Cooper and Elliot in Chesapeake, VA

Cooper and Elliot are just the sweetest boys their foster mom has had the pleasure to foster. And the most bonded as well. Born on 12/7/2015, they are happy, love being together and want to be wherever their people are. They love going outside and walk well on a leash. They love attention and going on car rides and show their appreciation by wagging their tails and giving kisses.

Cooper and Elliot were surrendered because there was a larger dog in the home and they were frightened, always staying in the crate. For the first few days in foster care, Cooper and Elliot were nervous and continued staying in the crate together. They gained the affectionate nickname “the crate boys.” Sure enough, with reassurance, they learned it was safe to come out. It’s been beautiful to watch them gain confidence and trust! Now they love lounging on the couch and running around the yard, always side by side! Elliot follows his brother Cooper’s lead.

On occasion when walking around the yard, if the neighbor’s dog is out Elliot becomes excited and barks. He might also bark when excited if he thinks he’s going for a car ride. We think he may be hard of hearing so the noise doesn’t bother him! We’ve been working to discourage this situational behavior.

The boys arrived to rescue overweight, but with a sensible diet and exercise have each lost 5 lbs. Their ideal home will continue with their walks and fitness journey.

Cooper has no known health issues currently. Elliot has moderate degenerative valve disease, stage B2, managed well with twice daily 5 mg Vetmedin. Elliot had a dental cleaning while in our care.

They get along well with other dogs and children. The foster family does not have cats so we do not know how they would react.

These boys will bring joy and love to their new home from the time they step in the door. If interested, please complete our online application and then email Michelle Ouellette at so she knows of your interest. Online Application

  • Color: Tricolor
  • Age: 6 Years
  • Weight: 38 lbs
  • Sex: Male
  • House Training: Yes
  • Health: Cooper-no known medical conditions. Elliot-moderate degenerative valve disease, stage B2, managed with Vetmedin; Very limited hearing, if he hears at all.
  • Temperament: Very sweet and loving. Elliot depends upon Cooper as his leader and sticks close to him following his lead.
  • Recommendations: Bonded brothers, must be adopted together
  • Location: Chesapeake, VA
  • Region: Southern
  • Special Needs: No
  • Status: SPOTLIGHT