Coco - Jack Russell Terrier (Parson Russell Terrier) (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA

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Date Listed: 12/26/2015
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Organization Name: Contra Costa Humane Society
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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(925) 279-2247


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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Coco

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered No
Behavioral Characteristics
Energy Level Low
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Even-Tempered
  • Gentle
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Jack Russell Terrier (Parson Russell Terrier) (short coat). This very special senior boy is looking for a loving person to call his own. Coco is a very happy, sweet and gentle senior boy who is in need of a forever home - his loving owner is planning extensive travels and will be living overseas for a portion of the year - and so Coco is hoping that someone will provide him a loving family in his retirement years. Coco is a darling Jack Russell Terrier who is just shy of 12 years of age and is neutered and current on his vaccines. Weighing just 12-15lbs., he's a great small size! Coco has lost his eyesight and so needs a home comfortable with having a blind dog, but he's acclimated beautifully and still loves to go on walks and play. He's fully housebroken and uses a dog door with ease, and he's had much experience with his owner's grandkids and has been wonderful with them. He's a great dog who also loves to be in your lap if given the opportunity. He'll make a great companion for a special person looking for an easy-going, good-natured, gentle dog who's hopeful for a family of his own. Coco is a courtesy listing through our Re-Homing Assistance Program and has not been met or evaluated by CCHS. For more information on Coco or to potentially adopt him, please contact Bill at wkhbill@pacbell.net or at 925-947-6947. Thank you!

A.K.A. : A mongrel, mixed-breed dog
Overview: A mongrel, mutt, or mixed-breed dog, is a dog that is not the result of breeding within an existing breed or to modify or create a breed and belongs to no breed. In the United States, the term "mixed-breed" is a favored synonym over "mongrel" among many who wish to avoid negative connotations associated with the latter term. The implication that such dogs must be a mix of defined breeds may stem from an inverted understanding of the origins of dog breeds. Pure breeds have been, for the most part, artificially created from random-bred populations by human selective breeding with the purpose of enhancing desired physical, behavioral, or temperamental characteristics. Dogs that are not purebred are not necessarily a mix of such defined breeds. Therefore, among experts and fans of such dogs, "Mongrel" is still the preferred term.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Country of Origin: Unknown

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      Sirius Black...

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      Breed: Doberman Pinscher
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
      Posted Breed: Doberman Pinscher. Sirius Black has all the charm of a true Harry Potter magician, with none of the tricks up his sleeve! This handsome purebred Doberman Pinscher has lived a wonderful 7 years with his family, but due to some changes within the home, they're no longer able to keep this charming fellow. Now he's hoping you'll swoop him up! Sirius Black is 7 years old, is neutered and current on his vaccines. He's playful and fun-loving, and always, always up for a walk or adventure! He's never met a person he doesn't love, is fully housebroken and has fantastic manners. He's had limited exposure to children, but has been friendly with those he's met. He's happiest when he's the only dog and is looking for a home where he can be your favorite 75lb. playful snugglebug! Sirius Black is a listing through CCHS's Re-Homing Assistance Program and has not been met or evaluated by CCHS. If you are interested in meeting Sirius Black, please complete an adoption application and we'll gladly put you in touch with his guardian. Location: Re-Homing Assistance Program
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      Bullwinkle

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      Breed: Basenji
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
      Posted Breed: Basenji / Chihuahua. We are so impressed with this little guy! Bullwinkle joined our foster program in late October of 2016 after being reportedly hit by a car and brought to an emergency pet hospital by a good samaritan. After some treatment for a few cuts and scrapes, this little guy was brought over to the county shelter until one of our fosters welcomed him home. He'd had one heck of a month, but wow is he a treasure! He's a playful, glass-half-full little guy who loves his people and is always up for snuggling. No matter what you do, this guy is happy to be your handsome sidekick! Bullwinkle is estimated to be 2 years of age and is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. He's crate trained, does well with other dogs (he lives with three), but would be just as happy to be your one & only BFF as he loves nothing more than getting attention from his people! He really enjoys going to the neighborhood park and running around with the other friendly dogs, and boy oh boy can he run zoomies with the best of them! He's obsessed with chew toys, loves to play fetch and go for walks & hikes. If you are looking for a fantastic little buddy, Bullwinkle is the one for you. He is a total gem! Location: Foster Home
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      Yogi

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier. If you've been on the hunt for a great companion, Yogi is it. An affectionate, outgoing, super-social cow-patch snugglebug is a dog that we pulled from a public shelter in 2013. From the get-go, Yogi loved everyone he met no matter age, size or gender. He also loves every dog and person that he meets - in fact, you take him to a dog park and his favorite part is walking around and greeting every person there! He also lives beautifully with three resident cats. He's a phenomenal dog and it quickly became apparent that his foster mom felt the same. She adopted him and ever since, Yogi has been a foster ambassador to every new dog and cat who's come into the home. He helps to show them the ropes and is always a gentleman. Yogi loves to go for car rides and hikes and walks. He's an active boy who thrives on companionship and would do great with a family. He's also a "guy's guy" and seems to really bond with men. He'd love a person or persons who enjoys outdoor activities and where he can be an active part of your life. At 6 years of age and weighing about 70lbs., Yogi is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccines. His foster-mom fell in love with him after fostering him and adopted him in 2013, but is looking to find this sweet boy a more active home where he can get the enrichment and activity she feels he deserves. If you're looking for a great dog to add to your life, consider this cow-patch cutie! Location: Re-Homing Assistance Program
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      Finn

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
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      Grace

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier. Beautiful Grace lives up to her name in more ways than one. Not only is she friendly with everyone she meets, she takes life in stride on just three legs. Grace was adopted from a public shelter in April of 2015 and sadly, her owner recently has been faced with a move and is unable to take this sweet girl with her. She's hopeful to find Grace the perfect new home! Grace is estimated to be 2 years of age and is spayed and current on her vaccines. She's fantastic with everyone she meets and is also great with kids and cats. She can be dog selective, so would love to be your one & only canine friend. She's the perfect balance of playful and calm and is very loving and affectionate. She knows many basic commands, including how to sit & stay when the doorbell rings or it's mealtime. She's housebroken and loves to go on walks and adventures! She's fantastic in the home and not destructive when left alone. If you're looking for a great canine friend, this beautiful girl is waiting for you! Grace is an adoptable dog through CCHS's Re-Homing Assistance Program and has not been met or evaluated by CCHS. If you are interested in knowing more about or potentially adopting Grace, please complete an adoption application and we'll gladly forward it on to her current guardian!
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      Sedona

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      Breed: American Bulldog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
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      Fudge

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
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