An old doggie, named Charlie…

No drug is stronger dan the love of a pet. No love more devoted.

By adopting a dog, your life changes. It is an other feeling than buying a pup. You are excited at any rate, of course. But adopting a pet, you realise you adopt his entire past too. Sometimes a very agonizing past. You have to be patient, tolerant, gentle. You need to give a pet the time needed to regain trust in people. Trust in living together. But be a leader at any time. Leadership is something a dog needs, beside all the love. And wow… a dog has such a big heart. He will be thankful for sure. He will be your soul mate for life.

A friend of mine, Sabine, has 4 dogs of her own. One of them is a pup, 1-year-old and so beautiful, named Casper. She thought her family was complete. 4 dogs, her husband and she. But then came Charlie. An old Jack Russel who was found on streets not far from where she is living. No chip. No owner founded. Watching him in a dog shelter, she decided to adopt that beautiful old doggie. It was a conscious decision. Joyfully Charlie was instant accepted by her pack. Casper, Ysis, Nubi and Titi became family of her new dog.

Sabine realises that a lot of care is needed for Charlie. He is at age and weak. His backpack is damages, his ribs bruised. His teeth are a disaster. But ok, he will get the time and care he needs. And knowing she will probably not have him for a long time… the wonderful feeling she gets by looking at him is the more that intense.




I met Charlie and was in love with him too. He is a sweetheart who found his home by Sabine and her dogs. I am very happy and thankful for that.

Please, give an old dog a chance. Give him your heart for the short period he has to spent with you. You will be his entire word. And yes, my husband and I want to adopt an old dog aswell when the time is right for us. You have to be ready to make that decision. It can’t be a caprice. A dog is not for a while, dog is for always




10 thoughts on “An old doggie, named Charlie…

  1. ben zelf al zolang … sedert mijn baby tijd al met adoptiehonden … mijn ouders gingen naar een oud boerderijtje dat dienst deed als opvang ….. 56jaar geleden was dit pover hoor !!!!!!! , toen later na de scheiding , kreeg ik mijn eerste eigen adoptiehond op mijn 9 jaar !!! Jeannot … kruissing Zwarte labrador en shepper …. kleine hummel dat groot werdt maar mijn verantwoordelijkheid !!!!!! later volgden er nog …. en nu zo’n 20 jaar in de Spaanse Rescue !!!! Galgo …. Barzoi’s … Podenco’s enz …. voor altijd en altijd met rugzak …. maar mijn laatste adoptie en mijn kleinste is de zwaarste !!!! deze kleine heeft de rugzak van al mijn honden samen , surviver … moeke en zijn zusjes zijn gered toen de kleintjes 1 mannd waren … hij bleef achter in hol ….. tot hij iets meer dan 7 maanden was , is uiteindelijk gevangen … der stond bij zijn foto , beetje bang van mannen …. HELP ….. nachtmerrie , hij is bang van alles , maar alles , hij voelt zich hier thuis met ons en zijn vrienden … en verder niets … ik heb al véél meegemaakt , maar dit ….. Wij houden van hem , maar zitten ook gevangen door hem …. wij kunnen niet meer gewoon effen weg …. een Rugzak …. ja …… LIEFDE is er nodig ……..

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    • Je bent ook zo een gigantische schat jij!! En dat meen ik met heel mijn hart. En wat je schrijft is waar. Je hebt je leven moeten aanpassen aan dat hondje en toch heb je hem gehouden. En dat is werkelijk “geven om” en “houden van”. Respect.

      Maar niet serieus van wat er als beschrijving stond. Jammer. 😔. Want als hij bij andere mensen terechtkwam dan was hij mss weer op straat. Wie weet.

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  2. What a sweet post Marta, words can’t really discribe the feelings you have when you are adopting an old little boy like Charlie, but you came verry close!
    And his name, I don’t know why, but it had to be Charlie 😁😁😁 Thank you for caring also so much ❤❤❤

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  3. I agree with you as I am a parent of a saved pup myself, I can’t bare the thought of this sort of situation. Its insane how many people are left out if the loop of these loving beings. They are certainly one of the best parts of living life. Always a pleasure to connect with a dog and animal lover 😎👍

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