Coqui Frog Necklace

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This necklace was made to honor our rescued dog, Coqui.

Coqui was a street dog in Puerto Rico and named after the 'coqui' frog.

An adorable TierraCast brand silver-lated pewter frog charm (3/4 inch long) is paired with a genuine garnet and carnelian gemstone stack drop. Stainless steel chain, jump rings and lobster clasp. Your choice of 16, 18 or 20 inches long. 

** These are made to order so please allow 3 production days. 

I also offer gift packaging .. just add it to your order.

** Note: please do not use discount codes on fundraiser items. The discount has to be taken out of their donation if you do. Thank you.

$7 of every Coqui necklace sold will be donated to Chi-Town Pitties.

I specifically chose garnet and carnelian for this necklace because of their mystical properties and meaning. I thought they spoke to Coqui's past struggles and her journey from a street dog to a loving forever home. 

Garnet is also known as a Stone of Commitment - to purpose, to others, and to oneself. Its loving powers reflect the attributes of devotion and understanding. Garnet is useful to have in a crisis, particularly in situations where there seems to be no way out or where life has fragmented. It fortifies, activates, and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope into those situations. Crisis is turned into challenge under Garnet's influence and promotes mutual assistance in times of trouble. Garnet is considered a lucky stone, for love, success, and for business relationships. It helps you let go of old behavior patterns and boosts self-confidence.
 
Carnelian captivates. Its bold energy brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers, stimulates and empowers. Known as a stone of motivation, endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history.  This stone also protects against envy, rage, and resentment - yours, or from others, and encourages a love of life. It is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind, helping you to trust yourself and your perceptions. 
 
Gemstone information from Crystal Vaults

The Story Of Coqui

In May 2016, Andrea, a volunteer. regularly goes back to her home town in Puerto Rico to help feed, get vetting, and find rescue for as many stray street dogs as possible with her own personal funds. This trip was different, one little pocket pittie captured her heart like no other had. She was tiny, malnourished, dangerously underweight, and seeking out human contact/affection over food. Andrea refused to leave her behind. Once in the states, Rachel & Fernando stepped up as foster parents to give this sweet soul a warm bed, love, and the patience she needed to heal. (and they did an amazing job!).

Rachel gave her the name 'Coqui' after a Puerto Rican frog, because she does an adorable hopping dance at meal time. She is just so excited! We loved the uniqueness of the name and decided to keep it. It's a perfect conversation starter when someone asks what it means. It gives us the opportunity to talk about Puerto Rican street dogs and the choice to adopt over purchasing a pet.

In May of 2016, Brian and I saw a dog we were interested in meeting and we began the application process which included a written application, a phone interview, reference checks, background checks, vet calls, and a home visit. Once we were approved, our contact, Lynette, let us know that the orginal dog we had an interest in was not going to work for us but she suggested that Coqui might be just what we were looking for. We set up a meet & greet where Coqui met our dog, Sam and it was determined they would probably do well together. Sam passed away in March of 2017.

We took Coqui on a foster-to-adopt agreement on June 6, 2016. On July 8, 2016, we officially adopted her.

Coqui is an absolute delight. She's very mellow and sweet. She wants nothing more than belly rubs and a soft place to sleep. 

Here are some photos of Coqui .. some from her rescue in Puerto Rico and leading up to today. 
 
We invite you to like Coqui's page on Facebook.