Gender: Female Breed: Shih Tzu Age: Est DOB: 07/2007 Weight: 14 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: TBD Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Candie is the sweet little girl in the world- she arrived to rescue from an overcrowded shelter. She is very loving and happy to make new friends. She is hoping to find a family of her very own!
Gender: Female Breed: Shepherd & Cattle Dog Mix Age: Est DOB: 10/2009 Weight: 43 lbs (very overweight) Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Carlie is a super sweet ol girl that was dumped at an overcrowded shelter when her family of 8 years no longer wanted her. She was devastated. She was facing euthanasia and luckily a foster family stepped up to help her. She is a pretty easy girl to have around, is on a diet, and is hoping to find a family to love her unconditionally.
A note from the foster:
Carlie is ready-made for a loving home! She is such a sweet, good girl. Carlie is very well behaved and will do anything for a treat. She doesn’t get into anything at all. (and believe me.. I have plenty of shoes, purses, and “stuff” sitting out that someone could get into if they had the desire!). Carlie walks nicely on a leash and is hands down the best little car rider I’ve ever seen! She is house trained… can go 8+ hours/day and no accidents. She’s been sticking to her diet, getting a little exercise, and has indeed started to lose some weight.
Carlie and my dog, an Aussie mix, have had no issues. They co-exist very nicely and are very relaxed around each other. I believe she would do well in a home with or without other pets, as long as the others do not try to get her to play rough.
She doesn’t want to jump around or play tug-of-war, nor is she interested in squeaky toys much, so she might not be the best choice for an active human “playmate”. The ideal for her would be someone who wants a sweet, loving companion pet. Carlie mostly wants cuddles, a good scratch behind the ears, or a tummy rub, and a nice little walk with you. She also loves to just be in the same room with you – and maybe cozy up in a dog bed with a nice soft blanket. I can think of nothing she needs to “work on” other than if you want her to “stay” in one room while you go to the other (she is our shadow haha) We just love this girl and can’t wait for her to find her forever home!
Gender: Female Breed: Jack Russell Terrier Age: Est DOB: 2008 Weight: 10.5 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: These sweet dogs needed rescue from an unfortunate situation. We partnered with another organization and were able to welcome them to Coco's Heart. They are each hoping to find a family of their own!
A note from the foster: She is such a sweet girl! Our daily routine includes waking up, enjoying a cup of coffee on the patio as she searches for bunnies in the yard. I then start my day at work while she sleeps on my bed. She is crate trained, but I don't see the need of using a kennel while I am at home working. She loves to play with her extra-large bouncy ball, which tires her out in about 10 minutes since she plays so hard! She loves to sit in between your legs and fall asleep watching TV, and she LOVES to snuggle under the blankets during nap time! She has not ever had an accident in my house. She gets along great with my dogs, both big and small! And she LOVES car rides! I recently gave her a shave down and was loving to see the speckles that were hiding under her coat! Plus, now I don't even recognize her shedding! She also is great at bath time and doesn't mind it one bit! It is hard to believe that she hasn't been adopted yet! I would adopt her in a second if I could! But I promised myself only 2 dogs of my own for the first year of fostering.
Gender: Male Breed: Shar Pei & Labrador Retriever Mix Age: Est DOB: 4/2/2007 Weight: 50 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: These sweet dogs needed help following hurricane Irma. They were in a shelter that needed help to make room for the dislocated pets. They are settling into rescue and each hoping to find a family of their own!
Gender: Female Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix Age: Est DOB: 2008 Weight: 57lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: This sweet girl needed rescue with her sister, Emily. They were reportedly very sweet with dogs, cats, and children but would kill the chickens. They have arrived to rescue and we love them to pieces. Emily has since been adopted however Loki is hoping to find a family to call her own still!
A note from the foster: Loki is such a sweet and loving girl. She is settling into our home well and when she is not sunbathing on the deck she enjoys playing with our dog or relaxing in her bed. She is a very well mannered, calm dog and has had no accidents in the house. Loki also goes in her kennel during the day without any issues. She is a little protective over her things but has done nothing more than give a warning sound. We have been practicing walking on a leash and passing other dogs without being protective. Loki will make a great companion with all the love she has left to give.
Gender: Female Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix Age: Est DOB: 09/2009 Weight: 50 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Nancy is a senior that breaks our hearts. She was on the euthanasia list at an overcrowded shelter. She warms our hearts and we just adore her- she is super sweet. She is hoping to find a family of her own!
Gender: Male Breed: Pointer & Labrador Retriever Mix Age: Est DOB: 2008 Weight: 48 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Has some incontinence issues Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: This poor guy found himself at an overcrowded shelter needing help. He is an older gentleman that obviously has not lived a beautiful past. He is the sweetest boy and deserves the best. He is hoping to find a family of his own!
A note from the foster: Norman is a sweet old man who is learning to play with toys. He is a sweet sweet boy. Norman has a broken sphincter valve so does not have control of his bowel movements. He is a sweet, lovable, quiet dog that loves attention when he can get it. He has done a great job with potty training on the number 1 side and has that down! He is an easy going guy with lots of love to give.
Gender: Male Breed: Maltese Age: Est. DOB: 2010 Weight: 7.5 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: No House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Prince needed rescue, he was an unclaimed stray at a local impound. He was very thin and tested positive for diabetes. We welcomed him to rescue, got him into the groomer, and into the vet. He is looking and feeling much better. He has started his insulin treatments and is slowly putting on some weight. He is extremely sweet and loves to be snuggled in close. He would love to find a family of his own!
A note from the foster: Prince is a charming seven year old (approximately) 7 ½ pound Maltese who has been searching for that one special and committed family which is willing to see through his special needs and appreciate the affectionate and loving little fellow he truly is. Prince was found to be diabetic upon rescue. With food formulated for diabetic dogs and twice daily insulin injections his diabetes is under excellent control. His insulin is VERY easy to give (and not expensive at all) and anyone can easily learn the simple technique, so don’t let that prevent you from offering your love to him! Blind in one eye and nearly blind in the other due to cataracts, it is amazing how fast he adapts to his environment and learns his way around the house and yard. In his own home he needs no supervision, but when out of familiar surroundings may need some supervision and cueing to avoid falls down steps or running into walls. If he does stumble or fall, he just picks himself up and brushes himself off and proceeds as if nothing happened! Prince indeed feels he is the “ruler” in the household and as such would be happy in a home with no other dogs (though given time he has adjusted well to his two foster “housemates”). His personality might be described as sassy, affectionate, energetic, cuddler, protector, in charge…… he bonds quickly with his humans. Prince has issues with bladder and bowel control which are managed with use of a “belly band”. It is helpful to let him outside frequently throughout the day to provide opportunities to relieve himself and combined with the belly band this pretty much prevents accidents (urination) in the house. He does have small bowel movements in the house which are easy to clean up (very dry and crumbly likely due to the diet he is on). There have been no “accidents” when he is crated. Though he prefers sleeping on the bed with his human, he is perfectly satisfied sleeping in his crate ate night. He also accepts being crated when left alone for more than a few hours. Prince loves road trips and behaves perfectly in the car. He has his own elevated basket/seat which enables him to see out the windows, but he is also happy just dozing on the car seat. He is the best traveling companion! Prince certainly has some physical limitations but just as we humans continue to need and desire a safe and loving home as we age, Prince needs and deserves his own loving family willing to overlook his short comings and see through to his true personality.
Gender: Male Breed: Chihuahua Age: Est DOB: 2005 Weight: 9lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: No- he can smell them reportedly House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Ray is a super sweet little guy that needed help from an overcrowded shelter. He has no eyes and needs some major TLC. He just breaks our hearts. He is hoping to find a very special family of his own!
A note from the foster:
He loves butt scratches, belly rubs, head pats and all things attention related. I put him to bed like a baby last night (put him in dog bed, pat until relaxed, shut baby gate and tiptoed upstairs). I woke up to a teenager still asleep who didn't get up until I dragged him out of bed for breakfast at 9. So far he likes this leopard pillow and his bed and any soft blanket laying around to curl up in. We made it around the neighborhood on a leash but there won't be any marathons in Ray's future. He will be pretty low maintenance when it comes to exercise. It's exhausting finding your way around chair legs all day. So far he only barks when in the pet carrier (despises it) and a little when he was in his baby gated hallway and could hear me today (not at night though). Loves being held and carried and clearly has no reservations about humans. I've held his paws and checked out his teeth and he didn't seem to care. Right now we are working through a few health issues as you know but once his breathing and teeth get cleared up he would be great in a home of his own with humans that want a lap-bunny.
Gender: Female Breed:Boxer Mix Age: Est DOB: 2008 Weight: 66 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Shira is a beautiful girl-inside and out. She has had a neglectful past but we are excited to help give her the love and care she deserves. She would love to find a family of her own!
She is one SWEET, gentle girl. House trained, great with other dogs and did not seem to mind the vets cat either.....
A note from the foster: Shira is a gentle older gal who loves affection and is content to nap in her bed or in the warm sun in the grass. She is convinced she is a tiny lap dog but at 66 lbs, she is a lap full:) She gets along great with any size dog or cat and is so gentle with kids. Shira has some arthritis and does not do a lot of steps easily and prefers not to be in a crate but does fine without one. Fully house trained and knows commands. Very quiet lovely girl.