Sex: Male - Neutered
Age: 8 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Medium size approx 16kg
Location: In foster Aldershot
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: Patient home - with another sociable dog under 8 years to help him adapt.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £400
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANOTHER DOG IN THE HOME AS WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REPLY.
Poor sweet Charlie has not had a nice 8 months so far.
He lived in an enclosure all his life with his mum and 2 siblings, he got his chance a few weeks ago and went to foster in Crete and was a great boy. His mum and siblings still remain, waiting there turn.
Charlie has had a traumatic experience in travel, his box opened and he got loose and this caused emotional distress to Charlie. But having arrived safely he has settled amazingly. But he is likely to be afraid the first few days in a new home as another change for this boy, he doesn't understand why he keeps moving, so any adopters need to be patient and allow him time to settle bond and give him direction and security
We are wanting another dog in the home with Charlie to help him settle, have a friend and adapt better.
He is fully vaccinated and microchipped, and neutered.
Please only apply if you are 100% committed to the hard work a rescue dog can bring, broken sleep, toilet training, socialisation, boundaries. The first week is very important and with the right boundaries and guidance Charlie will easily adjust and make a lovely addition to any home but adopters need to be fully prepared.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ADOPT IMMEDIATELY THEN PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.
SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE TO ALLOW MEETING/ADOPTIONS.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dogs name: Charlie
Where does Charlie sleep at night?
Cuddled up next to me on my bed. He likes to sleep as close to his human as possible.
How is Charlie with current dogs/animals?
He currently lives with my two year old Labrador. At first he wasn’t interested and was a bit wary of my dog, but he has now completely come out of his shell and plays beautifully with my dog. He saw some other dogs on our walks and happily sniffs them- not frightened of them at all.
Is Charlie clean indoors?
No not 100% quite yet with his wee (50/50) but definitely great doing his other business outdoors in the garden (although he hasn’t been to the toilet on a walk yet).
Can Charlie be left alone?
I have left him alone in a safe place (my lounge) for approx 10 mins twice a day. There was a small bit of crying but nothing too significant. I think this can easily be built up slowly to longer durations.
Is Charlie out on walks
Yes he has been out for a couple of walks and walks really well on the lead. He likes to stop and sniff a lot. However, needs a little encouragement to walk outside into the garden still.
How does Charlie walk on the lead
He walks really well on the lead and will be easy to train to be the perfect walking companion. He’s very lean and lithe so may even be a good running companion in due course.
Has Charlie met other dogs?
He is currently living with my 2 year old Labrador and is now really confident around him. He initiates play and is high energy.
He has also met other dogs on walks and is quite happy to meet and sniff them.
How is Charlie with humans?
Charlie loves his main carer (foster mum) and initiates cosying up to her. He follows her around everywhere and cries a little if someone else takes over caring for him for a short while and he can't see his foster mum.
He gets a little afraid if he can’t see her, so his new adopted parents will need to ensure that he is cared for equally by all family members to avoid him overly relying on and focusing on one person and to avoid separation anxiety.
Have you noticed that he is afraid of any particular things?
He still reacts slightly frightened to sudden movements/ loud noises i.e. if one of my kids slams a door too loud or approach him too quickly. However, his confidence is building tremendously every day and he is getting less nervous.
What kind of home do you think would be suitable?
Someone where his adopters will treat him as one of their family, who will allow him to sleep close to them/snuggle up on the sofa with them. However, he can latch on to one person very quickly so it’s important to work on avoiding potential separation anxiety which could easily occur.
He will take a little While to trust his new family and he may appear a little nervous at first. However, with the right support and love, he will overcome that very quickly.
He is high energy and needs an active family where he can learn to explore and sniff out the world. His new family will need to understand that he is a gentle loving boy but will need to continue with training and setting boundaries.
He is truly a delightful dog. He will be a loyal companion for life.