B.J. here. Before Charlie Bear gets to speak again, I’d like to tell you something.
If I knew then what I know now….well, I’ll let you be the judge of the outcome.
Five years ago Charlie Bear came to live with us. His foster mom and rescuer brought his bed, food, toys, and lots of instructions for his care. Charlie Bear was about 14 months old, and well, he had quite a history.
We were smitten by his adorable photograph, but were we ready to add a new dog to our household? Our primary concern was Rex, our resident dog. He was 10 years old and comfortable being the only dog. We had recently lost our two 15+ year-old cats that he lived with. Rex was socialized with other dogs via doggie day care, outings to the beach and the park, and occasional overnight stays of family members with their dogs, but Rex didn’t have to share his domain with another resident dog.
We also weren’t sure about raising a puppy again. Heck, Rex was a ton of work! But he was also a ton of love.
There are many specific internet sites dedicated to certain breeds, but we started our search here www.adoptapet.com. That’s where we found Charlie Bear. And the story continues….
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All the best,
B.J. along with Wiggles & Woofs from Charlie Bear!