My name is Copper!

Coonhound/Doberman Pinscher Mix Dog for adoption in St. Cloud, Minnesota - Copper
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Grey Face Rescue

Facts about Copper

  • Breed: Coonhound/Doberman Pinscher Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11159769-17-0007

Copper is an affectionate, gentle girl. Overall, she’s a quiet, polite pup who’s happy to show you an array of tricks. She's even got a Denver-the-guilty-dog "smile" going on at times. You'll know she's happy when her tail is wagging, which is pretty much all the time. She's a mix of coonhound, lab and doberman – an all around perfect combo! 

MORE ABOUT COPPER (comments from her foster)

  • Does she like or get any special treats? She likes any treats!
  • Potty trained:  Yes!
  • How long can she hold a bladder: The longest I’ve left her outside of her kennel is 8 hours (while I’m asleep).
  • Dogs: She needs a slow introduction if there will be other animals in the home. She is used to living as a solo dog, but will play with others really well around the yard! She may pester other animals in the home since she really likes her people’s attention. She doesn't care about people or other dogs on walks.
  • Cats: We recommend a home without cats for Copper.
  • Kids: Copper doesn’t like the active energy that very young kids can show, so she will do best in a home with older children (12+).
  • Does she show any food aggression: She will need to be fed separately from other animals, in a different room preferred.
  • On leash/walks: She likes to smell everything and will walk toward a scent she likes but once she feels the tug of the leash, she stops pulling. She does really well on walks.
  • How does she do on car rides:  She does really well, mostly just looks out the window or lays down to snooze.
  • Going in kennel/crate – and does she mess in it when you are gone:  When I tell her “kennel time” and we start walking downstairs, she goes right into her kennel without any issues. She hasn’t gone potty in the kennel at all.
  • How does she do when meeting strangers:  Glutton for cuddles. She does just fine.
  • Is she a barker, and what prompts it:  She barks when she’s in the kennel and doesn’t want to be, and she barks at other dogs barking when she’s in the backyard, or when she sees people and she’s in the backyard.  If I tell her to stop, sometimes she listens and sometimes she doesn’t.
  • Noticeable shedding:  She’s the only animal in the house that DOESN’T seem to shed!
  • Health concerns and how easy are they to manage:  Copper is in good health!
  • Exercise needed: She likes walks and doesn’t seem to get bored of them if they’re long and she also loves to play in the backyard with my dog. They run laps/circles around the yard after each other.
  • How well does she handle stairs?:  Good, but does them slowly.
  • Would you recommend a fenced-in yard:  Ideally, yes, so she could wander around and relax in safety.
  • Favorite thing to do in the house:  Cuddle with humans and sleep.
  • Favorite toy:  She seems to take to stuffed animals.
  • How she shows a quirky side:  When she’s got a little sass in her, she lifts up the right side of her mouth like Elvis in a playful manner (when she wants you to rub her belly or when she’s about to talk). It makes me laugh every time. She is also a face-licker.
  • Knows any tricks: She sits, lays down, and sometimes will shake for me. I was told that she has a lot of tricks she knows and we’re still learning them.
  • She likes:  Tummy rubs and cuddles.
  • She hates:  Other animals getting attention in front of her.
  • What she needs to work on, and how are you helping to overcome it:  Not to be so snippy toward other animals. Sometimes she gets a little pushy with the cat still but I will reminder her to be nice (saying “Copper, be niceeeee) in the “mom” tone and she will back off.
  • 2-3 words to describe the ideal family:  Cuddly, playful and attentive.
  • Is there one word that overall describes her personality?:  Bubbly.
  • What’s the best thing about this pup?:  She loves to love and be loved.
  • How would her perfect day go?:  Wake up around 6 to get fed and drink some water, run around in the yard for a while, take a long nap, go for a walk, take another nap, eat again, and then she seems to get really mellow and not want to do much around 7:00 through the rest of the night.
  • If she had a theme song, what would it be?:  “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea
  • Why should someone adopt this dog?:  She really is an amazing dog. She’s fully potty trained and spends her days seeking love, playing, and sleeping/cuddling. Other than snippiness toward my animals at first, we’ve literally had zero behavioral issues. She just wants to be your best friend.
  • Anything else you would like to add?  Since her happiness/attitude does seem to be dependent upon the attention she gets from her human, I’d recommend someone that has the time to love her and play with her and take her for walks; not someone that is busy and not home much. She does best when everything is calm and loving.

Copper's adoption fee is $175. Discount available for seniors (65+) and veterans. Adoption fees help pay for the dog's veterinary exam, vaccinations (rabies, distemper and bordetella), HW test, blood panel, a microchip and spay/neuter if needed. You can apply to adopt her at

About Grey Face Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Grey Face Rescue & Retirement focuses on dogs age 7 and older. We accept all seniors into our rescue and hospice care. We don't discriminate against specific breeds, medical conditions, behaviors or history – we believe all senior dogs deserve a second chance. Our volunteers work tirelessly to match each of our seniors with a specific foster for their continued care. We also seek special and educated adopters to give our seniors their forever homes. We're a 100% volunteer-run organization and rely heavily on our dedicated volunteers and fosters to help keep our organization humming, as well as on generous support and donations from the community.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Contact our Adoption Manager to set up a meet and greet.

Our Adoption Process...

Grey Face Rescue’s goal is to place our foster dogs into loving homes and families. We take special care to match the right home with the right dog, ensuring a lifetime of love for both the pet and the adopter. To ensure the best matches are made, we have a process that has been proven effective in determining the best homes for our animals. Our adoption process may seem time consuming or unnecessarily complicated, but please understand that we have our dogs’ best interests at heart. We strive to find the best homes possible for our dogs, as well as find the right dog for you and your lifestyle.

Please understand that our organization is completely run by unpaid volunteers, who dedicate their free time to help the dogs. The entire adoption process takes time; we are unwilling to sacrifice being thorough when the dog’s future is at stake. We thank you for your time and patience throughout our adoption process.

Fill Out Adoption Application

If you're interested in adopting one of our dogs, let us know! Fill out an adoption application so we understand more about you and your lifestyle, training beliefs and background with animals.

Application Review

Our application volunteers will do an initial screening on your application to determine if all necessary information was provided. If not, we will contact you to either fill out another application or to provide additional information.


If you rent your home, we will contact your landlord to make sure you are approved to have a dog in your home. We also ask about any breed or size limitations.

If your landlord does not allow for a dog in your home, your application will be denied at this point.

If you are adopting a bully breed, we will contact your insurance company to ensure there are no breed restrictions within your policy.

Veterinary Reference Contacted

Our volunteers will contact your veterinary reference(s) to determine if all your current pets are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations. If you don’t have any current pets, we will ask about the veterinary care that your previous pets received. If you have never owned a pet, we skip this step.

If your veterinary reference(s) cannot verify the spay/neuter and vaccination status of current or previous pets, processing of your application will stopp until you can provide this information.

Applicant Interview

A Grey Face Rescue volunteer will contact you via phone to get to know you better and ask any questions they may have.

Meet & Greet

Our organization does not have a shelter where you can visit the dogs. Our seniors are all living in foster homes. We do NOT arrange meetings between interested individuals and our fosters until an applicant has been approved via the adoption process.

Once approved, a volunteer (usually the foster) will contact you about scheduling a time to meet the dog(s) you are interested in. This meeting may occur at the foster’s residence or your home.

Please know, just because you are approved as a potential adopter, this does NOT mean you are guaranteed a particular dog. Some dogs receive many applications, and so we may allow multiple applicants to meet with the dog before we choose the home that is the best fit for the animal. If a volunteer involved in the meeting between you and the dog does not feel you are a good fit for that animal, you may be denied adoption for that particular dog. However, you may be allowed to adopt another dog.


If you have decided on a dog that you would like to adopt, and we agree it is a good fit, you will be required to sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption donation fee and spay/neuter deposit, if necessary. At that time, you become the dog's owner.
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We will then provide:

A couple of cups of the dog food the dog has been eating.
A Grey Face Adoption tag
All medical and vet documents
A copy of the contract
A transition packet to help in the transition process, a letter from the dog's foster giving you more in-depth information about the dog's likes, dislikes, behaviors, etc.
Any specific toys or blankets the dog has become fond of while in the foster's home.

We have a two-week refund period, meaning if you decide the dog is not a good fit for your family and you return him/her within two weeks, we will return your adoption donation to you. The adoption fee will be deposited upon receipt and refunded only if the adopted dog is returned within this two-week timeframe (or any prior agreed-upon extension of the refund period).

If at any time you are having issues with the dog, please email or call your contact person and inform us. A volunteer will be in touch with you ASAP.

Post Adoption Follow-Up Visit

Our adoption contract allows one of our volunteers or a representative the ability to perform a follow-up visit. We may require such a visit if we feel that the terms of the adoption contract are not being met. Grey Face Rescue is committed to the life, health and well-being of every dog we place for the remainder of that dog’s life. Should the adoption not work out or if you need to rehome the dog, we require, by contract, that the dog be returned to us. Please notify your rep ASAP if this applies to you.