Charlie is a sweet, loving retriever mix. He loves to play fetch - with virtually anything - and he loves to please his people. He loves his daily walks and needs that time to get out some of his puppy energy and curiosity. Charlie is only about 9 months old (Nov 2016), so he still needs some work on his manners. He is fully housetrained, knows how to sit, stay, and lie down, but he is still trying to master 'come' and to refrain from jumping.
Charlie has a strong prey drive and he tries to be dominant over little kiddos, other dogs, and cats. He's been a bit resistant to training around kiddos because it's difficult for young ones to be consistent, and Charlie definitely needs consistency. He needs a home without any kiddos or cats, where he can get plenty of exercise and plenty of the one-on-one attention he deserves.
Charlie pulled from the Fort Worth Animal Control Shelter at 8 weeks old. His foster was initially informed he was German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix, but he looks more like a German Shepherd/Terrier mix. He's about medium height, shouldn't get much bigger, and has the cutest perky ears. He's up to date on his shots, is neutered, and is on heartworm prevention.
If you feel your home might be the right place for such a great dog - the place to start is with the adoption application found at www.dfwrescueme.org/adopt. Once submitted, the foster will contact you promptly to tell you more and to arrange a time to meet!
The adoption fee for all of our dogs is $250.00, which includes their vaccinations and spay/neuter.
Charlie is participating in the DFW Rescue Me Guest Dog Program, so ongoing care and custody are provided by their foster, not by DFWRM.
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