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Pitbull with Perfect Puppy Pout Pining for Pick-Up from Pound

Try saying “no” to Cocoa. Seriously, look at those puppy eyes.

Cocoa is a three-year-old brown and white pitbull who — like Sugar — works as an “office dog” at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) at 4101 Eisenhower Avenue.

Gina Hardter, spokesperson for the AWLA, said Cocoa has devised the perfect “puppy dog stare” to get what she wants. Usually, that’s snuggling and big hugs, with Hardter said Cocoa is very fond of.

“Sometimes Cocoa needs a little time to warm up to new things, but other times, she’s happy to give them a try,” Hardter said. “Check out Cocoa’s first experience with carrots.”

There’s just one catch: if Cocoa moves into a home with a cat or another dog, they should meet first at the shelter to make sure they’re compatible, according to shelter staff.

Photo courtesy Animal Welfare League of Alexandria 

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