No one said it would be easy, they only said it would be worth it.
Meet Pococo! Pococo is an adorable, snuggly Formosan Mountain Dog mix. She was found as a young puppy, along with her litter mates, when they were searching through dumpsters for food. Their mother was missing, and a rescuer was able to find them and get them all off the streets and to the vet for a full check up. She is now in the San Francisco Bay Area (east-bay) with her foster mom. At 11 months old, she is the perfect age! She is house trained, knows basic obedience, respects boundaries, and has out-grown the puppy problems; but she is still young and full of goofiness and joy. At (or very close to) her full adult size, she has the personality of a medium-sized dog, but is only a little bigger than a Fox Terrier. Pococo will be a lap-dog her entire life!
Pococo is excellent at:
– Snuggling on your lap, or on your pillow
– Giving little kisses on your nose, and nibbling your chin
– Wriggling on her back, and dancing like crazy when you come home
– Getting along with other dogs, either big or small
– Running zoomies in the yard with the neighbor’s Greyhound
– Being house-trained and using the doggie door
– Not chewing on anything she shouldn’t
– Walkng on leash
– Going in her crate when told to
– Giving the cats distance
– Being polite with new visitors
– Protecting the house from the Delivery People
– Going to new places
Pococo is on the submissive side, but she will hold her own with another dog if she feels overwhelmed. She would do well in a household with or without other pets, as long as she gets trips to the dog-park. She actually seems to prefer being outside, rather than in, and needs to have a house with a yard. Having been born on the streets, Pococo takes a little while to warm up around strangers, but within 2 – 3 days she will be your little lap-dog! Pococo is patiently waiting for her very own forever family, with her very own lap to sit on, and face to kiss!
If you have extra time on your hand and would like to help please consider volunteering! Rescue groups need dedicated volunteers to help with events, fundraisers, home checks, transports, etc. All of these things help enable the rescue to expand their network and help more dogs in need.