Rescue & Placement

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Clumber Spaniel Rescue Mission Statement

The Rescue & Placement Committee of the Clumber Spaniel Club of America ensures the safety and well-being of any Clumber Spaniel in need. Whether a true “rescue” from shelters and other endangered situations or a “placement”, homes relinquishing their Clumber, we offer whatever assistance is needed on an immediate basis.

The Rescue & Placement Committee consists of the Chair and Regional Co-Chairs.

Our goals are to provide emergency, regular, or long-term assistance for both the Clumber and adoptive home. It is important to evaluate, restore and rehabilitate the physical and behavioral health of each Clumber. We also transport, foster, and properly place the Clumber in an appropriate, loving home that will ensure the best possible future for this sweet companion.

CSCA Rescue & Placement Chair

Sue Carr
Gloucester, MA

We have 3 regional Rescue & Placement Co-Chairs. Please contact the co-chair in your region if you know of a Clumber Spaniel in a shelter or one needing immediate assistance. They will be happy to answer all of your questions and next steps. We have three regional Rescue & Placement Co-Chairs:

West: [WA, MT, WY, CO, NM, ID, UT, AZ, NV, CA, OR, AK, HI]
Nancy HamiltonC Wheat Ridge, CO

Midwest: [ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX, MN, IA, WI, IN, IL, MI, MN, AR, LA, OH, KY, TN, AL, MS]
Nancy Merk
Castalia, OH

East: [ME, VT, NH, RI, MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL]
Susan Carlson
Newport, RI

Policy Statement Commercial Producers

The Clumber Spaniel Club of America (CSCA) exists to be the steward of the Clumber Spaniel breed in the United States, and a vocal and consistent advocate for the breed’s general health and well-being the world over.

The CSCA, its Rescue organization, its Auction Oversight arm and its Breeder Referral operation are painfully aware that many Clumber Spaniels have fallen into hands of producers and auction houses which do not share the CSCA’s commitment to breed welfare, or to the individual dogs such commercial concerns casually process for personal gain.

It is a heart-wrenching choice, but the CSCA cannot support the purchase of Clumber Spaniels from these commercial producers or auction houses.

As the avowed steward of Clumber Spaniels, the CSCA believes such exchanges, while well-intentioned efforts to rescue individual dogs, perpetuate the problem by creating a seller’s market, indirectly aiding the continued exploitation of the breed the CSCA reveres and champions.

The CSCA continues to support the surrender of these Clumber Spaniels for carefully considered placement by the CSCA Rescue & Placement subcommittee, which is financially supported by The Clumber Spaniel Rescue Charitable Trust, and the generous individual members and friends of the CSCA.

The CSCA encourages anyone providing a home to a Clumber Spaniel, regardless of where the dog may have come from, to learn more about the breed and to seek information and support from responsible members of the CSCA community.

Adopting a Clumber Spaniel

While our mission is to protect the well-being of any Clumber within our program, our foundation is built on the caring families who provide wonderful homes. We want each placement to be compatible for both the dog and adoptive home, so major efforts go into carefully screening each prospective new owner.

There are several requirements to be on the adoptive waiting list:

  • Visit a Clumber Home
  • Phone Interview
  • Completing R&P
  • Questionnaire and Agreement Forms
  • Veterinary reference

All forms listed above under Quick Links

We tell every home to be prepared for a potentially long wait. Clumbers are a rare breed, there are not a lot of them available, and it must be the right one for your lifestyle, family, and interests. We do not go in any chronological order; we contact the home that best meets the needs of that Clumber.

Homes give up their Clumbers for a myriad of reasons, some understandable and some callous. We have been both very sympathetic and distressed by some of these situations. If a Clumber has been isolated, we will give preference to a home with someone is home during the day, retired, or has a home o.ce. If they thrive with children, a family will be contacted first. If they used to other pet companions, that, too, is considered. We look at the sum of this Clumber’s needs and find the best fit for them!