Please read Coco's bio in it's entirety before applying to see if your the right fit for him.
Coco is a big love in a small package!!! Coco is a handsome, 5 yr, 8 lb. male chihuahua who was rescued from Aurora Animal Control, surrendered by his family because he had worms. He has now been treated. This guy is just a handful of sweetness. Coco gets along great with the other dogs in his foster parents house. He is great with all dogs of different personalities. He chases the cats relentlessly so a home without kitties is best!
He snuggles with his foster family all the time like when they are watching tv or reading. He will sit in their lap or right beside them. At night he curls right in under the covers on the bed and falls asleep knowing he is safe and loved. He is just a fun and happy little dude! When he's not getting belly rubs or sitting on his foster mom or dads lap, he can be found sunning himself on the back of the couch. His foster family does not have children so we do not know how he would do. He does startle easily so it's best given we don't know how he would do with small children, that he go into a home without younger children. Older teenagers would be best. Coco will protect his foster family from the mail man by barking and scaring him away.
He walks like a champ on a leash, and he gets so excited when he knows he's going for a walk. He loves car rides, and this little guy tries so hard to look out the window when riding in car. He also loves to run around in his fenced in back yard. Coco will need to be in a home with a physical fenced in back yard because also he loves dogs, when on a lease he can be reactive with other dogs. Coco is housetrained, and he goes to the door when he needs to potty. This beautiful guy is full of love and life. He has so much love and life to offer. Coco truly deserves his very own forever family. A home where he will feel love and safety.
Coco adores his people, but he is human dominant dog if given a chance. That means that Coco doesn't try to dominate other dogs, but if given a chance he will dominate his humans. This is not uncommon behavior in Chihuahuas. Coco needs a home where there is a human alpha and one who is a bit dog savvy. He should only be allowed on furniture until firm rules have been established and only when he is asked by the human Coco is super sweet, and very friendly, but he will push his limit with you. When he first arrived at the foster, the foster picked him up and he snapped, she said NO very firmly and he never exhibited that behavior again. The foster mom also takes the alpha role in her home, and doesn't allow that behavior.
Coco was adopted in April to a family, and his behavior was explained to the family, and written in the bio. He was returned just before July 4th, as the family indicated Coco would snap at them when picked up. He never hurt anyone, but it's not proper behavior for a dog to snap at anyone. The adoptive family didn't establish their role as the dominant in the home. We want to make sure Coco's next home is his forever home. Please be sure you can be a firm leader for Coco before you apply. Once we receive an application from you, the foster will talk with you more before setting up a meet and greet to help assure a good match.
Coco is now back with his original foster. When he was first returned, he did snap at them to exhibit his dominance. The foster firmly said no very firmly, and he hasn't never exhibited the behavior again. There are also cues Coco gives so that you know when he is trying to take control of things, which the foster will also discuss with you after an adoption application is received. However the foster must consistently maintaining the alpha role with Coco so he knows she is the boss. If coco has an owner that will make clear rules from the start, Coco will make a terrific companion for you. We feel a home without children would be best as children generally can display alpha behavior.
If your interested in meeting Coco, please click on the link to complete the on-line adoption application http://angelsonwheels.org/canine-adoption-application/.
Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but is required prior to making arrangements for a meet and greet as all of our animals are cared for in homes. We can't schedule meet and greets until the application is submitted and approved. We don't have a building so there are no viewing hours. All of our animals are cared for in foster homes by wonderful families who volunteer their time to save these precious souls. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The adoption fee of $150.00 includes:
The neutering which is done,
Vaccinated for distemper-adenovirus-parainfluenze-parvo, Rabies vaccination,
Dewormed with panacur,
Treated with either revolution or frontline plus,
Monthly heartworm preventative while in our care,
Treated for Kennel Cough
Fecal Tested negative
Heartworm tested negative
Lyme tick transmitted disease tested Negative
Ehrlichiosis tick transmitted disease tested Negative
Anaplasmosis tick transmitted disease tested Negative
Free wellness exam to one of our participating vets at
Crest Hill Cat and Dog Clinic, Springbrook Animal Hospital, Yorkville Animal Hospital, Midwest Animal Hospital in Orland Park, Woodridge Animal Hospital, Wheaton Animal Hospital, or Naperville Animal Hospital/
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