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Cooper *Senior* D151141 - Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Eden Prairie, MN, USA


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Ad ID: ADN-31218
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Date Listed: 07/02/2016
Date Expires: 25 days from now

verified Rescue Information

Organization Name: Secondhand Hounds
Location: Eden Prairie, MN

Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male

Cooper *Senior* D151141

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 07/02/2016
Location: Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
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Mutt Dog For Adoption in Eden Prairie, MN, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Grooming Needs Moderate
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
  • Good in a Car
Personality Characteristics
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Even-Tempered
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat). Name: Cooper Age: Approximate DOB 8/28/03 Gender: Male Breed: Shepherd mix Weight: 65 pounds Dog friendly: Would prefer to be the only dog Cat friendly: Unknown Kid friendly: Older kids only please! House trained: Yes Crate trained: Doesn't need to be Energy level: Moderate History: Owner Surrender in KY Adoption Fee: $200 From the Foster: Cooper is a great dog! He took about 24 hours to adjust to me and my apartment but now doesn't leave my side! Absolutely loves going on walks (and eating snow along the way), taking naps and getting his ears scratched. He loves being off leash with me on the patio or keeping me company while doing yard work. Doesn't have accidents in the house, does well in the car if he can stick his head out the window!. He's ok with other dogs but would prefer to be the only center of attention at his forever home. He's fine being left out in the house during the day although he likes to sneak up on the couch! He can take a little while to warm up to new people, but as soon as he knows he can trust you he is the biggest sweetheart . Cooper will make a great addition to the right family! All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities. I f you would like to meet/adopt this animal or anyone else, then please fill out an adoption application at and the foster(s) will be in touch! Keep in mind that there may be multiple applicants applying for the same animal(s). You only need to complete 1 application for multiple animals that you're interested in. Note - We change an animal's listing to say "PENDING ADOPTION" when they already had a meet and greet with a family who plans to adopt that animal. We put "NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS" on a listing when an animal has multiple applications in and the foster has asked to stop accepting any more while they review the applications they've already received. If you would like to be a foster for Secondhand Hounds, then please fill out a foster application, You can choose the type of animal you'd like to foster and we will supply everything you need (food, collar, bowls, crate, etc.) while the animal is in your care. Thanks for your interest in Secondhand Hounds!

A.K.A. : A mongrel, mixed-breed dog
Overview: A mongrel, mutt, or mixed-breed dog, is a dog that is not the result of breeding within an existing breed or to modify or create a breed and belongs to no breed. In the United States, the term "mixed-breed" is a favored synonym over "mongrel" among many who wish to avoid negative connotations associated with the latter term. The implication that such dogs must be a mix of defined breeds may stem from an inverted understanding of the origins of dog breeds. Pure breeds have been, for the most part, artificially created from random-bred populations by human selective breeding with the purpose of enhancing desired physical, behavioral, or temperamental characteristics. Dogs that are not purebred are not necessarily a mix of such defined breeds. Therefore, among experts and fans of such dogs, "Mongrel" is still the preferred term.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Country of Origin: Unknown

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