My name is Cooper!

Carolina Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Cooper
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Tuffie's Animal Rescue

Facts about Cooper

  • Breed: Carolina Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Cooper was rescued from a Shelter where he was going to be killed in an hour, not because of his personality with people or other dogs, but because he needed medical care. He was walking funny in his back end. He was a stray so we have no idea how it happened, but his pelvis was broken. That is really an easy fix and will heal completely with crate rest. So on August 12th, 2016, 10 month old, 49 pound Cooper began his crate rest regimen only getting out to potty. Six weeks later, he weighed in at 67 pounds and another x-ray showed that he needed 3 more weeks of crate rest to be completely healed. On October 14th, he will get another x-ray and should have a clean bill of health.

Because of the necessary crate rest, we haven't been able to do any training with Coop, but we can tell you that this young dog has an amazing personality and willingly goes back into his crate even though he is starting to feel quite energetic. He loves people and all other dogs, but small ones are a bit too much for his puppy exuberance! He loves toys and will pick up a rock or clump of dirt or a stick to play with if nothing else is available! He doesn't have a mean bone in his body and is a very well balanced pup. We are sure that he will be fine with kids, but with his size, he could knock over smaller ones. We have not tested him with cats, but again, we believe that he would be fine, but the cat would have to be able to tolerate his playfulness.

Cooper is neutered, current on shots and will be micro chipped before going home with you. His adoption donation is $200. For more info and to do a Meet and Greet, call or text Diane at (925) 209-6480 or leave a message at (623) 587-9119 or email If you are looking for a new family member who is big and goofy and loves everyone and everything, you'll want to meet this happy-go-lucky pup!

About Tuffie's Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small, non-profit group of dedicated volunteers who rescue dogs and cats that are going to be euthanized, usually for lack of space. We have taken many animals that have been considered "unadoptable" and have found them wonderful homes with families that couldn't imagine life without them! Our motto is "saving one pet won't change the world, but how the world will change for that one pet" and the person or family that adopts it. We operate through foster families. We received our 501(c)3 status in 2005, beginning in Pleasanton, CA and then moving to Phoenix, AZ. We have animals fostered in both places, so please don't let distance stop you form inquiring about a pet that interests you. One of our foster "moms" has been rescuing horses, so we hope to be listing those for adoption soon, too. If you are interested in volunteering or donating money or other items, please don't hesitate to call or email. We will always try to accomadate you or point you in the right direction.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We will begin holding Adoption Fairs at Pet Club on 67th Avenue, just north of the 101 on the east side of the road. Please call (925) 209-6480 or (623) 587-9119 for more info.

Our Adoption Process...

Generally adoption donations are $175-250 for small dogs and puppies and $150-200 for bigger dogs, kittens are $100 and cats are $75. There are exceptions and each pet's adoption donation is usually listed in its bio. Our pets are usually fixed, current on shots and micro chipped. We have a pre-adoption form for you to fill out and often do home visits. We strive to make it the perfect match, but we ALWAYS want the pet returned if it doesn't work out. Adoption donations are refunded within the first two weeks minus $50, if you need to return your pet.