THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Cocoa, an 8-year-old red female pit-bull terrier at the Pennsylvania SPCA.

Cocoa experienced cruelty and neglect before arriving at the shelter a year ago. She has some medical issues and needs help on the stairs, but her "Cocoa Shuffle" will have you dancing with joy. She would benefit from a loving, patient family in which she's the only animal.

For more information about Cocoa, call the PSPCA at 215-426-6300; stop by the shelter on Erie Avenue near B Street, in North Philadelphia; or visit