Cocina: This Easygoing Dog Needs a Home

Photo courtesy Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Cocina – yes, we admit, it’s an odd name for a dog – is a 6-year-old female dog with a beautiful chocolate coat and golden honey eyes. Cocina is an AWLA staff favorite because she’s so easygoing and amenable. She is a dream on a leash and almost nothing ruffles her feathers. Cocina visited the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office on National Puppy Day and had the time of her life visiting staff and inmates at the jail. At one point, she laid down and fell fast asleep getting pets and belly rubs. Cocina knows some basic commands and is quick to show them off when you have a yummy treat. She would be an excellent dog for just about anyone, as she seems to enjoy both activity and lounging.

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) is located at 4101 Eisenhower Ave. Founded in 1946, the AWLA has supported and served as a resource for homeless animals. The organization remains an integral part of the community by providing opportunities for adoption, spay and neuter assistance, education, and outreach. To learn more, visit

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