Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Cocker Spaniel (long coat)
Weight: 25 lbs
Estimated Birthdate: 11/16/2010
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$I am priceless
Reason for being in rescue: Rescued from shelter in NC. Coco was surrendered by his owners when he was blinded at the groomer
Special Needs: Coco is lightly heartworm positive (HW+). He will be sent home with a year's supply of Triheart, a heartworm medication. He is being treated with a method called the slow kill treatment. He takes a monthly Ivermectin based heartworm preventative and needs to be re-tested for heartworms every 6 months. Once he tests negative, then he can take any kind of heartworm preventative; he is not restricted to Ivermectin based only. Coco is also blind.
What kind of home would be best for me: A quiet home with someone who will be able to give him care and guidance all day. A retiree would be perfect for this baby. Coco needs to be the only dog in the home.
What is my personality like: Coco is an outgoing baby, loves to snuggle and have his belly rubbed. He is very ticklish on his paws, so he doesn't like for them to be touched often. He can also be independent, sometimes he just likes to have his space. He absolutely does not like to be in a crate, due to his visual impairment, it freaks him out. Coco will growl at cats and dogs who wander into his space. Coco can be a picky eater, but when he wants what he has, he eats at a comfortable pace. He will not eat plain dry food. He loves car rides, and will not go potty in your vehicle, but wait for him to go as soon as he gets out of the car, or you will have a mess. He is great with kids as long as they understand he cannot see and are gentle with him.
He absolutely LOVES ice cream, but he isn't a fan of doggy treats. He does walk well on a leash, but make sure you don't walk him into a tree. If you keep calling him, he will come to you, but he needs a sound to use as a reference. He hates water, doesn't even like the sound of running water in a bath tub, probably due to his grooming experience. Doesn't know any tricks other than "come" and "sit". He will chew up a toy, but he has no real preference.He is ok with being picked up when the need arises.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly and excited. He loves to meet new friends!
Tips and Tidbits: Coco is blind. He lost his vision due to an allergic reaction to shampoo during a routine grooming. Due to this, he MUST be sedation groomed, but he does well with the sedation. He is still adjusting to not having his vision and is tentative in exploring new areas. He needs a home with an easy to navigate floor plan and a consistent routine to help him continue to adjust. He will bump into everything until he gets the lay of the land, and any other dogs in the home need to be able to put up with that. He needs to go out regularly, otherwise he may have accidents in the house.
House trained: He will let you know when he needs to go out by pacing and whining. Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
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Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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