Here's What You Need To Know:

  • Pet's Location : Pacolet, South Carolina
  • Pet's Age : Mature adult
  • Pet's Breed : poodle (Standard)
  • Pet's Gender : Male
  • Pet's Size : large
  • Pet good with other pets? : Yes
  • Pet good with kids? : Yes
  • Pet good with cats? : Yes
  • Is the rescue able to transport the dog to owner's location? : No

Cooper is about to celebrate his 10th birthday, and we are all in shock! We think he received some of Peter Pan’s magic to never age because he doesn’t act, or look, a day over 1! Cooper is a non-stop boy who needs a lot of adventures, play-dates, and stimulating exercises to keep his mind sharp and healthy.

Once he has acclimated to his new home and family, he would love to take frequent visits to the dog park or attend doggy daycare to continue his socialization. He plays hard and loves even harder. He may also think he’s the size of a toy poodle, so don’t be surprised when he tries to climb in your lap for snuggle time.

He may be big and a tad goofy, but he is sure to melt your heart! Cooper came to the rescue as a breeder surrender, so he has never had the opportunity to learn proper manners, or how to be a regular dog. He is an expert counter surfer that will have eaten all the food before you can even process what just happened to the glorious Thanksgiving meal you spent all day preparing.

Cooper also gets a little caught up in the excitement when playing and will lightly nip at your clothes, sometimes body parts, to get your attention. Obviously, obedience training will be a must for this eager fella. Coop will love the challenge of training because of his eagerness to please and curious nature. Treat rewards are a sure fire way to ingrain his training, as he is the poster child for “food motivated.”

Cooper is crate trained, but does not enjoy a second of being in it. He has too much spunk to be cooped up in a confined space, so it should be left to an as needed basis. He prefers to be a free range pup. Cooper needs a lot of stimulation to keep him from getting bored. His inquisitive nature gets him in trouble when he is bored because he can’t help but to go through anything he can get his paws on. How this beautiful boy has been looking for his forever home for 1.5 years is beyond us – he is simply wonderful!