My husband and I have had to come to the very difficult decision of rehoming/surrendering our large, 3 year old lab mix, Cooper. As an avid animal lover, I have always taken in animals and this decision has not been one that I took lightly. We have put out flyers at various shelters, animal clinics, and stores as well as posted him on social media. Unfortunately, we haven't really had any interest. My husband rescued Cooper as a puppy when we had first started dating. Cooper would play with my chihuahuas and even my cat. However, as he continued to grow, his infinite energy was no longer one we could keep indoors. From there he became an indoor/outdoor dog. He has a room in our basement where he stays at night and he plays outside during the day off and on. We have had to get a citronella bark collar to help control his barking but when the collar is on, he knows not to bark. Cooper is extremely sweet and a smart boy. He has lots of energy and doesn't realize his own strength. He doesn't get to play with his chihuahua brothers anymore because he is too overwhelming for them. He loves getting to play with dogs his own size. I've never noticed him to be aggressive towards any animals. Our neighbors have a german Shepard that occasionally gets out of their fence and visits Cooper through our fence. They never show aggression towards each other. My pet sitter has taken him to her house and he has played with her large dog. Cooper does pretty well on a leash and harness. Again, he is very strong so maintaining the control (especially if a squirrel happens to cross his path) can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Cooper loves attention and is very affectionate. He's easily excitable and is prone to jump or whip you with his tail. He knows sit, speak and has started to catch on to 'shake' as well. He loves to play frisbee and can catch it in the air. He's a big puppy at heart and loves to play with large balls that we found were best for aggressive chewers. Due to not having a large playmate and my husband and mine's work schedule, he is lonely. He has started to bark more and is sometimes difficult to get to go to his room when that time of day comes. I refuse to allow my husband to take Cooper to the pound so I'm reaching out to you as a plea for help. Cooper is not neutered and has an appointment next week to be vaccinated with his yearlies.