My name is Cocoa!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Franklinville, New Jersey - Cocoa

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Cocoa's Info...

I am housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Cocoa's Story...
There are so many times in rescue where feeling hopeless is literally the only thing left to feel. Being bombarded - daily, hourly - with emails, texts, phone calls, Facebook messages....the constant desperate plea to help...

She only has until 8pm.

They are only puppies.

A pregnant mother brutally beaten.

An abandoned senior - blind and deaf - trembles in the corner of his run.

Hit by a car and left to die in a ditch. Tied to a tree in the middle of the woods with no food, water, or shelter. Starved. Burned. Dragged. Used as bait. The horrors are beyond anything u could imagine. Yet somehow, we must find a way to not only stomach what we see, but to orchestrate the miracle that will save them. Knowing that the odds are against us in astronomical proportions...

There isn't a foster.

There isn't enough money.

There isn't enough time.

Their suffering is beyond saving.

That desperate plea is now ours to sing as we beg, we plead for someone, for anyone to please help. Completely dependent on others. Yes - feeling hopeless can come quite easy when facing the obstacles forcing it's way against every single effort.

This is Cocoa. A 7yr old pit mix who was struck by a car. The person who did it never even stopped. The side of the road was to be the last thing she would see as no one stopped to help her. Finally, someone did. A person who took pity on her brought her to the shelter. A kill shelter. A senior pit mix who was now injured. She had zero chance at surviving that place. It's easy to feel that hopelessness right away, isn't it? How in the world were we going to save her? Who would possible want to help?

There are so many times in rescue where miracles come out of the blue. Where saviors materialize from nowhere - willing to take on what very few others would. This was one of those times. A dog whose fate was sealed - found herself on her freedom ride last week, right into the home of her adoring foster parents, Teresa and John. And see when this happens? When what seems to be the impossible actually becomes...well, possible? There is no greater feeling. Truly. There are no words to describe the gratitude that fills my heart, the immense PRIDE I feel to have all those involved on my team, and the pure joy knowing a precious life - once slotted to die at the end of a needle - is now surrounded by love.

And hope <3

Cocoa's front leg that was injured when she was hit by a car is almost 100% healed. She walks with a mild limp at times, but it does not stop her from running and playing, especially when there is a ball involved. Cocoa had a very thorough exam with X-rays done that showed NO broken bones. All her abrasions and wounds from the accident have healed and she is doing amazing.

Adoption fee $100

Facts about Cocoa

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Cocoa, a Franklinville Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Labrador Retriever for sale in Franklinville, or seeking a Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Franklinville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Franklinville 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 Franklinville 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 Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Franklinville paves the way for another one to be saved.