My name is Coco Loco!

Shih Tzu/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Coco Loco
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Facts about Coco Loco

  • Breed: Shih Tzu/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10972667-2017037
Despite everything Coco Loco has been through she has sweet as can be. She arrived to our sister rescue from a high kill shelter in Houston. She joined a foster home where she was attacked by a much larger dog. Coco was rushed to the vet where they did X-rays to determine if she had been harmed. Fortunately, she was not harmed at all, but X-rays revealed a life time of abuse and neglect.

All of the bones in her legs, ribs, and chest have been broken at least once if not more. Which explains why she walks a bit bow legged and her chest is a bit deformed. Despite that Coco gets around just fine. She's a bit slower than the other dogs, but she loves to just mosey around and take everything in! She is perfectly crate trained.

We'd love to see Coco in a quiet home where she can lots of love and attention. She prefers the low key lifestyle where she can just hang out and be happy. And this girl deserves it!

Coco's story may have started out sad, but we're determined to give her the life she's always deserved!

Name: Coco Loco
Sex: Female
Breed: Shih Tzu-Terrier mix
Age: Approx 7.5 years old
Weight: Approx 9 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes, arrived to rescue spayed
Vaccinations: Up to date 1/10/17
Heartworm: Negative, on preventative
Microchipped: Yes

Dogs: Yes
Cats: Yes, fostering with cats and doing well
Kids: Yes, would do best with gentle/dog savvy kids

Adoption Donation: $450​

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Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.

Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your dog will help others in need.

All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.

Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.


About Our Rescue Group...

PAWS is comprised of a small group of volunteers from New England and Tennessee trying to reduce the euthanization rate (previously 90%) at the Tipton County Animal Control shelter in Brighton, Tennessee. This shelter is forced to euthanize thousands of animals each year due to irresponsible pet owners that do not spay/ neuter their dogs in the area. Millions of dogs in America are euthanized each year due to lack of space and lack of funding to try and find them better homes.

Our mission is to save as many animals as possible, removing them from the shelter, having their veterinary needs met prior to traveling and then finding them loving homes throughout New England. We do this only with the assistance of many people volunteering their time by going to the shelter, transporting the dogs to the vet, fostering dogs who need special care, and arranging for their new and happy homes in this area. Most importantly, we cannot do any of this without those people willing to open their homes and hearts to these lovely creatures.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs are located either in foster homes in New England or Tennessee/Missouri. Please email our volunteers to ask about the specific pet that you are interested in.

Where Your Purchase Helps Support Rescue!

Our Adoption Process...

Donation: $450.00 (includes $140.00 transport fee paid directly to USDA approved transport company)

Interested in adopting this wonderful dog? Please visit our website and complete an online adoption application.

The adoption donation covers all pre-adoption vet costs (general health exam, vaccinations, heartworm testing/treatment when necessary)

Puppies under the age of 4 months will not be spayed/neutered prior to adoption upon advice of our veterinarians; small dog breeds may not be altered prior to six months if size prohibitive. Paw New England has a spay/neuter program in place with partner vets or if adopter chooses veterinarian of their own choice, reimbursement of $60.00 provided to adopter.