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The first time I saw Charlie's face I knew he was the one for us. So many things told us that he was our boy. Casey is our beauty we lost last year.™His vet was Dr Charlie. He was an amazing vet and he still is. Charlie is an amazing dog. I spent a lot of time this morning going through the photos and stories from the Big Cypress Rescue. His among so many others broke my heart. I can't imagine the lives that some of these puppers have had. I can't imagine what would've been their story had it not been for this amazing Rescue. Every day I am so grateful that Charlie waited for us and that we chose him. Every time I look at him I feel Casey telling me, see I told you this is your guy mom. We are so grateful for so many people involved in the rescue of Charlie & every other pup they can. We thank you all. He is a total rockstar. And we love him too. 

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A BCGSR Success Story


Charlie was picked up off the streets of Miami by the DAS.  He was severely underweight, nails worn down to nothing, and canine teeth worn down.  He was heartworm positive and could hardly walk from being so weak.  He was transported immediately to BCGSR.   At the time, it was questionable if he would even survive the trip across the alley.  

Dennis, Jackie and Shadow took Charlie in, fingers crossed that there would be a positive outcome and lead to a forever home.

In the beginning, Charlie could hardly walk.  His back legs and hips were weak and crossed when he walked.  His fur was matted and course.  His spine and ribs were noticeable, and he could not sit up properly.  

Charlie was a very insecure  Shephard .  He did not want to be left alone.  During  covid , Charlie assisted Dennis and Jackie in fostering two puppies, Trina (aka Harley) and Linus (aka Shark).  Charlie loved watching the two puppies’ play.  He would hover over them and protect them.  

As time passed and he gained strength, he was given heartworm treatment.  He took the process like a trooper.  Eventually beating the disease.  

After almost five months of being in a foster home, Charlie was adopted.  After two days, he was returned, which turned out to be a blessing.  Immediately he was adopted a second time by wonderful loving parents Doug and Dianne.  He now lives in the perfect home for him.  He runs along side the golf cart until he gets tired, then jumps in and rides home.  After two years, his nails were filed for the first time, and has put on the weight that is appropriate for him.  

Charlie still has a few challenges, but he is healthy and a loving companion.  Never give up on these dogs.  There is a home out there for every one of them.