Meet "Genine & Charlie"

August 19, 2011, Dog of the Day, Taurus Metric

Genine & Charlie

"He's my best friend, I mean, what else is there to say, Charlie is just awesome".  This big sweetheart of a boxer/pit mix was found with his head deep in an East Austin trash can at the tender age of six months.  Genine and Charlie have been two peas in a pod for almost three years now and this sultry young singer says she can't picture her life any other way.

Back in March the duo had quite a scare.  Charlie had reverted back to his dumpster diving days and ingested something the vet could only describe as "green and squishy".  This expensive emergency surgery was outside of Genine's financial means and after talking with Taurus she was pointed in the direction of Lake Austin Animal Hospital.  They all but paid for the entire surgery and you could not find a more appreciative woman!

Charlie is Genine's first dog of her very own, and she is one heck of a great dog owner.  She recognized early on the importance of socialization and, because of this attention, Charlie is one of our squishiest and most playful boys.  "Charlie is a follower - if he's hanging out with some labs at Red Bud, he will jump in the water with them.  If there are dogs playing fetch at Auditorium Shores, then he would be into that too."

At Metric, Charlie is the guy that shy first day dogs meet and playful dogs love.  He can adapt to any group he is in and it's amazing to see him flopping around with a puppy in one group, then hanging by the water bowls with our old lady dogs in the next.  We always joke with Genine that Charlie needs a t-shirt that says 'staff' because he truly works here.  They are a great addition to our Taurus family and, what else is there to say, they're just awesome!


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