My name is Cooper!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Colorado Springs, Colorado - Cooper
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National Mill Dog Rescue

Facts about Cooper

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 31985812
Meet Cooper! Cooper is a shy and sweet male Chihuahua looking for his forever home. Cooper is a cautious little guy and likes other dogs his size. He will need a fenced yard since he is working on his potty training and loves to run and play. Cooper has learned that getting love, attention and belly rubs is pretty great. He will do his chi chi dance and smile for you. Loud noises and sudden movements can frighten little Cooper, so a quiet, calm home will be best for him. Cooper is curious and likes to play with toys, other dogs and to explore outdoors. Cooper is a very sweet boy. He wants to please you and does well with praises and treats. He enjoys snuggling too, and quiet time in his soft bed after showing off his leash skills on a long walk. Will you give this little guy a safe and happy home?

Prior to being rescued, many of our dogs have experienced minimal socialization. As a result, there is often an adjustment period when learning about life as a family pet. We typically do not adopt to homes with children under 6 years old; homes with older children will be considered on an individual basis. Common skills such as house training and leash walking will often take a little extra time. Patience, understanding and a gentle hand are a must. The great news is, most of these dogs come around rather quickly and being a part of their rehabilitation is an extremely rewarding experience. Learn about mill dogs and fill out an application at our website:

About National Mill Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome discarded breeding dogs and to educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry.

National Mill Dog Rescue was established in February 2007, in honor of a forgiving little Italian Greyhound named Lily. Theresa Strader, NMDR’s Founder and Executive Director, rescued Lily from a dog auction in Missouri. Prior to that day, Lily had spent the first seven years of her life as a commercial breeding dog, a puppy mill mom. Determined that her years of living in misery would not be in vain, Strader started NMDR, giving a voice to mill dogs across the country.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please visit our website: and go to our adoption information to complete an application for adoption. This will be required prior to visiting our shelter to look at dogs available for adoption.

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting a retired mill dog can be a challenging experience. These dogs have had very little human contact and may take quite a bit of time adjusting to life as a "real" dog. Therefore, we consider each adoption a trial and never want an adoptive home to feel like they're stuck with a dog if there are problems. One thing that mill dogs need more than anything else is time. Barring any major problems, we ask that adopters give the dog a reasonable amount of time to adjust to its new home. Most of our dogs do remarkably well and bring lots of joy and a great sense of satisfaction to their new owners.

Persons interested in adopting one of our dogs must complete the Adoption Application on our website. Those who meet our requirements and who appear to be a good match for a dog will be interviewed by a NMDR home study volunteer. The next step would be to have a home check with all members of the family present. You will then be able to meet the dogs that are available. Adopting families will then sign a contract. We do not place dogs in homes that we believe will not work out, so please respect our decision.

Requirements for Adopting:

• We do require fenced yards in most cases. (It may be possible for an adult or senior dog to work out fine in a townhouse or condo environment, that have small enclosures/patio's). We will occasionally adopt to apartments dwellers but only on a case by case basis. Puppies will not go to homes where they will be left alone for many hours. Most of our dogs have lived in small cages all their lives and we would prefer for other methods other than crating be arranged for when the dog is home alone.

• All NMDR dogs will be primarily inside dogs - no dogs will live outside.

• No NMDR dog will be kept on a chain.

• All NMDR dogs will be provided with adequate fresh food and water, clean, dry shelter when outside, and daily exercise.

• All NMDR dogs will be provided with a safe collar with ID tags to be worn at all times.

• All adoptive families will obey all applicable laws governing control and custody of animals.

• All adoptive families will provide all medical care and treatment needed by the dog including but not limited to: yearly medical checkups and vaccines, and preventative heartworm medication.

• All NMDR dogs will be adopted only as a personal companion and not as a gift working animal or guard dog.

• All NMDR dogs will be returned to NMDR should it be necessary to find another home for the dog. NO dog will be given away for any reason.

• NMDR assumes no responsibility nor shall they be held liable for any damages caused by the adopted animal to property, person or other pets. If any medical problems occur after adoption, NMDR is not liable for any medical bills.

• If you have other pets, they must be spayed/neutered if you adopt from us. Your other pets must be up to date on all vet care (shots and preventatives).

• If you are unsure as to whether you can commit to a dog for the rest of its life (regardless of whether you move, change jobs, or get divorced) then please rethink your decision to adopt a dog. Adoption is for the rest of the dog’s life and our rescued dogs have already had enough turmoil in their lives.

Adoption Fees:

$325 for puppies up to 6 months old
$275 for 6 months old to 8 years old
$175 for dogs older than 8 years old

Our expenses preparing our dogs for adoption are much greater than our fees cover. Donations above the adoption fees will help us continue our efforts to rescue dogs.