Charlie was Chaz


Charlie was Chaz Status: Available

ID: 29439

Name: Charlie was Chaz

Breed: Australian Labradoodle (Labrador cross Poodle)

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.


11-03-21 Charlie originally came to us a few months ago from a home, due to some behavioural issues. He was adopted but sadly he has found himself back with us due to incidents that have occurred from guarding issues. Charlie has snapped before - so he will need an adult only home with no visiting children and an adopter who is very experienced with dogs with behavioural issues.

Charlie is a really affectionate, playful and intelligent dog – he just needs a bit of guidance and direction. Therefore an experienced dog owner is necessary. Charlies issues appear to stem from resource guarding (particularly guarding his bonded handler) and from being over stimulated during play.
Charlie will need an adult only home, preferable in a single perosn household, and a calm consistent household where ground rules are put in place from day one – and his new owner will need to monitor Charlie’s excitement level to ensure he’s kept below threshold and doesn’t get himself in trouble.
Teaching him impulse control and keeping him nice and calm during the day is going to be vital to Charlie settling into his new home and setting him up for success.
We really wan't Charlie to find his happily ever after and we believe the right home for him, where he will thrive and succeed IS out there. If applying for Charlie, please appreciate that this dog will take a bit of work and be a project dog.
In Many Tears he has been an angel with us, is super playful and really affectionate – however it is likely that his problem behaviours won’t show until he’s in a home again.
Charlie will also need a home without any cats or small furries.

18-03-21 UPDATE

When Charlie first arrived back he didn't display any guarding issues in his initial assessment and we hadn’t seen any of this behaviour.  Charlie was very comfortable with people around food: no issues around his food bowl, happy to eat from your hand, all he wanted to do was play with the handlers.
After being on site for a few days Charlie has started to show his resource guarding issues around his food bowl. He hasn’t shown it around food being scattered on the floor, just around the bowl, even when empty.
Charlie is selective with the staff when it comes to displaying these behaviours, some staff haven’t seen any problems, while he’s been very vocal and defensive with others. We’ve implemented a training plan with Charlie which we’ll want to discuss with any prospective adopters, however Charlie should be given the space to enjoy his food without intrusion. He’s overall a lovely, friendly dog, really affectionate and loves his people. He’s very intelligent and will make a great addition to any experienced home. 

30-04-21 UPDATE

10-06-21 UPDATE

Look at how clever Charlie can be, giving paw and high fives!

16-07-21 UPDATE

Charlie or 'Chaz', as he's affectionately known, is a highly intelligent and playful lad. Since meeting him he's always been very excited to get out and play in the sand school, where he loves to run and play with his toys/kennel partner. His enthusiasm can be overwhelming if you're not familiar with him, but he was actually very well behaved when taking him for a walk on the country lanes surrounding the rescue.
He has had previous issues with resource guarding, particularly with his food bowl. His behaviour was always selective when it comes to the people he displays resource guarding towards, but it definitely seems like our training plan is indeed working to help improve things on this front.

22-07-21 UPDATE

For the last couple of weeks, I've been working very closely with Charlie.
Firstly, I couldn't believe that he had all these problems which I was told about. He seemed like 'butter wouldn't melt'.
Charlie is everyone's dream when you first see him, but when people are told about his problems they are instantly put off. We are looking for a home for him where there is only ONE person in the home, as Charlie has been returned twice for guarding his person of choice, so to set him up for success we feel he is most suited to a single person home.
When you have a bond with Charlie he is the most loyal dog you could ever wish to own. If Charlie is homed to only one person, we think this would suit him very well as he won't have the chance to guard his favourite person.
Charlie is also much better around his food, we never take his bowl from him, we wait until he is totally done and he's walked away before we would even attempt to take it.
Charlie has been running with the bike with me and he LOVES this, so an active home is needed. Charlie loves all people when out on walks, he also loves going swimming in our river and loves to have a dig about. I also shaved Charlie and trimmed all around his face with no muzzle and he was even better to do than my own dog! He sat patiently throughout the whole experience. He was also fantastic to bath and brush.
Even though we are looking for a very special home for Charlie, this doesn't mean he doesn't want to meet new people, he would be fine to walk past a group of people out and about because the problems only happen when in a home.
Charlie is honestly a dog in a million, we all love him to bits here but we are all so sad that he's still in kennels. There must be someone out there who will stand by his side and help him through his problems.
Charlie is looking for an experienced adopter who has had a dog with similar issues before. If you think you could be the perfect match for Charlie then please include your experience in your adoption application.

 If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation* and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.

* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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