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Adopt Cosette

Female Labrador Retriever /Carolina Dog 


Meet Cosette, a gorgeous pup named after the beautiful and innocent character in the popular novel and musical Les Miserables . Cosette was found as a stray dog roaming in a neighborhood near Cetys University in Ensenada, Mexico. She was extremely pregnant, though still skinny and had some wounds on her body from her time on the streets. A good samaritan took her in, took care of her, and provided her with a safe place to have her puppies. She gave birth to 11 puppies total, and she was an excellent mama to her babies from the get-go. 8 of the siblings were brought to TBL with her for adoption, and the remaining 3 were placed for adoption through a different rescue. Cosette is a little over 2 years old as of June 2017. She has a sweet, gentle, mild-mannered, friendly, mellow, and loving disposition. She can be a little bashful when first meeting new people, but she just needs a little time and patience to open up. Cosette gets along well with other dogs of various sizes. She generally prefers to hang back and relax as opposed to getting into the thick of the action in the play yard. Cosette is already housebroken, she's a great medium size of roughly 50 pounds, and she would make a wonderful addition to any lucky family!


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If you have questions about Cosette please contact The Barking Lot


Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Hair Length
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person
Stacy Parmer

Shelter Description

The seed for The Barking Lot was planted a few years back when I took in my first foster dog, Patti Cake, in hopes of making a bigger impact by helping my favorite furry friends. Before I knew it, I was put on some rescue email list and received an email stating, "This dog to be put down on Tuesday at 3pm". I was utterly horrified and jumped into action figuring out how I could save her. Well, I did and I'm glad to report Raspberry (my nephew named her!) is living happily in Encinitas to this day! After getting her adopted, I thought, "That wasn't so tough." And so it goes...over 500 dogs adopted into loving home and 2 1/2 years later...we are now creating The Barking Lot.

As well as being wonderful companions, dogs are amazing teachers and we've learned so much from them...first and foremost that they all deserve a chance at a better life and their behavior will balance beautifully if their needs are meet and good leadership is applied. These pups will be the most grateful creatures you've encountered. We rescue our furry friends from area shelters, humane societies and Mexico as they are at risk of being euthanized and/or abandoned.

We are a small organization with a handful of key volunteers and we are just getting started as a 501c3 non-profit, so we're looking for more volunteers to add to the fun and reward! We need both people and donations to help our furry friends, so we'd be grateful for either. Please contact

Thanks for choosing rescue,
Stacy, The Barking Lot crew and all the rescued recruits!

P.S. Patti Cake, my original foster dog, is among The Barking Lot residents as I couldn't possibly have given her up & I'm fortunate to call her mine! Yes, I'm proud to report I was a failed foster my first go around!!

Shelter Driving Directions

Please check our website for our upcoming adoption events, or fill out our application at for an appointment.

Areas Served

Southern California

Adoption Instructions

Our goal to find the right match for each pooch based on lifestyle, energy level, exercise regime, environment and living situation. To ensure we find a great match for each pup, the process entails an adoption application, a play date with your furry friend, a home check of the potential adopter and an adoption contract.

The adoption fees include spay/neuter, up-to-date shots, rabies vaccination, microchip & microchip registration, de-worming and the benefit of getting a pooch who has been living in a stable and loving environment.

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