Lily's Story

January 2015 -- Present

Rescued from Lancaster Animal Shelter ----- Los Angeles County, CA

We rescued this little monkey from a shelter in Lancaster, California. 

We suspect she was a breeder's dog before, she was loaded with mammary tumors and had a double mastectomy last year (cancer free). Whomever owned her before had unsuccessfully de-barked her (with a metal pipe) so when she tries to bark it is a squeaky- breathy sound.

What we know about Lily:

  • She is so loved by her foster home, brothers and sisters, volunteers and Facebook village! 
  • She has separation anxiety in it's most extreme
  • She suffers from seizures and will have one if she is left alone. :(
  • She has one of the best personalities you could ask for in a dog!
  • Loves chest rubs! Will ask you for one by raising her paw. 
  • She has a squeaky-bark (as described above)
  • She loves loves to collect tennis balls in her crate.
  • Great with other dogs. 
  • She makes us laugh all day!
  • She has bad hips so we keep her at a healthy weight and give her joint supplements.
  • She is the most beautiful cocker (and was illegally bred because of it) 
  • Super soft, super shiny coat
  • Allergic to all things chicken! 
  • Diagnosed with Glaucoma in right eye (April 2018)


Lily and her friends went to Rita Earl Photography Studios and modeled for their very own pictures!



Because of Lily's seizures and anti-seizure medication, she is not a candidate for anti-anxiety medication.

So this is a tall order to find an adopter that can take this all on but Lily is such a total sweetheart, just looking for her forever person to love her and give her a stable routine is worth the wait. However long. Having her love up to you everyday makes it all worth it.

Maybe with your help, we can spread the word for silly Lily and someone really special might see her story and apply to adopt her?

 September 2016

September 2016

 Being a Submarine is pretty tough. Lily may be rethinking her marine biology aspirations.

Being a Submarine is pretty tough. Lily may be rethinking her marine biology aspirations.

 Cold day in LA: Chilly Lily in her earmuffs!

Cold day in LA: Chilly Lily in her earmuffs!

We would like to take this moment to thank LifeLine4Paws a incredible foundation focused on helping in the long, arduous and (always) expensive journey of rehabilitating animals in dire need! Their donations to our rescue have not gone unnoticed!  Thank you so much for donating towards Lily's mastectomy surgeries!

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