Associated Humane Societies
& Popcorn Park


Coco had an abusive past, let's give her a happy future

No one ever looks at dogs like Coco.....that's the honest truth.  An older dog with a graying face will usually get passed over, and when that dog is a breed that is known to be temperamental, and also is not all that welcoming the first time she sees you, well, what can we say?  We know how it goes.  She'll wait, and wait, and wait.....hoping for that one very special person to come along and give her a chance.

Coco is this type of dog.  She came to us in the fall of 2018 when her owner turned her in due to, "landlord issues".  It was obvious from the start that Coco's owner didn't care all that much about her, but what we found out later was that Coco was not just an unloved dog, she was also an abused dog.  

A reliable source let us know Coco's history several months after she came to be in our care.  It seems that her family owned Coco's mother, who had a litter of puppies at some point, and spent her life being kicked around and abused by her family.  Coco was the last of her puppies, so the family kept her, condemning her to the same life of abuse.  It's no wonder why now, at 8 1/2 years old, Coco has a difficult time trusting people.  Imagine, living your life in fear, wondering when the next time will be that you'll get hit or kicked for no other reason than you're just there?

We have come to know and love Coco in the many months that she has been in our care at AHS/Popcorn Park and we can say this- when you get through her rough exterior, you will find the sweetest little dog, that loves to have her belly rubbed, loves to roll around in the grass on a sunny day, loves to sit in your lap and lick your face, and loves to feel safe and cared for.  When Coco bonds with someone, which she has with her caretakers, she loves and trusts them completely, as she will do with a family that will just give her a chance.

Please, give Coco a chance.  Come to AHS/Popcorn Park to meet her and if she isn't your best friend the first time, then come back again.  She will need a child and cat-free home, and an experienced chihuahua owner but aside from that, she just needs someone to give her a chance.

Stop in at AHS/Popcorn Park to meet Coco seven days a week between 12pm and 5pm.  For more information, call us at 609-693-1900 or email:

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