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My name is Charlie!

Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in San Dimas, California - Charlie
Photo 1 - Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in San Dimas, California - Charlie
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Photo 3 - Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in San Dimas, California - Charlie

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Charlie's Info...

I am already neutered and up to date with shots.

Charlie's Story...
Charlie is a 3-year-old neutered male boxer/lab mix (60 lbs) who is a mutt in the best sense of the word, such a good looking guy! His one ear up/one ear down look gets all the girls! He was originally rescued from Kenneth Hahn Park where he was begging for food from strangers. It took them 4 days, but they finally managed to trap him and take him to a vet. After getting a clean bill of health, Charlie went to live with a foster family. The foster family had pigs and cats and dogs and rabbits (oh my!) and Charlie loved to play with all the animals! One day a bunny escaped and Charlie chased it down, cornered it, and started licking it! Charlie is a gentle soul who has never been the least bit aggressive with anyone. He tends to be submissive and just wants to have a good home with owners who have plenty of time to take him outside for a walk, a run, or a hike. Nothing makes Charlie happier than being outside...unless he could be outside and eat freshly cooked hamburger at the same time! Charlie literally smiles when you ask him if he wants to go for a walk, it makes him so happy. He is a very obedient dog, but he needs an owner who will be patient with him and use positive reinforcement...no yelling, leash corrections, or stomping of feet to get his attention. He is a sensitive guy who was most likely beaten prior to being rescued and visibly responds when someone else is upset or hurt. He once trotted over to his previous owner when she hurt herself in the kitchen and started crying and tilted his head to one side as if to analyze the situation and then came up to offer some kisses. Charlie is very well house trained and would never dream of using the bathroom inside or chewing up your things. Charlie knows basic commands- sit, lay down, paw (to shake), roll over, give kisses, up (to jump and put his paws on your belly or take a treat), and army crawl. He is also crate trained, but it's not his favorite thing- he would much rather sleep on the sofa all day! Charlie loves other dogs and a home with dogs would be great, but he is fine on his own too. A home with a backyard to play in would be great as long as it had a high fence that he couldn't jump over- squirrels are his kryptonite and he loves to chase them! Charlie will need some time to warm up to his forever family, but once he does, watch out- you may not be able to get up off your sofa because he will sleep next to you with his head on your lap! Charlie was well loved, but his previous owners were in a graduate medical program and their training hours became too long for them to be able to give him the time he deserved, nor could they afford to hire a dog walker. It really saddened them, but they realized that the only fair thing to do was to find Charlie a new home. Pita is a 1.5-year-old spayed female Basenji mix (25 lbs) who is full of spunk! When she first came home with her previous owners, she used to bark at everything, but they taught her "no barking" and she is very well behaved now.

Facts about Charlie

  • Breed: Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Charlie, a San Dimas Boxer/Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Boxer/Labrador Retriever for sale in San Dimas, or seeking a Boxer/Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in San Dimas.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in San Dimas already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a San Dimas breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Boxer/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Boxer/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in San Dimas paves the way for another one to be saved.