Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Beagle / Basset Hound / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 47 lbs
Height: 18 in
Estimated Birthdate: 8/24/2013
Fence Needed: No, but he'd love one for sunbathing
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: stray, brought by volunteer
Special Needs: Cooper is neutered and up to date on all vaccines. In January 2021 he had ectropion surgery and a dental, during which he lost 1 tooth. Cooper has heartworms and was treated on 3/3/2021. The protocol we use is two-fold. We do a pre-treat people where the dog takes doxycycline (an antibiotic) for at least 30 days. During this time the dog is also on regular heartworm prevention. The drug doxycycline weakens the adult heartworms. We then used a drug called diroban (a generic immiticide) to kill the adult heartworms. The dogs are given 2 injections of diroban 24 hours apart. They are then under strict rest protocols for 5 weeks - mostly cage rest with limited leash walks each day. They go in for a follow-up vet visit after their resting period. Our follow ups are scheduled for the first week of April. Our plan is for Cooper to be able to go his new home on or about 4/8/2021.
What kind of home would be best for me: Cooper is looking for a home with an appreciation for the hound breeds. His ideal home has a fenced in yard for sunbathing, a commitment to slow daily strolls, and plenty of treats and belly rubs. Cooper is fine with other dogs and cats. We do not know if he has lived with children, but he has a calm, gentle demeanor that is well suited for children over 7.
What is my personality like: Cooper is a chunky, lazy boy with the most handsome face you ever did see. He has all the basset hound traits - a nose that loves to sniff out new things, a howl that you can hear from a mile away, and a gentle, laid back demeanor. Cooper's best days are spent sunbathing in the heat, enjoying plenty of food (he is admittedly a little overweight) and getting all the belly rubs from his caregivers. He is okay with cats and makes friends with other dogs. Cooper especially just loves being around his humans.
Note: Cooper is obsessed with food. Obsessed. He will counter surf, sneak into a food bag, or seek out any extra scraps he can find.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly
Tips and Tidbits: Cooper was found as a stray. We have no history on him. We have estimated his birthday as 8/24/2013 based on his overall health and condition.
House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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