Cooper, formerly Milo, originally arrived at NCCR in October 23, 2021 and was adopted soon after. However, he was returned on April 16th 2022 because his excited nipping behavior during playtime was too much for the children in his household. Cooper seems to be exhibiting “arousal biting”, and will become nippy/grabby with over-excitement during vigorous play (tug-o-war, fetch, running around with kids or other dogs). He is an approximately 1 ½ year old recently neutered male. His breed mix is guessed to include some Jack Russell Terrier. Cooper is hoping to find a home that can give him all of the training, exercise, and patience he needs to become the best dog he can be! He is house trained, but may need a brush-up on his skills in a new home. Cooper is well behaved most of the time, but sometimes will chew shoes if left alone unsupervised. A child-free home with a securely fenced yard (no invisible fencing – he will go through it) is a firm requirement.

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 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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