Earlier this week I went to register Cooper with Animal Control and the lady there said she remembered when they picked him up. They found him roaming around a neighborhood a few times and his hair was long, matted, and a mess. They found his owners (an older couple) who were just not willing/able to care for him properly, so they surrendered him to Animal Control. They brought him in, washed him up, and shaved him down. Then they took him next door to the Humane Society to be placed for adoption.
I was glad to find out that he wasn't a dog someone lost and missed. He's a happy-go-lucky guy and now has a good home.
I have him sleeping in his crate now, but people will be coming over in about an hour to meet him and enjoy the Bark-B-Q. I plan on keeping his leash attached to my belt.