Charlie was rescued by the RSPCA about a year ago from a hoarding situation where he was living in deplorable conditions with 44 other dogs. When he was originally rescued, he was terrified and shy, and he was so apprehensive about being in a new environment that he didn’t move from the corner of his kennel for for six weeks.
Charlie had never been outside, much alone worn a collar, gone on a walk, or done any other regular dog things before being rescued. His rescuers realized it would take time for him to acclimatize to his new existence because everything was so new and terrifying to him.
Every day, Charlie became bolder and began to form a relationship with his rescuers, and four months after his rescue, he was eventually confident enough to take his first steps outdoors.
Charlie has transformed into an entirely different dog than he was months ago. While he still feels anxious, he’s also lovely and goofy and enjoys exploring the world, and his rescuers want nothing more than to find him the perfect forever home with whom to continue exploring.
In a news release, Hayley Moorey, a behavior and welfare advisor with the RSPCA, stated, “He’s a different dog from the scared and withdrawn animal who arrived here about a year ago, and he truly deserves to find a loving home after everything he’s gone through.” “He enjoys running off the leash with all of his doggie pals here at the facility, and he continues to meet and form connections with various members of the staff.”
He enjoys cuddling from his primary caregivers and reciprocates with tons of kisses! It’s been a long road for him, but we’re all thrilled with his growth and the opportunity he now has to live the life he always deserved.”
Charlie has already spent more than 300 days at the shelter and is eager to find his final home. His rescuers don’t want him to lose out on anything else since he’s been afraid for much of his life. Now that he has the confidence and care to truly appreciate it, they don’t want him to miss out on anything else.
Because he can still be frightened and overstimulated, Charlie would do best in an adult-only home where he can take his time acclimating to his new surroundings, particularly new sounds he hasn’t heard before. He gets along well with other dogs and could live with another calm and confident dog who could teach him the ropes and guide him on his path to being a dog. Before sending Charlie home, his new family would need to be okay with him visiting the shelter a few times so he could get acclimated to them and begin to build a relationship. He’d also like to live in a house with a large fenced-in yard where he could run about and play.
Charlie has so much love to give, and he can’t wait to share it all with his new family, which he hopes to do soon.
Moorey added, “His cheeky little personality has finally really come out, and he’s showed everyone that time and patience truly pays off.”