Charlie - in Maine!
Most recent update: February 2018
Charlie is working hard with his foster family and a trainer on building confidence. He is so comfortable in their home but taking him out or having people meet him is so challenging. It's not unusual that dogs rescued as adults are more reserved with humans but great with dogs; he really has come a long way but is not going to be a dog for a first time owner, or a city family, or a family without other dogs. You can see in the photos that he can love and trust for sure, but his comfort zone right now is at home with his human and canine family.
Nov 2017 - Charlie checked in with an update:
"Hi, I'm Charlie! I am about 1 - 1½ years old and am anybody’s best guess of breed, but I am certainly cute! I am a fabulous size (42 pounds) and look very distinguished with my forehead wrinkles. I am incredibly smart, and food motivated. I am already crate trained, housetrained and have learned sit, shake, wait, stay and come. My foster mom says she can practically hear me thinking- I am so alert and attentive to what’s going on! I am quite happy to live with cats; paying them very little attention. Currently, I am being fostered with a boxer and I am very tolerant of her loads of energy! I have been calm and well-mannered around all the dogs I’ve met and wouldn’t mind living with one as long as they don’t mind sharing toys because I am obsessed! I seem to be more content enjoying their company and gently playing than rough housing. I am happiest when my environment is calm and I am getting attention from my people. There is nothing I love more than a good snuggle on the couch (maybe tied with destroying a stuffed toy). I also love to be outdoors and go for walks, but at the same time I am a couch potato if you want me to be. I hate to admit that I am not perfect, but I do still need some help learning the world and people (especially men) aren’t so scary. In just the past week I have shown that with time, love, patience (and lots of treats!) I am willing and able to become comfortable with new people and experiences. My forever family should expect that I will continue to need encouragement and slow introductions in my new home. I am an ideal candidate to go to an obedience class to build self confidence and trust with my owners. I am well worth it and promise to make my new family feel like the most loved people in the world! "
Charlie has the most soulful, expressive brown eyes. While shy at first, he made a lot of progess with the love and care from the dedicated staff and volunteers of our southern partner shelter, and now with his New England foster family. He loves to play once he is comforable. Charlie also enjoys sitting quietly at your side to be petted and gently encouraged, which is a great help in building his confidence. He is such a good dog and has so much love to give! He also loves other dogs! He seems most comfortable with female humans but with time and patience he will trust a man also.
If you have interest in meeting Charlie or any of our sweeties, please fill out the adoption application.
Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed; they are cared for in our wonderful foster network. It is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.