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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      Sex: Male Male
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
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      Finn

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher. Check out this adorable little cookie! Finn is a fun and playful little Min Pin/Chihuahua mix who loves to be a gigantic cuddlebug. He loves to go on walks and is a pro on leash. He's also fantastic with other dogs! Finn became BFFs with an 8 year old Chihuahua mix named Mr. Magoo at the shelter, so we took the both of them into a loving foster home. While they don't need to be adopted as a pair, if a special heart came along who wanted to give two buddies a home together, we'd melt with joy! Finn is estimated to be 7 years of age, weighs 7lbs. and is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccines. He's familiar with an adult home but might also be fine in the right environment with teenage kids. If you're looking for a whole lot of adorableness in a pint-sized package, we've got your guy right here! Location: Foster Home
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      Bruno

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier. If you're that amazing person we've been searching for who's looking for the ultimate in bonded pairs, we have two amazing dogs for you. Yogi - an affectionate, outgoing, super-social black and white snugglebug - and his BFF, Bruno - a darling, slightly more timid but equally affectionate cuddler - are so hopeful to find a forever after together. We know it might be a longshot, but if you've never met a bonded pair who are amazing together, you have to meet these two. Yogi 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 single solitary dog and cat he meets. In fact, you take him to a dog park and his favorite part is walking around and greeting every person there! He's beyond 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. Bruno, a new foster dog, joined the home in the spring of 2016 and the bond was instantaneous. These two are bonded at the hip! They are blessed with the same gentle disposition and where Bruno is more on the shy side with new people, Yogi helps him to feel safe and trust. These two share toys, often forsake one crate for the comfort of sharing one together, and comically, often sit on one another! Recently, Yogi's mom has found that her free time is limited and she'd like Yogi to have a more active home. What Yogi and Bruno would seem to love is a home together. Both dogs love to go for car rides and hikes and walks. They're happy to hang around the house, too, and play with their toys or snuggle up with you. Both are phenomenal around cats and other dogs. Bruno loves to play fetch, too! Ideally we're looking for an adult home with a person or persons who enjoys outdoor activities and has a yard where these two buddies can run around. Yogi is 6 years of age Bruno is 2 years of age. Both are neutered, microchipped and current on their vaccines. If by chance you're that rare home looking for a bonded pair of extremely gentle, affectionate, loving dogs to give the happiest of lives to, please consider these two! Location: Foster Home
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      Date listed: 11/29/2016

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
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      Date listed: 11/29/2016

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
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      Date listed: 11/29/2016

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      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
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      Breed: Chihuahua
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      Age: Adult
      Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
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