Gender: Male Breed: Maltese Age: Est DOB: 12/2010 Weight: 8.1 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: In Progress Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Blake is a handsome little guy that arrived to rescue and needed a dental badly. He is partially blind and will startle quickly if unaware of all of his surroundings. He is very sweet and loves affection. He is hoping to find a family to call his own soon!
A note from the foster:
Blake is a specially little guy with a big personality. He's a total sweetheart who likes to follow us around the house. He gets super excited when you talk to him and will wiggle his way over to you so you can pet him. If you stop petting him too soon, he will let out a little bark to let you know he wants more attention. If he really wants attention, you may even hear him howl (which is the most adorable little howl you will ever hear).
Blake loves meeting other dogs of all sizes. He gets along great with our lab and often tries to get him to play which is funny since our lab weighs 60 pounds and Blake weighs 8 pounds. Blake also enjoys exploring the yard (which is fenced in) and isn't bothered by the snow or cold.
Blake does have some special needs including visual impairment and epilepsy but you'd never know it! He doesn't let his visual impairment slow him down (he actually gets around just fine). We are working closely with our vet clinic to determine the best treatment/medication for his epilepsy and will share everything we've learned with his future family.
Blake is hoping to find a special adopter who will welcome him to their family despite is special needs. He promises to give you lots of love and keep you entertained with his cute personality.
Gender: Female Breed: Shih Tzu Age: Est DOB: 07/2007 Weight: 14 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: Yes 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!
A note from the foster:
We have had Candie since mid-October and discovered her to be a warm and welcoming soul almost instantaneously. Candie is a calm, quiet spirit but still has a lot of spunk. We have not heard a peep from her except in her sleep (she is a sleep-talker). At 10 years old, she surprised us by being unfamiliar with walking on a leash. She did not resist the leash at first, but she preferred to just stand outside and take in her surroundings. We suspect the HUGE shift in climate from balmy Louisiana to fall in Minnesota may have taken her some time to get used to. Gradually, she has gained an interest in exploring her outdoor surroundings and, within the past several days, has even enjoyed chasing and snapping at blowing autumn leaves!
Candie came to us house-trained. When we keep her on a consistent schedule she knows that outside is the place to do business. She tends to become restless when she needs to go and often indicates her need by waiting by the apartment door. The few accidents we have had occurred after delaying her for too long.
This week we learned that Candie has a soft spot for cuddly squeaky toys. We love watching her thrash the little furry fox “to death” and then gnaw on his squeaky little head! As her photo indicates, she is also very fond of rawhide chews. She has regained her energy and enthusiasm this week, revealing herself to be a truly comical little dog – given the endearing face and the spunky attitude. She is such a joy!
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!
A note from the foster: He may be a senior, but Jerry is spunky, funny and LOVES to be around people. I have never had to kennel him. Only "trouble" he causes is eating tissues. He had his cherry eye fixed and seven front teeth removed, which I assume he broke foraging as a stray. He gets along just fine without them. In fact, he is happier!
Jerry LOVES having a home! He gets along well with my female dog and likes to explore the yard and go for walks. He is now used to being around my grandkids (8,6,4) but I would recommend teaching all children how to approach an older dog. Jerry doesn't seem bothered by sudden touches and hugs now, but I think it's an important lesson to teach kids in general.
Jerr-bear has won a very special place in my heart. He makes me laugh every day! He would make a wonderful addition to any household.
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!
A note from the foster: Nancy is a very sweet girl who loves walks, naps, and treats. She is good with kids, grown ups, and likes to play with other dogs despite her age.. She is house trained, walks good on a leash and loves to go for car rides. She is very social and friendly. She will make a good pet for anyone.
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: Female Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix (medium sized) Age: Est DOB: 11/2004 Weight: 42 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: TBD Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Princess arrived to rescue and melted our hearts with her big eyes. She is a senior gal who deserves a warm place to rest her head and stay out of the cold. She has a very laid back, calming personality that would make for a great addition to a family looking for a laid back senior dog!
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.