My name is Buster-ADOPTION PENDING!!

Cocker Spaniel Dog for adoption in Wood Dale, Illinois - Buster-ADOPTION PENDING!
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Buster-ADOPTION PENDING!'s Info...

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

Buster-ADOPTION PENDING!'s Story...
2-23-11 Buster is doing very well in foster care recovering from his RMSF infection. He can still be a GOM (Grumpy Old Man) but his foster family is thrilled with his progress. Sady he needs surgery for an old toe injury--we could really use some help with his vetting bills if you'd like to contribute to our Geezers & Grannies ChipIn

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Ragtime aka Buster is a senior black and tan Cocker Spaniel that was out of time in an over crowded shelter in southern Illinois. From Candy- the gal that saved him: "A little more back info on Mr. Ragtime from Candy, the gal that saved him in Southern IL: Ragtime was surrendered to my county animal control by an elderly owner, who said he couldn't take care of him any longer due to his (the human's) failing health; no other details given. Rags is guessed to be middle aged by my vet. He was considered "unadoptable and a senior" by the ACO (Animal Control Officer) at the pound and would have been euthanized :-(( ...
Rescue was his only chance. He never barked once when I had him and he is very very sweet, approachable by any new person-
a real sweetheart. Sadly he was flea infested but is heartworm negative. He has some greying of the muzzle but not sure how old he is. He loves his toys and a soft bed."

More from Candy: "More from Candy: Ragtime's plight was a heart wrencher; he looked so forlorned and confused at the pound. They power spray the kennels with the dogs in them- they don't get dogs out-- they blast water, bleach and whatever waste material is there, out while dog is in the kennel. The day I discovered him, he was SOAKED with water, urine, and shivering--,no way would I have left him there, regardless his health status or adoptability." GOD BLESS CANDY!!!!

Rags is a sweet senior fellow that needs a new forever home to spend his golden years. We LOVE or senior dogs with IBR. Please consider giving this special dog a second chance at love and companionship.

We are trying to raise funds for Ragtime's vetting. He has had a senior CBC/Chem and a tick panel which showed he is infected with Rocky Mountain spotted fever- which are common in dogs we pull from southern Illinois. He is doing very well since we started treating him.

Due to the fact that these dogs have come from shelters or abuse or neglect situations, and unless we have tested these dogs on upland birds and feel they are confident and ready to work as a hunter with families where they will be trained with kindness and patience, we will only adopt to pet homes.

All adoptions include vaccinations, fecals and deworming, microchips, spaying or neutering, collar, leash and an information adoption packet. All dogs and puppies are also tested for Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever via a $100 blood test. On average nearly 83% of our incoming dogs and puppies from the Midwest are testing positive to one, two or all three tick borne illnesses. If caught early- these diseases are highly treatable. Infected Dog and Deer Ticks are all over the Midwest and United States and these diseases often go missed yet are epidemic. Left untreated- dogs may suffer horrible painful joints, brain damage, chronic allergies, and if the disease progresses- death.

All IBR dogs in foster care are learning to be crate trained, housebroken, socialized with other dogs and loved on by their human foster parents. Adoption fees are used to cover vetting expenses and special need dogs' vetting care. Our adoption guidelines also require non-smoking homes and safe fenced in yards.

If you are interested in adopting this pet through our rescue organization, please go to the ADOPTING A FRIEND section to read about our pre-adoption policies and vetting protocols.

Please help us reach our fundraising goal so we can continue our work helping save these homeless hunters and other abused and neglected dogs and puppies! We have a long way to go and any amount --big or small--will make a huge difference especially if the dog or puppy is in an area where they use gas chambers to euthanize.
We see the worst that humans can do to defenceless animals- but with your donation- we will be able to do more to end the suffering of many frightened dogs and puppies.

Others Ways You Can Make a Difference

Shop for 2011 custom calendars, mugs and T-shirts at our Café Press fundraising website and choose merchandise featuring Pointers, Setters, Hunting Dogs or Friendly Mutts. All of our calendar stars are rescued dogs that would have been euthanized in shelters across the Mid-West had IBR not stepped in to save them. Your support does make a difference!!

Help offset the high cost of our vetting bills via the Sponsor-A-Pet link. Illinois Birddog Rescue has always prided itself in not turning away any sick and injured dogs; animals that most shelters would have euthanized. We have saved many dogs with heartworm, tick borne illnesses, broken legs, missing legs, blind dogs, a new deaf puppy, dogs suffering from Parvo and especially senior dogs that may need expensive health care to help them get ready for adoption. In February of 2006, in one weekend, we brought in 20+ dogs from the Boat Mountain Tragedy, and that depleted our emergency funds.

Your donation will not go unnoticed. In addition to helping save lives, when you donate your name will be added to the Illinois Birddog Rescue Donations and Rescue Sponsor List.

Become an IBR foster home and help give a rescued dog or puppy a second chance at a new happy life. The work and dedication of the current IBR foster families can be seen by clicking HERE! You are not just fostering a dog, you are joining a birddog family! If you would like to become a foster home and join our enthusiastic group of birddog lovers, please fill out an online foster home application.

Shop and search the Internet using and - Two great ways to help us raise funds while using the Web. It's free and there is no limit or hidden fees. Give them a try here: is a fun and easy way to raise money while searching the internet. The donation is $0.01 per qualified search (no limits) and if you are logged in as an member (membership to use iSearch is free and optional) you can keep track of your individual contributions through searching and shopping. $0.01 per search may not seem like much, but with our combined efforts it can add up very quickly and make a difference for our rescued dogs. is powered by Yahoo! search engine. Start searching the web and download the iSearchiGive toolbar to earn every time you search by clicking here:

Shop Helping Udders, a fun place for cool and unique dog stuff not found in stores. Select “Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc” during the checkout process and 10-50% of every purchase you make will go to support our rescue. Click here to visit the home of the original Udder Tug and to find that unique gift you’ve been looking for:

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Monetary donations can also be mailed directly to IBR, PO BOX 364, Wood Dale, IL 60191.

Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc is a 501c3 not-for-profit charity licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Facts about Buster-ADOPTION PENDING!

  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2010-853IL

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Buster-ADOPTION PENDING!, a Wood Dale 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 Wood Dale, or seeking a Cocker Spaniel dog from a breeder in Wood Dale.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Wood Dale 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 Wood Dale 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 Wood Dale paves the way for another one to be saved.