Gender: Male Breed: Mix Age: Est. DOB: 10/21/2008 Weight: 40 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Baldwin is the sweetest boy with the saddest story. He needed rescue after being found in a dump. He was getting around with an awful gimp because of a broken leg that was likely left untreated for years. He is settling into rescue and getting the best medical care. He would love to find a family to call his own! He will melt your heart! He would make a great therapy dog.
A note from the foster: Baldwin is a very sweet older gentlerman. When he arrived at rescue his left rear leg was fractured and healed abnormally and had to be amputated. His right rear leg is strong, but he has some degeneration/arthritis in his lower back that gives him trouble at times, especially if he overdoes it. He has been taking 3 medications for his back. I would not recommend him going somewhere with a lot of steps unless someone would be willing to help/or carry him. He is not overly active, he hangs out in the house. He loves to be petted and brushed. It is a committment to adopt Charlie because of his issues but you won't find a more loyal companion.
Gender: Male Breed: Labrador Retriever Age: Est DOB: 03/2010 Weight: 86 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Charlie is an 8 year old lab that loves his tennis ball! His family was moving and could no longer take him with so he was placed for adoption. He is a really nice guy hoping to find a family of his own! He will resource guard his tennis ball. He was previously adopted and returned for nipping at a child that sat on his tail. He would do best in a quiet environment. We have a low tolerance for aggression but do not believe he is truly aggressive, he was reacting to the situation.
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: Female Breed:Poodle & Bichon Frise Mix Weight: 14 lbs Age: Est DOB: 2008 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: This sweet girl needed rescue from an overcrowded shelter. She arrived in poor condition and is so happy to have TLC. She has settled into her foster home and won our heart. She is hoping to find a family of her own!
A note from the foster:Ivory is a very relaxed little lady that won our hearts immediately. Everyone who meets her falls in love with her sweet personality and gentle soul. Ivory is visually impaired so when she's home alone she hangs out in her crate. She spends her days looking for the perfect napping spot, playing with her treat maze or just following anyone around that is willing to dote on her. She would make a perfect companion for someone looking for a quiet lady that just wants to love and be loved.
Gender: Male Breed:Miniature Poodle Age: Est DOB: 9/26/2006 Weight: 14 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: No- likes to chase them House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Karon is a super sweet and pretty easy boy. He needed rescue from an unfortunate situation but is settling in nicely to his foster home. He is hoping to find a family of his own!
A note from the foster: Karon is a sweet little guy who loves belly rubs and cuddling. He has little burst of energy where he will run around the house and play with toys. He then settles on the couch for a nice long nap. Karon gets super excited when he sees you pick up his leash and harness. He will run to the door and do a “happy dance”. He really enjoys going for walks and spending time outside. He also does well in the car and seems to enjoy car rides.
Karon gets along well with other dogs. We have a large lab and Karon follows him around the yard and doesn’t mind sharing the couch with him. Karon has been excited to meet other dogs at adoption events and seems to get along with dogs of all sizes. He just doesn’t like if the dog plays too rough with him.
Overall Karon is an easy-going guy who loves attention. If you are looking for a lap dog to keep you company, Karon would be a perfect match!
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. They are each hoping to find a family of their own!
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: 08/2010 Weight: TBA Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Nora was an unclaimed stray that needed help. She is happy to settle into a loving foster home and receive good veterinary care. She is a wonderful and happy girl 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: Yes 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 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) 8 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
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 60 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.
Gender: Male Breed: Shepherd & Bulldog Mix Age: Est DOB: 2006 Weight: 60lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: This poor guy will truly break your heart. He has lived every moment of his last 9 years on a chain next to an isolated shack dog house . He has clearly never been brushed, has open sores, and is in pain. Despite all that was new for him last night (riding in a car, new people, new dogs, new everything) he tried so hard to do what was right. He snuggled in close for a face rub. His filthy self just a little scared...but trying to trust. He is making improvements every day! He is hoping to find a family of his very own.
A note from the foster: The Speedster!! His story is heartbreaking. He was found on a reservation in North Dakota where he had a little hut for shelter and was tied up to a six foot chain for his entire life - that's right, nine years. Just think about that for a minute and you'll understand Speedo and his quirky mannerisms real quick. To begin, he is just one jolly, goofy old man. Ok, please, he's not that old - nine years is not that old and acts like he's three!
He loves soaking in fresh air, going for walks, visiting with people and dogs alike, and enjoys getting into respectable mischief as any dog would. He does chew on things from time to time like he's a little puppy. Not anything that destructive, but if you leave him alone with a pair of flip flops, expect them to be chewed on when you return OR if you don't let him out when he needs to go, he may have an accident or two. He prefers to eat alone and your other animals would probably prefer that too. He does like food - as most dogs do, but will eat other food that is not his too. He is anxiety driven in new situations, but still workable and does well with other dogs and probably cats too, just not tested.
Although he may have those silly behaviors at times, it is nothing that can't be tweaked or worked on to curb that behavior to just the kind of dog you're looking for! All of this is most likely due to his circumstances and where he came from. He went to the bathroom when he wanted to, he chewed on what he wanted to, and he ate what he wanted to. He had little to no guidance growing into the dog he is today, so he just needs some time, patience, and tender loving. He does know sit, come and just aims to please you. What he doesn't know or what he needs to adjust, he will and will do quickly. Although he comes from a brutal past that where he learned to live to fend for himself and face the harsh elements of North Dakota weather, the Speedster reminds me of one big teddy bear full of love to give ten times over. Will that person be you??
Gender: Male Breed:Toy Poodle Age: Est DOB: 2006 Weight: 12 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Poor Tank needed rescue from an overcrowded shelter. He has settled into his foster home and has won our hearts. He is a sweet old man, visually impaired, hoping to find a family of his own. He enjoys the company of people and other dogs.
A note from the foster:
Tank is such a sweet little guy. He's very low-key, low maintenance and would be great for a family with or without kids, other pets (both dogs and cats) and anyone looking for a cuddle buddy. With the weather warming up he seems to be on the move a little more, wandering around the yard taking in all kinds of smells. He's not a runner so I rarely use a lease for him.
Tank has greatly improved at navigating from room to room in the house, locating his food and water bowls (his visual impairment doesn't seem to hinder him all that much once he knows the house layout). For what he lacks in sight, he has an impeccable nose for treats!
His schedule doesn't vary much day to day as his preferred spot is in his bed while I am at work and even in the evening. He's very consistent with potty breaks outside and is getting more familiar with the outside layout. He is very much a lap dog and will welcome any and all belly rubs. You'll find his tail-wagging if you call his name and there's nothing he loves more than a peanut butter kong.