About Us

Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue

Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue is an effort grounded in love, dedication and determination. The dream of establishing this rescue started back in 2000 when a very special dog, Coco, passed away unexpectedly at age 5. The loss inspired Coco’s owner, 12 year-old Ashley, to save other canine friends in his name. Ashley and Coco had been the best of friends and it is in his name that this endeavor lives on….

In late 2009, the dream started to become a reality. Now a nonprofit organization, CHDR is 501 (c)3 status. State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 400340-DS.

The goal of the rescue is to have a facility to house 20 dogs at a time, foster home placement, provide preventative and medical care, basic grooming needs, microchip and a warm and welcoming shelter until a forever placement is secured. CHDR depends on private donations to function and rescue friends in need.

Board Of Directors

Kara (left), Ashley (center), Jami (right)- also featuring Ashley’s pooches (O’Malley, Kayla and Timmy) and Jami’s chocolate lab (Gabby)

Coco’s Heart has a dedicated and passionate Board of Directors. Founder, Ashley, and two of her childhood friends, Jami and Kara, are happy to be serving Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue. Ashley, Jami and Kara met in kindergarden and have maintained a steady friendship throughout the years. With a love for animals, any childhood dreams can come true!

To contact Ashley please email ashley@cocosheartdogrescue.org