This a gallery of our two dogs, Cooper (Treeing Walker Coonhound?) and Marley (Chocolate Lab/Pit Bull Terrier Mix?). Cooper came to us through a local rescue called Adopt an Angel. We first met Cooper when he was being fostered by a friend of ours. He was super shy and scared at the adoption fairs so he would sit all the way back in his cage. He wasn't getting a lot of attention being such a timid dog, so we scooped him up.
It took a long time for Cooper to warm up to me because he was abused by his previous owner and he did not trust men in general. My wife Maria however, hit it off with Cooper from day one. Cooper is always at Maria's side. Now a few years later, he also loves hanging out with me. It took some time but we finally bonded.
Marley was adopted from the New Hanover County Humane Society which is just outside the gates of the Wilmington, NC airport. She ended up there because she was given up on by a family who said she pulled to hard on the leash and they had a hard time walking her. That was a little disappointing to hear but their loss is our gain. She was a 8 months old when we first got her. Our previous dog was a similar mix and we were looking to adopt another dog like her.
We went home and got Cooper and brought him down to see if they would get along. These two hit it off so well we were smiling the whole time. They were playing and running around from minute one and they haven't stopped since!. We have a video of their first meeting on my photo and we like to watch it from time to time.
If you're in the market for a new dog, please don't shop…adopt. There are so many dogs out there that need a second chance just like Cooper and Marley.