Here's What You Need To Know:

  • Pet's Location : Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
  • Pet's Age : Young adult
  • Pet's Breed : american Staffordshire Terrier
  • Pet's Gender : Female
  • Pet's Size : medium
  • Pet good with other pets? : No
  • Pet good with kids? : No
  • Is the rescue able to transport the dog to owner's location? : Depending on location

Meet Coco, a sweet and funny girl who loves to run and play! Coco turned 3 years old on 7/16/22 and still has the energy of a young pup – she would do well in a home with a large fenced in outdoor space to get out her zoomies and work on her jumps. Though a large property would be great for her too as she is a good off leash dog who can be called back with stern recall. 

Coco is mostly house trained, crate trained and has mastered her basic commands. With some training I’m sure she could master some more advanced tricks! She loves enrichment toys and games, and a good game of tug-of-war. Her ideal forever family would be active and high energy with a lot of free time to give her attention. 

Coco displays some leash reactivity that has been improved with training and a gentle leader. She has also been prescribed trazodone recently to manage her anxiety and it’s been working great for her, she takes this as needed. Other things that help to manage her anxiety are a daily routine, calming music/tv and creating a safe space for her to relax in. 

Coco would do best as a solo dog; she has been great around cats and pays them no mind usually. She can be left alone (with toys and chews) but needs to be let out every few hours. 

Coco has been attacked by another dog due to her high energy and awkward personality. She has also accidentally hurt a 5 lb dog, due to this we feel she should be an only dog. 

When she cuddles with her hooman, she likes to be as close as possible. Even when given the down command (she can be given the command via hand signals or verbal commands), she will crawl closer to you. 

Coco knows a variety of commands, such as sit, down, touch (my hand), look (at me), gimme paw, gimme other paw, crawl, paws up, off, leave it, wait, stay, get it, to your room/house, kennel up, muzzle up (she should be muzzled for vet visits as they’re scary), time out (go to her kennel, this one she resists as it means 15 mins with no toys or treats), settle, kiss, and we are working on roll over as well as easy paws up where she puts her paws up on you gently. We are hoping this helps with jumping on people. She will do an “off, (lay) down”, but will then continue to jump. She does not often jump on her foster family, but does new people. She also knows “whoops” and “too bad”, which are great training tools. This girl has ADHD but can be reeled back in. 

If you’re looking for a funny, energetic and loyal companion you’ve found your girl!

If you’re interested in Coco, let us know!