With a heavy heart, we are putting Charlie up for adoption. He’s an Akita Mix that’s 1.5-2 years old, microchipped, neutered, has all of his vaccines/shots and weighs 62 lbs. We originally adopted him from Elk Grove Animal Shelter on 3/6/22. We’ve had him for 5 months and he’s been a wonderful addition to our family. Unfortunately, he suffers from severe separation anxiety which means that he panics when left alone. We’ve tried training him at home for the past 4 months without leaving him alone so that he can make progress at his pace. This has been so difficult on our marriage that we’ve decided it would be best to find him a better home. He is very gentle and affectionate, and he loves to play. He’s great with other dogs and is house trained. He’s not crate trained, but he knows a lot of basic commands and is a quick learner. We think he would be a good fit for a single person or couple who enjoys staying home or is experience in training dogs with separation anxiety. We’re not sure how good he is with kids or water but we do know that he enjoys going on walks, sleeping, playing with toys, and chewing on raw bones.
Phone: (916) 320-8165
To expedite the adoption process, please complete the cat or dog adoption form and bring a printed copy with you to the SF SPCA Adoption Center (Hours & Location). This helps us better understand what sort of pet you’re looking for so we can guide you every step of the way! Please bring a valid photo ID and verification that you are allowed to have a pet where you currently live.
First, we’ll meet with you to find out more about you and your pet preferences and answer your questions. Our goal is to help you find the pet that best fits your lifestyle and living situation so we want to make sure you have a realistic understanding of the time and resources necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for your new pet. This can take time so please allow at least one hour for the adoption process.
Once we have a good understanding of your living situation and the type of pet you’re interested in, we’ll make introductions and let you spend some quality time getting to know each other to see if there’s a love connection. It’s important that all household members take part in this important decision so please make sure everyone is present (including any resident dogs if you’re considering adding a new pooch to your pack).
Once love happens, we’ll complete the paperwork, review all the SF SPCA adoption benefits, provide information on any known medical or behavioral issues, and share tips to make the transition a success for both you and your new pet.
We consider you and your new furry friend a part of the SF SPCA family so please reach out with questions ― and be sure to share your adoption stories and pet photos at sfspca.org/stories
Don’t forget to schedule your first free health exam at the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital within three days of adopting.