|We discovered Coco completely by accident in a shelter we had not worked with previously in California. We had our Facebook friend, Kathy J, reach out to them to see if they were interested in working with a rescue. Not only were they interested in working with a rescue, they were delighted to find out that there was a White German Shepherd Rescue, as (according to the rescue coordinator) they get whites in all the time!
Arrangements were quickly made to get our rescue approved to pull from the shelter ... but how to get Coco out of there. Our transporter friends, Chuck and Jon, were springing Samson from Escalon on Saturday, and Coco's shelter was closed on Sunday. No problem! The shelter opened on Sunday at a specified time to allow Chuck and Jon to pick up Coco and get her to safety. Now that's a rescue friendly shelter!! We look forward to an ongoing (but not too busy) relationship with them.
Coco is now safe and sound at Husky Camp in California. She will be brought to Phoenix with Samson hopefully this coming weekend. We're looking forward to meeting her!
UPDATE 9/27: Coco has been groomed, spayed, wormed, updated on shots and microchipped. She will be transported to Phoenix on Sunday, October 1st, and will take up temporary residence with one of our staff members.
UPDATE 10/1: The furkids have arrived in Phoenix! Our staff member and volunteer Wendy made the drive out to Quartzsite this morning to pick up our two newest rescue additions.
Coco loves people and takes every opportunity she can to crawl into someone's lap for attention. She has not been overly socialized with dogs, so can be intimidated by dogs who approach her too quickly (she will bark at them), but there is no aggression in her that we have seen. She has been housed with Samson for the prior week, and has done well with him and did perfectly fine when introduced to our staff member's dog in Phoenix. As a puppy (approximately 10 months), she will need ongoing training and socialization (as every GSD puppy needs).
UPDATE 10/5: Coco has also come down with kennel cough. She is on antibiotics and her foster mom is making sure she's eating well. She'll soon be ready for introductions.
UPDATE 10/8: Coco's kennel cough seems to be showing improvement; however, for some reason she has begun to favor one of her paws. We're going to schedule an appointment with our vet this coming week so that we can be sure Coco is 100% on all fronts. Please check back for updates.
UPDATE 10/12: Coco has been full weight bearing on all 4 feet for the past several days, but we're going to have her checked out at our vet just to be sure. Her kennel cough is completely gone. She will also have her spay sutures removed, after which she will be ready for adoption.
UPDATE 10/13: Coco was seen by our vet this morning. After a thorough examination, she was diagnosed with an ankle sprain, for which she was put on anti-inflamatories for a week. Her sutures were removed and she was pronounced "a healthy puppy" at 50.5 pounds.
Adoption fee $425.00.