51101 – Coco
Why choose me?
Coco’s weekend sleepover update 4/8: Coco stayed with us over the weekend to get a break from the shelter, and she was great! I have a fairly hectic household already with 2 other dogs and 2 cats. But she meshed right in with my pack and was a breeze to foster all weekend. She listens well and just wants to be part of the family. She got along well with our 2 dogs although the 1 year old puppy seemed to annoy her. She LOVED our old guy and followed him all over the backyard. I was also reminded of how much easier it is adopting an adult dog than a puppy. Coco is a great age at 4 because she is already housebroken, content to chill on the couch, but she’s also playful and has a long life ahead of her! She was also fantastic with my cats. She did want to play with them but would leave them alone when corrected.
Coco reminds me a lot of a lab I grew up with named Shadow. He was aptly named because he would follow you like a shadow. Coco also wants to be wherever you are. She slept on the bed while I folded laundry, but when I went to the closet 3 feet away she had to follow to make sure I was putting clothes away right 😂
She does need more experience with riding in the car and going out in public as it doesn’t seem like her former owner took her out much. She is timid but also willing (and wants) to go. Her tail stayed pretty low, and she kept looking back at me for reassurance (just another glimpse of how loyal she is/will be for her adopter!). I took her to a plant sale at UGA, and the new place made her uneasy. After about 10 minutes though, she did calm down. Despite her anxiety about the situation, she was always polite to everyone and even met 2 new dogs like a champ. The more she goes out and experiences the world, the more comfortable she will become!
She doesn’t like getting into a crate but will walk in for a treat. She slept in her crate all night with no whining, no barking, and zero accidents! She did cry when we crated her and left the house. This isn’t surprising considering she was in a strange house. I’m confident with proper crate training she will be fine. I honestly think she is the kind of dog that won’t even need a crate once she is settled in a home.
Overall, she was fantastic! She has a goofy personality and loves being with people. If you are looking for a loyal companion that gets along with everyone, Coco may just be the girl for you!
Update 3/20: Thanks to donations to the Spay/Neuter Fund, Coco has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her basic vaccinations!
I love sweet Coco! She was a little shy about coming out of her kennel, but once she was in an interaction pen, she showed how wonderful she is. I had just started taking her pictures when the bottom fell out. Fortunately, I had my umbrella set up, and headed for some shelter calling Coco to join me. She sat next to me on the picnic table giving me kisses as I petted her, and we waited for the shower to end. She was just as sweet as she could be. Coco was surrendered because her former owner could no longer physically care for her. He’d had help, but then that person could no longer help either. She’s house trained and good with kids and other dogs. I hope Coco can find a new family to love. She’s a dear girl with sweet kisses and love to share–rain or shine!