Hi Allibeth -
I'm sorry about your little girl - they sure leave holes when they are gone!http://www.asc-cockerspaniel.org/index. ... ml?start=2
That link will take you to a list of ASC member Cocker Clubs in Zone 2, which includes Georgia. The nearest clubs to you are Georgia (in Atlanta, about an hour from you) and North Carolina (about three hours from you). I would start with the club, and see who might be interested in getting a helper - you might start by assisting someone with their dog - learning to groom, helping wrangle dogs outside the ring at shows, basically schlepping around for them. You will learn a LOT that way. Erin Baker online here might have some more info to help you out, she's in the Georgia area too and is involved in both Rescue and Showing.