COOPER was saved from a shelter in Texas. He is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm and tick disease (SNAP 4DX) tested negative and micro-chipped. He has been estimated date of birth of 21 June 2015 and weighs around 25 pounds. We do not know for sure what breeds the dogs are that we save, we guess by their looks, but often people have different opinions to breeds they look like, so please whatever you think he is, could well be right.
COOPER is a handsome, affectionate, active boy. He can be a little shy on initial meeting, but soon warms up, especially when there are treats to be tasted. He is good with most dogs, but does seem to have a slight alpha tendency. This might be due to the rescue environment, but he is not a strong, or aggressive alpha and I would think he would back down to a more dominant alpha dog. He does play with other dogs and shares a pen and there have been no issues or problems. We do not have cats in the rescue so are unable to comment on how he would be around them.
COOPER does enjoy his ears scratched and chest rubbed, he will roll on his back for belly rubs and will give back lots of love and kisses. He is an active boy and so will need lots of exercise both mentally and physically to ensure all his needs are met.
COOPER is in need of a fun, active family who can take him on adventures to explore the sights, sounds and smells the world has to offer. This will not only help with meeting his physical needs, but also stimulate his mind which is as important as his physical needs.
COOPER, as with all rescue dogs is in need of some basic and advanced obedience training. We recommend that the family work with him so that both human and COOPER can learn each other's body language, personality, expectations and boundaries. Going to formal classes are good for socialization and going to new places, but initial training should begin at home with all family members.
COOPER is a nice size family dog, great for a family with kids who are happy to play with him and all tire each other out. With some manners, obedience and him feeling the safety, security and love of his own family and home this boy would be the perfect addition to your family.
COOPER is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $500.
This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
COOPER is located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. There is a local hotel in Dover-Foxcroft that is pet-friendly (approx 6 miles) and several in Bangor (approx 45 miles). There are also lots of wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.