Charlie overcomes his fear of people

Posted by Nerilie Watson on 15 February 2013 | 3 Comments


I know the volunteers at Shenton like to hear about the dogs they have cared for, so I thought I'd let you know how Charlie is going.


We adopted him in August 2011 and he is thriving. He has mostly gotten over his fear of people - in fact he is a bit people crazy because everyone who meets him can't help showering love and attention on him. He also loves other dogs and as you can see from the photo he gets a bit grumpy when it's time to go home after a trip to the doggie beach.

Most importantly I wanted to share with you the impact he has had on others. My parents came over from the UK last year for a visit and fell in love with Charlie - he is such a sweet, gentle and playful boy you can't help it. Anyway, in the last year they lost their twin labradors, Gabby and Eric, to old age. I wasn't sure if they would get another dog because they were heartbroken. I also wondered that if they did choose to get another dog whether they might go to a breeder again. So I was thrilled when they emailed a photo of a 7-year old black labrador called George that they have adopted from their local RSPCA! One more dog that has found his forever home!

It's great to think that every dog you place in a good home is an ambassador for all other dogs that sadly find themselves in a shelter or refuge.

Keep up the good work

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  • Thanks for giving Charlie a new start in life, and showing him what being part of a loving family is all about.

    Posted by Jodie, 09/03/2013 12:34pm (6 years ago)

  • You have given Charlie such a fantastic new life, and shown him what love is really all about. Nothing compares to this!

    Posted by Leah, 27/02/2013 12:58pm (6 years ago)

  • This is a heart warming story of a wonderful homing but also an example of how a refuge dog can make people find one of their own. Pay forward....

    Posted by Ali, 18/02/2013 9:15pm (6 years ago)

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