Charlie is a 2 year old, 33 lb. neutered male in Nashville, NC.
Charlie is a 2 year old full blooded Australian Cattle Dog. He is loyal and kind but his health and behavioral issues make it so that we must find him another home. Charlie's biggest issues are his allergic skin and pica. Charlie has severely allergic skin and requires monthly Cytopoint injections to stop him from scratching himself raw. Even with regular injections, he has scratched nearly all of his hair out. He is frequently on anti-biotics or fungal medications to combat the yeast/bacterial and other skin infections that come from his skin problems. Charlie's other main problem is what we believe to be a behavioral issue--he eats almost anything and everything he can find. This is not chewing, but eating and swallowing almost any item he can get down. Most often it has been socks and hand/dish towels, but he will try to eat nearly anything. We are not sure if this is a pica issue or if he has a malabsorption problem, as he has lost weight over the past months despite us increasing his food and he acts absolutely ravenous anytime there is a food opportunity. Charlie's stomach is upset frequently and he has not been able to be house trained. He will potty on the floor or when he is in a crate. For this reason, we feel he would do best in an outdoor situation, but we don't have that capability.
Charlie is not a hyper dog and energy is not the problem. He stays right next to you on the leash and does not pull. He will stay with you off leash as well. He gets along with our other dog, a heeler-mix, and he does not bother our two cats. He is sweet with our young children, but he cannot be around them if they have food, as he will snatch it without care for their little fingers.
Charlie's health and behavioral issues are overwhelming for us as a family and we have not been able to overcome them. Charlie needs the opportunity to be happy and healthy with another person/family. We are willing to assist with transportation and to sponsor several month's worth of Cytopoint injections.
Charlie is in Nashville, NC.
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