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While dad recovers, Charlie is surrounded by friends

January 26, 2013

Charlie’s dad needed to be hospitalized right away. He was rushed to the hospital, and 13-year-old Charlie, a cocker spaniel, was left under the care of dad’s daughter. She took Charlie to a kennel, but had money to pay only a few days of boarding. After some online research, she found us.


She contacted Phinney’s Friends, and we called Crate Escape, a partnering daycare/boarding facility in Belmont that has helped Phinney’s pets numerous times. Its owners and staff are the most generous and compassionate pet lovers. They are always fostering a dog who needs a home and doing all sorts of charitable activities, and they offered to take Charlie in.

Charlie mostly slept his first day at Crate Escape. He does well with the other dogs, but keeps mostly to himself. He doesn’t seem bothered when the dogs come around him, and we guess he can’t see very well, but gets around fine.


Since Charlie arrived, our volunteer Julie, who works there, has been taking him with her to lunch, which makes him more active. He LOVES to eat. He spends the whole lunch break foraging and asking for food. Julie thought he’d settle down and rest while away from the other dogs, but he doesn’t do that at all.

Charlie is a great little dog and seems mostly unaffected by his circumstances. Hopefully, his dad will recover soon and be ready to take him home in no time. Meanwhile, thanks to the generosity of Crate Escape, Charlie can wait safely, surrounded by friends.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 26, 2013 8:57 pm

    Thank you, Crate Escape – you are awesome!

  2. Michelle D. permalink
    February 12, 2013 8:54 pm

    Wishing Charlie and his dad the best of luck for a quick recovery and speedy reunion!

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