|Rescue Me ID: 16-08-16-00651Charlie (male)|
Saint Bernard Age: Young Adult
|Compatibility:|| Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults |
|Personality:|| Average Energy, Average Temperament |
|Health:|| Needs to be Neutered, Needs Vaccinations | Charlie is a very friendly and happy St. BERNARD. He is house broken but does not like to be left alone. Very smart, sits on command. Needs a strong owner and lots of space. GREAT with other dogs but will try to dominate. He is not a chewer but requires air conditioning in hot weather and lots of water. We are in Indiana until the end of August then back to Missouri. Charlie belongs to my son who has gotten a new job and can no longer take care of his friend. ADOPTION FEE. 150.00*. (note, this fee will be paid directly to the 'rescue me' adoption site and must be paid prior to Charlie being turned over to the new owner) QUALIFIED ... (Read More)PROSPECTIVE OWNER 1.will have a large home, lots of land or access to a park 2. Must be willing to exercise Charlie daily 3.must keep Charlie as an indoors dog and provide air conditioning and lots of water daily. 4. Can afford the basic needs of this large breed.** *this higher fee is to decrease the amount of offers for Charlie because responses have been overwhelming) ** at present, Food per week (around 25 lbs of Natural balance sweet potato and fish) is 60.00 per week. Grooming, bath and shakedown for hot climates: 160.00 , heartworm meds..estimated at 280.00 every 6 months, neuter operation, estimated between 4 to 800.00, flea meds (systemic, because collar is not enough) 150.00 every 3 months. The main reason my son must give up Charlie is that he cannot afford to keep him properly and has been relying on my help for over 9 months. I have been the primary care giver since January. 5. Affection. Charlie is very affectionate and puppy like. He loves LOTS of attention. He wants to be the most loved and will climb into laps or want to be petted and hugged a lot. A LOT. TEMPERAMENT..very sweet and loving, but is dominating. If other dogs are in the home who are alphas, Charlie WILL attempt to take their spot. He gets along well with both dogs and cats so far, but he has only been exposed to cats since June. If the cat tries to attack him, or a dog for that matter, keep in mind that almost 180 lbs of a passed off St Bernard is hard to stop. 6. HEALTH AND AGE. Charlie turned 2 this past April. He still behaves like a puppy and does not yet understand his size and strength, Charlie is in good health though he suffered skin allergies until we changed his diet. He also is prone to hematoma on his elbows if he is kept on very hard surfaces (due to his weight) IDEAL CANDIDATE, would have land to roam or be active AND diligent, would be able to afford a high maintenance dog, would have experience with large breeds, and would be very conscientious about keeping shots, meds and grooming up to date. PLEASE, if you cannot afford this dog based on my expenses above, do not try to adopt him. If you cannot be physical, are frail or work a lot...do not try to adopt him. if you are against vaccinating your dog's, do not try to adopt him, and if you have other dogs which are fighting breeds such as pit Bulls, doberman, giant schnauzer, terriers, etc..do not try to adopt him..there would be a tragedy. Arrangements can be made to see Charlie until August 29. After this, he will be in the Ozarks or in Kansas city. Ideally, there would be another dog in the home for Charlie to companion with. He loves other dogs and his social. (Less) Animal Location:
Rush County Rushville, IN MAP IT!