5 year old • Female • 50 lbs
Cocoa Bean is the perfect name for this girl because her fur is a dark espresso color with lovely mocha accents. She is a beautiful dog, with speckled socks, a large white bib on her chest, a white stripe from her forehead down onto her nose, and exotic, soulful brown eyes.
Cocoa Bean is a quiet girl with a calm and easy manner. She is a delight to be around and I have found her to be one of the easiest, most wonderful foster dogs I’ve ever had! This girl has so much love to give and wants to give it. Whatever happened in her past, it has not changed who she is at her core. Cocoa wants to be friends with every person and dog she meets. Even though this new world she lives in can be scary to her, she is eager to learn about it, and she is gaining more confidence every day.
Cocoa sometimes needs a little encouragement to explore new things, but then is excited to see what’s around the next corner. She loves going on adventures to new places in the car. She is easy to walk on the leash. She is crate trained, but does not need to be crated when left alone, as she does not bother any possessions.
Cocoa needs a quiet, calm environment with an owner who will be mindful of her healing process. She would not do well in an apartment setting because of the stressors of navigating stairs while being around a lot of other people and dogs. Cocoa loves her foster sister but would also do well as an only dog with someone who is around a lot, and has time to give her lots of love and attention.
Cocoa Bean is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed. She tested positive for heartworms is receiving the gentle protocol that begins with 28 days of doxycyline and twice per month Heartgard Plus, and continues on with Heartgard Plus twice a month. This method gradually clears the heartworm infection without the need for excessive confinement. Most dogs will test negative for heartworms within a year using this method.
Cocoa Bean came as an emaciated stray from a local shelter.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.