Hi! My name is Charlie, and I cannot believe how lucky I am that I am in my foster home where I am loved and taken care of. I have lots of toys as well as a whole pack of resident dogs to play with. My foster home has a great yard just full of wonderful smells where I can run and run and run! Most importantly, I get lots and lots of cuddles, belly rubs, and good food!
I am not one of those crazy “hyper” Springers you hear people talking about. While I enjoy roughhousing with my pals here, I do settle down very nicely for some cuddle time. One of my very favorite activities is playing fetch. I watched one of the other foster dogs here play ball, and he taught me to chase the ball and bring it back to the people so they can throw it again. How much fun is that?!
Wouldn’t you like to come meet me and give me some of those cuddles I crave? I sure would like to be part of a Forever Family where I will be loved, snuggled, and included in all the fun stuff families do.
Springer kisses in advance,
From Charlie’s foster mom: Charlie came to us in early August when we received a call from a local breeder asking for help. She stated that she had a five-month old puppy who needed more care than she was able to give him. We are so thankful that she called! Charlie met us with a wiggle butt and sweet Springer kisses, but he obviously needed the care that ESRA could provide. He came to us severely underweight and with a myriad of health issues that we have been diligently working on. For more information on Charlie’s medical needs, please click the logo above to go to his Special Needs page.
Charlie is an extremely sweet, loving puppy who had lived outside his entire life. Of course, that meant that he wasn’t housetrained. He knew no commands, and he was a true "wild child"! Fortunately, Charlie is a fast learner who picked up on the routine of the household very quickly. It did not take him long to figure out how wonderful laps, cuddles, and belly rubs are. He had also never before had his own food dish, and the joy on his face at his first meal from his own bowl was simply amazing! He gets along wonderfully with all the resident dogs, who have taught him how to play games such as “bitey-face” and "catch me if you can." Charlie immediately discovered how much fun loud, squeaky balls are. He loves to play fetch, and he brings the ball back to you more times than not.
Charlie has mastered the Sit and Look at Me commands. We are working hard on leash skills and the Stay command, both of which are very difficult for him. As is true of all puppies, Charlie absolutely must attend at least one obedience class with his new Forever Family. This will help increase bonding between him and his new people and will also let him know what is expected of him. As Charlie matures, he would be an excellent candidate for therapy dog work. He loves everyone he meets, he is the perfect size for sitting on a lap, and he just wants to soak up all the love he can.
Charlie is up to date on all vaccinations and has been neutered and microchipped for his safekeeping. He sleeps in a large, roomy crate at night and is very good about waking his humans if he needs to go outside before morning. Anyone interested in adopting Charlie must realize that in order for him to become a wonderful forever friend, it is absolutely necessary to include him in all phases of the family’s life. Charlie will enjoy any and all activities as long as his family is near him. If you have the time to devote loving Charlie and room in your heart and home for a loving, adorable Springer, please have an approved adoption application on file and be prepared to fall in love.
Please note that an approved application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog’s foster home.