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Copeland Beagle Bogart, GA
- Tricolor (Brown, Black, & White)
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. generalized anxiety disorder that manifests in fear aggression.
- Prefers a home without
- Other dogs, children.
Copeland is a special case that is going to take a really special someone to be his happily ever after. At present, he is working on some behavioral modification in the hopes of rehabilitating him enough that he can be placed in a home successfully. However, please read his story below and feel free to email us at email@example.com if you’d like more details on his situation and how you can help with his rehabilitation.
Copeland was originally brought into Helping Paws Rescue in February 2017. He was an owner surrender to Barrow County Animal Control and not much is known about his past life before arriving at the shelter. At the shelter, he was fearful and they reported that he was distrustful of men, so when we came to evaluate him, we were skeptical if he would be able to be handled. He showed fearful, tense, and what appeared to be submissive body language with us, but allowed us to handle him and pick him up without incident. Like so many dogs at the shelter, he was in fact completely shutdown, so we decided that we would give him a chance to flourish with us.
Since then, he has bounced through several foster homes and has had increasingly aggressive reactions to both other dogs in the home and strangers. For the past year, he has been living at our Westside facility where the staff have been working diligently with him on learning trust and also on how to read his body language when he’s uncomfortable so that he isn’t put in situations that he feels the need to bite. In May of 2018 he went to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital for a behavioral consultation and they diagnosed him with a generalized anxiety disorder that manifests in fear aggression. Like people that suffer from the same disorder, he lacks the coping mechanisms to deal with situations he perceives as stressful and so he has learned that the only way he can control the situation is to bite. His behavioral modification exercises will hopefully build a foundation for him to learn those coping mechanisms. If successful in his rehabilitation, UGA has offered to continue consulting with his new family so that they can continue to receive professional feedback on his transition into a new home.
When you get around Copeland’s troubled emotions, you get to see a very sweet, intelligent, and downright silly personality. He loves to play with toys and will happily toss them to himself. He loves going for car rides and walks. He enjoys being with the people that he trusts, leaning against them and napping nearby. He also loves to learn new things. He has all his basic manners down cold including sit, down, wait, walking nicely on a leash, and potty training. He has been clicker trained as well, and he loves to work for his food and treats with that. We are committed to giving Copeland his best chance at happiness and will update his bio with his progress. We are limiting his visitors at the moment but would love to hear from someone that might be willing to work with him and bring them into their home.
Thanks for your interest in this pet. For more information about our adoption procedure please visit www.pawtropolis.com. We rarely do out of state adoptions. You'll find more about long-distance adoptions on our adoption procedure page of the website above. WE DO NOT SHIP.
Adoption fee is $150. This includes spay/neuter, rabies, bordetella, dhpp, micro-chipping, id tag, training materials, toy, a week's worth of food and moderate to advanced training.
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- Tricolor (Brown, Black, & White)
Helping Paws Rescue