It seems that everyone loves Cocker Spaniels and Cocker mixes (they rank in the top group of the most popular breeds). We do...especially if they're as sweet and loving as Hope. She was acknowledged at a high-kill New Mexico shelter for having a great personality and being so wonderful to love on and cuddle. This recognition is a tough feat considering this facility is a revolving door of lost and relinquished dogs with virtually no adoptions and a very high euthanasia rate. Hope, at just about 2.5 years old and 22 lbs is an exceptionally beautiful Cocker. You can tell when you look into her dark eyes (that hold so much wisdom) that her short life has held sadness and challenges..but she would never be one to allow that to hold her back.She is a very loving girl who is always overjoyed by a soft pat and kind words. While initially just a bit shy...give her a moment! Hope's great energy makes you melt. As she trusts more and more (and before you know it), this gorgeous Cocker is in your lap letting you know you are her number one love! We can't think of a more devoted best friend for retirees or a younger family that works from home and desires a loving companion. Hope will be a kind and respectful family member...she loves her people so much that she desires to behave to the best of her ability. Hope simply needs to understand what is being asked of her..once she's clear, she truly wants to comply. We think Hope would be very successful in positive reinforcement group obedience classes. She will naturally bond with her family while learning skills that will make her able to accompany her family everywhere a small, well-behaved dog is welcome. Farfel's Rescue is happy to provide a list of force-free trainers in your area. Hope desires be a long-term best friend who will always be waiting at the door with a happy tail and a kiss of greeting. Hope will fit in with a family or individual that enjoys outdoor adventures..she loves the sunshine and would be overjoyed with a fenced yard or a sunny porch. She is more than happy to engage in anything that her guardian has in mind ...and smiles with joy at being included. We feel Hope would thrive in a family that includes their dog in their lives. We feel strongly that leaving her alone at home for many, many hours wouldn't work for this sensitive girl. Hope won't be spayed when she arrives in Denver - while we request it, there just aren't enough vets to cover the needs of the vast number of homeless dogs in this part of New Mexico. Farfel's is happy to cover all costs for Hope's spay and microchip after her arrival in Colorado if our Denver vet is used. Hope will be arriving on transport in Denver in early January. If interested in a sweet and cuddly lap-dog and best friend, please fill out an application at http://farfelsrescue.com/adoption/ and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 303-443-7730. If you're truly interested in adopting Hope, please be sure to fill out our adoption application. It's the only initial tool that we have to determine a great match for this very deserving dog. We're sorry, but in most circumstances, we're unable to get back to those that don't submit an adoption application. Thanks so much for choosing rescue.