Charlee
A Better English Setter Rescue
Charlee is between 4 and 5 years old and about 45lbs.
She just arrived at her foster home.
Charlee will receive tender loving care and all the
medical attention she needs for a skin infection ,
K/C and the buckshot under her skin.  
Charlee at the shelter.
Charlee day one at her foster home.
Charlee is a 3-4-year-old, 45-pound, female English setter,
who is extremely sweet and craves affection.
Indoors she is a very laid-back girl that loves to cuddle but is also
happy to just lie on a dog bed near her people.
Charlee is currently being fostered in a multi dog home and she gets along
well with other dogs, but she does prefer that they stay out of her space.
Sweet girl has never been cat tested.
Charlee does not appear to be a fence climber or escape artist.
Outdoors, this sweet girl likes to run and explore and during these
adventures, she enjoys the company of another dog or person.
Charlee is quick to respond when called and is happy to oblige.
She hates to be walked on a leash, and usually will just find a place
to sit and pout if you ask her to do her business on a leash.
Because of this, it's probably best that her new family has a fenced yard.
Charlee is a very smart girl and she is food motivated – this combination
makes training not only fun, but also a great bonding opportunity.
Charlee is about 90% house trained.
She understands that outdoors is where you go potty, however, she is
still figuring out how to get our attention to let her out.  
If she has an accident, it is usually near the door where she has been
waiting for someone to see her.


Charlee will give a grumble if the other dogs get in her space, but she
has had ZERO conflicts since her arrival in September.
Charlee is definitely not a fighter.
If adopted into a multi dog home, the adopter would just need to
understand her quirks and be confident that their dog(s) won’t be
reactive to her grumbles.
Charlee has never grumbled towards a person.
Charlee would probably thrive as an only dog.
Charlee was pulled from Columbus GA animal control, where she was a
3-time repeat visitor, through no fault of her own.
Charlee's owner had been contacted repeatedly, but he chose to leave her at
the pound this time.
                              
BEST DAY EVER for Charlee!
We were waiting for the green light to go get her, and now
she is a happy, safe girl.
When she was first rescued, Charlee was very withdrawn and subdued.
She wanted attention but was afraid to walk on a leash or make eye contact.
She was also crawling with fleas and had a terrible skin infection and hair
loss because of her constant scratching.
Additionally, Charlee has bird shot lodged under her skin in several
places - we don't know if she was shot accidentally or on purpose.
Fortunately, she is negative for heartworms, and was spayed
shortly after leaving the shelter.
She is healing both physically and mentally.