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In shelter Dog

Plymouth, MN, 55447
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Hi! My name is Cola. I might just be the cutest little boxer mix youve ever met! After being found as an injured stray (wounds on my face and legs) I ended up at the local impound. My foster parents volunteer there and would take me for walks and do fun things with me. After a few weeks of being there, I had a scary medical emergency and needed to go to rescue for treatment. Thats when my foster parents stepped in! My foster mom will explain the medical stuff later, but first, I wanna tell you about myself!

Im a 1-year-old spunky, playful, and outgoing girl. I love people and dogs of all ages and sizes and Im very polite when meeting new faces. I also get along really well with my cat foster brother, Leroy. My favorite pastimes include going for walks, romping around outside, and chewing Nylabones and stuffies. Despite my size, Im a total super chewer and Im proud of it! Im also REALLY food motivated which helps with training. I enjoy trips to the pet store, dog friendly coffee shops, and breweries. 

I love spending time with people, in fact, I get really upset when they leave me alone sometimes. My foster mom says I probably shouldnt go to a home with shared walls because I am very vocal when Im all by my lonesome. This is something Im working on! The humans call it separation anxiety, I just call it passion. Okay, now that thats out of the way, my only other flaw is that I almost jumped a chain link fence for a squirrel. Not my fault! He was looking at me sideways. And nobodys perfect. But just so you know, Im athletic enough to jump a chain link. 

A note from my foster mom:

Colas foster mom here! Cola is a super sweet girl and we love her so much. Everyone who meets her comments on how gentle and well-mannered she is! She is a great foster sister to her dog and cat foster brothers and would love a home with another dog.

Cola would do best with someone who is home most of the time or has a flexible work schedule. Providing structure and continued training to help work through her separation anxiety is important. Cola is working on crate training and willingly sleeps in her crate next to our bed. She loves enrichment activities and fun games that allow her to use her mind to work for rewards. 

Okay, now for the not-so-fun medical stuff. Cola became lethargic at the shelter and further examination revealed fever, pale mucous membranes, and stiff joints. Since coming into rescue, she has been responding to treatment so far (medication 2x/day), but we do not have an official diagnosis yet. Depending on the vets findings, her forever home may have to continue additional treatments. As of now, she will remain in foster until we figure out what is going on. Her values have been improving which is a good sign. I promise shes worth the wait!


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