Handsome Charles was turned in by his owner who was unable to continue to care for him. Charles is a nice family dog who would be good with older kids. He is used to living indoors and is crate trained and house trained. Charles knows basic commands and is a lovebug with people he knows. He is cautious with some people he doesn't know. He likes to play fetch. Charles is looking for a second chance with a new family to love and hang out with. His estimated date of birth is 10/7/12. Charles is black with white patches and weighs 66 pounds. He is healthy, neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped. He is not well socialized with other dogs. He is not dog aggressive, but does not have good manners when meeting new dogs. Even though he is well trained, he is a strong, powerful dog and, therefore, an experienced owner who is able to handle this type of dog is recommended. $100 adoption fee, cash only, which is to help reimburse for a portion of expenses of dog rescue and rehabilitation. Local adoptions only; within 75 mile radius because we deliver animal to its new home to do a home/yard check. If interested in Charles, please tell us a little about you, your family, your other pets, where you live, etc. Thank you. Our adoption process involves meeting the animal at Petsmart in Lake Elsinore on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment. Address of Petsmart in Lake Elsinore is 29227 Central Avenue (off the 15 freeway at Central Avenue in the shopping center in front of Lowe's and near Costco). We have the best interest of the animal in mind and our goal is to find a good, permanent home for each of our rescued animals. We have the right to decline an application if we feel it is not a good match/fit or suitable home. If you like the animal and we both feel it is a good match, an application and adoption contract is completed. A convenient day/time is arranged for us to deliver the animal to its new home to do a home/yard check (to make sure the home and yard is safe and secure). We will collect the adoption fee (cash only) when we deliver the animal to its new home. All our adoptions are on a trial basis because our goal is to have a successful adoption where the animal has a good permanent home and never ends up in a bad situation again. We ask that you give the animal a chance to adjust and settle in his new home and environment. Going to a new home with new people and a new environment is traumatic and stressful. It will take time for the animal to become comfortable around you and his/her new home. This should be a bonding period where you get to know the animal and connect with it, spend time with it and take things slow. He/she will need to get to know and trust you and learn the rules of the house and what is expected of him/her. This takes time, sometimes 2-3 weeks. During this time we will hold the adoption fee and if the adoption is not working out, we ask that you contact us and return the animal and we will refund your adoption fee.