ADOPTION PENDING ADOPT CHARLIE TAVARES, FLORIDA www.viprescue.org Meet CHARLIE! He is an affectionate male cream-colored Standard Poodle, and is estimated to be 2-3 years old. VIP RESCUE adopts to Florida Residents only. Charlie requires a 6-foot fenced grassy yard to exercise and play, no exceptions. Charlie and other pets were found locked in pens outdoors with no access to food or water after their owner was found deceased. Charlie came to VIP Rescue weighing in at 39.8 pounds. We estimate his weight should be about 45-50, and he is gaining every day. He eats Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Grain Free food due to food sensitivities. Charlie likes other dogs however his play can be over the top for some dogs. He is learning to play appropriately and takes correction from other dogs well. He does best with dogs that are not submissive, and not afraid to put him in his place or a home with no other dogs. Charlie is very active, and very playful - still very much a puppy and is crate-trained for those times when you need to leave or when you cannot watch him. He is leash trained, and knows sit and usually comes when called, however, we highly recommend a basic obedience class for his new owner to get the upper hand and set boundaries. Charlie likes to be chased by dogs and kids, plays fetch, but has not mastered bringing back the item. Charlie rides well in the car. We recommend children be at least 8 years old in his new home to handle his energy. He is housetrained. He would love to nuzzle up with you on your sofa, or on your lap if you prefer. He is timid when meeting new people, and will come to you on his terms after you are seated. He is good on the groom table and needs monthly grooming and frequent baths. When Charlie came into VIP Rescue, he was severely matted and was shaved down as a result. Charlie is recently neutered, up to date on all vaccines, heartworm negative, had a dental, and is microchipped. He had 'happy tail' and his tail was recently docked due to medical necessity. He will be available for adoption around June 28th when he gets his stitches removed. Charlie would do well in an active home setting with a parent at home, with lots of energy to play with him, inside and out, and long walks. He is not a good dog for seniors due to his high activity level and estimated age of 2. Charlie is fostered in Tavares, Florida. To adopt Charlie, you must come to meet him at his foster home, and bring your dog(s) to make sure it is a match. If you meet the qualifications for Charlie, please complete an adoption application at VIP Rescue to be considered. www.viprescue.org A home-visit is a pre-requisite in the adoption process at VIP RESCUE. Charlie's adoption donation is $400 and obedience training with a professional is a must and a large crate! 'VIP Rescue reserves the right to approve or disapprove adoption applications submitted based on the needs, age, and health of the dogs we are adopting.' VIP RESCUE thanks all those who donated to our fundraiser for Charlie and the other 6 dogs that we took in on emergency basis from the shelter. We are grateful for your continued support. They are all doing well at this time, and will be listed when they become available for adoption.