Charlie is loaded with energy and would love to find a family ready to run and play

Charlie is a sleek 20 pound, happy and cute boy looking for a high energy home.
Charlie is a sleek 20 pound, happy and cute boy looking for a high energy home.

If you’ve got some high energy in your family home, then I am the perfect pet for you. My name is Charlie, and I am a 20 pound, black and white Australian Shepherd mix. I’m not sure what my birthday is, but they tell me I am about 1 year old. Second Chance Small Dog Rescue took me in after I was found exploring Kosciusko County all by myself. They have made sure that I am up to date on my shots, have micro-chipped me and in December they had me neutered. Although I like to be the top dog in a house, I do get along with most compliant dogs and I am good with children. I am crate and house trained and could probably use some obedience training. Currently, I like running and playing with my friends in my foster home so a fenced yard would suit me just fine. I am friendly, happy and, as you can see, awfully cute. Call Second Chance or go online today to set up my adoption, you won’t be disappointed.

Pets are available for adoption through:

• Second Chance Small Dog Rescue, Elkhart. Phone: 574-524-6040. Websites: and

• Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Group, Website: Email:

• Elkhart Humane Society, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol. Phone: 574-475-4732. Website:

• PetsConnect Inc., P.O. Box 8104, South Bend, IN 46660-8140. Phone 574-282-1225. Website:

• Heartland Small Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 6033, South Bend, IN 46660. Phone: 574-400-5633. Website:

• South Bend Animal Resource Center, 521 Eclipse Place, South Bend. Phone: 574-235-9303. Website:

• Pet Refuge Inc., 4626 Burnett Drive, South Bend. Phone: 574-231-1122. Website:

• Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Road, Mishawaka. Phone: 574-255-4726. Website:

This article originally appeared on South Bend Tribune: Pet of the Week: Charlie is available from Second Chance Small Dogs