All about COOPER: ADOPTED
Chip no: 250269604394922
Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer
Date of birth: 29/06/2012
Weight: 25-27 kg
OK Dogs: Yes
OK Children: Yes - respectful, older ones already tested.
OK Cats: No
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COOPER – is now back in foster. He travels really well, accepts other dogs very easily, and enjoys a good sniff in a new garden!! Sadly he is far from “indifferent to cats” which is what we understood – so a home without cats is a must. To his human he has shown himself to be a “Velcro” dog.
Very occasionally an adoption does not work out. The people who were desperate to give this boy a life, have had to realise that sadly they have become less active than COOPER needs. And so he is back to looking for his forever home where he can get good long walks, as well as loafing around on a sofa (or any comfy spot that is allowed).
A recent assessment has shown that although he can be strong on the lead, it is simply good handling that will bring him to heel and walk nicely alongside. Since leaving his foster home he has sadly never had the chance to enjoy a longline roam around, or even a run in an enclosed field. Thus it is difficult to say at this juncture what his recall really is like. It was coming along well when he was previously in foster, but it is likely that some ground has been lost in that respect.
He has however gained in body, has had experience of meeting young children and shown that he is indeed a very gentle soul. He loves human company, and would also probably benefit from having canine friends as he had at his foster home where he did not suffer the separation anxiety that he is currently manifesting.
Rescued from travellers, poor COOPER was underweight, covered in lumps, warts and worn patches from lying on hard surfaces. He also had horrid-looking things dangling from his chest. These have now disappeared, along with his manhood, and proved to be skin tags, totally benign.
Despite his discomfort and obvious neglect over the years, this super boy has lost neither his bounce nor his faith in human beings. Already on day one his foster mum described him as “a boisterous, loving bundle of mischief”!
With loving care and veterinary attention, COOPER is already showing that he will return in spades the love and care given to him by his forever family. There is still work to be done on recall (the occasional selective deafness) and leadwork but perfectly handleable.
He is deserving of a loving family home, where he can join in with you whatever you are doing as he just loves company. He’ll be a joy with any other dogs too.
COOPER is 9 years young and available for adoption. If you would like to know more about him:
- click on the enquiry button if you are on the web page,
- send a message from our Foster/Adoptions page https://www.facebook.com/LesAmisinFrance/
- or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.