Cooper is a handsome, 9-year-old husky, with a gentle spirit, who weighs about 45 pounds and could gain a few pounds. He was originally adopted in Jackson County about 5 years ago. However, at some point, he and his owner went to Georgia to move back in with his owner's family. Unfortunately, this new situation eventually resulted in a squabble between Cooper and the resident dog over food. Cooper was later surrendered to a local animal shelter in Georgia, which was able to arrange for over 20 volunteer transporters to help Cooper make his way back to Oregon and to the shelter he was originally adopted from. This mellow guy is now in a foster home waiting to find his final home to retire in. He is easy to walk on a leash, is housetrained, bonds quickly with his family, and has done well with other dogs in playgroups at this shelter. Cooper likes going on walks, where he wants to smell everything. He's friendly with both family and visitors, but doesn't like being locked away from people. However, he is being crate-trained to keep him safe in the car. Based on Cooper's behavior around cats in his foster home, he would do best in a home without them. He didn't like his visit to the groomers, but is OK being brushed by his foster mom. This calm dog is generally a quiet dog, except during bath time. He likes patrolling the fenced area at his foster home. His ideal home to retire in will be a quiet one, have a securely fenced yard, and have someone around most of the time to keep him company. If you can provide what Cooper needs, you will be rewarded with lots of love and loyalty in Cooper's remaining years. For more information or to schedule a time to meet Cooper, please call his foster mom, Elaine, at 541-840-8220. His adoption fee has been prepaid by a generous donor, so all that is needed is $25 for an annual dog license, if you live in Jackson County.