Cooper (East Campus)
Animal ID 23658936 
Species Dog 
Breed Australian Shepherd/Mix  
Age 9 years 1 month 
Sex Male 
Size L 
Color White/Brown 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Site East Campus, 1000 Lyndon Lane, 502-272-1070 
Location East Campus 
Intake Date 08/16/2022 
Adoption Price $100.00 
Stage Available
Meet our fabulous friend Cooper! Cooper is a nine-year-old Australian Shepherd who weighs 52 pounds and has striking merle coloring. This handsome gentleman found himself at the Kentucky Humane Society after being transferred from an overcrowded shelter. Now that he's here, he can't wait to find a family to love! When Cooper arrived at KHS, we did some routine bloodwork and discovered he had hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid doesn't create and release enough thyroid hormone into the body, resulting in a slowed metabolism. We started Cooper on daily Thyro-Tabs and he is back to his healthy self! He will need an adopter who can keep him on this medication for the remainder of his life. Cooper spent some time in a foster home while we worked to get his thyroid back in tip-top shape and we learned a lot about him from his foster family. His foster family says, "Cooper is such a sweet boy and will definitely be a great light in his new family. He is a goofy boy that just wants to make you smile. He learns quickly and enjoys mental stimulation. He is great about picking up a routine and will hold you accountable for it too. His right ear (permanently folded down) is sensitive and he doesn't like it touched but he does love head rubs! He snuggles his stuffed hedgehog every night and occasionally will play with it. He likes tug but only with stuffed animals. Cooper does not like other dogs and needs a home without any. He saw my cats very briefly but never interacted with them. I feel that if slowly introduced he could do well with cats. He is completely house-trained and never had an accident while in my home. Even when I left for work! He held it the entire time! For a nine-year-old boy, he sure does act like a youngster. We often went on 2 mile walks with no problem. When he's inside he likes to lie down and look out the window, he would rather play outside. He could climb my 4-foot fence so a home with a privacy fence would be best." Do you have what it takes to be Cooper's best friend? If so, come meet him today! Cooper is neutered, micro-chipped, and up-to-date on all vaccinations.

Shelter Transfer:
I came to the Kentucky Humane Society from another shelter. The staff are still learning all about me. I miss being in a home and have a lot of love to give.

30 Days of Pet Health Insurance

Did you know that every Kentucky Humane Society adoptable dog and cat comes with 30 days of health insurance through MetLife Pet Insurance? Ask an adoption counselor for details. 

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