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Charlie was rescued after being hit by a car; 2 years later, he's still searching for a forever home

June 08, 2017 | adopt / rescue / Dogs

Charlie the pit bull was found by a Good Samaritan after being hit by a car and left for dead on the side of the road. The man rushed Charlie to a local animal hospital, which kept him for a few months while he recovered, before he ended up at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter.

Charlie was with the shelter for two months before being pulled by Get A Bull Rescue. During his time at the shelter, staffers discovered that he had heartworm disease, and the rescue pulled him so that he could have a quiet, calm place to finish out his treatment. On top of the heartworms, Charlie also had several permanent injuries from being hit by a car, including nerve damage in several parts of his body. His right front leg had some issues, and so the rescue put him in water therapy with hopes of improving it. 

It’s now been two years since Charlie joined the rescue, and unfortunately, he’s still looking for his forever home. Charlie is the sweetest dog you’ll ever meet, and everyone who knows him is simply baffled that he hasn’t found the right family yet.

“Charlie is very outgoing and very, very loving and affectionate,”  Laura Reilly, Get A Bull cofounder and Charlie's foster mom, told The Dodo. “He loves attention. He wants belly rubs, he wants to kiss you. He wants to be by your side all the time (especially if that time includes watching TV on the couch).”

One of Charlie’s favorite things in the whole world is going for car rides, and he’s never calmer than when he’s staring out the window, just watching the world go by. He even got to go on a boat adventure once, which he loved just as much.

“For a dog that thrives on human attention, the loneliness is difficult for him,” Reilly said. “He occasionally goes to boarding for a few weeks at a time which he does OK with but sometimes he gets stressed. At this point in his life he is just tired of being bounced around. He needs stability.”

The sweet 6-year-old dog just wants to be someone’s best friend, and spend every minute of every day loving them as much as he possibly can.

Charlie may have some quirks, but really all he wants in life is a home to nap in, a car to adventure in and a family to snuggle and love until the end of his days.

If you’re interested in adopting Charlie, you can contact Get A Bull Rescue for more information! 

 

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