My name is Cooper!

Papillon Mix Dog for adoption in Livonia, Michigan - Cooper
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Cooper's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Cooper's Story...
Cooper is a sweet, playful, energetic little guy. Though he has an old back injury, you would never know it by looking at him or watching him run and play. With some physical therapy and time to heal, Cooper has come a long way in the few months I have had him. To begin with he could only drag his back lags when he walked. Now after physical therapy, he can climb up and down flights of stairs with not much trouble, run and play with other dogs, hold himself up to go potty and play fetch. He is amazing how fast he can go. He loves to play.

Cooper would make a great companion for a family with older children who will understand how play gently with him. He loves human interaction; he likes sit on your lap for a tummy rub and ear scratches. Playing fetch is his favorite game and carries his stuffed animal with him everywhere in hopes that someone will throw it for him. Cooper would do well in a house with other animals or by himself, he prefers the company of humans, he lives with three other dogs and does fine with them and has been around cats and does not seem to mind them either. Cooper is house trained. Cooper sleeps in his kennel at night, never making a sound. I leave his kennel door open so he can lay on a dog bed on the floor, but he prefers to sleep in his kennel. Cooper likes to snuggle in bed or on the couch with you, but when it’s time for sleep he goes in his kennel as sleeping on a human bed/couch would only be disastrous if he fell off. I leave Cooper in my bedroom uncrated during the day and he is fine.

Cooper takes a very small dosage of prednisone in order to keep his back end strong enough to keep active. We don’t know if he will always have to take this as the more strength he gets from exercise may be all he needs in the future. Cooper weighs only 9 pounds and is two years old.

Cooper is neutered, up to vaccines, micro-chipped, and on flea and heartworm prevention.

Cooper will need a home with a fenced yard and no small children and a home with carpeting to make it easier for him to get around.

Cooper's adoption fee is $250.00 (cash only).

This sweetheart will be at the Livonia PetSmart on Saturdays from 11-3. Come up and meet this cutie. The Livonia PetSmart is located at South East corner Middlebelt and I-96 at 13150 Middlebelt Rd Livonia, MI 48150. It is located in the back of the Meijer and Costco Parking lot. Our pets are in the back right hand side of the store past the grooming and vet clinic. WAG also has adoption events at Woodhaven Petsmart at 23470 Allen Rd every other Friday 4:30 to 7:00 pm. We ask that you DO NOT contact PetSmart about our animals. They are kind enough to provide space for our adoption events, but are not involved with our rescue work.

If you would like to apply for this dog or any of our other dogs, please request an application by clicking the "Contact This Rescue" button or email

ATTENTION: Our on-line applications are NOT working. Please email if you are interested in a dog and we will email you an application or copy the 21 questions below and email them to

The information that you provide on the application will help us determine whether the dog that you have chosen is a good match for you so please give as much detail as possible. You must be at least 25 years old to apply. Please answer all questions; otherwise your pre-application may not be reviewed. Include the following information in your email:

1. Your name, address, home phone number & email address. How long have you lived at present address?

2. Age of applicant? Age of co-applicant? Do you live with your parents?

3. Your reason for wanting to adopt this dog? Are you adopting for yourself, family, others, gift/surprise, hunting, watch dog, child pet, companion?

4. Type of housing you live in (own home, apartment, condo, mobile home, etc.). If you rent please provide the name of the complex and landlord's phone number.

5. Is your yard Completely Fenced, Partially Fenced, Not Fenced or you have No Yard? How high is your fence? What type of fence: Chain Link, Privacy Fence, Invisible Fence, Other? If no fence, how do you plan on keeping your dog contained in the yard?

6. Number of adults and children in the home, and the ages of the children? Relationship of adults? (Married, Fiance, Older-Children, Roommate , Parent , Other ) Are all household members in agreement with adopting this pet?

7. What arrangements have you made to care for the pet in case you can no longer do so?

8. The number of hours per day the animal will be left alone, and where you will keep the animal when left alone?

9. How much time do your current/previous pet spend outdoors? How much time would this new pet spend outdoors? Where will this dog be routinely living?

10. A list of any animals you've had in the last 10 years, including how long you had them and where they are now. Please include the names of each animal, and the type of animal.

11. Are/were they spayed/neutered? Current on vaccines? On heartworm prevention (dog)?

12. The name and PHONE NUMBER of current or prior veterinarians in the past 5 years. We will be contacting your veterinarian as a reference. Please contact your vet clinic and give them permission to release your pets information. Are the pets listed under your name, if not please list name pet is listed under?

13. The average cost per for providing preventive veterinary care is $200.00 - $500.00. Additionally there are expenses of food, toys, grooming, boarding, emergency veterinary care, etc, does your household budget allow you to comfortably cover these expenses?

14. How do you plan on exercising this dog?

15. Are you willing to enroll this dog in obedience training? If no, what are your plans for training this dog?

16.Rescue animals require time to adjust to their new home. Are you willing to give this animal adequate time for proper adjustment - perhaps three weeks or more? What amount of time do you consider to be reasonable for adjustment?

17. Would you object to someone for WAG Animal Rescue coming/calling your home to check on the dog?

18. What behaviors would you be unable to tolerate from an adopted dog? (potty accidents; jumping up on furniture; playing in early am hours; barking; getting into garbage cans; counter surfing; getting on furniture; hiding from guests/other family members; shedding hair on furniture/clothes; chewing; escaping; fighting; digging.)

19. Methods I plan to use to discourage unwanted behavior(s): (Yell; put dog in another room; remove problem item(s); put dog in crate; put dog outside; I will not tolerate bad behavior; swat/spank/hit with newspaper; spritz with water; throw something at dog; who cares dog are dogs.)

20.You understand that rescue dogs may have unknown medical history/problems and/or unknown behavior issues?

21. Additional information you would like to provide to WAG:

The above information that I have provided to WAG Animal Rescue for the purpose of adopting an animal is accurate and complete.Please put in subject line the name of the animal you are interested in.

A volunteer will review your application and contact you ONLY if you are approved or if further clarification is required. We will make every attempt to contact approved applicants within 5 business days of application submission (M-F), but this will depend on the number of applications received.Please understand that by answering the questions does not guarantee the adoption of the pet, nor are you obligated to adopt the pet.

WAG Animal Rescue adopts to homes that are best fits for our animals' needs, and not on a first-come, first-served basis. If you currently own a dog or have a history of dog ownership, you must provide a vet reference for your application to be processed. Preference is given to applications with prior dog experience and vet references. We are an all-volunteer organization, and regret that we do not have the resources to contact applicants that are not approved. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Approved applicants are based on best fit, not first submitted. WAG RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY APPLICANT, so please understand that it is within our discretion to make those decisions on behalf of our animals. Keep in mind that we depend 100% on volunteers, most of whom have full-time jobs, so we ask for your understanding as we do the best we can in the endless effort to find homes for these deserving animals!


Many WAG's animals are available for viewing and adoption every Saturday from 11 am-3 pm at the Livonia PetSmart, located at Middlebelt and I-96.WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT THE RESCUE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WILL BE AT THE ADOPTION EVENT.


For more information about WAG Animal Rescue, adopting an animal or about our fees please visit our home page

For any question please email us at

Facts about Cooper

  • Breed: Papillon Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: D14PL581

Other Pets at Wag Animal Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Cooper, a Livonia Papillon dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Papillon for sale in Livonia, or seeking a Papillon dog from a breeder in Livonia.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Livonia already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Livonia breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Papillon breeders who help with Papillon rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Livonia paves the way for another one to be saved.