For Charlie, the worst years of his life were the years he was trapped with 44 other dogs in a hoarding situation. He didn’t know the feeling of being loved and cared for and he didn’t know how to really be a dog. Thankfully, he got a second chance when the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), the UK’s largest animal welfare charity, rescued him.
At the shelter, Charlie was given a warm place where he could rest, good and healthy food to eat, and the love and attention that he needed and deserved. But despite better living conditions and people to take care of him, Charlie was still very nervous and scared that he barely moved from his spot in the kennel for around six weeks.
The staff of RSPCA understood and knew that Charlie needed time to adjust to his new life so they let him be. He had never worn a collar before, tried walking outside, or experienced any typical dog activities so everything was new for him. But every day, Charlie tried to be braver, slowly opening up and bonding with his rescuers.
The next thing Charlie knew, he finally was brave enough to take his first steps outside his kennel and into his new life. He grew from being the nervous, timid, and isolated dog to a sweet and silly one who loved to explore the world around him. He was definitely so much different and better from the dog that he was before being rescued.
And now that he has the confidence and care to enjoy life, he is looking for a warm home and forever family with whom he could explore the world.
Charlie is looking for an adult-only home since even though he had outgrown most of his fears, he can still get a bit nervous and overstimulated. But he can thrive well with other dogs especially those who are calm and confident and can guide him on how to be a dog. He would also love to have a big fenced-in yard where he could run around, play, and just have the best time of his life.
He has gone through so much and he deserves a place where he would be able to live his years with happiness.