Arizona Cocker Rescue was founded in 2002, but the passion to rescue dogs began long before.  Founder Joey Penniston began working with various Valley rescues many years prior.  She had a particular love for cocker spaniels and began focusing on a small cocker rescue.  Many dogs were able to find new and loving homes and from there the rescue grew.

Today, AZ Cocker Rescue welcomes all breeds and focuses on rescuing dogs from the county shelters that are currently on the “e-list,” which means they are going to be euthanized.  Many “e-list” dogs are wonderful animals.  They are just abandoned or lost, scared and confused.  Maricopa County cares for over 55,000 animals each year.  Unfortunately, the county shelters are not able to find homes for all the digs they receive, so rescues such as AZ Cocker Rescue help care for dogs and work to find them new loving homes.

Many of the dogs come to the rescue with minor medical needs, and some have major needs that are correctable.  If not already, they are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, and treated for any other individual needs.  The dogs are cared for at the rescue or in foster homes until they are adopted.

AZ Cocker Rescue is a non-profit dog rescue that is supported by individual donors, grants, and through the adoption donations that we receive.  the money generated goes back into caring for the dogs: food, bedding, needed surgeries, vaccinations and other medicines.  Without your donations, the rescue would not exist.

Whether you are looking for a new furry family friend, wanting to volunteer your time and talents, or are in search of a meaningful organization to financially support, please consider AZ Cocker Rescue.

A sincere tail-wagging thank you!