Adoptable Dog of the Week- Cooper

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If you’ve always wanted to have a smart, spirited, and an adventurous canine by your side, you’re in luck. Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Cooper, a 3 years old Border Collie mix from Shelbyville, Kentucky. This gorgeous guy is neutered, up to date on his shots, and house trained. He needs a kids-free and cats-free home, preferably with a family that had previous experience with herding breeds.

This black and white beauty is one of those misunderstood pooches: Cooper is one pawesome guy, but he just hasn’t had a chance to meet a family that understands his needs and appreciates his energetic and intelligent personality. As a Border Collie mix, Cooper is a very smart doggo with a lot of energy, so if you’re looking for a couch potato snuggle bug, he’s not the pet for you. Sure, you’ll get plenty of puppy smooches and heart-melting cuddles from this fella, but only after he’s had his fill of fun activities. His favorites are hiking, long walks, car rides, and exploring his territory.

He doesn’t do well with cats and kids due to his excitable personality, but he loves other dogs. Of course, not all canines appreciate his ruff playing manners- smaller dogs especially tend to be overwhelmed by him. Before making any decisions, it would be great for Cooper to meet any other furry inhabitants of your household.

Cooper has herding instincts, and his rescuers think that he would blossom at a farm. However, even if his adopters don’t have a farm, they’d have to be able to provide him with plenty of outdoors time where he could burn off his excess energy and satisfy his Collie instincts. If you think you can offer Cooper the kind of home he needs, contact Tyson’s Chance Animal Rescue.