Received a phone call on Friday while I was at the vet with Harley about a lost German Shepherd that got loose from his rescue on Thursday. Went up today and spotted him within minutes and he bolted. Decided the trap was the best option for him, while setting up the trap he must of smelt the food and came out of the woods and right towards us and the trap. He was less than 3 feet away from us until he realized we were there then bolted. He was then chased out by quads, dirt bikes and gunshots, but eventually circled back. Now please Charlie stop climbing chain linked fences and running. I am dog gone tried and need a break. 🙂 Later that evening Charlie went into the trap. You are safe now buddy, get some sleep. Love you boy!!!
Here is video of Charlie being captured the first time.
We have the most wonderful news to report, I trapped Charlie today and I couldn’t be happier for this boy. He was surrendered by his owner on 04/09/15 and scaled a 6 foot high kennel within an hour of being surrendered. He was gone from 04/09/15 until 04/12/15 when I trapped him the first time.
The next day he was neutered and unfortunately escaped again the following day 04/14/15. This boy is an escape artist to his core. Charlie has been lost since 04/14/15, but as of today he is safe!!! He is currently being treated at the animal hospital and I will know more in a few hours.
Thank you for all the prayers and positive thoughts. I know some people gave up on Charlie, but giving up on a dog isn’t an option for me. I want to thank all the people that called in sightings and followed my crazy instructions. Posts were intentionally kept off of Facebook because of multiple people chasing him and trying to catch him which NEVER was going to happen. It just pushed Charlie to run further away, actually he traveled over 30 miles from where he was lost and ended up in Forkston.
Special thanks to my hubby for moving the trap and for making sure everything was set for Charlie. He is my ROCK and I couldn’t ask for a more loving and caring husband!!! Also, thank you to Karen and Terry for checking the trap for days for me. I can’t thank you enough for all your help. The both of you are wonderful animal loving people. Thank you!!!
There is a method to my madness and I have to keep some things a secret for the safety of the dog. That’s why I remove sightings or ask people not to post or tell others. Thanks everyone for your cooperation and understanding.
If Charlie gets cleared to get out of the hospital, he will be coming home with me tonight and over my dead body will he escape again!!! Please say a prayer for Charlie that everything is okay and that he will make a full recovery. Love you Charlie!!!!
Charlie is tucked in for the night at our house. He is on strict bed rest for 7-10 days…..someone should tell him that. 🙂 He has a lot of healing to do and we have to keep a close eye on his condition. Charlie is painfully thin, injured his foot, has a hole in his tail that is infected, has bones in his stomach (from a carcass he ate) among other issues. We will have to soak his foot several times a day, compress his tail several times a day, keep his meals very small, administer his medicine and pray that the bones safely pass. He was in an area that is ridden with ticks and Lyme so that is another concern. Please pray for Charlie’s recovery, we have some work ahead of us here as well as dealing with his hatred for the cone of shame for 7-10 days. But, we will be here for Charlie every step of the way. Love you buddy.
Some pictures of Charlie settling in today. You can tell how thin he is by the photos. He is eating, drinking and taking his medicine. Charlie has a long way to go, but we are making progress and addressing issues as they arise. Love you Charlie!!!
Charlie is getting a short break from his cone and just wanted to say Peek-A-Boo.
Charlie needs a furever home asap!!! He is a 3 year old, neutered German Shepherd, current on all shots and is chipped. Charlie loves people and children, but he needs someone to be home with him as he suffers from separation anxiety. Charlie is extremely loyal and just wants to be by your side and he is content.
His physical and likely mental condition is a result of being lost twice and surrendered shortly before being lost. I am sure his anxiety will lessen over time once he has a permanent home and stability in his life.
Here is an image of Charlie to show how he looked after his second escape and after his tail surgery. On Charlie’s second escape he had been shot in the tail which caused the bones towards the top of his tail to be shattered and it had to be removed. We got many looks when walking him and taking him different places, but people didn’t know his true story and what he went through.
Please share Charlie far and wide, he deserves a family of his own. There is a family out there for this sweet boy, we just need to find the right one for Charlie.
Charlie is hanging out with us today and having fun!!! We visited Village Pet Supply to pickup dog food, met some new people and of course Charlie picked out a treat to chew. He is quite the celebrity and was recognized by two nice women shopping in the store. Next stop was for some ice cream, creekside. Now we are headed to run a few more errands and pickup dinner. The adventures of Charlie….
Charlie has found his FUREVER home as of 06/03/15!!!! We couldn’t be any happier for Charlie and his new family. I was VERY selective of where Charlie was placed because I couldn’t bare the thought of him being lost again out there starving, scared, injured and literally fighting for his life. Those days are long behind Charlie and he will NEVER have to go through that nightmare again.
Charlie is already adjusting well to his new life and there is no doubt in my mind that he is loved, well cared for and will be for his entire life. Charlie means the world to me and will always have a piece of my heart. Love you buddy!!!
We had several messages asking how Charlie is doing in his new home. I can sum it up in one word…..AWESOME!!!!!! Charlie has been in his new home since June 3rd and is doing VERY well. He is happy with his new family, is content and settling in well.
Working on a horse farm is a difficult and physically exhausting job. Even though Charlie isn’t doing any of the work, he certainly is exhausted watching everyone else work. 🙂 But, a tired dog is a happy dog, especially for one with anxiety issues. Charlie is even able to be left alone for periods of time and is content to just look out the window or chew on his bone.
Charlie has finally found his happily ever after and my hubby and I couldn’t be any happier for his new family. Charlie will always have a special place in our hearts and we love him more than I could ever put into words.
It was very difficult for us to find Charlie that perfect home and to let him go, but we absolutely found it with Lori and Brad. We can’t thank Lori and Brad enough for opening their hearts and home to our diamond in the rough. He is already shining brighter than ever and I know will continue to impress them with his amazing personality and loyalty. Love you Charlie!!!!
Below is a photo of Charlie in his new home, exhausted at the end of the day.
Here are some images from Charlie’s new owner on how he is doing.
Here a the latest video of Charlie, March 2017.