Charlie (formerly Jericho) 1148- by Greg & Jan Poppe
Bio: Hi there, I’m Jericho but you can call me Jeri for short. I am a sweet, active 7 year old male, weighing 35 pounds. I am so grateful to Boykin Spaniel Rescue for getting me out of the shelter and for getting good people to foster me. My foster Mom says I have a cute personality! They are teaching me how to be an inside dog, and doing a mighty good job at it too. I haven’t had any potty accidents inside and I am learning all my commands.
My foster mom says I’m very active and smart. I came here knowing sit and come. And my foster Dad says I know what “whoa” means too. On leash I really like to look around and investigate things, but I settle down when I need to. I will ride in my crate when in the car, the safest place to be! I am learning not to jump up on people when I am so excited to see them. I am affectionate and love people and get along with the 2 other dogs here that look like me. I am not sure how I would react to cats, but I have a pretty typical interest in birds and even point at them occasionally. I can retrieve too! I am very active and love to do things with my people.
While my foster folks work I stay in an outside kennel with my foster canine buddies. At night I sleep in my crate.
When I was rescued, I had a very painful ear infection that has now been cleared up. But to be honest I had those infections for a long time and I am very sensitive to having my ear flaps lifted. That causes me to have flashbacks. It was traumatic to have my ears hurt like that for so long. And I didn’t eat much when I was sick, but now I am eating well and hoping to put on a few pounds.
My perfect person or family will need to be people who will be active with me. Trust me , I’m no couch potato. I’d like to do some agility, hiking, and go on adventures with my forever person or family. Respectful, older children would be fine, as would a non-dominant dog. I want someone who will be around a lot since I have been alone a lot in my life. And I would really like to continue to learn my manners, basic commands and how to walk well on a leash. My new person or family needs to be committed to keeping my ears clean and healthy so I don’t have any more of those nasty infections.
Charlie has been with us a little over 2 years, late March of 2019. He is incredibly sweet and yet one of the oddest dogs we have ever had. Some of that oddness is good and some of it is separation anxiety and corresponding behavior.
We don't know his backstory but think he had limited interaction for play, and playing is still a challenge for him, but as you can see by the pictures, he absolutely loves his Dino. He doesn't care to play ball or fetch but he does love his Dino. He doesn't like to go for walks; but just wants to hang with us. See what we mean by odd?
We worked with a local trainer for several months and have certainly made progress, especially around his food fixation. He loves kongs, chicken and just about anything he can fit in his mouth. It doesn't even have to be food, if it's out and available, it's his.
We still have our struggles but Charlie knows he is in his forever home.2021 Update!