About Me

Name: Cocoa
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Labrador Retriever / Poodle (Standard) / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 60 lb
Height: 25 in
Estimated Birthdate: 8/26/2019
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$499

My Story

Date into Rescue: 7/28/2020

Reason for being in rescue: Stray - Forsyth County Animal Shelter

Special Needs: Cocoa is a young dog with no manners. He needs an experienced owner committed to training.

What kind of home would be best for me: Cocoa is a young dog who needs an active, experienced owner. He has absolutely no manners and requires training. Cocoa's ideal home is with runners or hikers that can help him burn physical and mental energy daily. He is not cat friendly and will not be placed in a home with small dogs. Cocoa needs to be the only dog in the home. Cocoa has never been tested with children, but based on his energy we will not place him in a home with children under 12. This boy has a ton of potential!

What is my personality like: Cocoa was found running as a stray in Northwestern North Carolina. Shelter life was terrifying at best, and thankfully a caring rescue partner reached out to seek help for this boy. The cowering, trembling boy in the back of the shelter run came to life the moment he was outside. A gregarious, playful puppy energy abounds!

Cocoa is described by his caregivers and fun end energetic. He loves to be outside and he loves to be around people. If you are a runner or hiker looking for a partner, he would be a great companion. Cocoa knows some basic commands, but is selective about when he chooses to follow the command. He has clearly had very little training and been allowed to behave as he wanted. The good news is he is a young dog and with training should correct easily.

Cocoa is working on his overall manners. He jumps up on new people to introduce himself. He doesn't mean to scare, he is just really excited. Given his size, this can be startling. He is okay on a leash, but will pull and is not trained to walk beside you. He is a lot of dog and doesn't quite know what to do with his energy. 

Cocoa is much better with humans than other animals. He absolutely cannot be around cats. He's had limited interaction with other large dogs, but will fence fight with them if they engage. Given his fascination with cats, we will also not place him in a home with small dogs. Cocoa is too much dog for a home with children under 12. He'd be great for a very active family looking for a dog to go places with them.

How do I act when I first meet new people: Very excited

Tips and Tidbits: Cocoa's estimated birthday is 8/26/2019

House trained: 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.

Potential Adopters

Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.

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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