Charlie is a fabulous dog who has waited far too long (17 MONTHS!!!) for his chance at forever happiness.
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This handsome gentleman has been hovering around the rescue world at least since January 2015. That’s over 4 years! He was adopted once to what we thought would be his forever home, but his owner moved out of state and decided Charlie couldn’t come with...so he came back to us. Just devastating for poor Charlie. He’s been with us for 17 whole months this time around and has had little to no adoption interest. Do you know anyone who might want a low maintenance loyal dog like Charlie in their lives to brighten up their days? He’s the best companion you’ll ever find. Let’s end his rescue days and find him the perfect home 4Life!⠀
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Orange, CA / 4Life Animal Rescue
I have many clients that shy away when they tell me they have been home grooming their dogs. Girl, no, I am so happy you take the time to keep your dog clean as well as happy and healthy. Also I'm pretty great at blending! 😉😉💕💕 I am always willing to help with inbetween tricks n tips to help with home grooming. .
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Some days I listen, some days I don’t 🤷🏻♀️🐶 - life of a Basset Hound! - But on a serious note, I get a lot of questions & comments about how awesome it is that I can let the girls off to run around, as a lot of Basset owners are unable to do this. It’s great when I can, but it doesn’t happen everyday! Both of my girls have ‘Basset hearing’ which means some days are better than others 😂 and that’s ok! The main instinct of this breed is to hunt using their nose, they are scent hounds. I would never disregard this fact because it is so important to remember that these funny balls of blubber were bred to track scents (not just roll around in poo, believe it or not!) So, I always keep that in mind and spend the first few minutes of our walk scoping out if they are listening today or if they are a little away with the smell fairies & if they are I either keep a close eye on them or I put them back on a lead, it’s better to be safe than sorry!! It’s also a good reminder for me to turn it up a notch with basic obedience training, yes I know a lot of people make excuses for their Bassets ‘they are too stubborn’, ‘he/she will never listen to me’, ‘they are an untrainable breed’ - absolute rubbish! Yes they have selective hearing, but they are very intelligent and very food driven. Like any dog, if you do not take the time to teach them, you cannot expect them to know commands. Basic obedience training is so important, it’s not ‘puppy’ training and it doesn’t stop at 6 months. I instantly know when I’m slacking on training and boundaries as they begin to ignore me a lot more - this isn’t their fault, it’s mine. It’s not disobedience or stubbornness and I don’t wish to control my dogs at all, but in order to be able to have safe, fun walks it’s important to have a healthy human/dog relationship where I am seen as alpha of the pack. It’s not easy and especially not with Mabel 😂 but the responsibility is on me as a dog owner, not them. Today was a non listening day, swipe across for a great example as displayed by Mabel 😂🐶🙄 #swipe ➡️