CocoPuff is a very sweet 7-pound, 8-year-old Chihuahua mix. She is very affectionate and a true cuddle bug. She likes sitting on laps and she gets along well with other dogs. CocoPuff is a very lady-like dog – she doesn’t even bark! She’s the tiny dog version of a high fashion model the way she slowly turns her head from one side to another and the way she holds her head up high. CocoPuff would rather sit demurely on a soft pillow and enjoy the company of nice people and just watch what is going on. She isn’t really into playing with toys. With the right person or family CocoPuff will make a wonderful little loving companion. If CocoPuff sounds like the right dog for you, call 805-222-4459, or visit her at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter. To view more photos and information on CocoPuff, and other dogs for adoption, go to the K-9 PALS website K-9 PALS provides free dog behavior training sessions for people who have adopted a dog from any local shelter, rescue organization, or humane society.

Stephanie Kao

K-9 PALS–K-9 Placement and Assistance League, Inc.–is the all-volunteer, no-kill, nonprofit 501C3 organization dedicated to providing humane care, forever homes and advocacy for homeless and abandoned dogs in Santa Barbara County and beyond. All donations to K-9 PALS go directly to benefit homeless and abandoned dogs of our community in order to save lives, and find forever homes for them. Information on K-9 PALS is available at, 805-570-0415, or, or at K-9 PALS, P.O. Box 60755 Santa Barbara, CA 93160-0755. Come see K-9 PALS, and some of the dogs for adoption, at the Earth Day Festival at Alameda Park, April 18 and 19.

Lisa Acho Remorenko is executive director of Animal Adoption Solutions,


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