NO PHONE CALLS: please fill out an adoption application and email it back to us to be approved. This cocker boy needs to be the only dog in a home and will only be placed into a home with children 12 plus years old. He does not do well with younger kids. He is a very busy, active dog. He will not do well in an elderly home environment.
Meet Cooper, a very active, buff n white, 8 month old cocker spaniel boy. He is an owner surrender to rescue with the lady saying that he didn't do well with her children, he would snap at them. He also had issues with resource guarding when her two boxers wanted attention from the family and he thought that he deserved it more. His family loved him but he was protective and didn't like to share, so they decided to give him up. While he has been here at the rescue, we think that he was being protective because he wasn't taught how to behave properly with the situation. With some guidance and your help on proper behavior, he might do better with things. We have learned by watching him interact with the other dogs that he will do best as the only dog in a home.
He is heartworm negative, a healthy boy, playful and a needy puppy who is an attention hog. He wants and craves love and attention. If you give him a few minutes of attention and then ignore him or gently push him away, he will move on to doing something else. He is a smaller male cocker boy. He is adult friendly and can be in a home with children 12 and older. He is a needy cocker who adores attention, love and spending quality time with you. He didn't know how to share his space with his family and the two boxers he lived with, but he did play with them when attention was not involved. We have found that he just doesn't know how to share his human owner, when attention and love are given with other dogs close by. We feel that he will do best if he is the only dog in a home or possibly with one other dog social pal who is very submissive and will not challenge him. He is a playful guy and just a puppy at heart. He needs guidance to teach him and you working with him without getting mad at him unnecessarily due to his past. He can be playful like a young puppy should be, he is just a youngster with a big heart who needs loads of reassurance from an owner. Maybe he is the new best friend and sweet baby boy you have been looking for and just haven't met yet.
Cooper's adoption fee is: $400.