This gorgeous hunk of a Boxer boy joined the LCAL family a couple of weeks ago after being surrendered by his family when they fell upon sudden medical emergencies and could not care for him. Cooper is approximately 5-6 years young, weighing in around 80 pounds (he’s a big boy)! His surrendering family described him as living with a small dog in his prior life, but he has been showing to be quite dog reactive while in our care upon his intake. For now, we are saying he would be best as an only dog .. at least until we have more time to let him settle in and start learning how to socialize with other dogs. We were told he lived with small children and is great with all kids and people. He’s been wonderful with our volunteers … just not a big fan of the other dogs right now. We are working on his leash training and helping him settle in. And he has the most sad, dark, sweet love-me-forever Boxer eyes — the kind that make you say, “Okay, Cooper, you can have whatever you want!” <3
Update: April 2, 2016 — We tested Cooper with a 4-months young Boxer puppy (female), and he did wonderfully. He needs a slow introduction, but then he is all PLAY! He played with this female puppy for over an hour and had SO much fun!