Charlie was adopted from a high-kill shelter about a year ago -- but the home he went to was far more social and active than the life he'd been used to. Neither he or his human were happy, so she made the selfless decision to find a home for Charlie that is quieter where he won't be as stressed at new circumstances.
Charlie bonds very closely with his owner, showing great affection whenever the owner is present. But he is apprehensive, barky and insecure when meeting new people. He gets stressed at new stuff - and he reacts by barking and threatening to 'bite'. He hasn't bitten yet and we watch him closely and don't place him in a position where he might! We have consulted a trainer and we are working on positive reinforcement when introduced to new people -- and... he has made some progress. BUT he is still a work in progress and a patient dog savvy owner would be his ideal home. We have determined that he does BEST in a home with another dog or dogs--- He doesn't do as well (barks more) when he is the only child.
A strong calm, alpha owner would be best for this guy. He really is sweet and affectionate but we need to convince him that he is safe! He loves to play ball!
He is about 3 years old - neutered, up to date on all vaccines - micro-chipped - a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix (we think), housebroken, does not mark - dog friendly (no cats and probably no kids). He is full grown at about 20 lbs. and really is a nice little guy (once he decides he likes you (generally takes 2-3 days -- and THEN he is your new BEST FRIEND!). He will be re-homed to the immediate area (Broward/Dade/Palm Beach counties) only.
Re-homing fee: $150
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