Charlie Brown is in Melbourne, FL
Hi! I'm Charlie Brown or as my foster family calls me, just Charlie. My story didn't start off very good. I found myself at the pound in a small town in GA, it was a scary place and I overheard someone say that I was actually going to be put down in the following days for space if someone didn't rescue me. That is when an amazing group of people called American Bulldog Rescue came in and saved my life, whew! I was underweight and had worms in my heart but I am a healthy 95 lbs now and have made it through heartworm treatment with flying colors.
My foster parents tell me that I am one of the best house guests they have ever had. They say I’m very sweet and easy going, I don’t seem to stress about much. I don't potty in the house, jump on furniture, surf the counters and I rarely bark unless a repairman or someone who I'm not sure of is around.
When I first came to their house, they said I wasn't very good on leash and since I am a big, strong boy we began training on my walks. I love treats you see, so I am very eager to please and have come such a long way but I will need someone to continue to help me be the best dog that I can be on leash. They say that I have a little trot, like a panther and think it’s so cute. My foster parents think I spent a good part of my early life living outside and have told me I have something called a 'high prey drive'. I will chase anything, including lizards, frogs and squirrels. This is probably also why I am not a cat friendly kind of guy. They think that maybe my biggest source of entertainment in my past life was chasing lizards. One day at my foster home a lizard ran right in front of me and I ate it, I didn't think it was a big deal but my foster mom was pretty upset with me. Thank goodness I won her back over quickly with my loving charm. I have been really good at trying to learn the words 'leave it', my foster family has said that I am doing much better and that I will probably always need someone to help keep me in check, they explained it’s for my own safety.
I really like my foster mom a lot but foster dad is like a rock star to me. I long to have my very own daddy and family someday to love and care for me forever. Foster parents have promised me that there is a perfect family match, just for me out there so I’ll be right here waiting for them to find me.
'If you ask me how long I'll be your friend? My answer will be, I don't know, 'cause I really don't know which one is longer.
FOREVER OR ALWAYS?' by Charlie Brown
PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in giving Charlie Brown his happily ever after, please submit an adoption application at www.americanbulldogrescue.org. Please note: No one will be considered without first submitting an adoption application. Our dogs are in homes and only approved adopters can meet them. Once approved, you can meet any dog you like that would be a good fit for you/your family.
Location: Melbourne, FL
Good with other dogs?: Yes
Charlie is currently fostering by himself but goes to doggy daycare to socialize and also takes walks in the neighborhood to meet and greet. He has done very well with calm dogs, big and small.
Good with cats? No!
Good with children? Unknown, will not be adopted to a home with kids under 12
Activity Preference: Needs a couple walks a day. Low maintenance overall but needs quality outside time.
IQ: Average to Smart
Charlie Brown's favorite things: Charlie is very attentive and wants nothing more than to be by your side. He loves belly rubs and the highlight of his day is to lay in the grass with you and roll around in the sunshine.
Charlie Brown is good at: Meeting people, meeting dogs, staying in a crate, behaving in the house, going for car rides, making me feel safe, playing, and following commands. He has been working on sit, stay, come and leave it.
Ideal home: Prior experience with large and/or “bully” breeds, a fenced yard, someone at home part of the day would be a plus.
Training Needs: Continued leash training, continued training commands.
Health issues: Charlie has made it through heartworm treatment with flying colors.
PLEASE READ: Adopters will not be considered without completing an application. Please visit www.AmericanBulldogRescue.org to apply! Remember - Adoption is always the best option! If you can't help by adopting a homeless pet, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to American Bulldog Rescue, 4 Terry Drive, Suite 1D Newtown, PA 18940 or paypal AmericanBulldogRescue@verizon.net. We cannot place dogs in homes with children under 10 unless that dog has lived with kids or is in a foster home with kids. Thank you.
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