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Dogs and Cats of the Dominican Republic

, Hanover, ON, N4N 1N9

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Dogs and Cats of the Dominican Republic is a U.S. 501 c 3 nonprofit and a Canadian Registered Charity that is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the animals of the Dominican Republic. We are an all volunteer organization that adopts animals off of the streets of the Dominican Republic, performs spay/neuter clinics to keep the animal population down, provides education to help the Dominicans help their animals, provide emergency vet services, and perform community outreach where we go out and provide parasite medicines, basic care, and a little love to over 2,000 animals a month.

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ABAYA

Domestic Short Hair

I am ABAYA and I am a Coconut Kitten!! My name means Refuge and people named ABAYA are full of power and good energy!  I am being home-f... show more

I am ABAYA and I am a Coconut Kitten!! My name means Refuge and people named ABAYA are full of power and good energy!  I am being home-fostered in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Light Brown, Black with a light Fawn undercoat. ABAYA was rescued with her 3 siblings (Ameha, Amari and Ade) and mother Amahle. Amahle had already had a litter on March 12, 2020. She is the mom of former fosters Storm, Torch and Mr Fantastic (all now adopted). She was no where to be found when the kittens were picked up when someone was threatening to poison them.😢 Well. Fast forward 4 months and we found ourselves in the same situation. Amahle had given birth to 4 more kittens. And once again the same threat existed. 😢 One of our volunteers Frandy Hylaris went into Charamicos to look for them. He found Amahle first and took her home. He went back (with Amahle in tow) for days and days and eventually found the babies - they were only 2.5 weeks old, hungry, thirsty and needing their Momma. (see the rescue photos of them in the cardboard box). He reunited the 4 kittens with their mother Amahle who nursed them again and brought them back to health. STAY TUNED FOR THE RESCUE VIDEO BELOW as well as pics of the next generation of X (Men) Cats.  ABAYA is approximately 4 months old (we estimate her date of birth to be June 27, 2020) and weighs approximately 4 pounds. ABAYA is now spayed and will be brought up-to-date on her vaccinations. Being a Coconut Kitten means that she likely will stay much smaller than most Canadian and American cats. Her mother Amahle is a very petite girl and weighs only 6.5 pounds. If you are looking for a forever friend - I might just be the right kitten for you? CLICK on my link to put in your adoption request. ABAYA is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. show less

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AMAHLE (Zulu for "the beautiful one")

Domestic Short Hair

HI THERE - I am AMAHLE which in Zulu means "the beautiful one". She is a Coconut Cat being fostered iat the Coconut Hound Haven in Luper... show more

HI THERE - I am AMAHLE which in Zulu means "the beautiful one". She is a Coconut Cat being fostered iat the Coconut Hound Haven in Luperon, in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is "TABBY" and I am Brown, Grey and Fawn coloured. AMAHLE had already had a litter on March 12, 2020. She is the mom of former fosters Storm, Torch and Mr Fantastic. She was no where to be found when the first litter of kittens were picked up when someone was threatening to poison them.😢 Well...Fast forward 4 months and we found ourselves in the same situation. AMAHLE had given birth to 4 more kittens. And once again the same threat existed. 😢 One of our volunteers went into Charamicos to look for them. He found Amahle first and took her home. He went back for days and days and eventually found the babies. STAY TUNED FOR THE RESCUE VIDEO BELOW as well as pics of the next generation of X (Men) Cats.  AMAHLE is approximately 1.5 years old (we estimate her date of birth to be July 12, 2019) and weighs approximately a petite 6.5 pounds. AMAHLE' has been tested and is FIV- and FeLV-. She is spayed and is up-to-date on all vaccines. She will be micro-chipped before going to a forever home. If you are looking for a forever friend. CLICK on my link to put in your adoption request. AMAHLE is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a cat or kitten that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. show less

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AMARI

Domestic Short Hair

I am AMARI and I am a Coconut Kitten!! Amari means “strength” in African-Yuroban, and “immortal” in Sanskrit.  I am being home-fostered... show more

I am AMARI and I am a Coconut Kitten!! Amari means “strength” in African-Yuroban, and “immortal” in Sanskrit.  I am being home-fostered in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Light Brown, Black and a light Fawn undercoat. AMARI was found with her 3 siblings (Ameha, Abaya and Ade) and mother Amahle. Amahle had already had a litter on March 12, 2020. She is the mom of former fosters Storm Torch and Mr Fantastic. She was no where to be found when the kittens were picked up when someone was threatening to poison them.😢 Well. Fast forward 4 months and we found ourselves in the same situation. Amahle had given birth to 4 more kittens. And once again the same threat existed. 😢 One of our volunteers Frandy Hylaris went into Charamicos to look for them. He found Amahle first and took her home. He went back for days and days and eventually found the babies. STAY TUNED FOR THE RESCUE VIDEO BELOW as well as pics of the next generation of X (Men) Cats.  AMARI is approximately 9 weeks old (we estimate her date of birth to be June 10, 2020) and weighs approximately 2.5 pounds. AMARI will be brought up to date on her vaccinations and spayed as soon as she is the right age and weight. If you are looking for a forever friend - I might just be the right kitten for you? CLICK on my link to put in your adoption request. AMARI is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. show less

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AMEHA

Domestic Short Hair

I am AMEHA and I am a Coconut Kitten!! The name Ameha is of Amharic/Ethiopian origin and means "Gift of God".  I am being home-fostered... show more

I am AMEHA and I am a Coconut Kitten!! The name Ameha is of Amharic/Ethiopian origin and means "Gift of God".  I am being home-fostered in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Light Brown, Black and a light Fawn undercoat. AMEHA  was found with his 3 siblings (Ameha, Amari and Abaya) and mother Amahle. Amahle had already had a litter on March 12, 2020. She is the mom of former fosters Storm Torch and Mr Fantastic. She was no where to be found when the kittens were picked up when someone was threatening to poison them.😢 Well. Fast forward 4 months and we found ourselves in the same situation. Amahle had given birth to 4 more kittens. And once again the same threat existed. 😢 One of our volunteers Frandy Hylaris went into Charamicos to look for them. He found Amahle first and took her home. He went back for days and days and eventually found the babies. STAY TUNED FOR THE RESCUE VIDEO BELOW as well as pics of the next generation of X (Men) Cats.  AMEHA is approximately 2.5 months old (we estimate his date of birth to be June 27, 2020) and weighs approximately 2.5 pounds. AMEHA will be brought up to date on her vaccinations and spayed as soon as she is the right age and weight. If you are looking for a forever friend - I might just be the right kitten for you? CLICK on my link to put in your adoption request. AMEHA is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. show less

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BAYOU

Island Mix

BAYOU currently resides at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. He is VIVACIOUS RED short-haired Coconut Hound that matches hi... show more

BAYOU currently resides at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. He is VIVACIOUS RED short-haired Coconut Hound that matches his outgoing personality. We would love to find him a FOREVER FAMILY before his 1st Anniversary at the Sanctuary which is September 4, 2020. BAYOU holds a pretty special place in many DCDR volunteers' hearts. You see....BAYOU was surrendered by his owner after being found tied by a chain, emaciated and then placed temporarily with one of our favourite people of ALL TIME - Doctor BOB - who also named him. Sadly, Dr. Bob died in early July, 2020 but he left a legacy of healthy cats and dogs in the DR, Canada, the US and around the World. After a brief stay with Dr. Bob in late Summer, 2019, BAYOU came to live at the Sanctuary so that he could gain more weight and interact with humans. BAYOU is approximately 4.5 years old now (with an honorary birthday of February 9, 2016) and he is definitely considered a larger dog - weighing around 70-72 pounds. He is neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations. BAYOU's ideal home would be with a caring loving family with a large, fenced yard where he is the sole pet of the household. BAYOU says, "When they brought me to Coconut Hound Haven they showed me what getting pets and love is like and it is amazing! I can't get enough!"  He is smart, is house-trained and walks on a leash (instead of being constantly chained to a post). AND....  he is finally playful - he is a riot when he gets the ZOOMIES. BAYOU is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. If you choose to adopt a dog, please understand that because of the volume of animals we care for we may only be able to provide intermittent updates for you. We do appreciate how hard it is to wait and how exciting the process is for you. Our volunteers are very busy caring for a high volume of animals and do not get a lot of chance to take photos and be at computers for updates. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of DCDR! show less

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BeeCee

Domestic Short Hair

BEECEE is a handsome Coconut Cat and is White with Orange "splashes" Domestic Short Hair. *** UPDATE from BeeCee's foster mum, as of De... show more

BEECEE is a handsome Coconut Cat and is White with Orange "splashes" Domestic Short Hair. *** UPDATE from BeeCee's foster mum, as of December 8th***** BEECEE is now venturing inside the outside looking for even more affection. His foster sister Wannita flew to Canada to her forever family on November 14 and he is truly missing her like crazy - he really wants the extra love and a family of his own as he has heard that Wannita is so happy with her other family of 2 more cats and 3 dogs!  BEECEE lives with 2 other cats at the moment. Books and Seven and now little BeeCee. His rescuer and foster Mom writes: "Poor BeeCee was a stray that turned up at my house. He had a sister cat that he hung out with but she passed away - leaving him all alone. BeeCee was very dependent on her. Needing a friend, he turned to me. I could tell he wanted me to pet him but he was so afraid. But it did not take long for me to be able hold him in my arms. He snuggled right in and purred right away. He is a bit nervous as he has never been in a home or had a litter box. All of this would have to be taught but is instinctive. BEECEE is such a sweetheart but my own 2 girl cats often chase him and he is a timid fellow. I have made little tote houses that are covered from the rain and he loves them. I want so much more for him and to live with a human family of his own that he is so obviously craving. Often, he is curled up on the mat at my front door and looking in at me but because I foster over a dozen dogs at any one time - it is not safe for him to come to live inside." BeeCee's ideal home would be one where he could be a snuggle bunny. He really loves human attention and wants to be held. I love his purring noises and how he just melts in my arms. BeeCee is a smaller boy that most North American cats at 10 pounds and is long and lanky. He has been tested NEGATIVE for Feline leukemia and FIV. His birthday is June 1st 2019 and he is neutered and up-to-date on all vaccinations. He will be micro-chipped before travel. He is great with children, other cats and dogs (just not 12 of them at a time!) Ask our Cat Foster Coordinator about DCDR's amazing 2 for 1 adoption rates for our Coconut Cats and Kittens - our cats to have feline and dog friends! show less

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BLACKY

Island Mix

BLACKY is being home-fostered in Las Terrenas, Samana in the Dominican Republic. His short-haired coat is Blackish Brown and his face ha... show more

BLACKY is being home-fostered in Las Terrenas, Samana in the Dominican Republic. His short-haired coat is Blackish Brown and his face has Tan markings with gorgeous flecks of Gold in it. BLACKY's paws and collar are a lovely White colour. BLACKY also has trademark Coconut Hound Ears that are big, expressive and move up and down. BLACKY has quite the rescue story. In early March, BLACKY was found at the Las Terrenas river  in a place where he could not climb out on his own. His rescuers climbed down the river banks to save him and brought him to Cocodog Vets and from there DCDR and a wonderful volunteer stepped in to care for him. His wonderful foster mother writes, "BLACKY is a very loving dog and has no problems with most other dogs. He currently lives in my home with 15 other dogs all different sizes and ages. I would love a place for him where he has a fenced garden or has a very active family that will take him out on long walks or jogs or hikes. His new owners should be willing to work and train with him to teach him some basic commands through basic obedience classes as he is still a "teenager". Have a look at his short video where he shows off his ability to SIT. Blacky can definitely be in a home with other dogs - but it is preferred that those are female and are about the same size as he is. For the same reason, any kids in the home should be over 8 years of ag since he is still very rambunctious. He has not been tested with cats so a slow introduction to another animal household member would be necessary. His only bad habit is that he likes to dig holes in the garden - sometimes - a typical teenager again! BLACKY is used to going in and out the house in the daytime and in the nighttime he sleeps inside with no accidents. Upon first meeting people, I think he will be very shy because I think he had a bad start in his life but he is very playful and funny and he loves to be cuddled."  BLACKY is neutered and up-to-date on all his vaccines. We estimate that BLACKY is approximately 2.5 years old and have given him the honorary birth date of June 1, 2018. He weighs approximately 11 kgs (around 23 pounds).  BLACKY is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. If you choose to adopt a dog, please understand that because of the volume of animals we care for we may only be able to provide intermittent updates for you. We do appreciate how hard it is to wait and how exciting the process is for you. Our volunteers are very busy caring for a high volume of animals and do not get a lot of chance to take photos and be at computers for updates. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of DCDR! show less

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BLUE

Dogo Argentino

HI THERE - I am Blue and I am being home-fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in Las Terrenas, Samana in the Dominican Republic. My short-hai... show more

HI THERE - I am Blue and I am being home-fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in Las Terrenas, Samana in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is White with a few Brown spots around my nose and then a marvelous Brown "splotch" on my bum! His foster mother writes, "Blue was tied up in the sun in a construction materials lot without water for a long time, visibly starving. Sylvia with the Animal Protection Battalion was able to intervene with police support to seize Blue, along with a German Shepherd being held there. We assisted with the rescue and took Blue into foster care. Blue was emaciated, covered in injuries, very scared and covered in ticks. His skin and condition improved with a better diet. Blue was treated with doxycycline for erlichiosis upon arrival into our home. He is now in good health. Blue is extremely sweet and playful, but can be aggressive. He is most likely a Dogo Argentino breed dog, and he needs a lot of exercise. He cannot be around cats and though for the large part he gets along with our many other dogs, there are some dogs that he will attack, and I feel he should be without other dogs in the house or with one other dog that we test him with. He would need a well-fenced yard, and most importantly an experienced large-breed owner that understands the risk and responsibility of owning a dog of this kind due to his extremly strong jaw. He also cannot be allowed near livestock.  Blue is smart and extremely loving. He can be easily trained to do almost anything, and is very, very eager to please. He loves to snuggle and jump up for hugs with those he now trusts. He is great on long hikes and beach walks. He can pull you on a skateboard. He was left as a "guard dog" and abandoned - that is not what Blue should be! Blue is leash trained and has become accustomed to pulling exercises. He is not yet house-trained and he likes to mark." Blue is just under 2.5 years old (we have given him the honorary birthday of May 28, 2018)  and weighs approximately 60 pounds but is still regaining much needed weight and may weigh up to 80 pounds. Blue is up-to-date on vaccinations, will be neutered and ready to find his on-Island, forever home.  Blue is currently only an on-Island adoption. *** ​We do not want to downplay how dangerous Blue is. The worst thing we could do is place him with a family that puts him at risk of an incident. He's never shown any aggression with our own young children but we both have experience with dogs like this, and it makes a big difference. Blue needs to be contained for his safety and others. Once he closes his jaws on something, you can't get him off and you just can't take chances.  We realize that placing him is going to be difficult but placing him with the right person means he can have a great life and, in turn he will be a loving and loyal companion. If you choose to adopt a dog, please understand that because of the volume of animals we care for our application approval process takes approximately one week. Please ensure your three (3) email referrals know you are applying as well as your landlord (if applicable) to avoid delays. We do appreciate how hard it is to wait and how exciting the process is for you. Our volunteers are very busy caring for a high volume of animals and do not get a lot of chance to take photos and be at computers for updates. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of DCDR! show less

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BOA

Island Mix

Meet the amazing BOA - a Coconut Hound puppy being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. Her short-haired coat is a... show more

Meet the amazing BOA - a Coconut Hound puppy being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. Her short-haired coat is a gorgeous Reddish-Brown and she has a delightful White stripe down the middle of her chest. Only 4 days after our 2nd charter flight of 78 adopted DCDR animals, on November 18, 2020, BOA was found by a local, elderly family after she was run over by a car. She was brought into a small area in their yard until they could bring her to the Sanctuary in order to get her triaged for vet care. Her luck was not about to change yet - because that night her temporary care-takers awoke to the sounds of her squeals. What was happening? AND, we cannot make this up - a Boa snake was squeezing her to death. The Hispaniola Boa, (aka Culebra Jaba) is a native to the island and is the largest snake found in Dominican Republic, measuring up to 4 meters in length. The husband had to use a machete to cut BOA from the snake's deathly grasp. BOA was rushed to Kim's care to stabilize her and for her to watch for signs of internal injuries. She was then brought to the vet's - where the crushing news came - BOA was paralyzed. HOWEVER, BOA, since arriving at CHH, has never let that diagnosis stop her! Have a look at a recent video. Along with just being a happy-go-lucky puppy, she is ON FIRE! With her "brother-from-another-mother" ROKI (who also does not have the use of his hind legs), they can be regularly seen "running the halls in "drag-bag races". Those of us who adore these 2 cannot get enough of their hysterics. They are the current "CHH" greeter for anyone who comes to the Sanctuary - much like how your local vet's office has the Office Cat who sits on the receptionist's desk and needs to know everything that is going on. BOA uses a drag bag inside (to protect her legs from wear and tear) but is being trained on the use of a wheelchair and a sling as loves to just get up to high speed. If you look at Roki's video you will see that he actually has one of the CHH Auntie's going at a jog using his wheelchair and/or swing. BOA is approximately 5.5 months old (we have given her the honorary birthday of July 18, 2020) and she weighs approximately 10 pounds. BOA is up-to-date on vaccinations and is spayed and ready to find her forever home.  If you are looking for a forever friend - I might just be the right pup for you? CLICK on my link to put in your adoption request. BOA is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. If you choose to adopt a dog, please understand that because of the volume of animals we care for our application approval process takes approximately one week. Please ensure your three (3) email referrals know you are applying as well as your landlord (if applicable) to avoid delays. We do appreciate how hard it is to wait and how exciting the process is for you. Our volunteers are very busy caring for a high volume of animals and do not get a lot of chance to take photos and be at computers for updates. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of DCDR! show less

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CARIÑOSA (LOVING in English)

Island Mix

CARIÑOSA is a Coconut Hound being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Her short-haired coat is a Gl... show more

CARIÑOSA is a Coconut Hound being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Her short-haired coat is a Glossy Black but she has amazing White "splotchy" markings on my face, chest and legs - much like a Border Collie! Her name in Spanish means LOVING, because she is truly a sweetheart, she gets along very well with other dogs, preferably with males and smaller dogs, but with all in general. CARIÑOSA's foster mother and rescuer writes: "CARIÑOSA is one of the three adult dog survivors of the poisoning of her entire pack, she is a very sweet dog, when she was on the streets and saw our van she used to run after us because she knew we arrived with food, medicines and some good treats! We have loved her since, and when we found the pack poisoned on June 27th, we did not hesitate to take her with us. As if she knew she knew that she had rounded the corner of her former life, she readily jumped into our van with no regrets! CARIÑOSA is very playful, a really easy going dog.  She will be fine with other dogs in the home and dog park play or an active walker. CARIÑOSA would be happy with an individual, couple or a family. She is very active so a house with supervised backyard access (or a higher fence) is ideal. Right now, she is quite athletic and a bit of a jumper but it is not because she wants to escape but because she wants to change of place and to hang out with different dogs in different pens (our pens are only seperated by short 1 meter fencing). We are currently working on leash training and her recall, and she can be crate trained if needed. CARIÑOSA also loves to take sun baths! CARIÑOSA is just over 2 years old (we have given her the honorary birthday of September 15, 2018) and weighs approximately 51 pounds. CARIÑOSA is up-to-date on vaccinations, is spayed and ready to find her forever home.  CARIÑOSA is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. If you choose to adopt a dog, please understand that because of the volume of animals we care for our application approval process takes approximately one week. Please ensure your three (3) email referrals know you are applying as well as your landlord (if applicable) to avoid delays (and to check junk/spam mail). We do appreciate how hard it is to wait and how exciting the process is for you. Our volunteers are very busy caring for a high volume of animals and do not get a lot of chances to take photos and be at computers for updates. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of DCDR! show less

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CHOCOLATE (aka Brandi)

Island Mix

My name is CHOCOLATE and I am being home-fostered in Sosua in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Black, but my head marking... show more

My name is CHOCOLATE and I am being home-fostered in Sosua in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Black, but my head markings are Tan/Brown with expressive Black eyebrows. I have a bit of White on my muzzle and a gorgeous White chest. Her rescuers and foster family write: "CHOCOLATE was put by her owner in an empty lot next to our apartment along with her sister Linda. The owner of land didn't want them there. While they were there for the few days, we were giving them food and water. We got to meet the pups owner, he said he didn't have anywhere to take them. So we took them and they are now under our care." CHOCOLATE deserves a home with someone who loves dogs and can give her all the love and attention she deserves. She can be adopted along with her sister Linda or solo. Both girls are extremely playful, quirky, loving and funny. She is still has some "puppy habits" such as chewing on items and digging holes - so crate-training would be very helpful and for when she is left unattended. CHOCOLATE is approximately 10.5 months old (we have given her the honorary birthday of January 27, 2020 and weighs around 55 pounds. CHOCOLATE is up-to-date on her vaccinations and has just been spayed. If you are looking for a forever friend - I might just be the right pup for you? CLICK on my link to put in your adoption request. CHOCOLATE is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. If you choose to adopt a dog, please understand that because of the volume of animals we care for we may only be able to provide intermittent updates for you. We do appreciate how hard it is to wait and how exciting the process is for you (which is currently approximately 10 days). Our volunteers are very busy caring for a high volume of animals and do not get a lot of chance to take photos and be at computers for updates. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of DCDR! show less

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CLARITA

Island Mix

HOLA - I am CLARITA and I am being fostered our Coconut Hound Haven in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat resemb... show more

HOLA - I am CLARITA and I am being fostered our Coconut Hound Haven in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat resembles a Yellow Lab in colouring. Her rescuer and foster mother writes: "CLARITA is one of 3 Survivors of one of the Street Packs that we used to watch and take care of. On one of the saddest days for our group, all of the other 13 animals were poisoned by evil people who dislike street dogs. When the volunteers got to the corner they used to hang around, they found 13 bodies. They did not hesitate and took all the 3 adult dogs and 2 remaining puppies in June." As you can see from her videos, CLARITA is a gentle lady, very tender and well behaved. She loves to be petted. CLARITA is very sweet, she can be around other animals, she will be perfect either for a couple or a family with children. A house with a garden will be nice, however she will be ok in an apartment too. CLARITA is leash trained and she loves take walks, she is great on Leash, she loves to play with other dogs and likes to be cuddled. She can be crate trained if needed. She is already learning commands like "come and stay". She has not been tested with cats. CLARITA is approximately 2 years old (we have given her the honorary birthday of February 5, 2019)  and weighs approximately 40 pounds. CLARITA is up-to-date on vaccinations and is spayed and ready to find her forever home.  If you are looking for a forever friend - I might just be the right pup for you? CLICK on my link to put in your adoption request. CLARITA is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. If you choose to adopt a dog, please understand that because of the volume of animals we care for our application approval process takes approximately one week. Please ensure your three (3) email referrals know you are applying as well as your landlord (if applicable) to avoid delays and to check their spam/junk mail folders. We do appreciate how hard it is to wait and how exciting the process is for you. Our volunteers are very busy caring for a high volume of animals and do not get a lot of chances to take photos and be at computers for updates. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of DCDR! show less

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CONNIE

Island Mix

HI THERE - I am CONNIE and I am being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is a Bright Cream... show more

HI THERE - I am CONNIE and I am being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is a Bright Cream - and yes, those trademark Coconut Hound Ears. One day in June of this year, CONNIE showed up to a Warehouse where one of our Volunteers works in the resort town of Punta Cana. CONNIE came with her 4 puppies!  She (and her puppies) were very skinny, we decided to take her because she was hit by a car and was badly wounded. She still has visible scar marks on her right side that are slowly fading but no residual issues with walking - OR RUNNING (as you will see in her video)! Her rescuer and foster got her immediate vet care and then took her and her babies into care. CONNIE would love a house with a fence, with a family that likes outside activities, and a place where she can take sunbaths. CONNIE is a very energetic and playful girl, very smart. Excellent for someone who likes to do long walks, jog or trail. She barks and chews when she is nervous so her new forever family will need to give her chew toys as well. We would suggest that her new family may want to work on crate training for times when she is left alone. Right now, a trainer is working with her to overcome some mild behaviour issues. Coming from being a pregnant Mother street dog definitely gave Connie a lot of reasons to develop "survival skills". We do not believe could be termed as "dominant or Alpha" merely somewhat overbearing at times with other dogs she doesn't know well. So, she is actually fine on a leash but we need to see if she could be a dog that could go to "dog parks". However, an active family life with or without a backyard would make her very happy. CONNIE is just over 3 years old (we have given her the honorary birthday of August 15, 2017) and weighs approximately 20 kgs or 44 pounds. CONNIE is up-to-date on vaccinations, is spayed and ready to find her forever home.  If you are looking for a forever friend - I might just be the right pup for you? CLICK on my link to put in your adoption request. CONNIE is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. If you choose to adopt a dog, please understand that because of the volume of animals we care for our application approval process takes approximately one week. Please ensure your three (3) email referrals know you are applying as well as your landlord (if applicable) to avoid delays. We do appreciate how hard it is to wait and how exciting the process is for you. Our volunteers are very busy caring for a high volume of animals and do not get a lot of chance to take photos and be at computers for updates. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of DCDR! show less

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COOKIE (aka TWINKLES)

Domestic Short Hair

FEEL LIKE A LOW CALORIE SNACK? WELL COOKIE (aka TWINKLES) is likely the girl for you. COOKIE is a Coconut Kitten being home-fostered in... show more

FEEL LIKE A LOW CALORIE SNACK? WELL COOKIE (aka TWINKLES) is likely the girl for you. COOKIE is a Coconut Kitten being home-fostered in Las Terrenas, Samana in the Dominican Republic. She is a stunning Ginger Coconut Kitten with short- length fur (DSH). COOKIE (aka Twinkles) and her sibling, Chippy were pulled out of some woods near the rescuer's home where they had been seen by neighbourhood children. They and their litter, who were found dead, had been abandoned by their mother. COOKIE and Chippy had to be bottle-fed and given amoxicillin for diarrhea the first couple of weeks they were home. Sadly, Chippy failed to thrive and passed away on November 20. COOKIE continues to grow and she is thriving! Just like any self-assured cat, she runs the show and is more demanding for cuddles and affection with each passing day though! She is getting snuggles and loving life with her foster family here in Las Terrenas. COOKIE's a bundle of energy and an aggressive purrer. She is very curious and has a shocking amount of personality for her tiny size. Like all high-caliber kittens she is house-trained! COOKIE is just under 3 months old (we have given her the honorary birthday of October 22, 2020) and weighs a WHOPPING 2.5 pounds. We estimate that when full-grown, she will be a smaller cat weighing in between 7 to 8 pounds. COOKIE has started her first round of vaccinations. She will be spayed and micro-chipped before flying to a forever home. COOKIE will also be tested negative for FIV, FeLV and Heartworm. COOKIE is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a Coconut Cat that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever home in Canada or the US. If you are looking for a forever friend - I might just be the right kitten for you? CLICK on my link to put in your adoption request. Make sure your references and landlord check their Spam/Junk mail folders. show less

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EDNA

Chihuahua

Well Good Afternoon on behalf of our dear DAME EDNA. EDNA is a tiny CHI being home-fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in Las Terrenas, Sama... show more

Well Good Afternoon on behalf of our dear DAME EDNA. EDNA is a tiny CHI being home-fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in Las Terrenas, Samana the Dominican Republic. Her short-haired coat has Grey, Brown and Cream colouring. EDNA'S foster mother writes: "A friend of the rescue called us to let us know she saw a blind chihuahua stranded on the side of the road, so we spent some time looking for her and got lucky and were able to find her. Edna is very old, and nearly blind, we suspect her owner abandoned her on account of her age. Edna has a bad scar on her back and was initially very skittish when we went to touch and pet her. I'm amazed at how quickly she has been able to relax and open up to us considering her age. She is a very sweet girl with a funny and curious personality. When she walks, her front legs stick straight out which is amusing. She is low energy and very cuddly and sweet." ***DARLING EDNA qualifies for our Reduced Adoption Fee*** She would do best in a home where she can be trained to use indoor peepads. For an old blind dog, Edna is surprisingly chipper and curious. She sets out on her own to see what's going on, find food, and increasingly as time passes to come and get some love. We discovered she likes to be covered up in her little dog bed and she has now begun to tunnel herself under our bedspread when she gets the chance. She's awesome. Edna holds her own with our own many, big dogs and the cats and our young kids, but would do better in a quiet home as she is old and fragile. EDNA is approximately 10 years old (we have given them the honorary birthday of December 13, 2010) and weighs approximately 3 pounds. EDNA is up-to-date on vaccinations and is spayed and ready to find their forever home.  EDNA is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. If you are looking for a forever friend - I might just be the right pup for you? CLICK on my link to put in your adoption request. If you choose to adopt a dog, please understand that because of the volume of animals we care for our application approval process takes approximately one week. Please ensure your three (3) email referrals know you are applying as well as your landlord (if applicable) to avoid delays. We do appreciate how hard it is to wait and how exciting the process is for you. Our volunteers are very busy caring for a high volume of animals and do not get a lot of chance to take photos and be at computers for updates. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of DCDR! show less

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Keisha

Island Mix

HI THERE - I am KEISHA, a Coconut Hound  and I am being home-fostered in Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is... show more

HI THERE - I am KEISHA, a Coconut Hound  and I am being home-fostered in Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Black and Brown with a large smattering of White on her chest. KEISHA's Rescuer and Foster mother writes; "Keisha was laying by the roadside when we saw her, unable to walk. Her paws and her underbelly had raw, maggot-infested wounds. We immediately rushed her to our local vet. At first I thought she got dragged underneath a car, but the vet told us it was more likely she walked on a hot surface, perhaps hot tar. The maggots were removed immediately and her wounds are healing nicely, even the paw that had bone exposed is filling in. She has revealed herself to be a total lovebug with a sweet, easy-going personality despite the incredible trauma she has been through. Please be warned, graphic photos in profile. Keisha has only been our care for 3 weeks but she is a girl who does not rock the boat, she's cool with dogs, cats and kids and is super low-key and welcoming. She's so sweet. Always a hopeful look in her eyes and a big tailwagthump when you start talking to her. I can't believe she was out there all alone. Keisha is not housetrained (she peed on our couch a couple times). We have her in and out of the house at the moment. She's only recently begun walking very well, and we just had her spayed on account of being pregnant and being unable to hold her pregnancy, so we are not house-training her for the time being, but will work on it in the near future." KEISHA is just under 2 years old (we have given her the honorary birthday of February 15, 2019 and weighs approximately 35 pounds however, when she arrived she was just skin and bones. When she fills in properly, we estimate her ideal weight to be about 45 lbs. KEISHA is up-to-date on vaccinations and is spayed and ready to find her forever home while she continues to gain much-needed weight. If you are looking for a forever friend - I might just be the right pup for you? CLICK on my link to put in your adoption request. KEISHA is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. If you choose to adopt a dog, please understand that because of the volume of animals we care for our application approval process takes approximately one week. Please ensure your three (3) email referrals know you are applying as well as your landlord (if applicable) to avoid delays. We do appreciate how hard it is to wait and how exciting the process is for you. Our volunteers are very busy caring for a high volume of animals and do not get a lot of chance to take photos and be at computers for updates. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of DCDR! show less

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KIKI-LOU

Island Mix

HI there - my name is KIKI-LOU (aka KIKI) and I am a young Coconut Hound. I am being home-fostered in Las Terrenas, Samana in the Domini... show more

HI there - my name is KIKI-LOU (aka KIKI) and I am a young Coconut Hound. I am being home-fostered in Las Terrenas, Samana in the Dominican Republic. I have a bi-coloured coat that is Black and Tan. The markings on my face are quite amazing and make me look as though I am wearing a MASK! KIKI-LOU's rescuer and foster mother writes: "KIKI was rescued on the night of July 15, 2020 during the quarantine and after our 7pm curfew, she was thrown out of a car and abandoned on the road leading to Playa Bonita in Las Terrenas. She was immediately rescued, the next day she was taken to the vet, she had terrible mange and was a little undernourished. KIKI spent about 2 months in the veterinary clinic to recover. After this period, she was also sterilized and taken to my home where she still lives today. KIKI-LOU is a very affectionate dog, even though she had been abandoned, she has not lost faith in people, she loves to play a lot, she is very nice, she is constantly looking for cuddles and she loves to reciprocate. She has never given problems, she is obedient and gets along well with cats and dogs. She is a dog who loves to run a lot and play all the time. She is very good, she sleeps peacefully at night. She has no problems with food, she eats dry food but she also really likes rice with chicken, meat, carrots, fish (tuna, sardines). KIKI-LOU is a dog who would benefit from a home with a fenced back yard (or a very active family) as she is higher energy and she is very curious so she could run away but only out of curiosity (so she would need training work on recall before being brought to an off-leash dog park). She likes to walk on a leash, she goes out for walks only on a leash - no harness is needed. She is good with other dogs or cats. She is a medium-to high energy dog but would be fine with an active family with children over 9 years of age as she is quite small. KIKI lives in my house but has access to my large, high-fenced backyard. garden. If I have to go out, she is used to being home alone with other dogs without any problems and has not displayed any signs of separation anxiety.  KIKI-LOU is approximately 1.5 years old (we have given her the honorary birthday of July 15, 2019 and she weighs approximately 22 pounds. KIKI-LOU is up-to-date on vaccinations and is spayed and ready to find her forever home. KIKI is a very special dog, she is very well-behaved and very affectionate, she likes to play a lot with other dogs, she always looks for me to have cuddles, she sleeps peacefully at night. An adoption where another dog is present would be preferable because she always wants to play. KIKI-LOU is a dog that behaves well, it was not necessary to train. If you are looking for a forever friend - I might just be the right pup for you? CLICK on my link to put in your adoption request. KIKI is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. If you choose to adopt a dog, please understand that because of the volume of animals we care for our application approval process takes approximately one week. Please ensure your three (3) email referrals know you are applying as well as your landlord (if applicable) to avoid delays (and for them to check their SPAM/Junk mail folders. We do appreciate how hard it is to wait and how exciting the process is for you. Our volunteers are very busy caring for a high volume of animals and do not get a lot of chances to take photos and be at computers for updates. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of DCDR! show less

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LAKSHMI

Domestic Short Hair

LAKSHMI is known as the goddess of purity and wealth and one of the most popular in Hinduism. LAKSHMI is being home-fostered in the Domi... show more

LAKSHMI is known as the goddess of purity and wealth and one of the most popular in Hinduism. LAKSHMI is being home-fostered in the Dominican Republic. LAKSHM is a Calico Coconut Kitten with a short-haired coat with an amazing striped pattern. LAKSHMI literally walked up to her rescuer and now foster dad - she obviously was looking for help and love. She moved right in with his Cats & Dogs and takes everything in stride. She is a very playful little girl, who needs a scratching post to keep her nails in check! She loves kids, cats and dogs - in that order. LAKSHMI is a very loving little girl who can be adopted alone (or perhaps with another kitten to keep her busy) and would just love to cuddle when she is done bouncing around for the day! Ask our cat foster coordinator about our 2-for-1 kitten adoption rates. LAKSHMI is approximately 6 months old (we estimate her date of birth to be May 15, 2020) and weighs approximately 5 pounds now (she was very underweight for her age). She was on a high nutrition diet to get her caught up to her proper weight. LAKSHMI is now brought up-to-date on her vaccinations and spayed - ready to join her  forever home. If you are looking for a forever friend - I might just be the right kitten for you? CLICK on my link to put in your adoption request. LAKSHMI is available for adoption in Canada, the US and on-Island. Please understand when you are adopting a dog that DCDR relies upon the generosity of Volunteer Travel Companions to bring your new companion to their forever homes in Canada or the US. show less