We're happy to tell you that Cooper has a new furever home. Please visit our Available Dogs Page to see the pups currently available.
Cooper is a 1-year-old Cocker Spaniel who found himself in a shelter in KY. We don’t know any of his back story, but he must have been someone’s dog because for the first two weeks he was in his new foster home, he anxiously waited by or ran to the front door, seeming certain someone was coming to take him home. Cooper is house trained, and crate trained. He is Not a fan of the crate but because he loves table food (which he doesn’t get here) and is quite clever, he needs to be crated when we’re not around. He also eats & sleeps in his crate at night.
Cooper has gotten along well with the 4 other dogs that are currently hanging out in his foster home. While a home with another dog for Cooper to play with could be fun, Cooper has mentioned that 4 dogs is Way too many for him and would be perfectly alright if he got his humans all to himself. He has been with kids over 11 & did great. He does jump up to get attention (which we are working on) so he might not be the best match for little ones.
Cooper likes to play with toys, fetch a ball and is willing to try whatever you’d like him to if it means he can be with you. He likes to snuggle on the couch and watch TV but he’s also ok hanging out on a dog bed on the floor.
He had double Cherry Eye which was repaired while he was under for his neuter surgery. When he made his way to NJ he had a standard Cocker Spaniel fur style- and he was matted to the skin. His ears were matted as badly as his body. It took hours to shave him down. We gave him frequent breaks to rest and play with the other dogs because we know how much this process can hurt. He whimpered and cried a bit but was truly very brave. As a result, his haircut is a little uneven now, but his skin is looking great, and coat is growing back all over.
He was seen by a vet who gave us 2 weeks of daily drops and a special medicated ear wash. Cooper, like many floppy eared dogs, will need continued attention to his ears, most likely just weekly cleaning (that you can do at home), but there will need to be a weekly routine of at least checking his ears to make sure they don’t get back to the point they were when he got here.
We can’t say enough good things about Cooper. He’s an absolute love bug in a 32lb. body. If you’re looking for a great dog who’s looking for great human who will love him forever, we’d love for you to meet Cooper.