4 year old • Male • 22 lbs
Charlie Boy is a wirey-haired white dog with light brown fur on the top of his head and brown ears.
Charlie Boy is FULL of personality and charm. He loves to run and play in the fenced yard with his foster mom's dog (check him out in the video). He has a favorite stuffed toy that he carries around with him everywhere he goes. Once he gets to know you, he wants to jump into your lap for cuddles and belly rubs, and leans into you in the most affectionate way. He wants to be where you are...under your feet when you're eating dinner or he loves to chillax and watch TV with his foster mom on the couch.
Charlie Boy is certainly a ball of love . . . but also of fear. He is very sensitive to unexpected touch, so people need to approach him slowly and have patience to wait until he is ready and feels safe. He needs an adopter who has the love and patience he needs to be comfortable around guests, other animals and kids. In the 3 weeks he's been in his foster home, he's completely transformed from scared and defensive to warm and loving.
He also needs a home with a secure fenced yard.
He LOVES his foster brother, Sam and would do great with an older dog (not a puppy) to have as a playmate. He likes to wrestle and also cuddle with Sam.
He is crate-trained and sleeps in his crate at night. He is also completely house-trained.
We are looking for people who will have a place in their hearts for this lovely dog who clearly in his former life has had a rough time being handled--but who can quickly learn to trust humans (as he did his foster mom) and has a lot of love to give in return. IAR will provide training to help socialize him, with one of our wonderful very experienced trainers who knows how to work with fearful dogs.
Charlie Boy is receiving his vaccinations. He is neutered, microchipped, and heartworm negative.
Charlie was a stray surrendered to a local shelter.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.