Lots of sweet puppies come through the doors of the ASPCA Adoption Center, but Charlie may truly be one of the sweetest. This southern gentleman originally came to us from Alabama, and after a few months in the northeast, he’s still not a fan of New York City’s fast-paced lifestyle. He’s looking for a home in a quiet area with someone who loves playing with tennis balls as much as he does! Could that be you?
Big fan of: Getting love from his people! Charlie may be city shy, but he’s not people shy. Charlie is naturally a quiet boy who can be a little reserved around strangers, but he always trots up to whoever is around—especially if they have a treat in their hand! This boy is super smart and loves showing off his rock-solid sit if it means getting a tasty snack. Sit down with Charlie and he’s sure to be all over your lap, cuddling with you and begging for love. When he’s not busy get lots of snuggles in, you can probably find Charlie obsessing over tennis balls! This pup absolutely adores playing fetch with those little green things. But, Charlie doesn’t limit his play sessions to people! He adores most other dogs—and even gets a big confidence boost when he’s around them.
Working on: His confidence! Loud noises and cars—two things that inevitably come with city living—are pretty scary for Charlie, so he’s understandably overwhelmed here in New York City. During his stay at the ASPCA, Charlie has much preferred to stay indoors rather than go outside for walks where he knows he’ll see all these scary things, so he needs a special home and rewards-based training to help him overcome his fears.
Dream home: Charlie is looking for a patient and understanding adopter who can give him the training he needs to become a cool and confident adult. Because the hustle and bustle of the big city is too much for this sweet boy, he should go to a home in a quiet, low-traffic neighborhood. He can sometimes get a little spooked walking indoors too, so the best type of home for Charlie would be a simple one where he doesn’t need to take many stairs, go on an elevator or walk over lots of thresholds to get in and out. Other dogs bring out the best in Charlie and have helped him make progress in the shelter, so he’d greatly benefit from having a doggy roommate! Charlie has even previously lived well with children. If you think he might be a good match for you, come meet him today!