Shepherd mix

Young (1-3 years)



Kim Tompkins

My Story

This handsome fellow is Cooper. He is a mix of indeterminate origin, but likely has some dutch shepherd in his ancestry somewhere and he has a gorgeous brindle double-coat. He is almost two years old and weighs in now at about 65 pounds, plus or minus. He came to us when we evacuated a shelter in South Carolina just before Hurricane Florence hit.

Cooper would be best as an only dog, mostly because other dogs make him nervous. This is not to say he can’t get along with dogs. He can. He has met some of our dogs who were calm and happy to share their space with him without getting in his face and he did just fine. A dog that postures up or is dominant would not be a match for Cooper. Cooper would be perfectly content as an only dog, but we also think he could co-exist with another calm dog and an owner who knows how to do proper introductions and is willing to give him the time and space he needs to decompress. He likely will never be a dog-park type dog, however.

Cooper does love people and he has been friendly towards everyone he has met. We would recommend kids over 8 who are past the screeching years and are big enough to handle a bouncy big dog . He enjoys getting attention and affection and snuggling on the couch. He needs a fenced yard to run in, or an owner with dedication to long runs as he is active and requires exercise.

Cooper is housebroken and well-mannered. He is medium to high energy and would love someone to go hiking with or a yard to run in. He does have a higher prey drive, so he needs a no-cat (or other small furry creature) home. He will make a wonderful companion for the right household!

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