CooperRescue Me ID: 20-06-17-00374

About Cooper

Adoption Fee: $250
Australian Cattle Dog mix
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

This is Cooper, a Cattledog mix who was purchased at 5 months old from a pet store. His birthday is October 31, 2017. His people moved and his new people realize that he isn't a fit for their lifestyle with kids. Now he needs a home who is active and without kids. Cooper weighs about 40 pounds and is a handsome boy. Cooper has also completed obedience training. He knows sit, down, wait, off, leave it, and look at me. Cooper is also mostly house trained and will benefit from some reinforcement. When he is inside he has had no accidents, but it's good to reinforce. Cooper gets excited to meet new people, and does jump up. He likes people and seems to have a slight preference for men. He will appreciate a home that teaches him how to greet with less excitement. Cooper seems to be good with other dogs. He has met an older boxer and did fine living with her for a bit when his people were out of town. As with most herders, he will likely prefer polite dogs over exciteable dogs. That said, Cooper is good with small pets. He is good with the resident cat, rabbits, and chickens. He and the rabbit actually play together. Cooper is decent on leash. He pulls some. He is also a good passenger in the car. He has been nice on road trips and camping trips. He even got on the paddle board! He likes to hike, too. He does bark at other dogs when he is on leash, but that's not too hard to fix. I can give tips! Cooper needs a home that keeps him busy, gives good structure, and doesn't let him rule the house. With kids, he can be nippy, especially if he thinks his boundaries are being invaded (surprised while he was napping, a kid grabbing his collar to pull him into the yard). He will thrive in a lifestyle where he is given the leadership this breed loves. Cooper is a funny boy who loves to bounce around looking for lizards and gophers. He is an active guy who just wants to be kept busy and given guidance. Cooper is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all vaccinations except rabies (COVID made it hard to get into the vet so far). He is located in El Cajon, CA. We do not ship our dogs. He is available for a meeting and adoption in SoCal. A home visit and vet reference are required.


Helping Herders Rescue
Orange County
Yorba Linda, California



  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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