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Cocoa: 2-year-old female chocolate Lab 90-lb Not yet spayed

Background: 7-week-old newborn infant, other young children running around, home-based child daycare operations, and big bouncy/bubbly Cocoa – all under the same roof. While the family got Cocoa as an eight-week-old puppy from a breeder in Southern California, they find that their family life now is just too busy and hectic to provide Cocoa with the time and care she needs. Cocoa currently spends all of the day outside on a side yard with little human contact. She is getting few walks and exercise. With tears in their eyes, they reached out to us to see if we can find her a new home.

What Cocoa’s Rescue Rep says: Warning: this dog is awesome! One happy dog that loves human attention and touch. Playful, engaging, major wiggle-butt action. Belly scratch delight. Fairly easy to walk on leash – a bit out of practice. No food guarding. I don’t think she has a mean bone in her body. Her current owners report that she likes to ride in the car, dig in the ground, swim, fetch, and comes when called. She sleeps in a crate in the house at night. Not sure if she is housebroken as she gets little to no time inside the home right now. Fine with other dogs. She knows a few commands such as “sit”, “stay” and “shake”. Cocoa is an absolute pleasure to hang out with. Gonna find out how she is with cats real soon at her foster home.

Medical: Appears to be in good health. Current on vaccinations. Cocoa still needs to be spayed, microchipped, and heartworm tested. She is about ten pounds overweight – likely due to overeating combined with lack of proper exercise. She has two hot spots on her hind end –likely from chewing and scratching due to boredom. We will get Cocoa to our vet soon for a full check-up.

Cocoa is currently located in: El Cerrito.

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