Cooper - 20032214

Location: White Plains, New York
Color: Orange and White
Birthdate: February 2, 2016 - Actual
Age: 7 Year, 10 Month

  • House Broken
  • Crate Trained
  • Obedience Trained
  • Needs Fenced in Yard


Cooper is work in progress. He was 1 of 38 dogs that were taken from a puppy mill in Howard NY. Cooper was found tied up in a yard covered in his own fecal matter with ear an infection in both ears. I don’t think Cooper, who didn’t have a name when we got him, ever had any positive interactions with humans so he is afraid of everything and everyone. When we first got him back to our house he was afraid of normal house noises like the furnace turning on or the washing machine. I don’t think he was ever in a house before. He no longer jumps over every little noise. Cooper is one of the sweetest and gentlest dogs I have ever met, but he has significant trust issues. He cowers and runs from you every time you go near him, but shows absolutely no signs of aggression. Every day he gets a little better with us, but he has a long way to go before he acts like a family dog. I finally got him to take treats from my hand and if I sit down with him and pet him he almost looks like he is happy. I think the perfect home for Cooper would be a family that has another laid back dog and a small physically fenced yard. I think Cooper would learn from another dog what it is like to be a family dog. He is not bad on a leash once he gets a little used to you. When I first started walking him he focused more on me than the walk. Now he is used to me and is a lot better at walking on a leash. Cooper got loose in my backyard (fenced) one day and we had a 2 hour battle of the wits before I got him back in the house. He couldn’t go anywhere but he also would not come to me or go in the house. I strongly recommend leash walking until a better relationship is established with him. Cooper is not 100% house trained but is doing good for a dog who was probably never in a house. I’m sure he will get there as he settles into his new home. Cooper is definitely good with non-aggressive dogs and probably with cats (would need to be tested). He has seen cats and squirrels on walks and doesn’t pay them any attention. He doesn’t willingly go into a crate, or anywhere, but if you put him in a crate he will go in and lay down. Cooper sleeps on a dog bed in our bedroom but again we have to bring him to the room. I am positive with patience and love Cooper will one day be the best dog you ever had. If you are interested in Cooper and learning more about him, please fill out an adoption application