Pit Bull Terrier / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Details about Charming
- ID D230670
- Adoption Fee: $450
- Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
- Gender: Male
- Coat Length: Short
- Grooming Needs: Not Required
- Current Weight: 65.0 lb.
- Estimated Birthdate: 6/7/2021
- Yard Required: No
- Fence Requirement: Not Required
- Declawed: No
Charming's Compatibility Attributes
- Good with Dogs: No
- Good with Cats: No
- Good with Kids: Yes
- Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
- Good with Adults: All
- Needs Adoptive Home Without Small Dogs: Yes
Charming's Personality and Behavioral Qualities
- Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
- Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
- Likes to Vocalize: Some
- Energy Level: Moderate
- Leashtrained: Yes
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
- Affectionate, Gentle, Goofy, Likes Fetch, Plays with Toys
Once upon a time, in a kingdom not so far away, there was a dog named Charming: ME! Now, I know what you’re thinking. With a name like Charming, everyone expected me to become the prince and rule the land with grace and elegance, kiss sleeping princesses without their consent, blah blah blah. Booooring. Settle in, folks, and let me tell you the REAL story of how a guy like me ended up in a place like this.
From early puphood, my twin brother Scrappy and I knew our destinies — I, Charming, was to become prince, obviously. And Scrappy, well, he was to become the court jester. Our dad, King Charming The Great, sent Scrappy away to silly school, while I was educated at the finest obedience academies that treatos could buy.
But fate had other plans for us. Scrappy was bored to tears in silly school, dreaming of more dignified things like crumpets and croquet. Meanwhile, my report cards from the academy kept saying things like “he’s a good boy, but refuses to stop chasing his tail” and “farts loudly in etiquette class” and “please tell your son to stop exploding our regal stuffy toys, they are for decoration ONLY and NOT to be played with”.
Long story short, and fast forward a couple years… my goody-four-paws brother ended up becoming the prince instead. (No hard feelings, I really didn’t want that gig anyway tbh) And I was free to pursue my true calling as the court jester, spreading laughter, joy, and farts throughout the kingdom. Ha Ha!
I am the kind of guy who really loves his humans, and will follow them from room to room, tail a-waggin’, just to make sure I’m not missing out on anything fun! Also, if I happen to fart, I want to make sure I do it as close to you as possible, since if I know anything about humans, it’s that they LOVE farts (LOL)!! Sometimes I get a little nervous meeting new people, but I warm up quickly, especially when there are treatos involved. I know lots of tricks (sit, down, crawl, stay, and wait) and I’m learning more every day! Since I did get kicked out of royal obedience academy for being a “class clown,” I would love to continue my education with my new family!
My foster mom does something she calls “channeling our inner Zen” when we go for walks (which we do a lot!). You see, I walk really nice on leash when I’m calm. But I can get pretty amped up when I see certain things on walks, like bunnies or squirrels, or small dogs that could be squirrels, or Teslas, or suspicious sewer grates. Sometimes I just can’t help myself and I HAVE to investigate! She makes me do a sit when I start pulling too hard or getting rowdy, and that helps me keep calm and carry on.
I don’t like to talk about it, but I have some trauma in my past from being picked on by other dogs. It doesn’t mean I can’t live with them and be friends — I currently live in a foster home with another dog, and we get along fine separated by just a baby gate! And I have played with other dogs my size and done OK. I just need very slow intros to other dogs, to make sure that I don’t get scared or overzealous. My foster mom can give you tons more information about slow intros if you have other dogs. I’d also really love to be an only dog - nothing better than getting all the love and attention of my peoples without having to share!
Check out the video links below just in case you still don’t believe that I’m a royal catch.
Are you ready to welcome a sweet silly jester into your life? Fill out an application for me and let the fun begin!
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