Make Mine a Double! Charlie’s Story
OK, so I’m old! Let’s get that on the table right now. And by the way, I’m BIG, too. So let’s just face those realities and move on from there, ok?
My name’s Charlie. I’m a purebred St. Bernard who’s lived most all my 12 years with a family who took me from a bad situation. When I was a youngster, they also adopted this guy, Copper. He’s a purebred Coon Hound from down south, a refugee from Hurricane Katrina. When Copper showed up on the scene, at first I thought maybe it wouldn’t work out….both of us bein’ big male dogs, eh? But ya know what? Copper’s been like a brother to me from the start and now, you couldn’t part us with a butterknife.
Neither of us thought we’d ever be in the position we’re in right now. After all these years, our family is gonna up and move to MEXICO! Do you know any St. Bernards who want to go to freakin’ Mexico? Our family’s solution to the dilemma about what to do with two big senior dogs was classic. They posted us on Craigslist and agreed if nobody offered us a home, they’d euthanize both of us before they left the country. This was not an option Copper and I really wanted to pursue, but heck, the family’s got the keys to the house and all the food, so they get to call the shots.
I’m not super-religious, but I’ll say one thing: there MUST be a God of some kind out there, because PAWS and The Animal Support Project came to our rescue and put us in foster care. They’re gonna see if they can find Copper and me a new home in the country where we can live out our senior years with dignity….together!
I know it aint gonna be easy; we’re both big-boned, ya know. And neither of us is a pup anymore. But we’re healthy and fit for our ages (I’m 12 and Copper’s 11). We’re vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and friendly as heck with everyone. Most folks who meet us want to give us a hug. I hand out tissues with my hugs, cuz like all Saints, I drool a little.
Will ya do us a favor por favor (as they say in Mexico)? Will ya spread the word among your country friends that Copper and me are lookin’ for a job that pays with room and board? We make great watchdogs, welcoming committee, floor-warmers, and ice-breakers. We’ll clean up the kitchen scraps (no onions, please) and watch after the house while you’re away. And we’ll never ever move away and leave ya. Call 518-727-8591 or CLICK HERE to download an application.