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COCO   bosnian terrier



Size: 30cm shoulder height approx - small size dog

Sex: female

Age: 5-6 years approx

Neutered: yes

Vaccinated: yes

Microchipped: yes

Temperament: Coco is a strong character. Very much a terrier. Quick and agile. Once she has shed a few pounds Coco will also be more energetic. When she was with us she was friendly with us, people she met as well as the vet who was able to examine Coco without a problem. Everyone was able to handle and groom her. We walked Coco with other dogs and started lead training her as she was pulling a bit too much for our liking. She always needed boundaries set as she is just that type of character. Coco was dog friendly when she arrived about a year ago as she had lived in the Bark Ark Rescue Shelter for most of her life until we agreed to give her a chance. She found a home and sadly due to her adopter's personal circumstances Coco has changed in her ways and now requires an experienced home to help her over her insecurities. Nowadays she expresses fear issues and guarding behaviours to an extend that we made the mutual decision that this little doggo would be better suited for a different home. Coco will be looking for strong, calm and compassionate leadership. We are therefore looking for a dog savvy assessment foster home or an experienced adopter in Cornwall/Devon where we can offer all our support/rescue back up throughout.

Child friendly: in her current state no children please

Dog friendly: in her current state no other dogs please

Cat friendly: wouldn't want to risk it at this stage

Behaviour/Training needs: needs to gain confidence, learn boundaries and develop trust. The special person who will give Coco her chance will need to work with her very slowly as it is important not to overwhelm this little girl. We are sure that Coco will revert back to her friendly nature in the right home, but it will need experience, consistancy and most of all time and leadership. We recommend treating Coco as a new dog, fresh from the shelter and apply our guide to settling in your new rescue dog. 

Housetrained: yes, however once moved the initial accident needs to be expected as Coco will feel confused

Bloodtested: before pet travel she has tested negative for heartworm, ehrlichia, lyme disease and anaplasmosis, passed her health check before travel and here in the UK too, been treated for a minor ear infection which has cleared up and had vet visits since in her current home

Location: Devon

Ideal Home: experienced home who can give Coco the time she needs. We will gladly provide all the professional help and guidance, including home visits needed which will be completely free of charge. A secure garden will be essential where to start training from and give Coco some controlled outdoor time. 



Hello my name is COCO and this is my story.


I was found on the streets where I was wandering around looking for food and kindness every single day. Sadly, as is so often the case in Bosnia, I did not find much of either. But I kept trying! I had nowhere sheltered to sleep where I was allowed to stay, but I managed to find a little corner at night. But it was not easy, warm or comfortable. There was just nowhere where I was welcome. I did not really know that I was in so much danger of losing my life, but later I learned that I was. My luck changed when my rescuer Bojan was asked to ‘clean me off the streets’ where I lived. I was considered unsightly trash by the people who lived there. He took me to this really big place called Bark Ark where I then lived with a lot of other dogs. It was really busy there and very stressful for a little dog like me. I learned to cope develop strategies that assured my survival. I remained in the shelter for a very long time as nobody wanted me. Not sure why as I am so very cute. I was starting to lose all hope… but then one day someone whispered into my ear that I was going to a far away country called England. Paws2Freedom stepped up for me and will find me my very first forever home. Just for me. And there is already someone really interested in me too! I still cannot believe my luck! I thank you from the bottom of my little happy heart. 

When I went to my forever home things started off well, but then things changed and my mum tried to keep me happy and safe. Sadly she did not succeed and I developed a lot of fears. Can you help me with this please as I so much want to be different.  

If you would like to apply for giving me my forever home, please complete an application form as a first step. But please bear in mind that I am advertized on other sites too and I hope that you understand that there may be more than one application to my name by the time you have completed yours for me. 

Please enjoy my photos. They show me after my rescue in  Bosnia, at Paws2Freedom and in my life in my home. There is also a little video too where you can see me in action.  

If you would like to support me and dogs like me a bit I would be ever so grateful. Your donation will help so much and every penny counts. Rescuing dogs like me is a big rescue mission for such a small charity and we can't do it without you. If you could mark your kind giving with ‘Bosnian Dogs’ your funds will be put towards my costs or that of another dog like me. 

Thank you so much from my hopeful little heart and fluffy paws ~ Love, Coco ♥



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