At A Glance

  • Age: 13 years, 2 months
  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Gender: Male
  • Weight: 30.00 lbs
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Deceased



In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly 9/30/2014Not required Yes Age 5+ Optional No This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

Please welcome Cocoa to the RAGOM family.  Cocoa, and his big foster brother Champ (14-278) were found wandering the countryside in Alabama and have now made their way to Minnesota to start living the Golden Life.

Cocoa is a little peanut of a guy.  We know that he has some Terrier and Chihuahua in his background (and who knows what else).  Unlike the Golden Retrievers that we’re used to, Cocoa doesn’t walk around with a big smile on his face.  Instead we say that he smiles with his tail.  His tail is constantly wagging and its speed increases the happier he gets!  He loves kids, adults and other dogs.  At some point he was obviously loved and cared for as he has no fear of either dogs or humans.  He likes to be wherever you are if you are active but, when things settle down, he heads for one of the big comfy dog beds.  Here he is sharing a bed with our 11 year old foster girl Sandy. 


In the week we’re had him he has had no accidents in the house.  He loves kids and loves to cuddle up on your lap. Here he is with our grandson Owen. 


He walks well on a leash although he has a strong prey drive and would like to chase whatever critters he sees.  Unfortunately his definition of prey includes cats.  He will bark and chase them.  Although he hasn’t harmed our kitties we feel that his forever home should NOT include cats.  We think that both boys are about 8 years old.  Champ has white on his muzzle but still has a lot of young dog energy.  He has free roam and has been just fine in the house for 5 – 6 hours with no problems.  He has had no accidents in the house and does well with free roam.

Cocoa and his buddy Champ have settled right into our house and routine.  They get along well with resident dog (RD) Harley and foster-sister Sandy.  Cocoa weighs only 19 lbs. but he has no problem or fear moving among the three much larger dogs (65 lbs., 80 lbs., and 84 lbs.)  On walks he wants to stay up front with the two big boys.   His favorite indoor activity is to find a nice warm lap to curl up in.  At night he likes to burrow down underneath the bed covers and curl up in a compact ball at the foot of our bed. 

Cocoa has had his wellness exam (everything checks out fine).  He has been neutered so we think that he is ready to meet his forever family.  At this point we believe that he and Champ are not a bonded pair although we’ll get a bit more insight about that in the next week.  If indeed they are not tightly bonded they would be able to be adopted separately although it’s clear to us that they are best friends and would certainly love to live the Golden Life together.  We’ll know more in a week. 


If you are interested in this great boy please let your Adoption Advisor know.  We would love to talk to you about Champ and Cocoa.

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