On Friday, Sept. 21 we received an email from Melissa, the Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue coordinator, who was desperately looking for a foster home for a dachshund.
We talked about it for a minute and agreed to take in Cooper. Cooper is a 1 year old dachshund who is a very happy boy, housetrained, and knows some commands (sit, stop). He loves people! He follows us around the house wagging his tail non-stop. He loves going on walks and has a strong prey drive to go after squirrels (just like Franklin and Sprite). Cooper weighs about 10-11 pounds and is a red-brown smooth-haired dachshund.
He loves stuffed toys, curling up under a blanket either in his round bed, or against your legs in your bed. He's very, very affectionate.
He has separation anxiety, so we crated him when going out and leave the radio on.We also put treats with him and a toy. He calms down after awhile. He likes to jump up, so we working to calm that already.
|Cooper Close up!|
FOSTER PLACEMENT IN A GREAT HOME - In the meantime we got a wonderful couple with two little girls cleared for approval to become new dachshund foster parents. We met Shayne when we hired his company to install a new sidewalk on the side of our garage. When he saw our dachshunds he said he and his wife always wanted to adopt one, so we told them about the foster program- and there was a dog coming in that needed a foster home: COOPER.
I did a home visit and the house was perfect. Shayne and his wife Meagan were ready for a dog. Once I got the approval, I talked it over with Melissa, the Rescue coordinator, and we agreed that Cooper would be a perfect first foster dog.
|Cooper and Shayne|
|Harper, Shayne and Cooper|
|a Cooper Cuddle|
|Tom holds a sniffing Cooper|