Dog Story: Charlie is a gorgeous orange and white Brittany. His vet records indicate he weighed 35 pounds last July and his foster mom thinks he could gain a pound or two. Charlie arrived in foster care three days ago and his foster mom already thinks he has TONS of potential as an awesome pet. Although he knows "come" better than most dogs...sit, down, or stay do not seem to be in his vocabulary...yet. Foster mom has already started capturing downs and within minutes Charlie realized that if he downed he got a treat...VERY quick learner. Charlie will learn sit-down-stay in no time by taking a 6- or 8-week obedience class with his new owner! Charlie hasn't had an accident in the house since his arrival so his foster mom considers him housebroken. He probably hasn't been crated much in the past as he does bark for several minutes upon entering the crate so his foster mom is working increasing his skill at being "crate quiet". Charlie also has a superb temperament and personality. He is so calm for a young Britt. The obnoxious antics of his foster mom's 20 month-old Britt have not bothered him a bit - and she's totally "in his face" sometimes!
Charlie's vet records indicate he is up-to-date on vaccinations and heartworm negative. He will be neutered prior to adoption. If you are interested in adopting Charlie and investing some time in teaching him basic manners, please complete the adoption applicationand mention "Charlie in Iowa"!
History: Charlie's former owner - who has had him for the past two years - "just got tired of trying to keep a dog in town"! Two years ago, the former owner's coworker found Charlie running in the country and tried to locate his owner but wasn't able to find any one to claim him. Charlie's former owner has two young children (a 1 year-old and a 3 year-old) and said Charlie was very good with them. He also said he is very good with other dogs but has never met a cat "up close and personal". Charlie lived outside in a kennel-run while his owner was at work and some of the neighbors started to register complaints that Charlie whined while out in the kennel. At night, Charlie was in the house and slept in the basement. Charlie's owner had hunted with him about a half-dozen times in the past two years and said Charlie points real well but as soon as guns start going off he bolted back to his owner's side. When Charlie did go out hunting he wore an electronic collar.
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