My name is Coco!

Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Staunton, Virginia - Coco
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Virginia Paws for Pits

Facts about Coco

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Coco is a gentle giant and thinks she is a Chihuahua. She loves to cuddle on the couch or in the bed. She enjoys toys she can chew, even the occasional stick she finds in the back yard and loves to play tug-a-war with an old sock. She has lots of energy and love to offer. She loves water and will swim in anything. She does great with other dogs, cats, and small animals (Ferrets). I would monitor her with smaller animals as she does not comprehend her size.

Coco has shown food aggression issues in the past. We suggest a home with another dog that is not food aggressive. Besides the food aggression the other aggression we have witnessed is long lasting dog bones. To resolve this, we only give treats that can be eaten with 30 minutes. She has also shown aggression to her personal space when crated but nothing serious unless you are trying to take her food. She however, does fine sharing everything else.

We would recommend a home with older teenagers that will understand her boundaries. Due to unknown past situations Coco startles easily when being woke up and we suggest waking her from a distance. She is also fearful of brooms, mops, anything on a pole, and plastic bags. We would also suggest a male companion similar in size or a non-dominant female as Coco can be very pushy.

About Virginia Paws for Pits

About Our Rescue Group...

VPFP is on a mission to educate the public on the misconceptions that go hand in hand with "pit bulls" we strive to match families with the perfect dog for their lifestyle and activity level to ensure that the adoption is a success for all involved. Pit bulls and mixes account for 58% of dogs in shelters and nearly 2800 are killed every day in the united states. We promote spaying and neutering in the community and encourage our adopters to use their dogs as ambassadors for this misunderstood class of dogs, by going out into the community and making a difference.

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Our adoption fees vary from $50-$250 depending on the age of the animal, the amount of care provided, and the duration of their time in our rescue program. You can apply online via our website and we will be in touch with you in 48-72 hours. We do a reference check with your vet to make sure all animals in the home are current on vaccinations and have been spayed/neutered. We verify with landlords that the applicant can have a pet and there are no size or breed restrictions and finally we conduct a home inspection. Once approved there is an additional contract to sign stating that the adopter is taking over responsibility of the dog and that if at ANY time he/she is unable to care for the dog they must be returned to VPFP with ample notification to our board members.