Charlie used to be a very shy and timid dog before he was rescued by his previous family. Thankfully, they had Baileigh, a sweet confident girl who showed Charlie the world isn’t as scary as he thinks.
Upon entering the rescue, the pair had the opportunity to be placed in a foster home, together initially. They quickly acclimated to the household routine, the resident dogs – a shepherd and an American Staffordshire mix – and their new foster family. Unfortunately, circumstances did not allow for them to remain in foster together but the separation has provided a chance to evaluate how each dog can do without the other. While Charlie has discovered he can face the big, bad world without his BFF Baileigh watching out for him, he definitely would do best in a home with another confident dog. He gets along superbly with his two foster brothers and they have taught him that boys can be as much fun as girls.
If Charlie was a human, he would be the last one out of bed in the morning….the one that had a million friends because everyone LOVED being around him….and he would probably be a hopeless romantic. He loves to sleep in late, can always be found in the close proximity of his human friends, and enjoys nothing more than the chance to lay his head against your leg and have you gently pet his head. He has excellent house manners and is house broken.
Charlie is good with other dogs when properly introduced, but not the social butterfly Baileigh is. He’s a cool, mature guy who plays with Baileigh, and will play with other dogs once he gets comfortable around them. He has not been exposed to cats while with the rescue but his previous family included a cat. We were told he and the cat would sleep together.
While he has some arthritis in his hips, you wouldn’t know it as you watch him scamper across the yard, chasing after his “brothers”. He has also discovered that hunting lizards with Lucas (Am Staff mix) is the next best thing to bully sticks. It seems the two of them are competing to see which one can slap their front paws down the fastest in the bushes as the miniature dinosaurs scurry away.
If you have the ability to give Charlie a home and he can bring a friend, he would pick Baileigh to come along. But… if you can only take one….and you have another confident dog that Charlie can call his brother or sister…..he would love to meet you!!
Charlie is friendly with people, walks nicely on a leash, and loves loves loves treats! We’d love for these two to not be separated, and be adopted together if possible.
If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out our online application first. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The minimum adoption donation ranges from $300 to $400. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. Prior to placement, all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are usually microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.