Charlie Daniels is a 4 year old lab/black mouth cur mix. He arrived at the prison on 19 January 2018. If you would be interested in adopting him when he completes his training, please contact his Rescue, House of Hope Animal Rescue, at email@example.com.
Week 1. Charlie D has settled in to his new environment very nicely. He was a little nervous of all the people at the beginning but that only lasted for a couple days. We were told he didn't like men, but that has proven to be a non-issue from the start. He is a sweet, wonderful and loving dog. He already knows his basic cues/commands and is such a gentle soul. I was watching him today (1-26-18) and he is now showing his playful side. Because he was in foster before coming to the program, he was already housebroken and crate trained. He also gets along very well with all the other dogs. He would do well in any loving home environment. He really doesn't have any issues as all and his handler doesn't see any barriers or have any concerns regarding adoption. Charlie D. is just a super sweet and loving dog who deserves a loving furever home.
Week 2. Charlie D has been in the program about a week and a half now and he has settled in nicely. Charlie D and his handler have developed a strong bond. He absolutely loves cuddling and being pet. He is a very affectionate dog. He's a little reserved when first meeting new people but warms up pretty fast and before you know it he is laying on his back pulling your arm in to rub his chest. Charlie D is a laid back, easy-going guy who spends most of his time relaxing on his bed and waiting for someone to love him up. He is happy and will run outside and chase a ball. He gets along with all the other dogs (except for Georgia, which no one understands) and will even play sometimes, but he doesn't much care for the hyperactive dogs who jump on him. He would much rather cuddle up with a human, while the other dogs run around and wrestle each other. Charlie D is a sweet, loving companion anyone would be lucky to have as an addition to their family. He is neither people or dog reactive and does not have any resource guarding issues. He knows his cues/commands sit, down, paw (both of them), wait, and stay. His leash walking and recall are great. Charlie D would do best in a family that is mid to low level active.
Week 3. Charlie D is doing great and has been a joy to have in the program. He is a very laid back and affectionate dog. He doesn't seem to like a lot of noise or activity. A lot of strangers, movement or hyper dogs tend to stress him out and make him a bit uncomfortable. His handler has been introducing him to new people and taking him out in the Rec Hall for varied durations of time to get him more confident and comfortable around new people and movement. He's also getting Charlie D familiar with some of the lower energy dogs in the program and more comfortable with other dog interaction. Charlie D does not seem interested with interacting with the other dogs and would much rather lay on his bed or cuddle up with one of his human friends. Charlie D is a very loyal dog and is all about his owner/handler. He bonds quickly, which is why he is spending time with different handlers so he doesn't become too attached to his primary handler.
Week 4. Charlie D is a wonderful, loving, close to perfect dog. All he wants is to be near people. He's not overly active which would be great for a low to medium active family. Charlie D is basically a very laid back, easy going, loyal dog. His only issue is he quickly bonds to a person, so he has been spending time with various handlers in order that he will feel comfortable with more people and not just focus on one person. He is very well trained, knows all his cues/commands, has excellent recall, walks right beside you even without a leash, and LOVES to give kisses. Charlie D would probably not do well with a family with young kids, as he is not that active of a dog. He would also do great in a home with another older, "chilled" dog. He's not too keen with too much ruckus or rough-housing. He is a WONDERFUL and extremely loving dog.
Week 5. Charlie D is doing GREAT! He's really improved and is much more comfortable when meeting new men (no issues with the women). He is an extremely affectionate boy who is much happier relaxing with his human than playing with the other dogs. He interacts well with the other dogs, but much prefers human companionship. He has mastered all his cues/commands, walks well with or without a leash and his recall is excellent. This boy is ready now for his furever home!! He would do best in a low energy home that doesn't have a lot of activity or kids running around. He loves to just chill out.
Week 6. Charlie D HAS BEEN ADOPTED!! He has found his furever home and will be leaving the program on March 28, 2018. He will be sorely missed as he is such a wonderful, loving dog. Congratulations Charlie and best wishes for a long life in your loving home.