COOPER AB#19- 298 – M, 10 Years
Age: 10 years
Size/Weight: ~55 lbs
Color: Orange Belton
Breed: English Setter
Good with Children: There are no children in Cooper’s foster home, but he seems to want love and attention from everyone, so I think he would be fine with children as long as they are gentle with him.
Good with Dogs: Yes. Cooper lives with 8 foster siblings and gets along well with all of them. He occasionally grumbles at the little puppy when he’s annoying him, but he doesn’t do anything more than grumble. He is content to be with other dogs and will occasionally romp in the yard with his foster siblings, but he mostly wants to be with his people.
Good with Cats: Unknown, but probably ok. Cooper hasn’t demonstrated significant prey drive in his foster home, but we don’t have any cats, so cannot say for sure.
House trained: Yes, completely. Cooper is perfect in the house.
Crate trained: Yes. Cooper will go into his crate for a treat and for food, but he doesn’t really prefer it. He will settle in his crate, but he much prefers the sofa, and he is really well-behaved so he doesn’t really need to be crated.
Leash trained: Somewhat. Cooper does pull on the leash and he’s big and strong, so he has a fair bit of pulling power. His new family will need to continue working with him on this.
Activity Level: Moderate. Cooper is an older setter, and he is generally quite calm. He likes to have a romp in the yard or a walk, but he’s happy to chill out nicely in the house, especially if someone will cuddle with him.
Fence: Preferred, but not required.
Training/Behavior: Cooper is generally very well behaved. He is completely housetrained and does not make any trouble in the house. He responds well to his name and wants to please his people. He is very easy to have around.
Medical History: Cooper is healthy and up to date on all his vaccinations and flea/tick and heartworm prevention. He is neutered.
Cooper has a heart-breaking story. His mom was a member of the A&B Board, but she had some very serious health issues in 2019 and has been in an out of the hospital for months. To our great sadness, she can no longer care for herself independently and had to move to a home that does not allow larger dogs, so she called me and asked me to please foster Cooper and promise to find him the very best family ever. He was her constant companion and best friend.
Because he lived with his mom for many years and now lives in a foster home with mostly women, he is used to females and gravitates to them, but he is happy to give love and affection to anyone who will pay attention to him. His favorite activity is to snuggle up on the couch with her person and enjoy a good movie. He is a champion cuddler! If you let him sleep with you, Cooper will snuggle up beside you laying right against you for the whole night without moving. All he wants is a family to love and spend time with him. I would like to find a home with someone who is at home a lot, so he can get the attention he deserves.
If you are open to a senior setter, Cooper is a perfect choice!
Adoption Fee: $250.00
Foster Home: Temperence, MI
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