Dog of the Week: Charlie

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Dog of the Week: Charlie
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Source: Spark Rescue

[3rd Party Adoption] Charlie is a 4-yr old Lab/Pit. Playful, sweet, and great with adults and kids, but needs to be the only pet in the home because he has some play aggression with dogs. Charlie is also a great watchdog. He has been neutered, is housebroken, and walks on a leash. He is suspected to have some environmental allergies (pollen?).

If you are interested in meeting Charlie, please contact his foster Mark directly at 805.479.6093. Let's get this boy home!

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woof Apr 13, 2020 09:35 AM
Dog of the Week: Charlie

Charlie is gorgeous! We would take, but have a dog so it wouldn't be the best fit for Charlie.

a-1586796138 Apr 13, 2020 09:42 AM
Dog of the Week: Charlie

He's so sweet. Just ignore the "aggression issue with other dogs."

PitMix Apr 13, 2020 10:42 AM
Dog of the Week: Charlie

Usually behavior like that is easily correctable with a trainer that knows what they are doing. Rescues and shelters don't always have the resources to do that so they just look for a home without other dogs. I took a dominant female home for a couple of nights that was supposed to be severely dog aggressive so she didn't have to spend the sub 30 deg January nights outdoors , and after 2 days she started wagging her tail at my other dogs. Was with me for 2 years after that and was one of the best fosters I ever had.

a-1586796499 Apr 13, 2020 09:48 AM
Dog of the Week: Charlie

What an inappropriate photo. Showing this dog with "aggression issues" next to a child probably not as big as he is is so misleading. Is the dog neutered at least?

PitMix Apr 13, 2020 10:37 AM
Dog of the Week: Charlie

His aggression issues are with other dogs because he doesn't know how to play appropriately because some people don't socialize their dogs properly. Has nothing to do with him being next to a child. But you can keep freaking out if you want. There is a lot of that going on.

a-1586814123 Apr 13, 2020 02:42 PM
Dog of the Week: Charlie

It is remarkable that people, such as you, are so infatuated with dogs that they ignore reality, science, history and actual behavior to the detriment of humans that are being encouraged and manipulated to give the animal a home. If the dog has aggression issues it is absurd to say that these issues are not possibly going to spill over against children it feels are competitive. Why would such a chance be taken or offered? It the dog is to be taken by someone why can't it be stated upfront that the dog should not just be the only animal in the family but that the family should not include defenseless young people either?

PitMix Apr 13, 2020 03:19 PM
Dog of the Week: Charlie

2:42, they really are 2 different issues. If the dog has a prey drive for cats and squirrels, would you conclude that they could not live with other dogs or small children? This is pretty common. A dog not recognizing social cues during intense play because it was undersocialized as a puppy has nothing to do with being a danger to small children. But if you feel that way, feel free to not adopt a dog like that. There are plenty of the rest of us that are okay with it.

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