Feb 23, 2017
Thank you for considering an ARF dog. Most dogs receive several enquiries, and we aim to match the right dog to the right home so that they can enjoy a happy life together. If your enquiry is unsuccessful, rest assured that the foster carer has carefully based their decision on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the dog’s needs.
Koko is assessed as being in the Bronze category in our Perfect Match system and will be microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST) once our assessment and rehabilitation is completed.
Koko is considering a few offers and so is on hold until she makes a final decision.
Koko is looking for a new home. She’s just over 3 years old and was brought up with a miniature poodle and a lab. Her family moved overseas and unfortunately her new home didn’t work out. Like all poodles, Koko doesn’t shed and will need to go to a home prepared to clip her every 2-3mths, which can be an expensive undertaking. Experience with, and knowledge of, Standard Poodles would be most helpful in a new home. Koko is also very strong on lead, so will need plenty of walking and lead training.
Koko takes a back seat to her country cousin
In the past, Koko hasn’t received much socialisation out of her yard, this has made her reactive to other dogs. She can be a bit protective, when on lead. She is looking for a home which will continue her training and socialisation. Koko needs careful introductions with other dogs, so would not currently do well at an off leash park.
Koko and her foster sibling Holly
However, she does like to be with other dogs once she gets to know them and particularly with another dog of similar size and disposition. Koko is used to having company and will bark persistently, if not hanging out with adults or a companion dog. She’s looking for an owner who is around most of the time, and/or a calm, well behaved companion dog which will help her settle.
Checking out a local winery
Koko is very smart and quite capable of taking advantage of any weakness in the fencing, so she needs a secure 6ft fence, where she can’t jump, or dig out either. She is NOT good around small animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, mice, rats and possibly cats. She is also a bit unpredictable around young children, so will not be a good option as a pet for a young family, or in a household with other pets.
Koko is very affectionate with adults and loves to nuzzle your hand for attention. She’s responsive and learns quickly, but has a few bad habits to work through. Koko would be best in a home with attentive adults, who have plenty of time to commit to working on improving her socialisation with other dogs and her training in general.
Koko’s portfolio shot from 2014.