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Hi! My name is Charlie--at least it has been since I came into ESRA. I learned my name the first week, and I will come running to you if you call me. I was found as a stray near Little Falls, Minnesota, and I was a bit of a mess. It took several baths and hours of clipping to remove the long hair and mats from my fur. I was a very good boy during this process, even though my foster mom thinks I might never have been clipped before. Then it was off to the vet, where I was neutered, microchipped, and tested for everything. I am in great health and perfect shape, with no problems at all. You can see how handsome I am from my pictures.
I have been surprising my foster mom with all the stuff I know. I know Sit, and I know Heel when I'm on a leash. I am working on Stay and Down. It didn't take long for me to come consistently when called, and I now get to go for great off-leash walks and runs. I also love to run after the four-wheeler! I'm a great swimmer, and I will retrieve a ball in the water or on land. I don't know much about other toys. I hadn't spent much time inside before, but my foster mom now considers me housetrained if not yet trustworthy. I am crate trained, and I sleep quietly there every night. She also puts me in my crate if she has to leave.
I am incredibly friendly, and I love to be near you at all times. My tail wags constantly. I have a lot of energy. I get along with everyone--adults, kids and other dogs. More than anything, I would like to crawl up next to you on the couch and cuddle. My foster mom won't let me do that, though, because she says that might not be allowed in my Forever Home. I think I could be happy in a house either with or without other dogs, although I do love to play with my dog friends. Please consider adopting me, because I really want my very own family!
From Charlie's foster mom: Charlie is my mystery dog. Although no one ever groomed him, he seems to have been trained in many ways. I think he was an outside dog, but he very quickly adapted to the house and would give anything to crawl up into your lap. He definitely wasn't housetrained, but he caught onto it in three or four days. He still needs some help with manners, as he is very boisterous.
I think Charlie needs a house with a fenced yard. We already know he is capable of running away because he was found as a stray. He ran away from us the first night, but now he seems to know his home, and we have not had this problem since. He is not a barker, but he does like to follow cars as they leave the farm where we live. He will need an active family and a lot of exercise to keep him happy.
Charlie definitely displays fieldie characteristics, and he is not gun shy. He is always busy looking for stuff in the yard and in the woods. I don't know if he could be trained to hunt, but he seems to have the necessary instincts, if someone would be willing to spend the time training him.
Charlie is a very smart dog that will make an excellent family pet.
Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.
Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Charlie.
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