Rescue Charlie's Friends

Here's Charlie

Will you help rescue his friends?

Here's Charlie

Will you help rescue his friends?

Meet Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie.

This dog rescue organization is named after me.

My sister and I were in cages, sleeping on a cold concrete floor and getting lousy food.  It was crowded and they had to make room because more dogs were coming. 

If we hadn’t been rescued, things would not have ended well for us.

Some of my friends are in the same terrible situation and they need help.

Will you help me save my friends?

Let’s make sure they get a new life in a warm and loving home.

Save a life.  Adopt one of my friends.

Lets go! 

Can you please hurry? 

My friends are waiting!

Is it OK if I drive? 

Meet Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie.

This dog rescue organization is named after me.

My sister and I were in cages, sleeping on a cold concrete floor and getting lousy food.  It was crowded and they had to make room because more dogs were coming. 

If we hadn’t been rescued, things would not have ended well for us.

Some of my friends are in the same terrible situation and they need help. 

Will you help me save my friends?

Let’s make sure they get a new life in a warm and loving home.

Save a life.  Adopt one of my friends.

Lets go! 

Can you please hurry? 

My friends are waiting!

Is it OK if I drive? 

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Charlie’s Dream – His own building
Charlie was an inspiration for all of us, humans and dogs. He saved hundreds of dogs and maybe some humans too in his years working with Rescue Charlie’s Friends. He saw all the dogs passing through and we think he knew he was doing something wonderful.

Charlie died on May 1st, 2020.  We miss him terribly.

Rescue Charlie’s Friends will live on in his memory and continue to rescue dogs. Charlie’s dream was to have his own building where he could receive the transports indoors out of the weather.  His dream has come true thanks to some very generous donations.

Scroll down to see the available dogs and puppies! Most are here now just waiting for you! 

The Next Transport arrives on Saturday July 13th.

If you want to know what
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Hanz

Hanz is a Beautiful Big Gentle Giant. He is a Pyrenees mix and is one year old.

He weighs approx. eighty – seven pounds.

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Hanz - I'm a Boy!
Hanz - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Hanz - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Hanz - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Hanz - I'm a Boy!
Hi there, I’m Hanz!
 
I’ve got a heart full of sweetness and a head full of goofiness.
My days are packed with play and I’m always ready to greet everyone with a friendly wag.
 
I am a big boy but I’m perfect, if I may say so myself.
My foster says that I am the easiest dog they ever fostered. 
 
They said that I am  very sweet, polite and so cute and goofy when I am feeling playful.
 
I am also very gentle for the children in my foster home, so that they can walk me too.
 
I do think I would do best in a quiet home, so that I can take my beauty naps peacefully.
 
Adopting me means gaining a loyal friend who will bring joy, laughter, and a dash of silliness into your life every day.
Will you adopt me?

Goldilocks

Meet Goldilocks, this beautiful girl is a Labrador Retriever Mix and weighs approx. fifty pounds. She is eight Months old.

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Goldilocks - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Goldilocks - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Goldilocks - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Goldilocks - I'm a Girl!

Here is Goldilocks!

In rescue…. We here in Maine are the lucky ones.

We get to place these dogs into the very best loving homes.

But the stories we hear about the dogs we take in, will break your heart, and really take away your faith in humanity.

This is Goldilocks. 

She was found in a dumpster, and how sad, she wasn’t the only dog dumped in there….

Worse than that.

Goldilocks was the only one to come out alive.

She had a horrendous beginning, and that’s all we needed to know about her to say yes- absolutely we’ll take her and find the family she deserves.

Goldilocks deserves a life and family so wonderful that she will never look back on her beginning.

Mikey

Mikey is the goofiest boy ever.

He is a seven month old Shepherd mix and weighs approx. sixty – eight pounds.

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Mikey - I'm a Boy!
MEET OUR FURRY BUDDY MIKEY!
 
Feast your eyes upon this most handsome giant baby!
Mikey is waiting for his people to see him, and fall in love!
 
He can’t wait to meet you, to snuggle up as close as possible, play ball, and be your adorable shadow.
He loves to play, and then values the time to rest afterwards.
 
He needs some structure, and training, but with those things, he will excel at being the best boy you’d ever be lucky to love!
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Mikey - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Mikey - I'm a Boy!

Elton

Three incredible sweet and handsome guy is Elton. He is two years old and weighs approx. sixty – five pounds.

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Elton - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Elton - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Elton - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Elton - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Elton - I'm a Boy!

All Husky Lovers meet Elton,

This gorgeous guy is not your typical high energy husky.
He was very loved and trained very well.
Will he need exercise like any young, large dog? Of course!
But Elton is super well trained and well behaved.
He is happily living with several other dogs, children and a cat in his foster home.
They even have some livestock which hasn’t been an issue either.
His new family will be so lucky to have him.
Would you like to adopt your new BFF?

Snow

Snow is about five years old and we believe her to be a Dalmatian mix.

She’s a big girl weighing in around sixty-five pounds.

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Snow - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Snow - I'm a Girl!

This beauty is Snow.

Friends, meet Snow.

 This gorgeous girl is here in Maine and is looking for her forever home.

Writing this post makes me cry a bit as we love her and she’s the perfect house guest but, in order to save more dogs, I need to leave space in my home to foster again.

Snow may be 65 pounds but she truly is a gentle giant.

She’s been great with all dogs she has met, is absolutely fine with my cat, and is great with my three year old daughter.

She has not had one accident in my home and is crate trained, although she doesn’t really need to be crated.

She walks well on leash and mainly likes to lounge although she does dance when excited and she offers her paw when she meets new people.

Snow’s ideal home would be with someone who works from home or is retired as she likes to go outside to potty every few hours (although she sleeps through the night with no need for a potty break).

Ideally her home would have at least one woman as she can be shy around men (she warms up quickly but women give her confidence).

She could go to a home with or without a dog but would prefer a lower energy companion and not a hyper, in her face type dog.

And while Snow has been amazing with my three year old and the neighbor’s kids, I think she would prefer a quieter home with older or no kids.

 This girl so deserves to find a forever home where she will be loved and spoiled.

Will that be you?

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Snow - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Snow - I'm a Girl!
Snow - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Snow - I'm a Girl!

Lexi

This beautiful sweet girl is Lexi.

 She is a  one year old small Shepard mix.

She’s only about forty pounds.

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Lexi - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Lexi - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Lexi - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Lexi - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Lexi - I'm a Girl!

Everyone, meet Lexi.

When Lexi came to Maine. She was terrified.

She laid on a rug and wouldn’t move the first night at her foster home.

Then – she was shown love, affection and she has blossomed.

Lexi is so happy and so much fun.

She loves other dogs. She’s good with cats too.

her favorite thing to do is to snuggle her people.

She loves to go on adventures. Lexi loves to play and run

She will likely need a gentle transition when she finds her forever home of course.

But this sweet girl is so worth it.

Would you like to adopt this sweet beautiful girl Lexi?

Benson

Sweetest Benson is a one year old Anatolian mix.

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Benson - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Benson - I'm a Boy!

Hey y’all,  meet super sweet big boy Benson. 

He found himself on the euthanasia list at only a year old due to the shelter needing his kennel space.

This great guy is dog friendly, house and crate trained, good on leash, and  LOVES people!

Benson is good with children, playful and fun!

He is really smart and responsive with training.

He also likes to ride in the car and go exploring.

This gentle giant is looking for his forever home.

Will that be you?

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Benson - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Benson - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Benson - I'm a Boy!

Lae'zel

This sweet girl is Lae’zel. She is a Four year old Belgian Malenois Shepherd mix. 

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Lae'zel - I'm a Girl!

Hi Everyone, I am Lae’zel

Am I not THE MOST BEAUTIFUL girl ever!

Lae’zel is very loving, gentle, patient and affectionate with her fosters toddler.

Great with other dogs, tolerant of cats and house trained.

She learned to sit and is very well mannered in the home and laid back but in a yard she loves to run around.

Also She’s working on leash manners and is making good progress.

Lae’zel would love to go on adventures with her new family.

Would you like to go on walks with me and make me part of your family?

 
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Lae'zel - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Lae'zel - I'm a Girl!

Nalani

Meet Nalani, this beautiful girl is a Shepherd mix and weighs approx. forty – five pounds. She is nine Months old.

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Nalani - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Nalani - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Nalani - I'm a Girl!

Here is Nalani!

Nalani – She is always on the go as expected with a puppy and is completely housebroken, making no mistakes in the house.

This sweet beautiful girl loves to chew and has plenty of choices, preferring flavored chew toys.

Nalani also loves tug of war and frequently pushes her rope on you to play.

She will sit on your lap and enjoys attention.

Nalani is extremely intelligent and can’t wait for her new family to teach her more tricks.

She would love an active family.

Jingles

Jingles is a one year old male Retriever mix. Weighing approximately thirty pounds.

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Jingles - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Jingles - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Jingles - I'm a Boy!
Hi there, I’m Jingles!
 
I’ve got a heart full of sweetness and a head full of goofiness.
My days are packed with play and I’m always ready to greet everyone with a friendly wag.
 
Sitting? I’ve got that down pat!
But sometimes, I can’t help but get a little jumpy when I’m excited.
I love to play and run outside.
 
I’m a dog who loves life and is eager to share that love with a forever family.
 
Adopting me means gaining a loyal friend who will bring joy, laughter, and a dash of silliness into your life every day.
Will you adopt me?

Draco

Draco is the most wonderful three year old Shepherd mix!

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Draco - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Draco - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Draco - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Draco - I'm a Boy!

Hi! I’m Draco!! 

I am a very sweet and playful dog if I may say so myself!

I would do great in an active household because I love to go on hikes and adventures.

I’m very friendly towards new people and dogs.

They tell me I am extremely smart and I love to show off how well I can sit, stay, and shake.

Yes I know all kind of tricks!!

I  am potty trained and haven’t had a single accident inside my fosters home.

I will immediately go potty as soon as you let me outside.

Will you adopt me please? I would love  to have my own family that will love me!

Sprinkles

Sprinkles is a two and a half year old Pointer mix.

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Sprinkles - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Sprinkles - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Sprinkles - I'm a Girl!

Hi everyone please meet Queen Sprinkles.

This sweet girl is so well behaved. So chill and laid back.

Sprinkles loves to walk and do a few morning and evening zoomies in the yard, and she’s good!

She’d prefer to be your queen, no other animals.
Sprinkles is housebroken and sleeps throughout the night.
Fast moving vehicles are still a little scary, she’s just not a city gal.
 
This little lady really is the snuggliest couch potato there ever was.
Enjoys nothing more than relaxing on the couch with a chew toy.
Except of course laying in the sun, that’s pretty great too!
 
Sprinkles is still looking for her forever.
Patiently waiting to be the queen of your castle.
Will that be you?
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Sprinkles - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Sprinkles - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Sprinkles - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Sprinkles - I'm a Girl!

The Flower Family

Mom Poppi is a three year old Beagle Mix. Her three puppies are the cutest and are approx. four months old.
Are you looking forward to the Spring too?
Meet the flower Momma and her puppies, not only are they gorgeous, they also have beautiful colors.
They are playful, sweet and fun and would make amazing additions to any family.

Hi there! I’m Poppy and this is my family.

I’m a little Beagle lady and these are my babies.

All my pups have different coloring so it is everyone’s guess that daddy must’ve been a really handsome guy!

I am good with my fosters cats. I do get excited if they run from me, I think they want to play, but mostly I ignore them.

I keep my kennel clean, and I walk on a leash really good.

I am ok with other dogs but I’d much rather cuddle with my humans on the couch.

I love to go for walks, just like my puppies do too.

Me and my kids just want to be with our person wherever they are.

I am just an all around good dog.

I will let you know if I don’t think you are paying enough attention to me. I do have a voice!

My puppies are like me, quiet and love to play at times.

They are great with other dogs and love everyone.

I’m not sure who Charlie is…. But I know he and his friends saved my whole family.

The babies are old enough now that we’re about to travel to Maine! Wherever that is.

We can’t wait to meet our new families. I’m still available for adoption too.

Can you help us find our forever families?!

Teddy

Teddy is a four month old Shepard mix. he weighs approx. 35 pounds.

Teddy is as smart as he is beautiful.

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Teddy - - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Teddy - - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Teddy - - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Teddy - - I'm a Boy!

Teddy

Here comes Teddy cotton tail.. hoppin down the bunny trail.. hippity hoppity Easter’s on its way!
Teddy is great with other dogs, he is also playful and very polite.
He is naturally calm and is well behaved.
Gentle enough for kids
Let’s find this sweet guy a home ♥️
I am a super friendly guy and would love my new family to be active so we can go for long walks.
Will you be looking for a Good Boy?
That’s me!!

Bumble and Bee

Bumble and Bee are sisters and are five months old, they each weigh approx. thirty pounds.

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Bumble - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Bumble - I'm a Girl!
Can you imagine someone dumping us as puppies somewhere outside in the cold?
It seems impossible but, sadly, that was what happened to us. 
Luckily we were found before we got hurt, and now we will be coming to Maine soon. YAY!!
Me and my sis Bee are pretty quickly learning to walk on a leash with our foster here.
We are also pretty good, if I can say so myself, with doing our biz outside.
Both Bee and I were overwhelmed at the shelter, it was very noisy and scary there.
 
We are very polite and sweet with other dogs. Of course we do need some puppy manners, and commands training.
We are very loving too, I give the best smooches, my sis wants too but is a little bit shy at first.
Would you like to adopt me or  my sis? or Both?
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Bee - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Bee - I'm a Girl!
Bee - I'm a Girl!

Argo, Braveheart and Annie Hall

Three incredible sweet and gorgeous 12 week old Bulldog mixes. 

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Argo - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Annie Hall - I'm a Girl!
Braveheart - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Argo - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Annie Hall - I'm a Girl!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Braveheart - I'm a Boy!
The shelter life is no life for a puppy.
But Argo, Braveheart and Annie Hall found themselves dumped at the shelter with their mama when they were just tiny tiny babies.
Luckily! A rescue said they would save our Mama…. But that meant that we would be left on our own.
That’s when Charlie’s Friends stepped in and said they would save us, and we could come find families in Maine!
We are the sweetest puppies and love to snuggle!

Arthur & Aardvark

We are brother and sister and will be approx. seven months old. 

We are around twenty – eight pounds and are Labrador Retriever mixes.

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Arthur - I'm a Boy!
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Aardvark - I'm a Girl
Rescue Charlie's Friends Dog Rescue in Maine
Arthur - I'm a Boy!

Hey Yawl, my name is Arthur and I am Aardvark’s brother.

I am so excited because they told me we are going on a big trip to Maine soon.

I am a very smart boy, I know how to sit and know I have to potty outside.

I would love a family that loves me and  show me the world can be an exciting and not a scary place.

I love to run, play outside with other dogs, and go for long walks with you.

Would you like a new BFF?

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Aardvark - I'm a Girl!

Hi Everyone, my name is Aardvark. 

I am a beautiful girl and am very submissive.

I love to go shopping with you, especially in pet stores checking out the latest toys.

I am very well behaved and love to go for car rides, long walks, running around outside and playing with other dogs.

Would you like to adopt a sweet, gorgeous new friend?

 

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Creampuff (now Piper) with her new family

What people are saying

Everyone at Rescue Charlie’s Friends, we can’t thank you enough for all that you do with your amazing rescue! Our new addition Clara (aka Azure) is loving her new life here in Lincolnville and her new friend Trigger is in love.

Thank you again for all of your hard work!

I adopted a puppy from Rescue Charlie’s Friends on June 2, 2018 named August. My thirteen year old dog had passed away the month before.

I renamed him. Bud Lite. Bud because he is my Buddy and Lite because he is the Lite of my life.

I am some what of a hermit, but Buddy gets me out walking everyday. We have met many wonderful people and other dogs on our walks.

He means everything to me.

PLEASE keep up the good work you are doing both for the dogs and the families that are fortunate enough to adopt them.

The first time you 0rder your Pet Food at Chewy.com Rescue Charlie's Friends will get a $20 donation!

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Because when you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% to Rescue Charlie’s Friends. It costs you nothing. 

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adoption pending?

It means that someone has already reserved this dog.

Don’t let that stop you, fill out an application anyway and be in “backup” position.  If the person changes their mind or backs out, we will contact the person next in line for that dog.

Want to reserve your own? 
Just fill out an Adoption Application.
After you are approved you can place a $100 deposit (refundable) to reserve your dog!