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Charles Labrador Retriever & Great Pyrenees Mix White Bear Lake, MN

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • White / Cream

About

Characteristics
Friendly, Affectionate, Playful
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.

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Meet Charles

Everybody who knows Charles says they are puzzled because he hasn't been adopted yet because he is a nearly perfect dog.
Charles is described as a “big love bug” by his foster. He loves people and other dogs and is very playful with the resident dog. Initially, he acts like he wants to be dominant and in charge, but he really lets the resident female canine run the show. Charlie is a 2 year old snow lab-pyrenees mix, and at 78# he is still a little under-weight and should gain at least 5 or more pounds. Plain dry food is not a big hit; it needs to be “improved” by adding some canned food to the bowl. Soaking it in warm water with a little chicken broth might also be worth a try. He maintains his weight but is slow to gain. The best treats are the soft ones and he has a gentle mouth taking them. Walks are enjoyable, although he is quite interested in wildlife and will pull if he sees any critter (and he’s strong!). He sometimes jumps to greet so is best matched with older kids that he won’t accidentally knock over - and that are mature enough to monitor him at the door and the gate of the fenced yard. His recall at the dog park isn't the greatest, and if he got out of the house or yard, he might not respond to your calling. Charles sleeps in bed with his person (or on a blanket on the floor). No experience with cats. He enjoys time outside, playing with the resident female lab mix, and respects the 4 foot fence – a secure fenced yard is a requirement for adoption. Another playful dog would be ideal. Charles is sensitive to a raised voice. He is reliably housebroken, and has free run of the house when left - the only thing he might chew on is shoes so you have to keep them out of his reach. The one time he was crated he was able to get out. Bones and rawhides help meet his chewing needs. He rides well in a vehicle but needs to be coaxed in. Not a big barker but will join in if another dog barks or if he sees wildlife. Doesn’t like to get wet – avoids hoses, sprinklers, and swimming in a lake - and doesn't like to go out in the rain.

Charles is neutered and current on distemper, bordetella and rabies vaccinations. His microchip is registered to Second Chance. The ideal home for him would include another playful dog. A fenced yard is required, and he does respect a 4 foot fence. His adoption fee is $395. Call 651-771-5662 if you are interested in this wonderful boy.

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White Bear Lake, MN
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  • Labrador Retriever
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • White / Cream

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