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Atascocita Degas (AKA Koko)

Dear Michelle,

We would like to thank you and your organization, “Friends of Greyhounds” so much for rescuing greyhounds. We have been adopting rescued greyhounds since April of 1993 and always have two dogs to keep each other company. In March of this year, we lost our beloved Lilly to cancer. Our remaining dog, Rosie, was very depressed without a buddy to play with in the back yard. The group from which we have adopted our last two greyhounds, Greyhound Adoptions of Florida, were in the process of refurbishing their kennels and would not have any dogs available for adoption for 2-3 months. Our family, especially Rose, could not wait that long. During an internet search, we found Greyhound Pets of America with a Delaware chapter that was not far from our home in West Chester, PA (about 20 miles west of Philadelphia). On their website was one of the dogs you originally rescued in Florida called Atascocita Degas. She had been fostered by a very nice couple in Newark, DE for six months and was looking for a “forever home”, preferably with another dog. The fostering couple, John and Tracey, had been calling her Koko (much easier to say than her racing name), so we have kept that name.

We adopted Koko on April 12, 2014 and brought her to her “forever home”. We live on one acre of land with over half of that fenced in as a back yard. Koko LOVES her big back yard and enjoys running and playing with her new sister, Rose. The two get along very well. She was very skittish at first, especially with men. Gradually, Koko has become more trusting of people. She enjoys her walks and loves when someone chases her. We also have a vacation home in the Pocono Mountains in PA. This house has a fenced in back yard as well but also has a turkey mound. This is a buried but elevated septic tank that measures ~ 15’ x 30’ x 5’ in height. Koko runs around the turkey mound when Rose or one of her human family members chases her. She also likes to run on top to her position as “Queen of the Mound”. She just turned three years old on July 20th and still acts very much like a puppy. She is very mild natured, sweet and loving in addition to being a playful, silly nut. Koko has brought us much love and joy. We look forward to many years ahead with her. Thank you once again for starting her journey that has now reached a happy ending for Koko and our family.

Sincerely,
The Siegerman Family (Brad, Julie, Nicole and Jacob…and Rose and Koko)

Koko gets adopted!

Koko gets adopted!

Koko and Rose

Koko and Rose

Koko in the Poconos

Koko in the Poconos