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)

Michigan cocker spaniel breeder loses lawsuit

On November 21st, a Washtenaw county jury found in favor of the Humane Society of Huron Valley in the lawsuit filed by Ralph and Melinda Hart. The lawsuit filed on June 2011 claims the humane society did not have authority to seize the Hart’s dogs. The lawsuit sought $1 million dollars in damages and the return of 13 dogs.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley speaks of the case on their Web site:

In essence, a couple forced 17 dogs, used solely for breeding and showing, to live their entire lives in cruel confinement–within a crowded garage in dirty wire bottom cages. The Cocker Spaniels had no form of comfort, minimal socialization, and a lifetime of veterinary care that never went beyond the preparation required for competition in the show ring.

Melinda Hart, President of the Detroit Cocker Spaniel Club, owns Hartline Cockers.

Raw Chicken 1 year later

Lately, I’ve been thinking Hoshi wasn’t liking his chicken. He would turn his head away when I offered it to him or spit it out. I found out what was wrong. I wasn’t cutting the pieces small enough and he was having problems swallowing them. I cut the pieces smaller and no problems eating.

Here’s a picture of the chicken pieces I’m giving him now. About 1/2 the size they used to be. These are pruners I use to cut the bone. Hoshi could eat the bone whole but it takes too long. I also cut the bone into lengths I think are safe.

Hoshi had his bath

Hoshi on walk
Hoshi on walk
I think Hoshi went 2 months without a bath. He was scratching and I found a flea on me last night. I gave him a bath with flea shampoo. Found a couple dead/dying ones on him when drying him off. I trimmed his paws and ears on the inside. Didn’t do his face–we were both too tired.

Anyways, he’s comfy and getting some rest now that the fleas are gone.