Dog Story: Copper is a truly beautiful and loving two year old Brittany boy! He is house trained and has never had an accident since arriving at his foster home. He figured out the doggy door in minutes and now runs in and out without hesitation. Copper sleeps quietly in the crate at night and sits nicely for treats which he takes very gently. Copper gets along great with his four Brittany foster brothers and looks to them quite often for reassurance in determining who and what is safe. Copper is a very sweet, timid and shy boy and is learning new things every day. His first response to new people and noises is to cower and run. With each passing day, Copper is becoming more confident in his foster family and the noises in the home. That said, a simple change in clothes or move to a different room can set him back a bit until he is again reassured that he is still safe. Once Copper gets to know you, he happily snuggles in your lap and wants to be close by to get extra love and attention. Copper’s perfect forever family will need to be patient, loving, and willing to take the time to help him overcome his fears. Copper needs a home with one or more friendly canine companions as he gains confidence learning from his doggy siblings. With love and attention, Copper will be a wonderful addition to a lucky family. If you’re interested in welcoming Copper home, please submit the online adoption application and mention Copper-3688, then contact his foster parents to talk more about him Update 4/9/12: Hi everyone, Copper here! It is time for me to update my own bio. My foster mom did a great job describing me when I first arrived, but I’m really a different dog now. I was very afraid when I got to my new foster family. My previous people were not nice to me at all. I didn’t know that people could be nice until my foster family taught me what love was about. It took a bit of time, but I now know that I am safe and no one I know will hurt me. I’m still afraid of strangers though especially men. When I a new man comes in the house, I regress and do what I know to do when I am afraid—I duck and run outside because I’m still not sure that everyone is as nice as my foster family. Once I am assured that a new person is okay, which takes me a bit of time still, I happily make myself at home in his/her lap. Now that I am comfortable in my new home, I have a few self-appointed tasks. First of all, I do an excellent job sorting the laundry. I really like to sort the socks the most and place them all over the house and yard. Second, I love to hide the TV remote from my pack master. It is great fun to see him hunt for it. He eventually finds it in the back yard. Lastly, I play with my doggy pack and wear them out. My doggy pack is wonderful! They let me know who and what is safe in my home. In return, we play, play, play. I make a really strange sound when I play—a high pitched cry. It always makes my human pack check on me to make sure I’m okay. I’m always fine, but I guess other dogs don’t sound like that when they play. My forever family will need to come visit me a few times before I will be adopted. Because I have such a hard time adjusting to new people and places, they will need to be patient and willing to put in the time before and after adoption. I know this won’t be easy, but when I leave my foster home I want to make sure that my forever family will love me and care for me as much as my foster family. Please consider me for adoption. The love I will return once I know you will be worth your time and effort. Copper was surrendered by his owner to a shelter in Utah and transported to foster care in California. He was recently neutered and is a healthy boy, up to date on vaccinations, fecal and heartworm negative and microchipped.