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Cookie and Coco

Claim:   Two Labradors named Cookie and Coco need a home.

TRUE BUT OUTDATED

Example:   [Collected via e-mail, February 2009]

This family has lost their home and the apartment does not allow dogs. They are looking for a home for the two Labs. See below.

As many of you know, we are moving in just 2 weeks. Unfortunately, I have still not been able to find a good home for Cookie and Coco . We're not able to take our beloved doggies with us and I've been desperately trying to find a home for both of them 'together'. They were raised together and pine without each other. The Lab rescue have already said that they would probably separate them, so this is my last resort.

Recently I tried to take Coco out in my car alone and she TOTALLY refused to even get into the car without Cookie!!!! She absolutely pulled back on her haunches until Cookie was by her side. Both doggies are in great health, have been spayed and have ID chips implanted under the skin.

Cookie turned 3 December 10th and Coco will be 3 April 1st. Cookie is my mellow-yellow, and just loves her tummy rubbed. Coco is adorably funny and lives for her "ball". She also loves the water. Cookie loves lots of attention. Both doggies are loyal and love to walk. They have been raised with my 3 kids running around all over the place, and have survived Sammy's constant hugging and love of 'dress-up', so they are fantastic family dogs. This is by far one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make, but under the circumstances I have no choice.

Please, Please forward these pics to all you know and help me find a great home for these fabulous doggies. They are just adorable and it's heartbreaking to let them go. In a perfect world, I hope that we could find someone local so that we can still keep in touch and visit them. I pray that someone, somewhere can help us keep Cookie and Coco together, and love them just as much as we do. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
 

Variations:   In July 2009 the plea to find a home for the two dogs was prefaced with the claim "We are moving overseas in just 2 weeks."

Origins:   This appeal to find a home for two dogs that had been raised together appeared on 22 January 2009
on South Bay Pets, a web site about pets in the Los Angeles area. It began life as a 20 January e-mail from Sas Behzadi of Woodland Hills, California, to a friend in Los Angeles. Behzadi, a mother of three whose house was in foreclosure, had been looking for a new home for her two dogs for over a month, and as a last-ditch attempt sent the note to her friend, in hopes that her pal could take the animals.

Her friend forwarded the plea to another friend, who forwarded it to a woman who regularly posts at South Bay Pets. From there, the entreaty reached across the U.S.

With the help of Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue, a home was found for Cookie and Coco. Behzadi, says Kris Coronado of the Washington Post's ExpressNightOut site, is still in touch with the pair who offered the dogs their new digs. "They send me pictures all the time and have invited our kids to go hiking with them," said Behzadi. "It's just been amazing."

South Bay Pets carries an update about the rehoming of the dogs.

Barbara "dog gone" Mikkelson

Last updated:   10 September 2009

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Sources:

    Coronado, Kris.   "Paws & Effect: Finding Cookie and Coco a Home."
    ExpressNightOut.com.   26 February 2009.