My name is CHARLIE!

Flat-Coated Retriever Dog for adoption in Columbus, Ohio - CHARLIE

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CHARLIE's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

CHARLIE's Story...
Charlie is in foster care. If you are interested in this dog, please contact Lucy at

Charlie arrived at the Mercer County Dog Pound in Celina OH in early August. He was pulled immediately for a rescue that ultimately decided they didn't have room for him, so he's been in boarding ever since. Charlie is a big, friendly, rambunctious guy who is beginning to learn some manners, thanks to a the visits of a kind dog trainer. He is very good with people, and will make the right owner a wonderful pet. Charlie's adoption fee is $175. UPDATE 9/28/07: The trainer spent 45 minutes with Charlie yesterday. She reports that he is VERY friendly, but has no training of any sort, including housetraining. He has a good temperament. He is not dog-aggressive. She tested him with a small dog, who growled at him; Charlie just wandered away. They walked past a number of other dogs; Charlie hugged the wall, as though he might be afraid of them, but indicated no aggression at all. He was fine as soon as they got outside. He is very friendly to people. She had him outside and asked a couple of people to approach; all he wanted to do was lick them to death. He does not jump up or need a lot of exercise. He was not afraid of children who were playing nearby, but was very interested, wagging his tail. Her conclusion was that Charlie was a very lovable dog. UPDATE 10/15/07: Charlie is being neutered on Thursday so that he can go to obedience classes! In honor of the occasion he's going to get the works from the groomer too, so he'll be in good shape in a week or so!

Facts about CHARLIE

  • Breed: Flat-Coated Retriever
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Open Arms Rescue

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

CHARLIE, a Columbus Flat-Coated Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Flat-Coated Retriever for sale in Columbus, or seeking a Flat-Coated Retriever dog from a breeder in Columbus.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Flat-Coated Retriever breeders who help with Flat-Coated Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Columbus paves the way for another one to be saved.