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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    • Noah - Chihuahua Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 02/18/2017

      Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA

      Noah

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua. Adorable little Noah is almost ready to light up your life! This happy little guy is settling in wonderfully into his foster home and as soon as he's neutered, he'll be ready to bombard your life with laughter and joy, too. Noah was found as a stray in the east county and when no one came back for him, one of our fantastic fosters snatched him up. He's had no trouble settling in and is just a happy, happy little guy. He's great with other dogs and loves to be a lap buddy! Weighing just 7lbs., Noah is estimated to be 2 years of age and will soon be neutered, at which time he'll be available for adoption. Stay tuned for more information on this adorable little guy! Location: Foster Home
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    • Basenji Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA

      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 on October 29th 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's had one heck of a month, but wow is he a treasure! He's a playful, glass-half-full little guy who loves people and is always up for snuggling. He absolutely loooooves going for walks and is always up for being your sidekick. Bullwinkle is estimated to be 2 years of age and is microchipped and vaccinated. He's doing well with his potty-training and once he adjusts to his new home's routine, he'll be golden. He loves going to his foster mom's neighborhood park and running around with the other friendly dogs, and boy oh boy can he run zoomies with the best of them! 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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    • Whippet Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA

      Sundae

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      Breed: Whippet
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
      Posted Breed: Whippet / Beagle. This little heart-stealer is one happy-go-lucky pup with legs from floor to ceiling! She's like an adorable little Bambi figurine in a dog's body - we love watching her romp and play, ears flopping all over and legs not far behind! She's never met a person she doesn't like or an animal she doesn't befriend. She's a total dream puppy! Sundae is estimated to have been born in mid-October and is microchipped and current on her vaccines. She'll be scheduled on 2/17/17, after which time she'll spend a few days recovering before being able to go home with her new family. She currently weighs under 10lbs and is long & lanky. She'd be great as a buddy dog to two- and four-legged alike. Seriously, just try not to fall in love with her...we dare you! Location: Foster Home
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA

      Yogi

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      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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    • Miniature Pinscher Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA

      Finn

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher. Check out this adorable little cookie! Finn is a fun little Min Pin/Chihuahua mix who loves to be on your lap. He enjoys going on walks and is a pro on leash. He's easy-going and not demanding at all, and more than anything, he bonds really closely with his person and just wants to be their companion! He's the kind of guy who's like a knight in shining armor - he wants to protect his person to his fullest ability and in return, he'll be your most loyal friend. Finn is estimated to be 7 years of age, weighs 7lbs. and is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccines. Finn appreciates an adult home most and will thrive best as your one & only dog. He lives in a foster home with other dogs and while he's tolerant of them, he'd really prefer to not have to share your lap with others if he doesn't have to! He's crate trained and housebroken and would also do well in a small space if you're looking for an apartment dog (really, at just 7lbs. he doesn't take up much space!). If you're looking for a lot of adorableness in a pint-sized package, we've got your guy right here! Location: Foster Home
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA

      Grover

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Chihuahua. Looking for an adorably snuggly, fun, affectionate puppy? Better yet, a pair of adorably snuggly, fun, affectionate brothers who will charm your socks off? If so, we've got them right here! Super sweet Grover and his brother, Fudge, have been living the high life in a fantastic foster home and each is now ready for their forever home(s)! Grover is a very sweet, gentle little guy who adores everyone he meets. He's outgoing and social, but more on the mellow side compared to his brother, Fudge. Grover absolutely loves to snuggle no matter the time or place! Weighing about 8lbs., Grover is estimated to have been born in early July of 2016 and is current on his vaccines and de-worming. He's available to a foster-to-adopt home until such time as he's neutered in the next couple of weeks, at which point he is then officially adopted. Whether you're looking for one cutie or two, you'll want to meet these little guys! Location: Foster Home
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA

      Fudge

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Chihuahua. Looking for an adorably snuggly, fun, affectionate puppy? Better yet, a pair of adorably snuggly, fun, affectionate brothers who will charm your socks off? If so, we've got them right here! Super sweet Fudge and his brother, Grover, have been living the high life in a fantastic foster home and are definitely two peas in a pod. Both dogs are playful, affectionate and outgoing, and have yet to turn down petting from any new stranger who they meet. Fudge looks like a deer-Chihuahua with his long legs, upon which he prances around and steals hearts left & right. He loves to greet anyone & everyone and is great with other dogs, too. Weighing just over 8lbs., Fudge is estimated to have been born in July of 2016 and is current on his vaccines and de-worming. He's available to a foster-to-adopt home until such time as he's neutered in the next couple of weeks, at which point he is then officially adopted. Whether you're looking for one cutie or two, you'll want to meet these little guys! Location: Foster Home
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