Dog Rescue Stories: Coco Was Chained to a Fence

By Jarissa Aquinde, Positively Woof Rescue and Adoption Story Editor

My name is Coco and I live in Chester, PA. My early days were pretty tough. My former parents went to jail and I was living in a basement all by myself for three months. I was part of a Humane Investigation and after being found chained to a fence, I was taken to the Providence Animal Center in Media, Pennsylvania.

I spent over three months at the shelter. The incredible volunteers at Providence AC trained me, took me on walks, runs and hikes. They showed me how trust humans again.
One day, a nice man named Jason stopped at my kennel. He was frequenting the shelter looking for a dog. He saw me a few times during my three month stay, but after having two rescued Pit Bulls recently pass away from cancer, he was looking for a smaller type of dog. I was sad but determined to find a home.
About a month passed and I was still at the shelter. A volunteer took me for a walk. We were just about to head inside to the kennel when a man inquired about my availability. I couldn’t control my tail. I pulled to get to get near him and smell him!
It was Jason. He came back for me!!!!!! When he knelt down to pet me, I kissed him and rolled over at his feet. I just wanted to ensure I closed the deal. He still swears that I’m the best thirty bucks he’s ever spent!
 When I left the Shelter I was 37 Pounds. My daddy knew exactly what I needed.  FOOD AND REST.  After 3 weeks of rest and antibiotics I was ready to start training and exercising.
My daddy takes me on a 3 mile run everyday. I only eat the best food — Orijen. I am never alone because dad ALWAYS gets me a dog-sitter (Uncle Jesse or Nana & Pop Pop). Uncle Keith is my favorite wrestling buddy and Aunt Val is my favorite to take a nap with. I fetch like a pro. I know so many commands. I even know commands in Spanish. I love to swim. Hiking is life. I love when my humans have other humans over at our house, except the older ones with white hair. I am still unsure of them. I love most other dogs and children. I have my own little house inside the big house and TWO different beds. I have my own yard with a fence and plenty of space to run. I have more dog toys than I know what to do with. I love to be chased and run around and I love sleeping in my Dad’s bed every night. I love being in my forever home.
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Larry Kay is the award-winning coauthor of Training the Best Dog Ever, which became a #1 best seller in dog training on Amazon Kindle. He is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof, which helps shelter dogs get adopted by making videos and raises awareness and funds. Larry is an award-winning dog filmmaker and has been a frequent contributor to the American Animal Hospital Association and Dog Fancy magazine.