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
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
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
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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