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Meet Copper
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 6 Years

Estimated Weight:  55 Pounds

UPDATE – 18 AUGUST 2021: In March, BREW got an intake request from a high kill shelter for Copper that said “He is 6, is missing his front teeth and looks so broken. His eyes look empty. He will be euthanized within a day or two”. Copper had a ruff start in life with a hunting pack. A large portion of his ear is missing where an ID tag was removed once he was no longer useful to a previous owner. BREW found Copper a new home in April, that unfortunately did not work out. It was reported that he was “displaying food aggression and attacking the other dog in the home”. Copper returned to his original BREW foster family 3 weeks ago, and has not had any issues with the 9 other dogs in the home. Food aggressive dogs in the foster home are fed in crates at mealtime to prevent conflict – Copper included. Copper is a typical Hound, and will go into “hunting mode” when he spots a squirrel or other woodland creature. He alerts the entire neighborhood with his HUGE, loud bay. (Definitely not an apartment candidate) He is highly food motivated, and has been fairly easy to re-direct when barking. Coonhounds are large, strong-willed dogs who do best in homes experienced with the breed. As with most hounds, he requires regular exercise, patience, and dedication to continue his obedience training. He loves his crate, which provides the safety and structure he craves.. a crate is a requirement for success with him!! He does take some time to warm up to his humans (understandable after all he has been through), but once he trusts you, he steals your heart with his goofy grin.

UPDATE – 10 APRIL 2021: Copper continues to be a comedian. He’s so smart and eager to please, but we found the one thing that he cannot contain himself around… Groundhogs are his kryptonite! He quietly watches squirrels, cats, and birds frolic around the house. However, true to his breed, his instincts take over when he sees a groundhog. He used his intelligence to find a weakness in our fence, and slithered his big body right under. He was easy to retrieve because he had his head stuck in the groundhog hole, so laser focused he never heard us behind him. We have been working on refocusing him when he goes into “hyper hound mode”, and there have been no further escapes. He will need a breed savvy owner, who will be extremely diligent with monitoring him. He needs eyes on him at all times in a fenced yard, or kept on a leash. He walks very nicely on a leash, and long walks help satisfy his curious nature. He’s a wonderful guy, who checks all the right boxes. He’s a couch cuddler, an entertainer, and a great walking partner. Is he right for you?

NEW – 5 APRIL 2021: Calling all big hound lovers! Copper is waiting for his perfect furever home. He was raised by a hunter, who intended to train him to be part of his hunting pack. Copper quickly showed that he preferred to be a sofa spud. The wife took him into the home as her pet, but sadly was unable to keep him due to divorce. Copper is incredibly gentle and well-mannered. He’s a lover, not a fighter, with a very submissive personality. He’s house-trained and gets along with cats and other dogs. He is missing quite a few teeth, which makes his goofy grin even cuter! He loves to cuddle on the couch with his humans. Do you have room in your heart and your home for this big lovebug?


Q:  Can you tell me more about a specific dog?  Is s/he good with kids / housetrained / good with cats/ etc?

A:  What we know is in the write up.  Our knowledge about any dog that is not in a foster homes is limited.  Once approved, our adoption coordinators will work with you to match you with the right dog.

Q:  Can I meet a specific dog?

A:  We’re sorry, but you must be an approved adopter to meet our dogs.  Pre-pandemic, dogs could be met at adoption days, but you still had to be approved to adopt from an adoption day.

Q:  How can I adopt a specific dog?

A:  You must submit an adoption application and be approved to adopt.  You can do that under Adopt – you can also learn about the adoption process there..  It will take about two weeks for an adoption coordinator to get in touch with you.  Please keep in mind that dogs that are available now may be adopted in the meantime.  But we are always getting new dogs.   You can see them on our website.

Q:  Can I add another dog to the list on my application?

A:  We don’t hold you to the dogs you listed on your application.  It gives us an idea of what you are looking for.  Plus it will let us know if someone is interested in one of our special needs / hard to place dogs.

Q:  I indicated that I was interested in a specific dog on my application, but I see that s/he has been adopted.  What happened?

A:  We do not hold dogs.  Applicants in the queue before you are being approved and may adopt the dog you are interested in before you are approved.  But we are always getting new dogs in and your adoption coordinator will help you find the perfect match.


  • Name:   Copper
  • Breed:   Walker Coonhound
  • Gender:   Male
  • Age:   Mature (6-9)
  • Size:   Large
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