Gender: Male Breed: Jack Russell Terrier Age: Est DOB: 2003 Weight: 18 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Abraham is a super handsome and adorable senior Jack Russel Terrier who was surrendered to rescue when his owner was no longer able to care for him due to personal medical reasons. He is a bit shy at first but has so much love to give. He is hoping to find a family to "retire" with as he would make a great addition to a lucky family.
Gender: Female Breed: Pug Mix Age: Est DOB: 2010 Weight: 20 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Emma is a beautiful 8 year old pug mix who was surrendered to rescue after her owner was unable to keep her due to personal medical reasons. She is a very friendly, happy girl who loves attention and getting up close. She is hoping to find a family to call her own soon!
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: Shih Tzu Mix Age: Est DOB: 02/2011 Weight: 11 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Lexi is a special girl who lost both of her eyes when she was originally rescued with severe infections. She is about eight years old and only 10 lbs. She is reportedly housebroke and great with other dogs. Having no eyes does not slow her down any- she finds her way around and knows her name and will come to your call and find your voice as she listens very well. She would make a great addition to a lucky family with her sweet personality.
We recently partnered again with another organization and were able to help welcome them into Coco's Heart. They each needed help from unfortunate situations and are now ready for the "good life" to begin as they look for their own forever families.
A note from the foster:
Lexie is a spunky, warm, intelligent little dog. She is a cautious optimist and always willing to try something new. No fear here! She is working to conquer the staircase - a few steps at a time. When she has had too much, she stops and takes a nap.
Lexie loves to thrash her squeaky toy limb from limb and chew a rawhide with abandon. Treats are always welcomed with relish. The crinkle of a bag always whets her appetite and brings her trotting our way!
Lexie may lack eyes, but she is by far the BEST watchdog we have fostered yet! A knock at the door rarely goes unnoticed.
Her favorite thing of all is cuddle time. Lexie melts into you. She loves to be held, but is not clingy.
With so much love to give and such an adventurous spirit, how can you not fall completely head-over-heels for this little girl? We agreed to foster her because we had a blind dog for 10 years. Lexie has been such a sweet reminder of our little guy. A complete joy of a dog!
Gender: Female Breed: Chihuahua & Beagle Mix Age: Est DOB: 2011 Weight: TBA Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Olive is a super cute and petite 7 year old beagle/chihuahua mix that was returned to rescue due to her food resource guarding. She is very food motivated and we are working with her as she settles into her foster home. Please stay tuned for an update! She is shy at first but warms up quickly and LOVES treats. She is hoping to find a family to call her own again.
A note from the foster:
Olive brings so much joy to our home! She’s the perfect combination of snuggles and play. She keeps us on our toes and entertains us with her quirks.
Olive was returned from her previous owners over concerns about her strong nose for food coupled with their lifestyle having young infants in the home. Not to be confused by Olive’s love for kids – Olive is very kid friendly and will sit and allow ears to be pulled, tails tugged without any fuss. She recently spent time as a feature dog at a birthday party where thirteen 6-year olds spent time loving up on her!
Olive has a beagle nose with a keen ability to find food, though! Without the right boundaries, she will happily help a kiddo (or you!) eat dinner.
While in rescue, we’ve been working with Olive on training and food boundaries. She sits happily and waits to be released for meals. She’s learning ‘take it’ and ‘leave it’ and slowly is showing improvement in judgement on where is appropriate to find/eat food.
Outside of her bloodhound-like nose and all its toils, Olive is an amazing dog! She came to us completely potty and kennel trained. She loves her kennel and will go in when prompted. Currently she sleeps in her kennel overnight (although she would very happily accept a spot on the bed coiled down deep under the covers), and during the day while her fosters are at work. Several people she’s met cannot believe she is 7 years old. She has the playfulness of a young pup and is constantly wrestling and running around with our other puppies. You’ll know when she wants/needs a walk because she’ll look right at you and jump around to play…or….her nose will help her find mischievous ways to let out the energy. She’s great with other dogs, and loves to play, but may require a slow intro to some large dogs.
During down time, Olive cuddles right next to you on the couch and loves being under the covers. We call her an excellent napping companion since she snuggles up next to you and keeps you warm! She loves attention from her humans and will paw you gently if she wants to be petted or have the covers lifted so she can crawl underneath.
Olive is looking for a home who will continue to provide training and boundaries around food, who wants a dog who needs occasional walks, and loves to rub her silky soft ears while she lays next to you on the couch. She is one beautiful, fun dog who deserves a second chance with a home whose routines better suit her breed/personality!
Gender: Female Breed: Bichon Frise Age: Est DOB: 01/2012 Weight: 12 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: In Progress Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Pinky is an adorable and super sweet Bichon who arrived to rescue after a breeder surrender. She has so much to offer but is a bit shy at first and warming up in her foster home. She is hoping to find a family to call her own!
A note from the foster:
Princess Pinky Pie (aka, Pinkerton) is a super sweet, gentle little lady with an adorable spunky streak that is guaranteed to put a smile on any face. She was extremely shy and skittish during her first few weeks in foster care but now she is so full of joy that she runs around the house with her tail wagging and the biggest, happiest smile! She is adorable beyond all words and the process of helping her unlock her personality has been so rewarding. :)
Pinky absolutely loves it when you talk to her and encourage her— she'll perk up her ears and wag her tail. One of her funniest quirks is that she LOVES to watch TV. If you put her on your lap she’ll sit very attentively and cock her head at every move the characters on the screen make. It’s super cute! She also loves chewing dog bones and her peanut butter kong toy.
Pinky still needs patience when approached. It is best to get down on the ground and let her come to you using encouraging words. She is very friendly and sweet and greets everyone with a wagging tail, she’s just apprehensive initially when the focus turns to her. Once Pinky is comfortable with you she adores belly rubs and ear scratches. She can’t seem to get enough and will paw your hand for more if you stop petting. :)
Pinky is still working on her potty training and does just fine if she is let out every two hours or so. She does okay in the kennel at night as long you can get her to potty right before going in. She is currently sleeping in a gated off portion of our laundry room and really seems to prefer that over a kennel— she used to howl a little in the kennel but does great in the laundry room!
Overall Pinky is a super sweet little girl with a lot of potential. Its so fun to wake up every morning to her smiling face! She just needs a patient family willing to give her a few weeks to adjust and learn to trust them.
Pinky does great with dogs of all sizes and would love to have another dog friend in her new home!
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!
A note from the foster: As foster parents, we are very aware that you, as a possible adopter, wants to know all there is to know about the dog that might become part of your family. That is why we always make sure the dog has input into what we put here. Princess is very keen on making sure you know she is one amazing dog!
I will fill you in on basics, and Princess will embellish as necessary!
Princess is a small, stocky 13 year old lab mix something. (I prefer buxom and nicely proportioned, P.) She has plenty of grey around her muzzle and legs and has the cutest, petite ears you have ever seen! (Agreed, P.) They flop over just perfect! She has cute little feet that curl up under her when she is sleeping.
Princess has not needed a crate the entire time she has been with us, finding the orthopedic dog bed to be a nice place at night. (I prefer a king size bed, but a dog bed will do. I don’t move during the night if I sleep with mom and dad right now. P.) During the day, the couch is a good fit too.
She is house broken, BUT does have some incontinence issues :( . She is currently being treated for this, and within a couple of weeks, the vet believes we will see a huge improvement. For the time being, we use a discreet diaper to avoid accidents. (I am a little embarrassed by this, but I have a really pretty sweater to cover up the diaper. I am really trying to get over this, and I hope you understand this does happen to ladies of a certain age. P.) She does let you know when she has to go out. She doesn’t mind other dogs, we have a resident dog, and she is okay with cats. (I am really nice to that resident monster err, I mean dog.)
Her eyes are BIG AND ROUND and can peer right through your skin and suck you in. I mean it, she looks at you and you are completely under her spell. In her younger days, I bet she was a catch for some male dogs with those eyes! (Oh the stories I could tell YOU about my wild and carefree younger days with the gentlemen callers! P.) She does have some arthritis in her hips, (hey, I am 91 in people years, you would have some too!), It is managed with anti-inflammatory medication as needed. Her teeth are a little rough and she is going to the vet for some maintenance for that. Overall, she is the kindest, most loving dog who wants nothing more than to be loved. She had a rough life before she was brought here, so a warm house, a warm bed and a warm heart are going to do the trick to keep her happy.
***Thanks for reading what my foster mom wrote. I am really a mellow, mature lady who would love a family who doesn’t need a dog to run their marathons with them, but rather be there when you get back. I am happy being around my humans and you can bet I have a lot of years left of love to give you. Thanks for reading, Princess
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.
Gender: Female Breed: Chihuahua Mix Age: Est DOB: 10/2010 Weight: 7 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: In Progress Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Zoey warms our hearts as she tries so hard to be brave. She is a bit shy and reserved at first but enjoys being held and petted. She is a beautiful chihuahua mix that needed help out of the cold and now will never need to be cold again. Zoey is hoping to find a family to call her own!
A note from the foster: Zoey is such a sweet and happy little senior gal. When she first arrived to rescue she was very hesitant and scared. She is still timid, but wants nothing more than love and affection! Zoey will be perfectly content cuddling up in your lap for hours at a time. She has gotten along wonderfully with our small resident dog (she doesn’t pay much attention to him) and although shy, she has been great with people too. Zoey gets frightened if there is a lot of commotion around the house, but she will do well anywhere that can provide her with a cozy lap, lots of love, and some patient and gentle encouragement!