Thursday, February 19, 2009

Help Cookie and Coco stay Together!

UPDATE! It appears that Cookie and Coco are actually in CA, not in VA as I had originally thought. They have found a home TOGETHER through lab rescue. My college roommate saw my post on Facebook and gave me this info. I see on my comments from Liz that she saw the same email, but thought these dogs were in Vermont. I think we have a bit of a viral urban legend going on here -- not surprising since this story touches all of us who worry about those who are suffering from the bad economy. But these dogs are for real and they have found a real home, so all doggie lovers, rejoice!

And for you Lab lovers who are looking for a furry friend, why not check your local Lab Rescue?

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Two young adorable female labs - age 3. Well cared for. Family losing home.
It's a sad story that's probably all too common these days. A Northern Virginia family is losing their home and the family dogs aren't welcome at the new apartment.

Already housebroken, trained, love kids, neutered, up to date on shots. Must stay together!
Contact: Katherine at: kjmorris74[at]yahoo[dot]com

Here is a letter from the owner:
"As many of you know, we are moving in just 2 weeks Unfortunately, I have still not been able to find a good home for Cookie and Coco. We're not able to take our beloved doggies with us and I've been desperately trying to find a home for both of them 'together'. They were raised together and pine without each other. The Lab rescue have already said that they would probably separate them, so this is my last resort.

Recently I tried to take Coco out in my car alone and she TOTALLY refused to even get into the car without Cookie.....!!!! She absolutely pulled back on her haunches until Cookie was by her side. Both doggies are in great health, have been spayed and have ID chips implanted under the skin.

Cookie turned 3 December 10th and Cookie is my mellow-yellow, and just loves her tummy rubbed. Coco is adorably funny and lives for her "ball". She also loves the water..... Cookie loves lots of attention.
Both doggies are loyal and love to walk. They have been raised with my 3 kids running around all over the place, and have survived Sammy's constant hugging and love of 'dress-up', so they are fantastic family dogs. This is by far one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make, but under the circumstances I have no choice.

Please, Please forward these pics to all you know and help me find a great home for these fabulous doggies. They are just adorable and it's heartbreaking to let them go. In a perfect world, I hope that we could find someone local so that we can still keep in touch and visit them.

I pray that someone somewhere can help us keep Cookie and Coco together, and love them just as much as we do. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart."

12 comments:

Maria said...

I wish we could take them ... they are beautiful. Sending wishes for a happy home for both lovable labs!

Kyle Roussel said...

It's completely reprehensible in today's climate that apartment owners can't help families that have lost their home roll with the punches of this rececssion. They ought to be ashamed of themselves, and I don't care what their reasons are. I truly don't. I don't care if they turned down others and therefore can't make an exception. I don't care if they're worried about the dogs annoying the neighbors. They're not just animals, they're members of a family and these self-serving donkeys are making a bad situation downright heartbreaking.

I hope these apartment owners find themselves in a tough spot one day and that no one is there for them.

People like this apartment owner repulse me. I hope they one day read this contact me so that I can tell them what I really think of them. Ok, time to settle down. Sorry for the vitriol, but I have no patience, sympathy or time for people like this.

On a different note, I really hope that these dogs find a home together. I would love to take them, but I'm in a house full of fat cats who would not be too happy.

Char said...

We'd be happy to take them...they'll fit right in here. But we're north of Boston...I don't know how we'd get them. Northern Virginia isn't a quick trip!

Karen Snyder said...

Char, how can I contact you? If we can't find a local home for these pups, I am sure we can find a way to get them up North : ) I can't see your email address through blogger, your profile is protected.

LGM said...

I agree with Kyle. In today's economic climate, apartment owners should be willing to find some way to arrange a compromise with families that have found themselves in this situation. My cats and my dog are indeed part of my family, and I can't imagine not taking them wherever I was going if I faced this dilemma.

I wish we had room for them, too, and I hope and pray that they'll be able to stay together!

Liz Schlegel said...

I'm a Vermonter. I got the EXACT same e-mail from a local source, stating the dogs were in norther Vermont. What's going on here?

Christine Randle said...

Please contact me. Our 11 1/2 year old lab just died and we may be able to help you out. We live in Maryland.

Christine Randle
christine-randle@verizon.net

Ms. ~K said...

Very strange because I've gotten 3 emails this week stating that the dogs were in North Georgia...I even posted them on my blog.
I sent an email to the address listed and avne't received a response...
If you know more info on this, please leave a comment on my blog.
Thanks,
Kit
GA

Denise said...

I got an email that said they were in Maryland! Glad everything worked out for these sweeties.

Anonymous said...

This is a hoax...

James said...

It's real, but it has already morphed into an urban legend. The dogs found a good home in California:

Here are some links explaining all about it:

http://www.insidesocal.com/pets/2009/01/cookie-and-coco-great-labs-nee.html


http://www.expressnightout.com/content/2009/02/paws_effect_finding_cookie_and_coco_a_ho.php


http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cookiecoco.asp

Randal Oulton said...

I just got the email today saying the dogs were in Toronto, Canada! I thought it was odd that any information such as "who to contact" had been stripped from the email. What idiot is bored enough to muck with the original email so much? Sigh.