Hi! My name is Cooper! I am estimated to be 10-11 years young and I have been told I am a very handsome black lab. I don’t have much of a story to tell. I was living in my home and I suddenly found myself at the shelter with no reason caused by me. Sure, I am getting a little older and that shows, but my eyes are clear, my teeth aren’t bad and I sure do love attention! So thanks to the wonderful shelter because they called Brookline to see if they could help and next thing you know, I am hopping in a car as a Jersey Dog to becoming a PA Suburbs Dog!
When I first arrived, I realized that I had foster sister dogs. I was pretty stressed when leaving the shelter and needed some me time. Once I settled in, I started warming up to these gals. One is gal older than me, she’s almost 13, and she is blind. Her name is Holly. The other is a youngster at 3, her name is Hannah. The older gal, Holly, was fine pretty much right from the start… I don’t even seem to mind that sometimes she walks right into me. And then there is that youngster… It took me some time to get used to her. She is so full of energy but I have to admit, she was very respectful of me. And boy do I appreciate that! I am now pretty close with Holly. I even really like Hannah! We like to play sometimes! I don’t play long, but I like to engage in play, play tug with her and even play ball! I just don’t do it too long because my hips are not what they used to be.
I have full reign of the house and am housebroken. I am a very calm pup and love affection! I love being brushed and boy do I look forward to walks! I love to smell stuff and see all sorts of new things. Sometimes I get so excited I cry a little during my walk because it is so wonderful checking out this new world! I do have some challenges with a full flight of stairs but Foster Mom helps me use my legs so I can build up the muscle. She thinks I was kept in a smaller area and not exercised – even my nails were so long that they were curving under and we are in the process of trimming them down… So, with more freedom to walk and without my nails being in the way, I am actually starting to build some strength! I now really put my all in when I am now about half way up that long flight of stairs. I don’t have any trouble with a few steps. I think the long flight is just scary. You might ask why I want to challenge myself and go up those scary steps. Truth is that I really want to be up there with FM while she is up there. FM works up there and she sleeps up there too! So I want to be with the pack!
Toys, there are a lot of toys here! Brookline also gave me some in this wonderful care package that will come with me! I really like my tug toy! I think I am so very strong and sometimes I play growl and kind of shake the toy just a little! Hannah sometimes grabs the tug toy too. She is VERY strong! Darn Kids! I do give her a challenge though! I also like ball. I like to grab the ball when it bounces. I am not much for chasing these days; I am just fine watching it roll on by!
Some things you should know about me, I have been described as one of the sweetest pups EVER! I LOVE to be with my humans and like having my foster sisters around! I really dig this new life and hope that I can find the right family who will love me for my last chapters of my life. I don’t think I have had this much love and care before! It makes me so very happy and sometimes I moan and groan with happiness when you pet or brush me! I can’t help it! It just feels so good and I don’t want it to end!
I am housetrained and I ask to go outside by going to the door and if you don’t come, I will look at you and maybe cry a little so you know I need to go. FM has me on a good schedule and that seems to be working. I like having the opportunity to go out at lunch or when I need to.
I do sleep on my own bed upstairs with my foster family. When I go to sleep, I sleep all night through. In the morning I get up and can go down the stairs myself (FM does hold my collar since this is new for me) and sometimes I am quite groggy! Groggy like sleeping in on a rainy day! Oh how I love those rainy mornings the most! Ahhh! Sleeping in!
What’s best for me?
If you are interested in adopting Cooper and would like more information on this lover, please feel free to contact me (FM also known as Amy) at LiveLoveLabs@comcast.net. http://brooklinelabrescue.org/blog/?page_id=11748. We look forward to hearing from you!
PLEASE NOTE: While this Lab may not be available for adoption by the time you complete the adoption process, other great Labs are always finding their way into our Rescue.
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