Ears came to us from a high kill shelter. Poor guy was found in a dumpster all fly bitten and horrible looking! He has since been cleaned up and looking for his wonderful forever home!
"Ears" is now named Cooper. He was adopted from us in December 2010 by a couple. Unfortunately, they have divorced and Cooper is now looking for a new home to call his own. His former owners had this to say about him:
Cooper is housetrained and crate trained
He likes other dogs
He is happy and playful
Cooper likes children
Walks well on a leash
Cooper likes to dig (this behavior can easily be controlled with more regular exercise)
Will sleep in his crate, he thinks it's his "house"
Loves to chew on bones on all shapes and sizes
Cooper hates getting a bath
Foster Update: We picked up Cooper today to foster him and what a funny sweet puppy dog he is. He did cry alittle on the ride home so we will have to take him on car rides with our lab Renegade Blue to get used to riding in the car. Once we were home he was fine. We put the boys in the yard and they ran side by side - what a sight - they looked great. Cooper is 1 1/2yrs, Renegade Blue is 6yrs – I guess you know who was tired first. Cooper came when I called him, all happy and wiggling, giving kisses. I was surprised when I fed Cooper that he ate slow, he also allowed me to put my hand in his food and hand feed him and he kissed me. Cooper took every toy out of the toy box and threw them all around. He brought me some toys to play with him and he even had toys in the bedroom. We will be putting Cooper in his crate to sleep and when we go out.
*** According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, the Labrador Retriever is a loving, affectionate, lovable, patient dog. Once known as the "St John's Dogs," the Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada the Labrador was trained to jump overboard into the icy waters to haul fisherman's nets to shore. Specimens were brought to England in the 1800's by English ships coming from Labrador, where the dog's fine retrieving instincts were honed and developed. One of the best family dogs and canine companions because of their gentle, loving disposition, the highly trainable Labrador also excels in drug detection, as a guide for the blind, and service dog for the disabled. The breed is also an outstanding obedience and field trial competitor. Highly intelligent, loyal, willing, and high-spirited. Lively and good-natured, they love to play, especially in water - for they love to swim. They have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human attention and need to feel as though they are part of the family. Labs are easily trained. These dogs are watchdogs, not guard dogs, although some have been known to guard. They have a life expectancy of 10-12 years.
More about Cooper "Ears" the Black Lab
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids
Our dogs and cats love to sleep on Kuranda beds. We love them, too - sturdy and long lasting, they provide comfort to our pets for years! But we do not have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed or tower at discounted price, please click here!
Other Pictures of Cooper "Ears" the Black Lab (click to see larger version):