, no matter how big or small, makes a difference. Every penny goes directly to saving the lives of dogs that otherwise didn't stand a chance, getting them the care they need, and finding them their forever home.
Is my donation tax deductible?
It sure is! Camp Cocker Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Tax ID number is 20-8687566.
Look at the Happy Endings!
Check out the puppies with their new adopters!