Is your dog good with other dogs: Charlie is good with respectful, female dogs. He is currently living with a 5 year old female tri-paw. He would not be recommended for a high energy or jumpy young dog, as he can be overwhelmed with boisterous play. He is respectful of leashed male dogs on walks, but lots of space is recommended.
Is your dog good with cats: Yes, he is very respectful of cats
Is your dog good with kids: Untested. He has been respectful of neighbourhood kids on walks.
Is your dog house trained: Yes
Is your dog crate trained: Yes. He will go in his crate, but will complain for the first 10-15 minutes or so.
Does your dog have any special needs: He has arthritis which is managed with medication. He has separation anxiety, and while he can be left for an afternoon or to run errands, he is MUCH HAPPIER with his humans around.
Does your dog have any or display any aggression (toys, food, people): None.
Is your dog playful: He is playful (loves to run and sniff) outside. Inside he is very quiet and does not engage in play, even when requested by his foster sister.
Does your dog like to snuggle: Not especially. He likes to lay near you, but not on you.
Does your dog know basic commands: Sit and out.
Does your dog know any special tricks: He can catch treats!
Does your dog like to go on walks: Charlie loves walks! He has good leash manners (he likes to walk out in front but doesn’t pull). Walks take on a leisurely pace, as Charlie loves to sniff and pee.
Does your dog have any fears: Being left alone. Car rides are stressful for Charlie.
Does your dog have any unique traits you have noticed whether in personality or physically: He loves to mark everything outside, so he’ll drink A LOT of water. We use a slow feeder bowl for his water so he doesn’t drink it too quick.
What are the 3 first words that come to mind when you think of your dog: Sleepy, food-motivated, resilient
Charlie is a sweet older gentleman. He isn't a big fan of cuddling but he loves to be around his people whether it be laying beside them on the couch or following them around the house. Charlie takes his role of sous chef and taste tester very seriously. He can be vocal when it's close to walk time or his meal times, mostly from his excitement. He loves his walks, almost as much as food. It takes him a few days to adjust to new people but comes out of his shell quickly.