Charlie is an Australian Shepherd who is approximately 10 years old.   He is a total sweetheart of a dog looking for a special someone to take care of him in his senior years.  Charlie was surrendered to the shelter after his owner became sick and could no longer care for him.  He is a naturally happy dog with a very pleasant attitude!  He is playful and loves his toys almost as much as he loves people.  Charlie still loves a good game of “fetch,” but needs to be regulated due to arthritis in his knees.

Charlie also loves to cuddle, have his belly rubbed, carry around his stuffed toys, and be the center of attention! Through time at the shelter, it has become apparent that Charlie needs to be the only pet in the home. He can be extra demanding with his attention when there are other animals around. Charlie LOVES, LOVES, LOVES people! And Charlie himself is easy to love, with a wonderful ability to put a smile on just about anyone’s face that meets him. He is all wiggles and joy when people are around!

Charlie came to the shelter very overweight at 100 pounds. Through gentle exercise and diet he now weighs 80 pounds! Charlie will need someone to continue assisting him with his weight loss program.  He will need management for his arthritic knees as well as frequent, short walks for his health.  Because of his stiff knees, the shelter is looking to find Charlie a home without too many steps/stairs to navigate.  He had a hard time in his previous shetler foster home going up and down the stairs to go outside.  Aside from needing to diet and exercise, Charlie is in good health and even recently had a thorough dental!  He is ready for his forever home and will provide his future, lucky human(s) with lots of laughter, joy, and love!

Charlie is posted for the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor located in Friday Harbor, WA. If you are interested in adopting, and would like to make an appointment for a meet and greet, please fill out and submit a Canine Adoption Application from their website here:

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.