The staff and volunteers at NCCR just can’t understand why Cooper is still waiting for his forever home. At just 2 ½ years old, this handsome, smart, energetic boy has a lot going for him! Cooper loves to play, is a ton of fun and very entertaining, and he even enjoys snuggling up for a nice cuddle on the couch once he’s burned off some energy. Cooper gets along with most friendly dogs, and warms up to just about everyone once he has a chance to be properly introduced. He is almost fully housetrained, loves to play with his toys, and he is hitting the “sweet spot” of aging out of puppy wildness and mellowing just a little bit into a very sweet, active, affectionate guy. Cooper was hoping to find a home in time for the holidays, but since he keeps being overlooked, he has decided that maybe Santa lost his Christmas letter, or maybe the shooting star he wished on was a dud after all, and maybe, just maybe, if he hopes for it hard enough and doesn’t give up, 2023 will be his year, finally!   Cooper needs a securely fenced yard (no invisible fencing – he will go through it) and no small children.

His previous foster mom had this to say about him: “He is a sweet boy, very energetic and loves to play, although he can get a little too wild. He is crate trained and sleeps through the night. He craves human attention, and makes a great lap dog if you let him. He doesn’t seem to have food/toy aggression. He is leery of new people at first, but warms up given the chance. He does need command training and supervision if not occupied with a playmate or toys. He could use some leash work.”  See Cooper in action:!

If you think you might be interested in adopting, your first step should be to complete an  Adoption Application.  *After you have completed your application, you will get a confirmation that we have received your application. It takes a lot of time to process the applications, so we ask for your patience while we do so. If you see that the dog you were interested in has been adopted it means there were many applications for that dog and we did not get as far as processing your application before a home was found. We welcome you to apply again if you see another dog that interests you.   If you have a question, please email your question to It is much easier and quicker for us to respond by email as we receive many phone calls each day.

We do adopt out of state, however we do not transport or ship dogs. Potential adopter must be able and willing to travel to the Rescue to meet the dog they are interested in.

*PLEASE double check all of the phone numbers that you provide as if they are incorrect, we will be unable to process your application. Please also let your references know that someone from NCCR will be calling them. Most adoption team members call from their personal phone so advise your references that there may be an unknown number or a private number calling them.

Cooper is kindly sponsored by Diane Mogavero, Suzanne and former NCCR residents, Tillie Mae and Bron Bron, Lynn Gresham, Melford Swanson, Kathy Keller, David Grayson, David and Nancy DeLand and Phillip and Carol Baideme in memory of Sam. Thank you everyone!

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