I found out about Cooper on the GRRA website, and from my Adoption Coordinator. I had been looking for a male English Creme Golden for 6 months, or so, to no avail. His website picture was of him lying on the floor, but there was something about his eyes that exuded “potential”! His wonderful foster family set up a meet and greet near Piedmont Park and when I saw him walking up the sidewalk he had such a swag and confidence that I was smitten with right away. A short time later, a meet and greet was scheduled at my house for Cooper to meet my Border Collie/Lab mix, Zoe. They enjoyed running and chasing one another in the wooded backyard; Cooper seemed to think he had his own, private park! Next came the hard part....waiting for the foster family to decide where Cooper would have his forever home. Once the call came that Cooper and Zoe would be siblings, I was overjoyed. Almost 3 months have passed and Cooper has had quite a journey starting out as a puppy mill dog from Ohio, taken from his Mom and litter mates at 6 weeks old, being shipped to a pet store, being purchased by a family where he was aggressively bullied, to GRRA, and now in his forever home.
His favorite activities are WWE smackdowns with Zoe (Zoe always wins even though she only weighs 35 pounds), chasing/retrieving tennis balls, digging holes in the mulch, stalking birds, going on rides— especially to the pet store, meeting new friends, and being a superstar at obedience training. Sounds like a Golden! Cooper is my 3rd Golden from GRRA ( my first was a private adoption from Dalton, GA) and like those who have come before him and passed over Rainbow Bridge, he continues to teach resilience, to keep looking forward, and to be HAPPY, no matter how much dog hair is on the comforter! He is BBE -Best Boy Ever.