Reba

Reba is a female Pyrenees mix.  She is two years old.

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Reba

Are we going for a ride?  Where are we going?  Never mind, I don’t care where, I just love to go with you.

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Reba

Can we go for another walk?  I love to be outside.  You know I spent so much of my life in a crate that I never really got to explore much.

Wouldn’t it be fun to walk in the woods?  We could see all the pretty flowers and smell all the wonderful smells.  I really love that.

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Reba
Rescue Charlies Friends Dog Rescue Maine
Reba
Rescue Charlies Friends Dog Rescue Maine
Reba
Rescue Charlies Friends Dog Rescue Maine
Reba

Hi, I’m Reba.

I’m really much better looking than these pictures show.

I’m just about the sweetest dog you will ever see.  I won’t eat your shoes or dig through the trash.  I’m way past that.  I’m housebroken too.  I really love everybody.  I even get along great with other dogs.  

Will you adopt me?  Can we go for rides?  Can we go for walks?  Is it OK if I just lay next to your feet when you are on the couch?  I’ll be really quiet.   

I want to be the best friend you ever had, OK?  Please just adopt me.,

Will you adopt me?

Goofy

Goofy is a male Spaniel Hound / Pointer mix.  He is three months old.

Goofy
Goofy

Goofy?  Really?  I hope when they named me that they meant it in a nice way.  I might be a little goofy when I’m just a pup, but a name like that has a way of defining peoples expectations even after I am all grown up.  We can talk about names after you adopt me, OK?

Audi

Audi is a Shepherd / Pittie mix.  She is five months old.

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Audi
Rescue Charlies Friends Dog Rescue Maine
Audi

Maine!  I have no idea where it is, but I think it is where I’m going and when I get there I’m going to have a family to love!  I can hardly wait for that!

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Audi
Rescue Charlies Friends Dog Rescue Maine
Audi

Opie

Opie is a ten week old male Mastiff mix.

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Opie

They just don’t listen.  I asked them to come back for pictures AFTER my nap.  But nope, they just went ahead and took my picture while I was sleeping.  I could have been awake, alert, looking at the camera and smiling for everyone to see.  It would have helped me get adopted!

Isn’t that what we all want?

Leah

Leah is a female Shih Tzu.  She is seven years old.

Kiki

Kiki is a female one or two year old Pitty mix.  She weighs about 35 pounds.

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Kiki
Rescue Charlies Friends Dog Rescue Maine
Kiki
Rescue Charlies Friends Dog Rescue Maine
Kiki

Hi, I’m Kiki.

They say I’m a little shy at first, but I don’t really think so.  I’m a cuddler and I’m playful with other dogs.

I’m very sweet and I really hope I get adopted.  That’s why they are bringing me to Maine, you know – so I’ll get adopted!  I can hardly wait!

Heart

Heart is a female Labrador mix.  She is four or five years old.  She weighs about fifty pounds.

I am all heart!  Maybe why that’s my name.  I am very submissive and I’ll even crawl over to you, just so you will accept me and love me.

I’m very sweet and I love every person I have ever met.  

Can you see the rings around my eyes?  

I see they labeled me as “House breaking started”.  That’s a little insulting.  Maybe if they let me out when I asked there wouldn’t be any problems.

They said I’m going to Maine, wherever that is, in April, whenever that is.  The thing is, whenever I get to wherever I’m going, I’m going to be adopted!! 

Now that is wonderful!  I can hardly wait!

If you will just adopt me, I will learn really quick and I will do my best to please you.  Really.  I mean it.

Work in Progress

DOG OF THE WEEK

This dog is Amazing

Junior

Junior is a Labrador / Hound mix.  He is a ten month old male. He weighs 40 pounds.

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Junior
Rescue Charlies Friends Dog Rescue Maine
Junior

Hello everybody.  They call me “Junior” and I’m a boy.  I love everybody but I tend to be a little skittish around men.  I actually like women better but I’m good with men once I get to know them a little. 

I still have some puppy energy and I really love to walk and to play.  Want someone to walk with?  I’m your dog!

Will you please adopt me?

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Junior
Rescue Charlies Friends Dog Rescue Maine
Junior
Rescue Charlies Friends Dog Rescue Maine
Junior

Have you heard my story?  Well, my name is Junior and I was wondering around hoping to find something to eat.  things just weren’t going too well.

I girl found me and took me home.  It was wonderful.  She saved her money to get my veterinary needs taken care of and she fed me and gave me lots of love.

But then she went away to college and her parents couldn’t keep me, so I came to this shelter.  I was really really scared.  They have been kind to me but it’s just not the same as having a home.

They told Rescue Charlie’s Friends about me and they are bringing me to Maine.  They said that I will get adopted and have a family to love!  I can hardly wait!  I really hope I get adopted.

Even though I’m a little shy around men at first, I love everybody and I’m good with other dogs too.

Will you adopt me?  Please? Look, I’m already potty trained and I don’t eat shoes anymore.  So can we be a family?

Friday, May 1st, 2020:

Charlie is at the Hospital fighting for his life.

He was fine, happy and playing last night.  This morning  he collapsed and was unable to stand or walk.  We rushed him to the veterinarian who found that he was bleeding internally due to tumors on his spleen.  Surgery is not recommended because the cancer has likely already spread.  He is at the hospital now and they are trying to stabilize his blood pressure and get the bleeding to stop.  If successful, we will bring him home later tonight and he will be on Yunnan Baiyao for the rest of his days.  This is not a cure but it may give him a few more weeks or months of life.  The veterinarian does not believe that he is in pain.  We are sorry to say if his vitals won’t stabilize we will have to say good bye to Charlie. Please wish him well!

Friday night update 8:30 PM Charlie came out of the hospital walking on his own with his tail wagging.  We got him home and he went downhill a bit and had to be carried to his bed. He is in his bed now and we will have to wait and see how he is in the morning.
Friday night update 11:30 PM Our beloved Charlie died quietly in his bed moments ago.  He was comforted by the ones he loved during his last moments.  We will always love him.

Meet Charlie's Friends

2019 was a huge success and 2020 is off to a great start! Charlie with help from our wonderful volunteers, sponsors and donors is rescuing lots of his friends. 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.

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What people are saying

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.

What people are saying

From our Foster now Adopter!
I have always been a dog person.
For as long as I can remember I have had a special bond with these four legged loves.
When my karma died I thought that my heart would rip in two. To me, and many other pet owners, a dog is very much a part of your family, another child. There is nothing like the love that a dog has for their humans.
For many years I have wanted another dog, but as we all know it’s a lot of work and I’ve got enough going on in my life, Ha! 

Fostering has been wonderful, it helps teach my kids responsibility, it shows them the importance of volunteer work and helping other beings, we get to have puppies around, and we got to save all of these beautiful dogs who otherwise wouldn’t have it so great.

I would highly recommend it for anyone out there who is a dog lover. It’s hard, yes, because you do fall in love, but it also gives life so much meaning, and it’s such an amazing feeling to see these dogs go to a new special home after coming from not so great circumstances.


This dog right here came into our life by chance. We are going away and the rescue just needed help with her for the weekend so they asked us. From the moment she got into our car, something was different. There was an immediate bond with my oldest and when we took her home it quickly extended to everyone. It just felt like she was coming home. We were absolutely not thinking about getting another dog right now, but just like Hazel, we absolutely could not let her go. She just fit. Even Hazel is realizing that she has a new body. This poor sweet dog had a rough beginning, but we’re here to make sure that the rest of her life is a grand one! I am so thankful that this sweet soul chose us. ❤️

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