This week’s Pet of the Week is Cooper, a Shepherd mix who’s a one to two year old male - and while he’s not neutered yet - he has a sponsor that will pay for neutering and his shots when someone adopts him.

Erath County Humane Society Executive Director Diane McCoy, says, “He just has the sweetest nature. He came in here as a stray with his sibling that’s been adopted now.

“Cooper was adopted too, but the people live in an apartment and work, so being the only pet, he got bored and chewed a few things up, so they reluctantly brought him back

She said Cooper is good with kids, cats and other dogs and what he really needs is companionship, so someone with another pet or children would be ideal.

ECHS employee, Ricky Breneman, says, “He knows basic commands like ‘sit’ and ‘down,’ and he’s very smart and wants to please.”

Breneman then gave Cooper those two commands and he obeyed immediately.

“He’s at a good age for someone to teach him some more tricks. He’s so cooperative, doesn’t resist being kenneled or bark all the time like some dogs do when we kennel them," McCoy said. “He really is a beautiful, sweet dog and he’s in excellent health.”

For more information about Cooper or other cats and dogs, the shelter’s open from 1-5 p.m. Mondays through Friday or from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information call 254-965-3247, or stop by the ECHS at 891 East Road in Stephenville.