“My name is Charlie and I’m looking for my forever home. I just turned 13 years old in December. I am a 21 pound dachshund and 13 is not “that old”for my breed, especially since I’ve been pretty well cared for the past 5 years while I’ve lived with my current person. I love to play with toys and balls and go for daily walks. I am a very good boy on leash. I had some obedience training 5 years ago; I’m a smart dude! I am big on sticking to a daily routine. I’m used to being with my person most of the time. Ideally I’ll find a new home with a couple or a family with whom I can spread my love around to. I have never lived with other dogs but when I meet them I’m indifferent. A home with another friendly dog who may not mind that I can be clingy to the humans may be good for me. I cannot tell you how I’d behave with a cat; I’ve never met one before. I’ve been very good with the neighbor kids, they vary in age and as long as a child has been taught to be kind and gentle, I am OK. I do need frequent potty breaks. I’ve been checked out by a vet and no one can say why I need to potty so often. I’ve heard them say that maybe it’s more because I’ve had so much uncertainty in my life. Whatever the reason, I thought I should put this out there-I need to get out during the day frequently to do my business. But the good news is, I will hold it for 8 hours through the night! I really do hope to find someone who will commit to forever with me. My very first owner passed away, her family sent me back to the breeder I was bought from and she stuck me outside in a kennel. But then I found my current owner, we’ve had a really good time but sadly his wife has passed and now I need a new home. Because my owners have always been retired humans, I’m just not used to being left alone. But that doesn’t mean my new person needs to be a retired person! Maybe you work from home or you have a job I can come with you to? I just need someone who is able to care for me and outlive me. If I can find a new home, I can show you how grateful, loving and what a good boy I am. I will work hard to make you laugh, smile and never feel lonely.”

Charlie is hoping to find his new home soon. He is currently in Gig Harbor, WA.

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