My name is Cooper!

English Bulldog Mix Dog for adoption in Park Ridge, Illinois - Cooper
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Cooper's Info...

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

Cooper's Story...
Hello pals! My name is Cooper, may I sit on your lap? I’m 7 years old and came to CEBR because I had a terrible ear infection that my owner couldn’t afford to treat. My whole head was swollen with infection and I had 103 degree fever when I arrived in rescue but after a bunch of nice people cared for me and gave me a lot of medicine, I am told it’s healing nicely. I’m just ready to get this silly cone off my head so I can stop knocking it into everything. I was also recently neutered and had my chompers cleaned (and some pulled out). When I was having my ear treated, they discovered there is possibly an additional issue in my ear but I’m going back to the doctor after my initial ear infection is healed to find out more. I am 61 pounds, microchipped, and up-to-date on my vaccines.

My foster family likes to say I am a gentle giant. I’m actually not that big, but my paws and head are so big, it seems like I’m bigger than I actually am. I am a little clumsy, and knock into things regularly, and sometimes stumble on stairs, but I recover. I do have some calcification in my eyes but the doctor thinks I can see fine. My hearing may have been impacted by my ear issues but if you whistle or say my name loudly, it will get my attention. I am mainly potty trained but if you miss taking me out on schedule, I may poop in the house. A boy’s got to go when a boy’s got to go! I like my schedule and want to stick to it! I have a small trachea which means I pant a lot too. I love walks but I need the hoomans to make sure I don’t overdo it since it’s harder for me to breathe.

I really like to lay on the hoomans laps and let them pet me. It’s one of my favorite pastimes. Sometimes I have to have a reminder to be gentle as I forget that I’m a big boy! When I first arrived in my foster home, I was very anxious as I didn’t know what was happening. It was a lot of change! I humped a lot in response to my anxiety, but as I’ve settled in, this has gone away. I can be redirected when this happens or sometimes need a time out in my quiet space so I can calm down. I’m not used to being kept in a confined space when left alone so I don’t really like it, but my foster family says I have to do it until I get my cone off to keep me safe. They gave me an entire room to myself but I prefer to just have the whole house to myself. I mainly just want to lay on the different air vents and let the air conditioning keep me cool.

I would really like a home where my family lets me have a lot of freedom, while also keeping me on a strict schedule. I have a walker right now that comes midday for a break, and that works fine for me. I LOVE the car and going on trips. I just came back from Michigan and that was so much fun! My foster family said I did super good on vacation and when we came back, I kept on trying to make them take me back by finding the car on the street. I get along well with my foster brother, even though sometimes he can be a bit bratty to me. I am totally non-reactive to him and mainly just want to keep to myself. I would do fine in a home with other dogs, though they shouldn’t be smaller than 20 pounds. I want to chase the tiny ones and don’t realize my strength with them. I need a daily walk and will refuse to go outside unless my leash is on if I don’t get at least one a day. My forever family should also be committed to continuing to keep up with my frequent ear cleaning so I don’t ever have to have such a terrible ear infection again. I am very patient and still while this is done so it’s no problem at all. I am just a sweet, mild mannered pup looking for a family to care for me and love me as I move into my golden years.

Our adoption criteria for THIS DOG are as follows:
-Willing to commit to Cooper’s continued ear care
-Home with other dogs over 20 pounds is okay
-Prefer a home that allows Cooper to have freedom and would take him on trips with them
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Facts about Cooper

  • Breed: English Bulldog Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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 English Bulldog breeders who help with English Bulldog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Park Ridge paves the way for another one to be saved.