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My name is Charlie!

American Bulldog/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Charlie
Photo 1 - American Bulldog/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Charlie
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Charlie's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Charlie's Story...
Charlie, named for the Charlie Chaplin dog, was rescued hours before his euthanasia was scheduled. He was thin, painfully shy, and depressed after a month at the shelter. Fast-forward, and now Charlie is a strikingly beautiful, affectionate, playful and cuddly canine! He loves to cuddle, and once he knows you, Charlie will become your shadow!

Doggie Disposition: Charlie is shy, cautious and suspicious at first, morphing into hyper/energetic and enthusiastic. He is trainable, and has a protective instinct. Charlie likes other dogs, people of all ages whether he has met them before or not, going for walks, car rides, and even cats! Charlie loves going for walks and playing with other dogs at the dog park. While Charlie likes people, he is slightly fearful of strangers and needs to be introduced rather than cornered by them.
Canine Preparedness: Charlie is house and crate trained. He is used to a collar and leash, and usually does not jump on people or pull on the leash. Charlie has learned the commands sit, heel, leave it, down/off, and come.
Necessary Notes: Charlie was a stray before going to the shelter, so he developed a couple of issues. One is resource guarding, where Charlie will guard his food and toys. He also gulps his food. This may get better with time, effort and regular feeding. Resources are limited for strays. Charlie can be easily startled and frightened by sudden loud noises. He has been known to chew wood, so supervision is good. Charlie may bark or howl sometimes. Charlie has a lot of energy and likes to play, so living with another dog would be nice, although it would be best to be fed separately.

If you have older children and a play-scape, you will find Charlie back there climbing the rock wall or sliding down the slide! Charlie loves to play and go for walks. When he is put into his crate, you might swear that Charlie can talk! His soulful expressions will make you a believer! If Charlie had been born a human, he would be in the NBA. He jumps high to catch toys! All in all, Charlie is a goofy, loveable oversized puppy that will steal your heart!

Facts about Charlie

  • Breed: American Bulldog/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2239

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Charlie, a Houston American Bulldog/American Pit Bull Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a American Bulldog/American Pit Bull Terrier for sale in Houston, or seeking a American Bulldog/American Pit Bull Terrier dog from a breeder in Houston.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Houston 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 Houston 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 American Bulldog/American Pit Bull Terrier breeders who help with American Bulldog/American Pit Bull Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Houston paves the way for another one to be saved.