My name is Koko!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 2 months ago

Cared for by Anti-Cruelty
Adoption process

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Meet the Pet


Submit Application


Take the Pet Home

Adoption fee: $200

This helps Anti-Cruelty with pet care costs.

My basic info

American Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Medium)
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Meet Koko! Koko is a sweet girl who came to us when her previous owner could no longer care for her. She is a special care animal, which just means she needs a bit more love! Koko can be shy when going to new places and meeting people. Though she can be cautious of new people, once you give her affection and/or treats, she is your new best friend! To help build her confidence, we recommend slow introductions when meeting new people and going to new places, accompanied by lots of praise. Her first walks in her new home should be kept short and sweet to help her settle into her new environment. She has shown to take longer opening up to men and gaining their trust - but she quickly becomes your best friend and lap dog once trusted she is learning being aware of her space- per foster dad.
Koko is a sweet little lady that just wants love and to be treated like the princess she is. Here is some new information that Koko's foster parents have discovered: Koko loves toys that make sound, tennis balls, and high-durability chew toys. She has a good foundation of potty training, but she will need a strict schedule to keep her in good habits! We are currently working on her separation anxiety, and she has been making slow but steady progress. She would do best being the only dog at home. She would thrive in a home with a tall-fenced yard and/or active pet parent(s) willing to work with her on her walk etiquette. Koko would thrive in a home with a secluded entrance, where foot traffic can be controlled. She does show signs of dog reactivity - apartments/condos/homes with shared elevator or stair spaces with cross-traffic, especially with other dogs/pets may not be suitable.
While she is more than happy to sleep and cuddle on the couch, she can keep up the energy when it's time to play! Koko is known to get the "zoomies" a few times a day, so having ample time and space to play is recommended! She also lacks spatial awareness which could mean that she could knock over small children, so having only older house residents is ideal.
Koko loves pets, to snuggle, give kisses, receiving chest/belly rubs, massages, crawling in laps, running & sniffing in the backyard, and providing the best cuddle bug wakeup call you could ask for in the mornings. We are continuing to learn even more about Koko and you can, too! If interested, please submit an adoption questionnaire to learn more about Koko, or reach out to our adoption team for more information!
Her foster parents have created an Instagram account for Koko: @momosfostergarden

Contact info

Pet ID
510 N LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654

Their adoption process


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

The first step to adopt is to stop by our adoption center during open hours!


Meet the Pet

The second step is to meet with pets you might be interested in adopting! Our staff and volunteers will tell you all about them.


Submit Application

Finally, fill out the adoption questionnaire. Our experienced adoption counselors will ensure it's a good fit for you and the pet!


Take the Pet Home

If the adoption is a good fit, you get to take the pet home that day!

Additional adoption info

***Please Note: The "Apply Online" button to the right of the pet does not take you to the adoption questionnaire. Please follow the steps listed above and below to adopt this pet!

To adopt pets located at our adoption center, you must stop by during open adoption hours to start the process.

To adopt pets located at our partnering PetSmart stores, you must first visit the pet at the specific PetSmart store to start the process.

To adopt pets located in foster care, you must first submit an Anti-Cruelty Questionnaire (found on our website) to start the process.

To adopt pets located in our Home-to-Home Program, you must first contact the owner of the pet via the contact information provided in the pet's bio to start the process.

Adoption Requirements:
Must be 18 years of age or older for standard adoptions. Must have valid ID

Adoption fees are based on an animal's age and species.

Each adoption Includes:
1. Complete veterinary exam
2. Inoculations against rabies and other diseases
3. Heartworm test for dogs /Feline leukemia test for cats
4. Spaying or neutering (it's mandatory)
5. Collar
6. Lifetime ID tag (on The Anti-Cruelty Society's registry)
7. Permanent identification microchip
8. Dog leash or cat carrier
9. One month of free pet insurance for this important transitional period.

Adoption application

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Our adoption center at 510 N. LaSalle Avenue is open daily for walk-in adoptions from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m..

More about this shelter

Anti-Cruelty has been on the forefront of animal welfare and humane education since it was founded in 1899. As one of Chicago’s oldest animal welfare organizations, our history is as large as our hearts. Our mission is to build healthy, happy communities where pets and people thrive together. Our vision is to build a humane Chicago.

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