My name is Dylan!

Cocker Spaniel Dog for adoption in Hamilton, Ontario - Dylan
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Dylan's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Dylan's Story...
Dylan is a purebred American Cocker Spaniel…a blond boy with big brown soulful eyes. He comes to us from a loving home where job requirements have meant Dylan ends up being kenneled for a good deal of time and his family believes he would be much better in home where he had a family that had time to enjoy him.

Here is what his previous owner had to say:

Dylan is a healthy eight year old and we have had him since he was a darling puppy. (Born May 27th/2001 in Quebec) He has never had a serious illness.
He is a purebred American Cocker Spaniel…a blond boy with big brown soulful eyes. He was chosen from a litter after I noticed how sweet and playful he was. He still is.
Dylan is generally quiet, is fiercely loyal, highly social with people, cats and other dogs…He loves to play with his many toys but his favourite is a ‘stuffed lamb’.

He loves to go on long walks (we lived in the country when he was young, so he is used to activities like cross-country skiing as far as 10 kms!) He is very good and quiet in the car…in fact, he enjoys car rides.

Dylan grew up with indoor cats and is respectful of them. He has always been very friendly to other dogs of all breeds and will happily romp in the park with any new friend. Even though he has often been off leash, Dylan did attend obedience school as a puppy and usually walks well on a leash responding to classic commands like ‘heel’ and ‘stop’ and ‘go.’ He has been house trained since he was three months old and will bark if he needs to go outside.

Dylan is a good guard dog and will bark as soon as he hears someone at the door…and will continue barking until he greets them! Unfortunately, he still jumps up on people inviting them to play and wanting to be petted…But, he will also respond to ‘down.’ His loud bark and habit of jumping up could scare small children…and he would tend to run with them. He has, however NEVER hurt anyone.

He eats dry food (3/4 cup am and pm) and has never been fed from the table. But, he has been treated to a few bits of meat in his own dish and has loved every morsel. He has had doggies treats…bacon a favourite flavour…and he knows the word, ‘treat.’ (He also loves chewing on nylon of which comes with him…Don’t worry that’s all he chews on!) He will ‘steal’ food off the table, if you leave it within reach…(a small problem easily solved!)

Dylan is used to sleeping on his bed…and his original old kennel is often where he chooses to sleep at night…with the door left open. As my husband and I both work he is used to being left alone and is fine during a normal work day….He was walked and played with daily while my eldest son lived with us. But, now that he is living away at University, Dylan no longer gets the walks and the attention he so richly deserves.

Dylan loves to have his tummy rubbed…loves to play…fetch and tug of war with a toy….and he will follow you around the house and sit beside you…

He is very good at going to the groomers (for ease, we often shaved him so he looks like a little Lab) but he’s not fond of having his nails done…I have also bathed him at home and blown his coat dry with a hairdryer…

Dylan is afraid of thunder and will jump at very loud sounds and he has a habit of howling when a harmonica is played very loudly! (my son plays)

It is our fondest wish that Dylan find another good, loving home who will have the time to truly appreciate and enjoy his company.

If you have an adult home that you think Dylan would fit into well, please go to our website at and submit an application for consideration.

Facts about Dylan

  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 010-0432

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Dylan, a Hamilton Cocker Spaniel dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Cocker Spaniel for sale in Hamilton, or seeking a Cocker Spaniel dog from a breeder in Hamilton.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Hamilton already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Hamilton breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Cocker Spaniel breeders who help with Cocker Spaniel rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Hamilton paves the way for another one to be saved.