Monthly Archives: July 2012
Adopted in March 2013!
Charlie and another dog lived n the grounds of a correctional school for difficult children. Their presence ws supposed to socialise the children and sensibilise them towards animals. The children were supposed to clean their kennels and walk them as well as brush them regularly. Instead of this, the older boys were beating them with sticks and inflicting wounds on them.
One of the teachers denounced the situation and the director of the school, after a long opposition, agreed to give the dogs to a shelter. The kids did not bear any noticeable punishment.
Note also that this never made Charlie dislike children, he is a very gentle dog and he still likes them.
Both dogs were quickly adopted but Charlie was given back a month later because – according to the owner – he was like a sheep: he was not barking, he would let anyone enter the house and anyone could pet him. The dog was gentle and she did not want a gentle dog.
So Charlie was brought back to the shelter and since then, for the last 3 years, he stayed.
Charlie is a calm dog but he likes to play too when he has an opportunity. He is gentle with people and social with other dogs. We are usually careful in putting big male dogs together as the males can be quite territorial but when he is in company of other males he does not pay a lot of attention to them and he does not show any negative reactions. We can confirm that he loves the company of female dogs. And he is tolerant with cats. So if someone wants a gentle dog….