My name is COCOA-pending!

Labrador Retriever/Spaniel (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in West Milford, New Jersey - COCOA-pending
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I am already spayed, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

COCOA-pending's Story...
Cocoa arrived on April 5th weighing in at only 28 pounds. She is a mixed breed, exact mix we do not know. The vet estimated her age at 10 months old. This little heart stealer was calm on the car ride home - she was enjoying being pet and would occasionally let out a soft whimper so I would know that she was a bit unsure. When I stopped petting her, she licked my hand several times. When we arrived home she walked nicely on the leash and did her business outside. Not sure if she is housebroken, but we will get her on a good schedule and work on that. Once inside, she was cautious but did explore the house. When she came across people she was very sweet with each one. She did not get crazy jumping up , but wagged her tail and showed that she was happy to see them. When she met my dogs, she acted very appropriately; tail tucked, no showing of aggression and within a few minutes she was In the play stance and running around with my playful dog. She ate her food in her crate and did not complain or protest being in there. Later she sat for a treat. She seems to enjoy praise and is quickly learning to come reliably when called. This is a very sweet, gentle and smart girl!

UPDATE: Cocoa is fitting in so well here that I sometimes forget that she is here. She is always within sight and will follow me a bit more closely than my dogs do. I feed most fosters inside a crate because my greedy Labs will try to charm others out of their dinner if I look away for a single moment. Tonight I fed her and went to rest on the sofa and dozed off. I woke up an hour later and wondered why she wasn’t in the room. She was still in the crate where I left her, not a complaint or a whimper. She is generally a quiet and agreeable girl. She is responding to direction very well, she will go outside when told to even if she would rather stay in (not a fan of the rain) she comes when called every time. She is excellent on a leash and is happy to meet new people both young and old. She even was interested in a neighbor’s cat, allowing the cat to be quite close to her without chasing. She is not at all destructive, although she does enjoy a good chew bone or dog toy. She wags her tail easily when I say her name and loves to be pet. We are still working on housebreaking.

If you are interested in seeing additional photos, please friend Sheryl's Den on Facebook. You can get a link to our Facebook page at If you are interested in adopting, please complete and submit an application. Be sure to list the dog's names that you are interested in on the first question within the application. Please be sure your application is complete. The 1st question asks which dogs you are interested in. To see additional dogs, see our adoptable pet list at

This animal is currently fostered in a private home. Our rescue is 100% foster home based. We do not have a shelter or kennel. They are cared for by a loving family until adopted. Each pup has had their first vet exam, a shot, and de-worming, etc We make sure they have no fleas prior to going into our foster homes. They are fostered out of the shelter at least two weeks or more prior to adopting to monitor health. We take their care seriously! Please note that the adoption appointments will be scheduled after your application is approved. Once adopted, feel free to change the dog's name. You do not have to keep the name listed in this post.


IF YOU ADOPT a pup and live in the State of New Jersey we do have low cost spaying and neutering at very affordable prices. Kindly inquire upon an approved application. We also have an affordable program for out of state adopters.We also offer low cost micro-chipping! For a low fee of only 20.00 we will have your dog microchipped. You will be able to register the microchip for a low cost fee of only 10.99 at the time of the adoption appointment. The 10.99 fee is a ONE time registration fee. The microchip is for the lifetime of the dog. You have the ability to update the contact information at NO cost. You will also have a one year membership to Home Again. This is a big savings for you.

***** If you're interested in fostering we could always use the help to save more animals. A crate, food, and medical care are provided. The animals are picked up in West Milford, NJ and brought back here for adoption. The time commitment is two to two and a half weeks. Please email letting us know what town you live in and we will forward information to you. *****

Sheryl's Den has teamed up with Petfirst Health care in an effort to offer pet insurance for your adopted family member. If you wish, you can enroll once you adopt or within 20 days after your adoption. Your coverage will begin at midnight following your activation. The first month is only 5.00. If you choose to continue the pet insurance the cost would be 14.95 a month thereafter. Pet insurance protects you from the expense of vet care. No need to worry about unexpected expenses. Details: Use any veterinarian, pay your vet, send claim form to PetFirst, meet the 50.00 deductible, receive your reimbursement check in as little as two weeks. If you would like further information, you can contact PetFirst at 1-877-291-PETS.

Facts about COCOA-pending

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Spaniel (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

COCOA-pending, a West Milford Labrador Retriever/Spaniel (Unknown Type) puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/Spaniel (Unknown Type) for sale in West Milford, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/Spaniel (Unknown Type) puppy from a breeder in West Milford.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in West Milford already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a West Milford breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever/Spaniel (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Labrador Retriever/Spaniel (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in West Milford paves the way for another one to be saved.