Ruff Ruff! My name is Charlie - Handsome!
Charlie - Handsome!'s Info...
|Breed:||American Pit Bull Terrier Mix||Color:||Brown/Chocolate - With White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male|
I am already neutered, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Say hello to Charlie! This sweet boy was found wandering by a good samaritan who was kind enough to take Charlie into her home while she searched for his owner. When no owner came forward, she offered to keep him until a new home can be found. She has had him neutered and provided other routine veterinary care. There really are great people out there! So this is a *Courtesy Posting* for Charlie, he is not in a Voiceless foster home but a great foster home nonetheless!
Charlie is a gentle giant :-) He is around 3 years old, nearly 100 lbs. and a healthy boy. He is a BIG love bug, literally! He loves people, young and old. He loves to cuddle and lounge with his peeps! Charlie sleeps with his foster mom at night and is such a good boy! He has not destroyed anything, he has been a perfect gentleman! When guests arrive, Charlie greets them with a wagging tail and never barking. Charlie has a low energy level and he's a pretty mello until he knows it's time to go outside! Charlie loves rope toys, chewing on Kongs or bully sticks, tearing up stuffed animals and playing tug of war :-) Charlie is completely house trained and is walked on lead to go potty several times a day. But we really prefer a fenced yard for this boy. He walks well on lead "most" of the time but he will occasionally pull. But he's making progress! Charlie lives with 2 cats and while making progress, he is very intrigued by them. He gets very stimulated around other dogs so a home without other animals might be best. Charlie has never been food aggressive, he never gets into things and he just waits patiently for his meals :) Charlie has adapted well to his crate training and he is really no trouble! Charlie really didn't know any commands but he has learned "sit." Charlie is a great dog who just needs someone to teach him a few things and give him the love he deserves. He will make someone a GREAT companion!
Charlie has been neutered, fully vaccinated and heartworm negative. Because of his breed, his new family must be home owners and preferably have a fenced yard.
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Rescue Group Info...
Voiceless-MI is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit and State of Michigan non-profit established in August 2009 . We work to create change for companion animals by caring for those in need through our foster-care system, helping to reduce the unwanted pet population with spay/neuter programs, and supporting efforts and initiatives that benefit the protection of animals. We advocate abolishing pound seizure and are against animal cruelty. Voiceless-MI supports humane education programs for the public and encourages respect and compassion for all animals. We strive to be the voice for the voiceless.
Adoption events are the 2nd Saturday of every month at Petco in Frandor....Lansing, Michigan.
Our goal is to place all of our dogs in the –right– home for each individual dog. Every dog has its own unique needs and personality. Some dogs are high energy and require an active family. Others are “couch potatoes” and would do best in a laid back home without children, etc. We want our adoptive homes to be the final home so we strive to match our dogs with the right family.
Our adoption process includes a phone interview, references from your veterinarian, personal references and a visit to your home. Because we tend to work with large and giant breeds, we generally require home ownership and a fenced yard. However, based on the dog, we will make exceptions to the home ownership and/or fenced yard requirement.
The veterinary reference will require that your past or currents pets have a history of receiving routine annual veterinary care including general health exams, heartworm testing, the purchase of heartworm preventative, vaccines, and any other medical needs suggested in your veterinarian notes. If your veterinary cannot provide records that reflect the annual care mentioned above, your application will likely not be approved.
The first step in our adoption process is to submit the adoption application using the link on the dogs’ petfinder advertisement or, at the top of the adoptable pet listing. Once the application is received, a volunteer will conduct reference checks. Next, the volunteer will call you to conduct a phone interview. If both parties feel the dog and family are a good match, then we arrange the home visit. We have rescue contacts all over the Midwest so we are happy to consider out-of-state families!! During the home visit, we simply spend 15-20 minutes learning more about your family, your lifestyle, etc. to further make sure the dog would be a good match. And finally, we invite you to meet the dog so you can determine whether or not this is the right dog for you. And then we finalize the adoption!
If you feel you meet the above criteria for adoption, we hope you’ll consider one of our wonderful dogs!
Michigan, we do consider out of state applicants as well if we have contacts available in the area to do home visits. We do NOT ship dogs.