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My name is CHARLIE!
I'm being cared for by
Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue

Facts about me

Spaniel (Unknown Type)
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story


Charlie is a great little guy – but a tough dog to place and would NOT be a pet for most people. He needs a patient, VERY ALPHA dog savvy owner.  

He is a King Charles Cavalier mix (?), a very playful and active 9 year old and full grown at about 30 lbs.  He is healthy, housebroken, neutered, micro-chipped and LOVES to fetch and bring back!  He would do it all day if he could!  He is well behaved when left alone and does not need to be crated.  In fact, he would be totally OK if he were the only pet and the sole center of your attention. But he doesn’t like to be left alone for long periods of time.  His ideal home would be where there is NOT A LOT of activity or visitors -- or CATS - as he is not comfortable with new people and situations.  But once he feels safe, after 4-5 days, he will be your new best friend, sitting on your lap or snuggling in bed.  HE IS NOT A 'CONDO or APARTMENT' TYPE DOG. 

We are not sure of what may have happened to him in his past.  He came to us as an owner-surrender but he does have 'issues'.  Aside from feeding and potty breaks, if you can totally ignore him for several days, he will eventually come to you, but on his terms.  Three or four days after coming into your home, he will willingly climb up on your lap or in bed with you -- (he loves to snuggle and be petted).  Charlie bonds closely with his owner, showing great affection whenever the owner is present. But is apprehensive, barky and insecure when meeting new people. When a visitor comes, you must keep him on a leash or confine him to another room.  He reacts by barking and threatening to 'bite'. He hasn't bitten but we cannot place him in a position where he might!  He is still a work in progress.

HE WILL NOT BE AT OUR ADOPTION EVENTS as that would be too stressful for him. A private meeting can be arranged (Central Florida - Mt. Dora area). We are accepting applications on him now. 

Adoption fee: $200



DOWNLOAD OUR APPLICATION:   Click on ADOPT - at the bottom of that page you will find our application.

NOTE: Adoption/rehoming fees are applied towards the vet bill: Exam, blood tests, vaccinations, fecal, worming, spay/neuter, and microchip. There is rarely anything left over, but if that happens, the monies get applied to the next or previous pet - who may have had to have an x-ray, be groomed or have a dental.

January 24, 2023, 9:44 am

Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Jan Milbyer
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We perform a telephone or in-person interview and ask our perspective adopters to complete an application for review by our board (generally takes a day or less). We want to meet the family, so we will come to your house to see where our pet will live. We do a vet check and if applicable, a landlord or condo association check as well. And finally, we accept an adoption donation that is applied towards the vet and care bill for that pet. The range is from $75 to $350.

Go meet their pets

For the most part, we reply primarily on the internet because we all work full-time jobs during the week!

We do not have a physical building - but we try to participate in Saturday (and sometimes a Sunday) adoption events from 11am - 3pm on a regular basis. Please check our website for our most current calendar that shows where we will be.

It is always best to check the Upcoming Events page of our website

or give us a call to find out where we are going to be. Week nights 954-462-8840 eves after 8pm or on the week-ends: 954-579-3753.

Our EMAIL is monitored day and night, and is the BEST way to contact us.


More about this rescue

We are a group of animal loving people who volunteer our time to save the life of a dog or cat in need. We are not breed specific but our ability to help depends entirely upon whether we have a foster home in which to place the pet while we are looking for a new forever home.

We are entirely volunteer and none of us are compensated for our time or efforts. Monies donated go toward the animals in our care.