Love often lives in curious places—for Amy Springer of Manhattan, her true furry love was found in Times Square, a neighborhood not known for encouraging quiet reflections of the heart. But don’t tell Cooper, a wiggly Pit mix, whom Amy met by chance at Broadway Barks, an annual ASPCA adoption event in midtown Manhattan.
“It was an unexpected encounter,” explains Amy. “I was told about the event earlier that morning at an adoption clinic.” But the moment’s spontaneity didn’t temper her feelings one bit. “I saw Cooper and immediately fell in love with him!” she says.
Thankfully, Cooper isn’t quite as madcap as one might expect of a six-month-old puppy. “Cooper is generally very laid back and more docile than I thought he might be, since he’s so young,” Amy explains. “He’s also very social with people and other animals we encounter on our walks.”
And unlike most doggies, personal hygiene is apparently a big priority. “Every morning when I take a shower for work, he tries to get into the shower with me,” says Amy with a laugh. “Some days I’ll let him, and he just lies down and lets the water fall on him—I’m glad he likes to stay clean!”
In no time, the pup has become a constant companion for Amy and a much-welcomed addition to hers and her boyfriend’s lives. Amy adds: “Cooper is who I’ve been waiting for—he is the start of our family and our life together. He has changed our lives in the most positive way.”
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