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Cooper V

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Entered: 01/20/2013
Status: Adopted
Age: 2
Color: Liver/White/Tan
Weight: 59 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Dover, PA
Health: UTD, HW-, very good in all areas
Temperament: Good with adults, unknown with young children, good with dogs and cats

Cooper V's Story . . .

Update 02/26/2013:  "He loves to cuddle now and is starting to give kisses."
All good news for this handsome boy, beginning with his vet visit. Cooper's exam went well. His vet thinks he looks great and didn’t find a thing that needed a second look. Yeah for Mr. Cooper!

On the home front, Cooper has come a long way from the shy, timid, scared dog he was when he met his foster family. He loves to cuddle now and is starting to give kisses. He loves to play tug-of-war with his canine “brother” in the yard with sticks. Both the resident springers love him and will "groom" him when they are resting. Every now and then he will take one of the stuffed toys with him outside. He is the best!

Ample time spent in MAESSR’s care has helped his foster parents see the "real" Cooper in action. He is such a lovable springer and has shown no aggression of any kind while with them. He’ll soon be ready to meet one lucky adopting family and will shine for them as he has in recent weeks!

Original:  "Cooper has been such a good boy that he is given full run of the house when his foster parents are at work."

When the twelve year old in Cooper's New Jersey family felt that he was a "bad dog" for picking up objects on their walk and not listening to her, she verbally scolded him once they got home and shook her finger at him. Cooper viewed this as a threat and lunged at her but did not hurt her. This unnerved her and now she is frightened of Cooper. Although the family is deeply attached to Cooper, they felt they must re-home him due to their daughter's concerns even though he displays none of this behavior to any other family member or the public. So, young Cooper has become a MAESSR boy.

Coming into foster care had stressed Cooper initially, but now he is finally relaxing and showing his foster parents what a sweet boy he really is. Although both crate trained and housetrained, Cooper has been such a good boy that he is given full run of the house when his foster parents are at work. When they are home and he has to go outside, Cooper signals by pacing and whimpering.

In his former home, Cooper was an only dog, but he seems to enjoy having the resident Springers as companions. He is not object possessive with his toys or with his food. It's obvious he thinks that having another dog to play tug with is a real plus! So is having a feline friend! Cooper gets along well with the resident cat. This playful pup likes to bring a toy to his foster parents so they can play with him when he goes out, too. And when his foster mom scratches his head and chest. . . . Ahhh!

Cooper has nice house manners. He only barks when someone comes to the door or if he hears something unusual. He knows that Springers are supposed to keep four paws on the floor so there is no counter-surfing on his part. Not a chewer or one to get into the trash, Cooper is a good boy. He has permission to get up on the couch to be close to the resident dogs or his foster parents. At bedtime Cooper either sleeps on his bed, on the loveseat, or in his foster parents' bed-- if there is room! Cooper responds to the commands "sit" and "stay" and does fine on the leash when taken out to potty.  He also likes to go along on car rides and is a good passenger.
Watch for more on Cooper after he further settles into his foster home!