Coco’s life has been no fairytale and we have no idea what she may have experienced in her 5 long years so far.
Her story at RAK Animal Welfare Center begins when she appeared in the back of an open truck, being treated like a dangerous and wild beast. We could not have been more surprised with what we found - one of the calmest, sweetest and most well-behaved dogs we have ever encountered. With her distinguished beauty and unbelievable temperament we could not imagine that she would be with us for long – we were sadly mistaken. After 5 months she was finally adopted, but returned shortly after – through no fault of her own. We were all in shock.
Finally, after many misfortunes, this wonderful girl found her forever home in the USA. We at RAKAWC believed that relocating to the US was by far one of the best options for Coco. The only problem was to find her a flight buddy and get enough funds for her flight to US. We could find the flight buddy soon enough and the receiving party was ready to take care of all the relocation expenses once Coco lands in the US, which was by far the most expensive part of her journey. However we still needed funds to fly Coco to New York – and this is when we decided to appeal to our supporters for help. The outcome was unexpected and humbling - we were absolutely overwhelmed with the amazing response we got from all our generous supporters who donated to our fundraising campaign and finally made Coco’s trip possible!
Her flight to the US was not an easy one even by human standards: Coco had to fly through Amsterdam and spend several hours in a pet hotel there, and then hop on a plane to New York. Her journey was not over in New York – she still had a long drive down to Atlanta in front of her. Surprisingly enough Coco took this stressful trip very well and behaved like a real lady all the way! And finally, after almost 2 day’s journey she was able to unite with her new family!
Her new dad Paul, an experienced owner of Caucasian Shepherds, wrote to us 2 days after Coco's arrival into her new home:
“Coco seems to be doing great. The first day she was here she seemed a little scared. I feel it was from the long travel by plane and car. The next day she perked up a bit but didn't eat much. Then the third day the jet lag must have subsided and Coco ate like a horse. Thank you so very much with trusting my family to care for Coco.”
Everyone in RAK AWC loved Coco’s pictures in her new home, surrounded by lush green trees, and we were also so relieved to hear that Coco got on very well with Simka, another family dog and also a Caucasian Shepherd.
We are really happy for this wonderful girl and wishing her all the best in the world – she deserves it like no one else!