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Can you give Charlie a new home


Name: Charlie

Sex: Dog

Age:6 years

Breed: Lurcher

Date Added: 18/10/2017

Rescue Details for Charlie

Name:Greyhound Gap

Contact:Rose Marie

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Telephone: Rose Marie on 01256 771819 (9am - 9pm)

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Description

Our stunning Charlie is now ready to find a VERY special patient home. Charlie is the last of the 4 that landed with us and is the ever beautiful Masks Dad.

Charlie is 6 years old and hasn't to this point had the easiest life. When landing all 4 dogs were seriously ill with kennel cough that was progressing to pneumonia and were severely stressed and Charlie had very little trust. Due to this when placed under threat he did show he was more than happy to use his teeth if pushed. However, Charlie is now fully well, fully settled and adores us all here at the kennels very much and has gone from staff walks only to walking with the volunteers. He is no longer the angry and scared worried little dog he was. Charlie though needs a experienced home, one that understands that whilst settling and gaining confidence he needs to be left alone, not pushed, not overly stimulated and forced to adapt. A quiet home willing to let him find his feet in his own time.
Charlie is fine with other dogs but we feel he would be happier either as an only dog with someone around all or most of the time or with a older female who is quiet and calm. Charlie was living as part of a group with the bitch he was mating with, one of his sons and another male dog also before but we feel that it was all a bit to much for him and he felt under undue pressure. Charlie will NOT be rehomed with children and is not cat friendly. This boy has worked so hard to overcome his fears and build his confidence that he needs calm, patient and quiet handling to allow him to do just that. Charlies other fear is the vets so again any family needs to understand there is work to be done there. Visits would help muzzled without anything being done to allow him to adapt to the environment.

Although is sounds like I am selling Charlie as a mainly difficult dog he is actually a delightful, loving and sweet character but he needs a new owner that understands there can be a flip side when frightened. This boy deserves some security and surety in his life now and we very much hope that a special home can be found that will understand his need for control, relaxation and full on happy retirement.

Charlie is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and castrated. We allowed Charlie to work through his issues before castration with us and since he was finally neutered he has again settled beautifully and flourished. We are so proud of this lad, he has embraced everything offered here, learnt to trust, learnt to love and be loved but we can not take him any further now on his journey and he does not deserve a life in kennels.

If you are interested in offering Charlie a home please in the first instance complete the pre adoption questionnaire:
www.greyhoundgap.org.uk/our-dogs/pre-adoption-questionnaire

Charlie is in Stoke on Trent but can be rehomed nationally subject to a successful homevisit being carried out and any members of the immediate family and any other resident dogs being able to visit to meet with him

If you would like to offer a new home for Charlie, please contact the rescue on Rose Marie on 01256 771819 (9am - 9pm) and ask for Rose Marie or send them an email if available.

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