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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: Akita, Shepherd

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Cooper is the example of what animal rescue is all about - he was confiscated from his prior owner for cruelty and it sure look as if he had the worst life possible - but no more. Thanks to Hard Luck Dog Rescue in Memphis, he was pulled from the shelter and nursed back to health by his foster mom.

Cooper was very underweight and anemic, but after a month of extra calories and medication, he was a whole new dog!

He has the cutest curly cue tail. He loves to gallop through foster mom’s back yard and play fetch.

He’s very affectionate and barely makes any noise at all.

He’s been friendly meeting new people and kids (but not formally tested with kids); loves loves riding in the car.

So far he is relatively quiet and doesn’t bark! And goes into his crate without complaining!

Name: Cooper
Breed: Akita/Shepherd
Sex: Male
Age: 4 years  (estimated)
Weight: 55
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative on recent testing
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Does not live with but meets them easily; child in the home must be over 7
Good with Dogs: Fostering w other dogs
Good with Cats: yes

Adoption Fee: $500.00  (includes transport fee when applicable)

Location of dog currently:  Memphis  TN   


Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.  

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.