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Help get our Coco home

Help get our Coco home

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Meet Coco, a 7-month-old pup from Hanoi, Vietnam. She is a loving, energetic and fluffy little poodle with a chocolate brown nose. Coco came into our lives when we needed her the most and we want to take her home with us to South Africa, however, there are massive costs involved in this process. Please help us get our fur-baby home!

Coco is a loving, little fur-ball who has made our lives joyful in tough times. unfortunately due to the recent Virus outbreak, we have been unable to work and our Employers have not assisted us in any way during this tough time. We have been without work for several weeks and have been using our savings to get home, in order to survive throughout this time. All schools in Vietnam have been closed for weeks and continue to remain closed without an opening date in sight, therefore hindering us from gaining enough funds to get Coco home. We were on the right track but unfortunately have come to a point where we are needing assistance in order to get our fur-baby home. We have to put our pride in our pockets as we really just want to all get home safely.

Relocating a dog from Hanoi, Vietnam is quite a process. Not only is it stressful for us and Coco to do, but it is expensive. We have been quoted insane amounts ranging up to $3500, four times more expensive than we anticipated. The livelihood in Hanoi, Vietnam for a dog is not good. Dog snatching is very prevalent and unfortunately many dogs are stolen and then sold to meat markets or other people. Because of this, we want to do as much as we possibly can to ensure that Coco can get out of this toxic environment. When we adopted Coco, she had a terrible ear infection as well as a serious skin condition which we managed to sort out in a short duration of time. She is now as healthy as we can possibly get her, unfortunately, due to the extremely bad air quality in Hanoi, Vietnam with the US AQI air quality rating above 200 on a daily basis, this hinders her from going on daily walks and runs as it affects her breathing. We cannot bear the thought of leaving her behind as she is our fur-child and we absolutely love her more than words could describe.  

We are posting this BackaBuddy in the hopes that we can raise enough money to get our little girl home. We are trying our best to find other ways to obtain the money, but any donation, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated. This will benefit Coco's life massively, she will ultimately have the best quality of life in a safe and loving forever home.

Coco will need to undergo a couple of procedures before she will be allowed to immigrate to South Africa. The donations that we will receive will be used to fund these procedures such as her blood tests which are $650 as well as her vaccinations of up to $100 and of course the plane ticket at $1250. This does not include import permits and the quarantine fees when we arrive in South Africa.

With the help from your generous donations, we will give Coco a loving and caring new home in South Africa away from the possibility of being snatched or developing a respiratory illness in Hanoi, Vietnam. She deserves a loving, forever home in a safe and clean environment where we can take her for long walks on the beach in East London, South Africa.

*Funds raised will be transferred directly to the relocation services/agent.*


  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "I am trusting it all comes in " - Marge

  • Aug 26, 2020 - USD $ 29.82
  • "Good luck hope you get her home" - JP

  • Aug 26, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Can’t wait for Coco to be home " - Nidele Els

  • Aug 26, 2020 - USD $ 13.13
  • "Lets get this baby home good people" - Frans Brewis

  • Aug 26, 2020 - USD $ 4.77
  • "We hope you come home soon ! " - Anonymous

  • Aug 25, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Good luck sweet pup, keep us updated! We want to see you come home. " - Piper’s mom

  • Aug 15, 2020 - USD $ 28.66
  • "Good luck! Coco is gorgeous! " - Anon

  • Jul 13, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Goodluck! " - Anon

  • Jul 13, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Come home safely and quickly Coco!" - Gin & Tonic daschunds

  • Jul 07, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Sending love. We know you’ll reach your target soon enough.

    " - Max and Willow

  • Jul 06, 2020 - USD $ 29.27
  • "Hoping this little bit helps reunite Coco and her pawrents " - Harley in London

  • Jul 02, 2020 - USD $ 29.03
  • "Good luck guys, wishing you all the best " - Z

  • Jul 02, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Coco may this small donation bring you one step closer to coming home " - Bella & Bruce

  • Jul 01, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "We wish you can come home asap" - Holden Granny

  • Jul 01, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "We hope at some point we can reunite your family together again. " - Holden the Mini Dachshund

  • Jun 18, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "it's not much but hope it helps" - Rianke

  • Jun 09, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "

    Bring Coco home

    " - Lynette

  • Jun 06, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Come home soon Coco " - Sharon

  • Jun 05, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Praying for Coco " - Zara

  • Jun 04, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Hope Coco comes home soon. " - Sharon

  • Jun 04, 2020 - USD $ 5.87
  • "Can’t wait to meet you in East London Coco" - Chintsa Feral Cats

  • May 29, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Hope your baby comes home soon.

    " - Tamlin

  • May 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Something to help get your family back together " - Holden

  • May 28, 2020 - USD $ 21.98
  • "Best of luck" - Diane

  • May 27, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Hope this makes a small dent, come home safely." - Charles

  • Mar 20, 2020 - USD $ 11.56
  • "Hope Coco can come home soon! " - Savannah


Donations to date

R 9 276.45

Fundraising target

R 30 000.00