Charlie

  • AARCS ID# A35334154
  • Male
  • Breed: Spaniel, Cavalier King Charles/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 7/25/2009
  • Size: Small
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    Story

    Hi, my name is Charlie, I am over 8 years old and have heart disease. I spent most of my life in a puppy mill and didn’t know what it was like to be with kind, caring humans.

    When I first came to my foster home, I wouldn’t come out of my kennel. I didn’t know what a home was or how to climb stairs. I would flinch or run and hide, if someone tried to pet me. I didn’t (and still don’t) know how to play with toys and what treats were. I learned lots from the dog that lives here – to do my business outside, that getting pats is a good thing, that treats are wonderful and that my humans are kind. I am still skittish but I have come a long way. I use to try to run away, from my foster home but don’t do that any more. I, also, use to “mark” lots, in my foster home but since I was neutered, I have stopped. I was sleeping in my kennel, for the first week, at my foster home but have slept on my foster parents’ bed ever since. Did I mention that I snore loud. Everyone who meets me says I am “super cute”. I love other dogs and going for walks. I have been around a kitten but am not interested. I really want to be a normal dog but am still really afraid of lots of things. I will keep trying though.

    No need as we are adopting Charlie

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Yes, Good with Cats
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Yes, Good with Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Is afraid of most people – doesn’t bite
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Both, Medical and Behavioral

      Has a heart murmur and enlarged heart. Had 12 teeth removed, upon coming to AARCS. Puppy mill survivor who has lots of issues trusting, particularly men. While will allow his foster parents (particularly foster mom) to pet him, he will not allow others. A few steps forward and a few back, regularly.