An older dog named Cooper has broken hearts on social media after an Illinois shelter shared a video of him explaining that he needs a new home after the death of his former owner.
The clip was shared on TikTok. last Wednesday by the adoption shelter Young at Heart Senior Pets, under the username Youngatheartpets. In it, 22-year-old Cooper, who is a very small-sized breed. and still enjoying good health, can be seen doing different daily activities. He eats and plays while he waits for a new owner to give him a forever home.
The post comes with a caption that reads: “Hi, I’m Cooper, and yes, I’m 22 years old! I ended up at Young at Heart after my mom passed away unexpectedly. Everyone’s so nice here, but an old man to a guy like me would love a quiet forever home and a loving family that will foolishly pamper me for the rest of my days.If you live within 150 miles of Woodstock, [Illinois]fill a adoption application and come meet me!”
On average, a dog’s lifespan is 10-13 years, although this changes dramatically between breeds and sizes. Because there are so many different domestic dogs, incredibly diverse in size, build, and appearance, it’s not surprising that there are significant differences in lifespans. “In general, smaller dog breeds live longer than larger dog breeds. The cause of this is not well established,” states the website for animal health provider PetMD.
He Tik Tok The video quickly gained popularity on social media and has so far received more than 1.6 million views and 208,000 likes.
One user, Beanie & Kate, commented: “GO COOPER. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF HIM.” Lala added: “I’m so sad for him because he lost his owner…a dog doesn’t live that long without a loving owner.”
Helena wrote: “OMG [oh my god] 22?? That is incredible! I didn’t even think it was possible for a dog to live that long, and he’s so brave! He deserves the best home.” And Alexis Flaum commented: “What a healthy and happy senior! I hope he finds a quick home, he deserves it for his golden years.”
Another user, Yury410, posted: “What a beautiful angel at 22.” And Lily Segura wrote: “I have had 3 dogs that have lived 20+ years. I would take this little one with me.” Heather added: “I wish we lived closer. We have a yorkiepoo who is 18 years old, they would be the best of friends.”
Jcacjcacjcac wrote: “God bless this sweet baby and give him a bigger home!” And Jes.Sica posted: “Bless your cotton sock cooperative. Sending you lots of love, hugs and snacks from Australia.”
Natalie Ast added: “Someone please give him a comfortable home. My family dog lived to be 19.5 years old, so cute.”
news week reached out to Youngatheartpets for comment via instagram. We were unable to verify the details of the case.
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