Pet of the Week: Larry the Cocker Spaniel

He needs a home.

Meet Larry. He’s a cocker spaniel mix who was found as a stray and brought to Orange County Animal Care. Larry appears to be about 3 years old, and he has a pretty black and white coat. The OCAC volunteers say he is a friendly dog who enjoys going on walks.

Cocker spaniels are medium-size dogs that can make great family companions. Not too big and not too small, they have funny, sweet and energetic personalities. They like to play and take well to training when it is done kindly with lots of positive reinforcement in the form of praise, play and treats. Cockers do need a fair amount of grooming to keep that beautiful coat looking good and tangle-free, but there’s nothing wrong with keeping one trimmed short for easier maintenance. Brush Larry two or three times a week, keep his nails trimmed and his ears dry and clean to prevent infections, and you will have a wonderful new friend.

To see Larry and get to know him better, visit him at Orange County Animal Care, 561 The City Drive South, in Orange. His ID No. is A1073664. Put a smile on his face by adopting him.

Pet trivia of the week: A black cocker spaniel won in the sporting dog group at the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club show. For dog show judging, cockers are divided into three categories: black, parti-color (any color plus white), and any solid color other than black (known as ASCOB).

Robin Barr February 18, 2011 at 08:12 PM
I'm a new subscriber to the Patch and seeing this column for the first time. Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing this, although reading it each week is going to kill me. I have a serious 'save' complex. What a darling, loving looking dog this is. I'd take him in a New York minute but my HOA has a two-pet limit and I've reached it. Oh -- the lucky person who gets this dog!!! Look at that face! Those eyes!!! Please run, don't walk, get him!! P.S. I hope you'll take advantage of Scott's wonderful offer (Milo Cafe). Robin Barr www.SaddlebackBuzz.wordpress.com
April Josephson February 20, 2011 at 09:33 PM
You'll be happy to know that Larry, the cocker spaniel, was adopted yesterday!
Robin Barr February 20, 2011 at 10:50 PM
April, I can't tell you what it means to me that you brought us that good news. I've been concerned about Larry, picturing those big brown eyes. Thank you. Robin Barr www.SaddlebackBuzz.wordpress.com
Kim Campbell Thornton February 28, 2011 at 09:54 PM
I am delighted to hear that Larry was adopted. Thanks for the update!
scott sellman March 01, 2011 at 05:27 AM
Very cool that he got adopted. Hope you guys can make it to our adoption event at our grand opening March 12


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