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? 

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.

Meet Charlie's Friends

Charlie with help from our wonderful volunteers, sponsors and donors is rescuing lots of his friends. Even more this year than last year. Wow!

Click here to see some of the many dogs that have already found new homes. 

All dogs and puppies adopted through Rescue Charlie’s Friends are in full compliance with all Maine health requirements including quarantine periods, exceed the minimum age for importation, have current health certificates, have received all age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered.

If you want to be the first to know, get a sneak peek and be notified of our adoption events, just sign up for our Newsletter.

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

The next full transport will arrive on Saturday, February 25th, 2023.

If you want to know what
Rescue Charlie’s Friends is all about, watch this:

If you want to know what Rescue Charlie’s Friends is all about, watch this:

Summer

Summer is a female Beagle mix.  She is eleven months old and weighs about forty pounds.

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Summer

So why does everybody get two pictures and I only get one?  Don’t they know that I want to be adopted just as much as they do? 

I am a really sweet girl!  Will you adopt me?  Please?  I’ll be the best friend you ever had!

Rhett

Rhett is a male Cattle Dog mix.  He is one year old and weighs about twenty five pounds.

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Rhett

Hi, I’m Rhett

I am a really good dog.  I will make a wonderful addition to your family.  I really want you to adopt me so i can be your best friend.   After a while you will wonder how you ever got along without me.

So how about it?  Will you adopt me?

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Rhett
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Rhett

This is my very favorite toy.  I will let you play with it if you want.  I’m very generous that way.  

The Game of Thrones Crew

Cersei

Cersei is a Dutch Shepherd / Labrador mix.  She is three years old and weighs forty pounds.  She is the proud mom of five puppies!

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Cersei
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Cersei

Hello, Hello,. Hello!  Before we talk about me, have you seen my babies?  Aren’t they just about the best looking, cutest puppies you ever did see?  Which one will you adopt?  Do you want them all?  

Me?  I’m three years old and I weigh forty pounds.  I’m great with other dogs and I am very sweet and friendly.  I have no aggression, I’m just a good dog.  I’ve been living on the porch with my babies.  The lady just didn’t want us around anymore, so we wound up here.  Thank goodness Charlie is going to bring us to Maine so we can get adopted!

Do you think we can live inside?

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Daenerys I'm a Girl

Sansa thinks she is cutter than me.  Oh, she never comes right out and says so.  But I can tell by the way she looks at me.  That arrogant better-than-you condescending smirk says it all.

I hope I get adopted before her.

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Tyrion - I'm a Boy

Sad?  Do I look sad?

Well guess what Sherlock, come and sit in this crate for a couple of days and see how YOU feel.

Of course I’m sad.  I just want to be adopted into a family I can love forever.  Is that too much to ask?  Is that so hard?  Instead I sit here day after day listening to all the other dogs and puppies bark bark bark.  It can drive a young puppy crazy!

Will you PLEASE get me out of here?

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Sansa - I'm a Girl
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Joffrey - I'm a boy
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Bran - I'm a Boy

The Simpsons

Shih Tzu mix Puppies, just eight weeks old.  Four boys and two girls.  

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Marge - I'm a Girl

I’m Marge and I’ll be the best puppy and the best friend you ever had.

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Lisa - I'm a Girl

Why are you looking at me like that?  Did I do something wrong?

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Flander

Yes, I know.  I’m white on one side and black on the other.  Mom said it was a beauty mark and that I am really just as cute or maybe even cuter than my brothers.

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Ned - I'm a Boy
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Homer - I'm a Boy
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Bart - I'm a Boy

Bluto and Popeye

Bluto and Popeye are six month old Bully mixes.  

Howdy!  We are Popeye and Bluto and we hope to be adopted when we get to Maine!

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Bluto

I’m Bluto – You can tell because I’m the good looking one.

The New York Crew

Eleven week old Shepherd mixes.  Two Girls and three Boys.  

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Staten - I'm a boy

My sister Queens and I look so much alike some people have a hard time telling us apart.  I’ll give you a clue – I’m a boy and she’s a girl.  Easy Peasy!

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Brooklyn

I’m still a young puppy.   I want to be a great family dog when i grow up and learn all kinds of things. 

I am hoping to be adopted into a family with children that will play with me.  I hope they aren’t too rough with me and that they don’t pull my ears. 

Will you adopt me?

Gremlin

Gremlin is a male eight week old Pittie mix.  

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Gremlin

I’m not too sure what happened.  One day I was with my mom and then the next I am in a shelter by myself.  I was really scared even though the people here are really nice.

Anyway, they told me that Charlie will bring me to Maine and I will get adopted.  I sure hope they are right.  

Are you the one?  Will you adopt me?

James, Dean and John

Three brothers!  They are approximately ten month old Terrier mixes.

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John
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John

Hey!  Somebody tell her you doh’t put pink ribbons on a boy!

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Dean

We are three brothers that lived in a horrific place in the south.  Thank you Charlie for getting us out of there!   We are looking forward to coming to Maine and playing in the snow, whatever that is.  

The Birds

The Bird Crew are Terrier mixes.  they are six weeks old in the pictures.  There are two boys and four girls.

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Skylark - I'm a girl

All the boys around here think I’m cute.  Do you?  Would you like to adopt me?

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Falcon - I'm a girl
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Eagle - I'm a girl
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Toucan - I'm a boy

My brother and sisters and me love to be cuddled and play.

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Hawk - I'm a boy
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Chickadee - I'm a girl

Fanny & Pokerface

Two friends, Fanny the female Border Collie Mix is 2 years old and Poker Face the female Heeler mix who is also 2 years old.

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Fanny

Hi there, My name is Fanny and I would love to come to Maine and live with you!

 I am very sweet, love to play and cuddle.

I love other dogs and people.

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Fanny
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Poker Face
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Poker Face

Hi I am Poker face, I lived with Fanny on the same farm. 

They call me poker Face because i Bluffed a pro off his winning paw.

Would you like to adopt me?

Moo

Moo is a male Bulldog mix.  He is five years old and weighs about forty five pounds.   

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Moo
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Moo

Howdy, I’m Moo.  I am an absolute sweetheart.  I love all people and I’m wonderful with dogs and kids.  Guess what, I’m great with cats too!  How many dogs can say that?

I am chill and calm and I love to be petted.  I also like to play in the yard.

Woudn’t you like to adopt me?

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Moo
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Moo

Winter Crew

Four Boys and one Girl!  They are Terrier mixes and they are about seven weeks old.

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Blizzy - I'm a girl
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Icey - I'm a boy
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Flakey - I'm a boy
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Slushy - I'm a boy

As you can see we all have a little bit of attitude!  We love to play and hang out with each other.

My sister is really nice except when she pulls on my ears.  We all hope that she finds a wonderful home.  And soon, because she can be really annoying.

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Frosty - I'm a boy

Dia and Mater

Dia and Mater are brother and sister.  They are bonded and need to be adopted together.

They are nine month old Retriever / Hound mixes.  dia is a female and weighs about thirty pounds.  Mater is a male and weighs about forty five pounds.

Dia

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Dia

Mater

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Mater

Hello, I’m Dia and we’re  very happy you are here.  Are you the one that is going to adopt us?

Do you my red color?  Do you think I’m cute?  Do you think my brother Mater is handsome?

Do you want to adopt us?

Blood Donors

These dogs were used to donate blood to other dogs during surgical procedures.  Charlie would be proud that he rescued them because things would not have ended well for them otherwise.

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Florence Nightingale - I'm a girl
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Jonas Salk - I'm a boy
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Marie Curie - I'm a girl

Wow are we glad to get out of there!  They kept us in cages unless they wanted our blood.  They took so much that sometimes I felt weak afterwards.

I know I am speaking for all of us when we say how happy we will be to be adopted.  We just want someone to love, that’s all.

By the way, they call me Marie Curie.  I like it but you can call me anything you like.

Razzle

Razzle is a male Jack Russel / Chihuahua mix.  He is five years old and weighs forty five pounds.

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Razzle
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Razzle
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Razzle and Scruffy

Hello there!

I’m Razzle.  Did you know that Scruffy and I came from the same house?  We have been living with kids and cats and we’ve been doing great.  I’m housebroken too which I think is important.

I really hope I get adopted.  Are you going to adopt me?

Chloe, Zoe and Joey

Two girls and a boy!  Six month old Labrador mixes.  They weigh about twenty five pounds.

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Joey - I'm a boy
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Joey - I'm a boy
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Joey

Hi, I’m Joey.

I’m hoping to be adopted.  So are my sisters Zoe and Chloe.  we just want to have families of our own.  Will it be yours?

Brownie and Blackie

Brownie and Blackie are Shepherd mixes.

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Brownie
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Brownie

Hi, I’m Brownie.  I’m a girl and I’m six months old. I am very friendly with everyone.  I would love to have a family of my very own.  Will it be yours?

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Blackie and Jesse
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Blackie
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Blackie
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Blackie

I’m just like Brownie.  I’m a girl and I’m six months old too. Can I be a part of your family?  Please?

By the way, ask for Blackie.  That’s me.

Snow white and the eight Dwarfs

Snow White is a one and a half year old female Border Collie mix.

Her pups, four boys and four girls, are twelve week old Border Collie mixes.

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Snow White

Yeah, Eight dwarfs. So what ?  You got a problem w’dat?  I can have as many dwarfs as I want, right?

The exciting news is we are all coming to Maine!  We are going to be adopted!  Wait a minute.  I want to make sure that all my little dwarfs get adopted, so please step up and adopt one, OK.

I asked and you did it!  All my puppies went to live wonderful lives with their new families!

So now that they are all taken care of, will you adopt me?  I just want a family of my own.  

Hey I’m sorry if I came off sounding like a tough girl.  I’m really sweet and I love everyone.  I’m really good with kids and I’m good with other dogs too.  

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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. 

Just go to Smile.Amazon.com and select Rescue Charlies Friends (no apostrophe) in Woolwich, Maine as your favorite charity.

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