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Charlie 25

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Entered: 09/20/2015
Status: Adopted
Age: 6, Born 10/19/2009
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 60 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Girard, PA
Health: UTD, HW-, Lyme-, losing to a healthier weight
Temperament: Good with adults and with older children, good with other dogs, good with dog savvy cats

Charlie 25's Story . . .

“In the fenced yard (which he LOVES and is a must have for his forever home), he is constantly running, sniffing, and hunting in the shrubs as well as barking at whatever outside the fence.”

Changing demands upon a growing young family put Charlie in a position of not getting enough attention and exercise from his Pennsylvania owners.  They adored him but realized that they were not able to give him the time he deserved.  They felt that re-homing Charlie was the best thing they could do for him.  So, Charlie became a MAESSR boy.

Housetrained and crate trained, this handsome fieldie signals his need to go out by barking and, when he is finished, he barks to come back in. Good boy, Charlie! When his foster mom is at work and, for now, at bedtime, he remains in his crate.  His foster mom is feeding him in his crate as well since he reportedly had some food guarding issues with another dog in his previous home.  While Charlie is still adjusting to life with his foster family, crating him at mealtime seemed a wise thing to do.
Because he is new to the household, Charlie is still investigating everything. Displaying the very high energy level of many fieldies, Charlie is into and onto everything!  In the fenced yard (which he LOVES and is a must have for his forever home), he is constantly running, sniffing, and hunting in the shrubs as well as barking at whatever outside the fence. Happily, he has displayed no digging or attempts at getting out of the fence.
In his previous home, Charlie lived with a three year old and an infant but his size, activity level, and propensity for stealing food from little hands were some of the reasons he was relinquished.  Charlie’s foster mom thinks he would be fine with older children who could give him a firm “No!” when needed and stay upright when Charlie would accidentally bump into them in his play.
Charlie is good with the female resident dogs who are keeping him in line.  There are toys and bones laying around in his foster home.  Charlie has picked up a few of these, but right now he is too enamored by the resident female dogs and the cats to care about being possessive about toys or bones. Hopefully, that won’t change!  There are also multiple, dog savvy cats in his foster home.  Charlie’s foster mom thinks that this may be his first exposure to kitties since he is pestering them.  However, the resident cats don’t run which takes all the fun out of the game. Charlie has been swatted and he respected that. His foster mom thinks that in time he will learn to ignore the cats.
This smart boy knows the commands “sit,” “down,” “crate,” “come,” “wait” (to come out of the crate), “off,” and “shake.”  Such a smart boy!  In his excitement to be taken on walks, he does pull on the leash, though.  He rides well while crated in the car.  His grooming is yet pending and he has not been about in public yet, but both will happen soon.
As an active boy, Charlie will want an equally active family who will keep him well exercised. Hey, Charlie may be a good candidate for agility training or nose work. Having a fenced yard and possibly another active dog would be really positive assets for his new family, too.   Couch potato families need not apply to adopt Charlie!