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Dogs and Cats of the Dominican Republic

, Mississauga, ON, L5S 1W9

Rescue/Shelter Description

Please check out our adoption album to find those dogs and cats that are available for adoption that are in foster care in Canada as well as all the wonderful Coconut Hounds and Coconut Cats we are fostering in the Dominican Republic. With flights opening up from Canada we are now fully open for adoptions and between regular airlines and possible charters our goal is to get you your new family member in 90 days or less. We will also continue to accept new applications for adoptions on island. Sadly the U.S. has banned the import of dogs to the United States from 113 countries, including the Dominican Republic. We are unable to adopt dogs to the United States at this time, but can send cats to certain locations (NY, Boston).

Areas Served

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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AGATHA

Island Mix

HI THERE - My name is AGATHA. I'm looking for my forever home. I am being fostered at our Coconut Hound Haven in Las Terrenas in the Dom... show more

HI THERE - My name is AGATHA. I'm looking for my forever home. I am being fostered at our Coconut Hound Haven in Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is White with light Brown markings. My foster mom says I am an AWESOME DOG! AGATHA was found abandoned in a construction site in a box, suffering from worms, minor injuries, ticks, and hunger. She was in very bad shape but very sweet and so happy to be rescued. She was sickly for a long time but managed to pull through. She was one of our first rescues at CHH Las Terrenas, and it is time for her to have a family's love all to herself! AGATHA gets along with other dogs but this can get complicated when her humans enter the picture. Agatha LOVES Humans so much that she can get a bit jealous of other dogs. She would prefer to be the only dog in the home. At the haven she doesn't throw down with the other dogs but will let them know with a grumble that they are interupting her human time. AGATHA is uneffected by cats and loves children. Her foster mom loves her to pieces but needs to make room for more animals in need. Otherwise she would absolutely be a foster fail.  Agatha is just over 2 years old, given the honorary birthday of May 31, 2020, and weighs approximately 36 pounds. Agatha is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed and will be micro-chipped before flying to her forever home.  Agatha is available for adoption in Canada 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 home in Canada. 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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ALFREDO

Island Mix

Hola! I'm ALFREDO! A Coconut Hound being home-fostered in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Brown with White. ALFREDO is a... show more

Hola! I'm ALFREDO! A Coconut Hound being home-fostered in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Brown with White. ALFREDO is an abandoned dog who wandered the beaches and streets of Las Terrenas asking for food and caresses. He has always been a dog appreciated by the people who met him for his good character, he was fed a little by everyone but for his good character he was continually attacked by other stray dogs with a much stronger character and did not defend himself. One day I saw him very injured and took him home, then immediately to the vet. He is a dog that has adapted to the house after a couple of days, at first he was a bit wary but then he realized that he had nothing to fear. He has certainly suffered from hunger, like many abandoned dogs, since when he eats he does not allow anyone to come near, otherwise he is a good dog, very playful, has a high sense of protection and is a good guard dog. He gets along well with the other dogs of the house while due to his exuberant character he cannot socialize with the cats I have in the house. My cats are used to other dogs with a calmer character, and for this reason my cats they are frightened. For the moment I do not recommend the presence of cats for possible adoption. The presence of another dog is preferable as Alfredo is active and loves to play with other dogs, he always wants to play with another canine or the family that adopts him must consider dedicating time to play and / or walks. He is not an apartment dog and will not do well in an apartment. He does not dirty inside the house, he needs a large and safe enclosed garden with high protection to run and play. I do not recommend adoption for families with very young children, he is a massive dog with a lot of strength, better for a family of adults. Alfredo has no problems with food, he eats quality croquettes and foods that I cook like rice, pasta with chicken, sardines, liver, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, carrots, courgettes, etc..., always all natural without condiments. Alfredo is used to being inside the house and in the garden. At night he sleeps inside the house, during the day he is free to go to the garden whenever he wants. He doesn't like to go on a leash much but that's okay, he is learning to walk better on one. He will bark if he hears noises he doesn't recognize. He likes to chew the cowhide bones or the cow bones that I buy in the butcher's, cooked.  Alfredo is approximately 2 years old (we have given him the honorary birthday of November 1st, 2019) and weighs approximately 48 pounds. Alfredo will be up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered and ready to find his forever home. He will be microchipped before flying. Alfredo is available for adoption in Canada 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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BILLY

Island Mix

BILLY is a smaller, Young Coconut Hound being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven Sanctuary in Luperon in the Dominican Republic. His short-... show more

BILLY is a smaller, Young Coconut Hound being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven Sanctuary in Luperon in the Dominican Republic. His short-to-medium haired coat is a very SHINY Brown, Tan and Beige with a fabulous Puffy Fanned Tail! BILLY was found in Luperon,and we were told that he had had an owner, but there was a divorce and he was dumped in the street. As a result, he ended up being run over in the street by a passing vehichle. Kim and Sharon cared for him at CHH and treated him with medication to control swelling. In a few of his intake pictures, you can see just how dejected and underweight he was. We lucked in with him having no permanent damage to his legs. BILLY gets along very well with other dogs of all sizes. As you can see in his video, he walks perfectly on leash - with no pulling - in fact he is a perfect "heeler" and walks besides another of our foster girls - CENIZA wonderfully. BILLY is approximately 2.5 years old (we have given him the honorary birthday of Feb.22/20) and weighs approximately 30 pounds. BILLY is up-to-date on vaccinations and neutered. He will be microchipped and registered before flying. Billy is available for adoption in Canada 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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BINGO

Island Mix

HI THERE - I am BINGO and I am being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Creamy Blonde wi... show more

HI THERE - I am BINGO and I am being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Creamy Blonde with a Grey/Black snout. BINGO and his two siblings were rescued when a friend of the Haven alerted us to a trio of very little puppies that had been abandoned on the beach and were living in a trash pile. We were able to find them and discovered they were not only skinny, covered in fleas and in poor health, but one of them (now named BINGO) had a nasty injury on his shoulder. We brought them home to the haven to help them heal and recover. Sadly the one little sister passed away. BINGO, the brother with a shoulder injury, is now fully healed and getting bigger every day just like his surviving brother (Bongo).  BINGO is just over 1 years old, given the honorary birthday of May 13, 2021, and weighs approximately 28 pounds. BINGO is up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered and ready to find his forever home. He will be microchipped before flying. BINGO is available for adoption in Canada 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 home in Canada. 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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BISCUIT

Island Mix

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

HI THERE - I am BISCUIT and I am being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Buttery Cream with White accents. BISCUIT was dumped at a local eatery called Mosquito Beach Restaurant. This poor babe was completely covered in fleas and ticks and didn't stand a chance on her own in this condition so we took her in. Three weeks later her doppelganger, HONEY, turned up in the same place with the same fleas and tick...and with advanced mange. We assume HONEY is BISCUIT's littermate. They are very similar in several ways.  BISCUIT is approximately 6 months old, given the honorary birthday of January 6, 2022, and weighs approximately 20 pounds. BISCUIT is up-to-date on vaccinations and ready to find her forever home. She will be spayed and microchipped before flying. BISCUIT is available for adoption in Canada 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 home in Canada. 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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BLACKIE

Island Mix

Hola! I have a NAME! I have a NAME! Hi my name is Blackie! I am a Coconut Hound being home-fostered in the Dominican Republic. My short-... show more

Hola! I have a NAME! I have a NAME! Hi my name is Blackie! I am a Coconut Hound being home-fostered in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Black and Tan. I think I'm around 5 years old. I've lived my whole life on a walled property with my friend, a nice female dog who was like my mommy, and another male dog but he and I never got along. I was never off the property, but there were some stairs and a roof area where we would all run up to to see what was happening on the beach. I don't know what happened, but about 6 weeks later my caretaker somehow put me out on the street. The other male dog and I had been fighting again, and I had many wounds on my head and neck. I'm not sure how our caretaker made the mistake of putting me on the street. I went back to the gate many times, crying so the caretaker would know I was there, but he never let me in. I guess he couldn't hear me. After about a week on the street my wounds were infected, and I was so hungry and scared. I heard a voice I recognized at a house near mine, and I started scratching at the gate. This nice lady came out and she brought me food and water and then she sat with me for several hours so I could finally sleep. She treated my wounds, and then later, brought me on to her property and made a nice area for me where I was safe. I knew this lady, as she would talk to me and my sister and brother when she would see us up on the roof. I'm feeling great now and have tried so many new and yummy things to eat! My wounds are all healed, and I've gained weight. The nice lady pets me a lot and tells me how smart and sweet I am. I love it! No one ever pet me before. She also named me Blackie, so I finally have a name! Foster Mom Notes: Blackie is a very sweet and gentle little guy. We don't know his exact age, but think he is around 5 years old. He's around 25 lbs. Blackie is very quiet, but gets vocal when I give him his food or take him for a walk. He doesn't seem to bark at anything much and seems very smart. We have been teaching him to walk on a leash. Blackie has just been neutered and is up to date on all his shots. Blackie should not be in a home with another male dog. I think a smaller female dog would be fine. I have no idea how he is with cats. It would be best if Blackie lived on an enclosed/fenced property, as that is what he is used to. I would be so happy if someone would be able to give Blackie a nice home which he so deserves. Blackie is leash-trained. He lives outside due to aggressiveness of my dog, so he can not be in the house. He has never lived in a home. He does not like to mess in his enclosure, so will be vocal when he needs to go out. I think he would be easy to house train. He was digging under the fence of his enclosure, letting himself out at night and then going back in. We have since secured the bottom with concrete so he can no longer get out. He is very sweet, quiet and gentle. I've found him to be very smart. He enjoys and gets very excited about the different food I give him (he never had anything other than dog food previously). Blackie is approximately 5 years old (we have given him the honorary birthday of January 1st, 2017) and weighs approximately 25 pounds. Blackie will be up-to-date on vaccinations, is neutered and ready to find his forever home. He will be microchipped before flying. Blackie is available for adoption in Canada 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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Blond

Island Mix

Meet Rubio AKA Blond! Being fostered in the Dominican Republic, his coat is an adorable Cream colour. Rubio's rescuer writes: “We came a... show more

Meet Rubio AKA Blond! Being fostered in the Dominican Republic, his coat is an adorable Cream colour. Rubio's rescuer writes: “We came across Rubio when my brother went to a vet to buy food for his dog. He was in the hallway and we started petting him. When he asked about him, they told my brother that he was abandoned there a few months back.  Rubio was hit by a car, his then owner took him to the vet and never returned for him. Thankfully he didn't need surgery for his hip. When we found him he had been there for 8 months already. Me and my brother decided to help him, the vet didn't want to release him without paying, at the beginning he wanted over a $1,000 dollars (he wasn't even neutered or vaccinated in all this time!). After negotiations, the vet lowered the fee and we raised funds to get him out. It took him a year to finally go outside.  We took him to another vet and received all the medical attention he needed, vaccines, deworm, etc. Then he was taken to the shelter in Punta Cana, and his happy expression was priceless. Rubio knows how to walk on a leash, he's good with kids, don't know about cats and he is good with other dogs. He's around 2 years old. One thing to have into consideration is his weight, because of his previous injury it is recommended for him not to gain too much weight. His energy is medium, at the beginning he was very active but this was after all the time locked down.” Rubio is approximately 3 years old (we have given him the honorary birthday of March 3rd, 2019) and weighs approximately 47 pounds. Rubio is up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered and will be microchipped before going to his forever home. Rubio AKA Blond is available for adoption in Canada 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 home in Canada.  If you choose to apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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BONGO

Island Mix

HI THERE - I am BONGO and I am being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is a Golden Red wit... show more

HI THERE - I am BONGO and I am being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is a Golden Red with a Gray/Black snout. BONGO and his two siblings were rescued when a friend of the Haven alerted us to a trio of very little puppies that had been abandoned on the beach and were living in a trash pile. We were able to find them and discovered they were not only skinny, covered in fleas and in poor health, but one of them (now named Bingo) had a nasty injury on his shoulder. We brought them home to the rescue to heal and recover. Sadly the one little sister passed away. BONGO, is now fully healed and getting bigger every day, just like his surviving brother that had the nasty gash on his shoulder (Bingo).  BONGO is just over 1 years old, given the honorary birthday of May 13, 2021, and weighs approximately 24 pounds. BONGO is up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered and ready to find his forever home. He will be microchipped before flying. BONGO is available for adoption in Canada 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 home in Canada. 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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BOOBOO

Island Mix

BOOBOO is a Young Coconut Hound being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven Sanctuary in Luperon in the Dominican Republic. Her short-haired c... show more

BOOBOO is a Young Coconut Hound being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven Sanctuary in Luperon in the Dominican Republic. Her short-haired coat is CREAM. BOOBOO was found running at large all alone and recently abandoned in the small town of Luperón aged 9 weeks old. She was covered in fleas and ticks and very ill. The ticks had caused anemia (Ehrlichia) and we needed to treat her with antibiotics.We also want to mention that BOOBOO has some teeth staining from being on antibiotics (doxycycline) that saved her life as a younger puppy. BOOBOO made a fast and full recovery. She is a scamp and very playful. She loves to hang out with the other pups in her pen but also loves time with our volunteers when she gets a bath and her nails done. BOOBOO has also been cat-tested by our resident feline specialists Snow and Molly. BOOBOO is just over 1 years old (we have given her the honorary birthday of April, 27, 2021) and weighs approximately 52 pounds. BOOBOO is up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed. She will also be microchipped and registered before flying to Canada. BOOBOO is available for adoption in Canada 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 home in Canada. 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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BOWSER

Island Mix

HI THERE - I am BOWSER and I am being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Copper with a B... show more

HI THERE - I am BOWSER and I am being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Copper with a Black snout. BOWSER was found rambling along the side of a dangerous stretch of road in the middle of nowhere. He was skinny and had all the skin issues associated with parasites and starvation. As Beth pulled over to check out BOWSER a motorcyclist also pulled over and proceeded to pick BOWSER up to put him on the porch of an abandoned building on the other side of the road. The motorcyclist said he didn't know this pup and was simply getting him away from the side of the road. So with Beth went BOWSER to safety. BOWSER is a very sweet, very cuddly boy and he is also super smart and energetic. He has the Dominican "boca negra" black mouth coloring that is so common among the street dogs here. He had a wicked tapeworm that took over a month to resolve but is doing really well now!  BOWSER is approximately 6 months old, given the honorary birthday of January 16, 2022, and weighs approximately 20 pounds. BOWSER is up-to-date on vaccinations, and ready to find his forever home. He will be neutered and microchipped before flying. BOWSER is available for adoption in Canada 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 home in Canada. 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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BRIDA

Island Mix

HI THERE - I am BRIDA and I am being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is glossy black wit... show more

HI THERE - I am BRIDA and I am being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is glossy black with a small white heart on my chest and I have no tail!! BRIDA is part of a very special Nine Pack found near the beach in Barbacoa. All siblings inherited their unique names after characters from The Last Kingdom! Mom, The Marvelous Superwoman Mama Dog, and all siblings were in terrible shape when finally rescued. Mom and The Last Kingdom pups are now healthy and happy and ready to be adopted.  BRIDA is confident and curious. She loves being in the house and will always find a way in when it's not her turn. She has high energy and loves to explore but also LOVES her snuggles. BRIDA wears her heart on her sleeve. She has no filter and it's easy to see what she's asking for immediately. She initially had a hard time putting on weight, but after a couple months of special meals, she is now a foodie. Her Short Tail is likely due to an injury prior to coming to the rescue. And let me tell you, this girl has the most ridiculous ears you will ever see!!! BRIDA is approximately 1.5 years old, given her the honorary birthday of March 17, 2021, and weighs approximately 36 pounds. BRIDA is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and ready to find her forever home.  BRIDA is available for adoption in Canada 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 home in Canada. 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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BRITTNEY

Island Mix

BRITTNEY is a young Coconut Hound being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven Sanctuary in Luperon in the Dominican Republic. Her short-haired... show more

BRITTNEY is a young Coconut Hound being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven Sanctuary in Luperon in the Dominican Republic. Her short-haired coat is very DARK BROWN (shows as Black in pictures) with a lovely WHITE STRIPE on her chest and of course TRADEMARK COCONUT HOUND EARS that go UP & DOWN! BRITTNEY was found recently abandoned in a small village near Puerto Plata around 9 weeks old by one of our amazing vet tech volunteers - Rianna Daley. She was covered in fleas and ticks and very ill. We quickly got to work pulling the ticks off one-by-one (you might remember see a full bowl in her intake pictures we took in July, 2021) and a medicated bath. Her fur was in rough shape but so was her body. The ticks had caused anemia (Ehrlichia) and we needed to treat her with the antibiotic Doxycycline and other medications for over a month. We are pleased to say that BRITTNEY made a full recovery from her illness but we also want to mention that BRITTNEY has teeth staining from being on the antibiotics that saved her life as a young puppy. She is a quiet but playful young girl with the other pups in her pen but also loves time with our volunteers when she gets a bath and her nails done - as you will see she loves to hang out in laps! BRITTNEY has also been cat-tested by our resident feline specialists Snow and Molly. BRITTNEY walks well on leash. She is absolutely sweet and affectionate. BRITTNEY is just over 1 year old (we have given her the honorary birthday of May 10, 2021) and weighs approximately 43 pounds. BRITTNEY is up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed. She will also be microchipped and registered before flying to Canada. BRITTNEY is available for adoption in Canada 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 home in Canada. 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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BROWNY

Island Mix

Hola! I'm Browny, a Coconut Hound being fostered in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is a light Brown. One day a moto concho... show more

Hola! I'm Browny, a Coconut Hound being fostered in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is a light Brown. One day a moto concho stopped me and said to follow him, he brought me on a side road and in the ditch there were 3 puppies (BROWNY, Bella, ChiChi Dos) all huddled together. When I put them in the crate I found another puppy that was under them, but that one has passed away. I brought them home. They were full a of fleas and ticks, also gave them deworming.  Browny is very timid with people but good with other animals. With some one-on-one time she will become cool. She likes to play and fight for fun with the other dogs. She is good with her name, she answers to it. Browny is approximately 6 months old (we have given her the honorary birthday of July 15th, 2021) and weighs approximately 20 pounds. Browny will be up-to-date on vaccinations, is spayed and ready to find her forever home. She will be microchipped before flying. Browny is available for adoption in Canada 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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BRUNELL (formerly Bruno)

Island Mix

CONSTANT SMILER BRUNELL is a young Coconut Hound being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven Sanctuary in Luperon in the Dominican Republic. H... show more

CONSTANT SMILER BRUNELL is a young Coconut Hound being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven Sanctuary in Luperon in the Dominican Republic. His short-haired coat is Dark Chocolate Brown, with a Chestnut under coat with striking White markings on his face, chest and legs. Many of our supporters will remember BRUNELL!  BRUNELL is a dog that was happily living on the boardwalk (Malecón) in Puerto Plata. He and a number of his pals are watched over by some expats. They alerted us to him limping and that he had been injured.  An X-ray revealed a broken leg for this friendly, wonderful dog.  However, a blood test also revealed that he had ehrlichiosis, a tick disease that causes anemia and so no surgery could be done until that was treated. A month of antibiotics and BRUNELL had overcome the ehrlichiosis.  With the help of funding from our donors BRUNELL was able to have his surgery in mid-January. Kim Watson agreed to have BRUNELL recuperate at CHH until the pins could be removed. BRUNELL has made a full recovery and could not wait to start mingling with the rest of our pups in the pens. In some pictures you will see him with his friend Taffy (also available for adoption) romping around in a smaller pen together. BRUNELL has quickly become a fast favourite of our volunteers as well for his loving nature and desire to hang out with people.  BRUNELL is approximately 2 years old (we have given him the honorary birthday of July 20, 2020) and weighs approximately 40 pounds. BRUNELL is up-to-date on vaccinations, and neutered. He will be microchipped  and registered before flying. BRUNELL is available for adoption in Canada 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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BRUNO

Island Mix

This is BRUNO, a young Coconut Hound, being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven Sanctuary in Luperon in the Dominican Republic. His short-ha... show more

This is BRUNO, a young Coconut Hound, being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven Sanctuary in Luperon in the Dominican Republic. His short-haired coat is Black and Tan with a lovely White chest.... and of course TRADEMARK COCONUT HOUND EARS that go UP and DOWN! BRUNO was found locally by Michaela Meyer early August, 2021 as a very young puppy weighing only 7 pounds and under 3 months old. We put him into our isolation building as we do all our animals when we intake them and it is lucky we did as we quickly noticed that he was ill. BRUNO was treated with life-saving antibiotics.  We want to mention that BRUNO has some teeth staining from being on those antibiotics (doxycycline) as a younger puppy that in no way affects the integrity of HIS teeth. BRUNO is an absolutely delight. He loves his penmates and his humans equally. In a few photos you will see him getting cuddles after his bath, nail trims and ear cleaning - which he loves. He has also been tested by one of our CHH cat residents - Miss Molly - and passed with flying colours. BRUNO is extremely well-socialized and just a lovely fellow to have around. He loves his time with our walking volunteers and leash training. BRUNO is just over 1 years old (we have given him the honorary birthday of May 15, 2021) and weighs approximately 48 pounds. BRUNO is up-to-date on vaccinations and neutered. BRUNO will be microchipped and registered before flying. BRUNO is available for adoption in Canada 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 home in Canada. 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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BUFFY

Island Mix

BUFFY is a Young Coconut Hound being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven Sanctuary in Luperon in the Dominican Republic. Her short-haired co... show more

BUFFY is a Young Coconut Hound being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven Sanctuary in Luperon in the Dominican Republic. Her short-haired coat is GOLDEN BROWN and she has the cutest UNDERBITE BUFFY and her sister Sussex (now adopted) were found at 8 weeks of age with 2 sibings - Rhode and Brahma - and Kim named them after various species of chickens. They had been dropped on the porch of a neighbour.  Unfortunately the litter was in poor shape with Distemper when we rescued them.  We immediately began antibiotics and IV fluids to try to save them. Sadly we lost Brahma and Rhode within days of their arrival. BUFFY is now a happy and energetic puppy who enjoys spending time with other dogs, cats and humans but as you will see in her videos, she is a beautiful pup who readily allows our volunteers to bathe her, trim her nails, clean her ears and sits so patiently and calmly on their laps for snuggle time. BUFFY is also learning to walk on leash! BUFFY is approximately 1 year old (we have given her honorary birthday of June 26, 2021) and weighs approximately 42 pounds. BUFFY is up-to-date on vaccinations and is spayed. She will be microchipped and registered before flying. BUFFY is available for adoption in Canada 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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CASPIAN

Island Mix

HI THERE - I am CASPIAN and I am being home-fostered in Gaspar Hernandez in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Black to Dar... show more

HI THERE - I am CASPIAN and I am being home-fostered in Gaspar Hernandez in the Dominican Republic. My short-haired coat is Black to Dark Grey with a Light Grey underbelly and Tan markings.... AND I have trade-mark Coconut Hound Ears! My litter and I are named after famous Lakes of the World! Their rescuer and foster father writes, "CASPIAN was found with his 7 siblings (Dakota, Kawartha, Malawi, Tahoe, Caspian and Laguna - all up for adoption) and their mother MILAGROS (also up for adoption) on the streets. They were only a few weeks old and weighed less than a pound. Milagros was extremely underweight and the puppies were full of fleas and ill. Milagros was given the best food to help supplement her milk supply. Sadly, we lost one of the puppies. Now, everyone is happy and healthy. They are playful, love other dogs and CATS and are very well socialized.  CASPIAN is approximately 7 months old (we have given him the honorary birthday of March 25, 2021) and weighs approximately 28 pounds. CASPIAN is up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, and will be microchipped before going to a forever home.  CASPIAN is available for adoption in Canada 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 home in Canada. 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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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CASSIE

Pit Bull Terrier

CASSIE is a Pitbull-mix being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in Las Terrenas, Samana in the Dominican Republic. Her short-haired coat i... show more

CASSIE is a Pitbull-mix being fostered at Coconut Hound Haven in Las Terrenas, Samana in the Dominican Republic. Her short-haired coat is Creamy White and she has marvelous dark Brown to Black spots on her back - just like Snoopy! Her rescuer and foster mother writes: "She was tied to our gate, in heat and covered in dog bites on her legs and neck. She was scared but immediately friendly towards humans. She is very playful and friendly, and for the most part lives peacefully with the pack, but she is a dominant personality and can get jealous where affection is involved. A jealous sweetheart who needs to be the only dog in the home. She has a lot of energy but would gladly snuggle all day, that's her main thing. She’s great with kids but cannot be homed with cats. CASSIE is just under 3 years old (we have given her the honorary birthday of October 20, 2019) and weighs approximately 41 pounds. CASSIE is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed and ready to find her forever home.  CASSIE is available for adoption on-Island only. 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 apply to adopt a Coconut Hound, 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 have those references check their Junk mail/SPAM 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