Cooper may just be the most polite dog we’ve ever met! This 2 year-old Border Collie/Lab/Beagle mix male came into an overcrowded rural county dog shelter as a stray and looked a little rough around the edges having been on his own for awhile. Cooper was at the shelter for a couple of months and was very shy and frightened there. He received lots of attention from the staff and volunteers and everyone had a soft spot for him. They worked hard to find a rescue for him so when we heard about this sweet boy, we offered to take him and make sure he found the perfect new home. Cooper now looks gorgeous—very soft and shiny coat—as his days as a stray are behind him. He is very camera shy though and didn’t like to make eye contact with the photographer. Cooper is submissive with other dogs but enjoys their company so would do best with a calm, confident companion dog in his new home. He would also do best with a secure aboveground fence so he could run and play safely. He’s very shy at first meeting new people and in new situations but once he trusts someone, you will have a friend for life. Cooper has been the perfect guest in his foster home—quiet and well-mannered, excellent crate manners, and no accidents at all. He always has a wagging tail for his foster mom. Cooper is going to make an outstanding companion for someone who’s looking for a loyal and devoted dog. He will do best in a quiet home without children and with someone who has the patience to give him the time he needs to feel comfortable in his new surroundings. Cooper weighs about 37 pounds and his adoption fee is $200. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Cooper. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs.  All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.