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Pet of the Week: Charlie, a German short-haired pointer always on his best behavior

Meet Charlie, a brown German short-haired pointer whose manners will never prompt his owners to cry “good grief!”

Though his past is unclear, his friends at Alexandria’s Mid-Atlantic GSP Rescue say Charlie’s present self would be a treat to have at any household, though cats are not advised:

Charlie is a well-behaved, amazing, and fun approximately 5-6 year old male GSP , weighing about 60lbs.

Charlie was found as a stray, so we don’t know his backstory, but we can tell you that he has been an absolutely wonderful house guest. Charlie is fully housebroken and has excellent manners. Charlie knows basic commands (sit, down, and stay), does not jump on counters, and does not beg when we eat.

Charlie is friendly to every person he meets, and is great with our teenage kids. He is not a jumpy dog, and probably would do fine with younger kids. Charlie loves being around people, and happily will curl up on your lap or lie next to you. He likes to sleep in the same room as his people, but he will sleep on his dog bed. Charlie is a medium energy dog, and is content with a couple of walks a day and a few games of fetch (we are working on getting Charlie to return the ball).

Charlie has full reign of the house, and does well when left alone. When we return, he is either on his dog bed or waiting by the door to greet us. Charlie is starting to show a bit of a prey drive and will chase the birds. He does not bark much, except when he sees the deer hanging out in our neighbor’s yard. Charlie has had some exposure to other dogs, and he definitely likes his space when he sleeps (no sharing a dog bed with Charlie unless you are a person!), but he might get along just fine with other dogs. We don’t think he would do well in a house with a cat or a bird.

Charlie is a gem, and we will miss him when he is adopted!

Suspect Charlie is a guest you’ll never want to leave? You can fill out an adoption application at www.mdgsprescue.org/adoption-application.

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