Hi, my name is Charly and I am an 8 year old Australian Shepherd from Colorado. I have a wonderful life here, getting to go on a hike everyday and enjoying being outdoors in the winter, keeping my family company on x-country ski outings. Life really couldn’t be any better for me except that I do suffer from anxiety and I can sometimes turn on my dog mates and inflict harm on them. I feel horrible after I do it and I don’t understand why I do, but I need to be the ONLY animal in the house. On my daily off leash hikes, I run into all kinds of dogs and love meeting them. I just don’t want to live with them.
After living with my family for 8 years, they have decided that it isn’t fair to the other animals in my home because they live in fear that I might turn on them again. I have never, ever turned on a human and my family doesn’t believe that I ever would. I am very sweet and affectionate to my human family and feel how much they love me.
In my perfect world, I would like to find a family with just adults in it because I have never been around children and when I see them in the park they actually make me nervous when they come up wanting to know if they can pet me. I want to find someone who loves to be outdoors and take me on car rides and explore new places to hike. I will go fetch the paper for you every morning and bring the Frisbee right back and hand it to you. I will be a loyal and loving partner for you in every way. I love to talk, a little too much, but I feel like I am communicating how excited I am to go on a walk or a car ride with you, but it might be too much for some people. I just like to talk! The only really odd thing about me is I get scared of what might be outdoors at night. I like to go out and get my business done with company and then get tucked into my kennel at night. I get my treat and kisses and then settle in and can completely relax for a good nights sleep.
I do take medicine for my anxiety, 60 mg. of doggie Prozac every night at 5pm to help me relax through the evening. I also like my canna companion, which is CBD product for dogs and seems to help me relax a bit more. Maybe if I were the only animal this might not be necessary, but it really does seem to help me relax at night.
I am spayed and in perfect health and hoping that someone, who wants a companion to keep them company and love being by their side, will consider me for a forever dog for them. The only thing to keep in mind is that I need to be their only companion, but I promise I would make a great one. Did I tell you how smart I am? My Mom says I’m the smartest dog she has ever had and I am not destructive in any way, shape or form. I might get into the trash if there is something really yummy in there and you leave me alone, but that is it.