Dog Rescued And Then Abandoned At Veterinarian’s Office

A five-year-old dog named “Cooper,” was rescued from a busy, open-intake animal control agency in September and hours later, he was homeless again when his adopter abandoned him at a veterinarian’s office.

According to Katja, an adoption coordinator for United Hope for Animals, the man who adopted the bullmastiff mix from the Los Angeles County shelter was a college student who was not even allowed to have a dog where he lived…his noble plan to “save” a dog only put Cooper in more jeopardy.


She explained, “Since that time, two shelter volunteers have taken on the roles as Cooper’s guardians–but we have no rescue backing, no foster home, and no adopter.”

Cooper has a wonderful demeanor – Katja described the homeless dog, stating that he has,

“the sunniest, funniest personality. He loves to be with people, and will rest his giant head on your lap for pets. He is the BEST kisser. He is relaxed and laid back around the house, just wanting to chill and watch the world go by. Cooper is non-reactive toward other dogs, even in potentially stressful environments like veterinary offices.”


Cooper suffers from chronic pain in his hips (thanks to hip dysplasia) and he is atrophied in the rear portion of his body from his months of being kenneled at the animal shelter. Despite those issues, he still enjoys short walks.

The people who know and love Cooper are certain that his perfect person is out there somewhere…someone who wants a wants a big lug to hang out and cuddle with.

Please help Cooper find his perfect person by taking a moment to share his adoption information. Cooper’s adoption profile here. Click here to read Cooper’s full story and see how you can help support him while he remains in boarding, waiting for a real home.

Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.