Mocha Latta Trouble’s Success Story


Hello! My name is Mocha! My nickname is “Mocha Latta Trouble” and I’m going to tell you why. My parents and sisters were not looking for a new dog, much less a “pitty” type. However, Dr. Plemmons happened to spot me at the shelter, heard I was heartworm positive (I was treated and am heartworm free now!), and happened to call my mom to see if she would be interested in fostering me. Of course she mentioned how beautiful and well-mannered I am.

My new mom and one of my sisters came to meet me at the shelter. I was so scared–I had to hang my head and tuck my tail. However, when the kennel door was opened and I saw my mom and sister for the first time, it was love at first sight and I became the happiest dog on earth! I targeted my sister because I knew my mom was already in love and gave her a big kiss on the face.

I went home with my new family and decided that I was there to stay. I found that my favorite human was mom. When mom left I became very anxious and sad and elected to destroy a few things in the house. I demolished my first crate and did quite a bit of damage to mom and dad’s crown molding and sheetrock. I wasn’t finished. I escaped the bedroom and thought eating an entire box of Raisin Bran cereal would be a great idea! Only to find out that I next became best friends with Dr. Bull as she instructed my mom to induce vomiting and I then spent the whole next day at AHOW having IV fluids and medications.

Later that week, I decided all that trouble was worth it, broke out of my kennel, and ate a large amount of cocoa powder. I was having to throw up a lot to get all the chocolate out of my body. Fortunately, it all worked out and I was better in no time.

I decided after that that I was finished with all the troublemaking. Fortunately, my family believed me when I told them and decided to keep me forever. My parents give me medication for my separation anxiety which I love to take because it means extra treats! My family says I’m the most loving, sweetest, and craziest dog they’ve had in a long time. I do have to say “Mocha Latta Trouble” does have a nice ring to it☺.

I am most thankful to the Friends organization for helping my foster (now forever) family pay for my heartworm treatments. If it weren’t for them, I may not be here today.

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