Charlie, a three-year-old boxer mix, arrived at the Collier County Animal Services(CCAS), in Florida, in December 2015. No one knew his past. At the moment of his rescue, he was just wandering the streets.
As soon as he arrived, he showed signs of extreme shyness and anxiety, reportsThe Dodo. Katie Sibert, a member of CCAS, explained:
He was a quiet, slightly timid dog that was very particular about the people he wanted to interact with, and preferred to not be in the presence of any other dogs. His picky taste and aloof behaviors had turned away many families that were interested in meeting with him.
Incapable of being adopted, Charlie was first sent to a local shelter, where he did not do well. The members of CCAS made the decision to send him to a smaller shelter which was more calm, where Charlie has been ever since.The animal's adoption seems complicated, but not impossible. Charlie is terrified of strangers and doesn't like change. However, the dog is extremely sweet and calm, as long as his particularities are taken into account.
Charlie's anxiety is an obstacle for his adoption because it can discourage a number of potential adoptive parents. His future home can't have children or another animal. Charlie needs some place calm, without agitation or excessive noise.