Charlie (also known as Charming Charlie) came to me as a skinny, neglected 18-month-old goofball puppy, in need of a lot of training, and love.
I was happy to give him both. We started his therapy dog training almost immediately as I could see how much he LOVED being around people of all ages, and he was always eager to please. Charlie easily passed through the certification process and loves keeping very busy.
We do an average of 6 to 8 visits a week, with all ages from preschoolers to WWII Veterans. Charlie seems to have an affinity for college students and Veterans, but is as gentle as can be when getting into bed with a hospice patient as well. In his 3 & 1/2 years of working as a therapy dog, he has already completed over 500 visits!
Charlie and his handler Sue have been certified for 3-1/2 years with Love on a Leash. They live and work in San Diego, California.