Some lucky family is going to have the time of lives with our adorable puppy, Cooper. He recently came to us from an overcrowded, chaotic animal control facility, where he spent some time, after Animal Control Officers found him roaming as a stray. He made fast friends with shelter workers, and earned the very best behavior evaluations, but unfortunately Cooper caught the shelter kennel cough, and was booted out of the adoption program and onto the euthanasia list.

Cooper has that dopey puppy personality that will tickle the fancy of an active family, who are all on the same page about raising an older puppy. Cooper is now one year old, and has that gangly, rangey look of young dog not yet in full command of his feet. He is a tall leggy dog, with an atheletic build. He is quite fast and loves to run. At 33 pounds, Cooper is slightly underweight, and could easily to fill out to 40 or 45 pounds.

Our Shelter contacts describe Cooper as a Husky, with some Australian Cattledog DNA in the mix. Even though Lucky is a large, powerful dog, his nature is sweet and loving, making him the perfect family dog. Lucky is very kid friendly and touchable. He craves human attention and would enjoy interacting with older children and being part of a large family.

The greatest challenge with Cooper, is shepherding him through his adolescent stage, and continuing him on a solid regimen of exercise and obedience. He is past the teething stage and has not proven himself to be overly destructive, but folks who take on a young dog, must be prepared to puppy proof the premises and have realistic expectations of his limitations as far as house training and unsupervised time at home alone.

Cooper is extremely smart and has begun to grasp the concepts of basic obedience training. He is a dog who could go the full route to Canine Good Citizenship certification, and become a well trained family member, who is welcomed everywhere. His temperament is outstanding, he is extremely friendly to everyone he meets. He has demonstrated no issues with other dogs. We think he may fit into a feline home, although a young pup would likely chase cats in play.

Cooper has decent house manners for a youngster, and is mostly house trained and nicely crate trained. Adopters must expect to fine tune his potty routine, as he transitions to his new home. Cooper is in excellent health, and has been neutered. He had one of the best Vet reactions of any dog we've had recently, as he cajoled his way through the poke and prod routine. He has been vaccinated for rabies and DA2PP (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza, and coronavirus). He has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been dewormed and microchipped. If you are interested in Cooper, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com or call Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info.

Eskies Online is a 501(c)(3) Multibreed rescue group that serves unwanted American Eskimos and other dogs in need. Our group of volunteer foster homes spans the North East, and our adoption territory extends from Maine to eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of northern Maryland. Once an adopter is approved, we arrange transportation. We do not adopt dogs beyond our territory. Please visit our website: www.eskiesonline.com for more information about our group and our adoption procedures.