Sweet Charger is an owner-surrender to the shelter. Now his paperwork says Collie mix but if you google Border Collie and Golden Retriever Mix, you will find his doppelganger. Charger has beautiful, blended qualities of both breeds.
Charger is a medium sized pup that could stand to lose about 5 lbs or so. Good thing he loves to go for walks. He isn’t a foodie, so cutting calories alone will not do the trick. Charger does not chase balls and play with toys either but just let a bird land in your yard and he is off like a shot. He is not a Velcro dog although he does come in for pets and “Rub-a-Dubs” as his foster pops says, and is happy just to know where you are.
Charger is house-trained, sleeps on the kitchen floor, has very nice indoor manners and walks well on leash. While he does okay when he sees another dog on leash and we are told he did fine at doggy-daycare, he was surrendered for going after the resident Maltese on two occasions. He did okay meeting and allowing other large breed dogs in his yard at the foster home but that made him anxious. Not wanting to set him up to fail, we ended the meeting and decided that Charger would prefer to be the only dog in the home. Now it could be all these recent changes so, if we consider a home with another dog, it must be one that is mellow/submissive and definitely not Maltese-ish. Probably no cats either based on his reaction to birds and squirrels in the yard.
Charger would prefer a quieter home where he would get walks during the day and just chill with his people. He is not destructive when left alone, but when foster mom leaves he has a little whine-howl…so pathetic. He has not been tested with kids so we will say no small children. If dogs make him anxious, the littles probably will as well.
Charger is his given name and he responds to it. He is a shy pup at first meeting which gives him the air of aloofness but he really is a sweet loving pup who deserves a family who wants a dedicated canine companion.
If you think Charger could be your guy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know all about your home and the life you can provide for this deserving pup.
All interested parties must have completed the application process which includes completing the home visit with one of our dedicated volunteers as well.
At 5 years of age, Charger’s adoption fee is $500.